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Early Voting Begins this Week for the April 4 Election

Early voting began this week for the April 4, 2017 election. During the election, voters will be asked to consider spending $42 million in school facilities funding to help accommodate for our growth and maintain our commitment to educational excellence, based on the vision set forth in the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP). Learn more […]

Dual Language Expands to Middle Schools

The Hawthorn 73 Board of Education voted to expand the dual language program into the middle school beginning in the 2018-19 school year. The program will expand  into Middle School North and Middle School South initially in sixth grade and then expand into seventh grade in the 2019-20 school year and then into eighth grade […]

Education Foundation Launched

The Hawthorn District 73 Board of Education warmly greeted the newly appointed Hawthorn Education Foundation inaugural board at its recent meeting. The seven-member foundation board collectively has extensive background in fundraising. grant writing and capital projects for schools.  Helping to create non-governmental financial support for District 73 is one of the most important and effective […]

Register Now for D73 Summer Classes

Mid-way through summer students get excited about returning to school with Hawthorn’s summer classes that include kindergarten readiness, discovering the world of dinosaurs, mastering the math monsters, exploring furry, feathery, scaly friends and more!  Register and view the 2017 class catalog here in English and Spanish. Registration is now open for Hawthorn’s summer music camp. Hawthorn’s […]

Meetings Set on Hawthorn School Construction Plans

Two meetings are scheduled by Hawthorn School District 73’s superintendent, Nick Brown, to inform parents of why additions and renovations are needed for the district’s six school buildings. Superintendent Brown will host a “Superintendent’s Coffee – Why the Educational Facilities Master Plan is needed” From 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Aspen Drive Library, […]

HSAP Makes Children’s Lives Better

Teachers know first hand that when children are struggling with personal matters they can often find it difficult to concentrate in school. HSAP offers a forum for students and staff to problem-solve together and share ideas about how to improve the educational experience of the whole child. In a world of illness, pending divorce, bullying […]

Register Now for Summer School

Mid-way through summer get students excited about returning to school with Hawthorn School District 73’s summer classes that include kindergarten readiness, discovering the world of dinosaurs, mastering the math monsters, exploring furry, feathery, scaly friends and more! Register and view the 2017 class catalog here in English and Spanish ~ http://bit.ly/1oF7x8h ~.

2017-2018 Calendar

The D73 Board of Education approved the 2017-2018 school calendar. The  first day of school is set for Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. The last day of school is set for Monday, June 4, 2018, if no emergency days are used. Please click here to view other nonattendance days for students.

Your Opinion Matters

Tell us what you think in the state’s annual 5Essentials Survey ~ https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ ~. If your children attend more than one district school, please base your survey answers on one school. You may answer the survey for each school. The survey provides a unique opportunity for parents to have a voice in improving their schools. […]

Your Opinion Matters

Tell us what you think in the state’s annual 5Essentials Survey ~ https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ ~. If your children attend more than one district school, please base your survey answers on one school. You may answer the survey for each school. The survey provides a unique opportunity for parents to have a voice in improving their schools. […]

Foundation Members Sought

Foundation Application The Education Foundation is coming to Hawthorn.  Hawthorn is starting an Education Foundation to raise private sector funds to support the goals of our Strategic Plan.  Currently, we are looking for inaugural Board Members to kick off 2017. Profile of the Successful Board Member:  The minimum time commitment for a board member includes […]

Feedback Sought on Kindergarten Center

The Vernon Hills Park District Board of Park Commissioners and Hawthorn District 73 representatives met on Tuesday, January 3 to discuss and receive feedback from the public on a potential partnership for the development of a Kindergarten Center adjacent to the Sullivan Center Park District facility. Due to holiday schedules, the Hawthorn School Board did […]

Board Delays Action on Facility Plan

The Hawthorn Board of Education discussed in depth the two concepts presented on December 5 to the Board as part of the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) process.  The Board thanked the members of the Core Team for their commitment to the process and investment of 2,500 combined hours of work. The Board reviewed the […]

EFMP Latest Update

Close to 200 residents who attended a special Hawthorn Board of Education meeting this week were presented with two options to help address enrollment capacity issues in District 73’s schools and provide upgraded facilities for the future of education at Hawthorn. Both options call for constructing a kindergarten center onto the Sullivan Center, bringing the […]

Special Meeting on Facilities

Child care is being offered for a special Board of Education meeting on Monday, December 5 where residents will receive updated information about the proposed Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP).  The Core Team has analyzed data and feedback received from the community and will present two options culminating with a recommendation of one concept to the […]