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2/5/19 Kindergarten Parent Information Meetings Rescheduled

The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning starting tonight at 6 p.m. and lasting until 6 a.m. tomorrow. Roads are expected to be treacherous tonight. As a result, the Kindergarten Parent Information meetings scheduled for Elementary South and Townline Elementary for tonight at 7 pm are cancelled. The Kindergarten Parent Information Nights will be rescheduled for Wednesday, February 20, at 7 p.m.

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Jan. 31 Kindergarten Information Meetings Rescheduled

Due to inclement weather, the kindergarten parent information meetings scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31 have been rescheduled. The meetings at Aspen Elementary and Elementary North will now take place on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m.

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School Canceled on Jan. 28

Due to poor weather conditions, there will be no school at Hawthorn District 73 on Monday, January 28. All other after-school activities held at Hawthorn are also cancelled.

Debido a las malas condiciones del tiempo, no habra clases para las escuelas del Distrito Hawthorn el lunes, 28 de enero. Todas las actividades realizadas en Hawthorn también se cancelan.

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After School Activities Canceled on Tuesday, 1/22

Due to inclement weather, our district’s extracurricular activities scheduled for after school today (including the after school activity bus) have been cancelled. This includes the evening concerts at Townline and Aspen. The Hawthorn After School Program will remain open.

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1/18/19 All Extracurricular Activities Cancelled

Due to anticipated weather, our district’s extracurricular activities scheduled for after school today (including the after school activity bus) have been cancelled.
Additionally, all Hawthorn 73 activities scheduled for tomorrow 1/19/19 have been cancelled.  This includes our participation and hosting of the Hawthorn Wrestling Invite.

Debido al clima anticipado, las actividades extracurriculares de nuestro distrito programadas para después de la escuela del día de hoy (incluyendo el autobús de actividades después de la escuela) se han cancelado. Además, todas las actividades de Hawthorn #73 programadas para mañana (1/19/19) se han cancelado. Esto incluye la participación y sede de Hawthorn Wrestling Invite.

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All District Schools and Facilities Are Open Today, Nov. 27

Power and heat have been restored to all District 73 schools and facilities. Therefore, all schools are open today, Nov. 27.

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Important Notice

As of 10 p.m. power has not been restored to all district schools. If power is not restored by 5 a.m., school will be canceled Tuesday. We will contact you in the morning.

Soft lockdown lifted

We are happy to report that the soft lock down at Hawthorn Schools has been lifted and we are back to normal school operations.  Thank-you for your patience and cooperation.

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Soft lockdown in effect

4/5/18, 9am: Due to police activity in the area, Hawthorn Schools are currently on soft lock down.  Students will not be allowed to exit the buildings until the soft lock down is lifted.  While there is no immediate threat, there is no entry to buildings and offices at this time.

Debido a la actividad de policía en el área, las escuelas Hawthorn se encuentran actualmente en un cierre suave. Los estudiantes no podrán salir de los edificios hasta que se levante el bloqueo suave. Si bien no existe una amenaza inmediata, no hay entrada a edificios y oficinas en este momento.

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We Want Your Advice About District 73’s Future

Please join us on Wednesday, February 21, for an Evening with the Board to discuss Hawthorn’s space needs for today and tomorrow. At the meeting, we look forward to your advice and guidance as we work together to set the course for our school district’s future. The meeting will take place at Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills at 7:00 p.m.

The school district is growing. Over the next 10 years, it is projected to welcome approximately 700 more students. By 2026, its enrollment will reach more than 5,000 students, representing a more than 30 percent increase since 2008.  Hawthorn’s facilities have either been at capacity or above capacity for the past six years. Administrators have made numerous adaptations to manage space, including adding a portable containing two classrooms at Elementary South, and conducting gym in the cafeteria and hallways of the middle schools.

Childcare will be provided.  Spanish translators will be present. If you need childcare, please register by February 19. Send an email to: