FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

To celebrate Foreign Language Week, here is our fun Spanish Fact for the Day.

Equatorial Guinea , a small country located on the western coast of Africa, with a population of about 1.2 million people, is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish is an official language. Why do people speak Spanish there? It is because it was a Spanish colony and it gained its independence in 1968. Wow, Spanish is spoken all over the world.

STUDENTS:  Kick off our last week before Spring Break with Blue & Gold Day on Monday. Show your school spirit and wear Blue and Gold. Tuesday is Pajama Day, Wednesday is Rainbow/Wacky Wednesday, Thursday is Pot of Gold/Gold Rush and Friday, Wear Green for St. Baldricks.

STUDENTS:  Tuesday, March 14th we have an extended one hour advisory. The modified schedule is posted on our website. ALL students need to report to their advisories on that day.

Freshmen and Sophomores will be going through a mass media use training.
Seniors will be going through dating violence prevention training, and
Juniors will be going to your advisories to complete the non-testing portion of the SAT. This is mandatory in order to take the SAT April 5th. a mandatory test in order to graduate from High School
Please bring a #2 pencil. You cannot use mechanical pencils. and a black or blue ink pen.  You will be able to select 4 colleges to receive your scores free of charge. Think ahead of time to what colleges you would like to send your scores. DO NOT BE ABSENT that day.

STUDENTS:  ​If you are looking for a summer job and like to work with children, apply for the summer tutoring program through District 207. Our high school students work as classroom aides in the elementary school districts during summer school. The online application is open through March 20th. Stop in the CRC or snap the QR code from one of our flyers around the building.

SENIORS:  All seniors graduating in May 2017 must come to the counselor's office to verify their name as it should appear on their diploma.  It should be the name on your birth certificate.  A roster will be available on a clipboard in the counselor's office.  Please initial next to your name.

PING PONG:  There is one last opportunity to play ping pong before Spring break next Monday, March 13th in H106 from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Try to bring a friend to hit around with. No experience necessary.

AFRICAN AMERIAN CLUB: Monday, after school in the family center, we will be watching the thought provoking and powerful documentary, 13th. The film explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. Come join us right after school in the family center.

WESTERNER: For almost 60 years, the Westerner student newspaper has been the voice of students at Maine West in print and in social media. Covering everything from Maine West events to student talents to national and global issues. The award-winning Westerner keeps students informed about their world, no matter if it is the Orchesis show or the spring play, the basketball team or the math team, presidential executive actions or climate change, the dominance of Netflix or the excitement of the NCAA tournament. The Westerner covers it all. If you'd like to be a school leader as part of next year's Westerner staff, applications are due March 17 for writers, photographers, artists and editors.
You can get an application in the Westerner office -- A200 -- or online at

JUNIORS: Please come to COACH in the back of the LRC next Thursday, March 16, for a short SAT practice session. It will be after school until 4. You will get a chance to practice 2 short passages from the reading section of the test. There will be free treats for the first 20 students!


SENIORS: Time is running out for you to have a chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Maine West Scholarship Fund. All applications and references must be completed and turned in to the CRC by Thursday, March 16th. ​If you have any questions, see or email Mrs. Rey or Mr. Ebrahimi.​