November News



November 2-Late Start Wednesday-9:00 am

November 7- Teacher Institute-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

November 8-Election Day-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

November 16-Late Start Wednesday-9:00 am 

November 18- High School Fall Play 7:00 pm

November 19- High School Fall Play 2:00 & 7:00 pm

November 21-Board Meeting

Nov. 23-25 No School-Thanksgiving Break


December 7- Late Start Wednesday

December 9-SIP-High School Dismissal at 11:33

December 19- Board Meeting

December 21-January 3- No School Winter Vacation


Senior of the Month-September

Allison Stortzum daughter of Chris and Lori Stortzum has been selected by members of the MHS Faculty Council as Senior of the Month for September 2022. This program is sponsored by the Mid-America National Bank who established the program to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding senior students.

Allison participates in Student Council, Spanish Club, yearbook, volleyball, basketball, softball and is a class officer for the senior class. 

Allison is involved in her community with the Scotland Clever Clovers 4H Club, 4H Federation, and St Paul Church. 

She has been inducted into the National Honor Society and received the Michael J. O'Brien Memorial Citizenship Award. 

Allison enjoys reading and spending time outdoors in her free time.  

Allison has worked umpiring for MCGSL, lifeguarding, made shaved ice at The Shack, and babysat. 

After high school, she plans to go to a 4-year university to study communications and work in HR or run/own a business.  

Congratulations to Allison for being selected Senior of the Month for September, 2022!


♫ Macomb High School Choral Department ♫ 

From: Mrs. Butcher 

♪ Special Thanks to those who supported the choir during the Annual Choir Poinsettia Sale!  Poinsettia pick up will be Tuesday, Nov. 29th from 2-5 PM in the Auditorium. 

♪ Congratulations to the following choir members who were selected for the ILMEA District IV Chorus: Addie Bainter, Sherman Bernards, Eliza Bernards, Andrew Butcher, Cullen Clow, Barrett Dennis, Hannah Hawkins, Quinn Kurasz, Celena Mangalaraj, Darah McFadden, Sam Powell, Griffin Schauble, Tyler Thurman, Eva Weiss and Julia Woell.    They will participate in the ILMEA District IV Festival at WIU on Saturday, November 5th.  

♪ Thank you to those who have already become Choir Boosters for the school year 2022 – 2023.  Your support is greatly appreciated!  If you are still interested in becoming a member, please see the Macomb Choir Website for details.  


                                      ♫ Upcoming Events: ♫ 




Who is involved?  

Sat., November 5, 2022  

ILMEA District Festival  

WIU- all day  

Selected students   

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022  

Choir Poinsettia Distribution  

Fellheimer Auditorium-   

2-5 pm  


Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022  

WIU Holiday Festival of Choirs Performances  

St. Paul Church- all day  

morning rehearsal-TBA  

2:00 pm performance  

7:30 pm performance  

Concert Choir and Madrigals- required  

Wed, Dec. 7, 2022  

HS Winter Choir Concert  

Fellheimer Aud.      


9-12 Grade Choir members-required  

Jan. 25-28, 2023  

IMEA All State  

Peoria, IL  

Selected Students-10-12 grade  

February 9, 2023  

Circa’ 21 musical and workshop  

Circa’ 21 Theater   

Rock Island- 9am-3pm  

Madrigal, B. Bellas and B. Basses  

Mon., Feb. 13, 2023  


6-12 grade Pops Concert  



9-12 Grade Choir members-required  

Sat. March 4, 2023  

IHSA Solo and Ensemble  

Place: Rushville HS  

Time-All Day  

Interested Students  


April 14-15, 2023  

Combined Choir/Band WorldStrides Festival Trip  

St. Louis  

Optional for 9-12 music students.  

Wed., May 3, 2023  

HS Spring Choir Concert  

Fellheimer Aud.   7:00pm  


9-12 Grade Choir members-required  

Sat., May 20, 2023  

MHS Graduation-Concert Choir will sing  

Western Hall-7:30pm  

Concert Choir-required 


College/University Application Deadlines

Many colleges and universities have application deadlines approaching in the next several weeks. Don't wait until the last minute to submit applications. If you need any assistance with the application process please contact your assigned counselor.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open for the 2023-24 school year. The State of Illinois requires that all seniors must complete the FAFSA application in order to graduate unless they choose to complete the FAFSA Non-participation Form. If you would like assistance with completing the FAFSA or if you would like a copy of the FAFSA Non-participation Form, please contact your assigned counselor.
Sophomore Career Expo
Thursday November 10th all sophomores will be participating in a Career Expo at the Spoon River College Macomb Outreach Center. This event will take place in the morning and students will return to the high school prior to lunch. Students will have an opportunity to learn about careers in Health Care, Human & Public Services, Art, Communication, Information Technology, Business, Agriculture, Food Service, Natural Resources, Skilled Labor, Manufacturing, and Logistics.

Dual Credit Info Night

On Wednesday, November 30th at 6pm in the Commons MHS will be hosting a Dual Credit information meeting regarding Dual Credit opportunities for the 2023-24 school year. Representatives from Spoon River College and Western Illinois University will be presenting and available to answer questions. 

Upcoming Open Houses

Graham Hospital School of Nursing will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, November 29th from 5:30-7:00 pm in Canton. They will be discussing financial aid, our curriculum/program, and giving a tour of our school and simulation labs. They will have a demonstration of our simulation, computerized mannequin as well. RSVP for the event no later than November 18th at or calling 309-647-5240 ext. 2347.

Spoon River College Canton Campus will be holding a College Visit Day (Career Programs Edition) on Thrusday, December 1st from 9-11am. The event will be showcasing programs in Agriculture, Commercial Driver Training/Logistics, Computer Information Systems, Diesel & Power Systems Technology, Healthcare Career Programs, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing, Rail Transportation and Power System Technology, and Welding. Interested students should RSVP online at or by calling 309-649-6264. 


MHS Thespians present: Clue! High School Edition 

November 18 7:00 p.m. and November 19 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

Adults: $8.00

Students and Seniors: $5.00 

MHS Students Free with Student ID


Final Exams are set for December 16, December 19, and December 20. THIS IS NOT THE END OF SEMESTER. First semester ends January 13th. 

December 16:

8:05-9:55--1st Hour Exam

9:55 - 10:05--Break

10:05-11:55--2nd Hour Exam

Lunch 11:55-1:00

1:00 - 1:10--Passing Period 

1:10-3:05--3rd Hour Exam

December 19:

8:05-9:55--4th Hour Exam

9:55 - 10:05--Break

10:05-11:55--6th Hour Exam

Lunch 11:55-1:00

1:00 - 1:10--Passing Period 

1:10-3:05--Make-Up Exam

December 20:

8:05-9:55--7th Hour Exam

9:55 - 10:05--Break

10:05-11:55--8th Hour Exam

Lunch 11:55-1:00

1:00 - 1:10--Passing Period 

1:10-3:05--Make-up Exam


Hosted by MYLO 2023 Member: Lillian Lambert

Starting Monday November 7, 2022, collection bins will be set up in the schools. All donations of gently used clothes, toys, and books are much appreciated. All donations need to be turned in by November 28 – 30, 2022.

On Friday December 2, 2022, all donations will be organized and set up in the Macomb High School commons. On Saturday December 3, 2022, the doors will open at 10:00 AM and will be ending at 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and see if there is anything they would like to purchase for their family. There will also be hot chocolate and baked goods set up to enjoy at the drive.

Everything will be set up at a very small price, and all profit made will be donated to Big Brother Big Sister of McDonough County. Thank you for your help and participation to make this project possible.

About Lillian Lambert: Lillian Lambert is a senior at Macomb High School. She is the varsity girl’s swim team captain and just finished her marching band season as being the head drum major. She is also involved in National Honors Society and MYLO. If you have any questions, contact Lillian Lambert by email at


The boys and girls wrestling seasons will begin Monday Nov 7th after school. All necessary equipment can be provided, just need athletic registration and athletic physical. If you have any questions at all, please contact Coach Ladd or Coach Westen.