Internet Essentials from Comcast

Internet Essentials from Comcast brings affordable high-speed Internet home.  You may qualify if your child is eligible for the National School Lunch Program.  Find more information here:

Internet Essentials from Comcast – English and Español

Internet Essentials from Comcast – Russian

2017/18 S.O.S. Parent Letter

Please read the important letter from Middle School North regarding  SOS – Signs of Suicide Prevention Program.

2017 SOS Español

2017 SOS Parent Letter

For information on how to support your adolescent, please view the following parent suicide prevention training webinar:

If you have any questions about the program and/or your child’s participation in the program, please contact Lori Rockoff HERE, at (847) 990-4467 or Brian Van HERE, or at (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.

Girls Basketball Open Gym

Any girls wanting to tryout for Girls Basketball, there will be an open gym session from 2:30-4pm on Tuesday (8/22) at Middle North.  

Girls Basketball tryouts will be held Wednesday (8/23) thru Friday (8/25) from 2:30-4:30pm.

Prearranged Absence

Students who will be planning a prearranged absence for more than 2 days, should have their parent/guardian(s) contact the office.  Parents may send an email to with the following information:


  1. Name of Student
  2. Homeroom Teacher
  3. First Date of Absence
  4. Return Date
  5. Reason for Absence


ALL homework will be found on Google Classroom.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Debbie Liden (847) 990-4416.


PowerSchool Student Portal

In preparation for the Personalized Learning Initiative, students will now use their Google usernames and passwords to access their PowerSchool Student Portal accounts.  Students should not include “” in their usernames. 
Students who access the portal via mobile app will need to log out of the app and then back in again using their Google credentials.

Get Ready for the Residency Event

Hawthorn District 73 will hold its district-wide residency event on August 2, 3 and 7 at Middle School North, 201 Hawthorn Parkway in Vernon Hills.  For more information, please visit the news section of this site.

New Staff at Hawthorn Middle School North!

Charity Trowbridge:  Assistant Principal

Jennifer Harris:  Athletic Director

Mary Donovan:  Special Services

Dan Faust:  Special Services

Stephen Weidner:  Physical Education

Collin Hazlett:  Sixth Grade Math

Meredith Brown:  Filling in for Erin Feinberg (maternity leave)

Kerri  Hartnett…Eight Grade Science

Rebecca Scheckel:  Paraprofessional

Parent Personalized Learning Newsletter for June

This monthly newsletter gives you an idea of how Hawthorn teachers are exploring the concept of personalized learning.