Parents / Padres


Mrs. D’Agostino’s 3rd grade class was spreading the love this Valentine’s Day. Instead of the traditional Valentine’s party the students created quilt squares for Project Linus. The finished blanket was then sewn together by Lisa Mehta. The blanket will go to a child who has been displaced, or a child in the hospital.

They also used their Spanish writing skills to create cards for an organization called Girls love mail. The cards will go to women who have recently been diagnosed with cancer.

These projects were planned by Lisa Rouff and Ms. Jasso.


La clase de tercer grado de la señora D’Agostino esparció el amor este día de San Valentín.  En lugar de la fiesta tradicional de San Valentín los estudiantes crearon una colcha de cuadrados para el Proyecto Linus.  La colcha terminad fue cosida por Lisa Mehta.  La colcha será dada a un niño que ha sido desplazado o un niño en el hospital.


Ellos también usaron sus habilidades de escritura en español para escribir las tarjetas para una organización llamada Girls Love Mail.  Las tarjetas serán dadas a mujeres que recientemente han sido diagnosticadas con cáncer.

Estos proyectos fueron planeados por Lisa Rouff y la Sra. Jasso.

Family Fun Bingo Night

What a fun time we all had at Family Fun Night!  Thanks to all families and staff who enjoyed this great evening together!

Signs of Suicide & Depression Awareness

The Hawthorn District 73 Special Services Department invites parents to attend an informational session from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 on Signs of Suicide & Depression Awareness featuring Heather Bilbrey from Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. The event will take place at the Hawthorn District Office, 841 West End Court, Vernon Hills.

JRFH an all around Success

Jump Rope for Heart fundraising programs at Townline and the School of Dual Language raised a combined total of $17,500 for the American Heart Association.

Jump Rope For Heart is a national fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). These events engage students with jumping rope while empowering them to improve their own health and help other students with heart-health issues.

Kindergarten Registration

Estimadas Familias de Estudiantes que Entraran al Kínder en el Distrito #73

Solamente un breve recordatorio, las inscripciones pare el Kínder del Distrito Escolar Hawthorn 73 para el año escolar 2017-2018 se llevarán a cabo el jueves 23 de febrero a partir de 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm y el viernes, 24 de febrero de 9:00 am – 1:00 pm en la Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Los niños que cumplen 5 años antes de o el 1 de septiembre son elegibles para el kinder.

Un padre o tutor debe asistir a uno de los Días de Inscripción de Kindergarten en persona para comenzar el proceso de inscripción proporcionando:

  • Acta de Nacimiento (los certificados de hospital o actas bautismales no serán aceptadas)
  • Verificación de Lugar de Domicilio (forma adjunta, la cual describe la documentación requerida, incluyendo identificación de una residencia dentro del distrito)
  • Hoja de Informaciópara Estudiante de Kindergarden (forma adjunta)
  • Hoja de interés para la Escuela de Lenguaje Dual (forma adjunta)
  • TAMBIEN, le invitamos a entregar docoumentación legal acerca de custodia, ordenes de protección u otras ordenes de la corte; etc.

Para facilitar el proceso de inscripción, por favor traiga copias junto con los documentos originales.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor, póngase en contacto con la oficina del distrito al 847-990-4217.

Dear District 73 Families of Incoming Kindergarteners,

This is just a friendly reminder, Hawthorn School District 73 2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration will be held on Thursday, February 23 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm and Friday, February 24 from 9 am to 1 pm at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Children who turn 5 on or before Sept. 1 are eligible for kindergarten.

A parent or guardian must attend one of the days to begin the registration process by providing the following:

  • Original Certified Birth Certificate (hospital or baptismal certificates cannot be accepted)
  • Residency Verification documents (photo identification and 2 proofs of occupancy; please refer to the Hawthorn 73 website for additional information at
  • Completed Pre-Registration Student Information Sheet (if you did not turn this form in at the Parent Meeting)
  • Completed School of Dual Language interest form (if applicable)
  • ALSO, at this time you are welcome to turn in any legal documentation regarding child custody, orders of protection or other court-directed matters, etc.

To facilitate and expedite your registration process, please bring copies along with the original documents.

 If you have questions, please contact the District Office at 847-990-4217 or visit the district website at


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 and poverty, the Hawthorn Student Assistance Program (HSAP) is in place to make students’ learning socially and emotionally a better place.

“The Hawthorn Student Assistance Program was formed to help promote a healthy lifestyle for all students at Hawthorn,” said Megan Goldman, who facilitates the group. HSAP is comprised of principals, social workers, students and parents who share strategies that have found success in District 73’s seven schools. “Our goal is to improve students’ physical, mental, and emotional health,” Mrs. Goldman said.

This year at Elementary North School, staff introduced the Buddy Bench for the playground. When children don’t have a playmate they sit on the bench and other children reach out to them. Other Hawthorn schools are looking at introducing this concept on their playground.

Elementary South participates in The Great Kindness Challenge each year. Students enacted a “pay it forward” act of kindness at the school where they share acts of kindness with one another. Elementary North learned about this at an HSAP meeting and decided to bring it to their school as well.

“We’re all trying to deliver the same services. It makes it easier to plan together,” said Debbie Dubin, social worker at Elementary North.

Kindergarten Registration

Walk-in kindergarten registration for parents whose children live in 
Hawthorn School District 73 is set for for 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 
February 23 and  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, February 24 at Hawthorn Middle 
School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Parents must bring with 
them required registration documents outlined on the kindergarten 
registration page ~ ~.

School of Dual Language Updates

Good morning!  Just want to keep you updated on the latest news and calendar of events at the School of Dual Language.

Buenas días:  Solamente deseo mantenerles informados sobre las últimas noticias y calendario de eventos en la Escuela de Lenguaje Dual.

Anuncios de DL Feb 6 Espanol

DL Update: Feb 6th English

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 ~ ~.