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PTO News

Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Sale – The Hawthorn PTO Cookie Dough Sale is underway. Order forms and payment are due to your child’s school by Wednesday, Oct. 14. Please visit the Cookie Dough webpage for more information. Restaurant Fundraiser – Please join the PTO at Calzone and Macaroni Co. in Vernon Hills for its next restaurant fundraiser from noon to […]

Earth Dome Visits Hawthorn

The Earth Dome is landing at Townline Elementary School on the evening of Tuesday, October 6. All District 73 families are invited to see and better understand concepts such as continents, time zones, latitude, longitude, location of global events and more in this gigantic inflatable earth balloon. Please click here for registration details.

Hawthorn Welcomes New Friends

The start of the 2015-16 school year is off and running with a few more smiling faces than predicted.  Hawthorn 73 experienced an unprecedented growth bubble with 176 additional new students enrolled into the district.  There are 22 at the middle school level and the remaining 154 are spread throughout the elementary schools.   Based on […]

Statewide PARCC Results Released

In an effort to keep parents updated on education matters at the state level, Hawthorn wanted to inform parents that this week the Illinois State Board of Education released preliminary state-level  results for the PARCC Assessment, which District 73 students participated in last March and May.  At this time, the assessment results only includes data […]

Principals Read at Library

Each year Hawthorn principals celebrate their love for reading by sharing favorite stories with children during a Cook Memorial Public Library reading event at its Aspen location. Look below for details on when each principal will read. To save the information, click here to download the flyer. Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m. and story time begins at […]

A Plan for Everything

Hawthorn District 73 takes get pride in the quality of education that is provided to its students. The key to District 73’s student success is through the collaborative efforts of its stakeholders. A strategic plan is a prime example of such collaboration. Click here to see the seven Strategic Plan Initiatives, which clearly articulate the […]

Courtyard Art

On these beautiful days of the new school year, Aspen School art teacher Katie Riege, a new member of the Aspen team, takes students to the courtyard to create drawings of trees.  The courtyard at Aspen provides a great learning environment for different activities.  Many classes will use the courtyard for physical activity and class […]

New Staff Welcomed

Hawthorn District 73 welcomed more than 60 new staff members to its educational teams. Meet the Aspen staff here: Beth Affeldt, media teacher; Lori Chandler, fifth grade teacher; Nicole Cooper, occupational therapist; Rebecca Green, fourth grade teacher; Shannon  Howell, kindergarten teacher; Courtney Lord, physical education teacher; Ashley McNair, bilingual teacher; Katie Riege, art teacher; Rick Soloma, physicial education teacher; […]

Upcoming Events

Schools have scheduled a host of events for parents and students in the upcoming weeks. Click here for details on everything from about parent information night to kindergarten play dates. Aspen Elementary School News 7 p.m. Thursday, August 20 – Kindergarten and New Parent Orientation (Parents only please) 6 p.m. Friday, August 21 – Kindergarten Play Date […]