Entries by piotrowskil

A Virtual Day at the Lake

After some fun exercises, Middle North and Middle South sixth graders went fishing with Mr. McKenzie and Ms. Harris at Big Bear Lake in Vernon Hills (virtually of course) on Friday. During this particular PE rotation, students learned all about fishing, from learning how to get the worm on the hook to identifying the fish […]

Heads Shaved for a Good Cause

Thanks to everyone who supported “Raise and Shave for the Brave,” the fundraiser held by the Middle School North Student Council to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  The event, which took place on March 7, raised more than $3,900. Four Middle North students and an instructional assistant from Elementary North had their heads shaved. Student […]

Science Olympiad Team Wins Neuqua Valley Science Olympiad Championships

Hawthorn Middle North Science Olympiad team is Regional Champions and received a bid to state after beating out 28 teams at the Neuqua Valley Regionals on February 29th. The JV teams also placed first and fourth in their respective category.  The varsity team received medals in 22 out of 23 events.  The following medals were received:   Anatomy:  […]

Sick Day Guidelines

To help prevent the spread of illness, the Lake County Health Department provides guidelines to help with your decision on whether or not to send your child to school. Sometimes it can be challenging to make the right choice.

Students Earn Plenty of Awards at Science Olympiad

Congratulations to the Hawthorn Middle North Science Olympiad Team that received 5th place out of 43 teams in the Kildeer Invitational on Saturday, February 8th.  The team received a Varsity 1st place finish in Fossils by Adarsh/ Hailey and 2nd overall place finishes in Anatomy/Physiology (Christian/Ananya), Machines (Christian/Aleksey), and Reach for the Stars (Be/Aleksey).  It […]

GeoBee Tests Students’ Knowledge of the World

Seven students participated in National Geographic’s GeoBee at Middle School North. The competition challenged their knowledge of cities, states, continents, oceans and much more. After several rounds, three finalists emerged: Kartik V., Christopher E. and Stellan S. Congratulations to Kartik V. who was named the champion.

Science Olympiad Team Scores Big at Invitational

Middle School North persevered over rough weather and took both 4th and 5th place out of 28 teams at the Rockford Christian Invitational on Saturday, January 11th, 2020.  We had overall 1st place finishes in Disease Detectives (Rodrigo / Om) and Ornithology (Ananya, Cal).  We had overall 2nd place finishes in Machines (Aleksey / Christian), Ping […]

Carmel Catholic High School Admissions Information

Students who want to be considered for admission must submit a formal application to Carmel Catholic High School by December 13, 2019.  If you have already submitted your student’s application for admission, please disregard this email. Applications received after this date will still be considered as long as space is available. Click here to access the […]

Students Learn How Two College Students Launched Their Own Product

Ms. Arnopolin’s eighth grade classes received a treat. Two former college students, Erik Nadeau and Jessica Gartenstein, described how they took an idea about creating a new product and turned it into a reality. These native Chicagoans, who are in their early 20s, wanted to make an ice cream that was dairy free and gluten […]

Giving Back on Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3), Middle School North eighth grade students sorted and packed food that will be donated to people in El Salvador at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville.

Students Give Splendid Performance at Orchestra Festival

MSN and MSS eighth grade orchestras put on a truly splendid performance Nov. 21 at the Vernon Hills High School Eighth Grade Orchestra Festival! Former VHHS Orchestra Director, Frank Lestina, was featured as a guest conductor and led the students through impressive pieces, such as Symphony No. 5 by Schubert. Thank you so much to […]

Students Sound Amazing at Rehearsal

Although this was a rehearsal, the MSN and MSS eighth grade orchestra and Vernon Hills High School students sounded amazing as they practiced in preparation for their Orchestra Festival Concert on Nov. 21. The guest conductor was Frank Lestina, former Vernon Hills High School Fine Arts Supervisor and Orchestra Director.

Impressive Results for Science Olympiad Team

Hawthorn’s Science Olympiad team had an impressive showing with a 4th place finish for team 1 and a 7th place finish for team 2 out of 20 teams. We had 1st place finishes in: Circuit Lab (Aleksey/Ben F.) and Solar Power (Aleksey/Holly). We had 2nd place finishes in: Disease Detectives (Iris /Ben F.), Machines (Christian/Aleksey), […]

Enjoying the Last Days of Fall

The MSN PE Classes are enjoying the last days of fall prepared and outside.  They are currently in their recreational units that include tennis, volleyball and kickball. Don’t forget to follow them on Twitter: @MSNorthPE1

Wayne Messmer Talks with Middle School North Students

Wayne Messmer, the long-time public address announcer for the Chicago Cubs, gave a motivational speech to Middle School North students on Friday morning. He talked about his life-long passion for music. “Once you identify the special gifts you have been given, life becomes much more fun,” he told the audience. “You are successful when you […]