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.

Fireman Tony with the Countryside Fire Department gave a presentation on fire safety to sixth-grade science classes at Middle School South. He spoke about the importance of changing batteries in fire detectors every six months, and installing a fire detector on every level of a home. He also spoke about sprinklers and how they release 15 gallons of water per minute when they are activated.  He gave a demonstration on how quickly a fire can be suppressed when a sprinkler is activated.

Countryside Fire department invites students to participate in the Smoke Signals Video Contest!

MSS sixth graders were treated to a fire safety presentation courtesy of fireman Tony Rodkey and the Countryside Fire Department. Not only did students learn about safe habits to prevent and respond to fires, they also were able to observe a fire’s rapid proliferation up close with the use of the department’s fire safety trailer.  Students left with a better appreciation of the risk factors involved and what they can do to prevent fires in their own homes.

Students shared their “getting to know you” presentations and continued working on team building activities.

On the evening of Friday, September 7th, the 8th grade band students from Hawthorn Middle South joined the Middle North 8th graders to play a combined performance with the VHHS Pep Band at the football game in Vernon Hills.

This is an annual event, preceded by a barbecue, lots of laughter, and the new experiences that come with joining the high schoolers as they get a taste of Band next year as Freshmen.

Lots of music, lots of smiles, and and wonderful time was had by all!  Thanks to Randy Sundell (director), Drew Russell (asst. director) and all the parents who helped serve dinner and take care of the kids!  Thanks to all the parents who allowed their children to experience a little taste of high school!  

Today, Mrs.Bourn’s seventh grade Consumer Technology class began personalized app development!  Students are creating apps for their Chromebooks and phones!


7th & 8th grade students and parents if your interested in joining us for Snowflake 2018 please see the flyer below!

Mrs. Humboldt’s 6th grade science classes reviewed and applied the scientific method while investigating the amount of water that can be held on each side of a penny!

If your student will be attending Mundelein High School next year please read the attached letter below regarding test placement changes.

Flyer Attachment

The annual “Back to School Curriculum Night” is scheduled for Thursday, September 13th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Parents/Guardians Only.  Parents/guardians will need to know their child’s homeroom teacher and report to homeroom promptly at 6:00pm. Parents/guardians will receive their student’s completed schedule during the homeroom period (6:00 p.m. to 6:16 p.m.) and will be following their student’s daily schedule.
For additional information, please see the attached documents.