Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

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Decorating Doors

Students are decorating doors throughout Middle School South. The theme is super school. Lots of creativity everywhere as students complete their doors in time for the upcoming contest.  

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Thanking Our Veterans

Approximately 60 veterans enjoyed the annual Veterans’ Day Breakfast hosted by the Middle School South Student Council. Student Council President Eric H., Middle School South Principal Robert Natale, and School Board President Sonali Patil all thanked the veterans for their service. “Without your dedication and willingness to respond to the call of duty, we may […]

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Artists in the Making

Students in Ms. Benton’s art class at Middle School South were busy with different assignments today. Some created bowls on potter’s wheels, some drew with colored pencils, while others painted with acrylics. What a talented group.

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Cigar Boxes are Transformed into Treasure Troves

Sixth-grade students in art classes at Middle School South are making treasure boxes in the Art Nouveau style using Gustav Klimt, an Austrian artist from the early 20th century, as an influence. The cigar boxes used for this project were donated by Ken and Julie Neumann of Libertyville. The students love the boxes.

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ILMEA Honor Music Festival

Middle School South participated in the Illinois Music Education Association’s Junior Honor Music Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Schaumburg High School. Fifteen Middle South students from Band, Orchestra, and Chorus worked with guest conductors Chris Gleason (with Patrick Marsh Middle School), Tim Fredstrom (with Illinois State University), and Frank Lestina (with Vernon Hills High […]

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A Fun Way to Prepare for a Test

Students in Mrs. Hill’s social studies class at Middle School South were excited to play Quizlet Live to review for their upcoming test. This is a great study tool and review tool for the kids. This tool allows students to work in collaborative groups to study the information in a fun and engaging way! It […]

Final Referendum Sessions Are Next Week

The community is invited to attend the final Referendum Community Information Sessions. One will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Aspen Drive Library. The final meeting will take place Friday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Village Hall. The district will share information and answer […]

Final Referendum Sessions Are Next Week

The community is invited to attend the final Referendum Community Information Sessions. One will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Aspen Drive Library. The final meeting will take place Friday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Village Hall. The district will share information and answer […]

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Taxation Without Representation

Seventh grade students were able to experience “taxation without representation” firsthand in Mrs. Hill’s social studies class.  Mrs. Hill dressed as King George III and taxed the kids throughout their lesson on the Intolerable Acts.

Information Meetings on Referenda Questions

The Hawthorn School District 73 Board of Education is inviting the public to a series of information meetings on the two referenda questions that will appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot.  The dates are as follows: Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Elementary North Gym, 301 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL Wednesday, October […]

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Students Experience Ellis Island

What was it like for people immigrating to the United States when they passed through Ellis Island, once the country’s busiest immigration and inspection station? Eighth-grade social studies students at Middle School South got a chance to experience Ellis Island for themselves. They filled out forms, waited in line for health screenings, and answered questions […]

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Fireman Tony Talks About Fire Safety

Fireman Tony with the Countryside Fire Department gave a presentation on fire safety to sixth-grade science classes at Middle School South. He spoke about the importance of changing batteries in fire detectors every six months, and installing a fire detector on every level of a home. He also spoke about sprinklers and how they release […]