Teachers wrapping gifts

Wrapping Gifts for a Good Cause

For Monday’s Aprendiendo Jugando (Learning While Playing) party, teachers at the School of Dual Language gave up some of their time after school one day to wrap the hundreds of gifts that generous families donated to make the holidays a little more special for the AJ students.

Students collecting items for food drive

Food Drive Gives Back to the Community

Fourth and fifth grade students who volunteered to be part of the Project Change program enjoyed the opportunity to give back to the community. Early in the morning of December 5, approximately 50 students went from floor to floor at Townline and the School of Dual Language, collecting boxes of nonperishable food items and supplies, such as toothpaste and pancake mix, from approximately 38 classrooms. They piled the items into a truck bound for the Sharing Hands Food Pantry. The items will go to community members in need. Many thanks to all the families at both schools that provided items for the food drive, which began in mid-November.

students making a collage

Learning About Habitats

Last week, Ms. Korn’s second grade class at the School of Dual Language learned about habitats. They worked together on collages and learned about the characteristics of habitats around the world.


2019-2020 Yearbooks on Sale Now

The 2019-2020 yearbook will be on sale December 2nd through the 6th, which includes photos of students in their classroom and events throughout the year. The yearbook will be passed out the last week of school.  The cost is $14.  Cash and checks are accepted and checks can be payable to Hawthorn School District 73.  Students can bring their envelope with the money to their homeroom teacher.  Please look for an envelope sent home with your child.  Yearbooks will be sold by school this year!
Other information-
All yearbook sales are handled by envelopes passed out to homeroom teachers.  There is no online option.   

Students providing presentations

Students Give Presentations on Character Development

Groups of students in Ms. Govostis’ third grade class at the School of Dual Language gave presentations on character development in fiction writing. They presented colorful collages depicting scenes from the book “I Survived the Great Chicago Fire” and discussed how the characters in the book developed over time.

5Essentials Survey logo

5Essentials Parent Survey

Attention Hawthorn District 73 parents/guardians: We want your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the 5 Essentials Survey. Your feedback is invaluable and let’s us know what we are doing well and where we can grow. Thank you for participating.

Atención padres / tutores del Distrito 73 de Hawthorn: ¡Queremos sus comentarios! Tómese unos minutos para completar la encuesta 5 Essentials. Sus comentarios son invaluables y nos permiten saber qué estamos haciendo bien y dónde podemos crecer. Gracias por participar.http://ow.ly/nXfK50xea7p

Students in Thanksgiving program

Thanksgiving Program is a Hit

Kindergarten and first grade students at the School of Dual Language put on quite a wonderful Thanksgiving program on Friday. They sang, danced and recited poetry. What a display of talent.

Coco film photo

Enjoy a Night of Culture with “Coco” in Spanish, Dec. 13

The School of Dual Language is offering a special cultural night on Friday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The school will feature the movie “Coco” in Spanish. Bring a blanket and wear your favorite pajamas. For more information, please review the flyer in English or Spanish.

Feed the Hungry

Bring a Can to Conferences for Project Change Food Drive

“Meet a teacher, bring a can. Then you’ll be a helping hand!” We will have boxes available for donations of non-perishable food items in support of our Project Change Food Drive.

Feed the Hungry

Sharing Hands Project Change Food Drive

Escuela de Lenguaje Dual Colecta de Alimentos

November 12th – December 3rd. Sharing Hands Food Pantry in Vernon Hills

12 noviembre- 3 diciembre Sharing Hands Despensa de Alimentos en Vernon Hills

Help local families and other people in our area