Most Improved Student Award

Twelve students received the David Yomtoob Most Improved Student Award during a Hawthorn District 73 Board of Education meeting.

Each year former Hawthorn superintendent Youssef Yomtoob, and his wife, Parichehr, recognize students whose essays were selected for expressing how they improved over a period of time in such areas as academics, social skills, and behavior.

The following students received the Most Improved Student Award for the 2016-2017 school year.

Second Grade
Diego Lopez – Aspen
Yareli Solache Cuenca – Dual Language
Yareli Bollas – Elementary North
Sathyendra Kumarasamy – Elementary South
Vira Balbus – Townline

Fifth Grade
Ashley Machorro – Aspen
Jocelyn Guadarrama – Dual Language
Felix Navarrete – Elementary North
Victor Camacho – Elementary South
Dylan Glazer – Townline

Eighth Grade
Michael Lee – Middle School North
Seo-Yeon Lee – Middle School South

Alert: Student approached

Parent Letter

D73 Families Register Now for Fall 2017

Enrollment letters for the 2017-18 school year have been mailed to Hawthorn parents of returning students. Parents should complete online registration through the PowerSchool parent portal using the information that the district provided you in a Returning Student Enrollment letter.

It is important for you to register your child as soon as possible. Students will not be assigned a teacher or a bus route until online registration is complete. Failure to do so will result in your child being dropped from enrollment. Fees are due at the time of registration.

If you have questions about registration, please contact the District Office at 847-990-4200 or email

Registration Now Open for Families New to Hawthorn

Please invite your neighbors who are new to Hawthorn District 73 to register now for school for Fall 2017. Families whose children will enroll in District 73 schools for the first time in Fall 2017, should fill out the following forms ~  ~ and turn them into the registrar during a scheduled visit. Please visit your local library to print out required forms if you don’t have access to a printer. To schedule an appointment with the registrar, please call 847-990-4217 or 847-990-4280 or email the registrar at

13 Reasons Why

Please read D73 Superintendent Nick Brown’s thoughts on the 13 Reasons Why Netflix series and its possible impact on students.

Parking Lot Drop-Off Reminders


Please remember when dropping off students in the morning to use the right lane.  The left lane is for parking only and students should never be let out in this lane.  In addition, please remember that left turns out of the parking lot are not allowed between 7:00 am – 9:00 am and 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  Please help us keep our students safe by following these guidelines. 


Alert: Student approached

May 1, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This afternoon the district Resource Officer received a report that a white male driving a red car approached a student and offered a ride. There was no enticement or encouragement when the student refused. Please have a conversation about safety with your children. Vernon Hills Police Department has been alerted to the situation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 847-990-4215 or via email

Sincerely, Nick Brown Superintendent


1 de Mayo 2017

Queridos Padres y Guardianes,

Esta tarde, el Oficial de Recursos del distrito recibió un reporte de que un hombre blanco conduciendo un coche rojo se acercó a un estudiante y ofreció un paseo. No hubo estímulo ni cuando el estudiante se negó. Por favor, tenga una conversación sobre la seguridad con sus hijos sobre personas extraños. El Departamento de Policía de Vernon Hills ha sido alertado de la situación.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, por favor no dude en contactarme al 847-990-4215 o por correo electrónico a

Sinceramente, Nick Brown Superintendente

2017 Creative Writing Contest Winners

The following Hawthorn students were named the “best of the best” in the Cook Memorial Public Library District Creative Writing Contest for 2017. A reception for the award winners is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7 at the Aspen Drive Library. Over 100 entries were considered.

The following were named winners from Hawthorn:

4th Grade
Makayla Bolling
“A Cat in the Hat”
Hawthorn Elementary South

Reva Malhotra
“Casper Overcomes his Fears”
Hawthorn Aspen Elementary

5th Grade
Colette Kopfstein
“Luna’s Legacy”
Hawthorn Aspen Elementary School

Kandarp Vadia
“The Book Plague-Part 1”
Hawthorn Elementary South

6th Grade
Jacklyn Pak
Hawthorn Middle North

Elsa Lundberg
“Seasons Change”
Hawthorn Middle North

Kailee Irvin
“Hiding a Witch’s Broomstick”
Hawthorn Middle South

Mark Mitkovetsky
“Where the Wind Goes is Where the Wind Blows”
Hawthorn Middle School South

Sydney Straetz
“The Taken”
Hawthorn Middle North

Erica Montegrande
“Maniac Magee Epilogue”
Hawthorn Middle North

7th Grade
Spencer Barrus
Hawthorn Middle School South

Swathi Sureshmoorthy
“Beauty in Difference”
Hawthorn Middle South

 8th Grade
Alyssa Eric
“My Life with Diabetes”
Hawthorn Middle South


State Science Olympiads

Congratulations to the varsity Science Olympiad team for an excellent performance at state. The team placed seventh out of  48 teams.
A special congratulations to the following students for winning medals for their respective events.
Disease Detectives——————Anjali Parande, Cecilia Nam ( 4th Place)
Fast Facts——————————Aryav Panda, Eric Song ( 2nd Place)
Microbe Mission ——————— Anjali Parande, Maddie Kwon ( 4th Place)
Road Scholar————————   Anjali Parande, Eric Song( 3rd Place)
Wind Power———————— — Michael Kim, Sathvik Vuppunuthula ( 4th Place)
Wright Stuff —————————  Michael Kim, Eshu Chikoti ( 3rd Place) 

IPA Recognition

On April 26, the Lake County Region Illinois Principals Association hosted its annual breakfast and recognition ceremony at Vernon Hills High School. Principals nominated students in their schools who have shown outstanding achievements in school and community.  They, along with their parents and the building administrators, have breakfast and then are recognized with a certificate from the IPA. Abigail Hammer and Lily Candocia of Middle School North were recognized.

Schuler Recipients

The following MSN eighth graders are recipients of the Schuler Foundation Award at Mundelein High School. Award winners are Janeli Bahena, Lizbeth Gomez, Antonio Lopez, Sucely Marcos, and Itzel Percastre.

The Mundelein High School partnership is aimed at giving participants an advantage as they move through their high school and college careers. The Schuler Scholar Program selects students based on a number of criteria. Among the criteria considered is that students are first-generation college-bound, and are considered underrepresented on a college campus. The program provides students with academic tutoring and enrichment in reading, writing, and math, as well as college scholarship assistance.



More awesome projects designed and printed by 8th grade STEM students.