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  • 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?"

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Schools seeing more diversity than communities they serve Dec 22, 2013 5:30 AM
    Diversity is a reality for more suburban school districts each year, as percentages of students from Hispanic, Asian, black and other minority backgrounds continue to grow. Educators such as Mary Zarr in Palatine District 15 see the face of these changes every day but wonder if the broader community is taking notice. “I don't think people have fully grasped the fast-changing demographics of the school district,” she said.

     
  • Hawthorn IMRF contribution Dec 20, 2013 3:46 PM
    Hawthorn District 73 will make a $500,000 payment to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund in an effort to reduce its $4 million unfunded liability to the retirement plan.

     
  • District 73 considers year-end contribution to help erase retirement plan deficit Dec 16, 2013 3:00 PM
    Hawthorn Elementary District 73 is considering an additional payment of $500,000 to help erase a $4 million unfunded liability to the Illlinois Municipal Retirement Fund. "We want to get rid of that obligation," said Superintendent Nick Brown.

     
  • Hawthorn students collect books for PADS Lake County Nov 22, 2013 4:47 PM
    Hawthorn Middle School North students collect books for PADS Lake County after learning about literacy and homelessness at the Vernon Hills School.

     
  • The Soapbox Oct 19, 2013 5:00 AM
    Among the topics Daily Herald editors take up are school innovations, a unique Cubs anniversary and a very special homecoming queen.

     
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