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    MHS Announcements – May 15, 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!

    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 **

    • Mark Your Calendar for May 22nd for the 11th Annual VIRTUAL Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest hosted by Muscatine School Orchestras.
      We are excited to present our 11th Annual Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest! This year, the format will be VERY different, with our performance being entirely online, but the spirit of Stringfest remains the same. Students and performers are hard at work preparing for this event.
      Our performance will be broadcast right here on Facebook Live on Friday, May 22nd. Our concert will feature student performers from 4th grade to 12th, as well as professional musicians around the community and around the country!
      There is no admission, but with one of the main missions of Stringfest being to raise funds for our students who need it most, we will be doing an online fundraising push that weekend. That fundraiser will kick-off at the beginning of Stringfest at 7pm on the 22nd, and conclude 48 hours later at 7pm on the 24th. We will have Venmo set up for people to donate that are willing and able. With this being the 11th Annual performance, we have a goal to raise $1,100! That Venmo information will be posted for everyone to donate on the 22nd.

      So please, mark your calendars and join us from the comfort of your own homes on the 22nd! We are so happy to be a part of this wonderful, supportive community, and look forward to performing for you all!

    • Here is the link to Week 6 Book Talks – keep sharing! This is the last regularly-scheduled set of book talks (since Continuous Learning is coming to an end next week) BUT I hope to post a few bonus videos over the summer. So keep an eye out for additional emails in June and July!Also, all four read alouds for the Track series by Jason Reynolds are now posted). Here are the links: Ghost (book 1) and Patina (book 2) and Sunny (book 3) and Lu (book 4).Musser Public Library is still offering curbside pickup of books – and all the resources on the Muskie Library Website are still available through the summer (MackinVia, National Emergency Library, Junior Library Guild ebooks, online resources, etc.).
    • Seniors: The Muscatine Community Foundation, United Way of Muscatine and Aligned Impact Muscatine would like to congratulate you on all of your accomplishments! To help you celebrate they have donated a yard sign for seniors to display throughout the graduation season. We appreciate this kind gesture in support of our 2020 graduates. Signs will be available for pick in the MCSD Board Office parking lot on Mulberry Avenue on Monday, May 18th. Seniors may drive up from 8:00-11:00 am and 1:00-5:00 pm.
    • 2020 Muscatine County Fair Queen Competition: If you are a young lady between the ages of 16-21 and are interested in participating and representing the Muscatine County Fair this year, please complete and submit the attached application.
      2020 Muscatine County Fair Queen Registration Form
    • FFA Members: If you are planning to show livestock and haven’t talked to an Ag teacher on sign up contact Mr. Paul ASAP at [email protected]
    • Drivers Ed Registered Students for June 8, 2020 Class: Muscatine Education Student and Parent(s): You are receiving this email because you are signed up for the Muscatine Driver Education class set to begin on June 8. 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. Thus, Mr. Stevens, the June 8 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 with Mr. Stevens. More information/updates will be emailed as needed prior to the start of class! Textbook and workbook pick up times are listed in the email, please read carefully for the instructions! The AEA and Mr. Stevens 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). Please respond to this email with your transfer preferences. 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. Anne Budde, Ed.D. Coordinator of Student Programs Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency 563.344.6449
      Your class information and reminder is listed below.
      You are registered for Driver Education June 8 – 23, 2020 at Muscatine – Online Class .
      Classroom Sessions (30 hours) will meet Monday through Thursday, from Class will be conducted – Online – 7-10 am Mon-Thurs. Attendance is required during the scheduled class time. , in room Driver’s Education Book and Workbook pick up will be June 4 at Main Entrance Muscatine High School from 3-4:30 pm. Please make arrangements to be there, this will be the only opportunity to get the materials. The class instructor is Mr. Kirk Stevens.
      Your assigned driving time is (six lessons).
      Bring your instruction permit to the first class and every time that you are scheduled to drive.
      Please notify me as soon as possible if you will not be attending, as there could be a waiting list for this class.
      If you have any questions, you can reach me by calling 563-344-6575, or by email at [email protected]
    • Food Distribution List: Food Distribution List
    • Community Services: Community Services Information
    • 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!
    • 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
    • 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!
    • 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]
    • 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!
    • 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/iUevJdLDEP6yfwKMA.  An email link with audition material will be emailed out to you along with the process.  Please email: [email protected] with any questions.
    • 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. 
    • 2020 Race for the Schools Cancelled due to COVID 19.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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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