Entries by Wayne Keen

Hawthorn and VHHS Orchestra Students Make Great Music Together

Three hundred and thirty-three students from Hawthorn Middle School North, Hawthorn Middle School South and Vernon Hills High School spent the day on Wednesday, November 1 rehearsing for the evening Orchestra Festival at Vernon Hills High School. They performed together in a mass orchestra, playing Themes from Romeo and Juliet, Donegal Fiddles, Allegro Con Brio from Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, and Capriol Suite. This is […]

Hope & Robinson’s 8th Grade Science Class

Mr. Hope and Ms. Robinson’s 8th grade science classes had a fun day celebrating Halloween. They had the opportunity to play with dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) and discuss the many uses of dry ice. The students enjoyed a variety of activities and seeing first hand sublimation occurring right before their eyes.  This was a […]

Halloween and Pep Assembly

Students and staff enjoyed celebrating Halloween during the day and the Pep Assembly.  During the Pep Assembly, the Orchestra performed and Halloween jokes entertained the students.  Boys soccer, Girls basketball and Cross country were introduced along with a re-cap of their season.  There was a student costume contest followed by a teacher costume contest and […]

6th Grade Outdoor Ed-Camp Duncan

On October 18th and 25th, the sixth grade students traveled to Camp Duncan to participate in the first of three Outdoor Education field trips this year.  Students were able to work on goal setting at the climbing wall and continued to work on communication skills by participating in an escape room like activity called “Duncan […]

Advisory 10/27/17

Hawthorn Middle South had another successful Advisory Day on Friday October 27, 2017. All grade levels participated in team building exercises within their homerooms. Students worked together to successfully achieve a variety of tasks. The time spent team building helps students to get to know those they may not spend time with outside of class.

School Newspaper

Our school has a brand new website for our school newspaper.  Check it out to learn the latest news and what is going on at our awesome school.  Check the link out on our school website or go to: https://sites.google.com/hawthorn73.org/mssnewspaperclub

Remind Sign Up

Parents, you are invited to sign up for the MSS Parents communication tool REMIND.  Remind is a free, safe and simple messaging tool that helps MSS share important updates and reminders with parents and students.  Subscribe by text, email, or using the Remind app.  All personal information is kept private:  we will never see your […]

Early Release Schedule 11/2/17

This Thursday, November 2nd, 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.

Mr. Sementa’s 8th Grade Science Class

Eighth graders in Mr. Sementa’s science class finished up their water unit with the Silver Oaks Town Hall simulation.  This interactive activity required them to take on the personality roles of key players involved in the fictitious drinking water contamination.  The students presented information and their point of view on remediation techniques to solve the […]

Halloween & Costumes

Costumes need to be school appropriate. Please refrain from wearing costumes that require masks that may restrict visibility, are violent in nature, require imitation weapons or could be deemed offensive to others. We are excited about this day and want everyone to experience an enjoyable time.