Thursday, January 27, 2022

Mustang News - January 28, 2022

 Recognition

“Congratulations to the members of our two jazz bands and jazz combo on a wonderful day at the Purdue University Jazz Festival. We were able to listen to some world-class jazz musicians and learn from some wonderful jazz educators. We also heard MHS Alum (Class of 2021) Isabel Sioson performing with the Purdue Jazz Band on guitar!

Mundelein Jazz Orchestra received 1st place in the 2nd band division. *Rosa Bonilla received an outstanding soloist award for her wonderful bari saxophone feature.

Mundelein Jazz Combo received 2nd place in the combo room

Mundelein Jazz Ensemble received 1st place in the Large High School Division. *Neil Martin received an outstanding soloist award for his alto saxophone solos.

Jazz Band photos


5Essentials Parent Survey

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. 

These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials. 

We value your opinions about the operations of the high school and are looking for your input. This is your chance to provide input concerning your children’s education. MHS benefits from a strong response rate from parents in order for us to access to the data from the survey. The survey is available to MHS parents now and the deadline to complete the survey is March 22 but we encourage you to complete it as soon as you can. 

2022 Illinois Parent Survey

Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/  


Friday Focus




Diversity Awareness and Affirmation SEL Presentation

As posted here last week, on January 25, 2022, your student viewed the fifth of eight wellness-related presentations this school year. This month’s presentation serves as an introduction to research-based information about diversity awareness and affirmation. Learning and practicing these strategies and skills are essential for growth in individuals. Conversations about diversity benefit school culture, the community, as well as global humanity. At the end of the presentation are numerous resources available to all. You may access this presentation in your student’s MHS email, on the D120 website, the D120 Facebook page, and the Principal’s Blog. Please send immediate questions or concerns to Krysta Penuel, School Psychologist.

Presentation

Spanish Slides

Resource Links

Lunch spaces

In order to comply with the new IDPH guidelines, we are opening the auditorium as a lunch space beginning Tuesday, January 18. Any student can choose to eat in the auditorium if they wish. All seating in the auditorium will be 6 feet apart at all times. Students may also choose to eat in the Study Cafe or the cafeteria. Also, students may leave campus for lunch if they have met the criteria to do so.

Calendar


MHS Career Discovery

Are you looking for a job? Would you like a summer job, employment after graduation, an internship or another employment opportunity? 

MHSCareerDiscovery.com is our career web page. The purpose of this page is to connect interested students with part-time employment, seasonal and internship opportunities - as well as career after high school opportunities.  It also includes information about upcoming career fairs, employer open houses, and various industry specific promotional events. 

Most of these jobs do not require prior experience. Instead, local companies are seeking students who are eager to learn, dependable, committed and willing to work hard.  That’s what Mustangs are all about; so companies want to work with you! 

You can access it from the MHS web page under the STUDENTS link, or go directly to this page. Some of the current available jobs include:

  • Discovery Day Camp Counselor
  • Von Miller Kennels Clinician
  • Libertyville Manor Dietician
  • Mundelein Park and Rec Lifeguards
  • Kumon Assistant Math and Reading Tutor

And more…..

Jobs are added all the time, so keep looking. 

See Mrs. Fiore in the CCRC with any questions. 

Check it out today!


College & Career


College scholarships for Seniors are in full swing, so be sure to catch up on any of the scholarships that are being offered through Naviance. 

Click on This Link for Next Week's Scholarship List

Also check out our Twitter and Instagram accounts for upcoming events.

As a reminder, if you have not yet done so, please take a moment to review and bookmark the Virtual College and Career Resource Center. (Virtual CCRC)

Remember, if you have questions at any time you just have to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Rusk, our College Counselor, and we can connect via Zoom to talk through any questions or concerns you may have!

Or, you can just stop by The College & Career Resource Center (CCRC) - Room B105 Monday through Friday from 7:25 a.m. until 3:25 p.m.

Athletics 

Dance

Coaches Corner: Melanie Arango

The Varsity Dance team punched their ticket to state this past weekend coming in 4th at IHSA Sectionals hosted by Deerfield H.S.. The Mustangs will travel to Grossinger Motors Arena to perform at the IHSA State finals. Mustangs will perform @ 5:27pm. Best of luck!

MHS Dance Team heading to State

MHS JV - Keep your eyes on this team! Our JV DANCE TEAM finished its competition season on Sunday at the state JV Challenge, hosted by Glenbrook South H.S. In 6 outings this team brought home a 4th, three 2nds & a 1st place trophy against the most talented JV teams we've ever seen. Nothing stopped these dancers - they kept their chins (& legs!) up through emergency practices & last-min choreography changes (COVID) & never blinked. They qualified for the final Top 10 on Sunday & tied for 8th place. Less than 3 points from 2nd place & in a group of 5 teams separated by less than 1 point. 

JV Dance Team


Boys Swim/Dive

Coaches Corner: Rahul Sethna

The Boys Swimming and Diving placed 2nd at the 17 team invite at Buffalo Grove HS on Saturday. The Mustangs narrowly missed the title in losing to West Chicago 313-310. Top 6 finishers included: Johnny Anno (Diving), Aaron Anastos (50 Free, 100 Free), Michael Romero (100 Fly, 100 Breast), Edwin Serrano (200 and 500 Free) and the 400 Free Relay team of Cameron Gilbert, Matt Willis, Alec Sethna and Edwin Serrano.  Event Champions included: Omar Fathallah (100 Free, 2nd in the 50 Free), 200 Medley Relay (Cameron Gilbert, Michael Romero, Omar Fathallah, Aaron Anastos), and the 200 Free Relay (Omar Fathallah, Aaron Anastos, Edwin Serrano, Michael Romero).  The #3 state ranked Mustangs clash with the #1 state ranked team Stevenson Patriots for the NSC regular season title on Monday as both teams are undefeated heading into the meet.

MHS Swimming and Diving Team

Johnny Anno (Diving)

Girls Bowling

Coaches Corner: Vanessa Prorok

Last week, Mundelein Girls Bowling beat Waukegan.  On Saturday, the Varsity team competed at the Wauconda Invite.  Although we didn't place, the girls all learned valuable lessons to prepare us for Conference and Regionals that will be coming up in the next week or two.  

Girls Bowling

Cheerleading

Coaches Corner: Sara Ann Ellis

This past week has been full of lots of success for Mundelein Cheer! Both teams competed at NSC conference hosted by Waukegan High School. Varsity finished in 3rd place and JV finished in 5th! Way to go Mustangs, we are so proud of your accomplishments. Varsity is thrilled to compete at Sectionals this Saturday at Belvidere North High School. Come out to support the Mustangs in the stands, our competition time is 4:54pm! JV also competed in their final competition of the season at Huntley High School Sweetheart Invite. They placed 8th out of 9 teams, hitting a perfect routine and competing against some of the top JV teams in the state! Our JV team has been doing a GREAT job at basketball games cheering on the boys and girls teams, way to go ladies!!

MHS Cheerleading

JV Cheer


Wrestling

Coaches Corner: Craig Stocker

MHS had their last home wrestling match against Bears from Lake Zurich. Although we were short of a win,  fans saw some great wrestling. Sportsmanship winners were announced, congratulations to Lake Zurich’s Tomas Troutman and MHS’s Matt Senescu.

Wrestling NSC Sportsmanship winners: Matt Senescu and Lake Zurich wrestler

Photos from the Week

During Adventure Education, Micah Holly '22 draws to de-stress on Wednesday, Jan 26 in the upper gym.- Avery Refka ‘22 

Second quarter shot, Brock Paulch '22 shoots a free throw after a foul is made by Stevenson High School with the Mustangs winning 23-20 by the end of the fourth quarter.- Brianna Richards ‘22 

During halftime at the home basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 26 against Stevenson, the JV dance team performs in front of fans and parents in the main gym.- Alexandra Brimmer ‘22

Students Edwin Lorenzano '24 and Felix Navarrete '24 watch an edpuzzle on "La Callej√≥n de la belleza" during 5th period spanish class.- Ivana Rosillo ‘24

Just before the Mundelein vs Stevenson basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, Eliana Ponce '23, Ra'niya Pringle '23, Isabella Schultz '23 & Charlie Thomas '23 chat in the student section stands.- Ashley Wolverton ‘23

While in French class, Sam Zwiefelhofer '25 works on his vocab on Wednesday, Jan 26.- Addison Klein ‘25

During a home court basketball game vs. Stevenson High School on Tuesday, Jan 25, Mundelein is down by one with 48.8 seconds left of the game but end up winning the game by three.- Keely Murphy ‘22

During second period study hall on Tuesday Jan. 15, Alejandro Hidrogo '23 works on government flashcards in the library.- Adrianna Nuzzo ‘22

Working hard during the game against the Stevenson Patriots, Derek Bishop '25 takes a breather, collecting himself before getting back into the game on Tuesday, Jan. 26. -Jenna Santos ‘23



Thursday, January 20, 2022

Mustang News - January 21, 2022

Did I get your attention...look for more $$$$ down below in the scholarship section!

Friday Focus



Recognition


Robotics

On Saturday, January 15 two of our robotics teams competed in the VEX Robotics Tournament hosted by the Indian Prairie School District in Naperville, IL.  One of the teams, 499Z, took the first seed as they finished with a 6-1-0 record during the qualifying rounds.  After a dramatic finish in the finals (which you can watch HERE), they emerged as the tournament champions!  Our other team, 499G, is a rookie team that won two matches in their debut competition.  Though they didn't make it to the finals, they were able to compete in all of their matches and will hopefully use what they've learned in future competitions.

Both teams, along with the rest of our robotics teams, will be competing again on Sunday, February 13th as they host a tournament here at Mundelein High School!  We are looking forward to seeing you there to support our students.




Activities

Peer Tutors

Diego Prado and Tyler Bell sharpen tutor skills in the Peer/AP Tutor training workshop. Interested in peer/AP tutors? Contact Ms. Grig or Ms. Babowice in the Literacy Center.

5Essentials Parent Survey

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. 

These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials. 

We value your opinions about the operations of the high school and are looking for your input. This is your chance to provide input concerning your children’s education. MHS benefits from a strong response rate from parents in order for us to access to the data from the survey. The survey is available to MHS parents now and the deadline to complete the survey is March 22 but we encourage you to complete it as soon as you can. 

2022 Illinois Parent Survey

Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/  


Diversity Awareness and Affirmation SEL Presentation

On January 25, 2022, your student will view the fifth of eight wellness-related presentations this school year. This month’s presentation serves as an introduction to research-based information about diversity awareness and affirmation. Learning and practicing these strategies and skills are essential for growth in individuals. Conversations about diversity benefit school culture, the community, as well as global humanity. At the end of the presentation are numerous resources available to all. You may access this presentation in your student’s MHS email, on the D120 website, the D120 Facebook page, and the Principal’s Blog. Please send immediate questions or concerns to Krysta Penuel, School Psychologist.

Presentation

Spanish Slides

Resource Links


Lunch spaces

In order to comply with the new IDPH guidelines, we are opening the auditorium as a lunch space beginning Tuesday, January 18. Any student can choose to eat in the auditorium if they wish. All seating in the auditorium will be 6 feet apart at all times. Students may also choose to eat in the Study Cafe or the cafeteria. Also, students may leave campus for lunch if they have met the criteria to do so.


College & Career

College scholarships for Seniors are in full swing, so be sure to catch up on any of the scholarships that are being offered through Naviance. 

Click on This Link for Next Week's Scholarship List

Also check out our Twitter and Instagram accounts for upcoming events.

As a reminder, if you have not yet done so, please take a moment to review and bookmark the Virtual College and Career Resource Center. (Virtual CCRC)

Remember, if you have questions at any time you just have to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Rusk, our College Counselor, and we can connect via Zoom to talk through any questions or concerns you may have!

Or, you can just stop by The College & Career Resource Center (CCRC) - Room B105 Monday through Friday from 7:25 a.m. until 3:25 p.m.


Calendar


Athletics

Girls Bowling

Coaches Corner: Vanessa Prorok

JV and Varsity were able to compete in the first ever Warren Blue Devil Invite. Varsity's Samantha Sciortino came in 6th place with a total pin drop of 967 and Abbie Catania came in 13th place with a total pin drop of 869.  The JV team that competed, Yazmin Torres, Meghan Morey, Anna Kuznetsova, Charlotte Niziolek, and Talia Zavialov, all placed within the top 20.  Way to go ladies!  

Girls Bowling at the Warren Invite

Girls Basketball

Coaches Corner: Greg Dorgan

Girls Basketball:

5-11 overall, 2-6 in North Suburban Conference

Injuries, illness, games postponed or canceled have taken a toll on this group, but our girls have stayed resilient: keeping positive attitudes and continuing to be coachable. Recently we had a games competition practice, team lunch at Portillo’s, and bowling. It was fun to see the girls laugh and enjoy each other during a season filled with so much adversity.

Girls Basketball



Photos From the Week

Just two days before crash testing day on Tuesday, Jan. 18, Lindsay Morris '23 builds a bumper out of wood, sponges, cans, and a mini pillow during physics class.- Ashley Wolverton ‘23

Practicing expository writing in Mrs.Garcia's 4th hour Honors English 3 class, students make winter themed slime while following instructions made by other classmates on Wednesday, Jan. 19.- Jenna Santos ‘23 

One person doing an incline bench press while another person spots him, Jan19 in the weight room after school. -Jalen Lewis ‘24

Working hard on their bumper for Physics class, Hailey Willams '23 and Amber Huster '23 add finishing touches to their bumper project before crash testing day on Wednesday, Jan. 19.- Jenna Santos ‘23 

During 4th period strength in the weight room on Wednesday, Jan. 19, Autumn Ottoman '22 completes her last set of deadlifting for the day.- Alexandrea Brimmer ‘22

During 7th period English class on Wednesday, Jan. 19, Sarah Wilson book talks Wild by Cheryl Strayed in classroom A119.- Keely Murphy ‘22


Friday, January 14, 2022

Mustang News - January 13, 2022



Recognition



Activities


5Essentials Parent Survey

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. 

These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials. 

We value your opinions about the operations of the high school and are looking for your input. This is your chance to provide input concerning your children’s education. MHS benefits from a strong response rate from parents in order for us to access to the data from the survey. The survey is available to MHS parents now and the deadline to complete the survey is March 22 but we encourage you to complete it as soon as you can. 

2022 Illinois Parent Survey

Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ 






Athletics 

Spring sports registration is now open. Please, all spring sport athletes MUST register online before you can join a tryout/team. Also, please check with the nurse to  make sure you have a current physical on file.


AD Corner:

Todd Parola
Congratulations goes out to Todd Parola on his upcoming Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association,  IHSBCA, Hall of Fame induction. Coach Parola accolades: 23 years W-603 L-246, 6 conference championships, 12 IHSA Regional titles, 4 IHSA Sectional titles and IHSA State 4th in 2002 and 2nd in 2016. Mustang nation is so proud of you Coach Parola.





Boys Diving

Coaches Corner: Melissa Sethna

Congratulations to freshmen, Joey Kafka and Tovi Kharpak, on getting their best 11 dive scores of the season Saturday and junior, Johnny Anno, on his 3rd place finish at the Vernon Hills Invite. A huge shout out to freshman, Eric Beauchamp, for his mad video skills and always getting up early to support his teammates.

Cheerleading

Coaches Corner: Sara Ann Ellis

This weekend the Mustangs overcame adversity as a team and competition. Varsity competed at Buffalo Grove High School on Sunday. 43 Teams were forced to drop because of the current covid situation, but the Mustangs persevered through their performance! We are looking forward to getting on the mat again. Both of our teams will compete at Grayslake North on Saturday January 15! Come out to support Mundelein Cheer! JV will perform at 8:27AM and Varsity will perform at 4:20PM! Keep up the hard work Mustangs! 


Boys Bowling

Coaches Corner: Chris Sweno

Freshman Winston Petri took first place over the weekend at the the Warren Invitational. Congratulations Winton! 

Freshman Winston Petri (2nd from left)


Boys Basketball

Coaches Corner: Matt Badgley

The Mustangs returned from an eventful trip to Collinsville, Illinois over winter break. Varsity went 1-3 vs some very tough competition in southern Illinois. Even though we had a different outcome this season than in the 19-20 season the boys still enjoyed the camaraderie as a team on the trip. These are the memories that the players will remember long after the final buzzer sounds. Before the break Varsity sat at 2-1 in conference, but we have opened up the new year with three straight conference losses. The Mustangs have had to overcome different injuries during this stretch and allow other players to show what they have to offer. Lower levels are improving week to week which is what we have hoped for. Being competitive, learning and enhancing their skills, and having fun while doing so is what we want our lower levels to experience. 

We want to thank everyone who donated to our fundraiser. We really appreciate the support that we have been given.

MHS sportsmanship winner Jackie Pienta

 



Photos from the Week

Football weight lifting after school on Dec 11 where the class is doing shoulder barbell press in the weight room.-Jalen Lewis ‘24

Huddling up: MHS Varsity Wrestling huddles before the match against Warren High School on Thursday, Jan.6 in the main gym ending with MHS winning 38-33.- Brianna Richards ‘22

Freshman Student Leadership members discuss upcoming events and ways to better the school at their meeting on Wednesday, Jan 12.- Addison Klein ‘25

Meeting in the Literacy Center for the first time in the second semester on Wednesday, Jan. 12, Educators Rising discusses future field trips and fundraisers.-Ashley Wolverton ‘23 

During 7th period Honors English 4 class on Tuesday, January 11 Ryan Kamp '22 colors in his one pager on children book.- Keely Murphy ‘22

During 4th period P.E on Tuesday, Jan. 11 in sports and fitness class Jenna Klein '22 shoots baskets in the main gym.- Adrianna Nuzzo ‘22