MHS Announcements – September 18, 2015

MHS Announcements

The Muscatine Attendance Office phone number is 563-263-6616. Please use this number when calling in for a student absence, early release, etc.

September 18, 2015

Go Muskies!

2015 Homecoming theme this year is Olympics
‘Bringing Home the Purple and Gold’

 Spirit Week is October 5th – October 9th
 October 5th is Pajama Day
 October 6th is Tie-Dye Tuesday
October 7th is USA Wednesday (Red, White and Blue)
October 8th is Sports Thursday (Favorite sport or team)
October 9th is Muskie Spirit Day (Purple and Gold)
Sept. 30th – 2nd Voting for Homecoming King and Queen will take place starting Wednesday, Sept. 30th. Homecoming dance tickets will go on sale before school at 8:00 AM, during lunch/enrichment and after school until 4:00 outside Student Services. Selling will end at 4:00 PM on October 9th.  (Homecoming T-shirts will be available at this time as well)
October 5th – 11:30 AM Coronation Luncheon
October 7th – Homecoming Dance Permission Forms due. Turn into Asst. Principals Office
October 8th – Homecoming Parade/Grill-out/Coronation. The Grill-out will be from 5:00 – 7:00PM, with Parade starting at 6:00 PM at Grant Elementary and ending at the High School. Coronation starts at 7:00 PM in the high school gym
October 9th – Senior March cost is $5 (must sign up by end of day October 7th with permission slips turned in — more information to come)
October 9th – Homecoming Game: Muscatine Muskies vs Ottumwa Bulldogs JV begins at 5:00PM (Announcement of Homecoming court/parents and King and Queen during halftime)
October 10th – Homecoming Dance 9 PM – 12 AM
  • The Pep Bus scheduled for tonight to the Muskie vs. Clinton football game has canceled due to # of riders not being met.  Refunds will be issued to those that did sign up.
  • The Mighty Muskie Marching Band will travel to two competitions this Saturday, Sept. 19. The band will perform at the Ft. Madison Classic (2001 Avenue B) at 2:20 pm; at 9:15 pm, they will perform at the Mt. Pleasant Marching Invitational (500 East Mapleleaf Drive). The public is invited to attend both competitions.  Tickets are $5 adults/$3 students, under 5 free.
  • GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) will have their first meeting of the year Wednesday, September 23, after school in room 229. See Mrs. Kramer or Mr. Falkena if you have any questions.
  • Sophomores:  Jostens will be at MHS on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd at lunch outside the Student Services office for Class Ring orders.
  • The MHS activities department is excited to offer a pep bus on Friday, Sept. 19 to the Varsity football game in Clinton, IA.  Departure time is 5:15PM.  Cost is $10 for bus ride and ticket. Sign up forms and other details are available at the Attendance Office or by selecting the ‘PEP BUS link’. PEP BUS permission form
  • Art Club will hold their first meeting of the school year THIS THURSDAY, September 17th.  We will meet after school in room 106. All are welcome!  Join us!  See Mrs. Alvidrez or Mr. Slattery if you have questions.
  • Exploring College Options – A unique program featuring five of the country’s leading universities: Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Stanford, and University of Pennsylvania.  At each event, representation from the five school will offer brief side presentations about their institutions and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn about what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application. The event will take place on Oct. 1, 2015 7:30-9:30 PM at the DoubleTree Cedar Rapids Convention Center. Register at Contact Info: 202-687-3600.  There may be parking fees at some event locations.
  • SOAP (Students of Active Prayer) will meet this Thursday at 2797 180th Street.  Join us at 7:30 PM for prayer, fun and food! (This is a non-denominational group.)
  • Now here: Peer Tutoring! Free math tutoring on a drop-in basis over the lunch hour. For a tutor schedule, check with your math teacher. Tutoring will be held in Mr. Lopez’s room, AA40. Students who attend tutoring will be entered into a bi-monthly prize raffle. If you have questions, contact or your math teacher.

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • The Muscatine Sister Cities group needs some help with the collection of Purington bricks at the City Yard for use in construction of the brick walk across the International Friendship Park at the corner of 8th and Cedar that we have been working on all this year. If you are available to help after school, please call or text Linda Meloy at 299.5262.
  • Colorado PTO needs volunteers for their Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 2.  Volunteers will need to arrive at 4:40 and stay until 8:30 PM.  If interested, please contact Heather Noll at or text 563.260.8251.  Please leave a name and number where you can be reached.

** Upcoming Events **

  • Seniors – Baby Pictures/Ads due Oct. 2nd
  • Homecoming Dance Guest Forms due Oct. 7th
  • Homecoming Dance – Saturday, Oct. 10th
  • Seniors- Senior Pictures for yearbook due Nov. 13th
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