Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Students Are Embroiled in a Book Battle

A battle is taking place at Middle School South, and it is related to books. Students in the Battle of the Books Club have been preparing for this battle by reading books in the Rebecca Caudill collection. Now, different teams are competing against each other to see which team best answers questions about the books […]


Students Create Kandinsky-inspired Art

Eighth grade students in Ms. Benton’s art class at Middle School South created works inspired by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstract art. Whether the students were designing on a computer, painting clay bowls, drawing or painting on paper, Kandinsky’s bold style came through in their art work.


Advisory Day 3-8-2019

During Friday’s Advisory, students at Middle School South participated in different activities across grade levels to build self management skills.  Sixth grade discussed how social media affects their daily lives and worked on strategies to connect with others in safe and appropriate ways.   Seventh grade discussed peer pressure and demonstrated strategies on how to […]


Students Cheer on Their Teams

The Middle School South girls seventh grade volleyball team and the wrestling team “Ran the K” (ran through the school corridors) this morning as students cheered them on. The seventh grade girls volleyball team will be competing in state this weekend! Congratulations to Coach Cameron and his team.


Great First Match

Congratulations to the Middle School South Scholastic Bowl. Its A and B teams achieved exciting victories last night against Lake Zurich North. The A Team won with the final score of 310 to 95,  and the B Team won with a final score of 215 to 185. It was a great first match!


Board Games Build Knowledge of Books and Authors

As their culminating Trimester 2 project, sixth grade ELA/ALA classes at Middle School South created board games based on novels they read independently.  The board games reflected each novel’s setting, as well as the author’s use of figurative language, irony, conflict, and characterization. Students created great board games that their classmates enjoyed playing in class. […]


Jazz Was in Full Swing at Festival

Bravo Chuck Naffier, Pat Cantagallo and the Middle School South and Middle School North Jazz Band students on a wonderful performance Wednesday night at the Vernon Hills High School Jazz Festival! Our directors and students did an outstanding job performing this evening!