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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VHHS Offers Extracurricular Tutoring Program

The National Honors Society at Vernon Hills High School is offering VH Engage, a non-academic tutoring program for incoming K-5th grade students. Participants will receive 30-minute virtual lessons through Zoom or Skype in various subjects such as music, voice, chess, origami, art, lab science and reading books. While the lessons are free, the National Honors […]

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Boat Safety Class

The Countryside Fire Protection District will host a boat safety class on Saturday, August 15, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class, sponsored by the Illinois DNR, is free. It is limited to 20 students. To register, call: 847-918-6145.

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Center for Gifted Announces In-person Summer Classes

The Center for Gifted is again bringing its exciting, challenging, hands-onprograms to nearby Glenview and Elmhurst for In Person classes thisSummer. The courses created for their programs offer rousing adventuresand challenges in science, engineering, art, creative writing,the graphic novels, robotics, CAD, programming, Cooking Science,forensics, historic games,Wilderness Camping and Survival, Claymation,Design Studio, Cell-e-Bration,Reader’s Theater and much […]

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VHHS Students Offer Free Tutoring Program

Could your student benefit from continuing his/her education through the summer break? A group of Vernon Hills High School students are offering “EachOne TeachOne,” a free online tutoring program. Each student will get a tutor dedicated to helping him/her and will follow a curriculum as requested by the parent. Classes will be offered in math, […]

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Free Computer Science Course Offered by Stevenson High School Students

Several Stevenson High School students have started Code Future, a service project and pending nonprofit, to help youth learn the basics of computer science. Students are invited to learn Scratch, an educational programming language, through a free, six-week online summer course (6/24/20-8/8/20). You can look into these lessons on their website:

Free Webinar for Students on COVID-19 on June 23

Young Women In Bio is a special initiative designed to introduce girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They are hosting a free webinar for middle and high school students to learn about COVID-19 on Tuesday June 23 from 4-5 PM. The discussion will be led by two virus experts from Duke University. They […]

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Aspen Drive Library is Hosting a Last Day of School Homework Cafe

Aspen Drive Library is hosting a Last Day of School Homework Cafe on 6/3 at 4 p.m. It will be a chance for students to hangout virtually on Zoom with Miss Wyante and Miss Laura as well as their friends. It is a registered event. Students may register here: <>.

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Great Things to Do at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo is offering ways to make your kids’ time at home entertaining and educational.

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Orange Shoe Has Virtual Classes for Kids

Are your kids missing out on recess and their sports?Orange shoe can help them get up and active! Orange Shoe has virtual kids classes with a new schedule to keep the CPS virtual learning schedule in mind. We’re offering a 25 minute class to keep them active and off the screens – drop in any class […]

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Camp Works With Kids Who Struggle With Social Anxiety

Project Connect is an innovative summer camp for children (from 11 to 14) who struggle to make or keep friends, or feel overwhelmed in social situations. The camp provides real time therapeutic support, a group of like-minded and positive peers, and fun activities for your child to learn and apply new skills while making friends […]