Emerson Middle School Blog

Let the Games Begin

March 21, 2019

Today, the sixth grade began their two-day adventure of Olympic games.  Students are placed into a “City State” and participate as a team in different events...

St. Baldrick' s Assembly

March 19, 2019

I am very proud to say that today's St. Baldrick's Assembly was a wonderful success. Over seventy students and staff either shaved their heads or cut their hair in ...

  More than 450 students performed in the 2019 District 64 Solo & Ensemble Festival. Band students performed on February 7, while orchestra students performed on Mar...

Today was the last Friday for teachers getting pies in their faces. Students had the opportunity to choose which teacher they would like to put a pie in his/her face by purchasi...

Emerson Pizza Wars 2019

February 28, 2019

Last night, the Emerson PTO hosted a Pizza Wars contest in Emerson's Multipurpose Room. The evening was a huge success with over two hundred people attending. Attendees e...

2019 8th Grade POWER

February 24, 2019

Emerson hosted the annual POWER teen night. Almost 400 Lincoln and Emerson students took part in this exciting event, which focused on developing leadership skills and promoting...

The Emerson Jazz Band played an another amazing performance at the Wolves game last night at Allstate Arena.  The band played 13 songs from Count Basie, Van Morri...

Career Afternoon

February 20, 2019

Emerson held its first ever Career Afternoon yesterday. There were over 40 experts from the Niles and Park Ridge community presenting information regarding a variety of car...

Dodgeball Tournament

February 19, 2019

Last Thursday and Friday, Emerson students participated in a Dodgeball Tournament to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Thirty-two teams competed in the two...

Thanks to a grant from the D64 Elementary Learning Foundation (ELF), world-renowned jazz violinist Randy Sabien conducted a joint D64 Jazz Orchestra Clinic on Tuesday ...

We are so excited that the Emerson and Jefferson Reading Buddies Program has started! 6th grade authors read their short stories out loud to Jefferson EDK students. Here is a li...

8th Grade Career Day

February 2, 2019

  This past Friday, Emerson’s 8th grade students experienced a Career Day Event, which was a collaboration between Junior Achievement (a non-profit organizatio...

Emerson Career Afternoon

February 1, 2019

Our first ever Career Afternoon is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and we need YOUR experiences! Whether you are a nurse, mechanic, astronaut, custodi...

Here is a video from the Emerson Jazz Band's performance at the 22nd annual Jazz Jamboree at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights on Saturday.  They played th...

Emerson Spelling Bee

January 18, 2019

  The 2019 Emerson Spelling Bee took place this past Thursday, January 17th in the Emerson LRC. There were 11 participants who showed truly impressive sportsmanship. The...

Emerson SOARS Spirit Week

January 11, 2019

  Here is a link to a video clip regarding Emerson's SOARS Spirit Week.

During this holiday season, I am proud to say that Emerson has truly embraced the giving spirit. Staff and students have been involved in many different service projects includi...

On Thursday, Dec. 6th, the Flamingo Core went to the Microsoft Envisioning Center in the Aon Building in Chicago.   Microsoft spent an hour speaking with the kids abou...

2018 - Winter Band Concert

December 8, 2018

On Thursday, December 6th, our Emerson community was treated again to a wonderful Winter Concert. Everyone attending was entertained by a wide variety of music and songs from th...

  On Thursday, December 6, the Maine South Chamber Orchestra joined the Emerson Philharmonic Orchestra in their before school rehearsal. Em...

Emerson's V-Show

December 3, 2018

Congratulations to the Emerson students who participated in the Emerson's V-Show sponsored by the PTO! It is amazing to watch and listen to all of the incredible t...

Hour of Code

December 3, 2018

December 3-9 celebrates Computer Science Education Week!  Here at Emerson Middle School, students are encouraged to complete an Hour of Code.  Some students might comp...

SGA Food Drive

November 16, 2018

During the week of November 12-15, Emerson's Student Government Association sponsored a food drive to support the Maine Township Emergency Food Pantry. We collecte...

Bantha Team Project

November 16, 2018

The eighth-grade students in the Bantha Team participated in a service project today.  During our core time, students made 40 fleece blankets.  These will be donated t...

Halloween Cupcake Contest

November 7, 2018

The annual Halloween Cupcake Contest was back again this year!  The spooky and creative cupcakes were made and decorated by the mini master chefs in Mrs. Tannura's Food...