This Week’s Athletic Dept. News

While the new Athletic website is under construction, we want to keep all the current news still available.  Enjoy the following athletic newsletter:

MN Athletic News Week 3

Senator Link Visits Middle North

After PE teacher John Ostrander and several students presented at Tech 2013 in Springfield, Senator Terry Link wanted to see their presentation in action.  MN welcomed Senator Link last week. Mr. Ostrander, with the help of Jackie K., Abby H., and Jonathan W. gave him a tour of the school and showed the use of technology in our classrooms.  Senator Link met with several staff, and answered questions from students in the cafeteria.  You can find pictures of his visit in the Image Galleries.

Pinwheels for Peace

On Monday, September 16th all students participated in Pinwheels for Peace by creating a pinwheel in their advisory group.  On one side the student wrote their thoughts about war and peace/tolerance/living in  harmony with others.  On the other side the students visually expressed their feelings.  These pinwheels will be “planted” on the front lawn of Middle North on Friday, September 20th as a public statement and art exhibit to help celebrate International Day of Peace on September 21st.

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6th Grade Wins Attendance Challenge

Way to go 6th Graders! 6th grade won the Student Council sponsored attendance week contest. They came in first with 97% attendance. They will get to eat lunch outside one day this week, weather permitting.

Snowflake 2013: Oct. 25th

Parents, you and your child will be given the opportunity to take part in an exciting program: Snowflake 2013, held by Oak Grove and Hawthorn Schools.  Snowflake is a prevention program, which addresses a broad range of young adolescent concerns and encourages school, family, and community involvement.  It is based on the belief that providing young people with factual information, as well as opportunities for self-understanding, increases their chances for productive interaction with life.  Snowflake is a “feel good” day and is designed to keep healthy kids healthy.

SNOWFLAKE 2013 is a Friday evening event held this year at Oak Grove School.  It will be held October 25 from 2:15 – 10:00 for students and from 7:15 – 10:00 for parents. Students will be bused to Oak Grove from Hawthorn at 2:30.  Students will need a ride home at the end of the night.  Dinner and snacks will be provided for students.

You will find all the information you need here:

Snowflake Flyer

Snowflake Registration Form

Parent Letter

MN Morning Broadcast is On the Air

Enjoy a few pictures of the MN morning broadcast team in action under the direction of Mrs. Stahl and Mr. Matuch.

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Extracurricular Activities

Hey Middle North students, are you looking for something to do?  Check out the Extracurricular Activities link (under the Student Links above) for all the great clubs and programs you can join throughout the year.

Firefighter Rodkey Presents

Firefighter Tony Rodkey made his annual presentation on the safety benefits of having a home sprinkler system last week.  He presented to Mrs. Henriksen’s and Mrs. Ford’s 6th grade science classes.

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Middle North Advisory

This year, Hawthorn Middle School North students will be taking part in an advisory period. Advisory programs help students feel cared for by providing a personal contact for problem solving and are an effective strategy to help students make the transition into the middle school environment.  Further information has been sent home in the following letter.

Advisory Letter

 

Mrs. Brickman’s Science Class

Team 7 Gold was completing a lab where students had to burn food to calculate the Calories (a measure of energy) found in Fritos & Marshmallows.  You can see wonderful pictures in the Image Galleries

Mrs. Hoffman’s IMS Class

Mrs. Hoffman’s IMS class had a straw tower building contest. Students had to build the tallest tower that could support the weight of a paper back book. The straws and tape cost money, and they had to stay within their budget.  This is the winning team!

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MN Cross Country

The Cross Country Eagles ran a strong race at Tuesday’s first meet hosted by Carl Sandburg Middle School in Mundelein. Individual results will be announced as soon as they are received, but congratulations to the HMN runners for finishing their first race! The team will be running in the Mathews Extreme Invitational this Saturday, September 7th, 2013. The invitational is hosted by Mathews Middle School in Island Lake. Good Luck Runners!

MN Boys’ Soccer

The Eagles came on top with a 3-1 win against Wauconda. The team played hard and it payed off. Goals were scored by George M., Alexis C., and Devin P.  Luis R. was a brick wall in the goal while Chris H. and Brian B. were strong on defense. Jesus A. and Brandon F. played great together and were able to control the center midfield. The next game will be away verses Barrington Praire on Monday. Good luck boys!

You can see some pictures from the event in the Building Links / Image Galleries above.

 

Senator Terry Link is Coming to MN

Next Thursday, Sept. 12th, Senator Link is coming to visit Middle North. During his visit he will view the technology in use .  He is also planning to talk with the 7th and 8th graders at lunch.

Pinwheels for Peace

On Monday, September 16th every student at Hawthorn Middle North will be participating in Pinwheels for Peace by creating a pinwheel in their advisory group.  On one side the student will write their thoughts about war and peace/tolerance/living in  harmony with others.  On the other side of the pinwheel students will visually express their feelings.  These pinwheels will be “planted” on the front lawn of Middle North on Friday, September 20th as a public statement and art exhibit to help celebrate International Day of Peace on September 21st.  It is the hope that the spinning of the pinwheels in the wind will spread thoughts and feelings about peace throughout the country and world.