MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017




COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

STUDENTS:  Gather your friends and have your picture taken with Santa and his elves during all lunch periods today. Pictures are only $2.00. A portion of the proceeds will help support the School Wide Fundraiser.

STUDENTS:  Looking for a quiet place to study for finals? Well.. look no more!

Your AP Student Leadership have been working very hard to create support opportunities for all of you.  Here they are:

We will have C-wing classrooms reserved as study rooms as well as additional library hours along with a "hospitality Room" in C200A with refreshments during the week before finals. From 3:30-6:30 PM   Wednesday, December 13 through Monday, December 18.

**C-wing Classrooms are reserved for study groups and can be reserved in one hour increments. The LRC is open to individuals as well as groups. Bring your ID with you for check in purposes.

Also, the Des Plaines Library reserved the commons and 3rd floor study rooms from Monday, December 18 through Thursday, December 21. Refreshments will also be available.

STUDENTS:  Come to Maine West’s first ever Improv Night. The event will take place TONIGHT in the little theater at 7 pm and all proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

STUDENTS:  Hispanic Student Club is having the Posada Dance TONIGHT in the student cafeteria. It will be from 7-10 pm. Tickets are being sold by club members and at the door for $10 per person, $25 per family of 4. There will be a DJ, Live Music and live Dance performances. Open to all - students and family.

STUDENTS:  Do not miss the the Dance Class Showcase featuring the Adapted Physical Education class. Come support your friends in Dance and enjoy our friends in Adapted as they sing and tap dance. The show is 1/2 hour and its FREE.  4:00 TODAY in the auditorium, DON'T MISS IT.




COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will be a brief informational meeting for any girl interested in joining the girls track and field team Monday, December 18th immediately after school at 3:20 in the Spectator Gym classroom, G102. If you are unable to attend please contact Coach Regalado in D100 or by email




THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017

STUDENTS:  Gather your friends and have your picture taken with Santa and his elves THIS Friday in the cafeteria during all lunch periods. Pictures are only $2.00. A portion of the proceeds will help support the School Wide Fundraiser.

STUDENTS:  Looking for a quiet place to study for finals? Well.. look no more!

Your AP Student Leadership have been working very hard to create support opportunities for all of you.  Here they are:

We will have C-wing classrooms reserved as study rooms as well as additional library hours along with a "hospitality Room" in C200A with refreshments during the week before finals. From 3:30-6:30 PM   Wednesday, December 13 through Monday, December 18.

**C-wing Classrooms are reserved for study groups and can be reserved in one hour increments. The LRC is open to individuals as well as groups. Bring your ID with you for check in purposes.

Also, the Des Plaines Library reserved the commons and 3rd floor study rooms from Monday, December 18 through Thursday, December 21. Refreshments will also be available.

STUDENTS:  Come to Maine West’s first ever Improv Night. The event will take place Friday in the little theater at 7 pm and all proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

STUDENTS:  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 are meeting today after school in D-106 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm and we will be meeting every other Thursday.

STUDENTS:  Hispanic Student Club is having the Posada Dance Friday in the student cafeteria. It will be from 7-10 pm. Tickets are being sold by club members and at the door for $10 per person, $25 per family of 4. There will be a DJ, Live Music and live Dance performances. Open to all - students and family.

STUDENTS:  Attention all musicians, singers, poets, and rappers - the LRC is looking for YOU to perform in the LRC as part of the LRC Performance Series. These performances take place Wednesday mornings in the LRC. If you are interested in performing and showing off your talents, please speak to Mr. Greenberg in the LRC!


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will be a brief informational meeting for any girl interested in joining the girls track and field team Monday, December 18th immediately after school at 3:20 in the Spectator Gym classroom, G102. If you are unable to attend please contact Coach Regalado in D100 or by email





WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017

STUDENTS:  Looking for a quiet place to study for finals? Well.. look no more!

Your AP Student Leadership have been working very hard to create support opportunities for all of you.  Here they are:

We will have C-wing classrooms reserved as study rooms as well as additional library hours along with a "hospitality Room" in C200A with refreshments during the week before finals. From 3:30-6:30 PM   Wednesday, December 13 through Monday, December 18.

**C-wing Classrooms are reserved for study groups and can be reserved in one hour increments. The LRC is open to individuals as well as groups. Bring your ID with you for check in purposes.

Also, the Des Plaines Library reserved the commons and 3rd floor study rooms from Monday, December 18 through Thursday, December 21. Refreshments will also be available.

STUDENTS:  Today at 8 am, THE LRC PERFORMANCE SERIES presents GARRETT MORRISON. In the LRC, Garrett will play solo classical guitar to brighten the start of your day. Please come and see one of the most accomplished guitarists Maine West has to offer.

STUDENTS:  National Art Honor Society is holding their annual Jeans Drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry now through December 14th. Jeans can be dropped off in the bin across from the main office.

STUDENTS:  Come to Maine West’s first ever Improv Night. The event will take place on Friday in the little theater at 7 pm and all proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

STUDENTS:  Hispanic Student Club is having the Posada Dance Friday, December 15th in the student cafeteria. It will be from 7-10 pm. Tickets are being sold by club members and at the door for $10 per person, $25 per family of 4. There will be a DJ, Live Music and live Dance performances. Open to all - students and family.

STUDENTS:  Attention all musicians, singers, poets, and rappers - the LRC is looking for YOU to perform in the LRC as part of the LRC Performance Series. These performances take place Wednesday mornings in the LRC. If you are interested in performing and showing off your talents, please speak to Mr. Greenberg in the LRC!


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SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS







TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017

STUDENTS:  Looking for a quiet place to study for finals? Well.. look no more!

Your AP Student Leadership have been working very hard to create support opportunities for all of you.  Here they are:

We will have C-wing classrooms reserved as study rooms as well as additional library hours along with a "hospitality Room" in C200A with refreshments during the week before finals. From 3:30-6:30 PM   Wednesday, December 13 through Monday, December 18.

**C-wing Classrooms are reserved for study groups and can be reserved in one hour increments. The LRC is open to individuals as well as groups. Bring your ID with you for check in purposes.

Also, the Des Plaines Library reserved the commons and 3rd floor study rooms from Monday, December 18 through Thursday, December 21. Refreshments will also be available.

STUDENTS:  Student Council will be selling blizzards today during lunch periods in the cafe for $3.  We will have Oreo and cookie dough.

STUDENTS:  tomorrow morning at 8am, THE LRC PERFORMANCE SERIES presents GARRETT MORRISON. In the LRC, Garrett will play solo classical guitar to brighten the start of your day. Please come and see one of the most accomplished guitarists Maine West has to offer.

STUDENTS:  National Art Honor Society is holding their annual Jeans Drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry now through December 14th. Jeans can be dropped off in the bin across from the main office.

STUDENTS:  Come to Maine West’s first ever Improv Night. The event will take place on Friday in the little theater at 7 pm and all proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

STUDENTS:  Hispanic Student Club is having the Posada Dance Friday, December 15th in the student cafeteria. It will be from 7-10 pm. Tickets are being sold by club members and at the door for $10 per person, $25 per family of 4. There will be a DJ, Live Music and live Dance performances. Open to all - students and family.

STUDENTS:  Attention all musicians, singers, poets, and rappers - the LRC is looking for YOU to perform in the LRC as part of the LRC Performance Series. These performances take place Wednesday mornings in the LRC. If you are interested in performing and showing off your talents, please speak to Mr. Greenberg in the LRC!

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  If you applied to be a member of the 2018-19 National Honor Society, you may pick up your informational letter in the Warrior Room after school today until 3:40 pm. You must come in person to pick up your own letter. You may not pick up someone else’s letter. If you do not pick up your letter, you will receive your letter from your English teacher on Wednesday.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017

STUDENTS:  Looking for a quiet place to study for finals? Well.. look no more!

Your AP Student Leadership have been working very hard to create support opportunities for all of you.  Here they are:

We will have C-wing classrooms reserved as study rooms as well as additional library hours along with a "hospitality Room" in C200A with refreshments during the week before finals. From 3:30-6:30 PM   Wednesday, December 13 through Monday, December 18. 

**C-wing Classrooms are reserved for study groups and can be reserved in one hour increments. The LRC is open to individuals as well as groups. Bring your ID with you for check in purposes.

Also, the Des Plaines Library reserved the commons and 3rd floor study rooms from Monday, December 18 through Thursday, December 21. Refreshments will also be available.

STUDENTS:  Student Council will be selling blizzards Tuesday during lunch periods in the cafe for $3.  We will have Oreo and cookie dough.

STUDENTS:  National Art Honor Society is holding their annual Jeans Drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry now through December 14th. Jeans can be dropped off in the bin across from the main office.

STUDENTS:  Come to Maine West’s first ever Improv Night. Come see the amazing, unscripted and hilarious talents of our improv team as they entertain you. The event will take place on Friday, December 15th in the little theater at 7 pm and all proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

STUDENTS:  Hispanic Student Club is having the Posada Dance Friday, December 15th in the student cafeteria. It will be from 7-10 pm. Tickets are being sold by club members and at the door for $10 per person, $25 per family of 4. There will be a DJ, Live Music and live Dance performances. Open to all - students and family.

STUDENTS:  Attention all musicians, singers, poets, and rappers - the LRC is looking for YOU to perform in the LRC as part of the LRC Performance Series. These performances take place Wednesday mornings in the LRC. If you are interested in performing and showing off your talents, please speak to Mr. Greenberg in the LRC!

MATH TEAM:  The third IML math contest is Tomorrow 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.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  If you applied to be a member of the 2018-19 National Honor Society, you may pick up your informational letter in the Warrior Room after school on Tuesday until 3:40 pm. You must come in person to pick up your own letter. You may not pick up someone else’s letter. If you do not pick up your letter, you will receive your letter from your English teacher on Wednesday.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Illinois National Guard will be in the CRC today during 4th and 5th periods.
SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Varsity Wrestling Team took 3rd place at the Hoffman Estates Tournament over the weekend and had 8 placers including 2 champions.

Maine West Girl Athletes, if you are interested in playing soccer in the Spring, please come to our pre-season mandatory meeting in L101 on Monday December 11th at 3:30 pm.









FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017

STUDENTS:  Student Council will be selling blizzards next Tuesday for Holly Days during lunch periods in the cafe for $3.  We will have Oreo and cookie dough.

STUDENTS:  National Art Honor Society is holding their annual Jeans Drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry now through December 14th. Jeans can be dropped off in the bin across from the main office.

STUDENTS:  Come to Maine West’s first ever Improv Night. Come see the amazing, unscripted and hilarious talents of our improv team as they entertain you. The event will take place on Friday, December 15th in the little theater at 7 pm and all proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

STUDENTS:  Hispanic Student Club is having the Posada Dance next Friday, December 15th in the student cafeteria. It will be from 7-10pm. Tickets are being sold by club members and at the door for $10 per person, $25 per family of 4. There will be a DJ, Live Music and live Dance performances. Open to all - students and family.

STUDENTS:  Attention all musicians, singers, poets, and rappers - the LRC is looking for YOU to perform in the LRC as part of the LRC Performance Series. These performances take place Wednesday mornings in the LRC. If you are interested in performing and showing off your talents, please speak to Mr. Greenberg in the LRC!

SENIORS:  The Post Prom Cruise deadline is today. Sign up in the bookstore if you want boating, dancing, food and fun.

ESPORTS:  Esports Team Members, remember to attend our meeting after school in B107 today.

MATH TEAM:  The third IML math contest is on Tuesday, December 12th 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.

SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS:   If you were unable to make the meeting on Thursday, another meeting will take place today after school in A207.


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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017

STUDENTS:  National Art Honor Society is holding their annual Jeans Drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry now through December 14th. Jeans can be dropped off in the bin across from the main office.

STUDENTS:  Come to Maine West’s first ever Improv Night. Come see the amazing, unscripted and hilarious talents of our improv team as they entertain you. The event will take place on Friday, December 15th in the little theater at 7 pm and all proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

STUDENTS:  Hispanic Student Club is having the Posada Dance next Friday, December 15th in the student cafeteria. It will be from 7-10pm. Tickets are being sold by club members and at the door for $10 per person, $25 per family of 4. There will be a DJ, Live Music and live Dance performances. Open to all - students and family.

SENIORS:  The Post Prom Cruise deadline has been extended to Friday, December 8th. Sign up in the bookstore if you want boating, dancing, food and fun.

SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  There is a meeting today before school (7:10) and after school (3:30) in A207 to discuss hallway decorating. Please make one of the two meetings.

ESPORTS:  As a wrap up for the first season of Esports, we will be holding a celebration event Friday after school in B-107. We will also be registering teams for the holiday season as well. In addition, we are proud to say that 5 of our teams have qualified for the national playoffs! Great job to our Overwatch, Rocket League, and CSGO varsity teams as well as Cole Kelly and Brandon Aquino for Hearthstone. Good luck to you all in the playoffs!

SPANISH CLUB:  Spanish club will do the annual Camino Festivo on Thursday, December 7th at 3:30 pm in A-212.

MATH TEAM:  The third IML math contest is on Tuesday, December 12th 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.

PI SIGMA PI:  Pi Sigma Pi will meet Friday at 7:05 am in C210 to discuss up-coming events.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to both levels of the Maine West swim team. The JV team beat Addison Trail Willowbrook 104 to 50 and the varsity team won with a score of 103 to 82.

Congratulations to the girls gymnastics on Tuesday against Vernon Hills. All 3 levels had record breaking scores for their team. JV and Freshman/Sophomore took home the wins and had stellar routines. Varsity will be at Hinsdale Saturday and next home meet is next Tuesday against Highland park in A wing gym at 5:30 pm.




WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017

STUDENTS:  National Art Honor Society is holding their annual Jeans Drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry now through December 14th. Jeans can be dropped off in the bin across from the main office.

STUDENTS:  Come to Maine West’s first ever Improv Night. Come see the amazing, unscripted and hilarious talents of our improv team as they entertain you. The event will take place on Friday, December 15th in the little theater at 7 pm and all proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

STUDENTS:  Do you have what it takes to be a model? Come try out for our Maine West model search today after school in the Little Theater. We are looking for both girls and guys to model a tuxedo or prom dress in the Maine 207 District Fashion Show. 

SENIORS:  The Post Prom Cruise deadline has been extended to Friday, December 8th. Sign up in the bookstore if you want boating, dancing, food and fun.

SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  Want to learn about neutron stars? Want to ask a real live astrophysicist about it? Join us in H106 after school today for a live Skype chat with world-renowned scientist Dr. Victoria Kaspi where we will discuss her research and ask her questions about her life and work. Oh, and there will be cookies!

SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  There will be a meeting on Thursday before school (7:10) and after school (3:30) in A207 to discuss hallway decorating. Please make one of the two meetings.

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

ESPORTS:  Attention all gamers! As a wrap up for the first season of Esports, we will be holding a celebration event this Friday after school in B-107. We will also be registering teams for the holiday season as well. In addition, we are proud to say that 5 of our teams have qualified for the national playoffs! Great job to our Overwatch, Rocket League, and CSGO varsity teams as well as Cole Kelly and Brandon Aquino for Hearthstone. Good luck to you all in the playoffs!

MU ALPHA THETA:  Mu Alpha Theta is meeting today after school in B201.  We will be answering questions about an active vs. regular member and discussing future events.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017

STUDENTS:  National Art Honor Society is holding their annual Jeans Drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry now through December 14th. Jeans can be dropped off in the bin across from the main office.

STUDENTS:  Come to Maine West’s first ever Improv Night. Come see the amazing, unscripted and hilarious talents of our improv team as they entertain you. The event will take place on Friday, December 15th in the little theater at 7 pm and all proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

STUDENTS:  Do you have what it takes to be a model? Come try out for our Maine West model search Wednesday, December 6th after school in the Little Theater. We are looking for both girls and guys to model a tuxedo or prom dress in the Maine 207 District Fashion Show. 

FRESHMEN:    Our next class council meeting is after school today in R201

SENIORS:  The Post Prom Cruise deadline has been extended to Friday, December 8th. Sign up in the bookstore if you want boating, dancing, food and fun.

SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  Want to learn about neutron stars? Want to ask a real live astrophysicist about it? Join us in H106 after school tomorrow for a live Skype chat with world-renowned scientist Dr. Victoria Kaspi where we will discuss her research and ask her questions about her life and work. Oh, and there will be cookies!

SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  There will be a meeting on Thursday before school (7:10) and after school (3:30) in A207 to discuss hallway decorating. Please make one of the two meetings.

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 meeting where we will celebrate holidays with fun festivities and food from different cultures. Our meeting will be held after school on Wednesday, December 6th at 3:30 in the senior lounge.

ESPORTS:  Attention all gamers! As a wrap up for the first season of Esports, we will be holding a celebration event this Friday after school in B-107. We will also be registering teams for the holiday season as well. In addition, we are proud to say that 5 of our teams have qualified for the national playoffs! Great job to our Overwatch, Rocket League, and CSGO varsity teams as well as Cole Kelly and Brandon Aquino for Hearthstone. Good luck to you all in the playoffs!

MU ALPHA THETA:  Mu Alpha Theta is meeting Wednesday after school in B201.  We will be answering questions about an active vs. regular member and discussing future events.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Good luck to the boys swimming and diving team as they host Addison Trail Willowbrook High School tonight at 5 pm.

CONGRATULATIONS:  Congratulations to our varsity girls basketball team for their success this past weekend.  The Lady Warriors collected their first conference win over GBN by a score of 65 to 21.  They also beat the defending state champs from Wisconsin, Beaver Dam, by a score of 60 to 51.  Come cheer on the girls at home tonight at 7:30 pm as they take on Highland Park.

CONGRATULATIONS:  Congratulations to the Varsity gymnastics team with their 3rd place finish
at The Wheeling Invite over the weekend! Megan Schore placed 2nd on Vault, Bars, Floor and All-around.  Come see the Lady warriors in their first home meet in A-wing gym tonight at 5:30pm.

BOWLING:  Any student interested in bowling in the IHSA state series should attend a short informational today at 3:25 pm in room A-209. Maine West is able to send up to 4 boys and 4 girls to the state series. Come get information about trying out for these 8 spots. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Murin via email.








MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017

STUDENTS:  Come one come all, to Maine West’s first ever Improv Night. Come see the amazing, unscripted and hilarious talents of our improv team as they entertain you. The event will take place on Friday, December 15th in the little theater at 7 pm and all proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

STUDENTS:  Do you have what it takes to be a model? Come try out for our Maine West model search Wednesday, December 6th after school in the Little Theater. We are looking for both girls and guys to model a tuxedo or prom dress in the Maine 207 District Fashion Show.    

SENIORS:  The Post Prom Cruise deadline has been extended to Friday, December 8th. Sign up in the bookstore if you want boating, dancing, food and fun.

STUDENT COUNCIL:  Student Council will meet Tuesday, December 5th at 7:10 am in A201. Please join us as we make final plans for this year's Holly Day's and the Winter Assembly.

POLISH CLUB:  Don't forget to join us at our annual Wigilia Tuesday morning. Please look on the Maine West Polish Club Facebook page for the details.

SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  Come to H106 after school on Wednesday, December 6 to participate in a live Skype chat with award-winning astrophysicist Dr. Victoria Kaspi. It's hosted by the Science National Honor Society, but everyone is welcome.


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SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Matt Urbanio who went to state for Special Olympic bowling this weekend and earned 4th place in his division! Way to go Matt!

CONGRATULATIONS:  Congratulations to the wrestling team for defeating Vernon Hills 43-31 and sweeping their home quad. The Varsity wrestlers are now 7-0 to start the season! Come out this Friday to watch them compete against Deerfield at 6pm in B-Wing Gym.

BOWLING:  Any student interested in bowling in the IHSA state series should attend a short informational meeting Tuesday at 3:25 pm in room A-209. Maine West is able to send up to 4 boys and 4 girls to the state series. Come get information about trying out for these 8 spots. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Murin via email.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017

STUDENTS:  Do you have what it takes to be a model? Come try out for our Maine West model search Wednesday, December 6th after school in the Little Theater. We are looking for both girls and guys to model a tuxedo or prom dress in the Maine 207 District Fashion Show.    

SENIORS:  The Post Prom Cruise deadline has been extended to Friday, December 8th. Sign up in the bookstore if you want boating, dancing, food and fun.

STUDENT COUNCIL:  Student Council will meet Tuesday, December 5th at 7:10 am in A201. Please join us as we make final plans for this year's Holly Day's and the Winter Assembly.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wrestling has their first meet at HOME tonight 6 pm in B-wing Gym. Come out and watch your Warriors as they wrestle the Vernon Hill Cougars in a conference dual.  

BOWLING:  The IHSA Bowling season is here. Any student interested in bowling in the IHSA state series should attend a short informational meeting on Tuesday, December 5th at 3:25 pm in room A-209. Maine West is able to send up to 4 boys and 4 girls to the state series. Come get information about trying out for these 8 spots. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Murin via email.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017

SENIORS:  You asked for it, You Got It. Post Prom Cruise. Sign up by Friday.

NOVUS CLUB:  Novus Club is hosting an informational meeting TODAY after school in Room D114. Novus is here to help you build and launch your app and business ideas. Don’t miss your chance to become the next Steve Jobs or Elon Musk!

3D INNOVATIONS: 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.

STUDENT COUNCIL:  Student Council will meet Tuesday, December 5th at 7:10 am in A201. Please join us as we make final plans for this year's Holly Day's and the Winter Assembly.

KEY CLUB:  Key Club will meet at 7:00 am on Friday in room L101. We have a lot going on in the month of December.

AFRICAN AMERICAN CLUB:  African American club is meeting today after school in room R201. We will be having our usual candid and courageous conversations as well as finalizing plans for our upcoming potlock. 


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SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wrestling has their first meet at HOME this FRIDAY in B-wing Gym at 6 pm. Come out and watch your Warriors as they wrestle the Vernon Hill Cougars in a conference dual.  

BADMINTON: It is time for open gym badminton. The first one takes place this Friday, December 1st starting at 6 am in the Spectator Gym. Bring a friend and come play.

BOWLING:  The IHSA Bowling season is here. Any student interested in bowling in the IHSA state series should attend a short informational meeting on Tuesday, December 5th at 3:25 pm in room A-209. Maine West is able to send up to 4 boys and 4 girls to the state series. Come get information about trying out for these 8 spots. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Murin via email.

Congratulations to the girls Freshman/Sophomore gymnastics team on their win against Niles West. Also Congrats to Megan Schore for winning 1st on Floor for varsity, Maribel Rodriguez for placing 1st on Vault for JV and from Freshman/Sophomore Krysta Block, Casey Fitzgerald and Olivia Rog for 1st place finishes on Vault, Bars and Beam. Varsity will compete at wheeling tomorrow for their first invite.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017


FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:  Are you interested in traveling to Berlin, Krakow, Prague and Budapest in a non-school sponsored trip during spring break 2019? Our informational meeting today at 7 pm in H106. Grab our flyer from the library, get the link to RSVP and sign up.

SENIORS:  You asked for it, You Got It. Post Prom Cruise. Sign up by this Friday.

NOVUS CLUB:  Are you interested in technology? Have you ever wanted to design, test, and create your very own app? Would you like to pitch your app ideas to professionals in the tech, business and investment industry?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Novus is the club for you.
Join us for our first informational meeting on THURSDAY at 3:30 pm in Room D114. Don’t miss your opportunity to become the next Steve Jobs or Elon Musk!

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 will be meeting every other Thursday.

STUDENT COUNCIL:  Student Council will meet Tuesday, December 5th at 7:10 am in A201. Please join us as we make final plans for this year's Holly Day's and the Winter Assembly.

KEY CLUB:  Key Club will meet at 7:00 am on Friday in room L101. We have a lot going on this in the month of December.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wrestling has their first meet at HOME this FRIDAY in B-wing Gym at 6 pm. Come out and watch your Warriors as they wrestle the Vernon Hill Cougars in a conference dual.  

BADMINTON: It is time for open gym badminton. The first one takes place this Friday, December 1st starting at 6 am in the Spectator Gym. Bring a friend and come play. 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017

STUDENTS:  On belay rock climbers and anyone who would like to try rock climbing...
There will be an "OPEN CLIMB" today in A-wing gym from 3:20-5:00. Gym shoes are required. See Ms. Moeller or Mr. Panzilius if you have any questions.

FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:  Are you interested in traveling to Berlin, Krakow, Prague and Budapest in a non-school sponsored trip during spring break 2019? Our informational meeting is Wednesday at 7 pm in H106. Grab our flyer from the library, get the link to RSVP and sign up.

SENIORS:  You asked for it, You Got It. Post Prom Cruise. Sign up by this Friday.

FRESHMEN:  We have a class council meeting after school today in R201 with Mr. Ebrahimi. All freshmen are welcome.

NOVUS CLUB:  Are you interested in technology? Have you ever wanted to design, test, and create your very own app? Would you like to pitch your app ideas to professionals in the tech, business and investment industry?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Novus is the club for you.
Join us for our first informational meeting on THURSDAY at 3:30 pm in Room D114. Don’t miss your opportunity to become the next Steve Jobs or Elon Musk!



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Wrestling has their first meet at HOME this FRIDAY in B-wing Gym at 6 pm. Come out and watch your Warriors as they wrestle the Vernon Hill Cougars in a conference dual.  

BADMINTON: It is time for open gym badminton. The first one takes place this Friday, December 1st starting at 6 am in the Spectator Gym. Bring a friend and come play. 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017

STUDENTS:  On belay rock climbers and anyone who would like to try rock climbing...
There will be an "OPEN CLIMB" tomorrow...Tuesday, November 28th in A-wing gym from 3:20-5:00. Gym shoes are required. See Ms. Moeller or Mr. Panzilius if you have any questions.

FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:  Are you interested in traveling to Berlin, Krakow, Prague and Budapest in a non-school sponsored trip during spring break 2019? Our informational meeting is Wednesday at 7 pm in H106. Grab our flyer from the library, get the link to RSVP and sign up.

SENIORS:  You asked for it, You Got It. Post Prom Cruise. Sign up by this Friday.



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Congratulations to our varsity girls basketball team for going undefeated and winning the title at the Hoffman Estates Thanksgiving Tournament.  Alisa Fallon, Rachel Kent and Angela Dugalic made the "all tournament" team.  Come cheer on the girls tomorrow night for their first home game as they take on Glenbrook South.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:  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 TODAY 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: 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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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

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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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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.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



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.