Entries by Wayne Keen

Officer Paret on the Rooftop

A shout out to our very own School Resource Officer Paret!  Officer Paret participated in the annual Cops on a Rooftop at the Vernon Hills Dunkin’ Donuts to support Special Olympics.

6th Grade Orchestra Field Trip 5/20/16

The 6th Grade Orchestra from Hawthorn Middle South performed for the 4th and 5th grade orchestra students at Elementary South and Aspen on Friday, May 20. They performed “I Remember” by Susan Day and “Postcards from Russia” arranged by Carrie Lane Gruselle.      The 6th graders also told the 5th graders about what to […]

Mrs. Ray’s Writing Class

Mrs. Ray’s writing classes have been studying poetry and the language of poetry.  Students studied and became experts on one particular form of poetry and then created a visual presentation for our Poetry Instruction Fair.  During the week of May 16th, students visited the stations and wrote various poems according to the instructions of their […]

Writing Classes

Mrs. Corush and Mrs. Wright’s writing classes were learning about persuasive language.  In class, students did some research on K9 units.  We read articles and watched videos on the training of K9s in the military and mostly the NYPD.  With that knowledge, students wrote a formal letter to our mayor pretending that they were the […]

Advisory 5/11/16

On May 11th, Hawthorn Middle South had their last successful advisory for the year. 6th and 7th grade students took time to reflect on the relationships they have built with their peers.  They are beginning to share these anonymous reflections by creating a “bag of good feelings” that they will finish as the year ends. […]

Open House 5/11/16

On Wednesday, May 11th Middle South hosted it’s annual Open House.  During Open House, Chorus, Orchestra and Band performed and parents were invited to visit their child’s classrooms and view all their work that they have accomplished during the year.

Math Awards 5/11/16

Hawthorn Middle School South held its Math Awards Night on Wednesday, March 11 prior to Open House.  6th-8th grade students were honored with awards for their success in the State and National Math Contests Middle South Advanced Math Students participate in.  There were medals, certificates, pins & plaques awarded.  In addition, two students received a […]

Dietitian Test Kitchen 5/11/16

On Wednesday, May 11th students at Middle South sampled Fresh Zucchini Veggie Quesadillas during their lunch periods.  It was a hit with some students and a miss with others, according to the district’s food service provider, Arbor Management.  The Dietitian Test Kitchen was part of the Farm Fresh Produce of the month program, a nutritional […]

Attention all 8th Grade Parents

8th Grade Dance, Breakfast and Montage video  It is not too late to volunteer to bring an item to share for the 8th grade dance and breakfast. Sign up is easy at signupgenius.com. Search for the events using amy.rootberg@gmail.com. Send a baby or toddler picture to hmsbabypic@gmail.com to have your 8th grade student included in the montage video being […]