Entries by piotrowskil

Jazz Festival Was in Full Swing

Bravo Chuck Naffier, Pat Cantagallo and the Middle School South and Middle School North Jazz Band students on a wonderful performance Wednesday night at the Vernon Hills High School Jazz Festival! Our directors and students did an outstanding job performing this evening!

Congratulations and Good Luck to Our Wrestlers

Last Saturday, Hawthorn Middle School North hosted IESA Regional Wrestling where Middle North took 2nd place overall! We had 4-1st place finishers, 4-2nd place finishers, 5 – 3rd place finishers, and 1-4th place finisher. The team displayed excellent sportsmanship and wrestled well! The following athletes will be wrestling this weekend at the IESA Sectional Meet […]

What Caused the Dust Bowl?

Middle School North’s eighth-grade social studies classes participated in a gallery walk last week in which they presented their projects on what caused the Dust Bowl. Students moved from one display to the next, asking questions and leaving notes on how they felt about each presentation. There was plenty of interaction and engagement as students discussed […]

Science Olympiad Team Shines at West Ottawa Invitational

Congratulations to the Hawthorn Middle North Science Olympiad team for winning second place at the West Ottawa Invitational. On Saturday, February 2nd, the team members competed against 35 other teams at West Ottawa High School in 23 science related events. Over 14 individual team medals were received including first place finishes in Experimental Design (Apsara/ Brian / […]

The Great Depression Comes to Middle School North

On Tuesday, January 22nd, the students in Mr. McKenzie and Ms. Balmes’ eighth grade social studies classes were once again thrown back into time. During the 1930s, soup kitchens were an extreme necessity for the downtrodden of the Great Depression. The students had an “enjoyable” time reliving the history, commiserating in their Great Depression experiences, […]

PTO Is Holding Two Events on Jan. 25

The Hawthorn PTO has planned two events this Friday, January 25. They have scheduled a restaurant night from 4 to 8 p.m. at B.Good, 875 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills.  25% of sales will be donated to the PTO. In addition, the PTO is holding a Family Fun & Fitness Night Fundraiser on Jan 25 […]