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Hawthorn Enrichment Institute – Summer 2017

  Open to ALL K-8 Hawthorn StudentsJuly 5-Aug 4, 2017 Two sessionsSession 1- July 5 – July 21, 2017 $375Session 2 July 24-Aug 4, 2017 $280 Monday-Friday8-11:55Includes four classes(Classes Are Located on HEI Webpage) * Before and After Childcare* Offered by Vernon Hills Park District REGISTER ONLINE HAWTHORN 73 WEB PAGE http://www.hawthorn73.org/summer-programs/hawthorn-enrichment-institute/ Questions?847-489-5598HEI@hawthorn73.org

Early Voting Begins this Week for the April 4 Election

Early voting began this week for the April 4, 2017 election. During the election, voters will be asked to consider spending $42 million in school facilities funding to help accommodate for our growth and maintain our commitment to educational excellence, based on the vision set forth in the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP). Learn more […]

Dual Language Expands to Middle Schools

The Hawthorn 73 Board of Education voted to expand the dual language program into the middle school beginning in the 2018-19 school year. The program will expand  into Middle School North and Middle School South initially in sixth grade and then expand into seventh grade in the 2019-20 school year and then into eighth grade […]

Education Foundation Launched

The Hawthorn District 73 Board of Education warmly greeted the newly appointed Hawthorn Education Foundation inaugural board at its recent meeting. The seven-member foundation board collectively has extensive background in fundraising. grant writing and capital projects for schools.  Helping to create non-governmental financial support for District 73 is one of the most important and effective […]

Register Now for D73 Summer Classes

Mid-way through summer students get excited about returning to school with Hawthorn’s summer classes that include kindergarten readiness, discovering the world of dinosaurs, mastering the math monsters, exploring furry, feathery, scaly friends and more!  Register and view the 2017 class catalog here in English and Spanish. Registration is now open for Hawthorn’s summer music camp. Hawthorn’s […]

Aspen Art Fair

Check out the annual District 73 Art Show at the Aspen Drive Library. Close to 400 student artists displayed unique forms of art during the art show. Click here to see the many artists and their artwork. Artwork is on display through Friday, April 7. The art show represents all the schools strongest pieces including […]


Hawthorn District 73 is developing a program that will target families of children newborn to 4-years-old. Studies show that 80 percent of brain development happens during a child’s first three years of life, Mrs. Waggoner said. About 27 percent of Hawthorn kindergarteners are missing a literacy rich upbringing, she said. The idea behind the newly […]

Meetings Set on Hawthorn School Construction Plans

Two meetings are scheduled by Hawthorn School District 73’s superintendent, Nick Brown, to inform parents of why additions and renovations are needed for the district’s six school buildings. Superintendent Brown will host a “Superintendent’s Coffee – Why the Educational Facilities Master Plan is needed” From 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Aspen Drive Library, […]

Principal for a Day

“Hi Mr. Principal” one students says while passing Charlie Blackmer in the Townline Elementary School hallway. “Congratulations Charlie, I mean Mr. Blackmer,” another students says in the cafeteria. “Can I be of assistance?” a teacher asks Charlie as he enters her classroom. And so it goes all day for the fifth grader who was chosen […]

Signs of Suicide & Depression Awareness

The Hawthorn District 73 Special Services Department invites parents to attend an informational session from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 on Signs of Suicide & Depression Awareness featuring Heather Bilbrey from Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. The event will take place at the Hawthorn District Office, 841 West End Court, Vernon Hills.