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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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 […]

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Lake County Haven Offers a Winter Challenge

The Lake County Haven is inviting you to participate in activities to help local homeless women and their children.

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ASL Classes Offered

John Powers Center is offering virtual sign language classes for teens and adults at multiple levels. Three eight-week sessions will be offered. Registration will continue through Jan. 15, 2021. For more information, please send an email to:

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Vernon Hills Sports Club

The Vernon Hills Sports Club is offering several programs for youth.

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Girl Scouts Offer Free Virtual Parties

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwestern Indiana are offering free virtual parties. Many different dates and times are available. The information is also available in Spanish.

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Free Virtual Activities at Adler Arts Center

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. Catch our free virtual concert series featuring Anita Graef, […]

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Celebrate the Holiday Season with Kirk Players’ “Tidings and Traditions,” a Special Presentation by Kirk Players

Kirk Players will present a short program celebrating the love and joys of the holiday season. We are excited to share “The Gift of the Magi” as well as a special holiday presentation by our members on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 7:30pm CST via YouTube.   You may be familiar with “The Gift of the […]

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Encore Spirit Wear Sale

Back by popular demand, the Hawthorn PTO is offering an encore Spirit Wear Sale that goes from now until Sunday, Nov. 22. For more information, visit this website. If you have questions, please send an email to:

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Carmel Entrance Exam Is Dec. 5

Registration is now open for the Entrance Examination, held on Saturday, December 5th, at 8:00 a.m. This test will be online, and prospective students will take the examination from their homes. Therefore, students will need to secure their login credentials before the exam. Students will be completing the High School Placement Test (HSPT), the results […]


Indian Guides and Princesses Offers Free Program This Year

The Lake Prairie Federation Indian Guides and Princesses program is a parent and child organization in the northern Chicagoland suburbs with hundreds of member families who have children in grades K through 8. With a strong focus on kids, family and fun, the Lake Prairie Federation helps build a strong bond and life-long memories for […]