Tohme reads

Dr. James Tohme Reads at the Library

Dr. James Tohme, Principal at the School of Dual Language, read to children at Aspen Drive Library on September 27. It was clear that the children enjoyed the reading. All Hawthorn District 73 elementary school principals are reading favorite stories at the library to celebrate their love for reading.


Hurricane Harvey School Support Event

Dual Language and Townline schools collected much needed school supplies to send to the Houston School District who were hard hit by Hurricane Harvey.  Well done students and families!  All collected items were sorted and packed up and will be sent with our best wishes.

Dr. Tohme READS at Cook Library

It was a wonderful turnout of over 100 students and their families, all enjoying an evening of fun and stories with Dr. Tohme.

And a few videos of the fun:


Brief Alert

This morning there was a suspicious black car we believe to be a Lincoln possibly taking photos of students as they entered school. The car was parked off of school property. Please take extra caution and keep a watchful eye. Inform our Resource Officer Jon Paret or the Vernon Hills Police Department if you see anything out of the ordinary.

Ice Cream Social Fun!

It was great to see so many friends at the DL & TL Ice Cream Social last Friday night.  Enjoy some pictures of the evening.

Ice Cream Social #1

Ice Cream Social #2


Cook Library Design a Bookmark Contest

Calling all K-8 students!  Express your artistic side; create a bookmark inspired by your favorite book or character.  See Mrs. Gross in the Townline and Dual library for a blank bookmark form and contest rules.  Completed bookmarks must be submitted by 5:00pm on 10/14, or to Mrs. Gross at school by Friday, 10/13.

See the full directions here:


Ice Cream Social 9/22 6:30-8:00 pm

Celebración anual con helados en Lenguaje Dual & Townline

Dual Language and Townline families are invited to the Annual Ice Cream Social on Sept. 22nd, from 6:30-8:00 pm. at Townline/Dual Language school.

Come join us for ice cream and family fun entertainment. Mike Vondruska, aka That Tall Juggler Guy will be starting at 7:00 pm to thrill us with his Interactive Comedy, Cool Juggling and Crazy One-Wheel Cycling. Please make sure to stick around for the entire performance because one person from the audience will receive a fun prize after the show.

  • BoBo’s Ice cream will be served
  • $1.00 per cup
  • Vanilla or Chocolate

So we don’t run out, please return the slip at the end of this form, letting us know how many of your family members will be attending.

Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social – Español

Principals READ at Cook – Aspen Drive Library

Join Dr. Tohme as he reads his favorite stories on Wednesday, 9/27 at Aspen Drive Library.  Kids of all ages are invited!  Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm and the stories will begin at 6:45.  No registration needed.

Connect with Hawthorn

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Connect with Hawthorn

New Attendance Phone Number

If you need to call school to report your Townline student absent please call 847-990-4900 and listen for the prompt directing you to the Attendance Line.  Nurses will no longer be receiving attendance calls directly.