FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

STUDENTS & STAFF:  We would like to get all students and staff into Maine West Warrior Gear for next week's homecoming events. All Maine West Athletics shirts are now discounted and will be sold for $5 each through the Friday of Homecoming week. All sizes are now available Come get your Maine West logo gear.

STUDENTS: The Banned Book Week Reading Challenge is under way! All participants are entered for a chance to win one of two Amazon Gift Cards and other great prizes. Please see your librarians for details!
  
STUDENTS: Today is your last chance to buy homecoming tickets for twenty dollars.  There is a price increase on Monday.

SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Seniors, juniors and sophomores, applications for Science National Honor Society are due today.  See Mr. Sumida or Mr. Fraker if you have any questions.

POLISH CLUB: Polish club will meet Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00am in room H101. Please note the earlier time of 7:00. Polish or Not, give it a shot!

HISPANIC STUDENT CLUB: Hispanic Student Club is selling club shirts in the bookstore! $10 for short sleeves and $12 for long sleeves.

GIRLS ORCHESIS: Attention girls who LOVE to dance and perform for large crowds.  The Maine West Orchesis Dance Company is getting ready for auditions.  Come to a brief informational meeting on Wednesday September 27th at 3:30 in L-101.

BOYS ORCHESIS: Attention all Maine West Gentlemen. Do you like to dance, meet new people, learn new things and perform? Boys Orchesis is for you. Learn some sweet new moves and entertain your peers. Come to the brief informational meeting on Wacky Wednesday morning, September 27th at 8:20 AM in the Dance Studio, G112.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following schools will visit the CRC today:

3rd Period - University of Missouri - St. Louis
5th Period - Columbia College (Columbia, MO)
6th Period - Kendall College

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Girls interested in joining The MW Gymnastics Team this winter season should attend a brief information meeting on Tuesday, September 26 at 3:45 pm in A-wing gym. Please check the gymnastics website for open gyms starting October 2nd.

Volley for the Cure is right around the corner. We host the annual match vs Maine East this year on Tuesday October 3rd. We will pre-sell t-shirts this week in the bookstore for $10 and will have a big bake sale the night of the matches to help raise money for the cause. Find your pink and wear it with pride!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

STUDENTS: The Banned Book Week Reading Challenge is under way! All participants are entered for a chance to win one of two Amazon Gift Cards and other great prizes. Please see your librarians for details!
 
STUDENTS: Homecoming tickets are on sale this week for twenty dollars. Next Monday there will be a price increase.

SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Seniors, juniors and sophomores, applications for Science National Honor Society are due tomorrow.  See Mr. Sumida or Mr. Fraker if you have any questions.

JUNIOR GIRLS: We have POWDERPUFF practice right after school today. Please meet by the varsity softball diamond by 3:30. Be sure to wear athletic clothes and bring a water bottle.

PI SIGMA PI: We will have the Pi Sigma Pi election tomorrow morning at 7:10 in C210. Anyone interested in running for office should email a short candidate statement to Mrs. Hendrickson by 3:15 Friday.

3-D 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 first meeting is today after school in D-106 from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.  We will meet every other Thursday.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

It's financial aid Thursday in the CRC. Come ask questions about paying for college. The FAFSA expert will be in the CRC from 2nd period through the start of 9th.

The following schools will visit the CRC today:

2nd Period - Hope College
5th Period - Northern Michigan University
5th Period - University of Wisconsin - Parkside
7th Period - University of Chicago
8th Period - Grand Valley State University

On Friday we will have three schools visiting:

3rd Period - University of Missouri - St. Louis
5th Period - Columbia College (Columbia, MO)
6th Period - Kendall College

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

The soccer teams swept all three levels vs. Vernon Hills. The freshmen won 5 to 2 while the JV won 4 to nothing. The varsity took care of business with a 2 to 0 victory. Great job Warriors!
Girls JV Tennis won their first conference game against Maine East 4 - 3 on Tuesday to improve their overall record to 6 - 2. In first singles Marie Booge won and in second singles Hana Dempsey won. In third doubles Heaven Moore-Brown and Anna Gonzalez won. Whitney Le and Lauren Sobjack won 2 tie-breakers to clinch the match for he Warriors. Great job ladies.

Girls interested in joining The MW Gymnastics Team this winter season should attend a brief information meeting September 26 at 3:45 pm in A-wing gym. Please check the gymnastics website for open gyms starting October 2nd.

Volley for the Cure is right around the corner. We host the annual match vs Maine East this year on Tuesday October 3rd. We will pre-sell t-shirts this week in the bookstore for $10 and will have a big bake sale the night of the matches to help raise money for the cause. Find your pink and wear it with pride!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

STUDENTS: Homecoming tickets are on sale this week for twenty dollars. Next Monday there will be a price increase.

KEY CLUB:  Key Clubbers, Kiwanis Peanut Day is Friday September 22. Signed permission slips must be turned in by 3:30 pm today in room C101.  See Mrs. G to find out what corner you are assigned.

SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Seniors, juniors and sophomores, applications for Science National Honor Society are due this Friday. See Mr. Sumida or Mr. Fraker if you have any questions.

FRIENDS CONNECT:  Friends Connect will meet Thursday at 7:10 am in Room C102.  Any questions, please see Ms. Pettyjohn.

E-SPORTS: Do you find the current ranked modes in video games isn’t enough? Do you want to take it to the next level? Fortunately for you, Maine West is opening its first ever E-Sports teams! If you play games like Overwatch, Hearthstone, Rocket League or League of Legends, come down to B107 for an informational meeting today after school. We will discuss potential tryouts and practice dates for the season.

JUNIOR GIRLS: We have POWDERPUFF practice right after school on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Please meet by the varsity softball diamond by 3:30. Be sure to wear athletic clothes and bring a water bottle.

PI SIGMA PI: We will have the Pi Sigma Pi election Friday morning at 7:10 in C210. Anyone interested in running for office should email a short candidate statement to Mrs. Hendrickson by 3:15 Friday.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Volley for the Cure is right around the corner. We host the annual match vs Maine East this year on Tuesday October 3rd. We will pre-sell t-shirts this week in the bookstore for $10 and will have a big bake sale the night of the matches to help raise money for the cause. Find your pink and wear it with pride!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

STUDENTS: Homecoming tickets are on sale this week for twenty dollars. Next Monday there will be a price increase.

VIDEO GAME CLUB: Do you like video games? Are you the type of student that dreams of playing video games as soon as the bell rings at 3:15? Then let's play some games together with your fellow Warriors! The Video Game Club meets for the first time this year today in the LRC. Please join us and GET YOUR GAME ON.  See Mrs. Coover-Thompson or Mr. Greenberg for additional details.

KEY CLUB:  Key Clubbers, Kiwanis Peanut Day is Friday September 22. Signed permission slips must be turned in by 3:30 pm on Wednesday in room C101.  See Mrs. G to find out what corner you are assigned.

SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Seniors, juniors and sophomores, applications for Science National Honor Society are due this Friday. See Mr. Sumida or Mr. Fraker if you have any questions.

FRIENDS CONNECT:  Friends Connect will meet Thursday at 7:10 am in Room C102.  Any questions, please see Ms. Pettyjohn.

HISPANIC STUDENT CLUB: Hispanic Student Club will have a general meeting TODAY at 3:30 pm in L101. We will work on window painting and fundraisers.

E-SPORTS: Do you find the current ranked modes in video games isn’t enough? Do you want to take it to the next level? Fortunately for you, Maine West is opening its first ever E-Sports teams! If you play games like Overwatch, Hearthstone, Rocket League or League of Legends, come down to B107 for an informational meeting Wednesday after school. We will discuss potential tryouts and practice dates for the season.

JUNIOR GIRLS: We have POWDERPUFF practice right after school on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Please meet by the varsity softball diamond by 3:30. Be sure to wear athletic clothes and bring a water bottle.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

We will have the following colleges visiting today. Be sure to get a College Visit Pass signed by your teacher if you have a class.

2nd Period - Vanderbilt University
3rd Period - University of Illinois at Springfield
4th Period - Oberlin College
6th Period - University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Volley for the Cure is right around the corner. We host the annual match vs Maine East this year on Tuesday October 3rd. We will pre-sell t-shirts this week in the bookstore for $10 and will have a big bake sale the night of the matches to help raise money for the cause. Find your pink and wear it with pride!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017


STUDENTS: Homecoming tickets are on sale this week for twenty dollars. Next Monday there will be a price increase.

VIDEO GAME CLUB: Do you like video games? Are you the type of student that dreams of playing video games as soon as the bell rings at 3:15? Then let's play some games together with your fellow Warriors! The Video Game Club meets for the first time this year on Tuesday at 3:30 pm in the LRC. Please join us and GET YOUR GAME ON.  See Mrs. Coover-Thompson or Mr. Greenberg for additional details.

KEY CLUB:  Key Clubbers, Kiwanis Peanut Day is Friday September 22. Please pick up a permission slip in C101. Signed permission slips must be turned into C101 by Wednesday,
September 20.

SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Seniors, juniors and sophomores, applications for Science National Honor Society are due this Friday. See Mr. Sumida or Mr. Fraker if you have any 
questions.

SENIOR CLASS COUNCIL: There will be a senior class council meeting Tuesday in A-114 at 7:00 am. We are making our talking, planning and working all things homecoming.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

We will have the following colleges visiting today. Be sure to get a College Visit Pass signed by your teacher if you have a class.

2nd Period - Elmhurst College
3rd Period - Rutgers University
4th Period - Dominican University
5th Period - Embry-Riddle University

Also, the following schools will be here on Tuesday:

2nd Period - Vanderbilt University
3rd Period - University of Illinois at Springfield
4th Period - Oberlin College
6th Period - University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:  There will be a meeting for all boys interested in trying out for volleyball in the spring on Tuesday at 7:00 am in G-102. If you have any questions or can't make the meeting please contact Coach OBrill.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

STUDENTS:  Catcher in the Rye . . . Harry Potter . . . Captain Underpants . . .Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from schools and libraries. Celebrate YOUR freedom to read and right to choose your book during Banned Books Week, September 25th to 29th. Students who participate in our Banned Book Reading Challenge will have their names placed in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card for $25. There will be two drawings for prizes, one on Friday, September 29th, and one on Monday Oct. 2nd. Come to the LRC for details!

STUDENTS & STAFF: DECA is sponsoring an eyeglass drive in conjunction with the Des Plaines Lions Club. The drive ends TODAY. The donation box is located in the main office.

WMTH RADIO: Want to be on the Radio? WMTH, Maine West's very own radio station is now taking applications for radio DJ's. Pick up an application in R209 and we will see you on the radio.

IT'S A STITCH: Do you knit or crochet or would you like to learn? It's a Stitch will have its first meeting today after school in in room A114.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie club will be showing the smash hit "Wonder Woman" today after school in the little theater. The future of justice begins with her.

VIDEO GAME CLUB: Do you like video games? Are you the type of student that dreams of playing video games as soon as the bell rings at 3:15? Then let's play some games together with your fellow Warriors! The Video Game Club meets for the first time this year on Tuesday, September 19 at 3:30 pm in the LRC. Please join us and GET YOUR GAME ON.  See Mrs. Coover-Thompson or Mr. Greenberg for additional details.

KEY CLUB:  Key Clubbers, Kiwanis Peanut Day is Friday September 22. Please pick up a permission slip in C101. Signed permission slips must be turned into C101 by Wednesday,
September 20.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

We will have the following colleges visiting today. Be sure to get a College Visit Pass signed by your teacher if you have a class.

3rd Period - Washington University
5th Period - University of Illinois at Chicago
7th Period - Purdue University

Also, the following schools will be here on Monday:
2nd Period - Elmhurst College
3rd Period - Rutgers University
4th Period - Dominican University
5th Period - Embry-Riddle University

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS BASKETBALL: Maine West Boys Basketball is hosting open gym sessions this fall. All open gyms are listed on the Boys Basketball website that can be found on our twitter handle or by way of the Athletics homepage. If you are a fall athlete, you are not allowed to participate in open gyms.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:  There will be a meeting for all boys interested in trying out for volleyball in the spring on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 am in G-102. If you have any questions or can't make the meeting please contact Coach OBrill. 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

STUDENTS:  Catcher in the Rye . . . Harry Potter . . . Captain Underpants . . .Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from schools and libraries. Celebrate YOUR freedom to read and right to choose your book during Banned Books Week, September 25th to 29th. Students who participate in our Banned Book Reading Challenge will have their names placed in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card for $25. There will be two drawings for prizes, one on Friday, September 29th, and one on Monday Oct. 2nd. Come to the LRC for details!

STUDENTS & STAFF: DECA is sponsoring an eyeglass drive in conjunction with the Des Plaines Lions Club. The drive ends tomorrow. The donation box located in main office.

WMTH RADIO: Want to be on the Radio? WMTH, Maine West's very own radio station is now taking applications for radio DJ's. Pick up an application in R209 and we will see you on the radio.

ANIME CLUB: Anime Club will meet today after school in D105. See Mr. Kermend with any questions.

IT'S A STITCH: Do you knit or crochet or would you like to learn? It's a Stitch will have its first meeting on Friday in room A114 after school.

PI SIGMA PI:  There will be a Pi Sigma Pi meeting Friday morning at 7:10 in room C210. We will take the yearbook photo and finalize candidates for the election. Please see Mr. McClure or Mrs. Hendrickson if you have any questions.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie club will be showing the smash hit "Wonder Woman" this Friday after school in the little theater. The future of justice begins with her.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

It's Financial Aid Thursday. The CRC will have a financial aid specialist available for questions on most Thursdays beginning today. She will be here from 2nd period through 8th period.

Have questions about scholarships? Want help completing a scholarship search? Have questions about paying for college? Want to understand financial aid?
Ask any of these questions and more. Come in to the CRC today.

On Friday, we will have several colleges visiting. Be sure to get a College Visit Pass signed by your teacher if you have a class.

3rd Period - Washington University
5th Period - University of Illinois at Chicago
7th Period - Purdue University

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS BASKETBALL: Maine West Boys Basketball is hosting open gym sessions this fall. All open gyms are listed on the Boys Basketball website that can be found on our twitter handle or by way of the Athletics homepage. If you are a fall athlete, you are not allowed to participate in open gyms.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:  There will be a meeting for all boys interested in trying out for volleyball in the spring on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 am in G-102. If you have any questions or can't make the meeting please contact Coach OBrill.