Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mustang News - January 18, 2019

Recognition


From left to right: Giorgi Bazgadze, Matthew Chen, Raymond Hogea, Edward Hogea, Issac Fuksman, Paolo Escobar, Steffen Brown, Edrei Alaban, Maria Gomez, August Holsman.
MHS Robotics Takes 2nd Place in Tournament
This weekend Mundelein HS Robotics team competed in another VEX Robotics Tournament in Chicago. One of the MHS teams received the second place award (tournament finalist) and also received qualification for the state tournament. "It's amazing to see the grit and rigor that our students have. They never gave up and kept pushing through the challenges presented to them," said Manny Aldana, robotics team coach.

The team already has plans for improvements on the robots to better represent MHS in the upcoming state tournament!

MHS Hosts 1st Ever Cultural Fair
This week, MHS students showcased their cultural backgrounds with the school community.  The fair consisted of presentations of traditions, geography, dance, dress, sweets and stories from the countries of origins of MHS student presenters.  This event started as an idea to learn about the cultures within MHS from student organizers Jillian Hoffstadt, Stephanie Gutierrez, Brianna Martin, and Hana Fakhoury.  After a semester of planning, Thursday was an expression of positive student energy!  Below is a photograph of the presenters.  For more photos, go to the end of the this week's blog.

Student Presentors of the 1st Ever MHS Cultural Fair 

Friday Focus



Announcements




Support the MHS Foundation
The MHS Foundation is sponsoring a “Queen of Hearts – Done the Mustang Way” Raffle.  Weekly drawings will be held on Tuesdays at 7PM at Emil’s Pizza. The first weekly draw will be held on Nov.6th with a minimum win of $250, if your ticket is selected and your envelope number contains the Mustang Card. Tickets are on sale at Emil’s for $1 each or 6 for $5. All proceeds go towards scholarships and innovative classrooms grants. Thank you for your support!

Amazon Smile Helps MHS
Register and shop Amazon Smile to benefit MHS.  Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of purchases to the Mundelein High School Foundation.   https://goo.gl/6ayz6A




Parents/Guardians encouraged to complete 5Essentials Survey
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to complete the 5Essentials Survey that is now available online. The survey allows for school administrations to learn about the highlights and concerns of parents in their districts. The survey is available in English and Spanish and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Only one parent per household may complete the survey; however, if parents have more than one child who attends MHS, they may choose to participate multiple times.

Please use this URL to complete the survey:  https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/

We look forward to your feedback.

Calendar Updates for 2nd Semester
Friday, February 15 ½ day-Teacher Institute Student Dismissal: 11:25am
Friday, February 22 ½ day-Teacher Institute Student Dismissal: 11:25am
Friday, February 22 Mr. Mustang 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 23         El Baile Dance time and details coming soon
Thursday, March 7             Late Start Classes begin: 9:25am
Friday, March 8                 School in session Classes begin: 7:45am
Wednesday, March 13         Early Dismissal Student Dismissal at 1:40pm
Wednesday, March 13         Parent Teacher Conferences   2:10pm-4:30pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm
Friday, March 16               Winterfest time and details coming soon

College and Career Center

MHS Foundation Scholarships Are Open!
The Mundelein High School Foundation’s scholarship application packet for 2019 graduates is now open!  These scholarships offer students the opportunity to win up to $1,000 to help pay for their education and there are many types of scholarships available.  Students may choose to apply for singular scholarships within the packet or for all scholarships to which they are eligible by checking the appropriate boxes on the application.

Application Process:
Log in to Naviance (either as a student or a guest) and download the application from the Scholarship List. To view an overview of scholarships offered click HERE.

Once all materials have been gathered, the student must return their application in its entirety to the CCRC (B103) by 1pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
If there are any questions, please contact the MHS Foundation via Ms. Lisa Johnson (johnson.lj@comcast.net) or see Mrs. Rusk in the CCRC.


The College Experience: Breaking it Down
Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior that’s totally lost on the college search and application process? Are you the first generation in your family to go to college in the U.S.? Save the date for Tuesday, January 29 during 5th period in the DMR and learn how to break it all down!

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Gewalt Hamilton will be hosting the second annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" event on February 18th, 2019 from 8am-1pm. The event is free and open to all high school women grades 9-12 who show interest and aptitude in STEM fields.

If you’re interested in attending please RSVP by February 8, 2019. Email your name and the name of your school to lstarkey@gha-engineers.com, or call 847-821-6227.

Summer Possibilities at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of ACES
Help your students imagine their future by inviting them to attend Explore ACES on Friday, March 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. During the day, they'll discover what it's like to be a student in the College of ACES and learn about the many career opportunities available to them. Interactive booths, classroom experiments, and campus experiences await! No RSVP is necessary.

College of Applied Health Sciences
Do you have students interested in a career in health and wellness, medicine, physical therapy, speech language pathology, audiology, event planning, or sport marketing? The College of Applied Health Sciences invites them to Discover Applied Health Sciences on Friday, March 8 at Huff Hall from 9 a.m. to noon (with possible activities after noon). This is a great opportunity to learn about our majors: Community Health, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Speech and Hearing Science, and Recreation, Sport, and Tourism. Please contact Patty Hudek at phudek@illinois.edu or 217-300-7343 if you have questions.

College of Education
Your students are invited to attend our College of Education Open House on Friday, March 8! This event is an opportunity for admitted students and their parents to meet with current students, faculty, and staff. We will have a demonstration with the University Primary School and their wonderful students, several breakout sessions, and a reception. For more information, feel free to contact Terrance Stevenson. We look forward to meeting your students!

College of Engineering
The Engineering Information Bureau will be hosting three more Engineering Days during the spring semester. The dates are February 15, March 29, and April 19. We will also continue to host the Shadow an Engineer program and three more webinars this semester. If you have any questions, please email our director, Max Vittore. Thank you, and we hope to see your students on campus!

Engineering Summer Camp registration opens on January 15
We have a variety of themed opportunities for students currently in grades 8 through 11. The camps provide exposure to different areas of engineering through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and interactions with various students, staff, and professors in those fields. The camps operate on a merit-based admissions process. Financial assistance is available.

College of Fine & Applied Arts
The College of Fine and Applied Arts offers four residential summer programs for high school students. Illinois Summer Youth Music, Discover Architecture, iSTEAM (for students interested in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Urban and Regional Planning), and FAA Summer Intensive (for students interested in Art and Design, Dance, or Theatre).

Students in grades 9 through 11 are encouraged to enter one of our seven talent competitions: Architectural Drawing, Self-Portrait, Dance Choreography, Design a Playscape, Music Performance, Acting, or Design Your Ideal City. Prizes include a scholarship to one of our summer programs.

College of Media
We invite rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to join us at the College of Media’s 360° Sports and Entertainment Camp from July 14 to 19. Students can personalize their on-campus experience with classes and workshops that interest them in the fields of advertising, journalism, and media and cinema studies. They will learn from faculty members and pros in the field about broadcast and mobile journalism, play-by-play, film reviews, podcasts, GoPros, eSports, documentaries, and more. We’ll have new sessions and more labs for returning campers. Space is limited. For more information, contact Lisa Wells.

Gies College of Business
Gies Business is excited to announce a new undergraduate program starting in 2019: Strategic Business Development and Entrepreneurship! The SBDE program seeks to train students in the skills needed to develop and manage new businesses, either as independent start-ups or new business units within existing companies. Students can pursue career paths such as business development, consulting, entrepreneurship, private equity, product management, and venture capital.

We also now have two staff members for Gies Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment: Director Kelly Janssen (217-333-4567; kjanssen@illinois.edu) and Coordinator Kaci Abolt (217-300-3735; klabolt@illinois.edu). Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

School of Social Work
Do your students enjoy volunteering and serving in their community? Is helping others something they’re passionate about? Invite them to join us this summer at the School of Social Work for a day of service learning specifically for high school students interested in exploring the field of social work. For more information, contact Laura Graven, Undergraduate Affairs Coordinator.

Athletics

Booster Club:  Parents NEEDED!
Looking for a way to get more involved at MHS?  The MHS Mustang Booster Club is in need of a Treasurer to serve on our Executive Board!  Responsibilities would include maintaining our bank account, budget information, and we already have a 5013C status.  Not sure who we are?  Simply put, the mission of the MHS Mustang Booster Club is to promote and support the success, spirit, participation, and sportsmanship of every student involved in all activities and programs at Mundelein High School. We would love to hear from you!  Please contact us at mhsmustangboosters@gmail.com for more information!


Winter Sports
Some of our Winter sports are in their post-season play.
Dance - 1/19/19 IHSA Sectionals @ Warren-Almond Campus 10am
Boys Bowling - 1/19/19 IHSA Sectionals @ Don Carter Lanes 1:45pm
To view all sports happenings click HERE

Boys and Girls Track 
The season has started! Before it’s too late to join, come on up to the Athletic office and sign up and make sure you have all appropriate paperwork on file.

Dance team show off their 4th place finish at Rolling Meadows. Congratulations

Owen Jones moves onto the IHSA Sectional this Saturday

Senior class swim-dive team

Winter Guard doing community service at Feed My Starving Children


Photos from the Week

Before his math class, Jack Hiegel '19, refers to one of his classmates for an opinion on Mr. Mustang. Hiegel is on of the four MC's for the big event, and is trying to brainstorm ideas for their skit. Photo taken by Cayla Manaligod

On the night of Wed. Jan. 16, Nicole Robb '19 plays trumpet as a part of a combo along with other members of the Jazz Ensemble during their winter concert. In addition to Jazz Ensemble, the Jazz Orchestra performed as well earlier in the night.  Photo taken by Emma Aculado

Before school on Thursday, Jan. 17, Anooha Dasari '19 and Anushka Desai '19 show off their Indian heritage during the cultural fair. The cultural fair is a first year event organized by Jillian Hoffstadt '19 who wanted to showcase the diversity in MHS. Photo taken by Sydney Szalinski

Performing on the beam, Audrey Rehm '19 does a handstand during her routine during a home meet in the Main Gym on Jan. 15.  Rehm also celebrated Senior Night with fellow teammate Shannon Lampi '19. Photo taken by Jessica Franzen 

More photos from the Cultural Fair











Staff Advisor Anna Grig (left) and Co-organizer Senior Jillian Hoffstadt




Co-organizer Senior Hana Fakhoury



Co-organizer Sophomore Brianna Martin




Thursday, January 10, 2019

Mustang News - January 11, 2019

In The News

Over winter break, the classroom doors of the English Department were decorated with book cover designed vinyl coverings.  The idea was the brainchild of English teacher Ryan Buck.  Read about the idea and the interest from here in Lake County to across the globe in the links below!

Daily Herald:  https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190107/literary-murals-creating-a-positive-stir-at-mundelein-high

BBC Article:
1. http://forreadingaddicts.co.uk/inspired-by-literature/high-school-transforms-hallways-into-iconic-book-covers/30516


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Friday Focus


Announcements


MHS students, staff to learn facts about Vaping
Mundelein High School will host a presentation over two days by Andy Duran, executive director of Linking Efforts Against Drugs [LEAD]. The topic for the meetings will be Vaping Education for Students and Staff. Duran will meet with seniors and sophomores Monday, Jan. 14 and with juniors and freshmen Friday, Jan. 18. He will also be available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Jan. 18 to meet with interested staff members.

LEAD™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to parents and other adults and their role in the promotion of healthy family relationships and the prevention of alcohol, drug use, and other risky behavior by youth.

“Our programs and events are designed to support parents and teens, build healthy relationships and find alternatives to using drugs and alcohol. As our kids get older, we stop talking to them about actions that can harm them. We at LEAD are asking you to #DiveIn,” Duran wrote on the LEAD™ website.

For additional information, contact Assistant Principal Mike Pope at 847-949-2200, Extension 1402.



Support the MHS Foundation
The MHS Foundation is sponsoring a “Queen of Hearts – Done the Mustang Way” Raffle.  Weekly drawings will be held on Tuesdays at 7PM at Emil’s Pizza. The first weekly draw will be held on Nov.6th with a minimum win of $250, if your ticket is selected and your envelope number contains the Mustang Card. Tickets are on sale at Emil’s for $1 each or 6 for $5. All proceeds go towards scholarships and innovative classrooms grants. Thank you for your support!

Amazon Smile Helps MHS
Register and shop Amazon Smile to benefit MHS.  Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of purchases to the Mundelein High School Foundation.   https://goo.gl/6ayz6A




Parents/Guardians encouraged to complete 5Essentials Survey
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to complete the 5Essentials Survey that is now available online. The survey allows for school administrations to learn about the highlights and concerns of parents in their districts. The survey is available in English and Spanish and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Only one parent per household may complete the survey; however, if parents have more than one child who attends MHS, they may choose to participate multiple times.

Please use this URL to complete the survey:  https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/

We look forward to your feedback.

Calendar Updates for 2nd Semester
Thursday, January 17 Cultural Fair 8:40am-2:10pm
Friday, February 15 ½ day-Teacher Institute Student Dismissal: 11:25am
Friday, February 22 ½ day-Teacher Institute Student Dismissal: 11:25am
Friday, February 22 Mr. Mustang 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 23         El Baile Dance time and details coming soon
Thursday, March 7         Late Start Classes begin: 9:25am
Friday, March 8         School in session Classes begin: 7:45am
Wednesday, March 13         Early Dismissal Student Dismissal at 1:40pm
Wednesday, March 13         Parent Teacher Conferences   2:10pm-4:30pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm
Friday, March 16         Winterfest time and details coming soon

College & Career Center

Scholarships Are Open!
Access a list of our most up-to-date scholarships through the Scholarship Link found under Colleges Home in Naviance. Additionally, we strongly encourage students to continue checking the MHS Specific Scholarships  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1N57hzRfIHnMTNO17R9TQqPb-maMXKdtdZZiP2Z03ZtM/edit?usp=sharing document to view which additional scholarships that are guaranteed to go to MHS graduates may be opening soon and begin preparing for these.

MHS College Planning Guide
The MHS College Planning Guide is a comprehensive guide through the college planning process. It covers where to get started, financial aid options, timelines, college athletics, summer opportunities, the college planning workbook, and more! Check it out at: http://www.livebinders.com/b/2151227#

Connect with us!
Website: https://www.d120.org/resources/student-success-resources/ccrc/
Instagram: mhsccrc
Twitter: @mundycollege

Athletics


Boys' Basketball
MVP Ebube leads Mundelein to Carbondale title
Daily Herald report
Updated 12/29/2018
Scottie Ebube scored a season-high 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and Mundelein's boys basketball team won the championship of the 55th annual Carbondale Holiday Tournament by beating Collins Academy 65-43 at Southern Illinois University on Saturday night. Ebube was named tournament MVP. Andrew Gonzalez also had a season-high point total, tossing in 21, as the Mustangs completed a 4-0 run in the tourney to improve to 10-5 on the season. Conor Enright contributed 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Mundelein started the day by beating Marion 54-32 behind Jack Bikus' career-high 24 points, which included six 3-pointers, and 8 rebounds. Ebube added 13 points and 9 boards.
Enright and Bikus were also named to the all-tournament team.

All Tournament Team- Sophomore Conor Enright, Scottie Ebube, and Sophomore Jack Bikus!

Boys Varsity basketball celebrate their team championship with asst. coach Ty Badgley

Boys Varsity basketball take home the Championship trophy from Carbondale
Thank you to all the fans who drove 7 hours to support our Mustangs


Wrestling
Varsity wrestlers had a successful Invite at Palatine over break
Great job Mustangs. David Preston, Franco Perez, Jason Guadarrama, Geovany Albavera Finished 7th as a team with only 9 wrestlers. Antunez 5th, Geo 6th, Rudy 3rd, DJ 1st, Jason 5th, Franco 6th
Wrestling DJ Preston takes 1st place

Wrestling Isaac Antunez takes 3rd place


Girls Basketball
Varsity girls competed at the Libertyville Invite over the holidays. Morgan Frank came away with All-Tournament team honors.

Girls Frosh-Soph Basketball having a Christmas pasta party

Girls Basketball working together on community service at Feed my starving children.

Girls Varsity basketball celebrates staff appreciation night

Girls Varsity Basketball celebrating Christmas 2018
Girls Varsity Basketball competed at the Libertyville Invite over break.


Boys Basketball
Boys Varsity basketball vs Chicago Schurz will be played at the United Center on Feb 9th at 2:00 pm followed by the Chicago Bulls vs Wizards game at 7:00 pm. Tickets will be available for purchase in the bookstore. A fan bus for MHS students will be provided and students must sign up in the bookstore.



Boys swim-dive takes 2nd place at Vernon Hills Invite

Girls soccer hanging out over winter break.

JV Cheerleading take home some hardware from Buffalo Grove Invite

Varsity Cheer hanging out after competition at Lake Zurich


Neil McLoughlin and fellow coaches celebrate his induction to the Lake County Hall of Fame
Students Sam Jeon and Anne Corbin gain new insights into substance abuse and solutions from posters created by freshmen enrolled in Health. The posters are displayed at the main entrance. Photo provided by the Literacy Center.