Become part of the challenge and help us make a difference. Our goal is one million pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House charities. Our goal for the district is two million pull tabs, no one has ever reached that goal. There are collection containers around the school, remember to Drink. Pull. Drop. and together we will reach two million.

Congratulations to the 30 Maine West DECA members who competed at the North Suburban DECA regional competition in Rosemont on Tuesday. We especially want to recognize the following students who were overall winners in their events: Olena Andrushko, Sanchita Chakraborty, Caty Buchaniec, Miljana Djurovic, Dara Kovacheva, Runal Patel and Anastasiya Sahayda. Way to go, Maine West DECA.

STUDENTS:  The winter formal is quickly approaching.  Tickets cost $20 and will cost $25 at the door.  You must present a different ID for each ticket purchased.

SOPHOMORE STUDENTS:  If you are interested in applying for the Junior Leader program, the active link to apply is on the Maine West Physical Education webpage. All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, January 31.

JUNIORS:  If you registered for the SAT prep courses at Maine West, the SAT Success prep courses will begin Monday February 13th. The rosters are now posted in the Student Services Department with room assignments. Also, please remember you will have to come Saturday January 28th for the pre-test.

FASHION & COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  We will meet today after school in room C108. We will be making choker necklaces. Come join us as we make one of this season's hottest accessories. All supplies will be provided.

IT'S A STITCH:  We will meet today after school in room A114.


Today is Financial Aid Day in the CRC. Come meet with the FAFSA specialist and get your questions answered regarding paying for college. Complete your FAFSA, review your award letters, search for scholarships and more.

SENIORS:  Applications for our very own Maine West Scholarship Fund and Oakton Scholarships are now available in the CRC and on the Student Services website. If you plan on attending any post-secondary school in the fall after graduation, we encourage you to apply. All applications are due back by March 16th. If you have questions, email Mrs. Rey or Mr. Ebrahimi.


If you would like to volunteer for the Special Ed Basketball Tournament on February 18th, volunteer sheets are in C102. We need help with team buddies, concessions, referees and scorekeepers. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Pettyjohn.

Help our girls' basketball team get the coverage they deserve. CSN is conducting a poll to see what girls' game they will cover this Friday night. Check your email to cast your vote on Twitter by 4:00 today, so we can see Warrior highlights on Friday night.  Tomorrow's game is a pack-the-place event, and the theme is Hawaiian night. Get your Hawaiian shirts out and come and support our girls' basketball team in their effort to win Conference.