VHHS Latino Registration Night Cancelled

VHHS Latino Registration Night has been cancelled for tonight.

Details will be sent about a new date and time.

Advisory Celebration Day-2/7/18

Hawthorn Middle South students had an advisory celebration day on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Besides having their core academic classes, all students experienced an extended PE time filled with team games and minute-to-win-it fun.  Advisory time was also spent with homerooms with topics ranging from cyber-bullying to positive mental health strategies. Lunch was delicious at BWW! The highlight of the day was our special assembly hosted by magician David McCreary.  Students were treated to a great show of magic and inspirational talk about how to live more! Thank you to BWW for helping us create a great day for our students!

7th Grade Social Studies

Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Frantz’s co-taught social studies class have been studying the federal judicial system.  Students were able to choose a Supreme Court Case to research and discover what freedoms our constitution guarantees and why.  During the gallery walk student were able to learn about other monumental court cases and how they impacted our constitution today.


With the predicted inclement weather this afternoon (2/5/18), ALL HAWTHORN after school activities district-wide are being cancelled.

Student Council Food Drive

Over the next two weeks, student council will be holding their annual food drive. This year the theme is a Doctor Seuss theme with the slogan “1 Can, 2 Cans, Who Can? We Can!” Students will be collecting food in their homerooms and there will be a grade level competition. All food will be donated to the Vernon Township Food Pantry. The students have set a school wide goal of at least 500 items.

Hawthorn Middle South Wrestling-1st Place Finish

Congratulations to the Hawthorn Middle School South wrestlers on their 1st place performance as a team at the 2018 Marlowe Invitational! These young athletes wrestled their hearts out to edge out Marlowe (14th team in the state in 2017) for the championship team trophy in a very tough 15 team field! Prior to this Invitational, the boys wresting team has been unable to place higher than 3rd at this event.  The boys look to elevate their performance as they begin preparations for the SMSC Conference tournament on Saturday, February 10th!

PTO Restaurant Day

The Hawthorn PTO is sponsoring a Restaurant “Day” this Saturday, February 3rd at the Corner Bakery in Vernon Hills.

Visit Corner Bakery 445 E. Townline on Sat 2/3 from 8am – 8pm. 15% of sales go to the PTO!

Advisory 1/26/18

In Advisory 6 grade students and staff discussed how to communicate positively and effectively when in conflict with their peers. They completed activities around the use of sarcasm and the effect it can have on the situation.

7th and 8th grade students and staff completed several activities and discussions about academic integrity.

A Great Debate


Ms. Corush’s sixth-grade Language Arts class was the scene of a great debate. Teams debated whether an individual female committed a murder or a crime of passion. Mr. Stubenvoll, Ms. Mats and Mr. Reid served as the judges. Rebuttals will take place on Thursday.


Parent Informational Night

Please join us for a parent informational night presented by Alexian Brothers on Tuesday, March 6th.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Midterms, Report Cards and Grades Online

Parents and Guardians, in an effort to go paperless and streamline communication, your student’s Midterms and Report Cards will not be sent home on paper this year.  Since grades are readily available online and updated throughout the Trimester, starting with Trimester 1 Midterms, we are asking that you utilize our Power School Parent Portal to login and view both your student’s grades and comments from his or her teachers.
The Power School Parent Portal can be accessed from our Middle School South webpage under Links tab, or directly at  https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public/.  You will need your username and password for the Parent Portal, which was created at the time of your registration.  Should you have trouble logging in, please contact our office at 847-990-4100.
For more information, please see the attached letter.

8th Grade Promotion/Casual Picture Day

Just a reminder that Tuesday, January 30th is 8th grade Promotion/Casual Picture Day.
Please see the flyer below for more information.