MHS Announcements – Thursday, April 2, 2015

MHS Announcements

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Go Muskies!

  • NO SCHOOL – Friday, April 3, 2015 to observe Good Friday.
  • Snow Make-up Day – Monday, April 6, 2015.
  • Come join us for SOAP! We will be having a movie night tonight, April 2, starting at 7:30. We will be meeting at 1814 Grand Avenue.
    Anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of cheerleading before trying out for the Fall cheer squad is invited to attend 4 free prep clinics on April 7th, 9th, 14th, and 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the high school commons. There will be a tryout informational meeting in the commons on Thursday, April 16th, immediately following the final clinic. All prep clinic participants must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver. The waiver form will be available in the attendance office starting Thursday, April 2nd.
    Tryouts are Sunday, April 26th, in the afternoon, in the high school gym. There will be tryout practices on April 20th, 23rd, and 24th. For anymore information or questions, please contact Coach Sink at
  • Girls’ Basketball: All girls’ basketball players for the 2015-2016 season are invited to attend a meeting next Wednesday, April 8th at 7:30am in the Commons. We will meet to handout and discuss the spring/summer gym schedule.
  • New scholarship information has been added – see scholarship section below. 
  • FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE – Spring 2015 (Grades 9-11)
    (Seniors will take finals in their classes on Monday and Tuesday, May 18th and 19th)
  • WEDNESDAY, May 27th
    Period 1                                              8:30 – 10:00
    Period 3                                              10:15 – 11:45
    Lunch                                                  11:45 – 1:00
    Period 5                                              1:00 – 2:30
    Make-up / Completion                 2:30 – 3:30
  • THURSDAY, May 28th
    Period 2                                              8:30 – 10:00
    Period 4                                              10:15 – 11:45
    Lunch                                                  11:45 – 1:00
    Period 6                                              1:00 – 2:30
    Make-up / Completion                 2:30 – 3:30
  • FRIDAY, May 29th
    Period 7                                              8:30 – 10:00
    Make-up / Completion                 10:15 – 11:45
  • MONDAY, June 1 &                       Teacher In-Service
    TUESDAY, June 2                          (Non-Student Days)
  • Any 2015 Varsity or Sophomore football player can pick up the summer workout schedule in Coach Mueller’s office
  • The third annual MHS art show will be held on Thursday, April 23rd.  This all-day event will feature a display of artwork submitted by MHS students. Any student may contribute, whether they are in an art class or not, so please encourage your creative students to enter their artwork!  Drawings, paintings, sculptures, digital work and crafts of all kids may be submitted to Mr. Slattery or Mrs. Alvidrez by Monday, April 20th.   Art Club students will also sell handmade artwork and crafts of all kinds to raise money for a club trip.  
  • Prom guest letters are available in the Asst. Principal’s office.
  • Prom Dresses:  Girls prom dresses will  be available to see and try on beginning April 1st.  Stop by the Asst. Principal’s office to view dresses.
  • FFA banquet April 9th at Muscatine Ag Center. Meal at 5:30PM, Program at 6:30PM. 
  • MHS Drama Department presents The Addams Family – A New Musical!  Don’t miss this very entertaining show.  Thursday, April 23 and Friday, 24 at 7 pm, and two shows on Saturday, April 253 pm and 7:30 pm (Yes! We are adding a Saturday matinee performance this year!)  All performances in the MHS Auditorium.
  • Ticket prices:  $8 adults, $6 students K-12 and $6 Senior (60+) 
    Get your RESERVED seats in advance!Addams Poster smComplete the ticket order form to reserve seats!   (General Admission tickets will also be available at the door, day of show)
    Check out for the order form and more information! ADDAMSTicketOrderForm    
  • Juniors and Seniors:  Prom Specials are available at Paul Mitchell the School in Davenport.  Specials include Up Style and Makeup Application for $25.00 by appointment only.  563-323-4700
  • Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors:​  Augustana College is offering a Summer Academy for enhanced summer learning opportunities. The academy’s 14 courses range from 1-5 days in length.  Additional information is available at Registration is open until May 15, 2015.
  • MCSD Race for the Schools – 5K/10K and 1mile fun run will be held on Saturday, May 2nd 2015 at the Muscatine High School.  Registration forms are available at all Muscatine School buildings (see FY15 Race Form-1 link) and at the Muscatine Schools Administration Center. On-line registration is available at Get Me If you would like to volunteer, please see “Volunteers needed” link. FY15 Race Form-1 Volunteers needed . For more information, to make a donation, or to volunteer, please call Daphne 563-263-7223 or contact Kristyn Manjoine, or Becky Eserhaut,
  • SAVE THE DATE: MHS Prom, Sat., May 2, 9-12 pm.  Theme: The Great Gatsby (Roaring 20’s)
  • SAVE THE DATE: MAY 19th Seniors Last Day.
  • SAVE THE DATE: SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT – Tentative Date: May 20, 7 pm in the MHS Auditorium
  • SAVE THE DATE: MHS Graduation, May 24, 2015 @ 2 PM in the MHS Gymnasium.
  • SAVE THE DATE: May 29th – 9-11 Grade Students Last Day
  • Please remember that Muscatine High School sport schedules can be found at Our web calendar of events (linked to Google Maps) offers the most current updates and driving directions for all MHS athletic events! Be sure to check it out! Good luck to all the teams competing during the winter season!

** Volunteer / Silver Cord Hours **

Please check back later for volunteer opportunities.

** Scholarship Information **

  • Gems of Hope Scholarship. Deadline is April 6, 2015.
    The program is supported by grants, donations and fundraising efforts conducted by Gems of Hope, Inc. In 2015 Gems will offer up to eight, $750.00 scholarships to area high school seniors. The criteria for the scholarship includes:

    The student has been personally affected by cancer, meaning:

    • The student has been previously diagnosed with cancer or
    • Has had an immediate family member who has had cancer (sibling, mother or father)

    and also,

    • Demonstrates financial need

    The Gems of Hope Scholarship Committee, appointed by the Board of Directors of Gems of Hope, will select the recipients. The award recipients will be notified by phone on April 27, 2015, with the results posted on the website by April 30, 2015. No phone inquiries will be accepted.
    Applications, along with the required supporting documentation must be received no later than 4 pm (CST) on April 6, 2015. More information as well at the application can be found on

  • First District American Legion Glenwood Long Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship is available to a graduating senior who is a member, son, daughter, grandchild, brother, or sister to an American Legion or Auxiliary member.  The application is available in MHS Student Services. Due date is May 1, 2015.
  • Leo H. Grether Memorial Scholarship: IHSMA is offering a $2,500 scholarship to students enrolling in college as a vocal music education major.  Other criteria apply.  See application and other information in MHS Student services.  Due date is April 15, 2015.
  • Children’s Cancer Connection: Scholarship values range from $500-$5,000. Applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer and must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year university.  Application and other information are available in MHS Student Services.  Due date is May 29, 2015.
  • Nursing Schools Almanac Scholarship:  Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our inaugural Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. We will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:
    Competition eligibility: This scholarship competition is open to all US high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.
    Applicants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year. Only one application entry is accepted per student.

    Important dates:
    June 30, 2015: Submission deadline for scholarship applications is 11:59pm PT.
    July 2015: Scholarship committee will meet to review all applications received.
    August 2015: Winner will be notified and $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.
    Visit to apply​
  • KWQC Broadcast Scholarship: (2) $1,000 scholarship awards are available to students who are accepted to a college and planning to enroll in broadcasting classes. Students must also reside in the KWQC viewing area.  Applications are available in MHS Student Services with a postmark due date of May 8, 2015.
  • ASHRAE Scholarship: ​ASHRAE scholarships are designed to encourage and assist heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration education through the granting of a scholarship at the undergraduate level. The program also serves the public interest in aiding in the education of men and women to become qualified to practice as engineers or technicians in the HVAC and/or refrigeration field.
    ASHRAE Scholarships are available to students enrolled in any school provided the curriculum in which the student is enrolled is accredited by an agency recognized by ASHRAE and the student is pursuing a course of study which has traditionally been a preparatory curriculum for the profession of HVAC and/or refrigeration.
    Basic criteria on which all scholarships are granted are as follows:
    Prior academic performance – A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    Recommendations from instructors and references.
    Character, involvement in other activities and leadership ability.
    Potential service to the HVAC and/or refrigeration profession, and involvement in ASHRAE chapter or student branch activities.
    Applications shall be postmarked no later than April 15, 2015. The following data must be submitted:
    Completed and signed application form.
    A letter of recommendation from Professor or Faculty Advisor.
    Two or more additional letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with applicant’s character, accomplishments and likelihood of success in the HVAC and/or refrigeration industry.
    Applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee’s decision by April 24, 2015. The winner will be invited to attend the Chapter’s monthly meeting on April 30, 2015 to accept the scholarship.
    Return application to:
    Mississippi Valley Chapter of ASHRAE
    Attn: Justin Clegg
    1701 River Drive, Suite 200
    Moline, IL 61265
    A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematicsA passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
  • The Catholic Daughters Scholarship is available in the Student Service Office.  Deadline is April 17, 2015.
  • Golf Scholarship opportunity:
  • The Tony Robison Memorial Golf Membership Scholarship is open to all students in grades 8-12. One male and female will be selected. The main criteria is the desire to play golf: not based on grades or financial need. The award is a one year junior golf membership at Geneva Golf and Country Club. Athletic eligibility is not affected. Once awarded, if selected individuals do not use it, it will be re-awarded to another individual. Deadline to apply is April 3, 2015. Applications are available at West Middle School, Central Middle School, Muscatine High School Athletic Office.
  • The Bright Scholars Award — please see attached document for more information. The Bright Scholars of Iowa
  • Edward Bitzer–American Legion Unit 27 Scholarship: $500 scholarship.  Application is available in MHS Student Services.  Due Date is 4/15/2015.
  • Iowa Section PGA–Charlie Burkart Scholarship: $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year for 4 years). Application is available in MHS Student Services.  Due Date is 6/12/2015.
  • ACACIA Leadership Scholarship for University of Iowa: Up to $2,000 scholarship available to any male high school graduate entering University of Iowa. Should show excellence in academics, extra curricular activities, and community involvement. Application is available in MHS Student Services. Due Date is 4/30/2015.
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