Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

Save the Dates for the 2018 Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

The Hawthorn Enrichment Institute summer program is open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students. It will take place from July 9 – August 10, 2018.  Registration begins February 1, 2018.

All For Books Change Wars

It’s That time of the year…the All For Books change wars!  The PTO Book Fair All For Books collection containers are already in each of the home rooms.  Donations will be accepted until noon on Monday, Nov. 20th.  All donations help purchase new books for our school!  The home room in each grade that collects the most money (minimum $30) will win a pizza party!  Tell your friends!  Tell your parents!  Help your school by donating today!!

Trench Warfare

Students Learn about Trench Warfare

As the alarm bell sounded, you could hear the students yelling “Gas! Gas! Gas!” as the students in Mr. McKenzie and Ms. Balmes’ eighth-grade social studies classes learned about life in the trenches during World War I. The students were filled with high anticipation as they entered a mock Trench Warfare Simulation. Some students, armed with their homemade gas masks, were very prepared after reading selections of the book “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Remarque. They learned about the turmoil endured by the soldiers and left class that day with a greater appreciation for those who served our nation during that time.

Taking a stand

What Would You Stand for to Help Others?

Middle School North’s seventh-grade advisory students participated in an activity where they discussed the attributes of being a hero. The students were asked what they would stand for to help others.

Cultural Night with Jasmin Cardenas!

Come and enjoy a night of culture with Jasmin Cardenas! Jasmin is an award winning bilingual storyteller, actress, writer, educator and activist.

¡Vengan a disfrutar una noche de cultura con Jasmin Cardenas! Jasmin es una ganadora de premios por su trabajo de ser actriz, autora, educadora, activista y cuentista de cuentos bilingües.

November 17th, 6:30-8:00 pm. at Townline Elementary

Jasmin Cardenas Night – English

Jasmin Cardenas Night Español

Middle Years

Middle Years


Halloween Inspires Great Costumes

Some very creative costumes could be seen in the hallways of Middle School North on Halloween.


Mania Event Draws Large Crowd

Middle School North’s “Mania” was an evening of fun hosted by the Student Council. Students enjoyed a DJ, inflatable obstacle course, hayride in the Townline Elementary parking lot, open  gym, photo booth, airbrush tattoos, and much more. This year’s Mania drew approximately 230 students, the largest attendance in the school’s history.

MSN Yearbooks Are On Sale Now

Yearbooks are on sale for $24! Please use the link to purchase online. You may place orders until March 23rd.

Order Yearbook Here

Breast Cancer Awareness

Students Observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Middle School North had a “pink out” on Wednesday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Staff and students were dressed in pink from head to toe!

Newspaper Contest

Students Hold Newspaper Costume Contest

Eighth-grade advisories at Middle School North held their annual newspaper costume contest. The groups had a short amount of time to work together to come up with a unique design made up of only newspaper.


STEM Lab Students Start Personalized Learning Choice Projects

Second rotation eighth graders are off to a great start in STEM lab. They’ve started their personalized learning choice projects and are very busy. The students in the photos are working on 3D design and printing, improving their typing skills, designing video games, programming robots, and working together to solve critical thinking puzzles.
Red Ribbon Week

Students Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Middle School North students kicked off Red Ribbon Week with the theme “Drugs are a nightmare”. Staff and students had fun wearing their pajamas to school. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October.