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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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.

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Community Invited to Provide Input on Expansion Plans for Hawthorn Middle School North at July 2 Community Forum

Hawthorn School District 73 will hold a community forum for members of the public to provide input for the development of the plans to expand and renovate Hawthorn Middle School North.  The event will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at the Middle School North gym, 201 Hawthorn Parkway in Vernon Hills.  At… Continue Reading Community Invited to Provide Input on Expansion Plans for Hawthorn Middle School North at July 2 Community Forum


En Garde…Ready…Fence!

Crimson Blades Fencing will open their new club space and class offerings at the Centre Club in Libertyville with a Free Open House on Wednesday, June 5, from 7-9pm. Enjoy a demonstration of fencing, try it yourself, sign up for classes! The Centre Club is located at Advocate Condell Hospital, 200 W Golf Road in… Continue Reading En Garde…Ready…Fence!

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Summer Programs at the Library

Cook Library District is offering many fun programs and activities this summer, including a summer reading program. Everyone is invited to sign for the reading program that starts June 1 to win prizes for reading and doing fun activities.

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Fun Summer Classes Offered by the Center for Gifted

The Center for Gifted–Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity–is offering several programs in Elmhurst (2 locations), Buffalo Grove, Cary, Lincolnshireand Glenview for PK-12th grades.


Time to Sign Up for Vernon Hills Boys Cross Country Team

Looking for something to do this summer?!! Vernon hills high school is offering cross country summer camp for eighth graders/ incoming freshman!! 

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Carmel Catholic high School is holding Carmelfest, a one of a kind event for sixth and seventh grade students with games and more on May 31 from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Free Boating Safety Class

Countryside Fire Station No. 1 is offering a free boating safety class. It will take place on Saturday, June 1, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 801 S. Midlothian Road in Mundelein. To register, call: 847-918-6145.