Entries by Wayne Keen

8th Grade Language Arts Class

Mrs. Janisch’s 8th grade LA students, currently under the direction of student teacher , Mr. Katz-Mariani were challenged with the task of creatively and metaphorically representing various plot elements and character traits from the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.  Many students chose to create 3D projects; 2D projects are being displayed at the end of […]

Wrestling 12/12/15

The Eagles of Middle South had a very successful first meet of the season on Saturday, December 12th. The boys went 2-1 as a team, defeating Highland MS and Round Lake Magee MS. The boys fell just short against Gurnee Viking. This was the first time we have defeated Highland in the previous 5 years. […]

Algebra STEM Activity

On December 18th all the Hawthorn Middle South Algebra 1 classes had a guest speaker who talked to them about preparing now for studying Science & Engineering in college.  His talk, titled “Why Nerd is a Compliment”, focused on the passions of four individuals (Steve Jobs, John Aaron, Chuck Yeager, and Elon Musk) that led […]

Holiday Sing-Along

On Thursday Dec.17th the middle school South choirs performed at the annual holiday sing-along at elementary South. Students from grades K-5 were in attendance and sang along with the traditional carols. It is one of the students’ favorite performances of the year.

Healthy & Helping Hearts for the Holidays

Students in Mr. Rude’s PE Class are participating in a fund raiser for the local Salvation Army.  Students are biking, jump roping and running to raise money for the less fortunate.  It’s a great way to stay healthy and give back to those in need.

6th Grade LA Class

Students in Mrs. Corush’s LA class were working to create a pre-reading activity.  Students researched information for their upcoming novel.  Then, to build the background knowledge of our classmates, they created news report movies about their research and findings.   What a great experience!  

IMS participated in day of code

Mr. Yablonsky’s Integrated Math & Science class participated in the international “Hour of Code” initiative.  The purpose of the Hour of Code initiative is as follows: “The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.” The IMS students used the web-based […]

Winter Band Concert

The Hawthorn Middle South Bands held their annual Winter Concert on Tuesday evening, December 8th, in front of a jam-packed gym full of enthusiastic parents, families, Middle South staff and Administrators.   The evening started with some high-intensity Latin Jazz presented by the combined 6th/7th/8th grade Jazz Band.  This group only meets twice a week […]

Student Council-We are Rafikis!

We are Rafikis!  Student Council Participates in the PTO Winter Boutique Student Council members have been working with a non-profit organization, Free the Children.  Members have pledged to raise money over the course of the year, to help make a global impact in eight developing countries.  On Saturday, December 5, members from Middle School South […]

Spirit Invitational

On Friday, December 4th, Hawthorn hosted their annual Spirit Invitational at Hawthorn Middle South. South had two great performances by their cheerleading and poms teams.  First up was the cheerleading squad, led by coach Heather MaGuire.  The team took third place in their competition, beating out three other teams for the trophy.  Next came the […]

Advisory 12/9/15

On December 9th advisory had the school participate in a service project.  For the second year, all students took time to write thank-you holiday cards to their former elementary teachers.  It gave students a chance to express their gratitude to teachers that made an impact in their lives. These cards will be delivered to buildings […]

Student Council-Try Conference

On Sunday, November 22 and Monday, November 23, the 8th grade TRY (Teens Reaching Youth) students from Middle South and Middle North, along with two students from Middle South’s Student Council Executive Board participated in a leadership conference at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.  Ted Wiese was our trainer for the conference, and […]