All students that are interested in track, a meeting will be held on March 11 at 2:20 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room to discuss training options and schedules for the upcoming season.

The IESA state finals will be held on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. The State Finals will be held at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb, Illinois.

Wrestling will start at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Good Luck to the following Middle South Wrestlers who have qualified to go to the state competition.

Blake T.

Ryan T.

Nikita N.

Andrew S.

Collin T.

For more information on the tournament, click on the website below.


Hawthorn Middle South Math Team competed Saturday at the Carmel High School Math Invitational with 200 other students. The 8th grade team brought home the 1st place trophy!  Congratulations!

This 8th grade team included Apirajitha A., Andrew K., Alex O., Abhay R., Matt W., and Eunice Y.  In addition to winning the team award, Apirajitha A. placed 3rd in the 8th grade Individual Competition.  It was a great way to end the season!  Congratulations to all team members and Thanks for all the hard work and early mornings you’ve put in since October!

Over a thousand people are expected to attend the third annual Hawthorn Art Show opening on Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M. at the Aspen Library. The show features hundreds of pieces of art from students from every grade level and building. The art work will be on display through the month of March. Students created the art, which was selected  by teachers in different grade levels, and pieces of art from each school will be displayed in the show. Please park at the designated parking areas only.

Parking at the library is available but space is limited. If the lot is full additional parking is available at the Sullivan Center/Vernon Hills Park District building, Middle School South and Aspen Elementary.  Please do not park in the Walgreens lot or other surrounding commercial lots.

Middle South Students Participating.

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6th Grade

Sneha A
Kayla C
Nic D
Anna J
Leianne J
Joey L
Gwen R
Ethan S
Emma S
Valerie S
Sneha S
Cade W


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7th Grade

Milen A
Grace B
Sophie C
Anna D
Mikaella G
Keri H
Albert K
Jacob P
Priya R
Sami W


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8th Grade

Jacob F
Ari A
Becky B
Julie B
Lauren B
Corey C
Sarah C
Matthew G
Emily H
Selin K
Caroline L
Avi L
Jawa M
Cassidy R
Steven R
Jenna R
Meghan S
Shane W
Sharon W
Gloria Y



Check out the Article from the Vernon Hills Review about the Middle School South’s visit to Peoria.  Listen to the Band Perform.  Click here of Article in Vernon Hills Review.

On Saturday, February 16, Hawthorn South Math Team took 5th  place at the Lake-McHenry Regional Math Counts Competition at the College of Lake County.  There were 134 individuals representing 18 schools competing. 8 members from HMSS competed as individuals with 4 of them competing in the Team Round.

4 Individuals finished in the top 25%.  They were: Alexander F., 7th place,

Eunice Y., 12th, Aparajitha A., 16th, Alex O., 19th.  The top 16 make it to the dreaded Countdown round where they had to compete head to head with another person. Aparajitha made it to the second round of that competition and finished 8th in the Countdown Round


Congratulations to the Team! and Good Luck at the Carmel competition this coming Weekend!!


Congratulations to the following Band, Orchestra, & Chorus students on their results from the Solo and Ensemble Competition on Saturday, February 9. The experience of participating in, and preparing for this event is very powerful in its ability to motivate and encourage students to excel.

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Solos-Division I+ (Perfect score)

Bobby B. – Tuba

Solos-Division I

Anokhi M.

Nikki M.

Samantha W.

Tyler H.

Aidan A.

Juli T.

Bobby B. – Piano

James H.

Andrew K.

Kishore I.

Matt K.

Spencer M.

Pavani P.

Cindy Z.

Jacob F.

Samantha K.

Avi L.

Gabriella M.

Drake D.

Bobby B. – Vocal

Ryan P.

 Solos-Division II

Hannah F.

Drake D.

 Duets – Division I

Youngseo O., Julia P.

Rebecca B., Samantha W.

Andrew K., Alex O.

Drake D., Bobby B.

Cindy Z., Grace H.

Samantha K., Sydney K.

Timothy K., Matt G.

Juli T., Sydney K.

Jack B., Leo B.

Duets – Division II

Jacqueline Z., Ryan P.,

Alex O., Alex F.

Trio – Division I

Juli T., Samantha K., Sydney K


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Solos – Division I+ (Perfect score)

 Teddy C.

Sophie C.

Adam L.

Tim L. (7th)

Tim L. (8th)

Reuben P.

 Solos – Division I

 Ibrahim B

Chloe C.

Crystal D.

Ryan K.

Taetto K.

Zach Q.

Shvetali T.

Solos – Division II

 Drew L.

Collin T.

Ensemble – Division I+ Perfect score

 Tim L., Ryan K., Adam L.

Ensemble – Division I

 Caroline L., Gloria Y.,

Sharon W., Aparajitha A.,

Ariana A., Cassidy R.,

Rachel L., Sneha A.,

Alex B., Taetto K.,

Sophie C., Felicia E.

Ensemble – Division II

 Ravi G., Shane W., Steven T., Justin K.


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Solos-Division I+ (Perfect score)

Dylan C.

Bobby B.

 Solos-Division I

 Drew L.

Emily M.

Mia M.

Skylar T.

Ensemble-Division I

 Ada K., Arika K.

Ensemble-Division II

 Cindy U., Emily J.,

Nicole M., Allison C., Dylan C., Skylar T., Mia M.



Congratulations to the following February Eagle Award recipients in Art, Consumer Tech, Industrial Tech, Music, Physical Education.

ART: Briesa C., Nicholas D., Hannah F., Jacob F., Caralyn H., Sejal K., Joshua K., Jennifer L., Avi L., Leah W., Gloria Y.

CONSUMER TECH: Samuel A., Casey B., Mackenzie B., Allison C., Abigail H., Jared L., Jessica N., Spencer R., Nicole S.,Tayla W.

INDUSTRIAL TECH: Corey C., James D., Crystal D., Scott F., Adam G., Keri Marie H., Erik L., Nicole M., Caralynn O., Veronica R., Phillip S., Giovanna T., Juliana T., Cade W.

MUSIC: Chloe C., Jack F., Grayson F., Alexander F., Anna J., Gina L., Nikki M., Cache M., Madelyn P., Collin T., Sharon W., Kevin Y.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Alexander F., Keaton G., Elli I., Katharine K., Samuel L., John R., Jenna R., Jessica R., Shvetali T.


On Wednesday, February 6th, as a celebratory event for the Middle South Advisory Program, students participated in an all school activity schedule that included lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings in Vernon Hills and an all school assembly presented by Camfel Productions from Irwindale, Cal.  Their production, “The Pledge” strived to motivate and encourage students to be the best they can be by first understanding and acknowledging the problems they face on a daily basis, and then by offering solutions in a format they can relate to. The presentation related to character building, reducing bullying, facing real life challenges, and relevant contemporary issues and solutions.

The cheerleaders and poms performed at a community special olympics basketball game last night at Middle North.  The basketball teams were very excited– one of the members of the losing game called it “the best game ever!”  The girls were very supportive, cheering on both teams, and it is something that I will do again next year.