Friday, August 28, 2020

Mustang News - Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

Mustang Families,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  We are excited about starting school again even with the challenges that lie before us.  What I do know is that the MHS staff will work as hard as possible to make sure your child has a great educational experience.

This blog is dedicated to all the good news about our students and staff throughout the school year.  Please subscribe to the blog in the top right hand corner.  This way the weekly blog will be delivered to your email inbox and you will never miss a week!

Thank you for your support over this past couple weeks and months.  We anticipate an exciting school year!  


Dr. Anthony Kroll, Principal
Mundelein High School

Anthony Kroll

First Day Photos of Students - Click HERE

First Day of Staff School Photos

Manny Aldana, Project Lead the Way

Larry Calhoun, Department Chair for Fine & Applied Arts

Wes Dawson, Security, providing lunches in the community.

Greg Dorgan, Math 

Ana Grig, Literacy Center Aide

Ryan Heidner, Math

Tom Kuhn, Social Studies

Yadi Luna, English

Chris Michalides, Science

Jonathon Meier, Theater

Mary Plucinski, Social Studies

Wellness Teachers!

Marching Band Marches On!!!


On the 20th of each month, MHS will send out a calendar update.  Please add these dates to your parent calendar which was sent to your homes in August.  

August 24 - First Day of School
September 2 - College Planning Night for Seniors
September 7 - Labor Day - No School
September 9 - Virtual Open House

October 5 - National Honors Society Induction
October 12 - Columbus Day - No school
October 14 - State mandated SAT for Seniors - State of Illinois Graduation requirement 
October 17 - PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors
October 22 & 23 - Parent/Teacher virtual conferences (More information to come at a later date!)
October 23 - No school due to P/T conferences
October 22 & 23 - Senior and Underclass picture day

May 23 - Graduation for Class of 2021


MHS Open House
This year, MHS will host its first ever Virtual Open House on Wednesday, September 9.  

6:30-6:55 PM          Parent Canvas Presentation
7:00-8:55 PM          Visit the MHS Virtual College and Career Resource Center

7:00-8:55 PM          Follow Your Student's Semester 1 Schedule

  • 7:00-7:10 Period 1
  • 7:15-7:25 Period 2
  • 7:30-7:40 Period 3
  • 7:45-7:55 Period 4
  • 8:00-8:10 Period 5
  • 8:15-8:25 Period 6
  • 8:30-8:40 Period 7
  • 8:45-8:55 Period 8

Teachers will have one Open House link for all their classes.  This link will be posted on the teacher's Canvas page and emailed parents via SwiftK12 for easy access by September 8.

Student schedules will be emailed/mailed to parents and received by September 4.

During Lunch, parents will hear a presentation about the Media Center, Math Lab, and Literacy Center.

Deans will meet their 9th grade parents during the student’s scheduled lunch period.  FAM, Media Center, Math Lab, and Literacy Center, information should be explained by the FAM advisor.


Freshman Pick Up and Photos - August 5, 2020
Freshman students came to the building on August 5 to pick up their textbooks, Chromebooks and have their yearbook/ID photos.  Here are a few images from the day of the Class of 2024.


National Honor Society members help handout Pathfinders!

Parent Ambassadors volunteering for handing out Chromebooks.

Parent Ambassadors volunteering for handing out Chromebooks.

Student LinkCrew Leaders cheering on the Class of 2024!

Student LinkCrew Leaders cheering on the Class of 2024!

LinkCrew Staff Advisors Georgi Mendez and Leah Kolcz

Temperature checks and social distancing in place...

College & Career Center

MHS sets College Planning Night for Seniors
Mundelein High School will host its annual College Planning Night for Seniors in a very different way this year. The event will take place remotely on Tuesday, Sept. 2 in Spanish at 6:30 p.m. and in English at 7:30 p.m.

College representatives from the University of Illinois will provide tips and advice about how seniors can make their applications the best they can be. “This information applies to any student who plans to attend any university,” said Andrea Rusk, college counselor at MHS.

Links to join the presentations will be available in the EVENTS calendar closer to the time of the event. The calendar can also be accessed on the CCRC Virtual College Counseling Classroom.