Today (June 6), sixth and seventh grade students were honored by Middle School South staff in a variety of areas including academic growth, social emotional development, and for helping make Middle South an amazing place for students. It has been a great school year and we are proud of all of our students’ many accomplishments this year! We wish everyone a relaxing and joyful summer and look forward to seeing everyone’s smiling faces in August.
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Middle School South sixth-grade students whose MAP test scores (in math) showed growth got a special treat. Through a raffle, they had the rare opportunity to throw a pie at a teacher. Everybody had fun, including the teachers. Even Ms. Kahn and Mr. Natale joined in the fun.
Throughout the year, sixth grade students in the classrooms of Ms. Wright and Ms. Corush at Middle School South correspond with third grade students at Aspen Elementary. Last week, the third grade students got a chance to meet their pen pals at Middle School South. The middle school students showed their pen pals around the school. This is an event that students had been looking forward to all year. The two schools have been offering this pen pal program every year for more than 10 years.
The sixth grade science classes of Ms. Howell, Ms. Humboldt and Ms. Baker designed, tested and launched bottle rockets as part of an engineering design unit. The rockets use pressurized water for propulsion. Students were treated to some very impressive performances this year, and an enjoyable time was had by all.
Heart & Sole is coming to Middle School South. Each week, training and activities will help build endurance for a celebratory 5K.
DNA is present in every cell of plants and animals. To culminate their study of DNA and genetics, students in Mrs. Reese’s science classes used common everyday household materials and extracted DNA found in the cells of strawberries.
On Tuesday, May 28, Hawthorn Middle School South hosted its annual Eighth Grade Awards event. Congratulations to these eighth graders who truly went the extra mile.
Looking for something to do this summer? Vernon hills High School is offering cross country summer camp for eighth graders/ incoming freshman!
Ms. Robinson’s eighth grade students ended their “In a New Light” unit by dissecting the eye of a sheep. The students have been doing activities that involve learning something new, how we remember things using our different senses, how we perceive light and objects, and how the structure of our eye affects how we perceive the world we live in. As the students were dissecting the eye, they were able to recall the different structures of the eye and their functions along with what structure cows and sheeps have that humans do not. This was a great way to end the year!
Teachers and students had loads of fun competing against each other at yesterday’s Scholastic Bowl competition. In the beginning the teachers had an edge. But that edge quickly disappeared as students quickly answered a series of questions that stumped the teachers. The final score was: Students: 145; Teachers: 110.
Should the Vernon Hills Police Department add a canine unit? As part of a unit on persuasion, students in Middle School South’s sixth-grade writing classes wrote letters to the Village of Vernon Hills, describing why they felt such a unit was needed. Vernon Hills Police chief, Patrick Kreis, read all the letters and provided feedback to about 100 students yesterday. In addition, Officer Paret, who previously served as the District’s school resource officer, talked about his experiences as a canine officer.
Fifth-grade students from several elementary schools took a tour of Middle School South yesterday so they could begin to familiarize themselves with the building they will attend in the fall. A select group of Middle School South students provided them with tips about daily life at the middle school and took them on a tour. They visited the gym, art room, the STEM room, the consumer technology room and other areas. They also learned about the wide range of clubs, from chess to the Battle of the Books club, and sports teams they could join. In this way, they are better prepared when this school becomes their home in the fall.
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