Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

The Hawthorn Enrichment Institute summer program is open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students. It will take place from July 9 – August 10, 2018.  Registration begins February 1, 2018.

The Middle School South PTO Book Fair located in the school Commons Area will take place on Monday and Tuesday 11/19-11/20 during conferences? Also, the online sale will be available from 11/14-11/27 and can be accessed using this link:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/hawthornmiddlesouthsch

Come and enjoy a night of folkloric dance and Mexican culture on Friday, November 30th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at School of Dual Language/Townline School.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

Mrs. Pate & her 6th grade PE class engaged in a fitness program called P90X.


Veterans Day Breakfast

Approximately 60 veterans enjoyed the annual Veterans’ Day Breakfast hosted by the Middle School South Student Council. Student Council President Eric H., Middle School South Principal Robert Natale, and School Board President Sonali Patil all thanked the veterans for their service.

“Without your dedication and willingness to respond to the call of duty, we may not be here today,” said Mr. Natale.

“Thank you for joining us today so our younger generation can see what heroes really look like,” said Ms. Patil.

Following breakfast, the veterans listened to performances by the school’s chorus, orchestra and band. Additionally, student council members and eighth-grade social studies students had the unique opportunity to talk at length with the veterans, some of whom had served in World War II.

Lots of joyous singing and beautiful performances by the Eagle Chorus, 6th Grade Chorus, and 7th & 8th Grade Chorus at tonight’s Hawthorn Sings concert. Thank you to Genevieve Klein, Pamela Lutter, & Philip Messina for your direction this evening (and throughout the year) as well as Aviva Mastandrea for her accompaniment. To all the staff and parents that attended tonight, thank you for your support. Lastly, way to go students. You rock!!

Students in Mr. Jaramillo’s industrial technology course are using essential thinking and communication skills while printing in 3D and learning claymation.  

Students in art class

Students in Ms. Benton’s art class at Middle School South were busy with different assignments today. Some created bowls on potter’s wheels, some drew with colored pencils, while others painted with acrylics. What a talented group.

art box

Sixth-grade students in art classes at Middle School South are making treasure boxes in the Art Nouveau style using Gustav Klimt, an Austrian artist from the early 20th century, as an influence. The cigar boxes used for this project were donated by Ken and Julie Neumann of Libertyville. The students love the boxes.

Students in Mrs. Logan’s 8th grade health class are working on becoming certified in CPR.  Hawthorn partners with Countryside fire department to certify students in CPR.

Middle School South participated in the Illinois Music Education Association’s Junior Honor Music Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Schaumburg High School. Fifteen Middle South students from Band, Orchestra, and Chorus worked with guest conductors Chris Gleason (with Patrick Marsh Middle School), Tim Fredstrom (with Illinois State University), and Frank Lestina (with Vernon Hills High School) who is retired. Students rehearsed and performed a concert at the end of the day with students from surrounding schools.

Middle South Orchestra:
8th Graders: Jeffrey B., Evelyn L., Sarah L., David W.
7th Graders: Noah K., Madelyn W.
Middle South Band:
8th Grader: Ryan C.
Middle South Chorus: 
8th Graders: Abby B., Sofia B., Ashley H., Hary J., Ava O.
7th Graders: Amelia F., Amira P., Tyler S., Sarah Z.

Mrs. Benton’s 8th grade art class enjoyed doing clay pottery and painting today!

Mrs. Wright’s 6th grade social studies class spent there morning outside collecting items for their ancient clam project!