Entries by Wayne Keen

Lost Items

The office currently has three electronic devices turned in this month. If you may have lost any items recently, please stop by the office to claim. We do our best to locate the owners of these devices, however, after a period of time the devices will be donated to a good cause. The lost & […]

Fuel Up to Play 60

On Tuesday, January 12th, five student athletes from Northwestern University came to Hawthorn Middle South to talk to students about the importance about good nutrition, long and short term goals and the expectations of being a student athlete.

2016-2017 Assignment Notebook Cover Contest

Calling all artists!  Hawthorn Middle Schools are looking to select two winners to represent our Middle Schools.  The winning designs will be published on the cover of our 2016-2017 Assignment Notebook! Please see the attached flyer for more information and entry form. Assignment Notebook Contest

Student Council-FMSC

On January 13th, members of the Hawthorn Middle School South’s Student Council, along with numerous parents and staff members, gathered at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville to pack food for malnourished children in various countries.  This was the first event of several that are scheduled for Hawthorn Middle School South at this time, as […]

Advisory 1/6/16

Hawthorn Middle South students participated in the Advisory program on Wednesday, January 6th.  8th graders created a “Helping Hands” project.  Students choose positive messages to share with their peers.  These messages were displayed on their hands throughout the day.  7th graders continued to use the “Let’s Get Real” program with the help of several VHHS […]

Chemistry of Fire

Firefighter and Paramedic, Tony Rodkey, from the Countryside Fire District spoke to the 8th grade science classes at Middle South about the “Chemistry of Fire” during the unit on Matter and Chemistry. Fireman Tony educated the students about fire safety and also gave a demonstration of how fuel sources, vapor density, and flashpoint relate to […]

Spelling Bee

Twenty-eight students in grades six through eight competed in Hawthorn Middle School’s South’s spelling bee on Thursday, January 7th.  These students represented class champions and battled it out in the school bee for twelve rounds.  Oskar J, Srikar M, and Elise K. remained as the final three spellers.   After several exciting rounds, Elise K. spelled […]

Inclement Weather Update

Hawthorn takes school closings very seriously. Should schools close due to inclement weather or other unforeseen reasons, the district uses an automated emergency notification system to send a recorded voice message to each student’s home telephone number, as provided during registration. Parents have the option of managing their emergency notifications by logging in to the PowerSchool […]

Aviso para hispanohablantes del grado 8

Aviso para hispanohablantes del grado 8 – Favor de considerar el curso de Español Para Hispanohablantes como una opción el próximo año en VHHS.  Es un curso dedicado a sus necesidades específicas como hispanohablante.  El foco es aumentar las habilidades de escribir y leer en Español bien.  Tambien, hay énfasis en el uso correcto de […]

Chinese Class Placement – 8th graders

Attention Native Speakers of Chinese!  VHHS is now offering incoming freshmen the opportunity to take aChinese placement test that would allow them to register for an upper level Chinese course.  If your 8th grader is interested in this opportunity, please contact Mrs. Cheryl Steffens, International Languages Department Supervisor at VHHS to make an appointment for the […]

2016 Winter MAP Testing

Hawthorn Middle South will be MAP testing from Monday, January 11th through Friday, January 22nd.  Please be sure students are on time and try to keep appointments during testing to after school if possible.