Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

The Hawthorn Enrichment Institute summer program is open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students. It will take place from July 9 – August 10, 2018.  Registration begins February 1, 2018.

For the last advisory of the year, 6th and 7th grade homerooms created holiday/ thank you letters for teachers and support staff. 8th grade homerooms participated in stand up & chain of diversity activities.

Group shot

Middle South’s 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team DOMINATED in the championship game last night, prevailing over Barrington Prairie 54-24. So Friday during homeroom, the boys ran the K with their second championship trophy, as they have earned back-to-back championship trophies in 7th and 8th grade, as well as going undefeated both years.


Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Bryer’s 7th grade co-taught social studies class has been working on the lawmaking process.  Students worked hands-on with the steps of how a bill becomes a law.

Seventh grade learned how to add and subtract common denominator fractions while creating emojis!

Yearbook Order Form

It’s that time of the year again, please click the link to order your yearbook online!! Yearbooks will be distributed in the spring!

A wonderful performance last night by the Middle South Jazz Band, 6th Grade Band, and 7th/8th Grade Band. Fabulous direction by Chuck Naffier and beautiful playing by all the students. Thank you to all the families who came to support our students.

Students in Class

Today, Mrs. Corush, Miss Eiter, and Mrs. Byrne’s Language Arts classes at Middle School South participated in a Socratic Seminar. For two days, students prepared for the open discussion by finding evidence from various texts, videos, and novel excerpts in and out of class. On Thursday, 12/13, all students came ready with their discussion questions and answers and had wonderful ideas on Personal Freedoms. One student stated, “I loved hearing the different answers. They really made me think about what I prepared. I noticed that I was able to elaborate on other people’s ideas. Today was so much fun.” It was a great experience, and the teachers plan on having more Socratic Seminars this school year.

World War I Presentation

Eighth-grade students in Mrs. Duhig, Mrs. Maier, and Ms. Schiemann’s language arts and social studies classes just completed an interdisciplinary reciprocal teaching unit where they researched poets/poems from WWI in addition to a WWI legacy and then taught it to their peers! They learned a lot from the deeply personal stories of shell shock and use of war dogs to the creation of blood banks and plastic surgery.

Mrs Howell’s 6th grade science class is learning about the geological processes that form rocks!

Stevenson High School Benchmark Assessments for 2019-2020 Incoming Freshman on January 12, 2019. Please contact Stevenson High School for information.

SHS Benchmark Assessments Letter

Illinois turns 200 years old today! On December 3rd,1818, Illinois became the 21st state! We are going to celebrate for the whole week with Illinois themed spirit days brought to you by Pep Club & Student Council!

The topic of today’s advisory was academic integrity, every grade level participated in a different activity! However Mr. Pieper, distinguished high school administrator, successful coach, and former Hawthorn parent, spoke to 8th graders.  He reinforced the importance of making good decision, developing leaderships skills, and preparing for the challenges that are to come.