stay connected

Connect with Hawthorn

There are many ways you can stay connected with Hawthorn School District 73.

Unconfirmed Report About a Male Approaching Students

The District has received an unconfirmed report about a male approaching students and offering them a ride.

Letter to Parents (English)

Letter to Parents (Spanish)

Homes

Get Ready for the Residency Event

Hawthorn District 73 will hold its district-wide residency event on August 2, 3 and 7 at Middle School North, 201 Hawthorn Parkway in Vernon Hills.  For more information, please visit the news section of this site.

Homes

Hawthorn District 73 will hold its district-wide residency event on August 2, 3 and 7 at Middle School North, 201 Hawthorn Parkway in Vernon Hills.  For more information, please visit the news section of this site.

Girls on the Run Perform at Victory Centre

A group of “Girls on the Run” students from Aspen Elementary performed a skit for the residents of Victory Centre of Vernon Hills. The skit was based on the Three Little Pigs, only this story was told from the wolf’s perspective.

Spring Concert

The 4th and 5th grade band students performed their spring concert on Thursday, May 18th.  Congratulations to Mr. Fritz and all of his students on an outstanding performance!

Most Improved Student Award

Twelve students received the David Yomtoob Most Improved Student Award during a Hawthorn District 73 Board of Education meeting.

Each year former Hawthorn superintendent Youssef Yomtoob, and his wife, Parichehr, recognize students whose essays were selected for expressing how they improved over a period of time in such areas as academics, social skills, and behavior.

The following students received the Most Improved Student Award for the 2016-2017 school year.

Second Grade
Diego LopezCampos – Aspen
Yareli Solache Cuenca – Dual Language
Yareli Bollas – Elementary North
Sathyendra Kumarasamy – Elementary South
Vira Balbus – Townline

Fifth Grade
Ashley Machorro – Aspen
Jocelyn Guadarrama – Dual Language
Felix Navarrete – Elementary North
Victor Camacho – Elementary South
Dylan Glazer – Townline

Eighth Grade
Michael Lee – Middle School North
Seo-Yeon Lee – Middle School South

Students Help Feed Starving Children

Aspen fifth graders reached out to starving children in other parts of the world by helping pack food for them as part of a community service project through the Feed My Starving Children site in Libertyville. The 103 fifth graders help feed about 160 children for a year.

Water Filtration

Aspen School third graders celebrated Earth Day by learning about waste water filtration systems and completing an exciting STEM challenge. Students were then challenged to see if they could filter and clean the “sewage water” that the teachers had created. They were given limited supplies and had to work collaboratively as groups to create a gravity based filtration system.
Students in Jaimie Whitehead, Jenny Niedbalski, and Becky Zurek’s classes were able to successfully filter most of the “sewage” out of the water, however, they noticed that some pollutants still remained.  This STEM project brought light to the difficulties of keeping our water in lakes, rivers, and streams clean and clear of pollutants from waste water.