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.



Creative Writing Contest

Calling all young writers. It is time for Cook Library’s Annual Writing Contest. Entries must be received by April 3 at 9:00 p.m. Please call 224-513-7423 for more information.

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Special Needs: Legal and Future Planning

Parents and guardians of individuals with special needs are invited to attend a session on legal and future planning for people with special needs. To register, call: 847-362-2330. The event will take place on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Cook Memorial Public Library in Libertyville.

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Family Skate, March 24

Join a family skate that will benefit the Community Alliance Project (CAP), which helps fund community-based youth programs in Vernon Hills. The event will take place Sunday, March 24, 2:10-3:40 p.m. at Glacier Ice Arena, 670 N. Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills. The cost is $5.00 per person including skate rental. $20.00 max per family.… Continue Reading Family Skate, March 24

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LHS-VHHS Fencing Summer Camp

Get ready to join the LHS-VHHS Thundercats Fencing team! If you’d like to try fencing, or if you’re already experienced and would like to spend the day building your skills, we want you to sign up. Drills, footwork, agility exercises, and bouts will be part of this fun four-day camp. Please complete this Google Form to… Continue Reading LHS-VHHS Fencing Summer Camp

An Evening of Free Soccer and More

Schwaben Athletic Club is offering an open house on Friday, May 17th – Free Soccer Tournament and watch All-Star Game. Concession will be open for food and drinks, raffle prizes, and more. 5:30-8pm at Schwaben AC, 301 N Weiland Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 Summer Soccer Camps – half and full day camps starting June 17th… Continue Reading An Evening of Free Soccer and More

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Summer Programs at David Adler Center

The David Adler Center in Libertyville is offering a variety of summer classes.

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Summer Fencing Camp

Are you ready for the SUMMER?! It’s time to sign up for TCats Summer Fencing Camp! June 3-6, 10 am-2 pm at Vernon Hills High School; ages 8-18, $100Email with any questions. Complete the Google Form to register:

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Time to Register for Lacrosse

Here is some information on boys and girls Vernon Hills Cougar Lacrosse practices, games and the playoff tournament. Registration closes on April 1.

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Register for Soccer Club Leagues

The Vernon Hills Park District accepts registration on behalf of the Vernon Hills Soccer Club for children in grades PreK-6.  The VHSC Recreational Program is both a vital service to the community, providing a platform for any and all interested soccer players to compete at a recreational level, and the fundamental building block of the… Continue Reading Register for Soccer Club Leagues

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Nursery is Now Enrolling for 2019-2020

Libertyville Cooperative Nursery School is now enrolling for the 2019-202 school year.