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Acceptance Club

We will be having weekly meetings with students for their social-emotional needs. We will provide a safe space for middle schoolers to connect and socialize with each other. This club is meant to promote and discuss the acceptance of all people. Every single student is welcome to join us no matter what because “Life Gets Better Together.”


Mrs. Masini

Ms. Schiemann

Mondays at 2:15 in Ms. Schiemann's room 151  
Art Club

We will be working on a large group project for the school. Students are encouraged to help but are also free to work on projects of their own that suit their own interests. I generally try and focus the group on one collaborative task and allow others to work independently that prefer a personal project.
Mr. Jaramillo Every Thursday from 2:15-3:00 starting Oct.6th  
Band Solo & Ensemble Band students have the opportunity to learn and perform a solo or small ensemble. Solo/Ensemble Contest performances take place in early March and Mrs. Plohr will meet with each performing group once a week to help guide and prepare you for performance. At the contest, each performing group receieves feedback and a medal for their high-level performance! Mrs. Plohr December - February, weekly times to fit your schedule after school Website
Battle of the Books Do you like to read? If you said yes, then this is the club for you! Participants form teams of 4-6 and read books from the Rebecca Caudill list throughout the school year. We will meet throughout the year to discuss the books and other books that interest you! At the end of the year we will have a competition to see who knows the books the best. Mrs. Duhig-Larson

Mr. Stubenvoll


First Friday of every month  
Broadcasting/Morning News Team Students come together to help create a video highlighting accomplishments and upcoming events at school. Students also sign-up to do the morning announcements in the main office. Ms. Prahl 
Ms. Pacillas
Tuesdays - Starting September 13th from 2:20-3:00 Website
Chamber Orchestra Chamber Orchestra is for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who already plays an orchestra instrument and who would like the challenge of playing more difficult music.

Please email Ms. May at if you have any questions or stop by the music suite before or after school.
Ms. May Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00-7:30 A.M. Website
Eagle Chorus Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th Graders who are unable to fit Chorus in their schedule because of band, orchestra, or some other conflict. Ms. Hatibovic TBA  
Game Club Game club is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who remains eligible. Any student interested in becoming a better chess player and participating in fun competitive games should join. The main focus of the club is to increase the problem solving and good sportsmanship of each member. Mr. Jaramillo Every Tuesday, 2:15-3:00. starting Oct. 4  
Garden Club
Members stay after school and enjoy learning about annuals, perennials and soil. Be a part of the outside gardening events, help care for plants at MS, and have fun. We will build a garden bed and create seasonal projects based on the growing season in Illinois!
Mrs. Bourn Mrs. Minarik Tuesdays from 2:15-3:00 in room 138. Start date: October 4th Website
Jazz Band Students will study the history of jazz and learn to play and perform it in an ensemble setting. Students will perform several concerts throughout the school year. Mr. Fritz Tuesday/Thursday 7:00-7:30AM beginning in September Website
Math Team Math Team is for students who love to think "out of the box" to tackle challenging math problems. High-level reasoning skills are part of the rigorous preparation for math team competitions. Top competitors will be selected to participate in the competitions. Mrs. Wilgus Mon/Wed 6:45-7:30 AM, First meetings is Oct 10th and 12th  Website
Newspaper Club
Do you love to write? Do you want to show your creativity? If so, you should join Middle South's Newspaper Club and be a writer for the South Eagle Sentinel. We write various topics about our school and have so much fun together!
Mrs. Corush

Mondays from 2:15-3:00 on the following days: 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 12/5, 12/19, 1/23, 2/6, 3/13, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22

Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Orchestra students have the opportunity to learn and perform a solo or small ensemble. Solo/Ensemble Contest performances take place in late February and Ms. May will meet with each Ms. May January - February, weekly times to fit your schedule after school Website
Pep Club Catch the Hawthorn Spirit – then pass it on! This club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Help plan the PEP assemblies and lead your fellow Hawthorn Eagles in sprit weeks and other exciting events! Ms. Eiter

Ms. Prahl

Mondays from 2:20pm-3:00pm starting on September 19th  
Scholastic Bowl An interscholastic team competition similar to “Jeopardy”. It tests participant’s ability to answer questions from a general pool of knowledge. In brief, the game is played with buzzers between 2 teams of 5 players each. Each match has approximately 24 toss-up questions, which are read to all players. The first player to buzz-in correctly gets 10 points for the team and the opportunity for his/her team to hear a bonus question that they work together on and is worth up to 20 points.

Informational meetings will begin in December. Listen in December for information on the morning news. Everyone is welcome to join/try-out, as we need students knowledgeable in a wide variety of areas, including: literature, math, science, sports trivia, history, and geography.

Scholastic Bowl competition begins in March.

Ms. Paprocki TBA  
Science Club In science club students will conduct fun and engaging scientific investigations. These activities will focus on increasing the students' knowledge in earth science, physics and biology, and deepen their science process skills. Ms. Flanagan We will begin meeting in October Website
Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a competitive team that introduces students to a wide-range of topics in Science in the hopes of sparking their interest. It is similar to a sports team, because it requires patience, dedication, and plenty of practice throughout the school year. Students will work closely with their coaches to competitively prepare for multiple (test or build) events.

If you're interested in joining the Science Olympiad team there is still time! Please fill out this interest form. Please make sure to fill out your top choices for the events you would like to participate in.  The form is due by October 12th.

Mrs. Bindal & Mr. Akmakjian  The activity will begin on Monday, October 24th. We will tentatively meet on the last Monday of each month after the first meeting. Website
Sew What? Club
Do you love to craft?! Are you looking for a fun way to connect with other students after school?! We will create sewing & knitting projects that engage, inspire, and are fun to do!
Mrs. Baittie & Mrs. Bourn Thursdays from 2:15-3:00 in Room 139. Start date: October 6th Website
Spanish Club Everyone is welcome in Spanish Club! It will be an opportunity to practice Spanish, learn about other cultures and participate in fun activities. This includes playing games from other cultures, watching movies and TV, listening to music, and writing pen pals.  Ms. Haras TBA  
Spring Musical 6-8 grade students audition to be a part of the 25-35 person cast. They can also sign up to work as crew members for the props, costumes, backgrounds, or tech. Auditions are in February, and rehearsals run through April with a show date in late April or early May. Ms. Hatibovic
Mrs. Duhig-Larson
TBA Website
Student Council Student Council is made up of an executive board and student council advisory representatives. Students meet once a week to collaborate on school wide events or ideas from the feedback of their peers. Ms. Prahl 
Ms. Pacillas
Beginning for 7/8 grade mid-September and 6th grade beginning of October - Tuesday Mornings at 7:00 - Executive Boards and 7:40 for Advisory Reps  
Tech Club Do you love technology and exploring new tech tools? Tech Club members will have opportunities to explore software, devices or programs that they are interested in, or cannot have access to at home. Ms. Minarik Thursdays 2:15-3:00 Website
Yearbook Club Come help create Middle School South's yearbook. We will take pictures, choose our design, create pages, and make memories for all! Mrs. Corush



We meet on Mondays from 2:15-3:00pm on the following days: 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/28, 12/12, 1/9, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20