Entries by Margaret Van Duch

Track & Field

MSS is so proud of their girls and boys track squads who competed recently at sectionals in North Chicago. The girls ended the meet with an overall third place finish by the eighth grade team and a fifth place finish by the sixth/seventh grade team out of 12 schools. “Every one of our relay teams […]

Softball Team

The Middle School South Girls Softball team had a great season with a 5-4 record and the #3 seed heading into the conference tournament! The girls look forward to playing ball in next weeks tournament! The young Eagles showed progress all season and look forward to the playoffs. The  Eagles scored more than 15 runs […]

Most Improved Student Award

Twelve students received the David Yomtoob Most Improved Student Award during a Hawthorn District 73 Board of Education meeting. Each year former Hawthorn superintendent Youssef Yomtoob, and his wife, Parichehr, recognize students whose essays were selected for expressing how they improved over a period of time in such areas as academics, social skills, and behavior. […]

IPA Recognition

On April 26, the Lake County Region Illinois Principals Association hosted its annual breakfast and recognition ceremony at Vernon Hills High School. Principals nominated students in their schools who have shown outstanding achievements in school and community.  They, along with their parents and the building administrators, have breakfast and then are recognized with a certificate from […]

Walking the Walk

The Hawthorn Middle School South Student Council has been busy this year fundraising. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, students and other participants will carry on their heads plastic gallon jugs filled with water, symbolizing the difficult task that women and children endure daily […]

Water Jug Fundraiser

In a small way, Hawthorn Middle School South students will re-enact what it’s like for millions of women and children to carry jugs of water on their heads for up to 8 hours from local rivers each day, only to bring their family polluted water.  Many children are unable to attend school, as this is […]

Is Smoking Done Once and for All?

Volume 2- April, 2017 South Side Students Speak Out: Is Smoking Done Once and for All? By Nivi (7th Grade) Could you imagine if we lived in a smoke-free world? With the world expanding with new technologies, it is hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle and also be aware of our surroundings. With cigarettes being out there for a […]

Aspen Art Show

Check out the annual District 73 Art Show at the Aspen Drive Library. Close to 400 student artists displayed unique forms of art during the art show. Click here to see the many artists and their artwork. Artwork is on display through Friday, April 7. The art show represents all the schools strongest pieces including drawings, paintings, collages, paper sculptures, Papier-mâché […]

Wrestling Invitational

MSS wrestlers hit the mat at first invitational. At the 2017 Hawthorn Team Invitational, both Hawthorn schools placed in the top 3 teams. After both teams dropped close meets to Round Lake Magee, the eventual champion, Hawthorn North and Hawthorn South wrestled off for the second place trophy. Hawthorn South emerged victorious after a 60-33 victory […]

MSS Becomes Model for Cardio Fitness

MSS PE teachers have developed a model program that sets the bar that other schools want to follow when it comes to encouraging personal fitness goals for their students. Middle School South’s PE Department presented its heart rate monitor program at a state PE convention. The school now serves as a training site and model school for daily use of such devices. Hawthorn Middle […]