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.
|Mr. Jaramillo||First meeting Monday, October 14. Meets every Monday from 2:15 to 3:00 PM in the Art room 125|
|Battle of the Books||This club is for students that enjoy reading and are up for a good competition. Books List.||Mrs. Duhig-Larson|
|First meeting Thursday, September 19. Meeting dates are:|
Friday, October 11
Friday, November 8
Friday, December 13
Friday, January 10
Friday, February 7
|Broadcasting/Morning News Team||Mrs. Maier|
|Sponsored by Student Council|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or stop by the music suite before or after school.
|Ms. May||First meeting Wednesday, August 28. Meets every Wednesday and Friday morning from 7:05 to 7:35 in the music suite.|
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.
|Mr. Jaramillo||First meeting Tuesday, October 15. Meets every Tuesday from 2:15 to 3:00 PM in the Art room 125.|
|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||Starts Tuesday, October 1. Meets every Tuesday at 2:15 in the music room.|
|Heart & Sole||Running Club to Inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment.||Mrs. Becker
|First meeting Monday, September 9. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in room 219|
|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||Starts Wednesday, September 4.|
Meets every Monday and Wednesday morning from 7 AM to 7:30 AM in the Band Room.
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.
||Mrs. Corush||First meeting is on Monday, September 16.|
Will meet Monday’s from 2:20 PM to 3:00 PM in Room 212.
|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|
|First meeting is on Tuesday, September 10.|
Will meet every Tuesday at 2:00 PM in Room 214.
|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||Informational meeting in December.|
Practice starts in January on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM in Room 202.
|School Play||Actors, singers and dancers audition for this production, which is performed in the spring.||Mrs. Duhig-Larson||Play Dates-April 24th and 25th.
|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|
|Meeting every Tuesday in the RC from 6:50 am to 7:30 am.|
|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.||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.||Mrs. Corush
|First meeting Tuesday, October 1. Meets every Tuesday in room 212 from 2:15 to 3:00 PM.|