Growing Together

We Want Your Advice about District 73’s Future

Please join us on Wednesday, February 21, for an Evening with the Board to discuss Hawthorn’s space needs for today and tomorrow. At the meeting, we look forward to your advice and guidance as we work together to set the course for our school district’s future. The meeting will take place at Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills at 7:00 p.m.

A Message Regarding Events in Florida

In light of recent events in Florida with another tragic school shooting, our sympathy and thoughts go out to the parents, staff, students and community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. (Continued)

Townline and Dual Schools Family Bingo Night 2/16

Join  us for a night of family fun at Family Bingo Night on Friday, Feb.16th.  All families are invited from 6:30-8:00 pm in the school gym.

All For Books!

Scholastic Winter Book Fair is Feb. 16-23.  The PTO is introducing a great new way to get involved in our school and give back!  As our PTO Book Fair approaches, we are collecting money to purchase more books for our school library and classrooms.

Each student brought home a small bag to fill with any loose change or dollars.  We are asking that the money be returned by Thursday, Feb. 15th.

In addition, for every dollar we collect, Scholastic Book Fairs will send a book to one of the following nonprofit organizations: Kids in Distressed Situations Inc., and Kids in Need Foundation.

This is a 3-Way Win!

  • Our school will purchase books with the money collected
  • Our school earns profit from the money collected
  • Students around the country will get books donated by Scholastic Books Fairs

All For Books

PTO Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The Winter Scholastic Book Fair will take place February 16-23.  We are looking for parent volunteers to help students create wishlists and fill student orders.  Please use the link below to sign-up for 1-hour time slots.  Thank you in advance for your help.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4cacab23aafe3-parent

Parenting With a Plan – Resilience

Please join us for an informational session on Parenting With a Plan – Resilience with Patrick McGrath from Alexia Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 6:30 pm.  This program is presented at Hawthorn Middle School North, 201 Hawthorn Parkway.

Alexian Brothers Invitation

School Board Clip Art

Hawthorn Hosts an Evening with the Board

Hawthorn School District 73 is inviting the community to attend an Evening with the Board on Wednesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills, IL. The event will focus on how to solve the District’s present and future space needs.  The event will include a presentation and an opportunity for community members to provide their feedback and advice to the Board of Education.

The school district is growing. Over the next 10 years, it is projected to welcome approximately 700 more students. By 2026, its enrollment will reach more than 5,000 students, representing a more than 30 percent increase since 2008.  Hawthorn’s facilities have either been at capacity or above capacity for the past six years. Administrators have made numerous adaptations to manage space, including adding a portable containing two classrooms at Elementary South, and conducting gym in the cafeteria and hallways of the middle schools.

Childcare will be provided.  Spanish translators will be present. If you need childcare, please register by February 19. Send an email to: petersonw@hawthorn73.org.

 

Spelling Bee

Townline Spelling Bee Results

Townline Elementary’s best spellers (in fourth and fifth grade) took part in a spelling bee on January 19. The fourth and fifth grade homeroom classes held individual spelling bees to select two winners from each class. These winners became the 14 students who took part in the annual spelling bee: Emily H., Sri K., Diya R., Timothy D., Sree S., Wesley E., Joanna C., Jessica X., Kayla J., Shaila W., Luke W., Vaishnavi P., Sofia K., and Luke A.

The students did a great job. The winner was Luke W. (fifth grade) and the runner up was Jessica X. (fourth grade).  Congratulations to the students.

Ann Martin

Author Ann Martin Talks with Students

Fourth and fifth graders at Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language received a special treat on January 11. World-renowned children’s book author Ann M. Martin spoke with them about the many books she has written.  Librarian Cathy Gross asked her a series of questions about her writing and what inspired her to become an author. The students also asked questions. Ms. Martin is known for “The Baby-Sitters Club” series and other books for children and young adults.