Thanksgiving Musical

Students in Teacher Amy Schaefges learned about the traditions of Thanksgiving and how Native Americans lived through a musical they peformed. The Dual Language kindergarten and first grade students will perform a variety of songs and a couple of poems in honor of Thanksgiving.  Themes include thankfulness, turkeys, pilgrims, and Native American music – some of the selections will be in Spanish and some will be in English.

Special Board Meeting

The Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Monday, December 5 to receive updated information about the proposed Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP).  The Core Team has analyzed data and feedback received from the community and will present two options culminating with a recommendation of one concept to the School Board.  Following the presentation a time for public comment will be held.  A Board decision will take place onDecember 12 during the regularly scheduled Board of Education Business meeting.

Please make arrangements to attend this very important presentation and conversation at Hawthorn Middle School South at 7 p.m. Monday, December 5.  We look forward to seeing you there.  For more information on the Educational Facilities Master Plan, please visit the EFMP website.

Lost and Found: Is it Yours?

The Lost and Found is full!  All items not claimed by Dec. 9th will be donated to children in need.  Parents and students, please take a look and claim your items.

Sharing Hands – School of Dual Language Food Drive

Last year School of Dual Language families donated thousands of items.  Let’s do it again!  Sharing Hands has begun and will run through December 14th.  Bring items when you come for conferences!  You can find all the information here:

Sharing Hands: School of Dual Language Food Drive


Library Bookmark Contest

Many Hawthorn students were winners in the recent Cook Memorial Public Library District Design a Bookmark contest where there were close to 740 entries. Please click on this link to view the winners and their artwork.

Fit Superheroes

pe-superheros  Townline and Dual Language physical education teachers showed students how much fun superheroes can have staying fit and working out, even on Halloween.

3rd Health & Services Fair 11/19

3ra Feria de Salud y Servicios Noviembre 19  10am – 2:00 pm. at Mundelein High School.

Everyone is invited to this FREE event.

Health & Services / Feria de Salud y Servicios

PTO Book Fair is Open During Conferences

Start your holiday shopping early at the PTO Scholastic Book Fair during parent-teacher conferences on 11/21-11/22. You can find it on the first floor near the staircases.


Folklórico Nacional

Close to 200 parents and children attended Hawthorn’s Cultural Night with Ballet Folklórico Nacional of Milwaukee. Ballet Folklórico Nacional is an innovative, theatrical body of dancers committed to the preservation of one of the richest artistic manifestations of tradition and culture in Mexico. The dances include traditional Mexican folk dance and traditional Aztec dance.