#HawthornCares: District 73 students, teachers support each other with signs of hope

  • A student in Hawthorn School District 73 in Lake County proudly shares the message "Hawthorn Cares." Hundreds of signs, collages, posters and sidewalk chalk popped up around the Hawthorn community, which includes Vernon Hills, Mundelein and Libertyville.

    A student in Hawthorn School District 73 in Lake County proudly shares the message "Hawthorn Cares." Hundreds of signs, collages, posters and sidewalk chalk popped up around the Hawthorn community, which includes Vernon Hills, Mundelein and Libertyville. Courtesy of Hawthorn School District 73

  • This student is proud to show off her sidewalk chalk art in support of Hawthorn School District 73 in Lake County.

    This student is proud to show off her sidewalk chalk art in support of Hawthorn School District 73 in Lake County. Courtesy of Hawthorn School District 73

  • "Hawthorn Cares" is the message these Hawthorn School District 73 students shared in sidewalk chalk in a show of unity for their school district.

    "Hawthorn Cares" is the message these Hawthorn School District 73 students shared in sidewalk chalk in a show of unity for their school district. Courtesy of Hawthorn School District 73

  • Hearts of hope and support decorate a home in Hawthorn School District 73 in Lake County to share the unifying message "Hawthorn Cares."

    Hearts of hope and support decorate a home in Hawthorn School District 73 in Lake County to share the unifying message "Hawthorn Cares." Courtesy of Hawthorn School District 73

 
Daily Herald Report
Posted4/15/2020 6:00 AM

Teachers and students at Hawthorn School District 73 in Lake County united to share the message "Hawthorn Cares." Hundreds of signs, collages, posters and sidewalk chalk popped up around the Hawthorn community, including Vernon Hills, Mundelein and Libertyville.

Teachers and students at Hawthorn School District 73 in Lake County recently decorated windows with the message #HawthornCares.
Teachers and students at Hawthorn School District 73 in Lake County recently decorated windows with the message #HawthornCares. - Courtesy of Hawthorn School District 73

"I hope these messages bring a little bright spot to people as they go about their daily routines," said District Superintendent Dr. Peter Hannigan.

"It is important for the community to know that their school district cares, and that our Hawthorn spirit is still alive and well despite the closure of our school buildings."

Students in Lake County's Hawthorn School District 73 decorated their front door with the message "Hawthorn Cares" in the hopes of bringing a little joy to the world.
Students in Lake County's Hawthorn School District 73 decorated their front door with the message "Hawthorn Cares" in the hopes of bringing a little joy to the world. - Courtesy of Hawthorn School District 73

The school district is also assisting community members by providing breakfasts and lunches to students and by delivering 400 electronic devices to students who lacked the resource. Also, the district's Key to 73 Education Foundation donated $18,000 toward the purchase of Wi-Fi hot spots for 150 Hawthorn families so all students can participate in the district's Remote Learning Plan during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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