Entries by Wayne Keen

Student Council Food Drive

Over the next two weeks, student council will be holding their annual food drive. This year the theme is a Doctor Seuss theme with the slogan “1 Can, 2 Cans, Who Can? We Can!” Students will be collecting food in their homerooms and there will be a grade level competition. All food will be donated […]

Hawthorn Middle South Wrestling-1st Place Finish

Congratulations to the Hawthorn Middle School South wrestlers on their 1st place performance as a team at the 2018 Marlowe Invitational! These young athletes wrestled their hearts out to edge out Marlowe (14th team in the state in 2017) for the championship team trophy in a very tough 15 team field! Prior to this Invitational, […]

PTO Restaurant Day

The Hawthorn PTO is sponsoring a Restaurant “Day” this Saturday, February 3rd at the Corner Bakery in Vernon Hills. Visit Corner Bakery 445 E. Townline on Sat 2/3 from 8am – 8pm. 15% of sales go to the PTO!

Advisory 1/26/18

In Advisory 6 grade students and staff discussed how to communicate positively and effectively when in conflict with their peers. They completed activities around the use of sarcasm and the effect it can have on the situation. 7th and 8th grade students and staff completed several activities and discussions about academic integrity.

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 […]

Geography Bee

On Wednesday, January 24th, Middle South held it’s annual Geography Bee Championship round. After a school-wide tiebreaker round the following ten students participated: sixth graders Eli A., Orlando A., Charles C., Alexander C.; seventh graders Colin M., Ethan K., Vedant R.; and eighth graders Adam J., Jake M., and Brandon K. These students had a hard-fought competition.  In the end, sixth grader Eli A. was […]

VHHS-Girls Night of Code

Students at VHHS will be holding a Girls Night of Code (Girls only!) event on February 16th from 6pm-8pm.  At the event you will participate in some coding activities as well as learning about the different coding courses available at the high school.  Pizza and snacks will be provided!  If you are interested, you can […]

Spelling Bee 1/19/18

On Friday, January 19th Hawthorn Middle School South held it’s annual Spelling Bee.  Our bee included 29 students (one absentee) representing 30 Language Arts classes in our school. Many of the students were downright impressive. Entering the tenth round, we had two students remaining: 6th Grader, Sahiti G. and 7th Grader, Chloe B. Some of […]

Early Release Schedule 1/26/18

This Thursday, January 25th, 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.