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2018-2019 Middle School Schedules

Dear Families-

At this time, your child’s 2018-2019 Middle School schedule is ready for viewing in PowerSchool. Please log in to your parent portal (https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public/) and access this information. We will not be sending home paper copies this year. If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the parent portal, please contact the district office at (847) 990-4200.
Should you have questions or changes related to your student’s schedule, please access our online course request form no later than July 31, 2018. This form can be accessed by clicking here or on our Middle School North School Webpage. If you have any difficulties accessing the course request form, please contact the Middle School North office at (847) 990 -4400.
It is crucial that you review this information and submit any inquiries prior to June 31st to ensure that we have time to review your request and contact you with a response.
Have a Great Summer!
Robert Collins
Charity Trowbridge
Promotion Ceremony

Middle School North Promotion Ceremony

The pride could be seen on the students’ faces as they marched down the aisles during Middle School North’s Promotion Ceremony on May 29. The Middle School North Orchestra played “Best of Journey” and the 7/8 Grade Chorus sang “Closer to the Flame.” Members of the Board of Education and Administration presented the certificates. There were some bittersweet moments, and moments of joy as students gathered with friends and family after the ceremony.

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Hawthorn School District 73 Superintendent Accepts Position in Indiana

Superintendent Nick Brown has resigned from Hawthorn School District 73 effective June 30 to accept a new position in Indiana to be closer to family.

“I really enjoyed my time at Hawthorn and appreciate all the work the staff does for all our students,” Brown said.  “We have great parents, students, staff and community.”

The Board of Education is grateful for Mr. Brown’s service to Hawthorn and wishes him well at his new district in Indiana.

The Board of Education will work hard to make this transition as smooth as possible with the help and guidance of the District’s administrative team.  An interim superintendent will be hired to support the District for the next year.  Also, the District will hire a search firm to help find the right superintendent candidate for the district.  The District asks for community patience and support in the coming weeks.  The District will continue to focus on what it does best, ensuring the best learning environment for its students.

El Superintendente del Distrito Escolar Hawthorn #73 acepta una posición en Indiana

Nick Brown, el Superintendente de el Distrito Escolar Hawthorn #73 ha renunciado a su puesto a partir del 30 de junio para aceptar un nuevo puesto en Indiana para estar más cerca de su familia.

“Realmente disfruté mi tiempo en Hawthorn y aprecié todo el trabajo que hace el personal para todos nuestros estudiantes”, dijo el Sr. Brown. “Tenemos unos excelentes padres, estudiantes, personal y comunidad”.

La Junta de Educación está agradecida por el servicio del Sr. Brown a Hawthorn y le desea lo mejor en su nuevo distrito en Indiana.

La Junta de Educación trabajará arduamente para hacer que esta transición sea fluida con la ayuda y orientación del equipo administrativo del Distrito. Se contratará un superintendente interino para apoyar al Distrito el próximo año escolar. Además, el Distrito contratará una empresa de búsqueda para ayudar a encontrar al candidato adecuado para el superintendente para el distrito. El Distrito pide paciencia y apoyo a la comunidad en las próximas semanas. El Distrito continuará enfocándose en lo que hace mejor, asegurando el mejor ambiente de aprendizaje para sus estudiantes.

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Students Learn About Career Paths

Eighth-grade students at Middle School North learned about a wide variety of careers at today’s Career Fair. Thanks to volunteers, students learned about careers in advertising/sales, cosmetology, fashion design, firefighting, journalism, law, nursing, the military, aviation, programming and real estate.

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Open House

Families were treated to some wonderful performances at Middle School North’s Open House last week.

Lyric Opera

Field Trip to the Lyric Opera

About 250 band, orchestra and chorus students at Middle School North received a special treat last Friday. They saw the Lyric Opera production of “Jesus Christ Superstar”. They had an awesome time.

 

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Students Walk Down Memory Lane at Decades Fair

Eighth-grade students took a walk down memory lane at the Decades Fair hosted by Ms. Balmes and Mr. McKenzie at the Middle School North library. Students were asked to research a decade of American society from the 1950s up to today. In their presentations, the students addressed two objectives: to understand the changes in contemporary American society and to understand how significant events impact society. All students had to research the civil rights movement in their decade, major political policies and key events of the time period. It was clear that the students went the extra mile to present great projects.

 

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Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. is a Hit

Middle School North students performed  “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” for Elementary North, the School of Dual Language and Townline Elementary students on May 9. The students provided outstanding performances. The Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Red Queen, three versions of Alice and other well-known characters all came to life as the students skillfully acted, sang and danced.

After School Blues

In an effort to ensure students are being supervised after school, please be aware of the following:
The academic day is over at 2:10
If you are not in a sport, club, or if you are not working with a teacher, you are either on the bus or walking off school grounds.
If you are waiting for a ride, you should be waiting by the FRONT door of the school.
Students being picked up at 4:30-5:00 is not an option.
Please contact the main office with any questions
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Key to 73 Education Foundation Wants Your Input

Please assist the Key to 73 Education Foundation choose an inaugural gift for each Hawthorn school.  The Key to 73 Education Foundation was established to raise private sector funds to support the goals of the District’s Strategic Plan. In its first year, the foundation would like to present each school with a gift to be used by all of the students. Please take a short survey to help select the option most valued by all for each school.

PTO Family Fun & Fitness Night Friday, April 20th

Come out and join in the Fun Family Fitness Night at Townline Elementary School, Friday, April 20th at 6:30 pm. (Doors open at 6:00pm.)
This event is open to all families & schools (k thru 8), the minimum age is 5 to participate. $10 per person (with advance registration), $15 at the door. $25 max per family. Please register through the PTO Store: https://services.hawthornpto.org/store

DANCE FITNESS, YOGA & AGILITY FOR PARENTS & KIDS!

Choose one the following classes:

  • • ZUMBA & HIP-HOP (dance fitness)
  • • YOGA ( bring a yoga mat, if possible)
  • • AGILITY (obstacle course & open gym)
100% of the proceeds from this event will go directly to the PTO!
All those registered will be automatically entered into a FREE raffle to win a Leap Frog Epic Academy Edition Device

 

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Hawthorn Hosts an Evening with the Board

Hawthorn School District 73 is inviting the community to attend an Evening with the Board on Wednesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills, IL. The event will focus on how to solve the District’s present and future space needs.  The event will include a presentation and an opportunity for community members to provide their feedback and advice to the Board of Education.

The school district is growing. Over the next 10 years, it is projected to welcome approximately 700 more students. By 2026, its enrollment will reach more than 5,000 students, representing a more than 30 percent increase since 2008.  Hawthorn’s facilities have either been at capacity or above capacity for the past six years. Administrators have made numerous adaptations to manage space, including adding a portable containing two classrooms at Elementary South, and conducting gym in the cafeteria and hallways of the middle schools.

Childcare will be provided.  Spanish translators will be present. If you need childcare, please register by February 19. Send an email to: petersonw@hawthorn73.org.

 

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Hundreds Visit Soup Kitchen

Desperately poor people found their way into the Robert Collins Soup Kitchen, hoping for a free meal and a helping hand. They were hungry, their clothes were tattered and soiled, and some lacked shoes for their feet. This is the scene that eighth-grade students at Middle School North helped create as part of an interactive project in which students learned about soup kitchens in the time of the Great Depression. Many of the 200 students who participated immersed themselves in their roles. They told stories of how fate forced them to visit a soup kitchen. They wore dungarees and carried hobo sticks.

“I have two kids and no money,” said Victoria L.  “I was once a doctor, but I lost my job.  We now eat food out of the trash. My kids sell apples on the street for 3 cents.”

Eighth-grade teacher Kathryn Balmes led the students through the exercise.  She served cups of broth and pieces of bread. “This is an opportunity for students to understand what it is like to stand in line for food because they have nothing,” she said.

 

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad Team Shines at Invitational

The Middle School North Science Olympiad team had a long, but fantastic day at the Rockford Christian Invitational.  They participated in 22 different events.  They won first place in Meteorology and Wright Stuff in Varsity, second place in Rocks and Minerals, and third place in Thermodynamics along with other medal placements.  Junior Varsity won first place in Anatomy Mystery Architecture, Rocks and Minerals, Wright Stuff and Thermodynamics, second place in Ecology, Experimental Design, Wright Stuff and Meteorology, and third place in Dynamic Planet and Roller Coaster, plus many other placements.