Key to 73 Education Foundation Wants Your Input

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Please assist the Key to 73 Education Foundation choose an inaugural gift for each Hawthorn school.  The Key to 73 Education Foundation was established to raise private sector funds to support the goals of the District’s Strategic Plan. In its first year, the foundation would like to present each school with a gift to be used by all of the students. Please take a short survey to help select the option most valued by all for each school.

PTO Celebrates Teacher & Staff the week of May 7th

EXTENDED until Thursday, April 26th

PTO has a tradition of celebrating our Teachers and Staff during the month of May. This year we will celebrate the week of May 7th. Please see the attached flyer to help donate food items, paper goods or a monetary donation.

PTO Letter


Illinois Principals Association-Student Recognition Breakfast-4/18/18

Hawthorn Middle School South is proud to honor two of our 8th grade students as recipients of this years Illinois Principals Association award.
Isabelle P.
Her love of service, combined with her leadership position at Middle South has afforded her a wonderful opportunity to be a leader at Middle South.  As Student Council Secretary, Isabelle and the leadership team worked with the WE organization to lead fundraising efforts and service projects for the school and the community.  Isabelle has also helped pack emergency backpacks for all classrooms in Hawthorn District 73.  For Isabelle, participating in community service projects is a part of who she is and what she believes in.  She hopes to continue her bringing awareness of local and global issues as she moves beyond Middle School.
Mary D.
Mary is a wonderful candidate for an award that honors service to the school and others.  Here at Middle School South, Mary is part of Jazz Band and Pep Club, and she started a Bridge Club at school.  Outside of school, she plays softball for the Cougars travel team, is a part of the Mundelein Luck Ducks 4-H Club, and organizes book drives with the 4-H Ambassador Club.  Mary also volunteers a great deal through her church; she participates in service days , is an assistant teacher for Sunday school classes, and helps set up church retreats.  Mary is an all-around amazing student and peer, and the team of teachers is continually impressed with her passion for learning and sense of citizenship.

Prime Physical Education present “Play to Prevent”

Prime Physical Education present “Play to Prevent”.  Let’s have fun and get active with our families!

When:  Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Where:  Hawthorn North Campus, 301 Hawthorn Parkway.  (Elementary North, Townline/Dual, Middle North Schools)

  • Open Gym Activities
  • Field Competitions for ALL ages
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffles
  • Pizza Truck
  • Prizes
  • and More

Why:  This 501 (c)(3) organization serves children in need within the community.  Our mission is to promote children and families to live an active and healthy lifestyle through useful resources.

For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Play to Prevent


Congrats to the Bowling Club


Taking Accurate Measurements

Trigonometry Class

The advanced algebra class at Middle School South has begun their trigonometry unit. As part of understanding angle of elevation and the use of the trigonometric ratios, the students built hypsometers (an instrument for measuring height or elevation). They used a straw attached to a protractor for sighting, and a string and a paper clip as the plumb line to read the angle on the protractor. They then attempted to use the device to calculate the height of the flag-pole and the height of the ceiling in the commons area. Besides achieving a deeper understanding of trigonometry and its uses, they learned how hard it can be to take accurate measurements.

8th Grade Science Assessment-4/23/18

Growing Together

8th Grade Science Assessment

All 8th graders at Hawthorn Middle School South will be taking the 8th Grade Science Assessment on Monday, April 23rd from 8:25 to 9:25am.  Please be sure students eat a healthy breakfast, are on time, and try to keep appointments to after testing time if possible.

8th Grade Parents-Dance Donations Needed

Donations Needed for 8th Grade Dance. The 8th Grade Dance Committee is seeking donations for snack and paper good items for the 8th Grade Dance on May 11th.

Please read the attached letter for information on how to sign up to donate. Questions can be directed towards Silvia Robles (

Dance Donations

Early Release Schedule 4/19/18

On Thursday, April 19th, Middle South will operate on an Early Release Schedule.  Lunch will be served that day and students will be dismissed at 11:10am.
Please see the attached schedule.

Advisory Schedule 4/20/18

Growing Together
On Friday, April 20th, Middle South will operate on an Advisory schedule.
Please see the attached schedule.

8th Grade-Summer Math Course

8th Grade Students: Here is a great opportunity to get acquainted with  VHHS and even get to know one of the teachers: Take a “Just for Fun” Summer Math Course.
Recreational Mathematics will cover branches of mathematics that are not discussed in a typical high school curriculum. Specifically, we will study the mathematics behind magic squares, logic puzzles, Rubik’s cubes, origami, topology, game theory, and much more. The only prerequisite is to have natural curiosity.
You need to register by next Friday 4/20/18
Grades: 9-12


Date:  6/5/2018 – 6/14/2018
Days:  Mo, Tu, We, Th
Time:  7:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Location:  Libertyville High School:
Price:  $125.00

IESA Bowling Sectional

Congratulations Coaches Malec and Wilgus on a phenomenal Bowling season! They have brought  excitement for bowling back to Middle School South.
This past Saturday, our top bowlers competed in the IESA Sectional in Dixon. Of our 8 competing bowlers, we had 4 qualify for the IESA State Bowling Tournament!!!  A special shout out and thank you to Glennah McMahon for driving all the way to Dixon to assist with our bowlers. We are truly appreciative!
The IESA State Bowling tournament will take place this Friday and Saturday in Joliet.  Good luck to all the bowlers headed to State!