MHS Announcements – Tuesday, May 12, 2015

MHS Announcements

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Go Muskies!

  • Any student that is interested in seeing a representative from MCC to sign up for PSEO classes or have questions, they will be in Student Services office from 1:00 to 3:30 TODAY.
  • The Spring Band Concert and Senior Band Recognition will be TONIGHT, May 12, in the MHS Auditorium starting at 7PM. Admission is $4/adult, $2/senior, and students 10 and under are free. Activity passes will be accepted. Hope to see you there!
  • The Muskie Library will again have extended hours for finals week! During finals week (Tuesday 05/26 – Thursday 05/28) the library will be open from 7:30am – 7:00pm. Students are encouraged to come use the extra study time to prepare for semester tests or final projects – snacks (brain food) will be served from 5:00-7:00pm. Good Luck, Muskie Nation!
  • New Volunteer / Silver Cord Opportunities added — see below for more information.
  • The MHS Retirement Celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 13 from 3:45-5:45PM in the Stan Howe Commons.  Retirement Ceremony is at 4:15PM.  Please join us to honor our 9 retirees: Monica Flathman, Dee Hansen, Boyd Harrison, Renee Hyink, Carolyn Jameson, John Jindrich, Lonnie Powers, Dianne Spore, and Konrad Wilke.
  • Musser Public Library invites children, teens, adults, and families to visit the library between Sat. May 16th & Fri. May 22rd, 2015 and start the summer off right with a clear library card. During Fine Free Week, all fines will be forgiven on returned items, and any lost or missing library cards will be replaced for free, in preparation for this year’s Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story“, which begins in June, 2015.
  • MHS Show Choirs Fundraiser – Boonies on the Avenue – May 12th.   10% of total sales from 5pm-close will be generously donated to the MHS Show Choir program.  The money raised will allow us the additional funding needed for the various expenses incurred during our show choir season and to help our program grow.  We hope to see you there!
  • Girls’ Basketball: Open gym this week is on Monday (6:30-8:00pm) and Thursday (5:30-7:00pm) in the main gym. 
  • Key Club: Meeting at 7:30am on Wednesday morning in Ms. Hansen’s room (133). Please bring your donations from the Cardboard Overnight!
  • FCA: Our Spring Event is on Wednesday, May 13th at 5:00pm at the Orvis house. Spread the word and bring a buddy! 
  • MHS Girls Tennis will have our annual awards banquet on Tuesday, May 19th in the cafeteria at MHS, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Sophomores bring main dishes, juniors bring side dishes, seniors bring desserts, and freshmen bring drinks (water bottles, chocolate milk & cups, juice & cups, etc).  All bring your own place settings. 
  • Freshman-Juniors: All library books and materials are due by Friday, May 22nd. If you need to keep a book longer for a class assignment, please contact Mrs. Keltner.
  • Summer Job Opportunities:
    Summer Lifeguards – If interested in being a lifeguard, Geneva Country Club is hiring.  Please stop in and pick up an application.

    Attention students!  If you are interested in earning some money this summer, please stop by the counselor’s office to pick up information about detasseling.
  • We invite you to attend the 1st Annual Muskie Baseball Hit-A-Thon on May 14th at Tom Bruner Field. Your Muskie Baseball players will be performing in a HR derby similar to what you see on TV to help raise funds for the baseball program. There will be music and a live broadcast  by Vintage Sound 93.1 and our own radio personality Tony Tone. There will be catering from Hy-Vee grill, as well as entertainment for all of our youth which include speed pitch and a bounce house. We also want to welcome all youth in the dugout to spend time with our players. Community members will also have the opportunity to win the following items through a raffle: an autographed picture of Chicago Cubs Anthony Rizzo, a burrito for a week for a year from Mami’s, Muskie Baseball apparel, and more….Hope to see you all on May 14th!  View ‘Hit-A-Thon” link for details: Hit – A – Thon
  • Seniors & Senior Parents: Jostens will be at school delivering cap and gowns on Friday, May 22nd from 10:30-2:00-pm in the library.  If your student still has a balance due, please remember that all items must be paid in full in order to pick up the cap and gown.  We only accept cash or money orders on Friday, but if you would like to pay by credit or debit card, they can call 1-800-JOSTENS to pay or to check if you have a balance due.  We are open from 8am-7pm and we have agents that are bilingual.
  • SAVE THE DATE: MAY 19th Seniors Last Day
  • SAVE THE DATE: Senior Awards Night – May 20, 6:30 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 (Early Out @ 1:24PM)
  • 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 spring season!

** Volunteer / Silver Cord Hours **

Grant Elementary School will be holding their annual Field Day on Friday, May 22. We are looking for several volunteers between the hours of 11:15-3:15 to help with outdoor games. You will be awarded Silver Cord hours. If you are able to help us out, please contact Emily Shield at .

CROSSROADS is in need of volunteers to help with the games at the 2nd annual CROSSROADS Carnival.  It will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 11am-4pm. You can stay for the whole day, or work in half day shifts.  Shifts are 10:45-1:30 and 1:15-4.  Lunch will be provided for volunteers that stay for the whole day.  Please contact Shannon Walsh @ or at 563.263.3545 x. 101 if interested.  Please view the attached flyer for more information.

Carnival 2015

United Way is working on keeping the summer free lunch program, but we need your help.  We are needing volunteers to help us deliver and serve meals during the summer.  You can help 2 times or 10 times this summer.  We just want your help. Please view the attached flyer for more information. 

summer food service call for volunteers

2nd Annual Pack the Bus Event.   We are looking for groups to have a booth and have kid activities or if you are interested in just helping us, let me know. Please view ‘Pack the Bus Sign Up” link and attached flyer for more information. 
pack the bus poster 2015


Help is needed at Benefit for Piper Pigsley:  A benefit for Piper Pigsley, a 2 year old girl that has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia will be held on be May 17, 2015 between 12:30-3:30 at Muscatine Community Y.   If you like children and activites with children we would love to have a few students help us during this event.  We will have food and drinks, Gunny the Clown will be there doing balloon twist and face painting; we have a couple craft ideas for kids along with Pin the Nose on Olaf. During this time, a silent auction and raffle tickets will be sold.  If interested, please contact Becca Pigsley @  or call 563-506-2412  to answer any questions.

** Scholarship Information **

  • Quad Cities Illini Club Scholarship – $500 scholarship is available to a student from the Quad City area who begins at the University of Illinois in Fall of 2015. The 2015 scholarship is open to any graduating senior or community college student who will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Fall of 2015.  All applicants will be evaluated on the basis of need, community service, academic success, an message and other criteria. Due date is May 15, 2015.   Quad Cities Illini Club Scholarship  University of Illinois Alumni Application
  • 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​

  • The Bright Scholars Award — please see attached document for more information. The Bright Scholars of Iowa
  • 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.


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