spelling bee

Students Prove Their Skills at Spelling Bee

The School of Dual Language held a spelling bee on Jan. 16 for students in third through fifth grade. Students with the highest classroom spelling test scores participated. They all did a great job spelling tough words. After many rounds, Andrea P. won by spelling the word hibiscus. Congratulations to Andrea and to Sean G., who came in second place, and Gabi S. who came in third.


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Take the 5Essentials Survey

Students, parents and teachers across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the seventh annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey between now and Feb. 15.  The survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your student’s school and gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes. Additionally, Hawthorn District 73 has chosen to provide the optional Parent Supplemental survey. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your student’s school and guide improvement. To take the survey, please visit the 5Essentials Survey webpage and select the appropriate survey to begin.

Students in art class

Students Learn About Pop Art

Mrs. Del Rosario, an art teacher at the School of Dual Language, taught her second grade students about the American artist Wayne Thiebaud. Associated with the pop art movement, he is widely known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects such as pies and pastries. Afterwords, she had her students draw desserts, such as cupcakes, in a way that reflected his style.

Kids Heart Challenge in PE

All K-5 students will be participating in a jump rope unit in their physical education classes during the week of February 4th, 2019. In conjunction with this jump rope unit, we will be participating in a fundraiser benefiting the American Heart Association (Kids Heart Challenge). All students will be jumping rope during gym class, but it is voluntary to collect donations for the American Heart Association.

Throughout the school year, we discuss keeping our heart and body healthy through exercise and diet. This exciting school-based project stimulates students’ interest in physical activity and exercise, while supporting the fundraising efforts of the American Heart Association. Proceeds support critical research and education to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke.

All participants returning their donations will receive various thank-you gifts based on how much money they have raised. All donations are due by February 8th, which is the last day of the Kids Heart Challenge event.
Fundraising materials will be distributed this week, but you can start online fundraising now by visiting:
Thank you for your support!
Physical and Health Education Team
SOAR Assembly

January SOAR Assembly

The School of Dual Language held a SOAR Assembly on January 7.  Congratulations to Mrs. Watts’ third grade class for winning the SOARing Eagle trophy for the month of January!


Students in art class

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute Registration Begins Feb. 1

Hawthorn is excited to bring another year of summer programming designed to expand the education horizon for our students. We are offering many new types of project based learning courses and opportunities in the areas of core academics, the arts and athletics. The program, open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students, will take place at Townline Elementary, 810 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills.

  • Session 1 (grades 1 – 8) July 8 – July 19 Fee: $280
  • Session 2 (grades 1 – 8) July 22 – August 2 Fee: $280
  • Kindergarten dates: July 8 – August 2 Fee: $560.00
  • Hours: 7:55 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
  • Hawthorn will be offering before care in the Townline cafeteria from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Cost: $100 per session

For more information and to view the course descriptions in English and Spanish, visit the HEI page of our website. If you have questions, please call: 847-489-5598 or email: HEI@hawthorn73.org.

children playing

Open Gym is a Blast

The School of Dual Language provided an open gym for students over winter break.  They had a blast.

Students singing

Eagle Chorus Performs at Globetrotters Game

The Dual Language/Townline Eagle Chorus was invited to sing the National Anthem at the Harlem Globetrotters game at the Allstate Arena during winter break. The students had the opportunity to meet the Globetrotters. A special thank you to parents for their support in transporting the chorus to the performance.