The Middle School North Science Olympiad team had a long, but fantastic day at the Rockford Christian Invitational. They participated in 22 different events. They won first place in Meteorology and Wright Stuff in Varsity, second place in Rocks and Minerals, and third place in Thermodynamics along with other medal placements. Junior Varsity won first place in Anatomy Mystery Architecture, Rocks and Minerals, Wright Stuff and Thermodynamics, second place in Ecology, Experimental Design, Wright Stuff and Meteorology, and third place in Dynamic Planet and Roller Coaster, plus many other placements.
Hawthorn Middle North has chosen Worth Ave. Group as the vendor of choice to insure the school-issued devices given to students. Insurance with Worth Ave. group will protect the device and charging cables against the assortment of incidents listed on the PDF attached and will provide full replacement cost coverage for devices that are stolen or damaged beyond repair. There is no limit to the number of claims that can be filed during the policy term and coverage is transferable to a replacement unit. It is a voluntary policy that will cover the device. The cost is $22/year. Parents must complete the purchase with credit card online by October 15th. 2017.
Beginning in October, Hawthorn will be working with Single Path, a technology management and enhancement company, to assess the state of our District’s technology and make suggestions for improving our resources to better serve students and staff. Part of Single Path’s efforts will incorporate physically assessing our existing technology resources and how they are used in the classroom. Please read the following backpack letter from Superintendent, Nick Brown:
After PE teacher John Ostrander and several students presented at Tech 2013 in Springfield, Senator Terry Link wanted to see their presentation in action. MN welcomed Senator Link last week. Mr. Ostrander, with the help of Jackie K., Abby H., and Jonathan W. gave him a tour of the school and showed the use of technology in our classrooms. Senator Link met with several staff, and answered questions from students in the cafeteria. You can find pictures of his visit in the Image Galleries.