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)

Parent Volunteers Needed for Climbing Unit

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer? The PE staff is looking for volunteers to help spot during the climbing unit that is starting on Tuesday, February 27th! If you are willing and able to help keep kids safe, you can help! This year the PE staff is asking you to sign up for the time(s) you will volunteer, just like last year. Please be aware that you are signing up for an actual time slot. If you can no longer commit to the time you signed up for, please contact Ms. Skala at 847-990-4884 or  Any further questions may be directed to Ms.Skala. Thank you!

Kindergarten Parent Information Night Slideshow

Here is the slideshow that Dr. Martin presented on Thursday, February 1st, to parents of incoming kindergarten students.

Elementary South – Kdg

January 2018 SOAR Winners

Congratulations to all of our January SOAR (SAFE, ON TASK, ACT RESPONSIBLE, RESPECT) winners, who “Soared Above the Line” in academics or behavior this month.

First Name Homeroom Teacher
Kian Avila
Sameera Avila
Ankita Dingman
Rashtri Dingman
Hanshitha Schryver
Daniel Schryver
Ankita Silver
Mason Silver
Medha 1 Bleck
Sahasra 1 Bleck
Daiwik 1 Brettner
Chloe 1 Brettner
Claire 1 Brzezinski
Evan 1 Brzezinski
Arshia 1 Faith
Joyl 1 Faith
Hima 1 Lawless
Jahmal 1 Lawless
Laasyapriya 1 Wilton
Azim 1 Wilton
Anusha 2 Hansen
Gavin 2 Hansen
Afifa 2 Rude
Tesia 2 Rude
Khushi 2 Terchin
Matthew 2 Terchin
Shaina 2 Wagner
Anurup 2 Wagner
Jayani 2 Weinstein
Anais 3 Arenson
Charlie 3 Arenson
Ira 3 Arenson
Sofia 3 Donoghue
Avin 3 Donoghue
Smruti 3 Preston
Jared 3 Rayl
Valery 3 Rayl
Allison 3 Reilly
Kori 3 Reilly
Kylie 4 Alland
Kaveh 4 Alland
Arianna 4 Dahm
Michael 4 Dahm
David 4 Oliva
Eliana 4 Oliva
Alexandra 4 Schorsch
Vidhi 4 Schorsch
Trevor 4 Studer
Abbie 4 Studer
Ryan 5 Brand
Sophia 5 Brand
Josh 5 Carlson
Vylet 5 Preuss
Ellie 5 Preuss
Carlos 5 Trela
Natalie 5 Trela


School Board Clip Art

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:


January/July Birthday Bash

Students with birthdays during the months of January and July celebrated in the cafeteria with Dr. Martin at the Birthday Bash on January 26th.


D73 Social Workers Host Viewing of “Screenagers”

Hawthorn District 73 Social Workers, in conjunction with the other D128 feeder school districts (Libertyville, Oak Grove and St. Joe’s) would like to invite you to a PARENT ONLY viewing of the highly acclaimed documentary film, “Screenagers.” This is a candid film about what it is like to grow up in the digital age. This film is an important piece of work that highlights for parents the impact of the digital age on children, their developing brain, and how we as parents can help minimize harmful effects and find a healthy balance of screen time to non-screen time for our children.

Date: February 20th
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Copeland Manor gym

If you are interested in attending this event, please click here to register.

Kindness Challenge Kicks off at Elementary South

Members of STAR (Students Taking Additional Responsibilities) kicked off Elementary South’s Kindness Challenge week by greeting students with banners and encouraging them to be kind to others.


2018 Winter Orchestra Concert

Fourth and fifth grade Orchestra students from Elementary South and Aspen enjoyed performing for their families during their winter orchestra concert on Thursday, January 18th. Congratulations to Ms. Lee and her students on an outstanding performance.