Why is Kick Butts Day important to recognize? Because every day, more than 3,000 kids under 18 try smoking for the first time and 700 kids become new regular, daily smokers. Nicotine, one of the components in cigarettes, is incredibly addictive, making smoking one of the most difficult drug addictions to break. 

STUDENTS:  Today is Rainbow/Wacky Wednesday
                       Thursday is Pot of Gold/Gold Rush
                       Friday, Wear Green for St. Baldricks

STUDENTS:  Please do not forget about visiting the PopShop Tuesday and Thursday this week. Kettle Corn Seasoning in back in stock. Also, get your Flaming Cheetos Mix. Thanks for helping out the School wide fundraiser.

STUDENTS: Capture the moment. Your Polaroid moment.  Keep an eye out TODAY for Neli Peeva and Ivonne Sanchez to take pictures of your friends and your spirit wear. Capture the moment with an INSTANT picture for just $1 TODAY before, during, or after school! Proceeds will help benefit St. Baldricks. Don’t forget to have your Polaroid Moment!

STAFF AND STUDENTS:  We would love to see you at the 12th annual Faculty vs. Students Scholastic Bowl competition after school in the faculty cafeteria today. Teachers are up overall 8-3 but students have won the past two years. Who will emerge as the trivia champion?

STUDENTS:  If you applied to be a member of the 2017-18 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 a letter for someone else.  If you do not pick up your letter at that time, you will receive your letter from your English teacher on Thursday.

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.

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: Worried about the SAT? Want a short practice session for the reading section? Come to COACH in the back of the LRC on Thursday, March 16, after school until 4. 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.​