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    MHS Announcements – October 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! 

    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 **

    A_B Hybrid Calendar

    2020-21 Bell Schedules

    • On Thursday, November 5th, ICAN will provide virtual appointments to help senior families complete their FAFSA. Appointments can be made by using this link MHS Virtual FAFSA Completion NightScroll down to the Muscatine High School Event scheduled for November 5th and click to choose an appointment time between 4:00-9:00 pm. Please see Mrs. Hawkins in Student Services with questions.
    • MHS Parent Teacher Conferences: This year the Muscatine High School will be doing fall Parent-Teacher conferences virtually through google meets on:
      • Monday, Oct. 19 from 4-7pm
      • Wed., Oct. 21 from 4-7pm
      • Thurs., Oct. 22 from 1:45-3:45pm

    We have developed a site where you will be able to click on the name of the teacher and select a date and time to conference with that teacher. Once you have confirmed your meeting, you will receive a Google Meet link that will be used at the time of the conference. If you prefer an in-person meeting, a form is available on the website for you to fill out and we will be in contact with you in regards to those. Please click on this link to sign up for Muscatine High School Fall Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up

    Este año, la escuela secundaria Muscatine realizará conferencias de padres y maestros en el otoño virtualmente a través de reuniones de Google. Hemos desarrollado un sitio donde podrá hacer clic en el nombre del maestro y seleccionar una fecha y hora para reunirse con ese maestro. Una vez que haya confirmado su reunión, recibirá un enlace de Google Meet que se utilizará en el momento de la conferencia. Si prefiere una reunión en persona, hay un formulario disponible en el sitio web para que lo complete y nos pondremos en contacto con usted al respecto. Haga clic en este enlace para registrarse Inscripción a la conferencia de padres y maestros de otoño de Muscatine High School

    • Muskie Volleyball Regional vs. Dav. West will take place on Thursday, Oct. 22 starting at 7pm. No game day ticket is needed.  No passes will be accepted with it being a Regional competition. Admission is $6.
    • Make-up Picture Day will be on November 10th for all students (Virtual & Hybrid) starting at 7AM in the MHS Gym. (If this is not your scheduled day to attend, you can still come in and get your picture taken.) Lifetouch Order Form
    • DUE DATE IS OCT. 20th! 10th Grade Students/Families: Jostens has mailed home a Class Ring Design Packet to each 10th grade student. Orders are due online or by dropping off completed order forms to the MHS Student Services office by October 20th.  Don’t miss out on the tradition or on your free gift with purchase. Please click on the link below for more information on how to design and order your class ring.  Class Ring Presentation
    • DUE DATE IS OCT. 20th! 12th Grade Students:  Jostens has mailed home a Graduation Packet to each 12th grade student. Orders are due online or by dropping off completed order forms to the MHS Student Services office by October 20th.  Please click on the link below for more information. Graduation Item Presentation
    • DUE DATE IS OCT. 30th! Baby Ads for Grads (childhood picture information) – Due Friday, October 30th, 2020.
      Honor your senior with a Baby Ad for Grad (an Auroran tradition!). Each ad is $35.
      You are not limited to one ad. NO Baby Ads will be accepted after the date above.

      Baby Ads for Grads Information
    • DUE DATE IS NOV. 13th! Senior Pictures Submissions for the Yearbook – Due Friday, November 13th, 2020
      Senior pictures will only be accepted by submitting them to the Josten’s website.
      If your photographer wants to submit your picture for you, it is up to you to talk to the photographer and tell them the process. Photos received after this date cannot be guaranteed a place in the Yearbook. If a senior picture is not provided, the school picture will be used.
      To submit your picture, follow these steps:
      Go to www.images.jostens.com
      The user id is: 415484025
      Choose the file you want to upload, it needs to be a jif or jpeg format.
      You then need to enter your email, your full first name and last name then save.
      Complete details: Senior Yearbook Picture Information
    • Muscatine FFA Weekly – Oct.12-18: FFA Weekly
    • Muscatine FFA Fruit Sales: FFA Fruit Sales Flyer
    • Seniors: MHS is looking for a student or two who would be interested in working with their peers on completing college enrollment steps. This is a paid position offered to a student who will be 17 upon graduation and plans to attend college next fall.   AmeriCorps Student Leader Position    Please contact Mrs. Hawkins for more information.
    • MCSA Color and Carve Pumpkin Contest  Color and Carve Pumpkin Contest Details
      Open October 15 – October 29, $5 Entry Fee
      Register online at mcsaiowa.org/pumpkin-contest
      Age Categories: 6 & Under, 7-12 Years Old, 13-17 Years Old, 18 & Over
    • Silver Cord Opportunity: 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.
    • Carnival After Prom Extravaganza (CAPE) Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs Needed: We are looking for several parents to fill out our CAPE Committee for this year. Being on the committee requires a commitment of a few meetings, usually in the winter/spring, the day and night of prom, and some extra hours of work on your own getting community support, advertising, shopping for prizes, etc. There are past and present committee members who will help train anyone new, so you are not on your own! You can also recruit friends to help with your area. We have an urgent need for committee chairs this year.  Once again, if we don’t have parent volunteers, our students won’t have CAPE!
      Please email [email protected] if you would like to volunteer to be on the committee.
      The following position need to be filled in order for CAPE to happen this year:

      • Publicity
    • REMINDER: Students need to log in by 9am in order to be counted Present for the day.  If you log in after 9am, an automated call will go out to your parent/guardian that you are Not Present.  In order to get this cleared, a parent/guardian must contact MHS Attendance at 563-263-6616 to excuse your absence.
    • Seniors:  If you haven’t registered to vote, here is a resource for you to register online. Note: You must be 18 years of age by Nov. 3, 2020 in order to register and vote in the Nov. 3rd election. Visit: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voterregistration.html  (look for the “box” for Online Voter Registration).  Simply follow the steps to get registered to vote.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Acord in Rm 11-030.
    • New Scholarship Added: Scholarship Link
    • 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
    • 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

    ** Yearbook Information **

    • 2020-21 Yearbooks Orders:  Final Date to Order: Friday, February 25th, 2021, $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
    • Senior Pictures for the Yearbook – Due Friday, November 13th, 2020
      Senior pictures will only be accepted by submitting them to the
      Josten’s website.
      If your photographer wants to submit your picture for you, it is up to you to talk to the photographer and tell them the process. Photos received after this date cannot be guaranteed a place in the Yearbook. If a senior picture is not provided, the school picture will be used.
      To submit your picture, follow these steps:
      Go to www.images.jostens.com
      The user id is: 415484025
      Choose the file you want to upload, it needs to be a jif or jpeg format.
      You then need to enter your email, your full first name and last name then save.
      Complete details:
      Senior Yearbook Picture Information
    • Baby Ads for Grads (childhood picture information) – Due Friday, October 30th, 2020.
      Honor your senior with a Baby Ad for Grad (an Auroran tradition!). Each ad is $35.
      You are not limited to one ad. NO Baby Ads will be accepted after the date above.
      Complete details on page 2:
      Baby Ads for Grads Information
    • 2019-20 Yearbooks: If you purchased a 2019-20 yearbook, you can pick it up at the Attendance Center.
    • 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. 

    ** Scholarships **

    ** Forms **

    • Online Transcript Request Form:  Muscatine High School Transcript Request Form
    • Use the BookDash Order Form to request books & get more information from the BookDash Flyer
    • 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. Stop in Student Services during the first week of school to pick up the form or print out and return completed Vehicle Registration Form during the first week of school.  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 can be picked up and returned to Mrs. Borde in the Principal’s office (Room 11-001). Instructions: Please complete Sections 1 and 3. (Leave Section 2 blank). 

    ** Silver Cord Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities **

    • 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.

    ** Sports Information/Athletic Forms **

    ** Fundraisers **

    • Show your Muskie Spirit with a Driveway M. The Muskie Pom Squad will be painting Driveway M‘s this summer and early fall. A Driveway M is a great way to show your Muskie Spirit to everyone!
      Follow this link: DRIVEWAY M  OR copy and paste https://forms.gle/k1bco7kyDWP6TdRL6
      to fill out a form for a Muskie M or see your favorite Pom Squad member.  You may also email: [email protected] for more information or options! GO MUSKIES!!!!!!
    • 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: https://stores.inksoft.com/phelpsstores_muscatine_muskies/shop/home and check it out!
    • Muskies School Store – Jostens: Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift. A portion of sales comes back to MHS!
      Visit Muscatine High School Muskies Custom Apparel

    ** 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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