How would you like to do something special for yourself this May? You can by participating in Got2Run For Education!! The goal of the event is to encourage children, their parents, and school staff to become interested in running as a healthy lifestyle choice, not just for this event, but for the rest of their lives. This is an opportunity to bring the community together to support children’s wellness activities.


Northwest Road Runners, a local running club, was established as a 501(c)3 charitable organization to organize this run/walk to promote wellness in children. All funds raised by the event are distributed back to the schools of the participants – all you have to do is check your school’s box when registering. Two course lengths are offered:

• 2.62 mile “Micro-Marathon” Run/Walk (1/10th of a marathon)

• 8K (4.97 mile) Run You CAN do it with the Couch-To-2.62 and Couch-To-8K Training Programs posted on the website!


200 E. Sigwalt Street, Arlington Hts., 60005 West of Arlington Hts. Road, across from the Arlington Hts. Village Hall. The event will be run in the beautiful Scarsdale and Scarsdale Estates area.


▪Everyone gets an awesome technical T-shirt with the event logo and date, adult and youth sizes.

▪Everyone gets a backpack tag/zipper pull with the Got2Run 2.62 event logo.

▪Everyone gets a 2.62 bumper sticker/magnet to show off just like marathoners do with their 26.2 stickers!!

▪Everyone gets tasty and healthy food at the finish line.

▪Awards for the male/female winners of the 2.62, 8K, and 2.62 Unassisted Wheelchair races. Medals for the top 3 finishers for each age group. Youth awards will be announced at the post-race awards ceremony.

▪At least $5.00 per Hawthorn SD 73 participant will be donated to The Hawthorn PTO.

$14.80 per registrant was donated back to the schools from the 2018 Event!

More details are on the website: http://www.got2run.org/

Our 7th and 8th grade Teens Reaching Youth (TRY) students had a blast dressing up like superheroes and running activities at Elementary South on Wednesday 3/13 & Thursday 3/14 for their Cape-abilities over Disabilities event. The purpose of the activities were to raise awareness and help kids understand what it is like to live with different disabilities (i.e., hearing impairment, vision impairment, learning disability, intellectual disability, physical disability, and autism). We love to see students embracing learning differences!

Community Alliance Project (CAP) is hosting a family skate event at Glacier Arena on Sunday, March 24th. Proceeds from the event help fund community based youth programs in Vernon Hills. Tickets are $5 per person (including skate rentals), with the cost maxing out at $20 per family. Bring the whole family!

Students in Mr. Stubenvoll’s 6th grade writing class are working on essays to improve their researching and writing skills.

Mrs. Foley and one of her students are updating our school’s social emotional bulletin board – Spring into Kindness is the theme!

Mr. Rude’s and Mr. Shaver’s students are having fun showing off their dancing skills!  

Officer Jon Paret

A big thank you to Officer Jon Paret for serving as the police resource officer at Hawthorn School District 73 for a number of years.

Scholastic Bowl Team in New Jackets

Middle School South’s Scholastic Bowl team was very excited about their win against Barrington Prairie last Tuesday. All three teams won for a triple victory! The team members are loving their new jackets. Go MSS Eagles!

Students in book battle competition

A battle is taking place at Middle School South, and it is related to books. Students in the Battle of the Books Club have been preparing for this battle by reading books in the Rebecca Caudill collection. Now, different teams are competing against each other to see which team best answers questions about the books during specific competitions. The winning team will face the winning team from Middle School North.

Pep Club will be sponsoring spirit week next week 3/18/19 – 3/22/19!!!!

Spirit Week

Hawthorn Middle South will be taking the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (formerly known as PARCC) upon our return from Spring Break. Please be sure students are well rested, eat breakfast, and arrive on time. Testing will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on these days. Additional details regarding the assessment can be found in our Illinois Assessment of Readiness letter.

students create art works

Eighth grade students in Ms. Benton’s art class at Middle School South created works inspired by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstract art. Whether the students were designing on a computer, painting clay bowls, drawing or painting on paper, Kandinsky’s bold style came through in their art work.