Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Clarification About Today’s Drill

As you know, Hawthorn District 73 schedules drills throughout the year to ensure our schools are prepared for emergencies and other events. This morning a drill took place at Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language. While a parent posted on Facebook that this was an actual lockdown, this was only a drill. While […]

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Students Thank Veterans for Their Service at Breakfast

About 60 veterans attended the annual Veterans Day Breakfast sponsored by the Middle School South Student Council on November 9.  Student Council President Kayla L., Middle School South Principal Robert Natale and School Board President Sonali Patil welcomed the veterans. “Democratic virtues are founding principles of the country,” said Ms. Patil. “But democracy cannot exist […]

Snowflake Encourages Students to Lead a Healthy Lifestyle

This year’s Snowflake event at Middle School South was a great success thanks to the help of 55 adult facilitators, 40 Vernon Hills and Libertyville high school students, 400 parents, and many volunteers. More than 370 seventh and eighth grade students from Middle School South, Middle School North and Oak Grove School attended this annual […]

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STEAM Project Involves Aliens and Airplanes

Aliens and airplanes played major roles in a STEAM project implemented in Ms. Howell’s sixth grade IMS class at Middle School South. Students worked together in teams to build paper airplanes that could fly 20 feet while carrying two (paper) aliens. They needed to stay within a specific budget (10 credits) to purchase materials to […]

Brief Alert

This morning there was a suspicious black car we believe to be a Lincoln possibly taking photos of students as they entered school. The car was parked off of school property. Please take extra caution and keep a watchful eye. Inform our Resource Officer Jon Paret or the Vernon Hills Police Department if you see […]

PowerSchool Student Portal

In preparation for the Personalized Learning Initiative, students will now use their Google usernames and passwords to access their PowerSchool Student Portal accounts.  Students should not include “@hawthorn73.org” in their usernames.    Students who access the portal via mobile app will need to log out of the app and then back in again using their Google credentials.