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Hawthorn Hosts an Evening with the Board

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School Board Clip Art

Hawthorn School District 73 is inviting the community to attend an Evening with the Board on Wednesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills, IL. The event will focus on how to solve the District’s present and future space needs.  The event will include a presentation and an opportunity for community members to provide their feedback and advice to the Board of Education.

The school district is growing. Over the next 10 years, it is projected to welcome approximately 700 more students. By 2026, its enrollment will reach more than 5,000 students, representing a more than 30 percent increase since 2008.  Hawthorn’s facilities have either been at capacity or above capacity for the past six years. Administrators have made numerous adaptations to manage space, including adding a portable containing two classrooms at Elementary South, and conducting gym in the cafeteria and hallways of the middle schools.

Childcare will be provided.  Spanish translators will be present. If you need childcare, please register by February 19. Send an email to: petersonw@hawthorn73.org.

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A Great Debate

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Debate

Ms. Corush’s sixth-grade Language Arts class was the scene of a great debate. Teams debated whether an individual female committed a murder or a crime of passion. Mr. Stubenvoll, Ms. Mats and Mr. Reid served as the judges. Rebuttals will take place on Thursday.

 

Spelling Bee Champion Named in Eleventh Round

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spelling bee
On January 19th, Hawthorn Middle School South held it’s annual Spelling Bee.  The bee included 29 students (one absentee) representing 30 Language Arts classes in the school. Entering the tenth round, only two students remained: sixth grader Sahiti G. and seventh grader Chloe B. Some of the words in the final few rounds included: putrefaction, gauss, caravel, expatiated, formaldehyde, enorganic, nebulosity, indolent, xylorimba, and tamara.
In the eleventh round, Sahiti G. correctly spelled the championship word and became the 2018 School Spelling Bee Champion.  She will be moving on to the Sectional Spelling Bee to represent Middle School South.

Students Listen to the Beat of a Different Drum

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Sixth-grade students in Ms. Klein’s music class at Middle School South learned to play African Djembe drums. They created drum rhythms for each of their names and composed a piece made up of the rhythms of their names.

Supplemental Insurance for Chromebooks

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Chromebook insurance
For new parents to the district and any stranglers, we are re-opening enrollment period for insurance at a prorated rate for the remainder of the year.  The window to reopen will be 11/27 through 12/10 for a 2nd enrollment with coverage beginning 11/27 and the prorated premium of $17 per device.
Please see the attached document for more information. Insurance Document

Students Thank Veterans for Their Service at Breakfast

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Veterans Breakfast

About 60 veterans attended the annual Veterans Day Breakfast sponsored by the Middle School South Student Council on November 9.  Student Council President Kayla L., Middle School South Principal Robert Natale and School Board President Sonali Patil welcomed the veterans.

“Democratic virtues are founding principles of the country,” said Ms. Patil. “But democracy cannot exist without freedom and freedom cannot exist without the selfless service and devotion of all our veterans. Thank you to all our service men who took the time to join us so that our younger generation can see what a hero looks like and hear your stories.”

In addition to breakfast, the veterans enjoyed performances by the school’s chorus, orchestra and band.  Following the performances, Student Council members and social studies students asked the veterans questions to learn more about them.  The veterans, several of whom had served in World War II, were happy to share their stories with the students.

 

 

Boys Soccer

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Soccer ball on a field

Congratulations to Coach Robinson and the Middle South boys soccer team on winning the SMSC Championship for 2017! Daniel P. had the deciding goal in a 1-0 victory for the title.

Their final record for the season was 14-0-1 and they outscored their opponents 56-10.

STEM in Consumer Technology

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Code sample

Students in Mrs. Bourn’s seventh-grade Consumer Technology class at Middle School South finished their app development projects today!

 

Cross Country Sectionals

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cross country student runners

Congratulations to the Hawthorn Middle South girls Cross Country team for taking 1st place out of 14 teams at the sectionals tournament this weekend in Grayslake. Rose S, Rachel A, Emma W, Anna T, Emma F, Amy W, Meagan W, Jori E, Katie C, Clara S, and Christa M will head down to Normal, IL to compete in the State meet this Saturday, the 14th.

 

STEAM Project Involves Aliens and Airplanes

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STEAM project

Aliens and airplanes played major roles in a STEAM project implemented in Ms. Howell’s sixth grade IMS class at Middle School South. Students worked together in teams to build paper airplanes that could fly 20 feet while carrying two (paper) aliens. They needed to stay within a specific budget (10 credits) to purchase materials to build their airplanes. The students had great fun testing the distance their airplanes could fly.