Alert: Student approached

May 1, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This afternoon the district Resource Officer received a report that a white male driving a red car approached a student and offered a ride. There was no enticement or encouragement when the student refused. Please have a conversation about safety with your children. Vernon Hills Police Department has been alerted to the situation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 847-990-4215 or via email

Sincerely, Nick Brown Superintendent


1 de Mayo 2017

Queridos Padres y Guardianes,

Esta tarde, el Oficial de Recursos del distrito recibió un reporte de que un hombre blanco conduciendo un coche rojo se acercó a un estudiante y ofreció un paseo. No hubo estímulo ni cuando el estudiante se negó. Por favor, tenga una conversación sobre la seguridad con sus hijos sobre personas extraños. El Departamento de Policía de Vernon Hills ha sido alertado de la situación.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, por favor no dude en contactarme al 847-990-4215 o por correo electrónico a

Sinceramente, Nick Brown Superintendente

All Hawthorn District 73 schools will be open Wed. January 29th

All Hawthorn District 73 schools will be open tomorrow Wednesday, January 29th. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school office directly, please refer to our schools page for contact information.

School board meeting cancelled.

The Hawthorn School Board meeting scheduled for tonight 1/27/14 is also cancelled due to the extreme temperatures forecast for this evening.

Hawthorn “opt-in” text message on october 17

In order to comply with wireless regulations, Hawthorn’s emergency message system provider sent a brief “opt-in” text message to all identified parent cell phone numbers provided during registration. This brief text was sent at roughly 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013. Please read on for more information.

If you are interested in receiving emergency messages from Hawthorn via text to the receiving cell phone, please follow the text message’s directions and reply “y” or “yes” to subscribe. If you are not interested in receiving messages in this way, simply ignore the text. Families may also request messages via voice message and email.

Directions for setting such preferences were included in your child’s midterm report envelope, which came home on October 1, 2013. Note that parents do not need to modify preferences in order to receive emergency notifications. Parents who do not modify preferences will continue to automatically receive “snow day” and other messages via voice message to the student home phone numbers provide during registration.

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