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.

American Education Week

Hawthorn Observes American Education Week

Several Hawthorn schools, including Aspen Elementary, invited parents to visit the classrooms of their children in observance of American Education Week, Nov. 13 to 17. The students were excited to work on projects alongside their parents.

Do you know the history behind American Education Week? Representatives of the National Education Association and the American Legion met in 1919 to seek ways to generate public support for education after the recognition that so many WWI draftees were illiterate. They adopted resolutions for a national effort to raise public awareness of the importance of education. The first observance of American Education Week was in 1921.

ACE Student Talks about the Team

Hailey S., a fifth-grade student at Aspen Elementary, talks about why she joined the Aspen Caring Experts (ACE) team.



Aspen Launches ACE

Aspen Elementary launched a new team of fifth-grade students who are helping the school in many ways. Members of the Aspen Caring Experts (ACE) team were selected based on their applications and teacher recommendations. Members should be dependable, responsible, caring, trustworthy, courteous and friendly. Their job assignments include greeting students at the front door, providing assistance as needed to teachers and staff, and monitoring hallway, recess and cafeteria behavior.

Members talked about their participation:

“I love helping teachers and I like to help people and make the school a better place,” said Hailey S.

“I think it’s fun to come early and help younger kids,” said Emily D.

“I joined because it seemed like a fun idea and it is the first Aspen ACE team,” said Neveah A.

The ACE members are:

Neveah A.
Max A.
Christopher A.
Morgan B.
Anaya B.
Agastya C.
Jonah C.
Emily D.
Jori E.
Om K.
Caden L.
Reva M.
Shruthi M.
Sesi O.
Brian P.
Rebecca P.
Bradley R.
Gabby S.
Manu S.
Hailey S.
Yousef T.
Livy T.
Rakshit V.
Juliya Y.


Empathy Is Recognized by Peers

As part of its commitment to Social Emotional Learning, Aspen Elementary students are recognizing peers who demonstrate empathy.  Each classroom voted for a student in their room who exemplified traits they had been learning about all month, such as being a good listener, being kind and showing empathy. Congratulations to the following students who received a certificate for their excellent behavior:

Faria I.
Connie C.
Mallory J.
Evelyn D.
Kendall S.
Luke B.
Achyutha S.
Molly R.
Connor F.
Joey F.
Myra C.
Jordan M.
Gabbi R.
Justin M.
Mya B.
Sophia B.
Diana R.
Leah F.
Paige C.
Ethan H.
Reva M.
Hailey S.
Priya S.
Zaria I.
Maria G.
Shreya M.


Students Create Matisse-inspired Name Designs

Aspen Elementary second-grade students in Ms. Foley’s art class showed their creativity as they created Matisse name designs.


STEM Project

Students Design Windproof Homes in STEM Project

Aspen fifth-grade students complete a STEM activity in their science class.  The challenge was to design a new home for the “Three Little Pigs” using index cards and tape.  The houses had to withstand wind.

Brief Alert

This morning there was a suspicious black car we believe to be a Lincoln possibly taking photos of students as they entered school. The car was parked off of school property. Please take extra caution and keep a watchful eye. Inform our Resource Officer Jon Paret or the Vernon Hills Police Department if you see anything out of the ordinary.

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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)