MN Honors Our Own Breast Cancer Survivors

MN Honoring our own survivors by wearing pink today.


Red Ribbon Week Activities

Red Ribbon Week kicks off on Wed., Oct. 23rd, and ends on Halloween!  You can get your schedule here:

Red Ribbon Week 2013

Student Councils Sponsors a Clothing Drive for Hawthorn Early Childhood Learning Center Students

MN Student Council is sponsoring a clothing drive for toddlers.  The Lincoln School in Mundelein is the new location for the Hawthorn Early Childhood Intervention and Pre-Kindergarten programs.  We are asking for donations of boys and girls clothing for our loaner closet.

Any winter 3T to 5T tops and bottoms, socks, mittens, coats and hats would be greatly appreciated at our school.

Please drop off items between Oct. 21 – Nov. 1 in the box in the MN cafeteria.

You can print a refrigerator flyer here:

Clothing drive

Mrs. Ring and Mrs. Stahl’s Advisory Project

Mrs. Ring and Mrs. Stahl’s advisory spent the morning making pink and white bracelets for all staff members in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month!

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Congratulations to the Boys Soccer 2013 Conference Champs!!!

MN Boys Soccer Team took the Championship today in Lake Zurich.  Coaching the
2013 Conference Champions are Coach Reardon and Steinberg.
The following letter was received after the game:

I just want to take a moment to thank Wes and Jared for their wonderful leadership of our boys’ soccer team this season. The team won the conference championship tonight, but more importantly they learned the meaning of true sportsmanship. Sarah I. from Fox River Grove sent this feedback regarding our coaches….
 ” I wanted to relay to you a compliment from our referees regarding both of your soccer coaches. Our refs said that from all the games they ref, the  Hawthorn North coaches are the best in our conference.  They never yell at the athletes and they always say encouraging words like, “nice idea”, etc. even if a play doesn’t go well.   Nice!”. 
Parents echoed these sentiments at tonight’s game, so we just wanted to take a moment to recognize these two coaches for their excellent role modeling.
Congratulations Wes and Jared! You brought a lot of joy into several lives this season.

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After School Activity Bus Information and Registration / After School Bus Actividad Información y Registro

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.

Full information and a registration form can be found here:

La información completa y un formulario de inscripción se pueden encontrar aquí:

Activity Bus Info Letter

Activity Bus Registration Forms

Mrs. Serlin’s September Reading Winners

Josue O., Kimbely Z., Rebekah D., and Alex Y. read the most minutes in each of Mrs. Serlin’s 4 Language Arts classes in the month of September.  Congratulations on the great job!


District Technology Assessment

Beginning in October, Hawthorn will be working with Single Path, a technology management and enhancement company, to assess the state of our District’s technology and make suggestions for improving our resources to better serve students and staff. Part of Single Path’s efforts will incorporate physically assessing our existing technology resources and how they are used in the classroom.  Please read the following backpack letter from Superintendent, Nick Brown:

Back Pack Letter 10/8/13

Parent – Teacher Conferences: Make Your Appointment Today

Parent teacher conferences are approaching!  Did you contact your child’s team for a conference?
Please read the Conference letter for full information.   Make an appointment today!

Mid-Term Reports Distributed This Thursday, 10/10

Mid-Term reports will be distributed on Thursday.  Watch your child’s backpack for it.  Questions about grades?  Please contact your child’s teachers.


Countryside Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast

The Countryside Fire Dept. is having their annual Pancake Breakfast and Open House on Sunday, Oct. 6th from 8-12. Further information can be found here:

Pancake Breakfast

PTO Newsletter

You can read the latest PTO Newsletter HERE.  And don’t forget that you can sign up for PTO eNewsletters as well as other school/district eNewsletters, by visiting:

Hawthorn Cancels Fall MAP Testing

Due to technical problems with the new NWEA MAP testing system, Hawthorn will not administer MAP tests to our students this fall. Please read here for more information.



Sew What Club Creates Tote Bags

Sew what club members were finishing up their tote bags (and chatting with Fireman Tony).  Finished bags look awesome!

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Backpack Security Alert Letter / Mochila de Seguridad Carta Alerta

A backpack security alert letter has been issued, and further information can be found on the Hawthorn Dist. 73 website HERE.