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    MHS Announcements – May 12, 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 **

    Happy Nurses Week!  

     

    Home of the Muskies!

    Visit the MHS Official Activities Site to see what’s happening for Schedules, Rosters, Directions, Etc.!

    Transcript Request Form: Transcript Request Form 

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

    2020-21 MHS Curriculum Guide: 2020-21 MHS Curriculum Guidebook

    ** Employment Opportunities **

    • Geneva Golf & Country Club is currently hiring lifeguards. If you are interested, please call 263-8942 for more information. 
    • Summer Employment Opportunity – Corn Detasseling: Must be at least 14 years old by June 16, 2020.  If you are interested in working this summer, please click here and fill out the form.  Additional information will then be sent to the email address you have provided.

    ** Daily News & Information **

    • The 2020-2021 Muskie Dance Team (Pom Squad) is looking for new members!! Auditions will be done virtually, with all materials online. All students who wish to audition need to start here https://forms.gle/iUevJdLDEP6yfwKMAAn email link with audition material will be emailed out to you along with the process.  Please email: [email protected] with any questions.
    • Parents: If you have not received or updated your student’s 2020-21 MHS Student Registration information, you will be receiving a phone call to update the information. Two attempts were made via email.  Contact information that is on file will be verified as well as emergency contact and medical info.  (Online registration for 2020-21fore returning students is discontinued so this is the process we are using to update each student’s information. Thank you to everyone that already responded!
    • TODAY! River Bend’s Mobile Food Bank will be held this coming Tuesday, May 12 at the MCSD Admin building (2900 Mulberry Ave.) from 4:30 to 6:00pm.  Drive Thru!!
    • Yearbook Status: We are looking at options for yearbook pickup. Yearbooks have NOT been delivered to MHS yet and aren’t scheduled to until the end of May. Contact will be made to those that purchased when the distribution plan and date(s) are available. 
    • FFA Plant Sale: Our time slots for May 15th, are available for our last week of sales.
      View items here: //drive.google.com/a/mcsdonline.org.
      Order Here: /tinyurl.com/MuscatineFFAGreenhouse
      Pay Here:
      tinyurl.com/MuscatineFFAPayment
      Thank you to all of you who have been able to support our sale this year!
    • 2020 Race for the Schools Cancelled due to COVID 19.
    • Students — You can still improve your grades until May 22nd!  https://bit.ly/3bMjP7P
      ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS TO CONTACT YOUR TEACHER AND REQUEST INCOMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS OR ASK TO RETAKE AN ASSESSMENT, complete the work, and return to the teacher.  If you are not sure what to do, please contact your grade level counselor!!  All work needs to be back to teachers by May 22nd. Take advantage of this unique opportunity!!  MHS Staff is here to help and support you in your educational journey – you just need to ask how we can assist you!
      MHS Counselors: 
      9th Grade: Brandon Welsch  [email protected]
      10th Grade: Scott Mauck  [email protected]
      11th Grade: Jacob Mueller  [email protected]
      12th Grade: Karey Hawkins  [email protected]
      Career: Maureen Beran [email protected]
      At-Risk: Troy Kulland [email protected]
    • Continuous Learning content is available! 
      This site includes supplemental digital learning resources for Muscatine CSD students to help supplement learning during the school closure period. They are not assignments and are not going to be graded. They are merely resources to help provide some learning during this unexpected school closure.
      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pergCA8FuBgnyJhtDITbAX-gkQP9wOyFhUj2qW2vmp0/edit#gid=758952922
    • Transcripts: If you need a transcript, please fill out the Transcript Request Form (or include all the information requested on the form) and email [email protected]
    • Food Distribution List: Food Distribution List
    • Community Services: Community Services Information
    • Muskie Library Book Talks: Week 5 – three more great ebooks to read on MackinVia + an announcement about curbside book pick-up. Here is the link to Week 5 Book Talks — keep sharing please! And the third book in the Track series by Jason Reynolds is posted. Here are the links to Ghost (book 1) and Patina (book 2) and Sunny (book 3).
      Also, if you haven’t heard Musser Public LIbrary is now offering curbside pickup of books — checkout their website for more information: https://musserpubliclibrary.org/
    • Muskie Locker Bags and Bags of Blessing will be distributed on Thursday alongside the MCSD nutrition department at Jefferson, Franklin and the Board Office. Last date we will be distributing bags will be Thursday, May 21.
    • 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗪𝗜-𝗙𝗜 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗧𝗦 𝗡𝗢𝗪 𝗔𝗩𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘! Access to these temporary hot spots during COVID-19 can be found in the parking lots of Jefferson and Franklin Schools and in the student housing section of MCC. You’ll want to be in direct line of sight as much as possible with the radio/transmitter for best results. Please remember to use current social distancing guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our thanks to Muscatine Community School District and Muscatine Community College for this partnership!
    • It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!  Let your teacher(s) know that you appreciate them by posting a message to them on https://twitter.com/MuscatineHS.  Please include the teacher’s name and why you appreciate her/him. Include the hashtag #MHSTeachersRock
    • April 22nd Communication & Grading Clarification Letter: The communication was mailed to MHS families and should arrive to all families by May 2nd.  This was previously emailed or sent via text to all MHS families, students & staff.  The April 22nd explains Grading, AP Assessments, Collecting Student and School Property, Scholarships, Graduation, and Prom and the grading options that are being offered for ALL MHS students.  
    • Students taking concurrent classes at MCC: MCC classes are still in session and you will need to complete work according to the college’s guidelines. If you are taking a concurrent class, please contact your instructor for details and options, as they are somewhat different than the high school’s grading process.
    • Reminder: Parents/Guardians: 2020-21 MHS Student Registration information is being emailed/texted to each parent/guardian (this is contact information – not schedule information).  Please be on the lookout for this email/text in the upcoming days/weeks. What is needed? Verify the information, if no changes, please reply to the email/text with “INFORMATION IS CORRECT”.  If there are changes, please reply to the email/text with the changes. Either way, a response is needed from the parent/guardian. (Online registration for 2020-21 is discontinued so this is the process we are using to update each student’s information.
    • June 8th Drivers Ed Students: Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Iowa DOT is allowing the required 30 hours of classroom instruction to be held on-line temporarily. Of course, the behind-the-wheel instruction would not be possible at this time for safety reasons.
      Mr. Smith, the June 8th Muscatine classroom instructor, is currently working to create an online curriculum. The in car driving instruction will need to take place at a later time in the summer.
      More information will be emailed in the next few weeks, including a time to pick up your textbook and workbook for the driver education coursework. The AEA and Mr. Smith will work to ensure safety at all times.
      If you would like to wait until a later date to take driver education, your registration can be transferred to a school year class (registration and dates open July 1st). If you have urgent issues to discuss, you may contact Anne Budde on her cell phone at 563.529.5435. Otherwise, look for further information from AEA Driver Education via email. 
    • Class of 2020 Senior Decision Day Video!  Congratulations Class of 2020!
      ://twitter.com/CounselingMHS/status/1253682076538322948

      Grading, AP Assessments, Collecting Student and School Property, Scholarships, Graduation, and Prom are included.  More information on grading will be communicated in the near future.
    • Now is the time to submit Silver Cord forms! If you’ve completed volunteer work but haven’t submitted your Silver Cord form, complete the form and submit to your grade level counselor.   Silver Cord Form link
      MHS Counselors: 
      9th Grade: Brandon Welsch [email protected]
      10th Grade: Scott Mauck [email protected]
      11th Grade: Jacob Mueller [email protected]
      12th Grade: Karey Hawkins [email protected]
      Career: Maureen Beran [email protected]
      At-Risk: Troy Kulland [email protected]
    • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website – https://www.mbaea.org/en/student_programs/driver_education/
      Summer Session dates are:

      June 8 to 27
      June 29 to July 18
      July 20 to August 8
      FYI – classes do have maximum capacity, so please contact our office at [email protected] as soon as possible.
      2020-21 Driver’s Ed sessions will be open for registration on July 1st online.  Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website – https://www.mbaea.org/en/student_programs/driver_education/
    • ACT ACADEMY: A great way to keep up with academic skills and to prepare for the ACT during this time at home is through ACT Academy. (11th grade students received their ACT scores from their February test, and may be planning to retake it in the summer or fall.)Check out the resources on academy.act.org, where you can focus on certain subjects/skills according to your most recent scores, if you have already taken the ACT test. If you are thinking of taking your first ACT test, take advantage of getting a head start and utilize this FREE resource! If you do not have an account, view this tutorial for instructions. (Student were also emailed a pdf of the tutorial.)This is a completely free resource that can be accessed at home! If you have questions, email Mrs. Mueller at [email protected]Note: Students typically take the ACT test a couple of times to improve their score for college entrance and also for scholarship opportunities!!   MHS 11th grade students have had the benefit of their first ACT test being paid for by MCSD with the test administered by MHS staff during a school day.  Additional ACT tests are paid for by the student.
    • Seniors: For a list of scholarships available at this time, please click on the ‘Scholarships’ link below.  Scholarships are listed by the month of their due date.  Scholarships (You can also search the internet for other scholarships available!)
    • 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
    • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website – https://www.mbaea.org/en/student_programs/driver_education/

    ** Silver Cord Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities **

    • Silver Cord Form- Google Form: The Silver Cord Form is now a google form that you submit online.  Silver Cord Form link

    ** Sports Information **

    ** Fundraisers **

    ** Scholarships **

    • For a list of scholarships available at this time, please click on the ‘Scholarships’ link below.  Scholarships are listed by the month of their due date.  Scholarships

    ** 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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