Middle School South Picture Day – Friday, August 23

School pictures for Middle South students will be taken on FRIDAY, AUGUST 23. All students will be photographed for the yearbook. Individual portrait packages will be developed only for those students who pre-pay. Your completed picture order packet and payment are to be brought on picture day and given to the photographer at the time of pictures. All students will be photographed, but only those who order and pay will have packets developed.

Picture Form – Aug 23

Welcome Back Middle School South Students, Parents, and Guardians!

IMPORTANT – New Traffic Pattern Drop Off and Pick Up Procedure 2013 – 2014

Starting the first day of school on Wednesday, August 21st we will be instituting a new process for morning and evening student drop off and pick up.

Traffic Pattern Notice

Traffic Pattern Map

Traffic Pattern Map [colored]

New PE Procedures and Fall Sport Tryouts Dates

The Hawthorn Middle Schools are working with a new vendor, Sports 11, to supply the required P.E. uniforms and P.E. locks for student purchase.  Also see attachment for MSS Fall Sports Tryout Date and Information.

PE Supplies – New Procedure

MSS Fall Sports Tryout

6th Grade Student Orientation

6th Grade Student Orientation will take place on Tuesday, August 20th.  Student Only: 12:00 – 2:00 pm.  Parents: 2:00 -3:00 PM.  For more information and 6th Grade Physical Exams and Immunization Requirements

6th Grd Student Orientation & Physical Requirements

After School Activity Bus Information

Middle Schools North and South provide a seasonal after school Activity Bus for students that participate in an athletic or club activity 0r prearranged academic help.  For more information and an applications continue reading.

If you are interested in signing up for a seat on the Activity Bus Season 1, please read the letter below and complete the application and return it to your school office on or before 8:00 AM on Friday , August 23rd.

Important Information: Middle North and South and VHHS Athletics

Hawthorn Middle Schools North and South and Vernon Hills High School will only be allowing a student athlete to join an athletic program if the student athlete has a physical that will be valid for the entire season.

To help families get on the “right” physical cycle, we are partnering with Accelerated Rehabilitation Services to offer $20 (Please make checks Payable to Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers) Sports Physicals on the following dates:

● Wednesday June 5 – 12pm-3pm – Vernon Hills HS First come – First Served at VHHS

●Monday June 10 – 2pm-7pm – Hawthorn Middle North

Sign up HERE


If you have questions, please call:
VHHS Athletics – 847-932-2023 or 847-932-2022

Hawthorn Athletics – 847-990-4482

Parent/Guardians of Incoming Sixth Graders and Incoming Freshman – the Sports Physical your child will receive will allow them to participate in sports, but you will still need to get a comprehensive physical examination to enter Middle School or High School.

You can print the informational flyer here:  Summer Physicals Flyer

Summer Reading Program

2013 Summer Reading Program has been created to motivate all Hawthorn Middle School students to read over the summer.  For more details on the program, student requirements, and reading lists see the attached documents.

Summer Reading Letter


Hawthorn Reorganization Committee

The Superintendent is looking for volunteers to serve on the Hawthorn School Reorganization Committee. If you are interested in being considered, please complete the online application by June 10. More information is available in the AYP/School Choice Update web article.


Student Council Elections

Middle South held their Student Council Elections on Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21.  Congratulations to the following students elected to their positions on the Student Council board for the next school year 2013-2014.

President: Sam L.

Vice-President: Spencer R.

Treasurer: Cole W.

8th Grade Secretary: Priya R.

7th Grade Secretary: Rachel W.

8th Grade Senators: Robby A., Max R.

7th Grade Senators: Matt H., Rohet C.


7th Grade Civil War Field Trip

Students listened to Harriet Tubman speak about the Underground Railroad, watched infantry and artillery soldiers conduct drills and demonstrate their weapons, powered a full size replica of the confederate submarine the H.L. Hunley, observed a battlefield surgeon perform an operation in the field, and played parlor games of the era.