Halloween 2015


District Wide Cultural Night 11/6 at School of Dual Language/Townline Elementary

¡NOCHE CULTURAL DE TRADICIONES FAMILIARES! ¡Vengan a celebrar sus tradiciones familiares!

Friday, Nov. 6th, 6:30-8:00 pm at School of Dual Language/Townline Elementary School

District Wide Cultural Night to Celebrate Family Traditions!

Come share your family traditions and those from other families.

International Night – English

International Night – Español

Learners Who Excel Sign Up Now Open

Hawthorn District 73 is offering a unique learning opportunity for academically

talented students in grades 5 through 8. Click here to view the flyer on the AWE program.


In collaboration with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development, The Accelerated Weekend Experience (AWE) program provides challenging, hands-on, in-depth their schoolwork” says Dr. Kieffer, Townline Elementary School Principal.


“However, with many activities to juggle it can be difficult to commit to out-ofschool

programs that may last weeks or longer. The Accelerated Weekend

Experience, conducted by the Center for Talent Development, is an excellent

option and we are very pleased to make this opportunity available.”

“Students that attend AWE programs describe the experience as genuinely

awesome,” says Jamie Guess of the Center for Talent Development. “They are

able to immerse themselves in a subject of interest. Our instructors are

commonly practitioners who work professionally in the subject area they are

teaching. Kids participate in real-life activities they would have little exposure to



Grades 5-6 course description for MIT APP Inventor:

Design, create and distribute mobile applications for the Android platform using

the MIT APP Inventor, a coding platform suitable for the creation of real-world

apps, games, and socially-useful programs that take advantage of the device’s

mobile features, such as GPS, texting, clock, and sensors. Explore foundational

programming concepts while developing rich applications in this free, browserbased

visual coding environment. No Android device is required; projects will be

designed, coded and tested within a mobile device emulator. No previous

programming experience required.


Grades 7-8 course description for Biotechnology:

Biotechnology is an exciting and rapidly developing area of science. Learn how

this field is helping improve society on many levels. Topics that will be covered

include: genetic engineering, transgenic organisms, cloning, stem cell research,

and DNA fingerprinting. Through labs, debate, and discussions examine the

relationships among these topics, along with the economic, social, and medical

impact on society.


Tuition and fees for each course are $255.00 for both days. Students will find

specific course information, eligibility guidelines and the online application at




Students in grade 5 through 8 who have scored at or above the 90th percentile on the fall 2015 MAP test in reading or math are invited to participate. Parents whose child(ren) scored in the 90th percentile or higher on any other MAP assessment (spring 2015, winter 2015 or fall 2014) may apply as well.


For additional information about the AWE program contact Dr. Kieffer, Principal,

email or phone (kiefferv@hawthorn73.org or call 847-990-4911).



Estudiantes de Lenguaje Dual que participan en el programa de Aprendiendo/Jugando disfrutaron mucho.   Más de 200 estudiantes y padres, además de voluntarios y maestros asistieron en este día tan especial. Aprendiendo/Jugando es un programa después de la escuela para estudiantes del primer al quinto grado de Lenguaje Dual que se ofrece en el edificio Townline.  Los participantes tienen la oportunidad de practicar deportes, trabajar en artes manuales, meriendas, charlas educativas y proyectos enfocados en su desarrollo social y decisiones positivas.

Students from the Dual Language School attending Aprendiendo/Jugando had lots of fun.   Over two hundred students and parents attended this event along with many volunteers and teachers.  Aprendiendo/Jugando (Learning & Playing) is an after school  program in which first through fifth graders meet on Mondays to enjoy sports, crafts, snacks, and community chats that reinforce positive choices and character formation. The program is housed at the Hawthorn School for Dual Language located at the Townline building.

Fotos Festival de Otono | Fall Festival photos

Aquí están las fotos de las noches de viernes Festival de Otoño Noche Familiar.

Here are photos from Friday nights Fall Festival Family Night.

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Early Release Day

Día de Salida Temprana – 20 de octubre

Simplemente cómo un recordatorio, Hawthorn 73 tendrá un día de salida temprana el martes 20 de octubre. El propósito de este día de salida temprana es para alinearnos con el Nuevo Plan Estratégico permitiendo a los maestros obtener un valioso desarrollo profesional sobre el currículo e instrucción.

El horario escolar será ajustado y se servirá el almuerzo. El horario es el siguiente:


MS, MN           7:40 AM – 11:10 AM

AS                    7:55 AM – 11:25 AM

EN, ES             8:40 AM – 12:10 PM

TL, DL             8:50 AM – 12:20 PM

Lincoln AM solamente 8:15 AM – 10:45 AM

A generous gift from Rotary club!!

Aquí están algunas fotos de nuestras clases de 3er grado . El Club Rotario dio a cada estudiante de 3er grado un diccionario.

Haga clic en una imagen para una versión ampliada

Here are some pictures from our 3rd grade classes. The Rotary Club gave each 3rd grade student a dictionary.

Click on a picture for a larger version.

Festival de Otono/Fall Festival

Una reunion para el !Festival de Otono!

Solamente complete y regrese la parte inferior de esta hoja para el 8 de octubre, y preparese para !ganar premios fabulosos! !Comer algodon de azucar y palomitas de maiz! !Jugar juegos!

Festival de Otono

Let’s gather together for Fall Fest!

Just fill out and return the RSVP at the bottom   by October 8th, and get ready to win fabulous prizes! Eat delicious cotton candy
and popcorn ! Play some terrific games!

Fall Fest


PTO News

Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Sale – The Hawthorn PTO Cookie Dough Sale is underway. Order forms and payment are due to your child’s school by Wednesday, Oct. 14. Please visit the Cookie Dough webpage for more information.

Restaurant Fundraiser – Please join the PTO at Calzone and Macaroni Co. in Vernon Hills for its next restaurant fundraiser from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.  Calzone and Macaroni Co. will donate 20 percent of food purchases back to the Hawthorn PTO when parents and friends show this flyer  – dine in or carry out.