MHS Announcements – Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MHS Announcements

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Go Muskies!

  • The Girls Track Meet in Iowa City TODAY has been cancelled due to weather.
  • Muskie Bands invites everyone to the 12th annual swing dance on Saturdaynight, March 28, from 6:30-10 pm in the commons. Cost is $6/person, and there will be decadent desserts available for purchase and lots of dancing! Swing to the tunes performed by the MHS jazz band, MHS jazz ensemble, WMS and CMS jazz bands, and the River City 6 Dance Band!
  • 2015 AP Testing Information – AP Tests can be ordered in the MHS Student Services Office through Wednesday, March 25th. Please see the attached document Ap Testing-2 for specific tests, testing dates, and cost.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hawkins.
  • ACT Prep for Juniors will begin this week.
    Juniors with last names beginning with A through K are to report to the auditorium for the second half of lunch on Wednesday, March 25. Eat first. If assigned to an Enrichment, you will be excused on that day. Bring your laptop charged.
    Juniors with last names beginning with L through Z are to report to the auditorium for the second half of lunch on Thursday, March 26. Eat first. If assigned to an Enrichment, you will be excused on that day. Bring your laptop charged.
  • MCSD Race for the Schools – 5K/10K and 1mile fun run will be held on Saturday, May 2nd 2015 at the Muscatine High School.  
    Once Again this year:  Race for the Schools is now part of the Muscatine Running Club’s Grand Prix circuit.

    • The 5K/10K starting time is 8 am, and the 1 mile Fun Run begins at 9 am.
    • This event is designed to promote physical fitness within both the community of Muscatine and the Muscatine Community School District.
      All proceeds benefit each Muscatine School and the Muscatine Community School District Foundation.
    • 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,
  • ELL Students – Please bring in your permission slip for the “Planning for the Future” field trip to MCC by Wednesday, March 25. – Mr. Ibarra
  • MHS Annual Arc Welding Contest – Saturday, March 28th. Sign-up in Room 159B.  Contest is open to any student who has taken Welding at MHS.
  • Key Club: Those interested in volunteering for the Day of Caring on April 10 need to sign the release form in Ms. Hansen’s room (133).
  • FCA: The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meets in the Commons at 7:00am every-other Monday. Our meetings for the end of the year include: April 13April 27May 11. Follow us @Muskies_FCA for updates. 
  • MHS Soccer (Girls & Boys) Work Day is scheduled for Sunday, April 26. Please see attached for more information. 2015 Soccer Work Day Information Sheet
  • 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 **

  • Silver Chord/Volunteer Opportunity: The MCSD Early Childhood Department is looking for 2-3 qualified students to provide childcare for preschool-aged students.
    When: Thursday, March 26th,  5:30-7:30 PM
    Where: Grant Elementary School
    Why: Begindergarten Parent Informational Meeting (during the meeting you would be providing organized activities to occupy the children).Please contact Jessi Freers by March 18th at 563-263-7223 or if interested!
  • McKinley Elementary is having their Spring Carnival on Saturday, March 28 and is in need of students to help from 11 AM – 2 PM.  Please contact Cheryl Frisbie at if interested.
  • Jefferson Elementary needs 2 to 3 people to make and bag popcorn 1 day a week each week.  Will start after Spring Break.  Flexible times and days.  If interested, please contact: , , or

** Scholarship Information **

  • The Catholic Daughters Scholarship is available in the Student Service Office.  Deadline is April 17, 2015.
  • Trinity Muscatine Friends Scholarship:  There are 3 categories for applicants, each is for $1,000: 1) High School seniors with any major 2) High School Seniors who are dependents of Trinity Muscatine employees–any major 3) Any prior graduate who is studying a health care related field.  Applications are available in MHS Student Services, Trinity Muscatine Friends Window Box Gift Shop and Main. Lobby/Front Desk. Deadline to apply is April 1, 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.
  • West Middle School (WMS) Scholarship – please see attached document for more information. Deadline is March 23, 2015.  WMS Scholarship
  • The Bright Scholars Award — please see attached document for more information. The Bright Scholars of Iowa
  • 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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