Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

Save the Dates for the 2018 Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

The Hawthorn Enrichment Institute summer program is open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students. It will take place from July 9 – August 10, 2018.  Registration begins February 1, 2018.

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute (HEI) Registration is Open

Summer 2016 HEI Registration and information is available here.

Registration is Open!

Inclement Weather Update

Hawthorn takes school closings very seriously. Should schools close due to inclement weather or other unforeseen reasons, the district uses an automated emergency notification system to send a recorded voice message to each student’s home telephone number, as provided during registration. Parents have the option of managing their emergency notifications by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to change telephone numbers, request text messaging, and request email messaging. For more information on how Hawthorn determines school closings, please click here.

New Interim Principals

Please Welcome New Interim Co-Principals

Please welcome Mrs. Shelley Fabrizio and Dr. Alison Gordon as the new Interim Co-Principals at the School of Dual Language for the 2020-2021 school year. 

They both have extensive experience in education. Mrs. Fabrizio has a social work and special education background. She began her career in education at an adolescent day hospital and therapeutic day school. Switching from private to public education, she then served as a social worker, special education coordinator and administrator of an early education program/enrichment program at North Shore School District 112. Prior to retiring in 2019, she was an elementary school principal for two schools with a total of 13 years in Arlington Heights School District 25. 

Dr. Gordon has been an elementary school principal for 31 years. The last three school districts she served were Northbrook School District 27, North Shore School District 112, and Skokie School District 73 1/2. During her tenure in Skokie, she was principal of Elizabeth Meyer School, Program Director of the Bilingual and EL Programs and coordinator of the district’s community engagement efforts. Dr. Gordon teaches graduate students in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University and provides professional learning programs to teachers, coaches, and school leaders.  In addition, she serves as a consultant to the Illinois Principals Association.

Mrs. Fabrizio and Dr. Gordon worked together at North Shore School District 112 and are excited about working together again. They will join the Hawthorn community on August 3.

students with kites

School of Dual Language Kites Are Soaring

Last week, School of Dual Language students engaged in a fun STEM challenge. They created colorful kites at home.

Teacher with a sign for her students.

Heartfelt Messages

Here are just a few of the uplifting messages that School of Dual Language teachers made for their students.

Students reading

All Students Read Together on Read Across America Day

In celebration of Read Across America Day, all students at Townline and the School of Dual Language dropped everything and read for half an hour beginning at 9:05 a.m. on Friday, March 6. For the kindergarten and first grade classrooms, fourth and fifth grade students read to the students. Read Across America Day is an annual observance inaugurated by the NEA (National Education Association). It is held in recognition of Dr Seuss’ birthday.

Students on a gallery walk

Students Go Back in Time Through Gallery Walk

Fourth grade students at the School of Dual Language participated in a fun gallery walk between the classrooms of Mrs. Brandt, Mrs. Velazquez and Miss Mejia. They observed a wide variety of objects/artifacts and imagined how Native Americans might have used these items hundreds of years ago. This was part of a social studies segment on the history of Illinois. The objects were on loan from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Students tracing an image.

Learning About Civil Rights Heroes

Mrs. Korn’s second-grade students at the School of Dual Language learned about important figures in the civil rights movement, such as Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Jackie Robinson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They researched and wrote paragraphs in Spanish about these figures. They also traced their images to create large posters, which will be displayed in the hallways.