Zoom screen of Scores

Science Olympiad Team Scores High and Medals in New Events

Middle North’s Science Olympiad Team attended the Badger Invitational and received 4th place out of 57 teams from all over the country.  The other three teams were 11th, 22nd and 45th.  We are very proud of our students for virtually participating and even medaling in new events.

MEDAL PLACEMENTS (up to 8th Place receive medals)
Circuit Lab 8th Place Zoe /  Evan   (10th place Arushi /Stephen)
Code Busters 10th Place Shaila / Adin / Aadit  Way to go!!
Density Lab 6th Place Aishi / Eeman
Digital Structures 9th Place Anya
Disease Detectives 5th Place Om / Rodrigo   (11th Place Ryan / Aarush)
Experimental Design 3rd Place Zoe / Madelyn / Rodrigo
Food Science 11th Place   Madelyn / Rohit
Game On  8th Place Hamiz / Aditya
Geocaching 7th Place Aadit / Emma
Geocaching 3rd Place Shruthi / Pratham
Geocaching 2nd Place Cal / Eeman
Horticulture 4th Place Raghav / Hamiz
Horticulture 5th Place Shivam / Anya
Horticulture 11th Place Gobind / Adin
Meteorology 11th Place Aishi / Kristina
Mystery Build 8th Place Rohit / Cal (10th Place Raghav / Srishanth)
Mission Possible 11th Place Cal / Evan
Ornithology 3rd Place Anya / Cal
RFTS: 5th Place Aishi / Kristina
RFTS 6th Place Ashva / Raghav
Solar Power: 4th Place: Aarush / Pratham
Solar Power: 5th Place Anya / Shivam
Virology 10th Place Om / Rodrigo
Virology 11th Place Serena / Sophia
Water Quality 11th Place Aarush / Hamiz
Write IT CAD It 9th Place Lucas / Edy WAY TO GO!!!!!

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. A special congratulations goes to Stephen P. who made it to the top 20% and has been selected for the MATHCOUNT Invitational. He will be competing against other MATHCOUNT competitors on Feb 25. Wishing Stephen P. good luck !!!!

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

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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

Olympiad team Zoom photo

Another Achievement for the Science Olympiad Team

Congratulations to the Middle North Science Olympiad team! They received the 8th place school trophy for the University of Chicago Science Olympiad Invitational. This is the first time that Middle North has placed as a school at the University of Chicago Invitational. We are very proud of our students’ hard work.


3rd Place Anatomy: Zoe / Anya
4th Place: Disease Detectives: Om / Rodrigo
8th Place: Dynamic Planet: Aishi / Eeman
7th Place: Experimental Design: Zoe / Madelyn / Stephen
7th Place: Fossils: Anya / Tamara
7th Place: Ornithology: Anya / Shruthi
7th Place: Water Quality: Aarush / Cal

Free Meals Available

Free Meals Available
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VHHS Class of 2025 Orientation Zoom Webinar

Dear Parents or Guardians of the VHHS Class of 2025:

We are very excited that you will be joining the Vernon Hills High School family. On Thursday, January 21st at 7:00 p.m., we will be hosting our 8th Grade Orientation Zoom Webinar for both parents and students.

The 2021 VHHS virtual 8th grade orientation will be held on January 21st at 7:00 pm. Please use this Zoom Webinar Link to access the event.

Estimados Padres o Guardianes de la Clase VHHS de 2025:

Estamos muy emocionados de que se una a la familia de Vernon Hills High School. El jueves 21 de enero a las 7:00 p.m., organizaremos nuestro seminario web de Zoom de orientación de 8 grados para padres y estudiantes.

Disponemos de interpretación simultánea para participantes que hablan español.

  • Interpretación simultánea está disponible a través de una línea telefónica para conferencias.
  • Para tener acceso a interpretación, favor de llamar al número 425.436.6329 y marcar 2594583#
Yearbooks on Sale Now

It’s Yearbook Order Time

It is time to order the yearbook! They are $21 and need to be ordered by March 15th!


School ID:95685

MHS Class of 2025 Invitation

Dear Parents or Guardians of the MHS Class of 2025:

Welcome to Mundelein High School! We are very excited that you will be joining the MHS family. We are looking forward to assisting your student in making the important transition from middle school to high school. On Thursday, January 21st at 6:30 pm, we will host our Class of 2025 Night at Mundelein High School for both parents and students. We will provide an overview of all the robust academic and extracurricular opportunities MHS has to offer.

Zoom screen with students

Science Olympiad Team Continues to Excel

The Hawthorn Middle North Science Olympiad team has been very busy competing virtually in the National Science Olympiad practice which featured more than 174 teams from across the country.  The National Science Olympiad Invitational was the first invitational that was mostly 6th and 7th graders who did a great job. All teams placed in the top half at 21st, 64th, and 74th place.  

Recognition to: 
Crime Busters: 29th Place: Naina / Ryan
CyberSecurity: 11th place: Anya/ Adin, 16th place: Aadit/Aarush,
Experimental Analysis: 26th Place: Madelyn Arya Stephen, 36th Place: Zoe Serena Srishanth
Game On: 3rd Place: Om/Anya
Ornithology: 10th Place: Anya/Cal
Heredity: 36th Place: Om / Diya
Helicopters: 16th place: Cal/Sanjit 
Mission Possible: 16th place: Shruthi / Evan
Game On: 22nd place: 6th grade team of Aarav / Lucas

There were many more recognitions and we are proud of all of our competitors!

The Middle North School Science Olympiad competed in two virtual invitationals on Saturday, January 9th in the Ohio Westlake Invitational and the first ever New Mexico Socorro Invitational.  Middle North received 4th place out of 61 teams in the superscore division which recognized students’ achievements in all of the categories of builds, trials, and studies.  

Special Recognition: 

3rd Place Anatomy: Anya / Zoe  
2nd Place Machines: Stephen 
3rd Place Meteorology: Kristina / Ashva 

RFTS: 8th Place: Kristina / Aishi
Machines Build: 5th Place: Rohit / Zoe
Solar Power: 5th Place: Aarush / Aishi, 2nd Place: Sashank
Code Busters: 10th Place: Aarush / Adin / Jonathan 
Experimental Design: 9th Place: Zoe / Rodrigo
Machines Written: 10th Place: Tamara
Ornithology: 10th Place: Aadit/ Anya 

All students worked hard and deserve praise!

8th Grade T-Shirts

8th Grade Shirts Are On Sale!

8th grade shirts are officially on sale. The front of the shirt will feature Olivia T’s winning design, while the back will include all the 8th graders names.