Entries by Wayne Keen

PARCC Testing 3/29/16-4/29/16

Hawthorn Middle South will be PARCC testing from Tuesday, March 29th through Friday, April 29th.  Please be sure students have great attendance, get a good night’s sleep and have a healthy breakfast during testing.  Also, please try to keep appointments during testing to after school if possible.  If you have any questions regarding the PARCC […]

Art Show

Congratulations to the following students who’s work will represent Middle South at the District 73 Student Art Show from March 10th -April 7th The opening reception will be held March 10th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Aspen Drive Library. Come out to support our wonderful and talented artists from Middle South! Ahmed A, Drshika A, Abigail C, Stephanie […]

Wrestling Update

This weekend the Hawthorn South Wrestling Team participated in the sectional tournament. The sectional tournament combines two regionals to narrow down a pool of 40 wrestlers to the top 3 at each weight, who will have the opportunity to compete in the State Wrestling Tournament this weekend in DeKalb at NIU. Hawthorn South advanced 3 […]

Advisory 3/2/16

On Wednesday March 2, Hawthorn Middle South students enjoyed another Advisory Day.  The sixth grade participated in various team building skill within their homerooms.  This time helped to foster a greater sense of community in the sixth grade.  Seventh grade had a unique experience.  They were divided into gender groups and had the opportunity to […]

8th Grade Boys Volleyball Conference Champs

The 8th grade Boys’ Volleyball team had an outstanding season including being Conference Tournament Champions, Regular season champions and Champions of the Libertyville Invitational with a  record of 16 wins and just 1 loss.   The team started the season with high expectations and then worked very hard to achieve their goals.  The team’s great […]

7th Grade Girls Volleyball Conference Champs

The Middle South 7th Grade Girls Volleyball team, competed against Grayslake Middle School for the conference Championship on Thursday night March, 3rd.  After winning the first game of the match, we had a hard fought loss in the second, but were able to come back with strong volleyball in the third game, to win the conference […]

Lost & Found

The Lost & Found is full & waiting for your child to claim their items.  If your child has lost anything, please have them stop by the Lost & Found to check.  Any items not claimed by Spring Break will be donated.

7th Grade ALA Debates

This week, the Advanced Language Arts students engaged in complex, thought provoking debates regarding the integration of public schools in the 1950’s. Throughout this activity, students were challenged to assume the perspective of various Little Rock, Arkansas stakeholders, such as teachers, NAACP members, local business owners,  members of the Little Rock 9’s families, and Caucasian […]

Hawthorn Eagles Spirit Wear

Hawthorn Eagles Spirit Wear Don’t forget to place your order…..ORDER DEADLINE is Monday, March 14th   Spring Sale….if you missed out on the Fall sale or need to order more take a look at the attached Hawthorn Eagle Spirit Wear flyer and order form. Like last year we encourage you to order on-line for seamless […]

Social Entrepreneurship Class

Students from Mr. Sementa’s Integrated Math and Science class have been participating in a pilot program through Free the Children since January.  Students have been learning about Social Entrepreneurship, and as part of the curriculum, they will be participating in Skype sessions with business people from Ecuador.  On February 25, our students were able to […]

Wrestling Team Update

The Hawthorn Middle School South Wrestling Team competed at the Deer Path Regional Tournament on Saturday, February 27th and we had 13 boys place in the top 4 advancing to the Sectional Tournament at Hawthorn Middle North next Saturday, March 5th. Out of possible 20 person brackets at each weight, the following wrestlers, with their […]

Mr. Sementa’s 8th Grade Science Class

On Thursday, February 25th, students in Mr. Sememta’s Eighth Grade science class completed a month long project in the area of physics and math applications, with the competition of their Mousetrap Cars.  Students explored design concepts and tested various variables to successfully build their projects to meet certain performance criteria.     The mousetrap car is propelled […]