#childsafety | MHS Announcements – October 21, 2020


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MHS Attendance Office: 563-263-6616 or [email protected] – available 24 hours

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** Daily News & Information **

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2020-21 Bell Schedules

  • USDA Farmers to Families FREE Food Box will be available on October 24th at CROSSROADS, 1424 Houser Street, Muscatine  Food Box Info
    8am-10am Food Bank/Pantry Partner Pick Up
    10am-1pm Local Neighborhood Delivery
    1pm-4pm Community Member Pick Up – please do not arrive prior to 1PM

    Please call MCSA at 563-264-3278 for info.  Brought to you by the USDA Farmers to Families Program and Muscatine Center for Social Action.
  • Make-up Picture Day will be on November 10th for ALL students – Virtual & Hybrid starting at 7AM in the MHS Main Gym. (If this is not your scheduled day to attend, you can still come in and get your picture taken.) Please enter through the Swim entrance across from Bonnie St. parking lot if entering the building prior to 7:45AM. Please enter through the Main Entrance if entering the after 8:30AM.
    Pictures can be ordered online at
    mylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID: EVT73QW2J.
    Lifetouch Order Form   Order forms are also available at the Attendance Center.
  • Winter Cheerleading Tryouts: Tryouts for winter cheerleading will be held on November 7th. Tryout packets can be picked up at the Attendance Office. 
  • 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.
  • October 22: 2-Hour Early Dismissal
  • October 23: No School – Conference Comp Day
  • October 26: No School – Teacher Inservice Day
  • 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.
  • MHS Wrestling: Students interested in wrestling this season please email Coach Kane at [email protected]
  • Any boys interested in trying out for basketball this winter, please contact Coach Windham either through email, [email protected] or stopping by Room 23-007 in the Business/ForeignLanguage wing.
  • CanBall 2020! Male Volleyball Tournament in the MHS Gym on Thursday, November 4th starting at 4:00 PM. CanBall 2020 Information
    Teams can have no more than 8 players and 2 coaches. Team forms are available at the Attendance Center. Team forms and payment ($3 or 5 Canned Goods per player/coach) due to Ms. Heimerdinger (Rm 11-028) by 3:30m on Monday, November 2nd. Players and coaches not on the roster cannot be on the gym floor during the tournament.
    Any teams not playing will need to be in the bleachers wearing facing coverings and maintain social distancing.
    Spectators can attend and will need to have face coverings and practice social distancing. Admission at the door is $3 or 5 canned goods. All proceeds will go to MCSA. Any questions can be directed to Ms. Heimerdinger at
    [email protected]
  • MHS Parent Teacher Conferences: This year the Muscatine High School will be doing fall Parent-Teacher conferences virtually. Remaining Google Meets will take place on:
  • MHS Parent Teacher Conferences: This year the Muscatine High School will be doing fall Parent-Teacher conferences virtually through Google meets. 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
  • Muscatine Community School District Parent Guides to Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences on Oct. 19th, 21st & 22nd:
    Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences Tips – English   Virtual Parent Teacher Conference Tips – Spanish
  • Student Parking Tags: If you turned in a Vehicle Registration Form and did not receive a Parking Tag, please stop in the Student Services office — the parking tags have arrived!
  • MHS Online Book Fair runs until Friday, October 30th! Link to Online Book Fair!
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: See Silver Cord Section below
  • Muscatine FFA Weekly – Oct.19-25: FFA Weekly
  • Muscatine FFA Fruit Sales:  Orders due November 11th! FFA Fruit Sales Flyer
  • MHS Fall Fest! Friday, October 30th from 6:00-9:00pm at MHS. We will have a Carnival Games (to win raffle tickets to enter into a raffle), Fall Food for sale, pumpkin painting, and a haunted hallway! Some prizes include a HON chair, free coffee for a year from The Black Pearl, a Guadalajara gift card, and much more!! It is $10 at the door to receive a wristband which lets students participate in all activities. Students must be masked throughout the entire event, follow signs for one way traffic, and must present their MHS ID at the door.  MHS Fall Fest Info
    Any questions can be directed to Ms. Heimerdinger at [email protected]
  • 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
  • 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 Night.  Scroll 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 or contact Mrs. Hawkins ([email protected]) in Student Services with questions.
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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 **

  • Please visit Scholarships for a list of available scholarships.
  • Seniors: Iowa College Aid is offering a few programs to help fund your college experience.
    The links to these programs can be found at:

** 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 **

  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: Join us in distributing USDA Food Boxes to our community!
    • What: Helping load, deliver, and/or distribute food to those in need
    • When: Saturday, October 24th
    • 8am-10am unloading/loading food
    • 10am-1pm delivering and distributing locally
    • 1pm-4pm distributing to community on-site
    • Where: Crossroads, 1424 Houser St., Muscatine
    • To sign up, contact Marie Franke at [email protected] or 563-264-3278
  • 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

** 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!
    to fill out a form for a Muskie M or see your favorite Pom Squad member.  You may also email: frantz.[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! **

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