The staff of Maine South High School’s student newspaper, Southwords, has earned for the second consecutive year the highest level of distinction awarded by the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Niles police are seeking formal gowns and bridesmaid dresses to ensure all students attending prom have something to wear.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The team made the finals after beat Resurrection 54-37.
The Maine South girls' basketball team made the sectional finals after beating Resurrection 54-37, the Niles Herald-Spectator reports. The Hawks big scorers were Jacqui Grant, Regan Charmichael and Mackenzie Duffy, the newspaper reports. Maine South will take on Evanston Township Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Loyola Academy in Wilmette.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The men will compete in the IHSA state meet Feb. 22-23.
Several Park Ridge-area swimmers and divers are heading to the state meet next weekend, according to the Illinois High School Association. The following athletes qualified in the events listed: 50-yard freestyle: 200-yard freestyle relay: 400-yard freestyle relay: Diving: The state finals will be held Feb. 22 and 23 at New Trier High School in Winnetka.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Maine South beat New Trier 49-46 in overtime.
Maine South defeated New Trier 49-46 in overtime. It was CN100's game of the week.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Journal and Topics reported that a 15-year-old girl faces criminal charges after a fight ended up on YouTube.
A 15-year-old girl faces charges after a fight between her and a 14-year-old girl ended up on YouTube, the Journal and Topics reported. The Dec. 5 altercation happened in a hallway at Maine South High School, the newspaper reported. Another student captured the incident on video and it was uploaded to YouTube, the Journal and Topics reported.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Because the district's demographics are changing with more low-income students arriving, test scores were expected to drop. However, they held steady.
Seniors in Maine Township High School District 207 did better than the district would have predicted, given the fact that the arrival of more low-income and limited-English-proficiency students in recent years. That was the message Barbara Dill-Varga gave the District 207 school board Monday. She presented information on how the district's three high schools--Maine East, Maine West and Maine South--performed relative to state and federal standards. She also said students are showing substantial academic growth over the course of their high school careers. Earlier: D-207 PSAE scores slip The bad news that isn't so bad First, none of the three schools made “adequate yearly progress” under the standards of the No Child Left Behind law, Dill…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Maine South will face Lane Tech at home Saturday, Oct. 27 in the first round of the Class 8A football playoffs.
Maine South will take on Chicago's Lane Tech High School in the first round of the Class 8A football playoffs at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at home. Maine South (9-0) is the top seed in the bracket. The Hawks have held opponents to 117 points on the year, while scoring 333. Lane Tech (5-3) comes into the games as a clear underdog, having ended its season with a 42-6 loss to Simeon. The winner will face either Hoffman Estates' Conant High School or Winnetka's New Trier High School.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The Park Ridge Herald-Advocate reported that Maine South defeated Niles West in CSL South action Friday.
Maine South remained unbeaten with an impressive 51-14 Friday night victory over Niles West, the Park Ridge Herald-Advocate reported. Maine South improved its record to 6-0 and 2-0 in the CSL South Conference. Maine South led 30-0 after the first quarter, the newspaper reported.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Middle Schoolers not ready for some football? After experiencing trouble from kids under high school age, Maine South bars them from attending games without an adult.
When the Maine South Hawks kick off against New Trier in Park Ridge tonight, middle school and junior high students will no longer will be permitted in the stands unless they are accompanied by adults. The policy change was announced in a letter from Maine South Principal Shawn Messmer emailed Sept. 17 to parents of students in middle schools that feed into Maine South. “We have tried our best in the three years that I have been at Maine South to maintain a safe venue for our middle school spectators as they are often more interested in the social aspects of such an event than the actual viewing of the game,” Messmer said. “Recently, we have experienced situations involving our middle school guests that jeopardize their safety.” Earlier…