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.

We are fortunate to be in a supportive community of parents who work for wonderful corporations, businesses and firms.  On behalf of the Key to 73, we are asking for your support.  Would you be so kind as to forward this request to anyone who you think could be a partner with the Key to 73 Foundation?  By sharing this letter or email you are helping us to grow our network.
Sponsorship Request.

The Foundation funds provided by sponsorship will be granted to our teachers for innovative programs that enrich the existing educational experience throughout the District by engaging corporate, private and community partners. As a new foundation, our hope is to grow our relationship with corporate and business supports around the area.

We appreciate your consideration and support with sharing this letter.
Please reference our Middle School South Back to School Information link posted on our website (located on the left side of our MSS home page). If you have any questions, please contact the Middle School South Office.

Please review the attached Upcoming Important Dates before school starts. You will find important dates and events to add to your calendars and important information regarding transportation procedures for Bus Riders and Walkers/Car Riders.

Please see the attached for some very important information about charging Chromebooks.


Students interested in trying out for a Fall sport-Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Soccer, Cross Country, Pom Pons or Cheerleading, please see the very important flyer attached.


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Many thanks to all the parents and families who attended this year’s Residency Event. If you missed the event, you can verify residency beginning on Monday, August 13, at the District Office, 841 West End Court in Vernon Hills. Please come between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. or between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.Monday through Friday.

Three documents are required to verify residency. To expedite the registration verification process, District 73 parents/guardians must bring originals and copies of the required documents. Parents or guardians must bring proof of residency within Hawthorn School District 73 by providing one document from each category listed below:

Category I

  • Photo Identification

Category II Proof of Occupation of Residency in District 73 (one document required)

  • Homeowners: Provide current monthly mortgage statement (or recent closing papers) with parent/legal guardian’s name and address or most recent property tax bill.
  • Renters: Provide properly executed lease agreement with parent/guardian’s name and address listed as renter, and signature page including name, address and telephone number of landlord for verification.
  • Those living with others: Provide a notarized Residency Attestation form for the District 73 resident/landlord explaining the living arrangement as well as all residency documentation of the resident/landlord.

Category III Additional Document Showing Name and Address (one document required)

  • Current utility bill (within the last billing cycle, typically 60 days), such as water, electric, gas, telephone, or cable bill
  • Current homeowners or renter insurance policy statement
  • Vehicle registration
  • Voter Registration Card

For more information, please call 847-990-4217 or 847-990-4280 or visit the website: www.Hawthorn73.org.

Please see the attached flyer for more information about staying connected to Middle South.

Middle South Flyer

Please see the attached flyer for a special pre-order offer for picture day on Wednesday, August 29th.


Picture Day Flyer


Welcome back letter: (English) (Spanish)


Dear Families-

2018-2019 middle school schedules were made available to you in PowerSchool on June 13. If you have not already done so, please log in to your parent portal (https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public/) and access this information. We will not be distributing paper copies at the residency event. If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the parent portal, please contact the district office at (847) 990 – 4200.

Should you have questions related to your student’s schedule, please access our online course request form no later than August 7th. This form can be accessed by clicking here or on our Middle School South School Webpage. If you have any difficulties accessing the course request form, please contact the Middle School South office at (847) 990 – 4100.

It is crucial that you review this information and submit any inquiries prior to August 7th to ensure that we have time to review your request and contact you with a response prior to the start of the school year.

We look forward to welcoming our students back in just a few weeks.

Mr. Natale & Mrs. Kahn

We are excited to announce that Hawthorn Middle School South has been approved as a new site for Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole.  “GOTR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.”  Meetings will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall, beginning Tuesday, September 11 for 10 weeks, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  Late bus transportation will be available, but families do need to sign up in order for their student to ride the late bus.  During each meeting, we will teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games.  The evidence-based curriculum is taught by certified coaches and includes three parts:  understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork, and understanding how we connect with and shape the world.
Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment.  Important social, psychological and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program.  At the end of the season, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5K running event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.  The result is making the seemingly impossible – possible, and teaching the girls that they can do whatever they want to do.
Heart & Sole is specifically designed for middle school girls.  The program creates a positive, structured space for the girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop life skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond.  This program is accessible to all girls regardless of athletic ability or fitness level and considers the range of ages and varied experiences of middle schoolers.  Physical activity includes strength and conditioning appropriate for this age group.  Our 5K will take place on Saturday, November 17 in Chicago.  Round trip bus transportation will be available from school that day.
We have a wonderful coaching staff volunteering this fall:  Mrs. Becker, Mrs. Byrne, Ms. Howell, Mrs. Foley, Mrs. Moravek, and Ms. Reese.  We are all excited to get started!  Registration for this program is only offered directly through the GOTR office or website @ gotrchicago.org. There is a program fee of $155 per girl.  However, a reduced fee is available, based on need.  Should you have any questions, please contact April Foley at foleyap@hawthorn73.org.
A short video is available by searching “heart and sole running” on youtube.com.
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Dear Families-

At this time, your child’s 2018-2019 Middle School schedule is ready for viewing in PowerSchool. Please log in to your parent portal (https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public/) and access this information. We will not be sending home paper copies this year. If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the parent portal, please contact the district office at (847) 990 – 4200.
Should you have questions or changes related to your student’s schedule, please access our online course request form no later than June 29th. This form can be accessed by clicking here or on our Middle School South School Webpage. If you have any difficulties accessing the course request form, please contact the Middle School South office at (847) 990 – 4100.
It is crucial that you review this information and submit any inquiries prior to June 29th to ensure that we have time to review your request and contact you with a response.
Have a Great Summer,
Mr. Natale & Mrs. Kahn