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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Code Ninjas Summer Camps

Transform your child’s love for technology and video games into an exciting learning adventure! Code Ninjas Summer Camps offer an engaging and fun environment for children to explore technology, build problem-solving & critical thinking skills, gain confidence, and have a blast with friends! Choose from In-Center Camps (half-day or full-day) or Virtual camps (interactive 1-hour sessions.) We […]

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Spring Into Fun Activities at Adler Arts Center

Plenty of fun, family activities are coming up at Adler Arts Center this spring, including an Earth Day Celebration on April 24.

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ASL Classes Offered

John Powers Center is offering virtual sign language classes for teens and adults at multiple levels. A new set of eight-week classes will begin on March 31. Registration for this session will continue through March 26. For more information, please send an email to:

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Adler Arts Center Spring/Summer Programs

The Adler Arts Center is offering in-person and virtual music lessons in styles and approaches from Jazz to Suzuki. It is also offering a summer day camp and virtual art classes.

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The Kirk Players present “Kirk Comedy Capers”

The Kirk Players will present “Kirk Comedy Capers,” its annual children’s production, on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. CDT. The production consists of six short comedy sketches, all performed by preteen and teen actors.  The six sketches present a variety of comedic situations. In “Spies ‘R’ Us” four spies meet to save the […]

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Library Launches Annual Design a Bookmark Contest

Each year Hawthorn students are among the winners of Cook Memorial Public Library’s Design a Bookmark Contest. You can pick up information about the contest (including the actual blank bookmark to be used) at any Hawthorn school library or at Cook Park or Aspen Drive libraries. The deadline to submit designs is March 17, 2021. […]

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Rock the Bald with Hawthorn Mall…VIRTUALLY!

Be a hero for kids with cancer! Join this VIRTUAL St. Baldrick’s event, and whether you decide to shave your head or donate, we hope you’ll be a part of the excitement. Post your head shaving video by March 31st, tag Hawthorn Mall, and use the hashtag – #RocktheBaldatHawthornMall for a chance to win a $200 […]

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Support Community Blood Drive in Honor of Principal Robert Collins

A blood drive has been organized in honor of Middle School North Principal Robert Collins. It will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Vernon Hills Park District, 635 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills. Show your love this Valentine’s Day by donating your blood in honor of Robert Collins. To make […]

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Free Virtual Girl Scout Parties

The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana are presenting free virtual parties for girls. Many different dates and times are available. You’re invited to a free event to launch into STEM activities.

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The Kirk Players present Words of Love

The Kirk Players are excited to present Words of Love, a FREE production celebrating Valentine’s Day.  On Saturday, February 13, 2021, at 7:30pm CST, they will perform selected Shakespeare sonnets and several classic and modern love poems via our YouTube channel.  You may not be able to express your love in words, but they can help set your […]