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  • Winter boutique Saturday in District 73 Dec 5, 2014 4:50 PM
    The Hawthorn PTO will hold a winter boutique, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

  • D73 PTO hosts Winter Boutique: Dec 4, 2014 4:28 PM
    The Hawthorn Elementary District 73 PTO hosts its Winter Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

  • Hawthorn Elementary PTO to host Winter Boutique Dec 3, 2014 6:29 PM
    The Hawthorn Elementary District 73 PTO hosts its Winter Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

  • Veterans get a hero’s welcome at Hawthorn Middle School South Nov 10, 2014 5:38 PM
    Greeted by students carrying signs reading “Welcome” and “Thank you,” more than 50 veterans visited Hawthorn Middle School South in Vernon Hills on Monday for the school’s Veterans Day Breakfast. Members of the student council executive board served coffee, eggs, bacon and muffins to the veterans as they sat and talked with one another and their families.

  • Heart rate monitors track physical activity in Hawthorn District 73 Oct 28, 2014 12:17 PM
    Hawthorn Middle School South students head into the locker rooms with what appears like a skip in their step and change into gym uniforms that include a Polar H7 heart rate monitor. The monitors are being introduced this year to Middle School South seventh- and eighth-graders.

  • Hawthorn Elementary students combine writing and dance May 29, 2014 8:15 AM
    Students in Jenna Stern’s third-grade class in Vernon Hills wrote stories about saving and spending as part of a writing prompt. Then, as part of an artistic endeavor to visualize their writing, the Hawthorn Elementary School North students created artistic movements to those stories.

  • Progress, next steps expected for library, park plans in Vernon Hills May 28, 2014 6:18 PM
    Officials at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills want to expand parking onto village-owned land to the south. However, the Vernon Hills Park District, which has facilities and vacant land in the area, wants a decision to be delayed until it receives word of a state grant that could affect its plans for the area.

  • Public forum for District 73 options May 25, 2014 4:56 PM
    A public forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at Middle School North, 201 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, to discuss details of three possibilities the Hawthorn District 73 school board is considering.

  • Actors, cannons help Vernon Hills students learn about Civil War May 15, 2014 7:08 PM
    Civil War re-enactors visited Hawthorn Middle School North in Vernon Hills on Thursday. Students saw live cannon fire, participated in weapons demonstrations and played Civil War-era games.

  • Vernon Hills art teacher receives Golden Apple award May 7, 2014 2:44 PM
    Hawthorn Middle School South eighth-grader Teddy Chen had plenty of good things to say about his art instructor when he was interveiwed by representatives from the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. “She’s really spunky,” Chen said of the teacher, Mary Benton. His teacher was suprised with the Golden Apple today.

  • Recommendation nears for District 73 restructuring May 2, 2014 10:46 AM
    Full-day kindergarten at all Hawthorn Elementary District 73 schools and the possible expansion of the dual language programs are among the possibilities as the Vernon Hills-based elementary district considers a reorganization plan.

  • Want a fun way to study? Vernon Hills teen has an app for that Apr 18, 2014 1:47 PM
    Got a test coming up but want a fun way to study? Anmol Parande has got an app for that. The Vernon Hills 14-year-old has developed and released to the Apple store an application called InstaQuiz where children and adults who want to study or a quiz to challenge themselves.

  • Golden Apple teaching award finalists named Apr 3, 2014 5:57 PM
    Golden Apple Thursday announced 32 finalists for the 2014 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The finalists were selected from a pool of 620 nominations and 272 applicants of fourth through eighth grade teachers in the metropolitan area.

  • Will continents reconnect again? Mar 17, 2014 12:43 PM
    Fifth-graders in Andrea Trela’s class at Hawthorn Elementary South in Vernon Hills asked, "In millions of years, will the world look like Pangea again?"

  • Tech fee to be charged next year in Hawthorn District 73 Mar 11, 2014 4:51 PM
    Hawthorn District 73 has approved a $35 techology fee to be instituted in 2014-15. It is the first fee of its kind for the Vernon Hills-based elementary district.

  • Superintendent contract extended: Mar 11, 2014 5:30 PM
    Elected officials in Hawthorn Elementary District 73 have shown support for Superintendent Nick Brown by extending his contract for three years.

  • Strategic planning to be discussed at Hawthorn District 73 forum Mar 4, 2014 6:17 PM
    Vernon Hills-based Hawthorn Elementary District 73 will host a public forum Thursday to discuss a revised strategic plan and to get input on issues such as expanding the dual language program. This is part of a larger process involving an eventual reorganization.

  • Dist. 73 board OKs 3-percent raises for administrators Feb 27, 2014 5:14 PM
    Administrators in Hawthorn Elementary District 73 will receive a 3-percent raise next year and a similar amount for a second year. Historically, these have been one-year contracts but the board wanted to "show a commitment to our administrators," school board President Jeff Bard said.

  • D73 strategic planning committee: Feb 11, 2014 7:52 PM
    The Hawthorn District 73 strategic planning committee will meet from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

  • Vernon Hills students get creative to promote fire safety Jan 31, 2014 5:07 PM
    Eighth-graders at Hawthorn Middle School North teamed up with their student advisory groups to perform fire safety and prevention skits Friday in Vernon Hills.

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