Four years ago Hawthorn teachers began introducing Illinois Learning Standards into their lesson plans in preparation for a new state assessment that students will take for the first time in March.
The test, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), is the new state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district. PARCC tests students understanding of the New Illinois Learning Standards. It will be administered to students in English Language Arts and mathematics. Students in grades 3 through 8 will take the test using school computers. The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) has been retired.
For more on PARCC, please go to the Hawthorn Assessment page.
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Due to the use of inclement weather days this winter, the decision was made to move the eighth grade promotion date to Wednesday, June 3. It was originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 2. This year Middle School North will begin the ceremony at 6 p.m. with Middle School South participating directly afterward at 8 p.m. The promotion […]
Hawthorn 73 FY2015 e-Rate RFQ Cabling contractor walkthrough – Meeting Friday Feb. 27th at 10 am. 841 West End Court, Vernon Hills 60061. Building Maps –
The Hawthorn Board of Education approved the Vernon Hills Park District as its new before and after school child care provider for district children. Registration for the fall session will begin sometime in April. The following fees have been established for the park district before and after school care program, which will start in the […]
The Vernon Hills Park District has established the following fees for its before and after school care, which will be offered beginning in the fall of 2015. Below are the prices that for the park district provided before and after school program in District 73 for the 2015-16 school year. The program is offered to […]
The Hawthorn Board of Education approved a proposal to partner with the Vernon Hills Park District for before and after school child care beginning in the fall of 2015. Look for more information on this as it becomes available.
The Hawthorn Board of Education approved the 2015-16 school calendar pending state approval. The calendar outlines the first day of school, days off for major holidays, school breaks, as well as sets the last day of school. View the calendar here.
The Hawthorn School District 73 preschool program is seeing noticeable academic and social emotional gains with its 181 children ages 3 to 5 who attend the program. For the past 1.5 years the program has been housed at Lincoln School in Mundelein. In placing the children under one roof staff can provide the children with […]
Due to schools being closed for two days this month, Hawthorn District 73 students will be in attendance on Monday, Feb. 16 and Monday, March 2 to make up for the inclement weather days. Click here for more on district procedures for closing schools.
Hawthorn District 73 is joining the Illinois State Board of Education in the third statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for teachers, students, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From now through March 13, teachers, students in sixth through eighth grades and parents are being […]