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Important Information…
  • Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting – January 30
    Parents who are interested in enrolling their students into Hawthorn kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year are urged to attend a Parent Information Meeting on Thursday, January 30 beginning at 7 p.m. at Hawthorn Middle South. More information is available on the related article.
    Please Visit Community Notes.  You’ll find information about parent meetings, day-off children’s activities, sports camps, Park District events, winter book clubs and more. Sign Up for Email News.  Families are encouraged to sign up for email news from their school. It’s an easy way to stay up-to-date. For district-wide news, sign up for Hawthorn District 73.



Dates to Note

Most Hawthorn meetings begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • NO SCHOOL FOR WINTER BREAK (D73 offices closed) – Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 3
  • School Resumes – Monday, January 6
  • PTO Board Meeting – January 8
  • Middle North/Middle South Late Winter Athletic Parent Meeting – 6 p.m. – January 9
  • Middle North/Middle South Early Winter Athletic Awards – 7 p.m. – January 9
  • Strategic Plan Group Meeting – 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Townline – January 11
  • Carmel Catholic High School Entrance Exam – 8 a.m. to noon at Carmel HS – January 11
  • Board of Education Meeting – 7 p.m. at District Office – January 13
  • Middle North/Townline/Dual Language Choral Concert at Middle North – January 14
  • Elementary North/Townline/Dual Language Orchestra Concert at Townline – January 16
  • Aspen/Elementary South Band Concert at Aspen – January 16
  • NO SCHOOL FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY – Monday, January 20
  • VHHS 8th Grade Orientation at VHHS – 6 or 6:30 p.m. start – January 21
  • Elementary North Band Concert – January 22
  • Middle South/VHHS Orchestra Concert – 7 p.m. at VHHS – January 22
  • Townline/Dual Language Band Concert – January 23
  • Middle South Orchestra Performs at IMEA All-State Conference – 11 a.m. at Peoria Convention Center – January 24
  • Stevenson 8th Grade Benchmark Exam – 7:30 to 1 p.m. at Stevenson – January 25
  • Midterm Reports - Limited Distribution – January 27
  • Board of Education Meeting – 7 p.m. at District Office – January 27
  • Middle North Orchestra Concert – January 29
  • PTO Market Day Pick Up at Middle North – 3 to 5 p.m. – January 30
  • Incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting – 7 p.m. at Middle South, 600 N. Aspen Drive - January 30


A more complete online calendar is always available from a link at the top of this webpage. You may download the 2013-14 general holiday calendar as well as the full 2013-14 calendar, which is also available in Spanish. Please check back for schedule changes.

Handbooks, medical forms, downloadable calendars, district data and other resources are available on the Forms & Documents webpage.

Stay up-to-date on community events, announcements and opportunities by visiting the Community Notes webpages







In Other News


Posted On: January 13, 2014

Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting - January 30, 2014

Parents of children who will attend Hawthorn kindergarten next fall are encouraged to attend the Hawthorn Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting on Thursday, January 30 beginning at 7 p.m. at Hawthorn Middle South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. The meeting will cover such topics as the enrollment process, school placement, curriculum and services.  School tours are planned for the first week in February. Walk-in registration is expected to open on Monday, February 10. Children who turn 5 before September 1, 2014 are eligible for public school kindergarten in Illinois. Information is also available on the meeting poster as well as on the registration website, www.hawthorn73.org/registration.



Posted On: January 13, 2014

Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting - January 30, 2014


Posted On: January 06, 2014

All District 73 Schools closed Tues. January 7th.


Posted On: January 05, 2014

School Closed Mon. January 6th


Posted On: December 11, 2013

Happenings - December 2013


Posted On: December 10, 2013

Trimester 1 Honor Rolls – Congratulations to our Middle North and Middle South Students


Posted On: December 02, 2013

When the Weather is Threatening…


Posted On: October 29, 2013

Hawthorn Joins with Center for Educational Change 
to Develop Strategic Plan


Posted On: October 23, 2013

2013 School Report Cards Available