Thank you to all the students that participated in the LRC's 2nd annual Costume Contest. Everyone had great costumes and we had more participation this year than last year. The winner of the contest at the time of tabulation had a whopping 141 likes.

And the winner is..... a junior that dressed up as a ventriloquist dummy and she is... Alexis Mejia. Congratulations Alexis! Please pick up your Amazon Gift Card in the LRC anytime.

STUDENTS:   NHS is having a fundraiser today at Culvers in Rosemont from 4 pm to 10 pm. A percent of the profit that is made will be donated to support our NHS service projects and programs.

STUDENTS:  The deadline to submit your Pass/Fail application has been extended to Friday, November 4th at 3:30 pm. Please turn in all applications to your counselor by the deadline. No other extension will be given.

STUDENTS:  This year's V-Show, "Breaking the News" opens Thursday in the MW Auditorium. Come check out our AMAZING talent; we've got magic tricks, acrobatics, dancing and more. Performances run Thursday, November 3 at 4 pm and Friday and Saturday at 7 pm. Tickets are $7 or $5 with a can food donation.

STUDENTS:  An informational meeting for this year’s musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” will be held next Monday, November 6 from 3:30 to 4 pm in the Choir Room. This hit broadway classic is equal parts sci-fi horror flick and musical comedy all wrapped into one. Don’t miss out on this hillarious production.

STUDENTS:  If you missed the Mr. Maine West Informational meeting, it's not too late. Email or see Mrs. Jacob today.  Sign up for your talent audition soon.  Auditions are Friday, Monday and Tuesday.

STUDENTS: We are off to a great start for the Can Food Drive.  As of right now Ms. Valdez's first period class is in the lead.  Mr. Fouts's class is not far behind in second place and Mr. Fleming's class is in third.  It is still anyone's race.

STUDENTS:  The annual Turkey Trot is Thursday, November 10 at 3:30 pm.  Sign up for the race in the bookstore.  The cost is $10 for the trot, door prizes and t-shirt.  You can donate $3 or 5 canned goods for the trot and door prizes.  If you have questions, see Mr. Piha or your PE Teacher.

JAZZ BAND:  Auditions for the Maine West Jazz Band are on Tuesday, November 8th.  Come to the band room to pick up an audition packet and sign up for a time.  Looking for saxes, trumpets, trombones, guitar, base, piano and drums. Head to for more information.

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB: Do you love the earth?  Would you like to make a change in Maine West to save the environment?  Then come to Environmental Club.  Our first meeting is after school tomorrow in front of the student cafe.

KEY CLUB:  Key club is meeting Friday, November 4 at 7:00 am in room C101 and again at 3:30 in room L101.

IT'S A STITCH:  It's a stitch is meeting Thursday in room A114 after school.


The following colleges will visit the CRC today:
2nd - Lake Forest College
5th – Simpson College
7th – Illinois Institute of Technology

Plus, it’s FAFSA Thursday in the CRC. Come in to get help with your FAFSA or ask questions about paying for college. Bring in your materials to file your FAFSA.

The following colleges will be here Friday
3rd – Lincoln College
6th – University of Connecticut
7th – Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
8th – Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville


BADMINTON:  Badminton open gym begins Friday, November 4th in Spec gym at 6:00 am. Wear appropriate clothing and gym shoes. We supply the rackets. Grab a friend and come play anytime between 6 and 7:20 in the morning. Check out the badminton website for a list of all open gym dates.

GYMNASTICS:  This is the last week of open gym in A-wing gym. Tryouts are November 7.  Please register on 8 to18 and have an up-to-date physical to be eligible to try-out.  Please contact Coach Harrison if you are still in a fall sport and unable to attend. Gymnastics start November 7 at 4:00 pm in A-wing gym.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Maine West Girls Basketball Apparel order form is now available on-line.  Please consider supporting your girls basketball team as well as getting some new gear for yourself.  The on-line store is now available