MHS Announcements – September 27, 2016

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  • Girls’ Basketball – Due to Homecoming Coronation, there will be no open gym on Thursday evening this week.
  • FCA – There will be no FCA meeting this Wednesday. We will pick up again next week on Wednesday, October 5th over the lunch hour. The Bags Tournament (previously rained out) is October 5th at 6:00pm at Coach Orvis’ house. See you there!
  • Model UN – Paper Night is Monday, October 3rd from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in Ms. Hansen’s room (11-028). If you plan to attend the Des Moines conference, you need to attend Paper Night. Bring your computer with completed notes for your topic.
  • Tuesday’s Edition of Interesting Facts for Deaf Awareness Week
    Did you know that:
    1) Sign language is not universal. There are almost as many sign languages as there are spoken languages in the world.
    2) American Sign Language has rules of grammar and usage as different from English as any foreign Language.
    3) 90% of Deaf children are born to Hearing parents.
    4) The three bones in your middle ear are the smallest bones in your body, and all three could fit together on a penny.
    5) The inner ear is called the cochlea. It is shaped like a snail shell and is about the size of a pencil eraser, but it contains more than 20,000 hairs or cilia. The cilia turn sound waves into electrical impulses that run along your auditory nerve to your brain.
  • #ReviewsdayTuesday Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas
    Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker. Checkout (or hold) a copy with the library staff!
  • MHS Homecoming Spirit Days (Sept. 26-30) Homecoming Week Schedule
    (Winning boy and girl outfit from each day wins a free ticket to the Homecoming Dance.)
    Spirit Dress-Up Days
    Tuesday – Tacky Tourist
    Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday
    Thursday – Throwback Thursday (Decade Day)
    Friday – Muskie Spirit Day (Vintage Spirit Wear)
    (Student Council is going to use #muskiehomecoming2016 on Twitter with a picture of your spirit day outfit to win a pair of homecoming tickets!)
  • MHS Homecoming Events
    Sept. 29 – Homecoming Parade – 6 PM
    Sept. 29 – Coronation – 7 PM – MHS Gym
    Sept. 30 – Senior March to Red Brick Building – 11 AM (Permission slip required)
    Sept. 30 – Homecoming Football Game – 7 PM – MHS Football Stadium
    Oct. 1 – Homecoming Dance – 9PM – 12 AM – MHS Gym
  • Homecoming Dance Tickets will be on sale Sept. 20 – Sept. 30 during lunch in the Commons Foyer. Cost is $10 per ticket.
  • Homecoming T-shirts will be on sale Sept. 21 – Sept. 30 during lunch in the Commons Foyer. T-shirts are $10.
  • Homecoming Parade – Sept. 29 – Anyone participating in the parade should be at Grant Elementary by 5:30 pm.  Parade starts at 6 pm.
  • Attention Seniors! We are extending the turn in date for the Senior March permission forms and $5 until Wednesday, September 28th at 3:30 pm. Pick up the slips from the Attendance Office and turn them into Mrs. Walker’s room (130 in the Science Hall) between 1st hour and 4th hour and then from 2nd half of the lunch hour until the end of the day. If you have any questions please contact one of the Student Council members or advisors.
  • There will not be a regular SOAP meeting this week because of Homecoming.  See you next week!
  • This Wednesday SOAP will host the annual SEE YOU AT THE POLE event.  This is a nation-wide event where students and community members are invited to join in prayer for our school, our community, and our nation. We will meet at 7:15 AM at the flagpole by the main entrance.  All students, parents, staff, and community members are welcome to join us.
  • Do you want the experience of making friends with someone from another country?  Language and Friendship is looking for two to three families to host a French teenager for three weeks in February.  You can find information and fill out an application on their website:
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity — see Silver Cord section below.
  • Robotics practice will resume Tuesday.
  • MHS Wrestling – There are open-mat workouts in the wrestling room for anyone interested in wrestling on Tuesdays 7-8pm and Sundays 5-6pm.
  • Financial Aid Presentation – Wednesday, September 28th , MHS Commons – 6 PM
    Do You Know How to Pay for College? If you’re a senior planning for college (or the parent of one), you probably have questions about the financial aid process. Find answers during a free presentation by the Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN). Topics will include:
    Financial Aid Process, FAFSA Application Review, Understanding FAFSA Results, Understanding Costs – College Comparisons, Financial Aid Options, Scholarships Process, Where to Go for Help

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • 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 **

  • Sept. 28 – Iowa College Access Network® – Financial Aid Presentation – MHS Commons – 6 PM
  • Sept. 29 – Homecoming Parade – 6 PM
  • Sept. 29 – Coronation – 7 PM – MHS Gym
  • Sept. 30 – Senior March to Red Brick Building – 11 AM (Permission slip required)
  • Sept. 30 – Homecoming Football Game – 7 PM – MHS Football Stadium
  • Oct. 1 – Homecoming Dance – 9PM – 12 AM – MHS Gym
  • Oct. 5 –  FCA Kickoff and Bags Tournament
  • 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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