On this date in 1787, thirty-nine brave and insightful men met in Philadelphia and signed the United States Constitution after months of debate and negotiation. They changed the course of history, for they set into motion a government that saved a young and fragile nation from chaos and put it on a path to global power and leadership. With its separation of powers, its system of checks and balances, and the value it places on the rule of law, the Constitution creates a government that is truly of, by and for the people. It provides the framework for a powerful government that can accomplish great things AND protect individual rights. As such, our Constitution is the standard of democratic government and a model for freedom loving people throughout the world to follow. To commemorate this historic achievement, all social science students will be reciting the Preamble at the beginning of class.

STUDENTS:  Homecoming tickets go on sale next week for $20.  Get your tickets in the bookstore and remember you must have your ID.

STUDENTS:  Get your blue hair extension for $2.00 in the bookstore before tonight's football game.

STUDENTS:  We want your feedback!  If you have suggestions to make Maine West better, fill out an orange feedback sheet and return to a member of the Principal's Leadership Team today.  They will be wearing bright orange shirts and will welcome your feedback!

STUDENTS:  The Maine West V-Show needs YOU.  Auditions are September 19th and 20th.  Come and grab an informational packet and sign up for a time to show your stuff on the call board in upper E wing.

STUDENTS:  Do you like to perform in front of a captive audience? Do you play an instrument? Sing? Write and perform poetry? If you do any of these things or have a special talent you would like to show your fellow Warriors, please contact Mr. Greenberg in the LRC, to be part of the LRC Performance Series that takes place Wednesday mornings. Let's see your talent, Warriors!

STUDENTS:  A dental clinic will be available on September 30 here at Maine West.  The services include exam, cleaning and fluoride treatment.  If interested, please see the nurse.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club is showing "Captain America: Civil War" after school today in L101 (the little theatre).

COMIC BOOK CLUB:  Like comics, graphic novels, manga or just want to help create comics? Then Comic Book Club is the place for you. Held in D107 Tuesdays after school from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Our first meeting is  Tuesday, September 20th.

SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB:  Sign Language club is having its first meeting Wednesday, September 28th at 7:10 am in the LRC. We will learn the alphabet and the basics of ASL to use in everyday conversation. We will also learn a little bit about where ASL came from and the community who uses it.

SPEECH TEAM:  Aspire to be a radio DJ or a TV anchor? Want to back that up with an internship of sorts? Join the Maine West Speech Team and learn the skills you'll need. We need your help to win ribbons, medals, trophies for Maine West.  Meetings every Monday at 7 am in H102.

IT'S A STITCH:  Do you knit or crochet or would like to learn?  Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 20 in A114.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD:  Calling all future doctors, engineers, roboticists, hackers and scientists! The Science Olympiad Team needs YOU. Come to the first meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 20 at 3:30 pm in H109. Test your science knowledge in a trivia contest against last year's varsity team. THERE WILL BE SNACKS!

JUNIOR CLASS COUNCIL: We will be meeting next Tuesday morning at 7:10 am in A114. We are talking homecoming and winning the spirit judge. If you want a job that will make a difference in the world some day, you should be at the meeting. We are the great....class of one eight.


The following colleges are visiting today:

5th Period – Wartburg College

6th Period – Yale University

7th Period – Knox College

8th Period – University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

The University of IL session will take place in L101. All students interested in applying to University of Illinois should plan to be at this informative presentation.