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BOE Invites Input from Parents

The Hawthorn Board of Education is conducting a Special Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 to hear a report by its architect, DLR Group on the assessment of current school buildings. The meeting will take place in the gymnasium at Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills. Following the architect’s presentation will be a guided question and answer session to gain feedback from parents and the community.

Enroll Now for Fall

Returning student enrollment was due on May 16. If you have not completed the registration process, please do so promptly. 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.

 

Parents of all students must provide proof of residency documents at the Residency Event at Middle School North, 201 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills. The schedule is as follows:

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 – 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday, August 8, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

If you have questions about registration, please contact the District Registrar at 847-990-4280 or email registration@hawthorn73.org.

Parent Education Night

The Vernon Hills Indian Association in partnership with Hawthorn District 73 presents a Parent Education Night on Friday, June 3. Please click here for information.

Building a Stronger Community

The Board of Education is aligning its efforts with the Hawthorn Strategic Plan by building a stronger connection with the community through improved volunteer opportunities, helping families with early intervention programs, and strengthening the district’s relationship with its business community.

While still in their infancy stages the Hawthorn District 73 programs include parenting and education classes for parents who have children under the age of 4-years-old headed by Principal Kathryn Waggoner, creating a formal volunteer program headed by Principal Victoria Kieffer, and developing an educational foundation headed by Principal Jill Martin. Look for news of these initiatives in the late summer or early fall.

BOE Meeting on Architect Assessment

The Hawthorn Board of Education is conducting a Special Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 to hear a report by its architect, DLR Group on the assessment of current school buildings. The meeting will take place in the gymnasium at Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills. Following the architect’s presentation will be a guided question and answer session to gain feedback from parents and the community.
 

Thanks to the School Leadership Team

The Hawthorn School District 73 Administrative Team would like to thank the members of each School Leadership Team (SLT) for the 2015-2016 school year. The SLTs provide critical leadership concerning all areas of Hawthorn schools.  The members of these teams dedicate a tremendous amount of time to plan, implement and monitor school improvement efforts.  Oftentimes the teachers participating in these groups represent their buildings in other leadership roles around the district.

 

Countryside Food Drive

The Countryside Fire Department is seeking school participation in its food drive to help replenish the local food bank. Look for red bins in the schools in which to place nonperishable food items. For more information on the food drive, please click here.

Register Now

Enrollment letters for the 2016-17 school year have been mailed to Hawthorn parents of returning students. Parents should complete online registration through the PowerSchool parent portal ~ https://ps.hawthorn73.org/public/home.html ~ using the information that the district provided you in a Returning Student Enrollment letter. Please register your child by Monday, May 16. Students will not be assigned a teacher 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.

Parents of all students must provide required proof of residency documents at a Hawthorn residency event at Middle School North, 201 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills. Parents may stop in during any of the following times:

  • 12 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 3
  • 12 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 4
  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, August 8

If you have questions about registration, please contact the District Registrar at 847-990-4280 or email registration@hawthorn73.org.

Most Improved Award

Twelve students were named the winners of the annual David Yomtoob Hawthorn’s Most Improved Student Award at a recent Board of Education meeting.

The award, given to students by former superintendent Dr. Joe Yomtoob, and his wife, Parichehr, recognize students for showing how they’ve set goals to make improvements to their life over the past three years. Students shared how they improved in mathematics, soccer, dance, and a foreign language. Please click here to watch the board video presentation of the Most Improved Award ceremonies.

The Dual Language Award Winners are as follows:

Second Grade
Caleb Lai – Dual Language

Fifth Grade
Chris Reyes – Dual Language