Art Class

By Alyssa L. 7th grade
Middle North
January 2013

Ms. Schultz and Mrs.Ring teamed up to make an awesome art class this semester! Ms.Shultz is going to become an art teacher when she finishes college! Before she can do that, she must practice being a teacher. So, she is our new student teacher! Before coming to MSN, she worked with elementary students, but she told our class she preferred middle schoolers. So far, all of the students like her! Ms.Shultz made up the projects for 2nd trimester art class students. They included creativeness, fun, and also teaching lessons on how cubism works and how to do it! On the last day of art, she presented most of her amazing art work! For some of the art, she presented it on a slideshow of pictures. For the rest, she brought it in! She let us hold and see everything up close and she told us about some interesting art careers. It was so cool! Lauren G., one of my artistic friends, who was in my art class, said “What I like about art is it has something you can take home and share with people physically. In a lot of other classes, you can’t really do that as much”. She later explained how you can express yourself with art creatively. Art class and art in general is a blast and might turn out being your special talent! Try it, you never know!


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Snow globe ornaments

Katie G. grade 7
Middle North
December 2012

Snow globes, Snow globes, Snow globes. If there was anyway to make a snow globe into an ornament, this arts and crafts idea will have you jumping for joy.
What you'll need:
1 clear glass ornament
glitter
paint

First, you take off the top part of the ornament. Then you fill it with glitter. Feel free to use as much as you want. Next, you put back on the lid. Then you shake the ornament so some of the glitter sticks on the sides. Finally, you paint anything you want on the outside.


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Poinsettia Fun

By Anya C. 7th grade
Middle North
December 2012

In the 17th century, a botanist named Juan Balme, noted in his research a plant called the poinsettia. The poinsettia scientific name is the Euphorbia Pulcherrima, in other words it means, very beautiful, which was given to by Wilenow, a German botanist. Later on, Joel Roberts Poinsett, who was the very first ambassador to Mexico, went to Mexico and because of his fascination with botany he introduced the american elm to Mexico. While he was in Mexico, he happened upon a beautiful plant, and took clippings from it back to the U.S.A. This plant was later on named after Mr.Poinsett.


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B.O.C. In School Concert

By Alyssa L. 7th Grade
Middle North
December 2012

Most of the kids at our school are into some type of musical hobby! Whether it’s in school or not! Some of the main musical things you can can part in are band, orchestra, and/or chorus at our school. They are very fun, interesting, and help you learn a lot about music. We recently had a concert on the Tuesday before winter break and all of the groups showed their talent. The songs Chorus sang were "When I’m Sixty Four", "900 Miles", "Zum Gali Gali" and "Christmas Time is Here". Dance" and "Bell Carol Rock"! The Orchestra Songs were very deep, emotional, and beautiful- which were very entertaining. I was highly impressed with all of the musical groups. While everyone was leaving the gym, the members of the orchestra played to the song “Silent Night” while chorus sang along. Between the long strums of the string instruments in Orchestra to the huge, loud bangs from the drums in Band to the beautiful harmonies from all the different parts in Chorus, we all got very excited for the holidays and had fun with the music that we enjoyed!


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Middle North Band Concert

By Katie G.grade 6
Middle North
December 2012

Have you seen our band? It's not One Direction or Maroon 5. The 6th and 7th/8th grade bands and Jazz Band preformed recently and it was a great concert.
"It was awesome, all the bands put in a great amount of effort", said Mr. C
Some songs were "Splanky" (Jazz Band)
"Bell Carol Rock" (6th grade)
"Takin' A Trip With Old St. Nick" (7th/8th grade)


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A Special, Fun Friday

By Alyssa L.
Middle North
November 2012

Did you go Black Friday shopping? Why or why not? Some people love to go Black Friday shopping for great sales and discounts. A lot of people will do anything to have a free or cheap purchase! Some people will even wait overnight at their favorite stores! Most people like to go at midnight while others just go the next morning! They have a lot more selection and better buys when you go at midnight though. Although, if you go the next morning, you can still have great buys but not as good as the other ones! You also get a smaller selection most of the time! Don’t worry though, if you did not go or do not like Black Friday, you can still get great deals online, at the mall, or/and at many stores before all the holidays! The sales on Black Friday at the stores are much better overall though because you save the most money! The holidays (like Christmas, Hanukkah, etc...) are all coming up so run out fast, grab your cash and SHOP till you DROP!


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The real life Renesmee

By Katie G. grade 6
Middle North
December 2012

Hey Twihards... I have exciting news! You know the story, Bella and Edward fall in, love, get married and have Renesmee. In real life Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, started dating. But the couple broke up when Kristen was cheating on Robert with Rupert Sanders, the director of Snow White and The Huntsman. Soon after they got back together, crazy right? Well, soon after the movie it was rumored that the two are expecting! Are they having boy or a girl? Is this just a joke? I don't know, but whatever it is we can surely tell that if they're not having a kid right now, they probably have one in the future. If they stay together, that is.


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History of Thanksgiving

By Katie G. 6th grade
Middle North
November 2012

The history on Thanksgiving started in 1621 when the Pilgrims got off the Mayflower. They met some Native Americans who taught them to survive on the land. They had a huge feast which included deer, birds, fish, berries, clams, boiled pumpkin, and plums. The Holiday actually became a legal holiday in 1789. But, in 1777 the 13 colonies celebrated. Festivals of thanks were common with the Native Americans. They would have a celebration of thanks for the little things like an end to a drought or winning a battle. The tribe the Pilgrims celebrated with were the Wapanoag Tribe and their leader, Chief Massasiot. George Washington declared in 1789, that Thursday November 26 be a day of prayer, but that didn't make it legal. In 1863 Lincoln made the last Thursday in November be Thanksgiving. But Roosevelt changed it yet again in 1939, to the second to last day in November.


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Upcoming Swim Meets

By Katie G. 6th grade
Middle North
November 2012

If you like swimming and you like watching swim meets, here’s some times, date, and locations of some great upcoming meets. Teams are awarded with trophies and medals.

WGLO Meet At Schroeder- Nov. 16-18, Western Great Lakes Open at Schroeder, Brown Deer, WI
Midway IMX Meet- Dec. 1-2, University Of Chicago Gerald Ratner Center, 5530 South Ellis Ave Chicago, Il


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Boys Basketball

By Payton M. 6th Grade
Middle North
November 2012

Hawthorn Middle North Boys Basketball had a great start to the season. 8th grade won their first game against Wauconda by 15 points. Members of the 8th grade team are: Luke E., Austin G., Cameron J., Brandon J., Nathan J., Brad L., Ryan L., Christopher M., Nick M., Nicky M., Salvador R., Corey T., and Drew W. The 7th/6th grade boys lost by 2 points in overtime at their first game.


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