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.

Whole Child Award

Middle School North Receives Award for Educating the Whole Child

Middle School North was selected as a winner of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s 2017 Whole Child Awards in the area of Engagement. The school will receive the award at a ceremony in March.

The ASCD Whole Child Award is designed to recognize schools that have gone beyond a vision for educating the whole child to actions that result in learners who are knowledgeable, emotionally and physically healthy, civically active, artistically engaged, prepared for economic self-sufficiency, and ready for the world beyond formal schooling. This award acknowledges those schools that have changed the conversation about education from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the development of the whole child: a child who is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

8th Grade 2018 T-Shirt Order Form

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 dark grey, short sleeve ($13.00), long sleeve ($16), hoodie ($24.00) or crew neck sweatshirt ($19.00). The back of the shirt has an “18” with all the graduates signatures on it.

Order forms with cash or check must be turned into Mrs. Stahl by Tuesday, November 7th. Checks should be made out to Hawthorn School.

You can find the information and order form HERE:

8th Grade T-Shirt Order Form 2018

Alena R. won this year’s design contest:

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A Note from the MSN Office

Dear Parents, In order to provide increased security for our students, we are instituting a new policy for dropping off items at Middle School North. When dropping something off for your child, please place it in the bins outside of the main office. This includes notebooks, binders, books, projects, instruments, uniforms etc. Please make sure their name is clearly written on the item.  Students will be able to pick up their items during passing periods or at lunch.  To avoid disrupting student learning, students will not be called down to the office. Students have received instructions on this procedure.

8th Graders Going to Mundelein High School – STAR Exam

We want to ensure that all students experience a positive transition to high school! As one step in providing MHS with the information needed to make well-informed placement decisions for all incoming students, all 8th grade students will take the STAR exam at Mundelein High School on Saturday November 11th. The STAR assessment is an online test that provides timely feedback on students’ literacy and math skills.  STAR assessments are computer-adaptive, which means the difficulty level of each test is adjusted as students move through the assessment. The STAR test results will serve as one data point among many in the placement process.  Mundelein High School will also consider students’ fall mathematics and reading MAP scores, other standardized tests administered at the middle school level, past course achievement, and eighth grade teacher recommendations. Thank you for your participation in this process!


Great Time at Snowflake

Thank you to all students, parents and staff who participated in 1027 Snowflake.  Want to know what happens at Snowflake?  Here is an overview of all the wonderful activities.

Snowflake 2017/18

Don't Miss the Deadline

School Exclusion Deadline is October 16

For parents of kindergarten and sixth-grade students as well as students who are new to Hawthorn: If you haven’t turned in your child’s physical and/or immunizations records, your child will be excluded from school beginning Monday, October 16. Once evidence of having the required immunizations can be provided, children will be allowed to return to school.