Entries by piotrowskil

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 […]

Middle School North Promotion Ceremony

The pride could be seen on the students’ faces as they marched down the aisles during Middle School North’s Promotion Ceremony on May 29. The Middle School North Orchestra played “Best of Journey” and the 7/8 Grade Chorus sang “Closer to the Flame.” Members of the Board of Education and Administration presented the certificates. There […]

Hawthorn School District 73 Superintendent Accepts Position in Indiana

Superintendent Nick Brown has resigned from Hawthorn School District 73 effective June 30 to accept a new position in Indiana to be closer to family. “I really enjoyed my time at Hawthorn and appreciate all the work the staff does for all our students,” Brown said.  “We have great parents, students, staff and community.” The Board […]

Students Learn About Career Paths

Eighth-grade students at Middle School North learned about a wide variety of careers at today’s Career Fair. Thanks to volunteers, students learned about careers in advertising/sales, cosmetology, fashion design, firefighting, journalism, law, nursing, the military, aviation, programming and real estate.

Students Walk Down Memory Lane at Decades Fair

Eighth-grade students took a walk down memory lane at the Decades Fair hosted by Ms. Balmes and Mr. McKenzie at the Middle School North library. Students were asked to research a decade of American society from the 1950s up to today. In their presentations, the students addressed two objectives: to understand the changes in contemporary […]

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. is a Hit

Middle School North students performed  “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” for Elementary North, the School of Dual Language and Townline Elementary students on May 9. The students provided outstanding performances. The Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Red Queen, three versions of Alice and other well-known characters all came to life as the students skillfully […]

This Instrument Is a Work of Art

Students in the Middle School North Sew What Club had the opportunity to collaboratively paint cellos that were no longer usable. The students chose to embrace the purpose of the instrument by incorporating music-related imagery with school-related subject matter. The cellos will be on permanent display in the school!