Our school had a very successful fundraising event called Coins for Goats! Coins for Goats was a competition amongst the grade level teams. Middle North raised enough money to help the WE coin drive (Link for Coins for Goats campaign.) get 18 goats to help various countries in Africa. The WE villages goal is to raise $50 per goat. The average amount of money that we raised was about $900. The WE program says that one dairy goat can sustain a family and their community! The money we raised didn’t just come from students, it also came from donations from teachers and the rest of the school.
Newspaper Club Arianna R. Staff Reporter
Are you wanting to join a fun club, but don't know what to join? WELL, you have came to the right place! You should join the newspaper club!!! Newspaper club is an afterschool club advised by Mrs. Stahl, our STEM lab teacher. Newspaper club meets every Thursday from 2:15 to 3:00pm. in lab 135. In newspaper club you write articles on school news, sports, current events, movie reviews, and simply things that are of interest to you. You also have a fun time with your friends and make new ones.
Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Fundraiser Jocelyn M. Staff Reporter
Recently Hawthorn Middle School North had an entertaining spirit week. The spirit week wasn't just to dress up, but each day of the week was assigned an amount of money to bring in. Students could bring in pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar bills on certain days. The money we raised went to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. Besides donating money, students got to dress up in certain themes. Some themes included "diamonds go bling bling", "where fancy attire", "athletic day", and "nerd it out" day. The top three homerooms who raised the most money would get a pasta party, breakfast party, or a popsicle at lunch. Mrs. Henriksen's homeroom won first place with $214.93, Mrs. Vates' homeroom won second place with $183.80, and in third place was Mr. Stewart with $104.75. In all, the whole school raised $1139.30 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.
Scholastic Bowl Team Ghost Writer
Scholastic Bowl is a interscholastic activity that incorporates Jeopardy-style buzzers. Schools will compete in the areas of science, math, social studies, language arts, movies, music, art, and T.V. shows. If you enjoy watching Jeopardy or playing trivia, Scholastic Bowl would be perfect for you! This year the team ended with an impressive 6-2 regular season record, 3rd place in conference, and, were regional champs.
School Play Ghost Writer
Staring at the end of February, more than fifty Middle North students came together to produce Aladdin Jr. at Hawthorn Middle North. The culminating performances took place in early May, with rousing success. The cast and crew performed well known songs including "One Jump Ahead", "Friend Like Me", and then favorite "A Whole New World". Beyond learning performing techniques and enhancing their vocal skills, the students learned that the most important thing they can do is take care of each other as they progressed through the process of putting on a show. They've learned to treat the world as a stage and make sure to always take care of each other on that stage.
There are many different events you can participate in. The events in Illinois include…
Life, Personal, and Social Science
Anatomy and Physiology
Earth and Space Science
Physical Science and Chemistry
Potions and Poisons
Technology and Engineering
Elastic Launched Glider
Inquiry & Nature of Science
Write it Do it
Ancient Cultures Day Ghost Writer
Ancient Cultures Day at Middle School North was packed with fun, engaging, learning activities. Sixth grade students got to learn about Egyptian story telling, African drumming, Acting, Storytelling, Hieroglyphics, Indian dancing, Henna, and the Constellations that are based on Greek Mythology. The students rotated through a schedule and were engaged the entire day.