Student Chromebook Summer Process

Dear Parents and Students,

This letter contains important changes to Hawthorn’s Chromebook collection process.

Current 6th and 7th graders will keep their devices over the summer.  (See below for information about summer maintenance.)

Students moving out of the District should turn their Chromebook, charger (both pieces), case and strap in at the Resource Center on their last day of attendance.

All current 8th graders will turn in their Chromebooks on May 23, 2019.

Prior to turning in your Chromebook:

  • Thoroughly clean your Chromebook case.
  • Report Chromebook damage (e.g. missing or non-functioning keys, damaged screens, cracks, etc) to personnel in the Resource Center.
  • Be certain you have the following items to turn in on your scheduled collection date/time:
    • CLEAN Chromebook Case
    • Chromebook Case Strap
    • Chromebook Charger (both pieces)
    • Your student ID
  • Students will be charged for missing items (including chargers) and for any repairs not covered under warranty/optional insurance.

Fees assessed for damage or missing parts:

Chromebook missing or unrepairable            $300

Chromebook damage (casing/parts)                $45 (approx)

Chromebook Case student damage/missing            $34

Charger (District issued) damaged/missing            $35

If you have any questions – please contact your school’s Library Media Center.

Summer Chromebook Repairs

If your Chromebook is damaged or does not function properly over the summer, please send an email to  In your email, please include the following:

  • Student name.
  • The asset number of the Chromebook (found on the bottom of the Chromebook).
  • A detailed description of the issue.

A member of the tech department will respond to your email with further steps.

Please be on the lookout for additional communication from the District regarding Chromebook usage over the summer.

Hawthorn School District 73


Estimados padres y alumnos,

Esta carta contiene cambios importantes en el proceso de recopilación de Chromebook de Hawthorn.

Los estudiantes de 6º y 7º grado actuales mantendrán sus dispositivos durante el verano. (Consulte a continuación para obtener información sobre el mantenimiento de verano.)

Los estudiantes que se muden del Distrito deben entregar su Chromebook, cargador (ambas piezas), estuche y correa en el Centro de Recursos en su último día de asistencia.

Todos los estudiantes de octavo grado actuales entregarán sus Chromebooks el 23 de mayo de 2019.

Antes de entregar tu Chromebook:

  • Limpia a fondo tu estuche de Chromebook.
  • Informe al personal del Centro de recursos sobre daños en el Chromebook (por ejemplo, claves faltantes o que no funcionan, pantallas dañadas, grietas, etc.).
  • Asegúrese de tener los siguientes elementos para entregar en la fecha / hora de su colección programada:
    • Estuche de cromo limpio
    • Correa de la caja de Chromebook
    • Cargador Chromebook (ambas piezas)
    • Su identificación de estudiante
  • Se les cobrará a los estudiantes los artículos faltantes (incluidos los cargadores) y las reparaciones que no estén cubiertas por la garantía / seguro opcional.

Tasas evaluadas por daños o piezas faltantes:

Chromebook falta o no se puede reparar                  $300

Daño del Chromebook (carcasa / partes)                  $45 (approx)

Chromebook Case student damage/missing                  $34

Cargador (emitido por el distrito) dañado / desaparecido    $35

Reparaciones Chromebook de verano

Si su Chromebook está dañado o no funciona correctamente durante el verano, envíe un correo electrónico a En su correo electrónico, por favor incluya lo siguiente:

  • Nombre del estudiante.
  • El número de activo del Chromebook (que se encuentra en la parte inferior del Chromebook).
  • Una descripción detallada del problema.

Un miembro del departamento de tecnología responderá a su correo electrónico con más pasos.

Esté atento a las comunicaciones adicionales del Distrito sobre el uso del Chromebook durante el verano.

Districto de la escuela del espino 73

Civil War Day reenactments

Civil War Day Starts with a Bang

Seventh grade students at Middle School North were treated to a day of Civil War reenactments. They watched a Civil War era cannon go off, and listened to actors portraying characters such as President Lincoln, General Lee, Mary Todd Lincoln, a surgeon and a preacher from the South. Students joined in the fun. They played a vintage form of baseball and learned how to keep a battle line straight.

students receiving awards

Congratulations to Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 227 students who received awards this morning at the Eighth Grade Awards event at Middle School North.

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.