Happenings

Science Olympiad!

By Alyssa Locascio
Science Olympiad had a great year this year! On February 4th, both the Varsity and Junior Varsity went down to Grayslake Invitational Tournament that was hosted by Grayslake Middle School, and they did a fantastic job and had a blast! On March 16th, many of our students and a few teachers, Mrs. Arens and Mr.Shearer, did great 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 fourth-six other schools! Plus, there were 23 individual medals. Our students did excellent by taking home eight of them! The students clearly love what they do and do a great job at it!


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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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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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Red Ribbon Week

By Alyssa L. 7th grade
Middle North
October 2012

Last week was Red Ribbon week! The history of Red ribbon week only started with a few people and grew until it became popular for most schools to acknowledge it in the US. It consists of one theme per day in an effort to say "no to drugs". Last Friday the theme was wear red for the red ribbon week kick off! The school looked like a sea of red because everyone was wearing so much red! The following Monday, everyone had to dress up in red, white, and blue- vote to be drug free. American flags, ribbons, and so much red, white, and blue all over the school! In gym, everyone was even wearing their blue gym clothes and their red, white, and/or blue gym shoes! So much pride for our country and our colors! Let’s all be proud to not being using drugs! On Tuesday, it was stick with a friend- don’t do drugs- twin day. The things people came up with were very clever. Not just matching t-shirts but matching customized outfits with several people joining in. From twins to triplets in seconds in the blink of an eye! Matching hair, shoes, accessories, and clothing of course, all over! Including the teachers! Twins dressed so similar you would think they’re REAL twins! This is always a favorite among the students. On Wednesday, you are a “jean-ius”! We don’t do drugs! We had to wear jeans! This one EVERYONE participated in because who doesn’t have a pair of jeans laying in their wardrobe somewhere! Jeans are the gotta-have thing and on Wednesday, it was the PERFECT day to wear them! People went creative with this idea and wore purple, turquoise, or green jeans. Some went cute with jean skirts and jean jackets! And some just went original by wearing classical blue or black jeans! Some even wore some jeggings- comfortable and stylish! Black out! Black out drugs of course! Everyone, on Thursday, found a stylish way to wear all black! Some people matched black jeans with a black shirt. Students may have added a necklace, a scarf, a belt, or maybe even some funky earrings or shoes! Not too colorful though- after all it is black out day! Some even wore black bandanas! I noticed a lot of people wore black leggings underneath jean shorts with a black top and a matching bandana for their head and hair! Stylish, unique, and cute! For the boys, I noticed they loved wearing black sport shoes and black sport t-shirts! For those in chorus, a lot of people wore their just sing it shirts!


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Middle North Mania

By Christina S.7th grade
Middle North
November 2012
   
Every year before Halloween, Mania takes place at Hawthorn Middle North. If you can’t tell by the name, Mania is a fun party where you can meet new people and hang out with your friends. This year at Mania, there was a giant blow up obstacle course that you could race your friends in! I think this was a favorite of the students because the lines were as long as the lines at Six Flags! Yummy candy taffy apples were sold, as well as pizza, drinks, and even candy! You could go on the deck in the gym, and play to win candy.


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Ilinois Music Educators Association

By Anya C. and Alyssa L.Grade 7
Middle North
October 2012

Have you ever been to IMEA or have heard of it? Well if not, IMEA is an organization that reaches out to the public but is very exclusive. You have to be accepted into IMEA. By now, I bet you are wondering what IMEA stands for. It stands for Illinois Music Educators Association. From Hawthorn Middle School North, 16 of us are going to IMEA on November 3, 2012.


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Chorus

By Anya C. and Alyssa L.grade 7
Middle School North
October 2012

“Chorus is when you sit in a room all day singing, right?” “ No way!" It’s so much more! You go to many interesting, fun places. Some of our events include: Vernon Hills Choral Festival, Solo and Ensemble Contest, Organizational Contest, Open House, Great America Festival Contest, IMEA, 8th grade Promotion Ceremony, and several concerts during the year. Chorus also has many enjoyable parties, field trips, and experiences. Six flags, Portillos,and Autumn leaves(retirement home).


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Colombian Students

Lou H., grade 6

A couple weeks ago, students from Colombia came to our school for week. Everyone was excited and enjoyed seeing the students in their classes and around the building. To end the week, we had all school assembly which featured dancing, a Colombian play, and a little music. A lot of the students got to participate in the dances. The dancing was great, especially the salsa dance. The slideshows and music were amazing. The play was a modern take on the story of sleeping beauty, with a comical twist.


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It's Your Turn to be Webster!!

By: Rikki Laser, Grade Eight
Middle South

Even week I’m writing a word for you all to define. This week’s word was CHARISTAINE! Here are some of the answers you all gave me...

A word for Final Fantasy X and X-2 that determines the attack power of select characters.
A stained chair of ice.
A stain on a chair.
I don’t know I’m not Einstein!
A chair that has a stain.
A coffee stain on an upholstery chair.


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Thanksgiving

Ellie Mayes, 6th grade

What a lot of variety there is when it comes to thanksgiving vacation destinations! Even though everyone does something different, everyone has fun. I interveiwed some of the teachers and asked them what they did for the long weekend. if you click 'read more', you will see what they did.

Mrs. Gibori:stayed at home
Mrs. Hawkinson: went to her parents
Mrs. Ford: Stayed at home


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