Principal's Blog #2

August 25, 2023

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Message from Dr. Taylor

Dear Mustang Families,

We’ve had a busy week at MHS. Our National Honor Society (NHS) executive board joined me in the Principal Conference Room to talk about volunteerism, college applications, and extracurricular activities. Our Student Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) joined the North Suburban Conference Student Leadership Summit and learned about mental wellness, positive perspective, and pushing onward from failure. Our Jazz Ensemble began prepping for their upcoming season and our Friday Focus is back, new video link here!

As a reminder, Open House is this Tuesday, August 29th at 5:30 PM. We look forward to meeting our families and providing valuable insight into our classrooms. Please take a moment to read through the Open House Schedule listed here (English / Español).

If you have any questions, please call the Main Office at 847-949-2200.

Go Mustangs!

Dr. Alexandria Rios Taylor

Principal, Mundelein High School

847-949-2200 x1257

Week of Homecoming 2023!

Sept 1 Homecoming Hallway Decorating - 3:30-4:30 PM

Sept 5 Spirit Day Theme - Mike and Ike Day: Grab a friend and dress like twins!

Sept 6 Spirit Day Theme - It's Game Day: Wear a jersey!

Sept 6 Powder Puff Game

Sept 6 Senior Girl’s Night

Sept 7 Spirit Day Theme - Sweet Dreams Day: Rock your PJs or coziest clothes!

Sept 8 Spirit Day Theme - #MundyPride: Wear your class colors!

Sept 8 Homecoming Assembly (Special Schedule)

Sept 8 Homecoming Parade & Game (Parade Map)

Sept 9 Homecoming Alumni Class Tours (Register)

Sept 9 Homecoming Dance (Flyer)

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Would you like a personal tour of campus for your graduating class on HOCO weekend? We’ve got you covered! Our current National Honor Society students will be hosting Alumni Class Tours at 10am on Saturday, September 24. Please complete this form if you are interested or scan the QR code below! You will begin in the Auditorium for a Welcome from our Administrative team before going on our student-led tours. Go Mustangs!

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2023 MHS Open House Schedule

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

5:30 - 5:55 PM Parent Welcome in Auditorium

6:00 - 7:55 PM College and Career Center will be open in room B105

6:00 - 7:55 PM Follow Your Student’s Semester 1 Schedule

Click here to learn more >>

Important Reminder!

All 9th-grade students must submit a school physical. All 12th-grade students must submit proof of the second meningococcal vaccination. Students without these requirements will be excluded from school after October 15.

Visit our health office website for more info.

About Us

The 2023-24 MHS School Profile is now available. This document is utilized by colleges as they review our students’ applications, so the information is specifically directed to that audience.

English | Spanish


Our MHS Portrait of a Learner tenets affirm student identity through schoolwide values, expectations and practices.

Coaches Corner - Girls Tennis

Submitted by Coach Winter

The team is off to a terrific start with a match record of 17-10 and 3-2 overall, with wins over McHenry, Crystal Lake South and Round Lake. The girls are 4-1 in deciding tiebreakers. Our #1 singles player, Gabi Lipske, is 5-0. Stella Moon & Mikaela Sosa are 4-1 in doubles this season so far. Kaitlin Johnson, Ashley Strachn & Demi Bousis all have 3 wins in doubles play. The varsity is headed to Jacobs tournament, played at McHenry H.S., this weekend if you're looking for something to do.

Coaches Corner - Girls Volleyball

Submitted by Coach Willis & Coach Campbell

The MHS Girls Volleyball program is off to a great start! We had a huge turnout of athletes at tryouts and were able to fill 5 full teams (Freshman A & B, Sophomore, JV, and Varsity). It has been a wonderful two weeks of team-building, skill improvement, and overall fun. The red/gray scrimmage for the Back to School Night was a blast, and it has made us all really excited for the season to come! We had our first match against Deerfield on Wednesday, August 23. Due to the heat, we moved the home game to Deerfield’s air-conditioned gym. Both the players and fans were appreciative! The Varsity team plays again this weekend at the Crosstown Classic @Warren H.S. Almond Campus. Go Mustangs!

Coaches Corner - Girls Golf

Submitted by Coach Kuhn

The Lady Mustang Varsity Golfers earned their first victory of the season, defeating Wauconda by 4 strokes. Seniors Kate Niemann & Abbie Shifley led the way with personal best scores for 9 holes. They also competed in the Lake County Invite at Bittersweet Golf Course in Gurnee. Junior Olivia Williams shot her career low for 18 holes to lead the Lady Mustangs. Senior Mia Field also contributed to the scoring, shooting her best round of the season. This Saturday the team will compete at the D117 Invite at Spring Valley Golf Course in Salem, WI.

Coaches Corner - Boys Soccer

Submitted by Coach Dayton

The varsity team recently visited the Barrington Park District where they participated in a challenge course which forced the boys to communicate and bond as a team. Coach Falinski said of the event, "This is the type of thing that gives the boys the chance to grow into lifelong friends. We also hope it helps us win a few ballgames as well."

Coaches Corner - Girls Cross Country

Submitted by Coach Rodriguez

It's been an awesome start to the season as we've seen our numbers double since the first day of practice and every runner, regardless of their experience, has been giving their all, improving, and supporting each other every day!

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District Communications

We have created a new Facebook page for Mundelein High School District 120 - please visit us on our new page.

The only thing that will change is our digital location. We’ll continue sharing all the great news and pictures about our students and staff, any news updates and important school-related information. Please be sure to follow us on our new page, share the page with friends and “like” our page as well. We’re so glad to have you as part of our Mustang community.

Dress Code

Although we take great pride in a dress code that encourages self-expression, we do want to remind students of our student dress code policy as found in our student handbook.

  • Clothing must cover all undergarments (waistbands and straps excluded).
  • Fabric covering all private parts must not be seen through.
  • Clothing that depicts, advertises or advocates the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other controlled substances is prohibited.
  • Clothing that depicts pornography, nudity or sexual acts is prohibited.


With the increased enrollment in recent years, we have been unable to provide a locker for every student at MHS. Since many students do not use a locker, we are assigning lockers to students upon request. Please click here to request a locker.

2nd Chance Parking Permit Lottery

Applications for the 2023-2024 2nd chance parking permit lottery will commence on Thursday, August 24th at 8:00 a.m. and continue until Monday, August 28th at 11:59 p.m.

A very small number of 2023-2024 parking permits are available and a randomized draw will occur. Applications after the deadline will not be accepted.

Click here for more information >>

Student Supports

MHS has many supports to offer students. Students can access a quick-reference guide of all supports available on this page. Available is everything from social-emotional support, to financial support. Check it out!

Click here to see all the student support areas we have to offer.

Technology Use

Students will utilize technology to support their learning in class. Students are reminded to use their Chromebooks and cell phones appropriately at all times. For further information about technology use, please refer to the student handbook located on the District web page.

Monthly Building Tours

We are proud to host visitors to learn more about our programming and facilities. In order to minimize the impact on the educational environment, we have chosen to host visitors on select days throughout the school year.

Therefore, to secure a visitation time, please select from the following options so we are able to provide the necessary information and personnel during your visit.

Click here to schedule your tour.

Upcoming Events



Regular school attendance is required and necessary to develop the academic and intrapersonal skills needed for success. Students are expected to attend each class and be on time. Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance.

If your student is going to be absent from school, please call the Attendance Line 847-949-2200 ext. 1998 (Spanish) ext. 1999 (English) by 10:00 am.

Bus Notifications

Would you like to know when your student’s bus is going to be late? For Mundelein bus routes, Lakeside Transportation is using the Bus Bulletin notification system to notify parents and students when there are bus delays and schedule changes. For more information, or to sign-up and start receiving notifications, please visit: (Find Mundelein Area Schools when prompted for a district) *Note - This is managed by Lakeside Bus Company and not MHS.

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The Mundelein Foundation is seeking new members! Do you have one night a month to make a difference? Contact Jennifer for more information on how you can have some fun helping the next generation: 847-987-7955 or