Hawthorn Hustle

5K Hawthorn Hustle

Support Hawthorn Dist. 73 Schools at the Run, Walk or Stroll 5K Hawthorn Hustle on Saturday, October 20th. Start is at 9:00am at Century Park in Vernon Hills.  Did someone say Raffle Prizes too?  For more information and to register, go to Hawthorn PTO 5K Hawthorn Hustle

Hawthorn Hustle

2018-2019 Eagle Design

8th Grade T-Shirt Design Winner!

Congratulations to Jacklyn P. Her design will be featured on all 8th grade shirts this year. Thank you to everyone who submitted a design, they were all fantastic.

Stay tuned…order forms will be coming soon.
2018-2019 Eagle Design


Season 2 Activity Bus Application

Season 2 Activity Bus application is now open.  Download the forms here and submit before 8:00 am. Tuesday, Oct. 9th.

Activity Bus Season 2 Letter

Activity Bus Season 2 Application



College Day, Tuesday 9/25

Wear your favorite college colors next Tuesday, Sept. 25th!


Incoming VHHS and MHS Freshmen Placement Testing Information

Mundelein H.S. Testing Schedule

Note: MHS is currently planning their incoming freshmen placement testing process.  We will share upcoming events as we are aware of them.

VHHS/Libertyville Dist. 128 Testing Schedule

Current 8th grade students will take a PSAT (preliminary SAT) on Saturday, October 13th, 2018.

Student Advisory Session

Teamwork Saves the Day

Students in Middle School North’s Advisory last Friday completed a team building activity/simulation. They had to try to save their whole group from an acid spill during an earthquake. These groups were going to do everything possible to save their entire team. Great students with huge hearts!

Stepping Back in Time to Ellis Island

On September 12, the eighth-grade students in the Social Studies classes of Ms. Balmes and Mr. McKenzie went back in time to experience “Ellis Island.”  The simulation allowed students to better understand the immigrant experience. The students enjoyed role-playing processors and immigrants as they made their way through the checkpoints of “Ellis Island.”  Many students were able to pursue the “American Dream” and were welcomed as new citizens, while others sadly were deported for reasons such as health or character flaws.  All in all, the students appreciated this hands-on step back into time and gained a lot of insight as well from putting themselves into someone else’s shoes.

Curriculum Night is This Wednesday, 9/12

Curriculum night at Middle North is on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

Snowflake 2018 Registration is Now Open!

Attention all 7th & 8th Graders and Parents:  Snowflake 2018 Registration is now open!  Secure a spot soon – return your registration on Curriculum Night.  Registration deadline is October 5th.

LOCATION: Hawthorn Middle School South 600 Aspen Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60016

DATE: TIME: Friday, October 19, 2018

Students: 2:15 – 10:00 p.m.(students will walk to Middle South with staff)

Parents: 7:15 – 10:00 p.m. (Speaker, dessert & coffee)

FEE: $25.00 Per Student (make checks payable to Hawthorn 73) (Fee includes student dinner, snack, t- shirt and materials)

Chromebook Insurance

District 73 has chosen Worth Ave. Group as the vendor to insure school-issued devices given to students.  This very inexpensive insurance will protect the unit against an assortment of damages as well as full replacement cost coverage.  Please see below for details and enrollment.

Worth Ave Group Insurance

Chromebook Insurance

MSN Curriculum Night 9/12

Parents are invited to walk their students’ schedule.  Curriculum Night will be at Middle School North from 6:00-8:30 pm.  You will find the evening’s schedules, by grade, here:

MSN 6th Grade Curriculum Night Schedule

MSN 7th Grade Curriculum Night Schedule

MSN 8th Grade Curriculum Night Schedule

We hope to see all our families!

Fall 2018 MAP Testing Dates

Hawthorn Middle North will be MAP testing Tuesday, September 11th and Thursday, September 13th from 7:45-10:10 a.m.  Please be sure students are on time and in attendance on these days.

Parents’ Guide to MAP Testing

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