Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

A Great Day for a Field Trip

Second graders at the School of Dual Language received a special treat on Monday. They visited the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. They participated in an engaging class where they studied seeds, which is part of the current science unit. They also had time to walk around and enjoy the gardens.

A Visit from the Pumpkin Lady

Just in time for Halloween, the Pumpkin Lady (Jody May from the Lake County Farm Bureau) taught students in three classes, including Ms. Lara’s first grade class, about pumpkins. She read a book about seeds, and explained the process of how a pumpkin grows. Students were surprised to learn that farmers in Illinois grow more […]

More School Flags to Fly in Antarctica

Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language are the latest schools to provide flags to be flown in Antarctica. Aspen Elementary, Middle School North and several other local schools also provided flags to Air National Guard Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Buckman, pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Lake Forest. He and other Air Guard […]

Library Announces Summer Reading Program Winners

Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language students shared the honor of winning the Cook Library District’s Super-Summer Reading Trophy. These schools won the trophy for having the highest percentage of their students sign up for the library’s summer reading program. Schools in the Hawthorn School District compete for the trophy. Last year’s winner […]

School of Dual Language Is Among Winners of Attendance Competition

The School of Dual Language and Elementary South were among winners of an annual attendance competition held by the Regional Office of Education. Schools throughout Lake County submitted their attendance rates for the week of Sept. 9 – 13. Elementary South and the School of Dual Language and other winning schools were recognized at an awards […]

A Special Treat: FaceTime with 123 Andrés

Several classrooms at the School of Dual Language held a special event in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The first grade classes of Ms. Roznowski, Ms. Lara and Ms. Hernandez arranged FaceTime with Andrés and Christina of 123 Andrés. The children had great fun singing songs in Spanish with the award winning music duo.