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.

Physical and Health Education News – Trimester 2, 2019

Students have been hard at work in PE and Health.  Here is the latest newsletter from your DL Teachers:

Physical and Health Newsletter – English

Physical & Health News – Español



Students and their traps

How to Catch a Leprechaun

Everyone knows that leprechauns love gold. First-grade students at the School of Dual Language created colorful and decorative traps to catch the leprechaun using gold coins, rainbows, four leaf clovers and other objects. While it appears the leprechaun was once again too smart to be caught, this was a fun STEM project for the students and their families.

Student Report Cards Post on March 19th

In an effort to better streamline our communication with all district families, we are making online report cards available to parents of our elementary school students. Benefits to online report cards include more timely reporting to parents, easy parent access to both current and past report cards, and reduced costs tied to paper and printing. Online report cards are also environmentally friendly! On Tuesday, March 19th we will post student report cards in PowerSchool and share instructions for how you may access your child’s report card via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you log into this secure, user-friendly portal, you may easily open and even download your child’s report card. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy of your child’s report card, please contact our main office at 847-990-4900  and we will print one for you.
Reporte de calificaciones del estudiante publicados el 19 de marzo
En un esfuerzo de mejorar nuestra comunicación con las familias del distrito, estamos haciendo que los reportes de calificaciones sean disponibles electrónicamente a los padres de nuestros estudiantes en la escuela primaria. Los beneficios que el reporte electrónico de calificaciones produce es que son generados con mayor rapidez para ser reportados a los padres, acceso fácil para los padres de los reportes de calificaciones actuales y anteriores y a la vez reducir los costos que implica el papel y la impresión de los mismos. Además, los reportes de calificaciones electrónicos son beneficiosos a nuestro medio ambiente. El  martes 19 de marzo, publicaremos los reportes de los estudiantes en PowerSchool y compartiremos las instrucciones sobre cómo tener acceso al reporte de calificaciones electrónico de su hijo por medio del portal para padres PowerSchool. Una vez que usted haya entrado en el portal seguro y muy fácil de usar, usted puede abrirlo con facilidad y hasta descargar el reporte de calificaciones de su hijo/a. Si usted prefiere recibir una copia en papel del reporte de calificaciones de su hijo/a, por favor comunicarse con la oficina principal en 847-990-4900 y nosotros le imprimiremos uno para usted.
SOAR Assembly

SOAR Assembly Focuses on Managing Emotions

The focus for this month’s SOAR assembly was helping students to “Manage My Emotions”.  The school’s Project Change students performed a skit that reinforced this theme.  Congratulations to Mrs. Almora’s class for being the winner of the “SOARing Eagle” trophy.


Andres Salguero's performance

123 Andres is Fun for Everyone

Third through fifth graders were singing and dancing as Andres Salguero and Christina performed at the School of Dual Language during a morning assembly on March 8. Even the teachers were dancing as the Latin Grammy-winning music duo provided lessons through music. Their songs provided a fun and creative way for the students to learn about North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. They spoke and sang in English, Spanish and regularly used sign language. Whatever the language, their performance was full of fun for everyone.