Community Alliance Project (CAP) is hosting a family skate event at Glacier Arena on Sunday, March 24th. Proceeds from the event help fund community based youth programs in Vernon Hills. Tickets are $5 per person (including skate rentals), with the cost maxing out at $20 per family. Bring the whole family!

Students in Mr. Stubenvoll’s 6th grade writing class are working on essays to improve their researching and writing skills.

Mrs. Foley and one of her students are updating our school’s social emotional bulletin board – Spring into Kindness is the theme!

Mr. Rude’s and Mr. Shaver’s students are having fun showing off their dancing skills!  

Officer Jon Paret

A big thank you to Officer Jon Paret for serving as the police resource officer at Hawthorn School District 73 for a number of years.

Scholastic Bowl Team in New Jackets

Middle School South’s Scholastic Bowl team was very excited about their win against Barrington Prairie last Tuesday. All three teams won for a triple victory! The team members are loving their new jackets. Go MSS Eagles!



Students in book battle competition

A battle is taking place at Middle School South, and it is related to books. Students in the Battle of the Books Club have been preparing for this battle by reading books in the Rebecca Caudill collection. Now, different teams are competing against each other to see which team best answers questions about the books during specific competitions. The winning team will face the winning team from Middle School North.

Pep Club will be sponsoring spirit week next week 3/18/19 – 3/22/19!!!!

Spirit Week

Hawthorn Middle South will be taking the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (formerly known as PARCC) upon our return from Spring Break. Please be sure students are well rested, eat breakfast, and arrive on time. Testing will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on these days. Additional details regarding the assessment can be found in our Illinois Assessment of Readiness letter.

students create art works

Eighth grade students in Ms. Benton’s art class at Middle School South created works inspired by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstract art. Whether the students were designing on a computer, painting clay bowls, drawing or painting on paper, Kandinsky’s bold style came through in their art work.

Students in Advisory

During Friday’s Advisory, students at Middle School South participated in different activities across grade levels to build self management skills.  Sixth grade discussed how social media affects their daily lives and worked on strategies to connect with others in safe and appropriate ways.   Seventh grade discussed peer pressure and demonstrated strategies on how to resist it through role playing activities.  Eighth grade watched Vernon Hills High School VIP (Voices in Prevention) students perform skits that addressed common problems that arise in high school.  Students were also able to ask questions related to transitioning to high school at the end of the presentation.

team members standing together
Congratulations to our Middle School South eighth grade boys and girls volleyball teams on becoming conference champions! The eighth grade girls team took home the win again last night which means they play again Monday to determine if they are going to state next weekend! Way to go coaches and athletes!