Monday, April 23, 2018

April 23 News

Upcoming Calendar Events:

April 27 - Finale Band & Choir Concert 7 PM - 9 PM

May 3 - Spring Play "Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
May 4 - Spring Play "Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
May 5 - Spring Play "Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
May 11 - Senior Breakfast
May 12 - Senior Prom
May 15 & 16 - Senior Finals
May 16 - Senior Honors Night 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
May 20 - Commencement 3:00 PM
May 23 - 25 Final Exams


Graduation is just around he corner. If you want to march with your class, don't forget to clear up your student obligations. If your obligations are not cleared by May 11th, your cap and gown will be held until you have returned all books, equipment, served detentions, and paid all fines. Take the receipt for your obligations to Marching Practice just in case the obligations are still on your record.


Attention Summer School Students: If you will be using your VENTRA card for summer school, please notify the Bookstore so your bus card can be renewed. If the card is not renewed, you will be charged full fare.



Congrats to the first ever Maine East Power Lifting Competitors - Patrycja Pekala, Angie Hernandez, Kayla Gregorio, Tino Mathew, Chris Macwan, Frankie Koziol, and Alvin Thomas as they competed in the St. Viator Invite vs. New Trier and St. Viator.  The Female competitors took home first place, and Kayla, Angie and Alvin took 1st place in their weight division.  Congrats on all your hard work paying off.  The team is now on to State, May 5th at New Trier.  Go ME Strength and Conditioning Power lifters!!


In the summer of 2015 Mr. Bernie Lewis, French and Spanish teacher at Maine East, participated in a Fulbright trip to Bolivia and Peru.  The focus of the program was the effects of modernization on indigenous societies. In March, Mr. Lewis was a guest speaker in Mrs. Teresa Cipolletta’s Global Studies Accelerated class and in Mrs. Nicole Beyers’ Spanish 5 A.P. classes.

In Global Studies, students had been studying early Latin American civilizations including the Inca empire in South America.  To enhance their understanding of the impact of the indigenous culture, Mr. Lewis focused on Inca society and its continued impact on Bolivia and Peru today.  When responding to an exit slip asking what they found interesting in the presentation, one student commented, “I found interesting that when they take from mother nature that they must give back to mother nature. Usually here we don't really think about giving back to the earth, we usually just talk about the benefits that the earth gives us.”  Another student also found the connection to the earth interesting, stating, “The most interesting thing I found about the indigenous culture is that Mother Earth (referred to as Pachamama) is an aspect of reciprocity. Meaning whatever you take from the earth, you must give back, or else Pachamama will give you punishments like earthquakes, tornadoes, or any other natural disasters.” Other cross departmental presentations are scheduled for mid April.

In A.P. Spanish, students are studying cultural comparisons.  They were especially interested in global challenges as well as families and communities, which are A.P. themes.  As a follow up activity, students compared an energy shortage in Chile to the water shortage issues in Bolivia and Peru they learned during the presentation.