Thursday, October 27, 2016

Mustang News - October 27, 2016


Choir students are a hit on YouTube with song from Broadway Musical
Mundelein High School choir students Dominic Cappuccilli, Bella Canela, and Payton Cousins have performed a YouTube video with one of the songs from a Broadway Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, which opens Nov. 14. In addition to the management of the musical posting the video on their own Facebook page, the video has almost 9,000 “hits” on YouTube.

Legat Architects feature Mundelein High School
To promote the design features of the new MHS STEM building, Legat Architects have created the following story and photographs.  It is not uncommon to publish this in architectural and educational publications.  Read the article and see the photographs at:


Mock Election Next Week
On Wednesday, November 2nd, the AP Government students will be conducting a school wide Mock Election for President, US Senate and US House of Representatives. Wednesday during homeroom, students will be shown a series of videos produced by AP Government students and students in Kent Meister's TV Apprenticeship course  on the importance of voting, the Electoral College and the positions of the candidates running for office. Students will vote in their homeroom, and each homeroom will be assigned a state in the Electoral College, this way students will learn the difference between the popular vote and the electoral vote. Results will be announced at the conclusion of the school day on Wednesday.

Film Club
The Mundelein High School Film Club will meet every day after school from October 31st - November 3rd to offer students workshop time to film, edit, script, and produce their own creative film projects.  Your interest in producing films is all that's needed; we'll take care of the rest!  This is the place to create a music video, a college video resume, a short film project, or even a simple slideshow for a tribute or present to a special family member.

See Mr. Meister in the TV Studio or Mr. Kapotas in A117 for more information.

Halloween Special in the Cafeteria
Quest will be hosting a Halloween Special in the Cafeteria on October 31st by serving Ghostly Ice Cream with a warm large cookie for $2.00.

Join us in the cafeteria on Halloween!

Academic Team first competition
The 2016-17 Academic Team season has officially started.  Academic Team is an activity that competes against other North Suburban Conference High Schools.  During a meet, students have to quickly answer questions on various topics such as history, math, literature, pop culture, mythology, science, etc.  It is very similar to Jeopardy, but in a team format.  Students have to know a lot of facts and be quick with their responses.  We practice every Monday and Wednesday in rooms A02 and A03.  The Varsity coach is Mr. McCarthy and the JV coach is Mr. Ku.  Our first meet will be Wednesday, November 2nd against Lake Zurich, Warren, and Zion-Benton High Schools.  If any students are interested in participating in Academic Team, then they can talk to either Mr. McCarthy in room A03 or Mr. Ku in the Guidance Office.

New Faces to appear on Mundelein High School stage
The future of Mundelein Theatre will be on display on the MHS stage at the end of October. Completely Hollywood-abridged, by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, will be presented as the school’s New Faces Production. The entire cast is made up of freshmen and sophomores, as well as juniors and seniors who have never appeared on the MHS main stage. The show will be performed on Friday, Oct. 28 at 3:45 and 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets are a recommended donation of $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The matinee performance on Friday is free for MHS students. Tickets can be purchased at the box office prior to each performance.

Mundelein Theatre Looking Good!
Our Shakespeare Slam Team advanced to the finals of the Battle of the Bard competition. Nine teams from the Chicago area will be competing in the finals. We will be performing our pieces in the final round on Monday, November,14 onstage at Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier. How cool is that? Team member are: Dominic Cappuccilli, Jasmine Cuasay, Dan Haller, Maddie Martorana, Brianna Moderhack, Kayla Raye, Emily Saunders, Joshua Saunders and Natalie Williams. Our Shakespeare Slam Team is coached by Mark Landuyt and Jonathan Meier. Good Luck Mustangs.

Miles for Mustangs set for Thanksgiving Day; registration now open
Mundelein High School’s 5K run/walk, Miles for Mustangs, will be held Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, beginning at 9 a.m. A one-mile run/walk for children ages 10 and under will begin at 9:45 a.m. Cost for the event is $25 for pre-registration by Nov. 21 and $30 on the event day. Parents or siblings may participate with children in the one-mile free of charge but will not receive a t-shirt.

T-shirts will be provided to all participants registered on or before Nov. 10 and to race day registrants while supplies last. A light breakfast also will be provided for all participants. Pre-registration may be made by clicking on the “RevTrak” link on the school’s website at

Packet Pickup will be held at the Main Entrance of MHS Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The 5K course is 3.1 miles over the turf surface on the MHS track as well as on the streets, sidewalks and park paths surrounding the MHS campus. The one-mile course will be run only on the new Mondo surface track.

Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers in 5K age brackets as well as the top male and female immediately following the children’s mile. Additional prizes will be raffled at the conclusion of the mile. All children participating in the mile will receive a prize upon completion of their race.

Online registration closes at midnight Nov. 21.

The event is a fundraiser for the girls cross country and girls track teams. Coaches for the two sports are Katie Christensen, Adam Pauley, Carsyn Rodriguez and Kurt Rutz.

21st Century Automation Night - Event postponed until Tuesday, November 29
Second annual 21st Century Automation Night at MHS to focus on careers
Mundelein High School’s Mustang DOORS [Doors of Opportunity Relevant to Students] program will host its second annual 21st Century Automation Night for students and parents Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium. The program will focus on opportunities for those interested in engineering and manufacturing jobs through four-year college programs as well as those looking for a career that could begin immediately after high school. In addition, professionals who are currently working in these fields will be on hand to discuss specifics of their careers as well as options for career paths.

David Mork and Rosangela Fiore of the MHS staff are coordinating this event.
“We welcome all students and parents who are interested in learning more about engineering and manufacturing to join us for our exciting 21st Century Automation Night,” Mork said.
For more information contact Mork or Fiore at the high school.

College and Career Resource Center

Please visit the CCRC website for resources regarding college planning and financial aid including scheduled college representative visits and scholarship information.

Looking for a part time job
Rosati’s will be opening soon in Mundelein right outside of Target, and is looking for you! Please contact restaurant manager Amber Alden: 847-336-0100,  or


Boys Cross Country
Saturday the Boys' CC Team won the Regional Meet at Adler Park in Libertyville over 9 other teams, including State-ranked Highland Park.  This marks the first time in 40 years we've done this.  They were led by Robert St. Clair, who took 4th place and earned All-Regional honors, the first boy to do so since 2008.  Ben Krauss took 7th, Dario Carrillo took 9th, Michael Parduhn took 17th,  Dillon Blake took 21st, Alan Salgado took 26th, and Carter Schorr took 39th.  On to Sectionals at Waukegan October 29.

Girls Cross Country
Saturday the Girls CC Team took 5th place at Regionals and qualified as a team to move on to the IHSA Sectional at Waukegan October 29.

Boys Soccer
The Boys Soccer Team won the IHSA Boys Soccer Regional Championship in a thriller on Saturday night at Lake Forest against 2nd seeded Wheeling. The game went through two OT’s and into the 8th round of Penalty kicks. The last Regional won by the Mustangs was 10 years ago.

Winter sports tryout information
Student athletes need to sign up in the athletic office to receive a white card for participation. All athletes must have a current physical on file in the athletic office as well. Please contact coach by email regarding time and place of tryouts.

Competitive Cheer: 10/24/16 Coach Randazzo;
Competitive Dance: 10/24/16 Coach Schaefer;
Girls Basketball:         10/31/16 Coach Pazanin;
Boys Basketball:         11/7/16 Coach Knigge;
Wrestling:         11/7/16 Coach Stewart;
Girls Gymnastics:         11/7/16 Coach Brongiel;
Boys Swimming & Dive: 11/21/16 Coach Sethna;
Winter Guard         10/24/16  Coach Evans ;

Photos from the Week:

Freshmen A Girls Volleyball team won 3rd place at New Trier.
Our 2016 College Week door decorating winner is room B137 – Steve Rossini and Nicole Pomerleau’s homeroom!  
MHS Senior Jonathan Hurtado participated in the SEDOL/Mitsubishi Disability Mentoring and Job Shadow Session at Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. Wednesday, October 19th. Jonathan was assigned to the Repair -Engineering area. Jonathan was one of the 10 ten students from various districts and programs that participated in the event. 

As everyone walks in for the weekly wednesday byte club meeting, Mr Famer explains coding to a student. They have been preparing for the Byte Bash in November. Kenny Stephney, president of the cub, said, " I have a driven intrest in software development and chose to come here and be devoted.” Photo taken by Jessica Marvin

With a bow of her head, Jasmine Cusuay '17 delivers her final lines of the Mundelein Theatre Battle of the Bard. The team, after their performance on Oct. 22, 2016, were chosen to move on to the final round, which will take place on Nov. 13, 2016. Photo taken by Sheridan McGuire

Putting in their share, Rachel Hansen '17 and Adriana Feijoo '17, members of the National Honor Society since junior year, organize and stack books for Bernies Book Bank in Lake Bluff on Tuesday, Oct. 25. NHS members helped sort books by age group so that the less fortunate children within the Chicago area can have the ability and the access to read. After volunteering, Hansen said “It was an amazing experience where I got to help others get the materials to read.” Photo taken by Sydney Blackmer

Having a fun time, Riley Malcolm '19 and the rest of the girls JV tennis team takes a group picture during their banquet on Monday Oct. 24. This was Malcolm's first year on the team and she was able to enjoy her first tennis banquet by reflecting on how well the team had done this season. Malcolm said, "I met a lot of new friends this season and I can't wait to come back next year." Photo taken by Rosie Gomez

Preparing themselves before regionals, Carlos Vargas'17 was practicing his goaly skills on Tuesday Oct 14, 2016 outside the stadium. MHS Boy's Varsity soccer team had been preparing themselves before the game the next day, away at Lake Forest. Carlos Vargas'17 said. "I know It's not going to be easy, but we as a team have faith in becoming regional champs." Photo taken by Erika Lara

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mustang News October 21, 2016

It was an exciting week with athletic playoff competitions, College Week, National Honor Society Induction, a visit from an international educational author, the presidential debate and the CUBBIES!!  There are so many things to celebrate about what is happening at MHS, one can't help to smile.  Read on and see what is coming up next week!


Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31
The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign™. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. To read more visit their website:

Class of 2017 Graduation Cap & Gown orders
All seniors will attend a meeting during Homeroom on Wednesday, October 26 to receive information and order the graduation cap, tassel, alumni medal, and rental gown. MHS graduates rent a custom gown which is returned after the ceremony on graduation day, and purchase the cap,and tassel. Mundelein High School supplies an alumni medal on a fabric cord that is worn on graduation day, and can be used as a keychain after graduation.

Seniors will also receive a packet of information, and order forms for graduation supplies including announcements, commemorative tassels, picture frames, and more.

Herff Jones; our graduation supply vendor will be at MHS on Tuesday November 1 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Wednesday November 2, and Thursday November 3 during all lunch periods to take orders for class rings, graduation announcements, and other graduation products (not cap & gown).

21st Century Automation Night - November 1st
We welcome all students and parents who are interested in learning more about engineering and
manufacturing to join us for the 2nd Annual 21st Century Automation Night!  You will hear about exciting opportunities for those interested in 4-year college programs, as well as those looking for a great career that could begin right after high school.  You will also have a chance to talk with people that are currently working in these exciting fields.

The evening begins at:  6:30 PM on Tuesday, November 1st in the MHS Auditorium
If you have questions about this, please email Dave Mork ( or Rosangela Fiore (

We hope to see you there!

USG representatives to meet with MHS nanotechnology students
Several representatives from USG, a locally-based products and solutions corporation, will spend some time with students in Joe Maxwell’s Nanotechnology and Research class Friday, Oct. 21, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. They will speak about the USG advanced manufacturing initiative and the Corporate Innovation Center and also how STEM plays a part in the everyday world with specific examples.

Speakers will include:
·        Srinivas Veeramasuneni, vice president , USG Corporate Innovation Center
·        Terry Rosenstiel, director
·        Jim Barber, principal researcher
·        Samar Emami, senior researcher
·        Kathleen Prause, media relations

Mundelein Theatre
Next up for MUNDELEIN THEATRE is their New Faces production.  This show features freshman and sophomores, as well as junior and seniors who have not appeared in a mainstage production at Friday, October 28 at 3:45 and 7 pm, as well as Saturday, October 29 at 7 pm.  Over 30 MHS students appear in the show.
MHS.  The New Faces show this year is Completely Hollywood (abridged).  The show runs on

Developed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), this play boldly goes where few would dare - Tinseltown!  In this seriously silly show biz satire, this play will cut through the celluloid to condense the 186 greatest films in Hollywood's over 100-year history into a complete compilation of classic cinematic clichés - plus a few brand new clichés.

Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, and $7 for adults.  Further information can be found at

Fall Jazz Concert 
Mundelein High School’s instrumental music department presented a Fall Jazz Concert Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium featuring the Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Orchestra.
Some of the featured selections are from the Buddy Rich Big Band, Sammy Nestico, Trombone Shorty and the Alan Baylock Orchestra.
Andy Sturgeon and Jerald Shelato direct the instrumental program at MHS.

School Pictures
It’s not too late to order school pictures. Call VIP at 262-375-9633 or order on line at:

Sunday Spooktacular
1 mile run and other fun activities for all ages will be held on Sunday, October 30 from 4:00pm-
6:30pm on the MHS stadium field/track. Runners are encouraged to wear a costume while they run the MHS track and enjoy the other festive activities. Sign up today:

This event has been organized by the PE Leadership Training Class and all proceeds benefit the American Heart Association and Livgracefully.

College & Career Resource Center

Please visit the CCRC website for resources regarding college planning and financial aid including scheduled college representative visits and scholarship information.

College Week
College Week at MHS is wrapping up with Seniors celebrating the completion of their college applications and their acceptance into a variety of colleges and universities!  We had an amazing week - check out some of the pictures below.

FAFSA Completion Workshop

A free workshop to help students and/or parents complete financial aid forms and apply for many types of financial aid will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Mundelein High School. The workshop, to be held in rooms C-103 and C-104 in the new addition, will be presented in both English and Spanish.

Attendees will get help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] which is also available here. This form is required to be considered for state and federal financial aid programs.

Those attending the workshop should bring student and parent 2015 tax forms, driver’s license or state ID and social security card and recent bank statements.  Also needed are information about assets such as savings, certificates of deposit, stock options, bonds and investment real estate, business and farm. If possible, completing the FSA ID in advance would save time in completing the workshop. Instructions can be found here.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission [ISAC], local financial aid experts and ISAC-trained volunteers will be available to answer questions. Members of the MHS Guidance Department will also be available.

For additional information, contact Mrs. Andrea Rusk, college counselor at or Myra Gaytan-Morales, assistant dean for academic programs & services, at 847.665.4108 or email her at

Attention Soph/Juniors:  On ​November 12th​ there will be a Free SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test held by Kaplan Test Prep to help students decide between the SAT or ACT.  Participants will receive their scores instantly.  The practice test will be held at ​North Central College at 9:00am or the Downers Grove Kaplan Center at 2:00pm as well as Live Online options​. Sign up at

Oct. 21: Man Up Male Success Conference at CLC
High school and college males are invited to attend the Seventh Annual Man Up male student success conference sponsored by the College of Lake County from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. This free event begins in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St. The conference includes a variety of success workshops and lunch.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, is a nationally known presenter, instructor and author in the field of higher education. He is a professor of higher education at Ohio State University, where he is director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise. Strayhorn will speak on what colleges can do to boost the success of men of color.

Workshops will cover the male ego, male stereotypes and the media as well as practical topics such as how to enroll at CLC, start a bachelor’s degree program and pay for college.
For more information, contact Rodolfo Ruiz-Velasco at (847) 543-2752 or or Dr. Kenneth Kikuchi at (847) 543-2545 or Online registration for school groups and individuals is available at


Boys/Girls Water Polo
Abigail Lukas & Nick Oleinik were just named USA Water Polo Outstanding Academic All-Americans for 2015-16. This award recognizes the best and brightest student-athletes within the USA Water Polo community. Abigail and Nick’s dedication to achieve excellence is evident in their pursuit of this prestigious award.

Boys Golf
Congratulations to the Varsity Golf team for a fine showing at their first ever trip to State! We are PROUD of you!

Girls Tennis
Congratulations to Isabel Alviar (So)  who is headed to State! Varsity tennis 4th place at Sectionals.

Boys Soccer
Boys soccer competes this weekend in Regionals vs. Wheeling at Lake Forest H.S. on Saturday, October 22 at 6:00pm. $5.00 admission-no free student entrance or passes for regional, sectional or state contests.

Boys/Girls Cross Country
Compete this weekend in Regionals at Adler Park-Libertyville

Girls Cross Country
Varsity Girls took 5th in the Conference! 
Andrea Cordova (So) medaled 13th with a time of 20:01.8 (All- Conference)
Clarissa Wienckowski (So) medaled 14th with a time of 20:12.8. (All-Conference)

Frosh./Soph. Girls took 3rd in the Conference!
Jeanelle Jimenez (Fr) medaled 5th with a time of 21:12.8, Claire Schoenfield (Fr) medaled 7th with a time of 21:51.8, Leslye Rodriguez (So) medaled 10th with a time of 22:07.5

Shout out - Andrea Cordova had one of her racing spikes fall off within the first minute of the Varsity race on Saturday. After putting the shoe back on, she was in last place with 2.75 miles to go. In a tremendous display of composure, she gradually clawed back, moving up a couple of places each mile to be All-Conference as a Sophomore. This was great adversity for her to face before the IHSA State Series and she showed amazing determination!

Boys Cross Country
This weekend the boys took 2nd in the Varsity Conference Meet with 75 points. 
The following achieved All-Conference Status-
Ben Krauss. (Sr)- 8th, Robert St. Clair, so-  11th, Alan Salgado, (So)-   12th, Michael Parduhn, (So)-18th

Frosh./Soph. boys team won the Conference Invite with 24 points.
The following were medalists in the meet-
Aidan Afonso, (So)-  2nd, Carter Schorr, (Fr)-  3rd, Trevor Werner, (Fr)-  4th, Tyler Green, (Fr)-   5th, Matt Olorvida, (So)-  10th

Photos from the week:

As the season coming to an end, Sydney Naddy '20, Kylie Carrier '20 and Nicole Nowicki '20 sign the volleyball that was given to Coach Diaz before the game started vs Lake Zurich High School. Kylie '20 said,"I'm going to miss everyone. We had a good season." Photo taken by Madison Reichel

As the season comes to an end, Red Rage cheers on the Varsity Soccer team at Regionals at Lake Forest High School. This could be their last game if resulted in a loss. Senior, Cindy Garcia said, "They need to win. I'm so nervous for them." Photo taken by Tania Gomez

 Before school on Thursday, Kelsy Austwick '18 works hard on her assignments in the library. Kelsy wanted to study for an upcoming Spanish quiz she had. Kelsy said, "I want to catch up and work hard to get a really good grade in the class." Photo taken by Claire Kim

On the day of the last presidential debate, juniors Molly Mishler, Gillian Beginski, and Allison Nick lay on a blanket in room A106 for the debate party. Every year, Mr. Kuhn (social studies department) holds a debate party. This year, it was organized by his students. Nick helped organize the event, "I think the debate party was a good way to get students involved in politics because students that may have not normally chosen to watch the debate did. They were able to be exposed to the election with their peers in a way that made it both fun and educational."  Photo taken by Sophie Fiore

Knees tucked in, Audrey Rehm '19 completes her inward flip as part of the diving portion of the meet against Lake Forest High School on Oct. 13, 2016. This is Rehm's second year diving. When asked about the most challenging part of diving, Rehm said, "the mental aspect. You can get so in your head and overthink dives and that makes it difficult." Photo taken by Sheridan McGuire 

Students in the STEM Inquiry course using new lab techniques in lab.

International educational author Westley Field interviews different sets of MHS students about collaborative experiences and lessons they experience in classrooms.

Westley Field is the director of Innovative Teaching and Learning for a college in Australia

National Honor Society inducted 76 new members this week.  Congratulations!

The new tennis courts are nearly done!  

Debate in Mr. Kuhn's 4th period AP Government class.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

College Week October 17 - 21

It's College Week next week!  Getting excited about the future!

In what has become an annual event, Mundelein High School students and staff will focus on college during College Week October 17 - 21.  The goal is to make students aware of the "World of Possibilities" that surround their college choices and all the extras that go with that.

Some of the ongoing activities throughout the week include staff members wearing college attire in hopes that students will start conversations about why staff members chose a certain college and why.  It usually expands to other topics as well like choosing a major, costs, social life, etc.  Teachers will also use a PowerPoint presentation and speak about their personal college experiences with their classes.  See below for more information.

College & Career Resource Center

This year we will be celebrating colleges and universities and the multiple pathways that are open for our students from October 17 to October 21.

So what is happening at MHS during college week?  Here is what we have planned!

Homeroom Door Decorating!
Homerooms are encouraged to decorate their doors with College décor throughout the week.  On Friday a student panel will judge the doors and the class with the most spirit will receive a FREE BREAKFAST!

Monday, 10/17
During 2nd period, classes are invited to view a college panel, including representatives from Northwestern University, Lawrence Technological University, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Millikin University and the College of Lake County. Students of all grade levels are encouraged to attend.

Choices College Fair for students with disabilities at Lake Forest.

Tuesday, 10/18
During Homeroom, our ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission) Representative, Jasmine Jetton-Gonzales will be presenting to our students about the FAFSA and Financial Aid.

Jasmine returns to MHS in the evening to present to our parents about the FAFSA and Financial Aid from 6-7:30 in English and 7:30 – 9pm in Spanish.

Wednesday, 10/19
During Homeroom we have MHS graduates returning to talk to our students about their college experiences.

Thursday, 10/20
We are holding an Essay Writing and Editing Workshop during the late start morning in the Literacy Center from 7:30 – 9:15.

IACAC College Fair at CLC.  Over 200 colleges will be represented at this fair!  If you are attending, consider having your student register at  to allow them to quickly provide their information to colleges to get on lists to receive more information.

Friday, 10/21
Time to celebrate!  Students are encouraged to stop by the CCRC to take a selfie with our #collegebound and #accepted signs and tweet them to @mundycollege!  Doors will be judged and the MHS Cheerleaders and Drumline will pump up the fun!

More information is available here:

New Bell Schedule Information
Throughout the fall, information will be posted on the website under the moving banner.  Here is the latest information:

FAQ’s:  Transitioning to an Eight-Period Schedule

Video:  MHS Bell Schedule – Student Presentation (below)

Have a question about the bell schedule? Submit it here.


MHS to induct 76 into National Honor Society
The Mundelein High School chapter of National Honor Society [NHS] will induct 76 new members into the organization at an induction ceremony to be held Monday, Oct. 17, in the MHS Auditorium at 7 p.m. NHS recognizes stand-out high school students in four specific categories including
leadership, character, service and scholarship.

Kevin Myers, District 120 superintendent, will open the ceremony and welcome the new inductees. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, current members of NHS will explain the four qualities of NHS in a number of languages including Spanish, Italian, Russian, Tagalog and English. Caroline Gully, world languages instructor, will be the featured speaker for the event. She will be followed by NHS President McKenzie Theis.

After the induction, new inductees will be presented as a group and then all new, current members and audience members who were in NHS will recite the official NHS Pledge.
Principal Anthony Kroll will provide closing remarks followed by a reception for the inductees and guests.

Faculty members Nancy Toland and Rachelle Halbur coordinated the event.

New Inductees include seniors Amanda Bogseth, Bradley Brokamp, Nicole Casler, John Dahlinger, Joe Duffy, Cindy Garcia, Kyle Guzzio, Hannah Mider, Natalia Ozymko, Megan Schlebecker, Claudia Uribe, Kendall Wald and Claire Whitemarsh.

Juniors to be inducted are: Andrea Amador, Kelsy Austwick, Laura Bauman, Jeffrey Bikus, Sydney Blackmer, Hannah Buscher, Tyler Collins, Kelly Delgado, Henry Dumblauskas, Yasmeen Fathallah, Ian Ferguson, Sophia Fiore, Maggie Franz, Colin Geary, Kayla Gonzalez, Michal Gryga, Maren Gustavsen, Mathilde Hanchard, Zachary Heraty, Benton Holly, Nicole Horak, Kendall Job, Jessica Kafka, Eubin Kim, Natasha Kumar, Kristen Lay, Sabrina Lee, Abigail Lukas, Nicholas Manaligod, Patrick McInerney, Cassidy Meister, Elizabeth Meister, Molly Mishler, Brianna Moderhack, Phoebe Morris, Emily Nailor, Jake Nakagi, Allison Nick, Emily Olson, Andrew Owens, Carter Pacis, Gertrude Palillo, Breanna Park, Janine Pasquali, Ryan Patel, Shlok Patel, Anuj Pawar, Nick Pawlicki, Michael Pawlowski, Brenda Ramirez, Sommer Ray, Ricky Rodriguez, Evan Salazar, Emily Saunders, Joshua Saunders, Carl Schoenfield, Chris Schwaar, Jacqueline Shon, Shane Stanley, Myah Strokosch, Anna Van Belleghem, Julia Vrska and Victoria Zanoni.

Staff Appreciation - Buildings & Grounds and Custodial Staff
Each month, MHS will honor certain parts of the district staff.  This month, we are celebrating our Buildings & Grounds and Custodial staff and thank them for their part in making MHS great!


MHS Girls Basketball Pancake Breakfast Oct. 15
Mundelein High School’s Girls Basketball teams will host a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 15, from 6:30 a.m. to noon in the Mundelein High School cafeteria. The cost is $5 per person for the all you can eat breakfast. Admission for Del Webb and Glen Gardens residents is $4.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the MHS Girls Basketball program

Young at Heart Celebration
A complimentary breakfast honoring senior citizens and grandparents will be held on Wednesday, October 19 from 8:45-10:30am at Carl Sandburg Middle School, 855 W. Hawley St., Mundelein. Please R.S.V.P. to 847-949-2707 by Thursday, October 13.

Marching Mustangs 
The Marching Mustangs had a great performance at the Robert Morris University Marching Band Festival.  Thanks to all of those who cheered on the band in their performance.  If you missed it, here is the video of the performance.

The Marching Mustangs have one more chance to show off the field show this year at Senior Night on Friday, October 14th.  We hope to see you there as we honor our graduating seniors.


Boys Golf
The boys golf team has qualified for state competition for the first time in the school's history. Ryan McGee was named individual champion. For the complete Daily Herald story:

On Monday at the Rockford Harlem Boys Golf Sectional our Mundelein Boys Golf Team made History. Ryan Magee, Tyler White, Zach Zentz, Brett Parola, Colin Wade, and Josh Peterson did what no Mundelein Golf team has ever done. They qualified for the IHSA State Boys Golf Tournament in style. The Mustangs not only qualified but they won the IHSA Team Sectional Title. Mundelein shot an impressive 306, Barrington a 307, Highland Park 308 and Lake Forest 308 to finish in the top 4 out of the 12 teams at the sectional.

Also a big Congratulations to medalist Ryan Magee from Mundelein on winning the individual championship in a play-off with Michael Watt from Libertyville.

The weather and competition at the event was fantastic!

The Mustangs will play at the Den in Bloomington and will play 18 holes on Friday followed up with 18 holes of golf on Saturday. The 36 holes will determine the IHSA Individual and Team Championship for Boys Golf.

Wish the team and Coach Todd Parola luck as they head to Bloomington with the Mustang Nation behind them.

Girls Tennis
Lukas/Walter; Cigelnik/Peterson; Edquiban/Park all earned 5th place Conference honors!

Girls Golf
Isabella Loverde had her best 18 hole score of the year this past week with an 89 at IHSA Sectionals.

Girls Basketball
9th annual Lady Mustangs Pancake Breakfast. October 15th 6:30am-Noon. $5.00 per person. All you can eat!

Girls Volleyball
Senior Night will be Thursday, October 13th.

Senior Night for Fall Sports
Senior Night for Football, Cheer, Dance and Band will be Friday, October 14th.

Photos from the Week:

Kenny Adiyiah ‘18 runs the field in order to receive the incoming ball during their September 19 match against the Wauconda Bulldogs. Photo taken by Gabby Antenore

Margaret Franz ‘18 performs an inward dive pike during warm ups for a meet against Buffalo Grove at the BGHS pool on August 25, 2016. Photo taken by Kyle Ehemann

Hustling around the court, varsity tennis player Isabel Alviar ‘19 dives for the ball during her singles match against Warren. Photo taken by Tania Gomez.

Fellow students cheer on the football team during the homecoming game against the Zion-Benton Zee-Bees. Samuel Escobar ‘17 played his heart out for his team. Photo taken by Jessica Marvin

Juan Tirado ‘19 goes in for the catch during the game against the Waukegan Bulldogs on Saturday, September 24. Photo taken by Sophie Fiore
On their second lap, Taylor Parola ‘17 and Marissa Richards ‘17 run together for their race on Mundelein’s home course during Senior Night on Oct. 4. Photo taken by Sydney Blackmer

 On the opposite end of the field, Aaron Woolford '17 catches the football and runs it toward the scoring side of the field. The Warren Blue Devils were beating the Mustangs 21 to 0 prior to this catch, on September 30th, 2016. Photo taken by Sheridan McGuire

While the sophomores attend the varsity match, Gillian Paul, '19 focuses in on the rivaling tean while varsity warms up before their match dedicated to breast cancer research. October 5, 2016. Photo taken by Henry Fiocchi

On Thursday, October 6, Sophomore student Luis Gaytan works on finishing a poster after Term 1 finals testing in Chemistry was over in C301. "Before the test I was pretty nervous, but now I don't feel as nervous as before", said Gaytan. Photo taken by Brian Hernandez

Dr. Kroll meets with Student Leadership to discuss their questions regarding the change in bell schedule and how to best communicate changes to the rest of the student body.

Last week, physical science students were studying solar energy.  The concept was collecting sunlight through solar arrays to heat water.  Students designed their own models of mirror arrays to focus the sunlight onto the cans of water to see which model heated the water the most.  All this done on the new 3rd floor balcony.

Mundelein High School - Fall 2016