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.
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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.
Congratulations to our very own Lola S. who won 1st place in Countryside Fire Protection District “Fire Safety” poster contest! Lola is a student in Mrs. Roznowski’s class!
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 ceremony at the College of Lake County in late September.
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.
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.
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.
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.