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Hawthorn PTO Offer School Supplies for 2017-2018

Hawthorn PTO offers pre-packed, grade specific school supply kits as a convenient way for families to purchase quality, name brand school supplies.  Prepare your child for a successful 2017-18 School Year.  Order their school supply kit today from SchoolKitz.

School Supply

Middle South Open House 5/16/17

Mark your calendars for this years Open House at Middle South on Tuesday, May 16th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Please come by and tour our wonderful school and visit your child’s classrooms to view their amazing work.  The Fine Arts Department will also be participating in the evening, please see the attached flyer.

 

South Side Students Speak Out: Women are Better off Today, but Still Far from Being Equal with Men

Volume 3- May, 2017

By Lizbeth (7th Grade)

Imagine working the same number of hours and being paid less for being a women. Along with getting paid less, you would have less job opportunities than men. I believe that the gender you are should not indicate how much money you make or how many job opportunities you have.

An article made by The Guardian, called Women are Better Off Today, but Still far from Being Equal with Men, states that women don’t often make it to the top of both Industry and government, instead men are. The Guardian notes, “A study of Harvard graduates in the US found that median earnings in 2005 were $10,000 for women but $162,500 for men (The Guardian 2014). 2005 was a short time ago, which means this gap of how much women make and men make is very good representation on how the gap of women and men and how much money they make is massive. In my perspective the difference between how much men and women make in earnings is depressing. This is depressing because sometimes women and men work the same amount of time but men make more. The Guardian adds, “of the 500 largest corporations in the US, only 23 have a female chief executive officer” (The Guardian 2014). Many young girls are probably hoping to become something greater than they are, like me, but what if they have no one to look up to because research shows that they don’t even have a chance?

The thought of a young girl’s dreams being torn apart is heartbreaking. Personally, growing up I would’ve wanted a female role model to look up to. Growing up I looked up to mostly men because that was my only option.  for example, Michael Jordan. They told Jordan that he couldn’t make it but look at where he is now! The Guardian reports Helena Kennedy saying in a speech on international women’s day: “You don’t have to believe in patriarchy to realize that the law was made by men and is dominated by men, and that the same goes for Parliament. Which means that an all the making of the law, Women are largely absent. it is not surprising that the law does not work for woman” (The Guardian 2014). Women should have more representation so that the law can be made equal. Women should have a thought on the laws that mostly men make. In closing women should have more opportunities so that future women can have someone to look up to. They should also make more money and have more representation.

Most Improved Student Award

Twelve students received the David Yomtoob Most Improved Student Award during a Hawthorn District 73 Board of Education meeting.

Each year former Hawthorn superintendent Youssef Yomtoob, and his wife, Parichehr, recognize students whose essays were selected for expressing how they improved over a period of time in such areas as academics, social skills, and behavior.

The following students received the Most Improved Student Award for the 2016-2017 school year.

Second Grade
Diego Lopez – Aspen
Yareli Solache Cuenca – Dual Language
Yareli Bollas – Elementary North
Sathyendra Kumarasamy – Elementary South
Vira Balbus – Townline

Fifth Grade
Ashley Machorro – Aspen
Jocelyn Guadarrama – Dual Language
Felix Navarrete – Elementary North
Victor Camacho – Elementary South
Dylan Glazer – Townline

Eighth Grade
Michael Lee – Middle School North
Seo-Yeon Lee – Middle School South

8th Grade Girls Fashion Show

Hawthorn Middle South hosted it’s annual 8th Grade Girls Fashion Show on Thursday, May 4th at 3:30 p.m.  The preparation was just as fun as the show as approximately 25 girls were treated to hair and make-up.  The girls were able to wear their own dress or choose from a variety of that were  provided.  After the show the girls and spectators were treated to yummy snacks and refreshments.

Advisory 5/5/17

On May 5th during Advisory time, 7th grade students attended presentations by representatives of the Vernon Hills Police Department, which provided information on sexual harassment, social media guidelines for appropriate behavior, and the importance of reporting incidents which leave a student feeling uncomfortable or emotionally upset. Sergeant Andy Jones spoke with the boys, while Officer Rebecca Foy spoke with the girls.  Students were engaged, and developed good questions for the presenters.

6th & 8th grade students participated in an activity called “Silent Affirmations”. In this activity, all students stand or sit in a circle facing out. They all close their eyes and five students are selected to be in the middle of the circle. The teacher then reads out several affirming statements such as “Touch 5 people who you’ve learned something from this year.” or “Touch 5 people who you consider a friend.”. After each statement read, the five students in the center of the circle go around and each touch four to five students who they feel the statement most pertains to. After several statements, the five students in the center return to the outside of the circle and five new students are selected to the center. This allows each student the chance to be touched and to be able to touch others.

Early Release Day 5/11/17

Mark your calendars!  Thursday, May 11th will be an Early Release Day.  Lunch will be served that day and students will be dismissed at 11:10am.

Middle South Play

The students put on two successful performances of Once Upon a Mattress.  The work was challenging but rewarding and the audience enjoyed the wonderful performances.
Director ……………………………………………………. David Kleinschmidt
Music Director ………………………………………………. Genevieve Klein
Student Directors ………………… Catalina Cowell, Eva Otoo,
Emily Walls
Set Construction …………………………………………….. Dave Firnbach
Jason Frega, Brandon Karaca, Allison Klemstein,
Daniel Protus, Sofia Sanchez, Emily Slezberg
Propmasters …………………. Sarah Dodson & Leilani Valencia
Costumes ………………………………………………………………. Debbie Baittie
Makeup/Hair ………………………………………………….. Dani Lockwood
Madisyn Chiarello, Amanda Rokosz
Choreography …………….. Genevieve Klein, Orly Trachtman
Lights/Sound …………………… Ray Tamasauskas & Lisa Wilgus
Lizbeth Alvarado, Cat Broms, Tommy Diesen,
Annemarie Landis, Crista Mathers, Katelyn Ralph
Assistant …………………………………………………………….. Joe Stubenvoll
Set Painters …………………………………………………………. Mara Corush
Shriya Avula, Ojasvi Bapat, Abby Bellson, Lindsey Judilla, Gina Cosentino, Sophia Kim, Jill Lanscioni, Maddie Loiben, Yasheta Naik, Ava Ortiz, Amala Pattabiraman, Rachel Pattee, Silvia Sabau, Sofia Seaver, Cael Wharton
THE CAST:

(In Order of Appearance)

Prince Dauntless the Drab  …………………………………………………. Matthew Jay
Jester  ………………………………………………………………………………………………. Sammy Arribas
Minstrel  ……………………………………………………………………………………………. Skyler Loiben
Queen Aggravain  ………………………………………………………………………….. Mia Stefani
King  ………………………………………………………………………………………….. Aidan Trachtman
Princess #12 …………………………………………………………………………………….. Orly Trachtman
Lady Larken  ………………………………………………………………………………  Izzie Newman
Wizard  ……………………………………………………………………………………………………  Evan Zurow
Lucille  ………………………………………………………………………………………….  Sammie Reinstein
Rowena  ………………………………………………………………………………………………… Kelly Fagel
Sir Harry  ……………………………………………………………………………………….  Neil Mehta
Princess Winnifred the Woebegone  ……………………………………….Tessa Kruczek
Harold   ………………………………………………………………………………………..  Josh Kalinowski
Beatrice  ………………………………………………………………………………………….. Jackie Morales
Knights  ……………………………………. Eton Yao, Eric Pineda, Isay Nochebuena, Charlie Lemme, Dylan Tehrani
Ladies in Waiting  …..Urvi Acharya, Ava Barszcz, Kiley Brockway, Dani Dechter, Jackie Gallegos, Ashley Harrington, Isabelle Pangilinan,  Eleni Roumeliotis, Jessica Shin, Amelia Tehrani, RithanyaaVenkat

D73 Families Register Now for Fall 2017

Enrollment letters for the 2017-18 school year have been mailed to Hawthorn parents of returning students. Parents should complete online registration through the PowerSchool parent portal https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public/home.html 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 registration@hawthorn73.org