Register Now for School 2015-16

Enrollment letters for the 2015-16 school year have been mailed to Hawthorn parents of returning students. Parents should complete online registration through the PowerSchool parent portal using the information that the district provided you in a Returning Student Enrollment letter. Please register your child on or before Friday, May 15. Students will not be placed in a class or on a bus route until online registration is complete. Failure to do so will result in your child being dropped from enrollment. Fees are due at the time of registration.
Please review the required health documents for each grade level to ensure your child is in compliance before the start of the school year.Parents of all students must provide required proof of residency documents at a new Residency Event at Middle School North, 201 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills. The event times follow:

  • 12 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 5
  • 12 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 6
  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, August 10
If you have questions about registration, please contact the District Registrar at 847-990-4280 or email

Creative Writing Contest Winners

Eighteen Hawthorn School District 73 students in grades 4 through 8 will have their writing selections published in the Cook Memorial Public Library after their pieces were chosen from among 111 entries in the 2015 Creative Writing Contest. Winners were chosen based on creative, interesting entries. All of the winning entries will be published in a special library journal. Winners from Hawthorn included:

Fourth Grade
Evalyn L. of Hawthorn Aspen Elementary School
Preeti R. of Hawthorn Elementary School South
Ariel S. of Hawthorn Aspen Elementary School
Benjamin E. of Hawthorn Elementary School South
Gabrielle R. of Hawthorn School of Dual Language

Fifth Grade Winners
Spencer B. of Hawthorn School of Dual Language
Connor P. of Hawthorn Aspen Elementary School
Kiley B. of Hawthorn Elementary School South
Praneetha P. of Hawthorn Aspen School
Brandon N. of Hawthorn School of Dual Language

Sixth Grade Winners
Ben F. of Hawthorn Middle North
Anjali P. of Hawthorn Middle North
Urvi A. of Hawthorn Middle School South
Bradley A. of Hawthorn Middle School North

Seventh Grade

Carly S. of Hawthorn Middle School North

Eighth Grade

Jenny D. of Hawthorn Middle School South
Nicole B. of Hawthorn Middle School South
Katherine M. of Hawthorn Middle School North

Students and Parents: Library Reminder

April 24 was the last day for TL and DL students to check out books from our wonderful school library.  All checked out books  are due back to Miss Gross by May 8th.

Please check for any stray library books that need to come back to school.  We would love to put them back onto our shelves in a timely manner.


Estudiantes de Lenguaje Dual que participan en el programa de Aprendiendo/Jugando disfrutaron mucho en Party Fantasy el sábado, 18 de abril.  La actividad fue auspiciada por la Familia Tran como memorial y celebración de los 18 años de su hijo Zack.  Más de 200 estudiantes y padres, además de voluntarios y maestros asistieron en este día tan especial. Aprendiendo/Jugando es un programa después de la escuela para estudiantes del primer al quinto grado de Lenguaje Dual que se ofrece en el edificio Townline.  Los participantes tienen la oportunidad de practicar deportes, trabajar en artes manuales, meriendas, charlas educativas y proyectos enfocados en su desarrollo social y decisiones positivas. Gracias a la generosidad de familias de la comunidad, administradores y personal de nuestra escuela, celebramos nuestro vigésimo cuarto aniversario este año.

Students from the Dual Language School attending Aprendiendo/Jugando had lots of fun at Party Fantasy on Saturday, April 18.  The Tran Family sponsored this wonderful activity as a memorial to their son Zack’s 18th birthday.  Over two hundred students and parents attended this event along with many volunteers and teachers.  Aprendiendo/Jugando (Learning & Playing) is an after school  program in which first through fifth graders meet on Mondays to enjoy sports, crafts, snacks, and community chats that reinforce positive choices and character formation. The program is housed at the Hawthorn School for Dual Language located at the Townline building.  Thanks to the big heart of many volunteer families from our community, administrators, and staff, A/J celebrates its 24th anniversary this year.

You can find more pictures of the event in the DL Photo Gallery.


Hawthorn Dist. 73 Virtual Ensemble

¿Cómo sonarían 2500 estudiantes, todos unidos produciendo sonidos musicales juntos?  Disfrute aquí del conjunto musical virtual  de Hawthorn del Distrito 73.

Este video se encuentra también disponible en DL Photo Gallery en el enlace de los padres que está arriba de la página.

What do 2500 students, all making music together sound like?  Enjoy the Hawthorn Dist. 73 Virtual Ensemble here.

This video is also available in the DL Photo Gallery in the Parent Links above.


Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.)

En honor al natalicio de nuestra querida autora Beverly Cleary, toda nuestra escuela tomó parte de la actividad conocida como D.E.A.R (Deja Todo y Lee) el lunes 13 de abril. En cualquier sitio que los estudiantes se encontraban en ese momento, ellos descontinuaron lo que hacían y empezaron a leer un libro, una revista, una camiseta o cualquier cosa dónde ellos encontraban palabras escritas.

Disfrute de las fotos tomadas ese día divertido aquí, y muchas más en la galería de fotos del Lenguaje Dual.

In honor of beloved author Beverly Cleary’s birthday, our entire building took part in
Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) Day on  Monday, April 13th.  Wherever the students were at that time, they stopped everything else and read a book, a magazine, a t-shirt or anything else that they could find words on.
Enjoy some photos from that fun day here, and many more in the School of Dual Language Photo Gallery.

Girls On The Run

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program that inspires 3rd through 8th grade girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” The girls have been having a great time getting to know each other, developing self-esteem, and running together.

Dual Language Open House – Thursday, May 7th

Please join us at our Spring Open House and Music Program!  This year’s Open House will be from 6:30 until 8:00.  Two grades at a time will perform in the west gym according to the schedule below.   When your student(s) are not performing please visit their classroom(s) to see all that they have accomplished this year!
Music Performances
K and 1st       6:35-6:55
4th and 5th    7:05-7:25
2nd and 3rd  7:35-7:55

Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.)

In honor of beloved author Beverly Cleary’s birthday, our entire building will be taking part in
Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) Day.  This will take place on Monday, April 13 at 2:30-2:50.
So wherever the students are at that time, we will either read to the students (a book related to curriculum or just a fun read aloud)  OR have the students bring something to read independently.
Students,  please wear something with words on it that you can read Monday.  It could be a shirt with a phrase on it, a team name, etc.

Meet New Teacher Velazquez

The School of Dual Language welcomed teacher Angelica Velazquez into its school this year. Meet Mrs. Velazquez and learn more about her in this short Spotlight on New Teacher video.

Angelica Velazquez, third grade teacher