Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Marine Biologist Captivates Students

Students in the classes of Ms. Delaney, Ms. Humboldt and Ms. Flanagan at Middle School South had a real treat last week as Marine Biologist Justin Greenman discussed his work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that helps guide the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources. Through Zoom, he showed videos […]

Learning All About Inferences

Ms. Corush taught her Middle School South sixth-grade students about inferences, conclusions reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning. Using an interactive online program, she reviewed examples and helped her students read between the lines and make logical assumptions about what was implied but unstated.

A Virtual Day at the Lake

After some fun exercises, Middle North and Middle South sixth graders went fishing with Mr. McKenzie and Ms. Harris at Big Bear Lake in Vernon Hills (virtually of course) on Friday. During this particular PE rotation, students learned all about fishing, from learning how to get the worm on the hook to identifying the fish […]

A Virtual Trip to the Forest Preserves

Normally at this time of year, eighth grade science students take part in a special field trip to the Independence Grove Forest Preserve, where they learn about lake ecology. While the field trip was virtual this year, it was still an engaging experience thanks to the resourcefulness of the teachers and forest preserve staff and […]

Sixth Graders: Welcome to Middle School South

Dear Sixth Grade Students and Parents/Guardians: On behalf of the staff, Ms. Mares, and myself, welcome to Middle School South!   Being a Hawthorn Middle School South Eagle is the best!  We are all here for you during this transition to middle school. Some Middle School South student leaders have prepared an introduction video for you […]

Working from Home

Mrs. Bourn’s sixth-grade consumer technology students completed some colorful projects at home this week.  This is one example of what a great job students are doing as they work hard and continue their curriculum at home.

Volunteering for a Good Cause

In conjunction with a unit on societal injustices, all 250 students in 6th grade at Middle South visited and volunteered at Bernie’s Book Bank on March 10th and 11th in Lake Bluff, IL. There, students helped sort books into damaged and undamaged piles. They also categorized the type of book each donation was. Sixth graders […]

Getting Ready for a Concert

Sixth grade orchestra students at Middle School South are rehearsing for their spring concert. With the assistance of some older students, they practiced several pieces, including “Conquistador” and “Cliffs of Moher.” Their concert will take place on March 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle South gym.

Students Do Excellent Job at NIMCON

Middle School North, Middle School South and Elementary North students did an excellent job at the NIMCON (Northern Illinois Music Conference) solo and ensemble contest in Mt. Prospect on Saturday. At the event, students performed as soloists or in small ensembles and had the opportunity to receive feedback from esteemed music educators and earn medals […]

Books Come to Life in Language Arts Classes

Creativity was the name of the game in the sixth grade language arts classes of Mrs. Corush and Miss Eiter. Students not only presented summaries of the books they read, they created their own unique board games based on the books. They will be playing these games together later in the week. The board games […]

Sick Day Guidelines

To help prevent the spread of illness, the Lake County Health Department provides guidelines to help with your decision on whether or not to send your child to school. Sometimes it can be challenging to make the right choice.