Entries by Wayne Keen

7th Grade Science

Mrs. Reese’s Science classes have been learning about the effects of climate change on the environment. Students were able to explore the consequences of ocean acidification by examining changes made to seashells when submerged in vinegar, saltwater, and tap water.

Access to View Report Cards

Parents and students now have access to report cards via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Note that report cards will not be available via the mobile app, only through a web browser. Please follow the attached document to assist with viewing report cards.

Early Release Schedule 12/13/17

Wednesday, December 13th, Middle South will operate on an Early Release schedule.  Lunch will be served that day and students will be dismissed at 11:10am. Please see the schedule attached.

Winter MAP Assessment

The Winter MAP assessment will be administered as follows: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018-Reading (7:40 a.m.-9:45 a.m.) Wednesday, January 10th, 2018-Mathematics (7:40 a.m.-9:45 a.m.) Middle South will operate on an Assessment schedule both Tuesday & Wednesday, please see the attached schedule for more information. Please be sure students are on time, get a good night’s sleep and have a healthy […]

Midterms, Report Cards and Grades Online

Parents and Guardians, in an effort to go paperless and streamline communication, your student’s Midterms and Report Cards will not be sent home on paper this year.  Since grades are readily available online and updated throughout the Trimester, starting with Trimester 1 Midterms, we are asking that you utilize our Power School Parent Portal to login and […]

Mrs. Mats’ LA Class

Ms. Mats’ Language Arts classes had Mr. Thom Koch (a retired SS teacher) come in as Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge to discuss characterization and what it’s like being one of the most complex, round, and dynamic characters in literature.  

Advisory 11/17/17

In an effort to celebrate Middle School South’s awesome climate and culture, Student Council & Pep Club have teamed up to sponsor an all-school Door Decorating Contest. The students have picked the theme Disney Positivity!  During Advisory, 6th & 8th grades worked on their door decorations.   Reggie Bates, a Motivational Outreach Speaker from WE […]


Supplemental Insurance for Chromebooks

For new parents to the district and any stranglers, we are re-opening enrollment period for insurance at a prorated rate for the remainder of the year.  The window to reopen will be 11/27 through 12/10 for a 2nd enrollment with coverage beginning 11/27 and the prorated premium of $17 per device. Please see the attached document […]

Caught Being Good Program

Students have been participating in the Caught Being Good Program which helps maintain a positive and productive school climate.  Caught Being Good allows students to earn raffle tickets and win prizes at school when they are “caught” displaying behavior that either respects themselves, respects others, or respects the school.  The first raffle drawing was on […]

VHHS-Student Assistance Program and Cougar Parent Connection Present “Screenagers”

Please join the Student Assistance Program and Cougar Parent Connection at the Vernon Hills High School for a special viewing of “Screenagers”the documentary on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30 pm in the VHHS Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at seat yourself.biz/vhhscougars (http://seatyourself.biz/vhhscougars) for $1. You can watch the trailer here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQx2X0BXgZg&t=1s