Superintendent’s Message - D120
On Friday, March 24, we ended our mid-point of the second semester on a high note just before spring break when we held an all-school assembly to honor our successful sports, clubs and activities participants. From great choir members to the students involved in mock trials, we celebrated our students and they celebrated each other. Our student body gave our Special Olympics Basketball team a standing ovation when presented with the third place trophy they brought home from state competition.
Participants of our spring sports and clubs gave a brief preview of what’s ahead. From water polo to theater, they promoted their own with real Mustang Pride.
We’re especially proud to see so many students participating. There’s a connection between student involvement in these activities and their social-emotional development. This is what we mean when we say that we want our students to have an “And.” They are a student AND a dancer; a student AND an athlete; a student AND a musician.
So when we return from Spring Break on Monday, April 3, our students and staff will begin the final stretch run of the 2022-23 school year. For seniors, it will be the last couple months of their high school careers. For the underclassmen, it will be an opportunity to carry some of this year’s momentum into the future.
We look forward to seeing what other great things these students will accomplish at Mundelein High School.
One other important event will happen the week after Spring Break is over: on April 4 registered voters living in District 120 boundaries will vote on a referendum to renovate and expand portions of Mundelein High School.
The MHS Facilities Plan would improve areas of the school that are mostly unchanged since it opened in 1961. The plan has a wide range of improvements including:
- Upgraded building systems such as heating, cooling, plumbing and electric that would provide a safe and clean air ventilation system.
- A renovated auditorium with improved acoustics, a modern stage rigging system and a stage big enough to accommodate the size of our music and theater programs.
- A new kitchen and food service area that replaces an 1950s-style cafeteria with a modern commons area featuring natural light and flexible seating.
- New indoor and outdoor sports and recreational facilities featuring a large multi-purpose room that can accommodate PE classes, clubs and activities and public events.
- New space for expanded Career and Technical Education classes.
I encourage you to visit our website, review our FAQs and review some of our images to get complete information. https://www.d120.org/about-mhs/mhs-facilities-plan/. If you have questions before voting on April 4, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Kevin Myers
Superintendent, District 120