Notification: fertilizer and weed control application

Dear Hawthorn Family:

This letter is to inform you that a Hawthorn contractor is scheduled to apply fertilizer and weed control to our district lawns on the afternoon of May 10, 2016. A projected backup date is scheduled for May 14, 2016, if needed. Sprayed areas will be posted, and people are encouraged to stay off of the areas for two hours after the application.

Hawthorn takes great care to ensure that we maintain the safest environment possible for our students and the entire community. Projects such as fertilizer application are scheduled during times when students are not present and school is not in session. Whenever possible, we use environmentally friendly “green” products.

Hawthorn School District #73 moved to an online notification request system, which is also explained in the Student/Parent Handbook, as well as on the District website, If you are interested in receiving notification for the coming school year, please review the Handbook information and send your formal request along with your name and mailing address to You must submit yearly if you want to be included on the notification list.


James Staples
District Facilities Manager 847.990.4475

Parent Communication Letter

Please download and review this letter from Superintendent Nick Brown on Parent Communication.

Soft Lockdown Lifted

As of 11:33AM The Soft lockdown is no longer in effect.

12/3/15 10:45AM: Hawthorn District 73 is under a soft lockdown due to information from the Mundelein Police department about suspicious activity in the area. Normal activities will occur within the buildings. However we will not allow individuals in or out of our buildings until the lockdown is lifted.  We will update you when the status changes.

Drop off and pickup reminders

In order for our drop off and pick up line to be effective, and more importantly, SAFE, please be extremely mindful of the following:
–  Our top priority for all children at Townline is safety. Please drive slowly in our parking lot and pick-up line.
–  The pick-up line is a single file line; therefore, children must exit and enter their vehicles curbside only.
–  No cell phone use of any kind in the school zone.  If violated, the Vernon Hills police Department can issue tickets.
–  If you need to leave your car, you must park in a designated parking spot.
–  Be respectful of the Hawthorn Staff.  They are there to make sure all our children are safe and protected.
–  Be mindful and patient of other vehicles.