Entries by Wayne Keen

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.

Pep Assembly 12/18/15

On Friday, December 18th Hawthorn Middle South held its annual pep assembly.  The chorus performed for the audience along with the cheer and poms squads.  There was a trivia game along with a puzzle game both teachers vs. students, boys basketball teams were introduced and the students played the teachers in a game of basketball […]

8th Grade Language Arts Class

Mrs. Janisch’s 8th grade LA students, currently under the direction of student teacher , Mr. Katz-Mariani were challenged with the task of creatively and metaphorically representing various plot elements and character traits from the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.  Many students chose to create 3D projects; 2D projects are being displayed at the end of […]

Wrestling 12/12/15

The Eagles of Middle South had a very successful first meet of the season on Saturday, December 12th. The boys went 2-1 as a team, defeating Highland MS and Round Lake Magee MS. The boys fell just short against Gurnee Viking. This was the first time we have defeated Highland in the previous 5 years. […]

Algebra STEM Activity

On December 18th all the Hawthorn Middle South Algebra 1 classes had a guest speaker who talked to them about preparing now for studying Science & Engineering in college.  His talk, titled “Why Nerd is a Compliment”, focused on the passions of four individuals (Steve Jobs, John Aaron, Chuck Yeager, and Elon Musk) that led […]

Holiday Sing-Along

On Thursday Dec.17th the middle school South choirs performed at the annual holiday sing-along at elementary South. Students from grades K-5 were in attendance and sang along with the traditional carols. It is one of the students’ favorite performances of the year.

Healthy & Helping Hearts for the Holidays

Students in Mr. Rude’s PE Class are participating in a fund raiser for the local Salvation Army.  Students are biking, jump roping and running to raise money for the less fortunate.  It’s a great way to stay healthy and give back to those in need.

6th Grade LA Class

Students in Mrs. Corush’s LA class were working to create a pre-reading activity.  Students researched information for their upcoming novel.  Then, to build the background knowledge of our classmates, they created news report movies about their research and findings.   What a great experience!  

IMS participated in day of code

Mr. Yablonsky’s Integrated Math & Science class participated in the international “Hour of Code” initiative.  The purpose of the Hour of Code initiative is as follows: “The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.” The IMS students used the web-based […]

Winter Band Concert

The Hawthorn Middle South Bands held their annual Winter Concert on Tuesday evening, December 8th, in front of a jam-packed gym full of enthusiastic parents, families, Middle South staff and Administrators.   The evening started with some high-intensity Latin Jazz presented by the combined 6th/7th/8th grade Jazz Band.  This group only meets twice a week […]

Student Council-We are Rafikis!

We are Rafikis!  Student Council Participates in the PTO Winter Boutique Student Council members have been working with a non-profit organization, Free the Children.  Members have pledged to raise money over the course of the year, to help make a global impact in eight developing countries.  On Saturday, December 5, members from Middle School South […]