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students designing the set

It’s Almost Show Time!

Middle school students are busily rehearsing their roles and building colorful sets for two annual productions. Middle School South’s production of “Getting to Know Oklahoma”will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, in the school’s multi-purpose room. Middle School North’s rendition of “Aladdin, Jr.” will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, in the school’s cafeteria. The performances are geared to give elementary students an enriched theatrical learning experience. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • adults: $6.00
  • children 4 to 14 years of age: $3.00
  • children 1 to 3 years of age: free
Preschoolers learn about the rain cycle.

Little Ones Learn About the Rain

Hawthorn’s youngest students learned about the rain today. Ms. Seidler, a teacher at Lincoln Early Learning Center, demonstrated the water cycle process. Students were in awe as the rain (blue food coloring) came down from the clouds (shaving cream) in their jars.

La Kermes Carnival

Help Needed for La Kermés Carnival

The La Kermés Latin American carnival will take place at the School of Dual Language on May 17. In order for this event to be a success, we need your help! There are many ways to contribute. Please fill out the form in either English or Spanish and turn it into your child’s teacher as soon as possible. 

Teachers working together

Lots of Planning and Collaborating on Early Release Day

Early Release Day provides an opportunity for teachers to collaborate, plan, share ideas and improve learning across the district.

Office Paret

Congratulations and Good-Bye Officer Paret

The District held a reception for Jon Paret who recently retired from his position as the District’s Police Resource Officer. The Board of Education recognized him at the board meeting that followed the reception. He now begins a new chapter in his life as a member of the College of Lake County Police Department.

Dancers performing

Variety Show is a Blast

The Hawthorn PTO’s Variety Show on March 17 showed that talent is truly thriving at Hawthorn’s schools. The 30 acts ranged from singing to dancing, from piano to guitar playing. The costumes were amazing. The performers did a great job as they performed for a full house. Thank you to all the families that participated. The show will air on Comcast channel 4 and AT&T cable channel 99 at the following times:

Wednesday, March 20
5 pm – Variety Show 11am Performances
7 pm – Variety show 2 pm Performances 
Thursday, March 21
3 pm – Variety Show 11 am Performances
5 pm – Variety Show 2 pm Performances 
Friday, March 22
6 pm – Variety Show 2 pm Performances
7:30 pm – Variety Show 11 am Performances 
Saturday, March 23 
7 pm – Variety Show 2 pm Performances
8:30 pm – Variety Show 11am Performances 
Sunday, March 24 
12 pm – Variety Show 11 am Performances
2 pm – Variety Show 2 pm Performances 
Monday, March 25
12 pm & 6:30 pm – Variety Show 11 am Performances
2 pm & 5 pm – Variety Show 2 pm Performances

Art show

Huge Crowd Attends District Art Show Opening

A huge crowd gathered at the opening reception for the 2019 District Art Show at Aspen Drive Library on March 14. The numerous works of art on display showed the diverse talents of Hawthorn School District 73’s students. From abstract to representational, from landscape to portrait–the show encompassed a wide array of art pieces of which students could be proud. Special thanks to the Cook Memorial Public Library District for supporting visual art in our schools.

students in class reading

Lincoln Leprechaun Is Hard to Catch

The Lincoln Leprechaun was hard to catch at the Lincoln Early Learning Center in Mundelein. Mrs. Belford read a book about catching leprechauns to her class. Then she led the little students on a scavenger hunt following gold coins. In the end, instead of catching the leprechaun, the students found a basket of treats and a note that he had left. Perhaps they will catch him next year.

Candidate Forum

District 73 Board Candidate Forum 2019

Watch the District 73 Board Candidate Forum that took place last week. The video is approximately one hour.


Attention: Kindergarten Parents

For parents entering their children in kindergarten this year: You should be receiving an email today (March 8) with a link for online registration. If you do not receive an email by Monday, please call the District Office at: 847-990-4217.