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:

BBC Article:


Friday Focus


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.

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.

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 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:

Connect with us!
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Twitter: @mundycollege


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

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.