Thursday, April 29, 2021

Mustang News - April 30, 2021


Jazz Ensemble to perform live and virtual concerts
The Mundelein High School Jazz Ensemble will present their first of two live concerts this month on Sunday, May 2 at 5 pm.  The concert will be held in the MHS auditorium and is open to a limited live audience and will also be livestreamed at the same time.  For the livestream information and link please check out  The concert is free to attend via the livestream and tickets in-person are being provided to families of the performers.

Music from the concert will include Love and Peace by Quincy Jones, Tall Cotton by Sammy Nestico, Adventures by Kris Berg, and more. 

Also, please SAVE THE DATE for an outdoor concert featuring the Mundelein High School Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, May 22 at 5 pm at Kracklauer Park in Mundelein, IL.  This is the opening performance for the Village of Mundelein’s Concerts in the Park Summer Series.
Andy Sturgeon and Jerald Shelato direct the instrumental music program at MHS.

Purchase your Prom Shirt:

To Our D75 and D120 Families:

This message is to let you know that both districts are planning for full, in-person school attendance for the 2021-2022 school year. The number of students who participate in remote learning will directly impact the instructional program that our districts offer.

To help us with our planning for next year, we are asking parents/guardians to let us know if you plan to request remote learning if your child meets the CDC criteria:

Program details and the process for applying to participate will be provided in the near future. At that time, you will be asked to provide a firm commitment for the 2021-2022 school year. Please keep in mind that new guidelines may be in place before the beginning of next school year.

Please provide your feedback by Tuesday, May 4, 2021 by using this form:  This is a Google Form. If you do not have a Google account, you can complete the survey by using the Chromebook issued to your children: 

Link to CDC resources and definitions:


Dr. Kevin Myers


COVID-19 Vaccine for Lake County residents 16 and older

Vaccines readily available nearby to all persons age 16 and older 
The purpose of this communication is to inform you of the local sites to get vaccinated. 
All persons 16 years of age and older may now schedule appointments to be vaccinated for the COVID-19 Virus at three nearby locations.
Those interested in receiving a vaccine should register with the Allvax system:
Use this website to register for the Grayslake (Lake County Fairgrounds) and Waukegan (Water Street) locations:
To register for the Round Lake (old Kmart site) location:

PediaTrust is now offering COVID19 vaccinations for ages 16 and older.  Lake County residents do not need to be a PediaTrust patient to be vaccinated at this vaccine site, located at 2215 Sanders Road, in Northbrook, Illinois. A location in central Lake County will be opening soon. 

MHS Parents,

I am forwarding to you a survey that Chicago State University is conducting to examine the challenges that families faced during the transition to remote learning as a means to ensure instructional continuity and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. You have been invited to participate in the survey.

Chicago State University’s Institutional Review Board has approved the survey.

If you are interested in taking the survey, please click HERE.   : 
The link will take you to an informed consent form and the survey. 
Please be informed that taking this survey is voluntary. You do not have to answer the survey if you do not want to.
Thank you for your time.

Athanase Gahungu, Professor
Chicago State University

National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is important for all individuals to understand mutual respect and consent, what makes a healthy relationship, how to practice safety in the community, and what to do if you or someone you know has experienced sexual violation. These topics of sexual consent and sexual violence are extremely complex. This presentation serves as an introduction to some things you need to know and reflect on as teens and adults. At the end of the presentation are numerous resources available to all. As a reminder, all MHS staff members are mandated reporters. This means that if any harm has been done to a student or there is threat of harm done to a student, the staff member will inform necessary people who can support the student. Please send immediate questions or concerns to:

Slides English
Presentation English (Password: April2021!)
Slides Spanish
Presentation Spanish (Password: Abril2021!)

Wellness Group Meetings

Members of Student Services are hosting 4 lunch and learn sessions to provide students with tools/strategies to help you manage through the ups and downs of high school life.  All students are welcome either via zoom or in-person.

Dates/topics of the sessions are:

  • 5/5 – Gratitude/Mindfulness
  • 5/12 – Personal Relationships

The sessions will run from 11:45 – 12:15pm during the universal lunch period via zoom or in-person.  If you want to attend in-person, please go to room B104.    If you want to attend via Zoom, click HERE.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Student Services


MHS earns national ranking from US News & World Report
For the third year in a row, Mundelein High School has earned high National and metro-area rankings in 2021 Best High Schools, which US News recently released. By earning a national ranking Mundelein High School achieved status as a US News Best High School and gained eligibility to display a US News-trademarked 2021 Best High Schools award badge. Only “Best” high schools may use an official US News Best High Schools badge. Many schools display these badges to enhance school spirit and to maintain attendance levels that are often crucial to obtaining adequate state funding.

In addition to the badge, US News publishes detailed school-specific information on enrollment, graduation rates, student body demographics, location, school type and results of state assessments as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test scores. The Best High Schools rankings, available online only, are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm. US News doesn’t collect data directly from high schools – all data comes directly from official third-party sources. US News receives AP and IB data directly from the College Board and International Baccalaureate, respectively, for use in the rankings. The state assessment data and graduation rates are from each state and other data comes from the US Department of Education Common Core of Data.

“Once again, Mundelein High School has shown the community and the state that it is a stand-out high school in Illinois and the country,” said Districts 75 and 120 Superintendent Kevin Myers. “We are proud of our students, staff, families and community for all the support they have provided over the years and we continue to be committed to providing a top-notch education for all our students now and in the future,” Myers concluded. 


Parent Resource: Supporting Teen Mental Health
Substance use and mental health issues are on the rise, and teens are particularly vulnerable to the behavioral health effects of the pandemic and in need of support. For those seeking guidance and information, Rosecrance offers a new podcast series, “On Your Radar.”
Each in-depth episode will feature timely, educational subjects regarding substance use and mental health issues. The first series, titled: Teens in Crisis will shed light on the current struggles with teens navigating a COVID-19 world. Learn more and download the podcast here.


College signings 
Mundelein had 2 more athletes (12) who signed on the dotted line to continue their academic and athletic endeavors. Congratulations!

Addison Spilman - Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

Eva Thier - Elmhurst College

Boys Tennis
Kevin Edquiban finishes the match at Lake Zurich 6-0, 6-0 even with the snowfall he is currently undefeated with a 3-0 record.  Team takes the whole match 4-3. 

Tryouts for Sideline Dance
Dance Tryouts
  • May 17th 4-6 pm
  • May 18th 4-6 pm
  • May 19th 4-6 pm
  • May 20th 4-5:30 pm
  • May 21st 4-8 pm or until finished
You must register to tryout, click this link. Dance registration
Questions….please contact Coach Arango

Tryouts for Sideline Cheer
Cheer Tryouts
  • May 24th 4-6 pm
  • May 25th 6-8 pm
  • May 26th 4-6 pm
  • May 27th 4-8 pm or until finished.
You must register to tryout, click this link.  Cheer registration
 Questions….please contact Coach Ellis

MHS Cheer Fundraiser 
Cheer will be selling 10” flower baskets from Turks Greenhouses in time for Mother’s Day! Spoil Mom this year with some beautiful flowers. Please see this google form for sample pictures and to pre-order today! Thank you for your continued support for Mundelein High School CoEd Cheerleading. 

Sports start dates for 21-22
Fall Sports

BOYS Starting Date
  • Cross Country 8/9
  • Football         8/9
  • Golf         8/9
  • Soccer 8/9

GIRLS Starting Date
  • Cross Country 8/9
  • Golf         8/9
  • Swim & Dive 8/9
  • Tennis 8/9
  • Volleyball 8/9
  • Cheerleading 8/9     
  • Pom Pons 8/9

Winter Sports

BOYS Starting Date
  • Basketball 11/8
  • Bowling         10/25
  • Swim & Dive 11/22
  • Wrestling 11/8
GIRLS Starting Date
  • Bowling         11/15
  • Competitive Cheer 10/25
  • Competitive Dance 10/25
  • Basketball 11/1
  • Gymnastics 11/8
  • Winter Guard TBA

Spring Sport
BOYS Starting Date
  • Boys’ Baseball 2/28  
  • Boys’ Gymnastics 2/14
  • Boys’ Lacrosse 2/28  
  • Boys’ Tennis 2/28  
  • Boys’ Track Feb-TBA  
  • Boys’ Volleyball 3/7  
  • Boys’ Water Polo 2/27
GIRLS Starting Date  
  • Girls’ Lacrosse 2/28  
  • Girls’ Soccer 2/28  
  • Girls’ Softball 2/28  
  • Girls’ Track Feb-TBA  
  • Girls’ Water Polo 2/28  

MHS Athlete yard signs
Last chance to support your 2020-2021 MHS athlete with a yard sign
Store opens on April 12.  Click HERE to order!