MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017

FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:  Are you interested in experiencing a new culture and exploring historic sites?  Then we have the trip for you.  During spring break 2019 we will visit the beautiful cities of Berlin, Krakow, Prague and Budapest.  If you are interested in this non-school sponsored adventure, please sign up at the library front desk TODAY.  We will contact you with details about an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 29.

INDIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION:  The Indian Student Association (formerly Indo Pak) is hosting a movie night Tuesday after school in L101. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us to watch Diwale, a crime comedy about a Couple in love trying to overcome the violent conflict between their respective families.

WINTER WARRIORS: The Holidays are coming up! You know what that means - too much turkey, too many cookies, and WAY too much laying around watching sports on TV. This year, go against the trend. Join the WINTER WARRIOR RUNNING CLUB. Get out into the fresh, cool air and GET FIT. We meet every Monday through Thursday right after school in the Spectator Gym foyer. ALL STUDENTS and STAFF are invited. ALL runners will receive FREE HOT COCOA after their run.


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:  Are you interested in experiencing a new culture and exploring historic sites?  Then we have the trip for you.  During spring break 2019 we will visit the beautiful cities of Berlin, Krakow, Prague and Budapest.  If you are interested in this non-school sponsored adventure, please sign up at the library front desk by Monday, November 20.  We will contact you with details about an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 29.

WINTER WARRIORS: The Holidays are coming up! You know what that means - too much turkey, too many cookies, and WAY too much laying around watching sports on TV. This year, go against the trend. Join the WINTER WARRIOR RUNNING CLUB. Get out into the fresh, cool air and GET FIT. We meet every Monday through Thursday right after school in the Spectator Gym foyer. ALL STUDENTS and STAFF are invited. ALL runners will receive FREE HOT COCOA after their run.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

WRESTLING:  The Wrestling Team will begin their season with the Blue and Gold Scrimmage today at 6 pm in Spec Gym. Come watch as the Best at West compete for their Varsity spot!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:  Are you interested in experiencing a new culture and exploring historic sites?  Then we have the trip for you.  During spring break 2019 we will visit the beautiful cities of Berlin, Krakow, Prague and Budapest.  If you are interested in this non-school sponsored adventure, please sign up at the library front desk by Monday, November 20.  We will contact you with details about an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 29.

ANIME CLUB:  Anime Club will meet today after school in D105.

3D INNOVATION CLUB:  Inviting future engineers, doctors, artists and manufacturers, do you 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 3:30pm - 4:30pm.  We meet every other Thursday.

INDIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION:  Indian Student Association is meeting today after school in R201. If you can't make it but want to join, email Mrs. Pantke - kpantke@maine207.org. Our next event is Movie Night, Tuesday, November 21 after school in L101. Come check out Bollywood rom-com and share some popcorn with us. Anyone and everyone is welcome.


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WRESTLING:  The Wrestling Team will begin their season with the Blue and Gold Scrimmage on Friday at 6 pm in Spec Gym. Come watch as the Best at West compete for their Varsity spot!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017

SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  There will be a brief meeting in A207 after school today and before school on Thursday to pass out the fundraising brochures. If you cannot make the meeting, be sure to see Señora Barbas in A207 or A218 to pick up your brochure.

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SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

WRESTLING:  The Wrestling Team will begin their season with the Blue and Gold Scrimmage on Friday at 6 pm in Spec Gym. Come watch as the Best at West compete for their Varsity spot!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017


SCIENCE OLYMPIAD:  Do you like taking things apart and putting them together? Do you like to figure out how things work? Do you like Oreos? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come  to H-109 after school TODAY and find out about Science Olympiad. No obligation to join. Did I mention the Oreos?

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BOYS SWIMMING: There will be an informational meeting for the 2017-2018 boys swim team TODAY at 3:30 in room G102. Please contact Coach Bruggeman with any questions.

WRESTLING:  The Wrestling Team will begin their season with the Blue and Gold Scrimmage on Friday at 6 pm in Spec Gym. Come watch as the Best at West compete for their Varsity spot!

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Student Council would like thank all of you for another successful Canned Food Drive. The Des Plaines Food Pantry was appreciative of your donations and came just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The first period class with the most cans collected was Mr. Gerstmayr's first period. In second place was Ms. Valdez and in third place was Mr. Diviak. Congrats to you all. 

STUDENTS:  Jazz Band auditions are tomorrow. Audition packets are available in the band room or on mwbands.com - sign up for an audition time on the band website.

MATH TEAM:  The second IML math contest is Tuesday before school in room A201. You can start any time between 6:45 AM and 7:10 AM, and you will have 30 minutes to work on the problems once you begin. If you have questions about the IML contest ask your math teacher.

POLISH CLUB:  We are ready to order our new Polish Club t-shirt, so please pay in the Bookstore and we will meet at 7:00 am this Tuesday in room H101.

3D INNOVATIONS:  3-D Innovations will be selling Warrior Key Chains today in the cafe. Grab a key chain specially customized with your graduation year for only $2! You won't want to miss out!

STUDENT COUNCIL:  Student Council will be meeting tomorrow at 7:10 am in A 201 to discuss holly days and ideas for our winter assembly. All welcome.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD:  Do you like taking things apart and putting them together? Do you like to figure out how things work? Do you like Oreos? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come  to H-109 after school on Tuesday, November 14 and find out about Science Olympiad. No obligation to join. Did I mention the Oreos?

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The girls swimming and diving team wrapped up their season at the IHSA sectional meet this Saturday with an outstanding meet. Over 93% of the swims were lifetime best times. Highlights in the meet were swims by Nina Martin, Annastasiya Sahaydia, Katelyn Weber, Veronica Klienschmidt and Victoria Fleming in diving. Congratulations to all the Maine West swimmers and divers on a fantastic season.

BOYS SWIMMING: There will be an informational meeting for the 2017-2018 boys swim team tomorrow at 3:30 in room G102. Please contact Coach Bruggeman with any questions.

WRESTLING:  The Wrestling Team will begin their season with the Blue and Gold Scrimmage on Friday at 6 pm in Spec Gym. Come watch as the Best at West compete for their Varsity spot!


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017

If you are interested in helping to Pack the Bus after school today, meet by the Student Council office A204 at 3:30 pm.

STUDENTS:  Auditions for Drama Club's first annual Improv night will be held today in R207 from 3:30 to 5pm.

STUDENTS:  Jazz Band auditions are on Tuesday, November 14th. Audition packets are available in the band room or on mwbands.com - sign up for an audition time on the band website.

MATH TEAM:  The second IML math contest is on Tuesday, November 14 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 will have 30 minutes to work on the problems once you begin. If you have questions about the IML contest ask your math teacher.

3D INNOVATIONS:  3D Innovations will be selling Warrior key chains in the cafeteria today.  Grab a key chain specially customized with your graduation year for only $2.

POLISH CLUB:  We are ready to order our new Polish Club t-shirt, so please pay in the Bookstore and we will meet at 7:00 am this Tuesday in room H101.

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SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS SWIMMING: There will be an informational meeting for the 2017-2018 boys swim team on Tuesday, November 14th at 3:30 in room G102. Please contact Coach Bruggeman with any questions.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017

The canned food drive is wrapping up this Friday with a double points day. Also, if you are interested in helping to Pack the Bus Friday after school, meet by the Student Council office A204 Friday at 3:30 pm.

STUDENTS:  Hungry after school today? Stop by the front rotunda and buy a piece of pizza from the Indian Student Association.  African American Club is meeting after school today in R201. Make sure you did your "homework" and listened to the albums.

STUDENTS:  Are you silly, funny and quick on your feet? Come audition for Drama Club's first annual Improv Night this Friday, November 10th. Auditions will be held in R207 from 3:30 to 5pm. For more information, come to the Drama Club meeting this Wednesday at 3:30 in E209.

STUDENTS:  The Turkey Trot is today after school.  During your lunch period today you can buy tickets to win a turkey dinner that includes all the fixings for $1.00.

STUDENTS:  Jazz Band auditions are on Tuesday, November 14th. Audition packets are available in the band room or on mwbands.com - sign up for an audition time on the band website.

MATH TEAM:  The second IML math contest is on Tuesday, November 14 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 will have 30 minutes to work on the problems once you begin. If you have questions about the IML contest ask your math teacher.

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SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017

Maine West welcomes all veterans and family members to our first annual ceremony to honor all the men and women who served our great nation.  The Veteran's Day Ceremony will be held in the Spectator Gym.  It will begin at 7:45 am and conclude at 8:30 am.  Doors will open at 7:00 am.

STUDENTS:  Are you silly, funny and quick on your feet? Come audition for Drama Club's first annual Improv Night this Friday, November 10th. Auditions will be held in R207 from 3:30 to 5pm. For more information, come to the Drama Club meeting this Wednesday at 3:30 in E209.

STUDENTS:  DECA is selling Lou Malnati's frozen pizza vouchers. The vouchers cost $13 and are good for one 9 inch frozen deep dish pizza.  If interested, please find a Maine West DECA member, or email Mrs. Mazanowski or Mr. Randazzo.

STUDENTS:  The 18th annual turkey trot is Thursday at 3:30 pm. Meet in the spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the book store or at the race.  $10 for the trot, door prizes and a t-shirt or $3 and 5 canned goods to be entered in the trot and qualify for door prizes.  All proceeds will benefit the Des Plaines Food Closet.  Hot Chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  See Mr. Piha or your PE teacher with questions.

STUDENTS:  Jazz Band auditions are on Tuesday, November 14th. Audition packets are available in the band room or on mwbands.com - sign up for an audition time on the band website.

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SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017

Warriors, As you probably know, November 11 is Veteran's Day - a day to pay our respect to all those who have fearlessly served our country to protect our freedom. On Wednesday, November 8, we will gather in the Spec Gym for an assembly to honor our local veterans at 7:40 AM. We will NOT have a late-start day next Wednesday, so please be sure to arrive and be in the Spec Gym by 7:40 next Wednesday to help us honor our local veterans. Buses will run their normal schedule and NOT a late-start schedule next Wednesday. Thank you in advance for arriving early on Wednesday, November 8 to help honor our veterans.

STUDENTS:  Are you silly, funny and quick on your feet? Come audition for Drama Club's first annual Improv Night this Friday, November 10th. Auditions will be held in R207 from 3:30 to 5pm. For more information, come to the Drama Club meeting this Wednesday at 3:30 in E209.

STUDENTS:  DECA is selling Lou Malnati's frozen pizza vouchers. The vouchers cost $13 and are good for one 9 inch frozen deep dish pizza.  If interested, please find a Maine West DECA member, or email Mrs. Mazanowski or Mr. Randazzo.

STUDENTS:  The 18th annual turkey trot will be held on Thursday, November 9 at 3:30 pm. Meet in the spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the book store or at the race.  $10 for the trot, door prizes and a t-shirt or $3 and 5 canned goods to be entered in the trot and qualify for door prizes.  All proceeds will benefit the Des Plaines Food Closet.  Hot Chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  See Mr. Piha or your PE teacher with questions.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017

Warriors, As you probably know, November 11 is Veteran's Day - a day to pay our respect to all those who have fearlessly served our country to protect our freedom. On Wednesday, November 8, we will gather in the Spec Gym for an assembly to honor our local veterans at 7:40 AM. We will NOT have a late-start day next Wednesday, so please be sure to arrive and be in the Spec Gym by 7:40 next Wednesday to help us honor our local veterans. Buses will run their normal schedule and NOT a late-start schedule next Wednesday. Thank you in advance for arriving early on Wednesday, November 8 to help honor our veterans.

This is the last week of the Canned Food Drive. The results from week one are in. Mr. Gerstmayr's first period class is in the lead with Mrs. Claus' in second place and Ms. Valdez's class in third. Anyone can still win the gourmet breakfast. There is a secret double points day thrown in, so teachers fill out the forms every day and get those cans dropped off in the Student Council office during 1st period.

STUDENTS:  Are you silly, funny and quick on your feet? Come audition for Drama Club's first annual Improv Night this Friday, November 10th. Auditions will be held in R207 from 3:30 to 5pm. For more information, come to the Drama Club meeting this Wednesday at 3:30 in E209.

STUDENTS:  An informational meeting for this year’s Broadway Musical, “Cinderella” will be held after school today in the Choir Room. Don’t miss out on this humorous, updated classic. See Mr. Harmon or Mr. Schiffer for details.

STUDENTS:  DECA is selling Lou Malnati's frozen pizza vouchers. The vouchers cost $13 and are good for one 9 inch frozen deep dish pizza.  If interested, please find a Maine West DECA member, or email Mrs. Mazanowski or Mr. Randazzo.

STUDENTS:  The 18th annual turkey trot will be held on Thursday, November 9 at 3:30 pm. Meet in the spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the book store or at the race.  $10 for the trot, door prizes and a t-shirt or $3 and 5 canned goods to be entered in the trot and qualify for door prizes.  All proceeds will benefit the Des Plaines Food Closet.  Hot Chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  See Mr. Piha or your PE teacher with questions.


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Please help me congratulate the following varsity soccer players who earned All-Area Honors from the Daily Herald:

All-Area Honorable mention - Ozzie Espinoza and Cory Scholler
All-Area Special Mention - Emerson Herrera and Osmar Vega
All-Area First Team - Jason Ybarra
Great job, guys!



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017

Warriors, As you probably know, November 11 is Veteran's Day - a day to pay our respect to all those who have fearlessly served our country to protect our freedom. On Wednesday, November 8, we will gather in the Spec Gym for an assembly to honor our local veterans at 7:40 AM. We will NOT have a late-start day next Wednesday, so please be sure to arrive and be in the Spec Gym by 7:40 next Wednesday to help us honor our local veterans. Buses will run their normal schedule and NOT a late-start schedule next Wednesday. Thank you in advance for arriving early on Wednesday, November 8 to help honor our veterans.

STUDENTS:  An informational meeting for this year’s Broadway Musical, “Cinderella” will be held Monday, November 6 after school in the Choir Room. Audition instructions, materials and sign-up are available outside the Fine Arts office in E-Wing. No experience? No problem. Don’t miss out on this humorous, updated classic. See Mr. Harmon or Mr. Schiffer for details.

STUDENTS:  DECA is selling Lou Malnati's frozen pizza vouchers. The vouchers cost $13 and are good for one 9 inch frozen deep dish pizza, either cheese, pepperoni, sausage or spinach. They are redeemable at any Lou Malnati's location. These vouchers make for great stocking stuffers and gifts for babysitters, neighbors, mail carriers, etc... If interested, please find a Maine West DECA member, or email Mrs. Mazanowski or Mr. Randazzo.

STUDENTS:  The 18th annual turkey trot will be held on Thursday, November 9 at 3:30 pm. Meet in the spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the book store or at the race.  $10 for the trot, door prizes and a t-shirt or $3 or 5 canned goods and be entered in the trot and qualify for door prizes.  All proceeds will benefit the Des Plaines Food Closet.  Hot Chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  See Mr. Piha or your PE teacher with questions.

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  Maine West has a new Accounting Club. Join us at our first Accounting Club meeting on Monday at 7 a.m. in Room D102. Learn how to do your income tax return, and connect with Maine West alumni who are in the field of Accounting.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  If you are a junior or senior with a weighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, the last meeting about the application process for the National Honor Society is tomorrow morning at 7:00 am in L101.

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SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS BASKETBALL:  Boys basketball tryouts begin Monday after school. You must complete and submit your online registration form by TOMORROW. An up to date physical must be on file with the athletic director's office as well.




THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Warriors, As you probably know, November 11 is Veteran's Day - a day to pay our respect to all those who have fearlessly served our country to protect our freedom. On Wednesday, November 8, we will gather in the Spec Gym for an assembly to honor our local veterans at 7:40 AM. We will NOT have a late-start day next Wednesday, so please be sure to arrive and be in the Spec Gym by 7:40 next Wednesday to help us honor our local veterans. Buses will run their normal schedule and NOT a late-start schedule next Wednesday. Thank you in advance for arriving early on Wednesday, November 8 to help honor our veterans.

STUDENTS:  This year's V-Show, "That Angsty 80ś V-Show" opens today at 4:00 pm. This hilarious parody of ¨The Breakfast Club¨ also includes a cameo performance from the amazing Mr. Harper. Come check out our AWESOME talent; we've got magic tricks, dancing and more. Tickets are $7 or $5 with a can food donation to a local food pantry. Don't miss the most anticipated event of the year.

STUDENTS:  An informational meeting for this year’s Broadway Musical, “Cinderella” will be held Monday, November 6 after school in the Choir Room. Audition instructions, materials and sign-up are available outside the Fine Arts office in E-Wing. No experience? No problem. Don’t miss out on this humorous, updated classic. See Mr. Harmon or Mr. Schiffer for details.

STUDENTS:  DECA is selling Lou Malnati's frozen pizza vouchers. The vouchers cost $13 and are good for one 9 inch frozen deep dish pizza, either cheese, pepperoni, sausage or spinach. They are redeemable at any Lou Malnati's location. These vouchers make for great stocking stuffers and gifts for babysitters, neighbors, mail carriers, etc... If interested, please find a Maine West DECA member, or email Mrs. Mazanowski or Mr. Randazzo.

STUDENTS:  The 18th annual turkey trot will be held on Thursday, November 9 at 3:30 pm. Meet in the spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the book store or at the race.  $10 for the trot, door prizes and a t-shirt or $3 or 5 canned goods and be entered in the trot and qualify for door prizes.  All proceeds will benefit the Des Plaines Food Closet.  Hot Chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  See Mr. Piha or your PE teacher with questions.

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  Maine West has a new Accounting Club. Join us at our first Accounting Club meeting on Monday at 7 a.m. in Room D102. Learn how to do your income tax return, and connect with Maine West alumni who are in the field of Accounting.

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

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  If you are a junior or senior with a weighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, the last meeting about the application process for the National Honor Society is tomorrow morning at 7:00 am in L101.
COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following colleges will be visiting today:

4th Period- Columbia University- Columbia MO
5th Period- University of Pittsburgh- Main Campus
6th Period- Illinois Wesleyan University
7th Period- Drake University

There will also be a FAFSA specialist in the CRC from 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM. Stop by to get help with your FAFSA or ask question.

On Friday, the following schools will be here:
3rd Period- University of Colorado at Boulder (note the change in time!)
3rd Period- DePauw University
6th Period- Robert Morris University- Illinois

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS BASKETBALL:  Boys basketball tryouts begin Monday after school. You must complete and submit your online registration form by TOMORROW. An up to date physical must be on file with the athletic director's office as well.





WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Student Council changed the double points day from November 7th to THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd. First period teachers don't forget to fill out the links that were in the MWSA and send a student to drop off your canned goods to the Student Council Office (A202) during 1st period. 

STUDENTS:  This year's V-Show, "That Angsty 80ś V-Show" opens Thursday in the MW Auditorium. This hilarious parody of ¨The Breakfast Club¨ also includes a cameo performance from the amazing Mr. Harper. Come check out our AWESOME talent; we've got magic tricks, dancing and more. Performances run this Thursday, at 4.pm and Friday and Saturday at 7.pm. Tickets are $7 or $5 with a can food donation to a local food pantry. Don't miss the most anticipated event of the year.

STUDENTS:  Glass slippers are making a comeback! An informational meeting for this year’s Broadway Musical, “Cinderella” will be held next Monday, November 6 after school in the Choir Room. Audition instructions, materials and sign-up are available outside the Fine Arts office in E-Wing. No experience? No problem. Don’t miss out on this humorous, updated classic. See Mr. Harmon or Mr. Schiffer for details.

STUDENTS:  The 18th annual turkey trot will be held on Thursday, November 9 at 3:30 pm. Meet in the spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the book store or at the race.  $10 for the trot, door prizes and a t-shirt or $3 or 5 canned goods and be entered in the trot and qualify for door prizes.  All proceeds will benefit the Des Plaines Food Closet.  Hot Chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  See Mr. Piha or your PE teacher with questions.

KEY CLUB:  Key Club will pack snack bags for our special olympic bowlers on today in C101 from 3:20 - 4 pm.

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  Attention all students interested in learning more about the field of Accounting. Maine West has a new Accounting Club. Join us at our first Accounting Club meeting on Monday, November 6th at 7 a.m. in Room D102. Learn how to do your income tax return, and connect with Maine West alumni who are in the field of Accounting.

HISPANIC CLUB:  Hispanic Student Club will be having a fundraiser during lunch periods on today in honor of Day of the Dead. We will be selling Mexican sweet bread (conchas) and horchata (sweet rice water).  We will be celebrating Day of the Dead on Thursday, November 2nd, after school in H106. We will be having typical hispanic food and a presentation.

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 Multicultural Club where we will celebrate holidays with fun festivities and food from different cultures. Our meeting will be held after school today 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 Thursday after school in D-106 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm.  We meet every other Thursday.

DECA MEMBERS:  All DECA members please come to D102 at 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning to pick up your Lou Malnati's certificates. Also, stick around to learn some tips to prepare for your role play competition. We will be practicing role plays every Thursday morning until Thanksgiving to get ready for regional competition.

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SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

GYMNASTICS:  This is the last week for open gymnastics. There is open gym Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4-5:30 pm. Try outs for gymnastics are Monday November 6th from 3:45-6 pm in  A-Wing gym. You must be registered on 8to18 with a current physical. Please contact Coach Amanda Harrison if you are unable to try out due to a conflict with another sport prior to November 6th. No exceptions will be made.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017

Student Council must change the double points day from November 7th to THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd. Repeat...The Canned Food Drive Double Points Day is Friday, November 3rd. First period teachers don't forget to fill out the links that were in the MWSA and send a student to drop off your canned goods to the Student Council Office (A202) during 1st period.
Currently, Mr. Hassman's class is in the lead for the 1st period competition.

STUDENTS:  This year's V-Show, "That Angsty 80ś V-Show" opens Thursday in the MW Auditorium. This hilarious parody of ¨The Breakfast Club¨ also includes a cameo performance from the amazing Mr. Harper. Come check out our AWESOME talent; we've got magic tricks, dancing and more. Performances run this Thursday, at 4.pm and Friday and Saturday at 7.pm. Tickets are $7 or $5 with a can food donation to a local food pantry. Don't miss the most anticipated event of the year.

STUDENTS:  Glass slippers are making a comeback! An informational meeting for this year’s Broadway Musical, “Cinderella” will be held next Monday, November 6 after school in the Choir Room. Audition instructions, materials and sign-up are available outside the Fine Arts office in E-Wing. No experience? No problem. Don’t miss out on this humorous, updated classic. See Mr. Harmon or Mr. Schiffer for details.

STUDENTS:  The 18th annual turkey trot will be held on Thursday, November 9 at 3:30 pm. Meet in the spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the book store or at the race.  $10 for the trot, door prizes and a t-shirt or $3 or 5 canned goods and be entered in the trot and qualify for door prizes.  All proceeds will benefit the Des Plaines Food Closet.  Hot Chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  See Mr. Piha or your PE teacher with questions.

KEY CLUB:  Key Club will pack snack bags for our special olympic bowlers on Wednesday, November 1 in C101 from 3:20 - 4 pm.

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  Attention all students interested in learning more about the field of Accounting. Maine West has a new Accounting Club. Join us at our first Accounting Club meeting on Monday, November 6th at 7 a.m. in Room D102. Learn how to do your income tax return, and connect with Maine West alumni who are in the field of Accounting.

HISPANIC CLUB:  Hispanic Student Club will be having a fundraiser during lunch periods on Wednesday in honor of Day of the Dead. We will be selling Mexican sweet bread (conchas) and horchata (sweet rice water).  We will be celebrating Day of the Dead on Thursday, November 2nd, after school in H106. We will be having typical hispanic food and a presentation.

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 Multicultural Club where we will celebrate holidays with fun festivities and food from different cultures. Our meeting will be held after school on Wednesday 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, November 2, 2017 after school in D-106 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm and we will be meeting every other Thursday.

DECA MEMBERS:  All DECA members please come to D102 at 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning to pick up your Lou Malnati's certificates. Also, stick around to learn some tips to prepare for your role play competition. We will be practicing role plays every Thursday morning until Thanksgiving to get ready for regional competition.

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SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations  junior Sarah Magnoni who continued to run strong at the Sectional meet at Lake Park on Saturday with one of her best times. We are so proud of you!

GYMNASTICS:  This is the last week for open gymnastics. There is open gym Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4-5:30 pm. Try outs for gymnastics are Monday November 6th from 3:45-6 pm in  A-Wing gym. You must be registered on 8to18 with a current physical. Please contact Coach Amanda Harrison if you are unable to try out due to a conflict with another sport prior to November 6th. No exceptions will be made.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017

STUDENTS:  This year's V-Show, "That Angsty 80ś V-Show" opens this Thursday in the MW Auditorium. This hilarious parody of ¨The Breakfast Club¨ also includes a cameo performance from the amazing Mr. Harper. Come check out our AWESOME talent; we've got magic tricks, dancing and more. Performances run this Thursday, at 4.pm and Friday and Saturday at 7.pm. Tickets are $7 or $5 with a can food donation to a local food pantry. Don't miss the most anticipated event of the year.

STUDENTS:  If you are a junior or senior with a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, you are invited to apply to Maine West's National Honor Society.  To hear about the application process, come to a meeting in L101 after school today or before school Tuesday, October 31.  Please see Ms. Wisdom in C203 if you have questions.

STUDENTS:  Glass slippers are making a comeback! An informational meeting for this year’s Broadway Musical, “Cinderella” will be held next Monday, November 6 after school in the Choir Room. Audition instructions, materials and sign-up are available outside the Fine Arts office in E-Wing. No experience? No problem. Don’t miss out on this humorous, updated classic. See Mr. Harmon or Mr. Schiffer for details.

SENIORS:  Seniors, class council will meet tomorrow morning in A-114 We will talk about getting to 140 for our after prom cruise. If the post prom cruise is important to you, make sure to make it.

HISPANIC CLUB:  Hispanic Student Club will be having a fundraiser during lunch periods on Wednesday in honor of Day of the Dead. We will be selling Mexican sweet bread (conchas) and horchata (sweet rice water).  We will be celebrating Day of the Dead on Thursday, November 2nd, after school in H106. We will be having typical hispanic food and a presentation.

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 Multicultural Club where we will celebrate holidays with fun festivities and food from different cultures. Our meeting will be held after school on Wednesday at 3:30 in the senior lounge.

DECA MEMBERS:  All DECA members please come to D102 at 7:00 a.m. this Thursday morning to pick up your Lou Malnati's certificates. Also, stick around to learn some tips to prepare for your role play competition. We will be practicing role plays every Thursday morning until Thanksgiving to get ready for regional competition.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to Sophomore Ray Ure and Senior Donny Johnson who both turned in their best race of the season at the sectional meet at Lake Park High School on Saturday. Ray ran 16:12 and Donny 16:32 for the tough 3 mile course.

WRESTLING:  Interesting in trying a new winter sport? Wrestling is having an informational meeting and open mat after school today and Wednesday, November 1st. Come check it out and bring a friend!

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  If you are a girl interested in trying out for girls basketball, you must  have signed up on 8 to 18 and have an up to date physical in order to participate. Tryouts are today and tomorrow at 3:30. Freshmen in C-wing, sophomores through seniors are in spec gym.

GYMNASTICS:  Last Week for open gymnastics. Monday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday from 4-5:30 pm. Try outs for gymnastics are Monday November 6th from 3:45-6 pm in  A-Wing gym. You must be registered on 8to18 with a current physical. Please contact Coach Amanda Harrison if you are unable to try out due to a conflict with another sport prior to November 6th. No exceptions will be made.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017

STUDENTS:  Student Council will be running the Annual Canned Food Drive 1st period Class Competition to support the Des Plaines Food Pantry. The Canned Food Drive starts Monday and will end Friday, November 10 with a PACK THE BUS EVENT after school. The first period class that brings in the most cans will win a gourmet breakfast. This year we will also have 2nd & 3rd place winners receiving a prize.

STUDENTS:  The deadline to submit a pass/fail petition for 1st semester is 3:30 pm today.

STUDENTS:  If you are a junior or senior with a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, you are invited to apply to Maine West's National Honor Society.  To hear about the application process, come to a meeting in L101 after school, Monday, October 30 or before school Tuesday, October 31.  Please see Ms. Wisdom in C203 if you have questions.

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

IT'S A STITCH:  It’s a Stitch will meet today after school in room A114. Please come and join us.

HISPANIC CLUB:  Hispanic Student Club will be having a fundraiser during lunch periods on Wednesday in honor of Day of the Dead. We will be selling Mexican sweet bread (conchas) and horchata (sweet rice water).  We will be celebrating Day of the Dead on Thursday, November 2nd, after school in H106. We will be having typical hispanic food and a presentation.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our football team has secured a CSL Conference Championship for the first time since 1979 and an IHSA playoff game for the first time since 2002.  Our Warriors will host a playoff game here at West vs. Benet on Friday at 7 pm. All tickets are $5.00.  No activity passes, booster passes or any other pass can be honored for this IHSA post season event. Pre-sale tickets are available in the bookstore now until Friday afternoon. Come see your Warriors play in the IHSA Playoffs Friday.

WRESTLING:  Interesting in trying a new winter sport?  Wrestling is having an informational meeting and open mat after school on Monday, October 30th and Wednesday, November 1st.  Come check it out and bring a friend!

GYMNASTICS:  Gymnastics open gym today from 4:00-5:30 pm. Tryouts are November 6th at 3:45 pm in A-wing gym. Please register on 8to18 and have a current physical. Late registration will not be excepted unless you contact the coach prior to November 6th.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017

Happy Red Ribbon Week! Don't forget, today is the Red Ribbon Run/Walk out on the track. All day, all periods! Come run, walk, crawl as many laps as you can with your peers and the  future Warriors from Plainfield elementary. The run/walk is put on every year by Ms. Moeller.  This is her last year so show up for her and show up for you because you can be healthy, happy and drug free!

STUDENTS:  Tomorrow morning at 7:15 in the cafeteria we will have a mini pep rally to celebrate the success of our fall sports and prepare for our first playoff football game in 15 years. Set your alarms and get here by 7:15 to celebrate with our fall athletes, the band and the drum line.

STUDENTS:  It's that time of year again! Student Council will be running the Annual Canned Food Drive 1st period Class Competition to support the Des Plaines Food Pantry. The Canned Food Drive starts Monday and will end Friday, November 10 with a PACK THE BUS EVENT after school. The first period class that brings in the most cans will win a gourmet breakfast. This year we will also have 2nd & 3rd place winners receiving a prize.

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 and tomorrow outside the student cafeteria to take cap and gown measurements and take orders for senior products and rings.

KEY CLUB:  Key Club will meet Friday at 7:00 am in room L101. Please let us know if you can help at the Halloween bash after school on Thursday or at the Prairie Lakes Halloween Festival on Saturday.

IT'S A STITCH:  It’s a Stitch will meet Friday in room A114 after school. Please come and join us.

TECH INNOVATORS CLUB:  Want to make an android app? Tech Innovators Club will meet after school in D114.  We will discuss our first project, making an app. Everyone is welcome and no programming experience is necessary.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN CLUB:  African American club will meet today after school in R201.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our football team has secured a CSL Conference Championship for the first time since 1979 and an IHSA playoff game for the first time since 2002.  Our Warriors will host a playoff game here at West vs. Benet on Friday at 7 pm. All tickets are $5.00.  No activity passes, booster passes or any other pass can be honored for this IHSA post season event. Pre-sale tickets are available in the bookstore now until Friday afternoon. Come see your Warriors play in the IHSA Playoffs Friday.

GYMNASTICS:  Finished with your fall sport, interested in a Winter sport. Gymnastics might be that sport for you! Open gym Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00-5:30 pm. Tryouts are November 6th at 3:45 pm in A-wing gym. Please register on 8to18 and have a current physical. Late registration will not be excepted unless you contact the coach prior to November 6th.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  We will have open gym after school today in the Spec Gym. Open gym is open to all girls who are interested in playing basketball this year. The Girls Basketball season begins Monday of next week -- so don't forget to register online so that you can tryout.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017

Happy Red Ribbon Week! Today's theme is "Be a JEAN-ius, Be Drug Free". Earn your spirit points and display your choice to be drug free and make positive choices by rocking your jeans, denim of all sorts and kinds from head to toe.  Then get competitive during lunch hours with a rip roaring game of Kahoot trivia. There will be a winner for each half lunch period.

Thursday is the awesome Red Ribbon Run Walk all day out on the track during PE. Come run, walk, crawl as many laps as you can with your peers and our future Warriors from Plainfield elementary. The run/walk is put on every year by Ms. Moeller.  This is her last year so show up for her and show up for you. Because you can be healthy and drug free. Wear your red that day to support the Red Ribbon cause, worth 5 spirit points. And after school come de-stress and center yourself at open yoga for 15 spirit points with Ms. Peterson in the dance studio. Dress comfy!


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.

KEY CLUB:  Key Club will meet on Friday at 7:00 am in room L101. Please let us know if you can help at the Halloween bash after school on Thursday or at the Prairie Lakes Halloween Festival on Saturday.

IT'S A STITCH:  It’s a Stitch will meet Friday in room A114 after school. Please come and join us.

TECH INNOVATORS CLUB:  Want to make an android app? Tech Innovators Club will be meeting Thursday in D114 after school and discussing our first project, making an app. Everyone is welcome and no programming experience is necessary.

V-SHOW:  If you are in V-show, we are learning our closing today at 3:30 pm in the auditorium. All cast members must be in attendance.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our football team has secured a CSL Conference Championship for the first time since 1979 and an IHSA playoff game for the first time since 2002.  Our Warriors will host a playoff game here at West vs. Benet on Friday at 7 pm. All tickets are $5.00.  No activity passes, booster passes or any other pass can be honored for this IHSA post season event. Pre-sale tickets are available in the bookstore now until Friday afternoon. Come see your Warriors play in the IHSA Playoffs Friday.

GYMNASTICS:  Finished with your fall sport, interested in a Winter sport. Gymnastics might be that sport for you! Open gym Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00-5:30 pm. Tryouts are November 6th at 3:45 pm in A-wing gym. Please register on 8to18 and have a current physical. Late registration will not be excepted unless you contact the coach prior to November 6th.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  We will have open gym after school on Thursday. We will be in Spec Gym. Open gym is open to all girls who are interested in playing basketball this year. The Girls Basketball season begins Monday of next week -- so don't forget to register online so that you can tryout.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017

Happy Red Ribbon Week! Tomorrow's theme is "Be a JEAN-ius, Be Drug Free". Earn your spirit points and display your choice to be drug free and make positive choices by rocking your jeans, denim of all sorts and kinds from head to toe.  Then get competitive during lunch hours with a rip roaring game of Kahoot trivia. There will be a winner for each half lunch period.

Thursday is the awesome Red Ribbon Run Walk all day out on the track during PE. Come run, walk, crawl as many laps as you can with your peers and our future Warriors from Plainfield elementary. The run/walk is put on every year by Ms. Moeller.  This is her last year so show up for her and show up for you. Because you can be healthy and drug free. Wear your red that day to support the Red Ribbon cause, worth 5 spirit points. And after school come de-stress and center yourself at open yoga for 15 spirit points with Ms. Peterson in the dance studio. Dress comfy!


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.

KEY CLUB:  Key Club will meet on Friday at 7:00 am in room L101. Please let us know if you can help at the Halloween bash after school on Thursday or at the Prairie Lakes Halloween Festival on Saturday.

TECH INNOVATORS CLUB:  Want to make an android app? Tech Innovators Club will be meeting Thursday in D114 after school and discussing our first project, making an app. Everyone is welcome and no programming experience is necessary.

E-SPORTS:  The E-Sports team represented the Warrior spirit well last week with some top-notch game play. Our varsity teams in Overwatch, League of Legends, Hearthstone and CSGO all went undefeated in regular season meets, and 10 of our 14 teams scored at least one victory in an interscholastic contest. Nice job.  Keep up the hard work in this week's matches.

V-SHOW:  If you are in V-show, we are learning our closing on Wednesday at 3:30 pm in the auditorium. All cast members must be in attendance.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our football team has secured a CSL Conference Championship for the first time since 1979 and an IHSA playoff game for the first time since 2002.  Our Warriors will host a playoff game here at West vs. Benet on Friday at 7 pm. All tickets are $5.00.  No activity passes, booster passes or any other pass can be honored for this IHSA post season event. Pre-sale tickets are available in the bookstore now until Friday afternoon. Come see your Warriors play in the IHSA Playoffs Friday.

GYMNASTICS:  Finished with your fall sport, interested in a Winter sport. Gymnastics might be that sport for you! Open gym Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00-5:30 pm. Tryouts are November 6th at 3:45 pm in A-wing gym. Please register on 8to18 and have a current physical. Late registration will not be excepted unless you contact the coach prior to November 6th.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  We will have open gym after school on Tuesday and Thursday this week. We will be in C-wing gym on Tuesday and Spec Gym on Thursday. Open gym is open to all girls who are interested in playing basketball this year. The Girls Basketball season begins Monday of next week -- so don't forget to register online so that you can tryout.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

Happy Red Ribbon Week! Don't forget kickboxing today after school in the Wrestling room. 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.

SENIORS: Tomorrow the senior class is meeting in A114 at 7:00 am. We are continuing to talk end of year activities
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.

POLISH CLUB:  Polish or Not, you can still give it a shot!  We will be meeting Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 am in room H101. Please note the earlier time of 7:00.

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

Despite the loss, the girls swimming and diving team had a great meet on Friday night vs Deerfield. The highlight of the night was Victoria Fleming who posted the 4th highest diving score in school history! The girls last home meet will be this Friday vs GBN at 5:00.

The boys varsity soccer team lost a heartbreaker to the 4th seeded Leyden Eagles in the Regional Final Friday night. After a zero to zero game in regulation, then each team scoring once in the 20 minute overtime, the decision came down to penalty kicks where Leyden prevailed. Thank you to all the fans that came out to support the team. You provided the team with great energy. Thank you for a great season.

The Boys Cross Country Team stepped up and ran their best race of the season Saturday at Niles West in the Regional Meet. Qualifying as individuals for this week's Sectional Meet were Senior Donny Johnson and Sophomore Ray Ure.

Our girls' cross country team ran an amazing race at the Regional meet Saturday at Niles West. They placed 7th overall with one regional qualifier Junior Sarah Magnoni crossing the finish line with an excellent time of 20:08. Following behind her were Junior Jocelyn Pantoja and Sophomore Mae Ling McGing. What a great race, ladies!! Good luck to Sarah at Sectionals on Saturday at Lake Park.

GYMNASTICS:
  Finished with your fall sport, interested in a Winter sport. Gymnastics might be that sport for you! Open gym Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00-5:30 pm. Tryouts are November 6th at 3:45 pm in A-wing gym. Please register on 8to18 and have a current physical. Late registration will not be excepted unless you contact the coach prior to November 6th.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  We will have open gym after school on Tuesday and Thursday this week. We will be in C-wing gym on Tuesday and Spec Gym on Thursday. Open gym is open to all girls who are interested in playing basketball this year. The Girls Basketball season begins Monday of next week -- so don't forget to register online so that you can tryout.







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.