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!”
Art Club is open to all grade levels. This is a great place to explore your personal interests in art and get some hands on experience with art tools, materials, or if you just want more art in your life. 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 suits their own interests. Students focus either on the group project or one collaborative task and allow others to work independently that prefer a personal project.
Students may join anytime of the year to accommodate the students busy schedules.
|Battle of the Books||This club is for students that enjoy reading and are up for a good competition. Books List.||Mrs. Duhig-Larson|
|Meets once a month during grade level lunch, via Zoom.|
|Broadcasting/Morning News Team||Ms. Prahl (Hirt)||TBA|
|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 email@example.com if you have any questions or stop by the music suite before or after school.
|Ms. May||Meets on Mondays and Thursdays via Zoom|
Chess 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 chess tournaments should join. The main focus of the club is to increase the problem solving thinking and good sportsmanship of each member.
|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|
|Heart & Sole||Running Club to Inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment.||Mrs. Becker|
|Jazz Band||It is open to any current 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Band student. This is an extracurricular class, please check it out and see if Jazz is for you.||Mr. Fritz||TBA|
|Newspaper Club||Newspaper Club is an opportunity to write articles about our school, Vernon Hills, and the world. Students will work with each other, as well as Mrs. Corush to find the news and report it to their fellow students. We meet once a week, but there may be some writing and research that will need to be done outside of our meetings. If you enjoy writing and the news, then this is the club for you! Remember to bring your Chromebook to all meetings.
||Mrs. Corush||Meets on Mondays, 3:00-4:00 via Zoom|
|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|
|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.
|School Play||Actors, singers and dancers audition for this production, which is performed in the spring.||Mrs. Duhig-Larson||TBA|
|Science Olympiad||Any student from 6th to the 8th grade who has a passion for Science can participate. Students need to maintain good grades throughout the school year.||Team Meetings on Wednesday 3-4 PM|
|Student Council||Get involved as you help plan school activities and community service efforts. Includes elected representatives and student walk-on positions.||Ms. Prahl (Hirt)|
|Meets on Tuesdays, 3:00- 3:45 Executive Board only via Zoom
Reps Meet on Thursdays 3:00- 3:15 via Zoom
|Yearbook Club||Capture the Middle South experiences by creating a Yearbook. You will be responsible for taking pictures, creating layouts, and producing the book that shares memories and activities happening at Middle South. Come work on our committee independently and in small groups.||Mrs. Corush
|Meets on Mondays 3:00-4:00 via Zoom|
|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|