Entries by piotrowskil

Time to Tie-Dye T-Shirts

It may be cold outside, but the Garden Club at Middle School North is still busy with fun projects. On Monday, they learned how to tie-dye shirts. They didn’t use just any colors; they used Hawthorn blue and gold. With the help of Ms. Silvertrust and a volunteer, each student created a one-of-a-kind colorful t-shirt […]

Life in the Trenches

While studying World War I, students in Mr. McKenzie and Ms. Balmes’ social studies classes at Middle School North enjoyed an experiential learning experience in trench warfare. Students explored trench warfare photographs and diagrams, learned about chemical warfare, and constructed gas masks for the experience. On the day of the event, students were read excerpts […]

Chemist Provides Overview on Water Distribution Systems

Chemist Tanya Lubner-Brumer, Director of Professional Certification and Training with the Water Quality Association, gave presentations on water quality to Middle School North’s eighth-grade classes. She spoke about the point-of-use/point-of-entry water treatment industry, giving important information to students on how water is treated and distributed. One of the things she said is that the water […]

SNOWFLAKE 2018 “WAKE UP, BE KIND, AND REPEAT”

On Friday night, Middle School North, Middle School South and Oak Grove welcomed approximately 400 students for Snowflake, a fun retreat focusing on personal and social development, promoting sound decision-making and emphasizing teens helping teens. The event was broken up into large group sessions, in which the students watched performances and presentations, and small group […]

Final Referendum Sessions Are Next Week

The community is invited to attend the final Referendum Community Information Sessions. One will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Aspen Drive Library. The final meeting will take place Friday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Village Hall. The district will share information and answer […]

Sixth grade students at Middle School North got a taste of the outdoors on October 15 as they visited Camp Duncan in Ingleside for an outdoor educational experience.

Information Meetings on Referenda Questions

The Hawthorn School District 73 Board of Education is inviting the public to a series of information meetings on the two referenda questions that will appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot.  The dates are as follows: Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Elementary North Gym, 301 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL Wednesday, October […]

Teamwork Saves the Day

Students in Middle School North’s Advisory last Friday completed a team building activity/simulation. They had to try to save their whole group from an acid spill during an earthquake. These groups were going to do everything possible to save their entire team. Great students with huge hearts!

Stepping Back in Time to Ellis Island

On September 12, the eighth-grade students in the Social Studies classes of Ms. Balmes and Mr. McKenzie went back in time to experience “Ellis Island.”  The simulation allowed students to better understand the immigrant experience. The students enjoyed role-playing processors and immigrants as they made their way through the checkpoints of “Ellis Island.”  Many students were able […]

Smooth Sailing at Middle School North

Things are running smoothly at Middle School North, which has been in session for about a week. Everyone has their procedures down, including the students who are new to sixth grade. New teachers, including Ms. Zhang, Ms. Etherton, Ms. Robledo-Zak and Mr. Miranda, are settling in. Returning teachers are setting the tone for another great […]