Dear Sixth Grade Students and Parents/Guardians:

On behalf of the staff, Ms. Mares, and myself, welcome to Middle School South!  

Being a Hawthorn Middle School South Eagle is the best!  We are all here for you during this transition to middle school.

Some Middle School South student leaders have prepared an introduction video for you to view this summer.  Please be advised some of the information may be subject to change due to the pandemic guidelines set by the State of Illinois.

We, along with our staff, will send you information regarding sixth-grade orientation this fall to ensure your successful transition to middle school.

In the meantime, enjoy our student leader-created welcome video by clicking here.

Sincerely,

Mr. Rob Natale – Principal 

Ms. Natalie Mares – Assistant Principal 

Cap and gown in red 2020

Attention Hawthorn Eighth Grade Students and Parents/Guardians:

This is another reminder to join us TONIGHT (Wednesday, June 24, 2020) at 6:00 PM via live stream to watch your promotion video. The live stream introduction will start at www.vimeo.com/hawthorn73. After the introduction, please visit the links provided in the email or on the live stream that matches your school. The videos will be unlocked and available to view after the live stream introduction.

Please feel free to share this link with family who may also wish to view the promotion video.

The live stream will promptly start at 6:00 PM. 

Videos have been password protected. The password was shared in an email sent this morning and will be shared during the live stream. If you need the password but did not receive the email or were not able to view the live stream, please reach out to techsupport@hawthorn73.org and a member of our tech department will share the password with you.  

If you share the video links with other family members, please do not share the password openly on social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

Robert Natale

Principal

Hawthorn Middle South

Robert Collins

Principal

Hawthorn Middle North

To All Our MHS Families:

I hope this communication finds you and your families well. These are certainly trying times and we are all working hard to provide an education and an environment that is positive for our students and staffs. Please read the attached letter for current updates.

MSS Drive Bye!

Dear 6th Grade Parents and Guardians:

Please join us in a Reverse 6th grade teacher and staff “Drive Bye” to celebrate our 6th graders on June 1st.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. – Team 6 Gold 
  • 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. – Team 6 Blue

If you want to make signs, decorate your vehicle, and/or wear Hawthorn Gear to celebrate our students, 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.  

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

Sincerely,

Middle School South’s 6th Grade Staff

MSS Drive Bye!

Dear 7th Grade Parents and Guardians:

Please join us in a Reverse 7th grade teacher and staff “Drive Bye” to celebrate our 7th graders on June 1st.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Team 7 Gold 
  • 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. – Team 7 Blue

If you want to make signs, decorate your vehicle, and/or wear Hawthorn Gear to celebrate our students, 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.  

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

Sincerely,

Middle School South’s 7th Grade Staff

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!

Sincerely,

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

Dear 8th Grade Students, Parents, and Guardians:

Estimados estudiantes, padres y tutores de octavo grado:

Below are some friendly reminders about end of year procedures for our eighth graders. 

8th grade materials will be distributed according to our district’s curbside pick-up schedule. Pick-up items include contents from students’ hallway and physical education lockers, musical instruments, medication, promotion pictures, yearbooks (if ordered), awards, promotion certificates, tassels, medillons, gowns (if ordered), and more. 

The District Curbside Pick-Up Schedule and Procedure document is here for your review: https://msn.hawthorn73.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Hawthorn-Community-Letter-from-Superintendent-Hannigan.pdf.8th grade students will keep their Hawthorn issued Chromebook, case, and charger. Please see the message sent to all parents on Sunday, May 17th for additional details.   We are anticipating a release of our 8th grade promotion and awards video the week of June 22nd. We are working with E.D. Clark Productions, and looking forward to celebrating our 8th graders!

As always, if you need help, please reach out to us.

Be safe.
Rob Natale – Principal Middle School SouthRobert Collins – Principal Middle School NorthNatalie Mares – Assistant Principal Middle School SouthCharity Trowbridge – Assistant Principal Middle School North


Estimados estudiantes, padres y tutores de octavo grado:
A continuación hay algunos recordatorios sobre los procedimientos de fin de año para nuestros alumnos de octavo grado. 

  • Los materiales de octavo grado se distribuirán de acuerdo con el horario de nuestro distrito para recoger cosas en la banqueta. Los artículos para recoger incluyen contenido de los casilleros de los estudiantes y de educación física, instrumentos musicales, medicamentos, fotos de promocion, anuarios (si se solicitaron), premios, certificados de promoción, tassels, medallas, batas (si se solicitaron) y más.

El documento de horario y procedimiento del distrito para recoger las cosas está aquí para su revisión: https://msn.hawthorn73.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Hawthorn-Community-Letter-from-Superintendent-Hannigan.pdf.

  • Los estudiantes de 8º grado se quedaran su Chromebook, estuche y cargador emitidos por Hawthorn. Consulte el mensaje enviado a todos los padres el domingo 17 de Mayo para obtener detalles adicionales.
  • Estamos anticipando el lanzamiento de nuestro video de promoción y premios de octavo grado la semana del 22 de Junio. Estamos trabajando con E.D. Clark Productions, y esperamos celebrar a nuestros alumnos de 8º grado!

Como siempre, si necesita ayuda, comuníquese con nosotros. 

Cuidate.
Rob Natale – Principal Middle School SouthRobert Collins – Principal Middle School NorthNatalie Mares – Assistant Principal Middle School SouthCharity Trowbridge – Assistant Principal Middle School North

student project


Mrs. Bourn’s sixth-grade consumer technology students completed some colorful projects at home this week.  This is one example of what a great job students are doing as they work hard and continue their curriculum at home.

Students watching a presentation.

Last week, the sixth grade advanced language arts Gold Team worked very hard on presentations to raise awareness about the different types of homelessness and the people that are affected by homelessness.

Last few days to order a school yearbook.  Order with the following link as there will be NO extra books to order in person at the end of the year. 

Link: https://edclarkschoolphoto.hhimagehost.com/V2/Home/LoginConsumer?EK=129439

Order online by March 23rd!

students at Bernie's Books

In conjunction with a unit on societal injustices, all 250 students in 6th grade at Middle South visited and volunteered at Bernie’s Book Bank on March 10th and 11th in Lake Bluff, IL. There, students helped sort books into damaged and undamaged piles. They also categorized the type of book each donation was. Sixth graders worked hard volunteering for 2 hours and were able to understand the importance of literacy. They have been reading a novel titled Maniac Magee, and one of the characters is illiterate. Learning about how important reading is really made these students proud to help out. Bernie’s Book Bank takes book donations anytime. You can visit their website for more information at https://www.berniesbookbank.org/. #D73inspires #become1