Order your 2018/19 Yearbook from ED Clark now. Follow the link below and assure you get your yearbook when it comes in this spring.
It may be cold outside, but the Garden Club at Middle School North is still busy with fun projects. On Monday, they learned how to tie-dye shirts. They didn’t use just any colors; they used Hawthorn blue and gold. With the help of Ms. Silvertrust and a volunteer, each student created a one-of-a-kind colorful t-shirt that they can wear with Hawthorn pride.
Growing Responsibility / Responsabilidad creciente. Please read the December edition of The Middle Years here.
Student sign up for Season 3 will begin on Friday, December 7, 2018 and conclude on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM.
●The Activity Bus start date for Season 3 will begin on January 14, 2019 and run through March 21, 2019. You can find the full information here as well as under Parent Links above.
‘EL GRUPO FOLKLÓRICO MÉXICO’! ¡Vengan a disfrutar una noche de baile folklórico y la cultura mexicana!
Come and enjoy a night of folkloric dance and Mexican culture!
- Friday, November 30th
- School of Dual Language / Townline School
- 6:30-7:30 pm
Hosted by the School of Dual Language, we hope you will join us for this high energy, fun evening.
Monday, November 19th 2:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m.
Books will be on display in the cafeteria available for purchase Monday during conferences.
The online Book Fair runs November 14th through November 27th http://hawthornpto.org/
We will be collecting monetary donations for “All for Books” in the main office from now until November 20th.
Thank you for supporting the MSN Book Fair!
It is that time of year again! It seems like all of our students and their families are looking for ways to boost their grade and get extra academic help.In case you didn’t know, Cook Memorial Library offers free online tutoring and homework help to any student that has a library card. This tutoring allows our students to chat online with a real person (No robo tutors here!) and ask questions using an interactive chat window. This tutoring service covers all subject areas including Spanish, Writing and Grammar/Proof Reading assistance.
While studying World War I, students in Mr. McKenzie and Ms. Balmes’ social studies classes at Middle School North enjoyed an experiential learning experience in trench warfare. Students explored trench warfare photographs and diagrams, learned about chemical warfare, and constructed gas masks for the experience. On the day of the event, students were read excerpts from “All Quiet on the Western Front” as they digested the fear, anticipation, and yes, even boredom brought on because of life in the trenches.
The State of IL released its newly updated IL School Report Card on Oct. 31, 2018. This report card is aligned with our nation’s federal education law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This year, Middle School North has earned a Tier 1 designation. This means our performance, as measured by the Illinois ESSA Plan has no underperforming student subgroups and is performing at the top 10% of the State of Illinois. Please read the following letters for full and complete information regarding this ESSA designation.
The Middle Years – Working Together for School Success. November 2018: Study Secrets Revealed!
Dear Parent or Guardian:
A case of mononucleosis has been reported in your child’s school.
Se ha reportado un caso de mononucleosis en la escuela de su hijo.
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.
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.
Charity J. Trowbridge, Assistant Principal
Lesley Lazar, Principal's Secretary
Laura Rash, Office Clerk
201 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL Office Hours: 7:00AM – 3:30PM
School Hours: 7:40AM – 2:10PM
PH: (847) 990.4400
Fax: (847) 367.8124
Janet Howard, Nurse
Nurse PH: (847) 990.4415
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