North vs. South Winter Olympics!

December 1, 2020 marks the start of the

1st Annual Hawthorn North vs. Hawthorn South Winter Olympic Games 

There are a series of challenges for the students to compete and earn points for their respective school.  The school with the most points at the end will earn bragging rights and the traveling trophy!  – Feel free to pop into a PE teacher Zoom room and join the daily challenge.

Visit our OLYMPIC WEBSITE for updates in scoring!  


Check out our…….Opening Ceremonies video!  


Let the games begin!

Stevenson HS World Language Benchmark Registration

Incoming Adlai E. Stevenson High School students interested in taking a World Language course beyond Level 1 MUST complete an online placement exam. Students with no previous class instruction or exposure to the language of interest will not need to take an exam. Students with previous language instruction or heritage language learners must complete the benchmark exam. Language assessments are offered for Chinese, German, French, and Spanish via the AAPPL online exam. Students interested in Hebrew or Latin will test in the following modes: Reading, Listening and Writing. Exam structure to be determined.

The deadline to test is Thursday, December 17th. Begin registration here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2_M5ufjiIWRe4cRqzTGgwWClltqa-JkAGmiNb6Oqojkoshg/viewform

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Dear Hawthorn Middle North Parents and Guardians:

We hope you and your family are safe and well.  We are thankful for all that you do!  We are wishing you and your family a relaxing and rejuvenation Thanksgiving Break!  There is no school for students from Tuesday, November 24th through Friday, November 27th.  Remote Learning resumes on Monday, November 30th.

Click here to view MSN Construction Updates!

Here are updates and reminders:

  • IMPORTANT:  REGISTRATION for REMOTE or HYBRID LEARNING
    • During the Board of Education meeting on November 12th, our hybrid model was approved for students participating in third through eighth grade self-contained special education and students in kindergarten through eighth grade general education. Hybrid learning provides students with both in-person and remote instruction. Specific details related to our district’s hybrid learning model for students enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade general education and third through eighth grade self-contained special education are available in English and Español.  Please note that the hybrid plan for students enrolled in early childhood, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten through second grade self-contained special education was approved during the October 15th Board of Education meeting, and details were shared at that time.
    • Although there is not a  definitive timeline for a return to in-person instruction, the district sent this letter to all families on November 16th. The letter asks parents/guardians to complete a learning option form by November 30th. Please log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal and complete one form per child, indicating an enrollment choice of either hybrid or remote. 
  • Attendance:
    • Students are expected to attend all Zoom Room classes on their schedule each day. 
  • If your child is not able to:
    • Attend a class
    • Is late to a class
    • Will be absent for the entire day and/or a portion of the day
    • Please call 847-990-4400 and press 1 for the attendance line
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences:
  • Have you signed up for your 2020 Parent Teacher Conference?  Teachers sent out information regarding scheduling on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.  Check your email!   Click here for the parent letter sent on October 20, 2020.  Times are just about filled up! 
  • Trimester I Report Cards:
    • The end of Trimester 1 is Monday, November 30th. Reports cards and progress reports for Trimester 1 will be posted to students’ PowerSchool accounts on Wednesday, December 9th at 3:00 p.m.
  • Take-Home Bags:
    • Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 is the next pick-up day for take-home bags.  Click here for library information.
      • 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Open to any
      • 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Student last names A – E
      • 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Student last names F – L
      • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Open to any
      • 1:00 p.m to 2:30 p.m. – Student last names M – R
      • 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Student last names S – Z
      • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Open to any
    • Please click here and follow the traffic pattern that is in yellow.
    • Please write your student’s name and grade on a piece of paper. Ensure it is written large enough for a staff member to read through your vehicle window. You will place this paper in your window for the staff to see.
  • Key to 73 Hawthorn Education Foundation:
    • The Key to 73 Foundation is making an impact on our community.  Please help support our community during the pandemic. Thank you!
  • Social Emotional Support and Community Resources:
    • Hawthorn District 73 is committed to ensuring the physical, social, and emotional health of all students. All students begin each day in an extended morning meeting or advisory session to support continued relationship building with their classmates and teacher. All students also participate in weekly social emotional learning lessons to build skills related to emotional management, problem solving, peer relationships, and more. 
    • Our social workers are an important resource for both students and parents, and serve as a liaison to community agencies that provide shelter and housing support, food pantries, mental health services, and more. A list of community resources is available for our families here. The contact information for our district social workers and psychologists is available here
    • Hawthorn School District 73 also offers Text-A-Tip for anyone in our community needing emotional support. Text-A-Tip provides anonymous support by licensed counselors 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The service may also be used if you have concerns about a friend or loved one, and need support in getting them help. Simply text your message to 1-844-823-5323 and type “HELLO.”  
    • Additionally, the Lake County Health Department’s Crisis Care Program offers a free, confidential hotline for anyone experiencing a mental crisis or substance use issue. Call  (847) 377-8088 or visit 3002 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, Illinois for in-person counselors. Community members wishing to speak with a counselor can call or walk in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • Do you need help?:
  • Please reach out to your child’s teachers.
  • Please reach out to us.
  • Visit the Middle School North website by clicking here.
  • Call our main office at 847-990-4400.
  • Families needing technology support before, during, or after the school day are encouraged to access our Student Technology FAQ. Families may also contact our Instructional Technology Department at techsupport@hawthorn73.org or 847-990-4239.  Families may wish to bookmark or print our technology support flyer.
  • A Zoom Home Help Guide is available for families in English and Español
  • Please review our district Remote Learning Family Handbook in English and Espanol.
  • Twitter:  
  • Hawthorn Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO):
    • Back by popular demand the PTO is reopening the Spirit wear sale.  You have until November 22nd to purchase items.  Please click here for more information.  
    • Please click here for the online book fair information.  
    • Please click here for more PTO information.  

Sincerely,

Robert J Collins – Principal

Jenna Stern – Assistant Principal 

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Library Books from MSN Library

Please choose books from the library soon for the next Student Supply Bag Pick Up/Drop off Day on December 3.  The last day to put a book on hold/checkout is Monday November 30.  You may wish to use Destiny Discover when you are logged into the Library Catalog.  It makes it easy to 
choose and check out a book or 2. 

Please return your finished library books in your bag on Dec. 3rd. 
Any questions, please email Mrs. Cohen cohenv@hawthorn73.org.

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Encore Spirit Wear Sale

Back by popular demand, the Hawthorn PTO is offering an encore Spirit Wear Sale that goes from now until Sunday, Nov. 22. For more information, visit this website. If you have questions, please send an email to: spiritwear@hawthorn73.org.

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Learning Options Form

During the Board of Education meeting on November 12th, the hybrid model was approved for students that participate in third through eighth grade self-contained special education and students in kindergarten through eighth grade general education. Hybrid learning provides students with both in-person and remote instruction. Specific details related to our district’s hybrid learning model for students enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade general education and third through eighth grade self-contained special education is available in English and Español. Although there is not a  definitive timeline for a return to in-person instruction, the district sent this letter to all families on November 16 requesting that parents fill out a learning option form by November 30. Please log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal and fill out one form per child, indicating your enrollment choice, hybrid or remote. 

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Congratulations to the Science Olympiad Team!

The Hawthorn Middle North Science Olympiad Varsity Team received 9th place out of 43 nationally-ranked teams at the Boyceville Invitational. Team members: Aishi, John, Shivam, Rodrigo, Evan, Eeman, Om, Amelie, Sashank, Srishanth, Arushi, Anya, Kristina, Cal and Aarush.  Congratulations also go to the overall medal winners: 5th Place Experimental Design team: Zoe, Madelyn and Stephen; 6th place Virtual Geocaching: Adin / Shruthi; 3rd Place Solar Power: Sashank / Aarush; and 5th Place double medal winner in Anatomy & Disease Detectives: Sophia.  Hawthorn is so proud of all of the students’ efforts who competed!!!

Middle School North under construction

Middle School North Expansion Takes Shape

The new gym, band/orchestra room, classrooms and other areas under construction are taking shape at Middle School North. The expansion/renovation is projected to be completed by July of 2021.

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8th Grade T-Shirt Design Winner!

Congratulations to Olivia T. Her winning design will be featured on all 8th grade shirts this year. 
A big thank you to all students who sent in entries. They were all fantastic. Order forms and information will be coming soon. 

Online Scavenger Hunt

Online Book Fair and Scavenger Hunt

The online Scholastic Book Fair starts tomorrow.  It runs through November 24.  Here is the link:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=hawthornmiddlenorth

And don’t miss out on the fun Virtual Scavenger Hunt:

8th Grade T-Shirt Design Contest is Open

Hi 8th graders, it’s time for the 8th grade t-shirt design contest. If you are interested in entering, please read the attached flyer VERY CAREFULLY. If you have any questions, please let me know!
Mrs. Stahl

MSN School Messenger 10/23/2020

October 23, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Thank you for your continued support, patience, and flexibility during these unique times.  We are so appreciative of all that you have done and continue to do to partner with and your child(ren), our students.

Here are updates and reminders:

Next week is RED RIBBON WEEK!

Click here to access Red Ribbon Spirit Week!

  • Attendance:
    • Students are expected to attend all Zoom Room classes on their schedule each day. 
    • If your child is not able to:
      • Attend a class
      • Is late to a class
      • Will be absent for the entire day and/or a portion of the day
    • Please call 847-990-4400 and press 1 for the attendance line
  • Take-Home Bags:
    • Student take home bags are ready to be picked up on Thursday, October 29th.
    • Please be sure to return the current bag your child has.  We need this bag back to begin to fill materials in it for the next distribution in December.  Thank you in advance for returning the first bag.
    • Here is the schedule for 10/29/2020:
      • 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Open to any
      • 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Student last names A – E
      • 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Student last names F – L
      • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Open to any
      • 1:00 p.m to 2:30 p.m. – Student last names M – R
      • 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Student last names S – Z
      • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Open to any
    • Please click here and follow the traffic pattern that is in yellow.
    • Please write your student’s name and grade on a piece of paper. Ensure it is written large enough for a staff member to read through your vehicle window. You will place this paper in your window for the staff to see.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences:
    • Please click here for parent-teacher conference information.
  • Zoom Video:
    • Now that we are mid-way through our first trimester and time has been provided for families to prepare and adjust home learning spaces, all students are expected to turn their video on when participating in Zoom Rooms. This allows us to better assess student engagement, understanding, and well-being. We understand and  appreciate that virtual backgrounds or other backdrops used in the home may support some, but not all privacy needs. If you or your child have a concern, question, or need support creating a remote learning space, please connect with me. If your child does not already use video during synchronous instruction, please help to ensure the video is on. Thank you!
  • ComEd:
    • ComEd has bill assistance options available to help those struggling with past-due balances.  If you could benefit from additional support to pay your electric bill, please call  1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661), M-F, 7am-7pm. Customers can also visit ComEd.com/Support to learn more about payment assistance options and eligibility requirements. Here is a link to more information.
  • State of IL School Report Cards:
    • The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is scheduled to release the 2020 School Report Cards on October 30th via www.illinoisreportcard.com. While a summative designation will be given to each school, it is a reissuance of the designation received in 2019. This was required by the ESSA Assessment and Accountability Waiver that Illinois received in March 2020, as most of the data used by the accountability system is not available to calculate a new 2020 designation. For more information about School Report Cards for 2020, please click here. You are also welcome to visit our district website at www.hawthorn73.org/hawthorn-information/essa for information and resources regarding the Illinois ESSA Plan and the 2019 Illinois School Report Cards. 
  • Do you need help?:
    • Please reach out to your child’s teachers.
    • Please reach out to us.
    • Visit the Middle School North website by clicking here.
    • Call our main office at 847-990-4400.
    • Families needing technology support before, during, or after the school day are encouraged to access our ​Student Technology FAQ​. Families may also contact our Instructional Technology Department at ​techsupport@hawthorn73.org or 847-990-4239​.  Families may wish to bookmark or print our technology support flyer​.
    • A Zoom Home Help Guide is available for families in ​English​ and ​Español​. 
    • Please review our district Remote Learning Family Handbook in English and Espanol.
  • Twitter:  
  • Hawthorn Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO):

Sincerely,

Robert J Collins – Principal

Jenna Stern – Assistant Principal 

23 de Octubre de 2020

Queridos padres y guardianes:

Gracias por su continuo apoyo, paciencia y flexibilidad durante estos tiempos únicos. Estamos muy agradecidos por todo lo que han hecho y continúan haciendo para asociarse con sus hijos, nuestros estudiantes.

Aquí hay actualizaciones y recordatorios:

¡La próxima semana es la SEMANA DEL LISTÓN ROJO!

¡Haga clic aquí para acceder a la Semana del Espíritu del Listón Rojo!

  • Asistencia:
    • Se espera que los estudiantes asistan a todas las clases de Zoom en su horario todos los días.
    • Si su hijo no puede:
      • Atender una clase
      • Llega tarde a una clase
      • Estará ausente durante todo el día y/o una parte del día.
    • Llame al 847-990-4400 y presione 1 para la línea de asistencia
  • Bolsas Para Llevar a Casa:
    • Las bolsas para llevar a casa de los estudiantes están listas para ser recogidas el Jueves 29 de Octubre.
    • Asegúrese de devolver la bolsa actual que tiene su hijo. Necesitamos esta bolsa de regreso para comenzar a llenarla con los materiales para la próxima distribución en Diciembre. Gracias de antemano.
    • Aquí está el calendario para el 29/10/2020:
      • 7:00 a.m. a 8:00 a.m. – Abierto a cualquiera
      • 8:00 a.m. a 9:30 a.m. – Apellidos de los estudiantes A – E
      • 9:30 a.m. a 11:00 a.m. – Apellidos de los estudiantes F – L
      • 11:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. – Abierto a cualquiera
      • 1:00 p.m. a 2:30 p.m. – Apellidos del estudiante M – R
      • 2:30 p.m. hasta las 4:00 p.m. – Apellidos de los estudiantes S – Z
      • 4:00. hasta las 6:00 p.m. – Abierto a cualquiera
    • Haga clic aquí y siga el patrón de tráfico que está en amarillo.
    • Escriba el nombre y grado de su estudiante en una hoja de papel. Asegúrese de que esté escrito en grande para que un maestro lo lea a través de la ventana de su vehículo. Colocará este papel en su ventana. 
  • Conferencias de padres y profesores:
    • Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre la conferencia de padres y maestros.
  • Zoom de video:
    • Ahora que estamos a mitad de nuestro primer trimestre y se ha proporcionado tiempo para que las familias preparen y ajusten los espacios de aprendizaje en el hogar, se espera que todos los estudiantes enciendan sus videos cuando participen en Zoom Rooms. Esto nos permite evaluar mejor la participación, la comprensión y el bienestar de los estudiantes. Entendemos y apreciamos que los fondos virtuales u otros fondos utilizados en el hogar pueden satisfacer algunas, pero no todas, las necesidades de privacidad. Si usted o su hijo tienen una inquietud, pregunta o necesita ayuda para crear un espacio de aprendizaje remoto, por favor conéctese conmigo. Si su hijo aún no usa el video durante la instrucción sincrónica, ayude a asegurarse de que el video esté encendido. ¡Gracias!
  • ComEd:
    • ComEd tiene opciones de asistencia con recibos disponibles para ayudar a aquellos que luchan con recibos no pagados. Si puede beneficiarse de asistencia adicional para pagar su recibo de electricidad, llame al 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661), de Lunes a Viernes, de 7 a.m. a 7 p.m. M. Los clientes también pueden visitar ComEd.com/Support para obtener más información sobre las opciones de asistencia de pago y los requisitos de elegibilidad. Aquí hay un link para más información.
  • Boletas de Calificaciones Escolares del Estado de IL:

La Junta de Educación del Estado de Illinois (ISBE) está programada para publicar las Boletas de Calificaciones Escolares 2020 el 30 de Octubre a través de www.illinoisreportcard.com. Si bien se otorgará una designación sumativa a cada escuela, es una reemisión de la designación recibida en 2019. Esto fue requerido por la Exención de Responsabilidad y Evaluación de la ESSA que Illinois recibió en Marzo de 2020, ya que la mayoría de los datos utilizados por el sistema de rendición de cuentas no están disponibles para calcular una nueva designación 2020. Para obtener más información sobre las boletas de calificaciones escolares para 2020, haga clic aquí. También puede visitar el sitio web de nuestro distrito en www.hawthorn73.org/hawthorn-information/essa para obtener información y recursos sobre el Plan ESSA de Illinois y las Boletas de calificaciones escolares de Illinois de 2019.

  • ¿Necesitas ayuda?:
  • Comuníquese con los maestros de su hijo.
  • Comuníquese con nosotros.
  • Visite el sitio web de Middle School North haciendo clic aquí.
  • Llame a nuestra oficina principal al 847-990-4400.
  • Se anima a las familias que necesitan apoyo tecnológico antes, durante o después del día escolar a acceder a nuestras Preguntas Frecuentes sobre Tecnología para estudiantes. Las familias también pueden comunicarse con nuestro Departamento de Tecnología Educativa en techsupport@hawthorn73.org o al 847-990-4239. Es posible que las familias deseen marcar o imprimir nuestro folleto de apoyo tecnológico.
  • Una Guía de ayuda de Zoom Home está disponible para familias en inglés y español.
  • Por favor revise nuestro Manual familiar de aprendizaje remoto del distrito en inglés y español.
  • Twitter:
  • Organización de Padres y Maestros de Hawthorn (PTO):
    • Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre el PTO.
    • 2020 ¡HAWTHORN HUSTLE!! Haga clic aquí para acceder.

Sinceramente, 

Robert J Collins – Director

Jenna Stern – Directora Asistente

MHS Parent Ambassadors

Meet the Mustangs – Via Zoom 10/26

AN INTRODUCTION TO MHS FOR INCOMING 9TH GRADERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

UNA INTRODUCCION A MHS PARA LOS ESTUDIANTES QUE INGRESAN AL NOVENO GRADO Y SUS FAMILIAS

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week Fun!

Join in the fun as we say NO to DRUGS 10/23- 10/30