Middle School North Award

Middle School North Takes a First in Attendance Rates

Middle School North took a first place award in the 2017 Attendance Week Competition. The school had a 98% attendance rate. The Student Council represented the school at the awards event.


Chromebook 11

DEADLINE-EXTENDED to 10/15/17 Supplemental Insurance for Chromebooks

Hawthorn Middle North has chosen Worth Ave. Group as the vendor of choice to insure the school-issued devices given to students.  Insurance with Worth Ave. group will protect the device and charging cables against the assortment of incidents listed on the PDF attached and will provide full replacement cost coverage for devices that are stolen or damaged beyond repair.  There is no limit to the number of claims that can be filed during the policy term and coverage is transferable to a replacement unit.  It is a voluntary policy that will cover the device. The cost is $22/year. Parents must complete the purchase with credit card online by October 15th. 2017.

Insurance Flyer

Sew what Club

See What the “Sew What” Club is Doing

The Sew What Club at Middle School North is starting its first project of the year. The students are decorating canvas tote bags. Some students are drawing their own designs while others are using tape to create patterns. These designs will be painted with acrylic paint.


Brief Alert

This morning there was a suspicious black car we believe to be a Lincoln possibly taking photos of students as they entered school. The car was parked off of school property. Please take extra caution and keep a watchful eye. Inform our Resource Officer Jon Paret or the Vernon Hills Police Department if you see anything out of the ordinary.

Snowflake 2017 for 7th & 8th Graders – Registration Extended to 9/27

Operation Snowflake seeks to bring together middle school youth, community professionals and other caring adults to develop a trusting relationship and provide a framework of understanding of oneself and of others. The program also strives to teach youth valuable skills that develop healthy peer relationships, promote responsible decision-making and resist negative peer pressure.

*CaringandSharing*NewFriends*NewIdeas*NewSkills* *HugsandFuzzies*AGoodTime*

LOCATION: Hawthorn Middle School South

600 Aspen Drive

Vernon Hills, IL 60016

DATE: Friday, October 13, 2017

TIME: Students: 2:15 – 10:00pm
(students will walk to Middle South with staff)

Parents: 7:15 – 10:00pm (Speaker, dessert & coffee)

FEE: $25.00 Per Student

Registration is due by Sept. 27th

(Fee includes student dinner, snack, t-shirt and materials)
You can find all the information here:

Snowflake Info and Forms 2017

MSN Students Step Up to Help

The Hawthorn North Student Council rocked out our hurricane drive.  Thanks to all for donating the past week!  We have tons of school supplies, water bottles, canned foods, socks, underwear, paper goods to ship off to Texas!  It was a close race between 6th and 8th grade, but 7th grade pulled it off with a total of 1,020 items collected!


– 6th grade Total Collected: 579 items

– 7th grade Total Collected: 1,020 items (WINNERS!)

– 8th grade Total Collected: 600 items

Parents Invitation to Google Classroom

Dear Middle School Parents/Guardians,

Within the next few days, you should be receiving an email from Google Classroom inviting you to receive “Email Summaries” for your student. These summaries can be sent to you daily, weekly, or you can opt out of receiving them.

You can learn more about Guardian Email Summaries here: http://tinyurl.com/gclass73

MSN Google Invitation – ENG

MSN Google Invitation – Español


You will need to make sure you logged into your personal email account, and your account only, when you accept this invitation. Please log out of any other Google/Gmail accounts before accepting the invitation. If you do not take this step, the parent summaries from Google Classroom will be sent to the wrong account.

Items left on the Bus

Any ChromeBooks or electronic devices left on the bus must be picked up at Lakeside Transportation, 2794 Northwestern Avenue, Waukegan, IL   60087. For GPS purposes, please enter 2800 Northwestern Avenue, Waukegan, IL   60087

AWE: Accelerated Weekend Experience

Hawthorn District 73 is offering a unique learning opportunity for academically talented students in grades 3 through 8.  In collaboration with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development, the Accelerated Weekend Experience (AWE) program provides challenging, hands-on, in-depth exploration for those passionate about the subjects in science, technology and engineering.

The two-day AWE courses will be held at Hawthorn Middle School NORTH, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., both Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th.

See full information here:

AWE Parent Information Letter

coding robotic balls

Coding Sphero Robotic Balls

Eighth grade STEM students have been learning how to code the Sphero robotic balls. After much practice, they are now working on their own projects demonstrating their knowledge of Oval coding language. The boys are coding Sphero to go through a maze, while the girls chose to code Sphero to “release all the animals in their cages” (knock over the cups) so the poachers cannot get them and send them away to zoos!

Welcome to Ellis Island

On September 8, the eighth-grade students in Ms. Balmes’ and Mr. McKenzie’s Social Studies classes learned about the immigrant experience by role playing scenes representing the process that took place on Ellis Island.