Teacher orientation

Hawthorn Welcomes New Teachers

Approximately 30 new teachers attended the New Teacher Orientation at Middle School South this morning led by Dr. Karen Maturo, Coordinator of Staff Development.  One of the things she discussed was the Hawthorn District 73 culture. She stressed that teachers should “love first, teach second.” She explained that teachers should genuinely care about their students and find ways to best teach each one. The orientation also provided an opportunity for the teachers to get a better sense of the Hawthorn community. The teachers enjoyed taking a bus tour around the many diverse neighborhoods that make up Hawthorn District 73.

school board

Committee of the Whole and Regular Session Scheduled for August 13

A Committee of the Whole and Regular Session of the Board of Education will take place on Monday, August 13. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the District Office, 841 West End Court in Vernon Hills.

Students Read Their Stories

Tackling Writer’s Block

Have you ever had to find ways to get through writer’s block? Sixth through eighth grade students in “The Write Place” class at the Hawthorn Enrichment Institute learned how to tackle that feeling of being stuck by using poetry, flash fiction and story cubes. They also learned techniques to make story plots more interesting. At the end of the session, the students read their stories to their classmates and parents in the Townline library.

 

Phones are Down

Phones are temporarily down at Hawthorn School District 73. Stay tuned for updates.

Family at Residency Event

If You Missed the Residency Event

Many thanks to all the parents and families who attended this year’s Residency Event. If you missed the event, you can verify residency beginning on Monday, August 13, at the District Office, 841 West End Court in Vernon Hills. Please come between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. or between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Three documents are required to verify residency. To expedite the registration verification process, District 73 parents/guardians must bring originals and copies of the required documents. Parents or guardians must bring proof of residency within Hawthorn School District 73 by providing one document from each category listed below:

Category I

  • Photo Identification

Category II Proof of Occupation of Residency in District 73 (one document required)

  • Homeowners: Provide current monthly mortgage statement (or recent closing papers) with parent/legal guardian’s name and address or most recent property tax bill.
  • Renters: Provide properly executed lease agreement with parent/guardian’s name and address listed as renter, and signature page including name, address and telephone number of landlord for verification.
  • Those living with others: Provide a notarized Residency Attestation form for the District 73 resident/landlord explaining the living arrangement as well as all residency documentation of the resident/landlord.

Category III Additional Document Showing Name and Address (one document required)

  • Current utility bill (within the last billing cycle, typically 60 days), such as water, electric, gas, telephone, or cable bill
  • Current homeowners or renter insurance policy statement
  • Vehicle registration
  • Voter Registration Card

For more information, please call 847-990-4217 or 847-990-4280 or visit the website: www.Hawthorn73.org.

Creative Challenges Make Learning Fun

Creative challenges are making learning fun in classes throughout the Hawthorn Enrichment Institute.  Students are up and out of their seats involved in activities that promote thought, creativity and discovery. In Science, they are determining what is living and non-living.  In CSI, they are identifying fingerprints and hair samples. In STEM they are building all sorts of things, from boats to towers, as they strategize on how to best use the limited resources they have.

 

 

Children learning about trucks

Another Great Day at HEI

It’s another great day at the Hawthorn Enrichment Institute. Many thanks to Vernon Hills Public Works staff for bringing trucks to Townline this morning and educating the children about the important work they do. Inside Townline, STEM students tested their parachutes in the stairwell, and Silly Science students used racing cars to experiment with gravity. The overall message: Learning can be so much fun.

 

 

Residency Event

Last Day to Verify Residency is August 6

As a reminder to returning families, the last day to verify residency is Monday, August 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Middle School North. During the week of August 6, the District Office will only be open to new residents with appointments. Returning families who miss the Residency Event will be unable to verify their residency until the week of August 13. Details to follow.

Residency Event

A Reminder About the Residency Event

As a reminder to returning families, the last day to verify residency is today, August 6. During the week of August 6, the District Office will only be open to new residents with appointments. Returning families who miss the Residency Event will be unable to verify their residency until the week of August 13. Details to follow. Additionally, the Residency Event is the only time before school starts for middle school students to pick up their Chromebooks.

Residency Event

District-wide Residency Event is August 1, 2 and 6

Hawthorn District 73 will hold its annual, district-wide residency event on August 1, 2 and 6 at Middle School North, 201 Hawthorn Parkway in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

At least one parent/guardian from all District 73 families must prove that they reside in the district each school year. Below is the schedule:

  • Wednesday, August 1, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 2, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 6, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Parents with children in kindergarten do not need to attend the event, but if they have older children in the district, they will need to attend.

New Families to District 73 – your child’s school information packet will be mailed out to you on August 9, 2018.

ACCEPTED DOCUMENTS FOR PROOF OF RESIDENCY

Three documents are required to verify residency. * To expedite the registration verification process, District 73 parents/guardians must bring originals and copies of the required documents. Parents or guardians must bring proof of residency within Hawthorn School District 73 by providing one document from each category listed below:

Category I

  • Photo Identification

Category II Proof of Occupation of Residency in District 73 (one document required)

  • Homeowners: Provide current monthly mortgage statement (or recent closing papers) with parent/legal guardian’s name and address or most recent property tax bill.
  • Renters: Provide properly executed lease agreement with parent/guardian’s name and address listed as renter, and signature page including name, address and telephone number of landlord for verification.
  • Those living with others: Provide a notarized Residency Attestation form for the District 73 resident/landlord explaining the living arrangement as well as all residency documentation of the resident/landlord.

Category III Additional Document Showing Name and Address (one document required)

  • Current utility bill (within the last billing cycle, typically 60 days), such as water, electric, gas, telephone, or cable bill
  • Current homeowners or renter insurance policy statement
  • Vehicle registration
  • Voter Registration Card

During the event, parents will be given their child’s teacher assignment and bus information. Parents also will have the opportunity to pay fees, sign up for the Hawthorn PTO, buy gym uniforms, and complete free or reduced lunch application.

Nurses will collect health forms or verification of immunizations and physicals.

*The district expects all children to be up to date on their immunizations by August 22, the first day of school.

All parents/guardians of middle school students must pick up Chromebooks for sixth through eighth grade students at this event. Families need to claim their Chromebooks, sign for them and charge batteries before the beginning of the school year.

For more information, please call 847-990-4217 or 847-990-4280.

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El Evento de Residencia del Distrito 73 de Hawthorn es el 1, 2 y 6 de agosto

El Distrito 73 de Hawthorn llevará a cabo su evento anual de residencia a nivel de todo el distrito los días 1, 2 y 6 de agostos en la escuela Middle School North, 201 Hawthorn Parkway en Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Al menos uno de los padres/guardián de todas las familias del Distrito 73  debe probar que ellos residen en el distrito cada año escolar.  A continuación se encuentra el horario:

  • Miércoles, 1 de agosto, 12:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m.
  • Jueves, 2 de agosto, 12:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m.
  • Lunes, 6 de agosto, 8:00 a.m. to a 3:00 p.m.

Los padres con niños en kindergarten no necesitan asistir al evento, pero si ellos tienen niños mayores en el distrito, ellos tendrán que asistir.  Los paquetes de información escolar serán enviados a las familias nuevas en el distrito el 9 de agosto del 2018.

Documentos aceptados para la prueba de constancia de residencia

Tres documentos son requeridos para la verificación de residencia. Para facilitar el proceso de verificación de inscripción, los padres/guardianes del Distrito 73 deben traer documentos originales y copias de los documentos requeridos.  Los padres o guardianes deben traer prueba de residencia dentro del Distrito Escolar Hawthorn 73 al proveer un documento de cada categoría de la lista de abajo:

Categoría I

  • Identificación con foto

Categoría II Prueba de ocupación de residencia en el Distrito 73 (un documento es requerido)

  • Dueños de casas: Proveer un estado de cuenta de la hipoteca mensual (o documentos recientes de la clausura de compra de la propiedad) con el nombre y la dirección del padre/ guardián legal o un recibo actual de los impuestos de la propiedad.
  • Inquilinos: Proveer un contrato de alquilar ejecutado debidamente con el nombre y dirección del padre/guardián estipulando que es el inquilino y la página con la firma que incluye el nombre, dirección y número de teléfono del propietario/arrendador para verificación.
  • Aquellos que viven con otros: Proveer una forma notariada del Certificado de Residencia para el residente/propietario del Distrito 73 explicando los arreglos de viviendas al igual que toda la documentación de residencia del residente/propietario.

Categoría III Documentos adicionales mostrando el nombre y dirección (un documento es requerido)

  • Cobro actual de una factura de las utilidades (dentro del último ciclo de cobro, por lo general 60 días), tal como el cobro de agua, electricidad, gas, teléfono o cable
  • Póliza de seguro actual del propietario o inquilino
  • Registro del vehículo
  • Tarjeta de inscripción para votar

Durante el evento, se les dará a los padres la tarea de la maestra y la información del autobús.  Los padres también tendrán la oportunidad de pagar las cuotas, inscribirse en PTO de Hawthorn, comprar los uniformes de gimnasia, y completar las solicitudes del almuerzo gratuito o reducido.

Las enfermeras colectarán las formas de salud o verificaciones de las vacunas y exámenes físico.  El distrito espera que todos los niños se encuentren con sus vacunas actualizadas para el 22 de agosto, el primer día de clases.

Todos los padres/guardianes de estudiantes en la escuela intermedia (middle school) deben recoger sus Chromebooks para los grados sexto hasta octavo en este evento.  Las familias necesitan reclamar sus Chromebooks, firmar por ellos y recargar las baterías antes del inicio del año escolar.

Para mayor información, por favor llame al  847-990-4217 ó 847-990-4280.