Entries by piotrowskil

SNOWFLAKE 2018 “WAKE UP, BE KIND, AND REPEAT”

On Friday night, Middle School North, Middle School South and Oak Grove welcomed approximately 400 students for Snowflake, a fun retreat focusing on personal and social development, promoting sound decision-making and emphasizing teens helping teens. The event was broken up into large group sessions, in which the students watched performances and presentations, and small group […]

Final Referendum Sessions Are Next Week

The community is invited to attend the final Referendum Community Information Sessions. One will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Aspen Drive Library. The final meeting will take place Friday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Village Hall. The district will share information and answer […]

Sixth grade students at Middle School North got a taste of the outdoors on October 15 as they visited Camp Duncan in Ingleside for an outdoor educational experience.

Information Meetings on Referenda Questions

The Hawthorn School District 73 Board of Education is inviting the public to a series of information meetings on the two referenda questions that will appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot.  The dates are as follows: Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Elementary North Gym, 301 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL Wednesday, October […]

Teamwork Saves the Day

Students in Middle School North’s Advisory last Friday completed a team building activity/simulation. They had to try to save their whole group from an acid spill during an earthquake. These groups were going to do everything possible to save their entire team. Great students with huge hearts!

Stepping Back in Time to Ellis Island

On September 12, the eighth-grade students in the Social Studies classes of Ms. Balmes and Mr. McKenzie went back in time to experience “Ellis Island.”  The simulation allowed students to better understand the immigrant experience. The students enjoyed role-playing processors and immigrants as they made their way through the checkpoints of “Ellis Island.”  Many students were able […]

Smooth Sailing at Middle School North

Things are running smoothly at Middle School North, which has been in session for about a week. Everyone has their procedures down, including the students who are new to sixth grade. New teachers, including Ms. Zhang, Ms. Etherton, Ms. Robledo-Zak and Mr. Miranda, are settling in. Returning teachers are setting the tone for another great […]

Middle School North Promotion Ceremony

The pride could be seen on the students’ faces as they marched down the aisles during Middle School North’s Promotion Ceremony on May 29. The Middle School North Orchestra played “Best of Journey” and the 7/8 Grade Chorus sang “Closer to the Flame.” Members of the Board of Education and Administration presented the certificates. There […]

Hawthorn School District 73 Superintendent Accepts Position in Indiana

Superintendent Nick Brown has resigned from Hawthorn School District 73 effective June 30 to accept a new position in Indiana to be closer to family. “I really enjoyed my time at Hawthorn and appreciate all the work the staff does for all our students,” Brown said.  “We have great parents, students, staff and community.” The Board […]

Students Learn About Career Paths

Eighth-grade students at Middle School North learned about a wide variety of careers at today’s Career Fair. Thanks to volunteers, students learned about careers in advertising/sales, cosmetology, fashion design, firefighting, journalism, law, nursing, the military, aviation, programming and real estate.