District 73 Notes
Updated: July 3, 2012 9:31AM
Symphonic Band to perform at state conference
The Hawthorn Middle South Symphonic Band has been selected to perform at next year’s Illinois State Music Conference, which will be held Jan. 26 in Peoria.
“It is a tremendous honor to be selected for this showcase,” notes band director James Garbrecht. Bands from across the state submit audition tapes each year in hopes of being chosen to perform. Congratulations, Middle South Band!
Hawthorn shines at state track meet
The track teams from Hawthorn Middle North and Hawthorn Middle South turned in terrific performances during the 2012 IESA State Track & Field Meet in East Peoria. Despite temperatures in the 90s and high humidity, all of the athletes performed extremely well and represented the district proudly.
Middle South’s Noah Agnew became the third athlete in Hawthorn track and field history to be crowned a state champion when he successfully cleared 6’2” in the eighth grade boys’ high jump competition. Middle South’s Shane Williamson competed in both the 1600m and 800m runs and ran the races of his life, finishing in third and tenth place respectively and earning All-State honors. Other state meet competitors included Molly Wasserberg (400m dash); 4x200m relay team of Dana Meline, Shanon Skeoch, Danielle Comitor and Molly Wasserberg; 4x400m relay team of Brad Fisher, Phil Cho, Brandon Coty and Sam Laneman; sixth grader Jordyn Bunning (100m hurdles); Ryan Antenore (discus); Lupe Matias (800m run); and Felipe Yanez, who ran a personal best time in the 800m run, breaking his own school record set one week earlier at the Sectional meet. More results and photos from the state meet are available at www.iesa.org under the Class AA State Meet Individual Results link. Congratulations to all of the student athletes for a fine year.
Middle South raises $1,000 for Haiti school
Students at Hawthorn Middle South have been working to raise money for a school in Haiti, through the locally based Renew Hope charity founded by a Middle South family. In an effort to encourage the students, 6th grade teacher Anthony Dengler even offered to shave his head if students raised $300. Students responded enthusiastically to both the charity and Mr. Dengler’s offer, raising more than $1000 for the cause. On May 25, Mr. Dengler will have his locks shorn during a celebration assembly. Students will also present their collection to fellow classmate Corey Caudle and the Caudle family’s Renew Hope foundation.
Congratulations Middle North Eagle Scholars
Hawthorn Middle North is pleased to honor the newest group of Eagle Award scholars, who have exhibited superior effort and achievement in a particular class. Congratulations to Jeffrey Zhang, Rebecca Ackerman, Nelly Constantinova, Kristen Lee, Luis Mangato, Sarah Krahnke, Damian Mirecki, Abby Escobar, Michaella Teplisky and Paulina Zajkowska.
Thank you to
Hawthorn Middle South is grateful to all of the residents and businesses who so generously supported this year’s Eighth Grade Girls Fashion Show, which seeks to provide a fun, positive experience as well as ensure that each girl has a dress to wear for the upcoming eighth grade dance and promotion ceremonies. Thank you to the Zack Tran Memorial Fund, Zengeler’s Cleaners in Northbrook, Mark Edward’s Hair Salon in Round Lake, Parks 5th Avenue Salon in Vernon Hils, Party City in Vernon Hills, Judy Elowe of Creative Promotional Products, and to all of the individuals who dropped of gently used and new dresses for the event. Each girl went home with an adorable make-up bag filled with treats, and many won prizes for haircuts, manicures, jewelry and more. Thank you to everyone who supported this outstanding event, and to coordinator Rhonnie Bogenschutz for her efforts. Best wishes for high school to all of our eighth grade girls!
Promotion ceremonies will be streamed live
The Hawthorn eighth grade promotion ceremonies will be held June 4 beginning at 6 p.m. (Middle South) and 8 p.m. (Middle North) at Vernon Hills High School. Thanks to VHHS for providing camera coverage for a live online vide stream, which will be accessed through the Hawthorn District website, http://www.hawthorn73.org. DVDs of the program will also be available for $20 through VHHS Cougar TV. In addition, families will be able to watch the ceremonies on Vernon Hills Cable Access. Congratulations, eighth graders, as you move on to high school!
No registration – no schedule
Hawthorn families should have already completed registration for the 2012-13 school year. Registration must be complete in order to receive next year’s class schedule. Students entering grades three and six are required to prove residency. Fee payments and health forms are required before school begins in the fall. Students not registered by July 1 will be dropped from enrollment. Re-enrollment will require an in-person visit to District Office to complete a longer student enrollment process. For more information, please visit www.hawthorn73.org/registration or call the District Office at (847) 990-4200.
Summer reading assignments available
Students who will attend Hawthorn middle schools next year (future 6th, 7th and 8th graders) have a reading assignment to complete during the summer. Students are required to read one book from the provided list and complete a short assignment, which is due by September 7, 2012. Because reading is such a powerful way for children to stay sharp during the summer, our library media specialists have also put together some book suggestions for all of our students. Check for the lists at www.hawthorn73.org.
Promotion ceremonies (and last day of classes) for eighth graders will be June 4.
The last day for kindergarten will be June 4 and the last one-hour day for students in grades one through seven will be June 5.
The first day of school in the fall will be Aug.27. This will be a full day for all students, as the state no longer allows credit for shortened days.
The full calendar is at calendars.hawthorn73.org.