MHS Announcements for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MHS Announcements

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Go Muskies!

  1. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held TONIGHT, October 22nd from
    4:00 – 7:30 p.m., and on Thursday, October 23rd from 1:45 – 3:45 p.m.
    All conferences will be walk-ins held in teacher classrooms.
  2. There will a 2-hr Early Dismissal on Thursday, October 23rd for Parent-Teacher Conferences.
  3. There will be No School on Friday, October 24th or Monday, October 27th.
  4. Friday, October 24 – Sophomore and Varsity Football teams will travel to I.C. City High School (1900 Morningside Drive, Iowa City).  The Sophomore game starts at 5:00 PM, with the varsity game to follow. Go Muskies!
  5. MODEL UN: We will hold a meeting on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:15am in Ms. Hansen’s room. If you would like to attend the University of Chicago conference in February you MUST attend this meeting in order to register.
  6. Students interested in MHS Winter Sports. Please remember that you are required to have your parent permission/concussion form and sports physical form on file in the A.D. Office. Before practice begins, check with Mrs. Hansen in Room 162 to make sure your paperwork is complete.  Thank you!
  7. The MHS Attendance Office has a new phone number. It is 563-263-6616.
  8. All Cross Country girls not running in the District Meet should turn in all uniforms and sweats this week. See Mr. Armstrong before school, after school, or during 7th period.
  9. Scholarship Information can be found at the end of the announcements in their own section. If you have any questions, please contact Student Services.
  10. Students interested in helping Musca Bus clean bus interiors on Saturday, October 25th or Saturday, November 1st should call 263-8152 to sign up. Students will then show up on either or both Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. until noon. A light breakfast will be served.    Work will be done at Public Works, 1459 Washington Street. A Musca Bus driver will lead the team.
  11. Attn. Juniors and Seniors – Washington University in St. Louis will have Admission Counselors available at the West Des Moines Marriott on Sunday, October 26, 2014. If you have questions, contact Wash U at 800-638-0700.
  12. The Muskie Band’s annual nut fundraiser is underway! Order cashews, mixed nuts, puddles (turtles), and chocolate dipped cherries and blueberries now – they make great holiday gifts or a treat for yourself! For a flyer with pictures and prices, or to make a purchase, call Janet Clark at 299-0019, email, or talk to any of the MHS band students.  Walk-ins are welcome at the band’s “nut house” at 1700 Park Ave. (southwest corner of the Vision Center PC building). Hours are every Tues. evening from 6-7:30 pm and Sat. morning from 10 am till noon until Dec. 20, so buy now while we have a large selection available! Nuts are also available at O’Donnell Ace Hardware, 1420 Park Ave., during regular store hours.
  13. Girls’ Basketball: Open gym this week is on Monday (7:00-8:30 p.m.) and Thursday (5:30-7:00p.m,) in the main gym.
  14. Students are reminded to check their PowerSchool every day to see if they have a Tardy.
  15. If you do, you have 2 days to serve the detention. This means you have the day you received the detention and the next day to serve or you will have ISS the day after that.
  16. Parents of Senior Students: Please see the PowerPoint that was shared by looking at the attachment at the bottom of the linked page:—welsch
  17. Students – You will no longer receive a note to report to your Enrichment for next week. You will be receiving an email from your grade level counselor telling you which enrichment to attend. You will get this email if you are new to enrichment or if your enrichment class has changed. Students who remain in enrichment will not be notified. If you have any questions of where you should report please log into PowerSchool and check your schedule on Monday mornings.
  18. Blood Drive – Key Club will hold a Blood Drive on November 10th.  We will send more information when it becomes available.
  19. Senior Pictures and a Senior Saying is due November 14th. This year, senior pictures will only be accepted by submitting them to the Josten’s website.
    If your photographer wants to submit your picture for you, it is up to you to talk to the photographer and tell them the process. All photos need to be submitted electronically by November 14, 2014. Photos received after this date cannot be guaranteed a place in the yearbook
  20. Class of 2015 – If you are a student athlete who plans or has the potential to participate in athletics in college at the Division 1, Division 2, or NAIA level, please make an appointment to meet with Mr. Welsch in the next few weeks to make sure that you meet the NCAA Clearinghouse requirements.  It is important to note that some of these requirements differ from MHS graduation requirements and must be met in order to participate in athletics at the Division 1, Division 2 and NAIA levels.
  21. Please remember that Muscatine High School sport schedules can be found at  Our website 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 fall season!
  22. From Jostens:
    November 18 – Seniors report to auditorium 10:10 a.m. for Graduation information.
    November 25 – Jostens will be here to take orders in the commons hallway during lunch.

**Scholarship Information**

Senior Scholarships

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship:  Application is available at is October 25, 2014

  • Awards range from $7000-$22,000
  • Plan on attending college in the Fall of 2015
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Be involved in school and community
  • 2.0 GPA minimum
  • US Citizen

Other Iowa, ISU, and UNI scholarships are available on the websites of each individual institution.

University of Iowa Presidential Scholarship is now available at 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

Voice of Democracy: The Veterans of Foreign Wars offers the Voice of Democracy contest to graduation seniors annually (up to $30,000). For rules and application procedures visit is November 1, 2014.

Junior Scholarships

Hills Bank Leadership Grant. Visit to find criteria and to apply. Deadline is February 1, 2015.

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