Parent Personalized Learning Newsletter for June

This monthly newsletter gives you an idea of how Hawthorn teachers are exploring the concept of personalized learning.



Congratulations Principal Cieciwa!

Congratulation to my colleague and friend James Cieciwa.

Jim has accepted a position as principal at a nearby school district.

Wishing him happiness and great success at his new position!  

Congratulations Principal Cieciwa!

Robert J Collins


Hawthorn Middle School North

201 Hawthorn Parkway

Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061


Guide to Personalized Learning

At Hawthorn Middle North, we have been preparing for the Chromebook deployment and enhancing our personalized learning experiences.

Enclosed is a guide to personalized learning

Focus on Student Agency


Middle School North Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to the more than 200 students who graduated from Middle School North last night at Vernon Hills High School. The ceremony included performances by the Middle North Orchestra and Middle North 7/8 Grade Chorus. Parents were thrilled as the students stepped on stage to accept their certificates.

The Class of 2017

Change of plans for the 8th Graders

There will be a change of plans for the 8th Graders tomorrow due to bus conflicts.  Thank you in advance for your flexibility!   

Tuesday, May 30

– 8th graders will have a NORMAL SCHEDULE.  They will attend classes as normal…all periods.  

– They will NOT have promotion practice.

Wednesday, May 31

– 8th graders gone all day on field trip to Lake Geneva….no classes!

Thursday, June 1

– 8th Grade Breakfast, Promotion Practice & Awards, 8th Grade Movie, Yearbook Signing, etc.

Important note to Parents


Due to health and safety concerns energy drinks are not allowed at MSN.  Examples of these include, but are not limited to, Red Bull, Monster, NOS, and Rockstar.  Please take a moment to discuss the risks associated with consuming these drinks with your student.

STEM Student Creations

Here are creations made by eighth grade STEM students in Tanya Stahl’s lab.

Have You Registered?

Parents should complete online registration through the PowerSchool parent portal using the information that the district provided you in a Returning Student Enrollment letter.

It is important for you to register your child as soon as possible. Students will not be assigned a teacher or a bus route until online registration is complete. Failure to do so will result in your child being dropped from enrollment. Fees are due at the time of registration. If you have questions about registration, please contact the District Office at 847-990-4200 or email

New Families
Please let neighbors who are new to Hawthorn District 73 know that they may now register their children for the Fall 2017 school year. Families whose children will enroll in District 73 schools for the first time in Fall 2017, should fill out the required forms and turn them into the registrar during a scheduled visit. Please visit your local library to print out required forms if you don’t have access to a printer. To schedule an appointment with the registrar, please call 847-990-4217 or 847-990-4280 or email the registrar at

Girls Soccer

“Girls soccer put the smack down on Barrington. They advanced to the next round of the conference championships!” Principal Robert Collins.