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 registration@hawthorn73.org.

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 registration@hawthorn73.org.

Girls Soccer

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

State Bound

The IESA Sectional Track and Field meet was amazing!  Great weather, efficient, and some state qualifiers!  All boys and girls track members did an AMAZING job. Coaches are very proud of their efforts!
Overall IESA Sectional Team Scores:
8th grade Girls – 1st place (81 points)
8th grade Boys – 3rd place (63 points)
7th grade Boys – 3rd place (54 points)
7th grade Girls – 6th place (30 points)
State Qualifiers:
– Daniel Volpe 800m Run (3rd – 2:17.92)
– Sam Gothelf Shotput (1st – 32-11.25)
– David Mun Discus (1st – 118-05.50)
– Brent Mueller 400m Run (1st – 58.64)
– Seva Frolov L. Jump (1st – 18-08.25)
– Hunter Matuch Shotput (1st – 43.01.00)
– Hunter Matuch Discus (1st – 125-04.25)
– Nia Hines 100m Dash (1st – 13.69)
– Nia Hines L. Jump (1st – 14-05.00)
– Dylan Sides L. Jump (1st – 14.06.50)
– Magdalena Zucek 200m Dash (1st – 28.52)
– 8th Girls 4×100 Relay (1st – 54.71) (G. Serra., L. Candocia, D. Sides, M. Zucek)
– 8th Girls 4×400 Relay (1st – 4:34.99) (K. Benito, K. Woolard, L. Candocia, M. Zucek)
The state track meet is this coming Friday and Saturday in Peoria!  Wish the athletes luck when you see them in the halls this week!

Civil War Day

From children’s games to women’s fashion to a chat with President Lincoln, seventh graders enjoyed it all during MSN’s Civil War Day.

3D Chess

7th graders playing chess using a minion chess set designed and printed in 3D!