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: Becky) or call 847-990-4200.


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Townline Elementary Seeks Principal

Hawthorn Community Consolidated School District 73 in Vernon Hills, Illinois is searching for an experienced elementary principal for Townline Elementary, K-5, starting on July 1, 2018. The Vacancy Announcement and Application details may be found at:

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Cook Memorial Library Offers Many Programs/Activities for Children this Summer

From Mad Science to Drop-In Harry Potter, the library is offering many activities for children and families this summer.

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Health and Safety Fair, June 2

Northwestern Medicine Grayslake Outpatient Center will host its 14th annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, June 2nd. See public safety vehicles and take a photo with a Flight for Life helicopter, weather permitting. Learn the benefits of exercising and eating right. For more information, click one of the links below. English Spanish


The Little Mermaid

Illinois Youth Dance Theatre presents The Little Mermaid on Friday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Lake Zurich Performing Arts Center. For more information click here.

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Kirk Players Present “Peter Pan and Wendy”

The Kirk Players will present “Peter Pan and Wendy” on April 6, 7 and 8 at Mundelein High School.  Click here for more information.

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Family Skate

On March 25, bring the whole family out for a cool afternoon of indoor skating at the Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills. The cost is only $5.00 per person (includes skate rental). All proceeds will be donated to the Community Alliance Project (CAP). Click here for more information.

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Play to Prevent Fundraiser, May 19

Join a fundraising event that will benefit Prime Physical Education, a not-for-profit organization. It will take place Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elementary North, 301 Hawthorn Parkway in Vernon Hills. There will be fun and games for the whole family, including a pizza truck, field competition, open gym activities, 50/50… Continue Reading Play to Prevent Fundraiser, May 19

El Grupo Folklorico Mexico

El Grupo Folklorico Mexico

Come and enjoy a night of folkloric dance and Mexican culture. “El Grupo Folklorico Mexico” will perform at the School of Dual Language/Townline Elementary, 810 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills, on Friday, April 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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A Regular Session and a Closed Session of the Board of Education Will Take Place March 12

A Regular Session of the Board of Education and a Closed Committee of the Whole meeting have been scheduled for Monday, March 12.  The Regular Session will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Closed Committee of the Whole meeting will take place at the conclusion of the Regular Session. The meetings will take place at the District… Continue Reading A Regular Session and a Closed Session of the Board of Education Will Take Place March 12

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Scouting for Food Drive

Mark your calendars for March 10th as Boy Scouts from Troop 273 distribute door hangers in Vernon Hills to encourage residents to donate food the following Saturday, March 17th.  Families who receive a hanger are asked to fill a bag with non-perishable, non-expired food items and leave it on their doorstep the morning of Saturday, March 17th by… Continue Reading Scouting for Food Drive