Entries by Wayne Keen

Halloween & Pep Assembly

Students and staff enjoyed dressing up for Halloween on Friday, October 30th.  The annual Pep Assembly was held in the afternoon with an orchestra performance followed by a kids costume contest, staff costume contest and a mystery game in which peeled grapes were eyeballs and unpopped popcorn was teeth.  Some teachers participated in a donut […]

8th Grade Spanish Ofrendas

8th Grade Spanish students created ofrendas to experience a popular Latino tradition practiced on the Día de los Muertos (November 2). Students included papel picado (intricately cut tissue paper), candles, skeletons or skulls, and other small remembrances to honor those who have passed away or people who mean a lot to them.

Science Club

Our first week of science club was a success! We had a theme of “SPOOKTACULAR” science and created foaming skeletons. Members created a chemical reaction to create an OOZING colored foam.  

Allanson Road Closure

A portion of Allanson Road is expected to be closed beginning Tuesday, November 3 while West Shore Pipeline makes repairs to its pipeline. The repair will require the closure of Allanson Road at the railroad crossing between Terrace Drive and Tower Road in Mundelein and could last for up to two weeks.    

Choral Concert

On Wednesday, October 21st, Townline & The School of Dual Language joined Middle School South in their annual Hawthorn Sings! Concert. It truly was a wonderful experience with 200 students singing Cristi Cary Miller’s “The Duel” using the lyrics from Eugene Field’s poem of the same name as well as the American folk ballad “Old […]

Mr. Koch’s Social Studies Class

We had a “Guest Educator”  Mr. Francis Lightfoot Lee from Virginia who subbed for Mr Koch on Tuesday, October 27th. Mr Lee is a Member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  He was also a close friend of Thomas Jefferson. Mr. Lee spent the day working with Mr. Koch’s […]

Activities and Clubs at Middle South

Middle South has a wide variety of activities & clubs open to all students.  For more information click on the Links tab above, in Extracurricular Activities.  Students should listen to the morning broadcast for the most up to date information.  

Halloween & Costume

Please refrain from wearing costumes that require masks that may restrict visibility, are violent in nature, or require imitation weapons.  We are excited about this day and want everyone to experience an enjoyable time.

HMS 8th Grade Basketball Champs

Congratulations to Middle South 8th grade girls basketball.  Middle South defeated Middle North in the SMSC Championship on October 19th ending the season with an undefeated record of 16-0. Thank you to the parents, students and staff they were there to witness the championship! The team was honored by the school during a hallway run […]

Snowflake Success

This year’s Snowflake evening was one of the best ever.  More than 425 7th and 8th graders from Middle South. Middle North and Oak Grove schools turned out for the October 16th event, which featured presentations by keynote speaker John Donahue-Grossman, parent speakers Elliot Pinsell & Dean Kharaschand The Great Scott magician, activities, food and […]