MHS Announcements Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MHS Announcements

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Go Muskies!

  • PE lockers will be cleaned out at 10:00 AM on Friday, December 19.  Any items remaining in the lockers after 10 AM on Friday will be donated to Goodwill.  
  • Seniors: If any of you are expecting or need to send a transcript to a school that needs to arrive sometime during the Christmas Break (some schools have a Jan. 1 deadline), please make every attempt to do this prior to leaving for winter break.  Mrs. Edkin, our registrar, can send these out for you now.  Simply stop in and fill out a transcript request form or email her.  She may not be available immediately during the break to send these out therefore deadlines could be in jeopardy.  Thank you in advance for getting these done prior to leaving for winter break on Dec. 19th.
  • The Muskie Band’s Annual Nut Fundraiser is coming to an end!  To make a purchase contact any MHS band student or email  
    You can also make a purchase by stopping by the band’s retail store front location,  “The Nut House” at 1700 Park Ave. (southwest corner of the Vision Center PC building).   Hours will be Tuesday evening from 6-7:30 pm and Saturday, 10 am till noon.   Saturday December 20 will be our last day, so buy now while we have a selection available!  Nuts may also be purchased at O’Donnell Ace Hardware, 1420 Park Ave., during regular store hours.
  • Welding students will be selling “Snowmen” again this year for $25.00. We made 20 and they usually sell very fast! They are 2 ft high and 10″ across is the largest snowball. Please contact Paul Hein @ to get yours personalized today! See photos — Before & All Dressed Up!   photo 2photo 1
  • French students considering traveling to France in Spring 2016 are invited — along with their parents — to an informational meeting this Wednesday, December 17 at 7:00 pm in Room 201.  Please let Mme Paulsen know if you are planning to attend.
  • Model UN: Students attending the Chicago and New York trips, we will have a parent meeting on Thursday, December 18 at 5:00pm in Ms. Hansen’s room (133).
  • MHS Girls and Boys Bowling vs. North Scott on December 15 has been rescheduled for January 20 at Plamor Lanes, 5:00 P.M. start.
  • The Encore! Show Choir t-shirt has been designed and submitted to the printing company, and it’s time to bring in the orders! You can find the design and the order form online at under “Resources and Links” and “Encore Show Choir Resources”. T-shirts are only $12, with baseball tees and crew neck sweatshirts only $18 (prices include shipping, add $2 for sizes of 2XL – 5XL). Payment must be included with the order form, which you can either print off or pick up from Mrs. Burford at school. Submit all orders to Mrs. Burford (in person or mailbox). Orders are due next Thursday, December 18th, so make sure to get your shirts ASAP!
  • 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. Please use this number when calling in for your student regarding any attendance issue.
  • The Muskie Library will have extended hours for finals week! During finals week (Monday 12/15 – Thursday 12/18) 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!

Final Exam Schedule

Wednesday, December 17th Period 1: 8:30-10:00
Period 3: 10:10-11:40
Lunch: 11:40-12:40
Period 5: 12:50-2:20
Thursday, December 18th Period 2: 8:30-10:00
Period 4: 10:10-11:40
Lunch: 11:40-12:40
Period 6: 12:50-2:20
Friday, December 19th Period 7: 8:30-10:00
Make-Up Exams: 10:10-11:40
  • MHS School Counseling website:   This site offers information to parents and students regarding their class counselors and other MHS information.
  • 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!

**Scholarship Information**

Senior Scholarships

National Wild Turkey Federation Muscatine Chapter Scholarship: This scholarship is for graduating seniors. Application and details are available at Due date is January 1, 2015

Muscatine County Cattlemen’s Scholarship: ​This $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior.  Parents must be members of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. Application is available is MHS Student Services.  Due Date is January 10, 2015.

Dorothy Klindt Memorial Scholarship (Iowa State University): This $1000 renewable scholarship is for graduating seniors enrolling in the College of Human Sciences.  Student must be accepted to ISU prior to March 1st.  Details on the scholarship and the application can be found at:

  1. Click on Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarships box
  2. Click on Freshman
  3. Read the directions and click on Apply Here! This will take you to the FinAidScholar application.
  4. ​Due Date is March 1st, 2015

Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F & A.M. Technical Scholarships (Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarships): This scholarship is for graduating seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College. More details and application are available at

  1. Click on Grand Lodge tab
  2. Click on Awards and Applications
  3. Click on MCEC Scholarship Form in PDF
  4. Due date is March 2nd, 2015​

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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