Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

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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!

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Orchestra Students Perform at Solo/Ensemble

On Saturday, Feb. 23, 25 Middle School South sixth-eighth grade Orchestra students participated in the NIMCon Solo and Ensemble Contest. They performed solos and in small groups for a judge at Palombi Middle School in Lake Villa. Everyone earned highest division I ratings, and of those 25 students, 10 students earned perfect scores! Most importantly, […]

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Students Prepare for NIMCon Contest

Great job to our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade bands yesterday evening as they prepared for their upcoming NIMCon Organizational Contest. The students truly shined and showed how much they have grown throughout the year. Great job Mr. Naffier and students!!!

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Practice Makes Perfect

Middle School South’s sixth-grade orchestra is sounding great. As the students rehearsed on Monday, it was not only clear that they played well, it was clear how much they enjoyed playing their instruments.  

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Scholastic Bowl Team Gets Ready for Next Match

Students on Middle School South’s Scholastic Bowl Team were tested on a wide variety of academic subjects as they practiced on Tuesday for their next match. Answering trivia questions ranging from geography to math, players worked to score points for their team by buzzing first and responding with the correct answers.  

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Congratulations to Geography Bee Contestants

On Tuesday, Jan. 29th, Middle South held its annual Geography Bee. Congratulations to eighth grader Jonah H. for his 1st place finish and Ryan C. who placed 2nd in the Geography Bee! Jonah will now take the state level test in the hopes of competing in the State Bee. Congratulations to all students that participated. […]

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And the Spelling Bee Winner is…

In a hard fought, back and forth spelling bee at Middle School South, the winner was Jeffrey B. His championship word was “effulgent”. Finishing in second place was Libby Y. Jeffrey and Libby went back and forth for 10 rounds before a champion was crowned. In total their were 26 rounds.