Spring Picture Day-Pre-Orders & Pre-Order Specials

Please see the attached flyer regarding Spring picture day at Middle South along with Pre-Orders & Pre-Order Specials.

Math Team

Hawthorn Middle School South sent 10 students to the Regional MathCounts competition on Saturday 2/17/18.  The top four students compete as a Team and as Individuals, and an additional four students compete as Individuals. Two more get the opportunity to go for practice.

Our Team took 2nd place out of 18 schools and earned a spot at the State Competition on March 3rd.  The Team consisted of 8th graders Spandan G, Amy W, and Josh K, and 7th grader Jeffrey B.  In addition to their Team finish, Spandan placed 6th, Josh 8th, and Amy 12th in the Individual competition, sending the three of them to the additional Count Down Round competition held for those that finish in the top 16.  This is our best Team finish in my 10 years of coaching!

A huge congratulations to the Team!

Student Council Food Drive

Student council set a goal of 500 items and we crushed it with a total of 835 items being donated to the Vernon Township Food Pantry! THANK YOU for all of your support of this year’s Food Drive! They are thrilled to be receiving our support!
A special shout out to 6th grade who donated 493 items! 
Again, thank you for all of your continued support of Student Council’s initiatives! 

PTO Restaurant Night 2/22/18

Visit The Claim Company at 506 Hawthorn Center on Thursday, February 22nd from 11:15 am-9:00 pm.  Enjoy lunch, dinner or carry-out and 20% of the proceeds will go back to the schools!

6th Grade Science STEM

Students in Ms. Howell’s Integrated Math and Science class connected the winter Olympic sport of curling to the science concepts of physics by understanding the principles behind Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion. This Penny Curling STEM challenge was fun, engaging, educational, relevant, and meaningful. The students thoroughly enjoyed the competition and connection to the winter Olympics!

We Want Your Advice about District 73’s Future

Growing Together

Please join us on Wednesday, February 21, for an Evening with the Board to discuss Hawthorn’s space needs for today and tomorrow. At the meeting, we look forward to your advice and guidance as we work together to set the course for our school district’s future. The meeting will take place at Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills at 7:00 p.m.

A Message Regarding Events in Florida

In light of recent events in Florida with another tragic school shooting, our sympathy and thoughts go out to the parents, staff, students and community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. (Continued)

PTO Winter Book Fair

The Book Fair begins soon!
Come visit the sale on Tuesday, February 20th-Thursday, February 22nd from 7:30am to 3:30pm in the commons.
Our online sale runs February 14th-March 3rd.
See flyer for more information.

Picture Day 2/28/18

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hawthorn Middle School South

6th & 7TH Grade Spring Portraits and Homeroom Group Photo

(Make Ups / Retakes:   8th Grade Promotion/Casual Pictures)

Picture Order Form

Hawthorn Hosts an Evening with the Board

School Board Clip Art

Hawthorn School District 73 is inviting the community to attend an Evening with the Board on Wednesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills, IL. The event will focus on how to solve the District’s present and future space needs.  The event will include a presentation and an opportunity for community members to provide their feedback and advice to the Board of Education.

The school district is growing. Over the next 10 years, it is projected to welcome approximately 700 more students. By 2026, its enrollment will reach more than 5,000 students, representing a more than 30 percent increase since 2008.  Hawthorn’s facilities have either been at capacity or above capacity for the past six years. Administrators have made numerous adaptations to manage space, including adding a portable containing two classrooms at Elementary South, and conducting gym in the cafeteria and hallways of the middle schools.

Childcare will be provided.  Spanish translators will be present. If you need childcare, please register by February 19. Send an email to: petersonw@hawthorn73.org.

Evening with the Board EnglishEvening with the Board Spanish


VHHS Latino Registration Night Rescheduled

VHHS Latino Registration Night Rescheduled

Latino Registration Night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 20th at 7:00 pm

Snow make-up day


Hawthorn Schools will be in session on Monday, February 19th