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.

Get Ready for the Residency Event

Hawthorn District 73 will hold its district-wide residency event on August 2, 3 and 7 at Middle School North, 201 Hawthorn Parkway in Vernon Hills.  For more information, please visit the news section of this site.

Parent Personalized Learning Newsletter for June

This monthly newsletter gives you an idea of how Hawthorn teachers are exploring the concept of personalized learning.

Lost & Found

The Lost & Found is full & waiting for your child to claim their items.  If your child has lost anything, please have them stop by the Lost & Found to check.  Any items not claimed by the last day of school, Wednesday, June 7th will be donated.

Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to the more than 230 students at Middle School South who graduated last night. Parents and family members were thrilled as the students stepped on the stage to accept their certificates.

8th Grade Awards Night

On Thursday, May 25th Hawthorn Middle South hosted its annual 8th Grade Awards Night. Congratulations to these 8th Graders!

Pep Assembly 5/25/17

On Thursday, May 25th Middle South held their annual Year End Spring Pep Assembly.  During the assembly the band entertained the crowd, the softball team, track team and the girl’s soccer team were announced.  A competitive game of musical chairs was played by a group of 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers.  We honored our retiring teachers, Mrs. Bogenschutz, Mr. Floeter, Mr. Koch and Mr. Tamasauskas.  To end the assembly, four teachers were chosen by the students to have a pie put in their face.

Summer Reading Program

We have created a Summer Reading Program to motivate every student enrolled at Hawthorn Middle Schools to read over the summer.  The purpose of this year’s Summer Reading Program is to encourage our students to want to read.  We feel that allowing students to choose what they read will increase their enjoyment and foster life-long readers.

Spring Athletic Sports Awards Night-5/24/17

On Wednesday, May 24th MSS wrapped up the 2016-2017 MSS Sports seasons with our Spring Sports Awards Night. Students who participated in Girls Soccer, Girls Softball, and Track & Field were honored for their hard work, dedication, and accomplishments this season. We are grateful to our coaches, parents, and players who help make each season one to remember!

Congratulations to all of our athletes 🙂

5th Grade Visit to MSS

On Monday, May 22nd 5th graders from all elementary buildings came to Middle South for a tour lead by our TRY (Teens Reaching Youths) students.
They listened to a presentation about what to expect when they come to Middle school along with a short video showing them the layout of the school and a short question and answer session.