2020 Polar Heart Rate Presentation

You can find the presentation from last night’s Polar Heart Rate presentation at Middle School South here. Thank you to all who attended.


The middle-level physical education departments from Middle School North and Middle School South will present information regarding the purpose and implementation of the Polar Heart Rate program as it relates to student health, personalized learning, improved academic performance, and the Illinois State Physical Education Standards.  The information meeting is scheduled for February 19th starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School South gymnasium.  

Musical Auditions!

The Musical this year is Shrek Jr! Auditions will be in the choir room after school on February 24 (Students with last names starting with A-K) and Feb 25 (Last names L-Z). Please prepare 30 seconds-1 minute of a song (with karaoke track) that best reflects your skills. This is an acting audition as well, so please perform while you sing! Once you are done singing you will be free to go home. Callbacks will be Feb 27.
QUESTIONS? Please email either Musical director, Ms. Candocia: o.candocia@gmail.com or Music Director, Mrs. O’Connor: oconnord@hawthorn73.org
We can’t wait to see you there!! 

Ill child

Sick Day Guidelines

To help prevent the spread of illness, the Lake County Health Department provides guidelines to help with your decision on whether or not to send your child to school. Sometimes it can be challenging to make the right choice.

Book Fair Digital Payment Options

No cash on hand the day of the Book Fair? No worries – Scholastic Book Fairs® is now offering Book Fair eWallet as a new payment option.

Simply set up an account and have funds immediately available for your child to shop the Book Fair. Safe and secure – it’s easy shopping with Book Fair eWallet.

You can find all the information here.

Students at Science Olympiad

Students Earn Plenty of Awards at Science Olympiad

Congratulations to the Hawthorn Middle North Science Olympiad Team that received 5th place out of 43 teams in the Kildeer Invitational on Saturday, February 8th.  The team received a Varsity 1st place finish in Fossils by Adarsh/ Hailey and 2nd overall place finishes in Anatomy/Physiology (Christian/Ananya), Machines (Christian/Aleksey), and Reach for the Stars (Be/Aleksey).  It received 3rd place overall finishes in Circuit Lab (Ben/Aleksey), Density Lab (Trey/Aleksey), Experimental Design (Srishanth/Madelyn/Zoe), and Disease Detectives (Om/Rodrigo).  The team received many more medal placements in both divisions. Way to go Middle North!!

It’s Spirit Week!

Culminating in our pep assembly on Friday (2/14) it is Spirit Week and we are also holding our fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Here is the calendar for some fun!

  • 2/10 PJ Day!!!!
  • 2/11 Crazy hat/Crazy Sock Crazy Hair Crazy Day
  • 2/12 Sports Day
  • 2/14 – 8th White, 7th Red, 6th Pink…color wars for pep assembly!

Parent University: Communicating with Your Teen

Parents, you are invited to attend our first Parent University meeting. A presentation by speaker and educators Ellie Whelan, followed by a group discussion and Q&A.

Wednesday, Feb. 19th from 6:30-8:00 pm. Mundelein High School Media Center.

Register for this informative event at https:forms.gle/ZdQN2TZRjdaQ4z7H7

Spring Picture Day at MSN

Good Afternoon,

Your child’s picture day is right around the corner. You are now able to pre-order your child’s photo by clicking on the link below.


As a special BONUS to you… if you pre-order online BEFORE picture day, you will receive FREE personalization. (Just make sure that you select it when ordering.)


Buenas tardes, El día de la toma fotográfica de su niño se aproxima rápidamente. Ahora usted puede ordenar su foto con anticipación. OFERTA: Si ordena su foto PREVIO al día programado de la toma fotográfica usted recibirá una oferta especial:

Personalización GRATIS! (Asegúrese en seleccionar esta opción al hacer su orden)




Student Learning Data in PowerSchool Parent Portal

Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s),     

We hope this message finds you well! The purpose of this email is to share information regarding  student learning data posted to your secure account in our PowerSchool Parent Portal. 

During our last school year, we expanded our use of the PowerSchool Parent Portal to digitally post report cards for both our middle and elementary school families. Benefits to posting report cards via this secure portal include more timely reporting to parents, as well as easy parent access to both current and past reports. Online report cards are also environmentally friendly! This year, to further streamline our communication with all district families, your child’s standardized assessment reports will also post to this same portal. Digital distribution of these reports reflects a more secure and private method of communication, is environmentally friendly, and provides you with easy, anytime access to your child’s assessment results. 

At this time, you will find the following assessment reports posted to your secure account in our PowerSchool Parent Portal:

  • FastBridge earlyReading and earlyMath  grades K-1 only
    This assessment was administered in January to all kindergarten and 1st grade students. 
  • Measures of Academic Progress (MAP Growth) grades 2-8 only
    This assessment was administered in January to all 2nd – 8th grade students. 

When reviewing your child’s assessment reports, it may prove helpful to access our  Hawthorn District #73 Assessment Guide (English or Spanish). This guide provides detailed information about the purpose and frequency of each assessment, as well as a section titled, “How do I read my child’s report?” for many of the assessments listed. You are also welcome to review our district’s assessment letter (English or Spanish), which was shared with all families earlier this school year. 

Please click these instructions (English or Spanish) to learn how to access your child’s assessment reports via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy of your child’s assessment reports, please contact your child’s school office so that we may honor your request. 

Thank you for your continued partnership in supporting the growth and learning of all students!Sincerely, Dr. Art Abrego, Director of Bilingual Services and Language AcquisitionMs. Allison Stein, Director of Teaching and LearningMrs. Renee Ullberg, Director of Special Services 

Students in GeoBee

GeoBee Tests Students’ Knowledge of the World

Seven students participated in National Geographic’s GeoBee at Middle School North. The competition challenged their knowledge of cities, states, continents, oceans and much more. After several rounds, three finalists emerged: Kartik V., Christopher E. and Stellan S. Congratulations to Kartik V. who was named the champion.

Raise & Shave For the Brave

Families of Hawthorn Middle School North: On Saturday, March 7 from 11:00am – 2:00pm, Hawthorn North Student Council will be hosting “Raise and Shave for the Brave” benefiting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  St. Baldrick’s raises funds to assist in the research of childhood cancers.  We are hoping you will be able to join us in the fight!  
We are looking for volunteers (adults and children) to raise $50 to have a barber shave their head on March 7.  The shave will take place in front of family and friends on the Hawthorn North stage!  
If you are not up for the challenge of shaving your head, we are looking for donations to help us meet our goal!  Please feel free to pass along the information as our event is open to the public….anyone can donate and/or volunteer to go bald!  https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/Hawthornmiddleschoolnorth

We hope you can join us on Saturday, March 7!If you have questions, please contact:
Michelle Welti (weltim@hawthorn73.org)
Jennifer Harris (harrisj@hawthorn73.org)
Kyle McKenzie (mckenziek@hawthorn73.org)

A Letter from Principal Collins

Gooooooood luck to our cheerleaders at IESA State this weekend!  We are proud of you!  

 MSN will be hosting the IESA 7th grade Regionals next week!

Mid-Term Grades will be posted on Monday, January 27, 2:10 PM.

MSN Geography Bee!  Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 2:15 PM.  Bzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Orchestra Concert!  Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 7:00 PM. These students are AWESOME!

Eight Grade Gold will be at the Holocaust Museum on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Eighth Grade Blue will be at the Holocaust Museum on Friday, January 31, 2020

Six-Seventh Grade Pictures and Eight Grade Picture Retakes: https://msn.hawthorn73.org/6th-7th-spring-pictures/

MSN Twitter!https: //twitter.com/HawthornMSN73

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute!  Classes Posted!  Registration Begins February 03. https://www.hawthorn73.org/summer-programs/hawthorn-enrichment-institute/

Hawthorn Music Camp!  Registration Begins February 03.  https://hawthornsummermusic.weebly.com/uploads/3/1/3/9/31397569/camp2020.pdf

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Science Olympiad students

Science Olympiad Team Scores Big at Invitational

Middle School North persevered over rough weather and took both 4th and 5th place out of 28 teams at the Rockford Christian Invitational on Saturday, January 11th, 2020.  We had overall 1st place finishes in Disease Detectives (Rodrigo / Om) and Ornithology (Ananya, Cal).  We had overall 2nd place finishes in Machines (Aleksey / Christian), Ping Pong Parachute (Allie / Shivam), and Reach for the Stars (Aleksey / Aishi).  We had 3rd place overall finishes in Fossils (Hailey / Tamara), Experimental Design (Rodrigo, Zoe, Madelyn), Game On (Anya/Om), Ping Pong Parachute (Rohit/Adin). We had 4th place overall finishes in Disease Detectives (Ben / Akshaya), Heredity (Apsara / Edi), and Mousetrap Vehicle (Ben / Holly).  We had overall 5th place finishes in Circuit Lab (Aleksey / Zoe), Anatomy (Christian / Anya), Water Quality (Sona / Chris), Write It Do It (Allie / Madelyn), and Dynamic Planet (Trey / Shivam).  Way to go Middle North!!!

6th & 7th Spring Pictures

6th and 7th Graders will have their spring photos taken on Thursday, 2/20. 8th graders who need a photo retake will have this done also.

6th and 7th graders Pictures