The Mustang Moon

Daily Announcements

 

04/24/2017

 

  1. Congratulations to Ryan Clark, you are the next Mustang of the Week! Enjoy parking privileges and cutting to the front of the lunch line next week, Ryan. Students, nominate one of your classmates to be the Mustang of the Week by picking up a nomination form in Mrs. Massey’s room.
  2. The spring football meeting is on Wednesday, April 26, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the district auditorium.
  3. All Thespian points for this year and troupe leadership applications for next year are due by Friday. See Mr. Stephens with questions.
  4. Tickets are available in the office for this weekend’s final performances of The Drowsy Chaperone. Don’t miss out on this hilarious show!
  5. If you’re interested in being a student director for the fall play, please see Mr. Stephens.
  6. The Mount Vernon Prom Committee will be selling tickets the remainder of this week during lunch.  Tickets are $25 for couples and $15 for singles.  Sign up in the office if you have a guest who does not attend Mount Vernon school.  Finally, the Grand March has been cancelled.
  7. There will be a 12:30 early dismissal on Wednesday.  Because there will be a preview of The Drowsy Chaperone that morning, classes will be 22 minutes long.
  8. Early dismissal today:
  9. Girls’ tennis to South Tama at 2:10
  10. Students that are helping with the upcoming blood drive should see Ms. Baron for your T-shirt.
  11. The library’s two questions this week are:
  12. In the last year, what month were the most books checked out and how many was it?
  13. What is the oldest publication date of a book in our library catalog?

ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/18/2017

 

  1. See Ms. Baron if you’re interested in signing up for fall classes at Kirkwood.
  2. Juniors and seniors:  Registration for Post Prom continues through Friday.
  3. Seniors: last chance to sign up for the senior trip. Sign up and PAY by this Wednesday.
  4. The library’s questions of the week are:

o    What book has been checked out the most this school year, and how many times has it been checked out?

o    What is the total number of books checked out this school year?

** Each winner will get a DQ gift card.  If there is a tie they will rock, paper, scissors to find a winner!

  1. Students interested in joining a new school/leadership program called Best Buddies should meet in the choir room 11:45 this Thursday. See Ms. Baron if you have questions.
  2. Early dismissals today:
  3. Boys’ golf at 2:25 to Clear Creek-Amana
  4. Girls’ tennis at 2:30 to Maquoketa
  5. Boys’ soccer at 2:50 to Maquoketa
  6. Boys’ and girls’ track at 2:50 to Solon

ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/06/2017

  1. The speech team banquet is Saturday night, beginning at 6:30 in the high school commons.
  2. The boys’ soccer team is looking for one or two more managers for games to film and take pictures.  See Mr. Murray if interested.
  3. Students interested in volunteering at the elementary school’s Mini Dance Marathon from 6-8 PM on Friday, April 21, should contact Ms. Baron. You can earn Pay it Forward hours.
  4. FIDGET CUBES are available for sale in Mr. Murray’s room. They are $17 each and quantities are limited.First come, first served!
  5. The Robotics Club parent/student meeting is tonight at 7:00pm in the HS Library.
  6. If you’re looking for a part time job at US Cellular, see Ms. Baron.
  7. Students taking the ACT this Saturday should remember to bring pencils, your ticket, your ID, and leave your cellphone in your car. Please arrive by 7:45 am at the latest.
  8. Mrs. McCollum will do some ACT review during MTSS this week.  Students, if you sign up outside her room before lunch on Friday, she will print a practice ACT test for you.  If you don’t sign up, you are still welcome but Mrs. McCollum won’t have supplies for you.
  9. Juniors and seniors:  Registration for Post Prom will begin in the office on Monday, April 10.  Register early to guarantee your Post Prom t-shirt.  New this year:  There will be a separate sign-up in the office for those wishing to participate in an “Escape Room”, which is an experience you WON’T want to miss – sign up early as space will be limited to the first 80 students.  If more than 80 are interested, a wait list will be available.
  10. Early dismissal today:
  11. Boys’ track at 2:55 to Tipton

ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/05/2017

  1. The deadline to sign up and pay for the May 12 senior trip is THIS Friday.
  2. TODAY is the deadline for Drowsy Chaperone t-shirt orders. See Mr. Stephens.
  3. Students should be out of the building by 12:45 today.
  4. The boys’ soccer team is looking for one or two more managers for games.  Jobs include taking pictures and filming.  Anyone interested should please see Mr. Murray.
  5. Students interested in volunteering at the elementary school’s Mini Dance Marathon on Friday, April 21, from 6-8 PM should contact Ms. Baron. You can earn Pay it Forward hours.
  6. Speech team: Our final banquet is this Saturday night. Dinner will be at 6:30 in the high school commons, and the main event will begin shortly after dark! Watch for an email with details from Mrs. Tenley.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/04/2017

 

  1. The deadline to sign up and pay for the May 12 senior trip is this Friday, April 7.
  2. Drowsy Chaperone t-shirt orders are due to Mr. Stephens by Wednesday, April 5.  The cost is $12; please make checks payable to MVHS.
  3. Students: On Wednesday (that’s tomorrow), we will follow an adjusted schedule due to a 12:30 early dismissal and International Day. The schedules will be posted around the building. Please take note if you arrive later than 1st hour.  Class periods will be 11 minutes long.
  4. Early dismissals today:
  5. Girls’ track at 2:35pm to Williamsburg
  6. Girls’ tennis at 2:40pm to Marion
  7. Boys’ track at 2:55pm to Anamosa
  8. Girls’ golf leaving Lisbon High School at 2:20pm
  9. The boys’ soccer team is looking for one or two more managers for games.  Jobs include taking pictures and filming.  Anyone interested please see Mr. Murray.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

03/31/2017

Seniors: Sign up in the office for the senior trip and pay $25 for your admission ticket to Six Flags. We will leave at 6:30am and return around 10pm on Friday, May 12. Please sign up by Friday, April 7.

  1. Drowsy Chaperone t-shirt orders are due to Mr. Stephens by Wednesday, April 5.  The cost is $12; please make checks payable to MVHS. Orders are open to everyone – cast, crew, pit, public.
  2. Anyone 14 and older interested in working as a cashier or lifeguard at the Mount Vernon pool this summer must PLEASE turn in your application to MV City Hall by Wednesday, April 5.
  3. Saturday, April 1st (tomorrow) is Mount Vernon/Lisbon Night at the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders.  Mount Vernon/Lisbon residents can save $4 per ticket.  If you’re interested, please stop by the office for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 03/28/2017

1. Seniors: Please sign up in the office for the senior trip and pay $25 for your admission ticket to Six Flags. We will leave at approximately 6:30am and return around 10pm on Friday, May 12. Please sign up by Friday, April 7. 2

. All athletes interested in going out for volleyball next fall should attend a preseason meeting this Wednesday morning from 8:00-8:10am in Coach Willems’ room.

3. If you are interested in cheerleading next year please attend a short meeting on Thursday at the start of lunch in Mrs. Lynner’s room (#124).

4. Early dismissal today: boys’ track at 2:55 to Tipton.

5. Boys out for track who are not running tonight should stop by Coach Peters’ office for the track workout for sprinters.

03/20/2017

  1. Seniors, if you haven’t yet, submit your senior photo, baby photo, and quote to Mrs. Gage by April 1. Check bulletin boards around school to make sure the yearbook staff has your items.
  2. Congratulations to Peyton Schwiebert, our Mustang of the Week! Enjoy cutting to the front of the lunch line this week, Peyton.
  3. Nominate one of your classmates to be Mustang of the Week by picking up a form in Mrs. Massey’s classroom.
  4. Pre-summer Speed/Agilities will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15-7:15 a.m., starting tomorrow and running throughApril 27.
  5. An admission rep from Simpson College will be here today at 1:00 and a rep from Luther will be here tomorrow at noon. If interested, see Ms. Baron for a pass.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

03/10/2017

 

  1. For students interested in helping with set construction for The Drowsy Chaperone, we will be building and painting over spring break. Work times will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 to 6 in the district auditorium. See Mr. Andresen if you have any questions.
  2. Sign up in the office to be considered for next school year’s Thundering Herd.
  3. TODAY is the deadline for returning the green senior information sheet to the office.
  4. Payment deadline for May AP exams is TODAY.
  5. Congratulations to Peyton Schwiebert, our next Mustang of the Week! Enjoy parking privileges and cutting to the front of the lunch line during the week after spring break, Peyton.
  6. Nominate one of your classmates to be Mustang of the Week by picking up a form in Mrs. Massey’s classroom.
  7. Seniors: This is a reminder that you need to submit your senior photo, baby photo, and quote to Mrs. Gage by April 1. Even if you think you have submitted everything, check the lists on bulletin boards around school to make sure the yearbook staff has received it on record.  If you do not submit this information by April 1, your school photo will be used, you will have no baby photo, and a random quote will be chosen for you. Please, get this done ASAP.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

02/06/2017

1. The boys’ track athlete/parent meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 in the HS Commons. If you are unable to attend, see Coach Whitman for information.
2. Not all of the junior/senior signed permission forms for leaving early or arriving late to school have been returned. You must get those turned in to the office ASAP. See Mr. Thede with questions.
3. The next book club title is Ten by Gretchen McNeil. There is a summary of the book on the door of the library and Mrs. Kragenbrink has copies to check out.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

02/01/2017

  1. Students should be out of the building today by 12:45.
  1. No girls’ track workout today due to the early dismissal.  The next one will be after school on Friday.
  2. All senior boys’ track athletes should meet in Coach Whitman’s room during the first part of lunch on Thursday.
  3. The Science Olympiad team will take a team photo at the beginning of practice on Thursday at 3:30. Be there to be in the team photo!
  4. Students, if you received a note to complete your CPR instruction, please see Nurse Linda today to sign up for your training date and time.
  5. The Social Justice Club will meet tomorrow morning at 7:40 in Mrs. Erickson’s room.  All are welcome as we plan events for spring semester.
  6. Audition packets for the spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, are now available outside Mr. Stephens’ classroom.
  7. There will be new procedures in place for 8th Block on Fridays:
  • The claiming process will not change, and seniors still get to leave unless they are claimed.
  • 9th and 10th graders must choose one of their current teachers’ classrooms to be in during MTSS time, even if they are not claimed.
  • 11th grade students will be able to choose free time in the commons or library if they are not claimed and as long as they are not being disruptive
  • Check in time will become an MTSS Home Room (HR), and will be extended to 20 minutes; Skinnies will be 30 minutes each
  • The PC lab downstairs will be monitored by Mrs. Tenley, and it will be for academic purposes only. Teachers can send students there to do test retakes.
  • In HR, students are to work on assignments or read. Teachers will use the time to individually guide students (9th/10th graders and those with Ds or Fs) to the appropriate room for MTSS time if they have not been claimed.
  • After HR, students will be dismissed to MTSS Skinny A. Unclaimed 9th/10th graders have the choice of going to any teacher they have for a current class. However, if the teacher has a specific review session planned and needs the space, the student may be asked to find a different classroom.
  • Once students are in classrooms after HR, 9th/10th graders will need passes from those teachers to go to other rooms. Those passes should be for academic work only or they can be used to send students to other rooms if the current room is full.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/31/2017

  1. Permission forms for those juniors and seniors eligible to arrive to school late or leave early have been MAILED home.  These forms MUST be returned to the office before you are considered excused to be off campus during these times.  Remember that these forms are NOT permission to be off campus during the lunch hour.  Please stop in the office with questions.
  2. Early dismissal today: 9/10 boys’ basketball at 2:40 to Maquoketa.
  3. All senior boys’ track athletes should meet in Coach Whitman’s room during the first part of lunch on Thursday.
  4. Beginning this week, there will be new procedures in place for 8th Block on Fridays:
  • The claiming process will not change, and seniors still get to leave unless they are claimed.
  • Student freedom will be increased by grade levels. 9th and 10th graders will have to choose one of their current teachers’ classrooms to be in during the MTSS time even if they are not claimed.
  • 11th grade students will be able to choose free time rather than being in a classroom, if they are not claimed and as long as they are not being disruptive
  • The check in time will become an MTSS Home Room (HR), and will be extended to 20 minutes; Skinnies will be 30 minutes each
  • The PC lab downstairs will be monitored by Mrs. Tenley, and it will be for academic purposes only. Teachers can send students there to do test retakes, although space will be limited to app. 20-25 students at a time because the room itself is small.
  • Home Room expectations:  Students are to work on assignments or read in their home rooms. Teachers will use the time to individually guide students (9th/10th graders and those with Ds or Fs) to the appropriate room for MTSS time if they have not been claimed.
  • After HR, students will be dismissed to MTSS Skinny A. Unclaimed 9th/10th graders have the choice of going to any teacher they have for a current class. However, if the teacher has a specific review session planned and needs the space, the student may be asked to find a different classroom.
  • 11th graders, you may be in the commons or library, as long as you are not being disruptive.
  • Once students are in classrooms after HR, 9th/10th graders will need passes from those teachers to go to other rooms or areas in the building. Those passes should be for academic work only or they can be used to send students to other rooms if the current room is full. (9th and 10th graders should go to rooms of teachers whose classes they are enrolled in for that semester, so that gives them multiple options.)

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/25/2017

 

  1. Second semester schedule changes may be made only through the end of the day TODAY.
  2. The girls’ track and field preseason parent-athlete meeting is on Monday, January 30, from 7:00-7:30pm in the MVHS commons. Basketball has a make-up game on that date so those who can’t attend the meeting should see Coach Willems sometime next week.
  3. There will be NO BLOCK DAYS this week.

 

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/23/2017

  1. There will be NO BLOCK DAYS this week – we will run a Straight 7 schedule all week.
  2. Second semester schedule changes may be made through the end of the day on Wednesday, January 25.
  3. Color Guard auditions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday before or after school at the middle school. Please contact Mrs. Rodenberg to sign up for an audition time.
  4. Anyone interested in being a student director or tech head for The Drowsy Chaperone should see Mr. Stephens or Mr. Andresen this week.
  5. Reminder – MVHS is a closed campus, including during lunch.  Seniors – Release forms were mailed home to your families last Thursday.  Your parent signature is required on that form and it needs to be turned into the office before you will be excused to either arrive late or leave early from school.  Until that time, a phone call to the office will be expected.  Juniors – if you don’t have a 1st or 7th period class, a form will be mailed home to you after all schedule changes are complete.  The release forms do NOT give anyone permission to be off campus during lunch.
  6. Early dismissal today: JV wrestling at 2:50 to Center Point-Urbana.
  7. There will be pep band tomorrow night.  Be in the band room for short rehearsal at 6:30 PM.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/19/2017

 

  1. Speech team: check your email for details about the team dinner Friday night and info about contest on Saturday.
  2. Everyone is invited to attend the Social Justice silent auction fundraiser tomorrow from 4–8:30 pm in the HS Commons.
  3. Color guard auditions are next Thursday and Friday during the lunch hour.
  4. Next week is the first week of 2nd semester. There will be NO BLOCK DAYS next week – we will run a Straight 7 schedule all week.
  5. Second semester schedule changes may only be made through the end of the day on Wednesday, January 25.

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/18/2017

 

  1. Outdoor Pursuits will play Archery Tag on Thursday.  Everyone is welcome to participate during lunch.  The cost is $1 person for 3 games.
  2. GIRLS SOCCER MEETING today at 4:00 PM in the Biz Lab. See Coach Murray if you are unable to attend but plan to play.
  3. The Social Justice class will hold a silent auction in the Commons on Friday from 4 to 8:30 pm to raise money for Chains Interrupted. The silent auction will include a bake sale and auctioning of art pieces.  Everyone is welcome!
  4. Color guard auditions have been moved to next Thursday and Friday, January 26 and 27, during the lunch hour.
  5. Speech team: check your email for details about the team dinner Friday night and info about contest on Saturday.
  6. There will be an optional color guard practice on Friday at noon in band room for students interested in extra practice.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/17/2017

 

  1. Karly Connolly has been named Mustang of the Week.Congratulations, Karly!
  2. On Jan. 20, the Social Justice class will hold a silent auction in the Commons from 4 to 8:30 pm to raise money for Chains Interrupted, an organization that fights against human trafficking in Iowa. The silent auction will include a bake sale and auctioning of high quality art pieces.  If you are able to bake something or donate an art piece, it would be very much appreciated!  If interested in baking, please contact Grace Pisarik.  If interested in donating a piece of art, please contact Clarissa Player.
  3. Outdoor Pursuits will play Archery Tag on Thursday.  Everyone is welcome to participate during lunch.  The cost is $1 person for 3 games.
  4. GIRLS SOCCER MEETING on Wednesday at 4:00 PM in the Biz Lab. See Coach Murray if you are unable to attend but plan to play.
  5. Early dismissal today: girls’ basketball at 2:35 to Western Dubuque.
  6. Color guard auditions have been moved to next Thursday and Friday, January 26 and 27, during the lunch hour.
  7. From Mr. Wilkins: Uptown Jazz at 7:00 tonight and Manthem at 7:00 tonight.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/13/2017

 

  1. The Aquatic Center in Tipton will have job openings this summer. If you are interested, contact information is available in the office.
  2. The speech team showcase is this Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the district auditorium.
  3. Boys’ and girls’ indoor soccer open gym is on Sunday at the HS from 7:00-8:30.
  4. Band members – pep band tonight vs. Solon!  Big rivalry game so please be in the band room at 6:30 to play for varsity girls.
  5. Karly Connolly is our next Mustang of the Week.Congratulations, Karly!
  6. Early dismissal today: JV wrestling at 2:35 to Western Dubuque.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/12/2017

  1. Students who signed up for 2nd semester Kirkwood classes need to turn in deposit checks to Ms. Baron before classes begin on January 17. This is a requirement.
  2. Come watch the speech team showcase this Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the district auditorium. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
  3. The ASVAB will be offered here at school on the morning of Wednesday, January 25.  Interested sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to take this free test.  See Ms. Baron to register.
  4. Information emails have been sent out to juniors and seniors who have the met the first criteria of eligibility for National Honor Society.  The application is attached to the email. Deadline to apply is February 10, 2017.  See Ms. Baron if you have questions.
  5. BOYS AND GIRLS SOCCER – Indoor Soccer Open Gym is on Sunday at the High School from 7:00-8:30.
  6. Boys’ 9th/10th Grade Basketball – Practice will be from 5:00-6:30 at the Middle School.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/10/2017

  1. Come watch the speech team showcase this Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the district auditorium as they get ready to begin their competition season. The showcase will feature lots of acting, singing, and fun! Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
  2. Early dismissal today: JV/V girls’ and 10th boys’ basketball at 2:50 to Central DeWitt.
  3. The varsity boys’ basketball bus will leave this afternoon at 4:30 pm (this is a time change).
  4. Mustang Motors have shirts for sale.Talk to Olivia Garcia if you are interested.
  5. Students who signed up for 2nd semester Kirkwood classes need to turn in deposit checks to Ms. Baron before classes begin on January 17. This is a requirement.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/09/2017

  1. Starting tomorrow, another option will be available for lunch.  It is a “Grab & Go” sack lunch that will consist of a PBJ Uncrustable Sandwich, string cheese, goldfish crackers, apple slices, and carrot sticks.  A carton of milk will come with the lunch, if desired, and a 4 oz. container of yogurt may be added at no additional cost.  The student’s lunch account will be charged the cost of a lunch ($2.90).  If the student chooses to take the “Grab & Go” in addition to a hot lunch, the student’s lunch account will be charged an additional $3.10. And as always, you can still purchase a PBJ as an alternative entree through the hot lunch line or singly as an a la carte item.  The best part of this option: you do not need to wait in the hot lunch line to “Grab & Go”.  A cooler will be set out by the trophy cases from which you may grab the lunch, write down your name and lunch number, and go.
  2. Congratulations to Zach Baker, this week’s Mustang of the Week!
  3. Information emails have been sent out to juniors and seniors who have the met the first criteria of eligibility (3.5 GPA) for National Honor Society.The application is attached to the email. Deadline to apply is February 10, 2017.  See Ms. Baron if you have questions.
  4. The ASVAB will be offered here at school on the morning of Wednesday, January 25. Interested sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to take this free test.  See Ms. Baron to register.
  5. Early dismissal today: 9/10 girls’ and 9th boys’ basketball at 2:50 to Central DeWitt.
  6. Mustang Motors have shirts for sale.They have limited spots left so get them before they run out!  Talk to Olivia Garcia if you are interested.
  7. Students who signed up for 2nd semester Kirkwood classes need to turn in deposit checks to Ms. Baron before classes begin on January 17. This is a requirement.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/06/2017

  1. The James Kennedy Family Aquatic Center in Tipton is looking for motivated workers to join the staff this coming summer season. If you are interested, there will be lifeguard certification courses offered in February and March. Contact information is available in the office.
  2. Mustang Motors is open for business!We do oil changes and clean out your car for a dirt cheap price! See Mr. Murray to schedule an appointment.
  3. Congratulations to Zach Baker for being next week’s Mustang of the Week!
  4. Students, nominate one of your peers for Mustang of the Week by picking up a nomination form in Mrs. Massey’s room.
  5. Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 10, another option will be available for lunch.  It is a “Grab & Go” sack lunch that will consist of a PBJ Uncrustable Sandwich, string cheese, goldfish crackers, apple slices, and carrot sticks.  A carton of milk will come with the lunch, if desired, and a 4 oz. container of yogurt may be added at no additional cost.  The student’s lunch account will be charged the cost of a lunch ($2.90).  If the student chooses to take the “Grab & Go” in addition to a hot lunch, the student’s lunch account will be charged an additional $3.10. And as always, you can still purchase a PBJ as an alternative entree through the hot lunch line or singly as an a la carte item.  The best part of this option: you do not need to wait in the hot lunch line to “Grab & Go”.  A cooler will be set out by the trophy cases from which you may grab the lunch, write down your name and lunch number, and go.
  6. Early dismissal today: girls’ basketball at 2:50 to Maquoketa.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/05/2017

  1. There will be a boys’ track meeting during lunch on Friday.  Freshmen and sophomores should comebefore eating lunch and juniors and seniors should come after eating lunch.
  2. During lunch, the library will be reserved for students who are working on PSEO classes, credit recovery, working on J-term classes, or quietly reading. If you’re playing cards or chatting, find another home.
  3. First semester art students should pick up any artwork by Friday. Anything not picked up will be discarded.
  4. There will be a short meeting in the high school band room during lunch on Friday for students interested in auditioning for color guard.
  5. Mustang Motors is open for business!We do oil changes and clean out your car for a dirt cheap price! See Mr. Murray to schedule an appointment.
  6. It’s not too late to sign up for a 2nd semester job shadow. See Ms. Baron before 3:00 pm tomorrow to take advantage of this opportunity.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/04/2017

  1. If you didn’t return overdue library items before break, the replacement costs will be billed to your student account.See Mrs. Kragenbrink or Mrs. Hale if you have questions.
  2. There will be a boys’ track meeting during lunch on Friday, Jan. 6.  Freshmen and sophomores should come before eating lunch and juniors and seniors should come after eating lunch.
  3. Girls’ track and field athletes who are not out for basketball this winter: the coaches want to meet with you in order to help you be as successful as possible this season.Please attend a short meeting in Coach Willems’ room on Thursday at 11:15 am.
  4. First semester art students should please pick up any artwork you left over break by Friday. Anything not picked up will be discarded.
  5. There will be a short meeting for students interested in auditioning for color guard during the lunch period on Friday. The meeting will be held in the high school band room.
  6. All Large Group Speech participants should meet tomorrow morning at 8:00 in the commons for a team photo for the Sun newspaper.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/20/2016

  1. Work Study and Elementary Aide paperwork is due to Ms. Baronby the end of the day TODAY.
  2. Seniors, the deadline for baby photos and senior quotes for the yearbook is Thursday. We wanted them two weeks ago. Please email them to Jessie Brokel or Mrs. Gage.
  3. Early dismissal today: girls’ basketball at 2:35 to Dyersville Beckman.
  4. Congratulations on the record number of students who donated blood last night! 60 units of blood were donated to help up to 240 people this holiday season. You can claim volunteer hours for helping at the blood drive and for donating blood. Turn in forms to Nurse Linda.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/19/2016

  1. Congratulations to Derk Keller for being named Mustang of the Week!
  2. Work Study and Elementary Aide paperwork is due to Ms. Baron by tomorrow.
  3. Return 1st semester Kirkwood textbooks to Ms. Baron by the end of the day TODAY.
  4. Seniors, the deadline for baby photos and senior quotes for the yearbook is before break. We wanted them two weeks ago. Please email them to Jessie Brokel or Mrs. Gage.
  5. TOMORROW is ugly holiday attire day!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/15/2016

  1. IMPORTANT: During MTSS time starting this Friday, Mrs. Tenley will be available in the downstairs PC lab if you need help with any writing or research for any class. The lab will only be open for students who are doing homework or testing.
  2. Fresh/Soph boys’ basketball practice is at 5:30 today at the HS.
  3. Work Study and Elementary Aide paperwork is due to Ms. Baron by next Tuesday.
  4. Social Justice Club members – If you volunteered to work at the blood drive on Monday 12/19, please check your email for your assignment and time slot reminder.
  5. Turn in your 1st semester Kirkwood textbooks to Ms. Baron.
  6. Thundering Herd will meet on Friday. Eat first; meet in the gym at 11:45 am.
  7. See Mr. Pedersen to purchase a $10 “Mustang Strength” t-shirt.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/14/2016

1. Turn in your 1st semester Kirkwood textbooks to Ms. Baron.

2. PSAT scores are available from Ms. Baron.

3. Thundering Herd will meet on Friday. Eat first; meet in the gym at 11:45 am.

4. See Mr. Pedersen to purchase a $10 “Mustang Strength” t-shirt.

5. Blood drive donation times for Monday are posted in the Commons. See Nurse Linda with questions.

6. Work Study and Elementary Aide paperwork is due to Ms. Baron by next Tuesday.

7. IMPORTANT: During MTSS time starting this Friday, Mrs. Tenley will be available in the downstairs PC lab if you need help with any writing or research for any class. The lab will only be open for students who are doing homework or testing.

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/12/2016

  1. From Coach Pedersen: Football players who have not handed in equipment by THIS afternoon will receive a bill for the full replacement cost on Tuesday.  Get your stuff turned in!
  2. Congratulations to Mustang of the Week Savannah Howard!
  3. Students: The annual ugly holiday attire day is Tuesday, December 20. Please join the staff in celebrating the holiday season by getting as ugly and silly as possible on the 20th!
  4. Turn in your 1st semester Kirkwood textbooks to Ms. Baron.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/9/2016

  1. Looking for Pay it Forward hours? Wrestling concessions needs your help tomorrow between noon to 6:00 pm. If you can help, please let the Activities Office know TODAY.
  2. Congratulations to Savannah Howard, our next Mustang of the Week. Enjoy cutting to the front of the lunch line next week, Savannah!
  3. From Coach Pedersen: Football players who have not handed in equipment by Monday afternoon will receive a bill for full replacement cost on Tuesday.  Get your stuff turned in!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/8/2016

The MVFAA fruit delivery is TODAY!  Students – it is required that your orders be picked up by you or someone in your family by 6:00 p.m. TODAY!  These items are perishable and should be delivered as soon as possible.

  1. Senior baby photos and quotes for the yearbook are due now to Jessie Brokel or Mrs. Gage. Turn in your senior photos as soon as you have them.
  2. See Ms. Baron if you are interested in a 2nd semester job shadow or Kirkwood class.

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/1/2016

  1. Hunters: Mrs. Henik needs deer hearts.When you get your deer, bring the heart to room 213.
  2. Reminder: Glow Dance Party in the Commons on Saturday from 9:00-11:00 pm. All are welcome! Admission is one canned good.
  3. There is a soccer open gym this Sunday from 5-7 pm at the high school.
  4. Overdue lists are posted outside the library.Return or renew your items ASAP, please.
  5. ALL students – we need your feedback about 8th Block. Please take the time to fill out the 2 minute survey in your email from Mr. Thede. 8th Block is designed for you and we want to make it better for you!
  6. The schedule to turn in football equipment to the middle school football cage is as follows:
  7. Sophomores at 7:00 am on Friday
  8. Juniors at 7:30 am on Friday

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/30/2016

  1. HS Archery Club meeting at 12:00 on Thursday during lunch in Rm 126.
  2. Hunters: Mrs. Henik still needs deer hearts.When you get your deer, freeze and bring the heart to room 213.
  3. On Saturday, Dec. 3rd, there will be a Glow Dance Party in the Commons from 9:00-11:00 pm. All are welcome!  There will be no grinding, only fun with glow sticks, good music, and food.  Admission is one canned good to donate to Olivet.
  4. There is a soccer open gym this Sunday from 5-7 pm at the high school.
  5. Overdue lists are posted outside the library.Return or renew your items ASAP, please.
  6. This Friday, junior and sophomore football players need to turn in their football equipment to the middle school football cage.  Sophomores begin at 7:00, juniors at 7:30.
  7. TODAY is the early deadline for signing up for the 2018 J-term Europe trip. See Mrs. Massey if you have questions.
  8. Anyone wanting to earn volunteer hours should sign up in the office to work attomorrow night’s Magical Night. Many helpers are needed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/29/2016

  1. Support your community by donating blood at the December 19th Blood Drive. Sign up tables will be out again on Thursday during lunch in the Commons. Stop by and learn more about donating and how you can be a Gallon Grad. You can donate blood if you are 16 years of age or older.
  2. Spring semester Job Shadow applications are available. Sign up with Ms. Baron.
  3. There is a tech meeting for the senior show, Wait until Dark, tonight at 7:00 pm in the Commons. See Stacey Jaeger with questions.
  4. Students – the Elementary and Middle School art programs really need your help for Magical Night this week, with assistance needed on both Tuesday (set-up) and Thursday.  Anywhere from 5-20 volunteers are needed in shifts beginning at 3:30pm.  Many hands will make light work (and will earn you some volunteer hours)!  Please consider helping out at the 1st Street Community Center, doing anything from making and serving hot chocolate to setting up/taking down a snowflake chandelier.  Stop in the office for more details.
  5. On Saturday, Dec. 3rd, there will be a Glow Dance Party in the Commons from 9:00-11:00 pm. All are welcome!  There will be no grinding, all fun with glow sticks, good music, and food.  Admission is one canned good to donate to Olivet.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/22/2016
During break: Parker Anthony, Keegan Neville, Nick Casey, Adrienne Hill
1. The Monday after break will be a “B” day.

2. Seniors, please take time over Thanksgiving break to find a baby photo and write a quote to turn in to the yearbook for the senior section. We want these when you return from break. Also turn in your senior photo if you have it. Email your photo to Jessie Brokel.

3. Students interested in going on the 2018 J-term Europe trip: the early deadline for signing up is Wednesday, November 30. Please go on-line, call, or send in your application forms soon. If you would like information about the trip, see Mrs. Massey.

4. Girls interested in track and field this spring: there will be a meeting for all athletes who are not out for girls’ basketball on Tuesday, November 29, in Mrs. Willems’ room from 8:00-8:10 a.m.

Announcements Nov. 18

 

  1. If you haven’t signed up for individual speech yet, you still have time. Come to the sign up meeting on Monday in Mr. Stephens’ room at 3:30 p.m. Questions? See Mrs. Tenley.
  2. Freshmen volleyball players: please check your email.
  3. The football banquet is Sunday in the MS Commons at 6:00 pm.
  4. The volleyball banquet is Sunday in the HS Commons at 4:45 pm.
  5. The Shaving Cream Classic is tonight at 8 p.m. Warm-ups begin at 7:30. Admission for those not wearing shirts is $2. Bring extra money for a bake sale.
  6. Students: The African American Lit class is hosting an event called Mount Vernon Stands Together.  This is not a protest or a political event.  It is an act of compassion. Here are the details: On Monday morning, outside of the high school, from 7:45-8:00 AM, students will stand quietly together to symbolize our willingness to listen to and care for each other.  You will also have the opportunity to quietly write messages and read signs students have created.  This is a community-wide event.  Please join us as MV stands together!

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/17/2016

  1. All students interested in individual speech should attend the event sign up meeting either today orMonday at 3:30 in Mr. Stephens’ room. See Mrs. Tenley with questions.
  2. The football banquet is this Sunday in the MS Commons at 6:00 pm.
  3. The volleyball banquet is this Sunday in the HS Commons at 4:45 pm.
  4. Remember, the Trough is selling coffee, hot chocolate, and snacks before school and during MTSS.
  5. The Shaving Cream Classic is Friday night at 8 p.m. Warm-ups begin at 7:30, as soon as basketball practice ends. Admission for those not wearing shirts is $2. Bring extra money for a bake sale. Wear your SCC T-shirts to school tomorrow to support your team!
  6. 9/10 boys’ basketball players should meet Coach Pedersen in the weight room at 5:00 pm today to lift before practice.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/16/2016

1. All students interested in doing individual speech should attend the event sign up meeting at 3:30 either this Thursday or next Monday in Mr. Stephens’ room. See Mrs. Tenley with questions.

2. The football banquet will be this Sunday in the middle school commons and auditorium starting at 6:00 pm. This is a business dress event, shirt/tie/dress pants. Please check the football website for more information.

3. The girls’ basketball parent/player meeting is tonight at 5:45 pm in the Commons.

4. The volleyball banquet is on Sunday beginning at 4:45 pm. See fliers around school for details.
ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/15/2016

1. Early Bird classes will resume on Wednesday, which is an “A” day.

2. There will be NO BLOCK SCHEDULE days this week.

3. The girls’ basketball parent/player meeting will be on Wednesday, November 16, at 5:45 pm, in the HS Commons.

4. Apparel orders from The Stable can be picked up in Mr. Murray’s room.

5. The banquet for all volleyball athletes, grades 9-12, will be this Sunday in the HS Commons from 4:45-5:45 pm. Check the fliers throughout the school and see Coach Willems with questions.

6. All students interested in doing individual speech, it’s time to choose your events! Come to the sign up meeting either this Thursday or next Monday in Mr. Stephens’ room at 3:30 p.m. Any questions, ask Mrs. Tenley.

7. Registration for spring Kirkwood classes is open. Stop in to see Ms. Baron if interested.

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/10/2016

  1. Iowa Assessment announcements:
  2. Iowa Assessments are on Monday and Tuesday next week. Room assignments will be posted around the building. All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students are expected to be in attendance. Testing will be from 8:15-10:15 on Monday and 8:15-10:50 on Tuesday. All classes will meet following testing, on an adjusted schedule.See schedules posted around school.
  3. SENIORS: because of IA Assessments, you are not to come to school on Monday and Tuesday until after testing is complete.
  4. There will be NO EARLY BIRD CLASSES for any students on Monday or Tuesday.
  5. Audition packets for the senior-directed show, Wait until Dark, are available outside of Mr. Stephens’ room. See Stacey Jaeger if you have questions.
  6. Bring in winter coats for the coat drive going on through Monday.
  7. Students attending the Iowa Thespian Festival who want to stay at UNI for Saturday’s football game need to get written parental consent, including travel plans, to Mr. Stephens by Thursday.
  8. MVFAA fruit sale packets are due this Friday, November 11.
  9. FCA is having a bonfire on Friday night at 7:00. All are welcome! Talk to Clayton Loyd for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/9/2016

1. Remember, we will follow a straight 7-period schedule this week. NO block schedule on Thursday or Friday.

2. Iowa Assessment announcements:

a. Iowa Assessments are on Monday and Tuesday next week. Room assignments will be posted around the building. All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students are expected to be in attendance. Testing will be from 8:15-10:15 on Monday and 8:15-10:50 on Tuesday. All classes will meet following testing, on an adjusted schedule. See schedules posted around school.

b. SENIORS: because of IA Assessments, you are not to come to school on Monday and Tuesday until after testing is complete. There will be NO EARLY BIRD CLASSES for any students on Monday or Tuesday.

3. Students attending the Iowa Thespian Festival who want to stay at UNI for Saturday’s football game need to get written parental consent, including travel plans, to Mr. Stephens by Thursday.

4. Audition packets for the senior-directed show, Wait until Dark, are available outside of Mr. Stephens’ room. See Stacey Jaeger if you have questions.

5. Students interested in starting a Dance Club should attend an information session on Thursday at 3:30 in the Commons.

6. Reminder: bring in winter coats for the coat drive going on through Monday.

7. Students interested in traveling to Europe during J-term 2018 should attend a student/parent meeting on Wednesday, November 9, at 6:00 pm in Mrs. Massey’s room. The trip will be open to students in grades 10, 11, and 12 (next year).  Stop by Mrs. Massey’s room to pick up additional information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/7/2016

Tomorrow is the last day to purchase Shaving Cream Classic shirts. ($15) The Scc is Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. or Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. if we are in the state finals for football.

  1. Students interested in starting a Dance Club/Team should attend an info session on Tues., Nov.8 or Thurs., Nov. 10 at 3:30 in the Commons.  Questions?  See Chloe Bunch.
  2. The Entrepreneurship class is selling coffee and hot chocolate in the commons daily in the morning, and during MTSS.
  3. Students interested in traveling to Europe during J-term 2018 should attend a student/parent meeting on Wednesday, November 9, at 6:00 pm in Mrs. Massey’s room. The trip will be open to students in grades 10, 11, and 12 (next year).  Stop by Mrs. Massey’s room to pick up additional information.
  4. Don’t forget your donations for the winter coat drive going on now through Nov. 14.
  5. The pre-season wrestling meeting and sign-up will be on Tuesday, immediately after school, in the HS wrestling room.  Please contact Coach Truitt if you are planning on wrestling but cannot attend.
  6. Congratulations to the three Robotics teams for finishing, 1st, 2nd, and 4th at their home meet on Saturday. The next meet will be November 14 at Durant High School.
  7. Students attending the Iowa Thespian Festival who want to stay at UNI for the semi-final football game need to get written parental consent, including travel plans, to Mr. Stephens by Thursday.
  8. Girls, remember: basketball practice is at 6:00 pm tonight at the middle school.
  9. MVHS Students:
  • We will be on a straight 7 period schedule all week.
  • Regardless of the VB game outcome on Wednesday, Thursday will be a 7-period day. If we win, we’ll run a 12:30 early-out schedule on Thursday. If we don’t win, we’ll run a regular 7-period schedule. School WILL BE in session until 3:15 both Thursday andFriday.
  • Same process for Friday if we are playing on Thursday.
  • If we’re running the early-out schedule on Thursday and Friday, school is not dismissed at 12:30. We do this so all of your courses can meet. Again, school WILL BE in session until 3:15 both Thursday andFriday.
  • To be dismissed from school, we need a note, phone call or email from a parent or guardian giving you permission to leave.
  • Suggested leaving times: Wednesday at 11am. If we continue to win, Thursday at 12:30pm, Friday at 12:30pm.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/4/2016

 

  1. The east parking lot will be CLOSED on Monday for the WaMaC Choir Festival. Car pool, ride your bike, or walk to school – parking will be tough.
  2. There will be no agilities on Monday morning.
  3. Freshmen, if you checked out an iPad for your US History project, please return it to the library TODAY.
  4. The Entrepreneurship class is selling coffee and hot chocolate in the commons daily in the morning, and during MTSS.
  5. If anyone is interested in being a substitute crossing guard, please give the office your name.
  6. Earn Pay-It-Forward hours by volunteering at the Robotics meet this Saturday afternoon. Sign up in the office by the end of today.
  7. Girls’ basketball practice starts on Monday at 5:00 pm.
  8. All 3rd, 5th & 7th hour “Study of Iowa High School” students should report to the Commons TODAY at 1:50 p.m.
  9. Kirkwood class sign up for spring semester is now open.See Ms. Baron.
  10. The MVHS Robotics Teams will have their first competition of the year tomorrow.  Pulled pork sandwiches, walking tacos, and much more will be available for a modest charge starting at11:30am.  Then at 1:00pm the robots from seven high schools will enter the arena and start their competition, which will run until around 4:00 pm.  The event is free – hope to see you there!
  11. Students interested in starting a Dance Club/Team should attend an info session on Tues., Nov.8 or Thurs., Nov. 10 at 3:30in the Commons.  Questions?  See Chloe Bunch.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/01/2016

  1. Kirkwood class registration is now open for the spring semester. Sign up for classes with Ms. Baron. Space availability in courses is on a first come, first served basis.
  2. If you’d like to order a state volleyball t-shirt, the order forms are available in the office – orders are due by 8:15 am on Wednesday, November 2, (that’s TOMORROW) to Coach Willems.
  3. If you are attending the Iowa Thespian Festival, please plan to attend a brief meeting on Thursday during block lunch in Mr. Stephens’ room.
  4. Are you feeling tired and hungry throughout the day? Stop by the Trough to get snacks that will help get you through the day. We will be selling your favorite snacks and drinks before school every day right outside the Commons. The cart will be traveling on Thursdays and Fridays during lunch and MTSS time too.
  5. The boys’ basketball preseason meeting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 2, right after school in Mr. Timm’s room.
  6. Girls’ basketball practice starts on Monday, November 7. Practice time will be announced later.  Remember, every athlete needs a current physical on file with the AD office BEFORE you can participate in practice.
  7. The Social Justice Club is sponsoring a Winter Coat drive.  Bring your gently used winter coats to Mrs. Erickson, or drop them off in the box in the office.  All coats will be donated to the Mission of Hope clothes closet in Cedar Rapids.  Donations will be collected untilMonday, November 14.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/31/2016

  1. Get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with the following admission reps:
  2. Northwestern Community College on Tuesday at 10:00 am
  3. Archery Club practices begin Tuesday, November 1, at Camp Tanager.  Please check your email for schedules and updates.
  4. The boys’ basketball preseason meeting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 2, right after school in Mr. Timm’s room.
  5. There are a few extra state football t-shirts on sale for $10 cash each.The football website has available sizes.  Contact Coach Pedersen if interested.
  6. Girls’ basketball practice starts on Monday, November 7. Practice time will be announced later. Remember, every athlete needs a current physical on record with the AD office.
  7. The Social Justice Club is sponsoring a Winter Coat drive.  Bring in your gently used winter coats and give them to Mrs. Erickson, or drop them off in the box in the office.  All coats will be donated to the Mission of Hope clothes closet in Cedar Rapids.  Donations will be collected until Monday, November 14.  Thanks for taking action!
  8. Kirkwood class registration is now open for the spring semester. Sign up for classes with Ms. Baron. Space availability in courses is on a first come, first served basis.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/28/2016

 

  1. Get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with the following admission reps:
  2. Luther College on Monday at 10:30 am.
  3. Northwestern Community College on Tuesday at 10:00 am
  4. The STABLE order forms for their NEW merchandise are due on Friday by 3:00. Please return your forms to Mr. Murray.
  5. Archery Club practices begin Tuesday, November 1, at Camp Tanager.  Please check your email for schedules and updates.
  6. Book Club is starting a new book today during skinny B –I Hunt Killers.  All are welcome – meet in the library.
  7. Any Spanish 1 students who have Mrs. Nichols must stop in sometime today to pick up their quiz before leaving for the weekend.
  8. The football game tonight is at Cornell and starts at 7:00 pm. Admission is $6 for everyone.  Exact change would be helpful.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/24/2016

  1. Get a pass from Ms. Baron to see the Knox College admission rep on Thursday at 10:15 am.
  2. Picture retakes are on Wednesday morning at the elementary school.  High school students are allowed to go before school starts with plenty of time to return to the high school before classes start.  If you want to have your pictures retaken, please sign up in the office.  You will need to present your complete photo package to the photographer on the morning of retakes.  If you were absent on the original picture day, please sign up in the office as well regardless of whether you plan to purchase photos.
  3. Congratulations to the following students for making All-State: Martin Benesh, Orchestra; Jack Young and Stacey Jaeger, Vocalists; and Mikaela Flockhart, Band. Theresa Gruber-Miller is a first alternate for Band.  Great work to everyone who auditioned on Saturday.
  4. Football players, if you would like your football field locker signs that were taken down, you may pick them up in Mrs. Lynner’s room by Wednesday.
  5. Thundering Herd leaders will meet on Thursday during lunch.
  6. Freshmen and Thundering Herd will meet this Friday during lunch at 11:35 (eat first).
  7. Reminders:
  8. Jostens graduation and ring orders will be collected during lunch on Wednesday.
  9. Seniors, vote by Wednesday on your Senior Trip.Check your email.
  10. Fall play tickets are on sale in the office, $5 each.
  11. The Mustang of the Week is Sean Pitlik.
  12. Seniors, stop in the office and verify the spelling of your name for your diploma.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/20/2016

  1. Early dismissal today:Cross Country at 2:15 to Solon.
  2. Seniors, Jostens orders (especially cap, gown & tassel) are due onWednesday, October 26.  Orders MUST be turned in on this date whether payment is included or not.  If you have questions, stop in and talk to Mrs. Timm.
  3. Picture retakes are on Wednesday morning, October 26, at Washington Elementary.  High school students are allowed to go before school starts with plenty of time to return to the high school before classes start.  If you want to have your pictures retaken, please sign up in the office.  You will need to present your complete photo package to the photographer on the morning of retakes.  If you were absent on the original picture day, please sign up in the office as well regardless of whether you plan to purchase photos.
  4. There will be another Book Club offering starting October 28. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga is the new book. Information has been sent to your email address and there is information on the library door.
  5. Sunday Soccer kickaround has been moved to 5:00 PM at the Cornell practice fields.
  6. Tickets for the fall play, Rabbit Hole, are on sale in the office.Tickets are $5 for all seats with performances on Saturday, October 29 and Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 pm in the district auditorium.
  7. Get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with these college admission reps:
  8. Simpson today at 1:50 pm
  9. Grinnell on Friday at 10:30 am

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/19/2016

  1. Anyone interested in going out BOYS’ tennis this year should sign up in the office this week.
  2. Tickets for the fall play, RABBIT HOLE, are now on sale in the office.  Tickets are $5 for all seats with performances on Saturday, October 29 and Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 pm in the District Auditorium.
  3. Seniors, please remember to stop in the office to verify the spelling of your legal names.  This is for your diploma, so we want to make sure it’s correct.
  4. Students should be out of the building today by 12:45.
  5. Social Justice Club is doing a community building event at Wilson’s Orchard at 3:00 thisSunday, October 23.  You MUST RSVP by Friday morning if you are going.  Also, if you ordered and paid for a “Take Action” t-shirt, you can pick it up in Mrs. Erickson’s room.
  6. Get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with these college admission reps:
  7. Simpson on Thursday at 1:50 pm
  8. Grinnell on Friday at 10:30 am

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/18/2016

  1. Auditions for Large Group Speech events are today after school in Mrs. Erickson’s room.
  2. Seniors, Jostens orders (especially cap, gown & tassel) are due onWednesday, October 26.  Orders MUST be turned in on this date whether payment is included or not.  If you have questions, stop in and talk to Mrs. Timm.
  3. Students taking the PSAT tomorrow should meet in the Commons at 8:15to take the bus to Hills Bank. Bring along #2 pencils and a calculator.
  4. Get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with these college admission reps:
  5. Simpson on Thursday at 1:50 pm
  6. Grinnell on Friday at 10:30 am
  7. There are packets in the office for any student interested in purchasing a class ring through Jostens.Orders must be returned on Wednesday, October 26.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/11/2016

  1. Booster Club is looking for some volunteers to work concessions at this Thursday’s WAMAC volleyball tournament at the Middle School. Please sign up in the office.  Shifts are for 2 hours starting at 3:15pm.
  2. Remember to sign-up in the office to participate in the fundraiser Euchre tournament on Oct 15.
  3. Early dismissal today: varsity volleyball at 2:05 to Williamsburg.
  4. Friday is the deadline to register for the MV Archery Club.
  5. Freshman and sophomore volleyball players, your uniform check in is this Wednesday at4:45pm in Coach Willems’ room. Coach Dolfi and Coach Jesse will be there for check in. Please have your washed uniform ready to check in at 4:45.
  6. Reminders:
  7. Speech team introductory meeting TODAY after school in Mrs. Erickson’s room or in the Business Lab on Thursday during lunch.
  8. College and financial aid planning session TONIGHT in the library from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/10/2016

  1. Do you enjoy a little friendly competition?  Join Science Olympiad on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 6pm for a night of cards, board, and party games.  The 5-dollar entry fee helps buy science supplies for our team.  Everyone is welcome. Please sign up in the office if you’d like to join a Euchre tournament.
  2. Get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with these college admission reps:
  3. Iowa Central on Thursday at 1:00 pm
  4. Cornell College on Friday at 1:30 pm
  5. Reminders:
  6. Speech team introductory meeting on Tuesday after school in Mrs. Erickson’s room. If you can’t come to the Tuesday meeting, there will be a meeting in the Business Lab on Thursday during lunch.
  7. College and financial aid planning night on Tuesday in the library from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
  8. See Mr. Murray to pre-order your Fidget Cube!
  9. Early dismissal today: Sophomore volleyball at 2:05 to Maquoketa.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/04/2016

  1. Early dismissals today:
  2. Cross Country to West Delaware at 1:55 pm
  3. Volleyball to Maquoketa at 3:10 pm
  4. The Social Justice Club will meet at 7:40am on Thursday in Mrs. Erickson’s room.  All are welcome.  Also, the club will have a pizza party on Thursday during lunch in Mrs. Erickson’s room for members and interested members.  Please RSVP to Mrs. Erickson by Thursdaymorning.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Feel free to bring a dessert to share.
  5. Sophomores and juniors interested in taking the PSAT should see Ms. Baron to sign up
  6. There is a college and financial aid planning night next Tuesdayevening – everyone is welcome!
  7. Get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with an admission rep fromMacalester College at 8:15 on Friday.
  8. There will be an Academic Decathlon team photo at the beginning of lunch on Thursday.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/03/2016

  1. Students, are you interested in having fun, making great memories, and participating in some performance-based events, even if you’ve never done any acting or performing before? Then come to the Speech Team intro meeting after school on Tuesday, October 11 in Mrs. Erickson’s room to find out more. There will be SNACKS! Questions? Ask Mrs. Erickson or Mrs. Tenley.
  2. Anyone interested in being involved with the theatre program or just interested in seeing what’s going on this season, should grab lunch and come to Mr. Stephens’ room on Thursday.
  3. Sophomores and juniors interested in taking the PSAT should see Ms. Baron to sign up
  4. There is a college and financial aid planning night next Tuesday evening – everyone is welcome!
  5. Get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with these college admission reps:
  6. UNI at 1:30 today
  7. John Brown University at 9:15 on Tuesday
  8. Le’James Cosmetology school at 12:30 on Tuesday
  9. Macalester College at 8:15 on Friday

ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/30/2016

 

  1. Students, are you interested in having fun, making great memories, and participating in some performance-based events, even if you’ve never done any acting or performing before? Then come to the Speech Team intro meeting after school onTuesday, October 11 in Mrs. Erickson’s room to find out more. There will be SNACKS! Questions? Ask Mrs. Erickson or Mrs. Tenley.
  2. Get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with these college admission reps:
  3. University of Dubuque on Monday at 9:15
  4. UNI on Monday at 1:30
  5. John Brown University on Tuesday at 9:15
  6. Le’James Cosmetology school on Tuesday at 12:30
  7. Show your school spirit at the homecoming game with a Mustang buff for only $5!  What’s a buff?  It’s a rally towel, headband, scarf, and ponytail holder all in one… and the ultimate in Mustang pride.  Don’t miss your opportunity to have the hot new item from the Stable.  See Mr. Murray to get yours before this weekend’s festivities!
  8. The Homecoming Dance is tomorrow from 9-midnight.  Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the door.  Here are some things to keep in mind:
  • If you should choose to leave the dance early, you will not be allowed to return.
  • This event is for our currently enrolled high school students and their guests who are UNDER the age of 21, a high school graduate, or a student currently enrolled in high school.
  • If you have invited someone who is NOT currently enrolled at MVHS, you need to sign your date up in the office.  Out of district dates will be expected to sign in and provide parent contact information upon arrival at the dance.
  • We have high expectations for appropriate behavior on behalf of our students and their guests.  There will be extra supervision to ensure that our dance will remain a substance-free event.

  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/29/2016

  1. Show your school spirit at the homecoming game with a Mustang buff for only $5!  What’s a buff?  It’s a rally towel, headband, scarf, and ponytail holder all in one… and the ultimate in Mustang pride.  Don’t miss your opportunity to have the hot new item from the Stable.  See Mr. Murray to get yours before this weekend’s festivities!
  2. Early Bird P.E. with Mr. Peters will start meeting at the high school again.  The tennis unit is over.
  3. Get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with these college admission reps:
  4. University of Dubuque on Monday at 9:15
  5. UNI on Monday at 1:30
  6. John Brown University on Tuesday at 9:15
  7. Le’James Cosmetology school on Tuesday at 12:30
  8. Archery registration is open until Friday, October 14. Information can be found at mvtraparchery.org.
  9. The MVHS Homecoming Dance will be held this Saturday, October 1 from 9-midnight.  Cost per person is $5.  Tickets will be available at the door.  Student Council representatives have put a great deal of work into coordinating this event and hope that it will be an enjoyable and memorable evening for everyone.  In that effort, here are things to keep in mind:
  • If you should choose to leave the dance early, you will not be allowed to return.
  • This event is for our currently enrolled high school students and their guests who are UNDER the age of 21, a high school graduate, or a student currently enrolled in high school.
  • If you have invited someone who is NOT currently enrolled at MVHS, you need to sign your date up in the office by Friday, September 29.  Out of district dates will be expected to sign in and provide parent contact information upon arrival at the dance.
  • We have high expectations for appropriate behavior on behalf of our students and their guests.  There will be extra supervision to ensure that our dance will remain a substance-free event.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/23/2016

1.    Dismiss varsity football players at 2:55 today for their 3:45 bus to Northeast Goose Lake.

2.    Science Olympiad members: please check your email and reply to Mrs. Appley.

3.    Students interested in attending an Agriculture and Animal Sciences day at Northeast Iowa Community College on October 14should see Mr. Kuker for more information.

4.    Next week is Homecoming week.  Here are the dress-up themes for each day:

a.    Monday: Twin Day

b.    Tuesday: Country vs Country Club

c.    Wednesday: Generation Day

            i.    Freshmen: Babies

           ii.    Sophomores: Toddlers

          iii.    Juniors: Adults

         iv.    Seniors: Senior citizens

d.    Thursday: Powder Puff Day

            i.    Junior/freshman: Beasts

           ii.    Senior/sophomore: Beauties

e.    Friday: Spirit Day

5.    Here is the 2016 Homecoming Court: Aaron Barnhart, Jack Cochrane, Liam Conroy, Tristan Wirfs, Jack Young, Faith Anton, Nicole Binsfield, Bailey Rud, Libby Ryan, and Wynne Vandersall.

6.    The cheer bus will leave at 4:45 today for the football game.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/22/2016

1.    All girls’ basketball players who are ordering shirts and shorts for the upcoming season should have forms turned in by the end of the day TODAY to Coach Roloff’s mail box.

2.    Booster Club is looking for a couple of student volunteers for the elementary open house TODAY from5:15 – 6:45 to work in the Booster Club trailer selling merchandise.  Please contact Amy Weber in the district office if you are interested.

3.    Science Olympiad members: please check your email and reply to Mrs. Appley.

4.    Anyone interested in attending free theatre workshops at Clarke University in Dubuque on October 7should see Mr. Stephens or Mr. Kessel to sign up.

5.    The MV Archery Club parent meeting is TONIGHT at 6:30 pm in the HS Commons.

6.    Check the lost/found table by the office if you’re missing items.  Anything unclaimed by the end of the week will be donated or discarded.

7.    Upcoming college admissions reps (get a pass from Ms. Baron if interested):

a.    From St. Lawrence University next Tuesday at 2:30.

b.    Upper Iowa University next Thursday at 9:45.

8.    Any student with a free period who would like to earn volunteer hours at the elementary school should see Ms. Baron. All are welcome!

9.    Thundering Herd mentors will meet tomorrow at 11:45 in Ms. Baron’s office.

10. Overdue lists are posted outside the library. Please take the time to renew or return your items.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/21/2016

1.    Any boys’ or girls’ soccer players interested in being in the homecoming parade should meet in Mr. Murray’s room on Thursday for lunch and planning the float.  Go get your lunch first and bring it to the business lab!

2.    Any group that would like to participate in the Homecoming Parade needs to sign up in the office byTuesday, September 27.

3.    Students bringing a date to Homecoming from outside our district need to register them on the sign-up sheet in the office.

4.    Booster Club is looking for a couple of student volunteers for the elementary open house this Thursdayfrom 5:15 – 6:45 pm to work in the booster club trailer selling merchandise.  Please contact Amy Weber in the district office if you are interested.

5.    An admission rep from Clarke University will be here on Thursday at 9:45.  If interested, see Ms. Baron for a pass.

6.    All girls’ basketball players who are ordering shirts and shorts for the upcoming season should have forms turned in BY THURSDAY to Coach Roloff’s mail box.

7.    The MV Archery Club parent meeting is on Thursday, September 22, at 6:30 pm in the HS Commons.  Information for the season will be shared along with all the registration materials.  If you are unable to attend, registration materials will be posted on the archery website – mvtraparchery.org. Also, the clubs’ email distribution list will be updated once registration is closed, which is in October.

8.    There is a table of lost and found items right outside the office door.  Some of you must be really dehydrated, since we have at least 15 water bottles!  And a winter coat.  And some lunch boxes.  C’mon Mustangs – take care of your stuff!  Anything not claimed will be donated or discarded.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/20/2016

 

1.    Senior/sophomore Powder Puff t-shirt order forms are available in the office.  Orders and money are due THIS WEDNESDAY to Jessie Brokel or Kelsey Shady.

2.    Junior/freshman Powder Puff t-shirt sign-up is in the office.  Orders are due by THIS WEDNESDAY.  Money is due to Aubree Vlasek or Reagan Light by Friday.

3.    An admissions rep from St. Ambrose University will be here on Wednesday at 12:30. Interested students should see Ms. Baron for a pass.

4.    Any boys’ or girls’ soccer players interested in being in the homecoming parade should meet in Mr. Murray’s room on Thursday for lunch and planning the float.  Go get your lunch first and bring it to the business lab!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/19/2016

1.    An admissions rep from St. Ambrose University will be here on Wednesday at 12:30. Interested students should see Ms. Baron for a pass.

2.    Any group that would like to participate in the Homecoming Parade needs to sign up in the office byTuesday, September 27.

3.    Students bringing a date to Homecoming from outside our district need to register them on the sign-up sheet in the office.

4.    Volunteer opportunities:

a.    Chili Cook Off on Saturday, Oct. 15, in uptown MV – need 7 more volunteers for the morning shift – the afternoon slots are filled.  Sign up in the office.

b.    Booster Club and the Fine Arts Assoc. need concession stand workers.  Sign up in the office.

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/16/2016

1.    The FCAs 5th Quarter event is tonight at the high school after the football game. All are welcome!

2.    Boy/girl soccer kick-around on Sundays at 6:00 pm (new time) at Bryant Park.  All are welcome.

3.    For student hunters: Mrs. Henik could use any deer hearts you get during the hunting season.

4.    Any group that would like to participate in the Homecoming Parade needs to sign up in the office byTuesday, September 27.

5.    Students bringing a date to Homecoming from outside our district need to register them on the form in the office.

6.    Reminder: all African American Lit students should report to Mrs. Erickson’s room at the very beginning of 8th block today.

7.    An admissions rep from St. Ambrose University will be here next Wednesday at 12:30. Interested students should see Ms. Baron for a pass.

8.    Volunteer opportunities:

a.    Chili Cook Off on Saturday, Oct. 15, in uptown MV – need 12 volunteers for the morning shift and 2 for the afternoon shift.  Sign up in the office.

b.    Booster Club and the Fine Arts Assoc. need concession stand workers.  Sign up in the office.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/14/2016

1.    There is an early dismissal today.  Students should be out of the building by 12:45 pm.

2.    FCA will be hosting a 5th Quarter event this Friday at the high school after the football game.  Come enjoy some wrestling room dodge ball, open gym, computer lab and pizza.  All are welcome!

3.    SENIORS, your class group photo will be taken tomorrow at 11:15.

4.    Friday is the last day to register for the October ACT.

5.    Job shadow applications are due on Friday.  See Ms. Baron with questions.

6.    Dr. Naick, African American literature and history professor at Coe College, will be lecturing on the History of Slavery during 8th block this Friday.  If you are not in African American lit, but would like to attend the lecture, you MUST sign up with Mrs. Erickson by Thursday.  The lecture will take the full 85 minutes.

7.    Freshman/junior Powder Puff practice will be right after school today on the football practice field.

8.    Science Olympiad interest sheets are due this Thursday.  Members please check your emails.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/13/2016

1.    Any students with a 6th hour free are welcome to come to Mrs. Gage’s journalism class today to listen to J.R. Ogden, the sports editor for the Gazette. He will talk about reporting and how to get published on Iowa Prep Sports.

2.    Friday is the last day to register for the October ACT.

3.    High School pictures will be taken TOMORROW morning.  ALL STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE A PICTURE TAKEN, SENIORS INCLUDED.  Picture envelopes are on a table by the office.

4.    Dismiss cross country runners at 2:55 today for their bus to Benton Community.

5.    Cheerleaders, remember to go to the elementary school immediately at 3:15 today.

6.    JV and Varsity volleyball athletes should stop by Coach Willems’ room before the end of the day today.

7.    The first Key Club meeting of the year will be on Wednesday (tomorrow) at 7:40 AM in Mrs. Erickson’s room.  All are welcome.

8.    Dr. Naick, African American literature and history professor at Coe College, will be lecturing on the History of Slavery during 8th block this Friday.  If you are not in African American lit, but would like to attend the lecture, you MUST sign up with Mrs. Erickson by Thursday.  The lecture will take the full 85 minutes.

9.    Artists: we are in need of a logo for our fall play, Rabbit Hole.  Please see Mr. Stephens for a show description and more information about the logo design parameters.

10. FCA will be hosting a 5th Quarter event this Friday, September 16, at the high school after the football game.  Come enjoy some wrestling room dodge ball, open gym, computer lab and pizza.  All are welcome!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/12/2016

1.    High School pictures will be taken on Wednesday morning.  ALL STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE THEIR PICTURE TAKEN, SENIORS INCLUDED.  Picture envelopes are on a table by the office.

2.    The senior class photo will be taken on Thursday at 11:15.

3.    The first Key Club meeting of the year will be on Wednesday at 7:40 AM in Mrs. Erickson’s room.  All are welcome.

4.    Dr. Naick, African American literature and history professor at Coe College, will be lecturing on the History of Slavery during 8th block this Friday.  If you are not in African American lit, but would like to attend the lecture, you MUST sign up with Mrs. Erickson by Thursday.  The lecture will take the full 85 minutes.

5.    Students interested in a fun way to earn volunteer hours at Circle of Ash, a haunted attraction in Central City, should see Ms. Baron for information. They need all types of talented individuals!

6.    Artists: we are in need of a logo for our fall play, Rabbit Hole.  Please see Mr. Stephens for a show description and more information about the logo design parameters.

7.    Job shadow applications are due THIS Friday.  See Ms. Baron if you have questions.

8.    Mount Vernon Fine Arts and Mustang Boosters are looking for students to help work in the concession stand of home football and volleyball events.  They could really use your assistance!

Please stop in the office to see if there are some upcoming dates that fit into your schedule, sign up, and earn volunteer hours.

9.    If you or your parents ordered football apparel, it is in the office.  Come and pick it up.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/09/2016

1.    During 8th block today:

a.    Mrs. Erickson is offering ACT grammar prep during Skinny A.

b.    Mrs. McCollum is offering ACT prep during Skinny B.

c.    Book Club will meet in the library during Skinny B.

2.    STUDENTS: High School pictures will be taken next Wednesday morning, September 14.  Picture information envelopes are available in the office.  If you plan to purchase school pictures, pick up a form and take it home.  The completed envelope will need to be handed to the photographer on the day of pictures.  FOR OUR SCHOOL RECORDS, EVERYONE NEEDS TO HAVE THEIR PICTURE TAKEN, SENIORS INCLUDED.

3.    There is a boy/girl soccer kick around on Sunday at 6:00 pm (NEW TIME) at Bryant Park.  Everyone is welcome.

4.    Juniors and freshmen will have PowderPuff football practice on Saturday (WHERE?) at 6:00 pm.  See Preston Schultz if you have questions.

5.    Sign up in the office to earn volunteer hours by working in the concession stand during football and/or volleyball games.  There are several dates available on the signup sheet.

6.    MVHS Students: The 8th Block was designed to support you. Please look at the posted lists of what’s available to attend during the two skinnies. Specifically look for your teachers and see what they are offering in their rooms during the A & B skinnies. If you are unclaimed you can attend any of the sessions. If you truly don’t need any of the review sessions, you need to find a place to work quietly on your course work. The hallways need to remain clear. The library and Mac Lab are quiet work spaces. You may work collaboratively in the commons as long as you are not disruptive to others. If your behavior or noise level in the commons is disruptive, you will be placed in a classroom. Take advantage of the opportunities, manage your time, and get completely done with all of your course work.

7.    Cheerleaders: meet at the high school today at 4:15 for pictures.

8.    Kick-off for tonight’s varsity home football game has been changed to 6:00 pm.

09/08/2016

1. The senior class group photo will be taken on next Thursday, Sept. 15 at 11:15, during the extended lunch period.

2. On Friday we will be doing lunch a little bit differently to make it smoother for a job shadow and internship meeting. Sophomores will eat from 11:15-11:35, juniors and seniors should report to the gym. Sophomores will report to the gym at 11:40 while juniors and seniors go to lunch.

3. Mrs. Erickson will be offering grammar ACT prep during 8th Block Skinny A this Friday. Sign up outside her classroom in order to attend.

4. STUDENTS: High School pictures will be taken on Wednesday morning, September 14. Picture information envelopes are available in the office and will be handed out at lunch. If you plan on purchasing school pictures, you are responsible for picking up a form and taking it home. The envelope will need to be handed to the photographer on the day of pictures. FOR OUR SCHOOL RECORDS, EVERYONE NEEDS TO HAVE THEIR PICTURE TAKEN, SENIORS INCLUDED.

5. Early dismissals today:

a. Cross Country @ 2:35 to CR Kennedy

b. Volleyball @ 3:05 to Williamsburg
  ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/07/2016

1.    A college rep from Mt. Mercy will be here today at 2:30.  Interested students should get a pass from Ms. Baron.

2.    There will be a job shadow and internship informational meeting in the gym during lunch on Friday for sophomores, juniors, and seniors so we will be doing lunch a little bit differently.  Sophomores will eat from 11:15-11:35, juniors and seniors should report to the gym. Sophomores will report to the gym at 11:40 while juniors and seniors go to lunch.

3.    There is going to be a Book Club meeting in the library on Friday during 8th block skinny B. We are reading a new scifi novel, Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Come and check out a copy if you are interested in joining.

4.    Are you interested in earning some volunteer hours?  Mount Vernon Fine Arts and Mustang Boosters are looking for students to help work in the concession stand of home football and volleyball events.  Please stop in the office to see if there are some upcoming dates that fit into your schedule and sign up.  They could really use your assistance!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/06/2016

1.    A college rep from Mt. Mercy will be here on Wednesday at 2:30.  Interested students should get a pass from Ms. Baron.

2.    Mrs. McCollum is holding an ACT review on Friday during the B Skinny of 8th Block.  If you are interested, sign up outside of her door.

3.    There will be a job shadow/internship informational meeting in the gym during lunch on Friday for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  See Ms. Baron with questions.

4.    Sign up with Ms. Baron to participate in ReCharge, MVHS’s yoga program, during the B skinny of 8thBlock on Fridays.

5.    Kirkwood’s High Tech Guys’ Day is on September 30.  Sign up with Mr. Murray.

6.    The senior class group photo will be taken on Thursday, September 15 at 11:15, during the extended lunch period.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

09/02/2016

BIRTHDAYS:

Saturday: Clay Smith

1.    There is no school on Monday (Labor Day).  Tuesday is a “B” day.

2.    9/10 football to West Delaware today.  Dismiss at 2:50 pm.

3.    A college rep from Mt. Mercy will be here on Wednesday at 2:30.  Interested students should get a pass from Ms. Baron.

4.    The senior class group photo will be taken on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 11:15, during the extended lunch period. 

5.    Kirkwood’s annual High Tech Guys Day is September 30. See Mr. Murray for details.

6.    Mustang Soccer is having co-ed soccer kick-around on Sunday night at 6:30 at Bryant Park.

7.    Mrs. McCollum is holding an ACT review today and next Friday during the B Skinny of 8th Block.  If you are interested, sign up outside of her door.

8.    Mrs. Kragenbrink invites anyone interested in being in a book club during Friday’s 8th Block to go to the library today during the A or B skinny. This week, we will talk discuss which books to read.

9.    Sign up with Ms. Baron for RECHARGE, our yoga program, which will be held during the B Skinny of 8th Block.

10. Reminder: registration, health form, and money for the Iowa Thespian Festival are due TODAY.  See Mr. Stephens with questions.

11. Marching Band Members – heads up!  You must stop in the band room TODAY during 8th block to pick up your uniform and hat.  You will need it Tuesday morning for pictures.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

08/31/2016

1.    Tomorrow we will follow the Thursday block schedule.  Periods 1, 3, 5, and 7 will meet.  See schedules posted around school.

2.    Students MAY NOT park in front of the high school or in staff parking, even for early morning lifting.  Park appropriately in the student lots.

3.    Science Olympiad interest meeting during lunch on Thursday.  Bring your lunch to Rm 209.  This is for any 9-12 grader interested in learning more about the team and events for this year.

4.    Student Council will meet on Thursdays during lunch.  Bring your lunch to Mrs. Massey’s room (#212).

5.    MVHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet on Fridays at 7:50am starting September 2 in Mr. Timm’s classroom.  All are welcome!!

6.    Mrs. Kragenbrink invites anyone interested in being in a book club during Friday MTSS to go to the library this Friday during the A or B skinny. This week, we will talk about books to read.

7.    Thundering Herd mentors will meet at 11:15 on Thursday in the PLC lab. Check your email.

8.    Freshmen – we will be meeting with Thundering Herd this Friday during lunch.

9.    Seniors, listen up: the senior class group photo will be taken on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 11:15, during the extended lunch period. 

10. Kirkwood’s annual High Tech Guys Day is September 30!  This is an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities exploring the high-paying, high-demand technology careers in STEM-related fields.  See Mr. Murray for details.

11. Mustang Soccer is having co-ed soccer kick-around on Sunday night at 6:30 at Bryant Park.

12. Volleyball players: if you’d like to place an order on our apparel re-order, your form and check are due on Friday BEFORE NOON.

13. Sign up with Ms. Baron for RECHARGE, our yoga program, which will be held during 8th Block B on Fridays.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

08/30/2016

1.    Science Olympiad interest meeting during lunch on Thursday.  Bring your lunch to Rm 209.  This is for any 9-12 grader interested in learning more about the team and events for this year.

2.    Student Council will meet on Thursdays during lunch.  Bring your lunch to Mrs. Massey’s room (#212)

3.    An admissions rep from Iowa State will be here on Wednesday, August 31 at 12:30.  Interested students should see Ms. Baron for a pass.

4.    TODAY is the last day to order and pay for football superfan shirts.  Forms AND money should be turned in to Kelsey Shady or Nicole Binsfield.

5.    MVHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet on Fridays at 7:50am starting September 2 in Mr. Timm’s classroom.  All are welcome!!

6.    Activity cards are available in the office if you paid for one through registration.

7.    Mrs. Kragenbrink invites anyone interested in being in a book club during Friday MTSS to go to the library this Friday during the A or B skinny. This week, we will talk about books to read.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

08/29/2016

1.    Our first home athletic event is tonight.  Activity tickets for those students who purchased them through registration will be available after school.

2.    Students may not park in front of the building or in staff parking even for early morning lifting.  Park appropriately in the student lots.

3.    Mr. Timm will open the weight room beginning today on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school for out of season athletes.  All are welcome.

4.    Students, you must turn in Pay it Forward hours from the summer before September 30.  Please remember you need to fill out your own form and have an adult supervisor sign it.  Forms are available in the office.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Wilkinson.

5.    Registration for the state Thespian Festival is due Sept. 2.

6.    An admissions rep from Iowa State will be here on Wednesday, August 31 at 12:30.  Interested students should see Ms. Baron for a pass.

7.    Order forms for football superfan shirts are in the office.  Forms AND money should be turned in to Kelsey Shady or Nicole Binsfield by TUESDAY (tomorrow)!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

08/26/2016

1.    Co-ed soccer kick-arounds will be at Bryant Park from 6:30-8:00 pm on Sunday nights.  All are welcome to play.  See Mr. Murray for details.

2.    If you are interested in Academic Decathlon but couldn’t make the meeting yesterday afternoon, there is information available in the office.

3.    Mr. Timm will open the weight room beginning next week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school for out of season athletes.  All are welcome.

4.    There will be boys’ basketball open gym on Sunday at 7:00 pm.

5.    Our first home athletic event will be on Monday, August 29.  Activity tickets for those students who purchased them through registration will be available after school on Monday.

6.    Theatre announcements:

a.    Audition packets for the fall play, Romeo and Juliet, are now available from Mr. Stephens.

b.    Registration for the state Thespian Festival is due Sept. 2.  Don’t miss this great opportunity!

7.    Volleyball athletes, if you have not yet done so, please stop by Coach Willems’ room to pick up your t-shirts and/or pictures.

8.    Students, you must turn in Pay it Forward hours from the summer before September 30.  Please remember you need to fill out your own form and have an adult supervisor sign it.  Forms are available in the office.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Wilkinson.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

08/25/2016

1.    TODAY is the last day to make 1st semester schedule changes.

2.    Beginning NEXT WEEK: Student Council will have working lunch meetings each Thursday from 11:15-12:15. Student Council members should take their lunches to Mrs. Massey’s room (212).

3.    Co-ed soccer kick-arounds at Bryant Park from 6:30-8:00 pm on Sunday nights.  All are welcome to play.  See Mr. Murray for details.

4.    Volleyball super fan shirt order forms are available in the office or from a volleyball athlete.  The super fan shirt orders are due by this Friday at noon to Coach Willems.

5.    There will be an introductory Academic Decathlon meeting TODAY at 3:30 pm in the Commons for all interested high school students.

6.    Football clothing order forms are available online at mountvernonfootball.com.  Orders are due TODAY.

7.    The Thespian Welcome Back meeting will be tonight at 7:00 in the HS commons.  Parents and students are invited to hear about the fall play, state Thespian Festival, and speech contest and to meet the new Tech Director.  See Mr. Stephens if you have questions.

8.    Mr. Timm will open the weight room beginning next week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school for out of season athletes.  All are welcome.

9.    There will be boys’ basketball open gym on Sunday at 7:00 pm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

08/24/2016

1.    Class schedule changes for first semester will be made ONLY through the end of the day onThursday.  You MAY NOT miss class to change your schedule.  See Ms. Baron or Mrs. Wieseler for help.

2.    MVHS is a CLOSED CAMPUS.  ALL STUDENTS are required to stay on campus during the school day.  Juniors and seniors may come late or leave early ONLY with parent permission.

3.    Volleyball super fan shirt order forms are available in the office or from a volleyball athlete.  Orders are due by this Friday at noon to Coach Willems.

4.    There will be an introductory Academic Decathlon meeting on Thursday at 3:30 pm in the Commons for all interested high school students.  The topic this year is World War II.

5.    Football clothing order forms are available online at mountvernonfootball.com.  Orders are due onAugust 25 (Thursday).

6.    Co-ed soccer kick-arounds will be held at Bryant Park from 6:30-8:00 pm on Sunday nights.  All are welcome to play.  See Mr. Murray for details.

7.    2015-2016 yearbooks may be picked up in Mrs. Gage’s room, #127. Extra copies are available for $55 in the office.

8.    Lunch reminders:

a.    The commons has red composting cans by the dish return counter.  Any food products plus napkins can go in there, but not milk cartons, wrappers, or chip bags.  Steve Miller will be available for a few days to help if you have questions.

b.    There is a cart beside each checkout station that has pieces of fresh fruit (such as apples, bananas, oranges). If you take a lunch, you may choose one piece of fruit for no extra charge. This is your last chance to pick a fruit to complete your lunch.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS

05/18/2016

1.    The boys’ tennis team should come to the office RIGHT NOW for a yearbook photo.

2.    Tomorrow’s schedule will be adjusted for the all-school picnic. Classes will be 30 minutes long.

3.    Seniors, tomorrow’s required graduation rehearsal will be at1:50.  Caps and gowns will be distributed during rehearsal.

4.    Students:  Please return your graphing calculator to Mrs. Young.  If you do not return the calculator in working order, we will cash the check you gave us at the beginning of the year.

5.    Entry forms for the Key Club Color Run are in the office and due by FRIDAY.

6.    Seniors, you MUST complete a check out sheet before graduation rehearsal on Thursday.  Sheets are in the office.

7.    Boys’ track athletes who have completed their track season need to turn in clean uniforms and sweats to Coach Whitman ASAP.

8.    Seniors who have P.E. will need to turn in their P.E. locks TODAY.

9.    Seniors, elementary aide logs and work study paperwork MUST be turned to Ms. Baron by the end of the day Thursday.

10. J-term students who took the Cold War through James Bond and Music class: Cornwell has sent us a package. Stop by Mrs. Willems room sometime in the next week.  How cool that our spy is still interested in us!

11. All cheerleaders for next year should meet in Mrs. Lynner’s room on Thursday at 1:00 to try on uniforms.

12. All library materials are due this Friday. If you are interested in checking out books for the summer, check your email for an announcement.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

05/17/2016

1.    This year’s student swimmers and divers should come to the office RIGHT NOW for a photo (Althea Anderson, Jenna Baumler, Zach Kolker).

2.    There will be a boys’ tennis team photo during announcements on Wednesday.

3.    The girls’ track banquet is tonight promptly at 7:00 pm – arrive early to get your seat and get organized. Also, we will be checking in uniforms either next Monday, May 23 or Tuesday, May 24. Check your email for information on the check in.

4.    Students: please return your graphing calculator to Mrs. Young.  If you do not return the calculator in working order, we will cash the check you gave us at the beginning of the year.

5.    FCA will meet in Mrs. Young’s room at 7:50 am on WEDNESDAY this week – NO meeting on Friday.  There will be donuts!

6.    Entry forms for the Key Club Color Run are in the office and due by FRIDAY.

7.    The MVHS double elimination chess tournament is nearing completion. Out of the 22 students who began the tournament, those still alive include undefeated Isaiah Exley-Schuman and one loss competitors Will Dragon, Cian Meier-Gast, and Matt Morrical.

8.    Seniors, you MUST complete a check out sheet before graduation rehearsal on Thursday.  Sheets are in the office.

9.    Thundering Herd leaders will meet TOMORROW during 2nd hour in the PC Lab.

10. Boys’ track athletes who have completed their track season need to turn in clean uniforms and sweats to Coach Whitman ASAP.

11. Seniors who have P.E. will need to turn in their P.E. locks tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18.  Any questions, please see Mr. Peters.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

05/16/2016

Senior awards night is tonight at 7:30. Seniors need to be in the band room by 7:10.

1.    Entry forms for the June 4th Key Club Color Run are in the office and due TODAY.

2.    Seniors, you MUST pick up and complete a check out sheet before graduation rehearsal on Thursday. Sheets are in the office.

3.    Students:  Please return your graphing calculator to Mrs. Young.  If you do not return the calculator in working order, we will cash the check you gave us at the beginning of the year.

4.    Reminders:

a.    Robotics required meeting, with a parent, is tonight at 6:00 pm in the HS Library.

b.    The girls’ track banquet is on Tuesday, May 17, at 6:00 pm in the HS Commons.

5.    All Kirkwood textbooks are due today – you will be charged by Kirkwood for late books. To avoid the late charge you must bring them in today or take them YOURSELF to the Kirkwood bookstore.

6.    Senior library materials are due back TODAY.  Your student account will be billed for any not returned.

7.    Thundering Herd leaders will meet during 2nd hour on Wednesday in the PC Lab.

8.    Everyone who was in Les Mis cast MUST attend a short meeting tonight at 6:00 in the HS choir room about the IHSMTA showcase in Des Moines.

9.    FCA will meet in Mrs. Young’s room at 7:50 am on WEDNESDAY this week.  We will not be meeting on Friday.  There will be donuts; all are welcome!

10. The MVHS Student Council congratulates Maggie Babcock as our final Mustang of the Week.  Thanks for representing Mustang Nation well, Maggie.  Pick up your lunch and parking pass sometime today from Mrs. Massey!

11. Early dismissal today:

a.    Boys’ soccer at 2:20 to West Liberty

ANNOUNCEMENTS

05/12/2016

1.    There is NO boys’ tennis practice today.

2.    Any student interested in participating in Robotics next year should remember to attend the required meeting, with a parent, this coming Monday at 6:00 pm in the HS Library.

3.    Those students who took college classes this semester should drop off Kirkwood textbooks to Ms. Baron.

4.    The girls’ track banquet for JV and Varsity athletes is on Tuesday, May 17, at 6:00 pm in the HS Commons.  Athletes, check your email for a reminder of what you’re to bring to the potluck.  Casual dress, especially Mustang attire, is appropriate.

5.    Seniors who are going on Friday’s senior trip listen up: The buses will leave tomorrow morning at 8:15sharp.  If you don’t have a first period class, don’t forget to set your alarm for earlier so that you don’t miss the bus.  Lunch will be provided on the trip.  If you want to have snacks or other food along the way, you will need to bring your own money.  REMEMBER: if you don’t turn in a completed permission form by the end of today, you will not be allowed on the bus, and you will be expected to attend classestomorrow.

6.    There will be a 9-12 football player meeting on Sunday, May 15 at 6:00pm in the district auditorium.  All players going out for football this fall should attend.  Let Coach Pedersen know if you cannot be in attendance.

7.    Early dismissals today:

a.    Boys’ and girls’ track @ 2:35 to Solon

b.    Boys’ soccer @ 2:40 to Center Point-Urbana

ANNOUNCEMENTS

05/11/2016

1.    Entry forms for the Key Club Color Run are available in the office and due by May 16.  The Rise & Run 5K will be on June 4.  See Mrs. Erickson if you have questions.

2.    Kirkwood textbooks are due now to Ms. Baron.  You will be charged for any textbooks not returned.

3.    Students interested in a detasseling job this summer should stop in the office for contact information.

4.    Senior announcements:

a.    RSVP for Senior Awards night by the end of the day TODAY.

b.    Required permission forms for Friday’s Senior Trip are due TOMORROW. Extra copies are in Ms. Baron’s office.

c.    Let Ms. Baron know your post-high school plans by Monday morning.

d.    All library materials checked out by seniors MUST be returned by Monday.  Your student account will be charged replacement costs for any not returned.

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

05/05/2016

1.    Cheerleaders, please check your email.

2.    There will be a softball meeting on Friday morning at 7:40am in Coach Brand’s elementary classroom.  If you are unable to attend but still plan to go out, make sure you contact her and pick up the information that will be handed out.  Yes, there will be breakfast!

3.    Looking for a job?  Red Vespa in Solon has job openings for hosting and kitchen help.  The office has a flyer with details.

4.    The Iowa House of Representatives is looking for summer interns. See Ms. Baron or your social studies teacher for more information.

5.    Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: check your email for an important message from Mr. Brand regarding the 2016-2017 MVHS schedule.

6.    If you would like a part time job this summer as a carpet cleaner, see Ms. Baron.

7.    Early dismissal today:

a.    Boys’ and girls’ varsity track athletes at 2:50 to Clear Creek-Amana

ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/29/2016

1.    Elections for Student Council for next school year (2016-2017) will be held on Friday, May 6.  Students interested in running for Student Council for next school year should sign up in Mrs. Massey’s room starting on Monday, May 2 through Wednesday, May 4.

2.    If you are interested in helping others, join Key Club, which will meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:40 am in Mrs. Erickson’s room.  Hope to see you there!

3.    MVHS Prom is tomorrow from 9:00 pm – midnight at The Celebration Farm south of Solon.  Pictures by Read Photography will be taken from 9:00 – 10:30 pm.  Dress attire is expected.  Prom is for all MVHS juniors and seniors and their high school aged guests (under the age of 21).  Students bringing a guest who is NOT an MVHS student must sign up their date in advance.

4.    Post Prom will be held at the Middle School from midnight to 4:30 am onMay 1.  IT IS NOT A REQUIREMENT THAT YOU ATTEND PROM TO GO TO POST PROM. The timeline for this event is below:

  • Midnight – Doors Open
  • 1:15am – Doors Close (NO ADMISSION AFTER 1:15 AM, NO RE-ADMISSIONS)
  • 4:30am – Students Exit

** The police will be called for any suspected alcohol or drug use

5.    All students interested in participating in Robotics next year, including students who participated this year, please sign up by the end of the day TODAY.

6.    There will be a meeting for 9th – 11th graders planning on going out for cross country next year on Wednesday, May 4, at 7:45am in Mrs. Deibner’s room.

7.    Spring is here, and that means it is time to get all of the mud and grime out of your car! Mustang Motors offers interior detailing for all vehicles for only $8.00!   If you are interested in having your car clean again, email[email protected]ia.us. In the email, please include…

a.    Your name

b.    The make & model of your car

c.    The color of your car

8.    Early dismissals today:

a.    Boys’ golf at 1:05 to Maquoketa

b.    Boys’ soccer at 2:55 to Western Dubuque

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/28/2016

1.    We will follow the Thundering Herd schedule tomorrow.  2nd period BEGINS at 9:07.

2.    Seniors: sign up in Ms. Baron’s office to go on the senior trip to the Kalahari Water Park in the Wisconsin Dells on Friday, May 13.  The bus will leave from the high school at 8:15 in the morning.  The cost is $20; money is due to Ms. Baron by WEDNESDAY, MAY 4.  Any senior not going on the trip is expected to be in school attending classes.

3.    Elections for Student Council for next school year (2016-2017) will be held on Friday, May 6.  Students interested in running for Student Council for next school year should sign up in Mrs. Massey’s room starting on Monday, May 2 through Wednesday, May 4.

4.    All students interested in participating in Robotics next year, including students who participated this year, please stop by the office this week and sign up.

5.    A big thank you to all the students and faculty who signed up for the blood drive next Tuesday. Students, your donations times will be posted in the Commons on Friday (reminder: you may NOT miss class to donate). Don’t forget to turn in your permission slip if you are 16 years old. Remember to hydrate prior to donating blood.

6.    Early dismissals today:

a.    Boys’ golf at 12:45 to Dyersville Beckman

b.    Boys’ track at 3:10 to Clear Creek-Amana

c.    Girls’ track at 3:15 to Clear Creek-Amana (not early)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/27/2016

1.    Elections for Student Council for next school year (2016-2017) will be held on Friday, May 6.  Students interested in running for Student Council for next school year should sign up in Mrs. Massey’s room starting on Monday, May 2, through Wednesday, May 4.

2.    Volunteers are needed to work one week at Camp Wyoming this summer.  See Ms. Baron if interested. This is a great way to earn Pay it Forward hours.

3.    Anyone with 1st hour free who wants to volunteer at the elementary school should see Ms. Baron ASAP.

4.    Interested in helping others?  Then join us this Thursday morning at 7:40 in Mrs. Erickson’s room for the first ever meeting of the Mount Vernon Key Club.

5.    Seniors: If you received an outside scholarship and would like to be recognized on Senior Awards night, see Ms. Baron ASAP.

6.    There will be a short meeting tonight, April 27, at 6:00 pm in the high school choir room about next spring’s fine arts trip to New York City.  Cost, payment schedules, itinerary, and any questions will be discussed.  Please plan to attend this important informational meeting.

7.    Students who are interested in joining Robotics next school year should please sign up in the office this week.

8.    The STABLE water bottles are in – please pick yours up in the business lab!

9.    As you prepare for our final month of school here are dates for you to keep in mind:

a.       The final day to check-out library materials is May 13

b.    Senior books are due back by May 16

c.    All other items are due back by May 20

ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/26/2016

1.    Seniors: sign up in Ms. Baron’s office to go on the senior trip to the Kalahari Water Park in the Wisconsin Dells on Friday, May 13.  The bus will leave from the high school at 8:15 in the morning.  The cost is $20; money is due to Ms. Baron by WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 (new due date).  Any senior not going on the trip is expected to be in school attending classes.

2.    Volunteers are needed to work one week at Camp Wyoming this summer.  See Ms. Baron if interested.  This is a great way to earn Pay it Forward hours.

3.    Anyone with 1st hour free who wants to volunteer at the elementary school should see Ms. Baron ASAP.

4.    Interested in helping others?  Then join us this Thursday morning at 7:40 in Mrs. Erickson’s room for the first ever meeting of the Mount Vernon Key Club.

5.    MVHS Prom will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 9:00 pm – midnight at The Celebration Farm south of Solon.  Pictures by Read Photography will be taken from 9:00 – 10:30 pm.  Dress attire is expected.  Prom is for all MVHS juniors and seniors and their high school aged guests (under the age of 21).  Students bringing a guest who is NOT an MVHS student must sign up their date in advance.

6.    Post Prom will be held at the MV Middle School from midnight to 4:30 am on May 1.  IT IS NOT A REQUIREMENT THAT YOU ATTEND PROM TO GO TO POST PROM. The timeline for this event is below:

  • Midnight – Doors Open
  • 1:15am – Doors Close (NO ADMISSION AFTER 1:15 AM, NO RE-ADMISSIONS)
  • 4:30am – Students Exit

** Any suspected alcohol or drug use will require contacting local authorities.

7.    Early dismissals today:

a.    Girls’ tennis at 2:30 to Maquoketa

b.    Girls’ track at 2:50 to Anamosa

   

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/20/2016

1.    Students should be out of the building by 12:45 today.

2.    Boys’ basketball meeting after school today in Mr. Timm’s room.

3.    This year’s senior trip will be to Kalahari Water Park in the Wisconsin Dells on Friday, May 13. The bus will leave school at 8:15 a.m.  The cost is $20 per person, which includes admission to the waterpark, theme park, and lunch.  Sign-up sheet will be in Ms. Baron’s office and money is due by Monday, May 9. Any seniors not going on the trip are expected to be in school.

4.    Get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with a rep from Iowa Wesleyan on Thursday at 9:15.

5.    LAST CHANCE for the STABLE apparel for the year. Pre-order your “Always Reppin'” Mustangs Nike t-shirt by Friday of this week.  Sales sheets are available at lunch.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/18/2016

1. Prom tickets will be sold during Monday, Wednesday, and Friday lunches for the next 2 weeks. Tickets are $10 each.

2. The first-round results of the chess tournament must be reported to Mr. Scearce by Tuesday at 3:15 pm. A tournament bracket has been e-mailed to competitors.

3. Students interested in working part-time as a cashier at Lynch Ford should see Ms. Baron.

4. Boys’ basketball meeting after school on Wed. in Mr. Timm’s room. This is an early out day. If you can’t attend, see Mr. Timm before Wednesday.

5. The Mount Vernon Student Council congratulates Cameron Ling as our new Mustang of the Week. Please pick up your lunch and parking pass from Mrs. Massey’s room today. Thanks for representing Mustang Nation well!

6. Get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with the following college reps this week:

a. Cornell on Tuesday during 6th period.

b. Iowa Wesleyan on Thursday at 9:15

7. Early dismissal today:

a. Girls’ tennis at 2:10 for their 2:20 bus to Western Dubuque

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/15/2016

1.    Early dismissals today:

a.    Boys’ golf at 2:20 for their 2:30 bus to West Delaware

b.    Boys’ track at 2:20 for their 2:30 bus to Benton

c.    Girls’ soccer at 2:50 for their 3:00 bus to DeWitt

2.    Students interested in helping with Mount Vernon’s Chocolate Stroll in June should see Ms. Baron.  You can earn volunteer hours.

3.    Boys’ basketball open gym is on Sunday at 5:00 pm.

4.    Beginning Monday, prom tickets will be sold during Monday, Wednesday, and Friday lunches for the next 2 weeks.  Tickets are $10 each.

5.    Soccer Super Fan t-shirts are in Mr. Murray’s room.

6.    Get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with the following college reps:

a.    Cornell on Tuesday during 6th period.

b.    Iowa Wesleyan on Thursday at 9:15

ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/14/2016

1.    Soccer Super Fan t-shirts are in Mr. Murray’s room.

2.    Entrepreneurship students from BOTH SEMESTERS need to check their e-mail from Mr. Murray.

3.    Beginning Monday, prom tickets will be sold during Monday, Wednesday, and Fridaylunches for the next 2 weeks.

4.    The 5th annual MVHS school-wide chess tournament will begin tomorrow.  Prizes will be awarded for the first 3 places.

5.    Thundering Herd leaders will meet during 2nd period TOMORROW in the MAC lab. Plan ahead and talk to your teachers.  **NEW Thundering Herd members should NOT attend.

6.    Students interested in helping with Mount Vernon’s Chocolate Stroll in June should see Ms. Baron.  You can earn volunteer hours.

7.    Boys’ basketball open gym is on Sunday at 5:00 pm.

8.    Reminder to archery club members that we will be meeting after school in the health office to work the phone bank for the blood drive.  Check in with Emily Friedman today about joining us.

9.    To visit with the following college admission reps, get a pass from Ms. Baron:

a.    Cornell on Tuesday during 6th period.

b.    Iowa Wesleyan on Thursday at 9:15. 20% tuition reduction for undecided seniors!!

10. Early dismissals today:

a.    Boys’ golf at 10:50 for their 11:00 bus to Tipton

b.    Girls’ track at 2:50 for their 3:00 bus to Tipton

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/12/2016

1.    An admission rep from Luther College will be here today at 1:00.

2.    Registration for fall Kirkwood classes is now open. See Ms. Baron for information.

3.    The 5th annual MVHS school-wide chess tournament will begin on Friday.  Any students wanting to participate must sign up in room 216 and pick up a sheet of rules by Wednesday at 4:00. Prizes will be awarded for the first 3 places.

4.    Boys who are out for track, are sprinters, and are not going to DeWitt tonight should see Coach Peters for your workout.

5.    The Student Council congratulates Ryan Lueth as the new Mustang of the Week!  Remember, nomination forms are on the student council bulletin board.

6.    Early dismissals today:

a.    Boys’ track at 1:55 for their 2:05 bus to DeWitt

b.    Girls’ track at 2:20 for their 2:30 bus to Hudson

   ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/08/2016

 

1.    An admission rep from Luther College will be here on Tuesday at 1:00.  Sign up and get a pass from Ms. Baron if interested.

2.    Boys’ basketball open gym is on Sunday at 5:00 pm.  Note the time change.

3.    Completed Thundering Herd applications are due TODAY by 3:30 – late applications will not be accepted.

4.    Students interested in being an usher or selling tickets for Les Mis should sign up in the office by the end of today. See Jenna Brannaman if you have questions.

5.    The ACT is TOMORROW in our building. Students should arrive by 7:45 A.M.  **THE HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING WILL BE CLOSED TO EVERYONE ELSE FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.

6.    Boys’ track sprinters are reminded to bring your spikes to practice today.

7.    No girls’ track meet today.

Announcements
04/06/2016

1.    Students need to be out of the building today by 12:45.

2.    Boys’ basketball will have open gym on Sunday at 6:00 pm.

3.    Super Fan t-shirt forms for BOYS’ and GIRLS’ SOCCER are available in the office.  Orders are due on Thursday.  See Lauren Kalm or Mr. Murray for details.

4.    There is a volunteer opportunity at Coe College today, April 6 and next Wednesday, April 13, from6:30-8:30.  Volunteers will be participating in games.  If interested, contact Ms. Shortt.

5.    This is a reminder that all completed Thundering Herd applications are due Friday at 3:30 – late applications will not be accepted!

6.    The ACT is this Saturday in our building. Students should arrive by 7:45 A.M. with their ACT admission ticket, a picture ID, calculator, and pencils.  THE HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING WILL BE CLOSED TO EVERYONE ELSE FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. ON SATURDAY.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/05/2016

1.    There is a 12:30 dismissal tomorrow.  Students need to be out of the building by 12:45.

2.    Les Mis tickets are on sale in the office for performances April 16-24.  Student tickets are $5; adult tickets are $10.

3.    Students interested in selling tickets or being an usher for Les Mis should sign up in the office by the end of this week. See Jenna Brannaman with any questions.

4.    UNI is putting on a rugby camp on Saturday, May 21, for girls interested in learning about and playing the game.  Stop in the activities office if interested.

5.    Super Fan t-shirt forms for BOYS’ and GIRLS’ SOCCER are available in the office.  Orders are due on Thursday.  See Lauren Kalm or Mr. Murray for details.

6.    Reminder: Agilities have started.  Join in on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:15 am.

7.    There is a volunteer opportunity at Coe College on Wednesdays, April 6 and 13, from 6:30-8:30.  Volunteers will be participating in games.  If interested, contact Ms. Shortt.

8.    Early dismissals today:

a.    Boys’ soccer at 2:45 for their 2:55 bus to Marion

   ANNOUNCEMENTS

03/30/2016

1.    The MVHS Disc Golf Club will meet TODAY at 5:30 pm at the Cornell Disc Golf Course. Discs will be available, if needed.

2.    Boys’ soccer is looking for someone to film varsity games and to help with statistics.  If interested, please see Mr. Murray.

3.    Senior forms for the yearbook are in the office.  Completed forms are due to Mrs. Gage by April 1.

4.    Tristan Wirfs is up for Athlete of the Week!  Vote at KCRG.com until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday.

5.    Starting this Sunday there will be football workouts from 6:30-8 PM on the turf at Cornell. This is for any boys interested in playing football in the fall.  Questions, see Coach Haddy.

6.    A representative from the American Academy of the Arts will be here tomorrow during the lunch periods. A table will be set up in the Commons.

7.    Students interested in learning about agriculture careers should see Ms. Baron for info about a Kirkwood career day.

8.    Speech team: Today is the last day to let Mrs. Tenley know if you plan to attend Hamlet at TCR next Saturday, April 9. Check your email and fill out the Google form.

9.    The All State speech team will be performing their outstanding individual events this Sunday at Heritage Hall at 2 p.m. All are welcome to see their great work one last time!

10. Overdue lists are posted outside the library. Please renew or return all overdue books ASAP.

11. NO boys’ tennis practice today.

Announcements

3/28/16

  • Boys’ golf parent/player meeting TONIGHT at 7:00 pm in the Biz Lab.
  • There will be a football council meeting on Wednesday at 7:15 am at the middle school.
  • Seniors, pick up from the office a form to complete for the yearbook staff regarding your senior quote and senior pictures.  These forms are due back to Mrs. Gage (room 127) by April 1st.
  • The Thundering Herd is looking for current sophomores and juniors to be mentors for next school year.  Sign up in the office to apply. There are many benefits but space is limited.  See Ms. Baron or current Thundering Herd members with questions.
  • See Ms. Baron if you are interested in volunteering at St. Luke’s Hospital this summer.
  • Football and basketball cheer tryouts for next season will be April 4-8.  Please check the posters around school for details.
  • Girls’ track should be dismissed at 2:20 for their 2:30 bus to Benton.
  • Girls interested in going out for volleyball next season: Our preseason meeting will be at 8am on Wednesday in Coach Willems’ room.  Plan ahead to attend.
  • Students interested in learning more about agriculture careers should see Ms. Baron for info about a Kirkwood career day.
  • The MVHS Student Council would like to congratulate Kai Walberg as the new Mustang of the Week.  Kai, you can pick up your lunch and parking pass from Mrs. Massey’s room sometime today.  Know someone who should be nominated?  Pick up a nomination form from the student council bulletin board today!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

03/22/2016

1. Student and staff volunteers are needed for the outdoor track meet at Cornell College on Saturday, March 26. Students, you can earn volunteer hours. Please see Val or Mr. Thede if you can help.

2. Boys’ tennis parent/player meeting in the HS Commons tonight at 6:00 pm.

3. German Trip planning meeting for 2017 tonight at 5:30 pm in the German room.

4. World Food Prize participants need to check with Mrs. Allen for information before Thursday.

5. Juniors and seniors, if you received a note to complete your CPR requirement, see Nurse Linda today to schedule your class.

6. Boys’ golf parent/player meeting on Monday, March 28, at 7:00 pm in the Biz Lab.

7. The library is having its own March Madness! Vote for your favorite head to head competitions the next two weeks. Everyone has an email with directions to vote by link, text or vote via Twitter. Support your favorite books by voting.

8. There will be a football council meeting on March 30 at 7:15 am at the middle school. See Coach Pedersen for details.

9. National Honor Society induction is tonight at 7:00 pm in the District Auditorium.

10. An admission rep from Iowa Wesleyan University will be here on Thursday during 7th period. See Ms. Baron for a pass.

11. The disc golf club will meet today at the 1st tee of Cornell’s disc golf course at 3:45.

 

   ANNOUNCEMENTS

03/08/2016

1.    All girls’ basketball players must turn in uniforms on Wednesday right after school in the Commons.

2.    There will be a girls’ golf meeting at Lisbon HS on FRIDAY at 3:30 pm.

3.    Payment for AP tests is due to Ms. Baron by Friday.

4.    Orders and payment for Les Mis shirts are due to Mr. Stephens by Friday.

5.    The U of I has received a grant for high school students to study Chinese this summer from July 5-29to earn college credits. The grant will cover expenses for tuition, textbooks, lunches, and cultural activities. Students, you can apply for a scholarship to take the class for free!  For details, please see Ms. Baron.

6.    All football players need to go to the AD office by noon on Friday to sign the football helmet for Trivia Night.

7.    GIRLS – Have you ever considered exploring a career in Information Technology? Spend Friday, April 8, at Kirkwood Community College and explore technology! See Ms. Baron or Mr. Murray for details by the end of this week.

8.    BOYS’ Soccer – Concussion Baseline Testing on Thursday, March 10, after school in the Biz Lab for all boys’ soccer players who have not had baseline testing for the 2015-2016 school year.

9.    Reminder: yoga will be held in Mrs. Deibner’s room after school today.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS

03/07/2016

1.    FRESHMEN, remember: MVL Community Theater will be presenting Animal Facts on March 10, 11, and 12 at 7:30 pm and on March 13 at 2:00 pm at the First Street Building. Check with your English teacher for more information.

2.    There will be a girls’ golf meeting at Lisbon HS on Friday at 3:30 pm (this is a date change).

3.    Students interested in earning high school credit through an internship should see Ms. Baron.

4.    All cheerleaders must turn in uniforms to Mrs. Lynner today after school.

5.    All girls’ basketball players must turn in uniforms on Wednesday right after school in the Commons.

6.    Payment for AP tests is due to Ms. Baron by Friday.

7.    Orders and payment for Les Mis shirts are due to Mr. Stephens by Friday.

8.    The U of I has received a grant for high school students to study Chinese this summer at the University of Iowa from July 5-29 to earn college credits. The grant will cover expenses for tuition, textbooks, lunches, and cultural activities. For details, please see Ms. Baron.  Students, you can apply for a scholarship to take the class for free!

9.    Congratulations to Chris Chapman, who is the new Mustang of the Week!  Chris, pick up your pass for lunch and parking in Mrs. Massey’s room sometime today.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

03/04/2016

1.    There will be a girls’ golf meeting at Lisbon HS on Tuesday, March 8, at 3:30 pm.

2.    Completed “Senior Information” sheets are due in the office TODAY.

3.    FRESHMEN:  If you are still in need of a cultural event experience for English I, MVL Community Theater will be presenting Animal Facts on March 10, 11, and 12 at 7:30 pm and on March 13 at 2:00 pm at the First Street Building.  Check with your English teacher for more information.

4.    Payment for AP tests is due to Ms. Baron by next Friday, March 11.

5.    Students interested in earning high school credit through an internship should see Ms. Baron for information.

6.    Sign up for your Les Mis shirt today!  The cost is $15 and money is due next Friday.  Mr. Stephens has the order forms.  Anyone can buy one – cast, crew, pit, and fans.

  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

03/02/2016

1.    There is a parent/player meeting for BOYS’ soccer TODAY at 5:30 pm in the HS Commons.

2.    Robotics Team Born to Be Wired will be competing at the state tournament this Sat. at the Coralville Marriott Convention Center. A pep bus has been reserved and will be bringing students to the tournament, if enough students sign up. The bus will leave at noon and return about 7:00. Please sign up in the office for a ride to the meet and to cheer for your team. Admission is free but it will cost you $5.00 for the bus ride. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, Mar. 3, at 4:00.

3.    Individual Speech Team members, a reporter from the Sun will be here TOMORROW at 8:05 to take your picture. Please meet in the commons at 8:00 a.m.

4.    Students interested in working at Abbe Farms this summer should see Ms. Baron.

5.    SENIORS – completed “Senior Information” sheets are due in the office this Friday.  Please remember, these forms are required for scholarship consideration.

6.    There will be a pre-season boys’ golf meeting TOMORROW at 3:15 in the Commons.

7.    There will be a pre-season girls’ golf meeting on Tuesday, March 8, at 3:30 in Mr. Kamaus’s room at Lisbon HS.

 

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

02/29/2016

1.    There will be a pre-season girls’ tennis meeting in the HS Commons after school today.

2.    There is a parent/player meeting for BOYS’ soccer on Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the HS Commons.

3.    Girls’ golf meeting on March 8 at 3:30 pm for interested girls. The meeting will take place at Lisbon HS in Mr. Kamaus’s room on 2nd floor.

4.    Seniors, March 1 (TOMORROW!) is the deadline for many scholarships.  Check the counselor web page or ask Mary Hale in the library for assistance.

5.    Robotics Team 458, Born to Be Wired! will be competing at the state tournament this Sat. at the Coralville Marriott Convention Center. A pep bus has been reserved and will be bringing students to the tournament, if enough students sign up. The bus will leave at noon and return at about 7:00. Please sign up in the office for a ride to the meet and to cheer for your team. Admission is free but it will cost you $5.00 for the bus ride. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, Mar. 3, at 4:00.

6.    Students interested in working at Abbe Farms this summer should see Ms. Baron for details.

7.    Send-off for the girls’ basketball team is at 7:45 tomorrow.  All are invited to come and send them off with best wishes!

8.    Tonight’s boys’ basketball game at the US Cellular Center is a BLACK-OUT!  Game starts at 8 pm.

9.    The Robotics lab will open this week Monday – Thursday at 3:45.

10. Congratulations, Simon Crocker, you are the new Mustang of the Week!  Please pick up your lunch and parking pass from Mrs. Massey sometime today.  Remember, nomination forms are on the student council bulletin board.  Fill one out today!

11. SENIORS – completed “Senior Information” sheets are due in the office this Friday, March 4.  Please remember, these forms are required for scholarship consideration.

02/24/2016

1.    The sign-up sheet to ride the pep bus to the girls’ state basketball game in Des Moines on Tuesday, March 1, is in the activities office (room 117).  The cost is $5 to ride the bus and $10 for your ticket into the game.  YOU MUST PAY $15 WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR THE BUS.  The bus will leave at 8:45 am; the game starts at 11:45.  School will be in session that day.

2.    Uniform check out for girls’ track athletes is at 3:15 pm today, starting with the seniors. If you can’t be present, designate a teammate to check out your uniform for you.

3.    Seniors, March 1 is the deadline for many scholarships.  Check the counselor web page or ask Mary Hale in the library for assistance.

4.    The weight room will close today at 4:00 pm.

5.    Those interested in taking AP exams should see Ms. Baron.

6.    There will be a rep from Mount Mercy here on Friday during 5th period.  Get a pass from Ms. Baron if interested.

7.    Are you interested in helping with tech for Les Mis?  The first set construction day is Sunday from 2-5. See Mr. Stephens if you have questions.

8.    The Robotics Lab will open today at 3:45.

9.    There will be a pre-season baseball meeting in the HS Commons tomorrow at 3:30 pm.

10. Girls’ state basketball t-shirt orders and money are due by 10 am tomorrow.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

02/18/2016

1.    Cornell College is hosting Tim Wise, who will be speaking on racism and social justice onMonday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. in the Hall-Perrine room of Thomas Commons. High school students are invited to attend.

2.    Kirkwood’s High Tech Girls Day is Friday, April 8.  Spend the day exploring high paying, high demand careers in technology and I.T.  Online registration is open and fills up quickly!  See Mr. Murray or Ms. Baron for details.

3.    Completed 2016-2017 course request forms are due to the office BY THIS FRIDAY.  If you’re going to wrestling, turn yours in before you leave, along with your completed pre-approved absence form.

4.    Both boys’ and girls’ track apparel orders are due FRIDAY.

Announcements

02/16/2016

1.    There is a 12:30 dismissal tomorrow.  Students must be out of the building by12:45 unless directly supervised by a coach.  Teachers have afternoon meetings.

2.    Girls’ track apparel order forms are due this Friday to Coach Willems’ room. The order forms are available in her room.

3.    Remember, completed 2016-2017 course request forms are due to the office BY THIS FRIDAY.  You must have a signature from a parent, an English teacher, and your current math teacher.

4.    Students interested in taking a free practice ACT should see Ms. Baron, or check your email for details.

5.    A rep from Simpson College will be here on Thursday at 1:30 pm. See Ms. Baron for a pass.

6.    All students who will miss any classes to attend the state wrestling tournament must turn in a completed pre-approved absence form BEFORE you leave for Des Moines. It needs to be signed by ALL teachers as well as a parent/guardian.  Late phone calls from parents will not be accepted as an excused absence.  Mount Vernon wrestlers first compete on Thursday at 6:00 pm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

02/15/2016

1. The ASVAB is tomorrow morning. Those signed up should report to the PC Lab by 8:15 a.m.

2. If you are interested in ordering girls’ track apparel, the order forms are due this Friday to Coach Willems’ room. The order forms are available in Coach Willems’ room.

3. A rep from Simpson College will be here Thursday at 1:30. Get a pass from Ms. Baron if interested.

4. All students who will miss any classes to attend the state wrestling tournament must turn in a completed pre-approved absence form BEFORE you leave for Des Moines. It needs to be signed by ALL teachers as well as a parent/guardian. Late phone calls from parents will not be accepted as an excused absence. Mount Vernon wrestlers first compete on Thursday at 6:00 pm.

5. Student Council would like to thank all of you who came to WPA on Saturday night. Together, we raised over $280 that will be used for meals at Mission of Hope.

6. Congratulations, Bryce Cox, you have been named our Mustang of the Week! Please pick up your lunch and parking passes from Mrs. Massey today. Don’t forget, everyone, nomination forms are located on the student council bulletin board upstairs.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

02/10/2016

1.    Reminders:

a.    Boys’ basketball Senior Info Sheets are due in the AD office by the end of the day.

b.    Girls’ pre-season soccer meeting is today after school in the business lab.

c.    Boys’ track parent/athlete meeting is tonight at 6:00 pm in the Commons.

d.    BOYS’ tennis meeting on Thursday at 3:15 in the HS commons.

e.    Honor Society applications are due FRIDAY.

2.    The WPA Dance, sponsored by MVHS Student Council, is this Saturday night from 9:00-midnight.  Cost is $5/person or $8/couple.  Pictures will be available for the first hour.  Direct Message StuCo’s Twitter with song requests.

3.    Auditions for the spring musical, Les Miserables, are today at 4:00 in the HS choir room.

4.    Students, we DO NOT have open campus at MVHS.  Students must always have parental permission before leaving campus.

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

02/09/2016

1.    All senior boys’ basketball players and managers should have Senior Info Sheets turned into the AD office by TOMORROW.

2.    The boys’ track parent/athlete meeting is tomorrow at 6:00 pm in the Commons.

3.    Honor Society applications are due this FRIDAY.

4.    Returning JV and Varsity volleyball athletes who would like to purchase a backpack must do so by Friday. Cost is $15, checks to MVCSD.

5.    Anyone interested in going out for BOYS’ tennis this spring should attend a meeting after school on Thursday at 3:15 in the HS commons.

6.    Auditions for the spring musical, Les Miserables, are today at 6:30 and tomorrow at4:00 in the HS choir room.  You only need to attend one.  Pick up an audition packet from Mr. Stephens.

7.    Mount Vernon Robotics will hold an important meeting tonight at 7:00 pm at the FPC Lab.  If you are unable to attend, please meet with Mr. Scearce sometime today.

8.    Sophomores and juniors interested in attending a leadership camp this summer should see Ms. Baron for more details.

9.    Very important: Tonight MV is hosting Wrestling Regional Duals starting at 6:00 pm. All 4 locker rooms will be closed after school. Make sure to get needed items before the end of the day and lock your lockers (even if they’re empty).   Admission to the duals is $6.00 for everyone – no activity passes accepted.  Exact change would be great.  Come support our wrestlers!

10. Students interested in earning college credit by taking AP exams should see Ms. Baron for more information.

11. Reminder: yoga will be held after school today in Mrs. Deibner’s room.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS

02/08/2016

1.    The girls’ track parent/athlete meeting is tonight at 7:00 pm in Coach Willems’ room.

2.    The boys’ track parent/athlete meeting is on Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the Commons.

3.    There will be a girls’ soccer meeting on Wednesday after school in the business lab, open to any individuals who are interested in playing or managing girls’ soccer.

4.    All senior boys’ basketball players and managers should have Senior Info Sheets turned into the AD office by THIS Wednesday, Feb. 10.

5.    Honor Society applications are due this FRIDAY.  No late applications will be accepted.

6.    Students in “Uptown Jazz” and “Lincoln Highway Jazz” should be dismissed at 3:00 today for State Jazz contest.  The bus will leave at 3:10.

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

02/05/2016

1.    JV-V girls’ and 10th boys’ basketball athletes should be dismissed today at 2:35 for their 2:45 bus to DeWitt.

2.    On Wednesday, Feb. 10, there will be a girls’ soccer meeting after school in the business lab, open to any individuals who are interested in playing or managing girls’ soccer.

3.    Overdue lists are posted outside the library. Please return or renew your overdue items.

4.    Students:  please put only recyclables into the blue bins.  FYI – Potato chip bags are not recyclable in these containers.

5.    Girls’ basketball seniors must get Senior Night Info forms to the AD office by the end of today.

6.    The girls’ track parent/athlete meeting is on Monday at 7:00 pm in Coach Willems’ room.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

02/04/2016

1.    9-10 girls’ and 9th boys’ basketball athletes should be dismissed today at 2:35 for their 2:45 bus to DeWitt.

2.    On Wednesday, Feb 10, there will be a girls’ soccer meeting after school in the business lab, open to any individuals who are interested in playing or managing girls’ soccer.

3.    Tickets for Opera Iowa’s Cinderella are on sale in the office.  The performance is on Feb. 23 at 7:30 pmin the district auditorium.  Tickets are $7 (exact change or checks to MVFAA).

4.    Palisades Café in uptown Mount Vernon has a job opening for a dishwasher, evenings and weekends. If interested, call or stop in the Café.

5.    Girls’ track athletes: Our parent-athlete meeting is at 7pm on Monday, February 8 in Coach Willems’ room – this is a location change due to other activities in the school. Again, meet in Coach Willems’ room.

6.    Returning varsity and JV volleyball athletes: we have new backpacks. If you have not done so, please stop by Coach Willems’ room to move your current backpack contents into your new backpack. Do so byFriday, please.

7.    Basketball cheerleaders, check your school email.

8.    Girls’ basketball seniors must get Senior Night Info forms to the AD office by Friday.

9.    Overdue lists are posted outside the library. Please return or renew your overdue items.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

02/01/2016

Take the caucus survey. The link was emailed to all students and results will be shared tomorrow.

1.    Anyone interested in auditioning for a principal role in Les Miserables should come to a short meeting immediately after school on Tuesday in the choir room to pick up audition materials.

2.    Mount Vernon Bank is looking for someone to work a few Saturday mornings per month.  Please contact Melissa Kahl at Mount Vernon Bank if interested.

3.    JV wrestlers should be dismissed today at 2:35 for their 2:45 bus to Benton Community.

4.    Congratulations to Stacey Jaeger on being named Mustang of the Week!  Please pick up your lunch and parking pass in Mrs. Massey’s room.

5.    Do you know of a student who exemplifies the 4 Foundations of Mustang Nation?  Pick up a nomination form on the student council bulletin board today!

6.    Workplace Learning will be here on Tuesday during 5th period to talk about student internships.
Those interested should see Ms. Baron for a pass.

7.    On Wednesday, Feb 10, there will be a girls’ soccer meeting after school in the business lab, open to any individuals who are interested in playing or managing girls’ soccer.

8.    Individual speech team members: You MUST stop in and talk to Mrs. Tenley today to confirm your events, especially if you have not made it to many rehearsals. You may also email her.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/29/2016

1.    Performances of “Bob:  A Life in 5 Acts” are tonight and Saturday at 7:00 pm in the District Auditorium.  Tickets are $5, and may be purchased in the office or at the door.

2.    International Club is holding a fundraiser to help raise money for their hermanitos. Starting Monday, we will be selling various items ranging from bracelets & hacky-sacks to purses & jewelry.  Costs are from $2 to $25.  Find us at lunch on Monday.

3.    Mount Vernon Bank is looking for someone to work a few Saturday mornings per month doing teller work and answering phones.  Please contact Melissa Kahl at Mount Vernon Bank if interested at (319) 895-8835.

4.    The Robotics Lab will open today at 3:45, on Saturday at 9:00 am, and on Sunday at 1:00 pm.

5.    J-Term Social Justice students – The Humans of Cedar Rapids books are available for pick up.  If you haven’t paid, please do so immediately.  Also, you all MUST complete the Kids for Cash survey a second time.  All info is in your email.  It is VERY important that you do this TODAY.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/27/2016

1.    The ASVAB has been rescheduled to Feb. 16.  NO ASVAB tomorrow.

2.    PSAT results have arrived.  If you took the PSAT in October, see Ms. Baron to pick up your scores.

3.    World Food Prize Participants: There will be a planning meeting tomorrow at 7:45 am and 3:15 pm in Mrs. Allen’s room.  Please have your factor and country chosen prior to the meeting.

4.    J-Term Social Justice students, a reporter from the local Fox News station will be here after school today to report on your work in the social justice class.  If you are available to stay and be interviewed and filmed, please meet in Mr. Voigt’s room or the commons IMMEDIATELY after school.  We will be finishing lending libraries and loading cars to drive to Mission of Hope.

5.    Boys’ soccer players – check your e-mail for a message from Coach Murray.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/25/2016

1. Reminder: The ASVAB is this Thursday, during periods 1-3. All students who signed up should report to the PC lab at 8:15. See Ms. Baron for questions.

2. Semester 2 schedule changes will be allowed only through the end of the day TODAY.

3. Come check out the student-directed play, Bob: A Life in Five Acts this Friday and Saturday in the district auditorium. Tickets are $5 for all seats.

4. “Do you hear the people sing?” The Theatre Department is excited to announce that our spring musical will be Les Miserables. We will need techies, actors, singers, and pit musicians, so don’t miss out on this epic experience! Audition packets will be available soon.

5. The MVHS Student Council would like to recognize Kelbie Eskelsen as the Mustang of the Week. Congratulations, Kelbie, you now have your own parking spot and the right to jump in the front of the lunch line for the rest of the week. Just pick up your pass from Mrs. Massey sometime today.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/22/2016

1.    Speed and agility is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:15 am, beginning on Monday, for 6 weeks.  No sign-up needed, just show up.

2.    Semester 2 schedule changes will be allowed only through the end of the day on Monday.

3.    The Robotics Lab will open today at 3:45.

4.    Early release today:

a.    Girls’ basketball at 3:05 for their 3:15 bus to Anamosa.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/15/2016

1. Volunteers are needed to work during the Mustang Madness soup supper on Thursday, January 21, from 5-8 pm, during the home wrestling meet. Sign up in the office and earn volunteer hours.

2. Class schedules for second semester will be available during lunch/recess on Monday. Students will have until the end of the day on Monday, January 18, to make necessary S2 schedule changes.

3. Representatives from the National Guard will be here on Tuesday during lunch.

4. Early releases today:

a. Girls’ basketball at 3:05 for their 3:15 bus to Solon.

b. JV wrestlers at 2:35 for their 2:45 bus to Western Dubuque.

5. The Robotics team is hosting a meet at MVHS on Saturday. Volunteers are needed to help in the Commons. Sign up in the office and earn volunteer hours.

6. Mount Vernon Robotics is hosting a robotics meet tomorrow. Opening ceremony begins at 10:15 and matches will be held from 10:30 to about 2:00. This meet is free and open to the public. Please consider attending to support your MVHS robotics teams. Delicious breakfast and lunch items will be served – and milkshakes!

7. There are only a few days left to get your car looking spotless, your oil changed, or your tires rotated for dirt cheap prices from Mustang Motors. Come to Mr. Murray’s room for further details. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

8. Tonight’s boys’ basketball game against Solon is a WHITE OUT!

9. Choir announcements:

a. Manthem for tonight’s game against Solon. Meet at 7:15.

b. Sunday night Uptown Jazz 7-8. Lincoln Hwy Jazz 8-9

10. Students interested in volunteering at the Elementary School next semester to earn Pay-It-Forward hours should see Ms. Baron.

11. MUSTANG MOTORS is offering FILTHY deals for a FILTHY limited time! Book now and save up to 10% on your oil change, tire rotation or detail service!

12. Soccer announcements:

a. There will be a brief soccer meeting and sign-up for BOYS Soccer on Tuesday during recess in the biz lab.

b. BOY/GIRL Soccer open gym on Sunday nights from 7:00-8:30 pm, all are welcome.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/12/2016

1. There will be a boys’ track meeting in Coach Whitman’s room during recess time on Wednesday.

2. Mercy Hospital is hosting a Prom fashion show on Sunday, January 17, from 2-4:00 pm. See posters around school for details.

3. Lifeguard certification classes will soon be offered at the James Kennedy Family Aquatic Center in Tipton. Stop in the office for contact information regarding classes and possible employment.

4. Congratulations to the varsity basketball teams for wins on Friday! Tonight, there is a JV and varsity girl/boy double header at home. Boys’ and girls’ JV games begin at 4:30, the varsity girls’ game starts at 6:00, and the varsity boys will play at 7:30. Come and cheer on the Mustangs!

5. Is your car dirty? Yes it is! Do you have $8? Of course you do! Come on in for a full detail at Mustang Motors. We also offer oil changes and tire rotations for a great price. Contact John Cooper or Marquis Dew for more information.

6. Juniors and seniors interested in taking the ASVAB on January 29 should sign up with Ms. Baron.

7. Sign up in the office to work during the Mustang Madness soup supper on Thursday, January 21, from 5-8 pm, during the home wrestling meet and earn volunteer hours.

8. Remember: students are to park in the lots, NOT in the circle. If the lots are full, you may park along the street south of the circle drive. Tickets may be issued for violators.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

01/07/2016

1. Individual speech team members, check your email to sign up for rehearsal times. If you want to be on the team but didn’t receive an email from Mrs. Tenley, please see her immediately.

2. Juniors and seniors interested in taking the ASVAB on January 29 should sign up with Ms. Baron.

3. 9th/10th Women’s Choir members should meet in the choir room at 7:15 tomorrow morning.

4. All students interested in auditioning for the 2016 Marching Mustangs Color Guard should attend an information meeting in the band room on Friday at noon.

5. Volunteers are needed to work during the Mustang Madness soup supper on Thursday, January 21, from 5-8 pm, during the home wrestling meet. Sign up in the office and earn volunteer hours.

6. Reminder: National Honor Society applications must be completed by Feb. 12. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. See Ms. Baron if you have questions.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/21/2015

1.    Please remove all locker signs before winter break.

2.    Statistics students need to turn their textbooks in to Mrs. Young.  If you do not, you will be charged for the text.

3.    Items in Lost and Found will be donated over break.  If you’re missing something, stop in the office by tomorrow.

4.    Take a minute to return all overdue books before you leave for break, and check out something fun to read for vacation.

5.    There are still 5 books available for anyone interested in doing book club over J-term – Forgive me Leonard Peacock. Check it out and start reading over break.

6.    “Charlie Brown” speech rehearsal for today is canceled.  All other speech rehearsals are still happening as scheduled.  Please check your email for updates.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/16/2015

1. Students interested in the library’s J-Term book club should check out a copy of the book Forgive me, Leonard Peacock and start reading over winter break. Limited number of books available!
2. The Robotics Lab will open today at 3:45.

3. Seniors, remember to check out the scholarship portion of the counselor’s web page. Deadlines are quickly approaching!

4. Reminders:

a. Elementary Aide logs and Work Study paperwork must be turned in to Ms. Baron by Friday, for you to receive credit for 1st semester.

b. Ugly holiday attire day is Monday!

c. Return Kirkwood textbooks to Ms. Baron ASAP. You will be charged for textbooks that are not returned.

d. Return clean athletic towels to Mr. Peters as soon as possible.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/11/2015

1.    Elementary Aide logs and Work Study paperwork must be turned in to Ms. Baron by next Friday, December 18, for you to receive credit for 1stsemester.

2.    Juniors: remember the Post Prom bake sale at the Wrestling Invite tomorrow. Have your parents check their email and/or the district website for information.

3.    Juniors and seniors, read your school email for a message from Mr. Brand regarding Honor Society.  Qualifications and deadlines have changed so it’s important for you to be informed.  The deadline for Honor Society applications is February 12.  Winter break would be a great time to work on your application.  Again, read your email.

4.    Palisades Cafe in uptown MV is looking for a dishwasher during the evening and on weekends.  If interested, please stop in the restaurant at 125 – 1st St. W. to complete an application.

5.    Another reminder to elementary aides: You are required to go to the elementary building EVERY DAY, regardless of schedule changes or weather or any other excuse.  Again, the contract you signed in August had the rules for this class spelled out.

6.    The wrestling invitational is tomorrow and all 4 locker rooms will be in use.  PLEASE lock all lockers, even empty ones.  No one but the wrestlers will be allowed in the locker rooms so take home anything you need from there when you leave today.

7.    All basketball cheerleaders should meet in Mrs. Nichols’ room today immediately after school to get your t-shirt.

8.    Football cheerleaders who participated in post season football games should stop by Mrs. Nichols’ room to pick up your certificate.

9.    Girls’ and boys’ basketball superfan shirts will be handed out after school today in the Commons.

10. International Club students going to Chicago today should be dismissed at 2:45.

11. Archery club members: The archery high school team picture is on Tuesday at the beginning of 7th period.  Wear your team jersey and black pants for the pictures.  Questions? Contact Coach Wilkinson.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/9/2015

1.    Students should be out of the building by 12:45 today.  Staff will be in meetings this afternoon.

2.    Juniors: The post prom committee is having a bake sale at the Wrestling Invite on Saturday. Remind your parents to donate baked goods. Information can also be found on the school’s web page or via email.

3.    Juniors and seniors, read your school email for a message from Mr. Brand regarding Honor Society.  Qualifications and deadlines have changed so it’s important for you to be informed.  The deadline for Honor Society applications is February 12.  Winter break would be a great time to work on your application.  Again, read your email.

4.    The Robotics Lab will open today at 12:45.

5.    The special education students are planning to sell fudge, rice krispy treats, and other baked goods after school on Thursday and Friday to raise money for class outings. They are planning to sell next week at various times as well. It’s the best fudge you have ever tasted!  Bring your money and buy yourself a treat.

6.    J-term travelers to Nicaragua/Costa Rica, remember you must take a placement test by the end of the week.  Be sure Mrs. Nichols knows when you plan to take this!

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/8/2015

1.    We have an early dismissal tomorrow.  Students need to be out of the building by12:45.

2.    A big thank you to all the students and faculty who signed up for the blood drive on Friday. Students, your donation times are posted in the Commons. Don’t forget to turn in your permission slip if you are 16 years old.

3.    Girls’ basketball players should be released today at 2:35 for their 2:45 bus to Western Dubuque.

4.    The Robotics Club is hosting a multi-school meet on Thursday and student volunteers are needed to work in the concession stand and help keep the commons picked up.  If you’re looking for some volunteer hours, please stop by the office for more information and to sign up.

5.    Students who are elementary aides are reminded that you ARE NOT ALLOWED to drive to the elementary school.  You signed a contract stating that you are required to WALK.  Tickets will be issued for non-compliance.

6.    Fine Arts fruit orders are in!  Students, pick up your orders TODAY before you leave school, and deliver them ASAP.

7.    Applications for spring job shadows are available.  See Ms. Baron for details.

8.    Students interested in taking a Kirkwood class during 2nd semester should see Ms. Baron now.

9.    Football equipment turn in schedule (players, meet in the equipment room at the middle school):

a.       Sophomores and juniors: Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.

b.      Seniors: Immediately after school on Wednesday (12:30 pm)

   ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/7/2015

1.    The Robotics Lab will open today at 3:45.

2.    Juniors: The post prom committee is having a bake sale at the wrestling invitational on Saturday. An e-mail has been sent to your parents asking for baked goods. Please have them check their e-mail. Information can also be found on the school’s web page.

3.    Any girls interested in going out for track and field who are NOT out for basketball should attend a short meeting tomorrow at 8:00 am in Coach Willems’ room.  See Mrs. Willems or Mrs. Massey if you cannot attend.

4.    Juniors and seniors, read your school email for a message from Mr. Brand regarding Honor Society.  Qualifications and deadlines have changed so it’s important for you to be informed.  The deadline for Honor Society applications is February 12.  Winter break would be a great time to work on your application.  Again, read your email.

5.    The Robotics Club is hosting a multi-school meet this Thursday and student volunteers are needed after school to work in the concession stand and help keep the commons picked up.  If you’re looking for some volunteer hours, please stop by the office for more information and to sign up.

6.    Applications for spring job shadows are available.  See Ms. Baron for details.

7.    Students interested in taking a Kirkwood class during 2nd semester should see Ms. Baron now.

8.    Football equipment turn in schedule (players, meet in the equipment room at the middle school):

a.       Freshmen: Tuesday (TOMORROW) morning at 7:00 am.

b.      Sophomores and juniors: Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.

c.       Seniors: Immediately after school on Wednesday (12:30 pm)

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/4/2015

1.    The Stable t-shirt order forms are due TODAY.

2.    The Robotics Lab will open today at 3:45.

3.    Students who participated in fall activities are reminded to complete the survey sent to your school email by the end of today.

4.    World Food Prize participants should meet in Mrs. Allen’s room on Monday before or after school to choose factors and countries for your research.

5.    Juniors: The post prom committee is holding a bake sale at the wrestling invitational on Dec. 12. An e-mail has been sent to your parents asking for baked goods. Please have them check their e-mail. Information can also be found on the school’s web page.

6.    Any girls interested in going out for track and field who are NOT out for basketball should attend a short meeting on Tuesday at 8:00 am in Coach Willems’ room.  See Mrs. Willems or Mrs. Massey if you cannot attend.

7.    Cheerleader pictures will be on Monday at 3:30. Remember to bring your picture form and your uniform to school.

8.    Chicago Trip travelers, your parent permission form and money are both due TODAY.  If you have questions, talk to Sra. Nichols or Sra. Deibner.

9.    There will be an Academic Decathlon team meeting in room 121 on Monday at3:15 pm.

10. There will be a college planning/financial aid meeting next Thursday at 6:00 pm. All juniors, seniors, and their parents are highly encouraged to attend!

11. Due to middle school wrestling meet, the fresh/soph boys’ basketball practice will be tonight from 7:00-8:30 at the middle school.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12/1/2015

1.    Sign up for the December 11 blood drive in the Commons during lunch on Thursday. Learn how you can be a Gallon Grad. You may donate blood if you are age 16 or older.

2.    Girls’ basketball players should be dismissed today at 2:35 for their 2:45 bus to Williamsburg.  Players MUST attend 7th period classes until dismissal.

3.    Mount Vernon High School’s newest student-run business, The Stable, will be handing out t-shirt order forms during lunch, or you may get one from Mr. Murray. The order forms are due back by Friday, December 4.

4.    Audition forms for Bob: A Life in Five Acts, are available outside Mr. Stephen’s room.  Auditions are tonight at 6:30 and tomorrow at 3:30 in Mr. Stephen’s room. See Rehanna Rexroat with questions.

5.    Applications for spring job shadows are available.  See Ms. Baron for details.

6.    9-12 grade volleyball players: Our banquet is this Sunday at 6pm at Gwen’s. Whether you eat or not we hope to have everyone there to celebrate the season’s accomplishments.  See Coach Willems with questions.

7.    There are volunteer opportunities available through the activities coordinator at Hallmark Care Center in Mount Vernon.  Interested students should stop in the office for contact information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/30/2015

1.    Support your community by donating blood at the Blood Drive on Friday, December 11. Sign up tables will be in the Commons during lunch on Tuesday and Thursday. Stop by and learn more about donating and how you can be a Gallon Grad. You may donate blood if you are age 16 or older.

2.    Mount Vernon High School’s newest student-run business, The Stable, will be handing out t-shirt order forms.  Pick one up from Mr. Murray or during lunch.  The order forms are due back by Friday, December 4.

3.    Reminder to fresh/soph boys’ basketball players:  Go to Coach Timm’s room after school for home jersey pickup.  Practice tonight is 7:30-9:15 here at the high school.

4.    The Archery Club raised $492 in their first charity tournament for Camp Tanager before Thanksgiving. The top high school archers were Emily Friedman and Collin Hallier. The team will shoot in South Tama on Saturday.

5.    The Daily Grind is having a special tomorrow! Two for Tuesday! Bring yourself and a friend to receive TWO hot chocolates for the price of ONE! Marshmallows will still be an additional $.50

6.    Applications for spring job shadows are now available.  See Ms. Baron for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/24/2015

Announcements
Nov. 24, 2015

1. The football banquet will be on Sunday, November 29 in the middle school commons at 5:00 p.m.

2. The volleyball banquet will be on Sunday, December 6 at 6 p.m. at Gwen’s Restaurant in Lisbon.

3. Basketball SuperFan shirt money is due today to Jacque Murray.

4. Girls’ basketball players should be dismissed today at 2:50 for their 3:00 bus to Center Point-Urbana.

5. The Stable – Mount Vernon High School’s newest student-run business – is giving you the opportunity to buy its first original, custom Nike T-Shirts! Pre-order yours by December 4 and they will be in your hands before Winter Break!

6. The winner of the entrepreneurship ‘Name our Business’ Contest, and winner of a $20 voucher is…Ellie Meineke.

7. Speech team, check your email and respond to rehearsal invitations. See Mrs. Erickson or Mrs. Tenley if you have a conflict. There are only 5 rehearsal weeks until our first performance.

8. Today’s Fresh/Soph boys’ basketball practice will be in the HS gym from 5:30-7:30pm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/20/2015

1.    J-Term class rosters are posted around the building.

2.    J-term students in Musical Theatre who want to attend NewsiesMUST bring a check on Tuesday.  See Mr. Stephens with questions.

3.    Tuesday will be an A day.  No school on Monday.

4.    The volleyball banquet will be on Sunday, December 6 at 6 p.m. at Gwen’s Restaurant in Lisbon.
Players, plan ahead to attend!

5.    Reminders:

a.    Sign up to ride the pep bus to the UNI Dome by the end of the day today.  If you are signed up but now don’t plan to ride the pep bus, please cross your name off the list in the office.

b.    World Food Prize sign-up sheet is outside Mrs. Allen’s room.

c.    Basketball SuperFan shirt signups are in the office, due by Monday to Jacque Murray.

 

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/18/2015

1.    The Robotics Lab will open today at 3:45.

2.    Get MV Archery apparel order forms, which are in the office, to Mr. Wilkinson by Thurs. at 3pm.

3.    The overdue list is posted outside the library. A lost book fee will be added to your account for all books not returned or renewed.

4.    Speech students involved in Improv, Choral Reading, and Readers Theatre have a MANDATORY MEETING today at 4:30 in Mrs. Tenley’s room. Contact Mrs. Tenley if you have an unavoidable conflict. Otherwise, be there.

5.    There is a World Food Prize sign-up sheet outside Mrs. Allen’s room for interested freshmen through juniors.  Please indicate which meeting time would work best for you.  Meetings will start after Thanksgiving break.

6.    Boys’ and girls’ basketball SuperFan shirt signups are in the office. Orders and money are due by Monday, November 23, to Jacque Murray.

  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/16/2015

1.    There is an Academic Decathlon team meeting in room 121 after school TODAY.

2.    Softball team pre-season meeting is TOMORROW at 3:30 pm in the HS commons.

3.    Students, you will take Iowa Assessments again tomorrowmorning.  Seniors: you may not report to school until testing is doneFirst period begins at 10:50 tomorrow.  There will be NO EARLY BIRD CLASSES until Wednesday morning, which will be a B day.

4.    Football cheerleaders, practice will be on Thursday not Tuesdaymorning at 6:30.  Those not cheering at the game on Friday should turn in uniforms to Mrs. Lynner by Wednesday in a plastic bag with your name on it.

5.    By tomorrow International students should have shared your presentation with Sra. Deibner or Sra. Nichols.  We will practice during lunch.  Also, remember your recipe.  See you at the meeting – A lunch.  If that is a problem, let Sra. Deibner or Sra. Nichols know.

6.    Tickets for Friday’s football game are on sale in the office.  Tickets are $10 each.  The game is scheduled to begin at 2:06 pm in the UNI Dome.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/13/2015

1. Students, you will take Iowa Assessments on Monday and Tuesday mornings. PLEASE don’t schedule appointments on those two mornings. You will need #2 pencils. Classroom assignments for testing are posted around school. Make sure you know your room assignment. Seniors: you may not report to school until testing is done. On Monday, first period begins at 10:15; on Tuesday, first period begins at 10:50. There will be NO EARLY BIRD CLASSES until Wednesday morning next week, which will be a B day.

2. There will be an Academic Decathlon team meeting in room 121 after school on Monday.

3. The Robotics Lab will open today at 3:45, tomorrow at 11:00, and on Sunday at 10:30.

4. The Shaving Cream Classic is tonight! Warm-ups start at 6:30 and games begin at 7 p.m. Come and support your team!

5. The Archery Club Soup Supper is tonight, beginning at 5:00 pm. Everyone is welcome!

6. Brothers Market in Lisbon is looking for help in their coffee shop and grocery store. Call Bill at 455-2541 for more information.

7. There are strict rules for spectators at the UNI Dome. Be aware that NO outside food or drink is allowed, nor are signs, noise makers, silly string, or bubbles. All backpacks/bags will be searched so consider leaving them at home. Parking is $5 but there is a free pep bus going to the game (sign up in the office). Go Mustangs!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/12/2015

1. Students, you will take Iowa Assessments on Monday and Tuesday mornings. PLEASE don’t schedule appointments on those two mornings. It is important to do your best on these tests. You will need #2 pencils. Classroom assignments for testing are posted around school. Make sure you know your room assignment. Seniors: you will not report to school until testing is done. On Monday, first period begins at 10:15; on Tuesday, first period begins at 10:50.

2. Students interested in taking Kirkwood classes next semester should see Ms. Baron.

3. There is NO PEP BUS to today’s volleyball game.

4. Sign up in the office to ride the pep bus to Saturday’s football game. There is no cost to ride the bus. Tickets are $10 each and are on sale in the office.

5. The Shaving Cream Classic is tomorrow at 7. If you are wearing your shirt, you get in free; admission is $3 for other spectators. Football players can still be in the team picture and be eligible for the “best dressed” trophy, even if you are not allowed to play. If you have not yet picked up your t-shirt, see Mrs. Gage.

  

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/10/2015

1.    There will be a wrestling meeting in the Commons today after school.

2.    There will be a boys’ basketball meeting in Mr. Timm’s room today after school.

3.    Students interested in taking Kirkwood classes next semester should see Ms. Baron.

4.    We will follow a regular school schedule tomorrow.  Any students going to the volleyball game MUST have parental permission.  Parents can call the attendance line 24/7.

5.    Those interested in trying out for basketball cheerleading should remember that rehearsals are today (Tuesday) after school andtomorrow (Wednesday) before school.  Meet in the commons.

6.    Sophomores will sign up for J-Term classes on Thursday.

7.    Sign up in the office to ride the pep bus to Wednesday’s volleyball game and/or Saturday’s football game.  There is no cost to ride the bus.  Tickets for state volleyball and football are $10 each and are on sale in the office.

8.    State Football T-Shirt order forms are available in the office.  They are due back with payment by 9:00 am TOMORROW.

9.    Improv, Readers Theatre, and Choral Reading students MUST email their availability to Coach Freeman or Mrs. Tenley TODAY!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/6/2015

1.    There will be no Add/Drop option for J-Term courses. Your course selection is “one and done” so spend some time before your sign up day studying the options.

2.    There will be an open gym to play volleyball for boys in the Shaving Cream Classic on Sunday from 11-1. This is for fun; it is not required. Coaches are welcome to use this time to organize their teams and teach some skills.

3.    There will be a brief wrestling meeting in the Commons on Tuesday at 3:15.  All athletes intending to go out for wrestling should be in attendance.

4.    If any student needs a ride to tonight’s game, they must purchase a game ticket in the office and ride the cheerleader’s bus, which leaves from the high school at 5:45 tonight.  Sign up in the office.

5.    The Archery Club is hosting a Soup Supper fundraiser in the HS Commons next Friday, Nov. 13 from 5-8 pm. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for kids. There will be a silent auction and bake sale. Proceeds from the bake sale will also help the Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance squad’s community health initiatives in Haiti. Come, eat soup, and stay for the Shaving Cream Classic!

6.    Lots of reminders:

a.       Girls’ basketball player/parent meeting in the Commons on Sunday at 6:00 pm.

b.    Fall play tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and are available in the office.

c.    The Entrepreneurship class is selling hot chocolate and coffee.

d.    The deadline for turning in MVFAA fruit orders is today.

e.    Students interested in taking Kirkwood classes next semester should see Ms. Baron.

f.     Girls’ State interest forms are due tomorrow.

g.    The football game tonight in Anamosa is a black-out!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/5/2015

1.    Reminder: girls’ basketball player/parent meeting in the Commons on Sunday at 6:00 pm.

2.    Things My Mother Taught Me will be performed on Saturday at 7:00 pm and on Sunday at 2:00 pm in the District Auditorium.  Tickets are available in the office – $5 for students, $10 for adults.

3.    The Entrepreneurship class will sell hot chocolate and coffee in the commons from 7:30-9:00 am.

4.    The deadline for turning in MVFAA fruit orders is TOMORROW.

5.    Kirkwood is hosting a career event for girls interested in science, math, engineering, and technology. See Ms. Baron to sign up.

6.    State volleyball t-shirts may be ordered until TODAY at 3:00 pm. No late orders will be taken.  Shirts are $15 and checks should be made payable to MVVB.

7.    Tickets for Friday night’s football game at Anamosa are available until tomorrow at noon for $6.00 each. Exact change is helpful.

8.    Reminder to those who attended last week’s Girls’ State meeting to return your interest form by this Saturday, November 7.

9.    There will be a boys’ pre-season basketball meeting in Mr. Timm’s room right after school on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

10. All cross country runners must turn in uniforms and warm-ups in a zip lock bag labeled with your name/uniform numbers by Friday or your deposit check will be cashed.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS

11/3/2015

1.    Reminder to those who attended last week’s Girls’ State meeting to return your “expression of interest” form by thisSaturday, November 7.

2.       There will be a girls’ basketball player/parent meeting in the Commons on Sunday at 6:00 pm.  Girls’ basketball practice starts on Monday, November 9.

3.       Girls’ soccer team: Reminder to meet after school today in the Commons to discuss the upcoming blood drive.

4.    The fall play, Things My Mother Taught Me, will be performedSaturday, November 7 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 pm in the District Auditorium.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and are available in the office.

5.    The Entrepreneurship class will be selling hot chocolate and coffee in the commons starting tomorrow from 7:30-9:00 am.

6.    An admission rep from DePauw University will be here on Wednesday at 12:30.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/26/2015

1.    Cornell will be hosting a high school boys’ 5v5 indoor soccer league. 7 games guaranteed, roster size up to 10 players. See Coach Murray for more details.

2.    Final payment for the J-Term trip to Nicaragua and Costa Rica is due to Sra. Deibner or Sra. Nichols TODAY.

3.    Junior girls, you are invited to a lunch-time information session regarding Girls’ State in the office conference room TOMORROW.  Grab your lunch and come to the meeting.  See Mrs. Wieseler with questions.

4.    There will be a pep bus to the state cross country meet in Fort Dodge on Saturday, if enough riders sign up to go.  The bus will leave at 8:15 am from the high school.  Sign up in the office.  Cost to ride is $5; bring your money on Saturday and bring extra money for food, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

5.    There will be a senior girls’ cross country meeting TODAY after school in the Commons.

6.    Seniors:  If you were not at the Jostens meeting this morning, please stop by the office and pick up an order packet.  All other students:  If you’re interested in ordering a class ring, order packets are in the office. All orders will be collected by our Jostens representative on Tuesday, November 3rd during lunch.

7.    Attention speech team: Auditions for ensemble acting and one act will be today after school in Mrs. Erickson’s room.  Improv team auditions will be tomorrow after school in Mrs. Tenley’s room.  All are welcome!

8.    Upcoming college admission reps (get a pass from Ms. Baron):

a.    Tomorrow at 12:30 – University of Iowa

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/23/2015

1.    Students taking the ACT tomorrow should be here between 7:30-7:45 a.m. with pencils, a calculator, your ACT ticket, and your student ID.  The building will be CLOSED until 1:00 p.m.

2.    Seniors, your graduation cap and gown meeting is on Monday from 9:00-9:20 a.m.in the commons.  Please make every effort to attend.

3.    Junior girls, you are invited to attend a lunch-time information session in the office conference room on Tuesday, Oct. 27, regarding Girls’ State.  Grab your lunch and come to the meeting.  See Mrs. Wieseler with questions.

4.    Cornell will be hosting a high school boys’ 5v5 indoor soccer league. 7 games guaranteed, roster size up to 10 players. See Coach Murray for more details.

5.    An admission rep from the Univ. of Iowa will be here on Tuesday at 12:30. Sign up and get a pass from Ms. Baron if interested.

6.    Good luck to all of the students participating in All-State auditions at West Delawaretomorrow!

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/21/2015

1.    Students should be out of the building today by 12:45.

2.    MVHS is hosting the ACT on Saturday.  The building will be CLOSED from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Students taking the ACT need to be here between 7:30-7:45 a.m. with pencils, a calculator, their ACT ticket, and a student ID.  See Ms. Baron if you have questions.

3.    The MV Archery Club registration forms are due by Friday.

4.    Seniors: Our Jostens representative will be here Monday, October 26, to present graduation cap and gown ordering options.  A brief presentation will be given from9:00-9:20 a.m. to all seniors.  Please make every effort to attend this meeting.

5.    A rep from the Air Force will be here on Friday during lunch.

6.    Large Group speech auditions scheduled for today have been postponed. We will have auditions Thursday (tomorrow) after school at 3:25 in Mrs. Erickson’s room.

7.    Upcoming college admission reps (get a pass from Ms. Baron):

a.    On Tuesday at 12:30 – University of Iowa

b.    Next Wednesday at 9:00AM – Hawkeye Community College

c.    Next Thursday at 9:30 AM  – Buena Vista University

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/20/2015

1.    There will be a 12:30 dismissal tomorrow.  All students must leave the building by12:45.

2.    Anyone wanting to order a football playoff shirt should pick up a flyer in the office.  Orders will be submitted on Wednesday at 8:30 am so TODAY is the last day!

3.    A college admission rep from Clarke University will be here on Thursday at 1:20.

4.    Volleyball athletes should be dismissed today at 2:35 for their 2:45 bus to Marion.

5.    Seniors:  Our Jostens representative will be here Monday, October 26, to present graduation cap and gown ordering options.  A brief presentation will be given from9:00-9:20am to all seniors.  Please make every effort to attend this meeting.

6.    A meeting for students participating in individual speech events will be held today after school in Mrs. Tenley’s room.  Auditions for one act, ensemble acting, and musical theatre will take place Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30 in Mrs. Erickson’s room.  You only need to come to auditions ONE day.  If you didn’t attend the initial meeting, you may still come to auditions.

7.    Junior girls: there will be an information meeting about Girls’ State during both lunch shifts next Tuesday, October 27.  All are welcome to bring your lunch to the conference room and hear about a great opportunity.

8.    Any student spectator attending the cross country meet on Thursday must complete and return a parent-signed pre-approved absence form BEFORE leaving on Thursday.

 

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/15/2015

1.    Cross country athletes should be released today at 1:45 for their 1:55 bus to Independence.

2.    Boy/girl soccer kick-around is on Sunday at Bryant Park at 5:00 pm. All are welcome!

3.    MV Archery Club registration form and dues are due by next Friday.  The form must be mailed to the address on the form.  More information is available on the archery website or from Coach Tom Wilkinson.

4.    Mustang football helmet decals will be sold by the Entrepreneurship class during lunch through Friday and at Friday night’s football game.  The cost is $10.00 each or 2 for $15.

 

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/14/2015

1.    Mustang football helmet decals will be sold by the Entrepreneurship class during lunch through Friday and at Friday night’s football game.  The cost is $10.00 or 2 for $15.

2.    Cornell College FCA is hosting a Fields of Faith event TONIGHT from 8:30 – 9:30 pm at Cornell’s football field and high school students are invited.  Everyone is welcome!

3.    Girls’ basketball attire will be handed out after school today.

4.    College reps:

a.    Simpson College tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10/13/2015

1.    Reminders:

a.    The PSAT is TOMORROW MORNING. Meet in the Commons at 8:15. Talk to your teachers about what you will be missing.

b.    Large group speech meeting TODAY at 3:30 in the biz lab.

c.    MV Archery Club registration form and dues are due by next Friday.  The form must be mailed to the address on the form.  More information is available on the archery website or from Coach Tom Wilkinson.

2.    Mustang football helmet decals will be sold by the Entrepreneurship class during lunch through Friday and at Friday night’s football game.  The cost is $10.00 each or 2 for $15.  Stop by the biz lab to see samples.

3.    Cornell College FCA is hosting a Fields of Faith event tomorrow night from 8:30 – 9:30 pm at Cornell’s football field, and high school students are invited.  Everyone is welcome!

 

  ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/12/2015 1.    Picture retakes are TOMORROW first thing in the morning at the Elementary School. 2.    Large group speech informational meeting is tomorrow at 3:30 in the biz lab. 3.    Last call for Senior Night forms!  They need to be turned in TODAY to the athletic office. 4.    A Simpson College rep will be here on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. Sign up with Ms. Baron. 5.    Reminder: the PSAT is THIS Wednesday. Everyone who signed up for the PSAT should meet in the Commons at 8:15.  Talk to your teachers about what you will be missing. 6.    Mustang football helmet decals will be sold by the Entrepreneurship class during lunch through Friday and at Friday night’s football game.  The cost is $10.00 each or 2 for $15.  Stop by the biz lab to see samples! ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/07/2015 1.    Picture retakes are next Tuesday, October 13, first thing in the morning at the Elementary School.  Any student who wishes to have their photo retaken will need to bring their complete photo package to the photographer that day.  All students who were absent on picture day will also need to have a photo taken.  Please stop in the office to sign up and pick up a picture form. 2.    Students interested in taking the PSAT should sign up with Ms. Baron. Checks are DUE FRIDAY! 3.    Need volunteer hours?  Volunteers are needed for Mount Vernon’s chili cook-off on Saturday, October 24.  Sign up in the office. 4.    FCA is meeting at the high school at 2:00 pm on Sunday to go to Air FX.  The cost is $12 and you must complete an online waiver at the Air FX website.  All are welcome to come along! 5.    A representative from the Marines will be here during lunch tomorrow. 6.    Boy/girl soccer kick around is on Sunday at Bryant Park at 5:00. All are welcome! 7.    College admission representatives this week: a.    Right now: Luther College b.    Friday at 9:00: Upper Iowa University, and at 1:30: Mount Mercy

ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/06/2015   1.    Needing volunteer hours?  Volunteers are needed for Mount Vernon’s chili cook-off on Saturday, October 24.  Sign up in the office. 2.    Volleyball players – please check your school email and answer the survey questions which Coach Willems has sent you. 3.    Early dismissals today: a.    Cross country at 1:55 for their 2:05 bus to West Delaware. b.    Volleyball at 3:10 for their 3:20 bus to Western Dubuque. ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/02/2015 1.    Order forms are available in the office for pink football game clothing. 2.    Juniors interested in the PSAT should see Ms. Baron. 3.    Those interested in learning lacrosse at Cornell should see Mr. Thede for a registration packet. 4.    Free agility sessions for all athletes not out for a fall sport will begin on Monday, October 5, from 6:15 to 7:15 a.m. at the HS gym, and continue every Monday and Wednesday for the next 6 wks. 5.    Boy/girl soccer kick around is on Sunday at Bryant Park at 5:00 p.m. this week. All are welcome! 6.    Upcoming college rep visits: a.    Monday – MV graduate Laura Deininger from Coe at 10:00 b.    Wednesday – Luther at 12:30 c.    Friday – Upper Iowa at 9:00, and Mount Mercy @ 1:30 7.    A representative from the Army will be here during both lunch shifts on Monday. 8.    The MV Archery parent meeting will be Tuesday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the HS gym and commons.  All students are encouraged to attend. 9.    Pre-purchased band signs will be available for pick-up in the band parking lot after school today. 10. Attention Hunters: Mrs. Allen’s class needs hearts and lungs.  If you are lucky enough to get a deer, please bring the heart and lungs in to Mrs. Allen.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/01/2015 1.    The Powder Puff game is tonight at 6:30 p.m. 2.    The Academic Decathlon organizational meeting is TODAY after school in the business lab. 3.    Order forms are available in the office THIS WEEK for pink football game clothing. 4.    Overdues are posted outside the library. Return or renew your books today! 5.    Juniors interested in signing up for the PSAT should see Ms. Baron. 6.    A Coe College admission rep will be here tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. 7.    Those interested in learning lacrosse at Cornell should see Mr. Thede for a registration packet. 8.    Free agility sessions for all athletes not out for a fall sport will begin next Monday, October 5, from 6:15 to 7:15 a.m. at the HS gym and continue every Monday and Wednesday for the next 6 weeks. 9.    Boy/Girl soccer kick around on Sunday at Bryant Park. We will play at 5:00 this week. All are welcome! 10. Get your Mount Vernon Marching Mustang Band yard sign to show support for the band.  Signs are $12 each.  See Mr. Weber to purchase and support our outstanding band! 11. Pay it Forward volunteer hours’ reminder:  Forms must be turned in within a month of your volunteer activity.  Hours accrued before June 2015 will not be accepted – summer hours will be accepted through tomorrow ONLY.  YOU must complete the form yourself, not your parents.  Questions?  See Mrs. Wilkinson

  ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/30/2015 1.    Students in 6th period College Statistics who were unable to take Tuesday’s exam will need to report to Mrs. Young’s room at12:30 p.m. today. 2.    Early Bird Financial Literacy B Day – check your e-mails from Mr. Murray. 3.    Students should be out of the building today by 12:45 (unless you have permission). 4.    There will be an Academic Decathlon organizational meeting TOMORROW after school in the business lab. 5.    For those interested, there are order forms available in the office for pink football game clothing.  You may place an order THIS WEEK. 6.    Overdues are posted outside the library. Please check the list for your name and return or renew your book today! 7.    Are you interested in learning how to play lacrosse?  Instructional sessions will be held at Cornell College with Cornell men’s lacrosse players helping out. Students of any skill level and any age are invited to attend – even beginners! All equipment will be provided.  Those interested should pick up a registration packet from Mr. Thede. 8.    Juniors interested in signing up for the PSAT should see Ms. Baron.

  ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/25/2015 1.    The PowderPuff game will be played on Thursday, October 1, at 6:30 p.m. on the football field. 2.    Upcoming college rep: a.    Monday at 2:30 p.m. – Knox College 3.    Reminder: girls’ basketball can drive is on Sunday from 11 – 4.  Questions?  See Jacque Murray.   ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/24/2015 1.    Thundering Herd training is tomorrow during 2nd hour. Find out from your teacher what you’ll need to make up. 2.    School pictures will be handed out after school today in the commons. 3.    Reminder: sign up THIS WEEK for MV Archery. 4.    The PowderPuff game will be played next Thursday, October 1, at 6:30 p.m. on the football field. 5.    The MVHS Robotics teams will meet today after school in the library computer lab. 6.    High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for a Rotary International Exchange next year.  You could travel to countries like Germany, Japan, Korea, Argentina, Chile, Spain, Paraguay, Italy, France, or Brazil to go to school, live with families, and be a part of a new community. There are local scholarships available. Contact Mr. Wilkinson, Mrs. Nichols or Mrs. Deibner for more information.  Applications are due in October, so don’t delay. 7.    Upcoming college rep: a.    Monday at 2:30 p.m. – Knox College ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/23/2015 1.    The Thundering Herd will have training on Friday during 2nd hour to plan for the upcoming Freshmen Mentoring sessions. Please make every effort to attend. Talk to your 2nd hour teachers about what needs to be made up for missed class time. Questions?? See Mr. Brand, Mr. Thede, Ms. Baron, or Nurse Linda. 2.    The Powder Puff game will be played on Thursday, October 1, at 6:30 p.m. on the football field. 3.    Boys’ and girls’ soccer will play a pick-up game on Sunday at Bryant Park at 2:00 p.m., open to anyone interested in playing.  See Coach Murray for details. 4.    Advanced Comp Student Newspapers are available for free in the library.  Check out photos and articles about MVHS! 5.    There will be a girls’ basketball CAN DRIVE on Sunday.  Get details from Jacque Murray 6.    Sign up and get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with these college admission reps: a.    Today: University of Dubuque @ 12:30 p.m., and Cornell College @ 2:30 p.m. b.    Tomorrow: Illinois Wesleyan at 2:00 p.m.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/22/2015 1.    Anyone interested in helping with PR for the fall play should plan to attend a meeting tonight at 7:00 in the District Auditorium. 2.    MV Archery would like to welcome girls and boys in grades 4-12 to join us this year.  Whether you are new or a returning member, go to our website at www.mvtraparchery.org and sign up THIS WEEK.  We will have a parent meeting and more information during the first week of October. 3.    Thundering Herd: We will have training to plan for the upcoming Freshmen Mentoring sessions this Friday during 2nd hour. Please make every effort to attend. Talk to your 2nd hour teachers about what needs to be made up for missed class time. Questions?? See Mr. Brand, Mr. Thede, Ms. Baron, or Nurse Linda.  ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/17/2015 1.    Job shadow applications are due tomorrow. 2.    Register for the October ACT by tomorrow. 3.    J-Term travelers to Costa Rica/Nicaragua: your 2nd payment is due bytomorrow. 4.    Sign up to attend the 2015 Young Women in Business Conference at Iowa State on Monday, October 5. Space is limited. See Mr. Murray for details. 5.    Homecoming buttons are on sale for only $1 during lunch. Proceeds to the robotics clubs. 6.    FCA is meeting tomorrow morning at 7:50 in Mr. Timm’s room for devotions and donuts.  All are welcome. 7.    Students, you may NOT miss early bird classes for study sessions in other classes. 8.    Robotics teams: Please meet today after school in the art room to decorate the float. You may catch a ride on the float from behind the school at 5:30 or be at the elementary school at 6:00. 9.    Sign up and get a pass from Ms. Baron to visit with these college admission reps NEXT week: a.    On Monday: ISU during 1st period and UNI during 7th period b.    On Wednesday: Central College at 10 a.m., University of Dubuque @ 12:30 p.m., and Cornell College @ 2:30 p.m.   ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/14/2015 1.    TODAY is the last day to sign up to have a float in the Homecoming parade. 2.    Juniors and seniors, see Ms. Baron for a pass to visit with the following college admissions reps: a.    Grinnell College on Tuesday at 10:30 b.    Monmouth College on Tuesday at 2:30. 3.    All job shadow applications are DUE by Friday. See Ms. Baron with questions. 4.    Auditions for the fall play, Things My Mother Taught Me, are this week on Tuesdayat 6:30 and Wednesday at 4:00 in the auditorium.  Pick up an audition packet and prepare a monologue before you arrive. 5.    The first tech meeting for the fall play will be Wednesday at 4:00 in the auditorium.  Come meet the new technical director and hear about opportunities to get involved behind the scenes. 6.    The first annual Mustang 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday morning, beginning at 9 am at the high school.  Cost is $10 plus one piece of clothing.  Proceeds benefit the MV Alumni Association.  Clothing will go to Southeast Linn Community Center. Everyone welcome! 7.    Girls’ basketball players: turn in your clothing order to coach Roloff right after school today in the commons. 8.    The Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, September 19, from 9-midnight.  Cost per person is $5, payable at the door.  Photos will be taken from 9-10:30 p.m.Student Council representatives have put a great deal of work into coordinating this event.  Here are things to keep in mind: a.    If you should choose to leave the dance early, you will not be allowed to return. b.    This event is for our currently enrolled high school students and their guests who are UNDER the age of 21, a high school graduate, or a student currently enrolled in high school. c.    If you have invited someone who is NOT currently enrolled at MVHS, you need to sign your date up in the office by Friday.  Out of district dates will be expected to sign in and provide parent contact information upon arrival at the dance. d.    We have high expectations for appropriate behavior on behalf of our students and their guests.  There will be extra supervision to ensure that our dance will remain a substance-free event.   ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/11/2015 1.    If you want to have a float in the Homecoming parade you must sign up in the office by the end of the day on Monday. 2.    Cheerleaders should talk to Addie Rand by the end of today to confirm your shirt size. 3.    Today is the last day to sign up for the Sept. 16 Kirkwood College Fair.  See Ms. Baron with questions. 4.    Tonight after the football game, FCA’s “Fifth Quarter” will be held at the high school until midnight.  Everyone is welcome! 5.    The junior/freshman Powder Puff team will practice on Sunday at 4:30. 6.    Payment of $15 for senior/sophomore Powder Puff shirts is due to Riley Clark byMonday. Checks should be payable to Riley. 7.    Juniors and seniors, see Ms. Baron for a pass to visit with the following college admissions reps: a.    Southwest Community College on Monday at 10:00. b.    St. Ambrose University on Monday at 12:30. c.    Grinnell College on Tuesday at 10:30 d.    Monmouth College on Tuesday at 2:30.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/09/2015 1. Picture day is tomorrow. ALL students should have a photo taken. Complete an order form if you intend to purchase photos. 2. SENIORS: The senior class picture will be taken tomorrow at 10:45. Wear shoes appropriate for standing in the grass. 3. The 12 Mentor Leaders from the Thundering Herd need to attend an important meeting TOMORROW from 8-8:10 a.m. in the PC computer lab. 4. US History students: If you are completing an oral history, you have a mandatory meeting at 7:50 tomorrow morning in Mr. Timm’s room. 5. Anyone interested in ordering a “Holden Caulfield Thinks You’re a Phony” t-shirt should see Mr. Stephens or Mrs. Tenley. The cost is $8. 6. Thespian Under Armour clothing orders are due this Friday. See Mr. Stephens or Stacey Jaeger with questions. 7. Logo submissions for the fall play are due September 18. For information, see Mr. Stephens. The student who designs the winning logo will receive 2 free tickets to the show. 8. The Disc Golf Club will meet today at 6:00 at the Cornell Cafeteria. Dinner costs $8.00. If you don’t want to have dinner, meet at the 1st tee at about 6:30. 9. There will be a meeting tomorrow at 4:00 in Mr. Murray’s room for all girls interested in spring soccer. ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/04/2015 1. Today is the last day: a. For boys to sign up for spring tennis b. To sign up for Science Olympiad c. For seniors and sophomores to sign up for Powder Puff d. For freshmen and the Thundering Herd to complete an orientation survey. Check your email. 2. Anyone interested in working at Palisade’s Cafe should see Ms. Baron for information. 3. Reminder for submitting Pay it Forward hours: Summer hours need to be turned in by the end of September. Hours completed throughout the year need to be turned in within a month of the activity. Questions: See Mrs. Wilkinson. 4. The JV football bus leaves at 4:00 pm today. 5. Girls interested in playing soccer this spring should stop by Mr. Murray’s room to sign-up. 6. School pictures will be taken next Thursday. Picture envelopes are available in the commons during lunch and in the office. If you plan to purchase photos, you must hand the completed order form with payment to the photographer. ALL STUDENTS, including seniors, should have photos taken. 7. Junior/freshman Power Puff t-shirt sign-up is in the office. Shirts are $17. You must PAY for your shirt by Wed., Sept 9 or a shirt will NOT be ordered for you. Give your money to Alyssa Maddocks, Nicole Binsfield, or Hannah Gerth. Checks should be made payable to Barnyard. 8. The annual senior class photo is tentatively scheduled for 10:45 on Thursday, Sept. 10 (during 3rd hour). 9. Volunteer opportunities: Mr. Truitt is looking for anyone who wants to help at MS football games. He needs people to film, possibly help with chains, or concession stand. Sandra Reid is looking for help on Sunday afternoons at Mount Vernon Youth Football games. Contact Mr. Thede or Mr. Brand for more details. 10. Student Council officers for 2015-2016: a. President – David Taylor b. Vice President – Matt HermsenWhite c. Treasurer – Jack Young d. Secretary – Lily Dahlstrom ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/03/2015 1. Cross Country runners should be dismissed today at 2:50 today for their 3:00 bus to IC Regina. 2. Thundering Herd: Check your email and complete the short survey regarding Freshmen Orientation. 3. Sign up for Science Olympiad outside Mrs. Appley’s room (209). 4. Meetings: a. Girls’ basketball meeting right after school TODAY in the commons. b. The first FCA meeting of the year is TOMORROW at 7:50 a.m. in Mr. Timm’s room. c. Boys’ basketball open gym on Sunday at 7:00 pm. 5. Senior/Sophomore Powder Puff sign-up will be in the office until Friday. 6. Freshmen: Check your email and complete the short survey regarding Freshmen Orientation by the end of the week. 7. School pictures will be taken next Thursday, September 10. Picture envelopes are available in the commons during lunch and in the office. If you plan to purchase photos, you must hand the completed order form with payment to the photographer. ALL STUDENTS, including seniors, should have photos taken. 8. Anyone interested in working at Palisade’s Cafe should see Ms. Baron for information. 9. Girls interested in playing soccer this spring should please stop by Mr. Murray’s room to sign-up. ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/02/2015 1. School pictures will be taken next Thursday, September 10. Picture envelopes are available in the commons during lunch and in the office. If you plan to purchase photos, you must hand the completed order form with payment to the photographer. ALL STUDENTS, including seniors, should have photos taken. 2. Any boys interested in spring tennis should sign up in the office BY FRIDAY. 3. Meetings: a. Disc Golf Club TODAY after school in room 216. b. Student Council during 4th period in Mrs. Massey’s room (212). Bring your lunch. c. Girls’ basketball meeting right after school on Thursday in the commons. If you cannot make the meeting, contact Coach Roloff. d. The first FCA meeting of the year is on Friday at 7:50 a.m. in Mr. Timm’s room. All are welcome – come and get a donut! 4. Senior/Sophomore Powder Puff sign-up is available in the office until Friday, September 4. 5. Freshmen: Please check your email and complete the short survey regarding Freshmen Orientation. This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard and to give us valuable feedback for improvement. Try to complete the 5 minute survey by the end of the week. 6. Thundering Herd: Please check your email and complete the short survey regarding Freshmen Orientation. To effectively plan for next year, we need your feedback. Thanks! 7. Students and staff are invited to participate in a benefit 5k run/walk called RUN FOR THE LEAST. Proceeds from the event will benefit the education of children in Haiti. The run will be held in Lisbon on Saturday, October 24, beginning at 9:00 am. For more information and to register, go to runfortheleast.com. ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/01/2015 1. Upcoming meetings: a. Robotics Team meeting TODAY after school in room 216. b. Disc Golf Club meeting on Wednesday after school in room 216. c. Girls’ basketball meeting right after school on Thursday in the commons. If you cannot make the meeting, contact Coach Roloff. d. The first FCA meeting of the year is on Friday at 7:50 a.m. in Mr. Timm’s room. All are welcome – come and get a donut! 2. Sophomore volleyball players should be dismissed today at 3:05 for their 3:15 bus to Williamsburg. 3. A Science Olympiad sign-up sheet is posted outside Mrs. Appley’s room (209). If you are interested in learning more about Science Olympiad, please sign up, then check your email for more information. 4. Senior/Sophomore Powder Puff sign-up is available in the office until Friday, September 4. ANNOUNCEMENTS 08/31/2015 1. The first meeting of the MV Robotics Team will be on Tuesday in room 216 right after school. All interested students are invited. 2. Any boys interested in spring tennis should sign up in the office BY FRIDAY. 3. There will be a girls’ basketball meeting right after school on Thursday, Sept. 3, in the HS commons. If you cannot make the meeting, contact Coach Roloff. 4. A Science Olympiad sign-up sheet is posted outside Mrs. Appley’s room (209) this week. If you are interested in learning more about Science Olympiad, please sign up. Then check your email for more information. 5. Student Council elections will be held on TUESDAY during lunch. ANNOUNCEMENTS 08/28/2015 1. There will be boys’ basketball open gym on Sunday at 7:00 pm. 2. If you are looking for ways to get Pay it Forward hours, the Booster Club needs students to help at MS football concessions. You would have to be there at 3:45 pm. If interested see Mrs. Binsfield in the activities office. 3. Activity passes are in the office. You must show your pass or pay to get into any home athletic events. 4. While many students have completed the permissions fields on PowerSchool, there are still students who haven’t. This is a REQUIREMENT. Pull out your phone or get to a computer and get this done. 5. Those students interested in serving on Student Council should see Mrs. Massey by the end of the day today. Student Council elections will be held on TUESDAY during lunch. 6. Volleyball player photos are in. You may pick them up in Coach Willems’ room. ANNOUNCEMENTS 08/27/2015 1. All students interested in participating in the fall play, state thespian festival, speech contest, or the spring musical should come to a student and parent meeting tonight at 6:30 in the HS commons. See Mr. Stephens for more information. 2. Those students interested in serving on Student Council should see Mrs. Massey by Friday. 3. Activity passes are in the office. You must show your pass or pay to get into tonight’s volleyball game (and all other home athletic activities). ANNOUNCEMENTS 08/26/2015 1. TODAY is the last day to make class schedule changes for first semester. See Ms. Baron or Mrs. Wieseler. 2. Mr. Timm will open the weight room after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, beginning today. Everyone is welcome. 3. The football clothing order is due today. The order form is on the football website at mountvernonfootball.com. Contact Coach Pedersen with questions. 4. Anyone interested in serving on Student Council should see Mrs. Massey (room 212) by Friday. 5. Students, you MUST complete Student Permissions on PowerSchool by the end of TODAY or you risk having your computer account inactivated. Over 100 of you still need to do this! 6. All students interested in participating in the fall play, state thespian festival, speech contest, or the spring musical should come to a student and parent meeting Thursday night at 6:30 in the HS commons. See Mr. Stephens for more information. 7. Any band members who are free this afternoon should come in and get sized for a uniform. ANNOUNCEMENTS 08/25/2015 1. Class schedule changes for first semester will be made ONLY through the end of the day TOMORROW. You MAY NOT miss class to change your schedule. See Ms. Baron or Mrs. Wieseler. 2. Mr. Timm will open the weight room after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, beginning tomorrow, August 26, for out-of-season athletes. Everyone is welcome. 3. Anyone interested in serving on Student Council this year should see Mrs. Massey (room 212) by this Friday, August 28. 4. Any freshman or new student who didn’t attend orientation on Friday may see Mr. Brand to pick up a free t-shirt during lunch on Wednesday. 5. The football clothing order is due tomorrow, August 26. You can get the order form on the football website at mountvernonfootball.com. Contact Coach Pedersen with questions. 6. Freshman volleyball athletes: you must respond to Coach Willems’ email today. 7. Students, you MUST complete Student Permissions on PowerSchool. If you didn’t do so already, you must do so by tomorrow or you risk having your computer account inactivated. Over 190 students have NOT YET completed this requirement. ANNOUNCEMENTS 08/24/2015 1. Tomorrow we will follow a regular schedule. Early Bird classes will begin at 7:15 am, and tomorrow is a “B” day. First period classes begin at 8:15 am. See schedules posted around school. 2. Class schedule changes for first semester will be made ONLY through the end of the day on Wednesday. You MAY NOT miss class to change your schedule. See Ms. Baron or Mrs. Wieseler. 3. Students scheduled in Elementary Aide and Work Study during first semester should meet with Mr. Brand and Ms. Baron tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 8:00 am in Ms. Baron’s office (room 135). 4. MVHS is a CLOSED CAMPUS. ALL STUDENTS are required to stay on campus throughout the school day, including during the lunch hour. However, we do allow juniors and seniors to arrive late and depart early only if they do not have a 1st period/7th period class. Permission forms will be mailed out to the parents of those eligible students after all drops/adds are complete, and must be on file in the high school office before students will be considered excused during these times. These forms are updated each semester. This option is not available to freshmen or sophomores. 5. Anyone interested in serving on Student Council this year should see Mrs. Massey (room 212) by Friday, August 28. 6. Mr. Timm will open the weight room after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, beginning Wednesday, August 26, for out-of-season athletes. Everyone is welcome. 7. If you didn’t pick up your schedules this morning, they are available in the office. 8. Fall Kirkwood classes start today. Textbooks should be picked up from Ms. Baron’s office. 9. Volleyball athletes: Fresh/Soph practice today will be from 3:45-5:00, varsity will have a team meeting at 4:15 in Coach Willems’ room, and JV/Varsity practice will be at 4:45. 10. All students must log onto PowerSchool and complete Student Permissions today. There will be someone in the computer labs to help, if you need assistance. You MUST do this.

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