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: Leslie) or call 847-990-4243.


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Adler Arts Center News

The Adler Arts Center has a wide variety of FREE virtual art lessons available to view at any time. The Adler Arts Center is currently enrolling new students for virtual or in-person music lessons in piano, voice, ukulele, guitar, electric bass, saxophone, trumpet, violin, viola and cello.   Looking for a new place to explore?  Visit […]


Bernie’s Book Bank Holds Book Drive on Nov. 7

Bernie’s Book Bank will hold a one-day children’s book drive at Mellody Farm on Saturday, Nov. 7. Please bring your new and gently used children’s books to donate in the trunk of your car for a touch-free drop off.

Local Cub Scout Pack Is Registering New Youth

Boy Scouts of America has scheduled an online information session on October 28 at 8 p.m. The local Cub Scout Pack is registering new youth at this time.

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Trunk or Treat Event

Christ Church in Lake Forest is hosting a safe and socially distanced “Trunk or Treat” event for families on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. The church’s parking lot will be transformed into a neighborhood of trunks ready to give kids a treat.

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STEM Fest Has Plenty of Activities in October

Northern Illinois University’s STEM Fest offers many free virtual events through October, as well as in-person workshops and a live online celebration.

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Free English Classes for Adults

Free English classes for adults are being offered at Mundelein High School, 1350 W. Hawley Street in Mundelein. For more information, please call: 847-949-2200 ext. 1399.

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Stevenson Move-A-Thon: Get Started and Get Moving!

Monday, October 5th – Monday, October 19th The Stevenson Move-A-Thon is a fun, virtual way to keep moving and support students and families with limited resources. Walk, bike, run, dance, or play for 125 minutes or more each week of the event. Together, we can stay healthy and positively impact our Stevenson community. Getting started is easy and […]

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Snowmobile Safety Course

Countryside Fire Protection District in partnership with the ILDNR will present a snowmobile safety course on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vernon Hills High School.

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Fall Offerings at the Center for Gifted/Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity

The Center for Gifted/Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity is offering in-person remote learning supervision and support. It is also offering in-person small group sessions for social interaction and friend group programs covering a variety of course topics. All classes are maximum 10 children and follow specific public health guidelines.

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Vernon Hills Park District Fall Newsletter

The Park District has planned many family special events for the fall. Safety is their top priority in providing activities for the community. Click here to read the park district’s newsletter.