Tech Club

Pranav G. Grade 6
Middle North

Tech Club News

Do you know who Mr. Reid is? Did you see his spectacular video? Well! Read on and you’ll find out. Mr. Reid is the teacher of the most incredible subject in school and his two classrooms are very unique. His first classroom is used for teaching his 7th grade class. They occasionally go to the other room (in most peoples’ opinion; the better room). Speaking of the other class room, the tech room is super awesome. It has many computers, cameras, flash drives, etc. This is where the Tech club meets. In this club, you get to make movies, songs, Claymation, and much, much more! Anmol Parande, who loves this club, says “Its fun, we get to use technology and there is nothing you cannot like about tech club.” He also says, “I like using a variety of technology in the tech club”. If you like technology and want to put it in use, this is a fantastic place to be!!!


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State Geography Bee 2011

By Rob W., 8th grade
Middle North

On April 1st, 2011, Rob Williams went to the Illinois State Geography Bee finals. The finals took place in the College of DuPage County. 100 students qualified for the Bee, and 98 attended. After a brief introduction, the 98 students were divided into groups of about 20, and put into 5 separate rooms for the preliminary round. Once you go into the room, you are placed in a seat, and the questioning begins. This questioning went on for 8 rounds. Here are a few sample questions: Which city has the airport code MSY? (New Orleans.) Trade winds contribute to the warm and tropical climate in which state, Tennessee or Hawaii? (Hawaii.) Which country, whose capital is Niamey, has been struck by drought and desertification? (Niger.)


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Cirque Du Freak

Noah H., Grade 6
Middle School North

Have you ever wanted to read something, but didn't know what? If so, the Cirque Du Freak series by Darren Shan is definitely for you. This series is mainly focused on Darren Shan, (this is NOT a biography) a middle schooler who through a series of tragic events, becomes a half-VAMPIRE! This is not your average twilight series, either. There is a ton of suspense and action jammed into a 12 book series. The 12 books are each about 200-300 pages long each and are quick reads if you have any interest in them. I personally read half of the series in one week.


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Track and Field 2011

Tanner D. Grade 7
Middle School North

The time has come that the 2011 Spring sports have started! Spring sports are Boys Volleyball, Girls Volleyball, Girls Soccer, and Boys and Girls Track. The track team had their first practice yesterday (3/21/11), and I have to say that this is going to be a tough season. With about 10 track meets in the season, it looks like we are going to be in for a long one.


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Geography Bee Continued

By Robbie W., Grade 8
Middle North

Rob Williams just found out that he's going to State in the Geography Bee! He got one of the top 100 scores in the entire state of Illinois! The state competition will be held on April 1st at the College of DuPage County.



How to make a duct tape wallet!

by Sam S. grade 6
Middle School North

How To Make A Duct Tape Wallet!!

1.) You should have your favorite color of Duct Tape, then make a sheet of tape. If you don’t know how or what a sheet is that's perfectly fine. What you need is to cut 8 7 inch pieces of Duct tape. Then lay them on top of each other so it should look like this (picture left)

2.) Fold your sheet of tape in half (hotdog length)


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North African and Middle Eastern Revolution

by Aditya T. grade 7
Middle School North

On January 26th, one of Egypt’s greatest revolutions began. Residents of Egypt had protested that their president, Hosini Mubarak should step down from office. Mubarak had been in office for almost 15 years. This revolution has not only gone through Egypt, but throughout many countries in the North African/ Middle Eastern area. Such countries affected are Tunisia, Syria, Jordan, and perhaps worst of all, Libya.


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Hawthorn Girls Volleyball

By Melanie Rogers
Hawthorn Middle South

Hawthorn’s very own Girls Volleyball Team played an amazing team so far. There were only three losses out of the numerous games played. The team includes Monica Bahlmann, Mia Polisky, Kasey Firnbach, Tori Smith, Carlee Applebaum, Kelly Hull, MacKenzie Knapper, Alison Dunca, Christine Tsai, Kaitlin Gramins, Maddie Gilliam, Carson King, Nikki Spence, and Melanie Rogers.


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Blizzard 2011

Kaitlin Gramins, Middle South, Eigth Grade
Everybody saw it, everybody read about it, all of us were there to see it. The great storm of February 1-2, 2011 was the third largest ever to occur in the Chicago land area. With winds up to 40 miles per hour and heavy snows, the snow drifts piled up to five feet high. Almost all roads were closed, even Lakeshore Drive, and there was no postal service or plowing service until the storm settled down.


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Valentine's Day Dance

By: Kristen Guglielmi, Grade Eight
Middle South

The Hawthorn North and South Student Councils put on a party at the Sullivan Center on February 11 called the Valentine’s Day Dance. Students from both schools enjoyed hanging out with friends, dancing, and eating! The party was a fundraiser to make money to send a child to Burn Camp. This is a camp where children who are victims of burnings can come together to have fun without feeling conscious of their scars.


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