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.

Please save the date:  Saturday, October 13, 2018 for PSAT Testing 8/9 Testing.
Please see the flyer for all the details.
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Superintendent Nick Brown has resigned from Hawthorn School District 73 effective June 30 to accept a new position in Indiana to be closer to family.

“I really enjoyed my time at Hawthorn and appreciate all the work the staff does for all our students,” Brown said.  “We have great parents, students, staff and community.”

The Board of Education is grateful for Mr. Brown’s service to Hawthorn and wishes him well at his new district in Indiana.

The Board of Education will work hard to make this transition as smooth as possible with the help and guidance of the District’s administrative team.  An interim superintendent will be hired to support the District for the next year.  Also, the District will hire a search firm to help find the right superintendent candidate for the district.  The District asks for community patience and support in the coming weeks.  The District will continue to focus on what it does best, ensuring the best learning environment for its students.

El Superintendente del Distrito Escolar Hawthorn #73 acepta una posición en Indiana

Nick Brown, el Superintendente de el Distrito Escolar Hawthorn #73 ha renunciado a su puesto a partir del 30 de junio para aceptar un nuevo puesto en Indiana para estar más cerca de su familia.

“Realmente disfruté mi tiempo en Hawthorn y aprecié todo el trabajo que hace el personal para todos nuestros estudiantes”, dijo el Sr. Brown. “Tenemos unos excelentes padres, estudiantes, personal y comunidad”.

La Junta de Educación está agradecida por el servicio del Sr. Brown a Hawthorn y le desea lo mejor en su nuevo distrito en Indiana.

La Junta de Educación trabajará arduamente para hacer que esta transición sea fluida con la ayuda y orientación del equipo administrativo del Distrito. Se contratará un superintendente interino para apoyar al Distrito el próximo año escolar. Además, el Distrito contratará una empresa de búsqueda para ayudar a encontrar al candidato adecuado para el superintendente para el distrito. El Distrito pide paciencia y apoyo a la comunidad en las próximas semanas. El Distrito continuará enfocándose en lo que hace mejor, asegurando el mejor ambiente de aprendizaje para sus estudiantes.

performance
Last week, the Middle South Orchestras performed a concert at the school’s Open House.  The piece, Dancing in the Air, was arranged specifically for the Middle South orchestra by the composer Edgar Gabriel (an Elmhurst College violin professor). The students had the unique experience of collaborating with a living composer as he arranged the piece. Through the process, he visited Middle School South to explain how he creates new compositional ideas and works with the students on their “groove.” Dancing in the Air featured eighth graders Sophia K. and Evan S. on electric instrument solos and Jean L. on drums.

A big shout out to our very own School Resource Officer Paret!  Officer Paret participated in the annual Cops on a Rooftop on Friday, May 18th at the Vernon Hills Dunkin’ Donuts to support Special Olympics.

 

On Thursday, May 17th Middle South hosted it’s annual Open House.  During Open House, Chorus, Orchestra and Band performed and parents were invited to visit their child’s classrooms and view all their work that they have accomplished during the year.

Just a reminder that there is No School Friday, May 25th & Monday, May 28th.

On Thursday, May 24th Middle South will operate on a Pep Assembly Schedule.
Please see attached schedule.
Student presents project

Sixth-grade students in Ms. Corush’s language arts classes at Middle School South are learning how to give presentations and build their speaking skills through a multi-genre research project. This assignment focuses on personalized learning so the students could choose whichever topic they wanted as well as how they wanted to present the information researched. Students did not write a traditional research paper, but instead, wrote research using various genres they chose. Each student had up to seven minutes to present his/her topic to the classroom. Some topics include the Titanic, Lyme disease, Ellen Degeneres, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Michael Phelps. Classmates asked good questions, which the presenters answered with ease.

 

Mark your calendars for this years Open House at Middle South on Thursday, May 17th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Please come by and tour our wonderful school and visit your child’s classrooms to view their amazing work.  The Fine Arts Department will also be participating in the evening, please see the attached flyer.

Open House
Congratulations all of our Hawthorn South track athletes who will be competing in this weekend’s IESA State Championship in Peoria, IL.  It has been a phenomenal season for all involved!

We have created a Summer Reading Program to motivate every student enrolled at Hawthorn Middle Schools to read over the summer.  The purpose of this year’s Summer Reading Program is to encourage our students to want to read.  We feel that allowing students to choose what they read will increase their enjoyment and foster life-long readers.

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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