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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

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 TBA  
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 January - March, weekly times to fit your schedule after school Website
Battle of the Books Students compete in groups of 4-6 on a selection of books from the Rebecca Caudill list. The winning team battles against the winning team at Middle North Mrs. Duhig-Larson

Mr. Stubenvoll


Broadcasting/Morning News Team Get the word out by producing the school’s morning announcements of daily events, current affairs, weather, sports and more. Student Council is also responsible for Morning Broadcasting.  Ms. Prahl  & Ms. Pacillas TBA 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 TBA  
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 TBA  
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 TBA Website
Jazz Band We will hold before school Jazz Band rehearsals.   Mr. Fritz TBA  
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 TBA Math Team Website
Newspaper Club Students will report on different parts of Middle South life such as extracurricular activities, teachers, and more. They will also have the opportunity for current events and even creative writing stories.
South Eagle Sentinel Website
Mrs. Corush



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

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 We do creative and fun experiments. Students think of a problem and work in groups to try and solve it. Ms. Flanagan TBA  
Science Olympiad

Students participate in various science related events and Compete at inter school level in/ out of state.


Mrs. Bindal & Mr. Akmakjian  TBA Website
Sew What? Club Do you love to craft?! We do different projects that engage, inspire, and are fun to do! Some projects take several weeks. Many projects are free while others have a small fee and still others require materials to be brought in. Mrs. Baittie & Mrs. Bourn TBA 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 This club is designed to serve the student population through an executive board and advisory reps. The club is also in charge of the weekly broadcasting videos. Ms. Prahl 
Ms. Pacillas
Tech Club Tech Club members will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects this year. Students will have opportunities to explore software or programs that they are interested in or cannot have access to at home. Ms. Minarik TBA Website
TRY (Teens Reaching Youth) TRY (Teens Reaching Youth) is a leadership group sponsored by the Hawthorn Middle School North social workers. The group consists of boys and girls (six seventh graders and twelve eighth graders) who have been recommended by teachers and administrators. The TRY students have been identified as having strong leadership, academic and social skills, as well as exceptional understanding and use of the four c’s; critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. TRY students participate in leadership training and have unique opportunities to implement their skills throughout the school year. Mr. Langelund 
Mrs. Brownstein
Yearbook Club Students will take pictures, create and design pages, and work together to build strong memories of this school year. Mrs. Corush