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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 […]

Great Performance!

The Middle School North and Middle School South Eighth Grade Pep Band had a lot of fun playing at the Vernon Hills High School football game on Friday night. The students did a great job and sounded fantastic.

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 […]