MHS Announcements – September 27, 2017

Go Muskies!

  • Proofs of student pictures taken on Aug. 11 & Sept. 5 can be picked up in the Student Services Office before school, during lunch, and after school. If you didn’t order pictures but would like to, all the information is on this proof sheet to do so.
  • LifeTouch Pictures that were taken on Sept. 5th can be picked up in the Student Services Office before school, during lunch, and after school.
  • FFA Meeting: Last Thursday of the month will be the Monthly FFA Meeting. The first meeting will be on September 28 starting at 12:00 pm during Enrichment. Anyone interested please attend.
  • Student IDs from pictures taken on Sept. 5th can be picked up at the Attendance Center before school, during lunch, and after school.
  • FFA Meeting: Last Thursday of the month will be the Monthly FFA Meeting. The first meeting will be on September 28 starting at 12:00 pm during Enrichment. Anyone interested please attend.
  • Girls’ Basketball: Open gym this week is on Monday and Thursday from 5:45-7:15 pm in the main gym.
  • Model UN: There will be an international trip meeting for all juniors/seniors and their parents on Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00 pm. We will meet in Ms. Hansen’s room
    (11-024) on the first floor of the new wing.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA): We will meet on Wednesday over the lunch hour in our new location – the study hall room (22-001). There will be pizza!
  • Seniors: Create your FSA ID for your FAFSA:
    The FAFSA form will become available October 1, 2017 (but you may create your FSA ID anytime before).
    Seniors: On October 17th from 3:00-6:00 pm a Student Success Advisor from the Iowa College Access Network will be coming to MHS to help students and parents fill out the FAFSA. Students should make an appointment with Mrs. Hawkins.
  • Seniors: Check out The Common Application at for the most up-to-date list of over 700 colleges and universities to see if the school you wish to apply accepts The Common Application.
  • College Visits: Interested in scheduling a college visit? Stop in the Student Services Office and see Ms. Milani.
    • Visit Simpson University – Indianola, IA
      Homecoming Edition: Saturday, October 14- See Simpson’s beautiful campus while also hearing from their successful alumni. Football game begins at 1 p.m.
      November Fall Visit Day: Friday, November 3- Meet with faculty, coaches, and current students to learn more about Simpson.
      Register for a fall visit day at: or by calling 515-961-1624
    • Visit Western Illinois University-Macomb, IL
      Open House Programs:
      Macomb Campus: October 9, October 21, November 13, February 19, April 7
      Quad Cities Campus: October 14, April 13
    • Visit Morningside College- Sioux City, IA
      Senior Visit Days: October 6, October 27, November 10, December 1, January 19, February 2, February 16
    • Visit Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, IA location)
      October 6, 13, 27, 28, November 3, 10, 11, 17, December 1,
      February 2, 9, 23, 24, March 2, 9, 23, April 6, 13, 14, 27, May 4
    • Visit the University of Dubuque-Dubuque, IA
      Preview Days: October 21, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 3, and March 3
    • Interested in Bates College in Lewiston, Maine or Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York?
      Stop in the Student Services Office to ask Ms. Milani for more information
    • Bradley University- Peoria, IL
      Early Choice (non-binding) application is open now until October 15 to receive scholarship and financial award information by November 15.
      Interested in nursing? Suggested to apply by November 1
    • Interested in a career in Business?
      Attend the UNIBusiness Day on Friday, October 27th from 8:00 am- 1:30 pm. Learn how you can make a difference with a degree from Iowa’s top business school. Explore careers in: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Teaching, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, and Supply Chain Management.
      Register at:
      Stop in the Student Services Office if you are interested in going
    • Shadow a Nursing, Radiography and/or laboratory experience at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
      Shadow Visit Fall Schedule:
      Nursing Mondays 9:30-11:30 am: October 2, October 16, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13, & November 20
      Respiratory Care Mondays 10:45-12:45: October 2, October 16, November 6, November 13
      Radiography Mondays 3:15-4:30: October 2, October 23, October 30, November 13, November 27, November 30
      To submit your date request visit:
  • New Scholarships: See Scholarship section below (Nov, Feb)
  • Boys’ Basketball Open Gym will be held on Monday and Thursday nights (starting Sept. 25) from 7:15 ‐ 8:45 pm in the MHS gym.
  • MHS Coach Judd Anderson has been selected as one of the Top 50 Most Valuable coaches in America! Go vote NOW at to help make sure he’s recognized as the U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach.
  • Drama Club: Next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd, from 3:45-5:00 pm in the auditorium.  Open to any students interested in theater and improvisation!
  • MHS Volleyball Boonie’s Night Fundraiser: Join us at Boonie’s to support Muskie Volleyball! Monday, October 2nd, 5 pm – Close.
  • Juniors: The PSAT test will be held on October 11th at 8:30 a.m. in the Muskie room at the Board Office. The PSAT is a standardized test to help you prepare for the SAT and is also the only way to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Cost of the test is $16. You can sign up for the test in Student Services at MHS. Last day to sign up for the PSAT is Monday, 10/9. There are a limited number of test. Please contact your school counselor if you would like more information.
  • Seniors: Baby ads for the yearbook are due October 6th. Baby Ad Form
  • Seniors: Senior pictures need to be uploaded to the yearbook website by November 17th. Senior Picture Form
  • Students interested in being a Peer Tutor during the school day, please fill out the attached form to be contacted by either Mrs. Hawkins or Mrs. Hirschfeld. We appreciate your willingness to help!
  • The yearbook staff has several extra yearbooks from the following school years:  2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2015-2016. If you would like to purchase a copy, we are selling these for $20 (originally $56) What a deal! Please contact Katie Brown at if you are interested in buying one.
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website –

** Important Dates **

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Muscatine Branching Out is looking for volunteers to help deliver pre-purchased trees on the corner of 4th and Mulberry on October 14th from 8:45 am – 12:00 pm. If interested, please contact Jeanne Johnson at
  • The Mulberry School Fall Carnival is Friday, September 29 and we (PTO) are looking for MHS students who want to have some fun volunteering. We are looking for students who would help parent volunteers take tickets and help run the children’s games, paint faces, watch kids in the bounce house, and the photo booth. The carnival activities run from 5:30-8:00. Please contact Niki at 563-554-9239 to choose your games and time slots.
  • Senior Resources is looking for volunteers to help run kids’ games at the Memories Start With Us Walk, Run, Ride benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association on October 14 anytime from 7:00 am – 1 pm. If interested, please contact Angela or Shannon at (563) 263-7292.
  • CrossRoads is looking for 10 volunteers to work their Carnival on September 30 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. If interested, please contact Tiffany Hood at 563-260-2630.
  • Youth Sports Foundation is looking for students to work the YSF concessions on Sundays. If interested, please contact Jim Miller at 563-288-2541.
  • MCSD Food Service is looking for students who would be willing to volunteer at various elementary buildings to get the students through the breakfast line. Times would be 7:40-8:05 am daily. Please email Alisha Eggers at if you are interested in volunteering.

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