Entries by Wayne Keen

Halloween & Costumes

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.

Cross Country-State Qualifiers

  Last Monday, October 5th the 8th grade boys team placed 1st in conference!!  Congrats to Carter S, Spencer M, Chase J, Ethan J, Grant H, Josh E, and Josh L! This saturday our top 10 boys and girls competed in the 3A sectional meet in McHenry.  The boys just missed making it to state […]

MSS & MSN Rehersal

The combined bands of Middle South and Middle North met for a spirited rehearsal in the Middle South Gym on Wednesday night, October 7th. The evening started at 5:30 pm with a pizza party in the cafeteria, with the help of several parents from both Middle South and Middle North.  The students made it through […]

Ellis Island Simulation

8th grade social studies culminated their Early 1900 Immigration study by participating in an Ellis Island simulation.  Students were asked to play the role of a newly arriving immigrant.  Each immigrant had to pass multiple inspection points with the hope of being able to take the Loyalty Pledge in order to enter the United States.  […]

MSS and MSN Place First in Attendance

Hawthorn’s Middle Schools (MSS and MSN) took first place for the 27th annual attendance week sponsored by Lake County Regional Office of Education!  Please see the attachment for a complete list by size of school, attendance percentage, and place each school finished. 2015 Attendance Week Results: 2015 Results

Cross Country

The cross country team competed against 21 teams and over 1,000 runners in the Hawthorn invite at VHHS on Friday, September 25th.  The 6th grade girls came in 1st with Caitlin L, Ashley S, and Emma W. finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  The 8th grade boys also came in 1st with Carter S, Oskar J, […]

Boys Soccer-South vs. North

Last night, Tuesday, September 29th the Middle South boys soccer team played on the Vernon Hills High School soccer field against Middle North. The boys came out ready to win. The boys passed well, anticipated every pass and the next play that would occur, the whole team really meshed well through the game. Edgar U. […]

Arts & Tech

Arts & Tech are in full swing at Middle South.  In Industrial Technology the students are divided into four groups, computer animation, electronics/soldering, mechanical drawing/drafting and materials & process/woodworking. In Art they are studying Chuck Close and using themselves as the theme.  Students are making slab relief out of clay and asked to pick any […]

Hawthorn PTO Cookie Dough Sale

Hawthorn PTO is once again sponsoring a fundraiser featuring Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough.  Packets were sent home with students on September 28th and orders are due October 14th.  Any questions, please contact pto.cookiedough@hawthorn73.org

Design a Bookmark Contest

Express your artistic side; create a bookmark inspired by your favorite book or character.  Students may pick up a bookmark and contest rules from the Middle School Library or the Cook Memorial Library.  Completed bookmarks must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 17th.  Winners will be announced no later than Saturday, November 14th.