Having Fun at the MSN Pep Assembly

A Letter from the Middle North Nurse

Dear Parent or Guardian:
A case of mononucleosis has been reported in your child’s school.

Estimados Padres:

Se ha reportado un caso de mononucleosis en la escuela de su hijo.

Mono-Hawthorn Middle School North

Chemist Provides Overview on Water Distribution Systems

Chemist Tanya Lubner-Brumer, Director of Professional Certification and Training with the Water Quality Association, gave presentations on water quality to Middle School North’s eighth-grade classes. She spoke about the point-of-use/point-of-entry water treatment industry, giving important information to students on how water is treated and distributed. One of the things she said is that the water in Vernon Hills comes from Chicago through 118 miles of water mains and six storage reservoirs. It takes many engineers and chemists to ensure the water quality stays at specific standards.

Snowflake Event Presentation


On Friday night, Middle School North, Middle School South and Oak Grove welcomed approximately 400 students for Snowflake, a fun retreat focusing on personal and social development, promoting sound decision-making and emphasizing teens helping teens. The event was broken up into large group sessions, in which the students watched performances and presentations, and small group sessions, in which they engaged in activities led by high school students and adults. A special shout out to the 40+ staff members and 40 high school volunteers for facilitating groups and working with the students to focus on ways to “wake up, be kind, and repeat”. Lastly, thank you to all of the parents who allowed their students to attend and/or joined us for the parent piece at the end of the evening.

Order Your 8th Grade T-Shirt Today!

Students: This is your ONLY opportunity to order your 8th grade t-shirt. We will have special days throughout the year when 8th graders will show their pride and wear their custom t-shirts.

Order forms with cash or check must be turned into Mrs. Stahl by Tuesday, 
November 7th.

You can find the order form and info here:

T-Shirt Order Form 2019


Final Referendum Sessions Are Next Week

The community is invited to attend the final Referendum Community Information Sessions. One will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Aspen Drive Library. The final meeting will take place Friday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Village Hall. The district will share information and answer the community’s questions about the referendum at these meetings.

For more information, visit the District’s referendum website at: referendum.hawthorn73.org. If you have questions, please send an email to: referendum2018@hawthorn73.org.

Camp Duncan

Sixth grade students at Middle School North got a taste of the outdoors on October 15 as they visited Camp Duncan in Ingleside for an outdoor educational experience.

Key to 73 – Hawthorn Education Foundation hosts OKTOBERFEST!

Join us:
When: Friday, October 19, 2018

Where: Viper Alley
275 Parkway Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Time: 6:30-10:30pm
What: Appetizers, live entertainment, silent auction (all included in your ticket cost)  + cash bar.
Cost: $40.00 per ticket or two for $73.00 (get it?  – D#73)
Where do the funds go?  All the money will go back to classrooms through a grant process rewarding innovation at Hawthorn.

Red Ribbon Week is 10/22-31

Red Ribbon Week is filled with fun so dress for success on these special theme days:

October 22 is Pajama Day     Theme: “Drugs are a nightmare”

October 23 is Hawaiian Day  Theme: “Don’t hula around with drugs”

October 24 is Wear Pink        Theme: “Drugs/Cancer..no one likes you”

October 25 is Sports Day       Theme: “Knock drugs outta da park”

October 26 is Color Wars       8th: black, 7th: blue 6th: yellow

October 29 is Decade Day     Theme: Clean decade’s; clean livin

October 30 is Neon Day          Theme: “No drugs = being lit”

October 31 is Halloween          Theme: “Scare away drugs”


Hawthorn Hustle 5K

The Hustle is coming and it is bringing Raffle fun too!  Sign up today!  You do not need to Hustle to get in on the raffle fun.

Hawthorn Hustle Raffle Information


Student Assessment Information

As you know, our students participate in a variety of assessments throughout the school year.  For your convenience, a summary of each assessment and the grade levels of participating students are provided here:

Assessment Letter for Families Oct 2018

Assessment Letter for Families Fall 2018 – Español

Our Hawthorn Dist. 73 Assessment Guide, which provides more detailed information about each assessment, is posted on our assessment website for your review.

2018-2019 Midterms & Report Cards

As we strive to go paperless and streamline the process of communication, your student’s Midterms and Report Cards will not be sent home on paper.  Parents and students now have access to these reports via the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Note: the report cards will not be available via the mobile app, only through a web browser.

Directions and further information is available below.  Should you have trouble, please contact our office at 847-990-4400.

Parent-Student Access to Report Cards

Grade Report Letter MSN 2018-2019

School Board Clip Art

Information Meetings on Referenda Questions

The Hawthorn School District 73 Board of Education is inviting the public to a series of information meetings on the two referenda questions that will appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot.  The dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Elementary North Gym, 301 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Middle School North Gym, 201 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Thursday, October 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Friday, October 26, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Vernon Hills Village Hall, 290 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL

Spanish translators will be present at the Elementary North presentation on October 9 and the Middle School North presentation on October 17.

For more information, visit the District’s referendum website at: referendum.hawthorn73.org. If you have questions, please send an email to: referendum2018@hawthorn73.org.

MSN 7th  Grade Cross Country Conference Champs

The Middle School North 7th grade Boys Cross Country Team took first in the Conference Meet On Saturday in Grayslake. Congratulations!