MHS Announcements – Tuesday, February 24, 2015

MHS Announcements

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Go Muskies!

  • Girls’ Basketball Uniform Turn-In: All freshmen, sophomore, and varsity players need to turn in their equipment and locks at 3:45pm after school on Tuesday, Feb 24th
  • Information Session for Prospective College Athletes
    – Monday night, March 9th in conjunction with Parent/Teacher Conferences
    – 6pm-7:30pm MHS Commons
    – Topics covered will include information on:
    athletic scholarships, different levels of competition, recruiting, NCAA Clearinghouse, college selection, and many other related topics
    -The MHS Counseling staff will be presenting the information
    -Any coaches, parents, or students interested in these topics are encouraged to attend 
  • Girls’ Basketball Banquet: The girls’ basketball banquet will be held on Sunday, March 1st from 1:00-3:00pm in the Commons. All freshmen, sophomore, and varsity managers and players are invited to attend, along with their parents.
  • Key Club: Sign-up sheets for the Blood Drive are due to Ms. Hansen (Room 133) by 7:15am on Wednesday morning. Key Club Officers need to meet in Ms. Hansen’s room on Wed, Feb 25 at 7:15am. Our next full club meeting will be March 4th.
  • MHS will be providing the ACT test to all 11th grade students this year at no cost to the student.  The date for testing will be Tuesday, April 28th. The testing will take place at Muscatine High School and also at an off campus location.  Please contact Mr. Nienhaus if you have any questions.
  • Graduation Announcements will be distributed on Tuesday, March 10th during lunch.  Please call 1-800-JOSTENS to pay by credit card or debit card by this date.  Cash and Money Orders are the only forms of payment accepted at school on this day.  Your account must be paid in full in order to pick up your items at school on Delivery Day. 
  • Muskie Booster Cake Auction Thank You – BoosterTY
  • Interact Club will host its annual Talent Show on Thursday the 26th during 1st and 2nd hour. Tickets will be sold all week during lunch hours in front of Student Services.
  • Girls Tennis – There will be an informational meeting next Thursday, February 26th at 3:45 pm in the cafeteria for all girls interested in going out for tennis. Information about practices, meet schedule, and t-shirt orders will be available then.
  • Seniors & Parents:
    College Goal’s night will be held at MCC – Gaekle Hall on February 26th from 4 – 6 pm.  This will be one of the best places to get 1-on-1 help with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which can be a difficult process.  You can also get advice from financial experts, receive scholarship information, and learn about next steps.  You are highly encouraged to attend.  You will want to have your family’s income tax returns and create a pin prior to arrival.  This can be done at:
     To pre-register and for more information about the 26th, please visit
  • Boys Tennis – Any boy interested in playing tennis this year should attend a meeting after school on Tuesday, March 3rd in Mr. Ramos’ room (11-037).  Any questions should be forwarded to Mr. Ramos.
  • 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.
  • City League Softball sign-up on the following dates. Open to all girls age 7-18.
    Saturday February 21 9 am – 1 pm
    Wednesday February 25 4 pm – 7 pm
    Saturday February 28 9 am – 1 pm
    Sunday March 1  1 pm – 4 pm

    All times are at the Muscatine Mall in front of Berlin’s Pro Shop.
    Fee – $55
    If you have questions, contact Angie at 563-506-3162 or

  • Muscatine Youth Baseball – 2015 Baseball Season Sign-ups
    Muscatine Youth Baseball is a non-profit organization that helps put baseball in the lives of our youth from ages from 7 to 17. We want our kids to have fun and learn about the great sport of baseball. First year players need to provide a birth certificate upon signing up. Cost is $50 per player for the 2015 season. Below are the dates for our 2015 sign-ups:

    Saturday March 7th 10am – 3pm  Muscatine Mall
    Monday  March 9th 5:30pm – 7:30pm Muscatine Mall
    Wednesday March 11th 5:30pm – 7:30pm Muscatine Mall
    Saturday March 14th 10am – 3pm Muscatine Mall
    Saturday March 21st  10am – 3pm Muscatine Mall

    We want every player to be eligible to play, so No Player Will Be Turned Away. Payment arrangements can be made.

  • MHS Muskie Baseball Under Armour apparel is now available for purchase at the following link
    Contact information:
  • Attention Junior & Senior Girls – Win a PROM MAKEOVER sponsored by SIX local businesses!  The prize package includes: All Muscatine High School Junior & Senior girls are eligible to enter.  Visit for contest information.  Hurry, contest ends March 13!

    Dental Makeover (Clove Dental)
    Massage (Therapeutic Body Shoppe)
    Haircut/color/styling, manicure, & makeup (Salon Incognito)
    Corsage (Miller’s Florist)
    Dinner for Two (Francesca Vitale’s)
    Professional Photographs (Genevieve’s Photography)

  • Musser Public Library will be hosting a test prep session for all High School students on Saturday, February 28th from 5:30-7:30. The session will introduce students to a great new online resource that provides help to students for the ACT, SAT, and AP Exams. The session and resource is free – and pizza will be provided for all who attend on February 28th!
  • Attention High School students! Experience Shanghai International Camp. High school teens from over 20 countries. July 21st – July 30th. Five students from Muscatine will be chosen to represent the USA. Informational meeting on Saturday, February 28th at Musser Library.  Please view the link for more information Shanghai Camp flyer or pick up a flyer in the MHS library!
  • 2015 Science Fair – If your student has an interest in participating, please have them see their science teacher for an entry form and details as soon as possible. Entry form deadline is Wednesday, March 4.
  • Boys Soccer:  There will be a Soccer Boys parents and players meeting on March 1st at McKinley elementary school at 4:00 pm.  Anyone interested in playing soccer and current players are strongly encouraged to attend with their parents.  The upcoming season and team expectations will be discussed. Seasonal apparel will be available to try on and order. Please make arrangements to attend.
  • Girls Soccer:  There will be a Soccer Girls parents and players meeting on March 1st at McKinley elementary school at 5:00 pm.  Anyone interested in playing soccer and current players are strongly encouraged to attend with their parents.  The upcoming season and team expectations will be discussed. Seasonal apparel will be available to try on and order. It is important that you make arrangements to be there.
    March 9th (Monday) – 4:00 – 7:30 PM
    March 11th (Wednesday) – 4:00 – 7:30 PM
    March 12th (Thursday) – 1:45 – 3:45 PM
    All conferences will be walk-in held in the teacher room.Scholarship information is posted in the Scholarship section below.
  • Excellence in Education 2015:
    The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has provided Muscatine Schools with the opportunity to present twenty seniors with $3000 scholarships and ten eighth-grade students with $1000 scholarships. Five awards are also available for teachers, administrators, and support staff.  The student scholarships are awarded on the basis of the student keeping education a priority in the face of adversity. Although we all face adversities and have challenges in our lives, there are those who manage to keep a positive attitude and strive for excellence. Criteria include creativity, motivation, initiative and academic achievement and potential – all components of excellence. The awards to adults are based on the impact these employees make on the lives of students. Nomination forms are available at all Muscatine Schools, the Administration Center, Musser Public Library, MCC Library, and on the district’s web site at Nominations must be postmarked byFebruary 24, 2015. Selections will be announced by April 6. A program honoring the students and staff will be held on Sunday, May 17 at the Muscatine High School, followed by a reception. The community is invited. MCSD would like to thank the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust for their continued support in offering scholarships and awards to students and staff. This is a unique program that acknowledges and recognizes deserving students and staff for their pursuit of excellence. We are grateful and appreciative for this opportunity.  For further information, please contact Jan Collinson at the Muscatine Schools Administration Center (263-7223) or by email

    Please consider nominating a student or employee for this unique program that our community made possible by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.
  • “Have any books you don’t use, and no longer need? MHS Teen Library Committee [TLC] Is hosting a book drive to donate such books to the Flickinger Learning Center and other schools. Book drop off areas are at the Attendance Office and in the library. The book drive will last until spring break so hurry and get those books in!”
  • Student Athletes – If you are interested in participating in a spring sport at MHS, now is the time to turn in the needed paperwork! Please stop by the A.D. Office at your earliest convenience to make sure you are ready to practice when the season begins.
  • SAVE THE DATE: April 6th is a Snow Make Up Day.
  • SAVE THE DATE: SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT – Tentative Date: May 20, 7 pm in the MHS Auditorium
  • SAVE THE DATE: MHS Prom, Sat., May 2, 9-12 pm.  Theme: The Great Gatsby (Roaring 20’s)
  • SAVE THE DATE: MHS Graduation, May 24, 2015 @ 2 PM in the MHS Gymnasium.
  • 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 **

  • Seniors: Local Scholarship Application Form (see link below). This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to have access to scholarships for their future path.  Please view the link below for the Local Scholarship Application Form. Revised 2015 Local Scholarship Application
  • Attention Seniors planning to attend Muscatine Community College in the Fall: The MCC Foundation Scholarship Application is due March 1st, 2015 (this is a change from years past).  They will be awarding over $300,000 is scholarship money!!  The application is available in MHS Student Services or at
  • Applications for the Pilot Club Scholarship in memory of Elsa Bain, Nancy Bauer and other members is available in the Student Service Office  This is a $500.00 scholarship.  Applicants need to be enrolling at Muscatine Community College for the 2015-2016 school year. Deadline is March 6th.
  • West Middle School (WMS) Scholarship – please see attached document for more information.  WMS Scholarship
  • The Bright Scholars Award — please see attached document for more information. The Bright Scholars of Iowa
  • Attention Seniors planning to attend Muscatine Community College in the Fall:
    The MCC Foundation Scholarship Application is due March 1st, 2015 (this is a change from years past).  They will be awarding over $300,000 is scholarship money!!  They application is available in MHS Student Services or at
  • Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: must plan to attend a 4 year college or university, also, must plan to enter a filed of study of engineering, technology, design, or business with an interest in the automotive industry.  Visit for more information and the application.  Due Date is 2/27/2015

  • Ascentra Credit Union: $1,000 scholarship. Applications and more information are available at Due Date is 3/2/2105

  • ACACIA Leadership Scholarship for Iowa State University:  $1,000 scholarship available to any male high school graduate entering Iowa State University. Should show excellence in academics, extra curricular activities, and community involvement. Application is available in MHS Student Services.  Due Date is 3/16/2015

  • QC Auto Service and Muscatine Tire and Auto Center: $1,000 and $500 scholarships.  More information and applications available at  Due Date is 3/15/2015

  • Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative Scholarship: $1,000 and $500 scholarships available to students whose parents or guardians are members of Easter Iowa Light and Power Coop.  Visit for the application packet.  Due Date is 3/13/2015.

  • Donald Kiser Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship.  Applicants must plan to pursue studies in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering. Applications are available in MHS Student Services.  Due Date is 3/31/2015

  • 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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