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Early Release Announcement (Oct. 20)

As a reminder, Hawthorn District 73 will have an Early Release Day on Tuesday, October 20. The purpose of the Early Release Day is to align with the new Strategic Plan allowing teachers to gain valuable professional development on curriculum and instruction. School schedules will be adjusted and lunch will be served. The early release […]

PTO News

Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Sale – The Hawthorn PTO Cookie Dough Sale is underway. Order forms and payment are due to your child’s school by Wednesday, Oct. 14. Please visit the Cookie Dough webpage for more information. Restaurant Fundraiser – Please join the PTO at Calzone and Macaroni Co. in Vernon Hills for its next restaurant fundraiser from noon to […]

Earth Dome Visits Hawthorn

The Earth Dome is landing at Townline Elementary School on the evening of Tuesday, October 6. All District 73 families are invited to see and better understand concepts such as continents, time zones, latitude, longitude, location of global events and more in this gigantic inflatable earth balloon. Please click here for registration details.

Hawthorn Welcomes New Friends

The start of the 2015-16 school year is off and running with a few more smiling faces than predicted.  Hawthorn 73 experienced an unprecedented growth bubble with 176 additional new students enrolled into the district.  There are 22 at the middle school level and the remaining 154 are spread throughout the elementary schools.   Based on […]

Statewide PARCC Results Released

In an effort to keep parents updated on education matters at the state level, Hawthorn wanted to inform parents that this week the Illinois State Board of Education released preliminary state-level  results for the PARCC Assessment, which District 73 students participated in last March and May.  At this time, the assessment results only includes data […]

A Plan for Everything

Hawthorn District 73 takes get pride in the quality of education that is provided to its students. The key to District 73’s student success is through the collaborative efforts of its stakeholders. A strategic plan is a prime example of such collaboration. Click here to see the seven Strategic Plan Initiatives, which clearly articulate the […]

Dear Parents, PowerSchool conducted an update to the system this week. A result of this was the release of information to the app many of you have downloaded. Please reserve your questions about PowerSchool until after the Residency Event as the information released may not be accurate. You will receive a paper confirmation on your […]

Before/After School Care Nears Capacity

The Vernon Hills Park District opened registration for the new Hawthorn Afterschool Program (HAP).  It is nearing capacity at some schools for the students in Grades Kindergarten through Six. Based on demand, sixth graders are invited to participate in the program. Parents may register at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 Aspen Drive, or online at www.vhparkdistrict.org. […]

Hawthorn Retires Over 775 Years of Service

When Joan Sheldon began her teaching career at Hawthorn School District 73 some 41 years ago, students were taught in a single schoolhouse. Route 60 was two lanes. Cows meandered up to the fence to visit with her physical education classes. “My legacy to my students is that they strive to lead a healthy lifestyle […]

Most Improved Student Award

Twelve students throughout Hawthorn District 73 received the Most Improved Students Award at a recent Board of Education meeting. Former superintendent Dr. Joe Yomtoob and wife, Parichehr, honor students with the award for showing how they’ve made improvements in their life over the past three years. Click here to view the names of the award winners.