MHS Announcements – October 7, 2021

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Muscatine Community School District (MCSD) Announcements

** Daily News & Information ** Home of the Muskies!

MHS Hours: 7:45AM-3:45PM Monday-Friday  2021-2022 MHS Bell Schedules
MHS has a new phone system and menu when dialing 563-263-6141. 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.

MHS Direct Dial Phone Numbers

Main Phone: 563-263-6141
Attendance: 563-263-6616
Student Services: 563-264-8637
Nurse: 562-263-6376
Athletics: 563-263-4191
Fax: 563-264-1794

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

  • Would you like help filing the FAFSA?  MHS will be hosting a FAFSA Completion Event on Oct. 18 from 3-7PM in MHS Student Services. To schedule an appt., please call 563-264-8637 x3573.
    FAFSA Completion Event Info

Families will need to bring:

    • 2020 Tax Returns (Parent and Student)
    • Parent and Student FAFSA IDs
    • 2020 W2s (Parent and Student)
    • Driver’s License Numbers
    • On hand balances of Savings, Checking, and Investment Accounts
  • Muskies will recognize the 2001 Football team at the Oct. 15th Football game; Muscatine HS would like to welcome all members of the 2001 Muskie Football team to attend the Oct. 15th Home game vs Davenport North. 
  • Silver Cord Opportunities:
    Manta Rays Ice Cream Social Season Kick-Off Event:
    Date: Sunday, November 7th
    Time: 1-3 pm
    Location: Muscatine Community YMCA
    Description: Volunteers will be needed to assist with event set up, serving ice cream/toppings (will help with table clean-up, keeping sundae bar fully stocked & clean), and event clean-up.
    Sign-up Genius Link:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094FA8AD22A2FA7-icecream1
    Volunteer sign up deadline: Monday, November 1st
    Contact for questions or details: Jocelyn
    [email protected]Manta Rays Euchre Tournament Fundraiser
    Date: Saturday, October 23rd
    Time: varies by job
    Location: Riverview Center, Muscatine, IA
    Description: Students under 18 can volunteer to assist with event set up & food service/kitchen help.  Those under 18 must be out of the facility no later than 7 pm due to over 21 event.  Students 18 & over can assist with raffle ticket sales, score card collection & event set up.
    Sign Up Genius Link:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094FA8AD22A2FA7-euchre
    Volunteer Sign-up Deadline: Monday, October 18th
    Contact for questions or details: Jocelyn [email protected]
  • Lost & Found: Lost an item?  Water Bottle, jewelry, earbuds, phone?  Check at the Attendance Center and see if it was turned in!
  • Scholarships: 2021-22 Scholarship List & Info
  • Silver Cord Opportunities: See Silver Cord Section below for all opportunities!
  • College Opportunities:  See College Opportunities section below for all opportunities!
  • Health Office Visits: If a student is in need to see the school nurse, the Health Office Visit Request Form has to be filled out. This needs to be completed for all student visits which are not an emergency.   Emergencies will be treated as needed. The link to the Health Form for students should be in every student’s MCSD folder in the upper left corner on their chromebook.
  • Senior Portrait & Baby Ads for Grads Submission 2021-22: Sr. Portrait & Baby Ad Info
    • Senior Portrait: Due Friday, December 3rd, 2021
      (No cost → one submission per senior)
    • Baby Ads for Grads (childhood picture information) – Due Friday, December 3rd, 2021
      $35 per ad → can have multiple submissions per senior
  • Visual Arts T-shirt Orders: Deadline is Oct. 8!  Visual Art T-Shirts
  • FFA Weekly: FFA Weekly Update 3
  • Upward Bound meets weekly on Thursdays after school in the MHS Library and is led by Jennifer Lynch. If you have questions, you can contact Ms. Lynch at [email protected]
    What is Upward Bound?

    Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
  • Oct. 12th! Jostens will be taking Class Ring orders Tuesday, Oct. 12 during A&B Lunch (11:30 AM-1 PM) in front of the Student Service Office. Questions?  Please call 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367).
  • Oct 12th! Seniors: Jostens will be taking Graduation orders Tuesday, Oct. 12th during A&B Lunch (11:30 AM-1 PM) in front of the Student Service Office. Questions?  Please call 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367).
    Jostens Graduation Meeting Video
    : Jostens Grad Video
  • Muskie Minutes: Muskie Minutes – Week 3
  • Picture proofs from both picture days (Aug. 4 & Sept. 8) are available across from the Attendance Office. If you wish to order pictures, you will need the order information from this proof sheet.
    Note: If you did NOT have pictures taken you will not have proofs to pick up!
  • REMINDER! Juniors – PSAT Information: Why take the PSAT? Great standardized test practice, the only way to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship

    • Testing Date: The PSAT will be given on Oct. 13th, 2021.
    • Procedure to Sign Up: Pay $18 at the Attendance Office. Bring your receipt once you have paid to Student Services, and sign up with Mrs. Meeker or Mrs. Meineke.  Register/pay before Oct. 8th.
    • This is a first come, first serve test. If paying for the test will be an issue, please let Mrs. Wolfe know privately, and she will help you work through this.
    • You are highly encouraged to take the test, especially if you plan to attend a college or university after high school. 
  • Student IDs: Student ID cards are available to be picked up in Student Services before school, during lunch or after school in the Student Services Office. (Students that had their pictures taken from the Aug. or Sept. picture days will have a Student ID.) Also, If you already picked up your Student ID, AND purchased an Activity Pass to stop in Student Services and have your ID stamped.
  • 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. 
  • FREE school supplies are available across from the Attendance Center.  Courtesy of the Muskie Locker.
  • 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. 
  • MHS Parents & Students: The Powerschool Mobile App is a great resource to have!   Mobile App Instructions
  • Doors open at 7:45am. Enter through the Commons, “Big M” Cedar St. doors, or the Swim entrance.
    • Commons, Cafeteria, Library & 1st floor Settee Area by “Big M’  are allowed areas prior to school starting at 8:20am
    • Entering the Building: The Commons, “Big M”(across from Cedar St. parking lot), Swim entrance doors are open from 7:45am-8:20am.
    • Students entering the building AFTER 8:20AM need to enter through the MAIN office doors.

** College Visits **

  • Central College will be visiting on Tuesday, October 12th at 9:30am in the Student Services Office.
    Please sign up with Mrs. Meineke or Mrs. Meeker in the Student Service Office if you are interested.
  • The Army will be visiting during lunch time on Thursday, October 14th in the Gym Foyer if you are interested in joining or needing more information.
  • Capri College will be visiting Friday, October 8th at 9am. If you are interested or would like to learn more about Capri College. Please sign up with Mrs. Meineke or Mrs. Meeker in the Student Service Office if you are interested.
  • Kirkwood College will be visiting on Monday, October 11th during Muskie Time in the Student Service Office.  

** Athletics/Activities Information  **

  • 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.
  • Adult Athletic Punch Pass/Card are $40 (10 punches) and can be purchased at the MHS Attendance Center or at the gate during events. 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

** 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 **

  •  ​​The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry is seeking volunteers to help with cleanup at the Pearl City Vintage Market on Saturday, October 9th on the Muscatine Riverfront.  The hours needed are anytime 12:30pm – 3:30pm.  Please contact the Chamber’s Marketing & Events Coordinator Dena Ferreira by emailing [email protected] or calling 563-263-8895.
  • The Salvation Army at 1000 Oregon St are looking for assistance with elementary grade levels. We currently have 29 children registered. We are looking for volunteers to assist in reading help, math help, spelling quizzes, homework help and interacting with the children. Our children range from Kindergarten to 6th grade. The 6th graders with no homework are in a leadership program. So even assisting them in what leadership looks like is wonderful. Help is needed Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm. We follow the school calendar. If there is an Early Out, then we have the children from 1pm-6pm. If interested in volunteering any or all of the hours or have any questions, please contact Mary Darnell at (563)263-8272 or [email protected]
  • The Food and Nutrition Dept. has an opportunity at Jefferson & McKinley Elementary at breakfast time (7:45-8 am). MHS Students would assist younger students who need help finding their breakfast cards & getting their breakfasts to the tables in the commons area to eat. If you are interested in helping out in the morning, please email [email protected]rg. Must have own transportation.
  • Stinky’s House of Horrors is a local haunted house that raises non-perishable food donations for the Salvation Army each year. He needs assistance with yard work which includes raking leaves, picking up sticks and any other yard work duties that may be needed the week of October 25 thru October 29. For more information, you may contact Troy “Stinky” Philpott at [email protected]
  • Nonprofit organization, Kyle’s Graceful Adventures, is looking for volunteers to sort and hang clothing.  If interested, please contact Felicia Petty at (563) 506-3026.
  • 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: 2020-21 Curriculum Guide

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