MSS Drive Bye!

Dear 8th Grade Parents and Guardians:

Here are a few updates:

Week of May 26th:

The 8th grade teams at Middle School North and Middle School South are also planning special remote activities for students during our last week of school. We are looking forward to these fun events!

June 1st Reverse Parade (3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.):

Please join us in a Reverse 8th grade teacher and staff “Drive Bye” to celebrate our 8th graders on June 1st from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Middle School South.  If you want to make signs, decorate your vehicle, and/or wear Hawthorn Gear to celebrate our class of 2020, we highly encourage it. Remember, we need to practice social distancing during this time and try to stay a vehicle’s length away from each other. We will be following the same route for the “Drive Bye” as we did for the supply pick up.  Staff will be along the curbside waving.  Please stay in your vehicle at all times.  Please click here for the traffic pattern map.  Please click here for the informational flier.

8th Grade Promotion and Awards:

Since the State of Illinois will be entering phase three of the five-phase reopening plan,  Hawthorn School District 73 will not be holding the promotion ceremony at Libertyville High School on Monday, June 29th, 2020. Instead, both of our middle schools have been working with E.D. Clark Productions to create a special video for our 8th grade promotion and awards ceremony.  We are anticipating the release of the video the week of June 22nd, 2020.  We will also be planning a virtual video unveiling party.  Details will be coming!

Looking Ahead

Pending any new or changing guidance from the state’s reopening plan, both middle schools are planning a special 8th grade reunion near the end of summer.  We will be working with our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) to provide a fun experience and yearbook signing.  A huge thank you to our PTO!  Stay tuned!


Rob Natale – Principal Middle School South

Robert Collins – Principal Middle School North

Natalie Mares – Assistant Principal Middle School South

Charity Trowbridge – Assistant Principal Middle School North

Middle School North and South 8th Grade Staff