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Board Delays Action on Facility Plan

The Hawthorn Board of Education discussed in depth the two concepts presented on December 5 to the Board as part of the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) process.  The Board thanked the members of the Core Team for their commitment to the process and investment of 2,500 combined hours of work. The Board reviewed the […]

EFMP Latest Update

Close to 200 residents who attended a special Hawthorn Board of Education meeting this week were presented with two options to help address enrollment capacity issues in District 73’s schools and provide upgraded facilities for the future of education at Hawthorn. Both options call for constructing a kindergarten center onto the Sullivan Center, bringing the […]

Special Meeting on Facilities

Child care is being offered for a special Board of Education meeting on Monday, December 5 where residents will 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 […]

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.

Toys for Tots Donations

From now through December 16, the Vernon Hills Police Department will be a drop-off location for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.  The Toys for Tots program accepts new, unwrapped items. All kinds of toys can be donated.  The Marine Corps will distribute them according to age.  Some ideas for older children include sporting […]

Special Education Presentation

On October 25, the Department of Special Services presented information on Special Education for parents, A Journey through the IEP process.  The information was well received and parents found the information informative.  Additional sessions will be held at 7 p.m. January 26 and March 15, 2017.  Parents only need to attend one session.  Sessions will be […]

Tell Us What You Think about Hawthorn Schools

During the Board of Education meeting, Jason Lembke, architect with the DLR Group, shared that the online survey distributed after the October 19 Special Board meeting continues to receive responses on a daily basis.  The survey will remain open for community input until Nov. 1.  A professional phone polling company has also begun contacting residents […]

Principal Appreciation

It is National Principal Appreciation month. Take a moment to thank your children’s principal(s) for being a great leader in their school(s).

Don’t Miss the Facilities Meeting

You are invited to a very special Board meeting on Wednesday, October 19 to receive important information about Hawthorn District 73 building improvements under its Educational Facility Master Plan (EFMP).  District 73 has experienced growth over the past few years and the master plan will provide a long-term solution for both the district’s urgent facility needs […]