Friday, September 30, 2022

Mustang News: Principal’s Blog

Mustang Families, 

A sweet surprise for our student body this week came thanks to Mr. Sturgeon and the students in the Honors Jazz Ensemble. They setup shop in our C wing and performed for our students in the hallway as students were arriving to school. It was a fantastic way to end the week! See pictures below.

Also included in this week's newsletter is important information about student medical exclusions, information about Parent-Teacher Conferences and Veterans Day. Please take a moment to learn more below.

If you have any questions, please call the Main Office at 847-949-2200.  


Alexandria Rios Taylor

 Alexandria Rios Taylor, Principal

 847-949-2200 x1230

Jazz in the Halls!


PowerSchool Login Information

Have you gained access to PowerSchool to check your student’s grades and other important information? If you need assistance in accessing PowerSchool, please contact your student’s counselor.

Medical Compliance Information

Please ensure your student’s medical information is up to date with the school. Exclusion day is October 15th! This means that if you have received an email or mailed letter from Mrs. Libert indicating that your student is missing documentation of an up to date physical exam (freshman) or meningococcal vaccination (seniors), your student will be excluded from school after October 15, 2022. Documentation can be dropped off in the nurse's office, or emailed to Please click here for more information.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, October 20 from 4:30-8pm and Friday, October 21 from 8am-2pm.  

Thursday, October 20 - Regular School Day

Conferences: 4:30-6:00pm (10 minute sessions)

Conferences: 6:30-8:00pm (10 minute sessions)

Friday, October 21 - No student attendance

Conferences: 8:00 am - 11:00 am (10 minute sessions)

Conferences: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  (10 minute sessions)


Conferences will be held in-person or via Zoom. 

A Zoom link will be provided if you choose this option.

We strongly encourage parents to bring their children to in-person sessions or have them with you for a Zoom conference. 

Conferences can be scheduled from 8:00 am on October 7 through noon on October 18 using this link:

Mundelein High School - Appointment System


Register (new users)

Enter your email address and click "Login/Create Account".

Fill in the required fields and register.

For each child, enter a student ID and birth date (mm/dd/yyyy)

Sign In

If you've previously registered, all you need to do is enter your email and password. The system will recognize you 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 an appointment 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


Important Reminders


Attention Juniors, important information here about the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test which will be administered at MHS on October 12, 2022.

Made in Your Own Backyard Tour 2022-October 5

District 120’s Made in Your Own Backyard Event offers students across the district an opportunity to explore careers at local manufacturing companies in Lake County.  Register here: Made in Your Own Backyard Tour

October is Manufacturing Month!

During this month, there are several events to highlight manufacturing:  What is it?  What does it look like?  What careers are available?  What benefits are offered? CLC Apprenticeship Awareness Program

Be a STEAMScholar!

The Illinois Tenth Congressional District STEAM Scholar Program is an exciting educational opportunity launched by Congressman Brad Schneider in 2018 for high school students in our community. The program aims to connect highly-motivated students interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics with hands-on learning experiences throughout our district.

In the fall, students selected to participate in the STEAM Scholars program will have the opportunity to join Congressman Schneider on visits to four STEAM-related businesses and facilities during the 2022-2023 school year. On these visits, students will have the chance to participate in discussions with local employees, business owners, and educators, and learn more about the STEAM career opportunities in our backyard.

CLC Apprenticeships-  Manufacturing Career Pathways – October 11, 12, & 13 

Register HERE



Veterans Day


Veterans Day Honor Walk: On Friday (11/11/22), we have a late start day and we will also have an adjusted bell schedule (see below) in honor of Veterans Day. More information about this event will be shared in the coming weeks, but we wanted to make sure we informed you about the change in schedule for this day in as much advance as possible.





Veterans Day Honor Walk















2:45pm- 3:20pm




Calling all Mundelein Veterans: Please join us on Friday, November 11 for our annual Veterans Day Celebration and breakfast.  We ask you arrive no later than 8:30 a.m., and please park in the West District Parking Lot at 1500 West Hawley St., upon arrival.  This is the free-standing building adjacent to the high school off Hawley St.  

You must RSVP for this event by completing this Google form or by calling Sylvia Torres or Barb Tegtmeier at Mundelein High School.  The main line is 847-949-2200. Then use extensions 1488 (Sylvia) or 1129 (Barb). 

The last day to register for this event is Friday, October 28, 2022.


Attention Seniors: Every student who graduates from a public high school in the state of Illinois must complete a FAFSA, Alternative Aid Application, or sign a waiver form. This requirement has been set by the state of Illinois. Please review THIS DOCUMENT for more information about this Public Act. Check out our FAFSA Mandate FAQ to find some answers to frequently asked questions. 

On October 1 the FAFSA, IL Alternative Aid Application, and CSS Profile will all open for you to complete them to become eligible to receive financial aid for the 2023-24 school year as you head to college (this includes community college and technical schools, too!). We encourage all of our students to complete this process prior to December 1 for the best chances at receiving aid. Check out our FAFSA page and Paying For College page for helpful resources! 

Every Monday from 11-1 in the CCRC (B105) our ISAC Corps Member, Emily, is available to help our students with Financial Aid and Scholarship questions. Email her at to schedule an appointment or check out her page in our Virtual CCRC to learn more about what ISAC offers. 

We are hosting a FAFSA Completion Workshop in person at MHS on Wednesday, October 12 from 5-8pm. Registration is limited, so please register as early as possible for a one hour time slot. Registration is open now in your student’s Naviance account (the student’s registration includes their parents/guardians/supporters).  During this workshop your family will receive free professional assistance completing your FAFSA!

Friday Focus 

Click on the link for today’s Friday Focus

HOCO 2022

We had a great time at all of the homecoming festivities last week! Enjoy some photos from Saturday’s dance


Boys Golf - Coaches Corner Todd Parola

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Golf playing IHSA Regionals, the Mustangs took 5th place. Moving on as individuals Matthew Kisselburg (74), Miles Begg (75), Jackson Koenigsknecht (79) and Brandon Hinkle (80). Sectionals will be October 3, 2022 at Randall Oaks Golf Course. Good luck Mustangs.

Girls Tennis - Coaches Corner Derek Gablenz

Congratulations to the NSC Sportsmanship Award Winners In #NSC #Tennis @MunMustangsGT Ella Kuehnle from Lake Forest and Leila Moon from Mundelein

Boys Cross Country -  Coaches Corner Kurt Rutz

The squad competed last Saturday at the Palatine Meet of Champions, one of the premier meets in the entire Midwest. Top teams from Illinois as well as Kentucky and Missouri attend and I've always said that if you can finish among the top 10 teams in a race, then you have been pretty successful in that division.

The freshmen just missed that goal, taking 13th out of 22 teams in the 2.5-mile race. Andrew Weaver led the team by taking 31st, out of 253 runners, with Nathan McCreight and Elijah Mendoza not far behind in 33rd and 36th. Elijah especially did a great job following the race plan, which resulted in his best race yet. Nikita Vovkiv took 91st and Nathaniel Mendez took 114th to close out the scoring.

Our sophomore squad kicked it up a notch by taking 8th out of 24 teams. Javier Mata led the way again by taking 2nd out of 283 runners in a PR of 15:42. Alberto Diaz also medaled in 8th place, running 16:19. Finn Keegan took 55th with a PR of 17:31, Logan Ramirez took 73rd in 17:45, and Damian Harrison came up big as 5th man, taking 131st in a PR of 18:47. In fact, 7 of the 13 runners we had who raced 3.0 miles PR'd today.

The Varsity squad took 28th out of 30 teams, with Tom Russ finishing first for the Mustangs, taking 143rd with a time of 16:48. Nick Schwenk PR'd for the 2nd race in a row, taking 173rd in a time of 17:29. Ethan Moy also PR'd for the 2nd straight week, taking 192nd in 18:29. Johnny Gray took 197th in 18:40, and Mariano Rodriguez took 205th in 20:30 to complete the scoring.

We also ran our last home meet on Wednesday against Lake Zurich. We will report on this, our senior night recognition, next week due to press time constraints! Next Meets: Saturday, October 1st: part of the team will travel to the state course at Detweiller Park while half competes at the Harland Invitations at Fox River Park, WI. We also take on Lake Forest on October 4th and then participate in the Lakes Invite on Friday, October 7th. Go Mustangs!

Freshman squad

Sophomore squad

Javier and Alberto; medal winners!

Varsity squad

Girls Volleyball - Coaches Corner Calaeb Haire & Beth Willis

After a whirlwind Homecoming week, the Girls Volleyball Program is preparing to face Libertyville, Lakes, and Vernon Hills this upcoming week in individual matches on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday (games at 5:00 and 6:00 pm). And the Varsity is looking forward to playing 5 matches at the Lake Forest Invitational on Saturday, October 8th. 

Thank you to all the staff members who came to support our team this past Monday at the Staff Appreciation Night at the match against Wheeling. We are glad to bring home a win for you! Thank you, staff for making MHS a wonderful place for our student-athletes! 

At the Libertyville home match on Monday, the Volleyball program is hosting a Cancer Awareness Night. There will be a 50/50 raffle and themed baskets to win. We will also be selling t-shirts.  All proceeds will go to the Lynn Sage Foundation (link) Please mark your calendars and join us for this special event. 

Teacher Appreciation Night

Volleyball Cancer Awareness Night

Boys Soccer - Coaches Corner Sebastian Falinski

Freshman Boys Soccer prepares for their upcoming contest vs our neighbors to the South, Lake Zurich

Cheerleading - Coaches Corner Sara Ann Ellis

Mundelein Cheerleading is hosting our annual Yard sign sale! Open now for two weeks, fully customizable signs with sport/activity, Varsity, Name or Number. Click here for online store link. Get your sign today to support your MHS student! Go Mustangs.

Girls Cross Country - Coaches Corner Carsyn Rodriguez

Outstanding efforts on a tough course w/ fierce competition @ the Palatine invite! Overall we had 2 lifetime bests & 6 course bests + 6 record avg paces from the 2.5 mile race! So many other were w/in seconds of their lifetime bests! So proud! Now go have fun @ Homecoming!

Last week’s Runner of the Week: FR Tania Escobar! Tania has been running with us since the summer & her hard work is definitely paying off! Tania’s HUGE PR this weekend is a testament to her efforts & commitment. Her fun, friendly, & bubbly personality is also an added bonus

Pasta Party at the Schiro’s!

Homecoming parade

Girls Swim/Dive - Coaches Corner Rahul Sethna

The girls swimming and diving team improved to 2-0 in the NSC after defeating Lake Forest in a thrilling 96-90 meet while the JV team also is undefeated at 2-0 as well.  The varsity team then competed at the 16 team Buffalo Grove Invitational this past Saturday where the Lady Mustangs finished 4th overall.  Medal winners at the invite included: Nadia Emso, Gracyn Gigiano, Mimi Puerzer, Ruby Puerzer, Riley Routledge and Amelia Willis.  Next up is a dual meet with Stevenson this Thursday and then at the Fremd Relays this Saturday.


Go Mustangs!


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