Community Notes


These webpages are designed to share information of interest to Hawthorn families, while also reducing the amount of paper going home with our students. Inclusion on this page does not mean that Hawthorn endorses any of these programs. Rather, we are simply passing along information. All information presented here must be associated with organizations that are local, non-profit, open to all of our student community and/or otherwise of potential benefit to our students or parents. Hawthorn has the right to refuse to post any item that does not meet these criteria and may limit the amount of time it is posted to two weeks. For more information, please refer to Chapter 8:25 Community Relations of our online Board Policy Manual, or call the Hawthorn District Office at (847)990.4200. If you would like your information considered for inclusion on this page, please email your request to Community Notes You may also fax to 847-367-3290 (attn: Becky) or call 847-990-4200.


Show Your LHS Centennial Pride!

A variety of shirts highlighting the Libertyville High School Centennial logo are available for order at this link. In addition to the t-shirts, sweatshirts, 1/4 zips and polos, a commemorative ornament is also available. Orders must be placed by Sept. 19, and may be picked up during Homecoming Week at the LHS Spirit Store. Not able to pick up at LHS? […]


Cook Memorial Library is Calling K-8 Students to Join Contest

Cook Memorial Public Library District has launched a bookmark design contest for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Completed bookmarks must be submitted by 5 p.m. on October 14. All entries will be displayed online. For more information, review the flyer.


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 […]

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Lady Cougar Feeder Basketball Tryouts

Lady Cougar Feeder Basketball tryouts for 5th-8th grade will be held at VHHS on Sunday Oct 1st 2-3:00 pm (check in 1:30) and Wednesday October 4th 7-8:30 pm (check in 6:30).  Registration is now open, forms and information can be found at

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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 […]

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Fall Library Events for Kids

The Aspen Drive and Cook Park libraries have a full slate of activities for children this fall.  

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Cub Scout First Pack Meeting is Sept. 13

Cub Scout Pack 273 in Vernon Hills is looking for boys in kindergarten through fifth grade who are interested in scouting. Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of boys and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an […]


A Reminder from Aspen Drive Library

Cook Memorial Public Library District’s Aspen Drive Library is a wonderful resource for Hawthorn students. Please take a moment to review these points/reminders from the library.


Library Recognizes Two Hawthorn Schools

The Cook Memorial Public Library District recently announced the winners of the 2017 Super Summer Reading Trophies. For the second year in a row, Elementary School South won the south division with 45.5% of its students signing up for the library’s summer reading program. Additionally, the library called out the School of Dual Language for […]

Adler Music and Arts Center Program

Music, art, workshops, camps, concerts and more are offered at Adler Music and Arts Center.  The Center is located at 1700 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville.