Strategic Plan Initiatives

Mission Statement:
Inspire all children to embrace learning in an ever-changing world.

Long-Range Goals:

  • STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: In five years, all students will meet or exceed their individual growth targets.
  • LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: Provide and implement common expectations for joyful and challenging learning across the district.
  • PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT: Provide a mutually supportive professional environment that features collaboration, collegiality and strategic, impactful staff development.
  • PARTNERSHIPS: Hawthorn District 73 will have a districtwide community volunteer program to support student learning.
  • RESOURCES: Ensure a stable fiscal position that provides the required resources, personnel, facilities, programs, and technology to continually sustain Hawthorn District 73’s strategic mission and vision.

Projects for 2019-2020:

  • Collaborate with the Village of Vernon Hills to develop and implement a Standardized Crisis Plan (August 2019).
  • Develop a Professional Learning Community (PLC) Leadership Team to collaboratively guide the systemic implementation of PLC practices and structures across the district (Ongoing).
  • Review instructional practices, assessments, and resource allocations to close the achievement gap for our English Language Learners and students in special education (Ongoing).
  • Prioritize and align learning standards to define essential outcomes in English Language Arts (preK-8) and math (6-8).
  • Engage in a pilot analysis of Tier 1 math materials within a modified curriculum review cycle to select a foundational resource in math for district-wide, K-5 implementation.
  • Review our middle school academic schedules to ensure they reflect district goals and priorities.
  • Use the results of our technology audit to develop an instructional technology plan.
  • Collaborate with the Hawthorn Education Association to obtain a mutually agreed-upon contract.
  • Plan for the opening of the Hawthorn School for Young Learners.
  • Engage in the design and development of Middle School North building additions and programs.
  • Implement a data-driven “90 Day School Improvement Process” focused on math, literacy, and district culture.
  • Collaborate with the Hawthorn 73 learning community to develop a strategic plan focused on the growth and learning of all students.

About the Strategic Plan

Hawthorn District 73 takes great pride in the quality of education that is provided to our students.  Parents, community members, students, and staff members have high expectations in helping to prepare our students for the world in which they live.

The key to our students’ success is through the collaborative efforts of our stakeholders. A strategic plan is a prime example of such collaboration. It is the product of hard work between board members, teachers, administrators, staff, and community leaders. This collaboration will not only help in envisioning the future of the District, but also in the development of a roadmap that will take us there.  By clearly articulating our values, vision, mission, focus areas, goals and objectives, we will be in the position to continue in the direction of educational excellence.

These website pages will serve as a portal for communication on the progress of the District as we work to fulfill our strategic plan goals.