Entries by admin

Library Bookmark Winners

Congratulations to the following Hawthorn School District 73 winners of the Cook Library 2015 Design A Bookmark contest. Over 750 students entered the contest. Winners were: Kindergarten First Place, Liam Nuzzo, Aspen Elementary School Second Place, Zosia Kalinowski, Elementary North School Third Place, Samuel Burton, Aspen Elementary School First Grade First Place, Hope Kim, Aspen […]

Safety First

Dear Parents, Hawthorn District 73 was informed recently of a bus safety concern regarding the railroad crossing on Butterfield Road south of Illinois Route 60. By law, school buses must stop at all railroad crossings, then the driver must open the door and get a visual of the tracks to be sure the tracks are […]

PARCC Update

Hawthorn, along with all districts in Illinois, is waiting for the state to provide us with specific information regarding our students’ performance on the PARCC assessments.  We will keep our community posted on this issue as information becomes available to us. Please click here for more on PARCC.

Check Emergency Contact Information

Winter is approaching and Hawthorn staff wants to make sure it can reach you in the event of an emergency. Por favor vea abajo para la información en Español. For school closings or other emergencies that happen outside of normal school hours, Hawthorn District 73 will use the SchoolMessenger system to call the student’s home telephone […]

Learners Who Excel Sign Up Now Open

Hawthorn District 73 is offering a unique learning opportunity for academically talented students in grades 5 through 8. Click here to view the flyer on the AWE program. In collaboration with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development, The Accelerated Weekend Experience (AWE) program provides challenging, hands-on, in-depth their schoolwork” says Dr. Victoria Kieffer, Townline Elementary School Principal. “However, with […]

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 […]