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    MHS Announcements – December 18, 2020

    Muscatine Community School Disctrict (MCSD)
    Muscatine Community School Disctrict (MCSD)
    Muscatine Community School District offers public education from three year old preschool through high school. The district prides itself on making all of its students success stories.

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    ** Daily News & Information ** Home of the Muskies!

    Masks must be worn at all times at MHS; when entering the building, in the hallways, and in the classrooms along with continuing to practice social distancing.

    MHS Attendance Office: 563-263-6616 or [email protected] – available 24 hours

    Announcements in Green – New
    Announcements in Blue – Previous Day
    Announcements in Black – 2 or more days old (per request)

    ** Daily News & Information **

    A_B Hybrid Calendar    2020-21 Bell Schedules

    • Direct Scholarship Information/Assistance Survey:  Student Scholarship Assistance Survey
    • Scholarships: Scholarships
    • Winners for our Happiness Week Raffle Prizes are:
      Esmeralda’s Nails and Spa Gift Certificate Winner: Kiara Hallett
      Black Pearl Cafe, Free Drinks for a Year: Hannah Pautz
      Congratulations!
      The Esmeralda’s Nail and Spa Gift Certificate may be picked up in Ms. Warren’s Room, 25-102
      (New Science Wing)
      Free Drinks for a Year winner, please look for an email from Ms. Heimerdinger on how to obtain this. Thank you to everyone who entered. Have a wonderful Holiday! 
    • December 21 – January 3: * *Winter Break Begins **Happy Holidays! 🎄
    • January 4, 2021: Classes Resume
    • 2nd Semester A_B Hybrid Calendar (2nd Semester Begins January 18th): 2nd-Semester A_B Calendar
      Note: The change to the Hybrid Calendar for 2nd semester is that each day, including Fridays, will be an alternate day meaning that if Thursday is an A day, Friday is a B day and if Thursday is a B Day, Friday is an A day.
    • 2020-21 Yearbooks Orders:  Final Date to Order: Friday, February 25th, 2021, $56 per yearbook. Payment can be made online using InTouch, MHS Attendance Center, or by mail.
      Complete details: 2020-21 Yearbook Order Details
    • Class of 2023: The ICAN Countdown to your Future calendar which will give you things to think about regarding your post-secondary plans. 9th-10th Countdown to College
    • FFA Weekly Dec. 14-21, 2020: FFA Weekly
    • Muskie Strength T-Shirts: We have a few Muskie Strength T-Shirts available for anyone that is interested. There are limited numbers of S, M, L, XL and 2XL. All sizes are $15. See or email Coach Hawkins at [email protected] if interested.
    • Muscatine Wrestling Apparel: If you are interested in ordering Muscatine Wrestling Apparel, orders due by Noon on Friday, December 18th.
      Short Sleeve T-shirt – $12.00 (SM-3XL) (Youth SM-YL)
      Long Sleeve T-shirt – $18.00 (SM-2XL) (Youth SM-YL)
      Hooded Sweatshirt – $25.00 (SM-3XL) (Youth SM-YM)
      Cash or Check accepted. Please make checks payable to: Muscatine Wrestling Boosters.
    • Communication to MHS Families re. Student Expectations Week of Dec. 14th sent out on 12/11: https://bit.ly/376gel0
    • REMINDER! Santa Grams: Key Club will be selling Santa Grams December 11th-December 16th. Send a short note & candy cane to a friend, teacher, or crush! Santa Grams are only $1 each and will be sold outside student services during both A & B lunch. Santa Grams will be delivered Thursday, December 17th & Friday, December 18th. Contact a Key Club member with questions!
    • Iowa College Aid Virtual Coach:  Students can receive text messages from a college coach to remind them of due dates, and parts of the college going process students should be focused on. They also have free video sessions where students can sign up for appointments with a virtual college coach and ask any questions they need. Here is the link to the resource on Iowa College Aid: https://iowacollegeaid.gov/VirtualCoach
    • Muscatine High School Current Athletics Department Guidelines for Spectator Sports at MHS. These guidelines are governed by Gov. Reynolds’ proclamation that extends through Dec 16. Games are not open to the general public at this time. MHS Winter Sports Spectator Guidelines
    • Spectators for Upcoming MHS Home Basketball Games:
      • Per Gov. Reynolds’ COVID 19 proclamations for Spectators at High School sporting events, each rostered player is allowed 2 Game Day tickets.
      • Spectators may not purchase admission or enter the gym without having a Game Day ticket. Game Day tickets will generally be used to allow family members to attend the game.
      • Currently there are no ‘extra’ Game Day tickets to distribute to students or other community members.
      • MHS Home Basketball games will be broadcast on FM 93.1 and streamed on Discover Muscatine.
      • We will share updates and changes as they become available.  Thank you for your support and Go Muskies!
    • School Photos: If you ordered & paid for photos from the November 10 or the Sept. 28 Picture Days, your 2nd hour teacher will be handing them out in class. If you have questions, please contact Student Services or email [email protected] or [email protected]
    • Proofs of school photos from the November 10 or the Sept. 28 Picture Days can be picked up on the tables across from the Attendance Center. If you would like to order photos from the proof, all the info is on the proof sheet.
    • Lost & Found:  If you have lost an item, please stop at the Attendance Center to see if it has been turned in.  Items turned in recently are air pods, lunch boxes, clothing, and jewelry. You will need to provide details of the items lost such as color, etc.
    • Check out the ** Fundraising ** section below for fundraisers currently happening!
    • FREE MEALS for all kids 18 (older when enrolled in school) and under. (USDA announced that they would be extending the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)). We will also provide a pick-up site at Central for parents, guardians or a designee (such as an older sibling) to pick up meals for multiple days for those not attending school in person, too young to attend school and weekend meals.  Survey to pick up meals at Central
      Please see what meals would be provided while school is in session below:
      Children too young to attend school can still receive breakfast & lunch all week, including weekends.
      Virtual (in-home) Learners can still receive breakfast & lunch all week, including weekends.
      Elementary (In-person Learners) will receive free meals at school, but can still receive breakfast & lunch for the weekends.
      Middle & High School (Hybrid Learners) will receive free meals at school, but can still receive free meals for Hybrid A or B days at home & breakfast & lunch for the weekends.New
    • Scholarships: Scholarship Link (new scholarships are added to the end of the document)
    • Hallway Lockers: Students are allowed to use their hallway lockers to store their coats and other items.  If you are unsure about your hallway locker number or combination, please email one of these three individuals listed below and they will assist you.
      Allie Meineke – [email protected]
      Kris Meeker – [email protected]
      Doreen Borde – [email protected]
    • Opportunity for Latino and Hispanic HS Students – 10th & 11th Grade Students
      R2L® NextGen is a week-long FREE leadership and civic engagement program for current high school sophomores and juniors. Through the program, CHCI brings groups of Latino high school students to D.C. to learn about how the Federal Government works, meet Latino leaders across industries, visit historic monuments, and develop a deeper understanding of how they can create positive change in their communities.
       R2L NextGen Registration   Deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2021.
    • The MHS’s gay-straight alliance, the Pride Club will meet every Friday during Muskie Time in Ms. Cromer’s room (22-013), or online in our Google Meet! Everyone is welcome, no one is judged. Join us! There are usually snacks:)
    • If your student is having issues with their district-issued laptop connecting to the internet, Google Meets, Google Classroom, TeamBuildr, etc., please call 563-263-6141 and you will be connected to the MHS Tech Dept. or email MHS Tech Dept. at Jose or Korey with your computer issue. For students without internet access, the district has a limited number of hotspots that can be loaned out at no cost to the students. Please call the help desk at (563) 770-0212 for hotspot availability or, email [email protected]
    • Virtual Only Families & Students:  If you have not communicated with your student’s grade level counselor regarding your student’s Virtual Learning option for 2nd Semester, please call MHS at 563-263-6141 by December 4th. 2nd Semester Virtual Learning Only Communication
    • Check out the ** Sports Information** section below for all winter sports information! 
    • MCC Spring Semester Schedule: The Class Schedule for Spring 2021 at Muscatine Community College is now available. If you would like to discuss courses for second semester, please stop in Student Services to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Hawkins or email [email protected] or [email protected] to schedule a Google Meet.
    • ACT Academy Test Prep: All students have free access to the ACT Academy test prep online. The link below includes the instructions for log in whether you have or have not logged in in the past. Please contact Mrs. Hawkins with any questions.  ACT Academy Test Prep
    • Parents and Guardians: Our school utilizes the School Messenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.*  You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.  See flyer for more information.   SMS Text Opt-In Flyer.pdf
    • 2020-21 Driver’s Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) Drivers Ed Information

    ** Forms **

    • Online Transcript Request Form:  Muscatine High School Transcript Request Form
    • The MHS Library is continuing to offer our BookDash service!! Any student who needs (or wants) more books to read during virtual learning can complete the BookDash order form. * More information is available on the MHS Library website or the linked flyer. Curbside pick up is recommended!
      *All visitors entering MHS must use the front doors and masks are required. Books must be picked up within one week of the ‘ready email’. Email Mrs. Keltner at [email protected] with questions!
    • Vehicle Registration Form/Parking Tags: If you are a new driver to MHS and do not have an MHS Parking Tag, you will need to pick up & complete a Vehicle Registration Form. Vehicle Registration Form  Students that have a parking tag from last year will continue to use that parking tag. If you no longer have the parking tag, please stop in the Student Services office.
    • DOT Minor School License Form: DOT Minor School License Form Forms are available on the MHS Main Entrance door. (You must have completed Driver’s Ed in order to submit this form.)  Instructions: Please complete Sections 1 and 3. (Leave Section 2 blank) and place in the envelope on the Main Entrance door along with a contact # so you can be notified when to pick up. It will be placed back in the envelope on the Main Entrance door for you to pick up.

    ** Fundraisers **

    • Muscatine Wrestling Apparel: If you are interested in ordering Muscatine Wrestling Apparel, orders due by Noon on Friday, December 18th.
    • Muskie Store is Open! The district has partnered with Phelps Custom Apparel to offer our staff, families, and community Muskie Apparel! This online store does not close meaning that it remains open for all of your Muskie clothing needs throughout the year.
      Go to: Phelps Muskie Store and check it out!
    • Jostens Muskie School Store:  Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift?
      Visit 
      Jostens Muskie School Store
      SAVE10 – $10.00 off all products, minimum purchase of $75
      SSOFF10 – 10% off all products

    ** Scholarships **

    ** Silver Cord Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities **

    • The Food & Nutrition Department is providing a free meal pick up service at Central Middle School on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday for families in our community. We need help packing meals and carrying boxes and bags to cars.  Please email [email protected] for details.
    • Silver Cord Program:  Students recording hours of volunteer service during their years at MHS will be awarded a Silver Cord to wear at graduation. In order for volunteer hours to count towards a Silver Cord, students must complete the online form to verify. Silver Cord Form
      Service qualifies for Silver Cord recognition if:

      • The student is not paid for the service
      • The student does not receive credit for the service.
      • The service is not for the purpose of fundraising for a group/activity/team that the student participates in.
        *140 hours are required for students in the Class of 2021, 2022 and 2023.
        *160 hours are required for students graduating in the Class of 2024.

    ** Sports Information/Athletic Forms **

    • Muscatine High School Current Athletics Department Guidelines for Spectator Sports at MHS. These guidelines are governed by Gov. Reynolds’ proclamation that extends through Dec 16. Games are not open to the general public at this time. MHS Winter Sports Spectator Guidelines
    • Spectators for Upcoming MHS Home Basketball Games:
      • Per Gov. Reynolds’ COVID 19 proclamations for Spectators at High School sporting events, each rostered player is allowed 2 Game Day tickets.
      • Spectators may not purchase admission or enter the gym without having a Game Day ticket. Game Day tickets will generally be used to allow family members to attend the game.
      • Currently there are no ‘extra’ Game Day tickets to distribute to students or other community members.
      • MHS Home Basketball games will be broadcast on FM 93.1 and streamed on Discover Muscatine.
      • We will share updates and changes as they become available.  Thank you for your support and Go Muskies!
    • Visit MHS Official Activities Site for updates to schedules, rosters & directions.
    • Follow @MuskieAD on Twitter for MHS activities & athletic updates and information.
    • Athletic Forms: Parent Permission Form    Concussion Form     Physical Form

    ** Yearbook Information **

    • FINAL DATE TO ORDER IS FEB. 25, 2021! 2020-21 Yearbooks Orders:  $56 per yearbook. Payment can be made at the MHS Attendance Center, online using InTouch, or by mail. Complete details: 2020-21 Yearbook Order Details
    • 2019-20 Yearbooks: If you purchased a 2019-20 yearbook, you can pick it up at the Attendance Center.
    • Did you or someone you know attend Muscatine High School during the 2012 through 2015 school years? If so, this is your chance to purchase a yearbook that reflects those school years and memories! Each yearbook is $20 until sold out. All proceeds go back into the Yearbook Club to purchase new equipment and expand the program for students. To purchase, call the Activities Office at Muscatine High School at (563) 263-6141 and ask for Mindy. 

    ** Keep informed on what is going on at MHS! **

    Activities/Athletics: RSchool Today
    Announcements: MHS News
    Facebook: MHS Facebook Page
    Twitter: @Muscatine HS

    @MuskieAD
    @MuskieStuCo
    @MuskieThemes
    Instagram: @Muscatine HS
    Snapchat: Muscatine HS
    Student Handbook: MCSD Student Handbk
    Curriculum Guide: 2020-21 Curriculum Guide

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