ABC Countdown!

¡El fin del año escolar viene pronto! Vamos a contar los días al revés usando las letras del abecedario. Cada día tiene una letra y una actividad que corresponde con esa letra. Algunos días vamos a comer una merienda especial, NO TIENEN QUE MANDAR COMIDA A LA ESCUELA. Las maestras van a traer toda la comida en esos días. Hay unos días que pedimos un juguete o que se visten en ropa especial. Por favor, no compren ropa nueva para las actividades, solamente usan lo que tienen en la casa. Esta es una lista de actividades divertidas y opcionales, entonces no se preocupen si no tienen algo para una actividad o si se olviden de hacer algo un día.


We can’t believe we are so close to the end of the school year!
In order to make our last days extra fun and special, we are going to do an ABC countdown. Every day has a letter and a corresponding activity for that letter. Some of the days, we are going to have a special snack, YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEND ANY FOOD IN TO SCHOOL, the teachers will be providing the snacks listed. There are other days that we have asked for kids to bring items in or dress in special clothes. Please do not buy any new clothes for these days, just use what you already have at home. This is a fun, optional activity list so do not worry if you do not have something for an activity or if you forget a day.


ABC Countdown Calendar

ABC Countdown Parent Note

Personalized Learning

When learning is personalized for students, they become the leaders of their own learning and work at a pace that’s right for each of them. Hawthorn teachers have been working on the Guaranteed Viable Curriculum (GVC) for the last three years, which identifies our desired results for all students. Personalized learning experiences allow students to approach the GVC in a way that will make them successful. To enhance their learning experiences, Hawthorn middle school students will be issued a Chromebook next year. This tool will expand opportunities for personalized learning both within and outside of the classroom to meet their individual needs and inspire a love for learning.

Please click here to read more about the direction in which Hawthorn is heading.

DL Art Contest

La Escuela de Lenguaje Dual presenta:  Cantar, Tocar, Bailar

School of Dual Language Presents:   Sing, Play, Dance

DL Kindergarten & 1st Grade Art Contest

DL Concurso de arte k,1

DL 2nd & 3rd Grade Art Contest

DL Concurso de arte 2, 3

DL 4th & 5th Grade Art Contest

DL Concurso de arte 4, 5

Sixth Grade Orientation

D73 sixth grade orientation takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at MSN and 6 pm. Thursday, April 20 for MSS. This event is intended for the parents of next fall’s sixth graders.

6th Grade Parent Orientation

Attention Parents of Incoming 6th Grade Students for the

2017-2018 School Year:  

Atención Padres de Estudiantes que ingresarán al sexto grado en el año escolar 2017-2018

Están invitados…Orientaciones Para Los Padres

2017 Incoming 6th Grade Parents Invitation

You are invited to attend…

6th GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION at the school your student will be attending in the fall.

Middle School North:  Wednesday, April 19  6:00 pm

Middle School South:  Thursday, April 20  6:00 pm

Kindergarten Bus Ride

Parents of future Hawthorn students entering kindergarten in the fall may sign up now for their child to participate in a practice bus ride. The practice bus ride will give the kindergartner the experience of what it is like to get on and off the bus. The event takes place in mid-August.
Registration Form:
Registration Form in Spanish:

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute – Summer 2017


Open to ALL K-8 Hawthorn Students
July 5-Aug 4, 2017

Two sessions
Session 1- July 5 – July 21, 2017 $375
Session 2 July 24-Aug 4, 2017 $280

Includes four classes
(Classes Are Located on HEI Webpage)

* Before and After Childcare* 
Offered by Vernon Hills Park District



Early Voting Begins this Week for the April 4 Election

Early voting began this week for the April 4, 2017 election. During the election, voters will be asked to consider spending $42 million in school facilities funding to help accommodate for our growth and maintain our commitment to educational excellence, based on the vision set forth in the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP).

Learn more about the EFMP Thursday, March 30, when Hawthorn School District 73’s Superintendent Nick Brown will host a “Superintendent’s Coffee – Why the Educational Facilities Master Plan is needed” at the Village of Vernon Hills, 290 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills from 10:30-11:30 am. Mr. Brown’s coffee chat will include a short facilities presentation followed by a question/answer session.

The district has prepared information regarding the details and tax impact of the referendum, as well as the STEM resources called for in the EFMP, the funding for which is contingent on the referendum. Learn more about STEM and facilities by clicking on the link here ~ ~.

We welcome the opportunity to answer questions for your civic organization, or any community group. Invite the district to give a presentation by calling Wendy Peterson at 847-990-4215.

Connect with Hawthorn 73 Superintendent Nick Brown for questions regarding the EFMP and the referendum at or 847.990.4215.

Dual Language Expands to Middle Schools

The Hawthorn 73 Board of Education voted to expand the dual language program into the middle school beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

The program will expand  into Middle School North and Middle School South initially in sixth grade and then expand into seventh grade in the 2019-20 school year and then into eighth grade in the 2020-21 school year.

At this time the district is planning the Dual Language Middle School Program will consist of a Spanish literacy course and content instruction in Spanish through social studies and science courses. The creation of a Spanish literacy course and the development of two content level courses, like social studies and science would provide a total of 140 minutes of instruction in Spanish at the middle school level. The 2017-18 year is structured to plan units of instruction, provide professional development for the current staff, acquire necessary resources and begin the process of recruiting certified bilingual middle school teachers.

Providing a program as the one outlined above will help dual language students continue to develop both academic and language skills that will transfer to success in the rest of their academic career and lifetime. The Dual Language team is very excited for this new opportunity and very thankful to the Board of Education for their support and guidance as the program expands into the middle school.