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Meal Service Update

The District is continuing to provide breakfasts and lunches. Children under the age of 18 are qualified to receive individually packaged meals at no charge.

We welcome families to pick up lunches on Wednesdays at Middle School South between 8-10 am.

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Board of Education Meeting: June 17, 2021

A Board of Education meeting will take place on Thursday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Vernon Hills Village Hall, 290 Evergreen Drive in Vernon Hills. Members of the public may attend on a first come first served basis in keeping with social distancing and building capacity guidelines.

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Local, State & National Resources

Below are links to resources from local, state and national agencies. We will update this page regularly as new information becomes available.

Social Emotional Support and Community Resources

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Updates

Below are links to updates and resources from District 73 and other sources. We will update this page regularly, as new information becomes available.

District 73 Updates

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The Last Day of School

Schools were busy with fun activities on the last day of school, from a classroom’s kindergarten “graduation” ceremony at Hawthorn School for Young Learners to a fifth-grade kickball tournament at Elementary South. At dismissal time, teachers lined up to wave heartfelt good-byes to their students. Congratulations to our Eagles for another successful year. Thank you teachers, staff, parents and the Hawthorn community for coming together to make it a great one.

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Congratulations to Hawthorn’s Retirees

Congratulations to our 2021 retirees! They have enriched, guided and supported countless students, staff and families during their years of service. 

Certified Staff

Lilia Davis, School of Dual Language

Mary Hehr, Elementary North

Karen Lemon, Middle North

Renee Ullberg, District Office

Non-Certified Staff

Jane DeCaluwe, Townline

Marie Deutschman, District Wide

Chris Dierbeck, Townline/Dual Language

Katie Dingman, District Office

Sally Glenn, School for Young Learners

Christine Heady, Middle South

Pam Heidner, Townline

Debbie Hussion, Townline

Jodi Jost, Townline

Sharon Mayfield, District Office

Rita Mehta, Lincoln Early Learning Center

Patti Nichols, Middle South

Leslie Piotrowski, District Office

Deborah Sanoshy, Elementary South

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Hawthorn Holds COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Students

In keeping with its goal to prioritize health and safety, the District partnered with Jewel-Osco Pharmacy to provide a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students on May 20 at Middle School North. The second dose will be distributed on June 10. The vaccination was optional and is not required to attend school.

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Board of Education Meetings: May 13, 2021

A Board of Education meeting will take place on Thursday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Vernon Hills Village Hall, 290 Evergreen Drive in Vernon Hills. Members of the public may attend on a first come first served basis in keeping with social distancing and building capacity guidelines. A closed session will take immediately following the meeting.

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School Lunch Heroes Day

Friday was Hawthorn’s eighth annual School Lunch Heroes Day. Arbor employees wore “Hero” T-shirts and were honored for their hard work and dedication. 

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It’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!

May 3 – 7 was time to recognize and honor the District’s teachers and staff, who have gone the extra mile during these past 14 months. The PTO put together a week’s worth of activities. Each school had its own schedule of lunches, breakfasts and Grab and Go coffee and treats. Parents and students chipped in to purchase lovely flower-grams for each teacher. Students added their own heartfelt messages to videos produced by each school. The Hawthorn community came together in a big way to thank teachers and staff for all that they do every day!

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