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Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. is a Hit

Middle School North students performed  “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” for Elementary North, the School of Dual Language and Townline Elementary students on May 9. The students provided outstanding performances. The Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Red Queen, three versions of Alice and other well-known characters all came to life as the students skillfully acted, sang and danced.

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Criteria for Awards

Criteria for Awards

Message Regarding National School Walkouts

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Today I reach out to you as a follow-up to my February 27th letter concerning the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. We continue to hold the victims and their families in our hearts and prayers.

There is a national social media movement underway for students to protest school violence by walking out of class on March 14th and April 20th.  These walkouts have been advertised for specific times for students to participate. It is our plan for All Hawthorn School District 73 students and staff to remain in school. (Continued)


Estimados padres y guardianes,

Hoy me dirijo a ustedes después de mi carta del 27 de febrero sobre la tragedia en Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School en Florida. Continuamos manteniendo a las víctimas y sus familias en nuestros corazones y oraciones.

Se está IIevando a cabo un movimiento nacional de medios sociales para que los estudiantes protesten contra la violencia escolar al salir de la clase el 14 de marzo y el 20 de abril.  Estas protestas han sido anunciadas con horarios específicos para que los estudiantes participen.  Es nuestro plan que los estudiantes y todo el personal de Distrito Escolar 73 de Hawthorn permanezcan en la escuela. (Continued)

soup kitchen

Hundreds Visit Soup Kitchen

Desperately poor people found their way into the Robert Collins Soup Kitchen, hoping for a free meal and a helping hand. They were hungry, their clothes were tattered and soiled, and some lacked shoes for their feet. This is the scene that eighth-grade students at Middle School North helped create as part of an interactive project in which students learned about soup kitchens in the time of the Great Depression. Many of the 200 students who participated immersed themselves in their roles. They told stories of how fate forced them to visit a soup kitchen. They wore dungarees and carried hobo sticks.

“I have two kids and no money,” said Victoria L.  “I was once a doctor, but I lost my job.  We now eat food out of the trash. My kids sell apples on the street for 3 cents.”

Eighth-grade teacher Kathryn Balmes led the students through the exercise.  She served cups of broth and pieces of bread. “This is an opportunity for students to understand what it is like to stand in line for food because they have nothing,” she said.

 

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad Team Shines at Invitational

The Middle School North Science Olympiad team had a long, but fantastic day at the Rockford Christian Invitational.  They participated in 22 different events.  They won first place in Meteorology and Wright Stuff in Varsity, second place in Rocks and Minerals, and third place in Thermodynamics along with other medal placements.  Junior Varsity won first place in Anatomy Mystery Architecture, Rocks and Minerals, Wright Stuff and Thermodynamics, second place in Ecology, Experimental Design, Wright Stuff and Meteorology, and third place in Dynamic Planet and Roller Coaster, plus many other placements.

Chris

Guest Speaker Inspires Students and Staff

Eighth grade students at Middle School North listened to a presentation by Chris, who sustained a traumatic brain injury about 4 ½ years ago. He had intensive surgery and was in an induced coma for eight days. It was unclear if Chris would survive. After years of dedication and hard work, he graduated from high school and is now a junior at Columbia College. He provided words of wisdom to the eighth-grade class, encouraging them not to give up, and to do what makes them happy in life. His story was inspirational for the students and staff.

Trench Warfare

Students Learn about Trench Warfare

As the alarm bell sounded, you could hear the students yelling “Gas! Gas! Gas!” as the students in Mr. McKenzie and Ms. Balmes’ eighth-grade social studies classes learned about life in the trenches during World War I. The students were filled with high anticipation as they entered a mock Trench Warfare Simulation. Some students, armed with their homemade gas masks, were very prepared after reading selections of the book “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Remarque. They learned about the turmoil endured by the soldiers and left class that day with a greater appreciation for those who served our nation during that time.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Students Observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Middle School North had a “pink out” on Wednesday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Staff and students were dressed in pink from head to toe!

Newspaper Contest

Students Hold Newspaper Costume Contest

Eighth-grade advisories at Middle School North held their annual newspaper costume contest. The groups had a short amount of time to work together to come up with a unique design made up of only newspaper.

 

Red Ribbon Week

Students Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Middle School North students kicked off Red Ribbon Week with the theme “Drugs are a nightmare”. Staff and students had fun wearing their pajamas to school. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October.

8th Grade 2018 T-Shirt Order Form

Students: This is your ONLY opportunity to order your 8th grade t-shirt. We will have special days throughout the year when 8th graders will show their pride and wear their dark grey, short sleeve ($13.00), long sleeve ($16), hoodie ($24.00) or crew neck sweatshirt ($19.00). The back of the shirt has an “18” with all the graduates signatures on it.

Order forms with cash or check must be turned into Mrs. Stahl by Tuesday, November 7th. Checks should be made out to Hawthorn School.

You can find the information and order form HERE:

8th Grade T-Shirt Order Form 2018

Alena R. won this year’s design contest:

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basketball tryouts

Boys Basketball Tryouts – UPDATED 10/10/2017

Boys Basketball Tryouts will be held on the following dates/times below.  In order to tryout, you MUST have a current physical on file (please send to Ms. Howard – MSN school nurse).  Contact Coach McKenzie or Coach Krajewski with questions.

6th / 7th grade Boys Tryouts

  • Tuesday 10/17/17 (2:20pm – 4:30pm)
  • Wednesday 10/18/17 (2:20pm – 4:30pm)
  • Thursday 10/19/17 (2:20pm – 4:30pm)

8th grade Boys Tryouts

  • Wednesday 10/18/17 (2:20pm – 4:30pm)
  • Thursday 10/19/17 (2:20pm – 4:30pm)

Alert: Student approached

May 1, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This afternoon the district Resource Officer received a report that a white male driving a red car approached a student and offered a ride. There was no enticement or encouragement when the student refused. Please have a conversation about safety with your children. Vernon Hills Police Department has been alerted to the situation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 847-990-4215 or via email

Sincerely, Nick Brown Superintendent


 

1 de Mayo 2017

Queridos Padres y Guardianes,

Esta tarde, el Oficial de Recursos del distrito recibió un reporte de que un hombre blanco conduciendo un coche rojo se acercó a un estudiante y ofreció un paseo. No hubo estímulo ni cuando el estudiante se negó. Por favor, tenga una conversación sobre la seguridad con sus hijos sobre personas extraños. El Departamento de Policía de Vernon Hills ha sido alertado de la situación.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, por favor no dude en contactarme al 847-990-4215 o por correo electrónico a brownn@hawthorn73.org.

Sinceramente, Nick Brown Superintendente

Firefighter Rodkey Visits with 6th Graders

Firefighter Tony Rodkey visited our 6th grade science classes to teach the students about the benefits of having a home sprinkler system.  He also reviewed fire safety with the students and introduced a fire saftey and burn prevention video contest.  Visit www.countrysidefire.com for more information.  Top prize is $500 in American Express gift cards!