Final Referendum Sessions Are Next Week

The community is invited to attend the final Referendum Community Information Sessions. One will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Aspen Drive Library. The final meeting will take place Friday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Village Hall. The district will share information and answer the community’s questions about the referendum at these meetings.

For more information, visit the District’s referendum website at: If you have questions, please send an email to:

3rd Graders engage in stem challenges in the maker space!

3rd Graders engage in stem challenges in the maker space! #d73inspires #d73bringsthejoy #stemchallenges


PE Teachers with Dr. Martin

PE Night

Celebrating a healthy life style at K, 1, 2 Elementary South PE Night. Parents and students had a great time keeping fit!



Building Bridges

Can you build a bridge or create a maze? These third graders at Elementary South can!

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Social Emotional Learning at Hawthorn

Hawthorn School District 73 believes in providing and implementing a curricular program focused on the WHOLE CHILD. Read this letter to find out more about Social Emotional Learning at Hawthorn.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer? Mrs. McFarlin and the PE staff are in need of volunteers to help facilitate their annual Hawthorn Hustle Pumpkin Chase fun run. The event takes place on the morning of October 30 and will be finished by 11: 30. Volunteers will be responsible for lining the running course to keep students safe and to cheer them on. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please sign up by using here.

Key to 73 Table

Key to 73 Oktoberfest Event!

When: Friday, October 19, 2018

Where: Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Time: 6:30-10:30pm

What: Appetizers, live entertainment, silent auction (all included in your ticket cost)  + cash bar.

Cost: $40.00 per ticket or two for $73.00 (get it?  – D#73)

How do I buy a ticket? Purchase Online Here

Where do the funds go?  All the money will go back to classrooms through a grant process rewarding innovation at Hawthorn.

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Register for the Hawthorn Hustle!

Registration for the Hawthorn Hustle is officially open through the PTO Store. We are very excited to offer bib chip timing this year, online sales for raffle tickets – we have some great prizes – and we are debuting a new DJ to add more fun and music to the planned activities.

Below are links for discounted registration pricing for D73 Staff and running club members:

District 73 Staff: Hawthorn Hustle Staff Registration
Running Club Members: Hawthorn Hustle Soar/Running Club Registration

I would appreciate your help in sharing these links with your teams. Alternatively, for running clubs, if you will confirm the leaders from your school, we will be happy to contact them directly. Of course the Hustle is open to the community so feel free to include family and friends.

Please let me or Rebecca Hein, our Hustle Committee Co-Chair (cc’d on this e-mail) know if you have any questions.

Thanks so much and looking forward to Hustling with you again this year!!

Backpack Mail Raffle Flyers

A video message from Author Dan Gutman

A video message from Author Dan Gutman for the students of Elementary South!

October Newsletter

Download the October newsletter below.

October Newsletter