Students competing

Sixth Grade Team Scores Big in Battle of the Books

Middle School North held its Battle of the Books last week. This is a reading incentive program in which students read specific books and then must answer questions correctly during a competition to gain points. Three teams (sixth, seventh and eighth grades) competed for first place. The sixth grade team won first place!  They will compete against Middle School South in April.

spelling bee participants

Congrats to Spelling Bee Participants

Congratulations to Middle School North students Ryan D. and Wesley E. who participated in the SMSC spelling bee at Wauconda Middle School. They did their best against more than 40 great spellers.

Important Student Testing Dates Information

IAR Testing Dates: Save the Date (IAR) Illinois Assessment of Readiness testing dates:

  • 4/3 – ELA 7:40 – 9:50
  • 4/4 – ELA   7:40 – 9:50
  • 4/8 – Math 7:40 – 9:20
  • 4/9 – Math  7:40 – 9:20
  • 4/10 – Math  7:40 – 9:20

Please make your best efforts to ensure that your student is in attendance on these dates. If you need to schedule an appointment for these dates, kindly make the appointment after 11:00am on these dates.


Last Call: Order your 2018/19 Yearbook by April 1st

April 1st is the deadline to order your 2018/19 Yearbook from ED Clark.  Follow the link below and assure you get your yearbook when it comes in this spring.

MSN Yearbook Order

MathCount Competition

Middle School North had a MATHCOUNT NATIONWIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH PROGRAM . We had 12 students who participated in this competition.1st place (Champion)  is -Aleksey L. 7th grade 2nd place-Grace T. 7th grade

The CHAPTER MATHCOUNT COMPETITION was held during the month of FEB and we had a team of 4 and 8 individuals who participated in the competition.Congratulations to all the students who participated in the MATHCOUNT COMPETITION.Team Members:

Grace T.- 7th grade
Aleksey L.- 7th grade
Stephen P.- 6th grade
Eeman D. -6th grade

Individual participants:
Aishi A., Zoe M., Sona S., Dhriti H., Ananya K., Saloni K., Anya S., Kaushik Y.,

Well done!

1-2-3 Andrés! is Coming!

Hosted by Hawthorn School of Dual Language, come enjoy an evening with 1-2-3 Andrés on Friday, March 8th, from 6:30-7:30 pm at School of Dual Language.

Andrés Salguero, better known as 1-2-3 Andrés, is one of the most exciting new voices on the family music scene in the US and Latin America. Andrés brings to audiences joyful sounds, passion for bilingualism and a high energy love of music that gets kids singing and dancing in Spanish and English.

Science Olympiad Team

Science Olympiad Team Qualifies for State

Bravo to our Science Olympiad team! These scientists won the regional and qualified for state. Thanks to coaches Frayman and Hartnett and to the 20-plus volunteers. The team will be heading to the University of Illinois in April! 

volley ball team

Congratulations to Boys Volleyball Team

Congratulations are in store for the sixth/seventh grade boys volleyball team at Middle School North. They took first place in our Conference Tournament! They beat Lake Zurich South in a clean two games to win!

Students performing

Jazz Festival Was in Full Swing

Bravo Chuck Naffier, Pat Cantagallo and the Middle School South and Middle School North Jazz Band students on a wonderful performance Wednesday night at the Vernon Hills High School Jazz Festival! Our directors and students did an outstanding job performing this evening!

orchestra students

Special Guest Visits Eighth-grade Orchestra

Dr. Allan Dennis, founder and musical director of Midwest Young Artists, worked with the Middle School North eighth grade orchestra today. 

The Middle Years: Respect-The 4th R

Treating people with respect can help your tween form strong relationships. Here is the March edition of The Middle Years for your reading pleasure.


Congratulations and Good Luck to Our Wrestlers

Last Saturday, Hawthorn Middle School North hosted IESA Regional Wrestling where Middle North took 2nd place overall! We had 4-1st place finishers, 4-2nd place finishers, 5 – 3rd place finishers, and 1-4th place finisher. The team displayed excellent sportsmanship and wrestled well! The following athletes will be wrestling this weekend at the IESA Sectional Meet and hopefully advancing to state: Luke B., Miguel D., Matt D., Jackson G., Abisai H., Fidel J., Alex L., Jack M., Derek O., Collin S., Jordan S., Giacomo U. and Paulius V. Congratulations and good luck to our wrestlers!

Illinois Assessment of Readiness

Our students take federally required assessments every spring. These assessments help us understand how our students are growing academically, compared to their peers across the state. This year, the English language arts and math assessment for grades 3-8 is called the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR).

You can find full information on this assessment in the following document. If you have any questions about this IAR please reach out to Hawthorn Middle School North office.

Students performing

Combined Band Concert is Splendid Event

The bands at Middle School North came together for a concert on Feb. 19. Bravissimo to the students and Maestro Cantagallo.

8th Grade Promotion Pictures 2/19

8th Graders reminder: 8th grade promotion pictures will be taken on Tuesday, February 19th. All students must be photographed for the 2019 class composite picture. Dress code: Boys need to wear a shirt with a collar and tie for the gown picture. No jeans please. Girls wear appropriate dress clothes. No jeans please.