MHS Announcements – Tuesday, April 7, 2015

MHS Announcements

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Go Muskies!

  • Girls and Boys Swim Team Meeting – Wednesday, April 8 @ 6:30 AM at the pool.
  • Any student signing a national letter of intent to be a student athlete for a Division 1 or Division 2 school for any sport other than football, soccer, and basketball for the April 15th signing day should contact Mr. Werling by April 8th. There will be a ceremony which is open to anyone including family, friends, and media to attend.
    If you have questions, please see
  • Girls soccer schedule change:  
    Tuesday, April 14th – Var/JV Girls Soccer @ Dav. Assumption has been rescheduled for Monday, April 13th. The games will be played at Dav. Assumption High School with the varsity game at 4:30 p.m., JV game to follow.
  • GSA will meet in Room 142 on Wednesday, April 8. See Mrs. Kramer if you have any questions.
  • Crossroads will host the 2nd Annual Transition Fair in the MHS Commons on April 8th from 2-5pm. Everyone is invited to this opportunity that will offer information related to services available to individuals with any type of disability. Many local services providers will be on hand to answer questions and help students and families become aware of the options and services that are available in Muscatine and the surrounding area. Please contact Kristyn Manjoine at MHS extension 1167 for additional information.
  • 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.
  • Needed — Soccer Work Day Clients on April 26.  Hire 2 soccer players for 3 hrs for $50 to do yard work, clean out an attic or garage, painting, etc.  If interested, please contact Kathy Berns at or any MHS soccer player.
  • FFA banquet April 9th at Muscatine Ag Center. Meal at 5:30PM, Program at 6:30PM. 
    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
  • Juniors interested in Business — This may be an opportunity for you! 
    The Gateway Program – University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business. The Tippie Gateway Program is intended for high school juniors from the state of Iowa, and preference will be given to qualified applicants from populations under-represented in business, including minority, low-income, and/or first -generation college students. We will select 35 students from our applicant to participate in this scholarship-funded (the only cost for participant is their travel to and from campus), five-day, residential program where students will learn about business as an academic field, participate in interactive workshops focused on their strengths as students and leaders, participate in a case study competition, and have the opportunity to interact with students, faculty, and alumni of the Tippie College of Business.
    This year’s Tippie Gateway Program will take place Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26. Applications are being accepted now through April 15 and can be found here: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and once we reach our limit of 35 students, we will create a wait-list, but early applications are encouraged. We already have accepted 20 students into the program, so there are 15 spots available.
    Please visit our website for more information or pick up a brochure in Student Services.  If you have questions or want to discuss the program further, please call the Undergraduate Program Office in the Tippie College of Business at 319-335-1037 and ask to speak with Brooke.
  • Summer Job Opportunities

    HON and Allsteel are looking for candidates who are interested in working in a production or distribution job in Muscatine this summer.
    Seasonal Benefits include:

    • Eligibile for shift premiums and incentive pay
    • Eligibile for paid holidays
    • Assignments range from 8-16 weeks

    Apply at:
    Select Location: Iowa
    Select Type: Seasonal
    Click: View Jobs
    Apply to the: Seasonal Production & Distribution Opportunities – Allsteel – Muscatine, IA
    Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and complete all hiring requirements including background check and drug screen. Candidates must be able to fulfill a minimum of 8-weeks to be considered.
    To apply for a direct position, we ask that students fill out an online application or visit us in person Monday through Friday, 9am-430pm at HNI Recruitment Center 816 E 5th St, Muscatine, IA 52761.

    Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge – Wapello, IA (ages 15-18)
    See attached posting below for more information. A job application is also attached.  This information is also available in Student Services.  Port Louisa Information    Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Info     Port Louisa Application

    Plastics Products Co., Inc.- West Branch, IA  (18 and older)
    Press operators – No experience is necessary.  Basic English and math are required.  ESL students encouraged to apply.

    Additional positions: Section Leader, Material Handler, Quality Technician, Mold Hanger, Mold Process Technician, Maintenance Mechanic, Toolmaker, Shift Supervisor.
    Job duties and contact information are attached and is also available in Student Services. Plastic Products Co. Info

    Wages starting at $10.25 per hour
    $100 per week bonus for completing the assignment (bonus increases $25/week for each returning seasonal member, max bonus of $175/week)

  • 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 are available to see and try on.  Stop by the Asst. Principal’s office to view dresses.
  • 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 **

Washington Elementary is looking for approximately 30 volunteers to help out with their Spring Carnival on Friday, April 24th from 5-8pm.  Volunteers will receive a free meal and silver cord hours for helping.  This is a great opportunity for leadership groups like NHS and Muskie Football groups who need community service hours.  Please contact Deb Ortiz by email if interested at


** Scholarship Information **

  • 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 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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