TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2019

STUDENTS:  Something new is coming! Be ready! March 15th, 2019

STUDENTS:  For 60 years, the Westerner student newspaper has been the voice of students at Maine West. Covering everything from student trends, to Maine West life, to national and global issues, the award-winning Westerner keeps students informed about their world. If you'd like help shape the way students see the world and be part of next year's Westerner digital or print staff, applications are due Thursday, February 21 for writers, photographers, artists and editors. Questions? Talk to any editor or Mrs. McGowan in C200A for more information. To apply, applications are available online at MWwesterner.com

STUDENTS:  Student Council will be meeting during lunch periods today. If you are planning on running for Student Council, please plan to be there. You won't want to miss it.

STUDENTS:  The National Honor Society is holding a toiletry drive for Journeys, a local organization that helps the homeless in our community. Please bring in toiletries such as shampoos, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and socks. The donation bin is in the rotunda. Let’s make a difference and help those in need in our community by bringing in toiletries.

STUDENTS:  Do you love to dance?  Do you love to perform?  Come to the Intramural dance workshop on Friday, February 22nd. You will learn a hip hop dance to perform in the Orchesis Show this year.  We will meet in the dance studio (G-112) after school on Friday the 22nd.

CHESS TEAM:  Are you interested in playing competitive chess? Then go to the Chess Team informational meeting Thursday in L-lounge at 3:30 right after school. Boards will be set up to play, so bring your friends!

AP STUDENTS:  Reminder that the deadline to pay for your AP tests in the bookstore is March 8th. If you misplaced your letter with the AP tests you are scheduled to take, the bookstore has copies. We encourage all of our AP students to take the AP test for the class (es) they are enrolled.

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  Do you have a job? If so, did you know that you may entitled to an income tax refund? Let Accounting Club help you file your free tax return and get your hard earned money back! Sign up for an appointment with a certified tax assistant through the form on our Accounting Club website under the activities tab.

GIRLS WATER POLO:  If you are interested in joining girls water polo, the first practice is Monday, February 25 at 5:30 pm in the pool.  Please register on 8-18.

ALL ATHLETES:  Registration for Spring Sports is now open. Most sports begin on Monday, February 25th. EVERYONE must have a current physical on file with the Athletic Office and be registered in "8 to 18" before being allowed to tryout for a sport.  After completing the 8 to 18 registration, you will receive an email telling you when and where to meet for your sports' tryouts.



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019

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NO SCHOOL

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

STUDENTS:  For 60 years, the Westerner student newspaper has been the voice of students at Maine West. Covering everything from student trends, to Maine West life, to national and global issues, the award-winning Westerner keeps students informed about their world. If you'd like help shape the way students see the world and be part of next year's Westerner digital or print staff, applications are due Thursday, February 21 for writers, photographers, artists and editors. Questions? Talk to any editor or Mrs. McGowan in C200A for more information. To apply, applications are available online at MWwesterner.com

STUDENTS: There will be a dodgeball tournament February 20th at 6:00 pm. Sign up and pay in the bookstore by February 18th. You need 6 players per team and the cost is $5 per player. If you have any questions contact Mr. York.

SENIORS: If you are interested in Oakton and would like to apply or ask any questions, please stop by the CCRC today during lunch periods as Oakton staff will be here to help you. Walk-ins are welcome!
STUDENTS:  Student Council will be meeting during the lunch periods on Tuesday, February 19th. If you are planning on running for Student Council, please plan to be there. You won't want to miss it.

STUDENTS:  The National Honor Society is holding a toiletry drive for Journeys, a local organization that helps the homeless in our community. Please bring in toiletries such as shampoos, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and socks. The donation bin is in the rotunda. Let’s make a difference and help those in need in our community by bringing in toiletries.

STUDENTS:  Do you love to dance?  Do you love to perform?  Come to the Intramural dance workshop on Friday, February 22nd. You will learn a hip hop dance to perform in the Orchesis Show this year.  We will meet in the dance studio (G-112) after school on Friday the 22nd.

AP STUDENTS:  Reminder that the deadline to pay for your AP tests in the bookstore is March 8th. If you misplaced your letter with the AP tests you are scheduled to take, the bookstore has copies. We encourage all of our AP students to take the AP test for the class (es) they are enrolled.

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  Do you have a job? If so, did you know that you may entitled to an income tax refund? Let Accounting Club help you file your free tax return and get your hard earned money back! Sign up for an appointment with a certified tax assistant through the form on our Accounting Club website under the activities tab.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie club will be showing "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" today after school in L101, the Little Theater.

ALL ATHLETES:  Registration for Spring Sports is now open. Most sports begin on Monday, February 25th. EVERYONE must have a current physical on file with the Athletic Office and be registered in "8 to 18" before being allowed to tryout for a sport.  After completing the 8 to 18 registration, you will receive an email telling you when and where to meet for your sports' tryouts.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019

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STUDENTS:  For 60 years, the Westerner student newspaper has been the voice of students at Maine West. Now you can be a part of it. Covering everything from student trends, to Maine West life, to national and global issues, the award-winning Westerner keeps students informed about their world. No matter whether it's basketball regionals or DECA competitions, the upcoming musical or the Orchesis show, the Cubs or the Bulls, political issues or climate change, your quirkiest stories or most shocking experiences, the Westerner covers it. If you'd like help shape the way students see the world and be a part of next year's Westerner digital or print staff, applications are due Thursday, February 21 for writers, photographers, artists and editors. Questions? Talk to any editor or Mrs. McGowan in C200A for more information. To apply, applications are available online at tinyurl.com/westerner2019.

STUDENTS/STAFF:  Please support Patrick Lives On and the National English Honor Society by purchasing baked goods today before school and during lunch periods in front of the student cafeteria.

STUDENTS: There will be a dodgeball tournament February 20th at 6:00 pm. Sign up and pay in the bookstore by February 18th. You need 6 players per team and the cost is $5 per player. If you have any questions contact Mr. York.

STUDENTS:  If you would like to volunteer for the Special Ed Basketball Tournament on Saturday, February 16, volunteer sheets are in C107. We need help with team buddies concessions, referees and scorekeepers. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Pettyjohn.

STUDENTS:  The National Honor Society is holding a toiletry drive for Journeys, a local organization that helps the homeless in our community. Please bring in toiletries such as shampoos, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and socks. The donation bin is in the rotunda. Let’s make a difference and help those in need in our community by bringing in toiletries.

STUDENTS:  Do you love to dance?  Do you love to perform?  Come to the Intramural dance workshop on Friday, February 22nd. You will learn a hip hop dance to perform in the Orchesis Show this year.  We will meet in the dance studio (G-112) after school on Friday the 22nd.

STUDENTS:  If you did not have a chance to meet with Oakton last Friday, Oakton will be back in the CRCC this Friday during lunch periods to help you apply to Oakton or answer any questions.  To register, see Mr. Dailey in the CRCC or check your email for the sign-up form.

AP STUDENTS:  Reminder that the deadline to pay for your AP tests in the bookstore is March 8th. If you misplaced your letter with the AP tests you are scheduled to take, the bookstore has copies. We encourage all of our AP students to take the AP test for the class (es) they are enrolled.

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  Do you have a job? If so, did you know that you may entitled to an income tax refund? Let Accounting Club help you file your free tax return and get your hard earned money back! Sign up for an appointment with a certified tax assistant through the form on our Accounting Club website under the activities tab.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie club will be showing "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" this Friday after school in L101, the Little Theater.

ALL ATHLETES:  Registration for Spring Sports is now open. Most sports begin on Monday, February 25th. EVERYONE must have a current physical on file with the Athletic Office and be registered in "8 to 18" before being allowed to tryout for a sport.  After completing the 8 to 18 registration, you will receive an email telling you when and where to meet for your sports' tryouts.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019

STUDENTS:  For 60 years, the Westerner student newspaper has been the voice of students at Maine West. Now you can be a part of it. Covering everything from student trends, to Maine West life, to national and global issues, the award-winning Westerner keeps students informed about their world. No matter whether it's basketball regionals or DECA competitions, the upcoming musical or the Orchesis show, the Cubs or the Bulls, political issues or climate change, your quirkiest stories or most shocking experiences, the Westerner covers it. If you'd like help shape the way students see the world and be a part of next year's Westerner digital or print staff, applications are due Thursday, February 21 for writers, photographers, artists and editors. Questions? Talk to any editor or Mrs. McGowan in C200A for more information. To apply, applications are available online at tinyurl.com/westerner2019.

STUDENTS/STAFF:  Please support Patrick Lives On and the National English Honor Society by purchasing baked goods on Thursday, February 14th before school and during lunch periods in front of the student cafeteria.

SENIORS:  We will hold an advisory today. We will be discussing financial aid, award letters and next steps in the college process. Please plan to be in the auditorium at the start of your designated lunch. We will meet during the first 25 minutes of each lunch period.

STUDENTS: There will be a dodgeball tournament February 20th at 6:00 pm. Sign up and pay in the bookstore by February 18th. You need 6 players per team and the cost is $5 per player. If you have any questions contact Mr. York.

STUDENTS:  If you would like to volunteer for the Special Ed Basketball Tournament on Saturday, February 16, volunteer sheets are in C107. We need help with team buddies concessions, referees and scorekeepers. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Pettyjohn.

STUDENTS:  The National Honor Society is holding a toiletry drive for Journeys, a local organization that helps the homeless in our community. Please bring in toiletries such as shampoos, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and socks. The donation bin is in the rotunda. Let’s make a difference and help those in need in our community by bringing in toiletries.

STUDENTS:  Do you love to dance?  Do you love to perform?  Come to the Intramural dance workshop on Friday, February 22nd. You will learn a hip hop dance to perform in the Orchesis Show this year.  We will meet in the dance studio (G-112) after school on Friday the 22nd.

STUDENTS:  If you did not have a chance to meet with Oakton last Friday, Oakton will be back in the CRCC this Friday during lunch periods to help you apply to Oakton or answer any questions.  To register, see Mr. Dailey in the CRCC or check your email for the sign-up form.

AP STUDENTS:  Reminder that the deadline to pay for your AP tests in the bookstore is March 8th. If you misplaced your letter with the AP tests you are scheduled to take, the bookstore has copies. We encourage all of our AP students to take the AP test for the class (es) they are enrolled.

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  Do you have a job? If so, did you know that you may entitled to an income tax refund? Let Accounting Club help you file your free tax return and get your hard earned money back! Sign up for an appointment with a certified tax assistant through the form on our Accounting Club website under the Activities tab.

GIRLS WATER POLO:  Attention girls interested in joining girls water polo. There will be an organizational meeting today after school in room D-112. You can email any questions to Coach Schneider. All skill levels are welcome.

ALL ATHLETES:  Registration for Spring Sports is now open. Most sports begin on Monday, February 25th. EVERYONE must have a current physical on file with the Athletic Office and be registered in "8 to 18" before being allowed to tryout for a sport.  After completing the 8 to 18 registration, you will receive an email telling you when and where to meet for your sports' tryouts.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019

STUDENTS:  For 60 years, the Westerner student newspaper has been the voice of students at Maine West. Now you can be a part of it. Covering everything from student trends, to Maine West life, to national and global issues, the award-winning Westerner keeps students informed about their world. No matter whether it's basketball regionals or DECA competitions, the upcoming musical or the Orchesis show, the Cubs or the Bulls, political issues or climate change, your quirkiest stories or most shocking experiences, the Westerner covers it. If you'd like help shape the way students see the world and be a part of next year's Westerner digital or print staff, applications are due February 23 for writers, photographers, artists and editors. Questions? Talk to any editor or Mrs. McGowan in C200A for more information. To apply, applications are available online at tinyurl.com/westerner2019.

STUDENTS/STAFF:  Please support Patrick Lives On and the National English Honor Society by purchasing baked goods on Thursday, February 14th before school and during lunch periods in front of the student cafeteria.

SENIORS:  We will hold an advisory today and Wednesday. We will be discussing financial aid, award letters and next steps in the college process. Please plan to be in the auditorium at the start of your designated lunch. We will meet during the first 25 minutes of each lunch period.

STUDENTS:  Valentines Day gotcha feeling sad and lonely? Come on down to our table just outside the cafe during lunch periods to buy a Valentune, or singing telegram. Valentunes are only $2 and a portion of the proceeds will go to the school-wide fundraiser.

STUDENTS:  If you would like to volunteer for the Special Ed Basketball Tournament on Saturday, February 16, volunteer sheets are in C107. We need help with team buddies concessions, referees and scorekeepers. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Pettyjohn.

STUDENTS:  Do you love to dance?  Do you love to perform?  Come to the Intramural dance workshop on Friday, February 22nd. You will learn a hip hop dance to perform in the Orchesis Show this year.  We will meet in the dance studio (G-112) after school on Friday the 22nd.

AP STUDENTS:  Reminder that the deadline to pay for your AP tests in the bookstore is March 8th. If you misplaced your letter with the AP tests you are scheduled to take, the bookstore has copies. We encourage all of our AP students to take the AP test for the class (es) they are enrolled.

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  Do you have a job? If so, did you know that you may entitled to an income tax refund? Let Accounting Club help you file your free tax return and get your hard earned money back! Sign up for an appointment with a certified tax assistant through the form on our Accounting Club website under the Activities tab.

PING PONG:  There are Ping Pong Intramurals on Wednesday in H106 from 3:30 till 5:30 pm. Come and go as you please. Bring a friend or someone to hit with or play against. No experience needed.

GIRLS WATER POLO:  Attention girls interested in joining girls water polo. There will be an organizational meeting on Wednesday after school in room D-112. You can email any questions to Coach Schneider. All skill levels are welcome.

ALL ATHLETES:  Registration for Spring Sports is now open. Most sports begin on Monday, February 25th. EVERYONE must have a current physical on file with the Athletic Office and be registered in "8 to 18" before being allowed to tryout for a sport.  After completing the 8 to 18 registration, you will receive an email telling you when and where to meet for your sports' tryouts.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS:  Congratulations to Anthony Salemi, senior defenseman, for his selection to the All-State hockey team, who ranked first among all defensemen in the Illinois West League. He will compete in the All-State Game on February 11th at 8:35 pm in Bensenville.

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Megan Schore on her amazing floor routine at sectionals that placed 5th and automatically qualified her to state. State meet is Friday the 15th at Palatine HS at 2 pm. Good Luck Megan!

CONGRATULATIONS: Once again, Maine West Orchesis is performing at the Illinois State Dance Festival.  Congratulations to Kim Fairhead on her brilliant choreography. This weekend was the Illinois State Dance Festival Audition. Those schools who are talented enough to impress the judges get the honor of performing their student choreography at the State Festival Showcase. This is Kim's second time having her choreography chosen at the state level. Congratulations to the dancers in her piece; Leah Kuhn, Marcell Podsiadly and Monroe Torkelson who executed her dance wonderfully well. Great job dancers. See you at State!

STUDENTS/STAFF:  Please support Patrick Lives On and the National English Honor Society by purchasing baked goods on Thursday, February 14th before school and during lunch periods in front of the student cafeteria.  Thanks!

SENIORS:  We will hold an advisory this Tuesday and Wednesday. We will be discussing financial aid, award letters and next steps in the college process. Please plan to be in the auditorium at the start of your designated lunch. We will meet during the first 25 minutes of each lunch period.

STUDENTS:  Valentines Day gotcha feeling sad and lonely? Come on down to our table just outside the cafe during lunch periods to buy a Valentune, or singing telegram. Valentunes are only $2 and a portion of the proceeds will go to the school-wide fundraiser.

STUDENTS:  If you would like to volunteer for the Special Ed Basketball Tournament on Saturday, February 16, volunteer sheets are in C107. We need help with team buddies concessions, referees and scorekeepers. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Pettyjohn.

STUDENTS:  Do you love to dance?  Do you love to perform?  Come to the Intramural dance workshop on Friday February 22nd. You will learn a hip hop dance to perform in the Orchesis Show this year.  We will meet in the dance studio (G-112) after school on Friday the 22nd.

PING PONG:  There are Ping Pong Intramurals this week Monday and Wednesday in H106 from 3:30 till 5:30 pm. Come and go as you please. Bring a friend or someone to hit with or play against. No experience needed.

GIRLS WATER POLO:  Attention girls interested in joining girls water polo. There will be an organizational meeting on Wednesday after school in room D-112. You can email any questions to Coach Schneider. All skill levels are welcome.

ALL ATHLETES:  Registration for Spring Sports is now open. Most sports begin on Monday, February 25th. EVERYONE must have a current physical on file with the Athletic Office and be registered in "8 to 18" before being allowed to tryout for a sport.  After completing the 8 to 18 registration, you will receive an email telling you when and where to meet for your sports' tryouts.