THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016

STAFF AND STUDENTS: Child Care Club is coordinating the Salvation Army Angel Tree Gift program. Please stop by the main office or the preschool room if you would like to take a tag and purchase a gift for a child. We are accepting unwrapped gifts now through Friday, December 9th. Gifts can be turned in with the tag attached to the main office or preschool. Thank you for your warmth and generosity this holiday season.

STUDENTS:  The National Art Honor Society is holding a jeans drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry.  The drive will run till December 16.  Please place jeans in the bin across from the main office.  Thank you for your help.

STUDENTS:  Candy Cane Grams are back. You can send a holiday greeting, be a secret Santa or say thank you and your message will be delivered with a candy cane to that special someone. Just one dollar in the bookstore.

GIRLS:  There will be a brief informational meeting for any girl interested in joining the girls track and field team Wednesday, December 7th immediately after school at 3:20 in the Spectator Gym classroom, G-102. If you are unable to attend please contact Mr. Regalado in D100 or by email.

GIRLS:  If you are interested in playing soccer in the spring, please come to our pre-season mandatory meeting in H106 today at 3:30 pm.

JUNIORS: Thank you for all you have already donated to your class toy drive. You are making sick children smile, what a gift. With two days to go, Mr. Rosenberg's 9th period class has a razor thin margin over Mr. Harper's 4th period class. What class will collect the prize? We are proud of the Class of 2018.

PI SIGMA PI:  Pi Sigma Pi's  December meeting is Friday, December 2 at 7:00 am in C210. We have a lot to discuss (including our field trip) so we hope to see you all there.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seniors, remember to submit your FAFSA if you have not yet done so. Also, we recommend that you complete your college applications now. There are more deadlines coming up the beginning of December.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016

STAFF AND STUDENTS: Child Care Club is coordinating the Salvation Army Angel Tree Gift program. Please stop by the main office or the preschool room if you would like to take a tag and purchase a gift for a child. We are accepting unwrapped gifts now through Friday, December 9th. Gifts can be turned in with the tag attached to the main office or preschool. Thank you for your warmth and generosity this holiday season.

STUDENTS:  The National Art Honor Society is holding a jeans drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry.  The drive will run till December 16.  Please place jeans in the bin across from the main office.  Thank you for your help.

GIRLS:  There will be a brief informational meeting for any girl interested in joining the girls track and field team Wednesday, December 7th immediately after school at 3:20 in the Spectator Gym classroom, G-102. If you are unable to attend please contact Mr. Regalado in D100 or by email.

JUNIORS: This is the last week for the Ronald McDonald House toy drive. Your generosity and caring will be one of the best gifts you can give this holiday season. Currently in the lead for the food prize is Mr. Rosenberg's 9th period class.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seniors, remember to submit your FAFSA if you have not yet done so. Also, we recommend that you complete your college applications now. There are more deadlines coming up the beginning of December.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016

STAFF AND STUDENTS: Child Care Club is coordinating the Salvation Army Angel Tree Gift program. Please stop by the main office or the preschool room if you would like to take a tag and purchase a gift for a child. We are accepting unwrapped gifts now through Friday, December 9th. Gifts can be turned in with the tag attached to the main office or preschool. Thank you for your warmth and generosity this holiday season.

STUDENTS:  The National Art Honor Society is holding a jeans drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry.  The drive will run till December 16.  Please place jeans in the bin across from the main office.  Thank you for your help.

GIRLS:  There will be a brief informational meeting for any girl interested in joining the girls track and field team this Wednesday, December 7th immediately after school at 3:20 in the Spectator Gym classroom, G-102. If you are unable to attend please contact Mr. Regalado in D100 or by email.

JUNIORS: This is the last week for the Ronald McDonald House toy drive. Your generosity and caring will be one of the best gifts you can give this holiday season. Currently in the lead for the food prize is Mr. Rosenberg's 9th period class.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seniors, remember to submit your FAFSA if you have not yet done so. Also, we recommend that you complete your college applications now. There are more deadlines coming up the beginning of December.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016

STAFF AND STUDENTS: Child Care Club is coordinating the Salvation Army Angel Tree Gift program. Please stop by the main office or the preschool room if you would like to take a tag and purchase a gift for a child. We are accepting unwrapped gifts now through Friday, December 9th. Gifts can be turned in with the tag attached to the main office or preschool. Thank you for your warmth and generosity this holiday season.

JUNIORS: This is the last week for the Ronald McDonald House toy drive. Your generosity and caring will be one of the best gifts you can give this holiday season. Currently in the lead for the food prize is Mr. Rosenberg's 9th period class.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seniors, remember to submit your FAFSA if you have not yet done so. Also, we recommend that you complete your college applications now. There are more deadlines coming up the beginning of December.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016


STAFF AND STUDENTS: Child Care Club is coordinating the Salvation Army Angel Tree Gift program. Please stop by the main office or the preschool room if you would like to take a tag and purchase a gift for a child. We are accepting unwrapped gifts now through Friday, December 9th. Gifts can be turned in with the tag attached to the main office or preschool. Thank you for your warmth and generosity this holiday season.

JUNIORS: For the second year in a row the junior class will be collecting toys and money for children at Ronald McDonald House Charities. Starting today through December 2nd, we would deeply appreciate it if all juniors would bring in a new toy or a money donation to your U.S. History teacher. Currently, Mr. Rosenberg's 9th hour class is in the lead.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

We have a few colleges visiting today.

MacMurray College will be here 6th and North Park University will be here 7th.

Seniors, remember to submit your FAFSA if you have not yet done so. Also, we recommend that you complete your college applications now. There are more deadlines coming up the beginning of December.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Maine West Boys' Basketball team store is now open. It will only be open for a limited time. All items would look great for Fridays at the office or in the classroom. Prices are affordable and would make great holiday gifts as well.

The store closes and no orders will be accepted after Sunday, November 27.

The team store can be found by clicking the Athletics tab on the Maine West home page and then clicking on Boys Basketball.

Thank you for your support of the Maine West Boys' Basketball program.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016

STAFF AND STUDENTS:  Child Care Club is coordinating the Salvation Army Angel Tree Gift program. We hope that Maine West staff and students will help Des Plaines children in need. Please stop by the main office or the preschool room if you would like to take a tag and purchase a gift for a child. We are accepting unwrapped gifts now through Friday, December 9th. Gifts can be turned in with the tag attached to the main office or preschool. Thank you for your warmth and generosity this holiday season.

JUNIORS:   For the second year in a row the junior class will be collecting toys and money for children at Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Starting today through December 2nd, we would deeply appreciate it if all juniors would bring in a new toy or a money donation to your U.S. History teacher. Currently, Mr. Rosenberg's 9th hour class is in the lead.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

We will have a few colleges visiting this week.

Today: Chamberlain College of Nursing will be here 8th.
Tuesday: MacMurray College will be here 6th and North Park University will be here 7th.

Seniors, remember to submit your FAFSA if you have not yet done so. Also, we recommend that you complete your college applications now. There are more deadlines coming up at the beginning of December.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016


STUDENTS:  Tonight, come and see who will be the next Mr. Maine West.  We have some amazing contestants competing for the crown and title of 2016-17 Mr Maine West.  You won’t want to miss this show.  Tonight, 7:00 pm in the Maine West Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door.

STUDENTS:  Auditions for this year’s musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” will be held this week afterschool in the Choir Room. Audition instructions, materials and sign-up are available outside the Fine Arts office in E-Wing. Don’t miss out on this hilarious production. See Mr. Harmon or Mr. Schiffer for details.

KEY CLUB: Key club will meet today at 3:30 pm.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

We have two colleges visiting the CRC today.

4th - Arrupe College (of Loyola)
5th - Missouri State University

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will be a Blue and Gold Wrestling Scrimmage today at 6 pm in B-Wing Gym. The event is open to all students, staff and members of the community. Come show your Warrior Pride as we start the 2016-2017 wrestling season.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016

STUDENTS:  Auditions for this year’s musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” will be held this week afterschool in the Choir Room. Audition instructions, materials and sign-up are available outside the Fine Arts office in E-Wing. Don’t miss out on this hilarious production. See Mr. Harmon or Mr. Schiffer for details.

STAFF AND STUDENTS:  Join the Winter Warrior Running Club. Get out in the fresh, cool air and get fit.  We meet every Monday through Thursday right after school in the spectator gym foyer.  All runners will receive free hot cocoa after their run.

STUDENTS:  Have you taken two years of algebra and/or geometry with a 3.0+ GPA? If so, then you are eligible to join Maine West’s National Math Honor Society: Mu Alpha Theta. Mu Alpha Theta hosts free math competitions, offers grants and scholarships and looks great on college applications. It is a small time commitment and there is a $10 member initiation fee that can be paid at the bookstore. Our first meeting will be held on Friday, November 18th at 7:00 am in the Tutor-U room in upper A-wing. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Smith or refer to the flyers around school.

JUNIORS:  The Class of  2018 toy drive competition is now under way. We are collecting toys for sick children and their families for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Your gift will give comfort to a sick child far from home. Giving toys to these children is a great gift.  Thank you for making a difference.

FRESHMEN:  Come to the wrestling room after school this week to learn workout techniques or get in shape. All new wrestlers are welcome.

MOCK TRIAL:  Mock Trial Team auditions are today after school in Room C210. Applications and audition materials can be found in the Social Studies Office along with sign-up sheets. Please see Mr. Rosenberg if you have any questions or need help with your audition.

KEY CLUB: Key club will meet Friday in room L101 at 7:00 am or 3:30 pm.

IT'S A STITCH:  It's a stitch will meet today after school in room A114. Come make Christmas crafts.

BOWLERS: Alright you turkeys, there is no time to spare. Today is the informational meeting for those boys and girls interested in representing Maine West in the IHSA State Bowling Series. Get out of the gutter and come to A209 at 3:20 to get information about this opportunity. If you cannot attend, email Mr. Murin before the meeting time for details.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS




SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will be a Blue and Gold Wrestling Scrimmage on Friday at 6 pm in B-Wing Gym. The event is open to all students, staff, and members of the community. Come show your Warrior Pride as we start the 2016-2017 wrestling season

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

STUDENTS:  Auditions for this year’s musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” will be held this week afterschool in the Choir Room. Audition instructions, materials and sign-up are available outside the Fine Arts office in E-Wing. Don’t miss out on this hilarious production. See Mr. Harmon or Mr. Schiffer for details.

STAFF AND STUDENTS:  Join the Winter Warrior Running Club. Get out in the fresh, cool air and get fit.  We meet every Monday through Thursday right after school in the spectator gym foyer.  All runners will receive free hot cocoa after their run.

STUDENTS:  Have you taken two years of algebra and/or geometry with a 3.0+ GPA? If so, then you are eligible to join Maine West’s National Math Honor Society: Mu Alpha Theta. Mu Alpha Theta hosts free math competitions, offers grants and scholarships and looks great on college applications. It is a small time commitment and there is a $10 member initiation fee that can be paid at the bookstore. Our first meeting will be held on Friday, November 18th at 7:00 am in the Tutor-U room in upper A-wing. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Smith or refer to the flyers around school.

JUNIORS:  The Class of  2018 toy drive competition is now under way. We are collecting toys for sick children and their families for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Your gift will give comfort to a sick child far from home. Giving toys to these children is a great gift.  Thank you for making a difference.

FRESHMEN:  Come to the wrestling room after school this week to learn workout techniques or get in shape. All new wrestlers are welcome.

ASIAN CLUB:  Are you fascinated by Asian culture? In Asian club, we enjoy everything to do with​ Asia. We play Asian games and make origami and crafts. We like to watch movies, anime and Korean dramas. We listen to k-pop as much as we want. We enjoy eating and learning how to make all kinds of Asian cuisine. So come on down to Asian club and don’t miss out on all the fun.​  Asian club meets every Wednesday after school in C217.

MOCK TRIAL:  Mock Trial Team auditions are Thursday after school in Room C210. Applications and audition materials can be found in the Social Studies Office along with sign-up sheets. Please see Mr. Rosenberg if you have any questions or need help with your audition.

POLISH CLUB:  There will be a Polish Club meeting today after school in B113. Please be there to help finalize the T-shirt design and discuss fundraising.

KEY CLUB: Key club will meet Friday in room L101 at 7:00 am or 3:30 pm.

IT'S A STITCH:  It's a stitch will meet Thursday after school in room A114. Come make Christmas crafts.

SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS:  This is our fundraising week! Please attend one of two meetings this week -- Wednesday after school or Thursday morning in A207. You will be receiving the fundraising brochures at the meeting.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS




SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will be a Blue and Gold Wrestling Scrimmage on Friday at 6 pm in B-Wing Gym. The event is open to all students, staff, and members of the community. Come show your Warrior Pride as we start the 2016-2017 wrestling season.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016

STUDENTS:  Auditions for this year’s musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” will be held this week afterschool in the Choir Room. This hit-Broadway classic is equal parts sci-fi horror flick and musical comedy all wrapped into one. Audition instructions, materials and sign-up are available outside the Fine Arts office in E-Wing. Don’t miss out on this hilarious production. See Mr. Harmon or Mr. Schiffer for details.

STAFF AND STUDENTS:  Join the Winter Warrior Running Club. Get out in the fresh, cool air and GET FIT.  We meet every Monday through Thursday right after school in the spectator gym foyer.  All runners will receive free hot cocoa after their run.

JUNIORS:  Our Class of  2018 toy drive competition is now under way. We are collecting toys for sick children and their families for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Your gift will give comfort to a sick child far from home. Giving toys to these children is a great gift.  Thank you for making a difference.

FRESHMEN:  Come to the wrestling room after school this week to learn workout techniques or get in shape. All new wrestlers are welcome.

ASIAN CLUB:  Are you fascinated by Asian culture? In Asian club, we enjoy everything to do with​ Asia. We play Asian games and make origami and crafts. We like to watch movies, anime and Korean dramas. We listen to k-pop as much as we want. We enjoy eating and learning how to make all kinds of Asian cuisine. So come on down to Asian club and don’t miss out on all the fun.​  Asian club meets every Wednesday after school in C217.

MOCK TRIAL:  Mock Trial Team auditions will be today and Thursday after school in Room C210. Applications and audition materials can be found in the Social Studies Office along with sign-up sheets. Please see Mr. Rosenberg if you have any questions or need help with your audition.

POLISH CLUB:  There will be a Polish Club meeting Wednesday after school in B113. Please be there to help finalize the T-shirt design and discuss fundraising.

KEY CLUB: Key club will meet Friday in room L101 at 7:00 am or 3:30 pm.

IT'S A STITCH:  It's a stitch will meet Thursday after school in room A114. Come make Christmas crafts.

SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS:  This is our fundraising week! Please attend one of two meetings this week -- Wednesday after school or Thursday morning in A207. You will be receiving the fundraising brochures at the meeting.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS




SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will be a Blue and Gold Wrestling Scrimmage on Friday at 6 pm in B-Wing Gym. The event is open to all students, staff, and members of the community. Come show your Warrior Pride as we start the 2016-2017 wrestling season.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016

STAFF AND STUDENTS:  The holidays are coming up. You know what that means - too much turkey, too many cookies and way to much laying around watching sports on TV.  This year, go against the trend.  Join the Winter Warrior Running Club. Get out in the fresh, cool air and GET FIT.  We meet every Monday through Thursday right after school in the spectator gym foyer.  All runners will receive free hot cocoa after their run.

STUDENTS:  Maine West is looking to send a few individuals to the IHSA State Bowling Competition. If you have an interest in representing Maine West in this state series, come attend an informational meeting on Thursday, November 17th at 3:20 pm in A209. This is open to both boys and girls. If you cannot attend that day, send Mr. Murin an email expressing your interest before the meeting in order to be considered.

STUDENTS:  The second IML math contest is on Tuesday, November 15th before school in room A201. Anyone interested in math and challenging problems is encouraged to attend. You can start any time between 6:45 am and 7:10 am and you'll have 30 minutes to work on the problems once you begin. If you have questions about the IML contest ask your math teacher.

STUDENTS: Order your very own DVD copy of the V-show, Breaking the News, from WMTH-TV.  Just stop into the bookstore to order your DVD for just $10 today.

JUNIORS:  Our Class of  2018 toy drive competition is now under way. We are collecting toys for sick children and their families for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Your gift will give comfort to a sick child far from home. Giving toys to these children is a great gift.  Thank you for making a difference.

FRESHMEN:  Come to the wrestling room after school this week to learn workout techniques or get in shape. All new wrestlers are welcome.

ASIAN CLUB:  Are you fascinated by Asian culture? In Asian club, we enjoy everything to do with​ Asia. We play Asian games and make origami and crafts. We like to watch movies, anime and Korean dramas. We listen to k-pop as much as we want. We enjoy eating and learning how to make all kinds of Asian cuisine. So come on down to Asian club and don’t miss out on all the fun.​  Asian club meets every Wednesday after school in C217.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS




SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016



STUDENTS:  Maine West is looking to send a few individuals to the IHSA State Bowling Competition. If you have an interest in representing Maine West in this state series, come attend an informational meeting on Thursday, November 17th at 3:20 pm in A209. This is open to both boys and girls. If you cannot attend that day, send Mr. Murin an email expressing your interest before the meeting in order to be considered.

STUDENTS:  Stop by the Pi Sigma Pi "Letters to Vets" table in the student cafeteria to write a short letter thanking veterans for their service. We will be in the student cafe all periods today.

STUDENTS:  The second IML math contest is on Tuesday, November 15th before school in room A201. Anyone interested in math and challenging problems is encouraged to attend. You can start any time between 6:45 am and 7:10 am and you'll have 30 minutes to work on the problems once you begin. If you have questions about the IML contest ask your math teacher.

STUDENTS: Order your very own DVD copy of the V-show, Breaking the News, from WMTH-TV.  Just stop into the bookstore to order your DVD for just $10 today.

MOCK TRIAL: There will be a Mock Trial informational meeting today after school. See Mr. Rosenberg in the social studies office if you cannot attend and want audition materials for next week.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will be showing Star Trek Beyond today afterschool in L101.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following colleges will be in the CRC today:
4th – University of Nebraska - Lincoln
8th – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016

STUDENTS:  The annual Turkey Trot is today 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.

STUDENTS:  Do you like to bowl? Are you any good? If so, pay attention, because this announcement is right up your alley. For the second year in a row, Maine West is looking to send a few individuals to the IHSA State Bowling Competition. If you have an interest in representing Maine West in this state series, come attend an informational meeting on Thursday, November 17th at 3:20 pm in A209. This is open to both boys and girls. If you cannot attend that day, send Mr. Murin an email expressing your interest before the meeting in order to be considered.

STUDENTS:  On Friday, please stop by the Pi Sigma Pi "Letters to Vets" table to write a short letter thanking veterans for their service. We will be in the student cafe all periods on Friday, Veteran's Day.

STUDENTS:  The second IML math contest is on Tuesday, November 15th before school in room A201. Anyone interested in math and challenging problems is encouraged to attend. You can start any time between 6:45 am and 7:10 am and you'll have 30 minutes to work on the problems once you begin. If you have questions about the IML contest ask your math teacher.

STUDENTS: Here is your chance to watch v-show again. Order your very own DVD copy of the V-show, Breaking the News, from WMTH-TV.  Just stop into the bookstore to order your DVD for just $10 today.

ANIME CLUB:  Anime Club will meet today in room D105 after school. We will take a club photo, so please attend if you can. See Mr. Kermend with any questions.

MOCK TRIAL:  Mock Trial Informational meeting will be rescheduled for this Friday briefly after school. See Mr. Rosenberg in the social studies office if you cannot attend and want audition materials for next week.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will be showing Star Trek Beyond this Friday afterschool in L101.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

It’s FAFSA Thursday in the CRC. Come in to get help with your FAFSA or ask questions about paying for college.

The following colleges will be in the CRC on Friday:
4th – University of Nebraska - Lincoln
8th – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016

STUDENTS:  The annual Turkey Trot is Thursday 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:  Jazz Band Auditions are on Thursday from 6:00-8:30 pm.

ANIME CLUB:  Anime Club will meet Thursday in room D105 after school. We will take a club photo, so please attend if you can. See Mr. Kermend with any questions.

MOCK TRIAL:  Do you like to argue? Do you like to win? Ever think of becoming a lawyer? Maine West's award winning Mock Trial Team could be the ticket. We will be having a short informational meeting Thursday at 3:30 in room C210. Stop by to find out about auditions and our overnight trip to University of Illinois at Champaign.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seniors, remember to keep an eye on your deadlines. There are many application deadlines and scholarship deadlines for colleges in November in December. It's best to complete your applications prior to Thanksgiving.

Also, all eligible seniors are encouraged to apply for financial aid. This can be the critical component that makes college possible. Be sure to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible. Come to the CRC on Thursdays if you need assistance or have questions.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016

   








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:  All students auditioning for Jazz Band Auditions tonight: auditions will be postponed and moved to Thursday evening from 6:00-8:30pm.  Assigned times will stay the same.

ANIME CLUB:  Anime Club will meet Thursday in room D105 after school. We will take a club photo, so please attend if you can. See Mr. Kermend with any questions.

MOCK TRIAL:  Do you like to argue? Do you like to win? Ever think of becoming a lawyer? Maine West's award winning Mock Trial Team could be the ticket. We will be having a short informational meeting this Thursday at 3:30 in room C210. Stop by to find out about auditions and our overnight trip to University of Illinois at Champaign.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following colleges will be visiting the CRC today:

2nd – University of Illinois at Springfield
4th – University College Dublin

Seniors, remember to keep an eye on your deadlines. There are many application deadlines and scholarship deadlines for colleges in November in December. It's best to complete your applications prior to Thanksgiving.

Also, all eligible seniors are encouraged to apply for financial aid. This can be the critical component that makes college possible. Be sure to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible. Come to the CRC on Thursdays if you need assistance or have questions.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016

CANNED FOOD DRIVE UPDATE:  Ms. Valdez is in the lead but not by much.  Mrs. Savard is right on her heels with Mr. Fleming in a close third.  Wednesday is the last day to bring in a can!

STUDENTS:  An informational meeting for this year’s musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” will be held today 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:  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 mwbands.com for more information.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following colleges will be visiting the CRC today:

3rd – Arizona State University
3rd - 4th – US Navy
4th – Central Michigan University
6th - 7th – US Marines

The following colleges will be here Tuesday:

2nd – University of Illinois at Springfield
4th – University College Dublin

Seniors, remember to keep an eye on your deadlines. There are many application deadlines and scholarship deadlines for colleges in November in December. It's best to complete your applications prior to Thanksgiving.

Also, all eligible seniors are encouraged to apply for financial aid. This can be the critical component that makes college possible. Be sure to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible. Come to the CRC on Thursdays if you need assistance or have questions.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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  https://store.thegraphicedge.com/eFlyer/main.asp?stid=mainewest-girls

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016

STUDENTS:  The deadline to submit your Pass/Fail application has been extended to 3:30 pm today. No extensions will be given.

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 today, Monday and Tuesday.

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 mwbands.com 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 today in front of the student cafe.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following colleges will visit the CRC today:
3rd – Lincoln College
6th – University of Connecticut
7th – Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
8th – Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

GYMNASTICS: 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.

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  https://store.thegraphicedge.com/eFlyer/main.asp?stid=mainewest-girls


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016

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 mwbands.com 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.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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  https://store.thegraphicedge.com/eFlyer/main.asp?stid=mainewest-girls

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016

STUDENTS:  The deadline to submit your Pass/Fail application has been extended to this Friday, November 4th at 3:30 pm. Please turn in all applications to your counselor by the deadline. Please know 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:  Please bring your cans for the Des Plaines Food Pantry. The 1st period class with the most points wins a gourmet breakfast.

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.

SENIORS:  Herff Jones will be here to take orders for graduation announcements and senior products including class rings today during lunch periods outside the cafeteria. If you have not completed the cap and gown measurement, you can complete the measurement form today. NO PAYMENT IS REQUIRED, you already paid for a cap and gown. Senior packets are available in the main office if you did not receive one. For more information visit: www.herffjonesil.com or call Herff Jones at 815-756-4743.

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 mwbands.com for more information.

DECA MEMBERS: Please attend our meeting before school Thursday at 7:10 am in Room D112 to receive important information about competition and our upcoming fundraiser.

HISPANIC CLUB:  We are celebrating the Day of the Dead in H106 after school today. Everyone is welcome.

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.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following colleges will be in the CRC today:
4th – Interested in learning more about the nursing profession? A nurse who completed the Associate's Degree in Nursing at Oakton will come in to talk about her experiences.

Come in to get help with your FAFSA on Thursday or ask questions about paying for college. Bring in your materials to file your FAFSA.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BADMINTON:  Badminton open gym begin this 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.

WRESTLING:  Wrestling starts on November 7th. There will be a pre-season wrestling meeting on Monday, October 31st right after school in the Little Theatre (L101).

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  https://store.thegraphicedge.com/eFlyer/main.asp?stid=mainewest-girls