‘EL GRUPO FOLKLÓRICO MÉXICO’!   ¡Vengan a disfrutar una noche de baile folklórico y la cultura mexicana!

Come and enjoy a night of folkloric dance and Mexican culture!

  • Friday, November 30th
  • School of Dual Language / Townline School
  • 6:30-7:30 pm

Hosted by the School of Dual Language, we hope you will join us for this high energy, fun evening.

Folkloric Night-English

Folkloric Night – Español

Visit the Book Fair at Middle School North

Monday, November 19th 2:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m.

Books will be on display in the cafeteria available for purchase Monday during conferences.

The online Book Fair runs November 14th through November 27th

We will be collecting monetary donations for “All for Books” in the main office from now until November 20th.

Thank you for supporting the MSN Book Fair!

FREE Online Tutoring from Cook Memorial Library

It is that time of year again! It seems like all of our students and their families are looking for ways to boost their grade and get extra academic help.

In case you didn’t know, Cook Memorial Library offers free online tutoring and homework help to any student that has a library card. This tutoring allows our students to chat online with a real person (No robo tutors here!) and ask questions using an interactive chat window. This tutoring service covers all subject areas including Spanish, Writing and Grammar/Proof Reading assistance.
Students in trenches

Life in the Trenches

While studying World War I, students in Mr. McKenzie and Ms. Balmes’ social studies classes at Middle School North enjoyed an experiential learning experience in trench warfare. Students explored trench warfare photographs and diagrams, learned about chemical warfare, and constructed gas masks for the experience. On the day of the event, students were read excerpts from “All Quiet on the Western Front” as they digested the fear, anticipation, and yes, even boredom brought on because of life in the trenches.

Important ESSA Information Letter from Principal Collins

The State of IL released its newly updated IL School Report Card on Oct. 31, 2018.  This report card is aligned with our nation’s federal education law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  This year, Middle School North has earned a Tier 1 designation.  This means our performance, as measured by the Illinois ESSA Plan has no underperforming student subgroups and is performing at the top 10% of the State of Illinois.  Please read the following letters for full and complete information regarding this ESSA designation.

ESSA Letter from Principal Collins

ESSA Dist 73 & State of IL Letter

Having Fun at the MSN Pep Assembly

A Letter from the Middle North Nurse

Dear Parent or Guardian:
A case of mononucleosis has been reported in your child’s school.

Estimados Padres:

Se ha reportado un caso de mononucleosis en la escuela de su hijo.

Mono-Hawthorn Middle School North

Chemist Provides Overview on Water Distribution Systems

Chemist Tanya Lubner-Brumer, Director of Professional Certification and Training with the Water Quality Association, gave presentations on water quality to Middle School North’s eighth-grade classes. She spoke about the point-of-use/point-of-entry water treatment industry, giving important information to students on how water is treated and distributed. One of the things she said is that the water in Vernon Hills comes from Chicago through 118 miles of water mains and six storage reservoirs. It takes many engineers and chemists to ensure the water quality stays at specific standards.

Snowflake Event Presentation


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 sessions, in which they engaged in activities led by high school students and adults. A special shout out to the 40+ staff members and 40 high school volunteers for facilitating groups and working with the students to focus on ways to “wake up, be kind, and repeat”. Lastly, thank you to all of the parents who allowed their students to attend and/or joined us for the parent piece at the end of the evening.

Order Your 8th Grade T-Shirt Today!

Students: This is your ONLY opportunity to order your 8th grade t-shirt. We will have special days throughout the year when 8th graders will show their pride and wear their custom t-shirts.

Order forms with cash or check must be turned into Mrs. Stahl by Tuesday, 
November 7th.

You can find the order form and info here:

T-Shirt Order Form 2019


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 the community’s questions about the referendum at these meetings.

For more information, visit the District’s referendum website at: If you have questions, please send an email to:

Camp Duncan

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.

Key to 73 – Hawthorn Education Foundation hosts OKTOBERFEST!

Join us:
When: Friday, October 19, 2018

Where: Viper Alley
275 Parkway Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Time: 6:30-10:30pm
What: Appetizers, live entertainment, silent auction (all included in your ticket cost)  + cash bar.
Cost: $40.00 per ticket or two for $73.00 (get it?  – D#73)
Where do the funds go?  All the money will go back to classrooms through a grant process rewarding innovation at Hawthorn.

Red Ribbon Week is 10/22-31

Red Ribbon Week is filled with fun so dress for success on these special theme days:

October 22 is Pajama Day     Theme: “Drugs are a nightmare”

October 23 is Hawaiian Day  Theme: “Don’t hula around with drugs”

October 24 is Wear Pink        Theme: “Drugs/ one likes you”

October 25 is Sports Day       Theme: “Knock drugs outta da park”

October 26 is Color Wars       8th: black, 7th: blue 6th: yellow

October 29 is Decade Day     Theme: Clean decade’s; clean livin

October 30 is Neon Day          Theme: “No drugs = being lit”

October 31 is Halloween          Theme: “Scare away drugs”