Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Congratulations to Spelling Bee Participants

Twenty-eight students participated in the Scripps Spelling Bee Contest at Middle School South. With nerves of steel, they spelled challenging words such as helium, cahoots and haughty. After many rounds, the winner was eighth-grade student Sahiti G. Noah K., also in eighth grade, was the runner up. Congratulations to all the students. 

It’s a Holiday Extravaganza!

Middle School South’s choir brought holiday cheer to Elementary South through their annual Holiday Extravaganza on Wednesday morning. Dressed for the holidays, the students sang a wide variety of holiday songs from “Feliz Navidad” to “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Everyone had a great time.

Carmel High School Admissions Information

Students who want to be considered for admission must submit a formal application to Carmel Catholic High School by December 13, 2019.  If you have already submitted your student’s application for admission, please disregard this email. Applications received after this date will still be considered as long as space is available. Click here to access the […]

Students Sound Amazing at Rehearsal

Although this was a rehearsal, the MSN and MSS eighth grade orchestra and Vernon Hills High School students sounded amazing as they practiced in preparation for their Orchestra Festival Concert on Nov. 21. The guest conductor was Frank Lestina, former Vernon Hills High School Fine Arts Supervisor and Orchestra Director.

Middle School South Holds Annual Breakfast for Veterans

As it has done for many years in the past, Middle School South welcomed veterans to its Veterans Day breakfast on Nov. 8. Approximately 40 veterans of past and recent wars enjoyed a meal together. They also listened to performances by the Middle School South seventh and eighth grade chorus, orchestra and band. Additionally, the […]

Ellis Island Comes Back to Life

Eighth-grade students were treated to a fun experience last Friday. They experienced what it would have been like for immigrants coming through Ellis Island. They went through several stations where they were asked questions about their health, their background, and vocation. If they passed, they recited a loyalty oath and gained entry to the United […]

Understanding the Writing Process

On Friday, Sept. 27th, Miss Dounis and Mrs. Corush’s sixth grade writing classes at Middle School South got ready to write their own personal narratives.  For the students to fully understand the writing process, they used Model Magic to create their own pencil cases.  Students had to brainstorm their sculpture, redo it and fix it […]

Girls on the Run Are Having Fun

The ten students in the “Girls on the Run” program at Middle School South are working to meet their goals in several ways. On one hand, they are preparing to participate in a 5K in Chicago on Nov. 23. In preparation, they are running together twice a week. On the other hand, they are learning […]