New 3 Year Contract Approved

Hawthorn District 73 is pleased to announce that the Board of Education and the Hawthorn Education Association representing our teachers and educational support personnel have come to an agreement on a new three-year contract. The contract is good from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018.

The success of Hawthorn is based on a partnership between the Board of Education, our teachers and educational support personnel, the Administration and the parents in our community.  The Board appreciates all parties coming together to create a competitive compensation package for our employees while at the same time maintaining the fiscal health of Hawthorn District 73.

Art Show

Girls in party dresses and boys sporting ties greeted hundreds of guests recently during the opening night of the Hawthorn School District 73 Art Show held at the Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills. About 375 students in grades kindergarten through eighth were selected to showcase their media ranging from acrylic, tempera and watercolor painting, drawing with various pencils, pastels, oil pastels, craypa, chalk, pen and ink, marker, colored pencil, computer graphics, paper weaving and assorted mixed media. Even some of the art teachers showcased their talent for public viewing. The Art Show runs through Saturday, April 4. A few of the select artists represented include Gustav Klimt, Keith Haring, Georgia O’Keefe, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse.

Roller Skating in PE

Dear Townline Elementary and School of Dual Language Parents,
Beginning on April 21th our Physical Education Classes (grades 2-5) will be involved in an in-house

roller skating program. Skating is a “life time sport” that enhances balance, coordination, agility and other motor skills. This wonderful form of exercise can either be aerobic and/or anaerobic.

Parent Roller Skating Letter

Estimados Padres de Escuela de Lenguaje Dual y Escuela Elemental Townline:

Empesando el 21 de abril, nuestras clases de Educación Física (grados 2-5) van a hacer un programa de patinar en la escuela.  Patinar es un “deporte de toda la vida” que ayuda con balance, coordinación, agilidad, y otras destrezas físicas.  Es un tipo excelente de ejercicio y puede ser aeróbico o no aeróbico.

Roller Skating Carta para los Padres


“Pennies for Pasta” Fund Raiser

Project Change would like to announce Pasta for Pennies. This event will begin on March 2nd and will end on March 20th.  The students are very excited for this fundraiser.  The class that raises the MOST money will receive a free Olive Garden lunch!    Each student has received a collection box along with a flyer explaining the event, so look for them in your book bag.  You can also find the flyer here:

Pasta for Pennies

The purpose of this fundraiser is not just to win a free Olive Garden lunch, but more importantly, to raise money to help children with Leukemia.

The winning class will be announced before spring break.  Thank you all for participating in this important cause.

Students Raise Funds for AHA

Hawthorn District 73 elementary schools collectively raised more than $40,000 for the American Heart Association in its annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.

Townline/Dual Language collectively raised $23,000 during the fundraiser. Top student fundraisers from the Townline/Dual Language event included second grader Wesley E. and first grader Victoria T.

Jump Rope For Heart is a national fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). These events engage students with jumping rope while empowering them to improve their own health and help other students with heart-health issues.

Illinois PARCC Assessment Practice and Vocabulary

Parents, do you want to experience the new state of Illinois PARCC Assessment?
Click HERE to have your child practice at home!  Click on the Practice Tests tab at the top of the page.
Students can become familiar with the PARCC vocabulary also:

TL Spelling Bee Winner!

Erik R. (right) and Andrew L. (left). Erik is the winner who will go on to the Sectional at the end of February. Andrew is the runner up!  Great job!  Good luck at Sectionals!


School Calendar Approved for 2015-16

The Hawthorn Board of Education approved the 2015-16 school calendar pending state approval. The calendar outlines the first day of school, days off for major holidays, school breaks, as well as sets the last day of school. View the calendar here.

This calendar will be available in the Important Tab on the homepage.

Parcc Test Practice Question

Every week until spring PARCC testing begins, the PARCC Online website will post test questions each week for practice.  You can check for these questions or check Townline’s website for the PDF version of the test item.  

PARCC Test Question #1