Backpack Letter Coming Home Today 8/26/13

We want to make you aware of a reported incident involving students and an as-yet unidentified adult in the vicinity of Butterfield Road and Greenleaf Drive on our Village’s north side.


Fall Sports are Underway – Come Show Your Eagle Pride!

Our fall sports are off to a great start!   Our sports schedules are on-line.  Click on the Building Link and then Athletics for all your needed information.
Mark your calendars now:  Thursday, September 26, Hawthorn is hosting the largest cross country meet in the state of Illinois.  Come show you Eagle pride!  It would be great to see a lot of familiar faces at Vernon Hills High School!

Please Remember to Hydrate!

Please remember to hydrate during this end of the summer heat!

Lake County has issued a Special Weather Statement:

Late season heat expected Monday into Tuesday.  High temperatures are forecast to climb into the 90s Monday and Tuesday, possibly reaching well into the 90s on Tuesday.  The combination of the unusually hot temperatures so late in the summer, along with moderate humidity levels could result in heat indices reaching or exceeding 100 degrees.  Please be safe and drink plenty of water.

Parent Portal Information

The Parent Portal is not open for the school year yet.  Important information, as well as access information will be distributed at Curriculum Open House Night on 9/18.  Thank you for your patience.



Great First Day of School!

Dear Parents and Guardians:
Thanks for a GREAT first day of school!  We had ZERO students tardy!  That is excellent!
Please remember…
Safety first in the parking lot.  Slow down and hang up the cellular phone. 
Students and parents coming into the facility should use the two crosswalks located on the west side of the parking lot.
As always, if you need anything, please give us a call.  You are always welcome to meet with your child’s teacher(s).


Success Tips From a Middle School Principal

Get advice from a veteran educator on how to help your child succeed in middle school and beyond.

Success Tips

Corrected Dates

MN Students, here is a correction from dates sent on 8/9:

Corrected MN Dates

Mr. Collins Welcomes You All

Mr. Robert Collins, Principal at Hawthorn Middle North welcomes everyone with the following:

Intro Letter 2013-14

Middle Years: Working Together for School Success

The Sept. 2013 edition of “Middle Years” is now available.   This month’s subjects include Strategies for Success.

Middle Years, 9/2013

Common Core Mission Statement

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.  You can find information at

Common Core State Standards

Middle North Library Study Use Information

The Middle North library is available for students’ school work and quiet reading.  The following rules are in place for the good of all students and staff.

MSN Library Hours:

Morning:          Monday – Friday: 7:15 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

After School:  Monday – Thursday:    2:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

                          Friday:  2:10 p.m. –  3 p.m.


Before and After School Environment at MSN Library:

  1. Students will be asked to check into the library with their ID’s and they will receive a Library Pass.  The library is able to accommodate  a maximum of 35-40 students.
  2. We have ten computers available.  All STUDENT PRINTING should be for class work only.
  3. Since we have limited computers it is essential students learn to manage their time for school projects that are due.
  4. Students are welcome to the library to utilize the computers and resources in alignment with their school projects.
  5. Students are expected to behave in a courteous and respectful manner to other students and staff while working in the library.
  6. We promote a QUIET atmosphere and if you are working in a group setting we will ask you to work in a designated area not to distract others.
  7. Students are expected to remain in the library after school unless they have an appointment with a teacher or scheduled club or sport.
  8. They may leave to go home at anytime after school after finishing their school work.
  9. There is no FOOD or DRINK allowed in the library.
  10. No cellular devices will be utilized in the library.  If a student needs to contact a parent or a parent is contacting them they may use the library phone (847) 990-4433.

** Due to the necessity of some planned school functions and meetings, the library may be

   closed on some dates.


Check Out:

  1. Students will utilize their Student ID to check out a book.
  2. Check out is 3 weeks and they are able to RENEW the due date on the books.
  3. A 10 cents a day fine will be incurred for books which are overdue with a maximum of $2.00.  Afterwards, a students library privileges will be limited.
  4. All LOST or DAMAGED books will be the responsibility of the student.



School Supply Lists

Time to get ready!  Here are the   School Supply Lists

Middle School Math Explained

Hawthorn District #73 has been involved in the process of aligning our curriculum with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics since 2010. The content of our math courses at all levels has been adjusted and as of the 2013-2014 school year, all grades from K-8, will be aligned. Below please find the new course names and descriptions for middle school math. Our curriculum remains rigorous and through our articulation with the high schools that our students attend, we are confident that our students will continue to be well-prepared for their 9th-12th grade math courses at all levels.

For more information on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics please visit

You can find a detailed description of course offerings here: Math Course Descriptions