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.



The Nutcracker Comes to Lake Zurich

The Illinois Youth Dance Theatre presents the Nutcracker at the Lake Zurich Performing Arts Center. You can also greet Clara and other cast members at a special VIP party on Saturday, December 9.


You Are Invited to a Girl Scout Event, November 30

Girls will have the opportunity to learn basic yoga moves from a certified yoga instructor at an event sponsored by the Girl Scouts.  The event will take place Thursday, November 30, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at 650 Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills.  

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Volunteers Needed

Hawthorn School District 73 is looking for volunteers to help screen local children between the ages of newborn and 3 for early intervention services.

David Adler Music and Arts Center

David Adler Music and Arts Center Offers Wide Variety of Programs

David Adler Music and Arts Center offers music and arts programs for children of many ages.

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

Save the Dates for the 2018 Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

The Hawthorn Enrichment Institute summer program is open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students. It will take place from July 9 – August 10, 2018.  Registration begins February 1, 2018.

Camp Patriot

Stevenson Launches Camp Patriot

Stevenson PREP is offering a new camp for children entering kindergarten-fifth grades.  Registration in now open.

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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week at Cook Memorial Library is the week of October 7-15.  During this week, the library is hosting Epic Quest.

Library Service Interruption

On October 7 at 3 p.m. Cook Memorial Library will be upgrading its online catalog. Some computer availability will be affected.

Third Annual “I am Me” Pageant is October 28

National American Miss Illinois Jr. Teen, Lindsey Pearlman, and The Lexi Kazian Foundation will host the Third Annual “I Am Me” Pageant on Saturday, October 28 at 1 pm at the Sullivan Community Center in Vernon Hills.  The event is free and open to the public and 100 percent of any donations made will go… Continue Reading Third Annual “I am Me” Pageant is October 28

September is Annual Attendance Awareness Month

September is Annual Attendance Awareness Month. Attendance and student success go hand in hand. All too often students and parents do not realize how quickly absences, excused and unexcused, add up and lead to academic trouble. The Lake County Regional Office of Education (ROE) has provided a set of parent guides with tips on helping… Continue Reading September is Annual Attendance Awareness Month