Students have been participating in the Caught Being Good Program which helps maintain a positive and productive school climate.  Caught Being Good allows students to earn raffle tickets and win prizes at school when they are “caught” displaying behavior that either respects themselves, respects others, or respects the school.  The first raffle drawing was on October 31. The prizes included: Starbucks gift cards, Dave and Busters play cards, Cold Stone gift cards, Jimmy Johns lunch, chew gum for a day pass, phones during lunch for a day pass and ride to school in a cop car.

Any 6th, 7th and 8th grade students interested in joining wrestling the information meeting is Monday November 19th right after school in the RC/library. Please make sure your child has an updated physical on file with our school nurse in order for them to participate in the first wrestling practice Monday November 26th. Any question email Mrs.Baker!!!!


decorated door

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.


Mrs. Bourn’s 7th grade consumer technology class created tasty chocolate chip croissants covered in powdered sugar and 8th grade students made fried rice from scratch!

Mrs. Munkvold’s 7th grade language arts class preparing presentations for their Edgar Allan Poe project!

Students used todays advisory to put the finishing touches on there homeroom teachers door. Doors should be finished by November 16th and then a winner will be chosen!  

The Middle School South PTO Book Fair located in the school Commons Area will take place on Monday and Tuesday 11/19-11/20 during conferences? Also, the online sale will be available from 11/14-11/27 and can be accessed using this link:

Come and enjoy a night of folkloric dance and Mexican culture on Friday, November 30th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at School of Dual Language/Townline School.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

Mrs. Pate & her 6th grade PE class engaged in a fitness program called P90X.


Veterans Day Breakfast

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 not be here today,” said Mr. Natale.

“Thank you for joining us today so our younger generation can see what heroes really look like,” said Ms. Patil.

Following breakfast, the veterans listened to performances by the school’s chorus, orchestra and band. Additionally, student council members and eighth-grade social studies students had the unique opportunity to talk at length with the veterans, some of whom had served in World War II.

Lots of joyous singing and beautiful performances by the Eagle Chorus, 6th Grade Chorus, and 7th & 8th Grade Chorus at tonight’s Hawthorn Sings concert. Thank you to Genevieve Klein, Pamela Lutter, & Philip Messina for your direction this evening (and throughout the year) as well as Aviva Mastandrea for her accompaniment. To all the staff and parents that attended tonight, thank you for your support. Lastly, way to go students. You rock!!