Zoom Screen Shot of Math Team

Math Team Members Excel in National Competitions

Middle School North’s Math Club members are doing a great job competing in national MATHCOUNTS competitions.  MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to US middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving. Congratulations to Stephen P., an eighth grade student, who qualified and successfully competed in the 2021 MATHCOUNT Chapter Invitational Competition. This invitational was only for those students who had made it to the top 20%.

Congratulations to the Math Club members for all their hard work, which continues to pay off. This is the third year that the Math Club has participated in MATHCOUNTS. This year’s team includes:

Aadit B. -7th grade
Aishi A. – 8th grade
Anya S. – 8th grade
Arnav G. – 6th grade (3rd top scorer)
Eeman D. – 8th grade
Emma J. – 7th grade
Evan C. – 7th grade
Lucas J. – 6th grade
Meera D. – 6th grade
Shreya M. – 8th grade
Shruthi M. – 8th grade
Stephen C. – 7th grade
Stephen P. – 8th grade (1st top scorer)
Zoe M. – 8th grade (2nd top scorer)

Picture Day

School Picture Day Is Coming

Good Afternoon Hawthorn Parents,

Your children’s picture day is approaching fast.  We will be in your schools the first 2 weeks of March, please watch your school’s website for your child’s picture day!

Zoom screen announcing winning teams

Science Olympiad Team Heads Toward Regionals

The Middle School North Science Olympiad Team received 3rd place and 5th Place out of 22 teams at the West Ottawa Virtual Invitational on February 13th, 2021.  We are so proud of their continued accomplishments as they head toward regionals.  

Individual Medal Winners are as follows:
6th Place Anatomy Aarush / Aditya
2nd Place Circuit Lab Arushi / Stephen
4th Place Circuit Lab Zoe / Aadit
2nd Place Crime Busters Kristina / Tamara
3rd Place Crime Busters Arushi / Naina  1st time 6th grade winner!!!
2nd Place Density Lab Eeman / Diya
4th Place Density Lab Stephen / Prabdohan 1st time 6th grade winner!! 
4th Place Disease Detectives Om / Anya
1st Place Dynamic Planet Eeman / Ashva
2nd Place Experimental Design Zoe / Sashank / John Z 1st time 6th grade winner!!!
6th Place Food Science Arushi / Madelyn
6th Place Fossils Anya / Michael 1st time 6th grade winner!!!
1st Place Heredity Om / Madelyn
1st Place Machines Stephen / Naina  1st time 6th grade winner!!!
4th Place Machines  Zoe / Sashank
4th Place Meteorology Aadit / Ashva
2nd Place Ornithology Anya / Emma 1st time 6th grade winner!!
3rd Place RFTS Kristina / Ashva
3rd Place Road Scholar Eeman / Adin
3rd Place Water Quality Hamiz / Aarush
3rd Place Write It CAD IT Lucas / Emma

Additionally, Middle North received second place overall out of 36 teams at the Kildeer invitational. The other two teams were 11th and 28th overall.  We are so proud of our kids for virtually competing and everything that they do!

5th Place Overall Circuit Lab Amelie Arushi 
3rd Place Overall Crime Busters Arushi / Kristina
2nd Place JV Anatomy Zoe / Anya (8th place overall)
4th Place JV Anatomy  Sophia / Aarush
1st Place Overall Density Lab Eeman / Aishi
1st Place Overall Disease Detectives Om / Rodrigo
2nd Place Overall Dynamic Planet Eeman / Aishi
3rd Place JV and 4th Place Overall Dynamic Planet Shivam / Ashva
3rd Place JV Elastic Glider Rohit
6th Place Overall Experimental Design Zoe / Madelyn / Rodrigo
3rd Place Overall Food Science Arushi / Madelyn
2nd Place Overall Fossils Tamara / Ashva
5th Place Overall Fossils Om / Anya
1st Place Overall Heredity Om / Rodrigo
2nd Place Overall Game On Aditya / Jonathan  Way to Go!
2nd Place Overall Meteorology Aishi / Kristina
2nd Place JV  Meteorology Ashva / Aadit
3rd Place Mission Possible Cal
6th Place Overall Ornithology Cal / Anya
3rd Place Overall Ping Pong Parachute Shivam / Rohit
2nd Place Overall RFTS Aishi / Kristina
7th Place Overall / 3rd Place RFTS JV Ashva / Tamara
4th Place Overall Road Scholar Eeman / Kristina
2nd Place JV Water Quality Aarush / Rohit

Donate Blood Graphic

Support Community Blood Drive in Honor of Principal Robert Collins

A blood drive has been organized in honor of Principal Robert Collins. It will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Vernon Hills Park District, 635 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills. Show your love this Valentine’s Day by donating your blood in honor of Robert Collins. To make an appointment, use the link below:


MSN Messenger – 1/31/2021

January 31, 2021

Dear 6th Grade Students and Parents/Guardians:

We are so excited to welcome our in-person “Track A Hybrid” students tomorrow morning!  We have staff that will be stationed inside and outside the building to help you find your way and answer questions. Go Eagles!

Here are a few reminders:

  • Please be sure you complete the self-certification/lunch process between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Please be sure your chromebook is fully charged.
  • Please be sure to have a face covering.  
  • If you are taking the bus:
    • Please be at your scheduled bus stop at least 10 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time.  You can view your pick-up time and bus stop location in your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Please be patient the first few weeks as the bus drivers establish routines.  
  • If you are being dropped off:
    • Please be sure to have a sign with your name and grade. Please display the sign when you are curbside for a staff member to check before exiting your vehicle.  
  • Advisory starts at 7:40 a.m. sharp.
  • Dismissal is at 2:10 p.m.

Here is information that has been shared previously for your review:

  • Please click here to review the hybrid/remote information that was shared on January 25th. 
  • Our District 73 Return to Learning Family Handbook is also available in English and Espanol.
  • Please click here for a virtual tour of Middle School North.  Thank you to our TRY students for creating this awesome video.  


Dr. Motsenbocker- interim principal 

Ms. Stern – Assistant Principal