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MHS junior saves a life with skill learned at school


When Avril Ramirez learned how to perform CPR on a mannequin during an adventure education class at MHS last fall, she never expected that she would ever have to use this skill outside the classroom. But in late August, while working at her part-time job, she came to the rescue of a choking man and saved his life by performing CPR. Read More

Teacher's stories from Brussels makes schoolwork relevant


One of the biggest challenges in most high school classes is to get the students’ interest and hold their attention. But that hasn’t been the case for MHS social studies teacher Neil McCarthy. After spending part of his summer on a foreign policy-themed scholarship program to Brussels, the capital of the European Union, he’s telling students about how he met ambassadors who are trying to negotiate a peace in the continuing war in Ukraine. Read More

Boys State candidate Animesh Bijawat wins $2,000 scholarship


Mundelein High School senior Animesh Bijawat returned from this year’s American Legion Boys State with a $2,000 scholarship, an honor earned by only four of the 200 program participants. During the week-long mock government program held at Eastern Illinois University, Bijawat was elected City Party Chairman, County Party Chairman, and leader of the Federalist Party. Read More

MHS Theatre season opens with student-directed plays


Mundelein Theatre will begin its season on Sept. 11 and 12 with An Evening of Student Directed One Acts. “It is an extremely compelling night of theatre, with a wide variety of subject matter and styles within these plays,” said MHS Theatre Director Jonathan Meier. Read More

MHS Jazz Ensemble selected to perform at IL Music Education Conference


For the third time in nine years, the Mundelein High School Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria. The ensemble will perform for hundreds of music educators and students from across the state at the IMEC conference on Jan. 26. Read More

School Board presents inaugural Award of Excellence in Education


Citing the success of the Mundelein High School Theatre Department, in particular the production of the spring musical “In The Heights,” the District 120 Board of Education honored MHS Theatre Director Jonathan Meier on Aug. 14 with its inaugural “Award of Excellence in Education.” Board Member Tom Ouimet presented Meier the award during an Opening Day program for the MHS staff in the high school auditorium. Meier accepted the award, but credited his MHS Theatre Department. Read More