Entries by Wayne Keen

Students Earn Prestigious Academic Honor at Northwestern University

Anirudh A. (8th),  Jingjing W. (8th) and Charles C. (6th) of Hawthorn Middle South and Phyllis W. (9th-SHS) formerly of Hawthorn Middle South were honored by Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) at its annual award ceremony on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 to celebrate achievement in Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS).  These […]

Sprinkler Demonstration

This week 6th grade students at MSS were treated to a fire safety presentation courtesy of Fireman Tony Rodkey, Fireman Amidei and the Countryside Fire Department.  Not only did students learn about safe habits to prevent and respond to fires, they also were able to observe a fire’s rapid proliferation up close with the use […]

Important 8th Grade Testing Date

This year the PSAT 8/9 (preliminary SAT) will be administered on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, to all 8th grade students who will be attending Vernon Hills High School in the Fall of 2018.  Here are the important details regarding October 14th: -Please drop off and pick up your student at the West Door-Main entrance of VHHS -7:45 […]

MSS Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Please review the pick-up and drop-off procedures for Middle School South. We appreciate your cooperation to ensure a smooth arrival and dismissal for all students.  MSS Pick Up and Drop Off

Advisory-9/15/17-Blackout Bullying

On Friday, September 15th, Middle South took an all school picture where students were dressed in black to support our stance on standing up against bullying. Students then paired up in homeroom and analyzed/discussed the meaning of the lyrics related to bullying from their perspective. They discussed: What strategies do they have if someone were […]

Hawthorn Joins Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Hawthorn School District 73 is joining in the effort to collect donations for more than 200,000 students in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. We will collect new and unused clothing, shoes, underwear, socks, uniforms, school supplies, as well as canned food and water. The drive will run from September 18 through […]

Art Students

Five Hawthorn South 8th graders have been coming early to school in order to turn old dishes into works of art.  Glass garden art flowers are made from used or recycled glass dishes, plates, cups, &  arranged in layers, with the largest plates forming the back of the flower (to appear as petals), and the […]

Cross Country-9/15/17

Congratulations to the Hawthorn South Cross Country team for their phenomenal finish at the Hawthorn Invitational at VHHS on Friday, September  15th!  In competing against 28 teams and over 1,000 runners, the 6th and 8th grade girls teams both took 1st place and the 6th grade boys took 3rd place!!

Google Classroom-Email Summaries

Email Summaries from Google Classroom- You will be receiving an email in the coming days inviting you to receive parent access to Google Classrooms your student is a part of. The attached letter explains important information on accepting this invitation. Google Classroom-Email Summaries

Caught Being Good

Students at Middle School South are being recognized for their positive contributions to our school climate and culture. Read more about our Caught Being Good program and how students and teachers recognize one another. Caught Being Good