MHS Announcements – September 28, 2016

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  • 2016 Car Smash – Happy homecoming week everyone! The annual homecoming car smash will be located behind the swim center. Seniors only can smash the car during lunch on Wednesday 9/28 and Thursday 9/29. All students will have the chance to smash the car after the pep assembly on Friday 9/30, as well as before the game on Friday from 5:15pm to 7pm the car smash will be open to all community members. Cost is $1 for one hit or $2 for 3 hits.
  • 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.
  • Lifetouch Picture Day – October 3rd from 7 – 11 AM in the Commons Foyer.  All students should have their picture taken for their Student ID.
    Lifetouch Photo Order Info
  • Wednesday’s Edition of Interesting Facts for Deaf Awareness Week
    Did you know that:
    1) Sitting in front of the speakers at a rock concert can will begin to damage hearing in only 7 1/2 minutes. This damage cannot be reversed.
    2) 37% of children with only minimal hearing loss fail at least one grade.
    3) Listening through earphones for just one hour will increase the bacteria in your ear up to 700 times.
    4) The sound of the roaring ocean you hear when putting a seashell next to your ear is the sound of your blood surging through the veins in your ear.
    5) Contrary to popular belief, a cochlear implant does not result in “restored” hearing for the recipient but does allow him or her to perceive sounds. A person with a cochlear implant hears an electronic version of sound similar to a computerized voice.
    Below are links to two videos. The first one shows how a cochlear implant works. The second shows what it is like to hear through a cochlear implant. The sound does not actually start on this one until 40 sec. into the video. However, it is closed captioned so you know what is going on.
  • 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
    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.
  • Hall of Honor Assembly – Sept. 30 at 2:15 PM – MHS Gymnasium.  2016 Hall of Honor Recipients: Roy J. Carver, Jr. – Class of 1961 and LTC Candice E. Frost – Class of 1994.
    The public is invited to attend.
  • 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.
  • There will not be a regular SOAP meeting this week because of Homecoming.  See you next week!
  • 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:
  • 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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