MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017


STUDENTS:  The blood drive registration starts today in the student cafeteria. The 3rd blood drive of the school year is this Friday and we hope to get 200 students and staff to help save lives. Please register and pick up a permission slip at the Lifesource desk in the cafe. Let's go Maine West, we can make a difference to those that need it the most!

STUDENTS: Please join Student Council for our next meeting on April 4th at 7:10 AM in Room A201.

STUDENTS: You can win a free tuxedo rental for this years prom. Tickets are on sale in the bookstore. Winner will be announced April 13.

JUNIORS:  Don't forget to come to the COACH area of the LRC after school today if you want some last minute review for the SAT math test. The test is in 6 days. Plus there will be free snacks.

PING PONG:  Don't forget about Ping Pong Club on Monday from 3:30pm-5:30pm in H106. No experience necessary. Bring a friend or someone to hit around with.

STUDENTS: Capitol Forum is a small group of sophomore students dedicated to changing the world and getting people to recognize the importance of human rights. This year, they will be teaming up with Stand Up for Kids, an organization serving the homeless youth population in Chicago. We will collect essentials that will be distributed from the organization’s center in Lakeview. These items include travel-sized toiletries like soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, feminine products, and individually-wrapped snack items. These items will make an immediate positive impact on the lives of area kids. Stand Up for Kids runs April 3-13. Bring items to C-215 and contact Ms. Littlefield Lanham for more information.

STUDENTS:  Freshmen, sophomores and seniors will not be in attendance on Wednesday, April 5th.
Juniors will be taking a required SAT test. Please note that Wednesday April 5th is NOT a Late Arrival Day. Juniors need to be in their assigned advisories by 7:45 am. You may find your room number in your schedule or on your student ID. Juniors testing with accommodations will not go to their advisories, they will receive a letter with their room assignment. Testing will conclude approximately at 12:30 pm and buses will depart by 12:40 pm

The April 5th SAT test is required for graduation so do not be absent on April 5th. See our Maine West website for instructions on what to bring and NOT to bring to testing. Good luck with your SAT.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS BASKETBALL: If you plan on playing basketball for Maine West next year, you must attend a mandatory and brief informational meeting on Tuesday, April 4th at 3:45 pm in G102. Plan on participating in open gym afterwards. If you're currently competing in a spring sport, you do not have to attend the meeting.


FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017

STUDENTS: Please join Student Council for our next meeting on April 4th at 7:10 AM in Room A201.

STUDENTS: You can win a free tuxedo rental for this years prom. Tickets are on sale in the bookstore. Winner will be announced April 13.

JUNIORS:  Don't forget to come to the COACH area of the LRC after school today if you want some last minute review for the SAT math test. The test is in 6 days. Plus there will be free snacks.

PING PONG:  Don't forget about Ping Pong Club on Monday from 3:30pm-5:30pm in H106. No experience necessary. Bring a friend or someone to hit around with.

STUDENTS:  Freshmen, sophomores and seniors will not be in attendance on Wednesday, April 5th.
Juniors will be taking a required SAT test. Please note that Wednesday April 5th is NOT a Late Arrival Day. Juniors need to be in their assigned advisories by 7:45 am. You may find your room number in your schedule or on your student ID. Juniors testing with accommodations will not go to their advisories, they will receive a letter with their room assignment. Testing will conclude approximately at 12:30 pm and buses will depart by 12:40 pm

The April 5th SAT test is required for graduation so do not be absent on April 5th. See our Maine West website for instructions on what to bring and NOT to bring to testing. Good luck with your SAT.




COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017

STUDENTS: Please join Student Council for our next meeting on April 4th at 7:10 AM in Room A201.

STUDENTS: Don't forget about the PopShop on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have Seasoned Popcorn, Giant Freeze Pops, and bringing back a weeks special of Ramen Noodles all for $1.00 each while supplies last. We also have Flaming Hot Seasoning on Popcorn for $2.00 each or 2 boxes for $3.00 while supplies last.

STUDENTS: You can win a free tuxedo rental for this years prom. Tickets are on sale in the bookstore. Winner will be announced April 13.

JUNIORS:  Don't forget to come to the COACH area of the LRC after school today if you want some last minute review for the SAT math test. The test is in 6 days. Plus there will be free snacks.

KEY CLUB:  Key club will meet Friday morning at 7:00 am in L101. Come meet our new officers.

PING PONG:  Don't forget about Ping Pong Club on Monday from 3:30pm-5:30pm in H106. No experience necessary. Bring a friend or someone to hit around with.

STUDENTS:  Freshmen, sophomores and seniors will not be in attendance on Wednesday, April 5th.
Juniors will be taking a required SAT test. Please note that Wednesday April 5th is NOT a Late Arrival Day. Juniors need to be in their assigned advisories by 7:45 am. You may find your room number in your schedule or on your student ID. Juniors testing with accommodations will not go to their advisories, they will receive a letter with their room assignment. Testing will conclude approximately at 12:30 pm and buses will depart by 12:40 pm

The April 5th SAT test is required for graduation so do not be absent on April 5th. See our Maine West website for instructions on what to bring and NOT to bring to testing. Good luck with your SAT.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our FAFSA expert will be in the CRC today. Seniors, bring in your award letters to get help comparing them and to understand each component. Juniors, come in to ask questions about paying for college and scholarship searches.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Varsity Badminton team cemented itself as the best in District 207 this week, soundly defeating both Maine South and Maine East. The girls jump started the match against South, winning all 6 doubles games, leading to a 16-2 victory.

Against Maine East, the Warriors were victorious in every game, winning 18-0. The JV team and the Freshman team also beat both Maine South and Maine East, making it a clean sweep for the program over our district rivals. Way to go girls!!!






WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017

STUDENTS: Welcome Back and don't forget about the PopShop on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have Seasoned Popcorn, Giant Freeze Pops, and bringing back a weeks special of Ramen Noodles all for $1.00 each while supplies last. We also have Flaming Hot Seasoning on Popcorn for $2.00 each or 2 boxes for $3.00 while supplies last.

STUDENTS: You can win a free tuxedo rental for this years prom. Tickets are on sale in the bookstore. Winner will be announced April 13.

STUDENTS:  Want to to be a part of helping secure the release of a mother of two unjustly imprisoned in Mexico for FIVE YEARS? Come and join Voice for the Nameless as we take our next steps to win the release of Veronica Razo. Thursday at 7 AM in H106.

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.

JUNIORS:  The SAT is only 8 days away! Come to the COACH area of the LRC on Thursday, March 30, after school to review for the math portion of the SAT. You can review either the part with the calculator or the non-calculator portion of the math test.

KEY CLUB:  Key club will meet Friday morning at 7:00 am in L101. Come meet our new officers.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is Walk In For Work Day in the CRC. Come speak with the Career Coordinator about opportunities for job shadowing, internships, part-time jobs and more! Get some experience over the summer in your field of interest! See if it is a good fit.

Our FAFSA expert will be in the CRC on Thursday. Seniors, bring in your award letters to get help comparing them and to understand each component. Juniors, come in to ask questions about paying for college and scholarship searches!

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017

STUDENTS: Welcome Back and don't forget about the PopShop on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have Seasoned Popcorn, Giant Freeze Pops, and bringing back a weeks special of Ramen Noodles all for $1.00 each while supplies last. We also have Flaming Hot Seasoning on Popcorn for $2.00 each or 2 boxes for $3.00 while supplies last.

STUDENTS: You can win a free tuxedo rental for this years prom. Tickets are on sale in the bookstore. Winner will be announced April 13. 

STUDENTS:  Want to to be a part of helping secure the release of a mother of two unjustly imprisoned in Mexico for FIVE YEARS? Come and join Voice for the Nameless as we take our next steps to win the release of Veronica Razo. Thursday at 7 AM in H106.

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 morning at 7:00 am in L101. Come meet our new officers.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following schools will be in the CRC today:

2nd – Ferris State University
3rd – Dominican University
4th – The University of Maryland

Wednesday is Walk In For Work Day in the CRC. Come speak with the Career Coordinator about opportunities for job shadowing, internships, part-time jobs and more! Get some experience over the summer in your field of interest! See if it is a good fit.

Our FAFSA expert will be in the CRC on Thursday. Seniors, bring in your award letters to get help comparing them and to understand each component. Juniors, come in to ask questions about paying for college and scholarship searches!

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Last Saturday the girls badminton team competed at Buffalo Grove. Sandra George won a medal at 3rd singles and the doubles team of Brooke Gorski and Megan Kalinowski brought home a medal at 1st doubles. This week the team battles at Maine South today and at Maine East on Wednesday. Come see them play against Taft on Friday after school in Spec Gym.

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017

WELCOME BACK!



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.


FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

How else can you take action to Kick Butts? Sign the campaign to eliminate the sale of cigarette and tobacco products at Walgreens. How is Walgreens "on the corner of healthy and happy" selling products that are the antithesis of healthy such as tobacco. 

At the 12th annual Faculty vs. Students Scholastic Bowl competition, the teachers won in a close match that was as exciting as the upcoming NCAA tournament games. The final score was Teachers 250 and Students 170. After a 2 year slump, the teachers are back and are up overall 9-3. Thanks to all who attended.

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 $1 TODAY before, during, or after school. Proceeds will help benefit St. Baldricks. Don’t forget to have your Polaroid Moment.

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: If you'd like to be a school leader as part of next year's Westerner staff, applications are due today for writers, photographers, artists and editors.  You can get an application in the Westerner office -- A200 -- or online.

INDO-PAK:  Join Indo-Pak club in celebrating Holi today 4:00 p.m. in H106. Wear your white and be prepared to have fun and get soaked in color as we recognize Holi, the festival of colors,  Holi is a Hindu spring festival traditionally celebrated in India and Nepal. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and the end of winter. We will be throwing the color outside so be prepared for the weather.  Afterwards, we will warm up inside by enjoying music and snacks.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS



SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGRATULATIONS:  The Maine West girls water polo team hosted Libertyville on Tuesday and won 11 to 3 improving to 3 and 0.





THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

What can you do to help in the fight to Kick Butts? Take action! Knock tobacco out of the park. Join the campaign to eliminate smokeless tobacco use by the LMB players.  Athletes are role models to impressionable youth and reinforces the tobacco industry's message that tobacco use is okay. It's not. Google it and sign the campaign. Your signature counts.

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

CONGRATULATONS:  Congratulations to the entire Mock Trial Team for competing at the State Competition at the University of Illinois at Champaign for the second straight year last weekend. Catherine Buchaniec earned the Oustanding Attorney Award and Matthew Montinile earned the Outstanding Witness Award.

STUDENTS:  Please do not forget about visiting the PopShop today. 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.

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 tinyurl.com/WesternerApp.

JUNIORS: After school today there will be a short SAT reading practice session in the COACH area of the LRC. Get a quick refresher and a free treat (if you're one of the first 20 students).

INDO-PAK:  Join Indo-Pak club in celebrating Holi tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. in H106. Wear your white and be prepared to have fun and get soaked in color as we recognize Holi, the festival of colors,  Holi is a Hindu spring festival traditionally celebrated in India and Nepal. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and the end of winter. We will be throwing the color outside so be prepared for the weather.  Afterwards, we will warm up inside by enjoying music and snacks.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following colleges will be in the CRC today:
   5th – University of Kentucky
   6th – Western Illinois University
   8th – DePaul University

It’s also Financial Aid Thursday in the CRC. Come in to ask questions about paying for college, scholarships, and financial aid packages. Seniors are encouraged to bring in award letters to get a clear understanding of what the breakdown of the costs. The specialist will be here from 8:30 AM – 2:45 PM.

Next, the Maine West Scholarship Fund application is due today in the CRC. Be sure to submit the application and the letters of recommendation.

The Deadline for the Maine West Scholars Rivers Casino Scholarship for Oakton Community College has been extended. These will be due by April 7. However, if you have a completed application, be sure to get that in by the end of the day today for priority consideration.

Remember that Spring Break is a great time to visit colleges. Whether you are traveling or staying in town, there are always colleges in the area! Try to get to a college campus so you can get first-hand knowledge of what a college looks and feels like….and if it is a good fit for you.

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Maine Hockey invites all to cheer on Jv1 at the Blackhawk Cup / Illinois State Championship. A dominant 5 - 0 victory over glenbard has propelled JV1 to the state championship game. Thursday evening at 6:40 pm JV1 plays against BGHW (Buffalo Grove, Hersey, Wheeling) for the highest high school hockey title in the state. Admission is $3. At "the edge" ice arena in Bensenville.




WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017

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 tinyurl.com/WesternerApp.

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.


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

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017

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 Pajama Day
                       Wednesday is Rainbow/Wacky Wednesday
                       Thursday is Pot of Gold/Gold Rush
                       Friday, Wear Green for St. Baldricks

STUDENTS:  Today we have an extended one hour advisory. The modified schedule is posted on our website. ALL students need to report to their advisories tomorrow.

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 AND STAFF: Tonight, come hear the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Percussion Ensembles at our March band concert in the Auditorium at 7:00pm. We will be performing music from America, Britain and Mexico, as well as featuring music we are bringing to New York City this Friday. Come join us tonight at 7:00pm for this free concert.

STUDENTS: Capture the moment. Your Polaroid moment.  Keep an eye out TOMORROW for Neli Peeva and Ivonne Sanchez to take pictures of your friends and your spirit wear. Capture the moment with an INSTANT picture just for $1 TOMORROW 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 on Wednesday. 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 Warraior Room after school on Wednesday 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 tinyurl.com/WesternerApp.

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.


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



MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

This Wednesday is Kick Butts Day. Kick Butts Day is a day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco at more than 1,000 events planned by independent organizers across the United States and around the world.  Tobacco use is the world's leading cause of preventable death, according to the World Health Organization, killing nearly 6 millions people a year.

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

STUDENTS:  Tomorrow we have an extended one hour advisory. The modified schedule is posted on our website. ALL students need to report to their advisories tomorrow.

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.

CONGRATULATIONS:  Congratulations to the Maine West DECA team who competed at the state competition this past weekend! Ten MW students placed in the Top 3 in their event and qualified to compete at national competition in April. A special shout out to the following students who won first place in their events: Caty Buchaniec, and the team of Dara Kovacheva, Sanitha Mathews and Runal Patel! We are proud of all of you, and good luck in Anaheim!

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 on Wednesday. Teachers are up overall 8-3 but students have won the past two years. Who will emerge as the trivia champion?

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:  Your last opportunity to play ping pong before spring break is after school today in H106 from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Try to bring a friend to hit around with. No experience necessary.

AFRICAN AMERIAN CLUB: After school today 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.

JUNIORS: Please come to COACH in the back of the LRC on Thursday 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.



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




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 tinyurl.com/WesternerApp.

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!



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





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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017

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 & STAFF:  We need you to do a little spring cleaning this week through Friday, March 10th.  We are collecting gently used items: clothing, housewares, books, furniture, etc. that your family no longer wants or needs that are in usable condition. Ask your parent/guardian BEFORE you donate any items.  We will be paid by the pound for all items in usable condition by SAVERS through their FUNDrive program. This is an easy way to make a difference without having to donate money.
All donations can be place in the gray bins by the main entrance or bus concourse."

STUDENTS:  Do you want to change someone’s life? Do want to rescue people from bad grades? Do you want to be a hero to your peers? Then you should be a COACH tutor! Come to the COACH informational meeting on Thursday, March 9, 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.

POLISH CLUB:  Don't forget to attend the meeting today after school in room H101 to discuss the Fun Fair.



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

BOYS SOCCER: If you are interested in trying out for the boy's soccer team in the fall, please attend an important informational meeting after school today at 3:20pm in H-106. Please bring a pen or pencil with you.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

This week we celebrate National Foreign Language Week. To kick things off, here is a fun fact about German:

Did you know you can't name a baby...Apple, Egypt, Rocket, Panda, Chow or Ajax in Germany. Why? The name must not negatively affect the well-being of a child. The German government has a law through which it can and will reject baby names deemed as odd, appalling or strange." I wonder if the name North West would have been accepted?


STUDENTS & STAFF:  We need you to do a little spring cleaning this week through Friday, March 10th.  We are collecting gently used items: clothing, housewares, books, furniture, etc. that your family no longer wants or needs that are in usable condition. Ask your parent/guardian BEFORE you donate any items.  We will be paid by the pound for all items in usable condition by SAVERS through their FUNDrive program. This is an easy way to make a difference without having to donate money.
All donations can be place in the gray bins by the main entrance or bus concourse."

STUDENTS:  Do you want to change someone’s life? Do want to rescue people from bad grades? Do you want to be a hero to your peers? Then you should be a COACH tutor! Come to the COACH informational meeting on Thursday, March 9, 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.


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

BOYS SOCCER: If you are interested in trying out for the boy's soccer team in the fall, please attend an important informational meeting after school on Wednesday, March 8th at 3:20pm in H-106. Please bring a pen or pencil with you.

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017

STUDENTS & STAFF:  We need you to do a little spring cleaning this week through Friday, March 10th.  We are collecting gently used items: clothing, housewares, books, furniture, etc. that your family no longer wants or needs that are in usable condition. Ask your parent/guardian BEFORE you donate any items.  We will be paid by the pound for all items in usable condition by SAVERS through their FUNDrive program. This is an easy way to make a difference without having to donate money.
All donations can be place in the blue bins by the main entrance or bus concourse."

STUDENTS:  The Maine West Job Fair is tomorrow Tuesday March 7th.  Check out the local employers who would love to hire you near the main entrance of the student cafe hallway during the lunch periods.

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.

STUDENT COUNCIL:  Please join us for our next Student Council Meeting on Tuesday morning at 7:10 AM in A201. If you are running for office you must be in attendance and turn in your completed petition. We have a few more things to discuss for the end of the year,


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

Hey, Juniors and Seniors! It’s COLLEGE PANEL WEEK! We will have over 40 colleges visiting. This is a great opportunity to hear from numerous colleges in one period. 

Juniors, are you starting your college search? Start learning about colleges you might be interested in by hearing from the college representatives. They are the experts! Students are welcome to come any and all periods. However, if you have a class, you must first get permission from your teacher and get a College Visitor Pass signed by that teacher.

Some of the schools that will be here today include Marquette, Central Michigan, Michigan State, University of Iowa, Ohio State University, and many more! Come pick up a college panel pass from the CRC for the full schedule.

More panels will take place on Wednesday and Friday. Juniors are encouraged to attend at least one session!

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:  Boys volleyball tryouts start today. Freshmen tryouts will begin at 3:30 in the Spec gym. Varsity and JV tryouts will begin at 5:30 in Spec gym following the freshmen. You must have a current physical on file and be signed up on 8 to 18. If your physical is not current and you are not signed up, you will not be allowed to participate. If you have questions, contact Coach Dean in A-206, Coach O'Brill or Coach Swenson. 







FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017

AP STUDENTS:  March 3rd is the deadline to pay for your AP tests in the bookstore. All AP students are expected to take the AP test for the class or classes they are currently taking. In addition, this year you have more reasons than ever to take the AP exams.

Your first AP test is only $15.
You will be exempt from the your AP class' final exam by taking the AP test.
Illinois schools will take scores of 3 and higher for credit.

PLEASE.. do not delay. Register and pay for your AP tests by Friday March 3rd in the bookstore.

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.

SOPHOMORES:  Your class T-Shirt is available for preorder this week in the bookstore. The cost is $15.00 and this year the shirt will be columbia blue and long sleeved. You can only order it until Friday of this week. Get your class shirt and show your support for the class of 2019!

STUDENTS:  Would you like to have lunch with Teddy and 9 of your friends? Buy a raffle ticket for $1 or buy 7 tickets for $5. One winner will be drawn on March 3, and he or she will have a free pizza lunch with 9 friends and hang out with Teddy. Get your tickets in the cafeteria from a member of SALT - the Student Activities Leadership Team.

STUDENT COUNCIL:  Please join us for our next Student Council Meeting on Tuesday morning at 7:10 AM in A201. If you are running for office you must be in attendance and turn in your completed petition. We have a few more things to discuss for the end of the year,


MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will meet Friday after school in L101, the little theater. Movie club will be showing "Dr. Strange". Question reality. Change your destiny.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:  Boys volleyball tryouts start on Monday March 6th. Freshmen tryouts will begin at 3:30 in the Spec gym. Varsity and JV tryouts will begin at 5:30 in Spec gym following the freshmen. You must have a current physical on file and be signed up on 8 to 18. If your physical is not current and you are not signed up, you will not be allowed to participate. If you have questions, contact Coach Dean in A-206, Coach O'Brill or Coach Swenson.








THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017

AP STUDENTS:  March 3rd is the deadline to pay for your AP tests in the bookstore. All AP students are expected to take the AP test for the class or classes they are currently taking. In addition, this year you have more reasons than ever to take the AP exams.

Your first AP test is only $15.
You will be exempt from the your AP class' final exam by taking the AP test.
Illinois schools will take scores of 3 and higher for credit.

PLEASE.. do not delay. Register and pay for your AP tests by Friday March 3rd in the bookstore.

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.

SOPHOMORES:  Your class T-Shirt is available for preorder this week in the bookstore. The cost is $15.00 and this year the shirt will be columbia blue and long sleeved. You can only order it until Friday of this week. Get your class shirt and show your support for the class of 2019!

STUDENTS:  Would you like to have lunch with Teddy and 9 of your friends? Buy a raffle ticket for $1 or buy 7 tickets for $5. One winner will be drawn on March 3, and he or she will have a free pizza lunch with 9 friends and hang out with Teddy. Get your tickets in the cafeteria from a member of SALT - the Student Activities Leadership Team.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will meet Friday after school in L101, the little theater. Movie club will be showing "Dr. Strange". Question reality. Change your destiny.


COLLEGE AND CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.


SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS