8th Grade –  These Hands Can Make a Difference.  Words that inspire them.  Words that make them happy.  Words that describe an activity they enjoy.  Words that describe what they do to make themselves happy.

Parents of children who will attend Hawthorn kindergarten next fall are encouraged to attend the Hawthorn Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting on Thursday, January 30 beginning at 7 p.m. at Hawthorn Middle South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. The meeting will cover such topics as the enrollment process, school placement, curriculum and services. School tours are planned for the first week in February. Walk-in registration is expected to open on Monday, February 10. Children who turn 5 before September 1, 2014 are eligible for public school kindergarten in Illinois.

 

Congratulations to the students making the honor roll for Trimester 1.  Keep up the good work.

High Honor Roll  (3.5 GPA and Higher)

8th Grade:  Justin A, Maria Raye A, Milen A, Alexander B, Daniel B, Fernando B, Grace B, John B, Mackenzie B, Sohan B, Sydney B, Andy C, Angela C, Briesa C, Chloe C, Joyce C, Kyla C, Kyra C, Theodore C, Wooyeong C, Anna D, Hanson D, Leah D, Felicia E, Marisa E, Madeleine F, Margaret F, Spencer F, Mikaella G, Tatiana G, Caralyn H, Courtney H, Keri Marie H, Mary H, Michael H, MinWoo H, Samantha H, Albert K, Colleen K, Hannah K, Joshua K, Kyle K, Matthew K, Ryan K, Samantha K, TaeHo K, Adam L, Aleen L, Gina L, Samuel L, Suan L, Anokhi M, Gabriela M, Giovana M, Mia M, Nikki M, Avinash N, Jessica N, Matthew N, Caralynn O, David O, Youngseo O, Jacob P, Nicole P, Srivaishnavi P, Weronika P, Zachary Q, Andrew R, Jessica R, Maxwell R, Noah R, Priya R, Rhea R, Veronica R, Andrey S, Brendan S, Jason S, Maxwell S, Nicole S, Preston S, Rebecca S, Tyler S, Abel T, Juliana T, Alexi V, Amanda V, Annie W, Kevin Y, Joseph Z, Madeline Z

7th Grade:  Aidan A, Aliyah A, Isabel A, Samuel A, Sneha A, Anthony B, Ashley B, Donalie B, Ibrahim B, Leo B, Nicole B, Patrick B, Alexander C, Alexis C, Logan C, Nicholas C, Rachel C, Rohet C, Seung Won C, Abigail D, Crystal D, Gabriele D, Jennifer D, Nicholas D, Teresa D, Lauren E, Madison E, Caitlin F, Erica F, Jack F, Luis F, Matthew F, Thomas F, Benjamin G, Brittany G, Emma G, Abigail H, Anna H, Brandon H, Jena H, Matthew H, Matthew H, Samantha H, Yasmin H, Anna J, Leianne J, Ryan J, Benjamin K, Brandon K, Micah K, Sejal K, Tyler K, Alexandra L, Andrew L, David L, Drew L, Elizabeth L, Erik L, Hannah L, Joel L, Kavin L, Leah L, Nicole L, Rachel L, Sean L, Jack M, James M, Julia M, Mackenzie M, Manish M, Charlie N, Jack N, Julia N, Alexander O, Hannah O, Benjamin P, Jacqueline P, Kaushik P, Noah P, Ryan P, Sofiya P, Taylor P, Hannah R, Hannah R, Spencer R, Daniel S, Eliana S, Ellen S, Emma S, Jakub S, Karla S, Kennedy S, Phillip S, Ria S, Shannon S, Valerie S, Valerie S, Giovanna T, Gregory T, Nathan T, Shvetali T, Vivian T, Adam V, Sujay V, Brendan W, Cade W, James W, Kathryn W, Leah W, Madelyn W, Rachel W, Sara W, Maximos X, Marika Y, Cindy Z, Collin Z, Eleanor Z

6th Grade:  Anthony A, Carlos A, Drshika A, Gabriela A, Rebecca A, Sabrina A, Yulissa A, Alana B, Cedric B, Ella B, Indrayan B, Jack B, Justin B, Kathirraj B, Kylie B, Madison B, Seo Young B, Alyssa C, Arley C, Emmeline C, Esther C, Fatima C, Jeong Woo C, Jessica C, Justina C, Meghan C, Rio Aviva C, Samantha C, Stephanie C, Alexander D, Christina D, Isabella D, Joseph D, Michael D, Urvi D, William D, Abigail E, Joshua E, Nathan E, Abigail F, Christian F, Isabella F, Jie F, Joseph F, Mackenzie F, Abigail G, Ethan G, Hayden G, Kelsey G, Zachary G, Avery H, Brendan H, Damian H, Elijah H, Elisa H, Emily H, Grant H, Helena H, Katie H, Krystofer H, Nicole H, Rachel H, David I, Chase J, Ethan J, Jessica J, Joshua J, Thomas J, Abbie K, Abby K, Alexa K, Hailey K, Jordan K, Matthew K, Rebecca K, Ritika K, Sarosh K, Seungah K, Sophia K, Allison L, Avery L, Ga-Yeon L, Jessica L, Joshua L, Laine L, Leanne L, Paige L, Alexander M, Kayla M, Laine M, Rebecca M, Spencer M, Anika N, Peyton N, Anastasia O, Leslie O, Paige O, Avani P, Brooke P, Daniel P, Isabella P, Lily P, Rich P, Sahil P, Sathvik P, Sophia P, Alexis R, Christopher R, Jane R, Marley R, Olivia R, Oswaldo R, Robert R, Samuel R, Addison S, Addyson S, Alexandr S, Carter S, Daniel S, Elisabeth S, Emily S, Itamar S, Jacklyn S, Keshav S, Michael S, Olga S, Olivia S, Ursula S, Caden T, Carolyn U, Edgar U, Michelle U, Danya V, Emillee V, Pranav V, Alexander W, Dylan W, Fei W, Ethan Y, Justine Y, Quin Y, Ramiel Y, Catherine Z, Jacob Z

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Honor Roll (3.0 – 3.49 GPA)

8th Grade:  Brandon A, Maria A, Brandon A, Robert A, Carlos C, Jackelyn C, James D, Grace D, Morgan D, Nicholas D, James G, Karolina G, Alina G, Efrain G, Jesus G, Lanie H, Basheer H, Ari H, Tyler H, Elli I, Trevon J, Robert J, Seth K, Nicholas K, Lindsey K, Samantha K, Junyoung L, Rachel L, Blake M, Albert M, Maria M, Bianca M, Skylar M, Morgan M, Emily M, Jackson M, Heesung N, John O, Nicole P, John R, Morgan R, Trey R, Mario R, Elyse S, Michelle S, Diana S, Saad S, Alexa S, Emily S, Brandon S, Ilir T, Skylar T, Steven T, Sydney U, Nicholas V, Emily V, Samantha W, Cole W, Aidan W, Danielle W, Samuel W, Eli W, Daniel Sung Y, Justin Z

 7th Grade:  Rebekah A, Alexis A, Gerardo A, Taylor A, Nicolas B, Alexander B, John B, Robert B, Leila B, Michael C, Kayla C, Allison C, Owen C, Adam C, Armando D, Jennifer D, Bailey E, Connor F, Grayson F, Quinn G, Tyler G, Dennis G, Melissa H, Grace H, Nicholas H, Brittany J, Jibie J, Kayla K, Daniel K, Rachel K, Patryk L, Justin M, Faheem M, Joseph M, Rebecca M, Raeden M, Jake M, Paulina O, Ali P, Caleb P, Ryan P, Veronika P, Vincent R, Vanessa R, Guadalupe R, Fernando S, Isaias S, Ethan S, Benjamin Kyung S, Aaron S, Rachel S, Zachary T, Ryan T, Johanna T, Nathan T, Morgan V, Tayla W, Casey W, Justin W, Isabella Z, Jacqueline Z

 6th Grade:  Noah A, Yashly A, Nicole B, Isaac B, Chloe B, Ethan C, Jaime C, Xavier C, Josue C, Nicholas F, Jonathan G, Jacob G, Emma G, Stephanie G, Steven H, Matthew H, Laisha I, Aiden I, Kyle J, Madison J, Shannon J, Nathaniel K, Sean K, Alexandros K, Fiza L, Spencer L, Mackenzi L, Jaime L, Luca L, Patrick L, Karen M, Abdullah M, Nicholas M, Claire M, Sneha M, Jim N, Esther O, Jess P, Iman P, Tyler P, Aasim P, Samuel P, Alexander R, Julieta R, Victoria S, Ben Aron S, Emma S, Napat T, Jack W, Emily Y, Haneen Z, Dennis Z

 

Students from Middle South who were involved in Fuel Up To Play 60 were privileged to be invited to Bears Bowl at Brunswick Zone. Current and Alumni Chicago Bears players joined the bowlers in the charitable event that benefited Bears Care.

Sodexo, our meal service provider, is offering a Frequent Breakfast Punch Card Contest. During December and January, each time a student eats breakfast in the school cafeteria, staff will “punch” a special breakfast card. After a student eats breakfast in the cafeteria five times, the student’s punch card will be included in a prize drawing. Sodexo will select winners two times each month, with two lucky students from each school winning a prize each time. Prizes include snow tubes, gift cards and more. All students are welcome to participate. Prizes will be given for December and January breakfast eaters. For information about the food service program, visit www.hawthorn73.org/food.

Sodexo

Eagle Awards were presented to the following students.

ADVANCED LANGUAGE ARTS: Lauren E., James M., Jack M., Peyton N., Ursula S., Keshav S., Leah W.

ART: Drshika A., Nicolas B., Angela C., Michael H., Nicole H.,  Helena H., Hailey K., Jessica K., Jenny L., Srivaishnavi P., Brianna R., Katie S., Nicole S., Don Adrian V.

CITIZENSHIP: Bailey E., Kaitlyn G.

CONSUMER TECH: Taylor A., Ella B., Andy C., Marisa E., Allison L., Veronica R., Leah W.

HEALTH: Grace B., Keri Marie H., Ethan J., Abby K., Kayla M., Matthew Q.

INDUSTRIAL TECH: Karolina G., Rachel H., Madison J., Erik L., Olga S., Emily S., Abel T., Jacqueline Z.

LANGUAGE ARTS: Maria Raye A., Milen A., Sabrina A., Kathirraj B., John B., Alexander B., Carlos C., Joyce C., Isabella D., Madeleine F., Abigail F., Isabella F., Mackenzie F., Ari H., Katie H, Emily H., Ethan J., Hannah K., Jordan K., Avery L., Mackenzie M., Joseph M., Kayla M., Alexander O., Alexander R., Veronica R., Noah R., Morgan R., Jane R., Emma S., Caden T., Emillee V., Alexander W., Annie W., Cade W., Ramiel Y., Cindy Z.

MUSIC: Kayla C., Hanson D., Anna D., Jack F., Robert J., Alexa K., Gina L., Youngseo O., Alexis R., Ursula S., Keshav S., Shvetali T., Alexander W., Catherine Z.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Samuel A., Rebekah A., Ashley A., Isabel A., Anthony B., Grace B., Madeleine F. , Karolina G., Alex G., Nicole H., Leianne J., Abby K., Hannah L., Leslie O., Sahil P., Caleb P., Hannah R., Guadalupe R., Saad S., Michael S., Olivia S., Shvetali T., Cole W., Madeline Z.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Anthony A., Justin A., Cedric B., John B., Patrick B., Ashley B., Kylie B., Kyla C., Jaime C., Rohet C., Seung Won C., Emmeline C., Rachel C., Logan C., Abigail D., Jennifer D., Marisa E., Matthew F., Joseph F., Brittany G., Ethan G., Emma G., Efrain G., Grant H., Jena H., Damian H., Nicole H., Anna H., Matthew H., David I., Ethan J., Joshua J., Ryan J., Abby K., Brandon K., Allison L., Samuel L., Gina L., Mackenzie M., Rebecca M., Julia M., Jack M., Jackson M., Jack N., Jessica N., Alexander O., Leslie O., Jacob P., Taylor P., Ryan P., Rhea R., Alexander R., Veronica R., Maxwell R., Jessica R., Oswaldo R., Itamar S., Emma S., Emily S., Kennedy S., Valerie S., Ria S., Olivia S., Shvetali T., Abel T., Gregory T., Emillee V., Cade W., Brendan W., Maximos X., Catherine Z.

WRITING: Alyssa C., Isabella D., Kelsey G., Matthew H., Seungah K., Michael M., Kayla M., Laine M., Anika N., Sahil P., Sophia P., Brooke P., Alexis R., Alexandr S., Ramiel Y., Catherine Z.

Boys Volleyball & Girls Volleyball tryout are coming. For tryout dates and times –

Boys Volleyball: 6th/7th/8th grade will hold tryouts together. Due to Middle South’s Basketball season wrapping up, tryouts will be held at 4 p.m. on the 10th, 12th, and 13th of December at MSS until 6 p.m.  You must have a current sports physical on file with our school nurse or you cannot tryout. No exceptions.

Girls Volleyball:  6th/7th/8th grade Clinic, Dec 11th at 2:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at MSS (Location may change to Aspen, TBD) Please make sure you have a current sports physical on file with our nurse, or you cannot tryout.

8th Grade Girls tryouts, December 16th at Aspen School at 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on December 18th at MSS from 2:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

6th/7th Grade Girls tryouts, December 17th and 19th at MSS from 2:20 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

 

Hawthorn will conduct limited MAP testing for students in grade 5 and grade 8. The testing window is from December 2 through December 20. For more information.

Middle South is proud to sponsor the fall book fair! The dates of the fair are November 25 and 26 during conferences. Stop by and check out the new and exciting books! This is a great time to get gifts for holidays for your family, friends and your teachers. Shopping at the book fair not only promotes reading in the home, but helps our school by putting new books in the library as well as in teachers’ classrooms. For convenience, you can shop right out of your home for books and e-books. The on-line book fair will run from November 18 through December 2 and has absolutely free delivery to the school. To access the on-line book fair visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/hawthornmiddlesouth. Scholastic provides many e-books using E-Storia, which is a free download. E-Storia works on most electronic devices. Visit http://www.Scholastic.com/Storia-fairs to download your free app. If you have any questions, please contact Therese Emil at pto.bookfair@hawthorn73.org.

Hawthorn Middle South students, families and staff members were especially generous during November, donating a large amount of food items to the school’s annual food drive.  The school was able to brighten the holidays of 30 families.

Canned Food Drive

Parents and guardians are urged to attend Parent/Teacher Conferences which are scheduled for November 25th and November 26th. Check with your student’s teacher to schedule your time. Hawthorn encourages parent involvement all year round.  Watch for letters regarding sign up schedules.  If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please contact your teacher.  All hawthorn staff members have email and voicemail.

The goal of our advisory program is to establish a school wide environment of mutual respect of individual differences. Our theme this year is that everyone has a superpower within, meaning that everyone has their own special gifts and talents.

On Friday, November 15th, each grade level participated and shared activities.

6th Grade: Students were asked to draw an “app” that represents something they bring to their homeroom. Students shared with their homeroom the talent/skill/trait that they bring to their team. The “apps” were taped to the iPod background on the homeroom door.

7th Grade: Discussions included creating a safe classroom environment and helping to foster mutual respect.

8th Grade: Discussions were about Bullying and on the definition of Bystander and Upstander