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: Leslie) or call 847-990-4243.


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Carmel Catholic high School is holding Carmelfest, a one of a kind event for sixth and seventh grade students with games and more on May 31 from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Free Boating Safety Class

Countryside Fire Station No. 1 is offering a free boating safety class. It will take place on Saturday, June 1, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 801 S. Midlothian Road in Mundelein. To register, call: 847-918-6145.

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Charity Garage Sale

A charity garage sale will take place from May 16 to May 18 that will benefit JDRF. It will take place at 281 W. Camargo Court in Vernon Hills from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each day. More than 40 families are participating.

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Soccer Tryouts

The Vernon Hills Soccer Club is holding tryouts in May.

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Calling All Incoming LHS and VHHS Freshmen

District 128 is offering a number of summer classes for incoming freshmen, such as Intro to AP History, Recreational Mathematics, Forensic Science, and Film Studies.

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Brookfield Zoo Activities

There are great things to do at Brookfield Zoo this summer.

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Math Carnival Comes to Town

The Stevenson Math Department and Math Team are hosting a fun math carnival for third, fourth and fifth grade students, their parents and teachers. The event will take place on Thursday, May 9th, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the “point” entrance of Stevenson High School. The goal of the event is to create a positive memory… Continue Reading Math Carnival Comes to Town

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David Adler Center Offers Summer Classes

The David Adler Center is offering a variety of art and music classes this summer.

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Local Girl Scout Events

The Girl Scouts organization has scheduled several local events for young girls.

Children of Different Ages

Register for Early Intervention Screenings at the Library

Are you interested in learning more about your child’s development? Come to the library for an early intervention screening and learn more about developmental milestones. Participants will have a brief, one-on-one meeting to go through an age-specific questionnaire about appropriate development. Participants will leave with information on where their child is developmentally and suggested activities… Continue Reading Register for Early Intervention Screenings at the Library