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    MHS Announcements – March 22, 2021

    Muscatine Community School District
    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!

    We are continuing to follow CDC and public health COVID-19 guidelines. Wearing your mask is mandatory at all times in the classroom and in the hallways. Masks must cover your nose. Gaiters are not acceptable mask coverings.

    MHS Attendance Office: 563-263-6616 x1133 or [email protected]

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

    ** Daily News & Information **

    MHS Daily Schedule – 2/16/21       2-Hour Early Out Schedule        2-Hr Late Start Schedule

    • MHS Students: If you have not scheduled an appointment to complete your 2021-2022 course selection, please do so this week. MHS counselors will wrap up the process on Thursday, April 1st. The Calendly links to schedule and appointment are on the MHS homepage
    • UW-Platteville will be holding a virtual college visit on Wednesday, March 24th at 10am.
      If you would like to attend the college visit virtually, please email Mrs. Meineke at [email protected] or visit student services to sign up. 
    • Girls’ Parent Track Meeting:  There will be a Girls’ Parent track Meeting on March 23rd on the Learning Stairs by the Commons at 6pm. 
    • Track Volunteers Needed for the track meet on Thursday, March 25.  If interested, please email Ms. Warren at [email protected]
    • Soccer Spring Clean Up Day: This is a fundraiser for Muskie Soccer Boosters. It will be held April 25th. Rain Date May 2nd. Thanks for supporting our players.
      Spring Soccer Clean Up Day Info
    • Summer Employment Opportunity: The Chore Program at Senior Resources of Muscatine is looking for young adults 16 years of age or older to work or volunteer their time as independent chore contractors providing lawn care this summer for seniors living in Muscatine. This can be a paid or a volunteer position. If anyone is interested you can contact John Bryant at 563-263-7292 or e-mail to [email protected]
    • Lost and Found: Stop at the Attendance Center if you have lost jewelry, wireless headphones, charging cases, water bottles, etc.  You will need to provide a description of the item you have lost.
    • Muskie Pom Squad Auditions will be held at the end of March. We are looking for new team members!  Clinics are March 23-26 6:15AM-7:45 AM. Auditions are Saturday, March 27 10am-1pm. For more information on requirements and auditions, email [email protected]  Muskie Poms Google Site    Muskie Poms Audition Application
    • SpongeBob The Musical apparel is now on sale thru 3/14/21! SpongeBob The Musical Apparel Store
    • Race for the Schools  2021 Race for the Schools Registration Form
      Website: https://www.muscatineracefortheschools.org/
      Virtual Option ONLY for 2021
      What:  Virtual 5K or Virtual Muskie Mile Run/Jog/Walk – Run any route on your own or with a parent/adult
      When: Any time from April 23 to Saturday, May 1, 2021
      Adult Fees: 5K, $20 – Muskie Mile – $10     
      Student Fees:  5K, $10 – Muskie Mile – $8
      All Registered participants: receive a race bib, official race shirt, and a color changing cup
      MUSKIE CHALLENGE: Muscatine School with the most registered participants wins a trophy – make sure you list your school when you register
      Packet Pickup: Friday, April 23 at the Muscatine Administration Center, 2900 Mulberry from 4:00 – 6:0pm
      Drawing for Prizes:  Send a picture of yourself running the Virtual 5K or Muskie Mile to:
      [email protected]  Your name may be drawn for one of the prizes.
      Scholarships Available for Muscatine School Students:
      Contact Daphne at 563-263-7223 or [email protected]
    • Support your MHS athlete in their chosen sport by placing an ad in the MHS Sports program.  Details and order form are at: https://bit.ly/2EDytT3
    • Seniors: Jostens will be hosting a DRIVE THROUGH graduation delivery (invitations & accessories but not cap & gown) on Tuesday April 6th and Wednesday the 7th from 3:30-5:30pm in the back parking lot by the MHS Greenhouse (across from VanHecke Center).  (Students will pick up their cap & gown when fines & fees are due in May – date not set.) Please drive up and we will bring your items to your car.  Please pay by calling 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367) before delivery day or bring cash on delivery day. (Cash is the ONLY form of Payment on Delivery Day.)
    • Silver Cord Hours: See Silver Cord section below.
    • Juniors & Seniors: The ACT Test will be optional this year instead of mandatory for 11th grade students.  We are also opening up the opportunity for both 11th and 12th grade students to take the test in preparation for college admissions. The district will cover the cost of the test if you choose to take it on April 14th!  The test will be given during the school day.
      If interested, you will need to fill out the Google Form emailed to your school email by the end of the day Friday, April 2nd. You do NOT need to complete the form if you are NOT planning on taking the ACT test on April 14th. REQUESTS FOR A TEST NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BY END OF DAY ON FRIDAY, APRIL 2nd.
    • 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
    • Juniors & Seniors: 4th Hour Study Hall Exemption forms are available in the Asst. Principal’s Office. All 11th and 12th grade students with a 2.5 GPA from last semester are eligible for exemption. 
    • Lost and Found: Stop at the Attendance Center if you have lost jewelry, wireless headphones, charging cases, water bottles, etc.  You will need to provide a description of the item you have lost.
    • 2021 Muscatine County Fair Queen Competition: It is hard to believe that we are already starting to think about fair 2021! Once again we are looking for young women to run for the title of 2021 Muscatine County Fair Queen.  Muscatine Co. Fair Queen Application
    • The 2021 FFA Banquet will be held on April 6th at 6:30 pm in the High School Gym. All FFA members and their Families are invited. Details and RSVP to come later this month.
    • Capri College:  If you are a junior or senior and are interested in Capri College, which offers health and beauty programs in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, and Nail Technology. Please email Allie Meineke at [email protected] or stop in Student Services for more information.
    • Summer Conservation Jobs with Muscatine County Conservation Board.  Must be 18 and have a valid driver license.
      Summer Conservation Worker Info    Muscatine Co. Employment Application
    • 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
    • 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 **

    • 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 **

    • Deliver Meals for Seniors Saturdays & holidays. Meals are picked up at Trinity. It takes about an hour to deliver a route. A route consists of delivering 8- 10 meals. Training is provided by riding along with current volunteers to learn route. A valid driver’s license (or a licensed driver to transport you) is required. Please contact Teri Piazza at Senior Resources today!  Phone: (563) 263-7292.
    • The Food & Nutrition Department is providing a free meal pick up service at Central Middle School on Wednesday & Thursday 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 **

    • 2020-21 Yearbook Order Date has been extended to May 3, 2021! $56 per yearbook. Payment can be made online using InTouch via Parent PowerSchool portal, MHS Attendance Center, 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. 

    ** 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
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    Instagram: @Muscatine HS
    Snapchat: Muscatine HS
    Student Handbook: MCSD Student Handbk
    Curriculum Guide: 2020-21 Curriculum Guide

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