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Administration

Mrs. Christy Hunter – Principal

Mrs. Megan Goldman – Assistant Principal



Address & Phone

430 N. Aspen Drive
Vernon Hills, IL  60061

Main Office:  847.990.4800

Fax:  847.443.5871

Attendance:  847.990.4815



School Hours

Grades 1 – 5:
8:40am – 2:55pm



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Address & Phone Numbers

430 North Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL. 60061 | Map
PH: 847.990.4800
Fax: 847.918.9251

Principal’s Message

Our Staff

Principal: Christy Hunter | Email Me |
Assistant Principal: Megan Goldman | Email Me
Secretary: Gina Altemese | Email Me
School Nurse: Jill Weigel | Email Me

School Hours
Grades K-5: 8:40a-2:55p

School Philosophy

Hawthorn Elementary South School, located in Vernon Hills, Illiniois, is a kindergarten through fifthgrade building serving approximately 700 students. We celebrate the diversity of our students, who speak over 30 different languages and come together each day to learn and grow together. At Hawthorn, we truly believe that all children can learn at high levels. We provide masterful learning activities in which students explore and deeply engage with content in a joyful, exciting manner. We believe there is nothing more important than growing the whole child by combining robust academics with a full social emotional curriculum. It is our collective responsibility to connect with each and every child in a way that motivates and inspires our students to achieve academic and social emotional growth.

Each year, we embrace a different school-wide theme that helps bring our community together to build a positive climate and culture. This ensures all members of our community feel connected to our school and experience a safe, supportive environment. Themes such as peace, balance, growth mindset, metacognition, and many more inspire our students, staff and families each year. Our theme for 2019-2020, “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader” provides students with leadership opportunities, while also focusing on a love for reading. Hawthorn Elementary South a true habitat of happiness!

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