Mark your Calendars:

Just a reminder that there is No School on Friday, May 26th and Monday, May 29th.

Have You Registered?

Parents should complete online registration through the PowerSchool parent portal using the information that the district provided you in a Returning Student Enrollment letter.

It is important for you to register your child as soon as possible. Students will not be assigned a teacher or a bus route until online registration is complete. Failure to do so will result in your child being dropped from enrollment. Fees are due at the time of registration. If you have questions about registration, please contact the District Office at 847-990-4200 or email

New Families
Please let neighbors who are new to Hawthorn District 73 know that they may now register their children for the Fall 2017 school year. Families whose children will enroll in District 73 schools for the first time in Fall 2017, should fill out the required forms and turn them into the registrar during a scheduled visit. Please visit your local library to print out required forms if you don’t have access to a printer. To schedule an appointment with the registrar, please call 847-990-4217 or 847-990-4280 or email the registrar at

Officer Paret on the Rooftop

A shout out to our very own School Resource Officer Paret!  Officer Paret participated in the annual Cops on a Rooftop on Friday, May 19th at the Vernon Hills Dunkin’ Donuts to support Special Olympics.

Girls Soccer-Conference Champs


Yesterday the girls’ soccer team defeated Lake Zurich North 3-0 in the conference championship game.

We were 14-0 for the season
11 shut outs
Outscored our opponents 71-5


Math Awards Night 5/16/17

Prior to Open House on Tuesday, May 16, Hawthorn Middle South celebrated with Math Awards Night.  As a school we participate in the American Mathematics Competition(AMC8), Continental Math League(CML), Illinois Math League(IML), and the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics(ICTM) competitions in our advanced math classes.  On this night we present  certificates, medals, and plaques to individual students. Additionally, we announce grade level achievements our school received.  At this Awards Night we also recognize out Math Team.  Our Regional competitors and Carmel High School competitors receive their awards, and the medals for the school competition are presented.  We congratulated all the students that take the time to pursue math above and beyond their normal classwork!

Student Council-Farwell to Mr. T.

On May 17, the 2016/17 Student Council Executive Board members had their last regular meeting together.  Mr. T., who has been a Student Council Sponsor over the past 12 years, was honored with a beautiful award, which reads, “In honor of your many years of dedicated service to Hawthorn Middle School South Student Council” – Ray Tamasauskas May 2017”.  Everyone will miss “Mr. T”, who has helped guide the students in such a positive way.


6th Grade Writing Pen Pals

All year long, 6th grade students in Mrs. Corush’s 4th period writing class from Middle South have had the pleasure of being pen pals with 3rd grade Aspen students from Ms. Zurek’s class.  Students learned the proper format for letter writing and quickly became pen pal friends throughout the school year.  Each student wrote and received around 5 letters throughout the year.  This past Tuesday, May 16th, was a very exciting day for Mrs. Corush’s writing class.  Our 3rd grade pen pals came to Middle South to finally meet and visit with their pen pal.  Middle South students gave a personal tour of the building by showing students where everything is located and then had a chance to sit down and chat a bit.  It was a wonderful, unforgettable experience for all!

Open House 5/16/17

On Tuesday, May 16th Middle South hosted it’s annual Open House.  During Open House, Chorus, Orchestra and Band performed and parents were invited to visit their child’s classrooms and view all their work that they have accomplished during the year.

State Bound

Boys and Girls track are off to Peoria for State.  Good luck to all the State Qualifiers!

Returning Registration-2017-2018 School Year

Returning Registration for 2017-18 school year is due this Friday, 5/19. Students will not be assigned a teacher or a bus route until online registration is complete.

Social Entrepreneurism Class sells bracelets

On Saturday, May 13th, several 8th grade students sold paracord bracelets at Artist @ Heart in Libertyville.  The bracelets were hand-made in Mr. Sementa’s IMS/Social Entrepreneurship class.  All proceeds go to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, which focuses on cancer research.

Spring Fling 5/12/17

On May 12, the Student Council members sponsored “Spring Fling”, where participants were able to rotate through various fun activities, such as Bubble Soccer, Toxic Meltdown Challenge, volleyball, basketball, Kan Jam and Bags.  We were lucky to enjoy a beautiful, sunny day, and pleased with the good sportsmanship displayed amongst all of our students.