Summer programming will be held June 5 - June 29, 2023. There is no school on June 19, 2023. Hawthorn hosts five programs: Extended School Year, Summer Scholars, Early Start Kindergarten, Music Camp, and Hawthorn Enrichment Institute. Music Camp and Hawthorn Enrichment Institute are available to all students at Hawthorn, and require registration and fee payment. Scholarships are available. Extended School Year, Summer Scholars, and Early Start Kindergarten are invitation only for eligible students.
Extended School Year
Extended School Year (ESY) is an extension of the regular school year for students with documented needs on an Individualized Education Plan. A student qualifies for Extended School Year when they demonstrate significant regression in skills and a lengthier recoupment time than their peers over school breaks. In extending the school year for these students, we minimize the regression and recoupment times, providing more equitable access to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). Student hours for Lincoln are 8:00 am-10:30 a.m. Elementary and Middle School hours are from 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. Transportation is provided for all Extended School Year students.
Extended School Year invitations will be sent to families beginning in March 2023. Information regarding transportation, class placements, etc. will go home to families by May 31, 2023 via the PowerSchool Portal and School Messenger.
Summer Scholars has been designed to ensure student academic readiness and success for the fall. Students are invited to Summer Scholars based on their academic performance using multiple data points, which reflect a student's need for continued learning in the summer. Students will engage in literacy and math activities, while also developing social-emotional skills. Student hours are from 8:00 am -11:30 a.m., and transportation is provided.
Summer Scholars invitations will be sent to families beginning in March of 2023; registration will close on May 19, 2023. Information regarding transportation, class placements, etc. will be shared with families by May 31, 2023 via the PowerSchool Portal and School Messenger.
Early Start Kindergarten
Early Start Kindergarten has been designed to ensure student academic and social emotional readiness for the fall. Students are invited to Early Start Kindergarten based on parent/guardian survey results. Student hours are from 8:00 -11:30 a.m., and transportation is provided. Please complete the parent/guardian survey if you are interested in enrolling your child or children in this program.
More information and dates regarding transportation, class placement, etc. will be provided at a later date.
Registration will close on Monday, May 1.
Hawthorn Music Camp
Hawthorn Music Camp offers band, orchestra, and music learning opportunities, including large and small group rehearsals, music theory, and indoor/outdoor activities. The program is intended for students who currently participate in band or orchestra, and will be held June 20 - June 29, 2023. Student hours are from 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Parents/Guardians must provide transportation.
Registration will open on April 17, 2023. Please register through the Hawthorn District 73 Web Store. Registration instructions are available here: English | Spanish
Hawthorn Enrichment Institute
Hawthorn Enrichment Institute (HEI) fosters a student’s love for learning by providing fun and enriching summer learning experiences. Session 1 will be held June 5 - June 15, 2023; Session 2 will be held June 20 - June 29, 2023. Student hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Parents/Guardians must provide transportation.
Registration will open on April 17, 2023. Please register through the Hawthorn District 73 Web Store. Registration instructions are available here: English | Spanish. You may wish to view the HEI course catalog for class options prior to registering.
HEI Course Catalog: Session 1 | Session 2
If you have any questions regarding summer programming, please contact us!
Bonnie HayesBuilding Assistant Supervisor,
Hawthorn Elementary South
Lauren SachsBuilding Assistant Supervisor, Townline Elementary
Summer Scholars & Early Start Kindergarten Administrator
Lauren WattsBuilding Assistant Supervisor, Hawthorn Elementary North
HEI & Music Camp Administrator