6th Grade Parent Orientation

Attention Parents of Incoming 6th Grade Students for the

2017-2018 School Year:  

Atención Padres de Estudiantes que ingresarán al sexto grado en el año escolar 2017-2018

Están invitados…Orientaciones Para Los Padres

2017 Incoming 6th Grade Parents Invitation

You are invited to attend…

6th GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION at the school your student will be attending in the fall.

Middle School North:  Wednesday, April 19  6:00 pm

Middle School South:  Thursday, April 20  6:00 pm

Hawthorn School District #73 Práctica de Autobús de Kindergarten

Hawthorn School Dist. Practice Bus Ride

Práctica de Autobús de Kindergarten

Friday, August 18, 2017 / Viernes 18 de Agosto de 2017

Just before school begins in August, kindergarten students who will ride the school bus during the year will have an opportunity to a prac8ce bus ride! The prac8ce bus ride will give the kindergartner the experience of what it is really like to get on and off a bus by being picked up, riding the bus to school and returning home.

 

Kindergarten Bus Ride

Parents of future Hawthorn students entering kindergarten in the fall may sign up now for their child to participate in a practice bus ride. The practice bus ride will give the kindergartner the experience of what it is like to get on and off the bus. The event takes place in mid-August.
Registration Form: http://bit.ly/2nTijHO
Registration Form in Spanish: http://bit.ly/2pagfvl

Principal Scooters for a Cause

Townline’s Pasta for Pennies fundraiser brought in about $2,000 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Project Change members did an amazing job organizing the fundraiser and raising money. Part of the fundraiser included Principal Victoria Kieffer riding a scooter in Bears fan gear. Dr. Kieffer is a Packers fan.

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute – Summer 2017

 

Open to ALL K-8 Hawthorn Students
July 5-Aug 4, 2017

Two sessions
Session 1- July 5 – July 21, 2017 $375
Session 2 July 24-Aug 4, 2017 $280

Monday-Friday
8-11:55
Includes 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?
847-489-5598
HEI@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 about the EFMP Thursday, March 30, when Hawthorn School District 73’s Superintendent Nick Brown will host a “Superintendent’s Coffee – Why the Educational Facilities Master Plan is needed” at the Village of Vernon Hills, 290 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills from 10:30-11:30 am. Mr. Brown’s coffee chat will include a short facilities presentation followed by a question/answer session.

The district has prepared information regarding the details and tax impact of the referendum, as well as the STEM resources called for in the EFMP, the funding for which is contingent on the referendum. Learn more about STEM and facilities by clicking on the link here ~ bit.ly/H73EFMP ~.

We welcome the opportunity to answer questions for your civic organization, or any community group. Invite the district to give a presentation by calling Wendy Peterson at 847-990-4215.

Connect with Hawthorn 73 Superintendent Nick Brown for questions regarding the EFMP and the referendum at brownn@hawthorn73.org or 847.990.4215.

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 in the 2020-21 school year.

At this time the district is planning the Dual Language Middle School Program will consist of a Spanish literacy course and content instruction in Spanish through social studies and science courses. The creation of a Spanish literacy course and the development of two content level courses, like social studies and science would provide a total of 140 minutes of instruction in Spanish at the middle school level. The 2017-18 year is structured to plan units of instruction, provide professional development for the current staff, acquire necessary resources and begin the process of recruiting certified bilingual middle school teachers.

Providing a program as the one outlined above will help dual language students continue to develop both academic and language skills that will transfer to success in the rest of their academic career and lifetime. The Dual Language team is very excited for this new opportunity and very thankful to the Board of Education for their support and guidance as the program expands into the middle school.

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 methods for fostering sustained academic excellence. The purpose of the Education Foundation is to raise private sector funds to support the goals of our Strategic Plan.  Jill Martin, principal of Elementary South School, will facilitate the foundation. Please click here to meet the inaugural board.

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 Summer Music Camp runs July 17 through July 28. Check out the summer school catalog with Hawthorn’s Enrichment Institute and register now for classes. Band classes combine nicely with enrichment classes.