THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017

To celebrate National Foreign Language Week, here is an Italian Fun Fact:

Did you know that Italian is spoken by over 85 million people worldwide? Italian is the main language of some 65 million people and the second language of another 15 million people. In addition to being the national language of Italy, Italian is one of the national languages of Switzerland, as well as San Marino and Vatican City. It is also the second most spoken language in Argentina, where it is estimated that over half the population in Argentina is of Italian descent, making Italians the largest ethnic group in that country.


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.

STUDENTS:  Come to the COACH informational meeting today at 3:20 in H106 and find out how you can become a COACH tutor. Become a COACH tutor and start saving the galaxy.

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.

KEY CLUB:  Key club will meet Friday at 7:00 am in room L101. We will hear who is running for office and then vote for officers.

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 tinyurl.com/WesternerApp.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.​

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGRATULATIONS:  Girls Water Polo won their first game last night 21 to 1 against first year team Warren High School. Anastasiya Sahayda led the team with 6 goals.