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Geography Bee

Geography Bee Tests Students’ Knowledge About Places

Six students participated in the National Geographic Bee held at Middle School North on December 6 sponsored by the National Geographic Society.  Moderator Jason Kao asked tough questions that not only related to the United States, but the world.  The participants were Grant B., Parker E., Charlie F., Jackie L., Rishi R., and Maddy Z.  Congratulations to the winner Rishi R. and runner up Jackie L. All participants did a great job.

Trench Warfare

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 with their homemade gas masks, were very prepared after reading selections of the book “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Remarque. They learned about the turmoil endured by the soldiers and left class that day with a greater appreciation for those who served our nation during that time.

Mania

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.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Students Observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Middle School North had a “pink out” on Wednesday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Staff and students were dressed in pink from head to toe!

STAR exam at Mundelein High School on Saturday November 11th

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 11th. The 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!

Red Ribbon Week

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.

Whole Child Award

Middle School North Receives Award for Educating the Whole Child

Middle School North was selected as a winner of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s 2017 Whole Child Awards in the area of Engagement. The school will receive the award at a ceremony in March.

The ASCD Whole Child Award is designed to recognize schools that have gone beyond a vision for educating the whole child to actions that result in learners who are knowledgeable, emotionally and physically healthy, civically active, artistically engaged, prepared for economic self-sufficiency, and ready for the world beyond formal schooling. This award acknowledges those schools that have changed the conversation about education from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the development of the whole child: a child who is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

8th Grade 2018 T-Shirt Order Form

Students: This is your ONLY opportunity to order your 8th grade t-shirt. We will have special days throughout the year when 8th graders will show their pride and wear their dark grey, short sleeve ($13.00), long sleeve ($16), hoodie ($24.00) or crew neck sweatshirt ($19.00). The back of the shirt has an “18” with all the graduates signatures on it.

Order forms with cash or check must be turned into Mrs. Stahl by Tuesday, November 7th. Checks should be made out to Hawthorn School.

You can find the information and order form HERE:

8th Grade T-Shirt Order Form 2018

Alena R. won this year’s design contest:

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Snowflake

Great Time at Snowflake

Thank you to all students, parents and staff who participated in 1027 Snowflake.  Want to know what happens at Snowflake?  Here is an overview of all the wonderful activities.

Snowflake 2017/18

basketball tryouts

Boys Basketball Tryouts – UPDATED 10/10/2017

Boys Basketball Tryouts will be held on the following dates/times below.  In order to tryout, you MUST have a current physical on file (please send to Ms. Howard – MSN school nurse).  Contact Coach McKenzie or Coach Krajewski with questions.

6th / 7th grade Boys Tryouts

  • Tuesday 10/17/17 (2:20pm – 4:30pm)
  • Wednesday 10/18/17 (2:20pm – 4:30pm)
  • Thursday 10/19/17 (2:20pm – 4:30pm)

8th grade Boys Tryouts

  • Wednesday 10/18/17 (2:20pm – 4:30pm)
  • Thursday 10/19/17 (2:20pm – 4:30pm)
Middle School North Award

Middle School North Takes a First in Attendance Rates

Middle School North took a first place award in the 2017 Attendance Week Competition. The school had a 98% attendance rate. The Student Council represented the school at the awards event.

 

Chromebook 11

DEADLINE-EXTENDED to 10/15/17 Supplemental Insurance for Chromebooks

Hawthorn Middle North has chosen Worth Ave. Group as the vendor of choice to insure the school-issued devices given to students.  Insurance with Worth Ave. group will protect the device and charging cables against the assortment of incidents listed on the PDF attached and will provide full replacement cost coverage for devices that are stolen or damaged beyond repair.  There is no limit to the number of claims that can be filed during the policy term and coverage is transferable to a replacement unit.  It is a voluntary policy that will cover the device. The cost is $22/year. Parents must complete the purchase with credit card online by October 15th. 2017.

Insurance Flyer

MSN Students Step Up to Help

The Hawthorn North Student Council rocked out our hurricane drive.  Thanks to all for donating the past week!  We have tons of school supplies, water bottles, canned foods, socks, underwear, paper goods to ship off to Texas!  It was a close race between 6th and 8th grade, but 7th grade pulled it off with a total of 1,020 items collected!

 

– 6th grade Total Collected: 579 items

– 7th grade Total Collected: 1,020 items (WINNERS!)

– 8th grade Total Collected: 600 items