Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

Save the Dates for the 2018 Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

The Hawthorn Enrichment Institute summer program is open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students. It will take place from July 9 – August 10, 2018.  Registration begins February 1, 2018.

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute (HEI) Registration is Open

Summer 2016 HEI Registration and information is available here.

Registration is Open!

Inclement Weather Update

Hawthorn takes school closings very seriously. Should schools close due to inclement weather or other unforeseen reasons, the district uses an automated emergency notification system to send a recorded voice message to each student’s home telephone number, as provided during registration. Parents have the option of managing their emergency notifications by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to change telephone numbers, request text messaging, and request email messaging. For more information on how Hawthorn determines school closings, please click here.

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)

Te quiero

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, kindergarten students in Ms. Gitzinger’s class at the School of Dual Language are singing Te quiero (I love you in Spanish). Ms. Schaefges has taught the class a number of Valentine’s Day songs and the children are not only singing, they are playing instruments and dancing.

Dual and Townline 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

NO 5th Grade Chorus on Tuesday, 2/6

There will be no 5th grade chorus tomorrow, Tuesday, 2/6.  

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
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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

Student Spells “Ricochet” and Wins Spelling Bee

Fifth-grade student Micah G. won the School of Dual Language spelling bee by correctly spelling the word ricochet.  The runner-up was Andrea P. Congratulations to all the students for doing a great job.