MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

Happy Red Ribbon Week! Don't forget kickboxing today after school in H106. It's a fun, healthy way to let it out and shake off the days stress. Join us and get 15 spirit points.

Tomorrow's theme is "Keep Your Head Above Drugs." You can earn 5 spirit points for wearing a hat. Yes, you heard it, the one day you are okay to wear a hat. An appropriate hat of course.

Check our twitter feed all week for clues and keep your eyes peeled for the keys to your future around the building. 


STUDENTS:  The pass/fail policy was developed to give students opportunities for learning without the pressure of grades. Pass/Fail forms are now available in the Student Personnel Office (B102). The form is also posted on the Maine West website and was emailed to you and your parents. The deadline to submit a pass/fail petition for 1st semester is 3:30 pm on Friday, October 27. This not a requirement, but an option, should you choose to use it.

SENIORS: Herff Jones will be here Thursday and Friday outside the student cafeteria to take cap and gown measurements and take orders for senior products and rings.

WEST WORDS:  Do you like to read, write poetry and short stories? If so, please come to the first meeting of West Words, Maine West's Literary Magazine today at 3:20 in room C208.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following schools will be here today:

7th Period- Concordia University Chicago, Ripon College
8th Period- Eastern Illinois University

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS










FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017

Next week is Red Ribbon Week! This years theme is "Your Future is Key". The week will be filled with lots of positive, fun, events kicking off Monday with the dress up theme of "Team Up Against Drugs". Wear your favorite team gear to show your support towards being drug free for 5 spirit points. There will also be a DJ during lunch hours and kickboxing after school worth 15 spirit points.

The rest of the week will entail various dress up days, Kahoot trivia for prizes, open zip after school, the ever awesome Red Ribbon Run Walk and a week long scavenger hunt. More details to come! See the calendar of events posted around the building and listen to announcements for more details!

Start following @MWactivities on twitter now to get clues all next week regarding the scavenger hunt. There will be 3 winning keys hidden around the building, one of which is for the ultimate grand prize - lifetime tickets for any and all Maine West dances, including prom! Stay tuned!


STUDENTS:  The pass/fail policy was developed to give students opportunities for learning without the pressure of grades. Pass/Fail forms are now available in the Student Personnel Office (B102). The form is also posted on the Maine West website and was emailed to you and your parents. The deadline to submit a pass/fail petition for 1st semester is 3:30 pm on Friday, October 27. This not a requirement, but an option, should you choose to use it.

SENIORS: Herff Jones will be here today outside the student cafeteria to take cap and gown measurements and hand out senior product packets.

WEST WORDS:  Do you like to read, write poetry and short stories? If so, please come to the first meeting of West Words, Maine West's Literary Magazine on Monday, October 23rd at 3:20 in room C208.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following schools will be here today:

6th Period- Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Los Angeles Campus
8th Period- Roosevelt University

On Monday, the following schools will be here:

7th Period- Concordia University Chicago, Ripon College
8th Period- Eastern Illinois University

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Come out to watch your Maine varsity hockey team and your very own Danny Fowler and Sebastian Solarz take on Waubonsie tonight at the Oakton Ice Arena at 8:40 pm.  The theme is White out!

GYMNASTICS: There is open gym for gymnastics tonight from 4-5:30 pm in A-wing gym.Tryouts are November 6 and start at 3:45 pm. You must have a current physical. Please sign up on 8 to18 with a parent.

WARRIORETTES:  Tryouts for the competitive Warriorettes dance team will be held next week. No previous dance experience required. There are many spots to fill. Come learn the audition routine at clinics on Tuesday, October 24 from 3:30-5:30 in the dance room. Auditions will be on Wednesday October 25 beginning at 4 pm. Registration and physical are required to participate in tryouts. See Coach Marchionna for more information.









THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

Next week is Red Ribbon Week! This years theme is "Your Future is Key". The week will be filled with lots of positive, fun, events.  Monday's dress up theme is "Team Up Against Drugs". Wear your favorite team gear to show your support towards being drug free for 5 spirit points. There will also be a DJ during lunch hours and kickboxing after school worth 15 spirit points.

The rest of the week will include dress up days, Kahoot trivia for prizes, open zip after school, the ever awesome Red Ribbon Run Walk and a week long scavenger hunt.  See the calendar of events posted around the building and listen to the announcements for more details.


STUDENTS:  The pass/fail policy was developed to give students opportunities for learning without the pressure of grades. Pass/Fail forms are now available in the Student Personnel Office (B102). The form is also posted on the Maine West website and was emailed to you and your parents. The deadline to submit a pass/fail petition for 1st semester is 3:30 pm on Friday, October 27. This not a requirement, but an option, should you choose to use it.

SENIORS: Herff Jones will be here Friday outside the student cafeteria to take cap and gown measurements and hand out senior product packets.

SPANISH CLUB:  Spanish Club will meet at 7:00 am on Friday in room A212. We will be discussing an event coming up on Saturday, October 28th. Please check your email or MWspanishclub on Instagram for reminders about this message. Contact Mr. Fleming or Mrs. Weaver with any questions.

FASHION AND COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion and Cosmetology club will meet today after school in C108. We will be making shimmer body spray. Please bring a small spray bottle. All other supplies will be provided.

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

ANIME CLUB:  Anime club will meet today after school in room D105

WEST WORDS:  Do you like to read, write poetry and short stories? If so, please come to the first meeting of West Words, Maine West's Literary Magazine on Monday, October 23rd at 3:20 in room C208.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will be a College Application Workshop in the CRC today. All seniors are welcome. If you need help starting an application or on any part of a college application, come in during your free periods. Counselors will be available to assist you.

Tomorrow, the following colleges will be here:
2nd - American University
3rd - Hofstra University
6th - Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles Campus
8th - Roosevelt University

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to Junior Luke Rothweiler for being selected to the 2017 Boys Golf All Conference team.

Come out to watch your Maine varsity hockey team and your very own Danny Fowler and Sebastian Solarz take on Waubonsie Friday night at Oakton Ice Arena at 8:40 pm.  The theme is White out!

The boys varsity soccer team opened up regional play vs Maine South and came out victorious winning by the score of one to zero. With 16 minutes left in the game, Emerson Herrera knocked in the game winner. Jason Martinez and Jason Ybarra assisted on the goal. Goalkeeper Elmer Vega and his strong defense preserved the shutout. Next they take on Leyden High School at the West Leyden Campus in Northlake this Friday at 6 pm. Come out to support the guys as they play for the regional Championship.

GYMNASTICS: Interested in gymnastics? There is open gym Friday from 4-5:30 pm in A-wing gym.Tryouts are November 6 and start at 3:45 pm. You must have a current physical. Please sign up on 8 to18 with a parent.

WARRIORETTES:  Tryouts for the competitive Warriorettes dance team will be held next week. No previous dance experience required. There are many spots to fill. Come learn the audition routine at clinics on Tuesday, October 24 from 3:30-5:30 in the dance room. Auditions will be on Wednesday October 25 beginning at 4 pm. Registration and physical are required to participate in tryouts. See Coach Marchionna for more information.










WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

STUDENTS:  The pass/fail policy was developed to give students opportunities for learning without the pressure of grades. Pass/Fail forms are now available in the Student Personnel Office (B102). The form is also posted on the Maine West website and was emailed to you and your parents. The deadline to submit a pass/fail petition for 1st semester is 3:30 pm on Friday, October 27. This not a requirement, but an option, should you choose to use it.

SENIORS: Herff Jones will be here Friday outside the student cafeteria to take cap and gown measurements and hand out senior product packets.

DECA: DECA will meet before school on Thursday at 7:00 am in room D102 to begin preparing for competition. We will provide resources to help you study for the economics test, so don't miss it!

INDO-PAK CLUB:  Please join the Indian Student Association for the Diwali Festival of Lights after school today in H106. Learn about the history while enjoying delicious food.  Everyone is welcome.

SPANISH CLUB:  We will meet on Friday at 7 am in room A212. We will be discussing an event coming up on Saturday, October 28th. Please check your email or MWspanishclub on Instagram for reminders about this message. Contact Mr. Fleming or Mrs. Weaver with any questions.

FASHION AND COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion and Cosmetology club will meet Thursday after school in C108. We will be making shimmer body spray. Please bring a small spray bottle. All other supplies will be provided.

3D 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 next meeting is Thursday after school in D-106 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm and we meet every other Thursday.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

On Thursday there will be a College Application Workshop in the CRC. All seniors are welcome. If you need help starting an application or on any part of a college application, come in during your free periods. Counselors will be available to assist you.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

GYMNASTICS: Interested in gymnastics? There is open gym Wednesday and Friday from 4-5:30 pm in A-wing gym.Tryouts are November 6 and start at 3:45 pm. You must have a current physical. Please sign up on 8 to18 with a parent.

WARRIORETTES:  Tryouts for the competitive Warriorettes dance team will be held next week. No previous dance experience required. There are many spots to fill. Come learn the audition routine at clinics on Tuesday, October 24 from 3:30-5:30 in the dance room. Auditions will be on Wednesday October 25 beginning at 4 pm. Registration and physical are required to participate in tryouts. See Coach Marchionna for more information.











TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

Seniors, today is the last day to have your picture taken for the yearbook.  There is a photographer currently waiting in H-106 to snap your smile. Just pop on down to H-106 before 3:00 today and you’ll be in this year’s yearbook. Don’t miss out!

STUDENTS:  The pass/fail policy was developed to give students opportunities for learning without the pressure of grades. Pass/Fail forms are now available in the Student Personnel Office (B102). The form is also posted on the Maine West website and was emailed to you and your parents. The deadline to submit a pass/fail petition for 1st semester is 3:30 pm on Friday, October 27. This not a requirement, but an option, should you choose to use it.

STUDENTS: The pop shop will be open during lunch periods today. Make sure to stop by and purchase a box of popcorn and a freeze pop for a dollar each.

FRESHMAN CLASS COUNCIL:  We have a class council meeting after school today in R201.

SENIORS: Herff Jones will be here Friday outside the student cafeteria to take cap and gown measurements and hand out senior product packets.
KEY CLUB:  Key Club will meet after school today in C101 to wrap books for the birthday bags and write thank you notes.

DECA: DECA will meet before school on Thursday at 7:00 am in room D102 to begin preparing for competition. We will provide resources to help you study for the economics test, so don't miss it!

INDO-PAK CLUB:  Please join the Indian Student Association for the Diwali Festival of Lights after school on Wednesday in H106. Learn about the history while enjoying delicious food.  Everyone is welcome.

SPANISH CLUB:  We will meet on Friday at 7 am in room A212. We will be discussing an event coming up on Saturday, October 28th. Please check your email or MWspanishclub on Instagram for reminders about this message. Contact Mr. Fleming or Mrs. Weaver with any questions.

FASHION AND COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion and Cosmetology club will meet Thursday after school in C108. We will be making shimmer body spray. Please bring a small spray bottle. All other supplies will be provided.

3D 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 next meeting is Thursday after school in D-106 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm and we meet every other Thursday.
COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following schools will be in the CRC today:

3rd Period- Northern Illinois University
5th Period- Iowa State University
6th Period- Duke University
7th Period- University of Kansas

On Thursday there will be a College Application Workshop in the CRC. All seniors are welcome. If you need help starting an application or on any part of a college application, come in during your free periods. Counselors will be available to assist you.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

The boys soccer team plays its regional semi-final game tonight at Leyden HS vs Maine South.
Please come out and support the team. Game time is 6:30pm.

Congratulations to Sophomore Ray Ure and Senior Derek Pace for making the CSL All-Conference Team in Boys Cross Country.

FENCING:  Fencing season is starting and we want you there. An informational meeting will be held today at 3:45 pm in H106.  Prepare for try outs on October 25th and 26th in B-wing gym.

GYMNASTICS: Interested in gymnastics? There is open gym Wednesday and Friday from 4-5:30 pm in A-wing gym.Tryouts are November 6 and start at 3:45 pm. You must have a current physical. Please sign up on 8 to18 with a parent.

WARRIORETTES:  Tryouts for the competitive Warriorettes dance team will be held next week. No previous dance experience required. There are many spots to fill. Come learn the audition routine at clinics on Tuesday, October 24 from 3:30-5:30 in the dance room. Auditions will be on Wednesday October 25 beginning at 4 pm. Registration and physical are required to participate in tryouts. See Coach Marchionna for more information.












MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

STUDENTS:  The pass/fail policy was developed to give students opportunities for learning without the pressure of grades. Pass/Fail forms are now available in the Student Personnel Office (B102). The form is also posted on the Maine West website and was emailed to you and your parents. The deadline to submit a pass/fail petition for 1st semester is 3:30 pm on Friday, October 27. This not a requirement, but an option, should you choose to use it.

STUDENTS: The pop shop will be open during lunch periods next Tuesday, October 17th. Make sure to stop by and purchase a box of popcorn and a freeze pop for a dollar each.

STUDENTS:  The first IML math contest is on Tuesday, October 17th 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.

SENIOR CLASS COUNCIL:  Senior class council will meet Tuesday, October 17 in A114 at 7:00 am. Now that we won the spirit jug, it's time to plan the rest of our final year.

KEY CLUB:  Key Club will meet on Tuesday from 3:20 to 4 pm in C101 to wrap books for the birthday bags and write thank you notes.

DECA: Our next meeting is before school Thursday at 7:00 am in room D102 to begin preparing for competition. We will provide resources to help you study for the economics test, so don't miss it!

MOCK TRIAL:  Do you like to argue?  Do you like to win?  Come to a Mock Trial Team informational meeting after school today in Room C210.  Find out about the Mock Trial Team and how to audition. See Mr. Rosenberg with questions.

INDO-PAK CLUB:  Please join the Indian Student Association for the Diwali Festival of Lights after school on Wednesday, October 18th in H106. Learn about the history while enjoying delicious food.  Everyone is welcome.

SPANISH CLUB:  We will meet on Friday, October 20th at 7 am in room A212. We will be discussing an event coming up on Saturday, October 28th. Please check your email or MWspanishclub on Instagram for reminders about this message. Contact Mr. Fleming or Mrs. Weaver with any questions.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following schools will be in the CRC today:

3rd Period- Bradley University
4th Period- Miami University(Oxford) and Xavier University
6th Period - Augustana College
7th Period- Marquette University

Tomorrow, we will have the following schools:

3rd Period- Northern Illinois University
5th Period- Iowa State University
6th Period- Duke University
7th Period- University of Kansas

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

In tennis action this past weekend, your Lady Warriors took 4th place honors at the tough Glenbrook North Sectional. The doubles teams of Olena Andrushko and Gwendolyn Hudson, and Gaby Keats and Abigail M both won their first matches, before falling in the second against the number 1 and 2 seeds respectively. Diane Win lost a tough first round matchup against the number 4 seed in singles. Maja Kozerski won 3 of 4 matches and took 3rd place overall, qualifying her for the State Meet this weekend. Congratulations to all the players and best of luck to Maja at STATE!

BOYS BASKETBALL: If you are interested in trying out for the boys basketball team, you must attend a pre-season meeting today in Spec Gym. Open gym will follow the meeting. In order to tryout, you must have the online registration completed by Friday, November 3rd. Anyone not turning in all necessary materials will not be allowed to tryout. Online registration can be accessed via the Maine West Athletics Website.


FENCING:  Fencing season is starting and we want you there. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 3:45 pm.  Prepare for try outs on October 25th and 26th in B-wing gym.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Any girl interested in playing basketball this season is welcome to attend open gym today at 3:30 in C wing gym. Tryouts are right around the corner - October 30th. Please get your physical and register on 8 to 18.






FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017

STUDENTS:  Tonight and tomorrow at 7:00 pm are your last chances to see the fall play "Silent Sky."  Based on the true story of the woman who discovered how to measure the universe, this is a story not to be missed. Also, check out the fabulous lobby displays made by our very own astronomy classes.  Take a selfie with an astronaut.

STUDENTS: The Varsity Club is selling plain and peanut taffy apples for only $1 per apple.

STUDENTS: The pop shop will be open during lunch periods next Tuesday, October 17th. Make sure to stop by and purchase a box of popcorn and a freeze pop for a dollar each.

STUDENTS:  The first IML math contest is on Tuesday, October 17th 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.

SENIOR CLASS COUNCIL:  Senior class council will meet Tuesday, October 17 in A114 at 7:00 am. Now that we won the spirit jug, it's time to plan the rest of our final year.

E-SPORTS ATHLETES: Don't forget to come to B107 after school today for the E-Sports Athletics club meeting. We'll set practice schedules and assign team captains.

MOCK TRIAL:  Do you like to argue?  Do you like to win?  Come to a Mock Trial Team informational meeting after school Monday October 16 in Room C210.  Find out about the Mock Trial Team and how to audition. See Mr. Rosenberg with questions.

INDO-PAK CLUB:  Please join the Indian Student Association for the Diwali Festival of Lights after school on Wednesday, October 18th in H106. Learn about the history while enjoying delicious food.  Everyone is welcome.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

We will have a couple colleges visiting today:

3rd Period- Knox College
4th Period- Northwestern University
On Monday, the following schools will be here:

3rd Period- Bradley University
4th Period- Miami University (Oxford) and Xavier University
6th Period - Augustana College
7th Period- Marquette University

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

During last night's senior night, the varsity soccer team beat Chicago Bulls College Prep by the score of 2 to nothing. They improve to ten, six and two in the season. The JV team beat Crystal Lake Central and the frosh team beat Notre Dame. Please come out tomorrow to support the varsity team as they take on state-ranked Waukegan. JV starts at 10 am and varsity at noon in the stadium.

BOYS BASKETBALL: If you are interested in trying out for the boys basketball team, you must attend a pre-season meeting on Monday, October 16th in Spec Gym. Open gym will follow the meeting. In order to tryout, you must have the online registration completed by Friday, November 3rd. Anyone not turning in all necessary materials will not be allowed to tryout. Online registration can be accessed via the Maine West Athletics Website.


FENCING:  Fencing season is starting and we want you there. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 3:45 pm.  Prepare for try outs on October 25th and 26th in B-wing gym.

GYMNASTICS:  Interested in gymnastics? There is an open gym today from 4-5:30 pm in A-wing gym. Tryouts are November 6 starting at 3:45 pm. You must have a current physical.



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017

STUDENTS:  Today at 4:00 pm is the start of the fall play production, "Silent Sky."  Based on the true story of the woman who discovered how to measure the universe.  This is a story not to be missed.  Check out the fabulous lobby displays made by our very own astronomy classes and take a selfie with an astronaut.

STUDENTS: The Varsity Club is selling plain and peanut taffy apples for only $1 per apple starting Today. Please enjoy the Fall Season by purchasing your Taffy Apples from a Varsity Club Member.

STUDENTS: The pop shop will be open during lunch periods next Tuesday, October 17th. Make sure to stop by and purchase a box of popcorn and a freeze pop for a dollar each.
STUDENTS:  The first IML math contest is on Tuesday, October 17th 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.

SENIOR CLASS COUNCIL:  Senior class council will meet Tuesday, October 17 in A114 at 7:00 am. Now that we won the spirit jug, it's time to plan the rest of our final year.

E-SPORTS ATHLETES: There is a mandatory meeting this Friday after school in B107 to arrange practice schedules and assign team captains.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS BASKETBALL: If you are interested in trying out for the boy's basketball team, you must attend a pre-season meeting on Monday, October 16th in Spec Gym. Open gym will follow the meeting. In order to tryout, you must have the online registration completed by Friday, November 3rd. Anyone not turning in all necessary materials will not be allowed to tryout. Online registration can be accessed via the Maine West Athletics Website.


FENCING:  Fencing season is starting and we want you there. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 3:45 pm.  Prepare for try outs on October 25th and 26th in B-wing gym.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Any girl interested in playing basketball this season is welcome to attend open gym today at 3:30 in C wing gym. Tryouts are right around the corner - October 30th. Please get your physical and register on 8 to 18.

GYMNASTICS:  Interested in gymnastics? There is an open gym Friday from 4-5:30 pm in A-wing gym. Tryouts are November 6 starting at 3:45 pm. You must have a current physical.




WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

1/2 DAY TESTING FOR FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS


VARSITY CLUB: Varsity Club is meeting Thursday, October 12th at 7:10 am in Spec Gym.

STUDENTS:  The fall play "Silent Sky" starts Thursday, October 12.  Make plans now to see this true story of the astronomer who discovered how to measure the universe.  Oh and by the way, she was a woman.  Never heard of her?  Find out why.  See "Silent Sky" Thursday, October 12 through Saturday, October 14.  Check out the fascinating lobby display created by our very own astronomy science classes.

STUDENTS: The Varsity Club is selling plain and peanut taffy apples for only $1 per apple starting Thursday, October 12th. Please enjoy the Fall Season by purchasing your Taffy Apples from a Varsity Club Member.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS BASKETBALL: If you are interested in trying out for the boys basketball team, you must attend a pre-season meeting on Monday, October 16th, in Spec Gym. Open gym will follow the meeting. In order to tryout, you must have the online registration completed by Friday, November 3rd. Anyone not turning in all necessary materials will not be allowed to tryout. Online registration can be accessed via the Maine West Athletics Website.


FENCING:  Fencing season is starting and we want you there. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 3:45 pm.  Prepare for try outs on October 25th and 26th in B-wing gym.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES


FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

TOMORROW, you will be taking the PSAT Test. Freshmen will take a PSAT practice test called PSAT8/9. Sophomores and Juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Information about your tests as well as the testing schedule is posted on the Maine West homepage. Please visit the Maine West website and familiarize yourself with the testing schedule, what to bring and what NOT to bring plus other important information.

Seniors are not in attendance.

Test begins promptly at 8:50 am. All freshmen, sophomore and junior students will report to their advisories at 8:40 am unless you are testing with accommodations and received a letter with a different room location.

DO NOT bring your cell phones or backpacks. Even if the phone is off you will not be allowed to have it in your possession during testing. Having a cell phone (even if it is off) could result in your test cancellation.

No mechanical pencils. Bring 2 or 3 number 2 pencils with good erasers.

Bring your own scientific or graphing calculator. We cannot provide calculators for all students.

Bring your school ID or driver’s license.

You may bring a snack or water in a sealed container.

Get a good night sleep the night before and a nutritious breakfast the day of testing.

VARSITY CLUB: Varsity Club is meeting Thursday, October 12th at 7:10 am in Spec Gym.

STUDENTS:  The fall play "Silent Sky" starts Thursday, October 12.  Make plans now to see this true story of the astronomer who discovered how to measure the universe.  Oh and by the way, she was a woman.  Never heard of her?  Find out why.  See "Silent Sky" Thursday, October 12 through Saturday, October 14.  Check out the fascinating lobby display created by our very own astronomy science classes.

STUDENTS: The Varsity Club is selling plain and peanut taffy apples for only $1 per apple starting Thursday, October 12th. Please enjoy the Fall Season by purchasing your Taffy Apples from a Varsity Club Member.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS BASKETBALL: If you are interested in trying out for the boys basketball team, you must attend a pre-season meeting on Monday, October 16th, in Spec Gym. Open gym will follow the meeting. In order to tryout, you must have the online registration completed by Friday, November 3rd. Anyone not turning in all necessary materials will not be allowed to tryout. Online registration can be accessed via the Maine West Athletics Website.





















FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS:  Congratulations to the following students for making the Illinois Music Educators Association District Ensembles: Zach Nelson, Ryan Spero, and Dan Nach for Choir; Holly Bleeden for Orchestra; and Michael Montanile for Band.

FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

On Wednesday October 11th you will be taking the PSAT Test. Freshmen will take a PSAT practice test called PSAT8/9. Sophomores and Juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Information about your tests as well as the testing schedule is posted on the Maine West homepage. Please visit the Maine West website and familiarize yourself with the testing schedule, what to bring and what NOT to bring plus other important information.

Seniors are not in attendance. Make the best of your long weekend and visit colleges, complete applications, etc.

Test begins promptly at 8:50 am. All freshmen, sophomore and junior students will report to their advisories at 8:40 am unless you are testing with accommodations and received a letter with a different room location.

DO NOT bring your cell phones or backpacks. Even if the phone is off you will not be allowed to have it in your possession during testing. Having a cell phone (even if it is off) could result in your test cancellation.

No mechanical pencils. Bring 2 or 3 number 2 pencils with good erasers.

Bring your own scientific or graphing calculator. We cannot provide calculators for all students.

Bring your school ID or driver’s license.

You may bring a snack or water in a sealed container.

Get a good night sleep the night before and a nutritious breakfast the day of testing.

ITS A STITCH:  It's a Stitch will meet after school in A114.

VARSITY CLUB: Our next Varsity Club meeting is Thursday, October 12th at 7:10 am in Spec Gym.

STUDENTS:  The fall play "Silent Sky" starts Thursday, October 12.  Make plans now to see this true story of the astronomer who discovered how to measure the universe.  Oh and by the way, she was a woman.  Never heard of her?  Find out why.  See "Silent Sky" Thursday, October 12 through Saturday, October 14.  Check out the fascinating lobby display created by our very own astronomy science classes.

STUDENTS: The Varsity Club is selling plain and peanut taffy apples for only $1 per apple starting Thursday, October 12th. Please enjoy the Fall Season by purchasing your Taffy Apples from a Varsity Club Member.

STUDENTS:  Lifeguards or anyone interested in aquatic safety is invited to come out to our Swim Guard - Lifeguard Club. Our next meeting is THIS SUNDAY, October 8 at 7:00 pm in the Maine West Pool. Bring your swim suit. You do not have to be a certified lifeguard to attend.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seniors, it's October! That means the FAFSA is now available to fill out and complete! Be sure to check your email for materials you will need or stop by the CRC. All eligible students should apply! It's best to submit your application early, so be sure to talk to your parents. We will have a number of workshops and opportunities for help if your family would like assistance.

The following schools will be in the CRC today:

3rd - Elon University
4th - Illinois State University
5th - Yale University

Have you been to any college campuses? Monday and Tuesday are great days to visit colleges. Many schools have tours or Open Houses. It's a great opportunity to see campuses while classes are in session and students are walking around. Seniors, you can plan visits on Wednesday, as well. Make the most of these days.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Interested in trying out for gymnastics? Come to open gym after school today in A-wing gym from 4:00-5:30 pm. No experience needed.























THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017


FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:


On Wednesday October 11th you will be taking the PSAT Test. Freshmen will take a PSAT practice test called PSAT8/9. Sophomores and Juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Information about your tests as well as the testing schedule is posted on the Maine West homepage. Please visit the Maine West website and familiarize yourself with the testing schedule, what to bring and what NOT to bring plus other important information.

Seniors are not in attendance. Make the best of your long weekend and visit colleges, complete applications, etc.

Test begins promptly at 8:50 am. All freshmen, sophomore and junior students will report to their advisories at 8:40 am unless you are testing with accommodations and received a letter with a different room location.

DO NOT bring your cell phones or backpacks. Even if the phone is off you will not be allowed to have it in your possession during testing. Having a cell phone (even if it is off) could result in your test cancellation.

No mechanical pencils. Bring 2 or 3 number 2 pencils with good erasers.

Bring your own scientific or graphing calculator. We cannot provide calculators for all students.

Bring your school ID or driver’s license.

You may bring a snack or water in a sealed container.

Get a good night sleep the night before and a nutritious breakfast the day of testing.

ORCHESIS:  If you missed the guys or girls Orchesis meeting, no worries. Go get an audition packet on the G-106 office door. Auditions for girls are next week and guys and girls first meeting is on Monday, October 9, Columbus Day at Maine East.

3D INNOVATIONS: Inviting future engineers, doctors, artists and manufacturers: Want to make a 3-D interactive model of Maine West High School that 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. We are meeting today after school in D-106 from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.  We meet every other Thursday.

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

KEY CLUB: Key Club will meet Friday in room L101 at 7:00 am.

ITS A STITCH:  It's a Stitch will meet Friday in room A114 at 3:30 pm.

STUDENTS:  The fall play "Silent Sky" starts Thursday, October 12.  Make plans now to see this true story of the astronomer who discovered how to measure the universe.  Oh and by the way, she was a woman.  Never heard of her?  Find out why.  See "Silent Sky" Thursday, October 12 through Saturday, October 14.  Check out the fascinating lobby display created by our very own astronomy science classes.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Girls JV Tennis ended the regular season on a high note beating Willowbrook and Ridgewood in 23 straight matches to finish the year 9 - 6. The winners against Ridgewood were Marie and Hana in Singles play and Alex and Laura, Riya and Kaya, Ashley and Shelly, Haley and Heta and Genesis and Whitney. Great job ladies and good luck at conference this Friday.

Congratulations to the boys soccer program as they finished conference play; all 3 levels beating Deerfield on Tuesday night.  The Freshmen team won conference, going 5 and 0. The JV team tied for first place and the varsity team finished in second place with a 4 and 1 record. Great job this season and good luck in your tournaments.























WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017

ORCHESIS:  If you missed the guys or girls Orchesis meeting, no worries. Go get an audition packet on the G-106 office door. Auditions for girls are next week and guys and girls first meeting is on Monday, October 9, Columbus Day at Maine East.

DECA MEMBERS: Please attend our meeting before school Thursday, October 5th at 7:10 in Room D102. Also, this is a reminder that your Role Play Event Selection and Written Event Selection forms are due before the meeting. See the DECA website for the links to the forms.

MULTI-CULTURAL CLUB: Are you interested in learning and helping bring awareness to different cultures from around the world? If so, please join us at our very first Multicultural Club informational meeting, where we will celebrate holidays with fun festivities and food from different cultures. Our informational meeting will be held after school today at 3:30 in the senior lounge.

3D INNOVATIONS: Inviting future engineers, doctors, artists and manufacturers: Want to make a 3-D interactive model of Maine West High School that 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 next meeting is this Thursday, October 5, 2017 after school in D-106 from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm and we will be meeting every other Thursday.

STUDENTS:  The fall play "Silent Sky" starts next Thursday, October 12.  Make plans now to see this true story of the astronomer who discovered how to measure the universe.  Oh and by the way, she was a woman.  Never heard of her?  Find out why.  See "Silent Sky" Thursday, October 12 through Saturday, October 14.  Check out the fascinating lobby display created by our very own astronomy science classes.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS




TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017

KEY CLUB MEMBERS:  We need help packing snack bags for our Special Olympics Bowlers. We will meet in C101 after school today.

ORCHESIS:  If you missed the guys or girls Orchesis meeting, no worries. Go get an audition packet on the G-106 office door. Auditions for girls are next week and guys and girls first meeting is on Monday, October 9, Columbus Day at Maine East.

DECA MEMBERS: Please attend our meeting before school this Thursday, October 5th at 7:10 in Room D102. Also, this is a reminder that your Role Play Event Selection and Written Event Selection forms are due before the meeting. See the DECA website for the links to the forms.

MULTI-CULTURAL CLUB: Are you interested in learning and helping bring awareness to different cultures from around the world? If so, please join us at our very first Multicultural Club informational meeting, where we will celebrate holidays with fun festivities and food from different cultures. Our informational meeting will be held after school on October 4th at 3:30 in the senior lounge.

3D INNOVATIONS: Inviting future engineers, doctors, artists and manufacturers: Want to make a 3-D interactive model of Maine West High School that 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 next meeting is this Thursday, October 5, 2017 after school in D-106 from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm and we will be meeting every other Thursday.

WADA: Are you looking to make a positive impact at school? Join the Safe & Drug Free School Committee and share your ideas. First meeting today, directly after school in the family center. See Mrs. Pantke or Mrs. Wadhwa with any questions.

STUDENTS:  The fall play "Silent Sky" starts next Thursday, October 12.  Make plans now to see this true story of the astronomer who discovered how to measure the universe.  Oh and by the way, she was a woman.  Never heard of her?  Find out why.  See "Silent Sky" Thursday, October 12 through Saturday, October 14.  Check out the fascinating lobby display created by our very own astronomy science classes.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Have you always liked gymnastics? Interested in possibly trying out for gymnastics this winter? Come to open gym this Wednesday and Friday in A-wing gym 4-5:30. No experience needed.



MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017

STUDENT COUNCIL:  Please join us Tuesday morning for our next Student Council meeting.  We will meet at 7:10 AM in A201.

KEY CLUB MEMBERS:  We need help packing snack bags for our Special Olympics Bowlers. We will meet in C101 at 3:30 pm on October 3rd.

SCHOLASTIC BOWL: The first Scholastic Bowl practice will be held today from 3:30-4:30 in room H110. How do you know if you're interested in Scholastic Bowl? If you love Trivia Pursuit, Trivia Crack, or the TV show Jeopardy, you would also love Scholastic Bowl. All students - freshmen through seniors - are welcome.

ORCHESIS:  If you missed the guys or girls Orchesis meeting, no worries. Go get an audition packet on the G-106 office door. Auditions for girls are next week and guys and girls first meeting is on Monday, October 9, Columbus day.

MULTI-CULTURAL CLUB: Are you interested in learning and helping bring awareness to different cultures from around the world? If so, please join us at our very first Multicultural Club informational meeting, where we will celebrate holidays with fun festivities and food from different cultures. Our informational meeting will be held after school on October 4th at 3:30 in the senior lounge.

STUDENTS:  The fall play "Silent Sky" starts next Thursday, October 12.  Make plans now to see this true story of the astronomer who discovered how to measure the universe.  Oh and by the way, she was a woman.  Never heard of her?  Find out why.  See "Silent Sky" Thursday, October 12 through Saturday, October 14.  Check out the fascinating lobby display created by our very own astronomy science classes.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Any girl interested in playing basketball this season is welcome to attend open gym today at 3:30 in B wing gym.
Gymnastics open gym starts today in A-wing gym from 4:00-5:30 pm. All levels welcome. Try-outs are November 6. Physical needed.

Tomorrow is the annual Volley for the Cure Match vs. rival Maine East. Everyone wear your pink  and go all out to support our girls and bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer. JV starts at 5:00 and Varsity starts at 6:00.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

HOMECOMING WEEK - SPIRIT DAY

CONGRATULATIONS: The winners of the class of 2021 election are:
Maha Zaidi
Madeleine Larson
Johnny Nguyen
Marissa Murillo
Regina Saponieri
Congratulations and please stop by to see Mr. Ebrahimi on Friday during your free period.

LET'S  GET READY TO RRRRUUMMMBBBBLLLEEE!!!!
Tonight is the annual Homecoming Powder Puff Football game sponsored by the Varsity Club and Student Council. The Freshmen/Sophomore game is at 6 pm followed by the main event, the Juniors vs the Seniors. Come support this outstanding event followed by a bonfire and a Food truck.  Admission is $2 per person and student activity passes DO NOT WORK.

STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS:  Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:10 AM in A201. We will begin planning for our annual canned food drive and v-show.

KEY CLUB MEMBERS:  We need help packing snack bags for our Special Olympics Bowlers. We will meet in C101 at 3:30 pm on October 3rd.

SCHOLASTIC BOWL: The first Scholastic Bowl practice will be held on Monday, October 2 from 3:30-4:30 in room H110. How do you know if you're interested in Scholastic Bowl? If you love Trivia Pursuit, Trivia Crack, or the TV show Jeopardy, you would also love Scholastic Bowl. All students - freshmen through seniors - are welcome.

ORCHESIS:  If you missed the guys or girls Orchesis meeting, no worries. Go get an audition packet on the G-106 office door. Auditions for girls are next week and guys and girls first meeting is on Monday, October 9, Columbus day.

SOPHOMORES:  Come support your Sophomore powderpuff team tonight at 6 pm. Wear pink to show your support.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Golf team for an impressive showing at the CSL conference meet yesterday. The team was lead by Chase Stephen with an 85, Luke Rothweiler with an 87 and Matty Mustari and Matt Fairhead with 92s. Good Luck at Regionals next week.

Interested in Gymnastics? Never done it, but want to try? Come check out open gym starting
October 2 in A-wing gym from 4:00-5:30 pm. All levels welcome. Try-outs are November 6. Physical needed.

It's the PINK OUT! Tuesday October 3rd is the annual Volley for the Cure Match vs. rival Maine East. Everyone wear your pink with pride and go all out to support our girls and bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer. JV starts at 5:00 and Varsity starts at 6:00.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

HOMECOMING WEEK - CLASS COLOR DAY

CONGRATULATIONS: The winners of the class of 2021 election are:
Maha Zaidi
Madeleine Larson
Johnny Nguyen
Marissa Murillo
Regina Saponieri
Congratulations and please stop by to see Mr. Ebrahimi on Friday during your free period.

LET'S  GET READY TO RRRRUUMMMBBBBLLLEEE!!!!
This Friday night is the annual Homecoming Powder Puff Football game sponsored by the Varsity Club and Student Council. The Freshmen/Sophomore game is at 6 pm followed by the main event, the Juniors vs the Seniors. Come support this outstanding event that is followed by the bonfire and a Food Truck.  Admission is $2 per person and student activity passes DO NOT WORK.

STUDENTS:  Winners of the Banned Book Reading Challenge will be announced tomorrow. Please get your reviews in. Thank you for celebrating Banned Book Week with us.

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

STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS:  Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:10 AM in A201. We will begin planning for our annual canned food drive and v-show.

KEY CLUB MEMBERS:  We need help packing snack bags for our Special Olympics Bowlers. We will meet in C101 at 3:30 pm on October 3rd.

SCHOLASTIC BOWL: The first Scholastic Bowl practice will be held on Monday, October 2 from 3:30-4:30 in room H110. How do you know if you're interested in Scholastic Bowl? If you love Trivia Pursuit, Trivia Crack, or the TV show Jeopardy, you would also love Scholastic Bowl. All students - freshmen through seniors - are welcome.

PI SIGMA PI: We will have the re-scheduled Pi Sigma Pi election for Friday morning at 7:10 am in C210. See Mr. McClure or Mrs. Hendrickson if you can't make it and would like to vote.

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:

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:

2nd Period - Kendall College
4th Period - University of Missouri - St. Louis
4th Period - Grand Canyon University
5th Period - Columbia College (Columbia, MO)

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

The hockey season is starting again! Come out and support our Maine Varsity hockey team at their home opener. They play on September 29th at Oakton ice arena (5 min from Maine west). The theme for the game is gold RUSH.  Please come out and support your team.

Interested in Gymnastics? Never done it, but want to try? Come check out open gym starting
October 2 in A-wing gym from 4:00-5:30 pm. All levels welcome. Try-outs are November 6. Physical needed.

It's the PINK OUT! Tuesday October 3rd is the annual Volley for the Cure Match vs. rival Maine East. Everyone wear your pink with pride and go all out to support our girls and bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer. JV starts at 5:00 and Varsity starts at 6:00.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

HOMECOMING WEEK - WACKY WEDNESDAY  

LET'S  GET READY TO RRRRUUMMMBBBBLLLEEE!!!!
This Friday night is the annual Homecoming Powder Puff Football game sponsored by the Varsity Club and Student Council. The Freshmen/Sophomore game is at 6 pm followed by the main event, the Juniors vs the Seniors. Come support this outstanding event that is followed by the bonfire and a Food Truck.  Admission is $2 per person and student activity passes DO NOT WORK.

STUDENTS:  Thursday is Class Colors Day. Pick up your class color shirt in the bookstore for only $5. Don’t be left out.

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 TODAY at 3:30 in L-101.

STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS:  Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:10 AM in A201. We will begin planning for our annual canned food drive and v-show.

KEY CLUB MEMBERS:  We need help packing snack bags for our Special Olympics Bowlers. We will meet in C101 at 3:30 pm on October 3rd.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

The hockey season is starting again! Come out and support our Maine Varsity hockey team at their home opener. They play on September 29th at Oakton ice arena (5 min from Maine west). The theme for the game is gold RUSH.  Please come out and support your team.

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 26, 2017

HOMECOMING WEEK - TROPICAL TUESDAY 

STUDENTS & STAFF:  We would like to get all students and staff into Maine West Warrior Gear for homecoming. 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.

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 at 8:20 AM in the Dance Studio, G112.

STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS:  Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:10 AM in A201. We will begin planning for our annual canned food drive and v-show.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following colleges will be in the CRC today:

2nd Period - Ohio Wesleyan University
3rd Period - Depaul University
5th Period - Carthage College

On Thursday, the following schools will visit:

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

Thursday is the day to meet with the Financial Aid expert. Come ask questions about paying for college.


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

The hockey season is starting again! Come out and support our Maine Varsity hockey team at their home opener. They play on September 29th at Oakton ice arena (5 min from Maine west). The theme for the game is gold RUSH.  Please come out and support your team.

Girls interested in joining The MW Gymnastics Team this winter season should attend a brief information today 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!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

STUDENTS & STAFF:  We would like to get all students and staff into Maine West Warrior Gear for homecoming. 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: This is the final week of our Banned Book Reading Challenge! 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, THIS WEEK. Participating in our Banned Book Reading Challenge enters you in our raffle, winners announced Friday, September 29.

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.

FRESHMEN: If you haven't already, please make sure you vote for your class leaders by the end of the day today. The link was sent to your email from Mr. Ebrahimi last Friday.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following colleges will be in the CRC tomorrow:

2nd Period - Ohio Wesleyan University
3rd Period - Depaul University
5th Period - Carthage 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!

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. 


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

STUDENTS & STAFF: Do you want to help change someone's life for the better? Then please donate your used eyeglasses to those in need in Africa. DECA is sponsoring an eyeglass drive in conjunction with the Des Plaines Lions Club. The drive ends Friday, September 15th. Please place your used eyeglasses in 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.

SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: We will be having a meeting in A207 TODAY after school and Thursday before school to discuss the Homecoming Window Painting. Please attend one of the two meetings.

ANIME CLUB: Anime Club will meet Thursday, September 14th 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 it's first meeting on Friday in room A114 after school. Please come and join us.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



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.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Any girl interested in playing basketball this winter is invited to open gym TODAY at 3:30 in c-wing gym. Come out dressed and ready to play!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

STUDENTS & STAFF: Do you want to help change someone's life for the better? Then please donate your used eyeglasses to those in need in Africa. DECA is sponsoring an eyeglass drive in conjunction with the Des Plaines Lions Club. The drive ends Friday, September 15th. Please place your used eyeglasses in the donation box located in main office.

GERMAN CLUB: German club will meet after school TODAY in room A212.  Everyone interested in promoting and enjoying German culture is welcome.

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.

LP APPRECIATION SOCIETY: The Maine West LP Appreciation Society meets TODAY at 3:30 pm in the LRC. We discuss, ponder, listen, reminisce and play the music we love on LP.

SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: We will be having a meeting in A207 on Wednesday after school and Thursday before school to discuss the Homecoming Window Painting. Please attend one of the two meetings.

ANIME CLUB: Anime Club will meet Thursday, September 14th after school in D105. See Mr. Kermend with any questions.

VARSITY CLUB: Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 13 in Spec gym at 8:10 am. We will be planning for homecoming and taking our Yearbook picture. Everyone needs to attend.​

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

College Night will take place at Maine South TONIGHT from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Parking is tight, so try to carpool. Also, register for a barcode BEFORE arriving. Check your email for information about this and other tips. There will be approximately 175 colleges represented. It's a great opportunity for ALL students to explore their options.

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.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Any girl interested in playing basketball this winter is invited to open gym on Wednesday at 3:30 in c-wing gym. Come out dressed and ready to play!

The boys varsity soccer opened up conference play with a 5 to 2 victory over Maine East. Emerson Herrera and Jonathan Reynoso scored 2 goals each while Alex Marron scored a rocket of a shot. Goalkeeper Elmer Vega and his defense had a solid game. The JV and Freshmen soccer teams also won last night.

JV Girls tennis swept Elk Grove High School 8 – 0. Singles winners were Whitney Le, Yuliya B. and Lauren Sobjack. Doubles winners were Dhriti and Gabbi, Anna and Heaven, Laura and Alex, Heta and Aashvi and Ashley and Xiao Lin.

The varsity tennis team beat Elk Grove yesterday by a score of 4 to 3.  Winning for the Warriors were Marie Booge at #3 singles, Olena Andrushko and Gwendolyn Hudson at #1 doubles, Abigail M and Hana Dempsey at #3 doubles, and Katelyn Projillo and Pavani Jairam at #4 doubles.

Congratulations Warriors!