There’s a jungle at Elementary North thanks to speech therapist Kim Lasare. She is one of 30 teachers participating in a professional development program that utilizes a book club format. The teachers are now on their second book entitled “Wild Card: Seven Steps to an Educator’s Creative Breakthrough.” Inspired by the book, she transformed a classroom into a prehistoric rainforest, replete with a river, cave and lava flow. Dressed as an explorer, she guided students through the treacherous terrain until they reached safety, where they used flashlights to read “Dinosaurs Before Dark.”
Students from Vernon Hills High School came to Elementary North as part of the VHHS Day of Service. They read to students and assisted with writing and research projects. They also helped with recess and lunch. Some of the students were on familiar ground since they were former Hawthorn students. Now, they are role models. Many thanks to the high school students for giving back to the community.
Attention Parents of Incoming 6th Grade Students for the 2018-2019 school year. You are invited to attend the Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation events on Wednesday, April 18 at Middle North or Thursday, April 19 at Middle South. This is a parent only meeting. Please attend the orientation event at your designated middle school for where your student will be going to school in the fall.
The Hawthorn School District 73 Board of Education is inviting the public to a series of community engagement meetings to discuss how to resolve the District’s space challenges. Currently, District 73 is at capacity and it is growing.
The six meetings will include presentations by the Board of Education and opportunities for community members to provide their feedback and advice. The first two meetings will focus on prioritizing solutions. The April 30 meeting will be a working meeting. The later meetings will focus on communicating solutions. The meetings will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
- Thursday, April 5, Elementary North, 301 Hawthorn Parkway in Vernon Hills
- Tuesday, April 17, Elementary South, 430 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills
- Monday, April 30, Middle School North, 201 Hawthorn Parkway in Vernon Hills
- Thursday, May 10, Aspen Elementary, 500 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills (this meeting is tentative)
- Monday, May 21, Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills
- Wednesday, May 30, Townline Elementary, 810 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills
Spanish translators will be present. Childcare will be provided on April 5, May 21 and May 30. If you need childcare, please register at least one week prior to the date of the meeting you wish to attend. Send an email with the number of children attending to: email@example.com.
Hawthorn School District 73 is a preschool through eighth-grade public school district serving approximately 4,300 students. It serves the communities of Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Libertyville, Indian Creek and unincorporated areas of Lake County, Illinois.
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Today I reach out to you as a follow-up to my February 27th letter concerning the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. We continue to hold the victims and their families in our hearts and prayers.
There is a national social media movement underway for students to protest school violence by walking out of class on March 14th and April 20th. These walkouts have been advertised for specific times for students to participate. It is our plan for All Hawthorn School District 73 students and staff to remain in school. (Continued)
Estimados padres y guardianes,
Hoy me dirijo a ustedes después de mi carta del 27 de febrero sobre la tragedia en Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School en Florida. Continuamos manteniendo a las víctimas y sus familias en nuestros corazones y oraciones.
Se está IIevando a cabo un movimiento nacional de medios sociales para que los estudiantes protesten contra la violencia escolar al salir de la clase el 14 de marzo y el 20 de abril. Estas protestas han sido anunciadas con horarios específicos para que los estudiantes participen. Es nuestro plan que los estudiantes y todo el personal de Distrito Escolar 73 de Hawthorn permanezcan en la escuela. (Continued)
Please join us for a celebration of artwork created by students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Opening Reception takes place on Thursday, March 15, from 6-8:00pm at the Aspen Drive Library. The exhibit will be on display throughout the library until Saturday, April 7th.