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.
Yearbooks are on sale for $24! Please use the link to purchase online. You may place orders until March 23rd.
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.
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:
Alena R. won this year’s design contest:
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.
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!
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.
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.