FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2018

FINALS

Periods 4 - 7 - Make-Up

STUDENTS:  The Maine West Scholarship Fund will be selling snacks in the student cafeteria on final exam days. Most items sell for $1.00 and ONLY CASH will be accepted. Stop by, purchase a snack or two and help provide scholarships for the Class of 2019.

SENIORS:  Today is your last chance to submit your senior signature.  Please come to the front desk in the library. If you do not submit your signature before Friday, it will not be in the book.  Do not miss this chance.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2018

FINALS

Periods 5 - 8 - 1

STUDENTS:  The Maine West Scholarship Fund will be selling snacks in the student cafeteria on final exam days. Most items sell for $1.00 and ONLY CASH will be accepted. Stop by, purchase a snack or two and help provide scholarships for the Class of 2019.

SENIORS:  Friday is your last chance to submit your senior signature.  Please come to the front desk in the library. If you do not submit your signature before Friday, it will not be in the book.  Do not miss this chance.

STUDENTS: Looking for a quiet place to study for your finals? Do you have a study group but no place to meet?   The Des Plaines Library reserved the commons and 3rd floor study rooms through today. Refreshments will be available.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2018

FINALS

Periods 3 - 2 - 6

STUDENTS:  The Maine West Scholarship Fund will be selling snacks in the student cafeteria on final exam days. Most items sell for $1.00 and ONLY CASH will be accepted. Stop by, purchase a snack or two and help provide scholarships for the Class of 2019.

ADVENTURE CLUB:  The last day to sign up for the Climbing Trip is TODAY. Bring your $20 to the bookstore to join Adventure Club at Vertical Endeavors on Friday. You will need to also pick up the forms from Ms. Bezek or Mr. Panzilius.

SENIORS:  Friday is your last chance to submit your senior signature.  Please come to the front desk in the library. If you do not submit your signature before Friday, it will not be in the book.  Do not miss this chance.

STUDENTS: Looking for a quiet place to study for your finals? Do you have a study group but no place to meet?   The Des Plaines Library reserved the commons and 3rd floor study rooms through Thursday, December 21. Refreshments will be available.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2018

STUDENTS:  The Maine West Scholarship Fund will be selling snacks in the student cafeteria on the days of final exams. Most items sell for $1.00 and ONLY CASH will be accepted. Stop by, purchase a snack or two and help provide scholarships for the Class of 2019.

ADVENTURE CLUB:  The last day to sign up for the Climbing Trip is Wednesday. Bring your $20 to the bookstore to join Adventure Club at Vertical Endeavors on Friday. You will need to also pick up the forms from Ms. Bezek or Mr. Panzilius.

SENIORS:  Friday is your last chance to submit your senior signature.  Please come to the front desk in the library. If you do not submit your signature before Friday, it will not be in the book.  Do not miss this chance.

STUDENTS: Looking for a quiet place to study for your finals? Do you have a study group but no place to meet? Well.. look no more...

We will have C-wing classrooms reserved as study rooms as well as additional library hours along with a few refreshments for you. The days and times are listed below:

LRC and C-wing Rooms from 3:30-6:30 PM today.

**C-wing classrooms are reserved for study groups and can be reserved in one hour increments. The LRC is open to individuals as well as groups. Bring your ID with you for check in purposes.

The Des Plaines Library reserved the commons and 3rd floor study rooms through Thursday, December 21. Refreshments will be available.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018

STUDENTS:  The Maine West Scholarship Fund will be selling snacks in the student cafeteria on the days of final exams. Most items sell for $1.00 and ONLY CASH will be accepted. Stop by, purchase a snack or two and help provide scholarships for the Class of 2019.

STUDENTS:  There will be stress reducing activities in the Family Center today from 3rd to 6th period. If you are free please stop by to make some fun stress free projects.

ADVENTURE CLUB:  Looking for a way to blow off steam after finals? The Adventure club is going rock climbing on the Friday after final exams. The cost is $20 and is payable in the bookstore. We are limited to 20 students, so sign up early. You will also need to see Mr. Panzilius or Ms. Bezek for the permission forms.

SENIORS:  If you haven't submitted your senior signature for the yearbook, your last chance is in the library during the week of finals. Please come to the front desk in the library. Note cards and markers will be provided. If you do not submit your signature before break, it will not be in the book.  Do not miss this chance.

STUDENTS: Looking for a quiet place to study for your finals? Do you have a study group but no place to meet? Well.. look no more...

We will have C-wing classrooms reserved as study rooms as well as additional library hours along with a few refreshments for you. The days and times are listed below:

LRC and C-wing Rooms from 3:30-6:30 PM today and Tuesday.

**C-wing classrooms are reserved for study groups and can be reserved in one hour increments. The LRC is open to individuals as well as groups. Bring your ID with you for check in purposes.

The Des Plaines Library reserved the commons and 3rd floor study rooms through Thursday, December 21. Refreshments will be available.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018

IMPROV NIGHT:  Come one come all to Maine West’s bi-annual Improv Night. Come see the amazing, unscripted and hilarious talents of our improv team as they entertain you. The event will take place tonight in the little theater at 7 pm.  Tickets are only $1. All proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

STUDENTS:  There will be stress reducing activities in the Family Center on Monday, December 17th from 3rd to 6th period. If you are free please stop by to make some fun stress free projects.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will meet tonight after school in L101, in the little theater. We will be watching Venom.

ADVENTURE CLUB:  Looking for a way to blow off steam after finals? The Adventure club is going rock climbing on the Friday after final exams. The cost is $20 and is payable in the bookstore. We are limited to 20 students, so sign up early. You will also need to see Mr. Panzilius or Ms. Bezek for the permission forms.

SENIORS:  If you haven't submitted your senior signature for the yearbook, your last chance is in the library during the week of finals. Please come to the front desk in the library. Note cards and markers will be provided. If you do not submit your signature before break, it will not be in the book.  Do not miss this chance.

STUDENTS: Looking for a quiet place to study for your finals? Do you have a study group but no place to meet? Well.. look no more...

We will have C-wing classrooms reserved as study rooms as well as additional library hours along with a few refreshments for you. The days and times are listed below:

LRC and C-wing Rooms from 3:30-6:30 PM on Monday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 18.

**C-wing classrooms are reserved for study groups and can be reserved in one hour increments. The LRC is open to individuals as well as groups. Bring your ID with you for check in purposes.

The Des Plaines Library reserved the commons and 3rd floor study rooms starting today through Thursday, December 21. Refreshments will be available.



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018

IMPROV NIGHT:  Come one come all to Maine West’s bi-annual Improv Night. Come see the amazing, unscripted and hilarious talents of our improv team as they entertain you. The event will take place on Friday, December 14th in the little theater at 7 pm.  Tickets are only $1. All proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

STUDENTS:  There will be stress reducing activities in the Family Center on Monday, December 17th from 3rd to 6th period. If you are free please stop by to make some fun stress free projects.

STUDENTS: Have any complete puzzles lying around your house that aren't being used? Want to help those in need within the community? Donate to the Puzzle Drive for Alzheimer's hosted by National Honor Society. A donation bin is inside the LRC. Stop in, drop off your puzzle, and NHS will do the rest! All donations will be distributed to those in the community who face Alzheimer's. Puzzles between 10-100 pieces are preferred. Please be sure they have all the pieces. The drive will run till the end of the week.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will meet Friday, December 14 after school in L101, in the little theater. We will be watching Venom.

ADVENTURE CLUB:  Looking for a way to blow off steam after finals? The Adventure club is going rock climbing on the Friday after final exams. The cost is $20 and is payable in the bookstore. We are limited to 20 students, so sign up early. You will also need to see Mr. Panzilius or Ms. Bezek for the permission forms.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2018

JUNIORS:  Today please go to the auditorium as soon as the 4X and 6X bell rings! This is an IMPORTANT meeting.  We will cover SAT and how to get ready for it and how to begin planning for after high school, etc.

IMPROV NIGHT:  Come one come all to Maine West’s bi-annual Improv Night. Come see the amazing, unscripted and hilarious talents of our improv team as they entertain you. The event will take place on Friday, December 14th in the little theater at 7 pm.  Tickets are only $1. All proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

STUDENTS: Interested in how a library really runs? What to help develop the vision for your Warrior Library? Come and learn about the Warrior Library Student Advisory Board.  We will have an informational meeting for all interested on Thursday, December 13th at 8:00 am in the library, in front of the fireplace. Please see Ms. Coover-Thompson in the LRC with any questions you may have ahead of the meeting.

STUDENTS:  There will be stress reducing activities in the Family Center on Monday, December 17th from 3rd to 6th period. If you are free please stop by to make some fun stress free projects.

STUDENTS: Have any complete puzzles lying around your house that aren't being used? Want to help those in need within the community? Donate to the Puzzle Drive for Alzheimer's hosted by National Honor Society. A donation bin is inside the LRC. Stop in, drop off your puzzle, and NHS will do the rest! All donations will be distributed to those in the community who face Alzheimer's. Puzzles between 10-100 pieces are preferred. Please be sure they have all the pieces. The drive will run till the end of the week.


BOARD GAME CLUB:   Board Game Club will meet after school today in B109. Come to play.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will meet Friday, December 14 after school in L101, in the little theater. We will be watching Venom.

ADVENTURE CLUB:  Looking for a way to blow off steam after finals? The Adventure club is going rock climbing on the Friday after final exams. The cost is $20 and is payable in the bookstore. We are limited to 20 students, so sign up early. You will also need to see Mr. Panzilius or Ms. Bezek for the permission forms.



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018

JUNIORS:  Today please go to the auditorium as soon as the 3X and 5X bell rings. This is an IMPORTANT meeting. We will cover SAT and how to get ready for it and how to begin planning for after high school, etc.

DECA:  Our December DECA meeting will be Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m. in D112. We will discuss testing for regional competition, distribute field trip forms for regional competition and finalize written events for state competition. All members who want to qualify for state competition must submit outlines and market research plans before the meeting.

STUDENTS: Interested in how a library really runs? What to help develop the vision for your Warrior Library? Come and learn about the Warrior Library Student Advisory Board.  We will have an informational meeting for all interested on Thursday, December 13th at 8:00 am in the library, in front of the fireplace. Please see Ms. Coover-Thompson in the LRC with any questions you may have ahead of the meeting.

STUDENTS:  There will be stress reducing activities in the Family Center on Monday, December 17th from 3rd to 6th period. If you are free please stop by to make some fun stress free projects.

STUDENTS: Have any complete puzzles lying around your house that aren't being used? Want to help those in need within the community? Donate to the Puzzle Drive for Alzheimer's hosted by National Honor Society. A donation bin is inside the LRC. Stop in, drop off your puzzle, and NHS will do the rest! All donations will be distributed to those in the community who face Alzheimer's. Puzzles between 10-100 pieces are preferred. Please be sure they have all the pieces. The drive will run till the end of the week.

BOARD GAME CLUB:   Board Game Club will meet this Wednesday, after school, in B109. Come to play.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will meet Friday, December 14 after school in L101, in the little theater. We will be watching Venom.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018

STUDENTS:  The National English Honor Society is hosting a book drive to support our local Toys for Tots. Please donate new or gently used books for children ages 5-12 through Friday, December 14th. Drop-off locations are in the LRC and in front of the student cafeteria. Thank you for your support.

ACCOUNTING CLUB MEMBERS:  We will meet on Tuesday, December 11 from 7:00-7:30 a.m. in D112. Please pass the two IRS exams (Ethics & Intake/Interview/Quality Review) by this meeting. We will take our yearbook photo and distribute the training booklet for the Basic Tax Exam.

DECA:  Our December DECA meeting will be Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m. in D112. We will discuss testing for regional competition, distribute field trip forms for regional competition and finalize written events for state competition. All members who want to qualify for state competition must submit outlines and market research plans before the meeting.

STUDENTS: Interested in how a library really runs? What to help develop the vision for your Warrior Library? Come and learn about the Warrior Library Student Advisory Board.
We will have an informational meeting for all interested on Thursday, December 13th at 8:00 am in the library, in front of the fireplace. Please see Ms. Coover-Thompson in the LRC with any questions you may have ahead of the meeting.

STUDENTS:  There will be stress reducing activities in the Family Center on Monday December 17th from 3rd to 6th period. If you are free please stop by to make some fun stress free projects.

STUDENTS: Have any complete puzzles lying around your house that aren't being used? Want to help those in need within the community?  Donate to the Puzzle Drive for Alzheimer's hosted by National Honor Society. A donation bin is inside the LRC. Stop in, drop off your puzzle, and NHS will do the rest!  All donations will be distributed to those in the community who face Alzheimer's.
Puzzles between 10-100 pieces are preferred. Please be sure they have all the pieces. The drive will run between today and the end of next week.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will meet today after school in L101, the little theater. We will be watching The House with a Clock in Its Walls. You're invited somewhere timeless.

STUDENTS:  The National English Honor Society is hosting a book drive to support our local Toys for Tots. Please donate new or gently used books for children ages 5-12 through Friday, December 14th. Drop-off locations are in the LRC and in front of the student cafeteria. Thank you for your support.

ACCOUNTING CLUB MEMBERS:  Our next meeting is Tuesday, December 11 from 7:00-7:30 a.m. in D112. Please pass the two IRS exams (Ethics & Intake/Interview/Quality Review) by this meeting. We will take our yearbook photo and distribute the training booklet for the Basic Tax Exam.

DECA:  Our December DECA meeting will be Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m. in D112. We will discuss testing for regional competition, distribute field trip forms for regional competition and finalize written events for state competition. All members who want to qualify for state competition must submit outlines and market research plans before the meeting.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will meet Friday after school in L101, the little theater. We will be watching The House with a Clock in Its Walls. You're invited somewhere timeless.

STUDENTS:  Interested in the career field of Cosmetology? An admissions rep from the Aveda Institute in Chicago will be in the CCRC today during 2nd period. Please stop by the CCRC to get your College Visit pass from Mr. Dailey so that you can attend.

STUDENTS:  The National English Honor Society is hosting a book drive to support our local Toys for Tots. Please donate new or gently used books for children ages 5-12 through Friday, December 14th. Drop-off locations are in the LRC and in front of the student cafeteria. Thank you for your support.

BOWLING:  There will be a meeting today after school for anyone interested in bowling for Maine West in the IHSA state competition in January. The meeting will take place in A209 at 3:25 after school and will last no more than 15 minutes. If you cannot make the meeting, please see Mr. Murin for details.

ACCOUNTING CLUB MEMBERS:  Our next meeting is Tuesday, December 11 from 7:00-7:30 a.m. in D112. Please pass the two IRS exams (Ethics & Intake/Interview/Quality Review) by this meeting. We will take our yearbook photo and distribute the training booklet for the Basic Tax Exam.

DECA:  Our December DECA meeting will be Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m. in D112. We will discuss testing for regional competition, distribute field trip forms for regional competition and finalize written events for state competition. All members who want to qualify for state competition must submit outlines and market research plans before the meeting.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018

FRESHMEN: Today during your study/options 4X or 6X you need to report to your Counselor's Advisory Room for a discussion on managing stress.  Attendance will be taken. This is not only a mandatory meeting BUT a wonderful opportunity to talk about stressors and learn techniques to help us mange them throughout our lives.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will meet Friday after school in L101, the little theater. We will be watching The House with a Clock in Its Walls. You're invited somewhere timeless.

STUDENTS:  Interested in the career field of Cosmetology? An admissions rep from the Aveda Institute in Chicago will be at Maine West in the CCRC on Thursday December 6th during 2nd period. Please stop by the CCRC to get your College Visit pass from Mr. Dailey so that you can attend.

STUDENTS:  The National English Honor Society is hosting a book drive to support our local Toys for Tots. Please donate new or gently used books for children ages 5-12 starting today through Friday, December 14th. Drop-off locations are in the LRC and in front of the student cafeteria. Thank you for your support.

BOWLING:  There will be a meeting Thursday, December 6th, after school for anyone interested in bowling for Maine West in the IHSA state competition in January. The meeting will take place in
A-209 at 3:25 after school and will last no more than 15 minutes. If you cannot make the meeting, please see Mr. Murin for details.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018

FRESHMEN:  Today during your study/options 3X or 5X you need to report to your Counselor's Advisory Room for a discussion on managing stress! Attendance will be taken! This is not only a mandatory meeting BUT a wonderful opportunity to talk about stressors and learn techniques to help us mange them throughout our lives!

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will meet Friday after school in L101, the little theater. We will be watching The House with a Clock in Its Walls. You're invited somewhere timeless.

POLISH CLUB
:  Polish Club members, If you completed the survey, don't forget this Wednesday's traditional Polish Christmas Eve, aka Wigilia in B113 at 7:00. Make sure to bring a traditional dish to share.

STUDENTS:  Interested in the career field of Cosmetology? An admissions rep from the Aveda Institute in Chicago will be at Maine West in the CCRC on Thursday December 6th during 2nd period. Please stop by the CCRC to get your College Visit pass from Mr. Dailey so that you can attend.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS:  The Varsity Wrestling Team beat an undefeated Vernon Hills team on Friday night and the Warriors continued their success with a trio of victories to go 4-0 on the weekend!

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will meet Friday after school in L101, the little theater. We will be watching The House with a Clock in Its Walls. You're invited somewhere timeless.

MUSICIANS AND PERFORMERS: The LRC is looking for performers for the LRC performance series on Thursday mornings.  If you are interested in sharing your talent, please speak to Mr. Greenberg in the LRC.

STUDENTS AND STAFF:  Students from the Maine Township Transition Program will be selling homemade dog treats today outside the cafeteria from 11:15-12:50. Please stop on by and pick some up for your pup. They are $2.00 per bag.  Each bag contains either 10 small treats or 4 large treats.

ADVENTURE CLUB:  The Adventure club is having a brief informational meeting at 3:30 pm today in B203. We will be discussing a rock climbing trip to Vertical Endeavors. See Ms. Bezek or Mr. Panzilius with questions.

POLISH CLUB: Polish Club members, if you completed the survey, don't forget this Wednesday's traditional Polish Christmas Eve, aka Wigilia in B113 at 7:00. Make sure to bring a traditional dish to share.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018



MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will be meeting next Friday, December 7 after school, in L101, the little theater. We will be watching The House with a Clock in Its Walls. You're invited somewhere timeless.

MUSICIANS AND PERFORMERS: Do you have a talent you would like to share with an audience? The LRC is looking for performers for the LRC performance series. On Thursday mornings, you can perform live in the LRC to an audience of dozens. If you are interested in sharing your talent, please speak to Mr. Greenberg in the LRC.

STUDENTS AND STAFF:  On Monday, December 3rd, students from the Maine Township Transition Program will be selling homemade dog treats. We will have a table set up outside the cafeteria from 11:15-12:50. Please stop on by and pick some up for your pup. They are $2.00 per bag.  Each bag contains either 10 small treats or 4 large treats.

ADVENTURE CLUB:  The Adventure club is having a brief informational meeting on Monday, December 3 at 3:30 pm in B203. We will be discussing a rock climbing trip to Vertical Endeavors. See Ms. Bezek or Mr. Panzilius with questions.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018


FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: Are you a creative person?
Do you want to be a leader? Join the International Business Internship Program!
Get college help and a mentorship by working one-on-one with a Nigerian business
and craft real business solutions with a team. We will meet today after school in room C213.

MUSICIANS AND PERFORMERS: Do you have a talent you would like to share with an audience? The LRC is looking for performers for the LRC performance series. On Thursday mornings, you can perform live in the LRC to an audience of dozens. If you are interested in sharing your talent, please speak to Mr. Greenberg in the LRC.

STUDENTS AND STAFF:  On Monday, December 3rd, students from the Maine Township Transition Program will be selling homemade dog treats. We will have a table set up outside the cafeteria from 11:15-12:50. Please stop on by and pick some up for your pup. They are $2.00 per bag. Each bag contains either 10 small treats or 4 large treats.

ADVENTURE CLUB:  The Adventure club is having a brief informational meeting on Monday, December 3 at 3:30 pm in B203. We will be discussing a rock climbing trip to Vertical Endeavors. See Ms. Bezek or Mr. Panzilius with questions.





WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2018

POLISH CLUB: Polish Club members, remember to meet in B113 at 7:10 this morning to finalize our T-Shirt design and plan for next week's Wigilia, Polish Christmas Eve.


FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: Are you a creative person?
Do you want to be a leader? Join the International Business Internship Program!
Get college help and a mentorship by working one-on-one with a Nigerian business
and craft real business solutions with a team. We will be meeting Thursday, November 29
after school in room C213.




TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  The IRS should be updating their tax materials online very soon, so it is time for Accounting Club members to begin their certification training. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 a.m. in D112. Anyone interested in learning how to prepare an individual, basic tax return is welcome to join our group.

POLISH CLUB: Polish Club members, remember to meet in B113 at 7:10 this Wednesday morning to finalize our T-Shirt design and plan for next week's Wigilia, Polish Christmas Eve.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2018



THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO SCHOOL - NOVEMBER 21 - NOVEMBER 23


ACCOUNTING CLUB:  The IRS should be updating their tax materials online very soon, so it is time for Accounting Club members to begin their certification training. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 a.m. in D112. Anyone interested in learning how to prepare an individual, basic tax return is welcome to join our group.

WARRIOR FANS:  As their major fundraiser, the boys basketball program set a program record this past weekend by making more three pointers in one shooting session than ever before! In order to reward them for their hard work, feel free to donate to the program as they begin their quest to repeat as conference champions. A feat that has not been accomplished in over 20 years. Donations can be made on Go Fund Me and this link can be found on the boys basketball website, twitter, instagram, and facebook accounts.  https://www.gofundme.com/mainewestboysbasketball2018-19

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  The IRS should be updating their tax materials online very soon, so it is time for Accounting Club members to begin their certification training. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 a.m. in D112. Anyone interested in learning how to prepare an individual, basic tax return is welcome to join our group.

WARRIOR FANS:  As their major fundraiser, the boys basketball program set a program record this past weekend by making more three pointers in one shooting session than ever before! In order to reward them for their hard work, feel free to donate to the program as they begin their quest to repeat as conference champions. A feat that has not been accomplished in over 20 years. Donations can be made on Go Fund Me and this link can be found on the boys basketball website, twitter, instagram, and facebook accounts.  https://www.gofundme.com/mainewestboysbasketball2018-19

MAINE TOWNSHIP TRANSITION PROGRAM:  The students of the Maine Township Transition Program are selling homemade dog biscuits. Large bones: 4 for $2,   Small bones: 10 for $2.  To order, please use this link: MTTP Dog Biscuits

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2018

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  The IRS should be updating their tax materials online very soon, so it is time for Accounting Club members to begin their certification training. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 a.m. in D112. Anyone interested in learning how to prepare an individual, basic tax return is welcome to join our group.

CCRC NEWS:  The following colleges will be visiting the CCRC today:
     Saint John's University (during 5x)
     Concordia University Chicago (during 7th)
Stop by the CCRC to get a pass to attend.

WARRIOR FANS:  As their major fundraiser, the boys basketball program set a program record this past weekend by making more three pointers in one shooting session than ever before! In order to reward them for their hard work, feel free to donate to the program as they begin their quest to repeat as conference champions. A feat that has not been accomplished in over 20 years. Donations can be made on Go Fund Me and this link can be found on the boys basketball website, twitter, instagram, and facebook accounts.

MAINE TOWNSHIP TRANSITION PROGRAM:  The students of the Maine Township Transition Program are selling homemade dog biscuits. Large bones: 4 for $2,   Small bones: 10 for $2.  To order, please use this link: MTTP Dog Biscuits

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  The IRS should be updating their tax materials online very soon, so it is time for Accounting Club members to begin their certification training. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 a.m. in D112. Anyone interested in learning how to prepare an individual, basic tax return is welcome to join our group.

PI SIGMA PI:  Pi Sigma Pi is meeting this morning at 7:10 in C210. We will be discussing possible field trips and t-shirts.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will be meeting today, after school, in L101, in the little theater. To celebrate the life of Stan Lee, movie club will be showing the blockbuster hit: Ant-Man and the Wasp.



WRESTLING: Wrestling will compete this Friday with a Blue and Gold Scrimmage.  Come out and support the wrestlers as they start their season in the Spec Gym at 6 pm this Friday.

FUNDRAISERS:

BOYS BASKETBALL SHOOT-A-THON:  On Saturday, November 17th, we are doing our annual shoot-a-thon. Last year we made over 6,000 3-pointers during this event. THIS YEAR WE WILL BEAT THAT NUMBER! Every player is required to make 100 3-pointers, therefore some players have to make 200 or more 3-pointers this Saturday. It's not easy to do, but we believe WE NEED TO EARN EVERYTHING! That's why we are not selling anything other than hard work that will translate into yet another exciting basketball season in Des Plaines. Please help support our program by donating to it at this link:  https://www.gofundme.com/mainewestboysbasketball2018-19 

MAINE TOWNSHIP TRANSITION PROGRAM:  The students of the Maine Township Transition Program are selling homemade dog biscuits. Large bones: 4 for $2,   Small bones: 10 for $2.  To order, please use this link: MTTP Dog Biscuits

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  The IRS should be updating their tax materials online very soon, so it is time for Accounting Club members to begin their certification training. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 a.m. in D112. Anyone interested in learning how to prepare an individual, basic tax return is welcome to join our group.

PI SIGMA PI:  Pi Sigma Pi is meeting Friday morning at 7:10 in C210. We will be discussing possible field trips and t-shirts.

MOVIE CLUB:  Movie Club will be meeting this Friday, after school, in L101, in the little theater. To celebrate the life of Stan Lee, movie club will be showing the blockbuster hit: Ant-Man and the Wasp.

STUDENTS/STAFF:  The 19th Annual Turkey Trot is TODAY at 3:30 pm in spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the bookstore or at the race.  $5.00 for the trot, door prizes and t-shirt.  You can also donate $3 or 5 canned goods and be entered in the trot and qualify for the door prizes.  Door prizes include turkeys, pies, t-shirts and more.  Hot chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  All proceeds benefit the Des Plaines Food Pantry.  If you have questions, contact Mr. Piha or your PE teacher.

BASKETBALL FANS:  The Maine West Boys Basketball Team Store will be closing tonight at 11:59 pm. Check out twitter, facebook, instagram, and website for the basketball team store's hyperlink. NO ORDERS CAN BE TAKEN AFTER TONIGHT.


BOYS SWIMMING/DIVING: There will be an informational meeting for athletes who would like to join the boys swimming and diving team today at 3:30 in room G102.

WRESTLING: Wrestling will compete this Friday with a Blue and Gold Scrimmage.  Come out and support the wrestlers as they start their season in the Spec Gym at 6 pm this Friday.






WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018

SOPHOMORES:  Thinking about your future after high school? Not knowing if college is the right fit for you? There is an Advisory Meeting (ACA) today. Report to your counselor’s assigned room as soon as the bell rings:

Wednesday, November 14: Periods 4X and 6X

Your counselors room was sent to you in an email and they are posted in your English teachers' classrooms.

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  The IRS should be updating their tax materials online very soon, so it is time for Accounting Club members to begin their certification training. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 a.m. in D112. Anyone interested in learning how to prepare an individual, basic tax return is welcome to join our group.

POLISH CLUB:  Join us this morning for a Polish Club meeting in B113 at 7:10 am. We hope to have our shirt design finalized.

PI SIGMA PI:  Pi Sigma Pi is meeting Friday morning at 7:10 in C210. We will be discussing possible field trips and t-shirts.

STUDENTS:  Tonight at 7 pm, District 207 will be hosting a screening of the documentary "The Test and The Art of Thinking" at Maine South High School. The documentary examines the purpose, role, and effectiveness of standardized tests in the admissions process. All District 207 students and families are invited to attend. Contact Mr. Dailey in the CCRC with any questions.

STUDENTS/STAFF:  The 19th Annual Turkey Trot is on Thursday at 3:30 pm in spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the bookstore or at the race.  $5.00 for the trot, door prizes and t-shirt.  You can also donate $3 or 5 canned goods and be entered in the trot and qualify for the door prizes.  Door prizes include turkeys, pies, t-shirts and more.  Hot chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  All proceeds benefit the Des Plaines Food Pantry.  If you have questions, contact Mr. Piha or your PE teacher.

BASKETBALL FANS:  The Maine West Boys Basketball Online Team Store is now open. There are new items and designs for men and women. Place your order no later than NOVEMBER 15th. Exceptions cannot be made. The link can be found on the Boys Basketball website or on their Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages. Thank you for your continued support of the Boys Basketball program.


BOYS SWIMMING/DIVING: There will be an informational meeting for athletes who would like to join the boys swimming and diving team on Thursday, November 15th at 3:30 in room G102.

WRESTLING: Wrestling will compete this Friday with a Blue and Gold Scrimmage.  Come out and support the wrestlers as they start their season in the Spec Gym at 6 pm this Friday.





TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018

SOPHOMORES:  Thinking about your future after high school? Not knowing if college is the right fit for you? Where do you begin to explore possible careers? Your counselors have you covered.  Our first Advisory Meeting (ACA) is today and tomorrow, November 13 and 14. Report to your counselor’s assigned room as soon as the bell rings:

Tuesday, November 13: Periods 3X and 5X
Wednesday, November 14: Periods 4X and 6X

Your counselors room were sent to you in an email and they are posted in your English teachers' classrooms.

ACCOUNTING CLUB:  The IRS should be updating their tax materials online very soon, so it is time for Accounting Club members to begin their certification training. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 a.m. in D112. Anyone interested in learning how to prepare an individual, basic tax return is welcome to join our group.

POLISH CLUB:  Join us tomorrow morning for our next Polish Club meeting in B113 at 7:10 am. We hope to have our shirt design finalized.

STUDENTS:  On Wednesday November 14 at 7 pm, District 207 will be hosting a screening of the documentary "The Test and The Art of Thinking" at Maine South High School. The documentary examines the purpose, role, and effectiveness of standardized tests in the admissions process. All District 207 students and families are invited to attend. Contact Mr. Dailey in the CCRC with any questions.

STUDENTS/STAFF:  The 19th Annual Turkey Trot is on Thursday at 3:30 pm in spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the bookstore or at the race.  $5.00 for the trot, door prizes and t-shirt.  You can also donate $3 or 5 canned goods and be entered in the trot and qualify for the door prizes.  Door prizes include turkeys, pies, t-shirts and more.  Hot chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  All proceeds benefit the Des Plaines Food Pantry.  If you have questions, contact Mr. Piha or your PE teacher.

BASKETBALL FANS:  The Maine West Boys Basketball Online Team Store is now open. There are new items and designs for men and women. Place your order no later than NOVEMBER 15th. Exceptions cannot be made. The link can be found on the Boys Basketball website or on their Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages. Thank you for your continued support of the Boys Basketball program.


BOYS SWIMMING/DIVING: There will be an informational meeting for athletes who would like to join the boys swimming and diving team on Thursday, November 15th at 3:30 in room G102.

WRESTLING: Wrestling will compete this Friday with a Blue and Gold Scrimmage.  Come out and support the wrestlers as they start their season in the Spec Gym at 6 pm this Friday.




MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018

SOPHOMORES:  Thinking about your future after high school? Not knowing if college is the right fit for you? Where do you begin to explore possible careers? Your counselors have got you covered! Our first Advisory Meeting (ACA) with you is this Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 and 14. Report to your counselor’s assigned room as soon as the bell rings:

Tuesday, November 13: Periods 3X and 5X
Wednesday, November 14: Periods 4X and 6X-

Your counselors room were sent to you in an email and they are posted in your English teachers' classrooms.

STUDENTS:  On Wednesday November 14 at 7 pm, District 207 will be hosting a screening of the documentary "The Test and The Art of Thinking" at Maine South High School. The documentary examines the purpose, role, and effectiveness of standardized tests in the admissions process. All District 207 students and families are invited to attend. Contact Mr. Dailey in the CCRC with any questions.

STUDENTS/STAFF:  The 19th Annual Turkey Trot is on Thursday, November 15 at 3:30 pm in spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the bookstore or at the race.  $5.00 for the trot, door prizes and t-shirt.  You can also donate $3 or 5 canned goods and be entered in the trot and qualify for the door prizes.  Door prizes include turkeys, pies, t-shirts and more.  Hot chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  All proceed benefit the Des Plaines Food Pantry.  If you have questions, contact Mr. Piha or your PE teacher.

BASKETBALL FANS:  The Maine West Boys Basketball Online Team Store is now open. There are new items and designs for men and women. Place your order no later than NOVEMBER 15th. Exceptions cannot be made. The link can be found on the Boys Basketball website or on their Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages. Thank you for your continued support of the Boys Basketball program.


BOYS SWIMMING/DIVING: There will be an informational meeting for athletes who would like to join the boys swimming and diving team on Thursday, November 15th at 3:30 in room G102.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018

STUDENTS:  Come audition for Drama Club's annual Improv Night TODAY in R207 from 3:30 to 5 pm.

STUDENTS/STAFF: Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 15 at 3:30 pm in spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the bookstore or at the race.  $5.00 for the trot, door prizes and t-shirt.  You can also donate $3 or 5 canned goods and be entered in the trot and qualify for the door prizes.  Door prizes include turkeys, pies, t-shirts and more.  Hot chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  All proceed benefit the Des Plaines Food Pantry.  If you have questions, contact Mr. Piha or your PE teacher.

FASHION & COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion & Cosmetology Club is sponsoring the Dress for Success raffle fundraiser from November 5-9. Raffle tickets are $1 each and you can enter for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods and the drawing will be after school on Friday, November 9. All proceeds will benefit the Dress for Success organization to help empower women to achieve economic independence. We are also hosting a donation drive to collect career apparel for women, including accessories, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Donations will be accepted in the bin at the front entrance from November 5 - 9.

BASKETBALL FANS:  The Maine West Boys Basketball Online Team Store is now open. There are new items and designs for men and women. Place your order no later than NOVEMBER 15th. Exceptions cannot be made. The link can be found on the Boys Basketball website or on their Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages. Thank you for your continued support of the Boys Basketball program.


BOYS SWIMMING/DIVING: There will be an informational meeting for athletes who would like to join the boys swimming and diving team on Thursday, November 15th at 3:30 in room G102.

STUDENTS/STAFF:
Come out to a night of billions of stars! (or at least a few dozen, and maybe a planet or two)
The Maine South Astronomy Club will be hosting a community outreach event on the evening of Saturday, November 10 starting at 5:30 pm.  In conjunction with Maine South's School Wide Fundraiser, in support of the Dup15q Alliance, admission will be $3 per individual and $5 for families of 3 or more people. There will be a chance to purchase raffle tickets to win prizes, with all proceeds split between the School Wide Fundraiser and the Astronomy Club.

The evening will begin with a series of five minute lectures in the school library given by Maine South students on a variety of astronomy related topics. After about 30 minutes, we will walk out to the school's north field, and we will help people make observations with the school's telescopes. This is designed for people who are astronomy curious from ages 8 through 80. We plan to end the evening by 7:00 pm.

We are asking that people register by e-mailing Tom Egan at tegan@maine207.org so we can contact interested persons in the event of inclement weather and cancellation.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018

STUDENTS:  Auditions for this year's hit musical comedy, "The Addams Family" are just around the corner. Join us today for the audition clinic from 3:30 to 6 pm in R207. Never been in a show? No worries, we will equip you with everything you need to be successful. Visit the Drama call board in upper E wing for more information.

STUDENTS:  Are you a bit extra and quick on your feet? Come audition for Drama Club's annual Improv Night on Friday, November 9th. Auditions will be held in R207 from 3:30 to 5 pm. For more information, come to the Drama Club meeting next Wednesday at 3:30 in E209.

STUDENTS/STAFF: Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 15 at 3:30 pm in spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the bookstore or at the race.  $5.00 for the trot, door prizes and t-shirt.  You can also donate $3 or 5 canned goods and be entered in the trot and qualify for the door prizes.  Door prizes include turkeys, pies, t-shirts and more.  Hot chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  All proceed benefit the Des Plaines Food Pantry.  If you have questions, contact Mr. Piha or your PE teacher.

FASHION & COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion & Cosmetology Club is sponsoring the Dress for Success raffle fundraiser from November 5-9. Raffle tickets are $1 each and you can enter for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods and the drawing will be after school on Friday, November 9. All proceeds will benefit the Dress for Success organization to help empower women to achieve economic independence. We are also hosting a donation drive to collect career apparel for women, including accessories, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Donations will be accepted in the bin at the front entrance from November 5 - 9.

STUDENTS:  The following schools will be visiting the CCRC today:
     University of St. Francis during 2nd period
     Illinois Wesleyan University during 6th period
Stop by the CCRC to get a college visit slip to attend.

BASKETBALL FANS:  The Maine West Boys Basketball Online Team Store is now open. This year, we have increased the amount of items available for sale. The store is sure to have something for everyone, boys, girls, men and women. Place your order no later than NOVEMBER 15th. Exceptions cannot be made. The link can be found on the Boys Basketball website or on their social media page. Thank you for your continued support of the Boys Basketball program.

BOYS SWIMMING/DIVING: There will be an informational meeting for athletes who would like to join the boys swimming and diving team on Thursday, November 15th at 3:30 in room G102.

STUDENTS/STAFF:
Come out to a night of billions of stars! (or at least a few dozen, and maybe a planet or two)
The Maine South Astronomy Club will be hosting a community outreach event on the evening of Saturday, November 10 starting at 5:30 pm.  In conjunction with Maine South's School Wide Fundraiser, in support of the Dup15q Alliance, admission will be $3 per individual and $5 for families of 3 or more people. There will be a chance to purchase raffle tickets to win prizes, with all proceeds split between the School Wide Fundraiser and the Astronomy Club.

The evening will begin with a series of five minute lectures in the school library given by Maine South students on a variety of astronomy related topics. After about 30 minutes, we will walk out to the school's north field, and we will help people make observations with the school's telescopes. This is designed for people who are astronomy curious from ages 8 through 80. We plan to end the evening by 7:00 pm.

We are asking that people register by e-mailing Tom Egan at tegan@maine207.org so we can contact interested persons in the event of inclement weather and cancellation.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018

STUDENTS:  Auditions for this year's hit musical comedy, "The Addams Family" are just around the corner. Join us for the audition clinic Thursday, November 8 from 3:30 to 6 pm in R207. Never been in a show? No worries, we will equip you with everything you need to be successful. Visit the Drama call board in upper E wing for more information.

STUDENTS:  Are you a bit extra and quick on your feet? Come audition for Drama Club's annual Improv Night on Friday, November 9th. Auditions will be held in R207 from 3:30 to 5 pm. For more information, come to the Drama Club meeting next Wednesday at 3:30 in E209.

STUDENTS/STAFF: Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 15 at 3:30 pm in spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the bookstore or at the race.  $5.00 for the trot, door prizes and t-shirt.  You can also donate $3 or 5 canned goods and be entered in the trot and qualify for the door prizes.  Door prizes include turkeys, pies, t-shirts and more.  Hot chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  All proceed benefit the Des Plaines Food Pantry.  If you have questions, contact Mr. Piha or your PE teacher.

FASHION & COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion & Cosmetology Club is sponsoring the Dress for Success raffle fundraiser from November 5-9. Raffle tickets are $1 each and you can enter for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods and the drawing will be after school on Friday, November 9. All proceeds will benefit the Dress for Success organization to help empower women to achieve economic independence. We are also hosting a donation drive to collect career apparel for women, including accessories, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Donations will be accepted in the bin at the front entrance from November 5 - 9.

SENIORS:
  Have you filed your FAFSA? If not, Maine West will be hosting a FAFSA Completion event *tonight* in Room H106 from 4-7pm. Spanish speaking assistance will be available. Stop by the CCRC if you have any questions or need a list of documents to bring. It's important to file the FAFSA early so you can get free money for college!

STUDENTS/STAFF:
Come out to a night of billions of stars! (or at least a few dozen, and maybe a planet or two)
The Maine South Astronomy Club will be hosting a community outreach event on the evening of Saturday November 10 starting at 5:30 pm.  In conjunction with Maine South's School Wide Fundraiser, in support of the Dup15q Alliance, admission will be $3 per individual and $5 for families of 3 or more people. There will be a chance to purchase raffle tickets to win prizes, with all proceeds split between the School Wide Fundraiser and the Astronomy Club.

The evening will begin with a series of five minute lectures in the school library given by Maine South students on a variety of astronomy related topics. After about 30 minutes, we will walk out to the school's north field, and we will help people make observations with the school's telescopes. This is designed for people who are astronomy curious from ages 8 through 80. We plan to end the evening by 7:00 pm.

We are asking that people register by e-mailing Tom Egan at tegan@maine207.org so we can contact interested persons in the event of inclement weather and cancellation.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018

INSTITUTE DAY - NO SCHOOL

STUDENTS:  Auditions for this year's hit musical comedy, "The Addams Family" are just around the corner. Join us for the audition clinic Thursday, November 8 from 3:30 to 6 pm in R207. Never been in a show? No worries, we will equip you with everything you need to be successful. Visit the Drama call board in upper E wing for more information.

STUDENTS:  Are you a bit extra and quick on your feet? Come audition for Drama Club's annual Improv Night on Friday, November 9th. Auditions will be held in R207 from 3:30 to 5 pm. For more information, come to the Drama Club meeting next Wednesday at 3:30 in E209.

STUDENTS/STAFF: Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 15 at 3:30 pm in spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the bookstore or at the race.  $5.00 for the trot, door prizes and t-shirt.  You can also donate $3 or 5 canned goods and be entered in the trot and qualify for the door prizes.  Door prizes include turkeys, pies, t-shirts and more.  Hot chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  All proceed benefit the Des Plaines Food Pantry.  If you have questions, contact Mr. Piha or your PE teacher.

FASHION & COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion & Cosmetology Club is sponsoring the Dress for Success raffle fundraiser from November 5-9. Raffle tickets are $1 each and you can enter for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods and the drawing will be after school on Friday, November 9. All proceeds will benefit the Dress for Success organization to help empower women to achieve economic independence. We are also hosting a donation drive to collect career apparel for women, including accessories, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Donations will be accepted in the bin at the front entrance from November 5 - 9.

STUDENTS/STAFF:
Come out to a night of billions of stars! (or at least a few dozen, and maybe a planet or two)
The Maine South Astronomy Club will be hosting a community outreach event on the evening of Saturday November 10 starting at 5:30 pm.  In conjunction with Maine South's School Wide Fundraiser, in support of the Dup15q Alliance, admission will be $3 per individual and $5 for families of 3 or more people. There will be a chance to purchase raffle tickets to win prizes, with all proceeds split between the School Wide Fundraiser and the Astronomy Club.

The evening will begin with a series of five minute lectures in the school library given by Maine South students on a variety of astronomy related topics. After about 30 minutes, we will walk out to the school's north field, and we will help people make observations with the school's telescopes. This is designed for people who are astronomy curious from ages 8 through 80. We plan to end the evening by 7:00 pm.

We are asking that people register by e-mailing Tom Egan at tegan@maine207.org so we can contact interested persons in the event of inclement weather and cancellation.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2018

BLUE BLOCK SCHEDULE DAY



Student Council thanks everyone who helped support the canned food drive this year! It was another successful year and the Des Plaines Food Pantry was thrilled.
Here are the winners:
     1st Place: Ms. Lloyd's class with a 31.25 can average (wins a gourmet breakfast)
     2nd Place: Mrs. Jacob's class with a 16.34 can average (wins donuts)
     3rd Place: Mr. Gray's class with a 7.77 can average (wins munchkins)
Student Council will contact you for what day next week works well to receive your prize :)

STUDENTS/STAFF: Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 15 at 3:30 pm in spec gym foyer.  Sign up in the bookstore or at the race.  $5.00 for the trot, door prizes and t-shirt.  You can also donate $3 or 5 canned goods and be entered in the trot and qualify for the door prizes.  Door prizes include turkeys, pies, t-shirts and more.  Hot chocolate and candy will be served during the raffle.  All proceed benefit the Des Plaines Food Pantry.  If you have questions, contact Mr. Piha or your PE teacher.

RC CAR CLUB:  Do you own an RC Car, like a Traxxa, Kyosho, or Tamiya performance car? If so, join the newest club here at Maine West, the RC Car Club. Whether you drift 240s and R34s or scale rough terrain with Blazers and Explorers, this club is for you. Charge your batteries and glow plugs and meet the RC Car Club on the Tennis Courts today after school.

STUDENT COUNCIL:  Student Council will meet today during 5X and 5Z in L101.  All are welcome!

INDIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION:  Please join the Indian Student Association today after school in H106 for the Diwali Festival of Lights Celebration. Learn about the history and try amazing food. All are welcome.

FASHION & COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion & Cosmetology Club is sponsoring the Dress for Success raffle fundraiser from November 5-9. Raffle tickets are $1 each and you can enter for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods and the drawing will be after school on Friday, November 9. All proceeds will benefit the Dress for Success organization to help empower women to achieve economic independence. We are also hosting a donation drive to collect career apparel for women, including accessories, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Donations will be accepted in the bin at the front entrance from November 5 - 9.

COLLEGE VISITS:  The following colleges will be visiting the CCRC today.
Aurora University - 1st Period
Missouri State University - 5Y
Please stop by the CCRC to get a college visit pass from Mr. Dailey.

STUDENTS/STAFF:
Come out to a night of billions of stars! (or at least a few dozen, and maybe a planet or two)
The Maine South Astronomy Club will be hosting a community outreach event on the evening of Saturday November 10 starting at 5:30 pm.  In conjunction with Maine South's School Wide Fundraiser, in support of the Dup15q Alliance, admission will be $3 per individual and $5 for families of 3 or more people. There will be a chance to purchase raffle tickets to win prizes, with all proceeds split between the School Wide Fundraiser and the Astronomy Club.

The evening will begin with a series of five minute lectures in the school library given by Maine South students on a variety of astronomy related topics. After about 30 minutes, we will walk out to the school's north field, and we will help people make observations with the school's telescopes. This is designed for people who are astronomy curious from ages 8 through 80. We plan to end the evening by 7:00 pm.

We are asking that people register by e-mailing Tom Egan at tegan@maine207.org so we can contact interested persons in the event of inclement weather and cancellation.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS:  Congratulations to Mr. Adam Gorcyca for winning the LRC costume contest! Adam's Lion costume won with 218 likes. Thanks to everyone who participated and voted in the contest.

STUDENTS:  Come out and Help Pack the Bus today after school in front of the school. We will be packing a school bus with canned food to take to the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry.

RC CAR CLUB:  Do you own an RC Car, like a Traxxa, Kyosho, or Tamiya performance car? If so, join the newest club here at Maine West, the RC Car Club. Whether you drift 240s and R34s or scale rough terrain with Blazers and Explorers, this club is for you. Charge your batteries and glow plugs and meet the RC Car Club on the Tennis Courts Monday, November 5th after school.

STUDENT COUNCIL:  Student Council will meet Monday, November 5th during 5X and 5Z in
L101.  All are welcome!

INDIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION:  Please join the Indian Student Association on Monday, November 5th after school in H106 for the Diwali Festival of Lights Celebration. Learn about the history and try amazing food. All are welcome.

FASHION & COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion & Cosmetology Club is sponsoring the Dress for Success raffle fundraiser from November 5-9. Raffle tickets are $1 each and you can enter for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods and the drawing will be after school on Friday, November 9. All proceeds will benefit the Dress for Success organization to help empower women to achieve economic independence. We are also hosting a donation drive to collect career apparel for women, including accessories, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Donations will be accepted in the bin at the front entrance from November 5 - 9.

COLLEGE VISITS:  Loyola University Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University will be visiting Maine West today during 2nd and 5th periods respectively. Please stop by the CCRC to get a College Visit pass from Mr. Dailey.

BOYS BASKETBALL:  Attention all boys interested in trying out for the basketball team this year. Tryouts will begin on Monday, November 5th at 3:35 pm. Please search online for the boys basketball program´s website, instagram, twitter, and facebook feeds for all tryout details. In order to tryout, online registration and an updated physical must be turned into the athletic office by Friday, November 2nd. Continue the championship tradition at Maine West by competing for the boys basketball program this winter.

STUDENTS/STAFF:
Come out to a night of billions of stars! (or at least a few dozen, and maybe a planet or two)
The Maine South Astronomy Club will be hosting a community outreach event on the evening of Saturday November 10 starting at 5:30 pm.  In conjunction with Maine South's School Wide Fundraiser, in support of the Dup15q Alliance, admission will be $3 per individual and $5 for families of 3 or more people. There will be a chance to purchase raffle tickets to win prizes, with all proceeds split between the School Wide Fundraiser and the Astronomy Club.

The evening will begin with a series of five minute lectures in the school library given by Maine South students on a variety of astronomy related topics. After about 30 minutes, we will walk out to the school's north field, and we will help people make observations with the school's telescopes. This is designed for people who are astronomy curious from ages 8 through 80. We plan to end the evening by 7:00 pm.

We are asking that people register by e-mailing Tom Egan at tegan@maine207.org so we can contact interested persons in the event of inclement weather and cancellation.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018

The Maine West Canned Food Drive started Monday, October 22nd and runs through November 2nd. There will be a competition for the first period class that brings in the most non-perishable and canned food items. The winning class will receive a gourmet breakfast. All items will be taken to the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry. First period teachers should have received an email with instructions. If you have not, please contact Ms. Archer or Ms.Lloyd.

The canned food drive results are in: currently there is an 11 can average in Ms. Lloyd's class, an 8.9 can average in Ms. Jacob's class and third place is neck and neck - Mr. Hassman with a 1.78 can average & Mr. Gray with a 1.77 can average. THURSDAY is a DOUBLE POINTS DAY! May the best class win.
STUDENTS:  Day of Dead will be celebrated today after school in H106. We will be having food, music, a day of the dead altar, a presentation and sweets to celebrate this important day in Mexico and some Central American countries. We invite all to celebrate with us!

STUDENTS:  Come out and Help Pack the Bus Friday, November 2nd after school in front of the school. We will be packing a school bus with canned food to take to the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry.

RC CAR CLUB:  Do you own an RC Car, like a Traxxa, Kyosho, or Tamiya performance car? If so, join the newest club here at Maine West, the RC Car Club. Whether you drift 240s and R34s or scale rough terrain with Blazers and Explorers, this club is for you. Charge your batteries and glow plugs and meet the RC Car Club on the Tennis Courts Monday, November 5th after school.

HARRY POTTER CLUB: There is a Harry Potter Club meeting in the Library after school today. We will be finalizing our plans to see fantastic beasts two in a couple weeks. Make sure you come and get your spot!

STUDENT COUNCIL:  Student Council will meet Monday, November 5th during 5X and 5Z in
L101.  All are welcome!

FASHION & COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion & Cosmetology Club is sponsoring the Dress for Success raffle fundraiser from November 5-9. Raffle tickets are $1 each and you can enter for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods and the drawing will be after school on Friday, November 9. All proceeds will benefit the Dress for Success organization to help empower women to achieve economic independence. We are also hosting a donation drive to collect career apparel for women, including accessories, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Donations will be accepted in the bin at the front entrance from November 5 - 9.

STUDENTS: There are plenty of high paying jobs you can get in two years or less. Come to the Maine West Options fair TODAY around the cafeteria during lunch periods. Programs will be representing 2-year degrees, certificates, training programs, trade schools and more. You don't want to miss out on these opportunities for your future!

COLLEGE VISITS:  Loyola University Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University will be visiting Maine West this Friday during 2nd and 5th periods respectively. Please stop by the CCRC to get a College Visit pass from Mr. Dailey.

BOYS BASKETBALL:  Attention all boys interested in trying out for the basketball team this year. Tryouts will begin on Monday, November 5th at 3:35 pm. Please search online for the boys basketball program´s website, instagram, twitter, and facebook feeds for all tryout details. In order to tryout, online registration and an updated physical must be turned into the athletic office by Friday, November 2nd. Continue the championship tradition at Maine West by competing for the boys basketball program this winter.


STUDENTS/STAFF:
Come out to a night of billions of stars! (or at least a few dozen, and maybe a planet or two)
The Maine South Astronomy Club will be hosting a community outreach event on the evening of Saturday November 10 starting at 5:30 pm.  In conjunction with Maine South's School Wide Fundraiser, in support of the Dup15q Alliance, admission will be $3 per individual and $5 for families of 3 or more people. There will be a chance to purchase raffle tickets to win prizes, with all proceeds split between the School Wide Fundraiser and the Astronomy Club.

The evening will begin with a series of five minute lectures in the school library given by Maine South students on a variety of astronomy related topics. After about 30 minutes, we will walk out to the school's north field, and we will help people make observations with the school's telescopes. This is designed for people who are astronomy curious from ages 8 through 80. We plan to end the evening by 7:00 pm.

We are asking that people register by e-mailing Tom Egan at tegan@maine207.org so we can contact interested persons in the event of inclement weather and cancellation.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018


The Maine West Canned Food Drive started Monday, October 22nd and runs through November 2nd. There will be a competition for the first period class that brings in the most non-perishable and canned food items. The winning class will receive a gourmet breakfast. All items will be taken to the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry. First period teachers should have received an email with instructions. If you have not, please contact Ms. Archer or Ms.Lloyd.

STUDENTS:  Come out and Help Pack the Bus Friday, November 2nd after school in front of the school. We will be packing a school bus with canned food to take to the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry.

STUDENTS:  The LRC is sponsoring a Halloween Costume Contest today.  Come to the LRC dressed for Halloween success.  Here is how to win the contest:  We will take a photo of you for our Instagram page at @mwlibrary; get your friends to go to our page and like your photo; the one with the most LIKES wins MW stuff.  We hope to see you in your Halloween best.

RC CAR CLUB:  Do you own an RC Car, like a Traxxa, Kyosho, or Tamiya performance car? If so, join the newest club here at Maine West, the RC Car Club. Whether you drift 240s and R34s or scale rough terrain with Blazers and Explorers, this club is for you. Charge your batteries and glow plugs and meet the RC Car Club on the Tennis Courts Monday, November 5th after school.

HARRY POTTER CLUB: There is a Harry Potter Club meeting in the Library after school on Thursday, November 1. We will be finalizing our plans to see fantastic beasts two in a couple weeks. Make sure you come and get your spot!

STUDENT COUNCIL:  Student Council will meet Monday, November 5th during 5X and 5Z in
L101.  All are welcome!

FASHION & COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion & Cosmetology Club is sponsoring the Dress for Success raffle fundraiser from November 5-9. Raffle tickets are $1 each and you can enter for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods and the drawing will be after school on Friday, November 9. All proceeds will benefit the Dress for Success organization to help empower women to achieve economic independence. We are also hosting a donation drive to collect career apparel for women, including accessories, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Donations will be accepted in the bin at the front entrance from November 5 - 9.

COLLEGE VISITS:  Loyola University Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University will be visiting Maine West this Friday during 2nd and 5th periods respectively. Please stop by the CCRC to get a College Visit pass from Mr. Dailey.

BOYS BASKETBALL:  Attention all boys interested in trying out for the basketball team this year. Tryouts will begin on Monday, November 5th at 3:35 pm. Please search online for the boys basketball program´s website, instagram, twitter, and facebook feeds for all tryout details. In order to tryout, online registration and an updated physical must be turned into the athletic office by Friday, November 2nd. Continue the championship tradition at Maine West by competing for the boys basketball program this winter.


STUDENTS/STAFF:
Come out to a night of billions of stars! (or at least a few dozen, and maybe a planet or two)
The Maine South Astronomy Club will be hosting a community outreach event on the evening of Saturday November 10 starting at 5:30 pm.  In conjunction with Maine South's School Wide Fundraiser, in support of the Dup15q Alliance, admission will be $3 per individual and $5 for families of 3 or more people. There will be a chance to purchase raffle tickets to win prizes, with all proceeds split between the School Wide Fundraiser and the Astronomy Club.

The evening will begin with a series of five minute lectures in the school library given by Maine South students on a variety of astronomy related topics. After about 30 minutes, we will walk out to the school's north field, and we will help people make observations with the school's telescopes. This is designed for people who are astronomy curious from ages 8 through 80. We plan to end the evening by 7:00 pm.

We are asking that people register by e-mailing Tom Egan at tegan@maine207.org so we can contact interested persons in the event of inclement weather and cancellation.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018

The Maine West Canned Food Drive started Monday, October 22nd and runs through November 2nd. There will be a competition for the first period class that brings in the most non-perishable and canned food items. The winning class will receive a gourmet breakfast. All items will be taken to the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry. First period teachers should have received an email with instructions. If you have not, please contact Ms. Archer or Ms.Lloyd.

STUDENTS:  Come out and Help Pack the Bus Friday, November 2nd after school in front of the school. We will be packing a school bus with canned food to take to the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry.

STUDENTS:  The LRC is sponsoring a Halloween Costume Contest on Wednesday, October 31.  Come to the LRC dressed for Halloween success on October 31.  Here is how to win the contest:  We will take a photo of you for our Instagram page at @mwlibrary; get your friends to go to our page and like your photo; the one with the most LIKES wins MW stuff.  We hope to see you in your Halloween best.

STUDENTS:  Hispanic Club will be having a Mexican Hot Chocolate and Sweet Bread today before school in front of the cafeteria. $1/cup and $1/sweet bread.  Day of Dead (Dia De los Muertos) will be celebrated on November 1st after school in H106. We will be having food, music, a day of the dead altar, a presentation and sweets to celebrate this important day in Mexico and some Central American countries. We invite all to celebrate with us!

RC CAR CLUB:  Do you own an RC Car, like a Traxxa, Kyosho, or Tamiya performance car? If so, join the newest club here at Maine West, the RC Car Club. Whether you drift 240s and R34s or scale rough terrain with Blazers and Explorers, this club is for you. Charge your batteries and glow plugs and meet the RC Car Club on the Tennis Courts this Monday, November 5th after school.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB:  There is ASL Club in the Library right after school today! If you have been wanting to join, there is no time limit, come to any meeting.

HARRY POTTER CLUB: There is a Harry Potter Club meeting in the Library after school on Thursday, November 1. We will be finalizing our plans to see fantastic beasts two in a couple weeks. Make sure you come and get your spot!

FASHION & COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Fashion & Cosmetology Club is sponsoring the Dress for Success raffle fundraiser from November 5-9. Raffle tickets are $1 each and you can enter for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods and the drawing will be after school on Friday, November 9. All proceeds will benefit the Dress for Success organization to help empower women to achieve economic independence. We are also hosting a donation drive to collect career apparel for women, including accessories, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Donations will be accepted in the bin at the front entrance from November 5 - 9.

COLLEGE VISITS:  Loyola University Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University will be visiting Maine West this Friday during 2nd and 5th periods respectively. Please stop by the CCRC to get a College Visit pass from Mr. Dailey.
 
BOYS BASKETBALL:  Attention all boys interested in trying out for the basketball team this year. Tryouts will begin on Monday, November 5th at 3:35 pm. Please search online for the boys basketball program´s website, instagram, twitter, and facebook feeds for all tryout details. In order to tryout, online registration and an updated physical must be turned into the athletic office by Friday, November 2nd. Continue the championship tradition at Maine West by competing for the boys basketball program this winter.


STUDENTS/STAFF:
Come out to a night of billions of stars! (or at least a few dozen, and maybe a planet or two)
The Maine South Astronomy Club will be hosting a community outreach event on the evening of Saturday November 10 starting at 5:30 pm.  In conjunction with Maine South's School Wide Fundraiser, in support of the Dup15q Alliance, admission will be $3 per individual and $5 for families of 3 or more people. There will be a chance to purchase raffle tickets to win prizes, with all proceeds split between the School Wide Fundraiser and the Astronomy Club.

The evening will begin with a series of five minute lectures in the school library given by Maine South students on a variety of astronomy related topics. After about 30 minutes, we will walk out to the school's north field, and we will help people make observations with the school's telescopes. This is designed for people who are astronomy curious from ages 8 through 80. We plan to end the evening by 7:00 pm.

We are asking that people register by e-mailing Tom Egan at tegan@maine207.org so we can contact interested persons in the event of inclement weather and cancellation.