Last Day of School K-7 is June 6th

Due to inclement weather school closings earlier in the year, the last day of attendance for students K-7 is June 6th. It is a full day of attendance.

Open House is Big Success

The Middle School North open house on Wednesday was a great success. Performances and activities went smoothly. It was great to see parents engaged in activities and labs.


JDRF Charity Garage Sale

Where: 281 W. Camargo Ct., Vernon Hills

When: Thursday 5/16- Saturday, 5/18

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Who: Over 40 families at one address!

Proceeds will support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Students performing

“Aladdin” is all Magic

Genie, Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and the rest of the people of Agrabah came to life as Middle School North performed the musical “Aladdin, Jr.” It was clear that the cast and crew went the extra mile to make their production an amazing success. The show will be performed for the community on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Students performing

Come Experience the Magic of “Aladdin”

You won’t want to miss Middle School North’s production of “Aladdin.” Behind the scenes, students have been rehearsing, the production crew has been building and painting a beautiful set, and everyone is excited about the performance. The show will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 in the school’s cafeteria. Tickets are

$8.00 adults
$4.00 kids

2018-2019 Eagle Design

MSN Open House May 15th

Students participating in activities

Ancient Cultures Day Brings Cultures of the World to Students

Ancient Cultures Day at Middle School North was packed with engaging learning activities. Sixth grade students learned about Egyptian story telling, African drum songs, Ancient Maya writing, Indian dancing, Roman numerals and Henna, a form of body art. Students even got a chance to look at constellations in the context of Greek mythology in a Starlab that was set up in the library.

PTO Logo

Teacher Appreciation Week Sign-Up

Parents, please consider signing up to volunteer or donate for Teacher Appreciation week :

There is still time to donate money to Staff Appreciation Luncheon by going to the PTO website:

Thanks you so much for all your support of our wonderful building staff!

Lisa Funke, PTO Rep at MSN

Audience of Parents

Welcome Parents of Incoming 6th Graders

For those who were unable to attend, or those who would like to review the information shared, here is Mr. Collins’ presentation from last night’s Incoming Parents evening at Middle School North.


Middle Schools Summer Reading Program

Please be sure you read about and participate in our Summer Reading program. Below is a link with more information:

We hope you will all take some time to read and enjoy great books this summer. Those students who participate will also be entered to participate in our Summer Reading Raffle. 

Science Olympiad Team Members

Congratulations to Science Olympiad Team

Congratulations to the Hawthorn Middle North Science Olympiad team that received 7th place out of 50 teams competing at the Illinois State Science Olympiad competition on Saturday, April 13th. This was an amazing achievement in a tough competition field.  They had individual medals in seven events including two NUMBER ONE finishes in the events Battery Buggy (Luke/Rishi) and Pentathlon (Apsara/Iris/Dylan/Holly).  Other individual medal achievements: Anatomy 4th place (Anika/Christian), Herpetology (Ananya/Jessica), Water Quality (Iris/Christian), Indoor Bottle Rocket 5th place (Nitya/Adarsh) and Geocaching 4th place (Holly/Shivam).   Also, amazing top 11 performances were received by 13 students including an almost medal of 6th place in Solar System (Aleksey/Ben) and the following other results: 9th place Boomilever (Jessica/Anton), 11th place Circuit Lab (Aleksey/Brian), 11th place Crimebusters (Snigdha/Christian), 9th place Dynamic Planet (Sonia/Luke), 10th place Fossils (Anton/Hailey), 8th place Game on (Luke/Sonia), 10th place Heredity (Anika/Snigdha), 11th place Potions (Snigdha/Aleksey), 11th place Road Scholar (Rishi/Ben), 9th Place Write It Do It (Dylan/Hailey) and 10th Chemistry Clues (Lily/Aishi).  The district is so proud of these student achievements.

Bowler shoes with pins in the background

Congratulations to Bowlers

Congrats to Middle School North’s Dylan C. and Nick P. on advancing to state bowling in the individuals division! Congrats to the girls’ team on advancing to state bowling in the team division! The team includes Nitya M., Jacklyn P., Anya S., and Morgan U.

Incoming 6th Grade Chorus Enrollment Form

If your student plans to participate in Chorus during his or her 6th grade year, please read the Chorus Enrollment Letter. In order to be enrolled in Chorus, the Chorus Enrollment Form should be filled out no later than Friday, April 5th. Please click here to enroll your 5th grader in Chorus for next year. 

students competing

Scholastic Bowl

Lots of energy and excitement was in the air as Middle School North competed against Middle School South at the April 2 Scholastic Bowl tournament that took place at Middle School North. Teams worked together to answer questions related to science, math, geography, history and more. Middle School North’s A team won, but both schools did a great job.

students testing their boats

A Day at the Boat Races

Eighth grade students at Middle School North tested the velocity, acceleration, and power of their homemade boats in a contest on Tuesday. Each boat, comprised of household items such as string, pencils and styrofoam, was powered by a mousetrap. Students needed the boat to cover a distance of at least 1.5 meters in order to qualify. Students came up with creative ideas for the design of their boats. Even the Titanic was among the entries. Thankfully, there were no icebergs in sight.