Funday Fridays by Christina Simley 7

To support student council, there are “fun days” this month:
May 3-Nerd day.
May 10-College Day.
May 17-Superhero Day.
May 31-Hawaiian Day.
Basically, you just dress up. So for nerd day, you’d dress up as a nerd, and on college day, you dress up and wear spirit wear for your favorite college, etc... On nerd day, we saw a lot of nerdy glasses and shirts. There were tons of suspenders! On College day, there was a variety of different colleges.


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The Boston Bombing

By Anya C. grade 7
Middle North
May 2013

Everyone across the nation is mourning after what happened at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Two bombs went off during the race, killing three people and injuring 264. The cause of these bombs were two russian brothers; Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The older brother Tamerlan was killed in a rain of gunfire from the Boston Police. Dzhokhar was injured with a gunshot wound after the fight with police. He escaped during the rain and went to Watertown. During the manhunt most citizens of Watertown were escorted to their homes and were told to stay inside because there was an escaped bomber. Dzhokhar was found hiding in a boat, in a backyard. He was arrested and taken to a hospital shortly afterwards. Dzhokhar says that this was an act of only himself and his brother not his country. He said that his brother was the mastermind behind this, and that they did this in spite of the Iraq war and the war in Afghanistan. We all will remember the end of the marathon.


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A Story In Spanish

By Katie G. grade 6
Middle North
May 2013

Cómo Sobrevivir si usted era un Taco

Era la hora de almuerzo cuando Paco el taco iba a Joshua Perdomo en una plata. El Sr. Perdomo miraban a Paco y dicía “¿Puede tenía esto para ir, Sr?”. El camarero decía “Sí puede tenía el taco para ir, pero no es un taco...”
“¡¿ESTO NO ES UN TACO!?” gritaba Sr. Perdomo.
“Sr, esto es un toca pero esto es un taco especial, puedo hablaba con tú.” decía el camarero.


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Spring Break Survey!

By Alyssa L. grade 7
Middle North
April 2013

I asked 502 students, from Hawthorn Middle School North, “If you could go anywhere over spring break, where would you go?”.

Here are the results:

1. Hawaii- 90
2. Mexico-45
3. Bahamas-39
4. Jamaica-31
5. Europe- 95
6. Cruise-56
7. Florida-28
8. California-57
9. New York-18
10.Caribbean Islands-43


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Science Olympiad!

By Alyssa L. grade 7
Middle North
May 2013

Science Olympiad had a great year! On February 4th, both the Varsity and Junior Varsity went to the Grayslake Invitational Tournament,hosted by Grayslake Middle School, and they did a fantastic job! On March 16th, many of our students along with Mrs. Arens and Mr.Shearer, did well at the Rockford Sectional! They won eleven first place events, five second place events, two third place events, three fourth place events, and last by not least, our Junior Varsity Team won SIXTEEN first place events! On top of all of that, they also won the Special Spirit Award! More recently, on April 22nd, the team won 5th place in the state tournament out of the 46 other schools that were there! There were 23 individual medals for the taking and our students took home eight of them! The students clearly love what they do and do a great job at it!


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Review on 42

By Katie G. grade 6
Middle North
6th Grade

Have you seen 42? It's a movie based on the Jackie Robinson story. Jackie was the first black baseball player to join major league baseball. In the movie it shows his journey and his power to not fight back, even though people said very harsh things to him. Jackie Robinson got all the way to the Brooklyn Dodgers, major league. At first his teammates did not want anything to do with him but eventually they started sticking up for him. This movie will make you cry and laugh at some points. Overall I rate this movie 5 stars and two thumbs up.


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Music at Open House

Katie G. 6th grade
April 2013

If you want to see our jazz band or concert band I have an upcoming date for you! All three bands are playing May 8th for Open House. The orchestra and chorus are also preforming. Hope to see you there!



Spring Pep Assembly

By Chrissy S. 7th grade
April 2013

It was the Friday before spring break, so all of the kids were very anxious to get out of school. When there was about an hour left, all students were led into the gymnasium for a pep assembly. First, all the late winter sports teams were recognized then it was time for the 8th grade volleyball game. It was the boys team against the girls. Mrs. Alexander and Mr.


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The Host Review

By Katie G. 6th grade
April 2013

Have you seen or read the book The Host?
In the movie a young Melanie Stryder is one of the only humans alive after aliens come to Earth and inhabit our bodies. One night Melanie and her brother are at a hotel when the "Seekers", the aliens who seek out the humans, find them. Melanie tells her brother that she is going to get rid of the Seekers. Instead Melanie falls out of a window! She broke a lot of bones, damaged most organs, she was basically dead. The seeker gets to her before she dies completely and put a soul named Wanderer in her body. Melanie is one of the many few people who fight back, Wanderer can hear Melanie in her head. This is all that I can tell you without giving too much out and spoiling the ending. I rate this movie 5/5 stars. It's another love triangle written by Stephanie Meyer.


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Spring Play!

By Alyssa L. grade 7
April 2013

The school play this spring is High School Musical. Auditions were on the 21st and 22nd of March and were open to all students! In the auditions, everyone had to sing 30 seconds of a song of their choice and had to read a part of the script. Soon, the callback list was up! There was a regular callback and a dance callback. 25 students made the regular callback, and 10 students made the dance callback.


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