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 David Adler Music and Arts Center Is Offering Private Music Lessons

The David Adler Music and Arts Center is currently enrolling new students for private music lessons in piano, voice, ukulele, guitar, electric base, violin, viola and cello.  Join a group art class and explore comic books, ceramics, and portraiture.  Try an early childhood concert designed to get you moving!


7th and 8th Grade Students Invited to Carmel Catholic Football Game

Carmel Catholic High School would like to invite 7th and 8th grade students to cheer on the Corsairs of Carmel Catholic as they take on the Shamrocks of St. Patrick High School in a varsity football game on September 20.

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Cub Scout Registration Night is Around the Corner

It’s time once again to sign up new boys and girls for Cub Scouts. They now start as early as kindergarten for their Lions program. Registration night is September 18 at 7 p.m. at Middle School South. 


Announcing Kessel Basketball Fall Programs

Here are options to help your children continue to improve their basketball skills.

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Fall Activities at the Library

The library has planned plenty of fun events and activities for children. Take advantage of the engaging and educational programs it has to offer.

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Welcome to Aspen Drive Library

Cook Memorial Public Library District’s Aspen Drive Library is a wonderful resource for Hawthorn students. Please take a moment to review these points/reminders from the library.

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Stevenson High School Foundation Events

Catapult Shadow DancersFriday, September 27th | 7:00 PMStevenson High School | Performing Arts Center$20 per personAn America’s Got Talent finalist from Season 8, Catapult is a magical production that features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Be amazed as you watch their bodies… Continue Reading Stevenson High School Foundation Events

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Hawthorn Mall Launches Supplies Drive for Hawthorn Students

Join Hawthorn Mall for a WILD Back to School Event on July 30 that will benefit District 73 students. If you pack a backpack full of supplies and drop it off at the Barbara’s Bookstore table at the event, you will receive a $15 Barbara’s Bookstore gift card. The supplies will go to students at Hawthorn… Continue Reading Hawthorn Mall Launches Supplies Drive for Hawthorn Students

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Library Remodeling Update

Starting August 1, Aspen Drive Library will be reduced to a very small space as they continue their remodeling project. Students and patrons are still welcome, but the library may not be able to accommodate students in large numbers. The library is reminding everyone that Cook Park Library in Libertyville will be open during the… Continue Reading Library Remodeling Update

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Next Board of Education Meeting is June 10, 2019

A regular session of the Board of Education will take place on Monday, June 10. It will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the District Office, 841 West End Court in Vernon Hills, Illinois.