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Advisory 3/16/18

6th & 7th Grade –
 
Students met in the gym for part of the period with Mrs. Kahn to encourage students to continue to work hard and behave positively for the final trimester of the year. The other part took place in homeroom where students discussed their current year and any concerns they have about this year or next in a Town Hall style conversation. Some of the topics discussed during the Town Hall conversations included: handling stress, homework/grades, self-advocating, school safety.
 
8th Grade – 
 
Students from Vernon Hills High School provided skits to students about what life is like in High School. 

PE-Polar Technology

Middle School South is using data driven decisions based on research that proves that the physical education program positively impacts student academic growth in the classroom and on standardized tests.

-Polar utilized in PE and Athletics at Middle School South
-Polar linked to academic growth in the classroom
-Polar saved a life at Middle School South
Please watch this video on how the PE Department at Middle South uses technology:

Students Listen to the Beat of a Different Drum

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students drumming in class

Sixth-grade students in Ms. Klein’s music class at Middle School South learned to play African Djembe drums. They created drum rhythms for each of their names and composed a piece made up of the rhythms of their names.

Supplemental Insurance for Chromebooks

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Chromebook insurance
For new parents to the district and any stranglers, we are re-opening enrollment period for insurance at a prorated rate for the remainder of the year.  The window to reopen will be 11/27 through 12/10 for a 2nd enrollment with coverage beginning 11/27 and the prorated premium of $17 per device.
Please see the attached document for more information. Insurance Document

MHS-8th Grade Placement Testing

Students testing

We want to ensure that all students experience a positive transition to high school! As one step in providing MHS with the information needed to make well-informed placement decisions for all incoming students, all 8th grade students will take the STAR exam at Mundelein High School on Saturday November 11thThe STAR assessment is an online test that provides timely feedback on students’ literacy and math skills.  STAR assessments are computer-adaptive, which means the difficulty level of each test is adjusted as students move through the assessment. The STAR test results will serve as one data point among many in the placement process.  Mundelein High School will also consider students’ fall mathematics and reading MAP scores, other standardized tests administered at the middle school level, past course achievement, and eighth grade teacher recommendations. Thank you for your participation in this process!  For more information please contact Jamie DiCarlo (jdicarlo@d120.org) or Kim Goldberg (kgoldberg@d120.org).

Boys Soccer

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Soccer ball on a field

Congratulations to Coach Robinson and the Middle South boys soccer team on winning the SMSC Championship for 2017! Daniel P. had the deciding goal in a 1-0 victory for the title.

Their final record for the season was 14-0-1 and they outscored their opponents 56-10.

STEM in Consumer Technology

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Code sample

Students in Mrs. Bourn’s seventh-grade Consumer Technology class at Middle School South finished their app development projects today!

 

Alert: Student approached

Safety Alert

May 1, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This afternoon the district Resource Officer received a report that a white male driving a red car approached a student and offered a ride. There was no enticement or encouragement when the student refused. Please have a conversation about safety with your children. Vernon Hills Police Department has been alerted to the situation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 847-990-4215 or via email

Sincerely, Nick Brown Superintendent


 

1 de Mayo 2017

Queridos Padres y Guardianes,

Esta tarde, el Oficial de Recursos del distrito recibió un reporte de que un hombre blanco conduciendo un coche rojo se acercó a un estudiante y ofreció un paseo. No hubo estímulo ni cuando el estudiante se negó. Por favor, tenga una conversación sobre la seguridad con sus hijos sobre personas extraños. El Departamento de Policía de Vernon Hills ha sido alertado de la situación.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, por favor no dude en contactarme al 847-990-4215 o por correo electrónico a brownn@hawthorn73.org.

Sinceramente, Nick Brown Superintendente

Cheerleading Clinics & Tryouts

Anyone interested in trying out for cheerleading at Middle South please see the following criteria:
School appropriate t-shirt and shorts or spandex (no jeans)
Socks
Gym shoes or Cheer shoes
Hair should be in a high ponytail
Cheer bow is optional
Clinics in Multi: (Tryout routine will be taught at the clinics)
 
9/29 from 3:00-5:30 pm
10/1 from 12:00-3:00 pm
Tryout date:
 
10/6 at 3:00 pm
Contact Coach McGuire at coachheather1234@gmail.com with questions

2016 Middle School South Curriculum Night

Dear Parents/Guardians,
The school year is off to a wonderful start.  We have enjoyed seeing the students back at Middle School South.  We are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. sharp to 8:00 p.m.  We have planned an evening to include a curriculum overview and opportunity to meet your student’s teachers.  In preparation for this event, we strongly encourage you to come with a copy of your student’s schedule.  We have attached a schedule for Curriculum Night here. Please review the schedule to plan your evening.  Additionally, we will be offering a survey in the Resource Center for you to share your experience.  We value your input and we hope you will set aside a few moments to complete this short survey.

Advisory

Middle South had their first Advisory for the year on Friday, September 2nd.  Students spent extra time in their homerooms playing icebreaker games to set the stage for greater relationship building.  Congratulations to 6th grade for winning the first color wars competition! Each team also picked their team names for the year.  Advisory is off to a great community-building start!