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Welcome Back Teachers

While students won’t be heading back to school until Thursday (Aug. 22), teachers are already here. Monday was the first of three Teacher Institute Days, in which teachers are working on school related issues, and getting ready to inspire their students for the new school year.

custodians working

Final Touches Before the New School Year Begins

As the first day of school rapidly approaches, plenty of activity is going on in the schools. Custodians, the tech team and other staff are putting the final touches on projects. Teachers are getting their classrooms ready for the new year. Everyone is excited to welcome students on August 22.

teacher setting up classroom

Setting Up Classrooms for Success

This is a busy time for teachers as August 22, the first day of the new school year draws near. Teachers are hard at work making their classrooms creative and inspiring places for their students. This is not a simple task; each teacher has his/her own unique way of setting up a classroom for success.

New Teacher Orientation

Welcome New Teachers!

Hawthorn’s 42 new teachers received their orientation on Monday morning. The event included presentations by Hawthorn staff, including Dr. Pete Hannigan, the District’s superintendent. The teachers also took a bus ride to become familiar with the diverse communities in Vernon Hills, Libertyville, Mundelein and other areas that make up Hawthorn School District 73.

construction site photo

Kindergarten Building Construction is Moving Forward

Construction is moving forward at the Hawthorn School for Young Learners, the District’s new kindergarten building. The building, which is adjacent to the Sullivan Community Center on Aspen Drive, is scheduled to open by the fall of 2020. Kindergarten students enrolled for the 2020/2021 school year (except for those attending the School of Dual Language) will be attending this new school, which will provide space relief to the District’s elementary schools.


Planned Internet Outage

Due to a planned upgrade all internet connections in and out of Hawthorn District 73 will be offline for approximately 2 hours beginning Thursday, August 8th at 4pm. This will encompass the District and all school websites being offline and our phone system will also be down during that time. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Teachers arranging their classrooms.

Looking Forward to August 22!

It’s getting to be that time of year when parents, students and teachers are thinking about the start of the new school season. Teachers are already getting their classrooms ready for their 2019-2020 students. Hawthorn teachers and staff are so looking forward to August 22, when quiet school buildings fill up with students again.

Students performing.

Students Show How Far They’ve Come at Concert

Band and Orchestra students showed just how far they have progressed at Friday’s Summer Music Camp concert. Their hard work truly paid off. Students gave outstanding performances. Congratulations teachers and students. 

Welcome Sign

New School Year Information

Can you believe that the start of the school year (August 22) is only a few weeks away? This is a reminder that there is no residency event this year. Registration/proof of residency is an online process. Elementary school parents will receive teacher assignments in the mail the week of August 12. Middle school student schedules and transportation assignments for all students will be available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal by noon of August 12. Please note that you must log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal using a browser since this information is not available on the PowerSchool App.

Additionally, check the district school supply lists (K-5 and middle school) to ensure your students have the appropriate supplies. Information on purchasing meals (breakfast and lunch) may also be found on our website

Learn English poster

Free English Classes for Adults

Free English classes for adults are being offered at the Hawthorn School of Dual Language. Registration will take place on Thursday, August 29, 6 to 9 p.m. Classes begin on September 10. For more information, review the flyer in English or Spanish.