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Momence High School

101 N Franklin St, Momence, IL 60954

Phone: 815-472-6477 Fax: 815-472-2055 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Redskin Spotlight

Seniors Class of 2018

Best wishes to the class of 2018.  Be the BEST of the BEST!  Have no regrets and determine your "Why!"

Special thanks to Mr. Anderson for forwarding the 11 Traits of the Best of the Best by Mr. Jon Gordon.  I couldn't have said it any better.  

11 Traits of the Best of the Best

1. The best know what they truly want. At some point in their lives, the best have a “Aha!” moment when their vision becomes clear. Suddenly they realize what they really, truly want to achieve. They find their passion. When that happens they are ready to pay the price that greatness requires.

2. The best want it more. We all want to be great. But the best of the best are willing to do what it takes to be great. The best don’t just think about their desire for greatness; they act on it. They work hard and do the things that others won’t do, and they spend more time doing it.

3. The best are always striving to get better. They are always looking for ways to learn, apply, improve, and grow. They stay humble and hungry and are lifelong learners.

4. The best do ordinary things better than everyone else. For all their greatness, the best aren’t that much better than everyone else. They are simply a little better at a lot of things. They work hard to master the fundamentals. They don’t do anything different. They just do the ordinary things better.

5. The best zoom focus. The best focus on what matters most and tune out distractions. Distractions are the enemy of greatness and the best don't let distractions get in the way of their growth and improvement.

6. The best are mentally stronger. Life is not a sprint or a marathon. It’s a series of sprints combined with a boxing match. You’re not just running; you are getting hit along the way. The best are able to overcome adversity and challenges. with mental and emotional toughness.

7. The best overcome their fear. Everyone has fears. The best of the best all have fear, but they overcome it. To beat your enemy, you must know your enemy. Average people shy away from their fears. They either ignore them or hide from them. However, the best seek them out and face them with the intent of conquering them.

8. The best seize the moment. When the best are in the middle of their performance, they are not thinking “What if I win?” or “What if I lose?” They are not thinking “What if I make a mistake or miss the shot?” They are not interested in what the moment produces but are concerned only with what they produce in the moment. The best define the moment rather than letting the moment define them.

9. The best tap into a power greater than themselves. The best are conductors, not resistors. When the best look back on their life and accomplishments they know they didn't accomplish it alone. They know a higher and greater power guided and fueled them on their journey.

10. The best leave a legacy. The best live and work with a bigger purpose. They leave a legacy by making their lives about more than them.

11. The best make everyone around them better. They do this through their own pursuit of excellence and in the excellence they inspire in others. One person in pursuit of excellence raises the standards of everyone around them. And as they strive for greatness they bring out the greatness in others.

Link to the article - 11 Traits of the Best of the Best


Senior Class of 2019

We didn't forget about our senior class of 2019!  We wanted to share a few important items with you as well.

John Baylor with OntoCollege ( has some very good advice for seniors and their families.  He has three important ideas for seniors to complete during the Fall of their senior year that will help ensure they're staying on track for their post-high school plans.

Three Important Ideas for Fall of Senior Year


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MHS Athletes of the Month


April Student-Athletes of the Month


Matti Lanie

April 2018

Matti Lanie is the April Female Student Athlete of the Month.  Matti has been a four year starter on the varsity softball team & has been the team leader on this year's squad.  She is first or second in almost every offensive statistical category for the team and her defensive prowess has been a huge asset for the team.  Matti will continue her education & softball career next year when she enrolls at Kankakee Community College. In the top 10 in her graduating class by maintaining high honor roll status, Matti is also a member of the Momence Honor Guard, proudly representing the community in an outstanding manner.


Ben Wogan

April 2018

Ben Wogan is the male Athlete of the Month for April.  As a three year starter for the varsity team, he has been vital member of the baseball program.  Ben’s versatility at several positions including SS,3B,1B, and CF has proven to be a key defensive asset, in addition to his success as a pitcher, ranking third in the conference in strikeouts 37.  Ben currently leads the SVC in runs (26), doubles (7), and triples (3). He is second in the conference in batting average (.475) and slugging percentage (.688).



March Student-Athletes of the Month



Greta Prairie

March 2018

As an angler with the Bass Fishing Team, Greta Prairie has earned her selection as a March Athlete of the Month for Momence High School.  During the four years of this fledgling program, she has worked her way from a brand-new caster to the stand out angler she is today. Greta represented the Fishing Team every year in the IHSA sectional tournament and most recently led the Redskins at the Illinois High School Bass Fishing Invitational by catching the most keeper size fish on the team in the brutal cold temperatures on Clinton Lake. Ranked in the top 5 in her class academically, her success both on the water and in the classroom can be directly attributed to her strong worth ethic and special character as an individual.


Angela Silva Duran

March 2018

Angela Silva has earned her selection as a Momence Athlete of the Month for March. She strives for improvement in all that she does both on and off the field, not missing a practice and is always willing to go the extra mile and help others when needed.  As a strong midfielder, she has faithfully made the extra effort to learn more about soccer throughout this inaugural season of the Girl’s Soccer team. She strongly desires to see the program get off the ground and be successful for the future. Angela is an honor roll student who excels in the classroom as well as on the soccer field because of her outstanding diligence to succeed.


 Student-Athletes of the Month for 2017-2018

Local Weather

Important Announcements







Important Dates

5/14 - Monday

  • Senior Exams Makeups
  • FFA Banquet - Methodist Church - 6pm

5/15 - Tuesday

  • A. P. Calculus Exam (Seniors will need to return that day) 8am-12pm (library)
  • Regular Day of School for 9th-11th grade

5/16 - Wednesday

  • 9th-11th Review Day (Regular Bell)
  • A.P. Language & Composition Exam (Juniors) 8am-12pm (library)
  • Meet the Clay Trapshooting team 6pm @ X-Line Gun Club

5/17 - Thursday

  • Freshman-Junior Review Day (Regular Bell)
  • Mandatory Senior Walkthrough Practice - THURSDAY, May 17th, 12:40pm  

5/18 - Friday

  • Spirit Day - School Colors or Gear
  • Fresh-Junior Semester Exams (1,2,4,3) - KACC Juniors take exams at 10:30am or 11:20am with 4th period teacher
  • Period 1 - 8:00-9:36
  • Period 2 - 9:40-11:16     
  • Period 4         
  • A Lunch: 11:20–11:50 (Class Meets 11:54-1:30)
  • B Lunch: 12:00–12:30 (Class Meets 11:20-11:56, 12:34-1:30)
  • Period 3 - 1:34-3:05
  • 8th grade Promotion - 7pm

5/20 - Sunday

  • High School Graduation 2:00 pm in the MJHS gymnasium
  • Picture on the track - 1:20pm

5/21 - Monday

  • Fresh-Junior Semester Exams (5,6,7,8) - 8th period is Chromebook collection time.
  • (No KACC – report at 8am)
  • Period 5 - 8:00–9:36
  • Period 6 - 9:40–11:16
  • Period 7         
  • A Lunch: 11:20–11:50 (Class Meets 11:54-1:30)
  • B Lunch: 12:00–12:30 (Class Meets 11:20-11:56, 12:34-1:30)
  • Period 8 - 1:34–3:05
  • BOE Meeting

5/22 - Tuesday

  • Fresh-Junior Semester Exam Make-up
  • Regular schedule
  • Last Day for Juniors at KACC
  • KACC students: attend KACC on 5/16, 5/17, 5/18, 5/22 (last day at KACC)
  • KACC students can leave MHS after finishing their 4th period exam.

5/23 - Wednesday

  • Last Day for all Students
  • Report Cards pick-up: 8:00-11:30am
  • 11:30 Dismissal-School Improvement day

5/24 (Thursday) & 5/25 (Friday)

  • No School-Teacher Institute