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MHS Announcements – March 28, 2022

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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MHS Hours: 7:45AM-4PM Monday-Friday  2021-2022 MHS Bell Schedules

MHS Phone #:  563-263-6141
MHS phone system and menu. Please listen to the menu to select the proper department. For Spanish assistance please press 5.

    • Press 1 – Attendance (or call directly at 563-263-6616)
    • Press 2 – Student Services, Transcripts and Grade Level Counselors
    • Press 3 – MHS Nurse
    • Press 4 – Athletics
    • Press 5 – Spanish Assistance
    • For all other calls, please stay on the line or press 0 for assistance or to leave a voicemail.

Announcements in Green – New
Announcements in Blue – Previous Day
Announcements in Black – 2 Days or older by request

  • UW Platteville will visit March 31st at 9:00AM in the Student Service Office.  Please sign up with Mrs. Meeker or Mrs. Watson if you are interested.
  • Any MHS Seniors who have donated blood at least 6 times are eligible for the IMPACT Award (formerly called the Gallon Grad Award) at graduation. Email Mrs. Keltner ([email protected]) if you believe you are eligible for this award or if you have any questions! 
  • Senior Decision Day: Seniors – You are invited to share your post secondary decision with MHS and our community on Friday, April 22nd in the MHS Library. This is a fun event that gives you a chance to share your plans for life after MHS!
    If you would like to participate, please complete the form that was emailed to you on March 28 and upload your letter of acceptance, enlistment, or commitment no later than Friday, April 8th. We are celebrating ALL post secondary decisions and we look forward to sharing them with our community!
  • MHS Drama Department will present the musical  NEWSIES! on April 21, 22 & 23!  Shows are Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:00 pm, and Saturday at 2:00 pm.  Performances are held in the MHS Auditorium.  Plan now to join us for this very entertaining, family-friendly show!  Based on the Disney movie, NEWSIES! tells the story of the newsboys strike of 1899 in New York, when kids stood up to powerful newspaper moguls, demanding fair treatment and leading the way toward the eventual creation of child labor laws in America.  Tickets go on sale March 31st via the online box office:  Muscatine Hs.booktix.com  All seats are only $8 when purchased in advance, online!  Online box office is open up to 15 minutes prior to the start of each performance.   Tickets are $10 if purchased at the door, day of show.  Please note that we cannot accept any passes for this event.  
  • Muscatine Police Academy: Students – Are you interested in a career in law enforcement or learning more about careers in law enforcement? On Wednesday, March 30th, Officer Joe Bryant from the Muscatine Police Department will be here during Muskie Time to present on the Muscatine Jr. Police Academy that will be held this summer.  Students in grades 9-12 who are interested in learning more about the academy opportunity are invited to sign up in the adaptive scheduler on Wed., March 30th for the session titled “Junior Police Academy Information Session”.  If you have questions, please reach out to Officer Shoultz or Heather Duytschaever.
    Muscatine Jr. Police Academy

    • Academy will take place June 6th thru the 9th 2022 at Muscatine Community College.
    • All High School students are eligible to apply and space is limited. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors.
    • There is no cost to attend.
    • Lunch will be provided.
    • Those that attend will have an opportunity to earn a $500.00 scholarship from the Muscatine Police Officers Association and a $500.00 Scholarship from MCC (If the student attends EICC School).
    • Some of the topics to be covered: Patrol Operations, Evidence Collection, Traffic Enforcement, K-9 Operations, Muscatine Special Operations Team (SWAT).
  • DEADLINE APRIL 1st! PROM/CAPE GUEST FORMS: Prom/CAPE guests from another school must be at least a  junior or senior, or a previous MHS graduate under the age of 21. Those attending as a guest will need to complete the Prom/CAPE Guest Registration Form.  Forms are available in the Asst. Principal’s Office – see Mrs. Chatfield.  Forms are due April 1, 2022.
  • Support your MHS Spring athlete in their chosen sport by placing an ad in the MHS Sport program.  Details and order form are at: https://bit.ly/2EDytT3
  • Lost & Found: Lost an item?  Water Bottle, jewelry, earbuds, phone?  Check at the Attendance Center and see if it was turned in!
  • Class of 2022 Information – See Class of 2022 Information below
  • Employment Opportunities: See Employment Opportunities Section below.
  • Scholarships: 2021-22 Scholarship List & Info
  • Silver Cord Opportunities: See Silver Cord Section below for all opportunities!
  • REMINDER! Senior financial obligations are posted outside of the Athletics and Activities Office by student number. These obligations include all outstanding financial obligations to date. Any unreturned supplies or equipment before the end of the year could result in a higher obligation. Senior obligations need to be paid at the Attendance Office prior to graduation in order for students to participate in the graduation ceremony. If the obligations are a burden to your family or if you have any questions, please contact Wendi Schmelzer at (563) 263-7223 ext. 1012 to discuss payment arrangements.
    Note: You/your parent/guardian will need to login to PowerSchool>InTouchReceipting to locate your obligation balance.   InTouch Receipting Instructions
  • APPLICATION DUE MARCH 28! Iowa Youth Institute 2022: Please plan to participate on Monday, April 25th for the 2022 Iowa Youth Institute held in partnership with Iowa State University! For every year of IYI participation, students will now receive a $1,000 scholarship redeemable for any of the majors outlined in the flyer on our web page!  The scholarship maxes out at $4,000 so students are eligible to participate multiple years. Below are upcoming dates to help you prepare for next year’s event.
    A limited number of spots are available for MHS Students. See Mr. Day Room 13-007 for more details. 
     Iowa Challenge 2022    2022 Iowa Youth Institute Flyer
  • MHS Colorguard: If you are interested in MHS Colorguard we will have four mini sessions where you can try out the equipment and learn short routines.  You are welcome to come to one or all four sessions. They will be held every Thursday in April from 7pm to 8:15pm at the First Baptist Church’s Gym, 3003 Mulberry Ave.  This is a great chance to try out colorguard to see if you would like to become part of the team.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Carolyn Hurlbut at [email protected].
  • REMINDER! Seniors – Post Graduation Senior Survey:  This is just a friendly reminder that in order to pick up your cap and gown, you will need to complete the Senior Survey (Post Graduation) in PowerSchool. This is a survey that the State of Iowa requires and it will not take you very long to complete it. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Mauck.
  • Prom Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, April 4, 2022 in front of Student Services during lunch hours. Cost per ticket is $20.  Guests from another school must be at least a  junior or senior, or a previous graduate under the age of 21. Those attending as a guest will need to complete the Prom/CAPE Guest Registration Form.  Forms are available in the Asst. Principal’s Office – see Mrs. Chatfield.  Forms are due April 1, 2022.
  • Driver’s Ed: To register for upcoming Driver’s Ed sessions, please visit: mbaea.org/student-programs/driver-education
  • Buy/Pre-Order your 2021-2022 Yearbook – $56! (The Auroran 2021-2022): 2021-22 Yearbook Info  Deadline to order is May 11, 2022.
  • DUE APRIL 1! Middle School and High School Art Exhibit and Cash Prizes through Sister Cities: For complete details, visit: Middle School and High School Art Exhibit and Cash Prizes through Sister Cities
  • REMINDER: Students – If you have not scheduled an appt. to schedule classes for next year, please use the links below. Parents are welcome to attend the scheduling session with their student.  If after April 1st, students have not met with their counselor to schedule classes, students will be placed into classes.  If you have any questions, please contact your grade level counselor.   2022-23 Curriculum Guide 

  • Race for the School Race Info – May 7, 2022: Race For the School Race Info    Race for the School Volunteer Form
  • CAPE Parent/Guardian Volunteers Needed & CAPE Donation Information: CAPE Volunteer & Donations Info
  • FREE PROM FORMAL WEAR! Juniors & Seniors: FREE Prom formal wear (dresses-long & short, shoes, pants, shirts, suit coats) are available. Please make an appointment to check out the great selection and try on apparel by emailing Mrs. Borde at [email protected] or stopping by the Main Office-Room 11-001.
  • PROM – Juniors & Seniors: April 30, 2022 at The Merrill Hotel, 8-11PM.  Outside guests will be allowed!  All Guests must be at least a  junior or senior, or a previous graduate under the age of 21. Those attending as a guest will need to complete the Prom/CAPE Guest Registration Form.  Forms are available in the Asst. Principal’s Office – see Mrs. Chatfield.  Forms are due April 1, 2022.
  • Carnival After Prom Extravaganza (C.A.P.E.) – Juniors & Seniors: This year, C.A.P.E. will be held after prom from 12:00AM-3:00AM May 1st at Muscatine High School. C.A.P.E. provides an evening of fun after the dance with a variety of games and activities such as Casino Games, Bungee Run, Human Soccer Balls, Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course, Bingo, Air Brush Artist, Photo Booth, unlimited food and GREAT PRIZES! Students can attend C.A.P.E. even if they choose not to attend the dance. Security will be provided. This is a FREE event!  C.A.P.E. tickets are FREE and will be available at a later date.  Please watch the announcements for when and where they will be available!
  • Key Club Blood Drive: Any MHS Students or Staff interested in donating blood on Friday, April 1st 2022 need to sign-up with a Key Club member or email Mrs. Keltner at [email protected] Walk-ins will NOT be taken for this blood drive – all donors need to have a scheduled time between 8:00am-12:00noon in the Van Hecke Center Gym.  All donors and volunteers are required to wear a mask while at the blood drive.
  • Host an International Student!  Bring the world into your home!
    We are seeking families to host international high school students at Muscatine High School for the 2022-2023 school year. Be a host family and delight in experiencing other cultures, sharing your traditions, and seeing the world differently. Learn more about short-term and long-term hosting options (3 or 6-9 months) through Rotary International or AFS-USA by contacting Krista Regennitter, [email protected]
    or 563-299-3602.  Short-term hosting commitments are needed by March 31, 2022.
    GE Rotary Hosting Flyer 2022
  • APPLICATION DUE MARCH 31ST! Sophomore and Junior Students: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA):
    Who is eligible?
    Iowa RYLA 2022:  High School Sophomores or Juniors (2021-22 school year) may apply.
    Generally, the applicants who are selected have excelled in one or more areas of high school involvement and have proven leadership experience or shown leadership potential.
    Dates and Place: Next RYLA:  2:30 PM, Sunday, July 17 through Noon, Friday, July 22, 2022, at Grinnell College.
    It is vital that the conferee stay through the entire conference! The objectives of RYLA are:
  • Need a Tutor?  If you are struggling in classes and are needing some help, please respond to this email by using the google form   Please include your name, the class you are struggling in, and the teacher you have for that class.  Tutoring can happen in Muskie Time. Before or after school. Fill out the google form to be entered for tutoring.  https://forms.gle/dxR9XjTsuUKGjX6u9
  • Parents: SMS Text Opt In Feature for School Messenger: SMS_Text Opt-In Flyer/Instructions
  • MHS Parents & Students: The Powerschool Mobile App is a great resource to have!   Mobile App Instructions
  • Lost & Found: Lost an item?  Water Bottle, jewelry, earbuds, phone?  Check at the Attendance Center and see if it was turned in!
  • Google Classroom: All high school staff use Google Classroom to display assigned work. If your child is missing from school, they can always access their work via Google Classroom. As a parent/guardian, you can request your student’s teachers to add you to their assignment list so that you will have “View Only” access. 
  • Meal Viewer Link Students & Parents can look at the menus online for MHS. There is nutrient information as well as allergen information. There is also an app available for cell phones. 

** Class of 2022 Information **

  • Senior Decision Day: Seniors – You are invited to share your post secondary decision with MHS and our community on Friday, April 22nd in the MHS Library. This is a fun event that gives you a chance to share your plans for life after MHS!
    If you would like to participate, please complete the form that was emailed to you on March 28 and upload your letter of acceptance, enlistment, or commitment no later than Friday, April 8th. We are celebrating ALL post secondary decisions and we look forward to sharing them with our community!
  • REMINDER! Seniors – Post Graduation Senior Survey:  This is just a friendly reminder that in order to pick up your cap and gown, you will need to complete the Senior Survey (Post Graduation) in PowerSchool. This is a survey that the State of Iowa requires and it will not take you very long to complete it. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Mauck.
  • Seniors who are or intend to attend Muscatine Community College next year: MCC Foundation is extending the MCC scholarship deadline for students planning to attend Muscatine Community College in the 2022-2023 academic year. In addition to new applicants, students who started an application for the March 1 deadline, will be able to complete and submit their original application. Applications can be submitted now through August 1, 2022.  Awards will be made as completed applications are received and funds are available. Apply at:  www.eicc.edu/scholarships
  • REMINDER! Senior financial obligations will be posted outside of the Athletics and Activities Office by student number. These obligations include all outstanding financial obligations to date. Any unreturned supplies or equipment before the end of the year could result in a higher obligation. Senior obligations need to be paid at the Attendance Office prior to graduation in order for students to participate in the graduation ceremony. If the obligations are a burden to your family or if you have any questions, please contact Wendi Schmelzer at (563) 263-7223 ext. 1012 to discuss payment arrangements.
    Note: You/your parent/guardian will need to login to PowerSchool>InTouchReceipting to locate your obligation balance.   InTouch Receipting Instructions
  • Graduation: May 22, 2022 @ 2PM in the MHS Stadium.

** Athletics/Activities Information  **

  • Support your MHS Spring athlete in their chosen sport by placing an ad in the MHS Sport program.  Details and order form are at: https://bit.ly/2EDytT3
  • Athletic Punch Pass/Card for adults are $40 and can be purchased at the MHS Attendance Center or at the gate during events. This Punch Card allows you 10 admissions into all sporting events except regional & state competitions, most vocal, orchestra, and band events, and the fall drama production.
  • Student Activity Passes are available for sale at the Attendance Center for $50. This pass allows you admission into all sporting events except regional & state competitions, most vocal, orchestra, and band events, and the fall drama production.
  • 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

** College/Military Visits **

  • Please check back for college and military scheduled visits.

** Employment Opportunities **

  • Addington Place, 3515 Diana Queen Drive. Muscatine. Opportunity in our kitchen as a dietary aid. It would also include a waitress kind of setting doing dishes, picking up plates,  passing out plates, sweeping and mopping.
    If interested or for more information, please contact Samantha Harris at 563-263-5108 or [email protected]tonplacemuscatine.com
  • Employment Opportunity: Cove Equipment in Moscow, Columbus City, and Conroy is hiring Service Technicians, Ag Mechanics, and Small Engine Technicians.  If interested, please contact Mr. Welsch in Student Services.  Cove Equipment is Hiring!
  • Part Time Work Opportunity for High School Students at HON and Allsteel.
    HNI Furniture Operation – High School Program
    Please email Mr. Welsch at [email protected] if interested.
  • Lutheran Living Senior Campus is Hiring Culinary Aids: Must be 16 years old, flexible hours- usually 4-7  weekdays and weekends (not sure of the times) sign-on bonus and generous attendance bonus.  Starts at around  $12.00/hour, the attendance bonus is $3.00/hour for being on time and not calling off to work.  Contact Angie Silva at 563-272-2115 if interested. 

** Forms **

  • School Locker Request (not PE): Student Locker Request Form
  • Transcripts: To request an official transcript from Muscatine High School, please use the link below to make your request. Official transcripts are sent directly from our MHS Registrar’s Office. Muscatine High School Transcript Request Link
  • 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
  • ALL STUDENTS DRIVING TO SCHOOL: ALL students driving to school will need to complete a Vehicle Registration Form for a new MHS Parking Tag.  This parking tag will be used for until the Class of 2025 graduates.  The form is available online Vehicle Registration Form, MHS Attendance or Student Services office. Completed forms should be returned to the Student Services office. Students with a new MHS Parking can park in the Bonnie Dr. or Cedar St. parking lots.
  • 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

** Scholarships **

  • Please visit Scholarships for a list of available scholarships. (newest scholarships are listed at the end of the document)

** Silver Cord Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities **

  • Addington Place, 3515 Diana Queen Drive. Muscatine. Opportunity in our kitchen as a dietary aid. It would also include a waitress kind of setting doing dishes, picking up plates,  passing out plates, sweeping and mopping.
    If interested or for more information, please contact Samantha Harris at 563-263-5108 or [email protected]
  • Laurie Schroeder at Susan Clark Junior High is looking for volunteers to assist in organizing, sorting supplies, or helping other students with reading or math for the class. Volunteers are needed from 8:30-11:30 then from 1:00-3:30 daily. If interested, please contact Laurie Schroeder at [email protected]
  • Volunteers are wanted to tutor/mentor Ms. Nietfeldt’s 5th grade students at Mulberry Elementary in various types of class work. The times that work best for Ms. Nietfeldt are Monday through Friday from 10:15 – 11:15AM and 11:30 – 11:50AM. If interested, please email her at [email protected]
  • Lutheran Living is looking for volunteers. If interested or for more information, please contact Taylor Carey-Murdock at [email protected] or at (563) 272-2124.
  • Rebuild Together Muscatine County is looking for volunteers to assist in building wheelchair ramps for our community for those people who put in an application. We build these ramps in sections and all sections are pre-built in our shop.  Today we have quite the backlog of ramps, and in such, we could use help on building ramp sections.  No skill level is needed as we will take any student and certainly guide them through the process keeping safety as a top-priority.  We will provide the tools, the materials, and the instructions.  It would be ideal if we were to set this up 4 students at a time, and we are flexible on day/time availability. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Alan Millage at [email protected] or call/text at 563-726-3433.
  • 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 **

  • Pre-Order YOUR 2021-22 Yearbook – $56! (The Auroran 2021-2022): 2021-22 Yearbook Info
  • Yearbooks: If you would like to purchase an MHS 2020-21 yearbook, cost is $56.
  • 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: 2022-23 Curriculum Guide

 

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