Entries by piotrowskil

Learning About Fire Safety

Fireman Tony, with the Countryside Fire Protection District, gave a fire safety presentation to sixth grade students at Middle School North. He emphasized the importance of testing smoke alarms monthly, replacing smoke alarm batteries every six months, and never throwing ashes in the trash. He also provided a demonstration on how quickly a sprinkler system […]

Notice About Aspen Drive Library Expansion

Exciting changes are coming to the Aspen Drive Library. The library is undergoing expansion. During the fall of 2019, the library will be temporarily reduced to a very small space as the project continues. The library may not be able to accommodate students in the large numbers it currently sees. For more information, please review […]

Civil War Day Starts with a Bang

Seventh grade students at Middle School North were treated to a day of Civil War reenactments. They watched a Civil War era cannon go off, and listened to actors portraying characters such as President Lincoln, General Lee, Mary Todd Lincoln, a surgeon and a preacher from the South. Students joined in the fun. They played […]

Open House is Big Success

The Middle School North open house on Wednesday was a great success. Performances and activities went smoothly. It was great to see parents engaged in activities and labs.

“Aladdin” is all Magic

Genie, Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and the rest of the people of Agrabah came to life as Middle School North performed the musical “Aladdin, Jr.” It was clear that the cast and crew went the extra mile to make their production an amazing success. The show will be performed for the community on Friday, May 3 […]

Come Experience the Magic of “Aladdin”

You won’t want to miss Middle School North’s production of “Aladdin.” Behind the scenes, students have been rehearsing, the production crew has been building and painting a beautiful set, and everyone is excited about the performance. The show will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 in the school’s cafeteria. […]

Ancient Cultures Day Brings Cultures of the World to Students

Ancient Cultures Day at Middle School North was packed with engaging learning activities. Sixth grade students learned about Egyptian story telling, African drum songs, Ancient Maya writing, Indian dancing, Roman numerals and Henna, a form of body art. Students even got a chance to look at constellations in the context of Greek mythology in a […]

Congratulations to Science Olympiad Team

Congratulations to the Hawthorn Middle North Science Olympiad team that received 7th place out of 50 teams competing at the Illinois State Science Olympiad competition on Saturday, April 13th. This was an amazing achievement in a tough competition field.  They had individual medals in seven events including two NUMBER ONE finishes in the events Battery […]

Congratulations to Bowlers

Congrats to Middle School North’s Dylan C. and Nick P. on advancing to state bowling in the individuals division! Congrats to the girls’ team on advancing to state bowling in the team division! The team includes Nitya M., Jacklyn P., Anya S., and Morgan U.

Scholastic Bowl

Lots of energy and excitement was in the air as Middle School North competed against Middle School South at the April 2 Scholastic Bowl tournament that took place at Middle School North. Teams worked together to answer questions related to science, math, geography, history and more. Middle School North’s A team won, but both schools […]

A Day at the Boat Races

Eighth grade students at Middle School North tested the velocity, acceleration, and power of their homemade boats in a contest on Tuesday. Each boat, comprised of household items such as string, pencils and styrofoam, was powered by a mousetrap. Students needed the boat to cover a distance of at least 1.5 meters in order to […]

Sixth Grade Team Scores Big in Battle of the Books

Middle School North held its Battle of the Books last week. This is a reading incentive program in which students read specific books and then must answer questions correctly during a competition to gain points. Three teams (sixth, seventh and eighth grades) competed for first place. The sixth grade team won first place!  They will compete […]