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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. www.hawthorn73.org

Safety Alert (Soft Lockdown)

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: petersonw@hawthorn73.org.

 

 

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Intermittent Phone Interruptions

Hawthorn School District 73 is experiencing intermittent phone interruptions. Technology staff members are working to correct the problem.

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Brief Alert

This morning there was a suspicious black car we believe to be a Lincoln possibly taking photos of students as they entered school. The car was parked off of school property. Please take extra caution and keep a watchful eye. Inform our Resource Officer Jon Paret or the Vernon Hills Police Department if you see anything out of the ordinary.

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Hawthorn Joins Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Hawthorn School District 73 is joining in the effort to collect donations for more than 200,000 students in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. We will collect new and unused clothing, shoes, underwear, socks, uniforms, school supplies, as well as canned food and water. The drive will run from September 18 through September 29. The District will not be collecting money. Each individual Hawthorn school will be collecting the donations.  For more information, please contact your child’s school.
 
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Eighth Grade Pep Band Night at VHHS

As you can tell from the smiles, the 2017 version of the combined Middle South/Middle North/VHHS Pep Band evening on Sept. 8 was filled with fun, friendship and music. What a great way for the eighth graders to get a taste of what’s next in high school band on Friday nights. The evening started with a gathering for a dinner provided by the VHHS Band Parents. After getting the band members all set up with music and rehearsing for 20 minutes, it was off to the stadium for an exciting evening together, cheering on the VHHS football team and all the other fun that goes with a Friday night game. The massed bands performed on the track for a packed crowd, much to the delight of everyone there. Following the performance, the Band Parents stepped up again with hot chocolate for everyone before heading home after a long, wonderful day.

Fertilizer and Weed Control Application

Dear Hawthorn Family:

This letter is to inform you that a Hawthorn contractor is scheduled to apply a winter lawn treatment (fertilizer) to our district lawns on August 26, 2017. Areas will be posted, and people are encouraged to stay off of the areas for two hours after the application.

Hawthorn takes great care to ensure that we maintain the safest environment possible for our students and the entire community. Projects such as fertilizer application are scheduled during times when students are not present and school is not in session. Whenever possible, we use environmentally friendly “green” products.

 

James Staples, District Facilities Manager