|Activity/Club||Description||Sponsor||Date / Time / Location|
Art Club meets every Thursday from 2:15-3:00 at M.S.S. in the art room. Students brainstorm, design and complete permanent art work for the school, as well as for the district and community. In the past they have painted murals, large canvas’s, signs, and pottery.
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|
|Broadcasting/Morning News Team||Mrs. Romanoff||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.
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.||Mrs. Klein||TBA|
|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. Naffier||TBA|
This team appeals to the student who loves contests, enjoys “out of the ordinary” problems and can compute easily with and without a calculator. High-level reasoning skills are necessary.
|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.
|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.||Mr. Kleinschmidt||TBA|
|Science Club||Science club is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Any student interested in learning about and experiencing new and different science activities should join.
|Student Council||Get involved as you help plan school activities and community service efforts. Includes elected representatives and student walk-on positions.||Mrs. Maier||TBA|
|Tech Club||The club will explore old and new technology in computers and audio/visual. Videos may be produced, internet games may be created or played. Old and new equipment will be examined and/or disassembled to show their inner workings. Any donations of old computers will be appreciated. (no monitors) Hard drives will be wiped clean or destroyed to protect any information on them.||Club Sponsor TBA||TBA|
|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.||