MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017

WELCOME BACK!



SENIORS:  All seniors graduating in May 2017 must come to the counselor's office to verify their name as it should appear on their diploma.  It should be the name on your birth certificate.  A roster will be available on a clipboard in the counselor's office.  Please initial next to your name.


FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

How else can you take action to Kick Butts? Sign the campaign to eliminate the sale of cigarette and tobacco products at Walgreens. How is Walgreens "on the corner of healthy and happy" selling products that are the antithesis of healthy such as tobacco. 

At the 12th annual Faculty vs. Students Scholastic Bowl competition, the teachers won in a close match that was as exciting as the upcoming NCAA tournament games. The final score was Teachers 250 and Students 170. After a 2 year slump, the teachers are back and are up overall 9-3. Thanks to all who attended.

STUDENTS: Capture the moment. Your Polaroid moment.  Keep an eye out TODAY for Neli Peeva and Ivonne Sanchez to take pictures of your friends and your spirit wear. Capture the moment with an INSTANT picture for $1 TODAY before, during, or after school. Proceeds will help benefit St. Baldricks. Don’t forget to have your Polaroid Moment.

STUDENTS:  ​If you are looking for a summer job and like to work with children, apply for the summer tutoring program through District 207. Our high school students work as classroom aides in the elementary school districts during summer school. The online application is open through March 20th. Stop in the CRC or snap the QR code from one of our flyers around the building.

SENIORS:  All seniors graduating in May 2017 must come to the counselor's office to verify their name as it should appear on their diploma.  It should be the name on your birth certificate.  A roster will be available on a clipboard in the counselor's office.  Please initial next to your name.

WESTERNER: If you'd like to be a school leader as part of next year's Westerner staff, applications are due today for writers, photographers, artists and editors.  You can get an application in the Westerner office -- A200 -- or online.

INDO-PAK:  Join Indo-Pak club in celebrating Holi today 4:00 p.m. in H106. Wear your white and be prepared to have fun and get soaked in color as we recognize Holi, the festival of colors,  Holi is a Hindu spring festival traditionally celebrated in India and Nepal. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and the end of winter. We will be throwing the color outside so be prepared for the weather.  Afterwards, we will warm up inside by enjoying music and snacks.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGRATULATIONS:  The Maine West girls water polo team hosted Libertyville on Tuesday and won 11 to 3 improving to 3 and 0.





THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

What can you do to help in the fight to Kick Butts? Take action! Knock tobacco out of the park. Join the campaign to eliminate smokeless tobacco use by the LMB players.  Athletes are role models to impressionable youth and reinforces the tobacco industry's message that tobacco use is okay. It's not. Google it and sign the campaign. Your signature counts.

STUDENTS: Today is Pot of Gold/Gold Rush
                       Friday, Wear Green for St. Baldricks

CONGRATULATONS:  Congratulations to the entire Mock Trial Team for competing at the State Competition at the University of Illinois at Champaign for the second straight year last weekend. Catherine Buchaniec earned the Oustanding Attorney Award and Matthew Montinile earned the Outstanding Witness Award.

STUDENTS:  Please do not forget about visiting the PopShop today. Kettle Corn seasoning in back in stock. Also, get your Flaming Cheetos Mix. Thanks for helping out the School wide fundraiser.

STUDENTS: Capture the moment. Your Polaroid moment. Keep an eye out TODAY for Neli Peeva and Ivonne Sanchez to take pictures of your friends and your spirit wear. Capture the moment with an INSTANT picture for just $1 TODAY before, during, or after school. Proceeds will help benefit St. Baldricks. Don’t forget to have your Polaroid Moment.

STUDENTS:  ​If you are looking for a summer job and like to work with children, apply for the summer tutoring program through District 207. Our high school students work as classroom aides in the elementary school districts during summer school. The online application is open through March 20th. Stop in the CRC or snap the QR code from one of our flyers around the building.

SENIORS:  All seniors graduating in May 2017 must come to the counselor's office to verify their name as it should appear on their diploma.  It should be the name on your birth certificate.  A roster will be available on a clipboard in the counselor's office.  Please initial next to your name.

WESTERNER: For almost 60 years, the Westerner student newspaper has been the voice of students at Maine West in print and in social media. Covering everything from Maine West events to student talents to national and global issues. The award-winning Westerner keeps students informed about their world, no matter if it is the Orchesis show or the spring play, the basketball team or the math team, presidential executive actions or climate change, the dominance of Netflix or the excitement of the NCAA tournament. The Westerner covers it all. If you'd like to be a school leader as part of next year's Westerner staff, applications are due March 17 for writers, photographers, artists and editors.
You can get an application in the Westerner office -- A200 -- or online at tinyurl.com/WesternerApp.

JUNIORS: After school today there will be a short SAT reading practice session in the COACH area of the LRC. Get a quick refresher and a free treat (if you're one of the first 20 students).

INDO-PAK:  Join Indo-Pak club in celebrating Holi tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. in H106. Wear your white and be prepared to have fun and get soaked in color as we recognize Holi, the festival of colors,  Holi is a Hindu spring festival traditionally celebrated in India and Nepal. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and the end of winter. We will be throwing the color outside so be prepared for the weather.  Afterwards, we will warm up inside by enjoying music and snacks.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following colleges will be in the CRC today:
   5th – University of Kentucky
   6th – Western Illinois University
   8th – DePaul University

It’s also Financial Aid Thursday in the CRC. Come in to ask questions about paying for college, scholarships, and financial aid packages. Seniors are encouraged to bring in award letters to get a clear understanding of what the breakdown of the costs. The specialist will be here from 8:30 AM – 2:45 PM.

Next, the Maine West Scholarship Fund application is due today in the CRC. Be sure to submit the application and the letters of recommendation.

The Deadline for the Maine West Scholars Rivers Casino Scholarship for Oakton Community College has been extended. These will be due by April 7. However, if you have a completed application, be sure to get that in by the end of the day today for priority consideration.

Remember that Spring Break is a great time to visit colleges. Whether you are traveling or staying in town, there are always colleges in the area! Try to get to a college campus so you can get first-hand knowledge of what a college looks and feels like….and if it is a good fit for you.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Maine Hockey invites all to cheer on Jv1 at the Blackhawk Cup / Illinois State Championship. A dominant 5 - 0 victory over glenbard has propelled JV1 to the state championship game. Thursday evening at 6:40 pm JV1 plays against BGHW (Buffalo Grove, Hersey, Wheeling) for the highest high school hockey title in the state. Admission is $3. At "the edge" ice arena in Bensenville.




WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017

Why is Kick Butts Day important to recognize? Because every day, more than 3,000 kids under 18 try smoking for the first time and 700 kids become new regular, daily smokers. Nicotine, one of the components in cigarettes, is incredibly addictive, making smoking one of the most difficult drug addictions to break. 

STUDENTS:  Today is Rainbow/Wacky Wednesday
                       Thursday is Pot of Gold/Gold Rush
                       Friday, Wear Green for St. Baldricks

STUDENTS:  Please do not forget about visiting the PopShop Tuesday and Thursday this week. Kettle Corn Seasoning in back in stock. Also, get your Flaming Cheetos Mix. Thanks for helping out the School wide fundraiser.

STUDENTS: Capture the moment. Your Polaroid moment.  Keep an eye out TODAY for Neli Peeva and Ivonne Sanchez to take pictures of your friends and your spirit wear. Capture the moment with an INSTANT picture for just $1 TODAY before, during, or after school! Proceeds will help benefit St. Baldricks. Don’t forget to have your Polaroid Moment!

STAFF AND STUDENTS:  We would love to see you at the 12th annual Faculty vs. Students Scholastic Bowl competition after school in the faculty cafeteria today. Teachers are up overall 8-3 but students have won the past two years. Who will emerge as the trivia champion?

STUDENTS:  If you applied to be a member of the 2017-18 National Honor Society, you may pick up your informational letter in the Warrior Room after school today until 3:40 pm.  You must come in person to pick up your own letter.  You may not pick up a letter for someone else.  If you do not pick up your letter at that time, you will receive your letter from your English teacher on Thursday.

STUDENTS:  ​If you are looking for a summer job and like to work with children, apply for the summer tutoring program through District 207. Our high school students work as classroom aides in the elementary school districts during summer school. The online application is open through March 20th. Stop in the CRC or snap the QR code from one of our flyers around the building.

SENIORS:  All seniors graduating in May 2017 must come to the counselor's office to verify their name as it should appear on their diploma.  It should be the name on your birth certificate.  A roster will be available on a clipboard in the counselor's office.  Please initial next to your name.

WESTERNER: For almost 60 years, the Westerner student newspaper has been the voice of students at Maine West in print and in social media. Covering everything from Maine West events to student talents to national and global issues. The award-winning Westerner keeps students informed about their world, no matter if it is the Orchesis show or the spring play, the basketball team or the math team, presidential executive actions or climate change, the dominance of Netflix or the excitement of the NCAA tournament. The Westerner covers it all. If you'd like to be a school leader as part of next year's Westerner staff, applications are due March 17 for writers, photographers, artists and editors.
You can get an application in the Westerner office -- A200 -- or online at tinyurl.com/WesternerApp.

JUNIORS: Worried about the SAT? Want a short practice session for the reading section? Come to COACH in the back of the LRC on Thursday, March 16, after school until 4. There will be free treats for the first 20 students.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

SENIORS: Time is running out for you to have a chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Maine West Scholarship Fund. All applications and references must be completed and turned in to the CRC by Thursday, March 16th. ​If you have any questions, see or email Mrs. Rey or Mr. Ebrahimi.​

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017

Why is Kick Butts Day important to recognize? Because every day, more than 3,000 kids under 18 try smoking for the first time and 700 kids become new regular, daily smokers. Nicotine, one of the components in cigarettes, is incredibly addictive, making smoking one of the most difficult drug addictions to break. 


STUDENTS:  Today is Pajama Day
                       Wednesday is Rainbow/Wacky Wednesday
                       Thursday is Pot of Gold/Gold Rush
                       Friday, Wear Green for St. Baldricks

STUDENTS:  Today we have an extended one hour advisory. The modified schedule is posted on our website. ALL students need to report to their advisories tomorrow.

Freshmen and Sophomores will be going through a mass media use training.
Seniors will be going through dating violence prevention training, and
Juniors will be going to your advisories to complete the non-testing portion of the SAT. This is mandatory in order to take the SAT April 5th. a mandatory test in order to graduate from High School
Please bring a #2 pencil. You cannot use mechanical pencils. and a black or blue ink pen.  You will be able to select 4 colleges to receive your scores free of charge. Think ahead of time to what colleges you would like to send your scores. DO NOT BE ABSENT that day.

STUDENTS AND STAFF: Tonight, come hear the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Percussion Ensembles at our March band concert in the Auditorium at 7:00pm. We will be performing music from America, Britain and Mexico, as well as featuring music we are bringing to New York City this Friday. Come join us tonight at 7:00pm for this free concert.

STUDENTS: Capture the moment. Your Polaroid moment.  Keep an eye out TOMORROW for Neli Peeva and Ivonne Sanchez to take pictures of your friends and your spirit wear. Capture the moment with an INSTANT picture just for $1 TOMORROW before, during, or after school! Proceeds will help benefit St. Baldricks. Don’t forget to have your Polaroid Moment!

STAFF AND STUDENTS:  We would love to see you at the 12th annual Faculty vs. Students Scholastic Bowl competition after school in the faculty cafeteria on Wednesday. Teachers are up overall 8-3 but students have won the past two years. Who will emerge as the trivia champion?

STUDENTS:  If you applied to be a member of the 2017-18 National Honor Society, you may pick up your informational letter in the Warraior Room after school on Wednesday until 3:40 pm.  You must come in person to pick up your own letter.  You may not pick up a letter for someone else.  If you do not pick up your letter at that time, you will receive your letter from your English teacher on Thursday.

STUDENTS:  ​If you are looking for a summer job and like to work with children, apply for the summer tutoring program through District 207. Our high school students work as classroom aides in the elementary school districts during summer school. The online application is open through March 20th. Stop in the CRC or snap the QR code from one of our flyers around the building.

SENIORS:  All seniors graduating in May 2017 must come to the counselor's office to verify their name as it should appear on their diploma.  It should be the name on your birth certificate.  A roster will be available on a clipboard in the counselor's office.  Please initial next to your name.

WESTERNER: For almost 60 years, the Westerner student newspaper has been the voice of students at Maine West in print and in social media. Covering everything from Maine West events to student talents to national and global issues. The award-winning Westerner keeps students informed about their world, no matter if it is the Orchesis show or the spring play, the basketball team or the math team, presidential executive actions or climate change, the dominance of Netflix or the excitement of the NCAA tournament. The Westerner covers it all. If you'd like to be a school leader as part of next year's Westerner staff, applications are due March 17 for writers, photographers, artists and editors.
You can get an application in the Westerner office -- A200 -- or online at tinyurl.com/WesternerApp.

JUNIORS: Worried about the SAT? Want a short practice session for the reading section? Come to COACH in the back of the LRC on Thursday, March 16, after school until 4. There will be free treats for the first 20 students.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

SENIORS: Time is running out for you to have a chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Maine West Scholarship Fund. All applications and references must be completed and turned in to the CRC by Thursday, March 16th. ​If you have any questions, see or email Mrs. Rey or Mr. Ebrahimi.​

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS



MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

This Wednesday is Kick Butts Day. Kick Butts Day is a day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco at more than 1,000 events planned by independent organizers across the United States and around the world.  Tobacco use is the world's leading cause of preventable death, according to the World Health Organization, killing nearly 6 millions people a year.

STUDENTS:  Tuesday is Pajama Day
                       Wednesday is Rainbow/Wacky Wednesday
                       Thursday is Pot of Gold/Gold Rush
                       Friday, Wear Green for St. Baldricks

STUDENTS:  Tomorrow we have an extended one hour advisory. The modified schedule is posted on our website. ALL students need to report to their advisories tomorrow.

Freshmen and Sophomores will be going through a mass media use training.
Seniors will be going through dating violence prevention training, and
Juniors will be going to your advisories to complete the non-testing portion of the SAT. This is mandatory in order to take the SAT April 5th. a mandatory test in order to graduate from High School
Please bring a #2 pencil. You cannot use mechanical pencils. and a black or blue ink pen.  You will be able to select 4 colleges to receive your scores free of charge. Think ahead of time to what colleges you would like to send your scores. DO NOT BE ABSENT that day.

CONGRATULATIONS:  Congratulations to the Maine West DECA team who competed at the state competition this past weekend! Ten MW students placed in the Top 3 in their event and qualified to compete at national competition in April. A special shout out to the following students who won first place in their events: Caty Buchaniec, and the team of Dara Kovacheva, Sanitha Mathews and Runal Patel! We are proud of all of you, and good luck in Anaheim!

STAFF AND STUDENTS:  We would love to see you at the 12th annual Faculty vs. Students Scholastic Bowl competition after school in the faculty cafeteria on Wednesday. Teachers are up overall 8-3 but students have won the past two years. Who will emerge as the trivia champion?

STUDENTS:  ​If you are looking for a summer job and like to work with children, apply for the summer tutoring program through District 207. Our high school students work as classroom aides in the elementary school districts during summer school. The online application is open through March 20th. Stop in the CRC or snap the QR code from one of our flyers around the building.

SENIORS:  All seniors graduating in May 2017 must come to the counselor's office to verify their name as it should appear on their diploma.  It should be the name on your birth certificate.  A roster will be available on a clipboard in the counselor's office.  Please initial next to your name.

PING PONG:  Your last opportunity to play ping pong before spring break is after school today in H106 from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Try to bring a friend to hit around with. No experience necessary.

AFRICAN AMERIAN CLUB: After school today in the family center, we will be watching the thought provoking and powerful documentary, 13th. The film explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. Come join us right after school in the family center.

WESTERNER: For almost 60 years, the Westerner student newspaper has been the voice of students at Maine West in print and in social media. Covering everything from Maine West events to student talents to national and global issues. The award-winning Westerner keeps students informed about their world, no matter if it is the Orchesis show or the spring play, the basketball team or the math team, presidential executive actions or climate change, the dominance of Netflix or the excitement of the NCAA tournament. The Westerner covers it all. If you'd like to be a school leader as part of next year's Westerner staff, applications are due March 17 for writers, photographers, artists and editors.
You can get an application in the Westerner office -- A200 -- or online at tinyurl.com/WesternerApp.

JUNIORS: Please come to COACH in the back of the LRC on Thursday for a short SAT practice session. It will be after school until 4. You will get a chance to practice 2 short passages from the reading section of the test. There will be free treats for the first 20 students.



COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

SENIORS: Time is running out for you to have a chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Maine West Scholarship Fund. All applications and references must be completed and turned in to the CRC by Thursday, March 16th. ​If you have any questions, see or email Mrs. Rey or Mr. Ebrahimi.​

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS




FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

To celebrate Foreign Language Week, here is our fun Spanish Fact for the Day.

Equatorial Guinea , a small country located on the western coast of Africa, with a population of about 1.2 million people, is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish is an official language. Why do people speak Spanish there? It is because it was a Spanish colony and it gained its independence in 1968. Wow, Spanish is spoken all over the world.


STUDENTS:  Kick off our last week before Spring Break with Blue & Gold Day on Monday. Show your school spirit and wear Blue and Gold. Tuesday is Pajama Day, Wednesday is Rainbow/Wacky Wednesday, Thursday is Pot of Gold/Gold Rush and Friday, Wear Green for St. Baldricks.

STUDENTS:  Tuesday, March 14th we have an extended one hour advisory. The modified schedule is posted on our website. ALL students need to report to their advisories on that day.

Freshmen and Sophomores will be going through a mass media use training.
Seniors will be going through dating violence prevention training, and
Juniors will be going to your advisories to complete the non-testing portion of the SAT. This is mandatory in order to take the SAT April 5th. a mandatory test in order to graduate from High School
Please bring a #2 pencil. You cannot use mechanical pencils. and a black or blue ink pen.  You will be able to select 4 colleges to receive your scores free of charge. Think ahead of time to what colleges you would like to send your scores. DO NOT BE ABSENT that day.

STUDENTS:  ​If you are looking for a summer job and like to work with children, apply for the summer tutoring program through District 207. Our high school students work as classroom aides in the elementary school districts during summer school. The online application is open through March 20th. Stop in the CRC or snap the QR code from one of our flyers around the building.

SENIORS:  All seniors graduating in May 2017 must come to the counselor's office to verify their name as it should appear on their diploma.  It should be the name on your birth certificate.  A roster will be available on a clipboard in the counselor's office.  Please initial next to your name.

PING PONG:  There is one last opportunity to play ping pong before Spring break next Monday, March 13th in H106 from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Try to bring a friend to hit around with. No experience necessary.

AFRICAN AMERIAN CLUB: Monday, after school in the family center, we will be watching the thought provoking and powerful documentary, 13th. The film explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. Come join us right after school in the family center.

WESTERNER: For almost 60 years, the Westerner student newspaper has been the voice of students at Maine West in print and in social media. Covering everything from Maine West events to student talents to national and global issues. The award-winning Westerner keeps students informed about their world, no matter if it is the Orchesis show or the spring play, the basketball team or the math team, presidential executive actions or climate change, the dominance of Netflix or the excitement of the NCAA tournament. The Westerner covers it all. If you'd like to be a school leader as part of next year's Westerner staff, applications are due March 17 for writers, photographers, artists and editors.
You can get an application in the Westerner office -- A200 -- or online at tinyurl.com/WesternerApp.

JUNIORS: Please come to COACH in the back of the LRC next Thursday, March 16, for a short SAT practice session. It will be after school until 4. You will get a chance to practice 2 short passages from the reading section of the test. There will be free treats for the first 20 students!



COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

SENIORS: Time is running out for you to have a chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Maine West Scholarship Fund. All applications and references must be completed and turned in to the CRC by Thursday, March 16th. ​If you have any questions, see or email Mrs. Rey or Mr. Ebrahimi.​

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS