District 73 Notes
Seventh grader Stephen Rice helped raise $184 for Lambs Farm during Popcorn Days event.
Updated: July 15, 2012 6:16AM
2012-13 calendar now available
The general calendar for Hawthorn’s 2012-13 school year is now available. Please download a copy from the District website, www.hawthorn73.org. As with all calendars, please check throughout the year for updates and changes.
Elementary South walks to stop
On May 30, students at Hawthorn Elementary South walked the neighborhood to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association. Working together, more than $6000 was raised to help the ADA in its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of so many people affected by the disease. Thank you to all of the students, staff and family members who made this effort such a great success!
Year’s final Eagle Award Scholars
Congratulations to the following Hawthorn Middle North students who have been named Eagle Award Scholars, thanks to their superior effort and achievement in a particular class: Jake Antenore, Eldana Satymkulova, Erin Dunleavy, Haley Weiske, Carli Kaufman, Carlos DeLeon, Tanner Fulton, Nicole Flora, Julesis Ortega, Ada Kalenbach and Emily Komessar.
Hawthorn Middle South has also announced that school’s final group of Eagle Award Scholars for the year. The following students have exhibited outstanding effort and achievement in a particular class. Art: Melanie Cordell, Anna Dec, Edward Frumkin, Mary Gan, Isabella Kosoglaz, Rikki Laser, Albert Madryzyk, Jesse Ninapayta, Hadiya Powell, Jenna Repkin, Rebecca Sandoval, Naveen Thomas, Megan Udesky and Simona Zukauskaite. Consumer Tech: Cara Giron, Keaton Goshorn, Samantha Hansen, Hannah Kramer, Ralf Maido, Francesca Muraca, Marissa Ventrelli and Madeline Zielke. General Music: Alex Orlov and Emily Rosen. Industrial Tech: Corey Cotton, Madelyn Farag, Adam Gates, Tyler Hershenhouse, Elli Isaacson, Matthew Kushnir, Dana Meline, Matthew Paszko, Andrew Randall, Steven Rayzman, Jessica Ripes, Ally Ripes, Agustin Sandoval, Daniel Spiller and Alexi Viviano. MUSIC: Wooyeong Cheon, Danielle Comitor, James D’Argo, Jeffrey Acheverria, Tyler Kittel, Harsha Namburi, Armaandip Saraina, Nicole Sladkov, Steven Tow and Joseph Zhang. Physical Education: Kiana Cencula, Felicia E, Keri Marie Han, John Kyung Han, Katherine Kopf, Jessica Ripes, Brandon Stern, Naveen Thomas and Joseph Zhang.
Tanya Stahl selected as presenter
Hawthorn Middle North Applied Technology teacher Tanya Stahl has been selected as a presenter at the prestigious 2012 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, an international technology conference that will be held in San Diego this June. The conference will explore how educators from around the world are using innovative technologies to help students learn and grow. Mrs. Stahl’s session will highlight the topic of robotics. Congratulations.
Eighth Grade videos available
The Hawthorn 8th grade promotion ceremonies were held June 4 at Vernon Hills High School. Thanks to VHHS for providing camera coverage for the event, which you can watch from the VHHS Cougar TV website. DVDs will also be available for $20 through VHHS Cougar TV. In addition, families will be able to watch the ceremonies on Vernon Hills Cable Access, though that program schedule is yet to be determined. Congratulations, 8th graders, as you move on to high school!
– no schedule
Hawthorn families should have already completed registration for the 2012-13 school year. Registration must be complete in order to receive next year’s class schedule. Students entering grades three and six are required to prove residency. Fee payments and health forms are required before school begins in the fall. Students not registered by July 1 will be dropped from enrollment. Re-enrollment will require an in-person visit to District Office to complete a longer student enrollment process, with placement based on space availability. For more information, please visit www.hawthorn73.org/registration or call the District Office at (847) 990-4200.
Summer reading assignments available
Students who will attend Hawthorn middle schools next year (future sixth, seventh and eighth graders) have a reading assignment to complete during the summer. Students are required to read one book from the provided list and complete a short assignment, which is due by Sept. 7. Because reading is such a powerful way for children to stay sharp during the summer, our library media specialists have also put together some book suggestions for students at all grade levels. Check for the lists at www.hawthorn73.org.
Online resources help students over summer
The Learning@Hawthorn website offers a selection of free online resources designed to help keep students thinking over the summer. Visit www.hawthorn73.org/learning and click the Student Resources sidebar.
Bus freeze begins July 19
This year’s bus freeze kicks in on July 19 and will run through Sept. 18. Please have all of your transportation requests completed before July 19 to ensure a smooth transition into the next school year. If you have questions or need forms, please visit www.hawthorn73.org/transportation or call the District’s Transportation Line at (847) 990-4260.
Next year, school will start on Aug. 27 with a full day of school for all students. Hawthorn is moving to a full-day start as the state will no longer give credit for partial days. Other important dates include Elementary (grades K-five) Get Acquainted Times on Aug. 24, starting at 1 p.m. Sixth Grade Orientation (students only) will also be held on Aug. 24 from noon until 2 p.m. Later that day, from 2 to 3 p.m., all middle school students and their families are invited to walk their schedules at their respective schools.
Hawthorn schools offer orientations for parents who have students entering the District for the first time. Parents of all incoming kindergarteners as well as elementary students who are new to the District are encouraged to attend New Elementary Parent Meetings (parents only). Elementary South, Townline and the School of Dual Language will hold New Parent Meetings on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. Elementary North and Aspen will hold New Parent Meetings on Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Middle Schoolers (grades six-eight) who are new to the District and their parents/guardians are invited to attend a special orientation on Aug. 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. More information is available on the school calendar, which you may download from www.hawthorn73.org.
Hawthorn students are now on summer break.
Hawthorn Enrichment Institute begins on June 18.
Hawthorn Summer Music Camp and the Summer Scholars program begin on July 22.
The first day of school in the fall will be Aug. 27. This will be a full day for all students, as the state no longer allows credit for shortened days.
The full 2012-13 calendar is posted at www.hawthorn73.org as well as online at calendars.hawthorn73.org.