District 73 Notes
Updated: June 18, 2012 8:12AM
Registration required for 2012-13
Hawthorn families were asked to complete student registration for the 2012-13 school year by May 11. Parents were mailed SnapCodes and directions for completing the online process in mid-April. Assistance and computers are available at District Office, 841 West End Court, Vernon Hills from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you did not receive your SnapCode, please contact your school immediately. You must complete registration in order to receive next year’s class schedule. Students entering grades three and six are required to prove residency, which can be done by providing photocopies of appropriate documents, as outlined on Residency Verification form posted on the Hawthorn registration website, www.hawthorn73.org/registration. 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. For more information, please visit www.hawthorn73.org/registration or call the District Office at (847) 990-4200.
Seventh graders shine in cartoon contest
When it comes to combining social studies knowledge with creativity, the students in Kyle McKenzie’s seventh grade social studies class at Hawthorn Middle North are outstanding. In fact, Emily Komessar beat out thousands of middle school students from across the country to win the 3rd annual California First Amendment Judicial Cartoon Contest. Students Jenna Joyce and Sinead Prentiss also received honorable mention in the same high-profile contest. This is Hawthorn’s second time winning the contest over the past three years! To view the cartoons (and receive a good refresher on First Amendment Rights) visit www.courtsed.org. Congratulations!
First graders head to nature center
Hawthorn Elementary South first graders are excited about their upcoming field trip to Heller Nature Center in Highland Park. The visit offers students the opportunity to explore the four basic components of all habitats – food, water, shelter and space – and how they are important to the survival of living things. This powerful field trip is provided thanks to a grant from Target, which was awarded to first grade teacher Jeanne Bleck.
is May 25
Students at Townline Elementary and the Hawthorn School of Dual Language will hone their team skills during the 5th Annual Townie Day on May 25. Townie Day is a day for enjoying community through a variety of activities that promote trust, communication, teamwork – and fun. Activities include everything from relay races to creative problem solving, with all activities taking place outside, weather permitting.
presents spring play
The students of Hawthorn Middle North are putting the finishing touches on their spring play, “The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree.” Showtimes are scheduled for May 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. at the school, with additional performances planned for classmates and younger Hawthorn students. The musical comedy follows the adventures (and misadventures) of a band of pirates, who often break into song, dance and slapstick.
The cast includes Collin Bartsch, Stephie Benito, Brianna Bolotin, Chris Blickhan, Kelsey Carido, Stasie Cruz, Sneha Cyriac, Daniel Day, Patrick Dunleavy, Kyra Ehrlich, George Francos, Crystal Garcia, Cassidy Gillespie-Dipinto, Marga Hempel, Noah Hewett, Stephanie Hull, Grace Hutson, Karl Kirkpatrick, Zac Kurzenberger, Alexander Mamulashvili, Morgan McDonough, Hannah Monteith, Carlos Nevarez, Sydney Pan, Karlie Payne, Max Rickard, Jess Salerno, Sammy Talty, Jessica Tartakovsky, Parker Test, Veronica Urso, Sheri Vaks, Michael Walsh and Christina Walters. The crew includes Athena Clark, Noelle Cruz, Stephan Hahn, Amanda Igliori, Isabelle Kling, Finley Lau, Hayden Lau, Molly Morehead, Sloan Peteriet, Amanda Stenstrom, Amanda Tsao and Emily Whalen. All are under the direction of stage manager Cheyanne Tsao and tech crew manager Akvile Petraiskaite. Special thanks to directors and coordinators Tommie Arens, Jori Pulver, Erin Brickman, Dave Firnbach, Carol LaBissoniere, Dani Lockwood and Dennis Matuch.
Conference track meet results
The Hawthorn Middle North and Middle South boys’ and girls’ track teams recently competed in the Suburban Middle School Conference Track and Field Meet at Wauconda High School. Some amazing performances were turned in by many of the athletes. Special congratulations to the Hawthorn South eighth grade girls’ squad for their second place team finish and to the Hawthorn South eighth grade boys’ team for their First-Place Conference Championship finish. Individual competitors on the girls’ track team from both Hawthorn middle schools include Josie Amidei, Julie Bang, Jordyn Bunning, Ariel Chah, Danielle Comitor, Erin Crowley, Ashwini Desphande, Olivia Devlin, Brynne Dorsey, Miracle Faller, Jennifer Garcia, Julia Gofman, Jisel Gomez, Athina Herrera, Evelyn Herrera, Iris Hong, Rachel Jacobson, Lauren Katz, Eunice Kim, Stacie Ko, Andrea Kokkines, Allison Kolosick, Emily Komessar, Rachel Levy, Cami Lieberman, Gina Lui, Maddie Madhani, Maria Manzella, Alia Mariella, Lizette Martinez, Estephany Mata, Dana Meline, Samantha Mendenhall, Morgan Mitchell, Tara Moyers, Diana Oleksyn, Stephanie Orozco, Lexi Reich, Stephanie Reyes, Jessie Ripes, Rena Roos, Marissa Rusch, Jorie Ryan, Samantha Saliba, Shannon Skeoch, Emily Spence, Carly Stern, Argentina Tran, Nancy Vazquez, Molly Wasserberg, Brenda Yanez and Michelle Zhang. Conference competitors from both of Hawthorn boys’ teams included Noah Agnew, Jake Antenore, Ryan Antenore, Zak Baumann, Luke Brady, Jack Britten, Eduardo Casarubias, Aaron Castellanos, Bryan Castellanos, Blake Cedergren, Jimmy Cervantes, Stephen Chah, Teddy Chen, Phillip Cho, Brandon Coty, George Curran, Kenny Dantes, Tanner Dorow, Brad Fisher, Jacob Florian, Tanner Fulton, Alex Geier, Austin Gutzler, John Han, Aris Herrera, Kasper Jaskowski, Caleb Ju, Nathan Ju, Derek Kendall, Brandon Kim, Justin Kim, Sam Laneman, Eric Mares, Jordan Martin, Lupe Matias, Brandon Meister, Nicky Mohrdieck, Trevor Moyers, Alec Munro, Michael Panameno, Anthony Popilov, Salvador Roman, Andre Salazar, Jason Shaw, Barot Sohan, Nick Terry, JaMonte Thomas, Daniel Tomback, Collin Turley, Chris Washington, Aidan Williamson, Shane Williamson, Chris Winter, Alex Yang and Felipe Yanez.
Schedule screenings by May 21
Hawthorn School District 73 is conducting developmental screenings of three- to five-year-old children. Screenings are free to participating children and their families who live within Hawthorn District 73 boundaries and will identify children eligible for enrollment into free local early childhood programs. The screenings will examine each child’s speech, language, cognitive, social and motor skill development. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call (847) 990-4243 by May 21. Screenings will be held on May 29, 30 and 31 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the HELPs wing of Aspen Elementary, located at 500 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.
Summer reading assignments now 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. For your convenience, the PTO will have the books available for purchase during the Middle School Spring Book Fair and Open House as well as through an order form, posted at www.hawthorn73.org. 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 all of our students. Check for the lists at www.hawthorn73.org.
There is no school on May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.
Promotion ceremonies (and last day of classes) for eighth graders will be June 4.
The last day for kindergarten will be June 4 and the last one-hour day for students in grades one through seven will be June 5.
The full calendar is at calendars.hawthorn73.org.