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Class of '62 grad rides in homecoming parade

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As JoAnne Celba leaned out the window of the white 1966 Mustang to wave during the Mundelein High School Homecoming Parade, the trip down Hawley Street must have brought back plenty of memories. The Vernon Hills resident was part of the first class to graduate MHS after the school opened exactly 60 years ago. One thing she remembered was how her friends were upset about leaving Libertyville High School after the 1960-61 school year. Read More

National Merit Scholarship Corp commends three MHS students

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Three students at Mundelein High School received a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Issac Fuksman, Elaina Kasamis and Ethan Nelsen join 34,000 students nationwide as Commended Students and are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, these students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition Read More

District 120 School Board earns governance recognition honor

The District 120 School Board earned state recognition for their effective governance behaviors, the Illinois Association of School Boards announced. The Board was one of 35 Illinois school districts honored with the School Board Governance Recognition. It recognizes the Board’s effective governance behaviors and their commitment toward obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively govern the district. Read More

MHS art teacher named best in state

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The Illinois Art Education Association named MHS teacher Jonathan Pruc the 2021 IAEA High School Art Educator of the Year. The group’s awards and scholarship committee cited Pruc’s professional performance, service and leadership as exemplary. “Jonathan is an educator who thinks outside the box, looks at art and education through a critical lens and constantly works to connect and engage his students in their learning,” according to a statement from the IAEA. Read More

Jewel donates PPE to schools

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About a week before the new school year began in Mundelein, Jewel-Osco made a significant donation of face masks and hand sanitizer to School Districts 75 and 120. The retailer presented school officials with 3,400 face masks and 1,100 bottles of hand sanitizer. The donation was facilitated by Dr. Yara Lucht, the Osco Pharmacy Manager who also happens to be a Mundelein resident and District 75 parent. The timing was good because Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker had just mandated masks for all student Read More

District 120 welcomes new staff

Mundelein School District 120 welcomed a total 12 new staff members prior to the start of the 2021-22 school year. The new employees include teachers, instructional aides and district employees. The new Mundelein High School teachers are: Payton Berg, Special Education; Gissele Drpich, World Languages; Colin Franklin, Intervention; Alex McArthur, Read More