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.

students performing

Great job to our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade bands yesterday evening as they prepared for their upcoming NIMCon Organizational Contest. The students truly shined and showed how much they have grown throughout the year. Great job Mr. Naffier and students!!!

Students rehearsing

Middle School South’s sixth-grade orchestra is sounding great. As the students rehearsed on Monday, it was not only clear that they played well, it was clear how much they enjoyed playing their instruments.


Summer Camp: June 6 – July 18

3:30pm – 6:00pm (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday)

Participants will work on technique that is used in routines throughout the fall and winter season. They will learn sideline routines, as well as, home routine which will be performed at UDA away camp.


UDA Away Camp: July 6 – July 9 NIU Campus

Team will leave on July 6th for Technique camp at NIU. Camp will be overnight for three nights and dancers will stay in dorm rooms. Dancers will learn routines taught by instructors, review proper technique, and compete with a home routine that is prepared during summer camp. UDA camp typically ends around noon on the final day.


Fall Try-Outs: Aug 12, 2019


Register for Camp!


Registration will begin on March 6th, 2019. Early bird pricing ends May 10th, 2019.


Contact Information

Head Coach – Lindsey Greenberg lindsey.greenberg@d128.org

Dance Flyer

STEAM education projects
Experimenting.  Researching. Designing. Collaborating. Measuring. This is what STEAM education is all about in the Middle School South Consumer Technology Classroom.

Any 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys interested in joining track & field must have a current physical on file with the nurse and must have all forms turned into Coach Reed before March 11th. Any questions please email Coach Carlsen: Carlsent@hawthorn73.org  

2019 Boys Track&Field PDF

Yesterday students at Middle School South participated in a special all day celebration of the advisory program, which encourages a sense of belonging, establishes respect for individual differences, and teaches acceptance.  Students participated in multiple fun activities including a choice P.E. period with Minute to Win it games and an obstacle course, an all school assembly with a police dog, and a special trip to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch!!


Reminder About Student Drop Off and Pick Up Procedure:  Please read and review the attached notice and map regarding student drop off and pick up at Middle South.

AM Drop Off:  Please adhere to the designated curbside drop off area. Drop off your student between the designated signs as shown in the attached picture.


students practice for their next match

Students on Middle School South’s Scholastic Bowl Team were tested on a wide variety of academic subjects as they practiced on Tuesday for their next match. Answering trivia questions ranging from geography to math, players worked to score points for their team by buzzing first and responding with the correct answers.


MSS Spring Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27th.  E.D. Clark Photography is offering a special BONUS for any pre-orders placed online BEFORE our scheduled picture day. See attached flyer for BONUS details and a copy of picture order form.




orchestra performing

Middle School South’s seventh and eighth grade orchestra students are making some beautiful music.


Movie poster

District 128 invites you to a special screening of Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. The screening will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Vernon Hills High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Reserve your spot: https://d128.us/angst.