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:


Building Bridges

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

Register Now Sign

Elementary South Offers Digital Game Design Club

In partnership with the Vernon Hills High School Computer Science Club, we are excited to offer a Digital Game Design Club for fifth grade students.

Who: Any fifth grade student (No experience necessary)

What: Create, design and program your own video games

When: Friday Mornings from October 19 – November 16 ~ 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Where: Hawthorn Elementary South Library

Cost: FREE!  (Bring your own headphones)

Register @

School Board Clip Art

Information Meetings on Referenda Questions

The Hawthorn School District 73 Board of Education is inviting the public to a series of information meetings on the two referenda questions that will appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot.  The dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Elementary North Gym, 301 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Middle School North Gym, 201 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Thursday, October 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Friday, October 26, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Vernon Hills Village Hall, 290 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL

Spanish translators will be present at the Elementary North presentation on October 9 and the Middle School North presentation on October 17.

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

Birthday Bash

Elementary South held a birthday bash on September 28 for students celebrating their August and September birthdays. Lots of smiles and lots of fun.

Hawthorn Hustle Poster

Hawthorn Hustle is Around the Corner

Join your friends and family for the third annual Hawthorn Hustle 5K and Fun Run Saturday, October 20th! Register by
Friday, October 5th to ensure your T-shirt on race day.  New Bib Chip Timing. Over 40 local vendors have contributed to great raffle prizes and lots of fun! For more information and to register, visit: (click on Hawthorn Hustle 5K).

September 2018 newsletter

Click below for the September newsletter.

Bus Safety Presentation

Students Learn About Bus Safety

During a recent assembly, Mrs. Hunter introduced each bus group to their BUS LIASON, the adult that helps with that bus.
Everyone is expected to SOAR above the line on the bus to keep our students safe. SOAR stands Safe, On Task, Act Responsible, Respect.

Back to School Bash is a Blast

Elementary South had a blast at the BACK TO SCHOOL BASH on Tuesday celebrating our new theme – We may all be different, but together we are a school.  Everyone loved our fishtanks, bouncing on the moonwalks, eating Culver’s ice cream, and getting acquainted with our new home away from home, Elementary South.