Friday, October 26, 2018

Mustang News - October 26, 2018


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:
We look forward to your feedback.

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 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.

School Picture Re-take day
Visual Image Photography (VIP) will be at Mundelein High School on Tuesday, October 30 from 7:15am to 1:45pm in the Mundelein Room (A201) to photograph any Freshman, Sophomore or Junior who has not had a yearbook picture taken or who needs a re-take. Purchase is not required, but photos may be purchased using this link

Please contact the Principal’s Office with any questions. 847-949-2200 X1230.


Photo by Lindsay Nootbar, MHS Yearbook Editor

MHS musicians to present Fall Jazz Concert
Mundelein High School’s Instrumental Music Department will present the first jazz band concert of the year for the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra. The concert will take place Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium.

Some of the selections to be performed include works by Sammy Nestico, George Gershwin, Pat Metheny and Ray Henderson.

MHS student variety show to raise funds for United Way
Mundelein High School’s Student Leadership organization will host its annual Student Variety Show Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium. All proceeds from the event will go to the United Way of Lake County’s Success by 6 Program. Admission is $3 for all seats.

Among the acts performing this year are vocal acts, both solos and duets, dance performances of solos, duets and groups and a group instrumental entry.


Boys cross country: Mundelein runs to first NSC title
By John Bumbales
Daily Herald Correspondent

It's been a long road to get to the mountain top, but Mundelein won its first North Suburban Conference boys cross country championship in school history Saturday morning in Vernon Hills.
The Mustangs finally toppled longtime rival and runner-up Lake Zurich 39-59 to take home the title on the 3-mile Vernon Hills Athletic Complex course with temperatures at only 38 degrees when the race started.

Host Stevenson took third place with 91 points followed closely by Warren (102 points) in fourth.
Lake Zurich sophomores Jack Gilboy (second) and Jake Myers (third) were the keys for Lake Zurich. But they could not overcome the Mundelein's depth, which included junior Carter Schorr in fourth, junior Dillon Blake in fifth and senior Robert St. Clair in sixth.

"I think it's a big, big step, but it's not our main goal for the season," Schorr said. "We've waited to get to our peak a lot later this year, and I think the program has been the best it's ever been this year."
The Mustangs' pack was bolstered by Aidan Afonso (11th), Dario Carrillo (13th), Matt Olorvida (14th) and Sean Finerty (17th). All seven Mundelein runners earned all-conference honors.
"We really didn't get out as aggressively as I would like today, but Carter had a really good middle race," Mundelein coach Kurt Rutz said. "Lake Zurich is always so good. To beat them ever for us is a thrill and an honor because it's such a great program they have."

The Mustangs also handed the Bears their first NSC dual-meet loss in 10 years this fall to snap a winning streak of more than 70 in a row.

"I've seen (Mundelein) grow the last four years and they deserve everything they get, so I hope they can stay healthy before state," Lake Zurich coach J.B. Hanson said.

Both boys and Girls begin the IHSA state series with Regionals this weekend at Adler park.

Boys and Girls Cross Country
The Boys and Girls Cross Country teams continued their winning ways, just one week after the Boys won the North Suburban Conference and the Girls tied for 2nd,  by both qualifying for the IHSA Sectionals this past Saturday. Both teams made It out of the Regional and will move on to the IHSA Sectional meet at BUSSE Woods on Saturday at 10am. Congratulations Coach Rutz and Coach Rodriguez.

Mustang Nation - A great day at Conference ! Girls XC Varsity tied for 2nd and were only 2 points from 1st! Your Girls XC team had 4 All-Conference runners today, Jordyn Miller t

Boys cross country running in North Suburban Conference. Picture Dillon Blake and Carter Schorr

Girls cross country runner of the week Jessica Reisman 2019

Girls Tennis
Isabel & Mikayla, Mundelein’s doubles team, advances to the IHSA State meet this weekend.

10-25-18 GTE doubles team Isabel Alviar _ Mikayla Edquiban qualify for IHSA State

Boys Golf
Congratulations to Trevor Neumaier for his IHSA State golf performance

Congratulations to Trevor Neumaier for his performance at the IHSA boys Golf tournament. We are proud of you.

Boys Soccer
Mustangs beat Deerfield 5-0 to advance to the Regional finals. The Mustangs beat Warren 2-1 to clinch the Regional Championship plaque..

More Boys Cross Country
Bob NarangNews-Sun
Fall sports notes: Mundelein’s Robert St. Clair earns all-conference honors for a fourth straight the link below for the full story

Robert St. Clair competing at Conference

Robert St. Clair

Fall sports
Post season play has begun. Click HERE for more information

Winter Sports
Winter sports are beginning soon. Please go to the Athletic office and make sure you are signed up and have all appropriate paperwork on file.

BOYS                                  Starting Date
Basketball                      11/5
Bowling                              10/22                     
Swim & Dive                    11/19                 
Wrestling                        11/5
GIRLS                                Starting Date
Basketball                            10/29
Bowling                                11/12
Competitive Cheer              10/22                     
Competitive Dance              10/22                     
Gymnastics                          11/5
Winter Guard Co-ed  10/24

Girls Track & Field
Congratulations Khari Thompkins for officially committing to continue her academic and athletic career at Eastern Illinois University

Congratulations Khari Thompkins for officially committing to continue her academic and athletic career at Eastern Illinois University
Boys Soccer Regional Champions

Congratulations to our NSC Sportsmanship Award Winners from Mundelein. Matt _ Clarissa set the bar high in terms of what it means to be a great leader _ teammate.

Eli Daugs carries the ball for MHS

Football community service. Mustangs happy to help St Vincent de Paul store - moved 3 truck loads in 4 hours - then had a little fun when the work was done eating pizza. 
Football sportsmanship winners from Warren Darien Bryant and Mundelein Jake Vander Ploeg

Girl volleyball sportsmanship winners were Emma Fitzgibbons from Warren and Mundeleins Tayler Heath

Girls swim team glamming it up at Stevenson meet

Girls Volleyball celebrates senior night with parents

Girls Volleyball celebrates senior night

Girls volleyball takes 2nd at the Grayslake North tourney

Open field warriors
Senior football players have their last practice

Senior night for Cheer

Senior night for color guard

Senior night for Girls Swim-Dive1

Senior night for Girls Swim-Dive

Tabor Alemu in football action this fall

Volleyball team celebrating their 2nd place finish with some Culvers

Photos of the Week

Angela David - Raku pottery demonstration in the Student Courtyard.

Maria Ramos - Raku pottery demonstration in the Student Courtyard.

Raku pottery demonstration in the Student Courtyard.

Alexsy Kowalcyzk - Raku pottery demonstration in the Student Courtyard.

Tim Pfiffner and MHS students - Raku pottery demonstration in the Student Courtyard.

Megan Rogers - Raku pottery demonstration in the Student Courtyard.
Stephanie Fernandez - Raku pottery demonstration in the Student Courtyard.

Raku pottery demonstration in the Student Courtyard.
MHS Staff who are also Alumni!
Fall 2018 - Prettiest place on campus!

Picking their fillings, Isabelle Jurasz '19 and Madeline Aquino '21, attend the Kimbap Workshop held by Asian Culture Club. Kimbap is a Korean, sushi-like dish, made without any raw fish. Photo taken by Lindsay Nootbaar

During their lunch and study hall periods, seniors Rosie Gomez, Daisy Perez, Esther Marcos, and Kaliyah Chanel hangout with a comfort dog, named Tobias, on Oct. 24. The dog came in order to destress the seniors and distract them from their work load.Photo taken by Kess DeWitt

Bonding with her fellow peer tutors, Daisy Perez '19 starts tie dying her club t-shirt in the field by the annex on Oct. 18.  The Peer Tutor club is a program that tutors other students in MHS throughout the week. Photo taken by Jessica Franzen

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!