MHS Announcements – January 15, 2021

Muscatine Community School District (MCSD) Announcements with Muskie Logo
Muscatine Community School District (MCSD) Announcements

** 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 **

1st Semester A_B Hybrid Calendar    2020-21 Bell Schedules

  • NO SCHOOL: Monday, January 18th – Teacher Inservice Day
  • Hybrid Students: Tuesday, Jan. 19th is an ‘A’ Day (Start of 2nd Semester)

  • 2nd Semester A_B Hybrid Calendar (2nd Semester Begins January 19th): 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.
  • iJAG Mask Lanyard Fundraiser – Muskie Mask Managers: iJAG is selling lanyards with a clip at each end to hold masks.  They’re printed with the #MuskieStrong hashtag on the right side, and they can be personalized with a name, saying, etc. on the left for an extra dollar (printing request is subject to approval by a teacher to ensure it’s appropriate).  
    The cost is $3 per lanyard, $4 for a personalized lanyard, or you can buy a Family Pack of 4 lanyards for $10; $12 with personalization on all 4.  Contact an iJAG student or teacher ([email protected] or [email protected]) to order! iJAG Mask Lanyard Fundraiser
  • Silver Cord Opportunity: The Muscatine Art Center is looking for individuals to help move display bricks from location to another inside the Art Center. If interested and can assist prior to Wed., Jan. 20, please contact Virginia at 563 263-8282.
  • SIGN UP TODAY!   Mr. Begey from the Social Studies department/Instructional Coach will be the next Americorps Live Interview. The interview will take place on Wednesday, January 20 at 4pm. If you are interested in joining the Google Meet, please sign up.  Once signed up, you will receive a Google Meet invitation.
  • SIGN UP TODAY!   Ms. Petersen from the Lang. Arts department will be the next Americorps Live Interview. The interview will take place on Wednesday, January 20 at 4pm. If you are interested in joining the Google Meet, please sign up.  Once signed up, you will receive a Google Meet invitation
  • Scholarships: Scholarship Link  (new scholarships are added to the end of the document)
  • See the Silver Cord section below for a list of current opportunities.
  • Seniors: The MHS Local Scholarship Packet is now live and accepting applications. Please see the instructions below and feel free to contact Mrs. Hawkins ([email protected]) with any questions.  MHS Local Scholarship Application Process
    Applications are due March 12,2021 at noon.  This is a one of a kind opportunity for you to complete one application and be eligible to receive thousands of dollars in local scholarships. Muscatine is very fortunate to have this community support.
  • Library Book Reminder:  Any textbook or library materials checked out to students who are moving from virtual to hybrid, dropping classes, etc. need to be turned back into the library so they can be checked in and removed from the students’ records.
    • Virtual Students: If you are moving classes, please return textbooks and library books no longer needed – students moving to Odysseyware can return textbooks to the Attendance Office.
    • Hybrid Students: Please check and see if you have any overdue books and return them to the library.
      Hybrid Students: Friday, Jan. 15 is a ‘B’ Day (End of 1st Semester)
  • Parking Lots: With an impending snow storm headed our way, please make sure that your vehicle is not parked in either parking lot overnight or over the weekend for snow removal. Thank you!
  • 10th, 11th & 12th Grade Students: Student School Board Representatives Application and Information Documents: This year, the School Board will be choosing one representative from each of the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior classes. This will allow for consistency going into the 2021-22 school year as this year’s Sophomore and Junior will remain on the board next school year as a Junior and Senior.  Applications are due January 15, 2021. This is an excellent opportunity if your are interested in political science or being part of a decision making group!
  • Mural Project on Houser Hill: The City of Muscatine Public Art Advisory Commission is seeking groups to submit a proposal to develop mural concepts for sections of retaining wall on Houser St. between Lucas and Hershey. City of Muscatine Public Art Advisory Commission Mural Project Info
  • FFA Weekly Update-January 11-17, 2021: FFA Weekly Update
  • Registering Your Electronics: Worried about your electronics being stolen? Want to make sure you remember your serial number? We have just the program for you!
    Stop down and See Officer Pena to register your electronics. This program is a free program and that registers any electronics that you bring to school. The program hopes to prevent theft from happening but also to ensure that we have any and all serial numbers on file in the event that something does get taken.  Any electronics can be registered. Any questions please email Officer Whitni Pena ([email protected]) or stop down and see her in room 11-003.
  • 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.
  • Student IDs: Student IDs are available and can be picked up in Student Services for those students that had their picture taken at either one of the picture days.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 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

** Athletic/Activities Information **

** Forms **

  • Online Transcript Request Form:  Muscatine High School Transcript Request Form
  • Silver Cord Form:  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
  • BookDash Service: 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 in the MHS Main Office – Rm-11-001. (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 return to the Main Office. 

** Fundraisers **

  • iJAG Mask Lanyard Fundraiser – Muskie Mask Managers: iJAG is selling lanyards with a clip at each end to hold masks.  They’re printed with the #MuskieStrong hashtag on the right side, and they can be personalized with a name, saying, etc. on the left for an extra dollar (printing request is subject to approval by a teacher to ensure it’s appropriate).  
    The cost is $3 per lanyard, $4 for a personalized lanyard, or you can buy a Family Pack of 4 lanyards for $10; $12 with personalization on all 4.  Contact an iJAG student or teacher ([email protected] or [email protected]) to order! iJAG Mask Lanyard Fundraiser
  • 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 **

  • Silver Cord Opportunity: The Muscatine Art Center is looking for individuals to help move display bricks from location to another inside the Art Center. If interested and can assist prior to Wed., Jan. 20, please contact Virginia at 563 263-8282.
  • The City of Muscatine is looking for names of volunteers who would be available to help out local citizens shovel their sidewalk and/or drive entrances.   If this is something that you would be interested in, please contact the Public Works Department at 563-263-8933 and ask for Connie.
  • 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.

** 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
  • 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. 

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