The 7th Grade Boys Basketball team played in the championship round of the conference tournament on December 18th. Hawthorn took on a Lake Zurich South team that was looking to go undefeated during the 2014 season. Hawthorn and Lake Zurich went at it early with both teams giving everything they had. It was a full court battle with both teams picking up their man from the inbounds for the entire game. Hawthorn took a 16 to 14 lead into the half and came out and set the tone for the remainder of the game with a solid 3rd quarter. They were able to keep the lead and keep the 7th Grade Boys Basketball Championship trophy at Hawthorn Middle South for another season with a 35-30 victory! Leading defenders in the game were Dylan Webb, Aiden Issacson, Brendan Holloway, and Josh Liu. Leading Scorers were Dylan Webb with 17 points, Josh Liu with 5 points, Jordan Krasner with 5 points, and Aiden Issacson with 4 points. Also scoring points were Sam Polisky and Brendan Holloway. Zach Hanson and Brandon Viveros also made it into the game and helped in the winning effort. Thank you to Patrick Lucas, Jax Goldufsky, Ryan Ellis, Justin Morris, Bobby Belzer, and EJ Demas for their support and encouragement throughout the season and the tournament! Great season at 14 and 2 and conference champs! Way to go team!!!

The following MSS students have been named to the honor roll for carrying a 3.0 grade point average or greater for the first trimester of the 2014-15 school year.

Students in Mrs. Malec’s 6th grade Language Arts classes have been building schema in preparation for their next novel study Maniac Magee, which they will begin after break. This anchor text is both historical and realistic fiction, but it is also considered a modern day tall tale. Students learned about important elements of tall tales this week, were exposed to various literary examples, and then had the opportunity to share their very own tall tale creations around a “campfire” (like the American settlers did!) while enjoying holiday treats.

8th Grade Students who will attend Mundelein High School should mark their calendars for Tuesday, January 13th at 6:30pm for Freshman Orientation at Mundelein High School. This is a great opportunity for the kids to see the school and get to meet the administration, students, and various sports and clubs.

Both Boys Basketball teams are moving on to the semi-finals in the suburban Middle School conference tournament. Middle South 7th Grade plays for the Championship Thursday and 8th grade will play for 3rd place in Lake Zurich. Good Luck to both teams!

In this PE rotation, students are being introduced to the fundamentals of wrestling. They are divided up by gender and weight and taught the basics of rules and certain wrestling moves.

Congratulations to Hawthorn Middle North and South, cheer and poms, on an amazing effort last Friday night.  The Hawthorn Spirit Invite was an amazing success with Hawthorn Middle North Taking first place in the cheer competition and Hawthorn Middle South taking fourth place. In the Poms Competition, Hawthorn Middle South took first place and Hawthorn Middle North took second place.

We had 16 teams between both disciplines, two full sets of bleacher filling spectators, and were able to pull off a great event. A big thank you to the VHHS cheer team for assisting in the cheer competition, and all who helped make the evening a success.

A group of students meets twice a week after school with Ms. Robinson to get extra support and to do math homework.

Last Thursday, December 4th, Jazz Band, 6th grade Concert Band & 7th & 8th grade Symphonic Bands held their annual Holiday concert. The students performed several Holiday favorites and their hard work really showed off.

Middle South Band Concert Video

6th, 7th, and 8th graders were all asked to write thank you letters and Holiday Cards to their former Hawthorn elementary teachers that will be delivered to them later this week. Students then decorated snowmen with what they were most looking forward to doing over the Holiday Break, cut them out, and hung them on their locker.  Vernon Hills High School leadership team students joined 7th grade for their activities.

On December 9th, 2015 Steve Kaminsky came to Hawthorn Middle South to present cash prizes to two students for their winning essays in the Patriot’s Pen Essay Writing Contest. Jenny Deng won 2nd place and Nicole Gountais won 3rd place, the theme for the essays this year was “Why I Appreciate America’s Veteran’s.”

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Please see document attached for the list of Eagle Awards for the 1st Trimester.

Eagle Awards Trimester 1