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.  Nandini Kandamuri, of Elementary North was recognized.

Personalized Learning

When learning is personalized for students, they become the leaders of their own learning and work at a pace that’s right for each of them. Hawthorn teachers have been working on the Guaranteed Viable Curriculum (GVC) for the last three years, which identifies our desired results for all students. Personalized learning experiences allow students to approach the GVC in a way that will make them successful. To enhance their learning experiences, Hawthorn middle school students will be issued a Chromebook next year. This tool will expand opportunities for personalized learning both within and outside of the classroom to meet their individual needs and inspire a love for learning.

Please click here to read more about the direction in which Hawthorn is heading.

Sixth Grade Orientation

D73 sixth grade orientation takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at MSN and 6 pm. Thursday, April 20 for MSS. This event is intended for the parents of next fall’s sixth graders.

Click here for 2017 Incoming 6th grade Information

 

Sixth Grade Orientation

D73 sixth grade orientation takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at MSN and 6 pm. Thursday, April 20 for MSS. This event is intended for the parents of next fall’s sixth graders.

Kindergarten Bus Ride

Parents of future Hawthorn students entering kindergarten in the fall may sign up now for their child to participate in a practice bus ride. The practice bus ride will give the kindergartner the experience of what it is like to get on and off the bus. The event takes place in mid-August.
Registration Form: http://bit.ly/2nTijHO
Registration Form in Spanish: http://bit.ly/2pagfvl

Reading and Fire Safety

Hawthorn Elementary North second graders recently visited Brookdale at Hawthorn Lakes Retirement Community to share what they have learned about Fire Safety from Fireman Tony Rodkey.

The residents of Brookdale then read a story to the second graders titled No Dragons for Tea, which is highly recommended by the National Fire Protection Association due to the fire safety message in the story.  The students enjoyed listening to the story and sharing their own knowledge about fire safety with the residents.

Fireman Tony, as the students know him, of the Countryside Fire Protection District, educates students in grades K-12 about fire and life safety.

 

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute – Summer 2017

 

Open to ALL K-8 Hawthorn Students
July 5-Aug 4, 2017

Two sessions
Session 1- July 5 – July 21, 2017 $375
Session 2 July 24-Aug 4, 2017 $280

Monday-Friday
8-11:55
Includes four classes
(Classes Are Located on HEI Webpage)

* Before and After Childcare* 
Offered by Vernon Hills Park District

REGISTER ONLINE
HAWTHORN 73 WEB PAGE
http://www.hawthorn73.org/summer-programs/hawthorn-enrichment-institute/

Questions?
847-489-5598
HEI@hawthorn73.org

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 about the EFMP Thursday, March 30, when Hawthorn School District 73’s Superintendent Nick Brown will host a “Superintendent’s Coffee – Why the Educational Facilities Master Plan is needed” at the Village of Vernon Hills, 290 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills from 10:30-11:30 am. Mr. Brown’s coffee chat will include a short facilities presentation followed by a question/answer session.

The district has prepared information regarding the details and tax impact of the referendum, as well as the STEM resources called for in the EFMP, the funding for which is contingent on the referendum. Learn more about STEM and facilities by clicking on the link here ~ bit.ly/H73EFMP ~.

We welcome the opportunity to answer questions for your civic organization, or any community group. Invite the district to give a presentation by calling Wendy Peterson at 847-990-4215.

Connect with Hawthorn 73 Superintendent Nick Brown for questions regarding the EFMP and the referendum at brownn@hawthorn73.org or 847.990.4215.

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 in the 2020-21 school year.

At this time the district is planning the Dual Language Middle School Program will consist of a Spanish literacy course and content instruction in Spanish through social studies and science courses. The creation of a Spanish literacy course and the development of two content level courses, like social studies and science would provide a total of 140 minutes of instruction in Spanish at the middle school level. The 2017-18 year is structured to plan units of instruction, provide professional development for the current staff, acquire necessary resources and begin the process of recruiting certified bilingual middle school teachers.

Providing a program as the one outlined above will help dual language students continue to develop both academic and language skills that will transfer to success in the rest of their academic career and lifetime. The Dual Language team is very excited for this new opportunity and very thankful to the Board of Education for their support and guidance as the program expands into the middle school.