Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Students Learn about Trench Warfare

As the alarm bell sounded, you could hear the students yelling “Gas! Gas! Gas!” as the students in Mr. McKenzie and Ms. Balmes’ eighth-grade social studies classes learned about life in the trenches during World War I. The students were filled with high anticipation as they entered a mock Trench Warfare Simulation. Some students, armed […]

Mania Event Draws Large Crowd

Middle School North’s “Mania” was an evening of fun hosted by the Student Council. Students enjoyed a DJ, inflatable obstacle course, hayride in the Townline Elementary parking lot, open  gym, photo booth, airbrush tattoos, and much more. This year’s Mania drew approximately 230 students, the largest attendance in the school’s history.

STEM Lab Students Start Personalized Learning Choice Projects

Second rotation eighth graders are off to a great start in STEM lab. They’ve started their personalized learning choice projects and are very busy. The students in the photos are working on 3D design and printing, improving their typing skills, designing video games, programming robots, and working together to solve critical thinking puzzles.

Students Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Middle School North students kicked off Red Ribbon Week with the theme “Drugs are a nightmare”. Staff and students had fun wearing their pajamas to school. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October.

School Exclusion Deadline is October 16

For parents of kindergarten and sixth-grade students as well as students who are new to Hawthorn: If you haven’t turned in your child’s physical and/or immunizations records, your child will be excluded from school beginning Monday, October 16. Once evidence of having the required immunizations can be provided, children will be allowed to return to […]

See What the “Sew What” Club is Doing

The Sew What Club at Middle School North is starting its first project of the year. The students are decorating canvas tote bags. Some students are drawing their own designs while others are using tape to create patterns. These designs will be painted with acrylic paint.

Brief Alert

This morning there was a suspicious black car we believe to be a Lincoln possibly taking photos of students as they entered school. The car was parked off of school property. Please take extra caution and keep a watchful eye. Inform our Resource Officer Jon Paret or the Vernon Hills Police Department if you see […]