November News



Nov. 19- High School Fall Play 7:00 pm

Nov. 20- High School Fall Play 2:00 & 7:00 pm

Nov. 24-26 No School-Thanksgiving Break


Dec. 1- Late Start Wednesday

Dec. 2-Poinsettia Delivery

Dec. 8- School Improvement Day-Half Day Remote Attendance am

Dec. 15- Board Meeting

Dec. 20-31 No School Winter Vacation


Senior of the Month-October

Avery Rexroat daughter of Matthew and Briana Rexroat has been selected by members of the MHS Faculty Council as Senior of the Month for October, 2021. This program is sponsored by the Mid-America National Bank who established the program to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding senior students.

Avery participates in volleyball, softball, Ecology Club, Student Council, MYLO, National Honor Society, and is Vice President of the senior class. 

She helps with Jr. High volleyball and is a volunteer at the hospital during the summer. 

Avery has broken the school assist record in volleyball twice, broken the service points school record, made the high honor roll for the past three years, and has been named honorable mention and special mention on the Illinois State Volleyball team.

Some favorite pass times are paddle-boarding and spending Sunday lunches with her grandparents. 

Avery has work experience as a waitress at Larry A's and lifeguarding at Glenwood Pool. 

After high school, Avery is unsure where she plans to attend college but is looking forward to playing college volleyball while majoring in Biology or Nursing. 

Congratulations to Avery for being selected Senior of the Month for October, 2021!

November Teacher of the Month

Hamer_Tonya_234Congratulations to Mrs. Tonya Hamer for being selected as the November Macomb High School Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Hamer was nominated by one of her fellow colleagues. Senora Hamer was nominated for this honor because she has made an impact this month by ensuring that the students are thoroughly engaged both in the classroom and in the hallways of MHS. The mariposas, the Dia de los Muertos display, and “Spanish words of the day” were a meaningful and a beautiful way to share Hispanic culture with Macomb students and teachers. Senora Hamer has made Macomb High School a better place by bringing awareness to the Hispanic culture, and by engaging students and teachers in her content area.  Her Spanish Club also adorned the hallways with posters during Hispanic Heritage Month. The posters were of influential Hispanic professionals communicating inspirational slogans. She has made MHS more connected and has brightened up our hallways. Thank you, Senora!

Congratulations to Senora Hamer for being selected the November Teacher of the Month!


THANK YOUs need to be extended to a number of individuals who helped make our marching season as successful as it was. Larae Watkins for financial assistance as Booster treasurer, John Dildine and the Riggins family for awesome help with hauling the trailer, countless volunteers on the bus/distributing uniforms/hauling podiums/serving water at games/etc., and to Heidi Benson, Booster president, who was here almost as much as I was. All of your efforts are sincerely appreciated! 

The Fall Fest was a tremendous success. All of the groups played extremely well and should be very proud. Thank you to Brenda Miller and Stacie Pettitgout for heading up the committee and to Larae Watkins for handling the money. 

Fruit and cupcake sales will begin this week. Thank you Brenda Miller for heading up this event. All students should sell as much as possible. Proceeds from the sales will help in the purchase of instruments, music, staff during marching season, summer camp scholarships, etc. 

On November 6 several students will participate in the ILMEA District 4 Music Festival held at WIU. Congratulations to Kori Trost, Valerie Mattsey, Hannah Robinson, Lorelei Taylor-West, and Nellie Zhang. Good luck to these amazing young musicians! 

Percussion ensemble will begin in the coming weeks and will perform at the concerts in December, March and May. Members will also participate at the IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest in March. Rehearsals will be during band class twice each week with Mr. Thurman. More details will be coming soon. 

Pep Band will begin at the end of November and run through February. Students will perform for several home Girls and Boys Basketball games. Band members are admitted free to all games and should wear their orange shirts. The schedules will be distributed soon. 

Upcoming dates: 

Saturday, November 6 - IMEA District 4 Festival Concert, 4:30 at WIU Western Hall 

Monday, December 13 – 6-8 Grade Band Concert, Fellheimer at 7:00 pm 

Tuesday, December 14 - MHS Band Concert, Fellheimer at 7:00 pm  


  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 Thursday, Dec. 2nd from 2-5 PM in the Auditorium.



♪ Thank you to those who have already become Choir Boosters for the school year 2021 – 2022.  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? 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

ILMEA District Festival

WIU- all day

Selected students 

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

Choir Poinsettia Distribution 

Fellheimer Auditorium- 2-5 pm 


Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021

WIU Holiday Festival of Choirs Performances

St. Paul Church- all day

Am rehearsal-TBA

2:00 pm performance

7:30 pm performance

Madrigals- required

Wed, Dec. 8, 2021

HS Winter Choir Concert 

Fellheimer Aud.    


9-12 Grade Choir members-required 

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

Madrigal Community Performance

1:00 pm

Madrigals Singers

Jan. 18-20, 2022

Musical Auditions for Wizard of Oz

Fellheimer Aud/Choir room- 6-9pm

9-12 grade interested students

Jan. 26-29, 2022

IMEA All State 

Peoria, IL 

Selected Students-10-12 grade 

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022


6-12 grade Pops Concert 

Commons- 5:30-8:00pm 

9-12 Grade Choir members-required 

Sat. March 5, 2022

IHSA Solo and Ensemble 

Place: TBA

Time-All Day 

Interested Students 


April 7, 8, 9, 2022

Spring Musical- Wizard of Oz


April 7- 7:00 pm

April 8- 7:00 pm

April 9- 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Interested students

Fri. or Sat. April 15-16, 2022

IHSA Organization Music Contest

Place: TBA

Time-All Day 

Required for all 9-12 grade

Thursday, May 5, 2022

HS Spring Choir Concert 

Fellheimer Aud.   7:00pm 


9-12 Grade Choir members-required 

Sat., May 21, 2022

MHS Graduation-Concert Choir will sing 

Western Hall-7:30pm 

Concert Choir-required 




The National Honor Society’s  Annual Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 8:45 a.m.—1:30 p.m. 2021 in Fellheimer Auditorium. 

MASKS AND APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. To schedule, please email Karen Morgan at or online at

Schedule Here →


Please eat before donating and bring Photo ID. Last Date to Donate Elsewhere: 09/21/21 Group Sponsor Code: 1083 


MHS Thespians will present You Can't Take It With You on November 19 at 7:00 p.m. and November 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Ticket prices: adults $7.00, children and seniors $5.00, MHS students are free with a student ID. 


 Anyone interested in the Roman Colosseum? Pompeii, or Venice? Mr. Jordan is hosting an "Italy Trip summer of 2023" interest meeting Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00PM, in room 155. Come find out more details or contact with Mr. Jordan if you're interested. 


Wrestling for the High School will start Nov 8th. Practice is held on the Girls Deck of the MHS Gym.  Practice will go from 3:30-5:30 M-F.  Make sure everyone has a current physical on file in the athletic office and you have registered online.  Wrestling is open to ALL STUDENTS.  The IHSA has adopted a separate Girls division for the STATE SERIES.  We look forward to getting back on the mats and having another successful season.