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Superintendent's Updates

D120 Superintendent’s Letter

March 2024

In early February, our students and staff rose to the occasion when CBS-2 spotlighted Mundelein High School during their news broadcasts.

This was a great opportunity for the entire Chicagoland area to see some of the wonderful programs and activities at MHS in addition to showcasing our talented students and the pride they have for their high school.

It was impressive to see our Jazz Ensemble playing in front of the TV cameras at 6:45 a.m. and to have our main gym filled with band members, cheerleaders and members of our many clubs and activities by 7:15 a.m. These students brought high energy to our early-morning pep rally. Students, staff and administrators spoke on-camera about all the amazing things MHS has to offer. From robotics to choir, and art to swimming, CBS-2 featured many aspects of our school throughout the day.

It was not only a reminder of all the amazing things happening here on a daily basis, but it was great to see the students’ excitement and pride as they talked about their school.

Less than a week after being featured on television, our Leadership Team presented a Mid-Year Review to our School Board. The team showed the Board how MHS is demonstrating progress toward meeting strategic goals such as expanding equitable access to advanced courses and growing our grouping of classes that put students on a path toward specific careers.

There are other bright spots as well. Our earned honors program is having a positive impact. We have 107 students who would not have earned honors based on their eighth-grade test scores. But these students are earning honors credits this year. We also are expanding our Career Pathways program, working toward quadrupling the number of endorsed career pathways in the next four years. Students following a path toward a specific career will take classes such as Introduction to teaching, engineering, graphic arts, construction and more. We want our students to not only succeed, but to begin working toward their future goals as soon as possible.

Our students continue to “Find their AND,” by participating in any of our clubs, activities and athletics. We’ve seen improved academic success from students who belong to an MHS organization. The evidence is there: All nine of our fall varsity team sports teams were recognized with the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award for maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher throughout their season. Hats off to our boys cross country, football, boys golf, boys soccer, girls cross country, girls golf, girls swim/dive, girls tennis and girls volleyball teams - you make us proud.

It’s never been a better time to be a Mustang. And we’re getting better all the time.

In order to continue providing opportunities for our students to succeed, we need to upgrade our facilities. From our mechanical systems and cafeteria to additional classrooms, the needs are many. You’ll continue to hear more and more about the updated facilities plans as the summer turns to fall. Please watch our website for updates and opportunities to find answers to your questions.


Dr. Kevin Myers
Superintendent, District 120