Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

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 […]

A Fun Way to Learn Spanish

Students in Ms. Romanoff’s Spanish class at Middle School South are learning food, drink and restaurant vocabulary. They got to test their Spanish skills at a mock Spanish restaurant in their classroom. What fun!


Taking A Virtual Tour of the 9/11 Memorial

Eighth grade students at Middle School South went on a VR trip to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum today via the Google Expeditions app. Students were able to see a wide assortment of areas, including the Memorial Hall, the Center Passage, Foundation Hall, the “In Memoriam” Wall, and the three part September 11, 2001 Exhibit. […]