THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

Next week is Red Ribbon Week! This years theme is "Your Future is Key". The week will be filled with lots of positive, fun, events.  Monday's dress up theme is "Team Up Against Drugs". Wear your favorite team gear to show your support towards being drug free for 5 spirit points. There will also be a DJ during lunch hours and kickboxing after school worth 15 spirit points.

The rest of the week will include dress up days, Kahoot trivia for prizes, open zip after school, the ever awesome Red Ribbon Run Walk and a week long scavenger hunt.  See the calendar of events posted around the building and listen to the announcements for more details.


STUDENTS:  The pass/fail policy was developed to give students opportunities for learning without the pressure of grades. Pass/Fail forms are now available in the Student Personnel Office (B102). The form is also posted on the Maine West website and was emailed to you and your parents. The deadline to submit a pass/fail petition for 1st semester is 3:30 pm on Friday, October 27. This not a requirement, but an option, should you choose to use it.

SENIORS: Herff Jones will be here Friday outside the student cafeteria to take cap and gown measurements and hand out senior product packets.

SPANISH CLUB:  Spanish Club will meet at 7:00 am on Friday in room A212. We will be discussing an event coming up on Saturday, October 28th. Please check your email or MWspanishclub on Instagram for reminders about this message. Contact Mr. Fleming or Mrs. Weaver with any questions.

FASHION AND COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion and Cosmetology club will meet today after school in C108. We will be making shimmer body spray. Please bring a small spray bottle. All other supplies will be provided.

3D INNOVATIONS: Inviting future engineers, doctors, artists and manufacturers: Want to make a 3-D interactive model of Maine West High School which will light up and speak? Join 3-D Innovations to be at the cutting edge of technology and learn about Internet of Things while we make this tangible user interface to help the visually impaired, incoming freshmen and alumni navigate our school. We will meet today after school in D-106 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm We meet every other Thursday.

WEST WORDS:  Do you like to read, write poetry and short stories? If so, please come to the first meeting of West Words, Maine West's Literary Magazine on Monday, October 23rd at 3:20 in room C208.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will be a College Application Workshop in the CRC today. All seniors are welcome. If you need help starting an application or on any part of a college application, come in during your free periods. Counselors will be available to assist you.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Come out to watch your Maine varsity hockey team and your very own Danny Fowler and Sebastian Solarz take on Waubonsie Friday night at Oakton Ice Arena at 8:40 pm.  The theme is White out!

The boys varsity soccer team opened up regional play vs Maine South and came out victorious winning by the score of one to zero. With 16 minutes left in the game, Emerson Herrera knocked in the game winner. Jason Martinez and Jason Ybarra assisted on the goal. Goalkeeper Elmer Vega and his strong defense preserved the shutout. Next they take on Leyden High School at the West Leyden Campus in Northlake this Friday at 6 pm. Come out to support the guys as they play for the regional Championship.

GYMNASTICS: Interested in gymnastics? There is open gym Friday from 4-5:30 pm in A-wing gym.Tryouts are November 6 and start at 3:45 pm. You must have a current physical. Please sign up on 8 to18 with a parent.

WARRIORETTES:  Tryouts for the competitive Warriorettes dance team will be held next week. No previous dance experience required. There are many spots to fill. Come learn the audition routine at clinics on Tuesday, October 24 from 3:30-5:30 in the dance room. Auditions will be on Wednesday October 25 beginning at 4 pm. Registration and physical are required to participate in tryouts. See Coach Marchionna for more information.










WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

STUDENTS:  The pass/fail policy was developed to give students opportunities for learning without the pressure of grades. Pass/Fail forms are now available in the Student Personnel Office (B102). The form is also posted on the Maine West website and was emailed to you and your parents. The deadline to submit a pass/fail petition for 1st semester is 3:30 pm on Friday, October 27. This not a requirement, but an option, should you choose to use it.

SENIORS: Herff Jones will be here Friday outside the student cafeteria to take cap and gown measurements and hand out senior product packets.

DECA: DECA will meet before school on Thursday at 7:00 am in room D102 to begin preparing for competition. We will provide resources to help you study for the economics test, so don't miss it!

INDO-PAK CLUB:  Please join the Indian Student Association for the Diwali Festival of Lights after school today in H106. Learn about the history while enjoying delicious food.  Everyone is welcome.

SPANISH CLUB:  We will meet on Friday at 7 am in room A212. We will be discussing an event coming up on Saturday, October 28th. Please check your email or MWspanishclub on Instagram for reminders about this message. Contact Mr. Fleming or Mrs. Weaver with any questions.

FASHION AND COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion and Cosmetology club will meet Thursday after school in C108. We will be making shimmer body spray. Please bring a small spray bottle. All other supplies will be provided.

3D INNOVATIONS: Inviting future engineers, doctors, artists and manufacturers: Want to make a 3-D interactive model of Maine West High School which will light up and speak? Join 3-D Innovations to be at the cutting edge of technology and learn about Internet of Things while we make this tangible user interface to help the visually impaired, incoming freshmen and alumni navigate our school. Our next meeting is Thursday after school in D-106 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm and we meet every other Thursday.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

On Thursday there will be a College Application Workshop in the CRC. All seniors are welcome. If you need help starting an application or on any part of a college application, come in during your free periods. Counselors will be available to assist you.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

GYMNASTICS: Interested in gymnastics? There is open gym Wednesday and Friday from 4-5:30 pm in A-wing gym.Tryouts are November 6 and start at 3:45 pm. You must have a current physical. Please sign up on 8 to18 with a parent.

WARRIORETTES:  Tryouts for the competitive Warriorettes dance team will be held next week. No previous dance experience required. There are many spots to fill. Come learn the audition routine at clinics on Tuesday, October 24 from 3:30-5:30 in the dance room. Auditions will be on Wednesday October 25 beginning at 4 pm. Registration and physical are required to participate in tryouts. See Coach Marchionna for more information.











TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

Seniors, today is the last day to have your picture taken for the yearbook.  There is a photographer currently waiting in H-106 to snap your smile. Just pop on down to H-106 before 3:00 today and you’ll be in this year’s yearbook. Don’t miss out!

STUDENTS:  The pass/fail policy was developed to give students opportunities for learning without the pressure of grades. Pass/Fail forms are now available in the Student Personnel Office (B102). The form is also posted on the Maine West website and was emailed to you and your parents. The deadline to submit a pass/fail petition for 1st semester is 3:30 pm on Friday, October 27. This not a requirement, but an option, should you choose to use it.

STUDENTS: The pop shop will be open during lunch periods today. Make sure to stop by and purchase a box of popcorn and a freeze pop for a dollar each.

FRESHMAN CLASS COUNCIL:  We have a class council meeting after school today in R201.

SENIORS: Herff Jones will be here Friday outside the student cafeteria to take cap and gown measurements and hand out senior product packets.
KEY CLUB:  Key Club will meet after school today in C101 to wrap books for the birthday bags and write thank you notes.

DECA: DECA will meet before school on Thursday at 7:00 am in room D102 to begin preparing for competition. We will provide resources to help you study for the economics test, so don't miss it!

INDO-PAK CLUB:  Please join the Indian Student Association for the Diwali Festival of Lights after school on Wednesday in H106. Learn about the history while enjoying delicious food.  Everyone is welcome.

SPANISH CLUB:  We will meet on Friday at 7 am in room A212. We will be discussing an event coming up on Saturday, October 28th. Please check your email or MWspanishclub on Instagram for reminders about this message. Contact Mr. Fleming or Mrs. Weaver with any questions.

FASHION AND COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion and Cosmetology club will meet Thursday after school in C108. We will be making shimmer body spray. Please bring a small spray bottle. All other supplies will be provided.

3D INNOVATIONS: Inviting future engineers, doctors, artists and manufacturers: Want to make a 3-D interactive model of Maine West High School which will light up and speak? Join 3-D Innovations to be at the cutting edge of technology and learn about Internet of Things while we make this tangible user interface to help the visually impaired, incoming freshmen and alumni navigate our school. Our next meeting is Thursday after school in D-106 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm and we meet every other Thursday.
COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following schools will be in the CRC today:

3rd Period- Northern Illinois University
5th Period- Iowa State University
6th Period- Duke University
7th Period- University of Kansas

On Thursday there will be a College Application Workshop in the CRC. All seniors are welcome. If you need help starting an application or on any part of a college application, come in during your free periods. Counselors will be available to assist you.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

The boys soccer team plays its regional semi-final game tonight at Leyden HS vs Maine South.
Please come out and support the team. Game time is 6:30pm.

Congratulations to Sophomore Ray Ure and Senior Derek Pace for making the CSL All-Conference Team in Boys Cross Country.

FENCING:  Fencing season is starting and we want you there. An informational meeting will be held today at 3:45 pm in H106.  Prepare for try outs on October 25th and 26th in B-wing gym.

GYMNASTICS: Interested in gymnastics? There is open gym Wednesday and Friday from 4-5:30 pm in A-wing gym.Tryouts are November 6 and start at 3:45 pm. You must have a current physical. Please sign up on 8 to18 with a parent.

WARRIORETTES:  Tryouts for the competitive Warriorettes dance team will be held next week. No previous dance experience required. There are many spots to fill. Come learn the audition routine at clinics on Tuesday, October 24 from 3:30-5:30 in the dance room. Auditions will be on Wednesday October 25 beginning at 4 pm. Registration and physical are required to participate in tryouts. See Coach Marchionna for more information.












MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

STUDENTS:  The pass/fail policy was developed to give students opportunities for learning without the pressure of grades. Pass/Fail forms are now available in the Student Personnel Office (B102). The form is also posted on the Maine West website and was emailed to you and your parents. The deadline to submit a pass/fail petition for 1st semester is 3:30 pm on Friday, October 27. This not a requirement, but an option, should you choose to use it.

STUDENTS: The pop shop will be open during lunch periods next Tuesday, October 17th. Make sure to stop by and purchase a box of popcorn and a freeze pop for a dollar each.

STUDENTS:  The first IML math contest is on Tuesday, October 17th before school in room A201. Anyone interested in math and challenging problems is encouraged to attend. You can start any time between 6:45 AM and 7:10 AM and you'll have 30 minutes to work on the problems once you begin. If you have questions about the IML contest ask your math teacher.

SENIOR CLASS COUNCIL:  Senior class council will meet Tuesday, October 17 in A114 at 7:00 am. Now that we won the spirit jug, it's time to plan the rest of our final year.

KEY CLUB:  Key Club will meet on Tuesday from 3:20 to 4 pm in C101 to wrap books for the birthday bags and write thank you notes.

DECA: Our next meeting is before school Thursday at 7:00 am in room D102 to begin preparing for competition. We will provide resources to help you study for the economics test, so don't miss it!

MOCK TRIAL:  Do you like to argue?  Do you like to win?  Come to a Mock Trial Team informational meeting after school today in Room C210.  Find out about the Mock Trial Team and how to audition. See Mr. Rosenberg with questions.

INDO-PAK CLUB:  Please join the Indian Student Association for the Diwali Festival of Lights after school on Wednesday, October 18th in H106. Learn about the history while enjoying delicious food.  Everyone is welcome.

SPANISH CLUB:  We will meet on Friday, October 20th at 7 am in room A212. We will be discussing an event coming up on Saturday, October 28th. Please check your email or MWspanishclub on Instagram for reminders about this message. Contact Mr. Fleming or Mrs. Weaver with any questions.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following schools will be in the CRC today:

3rd Period- Bradley University
4th Period- Miami University(Oxford) and Xavier University
6th Period - Augustana College
7th Period- Marquette University

Tomorrow, we will have the following schools:

3rd Period- Northern Illinois University
5th Period- Iowa State University
6th Period- Duke University
7th Period- University of Kansas

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

In tennis action this past weekend, your Lady Warriors took 4th place honors at the tough Glenbrook North Sectional. The doubles teams of Olena Andrushko and Gwendolyn Hudson, and Gaby Keats and Abigail M both won their first matches, before falling in the second against the number 1 and 2 seeds respectively. Diane Win lost a tough first round matchup against the number 4 seed in singles. Maja Kozerski won 3 of 4 matches and took 3rd place overall, qualifying her for the State Meet this weekend. Congratulations to all the players and best of luck to Maja at STATE!

BOYS BASKETBALL: If you are interested in trying out for the boys basketball team, you must attend a pre-season meeting today in Spec Gym. Open gym will follow the meeting. In order to tryout, you must have the online registration completed by Friday, November 3rd. Anyone not turning in all necessary materials will not be allowed to tryout. Online registration can be accessed via the Maine West Athletics Website.


FENCING:  Fencing season is starting and we want you there. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 3:45 pm.  Prepare for try outs on October 25th and 26th in B-wing gym.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Any girl interested in playing basketball this season is welcome to attend open gym today at 3:30 in C wing gym. Tryouts are right around the corner - October 30th. Please get your physical and register on 8 to 18.






FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017

STUDENTS:  Tonight and tomorrow at 7:00 pm are your last chances to see the fall play "Silent Sky."  Based on the true story of the woman who discovered how to measure the universe, this is a story not to be missed. Also, check out the fabulous lobby displays made by our very own astronomy classes.  Take a selfie with an astronaut.

STUDENTS: The Varsity Club is selling plain and peanut taffy apples for only $1 per apple.

STUDENTS: The pop shop will be open during lunch periods next Tuesday, October 17th. Make sure to stop by and purchase a box of popcorn and a freeze pop for a dollar each.

STUDENTS:  The first IML math contest is on Tuesday, October 17th before school in room A201. Anyone interested in math and challenging problems is encouraged to attend. You can start any time between 6:45 AM and 7:10 AM and you'll have 30 minutes to work on the problems once you begin. If you have questions about the IML contest ask your math teacher.

SENIOR CLASS COUNCIL:  Senior class council will meet Tuesday, October 17 in A114 at 7:00 am. Now that we won the spirit jug, it's time to plan the rest of our final year.

E-SPORTS ATHLETES: Don't forget to come to B107 after school today for the E-Sports Athletics club meeting. We'll set practice schedules and assign team captains.

MOCK TRIAL:  Do you like to argue?  Do you like to win?  Come to a Mock Trial Team informational meeting after school Monday October 16 in Room C210.  Find out about the Mock Trial Team and how to audition. See Mr. Rosenberg with questions.

INDO-PAK CLUB:  Please join the Indian Student Association for the Diwali Festival of Lights after school on Wednesday, October 18th in H106. Learn about the history while enjoying delicious food.  Everyone is welcome.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

We will have a couple colleges visiting today:

3rd Period- Knox College
4th Period- Northwestern University
On Monday, the following schools will be here:

3rd Period- Bradley University
4th Period- Miami University (Oxford) and Xavier University
6th Period - Augustana College
7th Period- Marquette University

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

During last night's senior night, the varsity soccer team beat Chicago Bulls College Prep by the score of 2 to nothing. They improve to ten, six and two in the season. The JV team beat Crystal Lake Central and the frosh team beat Notre Dame. Please come out tomorrow to support the varsity team as they take on state-ranked Waukegan. JV starts at 10 am and varsity at noon in the stadium.

BOYS BASKETBALL: If you are interested in trying out for the boys basketball team, you must attend a pre-season meeting on Monday, October 16th in Spec Gym. Open gym will follow the meeting. In order to tryout, you must have the online registration completed by Friday, November 3rd. Anyone not turning in all necessary materials will not be allowed to tryout. Online registration can be accessed via the Maine West Athletics Website.


FENCING:  Fencing season is starting and we want you there. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 3:45 pm.  Prepare for try outs on October 25th and 26th in B-wing gym.

GYMNASTICS:  Interested in gymnastics? There is an open gym today from 4-5:30 pm in A-wing gym. Tryouts are November 6 starting at 3:45 pm. You must have a current physical.



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017

STUDENTS:  Today at 4:00 pm is the start of the fall play production, "Silent Sky."  Based on the true story of the woman who discovered how to measure the universe.  This is a story not to be missed.  Check out the fabulous lobby displays made by our very own astronomy classes and take a selfie with an astronaut.

STUDENTS: The Varsity Club is selling plain and peanut taffy apples for only $1 per apple starting Today. Please enjoy the Fall Season by purchasing your Taffy Apples from a Varsity Club Member.

STUDENTS: The pop shop will be open during lunch periods next Tuesday, October 17th. Make sure to stop by and purchase a box of popcorn and a freeze pop for a dollar each.
STUDENTS:  The first IML math contest is on Tuesday, October 17th before school in room A201. Anyone interested in math and challenging problems is encouraged to attend. You can start any time between 6:45 AM and 7:10 AM and you'll have 30 minutes to work on the problems once you begin. If you have questions about the IML contest ask your math teacher.

SENIOR CLASS COUNCIL:  Senior class council will meet Tuesday, October 17 in A114 at 7:00 am. Now that we won the spirit jug, it's time to plan the rest of our final year.

E-SPORTS ATHLETES: There is a mandatory meeting this Friday after school in B107 to arrange practice schedules and assign team captains.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS BASKETBALL: If you are interested in trying out for the boy's basketball team, you must attend a pre-season meeting on Monday, October 16th in Spec Gym. Open gym will follow the meeting. In order to tryout, you must have the online registration completed by Friday, November 3rd. Anyone not turning in all necessary materials will not be allowed to tryout. Online registration can be accessed via the Maine West Athletics Website.


FENCING:  Fencing season is starting and we want you there. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 3:45 pm.  Prepare for try outs on October 25th and 26th in B-wing gym.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Any girl interested in playing basketball this season is welcome to attend open gym today at 3:30 in C wing gym. Tryouts are right around the corner - October 30th. Please get your physical and register on 8 to 18.

GYMNASTICS:  Interested in gymnastics? There is an open gym Friday from 4-5:30 pm in A-wing gym. Tryouts are November 6 starting at 3:45 pm. You must have a current physical.




WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

1/2 DAY TESTING FOR FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS


VARSITY CLUB: Varsity Club is meeting Thursday, October 12th at 7:10 am in Spec Gym.

STUDENTS:  The fall play "Silent Sky" starts Thursday, October 12.  Make plans now to see this true story of the astronomer who discovered how to measure the universe.  Oh and by the way, she was a woman.  Never heard of her?  Find out why.  See "Silent Sky" Thursday, October 12 through Saturday, October 14.  Check out the fascinating lobby display created by our very own astronomy science classes.

STUDENTS: The Varsity Club is selling plain and peanut taffy apples for only $1 per apple starting Thursday, October 12th. Please enjoy the Fall Season by purchasing your Taffy Apples from a Varsity Club Member.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS BASKETBALL: If you are interested in trying out for the boys basketball team, you must attend a pre-season meeting on Monday, October 16th, in Spec Gym. Open gym will follow the meeting. In order to tryout, you must have the online registration completed by Friday, November 3rd. Anyone not turning in all necessary materials will not be allowed to tryout. Online registration can be accessed via the Maine West Athletics Website.


FENCING:  Fencing season is starting and we want you there. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 3:45 pm.  Prepare for try outs on October 25th and 26th in B-wing gym.