MHS Announcements – October 6, 2016

Go Muskies!

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  • Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences
    Monday, Oct. 24 – 4:00 – 7:15 PM
    Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 4:00 – 7:15 PM
    Thursday, Oct. 27 – 1:45 – 3:45 PM (2-Hour Early Out)
  • All students attending the Latino Youth Conference need to meet in Mrs. Kroll’s room (213) during the second Enrichment on Thursday, October 6th.
  • Fall Wrestling Club will have Open Mat workouts in wrestling room on Sundays from 5-6 pm and Tuesdays from 7-8pm.
  • SOAP will meet this Thursday night from 7:30-9:00 at 2723 Birdie Drive. Everyone is welcome!
  • Key Club – We have a meeting this Friday, October 7th at 7:30am in the Auditorium. Lots of great events coming up – including Cardboard Overnight! See you there.
  • The University of Iowa is holding a Learn to Row Clinic on October 16th from 12-3pm at the
    P. Sue Beckwith Boathouse on the UIowa campus. Here is the link for further details –
  • Lost and Found – Please stop at the Attendance Office if you have lost clothing, shoes, backpack, phone, etc. Many items have been turned in!
  • Aquarium Club – Those who’ve expressed an interest in Aquarium Club are invited to join Mr. Johnson’s Google Classroom, so we may begin planning feeding schedules, finishing the office saltwater aquarium, and deciding our spring trip venue. The classroom code is: jbwca4
  • Spring/Summer Yearbook Insert – If you purchased an MHS yearbook last year, stop by the Attendance Center to pick up the Spring/Summer insert.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity – see Silver Cord section below.
  • The 6th Annual Muskie Marching Invitational will be held this Saturday, Oct. 8, from 5:30-10 pm at the High School. The Mighty Muskie Marching Band starts off the event with the National Anthem and wrap up the event by performing their fall show “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky. Seventeen area high school marching bands will then vie for awards. The public is invited to attend. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students K-12; under 5 free.
  • Girls’ Basketball: Open gym this week is Monday and Thursday from 5:45-7:15pm in the main gym.
  • Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards – Students must be in grades 9-12. Deadline to submit entries to local VFW Auxiliary is March 31, 2017. Please see attachments for Rules and Contest Application. American Creative Patriotic Art Awards Contest Application   Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards Rules
  • VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Competition – 2016-17 Theme – “My Responsibility To America”. Student entry Deadline: Nov. 1, 2016.
    VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Competition

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Volunteers Needed – Pearl Valley of Muscatine is looking for volunteers for their Fall Festival on October 14th from 5-7 PM. We need volunteers to man our games (football toss, ring toss, gone fishing, Plinko), face painting, and monitor the Bouncy House. If interested, please contact Jina Hernandez, Nissa Fox, or Amy Graham at 563-264-2023 or email  The event will take place at 2002 Cedar St. in Muscatine.
  • Volunteers Needed – Riding for Success Halloween Party / Open House – Muscatine AG Center, 3200 Lucas St., Saturday, Oct. 15, 1-3 PM. Please see attachment for more information. Riding for Success Volunteer Info  If interested, please contact Cindy at
  • Colorado School PTO is looking for volunteers for their Fall Festival on October 7th.  20 volunteers are needed to help with games and activities from 4:40 – 8:30 pm. If interested, please email Jill Meineke at or text at 563-260-1893.
  • Grant Elementary – Mrs. Lawrence is looking for students to assist students with reading in her 1st-grade class from 12:00-1:00 every day. If interested, please contact Mrs. Lawrence at
  • Grant Elementary is looking for volunteers for the Grant School Family Reading/Tailgating Night on Friday, October 14 from 4:30-7:00 pm in the Grant School Parking Lot.  Help is needed with Face Painting for the Muskie football game or to help serving food or cleaning up. If interested, please contact Gina Schliesman at
  • Jefferson Elementary is looking for volunteers for their Clifford the Big Red Dog Family Reading Night on Thursday, October 13th from 3-5pm. Students would run the book walk and/or craft station. Please contact Stephanie Zillig at if interested.
  • Jefferson Elementary is looking for volunteers for their Build It Family Night with the Bettendorf Family Museum on Wednesday, October 19th from 5-7pm. Students would volunteer at a station to build with legos, kinex, or another material. Please contact Stephanie Zillig at if interested.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • Oct. 12 – College Application Assistance – Student Services Conf. Room during
  • Enrichment
  • Oct. 24 – Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences – 4:00 – 7:15 pm
  • Oct. 26 – Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences – 4:00 – 7:15 pm
  • Oct. 27 – Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences – 1:45 – 3:45 pm
  • Oct. 28 – UNI Business Day – 8:00 am to 1:30 pm  UNI Business Day Info
  • Nov. 18 – Sr. Yearbook Pictures & ADs for Grads Due  Sr. Yearbook Pictures & Ads for Grads Info

** Scholarships **

The Elks Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarship. Deadline: November 30, 2016. Applications available online at   Must apply online, no paper applications.

There are 500 scholarships available to high school seniors nationally:
500 Four-year awards
Two $50,000 scholarships ($12,500 per year)
Two $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 per year)
Two $30,000 scholarships ($7,500 per year)
Fourteen $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per year)
480 – $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year)
Eligibility to apply: US citizen, High school senior

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