MHS Announcements for Thursday, November 13, 2014

MHS Announcements

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Go Muskies!

  • Iowa Law requires that children entering high school (9th grade) are in need of a completed dental screening certificate, or screening form.  This certificate/form is available from your child’s school nurse or most dental offices.The Dental Hygienist from the I-Smile Program will be at the high school on December 8 to complete the screenings on students who do not have the State of Iowa form on file. Letters will be sent during November to parents/guardians of students who do not have the form on file.  If your student has had an exam done by your dentist or hygienist, they can fill out the form and drop it off at the high school.  Call the School Nurse with any questions.
  • Students are not to be in the locker rooms during their free periods or study halls, there are designated areas to be during these times.  You will be asked to go to these areas if you are found in the locker rooms.  This is an issue concerning supervision, theft, and vandalism.  Thank you! – Physical Education Staff
  • The Muskie Bands are teaming up with Hy-Vee Food Store, 2210 Second Avenue, for the easiest fundraiser ever!  For every purchase made at the Muscatine Hy-Vee Food Store Monday, November 17 through Wednesday, November 19 that is accompanied a pre-printed slip (that you can get from any Muskie band member), Hy-Vee will donate 7% of your total sale to the Muskie Bands!   This is a great time to stock up on groceries for holiday cooking and baking needs.   If you don’t have time to shop, please consider purchasing a Hy-Vee gift card to use later.  Purchases include:  Hy-Vee gift cards (or any gift cards), Purchases at the Hy-Vee gas station, Pharmacy purchases, Deli purchases, Items purchased at the service counter (postage stamps for your holiday cards and dry cleaning), And of course – groceries!
  • Come join us for SOAP! We will be meeting on Thursday, November 13 at 2702 Becky Thatcher Road from 7:30-9:00.
  • Auditions for the Spring musical, “The Addams Family” will be held on December 2, 3 and 4.  You must sign up for a time slot and prepare for these auditions.  All information and materials are available in a google doc – follow this link:  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Mauck:
  • All girls’ cross country members who have not turned in uniforms by Friday, November 14 will be billed for replacement of uniform, and assigned an after school detention  for each day past the due date – Coach Armstrong.
  • The Iowa Assessments are being give on Nov. 11 & 12 in the morning to all 9th – 11th grade students.  For these two days 12th grade students will not need to report until 10:22, the start of our class schedule for the day.  We will be running a 2-hour late start schedule each day. Any 11th grade student who has an exemption 3rd period will be required to report to the Commons for testing on those days.  All other students will report to their 3rd period classes for testing to start the day unless otherwise notified.
  • MCC is hosting a Transfer Visit Day On November 20th at 9am for students who are considering the post secondary path of MCC then University of Iowa, Iowa State University, or University of Northern Iowa.  An advisor from each of the universities will attend to explain opportunities for students. If you plan to attend, try to attend with a parent/guardian.  Attendance Center at MHS will need to be notified by a parent/guardian as well.
  • Seniors: Make sure that you upload your senior picture to the yearbook website by this Friday and submit the senior saying to me.  The saying should be a memory and needs to be limited to 140 characters. This year, senior pictures will only be accepted by submitting them to the Josten’s website. If your photographer wants to submit your picture for you, it is up to you to talk to the photographer and tell them the process. A  Photos received after this date cannot be guaranteed a place in the yearbook.
  • Volunteers are needed to Ring the Bells at each Salvation Army Red Kettle location.  Groups or individuals would work. Call the Salvation Army at 263-8272 to sign up for a time and location.Join the Muskie Library and the Muskie Café for extended hours! Starting this week, the Muskie Library and Muskie Café will be open to students everyday from 7:30am-4:00pm. For the first week (11/10-11/14) all students studying or using the library after school at 3:45pm will receive one free snack-sized bag of chips and will be entered in a drawing to win free coffee! Hope to see you there!
  • MHS Boys Golf Team – If you were on the team this fall and did not attend the banquet, please stop in the A.D. Office (Room 162) to pick up your certificate.
  • Boy’s Soccer Open Gym starts Sunday, Nov. 16 from 2-4 pm.
  • Any student interested in setting up a visit with a current Naval Academy student to learn more about the Naval Academy, please stop by Mr. Mueller’s office to learn more about the opportunity.
  • National signing day for the early period for all sports other than football and soccer is Nov 12. Contact Athletic Director, Andy Werling with any questions. MHS will do a brief ceremony on Nov 12th meeting in the Auditorium between 2:30 – 2:45pm for early signees. The ceremony is open to anyone including family, friends, and media to attend.  Remaining signing dates:
  • As the fall season rolls around Student Council is beginning their annual Food Drive. We wanted to take the time to update you with all of the upcoming activities that raises large amounts of money and perishable food items for those who have little.
    • The Tootsie Pop competition beings on November 3rd. It runs for 4 weeks, and all students are encouraged to bring cans to their third period class! The winner (the 3rd period class with the most cans) at the end of each week will win a bag of tootsie pop’s, and then at the end of the contest the winner will win a pizza party! Make your 3rd period the winning team.
    • Mr. Muscatine is an all male beauty pageant. Mr. Muscatine will be held on November 26th from 8:30am – 10am. We are need of participants, it is open to any male senior with a 3.0 GPA. Packets are available in Mrs. Bobay’s office (205A) and are due November 7th. Tickets to watch the show will go on sale November 17th and are limited. $5 per ticket.
    • Finally, Bowls for Hunger, which is a soup dinner will be Friday, December 5th. It will take place in conjunction with a home Muskie Girls’ basketball game. Each meal includes two bowls of soup, bread and dessert. The cost for a meal is $5. Great way to support the girls basketball team.
  • The Football Banquet will be held Sun., Nov 16th at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium.  This is for all Freshman, Sophomore and Varsity football players and their families.  Ice cream and cupcakes will be served after the awards ceremony in the cafeteria.
  • Scholarship Information can be found at the end of the announcements in their own section. If you have any questions, please contact Student Services.
  • The MHS Attendance Office has a new phone number. It is 563-263-6616.
  • Students are reminded to check their PowerSchool every day to see if they have a Tardy. If you do, you have 2 days to serve the detention. This means you have the day you received the detention and the next day to serve or you will have ISS the day after that.
  • Reminder to ALL students from the Cafeterias:  Students must have their IDs to use accounts or cash for purchases! ID badges that are defaced are the same as not having one!
  • Students interested in MHS Winter Sports. Please remember that you are required to have your parent permission/concussion form and sports physical form on file in the A.D. Office. Before practice begins, check with Mrs. Hansen in Room 162 to make sure your paperwork is complete.
  • Students: In order for our Enrichment Program to benefit you, the student, we have implemented the following policy:All assignments must be turned in by the end-of-day each Monday. This allows teachers to review and post grades on Wednesday. If assignments are not turned in by end-of-day Monday, there is no guarantee that grades will be updated on Wednesday which may cause a student to continue to be in Enrichment.It is important for all students to check their student e-mail everyday, but specifically each Monday morning by 4th period, to see if you are scheduled to be in enrichment. This is very important as enrichment begins on that same day (Monday). Students already assigned to enrichment will not be notified weekly unless they are no longer assigned to enrichment. You will be receiving an email from your grade level counselor telling you which enrichment to attend. You will get this email if you are new to enrichment or if your enrichment class has changed. If you have any questions of where you should report, please log into PowerSchool and check your schedule.
  • The Fall Vocal Music Fundraiser has begun! Our discount cards for the 2014-2015 year are good through October 31st, 2015 and only cost $10! THESE ARE NOT PUNCH CARDS–THEY ARE DISCOUNT CARDS YOU CAN USE OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! You get great deals at 15 Muscatine businesses, including Domino’s, Taco John’s, McDonald’s, Salvatore’s, Blimpie Subs, Miracle Car Wash, Flowers on the Avenue, and others. Not only can you save the cost of the card in town, you can also register your card online to get access to HUNDREDS of vendor coupons every day AND to use for deals at nationwide stores such as Wal-Mart, PetCo, and the Buckle! Get your card for only $10 today from any choir student or director!
  • The Muskie Band’s Annual Nut Fundraiser is underway! Order cashews, mixed nuts, puddles (turtles), and chocolate dipped cherries and blueberries now – they make great holiday gifts or a treat for yourself! For a flyer with pictures and prices, or to make a purchase, call Janet Clark at 299-0019, email, or talk to any of the MHS band students.  Walk-ins are welcome at the band’s “nut house” at 1700 Park Ave. (southwest corner of the Vision Center PC building). Hours are every Tues. evening from 6-7:30 pm and Sat. morning from 10 am till noon until Dec. 20, so buy now while we have a large selection available! Nuts are also available at O’Donnell Ace Hardware, 1420 Park Ave., during regular store hours.
  • Parents of Senior Students: Please see the PowerPoint that was shared by looking at the attachment at the bottom of the linked page:—welsch
  • Class of 2015 – If you are a student athlete who plans or has the potential to participate in athletics in college at the Division 1, Division 2, or NAIA level, please make an appointment to meet with Mr. Welsch in the next few weeks to make sure that you meet the NCAA Clearinghouse requirements.  It is important to note that some of these requirements differ from MHS graduation requirements and must be met in order to participate in athletics at the Division 1, Division 2 and NAIA levels.
  • Please remember that Muscatine High School sport schedules can be found at  Our website 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!
  • From Jostens:
    November 18 – Seniors report to auditorium 10:10 am for Graduation information.
    November 25 – Jostens will be here to take orders in the commons hallway during lunch.

**Scholarship Information**

Senior Scholarships

Iowa, ISU, and UNI scholarships are available on the websites of each individual institution.

University of Iowa Presidential Scholarship is now available at

  • Deadline is December 12, 2014
  • 30 ACT (or a combined SAT critical reading and math score of 1330)
  • 3.80 GPA on a 4.00 scale
  • Other criteria are on the application

Scholarships from the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend: *Further details, requirements, and applications available at


  • Click on Student Scholarships
  • Several Listings will appear. The only scholarships available to MHS students are listed below.
  • Deadline is 2/15/15 (1/7/15 for Regional Auto Show)


  1. Bandit Scholars: 1 year of tuition at University of Iowa, Western Illinois University or Blackhawk College. Recipient also receives a Summer Internship with the River Bandits following their freshman year. (Interview with the Bandits Scholars Committee is required)
  2. Diana DePover-Nesseler Memorial Scholarship: (renewable) Applicants must be female, planning to attend a community college in the Quad City area and working toward a career in Applied Technologies/Career Tech Programs.
  3. Don E. and Charlotte Williams Scholarhip: (renewable)
  4. Edwin R. Adland and Ruth H Adland Scholarship: (renewable) Applicants must plan to attend Augustana College, Iowa State University, or University of Northern Iowa
  5. Elise Brett Scholarship: (renewable)
  6. Great River Bend Cyclone Award: Applicants must plan to attend Iowa State University full time.
  7. Iowa-Illinois Regional Auto Show Scholarship: (application due 1/7/2015) College Scholarship: applicants or family members must be currently employed at a new car dealership. Automotive Scholarship: Applicants must plan to attend Automotive Technical/Trade School.
  8. John R. Kiley Scholarship: Applicants must plan to attend an Iowa University.
  9. Kelly Marie McQuate Scholarship: Applicants are those who have lost a mother or father, either biological or adoptive.
  10. Louis F. Bulechek Memorial Scholarship: (renewable)
  11. Morency Family Scholarship: (renewable)
  12. Bill and Hilda Macomber and Alta Kahl Scholarship: (renewable) Applicants must reside in Buffalo or Blue Grass, Iowa
  13. Dearrel Bates Memorial Scholarship: Applicants must attend a MAC conference school and plan to work toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
  14. Mike Condon Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must plan to enter a construction related course of study.

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship: Applicants must attend the University of Iowa, be of the Protestant Faith, reside in Iowa. Questions should be directed to Elizabeth Burke Applications are available in Student Services. Deadline is May 1, 2015.


Junior Scholarships

Hills Bank Leadership Grant. Visit to find criteria and to apply. Deadline is February 1, 2015.

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