Noah at the piano

Congratulations to Hawthorn Middle South 8th grader Noah K. for winning the Junior Open Division of the Walgreens National Concerto Competition on piano! 

The Walgreens National Concerto Competition is hosted annually at the end of December by Midwest Young Artists Conservatory. Over 200 young musicians from across the U.S. participated in the 2019 Competition on strings, piano, voice, winds, brass, and percussion. Noah excels not only on piano but also as an excellent violinist and the leader of the violin section of the Hawthorn Middle South 7/8th Grade Orchestra.

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC) is the largest youth music ensemble program in the midwest, serving over 900 young musicians of all ages and levels from 84 cities throughout Chicagoland and beyond with 8 orchestras, 60+ chamber music ensembles, music theory and composition classes. MYAC graduates are frequently accepted at the most selective conservatories and colleges worldwide.

Noah will be performing with Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra on 2/16 at 7:30 pm in the Gannon Concert Hall at DePaul University’s Holtschneider Performance Center for DePaul Concerto Festival winners. The concert is free and open to the public, and a wonderfully inspiring event for young musicians to attend. Congratulations, Noah!! http://ow.ly/Cz2N50y0T3R


6th grader, Leo S., from Mrs. Corush’s writing class entered the annual PageBreak writing contest that Stevenson High School puts on every year.  This contest is a day filled with keynote speakers, writing workshops, question/answer sessions, and more.  The best part, all students from surrounding areas submit one piece of writing and hope to take home some prizes.  Leo did just that!  Leo S. won First Place (all grades) for his Memoir as well as Best of the Day award for all-around Nonfiction!  Good job Leo!

Fireman Anthony Rodkey from Countryside Fire Department is taking 8th grade students through a CPR Certification test.  Students completed 4.5 hours of practice and a written test.

Attention all families:  Don’t forget to order a Hawthorn Middle South yearbook.  The cost is $25.  Use this link to order by March 20th.

Link to order:  Yearbook Order


Just a reminder that there is No School on Monday, January 20.

8th Grade Promotion/Casual Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2020. Please see the flyer below for more information.

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Here’s your chance to be a star! The Hawthorn PTO Variety Show is a talent show comprised of dancing, singing, playing musical instruments, gymnastics routines, comedy routines, magic,  and much more.  The sky’s the limit! Please come and share your talent with your friends and family.   How It Works
The Variety Show is Scheduled for Sunday, March 15th  at Middle School South.
There is a mandatory practice for all acts on Saturday, March 14th.
Please go to the Hawthorn PTO website to sign up starting on January 10. You must sign up before February 24 to participate.Please sign up early because we are only accepting 40 acts this year.

This wonderful event will take place on January 24th, 2020 at Vernon Hills High School, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, in room 0200. This event is completely free and is available for all girls in grades 6-8. During this event, the girls will be able to participate in fun coding activities, food will be provided, and we will talk about the Computer Science courses available at Vernon Hills High School. In addition, there will be a guest speaker who will talk about their experiences with Computer Science.

Students can sign up with this link: http://bit.ly/gnc-2020 

Congratulations to MSS choir students and MSN choir students on an outstanding performance at The 2020 VHHS and Hawthorn Choir Festival!
Bravo Ms. Hatibovic, Ms. O’Connor.

Spelling Bee participants

Twenty-eight students participated in the Scripps Spelling Bee Contest at Middle School South. With nerves of steel, they spelled challenging words such as helium, cahoots and haughty. After many rounds, the winner was eighth-grade student Sahiti G. Noah K., also in eighth grade, was the runner up. Congratulations to all the students. 

Hawthorn Middle South will be MAP testing Wednesday, January 15 and Friday, January, 17 from 7:45-9:45 am. & Please be sure students eat breakfast, are on time and try to keep appointments during testing to after school if possible. See Schedule

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Bienvenido a Mundelein High School!

Welcome to Mundelein High School!  We are very excited that you will be joining the MHS family. We are looking forward to assisting your child in making the important transition from middle school to high school. On Thursday, January 16th, we are hosting our Class of 2024 Curriculum Night and Activities/Athletics Fair at Mundelein High School for both parents and students.


> We ask that parents and students with last names A-L arrive at the MHS auditorium by 6:00 PM for a 45 minute presentation on our curricular programs. Parents and students with last names M-Z should attend the 7:15 PM session in the auditorium. The presentation also will be offered in Spanish in the cafeteria during both sessions. Spanish speaking families can also use translation headphones and attend the auditorium presentation. The Activities and Athletics Fair will be hosted in the Main Gym immediately following the formal presentation.


> Bienvenido a Mundelein High School! Estamos muy contentos de que usted sea parte de la familia MHS. Esperamos ayudar a su hijo a hacer la transición  hacia la high school. El jueves 16 de enero, tendremos nuestra Noche de Currículo y Actividades/Feria de Atletismo para nuestra Generación del 2024 en Mundelein High School. Este evento incluye a los padres y los estudiantes.

> Pedimos que los padres y estudiantes con apellidos de la A-L vengan al auditorio de MHS a las 6 pm para una presentación de 45 minutos sobre nuestros programas curriculares.  Pedimos que los padres y estudiantes con apellidos de la M-Z vengan al auditorio de MHS a las 7:15 pm para una presentación de 45 minutos sobre nuestros programas curriculares. La presentación será ofrecida en español en la cafetería o también pueden usar audífonos de traducción y asistir a la presentación en el auditorio. La feria de actividades y atletismo estarán en el gimnasio principal inmediatamente después de la presentación formal.