Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mustang News - October 19, 2018

Friday Focus


Public Notice: Fireworks display Friday, Oct. 19
The fireworks display that was scheduled on Homecoming night, Oct. 5, was canceled due to bad weather. Fireworks have been rescheduled for the senior night football game Friday, Oct. 19. The display will take place during halftime of the game between 8:30 and 9 p.m.

50/50 Raffle
The winning ticket of the MHS Foundation's 50/50 raffle held during homecoming weekend is ticket # 869945.
The winner should contact Lisa Johnson at 847-370-6548 or The MHS Foundation thanks our football fans for their continued support.

Attention: Class of 2019
All seniors are expected to attend a meeting on Thursday, November 1 at 9:00 am in the Auditorium to order their graduation caps & gowns. This is a late start day, and the meeting will be over before classes start at 9:25am. Graduates rent a custom gown and purchase the cap, tassel and alumni medal. The total cost is $44.00. No money will be collected on this day. Herff-Jones, our graduation supplies provider, will email payment instructions at a later date. Please contact the Principal’s Office if you have any questions. 847-949-2200 X1230.


Mundelein High School Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences will be held on October 25 and 26, 2018

October 25 schedule:
Student dismissal will be at 11:25am
Conferences will take place from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
All conferences are 10 minutes in length.

October 26 schedule:
No student attendance
Conferences will take place from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and from 12:00 pm to 2:00pm
All conferences are 10 minutes in length.

All conferences must be scheduled. No walk-ins.
Conferences can be scheduled from 8:30am on October 16 to noon on October 23 using this link:

Register (new users)
Enter your email address and push "Login/Create Account".
Fill in the required fields and register.
For each child, enter a student ID and birthdate (mm/dd/yyyy)

Sign In
If you've previously registered, all you need to do is enter your email and password. The system will know about your appointments and the children you have added to your account.

Each colored square represents an available meeting time. The legend shows you which teacher corresponds to which color, and the times increase as you go down the page. (Note: you will not see all of the teachers at your school, just the set of teachers that your children have classes with.) Click on a square to book that time.

You will optionally have the choice of setting a time when you would like a reminder email delivered.

Click "Create Appointment".

Repeat until you have a time with each teacher you'd like to visit with.
At any time you can click on "printable schedule" and print the resulting web page to get a hard copy of your schedule.

If you want to make changes to your schedule, you can log in at any time with the email address and password you used to create your account.

Click on “Your Schedule” to display and hide your appointments. There will be links to change the time, or cancel the appointment.

Please contact the Principal’s Office with any questions about Parent Teacher Conferences.
847-949-2200, X1230

Questions to ask during Parent/Teacher Conferences
Does my student demonstrate specific strengths in your class?
How is my student doing in your class: Grades, attendance, missing assignments
How can my student improve his/her grade?
Is there some way that I can check my student’s progress in class?
Are there any upcoming projects or assignments my student should be working on?

New Faces Theater - Roy Dumblauskas, Alexis Lee, Megan Saunders, Matthew Callas, Allan Rodriguez, Lance Evans, Mary McMurray

Theatre Performances: Diamondbacks and Diamondbacks in the Sky
October 24 at 3:45 p.m.
October 26 & 27 at 7:30 p.m.

The youngest theatre artists at Mundelein Theatre will be performing on the Mundelein High School. Diamondbacks and Diamonds in the Sky, a seriocomic play by Jill Pertler, will be presented as the schools New Faces Production. The cast is made up of twenty eight freshman and sophomores, as well as juniors and seniors who have never appeared on the MHS main stage. The show will be performed on Wednesday, 10/24 at 3:45 pm, Friday, 10/25 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, 10/26 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The matinee performance on Wednesday is only $1 for MHS students. Tickets can be purchased at the box office prior to each performance.

Diamondbacks and Diamonds in the Sky starts as a simple tale of a wedding, but grows into a story about the complexities of love, with a dash of humor thrown in on the side. And,  just when you think things couldn’t get any more complicated, an asteroid hits. Is it the end of the world, or just the beginning?

“It is my great pleasure to once again be directing the New Faces show,” said Jeff Harding. “Getting the chance to work with our young actors is a real blessing.”  “One of the things that I am most proud of for this show is that we are tackling some serious material for the first time,” continued Harding.  “I am incredibly pleased at the way the cast, along with the student Assistant Directors and Stage Manager, have taken on the challenge of doing this show.”
For further information, go to

Black Student Union
On Friday, October 12th, Calvin Terrell joined Black Student Union for their weekly meeting.  Mr. Terrell challenged the students, as only he can, to take a more active part in shaping the course of their own lives, as well as the community here at MHS.  He gave us much to think about, and much to talk about in our upcoming meetings.  We are grateful for this time with him.

Business Incubator Field Trip
The Business Incubator students participated in a field trip that took place at the Chicago Merchandise Mart, on Friday, October 12.  The students worked with 3 different businesses during the course of the day, including tours, presentations and a lunch and learn session.

1871: Chicago’s Center for Technology and Entrepreneurship. It’s the home to over 500 early-stage, high growth digital startups.   Students toured 1871 and got to see a real life incubator in action.

Future Founders : Immerses youth in experiences that inspire and empower them to create their own opportunity.  MHS students participated in an instructional class to include a “Pitching and Presentation Skills Workshop”.

The Allstate Innovation Hub: Houses Allstate’s top quantitative scientists and innovation specialists in a state of the art facility. Students participated in a lunch/learn session as well as a guided tour of the space.

College & Career Center

We are excited to celebrate another successful College Week at MHS! Please view some pictures from the week below:

College Essay writing assistance...

College Week Panel

College Essay Writing Assistance

College Week Panel

College Week FASFA Night
College Admission Officers present to MHS students

College Rep Visits Next Week!
Stop by the CCRC (B103) to meet with college representatives. This is a great opportunity to learn about different schools and make a connection with admissions counselors!

 University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign graduates on staff at MHS
In Honor of College Week, all staff who graduated from the University of Illinois took a photo.  I-L-L...I-N-I
U of I math graduates

Members of the U of I Marching Illini


Mustang Fans - The MHS Mustang Booster Club will be selling booster club memberships at the football game this Friday. 

For a $30.00 membership, you will receive a stadium blanket and Mustang decal.  A $50.00 deluxe membership includes a waterproof stadium blanket (pictured below), a Mustang decal, and your family name listed on our booster club banner.   The Booster Club will also be hosting a 50/50 Raffle that evening with the winner announced at the end of half time.  Thank you for supporting your MHS Mustang Booster Club!

Photos From The Week

Following the first round of trivia on Mon. Oct. 15, Stephanie Gutierrez and Denise Hurtado reveal the answers to the students who attended. The Puertas club hosted Hispanic Trivia Night which included rounds quizzing knowledge of geography and history. Photo taken by Emma Aculado  

During an Oct. 12 practice before the Tuesday's regional game, boys varsity soccer team members Armando Rosiles '19, Brian Lencina '19 and Sebastian Flores '19 warm up together. The boys varsity team won against Deerfield High School in its regional game; 5-0. Photo taken by Claire Kim

During the boy's varsity soccer practice, Zachary Serby '21, participates in the "4 v. 3" warm-up drill. The following day, October 16, 2018, the boys played hard in the Regional Quarterfinal game coming home with a 5-0 victory against Deerfield High School. Photo taken by Cayla Manaligod 

With a smile on her face, Isabel Sioson '21, plays alongside the Jazz Ensemble during their performance at the Jazz club Durty Nellies on Oct. 14. The Jazz Ensemble opened for The Jazz Consortium Big Band. Photo taken by Lindsay Nootbaar 
Purple Pride!  Celebrating College Week!

I-L-L.... I-N-I   Celebrating College Week!

Go Hawkeyes!  Celebrating College Week!