Middle School North students and staff

Smooth Sailing at Middle School North

Things are running smoothly at Middle School North, which has been in session for about a week. Everyone has their procedures down, including the students who are new to sixth grade. New teachers, including Ms. Zhang, Ms. Etherton, Ms. Robledo-Zak and Mr. Miranda, are settling in. Returning teachers are setting the tone for another great year. Staff members are busily getting things done. The students are all smiles.



SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program

To proactively address these issues, Hawthorn Middle School North is offering depression awareness, self-injury, and suicide prevention training as part of the evidence- based SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program.

If you have any questions about the program and/or your child’s participation in the program, please email Lori Rockoff or (847) 990-4467 or contact Brian Van or call (847) 990-4424. If you prefer your child not participate in this Social Emotional Learning initiative please submit a written letter to Lori Rockoff or Brian Van and at that time your child will be given an alternate activity. If you prefer to be contacted with risk concerns prior to someone meeting with your child, please also contact Mrs. Rockoff or Mr. Van prior to the start of the program.

Best Regards,

Lori Rockoff, Social Worker

Bran Van, Social Worker

Robert Collins, Principal

Charity Trowbridge, Assistant Principal

SOS Parent Letter 2018

Spirit Wear For Sale!

Hawthorn Eagles Spirit Wear is now available.  Order online at


The deadline for ordering is 9/18 so don’t miss out on showing your spirit!  Items ordered will be available at school the week of 10/2.  (The holidays are just around the corner!)

Spirit Wear


8th Grade T-Shirt Design Contest

8th Grade Students: This is your opportunity to create an eagle drawing for the front of this year’s 8th grade t-shirt. The 8th graders will be voting on their top choice after all entries have been submitted. You may stop by the office to check out the winners from past years; their winning shirts are hanging on the wall.

You can find the contest rules here:

8th Grade T-Shirt Design Contest

Cross Country Fun!

MSN 90 plus Cross Country runners finishing Friday’s 2-mile workout with a little balloon relay fun.



Student Picture Day is Friday, August 24th

MN Picture Day is this Friday, August 24th.  You are now able to pre-order your child’s photo by clicking on this link:


As a special BONUS to you, if you pre-order online before picture day,  you will receive FREE personalization.  Just make sure to select it when placing your order.

El día de la toma fotográfica de su niño se aproxima rápidamente el vierne 24 de Agosto.  Ahora used puede ordenar su foto con anticipación entrando al siguiente enlace:

Oferta: Si ordena su foto previo al dia programado de la toma fotográfica used recibirá una oferta especial: personalización gratis! Asegurese en seleccionar esta opción al hacer su orden.


Guiding Our Children Through School Transitions

Parents, middle school is a time of transition for your children.  Here is a good overview, presented by Parent ToolKit, of how to help your child during these times:

Guiding Our Children Through School Transitions

Key to 73 Foundation Information

We are fortunate to be in a supportive community of parents who work for wonderful corporations, businesses and firms.  On behalf of the Key to 73, we are asking for your support.  Would you be so kind as to forward this request to anyone who you think could be a partner with the Key to 73 Foundation?  By sharing this letter or email you are helping us to grow our network.
Sponsorship Request.

The Foundation funds provided by sponsorship will be granted to our teachers for innovative programs that enrich the existing educational experience throughout the District by engaging corporate, private and community partners. As a new foundation, our hope is to grow our relationship with corporate and business supports around the area.

We appreciate your consideration and support with sharing this letter.

Middle North Fall Athletic Information

Cross Country, Girls Basketball and Boys Soccer are all starting up for the fall season.  Come on out to play!

*All athletes ​MUST​ have a physical on file with the school nurse BEFORE​ the first day listed for each sport below! ​No exceptions!

Cross Country

Coaches: Mr.Cantagallo,Mr.Matuch,Ms.Altshuler
Tryouts: No tryouts…anyone can join!
First Day of Practice:​ August 22 from 2:20 – 4:30pm (meet in the cafeteria)

What do you need? Running clothes, shoes, and a water bottle

Girls Basketball

Coaches: Mr.McKenzie&Ms.Krajewski
Tryouts: 8/22/18 – Basketball Clinic (2:20 – 4:30pm…meet in gym)

8/23/18 & 8/24/18 – Tryouts (2:20 – 4:30pm…meet in the gym)First Day of Practice:​ August 27 from 2:20 – 4:30pm

What do you need? Gym shoes, practice clothing, water bottle

Boys Soccer

Coach: Ms. Shearer

Tryouts: 7th & 8th graders – 8/23/18 (2:20 – 4:30pm…meet in the cafeteria) 6th graders – 8/24/18 (2:20 – 4:30pm…meet in the cafeteria)
All grades – 8/27/18 (2:20 – 4:30pm…meet in the cafeteria)

First Day of Practice:​ August 28 from 2:20 – 4:15pm
What do you need? Practice clothing, cleats, shin guards, water bottle

MSN Fall Sports Tryout Information (1)

After School Activity Bus Season 1 Information

After School Activity Bus Season 1

Middle Schools North and South provide a seasonal after school Activity Bus for students that participate in an athletic or club activity or prearranged academic help. The first fifty students to sign up, per building, will be given the privilege to ride the Activity Bus during the active season. Students will be required to sign up seasonally. If a student is not eligible for regular school year transportation or the family has waived transportation, that student is not eligible to participate in the Activity Bus.


2018 Activity Bus Letter

2018 Activity Bus Season 1 Application

2018 Español Activity Bus Season 1 Application

2018 Español Activity Bus Letter


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Welcome Back!

Welcome back letter: (English) (Spanish)


2018-2019 Middle School Schedules

Dear Families-

At this time, your child’s 2018-2019 Middle School schedule is ready for viewing in PowerSchool. Please log in to your parent portal (https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public/) and access this information. We will not be sending home paper copies this year. If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the parent portal, please contact the district office at (847) 990-4200.
Should you have questions or changes related to your student’s schedule, please access our online course request form no later than July 31, 2018. This form can be accessed by clicking here or on our Middle School North School Webpage. If you have any difficulties accessing the course request form, please contact the Middle School North office at (847) 990 -4400.
It is crucial that you review this information and submit any inquiries prior to June 31st to ensure that we have time to review your request and contact you with a response.
Have a Great Summer!
Robert Collins
Charity Trowbridge
Promotion Ceremony

Middle School North Promotion Ceremony

The pride could be seen on the students’ faces as they marched down the aisles during Middle School North’s Promotion Ceremony on May 29. The Middle School North Orchestra played “Best of Journey” and the 7/8 Grade Chorus sang “Closer to the Flame.” Members of the Board of Education and Administration presented the certificates. There were some bittersweet moments, and moments of joy as students gathered with friends and family after the ceremony.