Maine South High School, Park Ridge, Illinois

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 

FRENCH CLUB:  We are having a movie night at 6pm on Thursday, March 30 in room A-206. There will be popcorn, pizza, and more so make sure to come out!   3/30

LITTLE MERMAID:  Crew/pit pictures for the Little Mermaid program will be taken TODAY @ 3:30 pm.  2/28

STUDENTS:  Come to Photoclub Wednesday March 29 after school in V-108!   3/29

STUDENTS:  Any student interested in running for an officer position for next year's Student Council, please see Mrs. Scorza in A-215 to get a petition packet.  All packets are due by this Friday.  3/30

STUDENTS:  Polish Club is now taking orders for club Tshirts. Please stop by the book store between now and Friday to see the awesome design and to place your order. Tshirts are $23 and include a front and back design.  3/31

SENIORS:  You are invited to: GREAT AMERICA GRAD NIGHT 2017!
On Saturday, May 13th, Great America is hosting its fourth annual GRAD NIGHT.  This is an overnight lock-in from 10 pm to 5 am for high school seniors only.  You will have access to all rides in the park with very short waiting lines since the event is limited to 10,000 seniors (1/4 of the usual attendance on a summer day).  In addition to the Great America rides there will be DJs and outdoor dance areas in the park all night long. Please check your email for the information sheet and the permission form.  Tickets will be on sale in the bookstore from Wed, Mar 29th to Fri, April 7th.  There are only 250 tickets, so get yours now!  See Mrs. Ball or Mrs. Deering in A-121 and A-128 if you have questions.  4/6

FROM THE CRC:  
Oakton Community College: New Student Application Workshop and Information Session – An admissions representative from Oakton Community College will be in the CRC on Tuesday, March 28 during 4th,5th, and 6th periods.  Students interested in attending Oakton can submit an application at this time, learn about scholarships & financial aid, and learn about the majors and programs of study at Oakton.

ISAC - Our representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will also be in the CRC on Tuesday from 8:00 to 3:00PM.  Come by and get your college, scholarship, or financial aid questions answered! 
The following college representatives will be in the CRC:
Thursday - March 30
4th Period - University of Missouri
Friday - March 31
3rd Period - DePaul University

Monday, March 27, 2017 

STUDENTS:  Join UNWIND, Maine South's mindfulness club on Tuesday mornings at 7:15 or afternoons at 3:30 in room A-125 to take a break, meditate and just breathe together.  Come hang out and lessen your stress! ALL are welcome. 3/27

FRENCH CLUB:  We are having a movie night at 6pm on Thursday, March 30 in room A-206. There will be popcorn, pizza, and more so make sure to come out!   3/30

LITTLE MERMAID:  Crew/pit pictures for the Little Mermaid program will be taken on Tuesday, March 28th @ 3:30 pm.  2/28

STUDENTS:  Any student interested in running for an officer position for next year's Student Council, please see Mrs. Scorza in A-215 to get a petition packet.  All packets are due by this Friday.  3/30

FROM THE CRC:  Today a representative  from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be in the CRC 5th period.  Please bring a signed pass from your teacher.
Oakton Community College will be in the CRC Tuesday, 4th through 7th periods, presenting the New Student Application Workshop and Information Session.  Please stop in the CRC during any of these periods.
The ISAC Representative will be in the CRC 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to answer your questions about financial aid and college scholarships.  Stop in the CRC to see her...no appointment necessary.

Spring Break March 20-24, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Get your Green on. Wear Green to celebrate St Patrick's Day this Friday and you can enter to win a Maine South Irish Club shirt. Enter in the bookstore TODAY.  3/17

FRENCH CLUB:  We are having a movie night at 6pm on Thursday, March 30 in room A-206. There will be popcorn, pizza, and more so make sure to come out!   3/17


MERMAID CAST, CREW & PIT:  Friday, March 17th is the last day to order your musical t-shirt in the bookstore. 3/17


FROM THE CRC:
The following representative will be in the CRC today:
5th period - Lake Forest College
Please bring a signed pass from your teacher with you.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Get your Green on. Wear Green to celebrate St Patrick's Day this Friday and you can enter to win a Maine South Irish Club shirt. Enter in the bookstore on Friday.  3/16


Slime time! Gak-attack! Come join us for Oozapalooza TODAY and make your own slime during 5th and 6th periods in the cafeteria, OR after school in front of the art display cases in the art wing. The cost is $3 and all proceeds go toward the Rett Syndrome fundraiser.  3/16


FRENCH CLUB:  We are having a movie night at 6pm on Thursday, March 30 in room A-206. There will be popcorn, pizza, and more so make sure to come out!   3/17


FROM THE CRC:  

The following college representatives will be in the CRC TODAY:

1st period - Western Illinois University
2nd period - University of Kentucky
3rd period - North Park University
Please bring a signed pass from your teacher.

MERMAID CAST, CREW & PIT:  Friday, March 17th is the last day to order your musical t-shirt in the bookstore. 3/17

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

IRISH CLUB: Join us for our St. Patrick's breakfast on Thursday March 16th at 7:10 in C108.  Bring a breakfast item to share.   3/15

Get your Green on. Wear Green to celebrate St Patrick's Day this Friday and you can enter to win a Maine South Irish Club shirt. Enter in the bookstore on Friday.  3/16


Slime time! Gak-attack! Come join us for Oozapalooza this Thursday and make your own slime during 5th and 6th periods in the cafeteria, OR after school in front of the art display cases in the art wing. The cost is $3 and all proceeds go toward the Rett Syndrome fundraiser.  3/16


FRENCH CLUB:  We are having a movie night at 6pm on Thursday, March 30 in room A-206. There will be popcorn, pizza, and more so make sure to come out!   3/17


FROM THE CRC:  

The following college representatives will be in the CRC on Thursday, March 16:

1st period - Western Illinois University
2nd period - University of Kentucky
3rd period - North Park University
Please bring a signed pass from your teacher.

Maine Hockey invites all to cheer on Jv1 at the Blackhawk Cup / Illinois State Championship.  A dominant 5 - 0 victory over glenbard has propelled JV1 to the State Championship Game!  Thursday evening  @ 6:40 JV1 plays against BGHW (Buffalo Grove, Hersey, Wheeling) for the highest high school hockey title in the state!  Admission is $3.  At "the edge" ice arena in Bensenville.
Hey Maine South did you know that 60 million water bottles plastic water bottles end up in our landfills each day?  In case you haven't heard, water bottle Wednesdays will be occurring within the next few weeks!  We encourage the students to refill their water bottles on Wednesdays at the filtered water fountains!  Please contribute to this project that will take place every Wednesday for the next three weeks so we can increase the number of water bottles refilled!!  3/15

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

STUDENTS & STAFF:  The 4th Annual Pizza Madness is taking place on Pi Day - TODAY - in the cafeteria from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  Sample 10 different pizza restaurants for only $5.00.  Tickets are available at the door.  All proceeds will benefit Rett Syndrome.  See you there! 3/14

IRISH CLUB: Join us for our St. Patrick's breakfast on Thursday March 16th at 7:10 in C108.  Bring a breakfast item to share.   3/15

Get your Green on. Wear Green to celebrate St Patrick's Day this Friday and you can enter to win a Maine South Irish Club shirt. Enter in the bookstore on Friday.  3/16


Slime time! Gak-attack! Come join us for Oozapalooza this Thursday and make your own slime during 5th and 6th periods in the cafeteria, OR after school in front of the art display cases in the art wing. The cost is $3 and all proceeds go toward the Rett Syndrome fundraiser.  3/16


STUDENTS:  The ISAC Representative will be in the CRC today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help students with scholarship and financial aid questions.  Please stop in...no appointment necessary.  3/14


FRENCH CLUB:  We are having a movie night at 6pm on Thursday, March 30 in room A-206. There will be popcorn, pizza, and more so make sure to come out!   3/17


Hey Maine South did you know that 60 million water bottles plastic water bottles end up in our landfills each day?  In case you haven't heard, water bottle Wednesdays will be occurring within the next few weeks!  We encourage the students to refill their water bottles on Wednesdays at the filtered water fountains!  Please contribute to this project that will take place every Wednesday for the next three weeks so we can increase the number of water bottles refilled!!  3/15

Monday, March 13, 2017

STUDENTS:  Join UNWIND, Maine South's mindfulness club on Tuesday mornings at 7:15 or afternoons at 3:30 in room A-125 to take a break, meditate and just breathe together.  Come hang out and lessen your stress! ALL are welcome.  3/13

STUDENTS & STAFF:  The 4th Annual Pizza Madness is taking place on Pi Day - Tuesday March 14th - in the cafeteria from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  Sample 10 different pizza restaurants for only $5.00.  Tickets are available at the door.  All proceeds will benefit Rett Syndrome.  See you there! 3/14


IRISH CLUB: Join us for our St. Patrick's breakfast on Thursday March 16th at 7:10 in C108.  Bring a breakfast item to share.   3/15


STUDENTS:  If you are looking for a summer job and like to work with children, apply for the summer tutoring program through District 207.  Out high school students work as classroom aides  in the elementary school districts during summer school.  The online application is open through March 20th.  Stop in the CRC or snap the QR code here or from one of our flyers around the building.  https://sites.google.com/a/maine207.org/summer-tutoring/   3/13

Friday, March 10, 2017

ART CLUB:  We are having a meeting TODAY, March 10th after school in V-111. Come by to make art and eat a snack.  3/10

STUDENTS & STAFF:  The 4th Annual Pizza Madness is taking place on Pi Day - Tuesday March 14th - in the cafeteria from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  Sample 10 different pizza restaurants for only $5.00.  Tickets are available at the door.  All proceeds will benefit Rett Syndrome.  See you there! 3/14


From the Career Resource Center:
STUDENTS:  
As we wrap up March Madness in the CRC, the following colleges will be visiting the CRC TODAY:
1st period:  Ball State University, Eastern IL University, Illinois State University and Southern IL University at Edwardsville
3rd period:  Carthage College, Lewis University, Monmouth College, and St. Norbert College
5th period:  Arizona State University, Indiana University, University of Arizona, and Western Michigan University
7th period:  Elmhurst College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Loyola University 
While the college panels target juniors, all students are welcome to attend any of the Panels as long as they bring in a pass signed by a teacher.


STUDENTS:  If you are looking for a summer job and like to work with children, apply for the summer tutoring program through District 207.  Out high school students work as classroom aides  in the elementary school districts during summer school.  The online application is open through March 20th.  Stop in the CRC or snap the QR code here or from one of our flyers around the building.  https://sites.google.com/a/maine207.org/summer-tutoring/   3/13

Thursday, March 9, 2017

FOOD DRIVE:  Every 1 in 6 person faces hunger.  49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table.  3.7 million of those households have children in them, who are forced to spend their days without proper food or nutrition.  That's why your support for this year's Food Drive is so important!  Don't forget to bring in items to donate all week for the drive.  Drop off locations are in A-wing, outside of the student cafe, and outside of the library.   3/9


MR HAWK:  It's everyone's favorite time of year again...it's time for Mr. Hawk!  This Friday at 7 pm in the auditorium, for one night and one night only, see Junior and Senior males face each other in the competitive fields of talent, question and answer, school spirit, and formal wear.  18 will compete, but only 1 will take home the crown. Tickets are now on sale in the bookstore for $5, with all proceeds going towards RettSyndrome.org.  We'll see you there!  3/9


GSA:  Our next meeting will be this Thursday the 9th after school in A101A.  We are putting up the kindness pledges, so be sure to come.  3/9


ART CLUB:  We are having a meeting this Friday, March 10th after school in V-111. Come by to make art and eat a snack.  3/10


From the Career Resource Center:
STUDENTS:  
 If you are interested in becoming a firefighter or have questions about the field of firefighting or fire science in general, you are invited to attend a career exploration & information session on this career.  During 5th and 6th periods TODAY (Thursday, March 9), a firefighter from the Park Ridge Fire Department will be in the Career Resource Center to answer questions and give students a better idea of programs to look into and other prerequisites to this career. 
If you are missing class to meet with the fire department representative in the CRC, you need to bring in a pass signed by your teacher.
As we wrap up March Madness in the CRC, the following colleges will be visiting the CRC on Friday, March 10th:
1st period:  Ball State University, Eastern IL University, Illinois State University and Southern IL University at Edwardsville
3rd period:  Carthage College, Lewis University, Monmouth College, and St. Norbert College
5th period:  Arizona State University, Indiana University, University of Arizona, and Western Michigan University
7th period:  Elmhurst College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Loyola University 
While the college panels target juniors, all students are welcome to attend any of the Panels as long as they bring in a pass signed by a teacher.


STUDENTS:  If you are looking for a summer job and like to work with children, apply for the summer tutoring program through District 207.  Out high school students work as classroom aides  in the elementary school districts during summer school.  The online application is open through March 20th.  Stop in the CRC or snap the QR code here or from one of our flyers around the building.  https://sites.google.com/a/maine207.org/summer-tutoring/   3/13

With a stunning 2-0 victory over Waubonsie, the defending state champions, Maine Hockey Jv2 wins to advance to the elite 8.  That means all 3 mens teams have advanced to the elite 8 in state championship hockey play.
Come cheer on your teams
JV1 plays Saturday at 10:25 am
JV2 plays Sunday at 12:20
Varsity plays Tonight Thursday at 6:30
All games are at the EDGE ice arena in Bensenville. Admission is $3.  
Follow all the action on twitter @maine207hockey  3/9

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

FOOD DRIVE:  Every 1 in 6 person faces hunger.  49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table.  3.7 million of those households have children in them, who are forced to spend their days without proper food or nutrition.  That's why your support for this year's Food Drive is so important!  Don't forget to bring in items to donate all week for the drive.  Drop off locations are in A-wing, outside of the student cafe, and outside of the library.   3/9


MR HAWK:  It's everyone's favorite time of year again...it's time for Mr. Hawk!  This Friday at 7 pm in the auditorium, for one night and one night only, see Junior and Senior males face each other in the competitive fields of talent, question and answer, school spirit, and formal wear.  18 will compete, but only 1 will take home the crown. Tickets are now on sale in the bookstore for $5, with all proceeds going towards RettSyndrome.org.  We'll see you there!  3/9


From the Career Resource Center:

The following colleges will be visiting the CRC on Wednesday, March 8th:
5th period:  Bradley University, Concordia University Chicago, Dominican University, and the Illinois Institute of Technology
7th period:  Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Miami University of Ohio, and the University of Dayton
9th period:  Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
While the college panels target juniors, all students are welcome to attend any of the Panels as long as they bring in a pass signed by a teacher.

STUDENTS:  If you are looking for a summer job and like to work with children, apply for the summer tutoring program through District 207.  Out high school students work as classroom aides  in the elementary school districts during summer school.  The online application is open through March 20th.  Stop in the CRC or snap the QR code here or from one of our flyers around the building.  https://sites.google.com/a/maine207.org/summer-tutoring/   3/13

Maine Hockey invites all to cheer on your teams in the Blackhawk Cup Illinois State Championship tournament.
Wednesday night @ 6:30 JV2 plays their sweet 16 game
Thursday night @ 6:30 varsity plays their elite 8 game
Saturday morning @ 10:25 JV1 plays their elite 8 game
Admission is $3.  All games are played at "the edge" ice arena in Bensenville, IL.  Each team has the talent and momentum to make it to the championship and WIN!!!!  GO MAINE

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

STUDENTS:  Come to the next meeting of PACE, Maine South's politics and current events club, on Wednesday March 9 in room C-141 from 3:30-4:30. We welcome everyone regardless of political party or beliefs - we just ask that you come prepared to share and debate ideas in a spirit of respectful dialogue. Hope to see you on Wednesday!  3/7


LITTLE MERMAID CAST,CREW & PIT:  Musical t-shirts must be ordered in the bookstore before we go on spring break!  3/6


FOOD DRIVE:  Every 1 in 6 person faces hunger.  49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table.  3.7 million of those households have children in them, who are forced to spend their days without proper food or nutrition.  That's why your support for this year's Food Drive is so important!  Don't forget to bring in items to donate all week for the drive.  Drop off locations are in A-wing, outside of the student cafe, and outside of the library.   3/9


MR HAWK:  It's everyone's favorite time of year again...it's time for Mr. Hawk!  This Friday at 7 pm in the auditorium, for one night and one night only, see Junior and Senior males face each other in the competitive fields of talent, question and answer, school spirit, and formal wear.  18 will compete, but only 1 will take home the crown. Tickets are now on sale in the bookstore for $5, with all proceeds going towards RettSyndrome.org.  We'll see you there!  3/9


From the Career Resource Center:
Today our ISAC representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be available in the CRC from 8:00am to 3:00pm to help students with college, scholarship, and financial aid questions. 

AND March Madness continues tomorrow in the CRC!
The following colleges will be visiting the CRC on Wednesday, March 8th:
5th period:  Bradley University, Concordia University Chicago, Dominican University, and the Illinois Institute of Technology
7th period:  Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Miami University of Ohio, and the University of Dayton
9th period:  Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
While the college panels target juniors, all students are welcome to attend any of the Panels as long as they bring in a pass signed by a teacher.

STUDENTS:  If you are looking for a summer job and like to work with children, apply for the summer tutoring program through District 207.  Out high school students work as classroom aides  in the elementary school districts during summer school.  The online application is open through March 20th.  Stop in the CRC or snap the QR code here or from one of our flyers around the building.  https://sites.google.com/a/maine207.org/summer-tutoring/   3/13

Maine Hockey invites all to cheer on your teams in the Blackhawk Cup Illinois State Championship tournament.
Wednesday night @ 6:30 JV2 plays their sweet 16 game
Thursday night @ 6:30 varsity plays their elite 8 game
Saturday morning @ 10:25 JV1 plays their elite 8 game
Admission is $3.  All games are played at "the edge" ice arena in Bensenville, IL.  Each team has the talent and momentum to make it to the championship and WIN!!!!  GO MAINE

Monday, March 6, 2017

STUDENTS and STAFF: Do you have dinner plans for TONIGHT?  You do now!  Stop by Chipotle in uptown Park Ridge between 5 and 9 pm on Monday and mention the Maine South senior class fundraiser when you order.  Half of the proceeds will be donated to Senior Class Council helping to fund Senior Prom and Senior Breakfast.   Thank you for your support.  3/6

STUDENTS:  Come to the next meeting of PACE, Maine South's politics and current events club, on Wednesday March 9 in room C-141 from 3:30-4:30. We welcome everyone regardless of political party or beliefs - we just ask that you come prepared to share and debate ideas in a spirit of respectful dialogue. Hope to see you on Wednesday!  3/7


GERMAN CLUB MEMBERS:  Come to our breakfast and meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7:10 in A-203.  3/6


LITTLE MERMAID CAST,CREW & PIT:  Musical t-shirts must be ordered in the bookstore before we go on spring break!  3/6


FOOD DRIVE:  Every 1 in 6 person faces hunger.  49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table.  3.7 million of those households have children in them, who are forced to spend their days without proper food or nutrition.  That's why your support for this year's Food Drive is so important!  Don't forget to bring in items to donate all week for the drive.  Drop off locations are in A-wing, outside of the student cafe, and outside of the library.   3/9


MR HAWK:  It's everyone's favorite time of year again...it's time for Mr. Hawk!  This Friday at 7 pm in the auditorium, for one night and one night only, see Junior and Senior males face each other in the competitive fields of talent, question and answer, school spirit, and formal wear.  18 will compete, but only 1 will take home the crown. Tickets are now on sale in the bookstore for $5, with all proceeds going towards RettSyndrome.org.  We'll see you there!  3/9


From the Career Resource Center: 
Spring college visits have begun in the CRC!  Join us for "March Madness"!  

50+ colleges will be participating in "college panels".  In a panel setting, students can learn about more colleges at the same time, compare and contrast different types of institutions, and learn about the college search and application process in general.  While this particular college activity is geared for juniors, all students are welcome to attend any of the Panels as long as they bring in a pass signed by a teacher.
The following colleges will be visiting the CRC on Monday, March 6th:
2nd period:  Central Michigan University, Colorado State University, Northern Michigan University, University of Illinois at Springfield, and University of Wisconsin at Parkside
4th period:  Michigan State University, Penn State University, Syracuse University, and the University of Kansas
6th period:  Creighton University, DePauw University, Ohio State University, University of Iowa, and Xavier University
8th period:  Lake Forest College, Marquette University, Saint Louis University, University of Cincinnati, and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
On Tuesday, March 7th our ISAC representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be available in the CRC from 8:00am to 3:00pm
 to help students with college, scholarship, and financial aid questions.

Friday, March 3, 2017

STUDENTS:  Next week, March 6th-10th is our annual Food Drive, benefiting the Maine Township Food Pantry.  We will be accepting donations all week for any non-perishable food items and personal care goods, with a friendly competition going between all third period teachers.  You may drop off your items before school at either the A-wing entryway, in front of the library, or outside of the student cafeteria.  And while we hope to top last year's record of over 3,000 donated items, any donation you can bring will help those in need!   3/3

STUDENTS and STAFF: Do you have dinner plans for Monday, March 6th?  You do now!  Stop by Chipotle in uptown Park Ridge between 5 and 9 pm on Monday and mention the Maine South senior class fundraiser when you order.  Half of the proceeds will be donated to Senior Class Council helping to fund Senior Prom and Senior Breakfast.   Thank you for your support.  3/6

BOYS' TENNIS:  Reminder for all boys playing tennis this spring. Practice begins on Monday the 6th so make sure you have registered on the Maine South athletics website (8 to 18) and have your physical on file with the athletic office.  3/3


STUDENTS:  Join in on 100 Days of Kindness.  Sign a kindness pledge in front of the cafe during lunch and let people know how you will spread kindness!  3/3


LITTLE MERMAID CAST,CREW & PIT:  Musical t-shirts must be ordered in the bookstore before we go on spring break!  3/6


From the Career Resource Center: 

Spring college visits have begun in the CRC!  Join us for "March Madness"!  
50+ colleges will be participating in "college panels".  In a panel setting, students can learn about more colleges at the same time, compare and contrast different types of institutions, and learn about the college search and application process in general.  While this particular college activity is geared for juniors, all students are welcome to attend any of the Panels as long as they bring in a pass signed by a teacher.
The following colleges will be visiting the CRC on Monday, March 6th:
2nd period:  Central Michigan University, Colorado State University, Northern Michigan University, University of Illinois at Springfield, and University of Wisconsin at Parkside
4th period:  Michigan State University, Penn State University, Syracuse University, and the University of Kansas
6th period:  Creighton University, DePauw University, Ohio State University, University of Iowa, and Xavier University
8th period:  Lake Forest College, Marquette University, Saint Louis University, University of Cincinnati, and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Thursday, March 2, 2017

STUDENTS:  Gather up your favorite basketball loving friends and join us on Friday March 3rd for a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and 3 point contest in the gym starting at 6pm. It is $30 per team, and you can sign up in advance in the bookstore or pay at the door. There are prizes for the winners and all the proceeds will go towards the school-wide fundraiser.   3/2

STUDENTS:  Next week, March 6th-10th is our annual Food Drive, benefiting the Maine Township Food Pantry.  We will be accepting donations all week for any non-perishable food items and personal care goods, with a friendly competition going between all third period teachers.  You may drop off your items before school at either the A-wing entryway, in front of the library, or outside of the student cafeteria.  And while we hope to top last year's record of over 3,000 donated items, any donation you can bring will help those in need!   3/3

AP STUDENTS:  The last day to sign up and pay for each of your AP exams is this Friday, March 3. If you have not yet registered for your AP tests, you must go to the bookstore this week to pay for each exam you plan to take.  Again, this Friday is the last day to register for AP tests in the bookstore.  3/2

STUDENTS and STAFF: Do you have dinner plans for Monday, March 6th?  You do now!  Stop by Chipotle in uptown Park Ridge between 5 and 9 pm on Monday and mention the Maine South senior class fundraiser when you order.  Half of the proceeds will be donated to Senior Class Council helping to fund Senior Prom and Senior Breakfast.   Thank you for your support.  3/6


BOYS' TENNIS:  Reminder for all boys playing tennis this spring. Practice begins on Monday the 6th so make sure you have registered on the Maine South athletics website (8 to 18) and have your physical on file with the athletic office.  3/3


BOOK CLUB
:  The Maine South Book Club meets TODAY to talk about great books you have read recently! All are welcome to join us after school at 3:25.  Stop by the LRC today for snacks and a great discussion!   3/2


STUDENTS:  Join in on 100 Days of Kindness.  Sign a kindness pledge in front of the cafe during lunch and let people know how you will spread kindness!  3/3


LITTLE MERMAID CAST,CREW & PIT:  Musical t-shirts must be ordered in the bookstore before we go on spring break!  3/6


STUDENTS:  TODAY- The environmental club will present the movie Before the Flood after school today in A-310. Leonardo DiCaprio starred and produced this movie which looks closely at climate change. Come learn more about climate change. Snacks will be provided.  3/2

Thursday- Fun Fact- All of Maine South’s special olympic teams

  • There are 4

  • Basketball

  • Bowling

  • Soccer

  • Snowshoeing


Friday- Thank you everyone for an amazing week! You have truly made this week awesome. Always remember...Respect is our superpower

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

STUDENTS:  Gather up your favorite basketball loving friends and join us on Friday March 3rd for a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and 3 point contest in the gym starting at 6pm. It is $30 per team, and you can sign up in advance in the bookstore or pay at the door. There are prizes for the winners and all the proceeds will go towards the school-wide fundraiser.   3/1

FROM THE LRC: The library will be closed on Thursday, March 2nd during Periods 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 for an author visit. Gene Ha, a graphic artist and novelist, will be speaking to classes during Periods 6, 7, and 8. Students may scan in and attend one of the presentations if they have a free period, but may not use the library for other purposes during Periods 6, 7, and 8. Students may only use the quick print stations during Periods 5 and 9.  3/1

STUDENTS:  Next week, March 6th-10th is our annual Food Drive, benefiting the Maine Township Food Pantry.  We will be accepting donations all week for any non-perishable food items and personal care goods, with a friendly competition going between all third period teachers.  You may drop off your items before school at either the A-wing entryway, in front of the library, or outside of the student cafeteria.  And while we hope to top last year's record of over 3,000 donated items, any donation you can bring will help those in need!   3/3

ENGINEERING CLUBThere will be a meeting of the Engineering Club TODAY after school in V-123. See you then!   3/1

JUNIORS:  Thursday's Junior Class Council meeting theme is "Bring a Friend!"  Everyone is invited to bring one (or more!) friends with them to the JCC meeting. We want everyone to know that it's not too late to join JCC and be involved in the Junior Prom planning process.  Everyone who brings a friend will be entered to win a Chipotle or Starbucks gift card. JCC meets @ 7:10 am in Room A-201. 3/1

AP STUDENTS:  The last day to sign up and pay for each of your AP exams is this Friday, March 3. If you have not yet registered for your AP tests, you must go to the bookstore this week to pay for each exam you plan to take.  Again, this Friday is the last day to register for AP tests in the bookstore.  3/1

STUDENTS and STAFF: Do you have dinner plans for Monday, March 6th?  You do now!  Stop by Chipotle in uptown Park Ridge between 5 and 9 pm on Monday and mention the Maine South senior class fundraiser when you order.  Half of the proceeds will be donated to Senior Class Council helping to fund Senior Prom and Senior Breakfast.   Thank you for your support.  3/6


BOYS' TENNIS:  Reminder for all boys playing tennis this spring. Practice begins on Monday the 6th so make sure you have registered on the Maine South athletics website (8 to 18) and have your physical on file with the athletic office.  3/3


BOOK CLUB:  The Maine South Book Club meets tomorrow to talk about great books you have read recently! All are welcome to join us after school at 3:25.  Stop by the LRC today for snacks and a great discussion!   3/2

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ADVANCED DANCE:   Advanced Dance is a performance-based dance class that requires an audition for enrollment.  Come prepared with appropriate attire and dance shoes to learn a combination. Auditions will be March 9th at 3:30 in the Dance Studio.  You must enroll for the full year even if you will be a sophomore.  And commit to performing in all shows.  Some out of class rehearsal time is required.  See Ms. Sinclair with questions.

Girls Lacrosse Tryouts 2/27,2/28, and 3/1Lacrosse Players, please plan to attend three days of tryouts, all in the Stadium.  Monday 5:30-7:30Tuesday 7:30 to 9:30; Wednesday 5:30 to 7:30.  Dress in layers appropriate for outdoor activity; bring your goggles, stick and mouth guard.  Please arrive 15 minutes early.  Players MUST be registered at mainesouth.8to18.com and have a physical form submitted to the Athletic Department in order to try out.  Checks and registration forms must also be turned in to 839 S. Chester Ave in order to try out. Tryouts are not permitted without these steps completed. Any questions please email mainesouthgirlslax@gmail.com.

STUDENTS:  Gather up your favorite basketball loving friends and join us on Friday March 3rd for a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and 3 point contest in the gym starting at 6pm. It is $30 per team, and you can sign up in advance in the bookstore or pay at the door. There are prizes for the winners and all the proceeds will go towards the school-wide fundraiser.  2/28

FROM THE LRC: The library will be closed on Thursday, March 2nd during Periods 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 for an author visit. Gene Ha, a graphic artist and novelist, will be speaking to classes during Periods 6, 7, and 8. Students may scan in and attend one of the presentations if they have a free period, but may not use the library for other purposes during Periods 6, 7, and 8. Students may only use the quick print stations during Periods 5 and 9.  3/1

STUDENTS:  Next week, March 6th-10th is our annual Food Drive, benefiting the Maine Township Food Pantry.  We will be accepting donations all week for any non-perishable food items and personal care goods, with a friendly competition going between all third period teachers.  You may drop off your items before school at either the A-wing entryway, in front of the library, or outside of the student cafeteria.  And while we hope to top last year's record of over 3,000 donated items, any donation you can bring will help those in need!   3/3

BOYS' VOLLEYBALL:  Boys Volleyball tryouts begin Monday March 6. Anyone planning on trying out must be registered on 8-18. Go to the athletics page on the Maine South website to register. See coach Granell in A-104 if you have questions.  2/28

ENGINEERING CLUBThere will be a meeting of the Engineering Club on Wednesday after school in V-123. See you then! 2/28

JUNIORS:  Thursday's Junior Class Council meeting theme is "Bring a Friend!"  Everyone is invited to bring one (or more!) friends with them to the JCC meeting. We want everyone to know that it's not too late to join JCC and be involved in the Junior Prom planning process.  Everyone who brings a friend will be entered to win a Chipotle or Starbucks gift card. JCC meets @ 7:10 am in Room A-201. 3/1

FROM THE CRC: The ISAC Representative will be in the CRC today to assist with financial aid, scholarship and application questions.  Please stop in...no appointment is necessary.  Also, the U.S. Marines will be outside the CRC today during the lunch periods.  Please visit them with your questions. 2/28

AP STUDENTS:  The last day to sign up and pay for each of your AP exams is this Friday, March 3. If you have not yet registered for your AP tests, you must go to the bookstore this week to pay for each exam you plan to take.  Again, this Friday is the last day to register for AP tests in the bookstore.  3/1

Unify week had a fantastic Monday! We would like to continue having people sign pledges outside of the cafeteria! There will be a unified party tomorrow, after school from 3:30-5pm, in the student cafe. Games, food, and fun! Please come out to support us as we get unified! 2/28

Monday, February 27, 2017

ADVANCED DANCE:   Advanced Dance is a performance-based dance class that requires an audition for enrollment.  Come prepared with appropriate attire and dance shoes to learn a combination. Auditions will be March 9th at 3:30 in the Dance Studio.  You must enroll for the full year even if you will be a sophomore.  And commit to performing in all shows.  Some out of class rehearsal time is required.  See Ms. Sinclair with questions.

Girls Lacrosse Tryouts 2/27,2/28, and 3/1Lacrosse Players, please plan to attend three days of tryouts, all in the Stadium.  Monday 5:30-7:30Tuesday 7:30 to 9:30; Wednesday 5:30 to 7:30.  Dress in layers appropriate for outdoor activity; bring your goggles, stick and mouth guard.  Please arrive 15 minutes early.  Players MUST be registered at mainesouth.8to18.com and have a physical form submitted to the Athletic Department in order to try out.  Checks and registration forms must also be turned in to 839 S. Chester Ave in order to try out. Tryouts are not permitted without these steps completed. Any questions please email mainesouthgirlslax@gmail.com.

SOFTBALL: Softball tryouts will begin TONIGHT at 7PM in the back gym. Bring all of your gear and you have clothes for both inside and outside. Also, please register on the 8 to 18  Maine South Athletics website, even if you were in another sport this year.  2/27

BASEBALL PLAYERS:  BASEBALL tryouts begin TODAY.  All eligible participants must complete the REGISTRATION link that was e-mailed to you last week.  Tryout schedules are available in the Athletic Office & on the BASEBALL web site.  2/27

STUDENTS:  Gather up your favorite basketball loving friends and join us on Friday March 3rd for a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and 3 point contest in the gym starting at 6pm. It is $30 per team, and you can sign up in advance in the bookstore or pay at the door. There are prizes for the winners and all the proceeds will go towards the school-wide fundraiser.  2/28

STUDENTS:  Join UNWIND, Maine South's mindfulness club on Tuesday mornings at 7:15 or 3:30 in the afternoon in room A-125 to take a break, meditate and just breathe together.  Come hang out and lessen your stress! ALL are welcome. 2/27

STUDENTS:  Just a reminder : The Maine South Job Fair is tomorrow Tuesday February 28th,  check out the local employers who would love to hire you;  outside of the student cafe during lunch periods. 2/27

FROM THE LRC: The library will be closed on Thursday, March 2nd during Periods 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 for an author visit. Gene Ha, a graphic artist and novelist, will be speaking to classes during Periods 6, 7, and 8. Students may scan in and attend one of the presentations if they have a free period, but may not use the library for other purposes during Periods 6, 7, and 8. Students may only use the quick print stations during Periods 5 and 9.  3/1

STUDENTS:  Next week, March 6th-10th is our annual Food Drive, benefiting the Maine Township Food Pantry.  We will be accepting donations all week for any non-perishable food items and personal care goods, with a friendly competition going between all third period teachers.  You may drop off your items before school at either the A-wing entryway, in front of the library, or outside of the student cafeteria.  And while we hope to top last year's record of over 3,000 donated items, any donation you can bring will help those in need!   3/3

BOYS' VOLLEYBALL:  Boys Volleyball tryouts begin Monday March 6. Anyone planning on trying out must be registered on 8-18. Go to the athletics page on the Maine South website to register. See coach Granell in A-104 if you have questions.  3/2

PING PONG CLUB:  Ping Pong Club will meet Cafe after school today. We now have two tables, come on out and check it out!  2/27

ENGINEERING CLUBThere will be a meeting of the Engineering Club on Wednesday after school in V-123. See you then! 2/28

Unify week is about recognizing our ability to celebrate differences among a group of individuals instead of discriminating. Being unified means treating everyone equally and learning to look past the differences we have among each other. It is learning to have a more accepting attitude and community for all people and spreading kindness in all the places you travel.

Being unified means striving to spread the word to end the word. It is using your voice for others that are not able. It is standing up for equality and including everyone no matter what the circumstances.

During unify week we ask that you think about your actions and words and how they might affect others around you. We ask that you spread respect wherever you go. We ask that you spread social justice whenever you are witnessing social injustice. And lastly we ask that you remember respect is our superpower. 2/27

Friday, February 24, 2017

FINE ARTS SENIORS:  Please remember applications for Music Booster, SDB Booster and Thespian Senior Scholarships are due March 1st.  2/24

ADVANCED DANCE:   Advanced Dance is a performance-based dance class that requires an audition for enrollment.  Come prepared with appropriate attire and dance shoes to learn a combination. Auditions will be March 9th at 3:30 in the Dance Studio.  You must enroll for the full year even if you will be a sophomore.  And commit to performing in all shows.  Some out of class rehearsal time is required.  See Ms. Sinclair with questions.

BADMINTON:  Any girls interested in trying out for the 2017 Girls' Badminton team must register on the Maine South Athletics website, as well as turn in proof of a physical to the AD office before 2/27.  You will not be able to try out if this is not done. Try-outs start after school on 2/27 and information can be found on the Maine South Badminton website.  Contact Coach Muir if you have any questions.  2/24

STUDENTS:  Crew applications for the musical are now on the drama call board. First meeting will be Monday. Get them in quick!  2/24

Girls Lacrosse Tryouts 2/27,2/28, and 3/1Lacrosse Players, please plan to attend three days of tryouts, all in the Stadium.  Monday 5:30-7:30Tuesday 7:30 to 9:30; Wednesday 5:30 to 7:30.  Dress in layers appropriate for outdoor activity; bring your goggles, stick and mouth guard.  Please arrive 15 minutes early.  Players MUST be registered at mainesouth.8to18.com and have a physical form submitted to the Athletic Department in order to try out.  Checks and registration forms must also be turned in to 839 S. Chester Ave in order to try out. Tryouts are not permitted without these steps completed. Any questions please email mainesouthgirlslax@gmail.com.

SOFTBALL: Softball tryouts will begin on Monday, February 27 at 7PM in the back gym. Bring all of your gear and you have clothes for both inside and outside. Also, please register on the 8 to 18  Maine South Athletics website, even if you were in another sport this year.  2/24

BASEBALL PLAYERS:  BASEBALL tryouts begin Monday 2/27.  All eligible participants must complete the REGISTRATION link that was e-mailed to you earlier this week.  Tryout schedules are available in the Athletic Office & on the BASEBALL web site.  2/27

STUDENTS:  Gather up your favorite basketball loving friends and join us on Friday March 3rd for a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and 3 point contest in the gym starting at 6pm. It is $30 per team, and you can sign up in advance in the bookstore or pay at the door. There are prizes for the winners and all the proceeds will go towards the school-wide fundraiser.  2/28

Thursday, February 23, 2017

FINE ARTS SENIORS:  Please remember applications for Music Booster, SDB Booster and Thespian Senior Scholarships are due March 1st.  2/24

ADVANCED DANCE:   Advanced Dance is a performance-based dance class that requires an audition for enrollment.  Come prepared with appropriate attire and dance shoes to learn a combination. Auditions will be March 9th at 3:30 in the Dance Studio.  You must enroll for the full year even if you will be a sophomore.  And commit to performing in all shows.  Some out of class rehearsal time is required.  See Ms. Sinclair with questions.

BOYS' TENNIS PLAYERS:  There will be a very important pre - season meeting this Friday morning at either 7:20 or 3:20 in A-216 to discuss the start of the spring tennis season. If you cannot attend this meeting you must contact Coach Young in A-216 to get the information that will be discussed.  2/23

GIRLS' SOCCER:  Girls who plan on trying out for soccer next Monday,  please meet today at 3:15 pm in room C-101-A for a 5 Minute meeting.  2/23

STUDENTS & STAFF:  Tonight at 7:30 PM, come and see the Advanced Drama students perform their studio showcase production, First Things First.  Don't miss this chance to see a wonderful evening about all of the firsts we experience in life.  Admission is free!  2/23

BADMINTON:  Any girls interested in trying out for the 2017 Girls' Badminton team must register on the Maine South Athletics website, as well as turn in proof of a physical to the AD office before 2/27.  You will not be able to try out if this is not done. Try-outs start after school on 2/27 and information can be found on the Maine South Badminton website.  Contact Coach Muir if you have any questions.  2/24

STUDENTS:  Crew applications for the musical are now on the drama call board. First meeting will be Monday. Get them in quick!  2/24

Girls Lacrosse Tryouts 2/27,2/28, and 3/1Lacrosse Players, please plan to attend three days of tryouts, all in the Stadium.  Monday 5:30-7:30Tuesday 7:30 to 9:30; Wednesday 5:30 to 7:30.  Dress in layers appropriate for outdoor activity; bring your goggles, stick and mouth guard.  Please arrive 15 minutes early.  Players MUST be registered at mainesouth.8to18.com and have a physical form submitted to the Athletic Department in order to try out.  Checks and registration forms must also be turned in to 839 S. Chester Ave in order to try out. Tryouts are not permitted without these steps completed. Any questions please email mainesouthgirlslax@gmail.com.

SOFTBALL: Softball tryouts will begin on Monday, February 27 at 7PM in the back gym. Bring all of your gear and you have clothes for both inside and outside. Also, please register on the 8 to 18  Maine South Athletics website, even if you were in another sport this year.  2/24

Thank you to all of the students from H20, Junior Class, DECA, Freshman Basketball and everyone else who came to make and pack lunches for Uncle Pete's after school last Thursday.  In total, 500 lunches were donated to the program.  GREAT JOB to everyone!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

FINE ARTS SENIORS:  Please remember applications for Music Booster, SDB Booster and Thespian Senior Scholarships are due March 1st.  2/24

ADVANCED DANCE:   Advanced Dance is a performance-based dance class that requires an audition for enrollment.  Come prepared with appropriate attire and dance shoes to learn a combination. Auditions will be March 9th at 3:30 in the Dance Studio.  You must enroll for the full year even if you will be a sophomore.  And commit to performing in all shows.  Some out of class rehearsal time is required.  See Ms. Sinclair with questions.

BOYS' TENNIS PLAYERS:  There will be a very important pre - season meeting this Friday morning at either 7:20 or 3:20 in A-216 to discuss the start of the spring tennis season. If you cannot attend this meeting you must contact Coach Young in A-216 to get the information that will be discussed.  2/23

GIRLS' SOCCER:  Girls who plan on trying out for soccer next Monday,  please meet Thursday February 23rd at 7:30 am or 3:15 pm in room C-101-A for a 5 Minute meeting.  2/23

STUDENTS & STAFF:  Paczki Day is this Thursday, February 23rd and Polish Club will be selling delicious paczki for $1.50 during all lunch periods in the cafe. All proceeds will go to Rett Syndrome.  2/23

STUDENTS & STAFF:  This Thursday evening at 7:30 PM, come and see the Advanced Drama students perform their studio showcase production, First Things First.  Don't miss this chance to see a wonderful evening about all of the firsts we experience in life.  Admission is free!  2/23

BADMINTON:  Any girls interested in trying out for the 2017 Girls' Badminton team must register on the Maine South Athletics website, as well as turn in proof of a physical to the AD office before 2/27.  You will not be able to try out if this is not done. Try-outs start after school on 2/27 and information can be found on the Maine South Badminton website.  Contact Coach Muir if you have any questions.  2/24

GIRLS LACROSSE:  DEADLINE FOR FORMS AND CHECKS EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 24th.  Beginners welcome!   Questions: mainesouthgirlslax@gmail.com   

Thank you to all of the students from H20, Junior Class, DECA, Freshman Basketball and everyone else who came to make and pack lunches for Uncle Pete's after school last Thursday.  In total, 500 lunches were donated to the program.  GREAT JOB to everyone!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STUDENTS & STAFF:  Please share your shoes! Maine South is having a shoe drive!  Bring any old shoes, any type and any condition to the box by the security desk anytime before February 24th. Be sure to tie laces together or wrap pairs in a rubber band.  2/21

ADVANCED DANCE:   Advanced Dance is a performance-based dance class that requires an audition for enrollment.  Come prepared with appropriate attire and dance shoes to learn a combination. Auditions will be March 9th at 3:30 in the Dance Studio.  You must enroll for the full year even if you will be a sophomore.  And commit to performing in all shows.  Some out of class rehearsal time is required.  See Ms. Sinclair with questions.

FROM THE CRC:  The ISAC Representative will be in the CRC today to assist with financial aid, scholarship and application questions.  Please stop in...no appointment is necessary.  2/21

BOYS' TENNIS PLAYERS:  There will be a very important pre - season meeting this Friday morning at either 7:20 or 3:20 in A-216 to discuss the start of the spring tennis season. If you cannot attend this meeting you must contact Coach Young in A-216 to get the information that will be discussed.  2/23

STUDENTS & STAFF:  Paczki Day is this Thursday, February 23rd and Polish Club will be selling delicious paczki for $1.50 during all lunch periods in the cafe. All proceeds will go to Rett Syndrome.  2/23

STUDENTS & STAFF:  This Thursday evening at 7:30 PM, come and see the Advanced Drama students perform their studio showcase production, First Things First.  Don't miss this chance to see a wonderful evening about all of the firsts we experience in life.  Admission is free!  2/23

SUMMER SCHOOL INFO:   Summer school registration opens on Wednesday, February 22..  The Summer School brochure is available to view on our home page.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

STUDENTS:  Looking for a chance to chase away the February blues?  This weekend, Friday and Saturday ONLY at 7:30 come to the theater to see the winter play, East of the Sun, West of the Moon.  It is a folk tale of bravery, adventure, wit, true love and a prince that has been turned into a giant white bear.   2/16 

STUDENTS & STAFF:  Please share your shoes! Maine South is having a shoe drive!  Bring any old shoes, any type and any condition to the box by the security desk anytime before February 24th. Be sure to tie laces together or wrap pairs in a rubber band.  2/17

ADVANCED DANCE:   Advanced Dance is a performance-based dance class that requires an audition for enrollment.  Come prepared with appropriate attire and dance shoes to learn a combination. Auditions will be March 9th at 3:30 in the Dance Studio.  You must enroll for the full year even if you will be a sophomore.  And commit to performing in all shows.  Some out of class rehearsal time is required.  See Ms. Sinclair with questions.

FROM STUDENT COUNCIL:   Thank you to everyone who participated in and facilitated the blood drive last week.  Lifesource collected 89 units and our blood drive was their drive of the week!  Another check for our long list of successes.  Well done, Hawks! 2/16

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome!    2/16

STUDENTS:   Attention all V-Show 2017 participants! V-Show DVDs for "The Hawk Awakens" are now in the bookstore.  They are $10.00 and available for immediate pickup.  Don't miss the chance to see this awesome show again!  2/16

STUDENTS:  Maine Hockey invites all to attend and cheer on JV1 as they play a best of 3 semi final league championship series starting this Thursday evening at Niles IceLand ice arena 8:15.  Admission is free!  Bring your friend Bring your date Bring your cheer!  Go Maine Hockey.  Go To www.MaineHockey.org for the a complete schedule.  Follow all the action on twitter at @maine207hockey.  2/16

SUMMER SCHOOL INFO:   An email blast to all families will be sent out at least 2-3 days before summer school registration opens.  The dates, times and brochure are all available to view on our home page.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PIZZA, PIZZA:  Today, Spuntino's Pizza will be outside the cafeteria selling a slice of pizza for $3.00.   2/15

IRISH CLUB:  Join us for our meeting to plan St Patrick's Day festivities on Thursday February 16th at 7:10 am in C-108.  2/15

STUDENTS:  The Maine South Job Fair is just around the corner! Are you ready for it? Come to the Walk-in for Work Clinic TODAY! Periods 1 through 9 and after school in the CRC  2/15

ENGINEERING CLUB:  There will be an Engineering Club meeting today after school in V-123.  2/15

STUDENTS:  Looking for a chance to chase away the February blues?  This weekend, Friday and Saturday ONLY at 7:30 come to the theater to see the winter play, East of the Sun, West of the Moon.  It is a folk tale of bravery, adventure, wit, true love and a prince that has been turned into a giant white bear.   2/16 

STUDENTS & STAFF:  Please share your shoes! Maine South is having a shoe drive!  Bring any old shoes, any type and any condition to the box by the security desk anytime before February 24th. Be sure to tie laces together or wrap pairs in a rubber band.  2/17

ADVANCED DANCE:   Advanced Dance is a performance-based dance class that requires an audition for enrollment.  Come prepared with appropriate attire and dance shoes to learn a combination. Auditions will be March 9th at 3:30 in the Dance Studio.  You must enroll for the full year even if you will be a sophomore.  And commit to performing in all shows.  Some out of class rehearsal time is required.  See Ms. Sinclair with questions.

SUMMER SCHOOL INFO:   An email blast to all families will be sent out at least 2-3 days before summer school registration opens.  The dates, times and brochure are all available to view on our home page.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

GIRLS' LACROSSE It is not too early to get ready for the 2017 lacrosse season.  You are invited to the winter lacrosse conditioning sessions.  These sessions are a no cost way for you to get your season started.  Bring your friends that are interested in the sport too!  TODAY in the Back gym from 6:30-8:30PM, and Monday the 20th in the Spec Gym also 6:30-8:30PM.  Bring your lacrosse equipment-stick, goggles, mouth guard, and water.  Beginners are welcome.  Just bring a mouth guard and a water bottle.  Current Players: Turn in forms and checks by February 15th.  

ART CLUB:  Our next meeting is scheduled for TODAY after school in room V-111. We hope to see you there!   2/14

PIZZA, PIZZA:  On Wednesday February 15 Spuntino's Pizza will be outside the cafeteria selling a slice of pizza for $3.00.   2/15

IRISH CLUB:  Join us for our meeting to plan St Patrick's Day festivities on Thursday February 16th at 7:10 am in C-108.  2/15

STUDENTS:  Maine South is having a job fair February 28th. To help you get ready for it, go to the Wednesday Walk-in for Work Clinic in the CRC tomorrow. They are open before school, after school, and periods 1 through 9. Go to the Wednesday Walk-in for Work Clinic tomorrow to help you get ready for the Job Fair! 2/13

FROM THE CRC:  TODAY in the CRC a representative of the U.S. service academies will be here during the lunch periods to present information about the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Military Academy, as well as their admissions procedures.  All grade levels are welcome to attend.
The ISAC Representative will also be in the CRC TODAY, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., to assist in answering questions about financial aid, FAFSA and college scholarships.  2/14

ENGINEERING CLUB:  There will be an Engineering Club meeting this Wednesdaytomorrow) after school in V-123.  2/14

STUDENTS:  Looking for a chance to chase away the February blues?  This weekend, Friday and Saturday ONLY at 7:30 come to the theater to see the winter play, East of the Sun, West of the Moon.  It is a folk tale of bravery, adventure, wit, true love and a prince that has been turned into a giant white bear.   2/16 

DUAL CREDIT CLASS INFO:   For all of you who are in classes that offer the Dual Credit option, and wish to take advantage of earning Dual Credit at Oakton Community College, the last day to complete your application and pay the $25 fee  is tomorrow. If you have a class that offers this Dual Credit option, and want to use it, be sure to go to the bookstore today or tomorrow.   2/14

STUDENTS & STAFF:  Please share your shoes! Maine South is having a shoe drive!  Bring any old shoes, any type and any condition to the box by the security desk anytime before February 24th. Be sure to tie laces together or wrap pairs in a rubber band.  2/17

ADVANCED DANCE:   Advanced Dance is a performance-based dance class that requires an audition for enrollment.  Come prepared with appropriate attire and dance shoes to learn a combination. Auditions will be March 9th at 3:30 in the Dance Studio.  You must enroll for the full year even if you will be a sophomore.  And commit to performing in all shows.  Some out of class rehearsal time is required.  See Ms. Sinclair with questions.

SUMMER SCHOOL INFO:   An email blast to all families will be sent out at least 2-3 days before summer school registration opens.  The dates, times and brochure are all available to view on our home page.

Monday, February 13, 2017 

BOYS:  Boys gymnastics season officially gets under way TODAY.  If you are interested and are looking for a spring sport, please contact Mr. Pracko.  Practice will be held in the Maine South Field House at 3:30 on Monday Feb. 13 and Tuesday the 14th.  We will then move to Maine East for daily practices.  Make sure you have your physicals taken care of by Monday.  No experience is necessary!  Come on out and we will teach you to flip and flop!  2/14

GIRLS' LACROSSE It is not too early to get ready for the 2017 lacrosse season.  You are invited to the winter lacrosse conditioning sessions.  These sessions are a no cost way for you to get your season started.  Bring your friends that are interested in the sport too!  TODAY in the Back gym from 6:30-8:30PM, and Monday the 20th in the Spec Gym also 6:30-8:30PM.  Bring your lacrosse equipment-stick, goggles, mouth guard, and water.  Beginners are welcome.  Just bring a mouth guard and a water bottle.  Current Players: Turn in forms and checks by February 15th.  

ART CLUB:  Today's meeting after school has been cancelled and is rescheduled for tomorrowTuesday February 14th after school in room V-111. We hope to see you there tomorrow!   2/13

STUDENTS:  Join UNWIND, Maine South's mindfulness club on Tuesday morning at 7:15 or 3:30 in room A125 to take a break, meditate and just breathe together.  Come hang out and lessen your stress! ALL are welcome.  2/13

STUDENTS:  Ping Pong Club meets today in C-140 until 4:15.  2/13

PIZZA, PIZZA:  On Wednesday February 15 Spuntino's Pizza will be outside the cafeteria selling a slice of pizza for $3.00.   2/15

IRISH CLUB:  Join us for our meeting to plan St Patrick's Day festivities on Thursday February 16th at 7:10 am in C-108.  2/15

STUDENTS:  Maine South is having a job fair Tuesday February 28th. To help you get ready for it, come to our Wednesday Walk-in for Work Clinic in the CRC. We are open before school, after school, and periods 1 through 9. Come to the Walk-in for Work Clinic this Wednesday! 2/13

SUMMER SCHOOL INFO:   An email blast to all families will be sent out at least 2-3 days before summer school registration opens.  The dates, times and brochure are all available to view on our home page.

Friday, February 10, 2017 

STUDENTS:  Join the Adventure Club TONIGHT from 7-9pm as we climb for Rett Syndrome.  Family members and friends outside of Maine South are welcome to attend the event but must have a Maine South Waiver Form signed.  Forms can be found in the PE office.  There will be a $5.00 entry fee with proceeds being split between RETT syndrome and the Adventure Club and climbing experience not necessary.  Contact Mrs. Kawalek if you have any questions.  2/10

ADVENTURE CLUB MEMBERS:   All members are needed for the Climb for RETT Syndrome taking place TONIGHT from 7-9pm.  Please invite your family and obtain waivers for them to sign so they are able to climb.  We need everyone there to help as we expect a big turnout.  Contact Mrs. Kawalaek if you have any questions.  2/10

ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDENTS:  It is time to register and pay for each of your AP tests that you will take in May.  AP exam fees have changed this year and one AP exam is only $15, with each additional exam $92. You must pay for your AP exams in advance in the bookstore by March 3. In order for an AP exam to be ordered and ready for you on the test day in May, you must register for each test. So make sure to visit the bookstore no later than March 3 to register for your AP exams.  2/10

BOYS:  Boys gymnastics season officially gets under way on Monday Feb. 13.  If you are interested and are looking for a spring sport, please contact Mr. Pracko.  Practice will be held in the Maine South Field House at 3:30 on Monday Feb. 13 and Tuesday the 14th.  We will then move to Maine East for daily practices.  Make sure you have your physicals taken care of by Monday.  No experience is necessary!  Come on out and we will teach you to flip and flop!  2/14

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome!

STUDENTS:  The LRC will be open after school, but will be closed TODAY during periods 1-9 due to the presenting and judging of the Chicago History Fair projects. You may still quick print throughout the day. Limited space will be available after school. Email Mrs. Ryan or Mrs. Kowalski if you have a research question or need a book.  2/10

GIRLS' LACROSSE It is not too early to get ready for the 2017 lacrosse season.  You are invited to the winter lacrosse conditioning sessions.  These sessions are a no cost way for you to get your season started.  Bring your friends that are interested in the sport too!  Monday the 13th in the Back gym from 6:30-8:30PM, and Monday the 20th in the Spec Gym also 6:30-8:30PM.  Bring your lacrosse equipment-stick, goggles, mouth guard, and water.  Beginners are welcome.  Just bring a mouth guard and a water bottle.  Current Players: Turn in forms and checks by February 15th.  

ART CLUB:  Our next meeting is this Monday after school. Come hang out and make a Valentine for someone special in room V-111.   2/13

SUMMER SCHOOL INFO:   An email blast to all families will be sent out 2-3 days before summer school registration opens.  The dates, times and brochure are all available to view on our home page.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 

STUDENTS:  Turn About Dance Guest Permission Forms are now available on the Maine South website and can be found on the Deans' page under departments. If you are planning to bring a non-Maine South guest, you will need to have the guest permission form filled out and signed by your dean no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before purchasing your dance tickets. No guest permission forms will be accepted after that dateThe guest must be currently enrolled in at least 9th grade and no guest will be admitted over the age of 20 years old.  Upon entering, Maine South students must present a current Maine South ID & ticket. Their guest must also present a ticket and current photo identification.   2/9  

STUDENTS:  Join the Adventure Club this Friday evening, Feb. 10th from 7-9pm as we climb for Rett Syndrome.  Family members and friends outside of Maine South are welcome to attend the event but must have a Maine South Waiver Form signed.  Forms can be found in the PE office.  There will be a $5.00 entry fee with proceeds being split between RETT syndrome and the Adventure Club and climbing experience not necessary.  Contact Mrs. Kawalek if you have any questions.  2/10

ADVENTURE CLUB MEMBERS:   All members are needed for the Climb for RETT Syndrome taking place this Friday evening, Feb. 10th from 7-9pm.  Please invite your family and obtain waivers for them to sign so they are able to climb.  We need everyone there to help as we expect a big turnout.  Contact Mrs. Kawalaek if you have any questions.  2/10

ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDENTS:  It is time to register and pay for each of your AP tests that you will take in May.  AP exam fees have changed this year and one AP exam is only $15, with each additional exam $92. You must pay for your AP exams in advance in the bookstore by March 3. In order for an AP exam to be ordered and ready for you on the test day in May, you must register for each test. So make sure to visit the bookstore no later than March 3 to register for your AP exams.  2/10

BOYS:  Boys gymnastics season officially gets under way on Monday Feb. 13.  If you are interested and are looking for a spring sport, please contact Mr. Pracko.  Practice will be held in the Maine South Field House at 3:30 on Monday Feb. 13 and Tuesday the 14th.  We will then move to Maine East for daily practices.  Make sure you have your physicals taken care of by Monday.  No experience is necessary!  Come on out and we will teach you to flip and flop!  2/14

PHOTO CLUB:  Come to the next Photo Club meeting on Thursday Feb. 9th after school in V-108.  2/9

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome!

STUDENTS:  It's not too late to spread some love around Maine South! On Friday morning, you can purchase a Valentine Gram outside of the Bookstore starting at 7:00 AM.  Purchase a valentine and lollipop for just $1.00 or add a live poem for $3.00  This is a Valentine that your friends will never forget!  2/9

STUDENTS:  The LRC will be open before and after school, but will be closed Friday, Feb. 10th during periods 1-9 due to the presenting and judging of the Chicago History Fair projects. You may still quick print throughout the day. Limited space will be available before and after school. Email Mrs. Ryan or Mrs. Kowalski if you have a research question or need a book.  2/10

GIRLS' LACROSSE:  It is not too early to get ready for the 2017 lacrosse season.  You are invited to the winter lacrosse conditioning sessions.  These sessions are a no cost way for you to get your season started.  Bring your friends that are interested in the sport too!  Monday the 13th in the Back gym from 6:30-8:30PM, and Monday the 20th in the Spec Gym also 6:30-8:30PM.  Bring your lacrosse equipment-stick, goggles, mouth guard, and water.  Beginners are welcome.  Just bring a mouth guard and a water bottle.  Current Players: Turn in forms and checks by February 15th.  

SUMMER SCHOOL INFO:   An email blast to all families will be sent out 2-3 days before summer school registration opens.  The dates, times and brochure are all available to view on our home page.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 

STUDENTS:  Turn About Dance Guest Permission Forms are now available on the Maine South website and can be found on the Deans' page under departments. If you are planning to bring a non-Maine South guest, you will need to have the guest permission form filled out and signed by your dean no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before purchasing your dance tickets. No guest permission forms will be accepted after that dateThe guest must be currently enrolled in at least 9th grade and no guest will be admitted over the age of 20 years old.  Upon entering, Maine South students must present a current Maine South ID & ticket. Their guest must also present a ticket and current photo identification.   2/9  

STUDENTS:  Attention all students interested writing, photography, or art--our very own school newspaper, Southwords, is the place for you! Please check out the application found in today's Southwords (available in newspaper boxes around the school) and then fill out your 2017-2018 Southwords application at APPLY.SOUTHWORDS.ORG by TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th.  Then, if you are a NEW staff member or want to become an editor, make sure you sign up for an interview on the sign-up sheet outside the English office. Extra copies of the application are available in the English office. Please note: current Southwords members should still fill out an application, but do not need to sign up for an interview.   2/7

STUDENTS:  Join the Adventure Club this Friday evening, Feb. 10th from 7-9pm as we climb for Rett Syndrome.  Family members and friends outside of Maine South are welcome to attend the event but must have a Maine South Waiver Form signed.  Forms can be found in the PE office.  There will be a $5.00 entry fee with proceeds being split between RETT syndrome and the Adventure Club and climbing experience not necessary.  Contact Mrs. Kawalek if you have any questions.  2/10

ADVENTURE CLUB MEMBERS:   All members are needed for the Climb for RETT Syndrome taking place this Friday evening, Feb. 10th from 7-9pm.  Please invite your family and obtain waivers for them to sign so they are able to climb.  We need everyone there to help as we expect a big turnout.  Contact Mrs. Kawalaek if you have any questions.  2/10

ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDENTS:  It is time to register and pay for each of your AP tests that you will take in May.  AP exam fees have changed this year and one AP exam is only $15, with each additional exam $92. You must pay for your AP exams in advance in the bookstore by March 3. In order for an AP exam to be ordered and ready for you on the test day in May, you must register for each test. So make sure to visit the bookstore no later than March 3 to register for your AP exams.  2/10

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 

STUDENTS:  Turn About Dance Guest Permission Forms are now available on the Maine South website and can be found on the Deans' page under departments. If you are planning to bring a non-Maine South guest, you will need to have the guest permission form filled out and signed by your dean no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before purchasing your dance tickets. No guest permission forms will be accepted after that dateThe guest must be currently enrolled in at least 9th grade and no guest will be admitted over the age of 20 years old.  Upon entering, Maine South students must present a current Maine South ID & ticket. Their guest must also present a ticket and current photo identification.   2/9  

STUDENTS:  You can sign up for the upcoming Blood Drive on February 9th in the Student Cafeteria on February 8 during lunch periods.  A Lifesource rep will be there to assist you and answer your questions.   2/7

BOYS' GYMNASTICS:  There will be an open gym for Boys' Gymnastics TODAY at 3:30 in the Field House.  No experience is necessary.  Regular season practice for Boys' Gymnastics will begin on Monday Feb. 13.  See Mr. Pracko for more details if you are interested!  2/7

STUDENTS:  Attention all students interested writing, photography, or art--our very own school newspaper, Southwords, is the place for you! Please check out the application found in today's Southwords (available in newspaper boxes around the school) and then fill out your 2017-2018 Southwords application at APPLY.SOUTHWORDS.ORG by TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th.  Then, if you are a NEW staff member or want to become an editor, make sure you sign up for an interview on the sign-up sheet outside the English office. Extra copies of the application are available in the English office. Please note: current Southwords members should still fill out an application, but do not need to sign up for an interview.   2/7

STUDENTS:  The Serbian Club will be meeting after school TODAY  in C-101-A. All are welcome to come and see what Serbian culture is like by watching a Serbian movie and enjoying Serbian snacks.  2/7

Model UN students who have signed up for Lyons Township Model UN (LTMUN):   We will be having a brief meeting this Wednesday, February 8, after school in Room A-201 to sign up for committees and get your permission slip.  This is a mandatory meeting.  If you cannot attend, contact Ms. Koshgarian in the next few days.  See you then.  2/7

STUDENTS:  Join the Adventure Club this Friday evening, Feb. 10th from 7-9pm as we climb for Rett Syndrome.  Family members and friends outside of Maine South are welcome to attend the event but must have a Maine South Waiver Form signed.  Forms can be found in the PE office.  There will be a $5.00 entry fee with proceeds being split between RETT syndrome and the Adventure Club and climbing experience not necessary.  Contact Mrs. Kawalek if you have any questions.  2/10

ADVENTURE CLUB MEMBERS:   All members are needed for the Climb for RETT Syndrome taking place this Friday evening, Feb. 10th from 7-9pm.  Please invite your family and obtain waivers for them to sign so they are able to climb.  We need everyone there to help as we expect a big turnout.  Contact Mrs. Kawalaek if you have any questions.  2/10

ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDENTS:  It is time to register and pay for each of your AP tests that you will take in May.  AP exam fees have changed this year and one AP exam is only $15, with each additional exam $92. You must pay for your AP exams in advance in the bookstore by March 3. In order for an AP exam to be ordered and ready for you on the test day in May, you must register for each test. So make sure to visit the bookstore no later than March 3 to register for your AP exams.  2/10

FROM THE CRC:  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Representative will be in the CRC TODAY during 4th period.  Please bring a signed pass if you are planning to attend. 
The ISAC Representative will also be in the CRC TODAY, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., to assist in answering questions about financial aid, FAFSA and college scholarships.  Please stop in and see her.

Monday, February 6, 2017 

STUDENTS:  Turn About Dance Guest Permission Forms are now available on the Maine South website and can be found on the Deans' page under departments. If you are planning to bring a non-Maine South guest, you will need to have the guest permission form filled out and signed by your dean no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before purchasing your dance tickets. No guest permission forms will be accepted after that dateThe guest must be currently enrolled in at least 9th grade and no guest will be admitted over the age of 20 years old.  Upon entering, Maine South students must present a current Maine South ID & ticket. Their guest must also present a ticket and current photo identification.   2/9  

STUDENTS:  You can sign up for the upcoming Blood Drive on February 9th in the Student Cafeteria on February 8 during lunch periods.  A Lifesource rep will be there to assist you and answer your questions.   2/7

BOYS' GYMNASTICS:  There will be an open gym for Boys' Gymnastics on Tuesday Feb. 7 at 3:30 in the Field House.  No experience is necessary.  Regular season practice for Boys' Gymnastics will begin on Monday Feb. 13.  See Mr. Pracko for more details if you are interested!  2/6

STUDENTS:  The votes are in, the nominees have been selected. Now it's your turn to vote for this year's Turnabout King for your class.  Surveys will be sent out TODAY and you will have until Tuesday at Midnight to respond!  Kings will be crowned at the Box Office Bliss Dance this Saturday, February 11th!   2/6

STUDENTS:  Attention all students interested writing, photography, or art--our very own school newspaper, Southwords, is the place for you! Please check out the application found in today's Southwords (available in newspaper boxes around the school) and then fill out your 2017-2018 Southwords application at APPLY.SOUTHWORDS.ORG by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th.  Then, if you are a NEW staff member or want to become an editor, make sure you sign up for an interview on the sign-up sheet outside the English office. Extra copies of the application are available in the English office. Please note: current Southwords members should still fill out an application, but do not need to sign up for an interview.   2/6

PING PONG MEMBERS:  Turn in your t-shirt order forms ASAP!! If you plan on competing this year or next, you NEED to purchase this shirt.   2/3

STUDENTS:  The Serbian Club will be meeting after school on Tuesday February 7th  in C-101-A. All are welcome to come and see what Serbian culture is like by watching a Serbian movie and enjoying Serbian snacks.  2/7

STUDENTS:  Join UNWIND, Maine South's mindfulness club on Tuesdays at 7:15 or 3:30 in room A-125 to take a break, meditate and just breathe together.  Come hang out and lessen your stress! ALL are welcome.  2/6

Model UN students who have signed up for Lyons Township Model UN (LTMUN):   We will be having a brief meeting this Wednesday, February 8, after school in Room A-201 to sign up for committees and get your permission slip.  This is a mandatory meeting.  If you cannot attend, contact Ms. Koshgarian in the next few days.  See you then.  2/7

FROM THE CRC:  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Representative will be in the CRC on Tuesday, February 7, 4th period.  Please bring a signed pass if you are planning to attend. 
The ISAC Representative will be in the CRC on Tuesday, February 7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., to assist in answering questions about financial aid, FAFSA and college scholarships.  Please stop in and see her.

Friday, February 3, 2017 

STUDENTS:  Turn About Dance Guest Permission Forms are now available on the Maine South website and can be found on the Deans' page under departments. If you are planning to bring a non-Maine South guest, you will need to have the guest permission form filled out and signed by your dean no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before purchasing your dance tickets. No guest permission forms will be accepted after that dateThe guest must be currently enrolled in at least 9th grade and no guest will be admitted over the age of 20 years old.  Upon entering, Maine South students must present a current Maine South ID & ticket. Their guest must also present a ticket and current photo identification.   2/9  

ADVENTURE CLUB:   Please meet by the Spec. Gym at 4pm to attend the First Ascent Climbing Gym trip.  Bring money to get in and wear comfy clothes to climb.  Also, turn in permission forms to Mrs. Kawalek ASAP.  2/3

STUDENTS:  You can sign up for the upcoming Blood Drive on February 9th in the Student Cafeteria on February 2 and February 8 during lunch periods.  A Lifesource rep will be there to assist you and answer your questions.   2/7

BOYS' GYMNASTICS:  There will be an open gym for Boys' Gymnastics on Tuesday Feb. 7 at 3:30 in the Field House.  No experience is necessary.  Regular season practice for Boys' Gymnastics will begin on Monday Feb. 13.  See Mr. Pracko for more details if you are interested!  2/6

PHOTO CLUB:  Your shirts are in!  If you purchased a shirt Please come by v-108 to pick yours up!  2/3

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome!  

STUDENTS:  The votes are in, the nominees have been selected. Now it's your turn to vote for this year's Turnabout King for your class.  Surveys will be sent out Monday and you will have until Tuesday at Midnight to respond!  Kings will be crowned at the Box Office Bliss Dance this Saturday, February 11th!   2/6

STUDENTS:  Attention all students interested writing, photography, or art--our very own school newspaper, Southwords, is the place for you! Please check out the application found in today's Southwords (available in newspaper boxes around the school) and then fill out your 2017-2018 Southwords application at APPLY.SOUTHWORDS.ORG by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th.  Then, if you are a NEW staff member or want to become an editor, make sure you sign up for an interview on the sign-up sheet outside the English office. Extra copies of the application are available in the English office. Please note: current Southwords members should still fill out an application, but do not need to sign up for an interview.   2/3

PING PONG MEMBERS:  Turn in your t-shirt order forms ASAP!! If you plan on competing this year or next, you NEED to purchase this shirt.   2/3

Maine Hockey invites all to attend West and North Central league playoffs.  Varsity plays the first game of their league tournament Saturday at Oakton Ice arena, 8:10 pm. The Varsity team is ranked 2nd in state.  Junior Varsity team 1 finished league play in FIRST PLACE and begins their league playoffs this Saturday.  Junior Varsity team 1 is ranked FIRST in state.  Junior Varsity team 2 finished 5th in league play and begins league playoffs Saturday.  All 3 teams have the ability and momentum to be league and state champions!  Go To www.MaineHockey.org for the a complete schedule.  Follow all the action on twitter at @maine207hockey.  2/3

FROM THE CRC:  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Representative will be in the CRC on Tuesday, February 7, 4th period.  Please bring a signed pass if you are planning to attend.  
The ISAC Representative will be in the CRC on Tuesday, February 7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., to assist in answering questions about financial aid, FAFSA and college scholarships.  Please stop in and see her.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 

STUDENTS:  Turn About Dance Guest Permission Forms are now available on the Maine South website and can be found on the Deans' page under departments. If you are planning to bring a non-Maine South guest, you will need to have the guest permission form filled out and signed by your dean no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before purchasing your dance tickets. No guest permission forms will be accepted after that dateThe guest must be currently enrolled in at least 9th grade and no guest will be admitted over the age of 20 years old.  Upon entering, Maine South students must present a current Maine South ID & ticket. Their guest must also present a ticket and current photo identification.   2/9  

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome!   

Also, the Girls Lacrosse Club is hosting an information meeting about the 2017 Spring Season.  Please join us on Thursday, Feb 2nd @ 6:15 pm in the Faculty Cafeteria.  2/2

ADVENTURE CLUB:   Please meet by the Spec. Gym at 4pm to attend the First Ascent Climbing Gym trip.  Bring money to get in and wear comfy clothes to climb.  Also, turn in permission forms to Mrs. Kawalek ASAP.  2/3

STUDENTS:  You can sign up for the upcoming Blood Drive on February 9th in the Student Cafeteria on February 2 and February 8 during lunch periods.  A Lifesource rep will be there to assist you and answer your questions.   2/7

FINE ARTS SENIORS:  Applications are now available on the Fine Arts web page and CRC for Music Booster, SDB Booster and Thespian Senior Scholarships.
March 1 is the deadline for completed apps.  2/2

BOOK CLUB:  The Maine South Book Club meets TODAY to talk about books you have read recently!  All are welcome to join us after school at 3:25.  Stop by the LRC today for snacks and a great discussion!  2/2

BOYS' GYMNASTICS:  There will be an open gym for Boys' Gymnastics on Tuesday Feb. 7 at 3:30 in the Field House.  No experience is necessary.  Regular season practice for Boys' Gymnastics will begin on Monday Feb. 13.  See Mr. Pracko for more details if you are interested!  2/6

PHOTO CLUB:  Your shirts are in!  If you purchased a shirt Please come by v-108 to pick yours up!  2/3

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 

STUDENTS:  Turn About Dance Guest Permission Forms are now available on the Maine South website and can be found on the Deans' page under departments. If you are planning to bring a non-Maine South guest, you will need to have the guest permission form filled out and signed by your dean no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before purchasing your dance tickets. No guest permission forms will be accepted after that dateThe guest must be currently enrolled in at least 9th grade and no guest will be admitted over the age of 20 years old.  Upon entering, Maine South students must present a current Maine South ID & ticket. Their guest must also present a ticket and current photo identification.   2/9  

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome!   

Also, the Girls Lacrosse Club is hosting an information meeting about the 2017 Spring Season.  Please join us on Thursday, Feb 2nd @ 6:15 pm in the Faculty Cafeteria.  2/2

INVESTMENT CLUB:  Our next meeting will be after school in V-120-B TODAY.  We hope to see you there! Mr. Beer, Mr. Greguras, Mrs. Kladis  2/1

ADVENTURE CLUB:  We have a climbing trip planned for this Friday, Feb. 3rd to one of the best climbing gyms in Illinois.  First Ascent Climbing gym in Chicago will provide you with amazing opportunities to test your climbing abilities.  Please check your e-mail for permission forms or see Mrs. Kawalek.  First Ascent waivers can be found on the First Ascent Avondale website.  Forms must be turned in to Mrs. K by 2/2.

FROM NHS and THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION:  Heart disease and stroke remain one of the leading causes of death in the US.  You can support research on heart disease AND support the Boys' and Girls' basketball programs by making a donation in the student cafeteria or at the games on Feb, 3 and Feb, 10.  Donations of $10 receive red and white American Heart Association athletic socks.  Donations of $13 or more get a t-shirt, and students who wear the shirt to the Girls' game on Feb 3 and the Boys' game on Feb 10 get in free AND also can get a coupon for a free slice of pizza.  1/31

STUDENTS:  Come support your girls gymnastics team at their regional meet Thursday evening at 6:00 in the field house!  2/1

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 

STUDENTS:  Turn About Dance Guest Permission Forms are now available on the Maine South website and can be found on the Deans' page under departments. If you are planning to bring a non-Maine South guest, you will need to have the guest permission form filled out and signed by your dean no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before purchasing your dance tickets. No guest permission forms will be accepted after that dateThe guest must be currently enrolled in at least 9th grade and no guest will be admitted over the age of 20 years old.  Upon entering, Maine South students must present a current Maine South ID & ticket. Their guest must also present a ticket and current photo identification.   2/9  

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome!   

Also, the Girls Lacrosse Club is hosting an information meeting about the 2017 Spring Season.  Please join us on Thursday, Feb 2nd @ 6:15 pm in the Faculty Cafeteria.  2/2

INVESTMENT CLUB:  Our next meeting will be after school in V-120-B on Wednesday, February 1st.  We hope to see you there! Mr. Beer, Mr. Greguras, Mrs. Kladis  2/1

ADVENTURE CLUB:  We have a climbing trip planned for this Friday, Feb. 3rd to one of the best climbing gyms in Illinois.  First Ascent Climbing gym in Chicago will provide you with amazing opportunities to test your climbing abilities.  Please check your e-mail for permission forms or see Mrs. Kawalek.  First Ascent waivers can be found on the First Ascent Avondale website.  Forms must be turned in to Mrs. K by 2/2.

ITALIAN CLUB:  You are in luck!  We still have some t-shirts for sale in the bookstore.  $12 each.  Get yours before they are gone!  1/31

BOYS' WATER POLO:  There will be a meeting for all boys interested in going out for Boys Water Polo for this Spring Season of 2017 TODAY  at 3:25 pm in the Pool Stands.  Coach Deger will cover the following topics: Team Roster Sizes, Requirements, Expectations, Schedule, Suits, et al.  If you have any questions contact Coach Deger (A205).   1/31

STUDENTS:  Our next Blood Drive will be on February 9th.  You can sign up in student cafeteria TODAY during lunch periods.   1/31

FROM NHS and THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION:  Heart disease and stroke remain one of the leading causes of death in the US.  You can support research on heart disease AND support the Boys' and Girls' basketball programs by making a donation in the student cafeteria or at the games on Feb, 3 and Feb, 10.  Donations of $10 receive red and white American Heart Association athletic socks.  Donations of $13 or more get a t-shirt, and students who wear the shirt to the Girls' game on Feb 3 and the Boys' game on Feb 10 get in free AND also can get a coupon for a free slice of pizza.  1/31

STUDENTS:  Come support your girls gymnastics team at their regional meet Thursday evening at 6:00 in the field house!  2/1

FROM THE CRC:  The ISAC representative will be in the CRC today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Please stop in with your financial aid, scholarship and college application questions.  The Post-High School College Planning Program for Juniors and their Parents is tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.  Please check the CRC webpage and emails for more information.  1/31

Monday, January 30, 2017 

STUDENTS:  Turn About Dance Guest Permission Forms are now available on the Maine South website and can be found on the Deans' page under departments. If you are planning to bring a non-Maine South guest, you will need to have the guest permission form filled out and signed by your dean no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before purchasing your dance tickets. No guest permission forms will be accepted after that dateThe guest must be currently enrolled in at least 9th grade and no guest will be admitted over the age of 20 years old.  Upon entering, Maine South students must present a current Maine South ID & ticket. Their guest must also present a ticket and current photo identification.   2/9  

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome!   

Also, the Girls Lacrosse Club is hosting an information meeting about the 2017 Spring Season.  Please join us on Thursday, Feb 2nd @ 6:15 pm in the Faculty Cafeteria.  2/2

STUDENTS:  You will be receiving a survey on Monday to nominate the guy in your class that you think should be this year's Turnabout King!  Make sure to respond to that survey so the king can be crowned at the Box Office Bliss Turnabout Dance!  1/30

ART CLUB MEMBERS:  This is a reminder, you have an upcoming art club meeting this Monday after school in V-111. Hope to see you there!  1/30

INVESTMENT CLUB:  Our next meeting will be after school in V-120-B on Wednesday, February 1st.  We hope to see you there! Mr. Beer, Mr. Greguras, Mrs. Kladis  2/1

Attention Ping Pong Club members: there will be "free play" today in C-140 after school until 4:15. Don't forget to order your t-shirt in the bookstore by the end of this week!  1/30

ADVENTURE CLUB:  We have a climbing trip planned for this Friday, Feb. 3rd to one of the best climbing gyms in Illinois.  First Ascent Climbing gym in Chicago will provide you with amazing opportunities to test your climbing abilities.  Please check your e-mail for permission forms or see Mrs. Kawalek.  First Ascent waivers can be found on the First Ascent Avondale website.  Forms must be turned in to Mrs. K by 2/2.

ITALIAN CLUB:  You are in luck!  We still have some t-shirts for sale in the bookstore.  $12 each.  Get yours before they are gone!  1/31

BOYS' WATER POLO:  There will be a meeting for all boys interested in going out for Boys Water Polo for this Spring Season of 2017 on Tuesday, January 31st at 3:25 pm in the Pool Stands.  Coach Deger will cover the following topics: Team Roster Sizes, Requirements, Expectations, Schedule, Suits, et al.  If you have any questions contact Coach Deger (A205).   1/31

Friday, January 27, 2017 

CHINESE CLUB MEMBERS:  Come celebrate Chinese New Year with us on Monday, January 30th, starting at 6 pm in A-218 for food and fun! Don't miss out.  1/27

STUDENTS & STAFF:  Come on out and support your Maine South Cheerleaders when they compete at sectionals Saturday at noon at Conant High School. Yes that's right, come and cheer for the cheerleaders! That's this Saturday, Conant High School, at noon. Hope to see you there!  1/27

STUDENTS:  Turn About Dance Guest Permission Forms are now available on the Maine South website and can be found on the Deans' page under departments. If you are planning to bring a non-Maine South guest, you will need to have the guest permission form filled out and signed by your dean no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before purchasing your dance tickets. No guest permission forms will be accepted after that dateThe guest must be currently enrolled in at least 9th grade and no guest will be admitted over the age of 20 years old.  Upon entering, Maine South students must present a current Maine South ID & ticket. Their guest must also present a ticket and current photo identification.   2/9  

STUDENTS:  You are invited to join the Figure Skating Club for a Maine South Skating Night tonight, January 27th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Oakton Ice Arena.  With a Maine South ID, the event costs only $2.00 and includes your skate rental and two hours of ice time.  See you there, Hawks!  1/27

GIRLS' WATER POLO:  There will be a meeting for all girls interested in going out for Girls Water Polo for this Spring Season of 2017 TODAY at 3:25 pm in the Pool Stands.  Coach Gershon will be here for the meeting and will also cover the following topics: Expectations, Rosters, Requirements, Schedule, Suits, et al.  If you have any questions contact Coach Deger (A-205).  1/27

SOPHOMORES:  These are your final days to submit  the application online for the Junior Leader Program in PE.  The application link was sent to your school email.  All applications must be submitted no later than 3:30 TODAY. Thanks and Good Luck  1/27

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome!  
Also, t
he Girls Lacrosse Club is hosting an information meeting about the 2017 Spring Season.  Please join us on Thursday, Feb 2nd @ 6:15 pm in the Faculty Cafeteria.  2/2

STUDENTS:  You will be receiving a survey on Monday to nominate the guy in your class that you think should be this year's Turnabout King!  Make sure to respond to that survey so the king can be crowned at the Box Office Bliss Turnabout Dance!  1/30

ART CLUB MEMBERS:  This is a reminder, you have an upcoming art club meeting this Monday after school in V-111. Hope to see you there!  1/30

Thursday, January 26, 2017 

CEC CLUB MEMBERS:  There will be a meeting of all members TODAY in room V-124-A.  Please join us for this important meeting before school at 7:15 a.m. or after school 3:15 p.m.  We will go over upcoming events, Unify week, and other important topics.  We will also be announcing the winners of $25 Target gift cards for selling cookie dough.  If you cannot make the meeting email Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Dwyer.  1/26

CHINESE CLUB MEMBERS:  Come celebrate Chinese New Year with us on Monday, January 30th, starting at 6 pm in A-218 for food and fun! Don't miss out.  1/27

STUDENTS & STAFF:  Come on out and support your Maine South Cheerleaders when they compete at sectionals this Saturday at noon at Conant High School. Yes that's right, come and cheer for the cheerleaders! That's this Saturday, Conant High School, at noon. Hope to see you there!  1/27

STUDENTS:  Turn About Dance Guest Permission Forms are now available on the Maine South website and can be found on the Deans' page under departments. If you are planning to bring a non-Maine South guest, you will need to have the guest permission form filled out and signed by your dean no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before purchasing your dance tickets. No guest permission forms will be accepted after that dateThe guest must be currently enrolled in at least 9th grade and no guest will be admitted over the age of 20 years old.  Upon entering, Maine South students must present a current Maine South ID & ticket. Their guest must also present a ticket and current photo identification.   2/9  

STUDENTS:  You are invited to join the Figure Skating Club for a Maine South Skating Night this Friday night, January 27th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Oakton Ice Arena.  With a Maine South ID, the event costs only $2.00 and includes your skate rental and two hours of ice time.  See you there, Hawks!  1/27

GIRLS' WATER POLO:  There will be a meeting for all girls interested in going out for Girls Water Polo for this Spring Season of 2017 on Friday, January 27th at 3:25 pm in the Pool Stands.  Coach Gershon will be here for the meeting and will also cover the following topics: Expectations, Rosters, Requirements, Schedule, Suits, et al.  If you have any questions contact Coach Deger (A-205).  1/27

ITALIAN CLUB:  Don't forget the all club meeting tomorrow morning in A-210 at 7:15!   1/26

SOPHOMORES:  These are your final days to submit  the application online for the Junior Leader Program in PE.  The application link was sent to your school email.  All applications must be submitted no later than 3:30 on Friday Jan 27th. Thanks and Good Luck  1/27

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 

CEC CLUB MEMBERS:  There will be a meeting of all members Thursday, January 26 in room V-124-A.  Please join us for this important meeting before school at 7:15 a.m. or after school 3:15 p.m.  We will go over upcoming events, Unify week, and other important topics.  We will also be announcing the winners of $25 Target gift cards for selling cookie dough.  If you cannot make the meeting email Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Dwyer.  1/25

POLISH CLUB:  The next Polish Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 25th, in room A-210 at 3:20 pm. See you there!   1/25

CHINESE CLUB MEMBERS:  Come celebrate Chinese New Year with us on Monday, January 30th, starting at 6 pm in A-218 for food and fun! Don't miss out.  1/27

STUDENTS & STAFF:  Come on out and support your Maine South Cheerleaders when they compete at sectionals this Saturday at noon at Conant High School. Yes that's right, come and cheer for the cheerleaders! That's this Saturday, Conant High School, at noon. Hope to see you there!  1/27

STUDENTS:  Turn About Dance Guest Permission Forms are now available on the Maine South website and can be found on the Deans' page under departments. If you are planning to bring a non-Maine South guest, you will need to have the guest permission form filled out and signed by your dean no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before purchasing your dance tickets. No guest permission forms will be accepted after that dateThe guest must be currently enrolled in at least 9th grade and no guest will be admitted over the age of 20 years old.  Upon entering, Maine South students must present a current Maine South ID & ticket. Their guest must also present a ticket and current photo identification.   2/9  

STUDENTS:  You are invited to join the Figure Skating Club for a Maine South Skating Night this Friday night, January 27th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Oakton Ice Arena.  With a Maine South ID, the event costs only $2.00 and includes your skate rental and two hours of ice time.  See you there, Hawks!  1/27

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 

CEC CLUB MEMBERS:  There will be a meeting of all members Thursday, January 26 in room V-124-A.  Please join us for this important meeting before school at 7:15 a.m. or after school 3:15 p.m.  We will go over upcoming events, Unify week, and other important topics.  We will also be announcing the winners of $25 Target gift cards for selling cookie dough.  If you cannot make the meeting email Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Dwyer.  1/25

SOPHOMORES:  Just a reminder; all applications for the Junior Leader Program in PE are due this Friday Jan. 27th no later than 3:30.  Please make sure to check your school email and use the link provided to complete the application.  1/24

ADVENTURE CLUB:  The Class of 2021 Orientation evening is tonight from 5:30-7:15 pm. Anyone interested in helping set up today at 4 pm, please meet Mrs. Kawalek in the field house.   This is a great opportunity to help promote our awesome club.  1/24

ITALIAN CLUB:  We're having an all club meeting this Friday, 1/27 in A-210 at 7:15!  1/24

STUDENTS:  Ski club meeting Thursday morning at 7:30 in the LRC to announce our four scheduled trips coming up.  Make sure you pay your ski club membership dues in the bookstore as soon as possible. If you cannot make the Thursday meeting email Mrs. Ryan in the library.  1/24

POLISH CLUB:  The next Polish Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 25th, in room A-210 at 3:20 pm. See you there!   1/25

STUDENTS:  Are you interested in politics and current events? Do you want to engage in lively but respectful conversation about important issues affecting our nation? If so, please come to the next meeting of PACE - Maine South's political and current events club.  We meet in room C-141 this Wednesday at 3:30.  Hope to see you there!  1/24

CHINESE CLUB MEMBERS:  Come celebrate Chinese New Year with us on Monday, January 30th, starting at 6 pm in A-218 for food and fun! Don't miss out.  1/27

STUDENTS:  Ready to swim, bike and run on Saturday morning?  If you plan to participate in the Maine South triathlon, please be sure you turn in your waiver and $7 participation fee to the bookstore by this Wednesday.   Check your email this week for updates about the event!  1/24

STUDENTS & STAFF:  Come on out and support your Maine South Cheerleaders when they compete at sectionals this Saturday at noon at Conant High School. Yes that's right, come and cheer for the cheerleaders! That's this Saturday, Conant High School, at noon. Hope to see you there!  1/27

FROM THE CRC:  The ISAC Representative, Cassidy O'Connell, will be in the CRC TODAY, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Please stop in with your financial aid, FAFSA and scholarship questions.  1/24

STUDENTS:  Turn About Dance Guest Permission Forms are now available on the Maine South website and can be found on the Deans' page under departments. If you are planning to bring a non-Maine South guest, you will need to have the guest permission form filled out and signed by your dean no later than Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before purchasing your dance tickets. No guest permission forms will be accepted after that dateThe guest must be currently enrolled in at least 9th grade and no guest will be admitted over the age of 20 years old.  Upon entering, Maine South students must present a current Maine South ID & ticket. Their guest must also present a ticket and current photo identification.   2/9  

STUDENTS:  You are invited to join the Figure Skating Club for a Maine South Skating Night this Friday night, January 27th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Oakton Ice Arena.  With a Maine South ID, the event costs only $2.00 and includes your skate rental and two hours of ice time.  See you there, Hawks!  1/27

Monday, January 23, 2017 

STUDENTS:  Join UNWIND, Maine South's mindfulness club on Tuesdays at 7:15 or 3:30 in room A-125 to take a break, meditate and just breathe together.  Come hang out and lessen your stress! ALL are welcome. 1/23

CEC CLUB MEMBERS:  There will be a meeting of all members Thursday, January 26 in room V-124-A.  Please join us for this important meeting before school at 7:15 a.m. or after school 3:15 p.m.  We will go over upcoming events, Unify week, and other important topics.  We will also be announcing the winners of $25 Target gift cards for selling cookie dough.  If you cannot make the meeting email Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Dwyer.  1/25

SOPHOMORES:  Just a reminder; all applications for the Junior Leader Program in PE are due this Friday Jan. 27th no later than 3:30.  Please make sure to check your school email and use the link provided to complete the application.  1/24

ADVENTURE CLUB:  Emergency meeting today after school in the LRC.  We have three events coming up in the next few weeks and need to discuss them immediately.  Also, the Freshman Orientation evening is tomorrow evening from 5:30-7:15 pm.  Please come and attend to help promote our awesome club.  1/24

ITALIAN CLUB:  We're having an all club meeting this Friday, 1/27 in A-210 at 7:15!  1/24

STUDENTS:  Ski club meeting Thursday morning at 7:30 in the LRC to announce our four scheduled trips coming up.  Make sure you pay your ski club membership dues in the bookstore as soon as possible. If you cannot make the Thursday meeting email Mrs. Ryan in the library.  1/24

POLISH CLUB:  The next Polish Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 25th, in room A-210 at 3:20 pm. See you there!   1/25

Friday, January 20, 2017 

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome!  1/20

ITALIAN CLUB:  If you did not sign up to sell Nutella to go, please email Mrs. Modica or Mrs. Butera by the end of the day today.  Grazie!   1/20

STUDENTS:   In just a little over three weeks, Junior Class will be hosting its annual Turnabout Dance!  Will you be ready to dance like a star to our Hollywood theme - Box Office Bliss?  Get your party shoes ready, get your date in hand and get ready to have a smashing good time!  Details to follow.... 1/20

MODEL UNers:   Lyons Township Model UN is coming up!  Don't forget to fill out the Google Form Mrs. Smith sent out about it!  Should be a great conference.  Any questions, contact Ms. Kosh or Mrs. Smith.  1/20

Thursday, January 19, 2017 

ADVENTURE CLUB:  Our monthly meeting is scheduled for TODAY at 3:25 pm.  We have very important information to discuss regarding the freshman orientation night, a trip to First Ascent climbing gym and our family and friends open rock climb.  Also, please check your e-mails for more information.  1/19

FRESHMAN GIRLS:   Anyone interested in trying out for freshmen girls' badminton must attend a brief meeting TODAY in C-101-A at 3:30. If you cannot attend please let someone who is coming know or contact Coach Hapeman via school email.  1/19

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome!  1/20

ITALIAN CLUB:  If you did not sign up to sell Nutella to go, please email Mrs. Modica or Mrs. Butera by Friday 1/20.  Grazie!   1/20

STUDENTS:   In just a little over three weeks, Junior Class will be hosting its annual Turnabout Dance!  Will you be ready to dance like a star to our Hollywood theme - Box Office Bliss?  Get your party shoes ready, get your date in hand and get ready to have a smashing good time!  Details to follow.... 1/20

MODEL UNers:   Lyons Township Model UN is coming up!  Don't forget to fill out the Google Form Mrs. Smith sent out about it!  Should be a great conference.  Any questions, contact Ms. Kosh or Mrs. Smith.  1/20

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 

SOPHOMORES:  Those interested in applying for the Junior Leader Program in PE please make sure to check your email.  The application link was sent to your school email.  All applications must be submitted no later than 3:30 on Friday Jan 27th.  1/18

IRISH CLUB:  Join us at our next meeting on Thursday January 19th at 7:10 am in C-108.  Irish Club t-shirts are in the bookstore. Get one today.  1/18

STUDENTS:  There will be an engineering club meeting TODAY after school in V-123. See you there!  1/18

ART CLUB:  We have our first meeting of the new year TODAY after school in V-111. We will have snacks and an art activity ready!  1/18

FRESHMAN GIRLS:   Anyone interested in trying out for freshmen girls badminton must attend a brief meeting on Thursday 1/19 in C-101-A at 3:30. If you can not attend please let someone who is coming know or contact Coach Hapeman via school email.  1/19

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome!  1/20

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 

GIRLS' TRACK & FIELD:  The Girls Track Season begins TODAY, January 17th!  Please have your athletic forms completed and submitted by that date.  All girls interested should come to the field house at 3:30 PM for practice.   1/17

FRESHMEN BOYS:  All Freshmen boys interested in track and field, plus any boys new to track, there will be a brief informational meeting TODAY in Rm C-101-A at 3.30.  Any athletes currently on a Winter sport do not need to attend.  1/17

FRESHMEN:  If you are a current Freshman considering AP European next year, you are invited to attend an informational meeting about the course.  Meetings are for both students and parents, and are at 7:00 AM TODAY, Jan 17, OR 4:00 PM OR 7:00 PM on Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the Principal's Conference Room.  1/17

ADVENTURE CLUB:  Our club is scheduled to take our Yearbook Picture this morning at 11:30 in the auditorium.  Please make sure you inform and ask your 5th period teacher for permission to attend as the picture is scheduled at the end of 5A.  1/17

SOPHOMORES:  Those interested in applying for the Junior Leader Program in PE please make sure to check your email.  The application link was sent to your school email.  All applications must be submitted no later than 3:30 on Friday Jan 27th.  1/18

IRISH CLUB:  Join us at our next meeting on Thursday January 19th at 7:10 am in C-108.  Irish Club t-shirts are in the bookstore. Get one today.  1/18

STUDENTS:  There will be an engineering club meeting on Wednesday after school in V-123. See you there!  1/18

ART CLUB:  We have our first meeting of the new year this Wednesday after school in V-111. We will have snacks and an art activity ready!  1/18

FRESHMAN GIRLS:   Anyone interested in trying out for freshmen girls badminton must attend a brief meeting on Thursday 1/19 in C-101-A at 3:30. If you can not attend please let someone who is coming know or contact Coach Hapeman via school email.  1/19

GIRLS' LACROSSE:   All Girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are invited to join the winter conditioning sessions. Email your contact information to:  girlslax.mainesouth@gmail.com for a schedule.  Beginners are welcome!  1/20

Monday, January 16, 2017 - HOLIDAY, NO SCHOOL

Friday, January 13, 2017 

STUDENTS & STAFF:   We're off school on Monday, January 16 and the boys swim team has the perfect dinner idea for you: Pizza! Order delivery or carry out from the Lou Malnati's at 650 N Northwest Hwy in Park Ridge on Monday, January 16th between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Maine South Boys Swim and Diving Team. Bring your friends, bring your family. And be sure to mention the MS Boys Swim Team when you're paying so that they get the credit. Or bring in one of the flyers that was emailed or distributed. Thanks in advance and go Hawks!   1/13

GIRLS' BADMINTON:  There will be an informational meeting for any girls wishing to try-out for the JV/V Badminton team TODAY at 3:20 in C-101-A.  A meeting for the freshman team will be next week Thursday.  Please contact Coach Muir if you have any questions or visit the badminton website. 1/13

BOYS' GYMNASTICS:   There will be an informational meeting on TODAY at 3:25 p.m. in room A-216.  Information about the upcoming season will be available as well as open gym dates.  See Mr. Pracko if you are unable to attend.  No prior experience necessary!  1/13

MR. HAWK:  It's that time of year again! Students, check your email to nominate those lucky junior and senior guys to compete for this year's Mr. Hawk title. You have until the end of the week to select up to 3 junior and senior guys to show the judges why they should be crowned this year's Mr. Hawk.  Students will compete in the categories of spirit, talent, and question and answer. Nominees will be notified early next week, and the competition will be held on Friday, March 10th.  Be part of this fun Maine South tradition!  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Liakakos or Mrs. Scorza. 1/13

STUDENTS: If you are interested in getting over 20 service hours or doing an interesting project for your college application, please consider being  part of the MCYAF Town Hall meeting team. Our kick off meeting is this Sunday, Jan 15th at 1pm here at Maine South. For more information see Dr. Collins in the MCYAF office or call her at x8224.   1/13

GIRLS' TRACK & FIELD:  The Girls Track Season begins on Tuesday, January 17th!  Please have your athletic forms completed and submitted by that date.  All girls interested should come to the field house at 3:30 PM for practice.   1/17

FRESHMEN BOYS:  All Freshmen boys interested in track and field, plus any boys new to track, there will be a brief informational meeting Tuesday,January 17th in Rm C101A at 3.30.  Any athletes currently on a Winter sport to not need to attend.  1/17

FRESHMEN:  If you are a current Freshman considering AP European next year, you are invited to attend an informational meeting about the course.  Meetings are for both students and parents, and are at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, Jan 17, OR 4:00 PM OR 7:00 PM on Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the Principal's Conference Room.  1/17

ADVENTURE CLUB:  Our club is scheduled to take our Yearbook Picture on Tuesday, Jan. 17th at 11:30 in the auditorium.  Please make sure you inform and ask your 5th period teacher for permission to attend as the picture is scheduled at the end of 5A.  1/17

SOPHOMORES:  Those interested in applying for the Junior Leader Program in PE please make sure to check your email.  The application link was sent to your school email.  All applications must be submitted no later than 3:30 on Friday Jan 27th.  1/18

IRISH CLUB:  Join us at our next meeting on Thursday January 19th at 7:10 am in C-108.  Irish Club t-shirts are in the bookstore. Get one today.  1/18

Maine Hockey invites everyone to attend a game.  This past weekend Varsity and JV participated in the league all-star games.  Maine Hockey had 13 players invited to participate. The large number of invited participants is indication of the teams success!  Congratulations go to Ryan Dyball, Niko Sinatra, Anthony Reda, Shane Ronan, Tyler Zidron, Josh Wydra, Samuel Buti, Will McGahan, NicoLavalle, Nick Prusa, David Flynn, Aidan Honan and Nick Ronnell.  Games are played at Oakton Ice arena and Niles IceLand.  Go To www.MaineHockey.org for the full schedule.  Follow all the action on twitter at @maine207hockey.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 

STUDENTS & STAFF:   We're off school on Monday, January 16 and the boys swim team has the perfect dinner idea for you: Pizza! Order delivery or carry out from the Lou Malnati's at 650 N Northwest Hwy in Park Ridge on Monday, January 16th between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Maine South Boys Swim and Diving Team. Bring your friends, bring your family. And be sure to mention the MS Boys Swim Team when you're paying so that they get the credit. Or bring in one of the flyers that was emailed or distributed. Thanks in advance and go Hawks!   1/13

RC CLUB:  Hey all you Radio Control Fans. Come to the first RC club meeting of 2017 TODAY after school in v-121-b to meet and discuss your love of RC with others. Hope to see you there.  1/12

STUDENTS:  Is staying in shape part of your New Year’s resolution?  Be a part of Maine South’s first ever student Triathlon on Saturday, January 28th here at school.  This friendly competition includes a 10 minute swim, 20 minute bike and 20 minute run.  Registration is $7 with proceeds going to the school wide fundraiser.  Sign up in the bookstore to complete the mandatory participation waiver and purchase a t-shirt.  Email Ms Liakakos for more info! 1/12

GSA:  Our next meeting will be TODAY after school in A-101-A.  Hope to see you all there.  1/12

STUDENTS:  The Maine South Figure Skating Club is meeting this Friday, January 13th at 7:15 AM in C-134-A.  Please join us to discuss competitions, fund raising, and apparel.  1/12

GIRLS' BADMINTON:  There will be an informational meeting for any girls wishing to try-out for the JV/V Badminton team on Friday at 3:20 in C-101-A.  A meeting for the freshman team will be next week Thursday.  Please contact Coach Muir if you have any questions or visit the badminton website. 1/13

MR. HAWK:  It's that time of year again! Students, check your email to nominate those lucky junior and senior guys to compete for this year's Mr. Hawk title. You have until the end of the week to select up to 3 junior and senior guys to show the judges why they should be crowned this year's Mr. Hawk.  Students will compete in the categories of spirit, talent, and question and answer. Nominees will be notified early next week, and the competition will be held on Friday, March 10th.  Be part of this fun Maine South tradition!  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Liakakos or Mrs. Scorza. 1/13

STUDENTS: If you are interested in getting over 20 service hours or doing an interesting project for your college application, please consider being  part of the MCYAF Town Hall meeting team. Our kick off meeting is this Sunday, Jan 15th at 1pm here at Maine South. For more information see Dr. Collins in the MCYAF office or call her at x8224.   1/13

GIRLS' TRACK & FIELD:  The Girls Track Season begins on Tuesday, January 17th!  Please have your athletic forms completed and submitted by that date.  All girls interested should come to the field house at 3:30 PM for practice.   1/16

BOYS' GYMNASTICS:   There will be an informational meeting on Friday Jan. 13 at 3:25 p.m. in room A-216.  Information about the upcoming season will be available as well as open gym dates.  See Mr. Pracko if you are unable to attend.  No prior experience necessary!  1/13

SOPHOMORES:  Anyone interested in applying for the Junior Leader Program in PE there will be  a brief informational meeting TODAY after school from 3:15-3:45 in C-101.  See you there. 1/12

FRESHMEN:  If you are a current Freshman considering AP European next year, you are invited to attend an informational meeting about the course.  Meetings are for both students and parents, and are at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, Jan 17, OR 4:00 PM OR 7:00 PM on Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the Principal's Conference Room.  1/17

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 

STUDENTS & STAFF:   We're off school on Monday, January 16 and the boys swim team has the perfect dinner idea for you: Pizza! Order delivery or carry out from the Lou Malnati's at 650 N Northwest Hwy in Park Ridge on Monday, January 16th between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Maine South Boys Swim and Diving Team. Bring your friends, bring your family. And be sure to mention the MS Boys Swim Team when you're paying so that they get the credit. Or bring in one of the flyers that was emailed or distributed. Thanks in advance and go Hawks!   1/13

RC CLUB:  Hey all you Radio Control Fans. Come to the first RC club meeting of 2017 this Thursday after school in v-121-b to meet and discuss your love of RC with others. Hope to see you there.  1/12

STUDENTS:  Is staying in shape part of your New Year’s resolution?  Be a part of Maine South’s first ever student Triathlon on Saturday, January 28th here at school.  This friendly competition includes a 10 minute swim, 20 minute bike and 20 minute run.  Registration is $7 with proceeds going to the school wide fundraiser.  Sign up in the bookstore to complete the mandatory participation waiver and purchase a t-shirt.  Email Ms Liakakos for more info! 1/12

GSA:  Our next meeting will be this Thursday the 12th after school in A-101-A.  Hope to see you all there.  1/12

STUDENTS:  The Maine South Figure Skating Club is meeting this Friday, January 13th at 7:15 AM in C-134-A.  Please join us to discuss competitions, fund raising, and apparel.  1/12

GIRLS' BADMINTON:  There will be an informational meeting for any girls wishing to try-out for the JV/V Badminton team on Friday at 3:20 in C-101-A.  A meeting for the freshman team will be next week Thursday.  Please contact Coach Muir if you have any questions or visit the badminton website. 1/13

JUNIORS:  The New Year always brings a chance of starting something new.  I've got an idea!  Join Junior Class Council!  No club fees, no requirements!  Just show up this Thursday, or any Thursday for that matter, at 7:10 am in Room A-201!   We need help planning Turnabout, and later we will be working on the Junior Prom for you!  So, come join in the festivities!!!   1/11

MR. HAWK:  It's that time of year again! Students, check your email to nominate those lucky junior and senior guys to compete for this year's Mr. Hawk title. You have until the end of the week to select up to 3 junior and senior guys to show the judges why they should be crowned this year's Mr. Hawk.  Students will compete in the categories of spirit, talent, and question and answer. Nominees will be notified early next week, and the competition will be held on Friday, March 10th.  Be part of this fun Maine South tradition!  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Liakakos or Mrs. Scorza. 1/13

STUDENTS: If you are interested in getting over 20 service hours or doing an interesting project for your college application, please consider being  part of the MCYAF Town Hall meeting team. Our kick off meeting is this Sunday, Jan 15th at 1pm here at Maine South. For more information see Dr. Collins in the MCYAF office or call her at x8224.   1/13

GIRLS' TRACK & FIELD:  The Girls Track Season begins on Tuesday, January 17th!  Please have your athletic forms completed and submitted by that date.  All girls interested should come to the field house at 3:30 PM for practice.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 

Happy New Year - I would like to invite you to be a part of this year’s school wide fund-raiser.  As we enter our new calendar year, we will be planning and executing events to raise money and awareness for this years' charity - Rett syndrome.  We will be having a meeting after school on Wednesday in the Principal’s conference room at 3:21 and also on Thursday morning at 7:11, also in the Principal’s Conference room.  Please join us in helping out with this great cause.

STUDENTS & STAFF:   We're off school on Monday, January 16 and the boys swim team has the perfect dinner idea for you: Pizza! Order delivery or carry out from the Lou Malnati's at 650 N Northwest Hwy in Park Ridge on Monday, January 16th between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Maine South Boys Swim and Diving Team. Bring your friends, bring your family. And be sure to mention the MS Boys Swim Team when you're paying so that they get the credit. Or bring in one of the flyers that was emailed or distributed. Thanks in advance and go Hawks!   1/13

DECA MEMBERS:   If you are participating in the DECA regional competition, please check your email for an important announcement from Mr. Beer.  Regional competition testing is this Wednesday.  Check your email.  1/10

STUDENTS: There is still time to sign up for an audition slot for this year's musical, The Little Mermaid.  Just go to the Maine South webpage and click on the musical link for more information. Auditions are  today and Wednesday this week. Questions? See Mrs. Saurer in PA 101.  1/10

FROM THE CRC:  The ISAC representative will be in the CRC today, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  to answer your financial aid and scholarship questions.  Please stop in...no appointment necessary.  Also, two Maine South grads will be in the CRC during 4th and 5th periods today to talk about their experiences and answer any questions you may have about the University of Iowa.  1/10

RC CLUB:  Hey all you Radio Control Fans. Come to the first RC club meeting of 2017 this Thursday after school in v-121-b to meet and discuss your love of RC with others. Hope to see you there.  1/12

STUDENTS:  Is staying in shape part of your New Year’s resolution?  Be a part of Maine South’s first ever student Triathlon on Saturday, January 28th here at school.  This friendly competition includes a 10 minute swim, 20 minute bike and 20 minute run.  Registration is $7 with proceeds going to the school wide fundraiser.  Sign up in the bookstore to complete the mandatory participation waiver and purchase a t-shirt.  Email Ms Liakakos for more info! 1/12

GSA:  Our next meeting will be this Thursday the 12th after school in A-101-A.  Hope to see you all there.  1/12

STUDENTS:  The Maine South Figure Skating Club is meeting this Friday, January 13th at 7:15 AM in C-134-A.  Please join us to discuss competitions, fund raising, and apparel.  1/12

GIRLS' BADMINTON:  There will be an informational meeting for any girls wishing to try-out for the JV/V Badminton team on Friday at 3:20 in C-101-A.  A meeting for the freshman team will be next week Thursday.  Please contact Coach Muir if you have any questions or visit the badminton website. 1/13

JUNIORS:  The New Year always brings a chance of starting something new.  I've got an idea!  Join Junior Class Council!  No club fees, no requirements!  Just show up this Thursday, or any Thursday for that matter, at 7:10 am in Room A-201!   We need help planning Turnabout, and later we will be working on the Junior Prom for you!  So, come join in the festivities!!!   1/11

MR. HAWK:  It's that time of year again! Students, check your email to nominate those lucky junior and senior guys to compete for this year's Mr. Hawk title. You have until the end of the week to select up to 3 junior and senior guys to show the judges why they should be crowned this year's Mr. Hawk.  Students will compete in the categories of spirit, talent, and question and answer. Nominees will be notified early next week, and the competition will be held on Friday, March 10th.  Be part of this fun Maine South tradition!  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Liakakos or Mrs. Scorza. 1/13

STUDENTS: If you are interested in getting over 20 service hours or doing an interesting project for your college application, please consider being  part of the MCYAF Town Hall meeting team. Our kick off meeting is this Sunday, Jan 15th at 1pm here at Maine South. For more information see Dr. Collins in the MCYAF office or call her at x8224.   1/13

GIRLS' TRACK & FIELD:  The Girls Track Season begins on Tuesday, January 17th!  Please have your athletic forms completed and submitted by that date.  All girls interested should come to the field house at 3:30 PM for practice.  

Monday, January 9, 2017 

Happy New Year - I would like to invite you to be a part of this year’s school wide fund-raiser.  As we enter our new calendar year, we will be planning and executing events to raise money and awareness for this years' charity - Rett syndrome.  We will be having a meeting after school on Wednesday in the Principal’s conference room at 3:21 and also on Thursday morning at 7:11, also in the Principal’s Conference room.  Please join us in helping out with this great cause.

STUDENTS:  Join UNWIND, Maine South's mindfulness club on Tuesday morning at 7:15 or 3:30 in the afternoon in room A-125 to take a break, meditate and just breathe together.  Come hang out and lessen your stress! ALL are welcome. 1/9

DECA MEMBERS:   If you are participating in the DECA regional competition, please check your email for an important announcement from Mr. Beer.  Regional competition testing is this Wednesday.  Check your email.  1/10

STUDENTS:  Is staying in shape part of your New Year’s resolution?  Be a part of Maine South’s first ever student Triathlon on Saturday, January 28th here at school.  This friendly competition includes a 10 minute swim, 20 minute bike and 20 minute run.  Registration is $7 with proceeds going to the school wide fundraiser.  Sign up in the bookstore to complete the mandatory participation waiver and purchase a t-shirt.  Email Ms Liakakos for more info! 1/12

STUDENTS: There is still time to sign up for an audition slot for this year's musical, The Little Mermaid.  Just go to the Maine South webpage and click on the musical link for more information. Auditions are on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Questions? See Mrs. Saurer in PA 101.  1/10


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