Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Joyful Learning Projects

Students in Miss Peterson’s third grade class presented their Joyful Learning Projects. Students got to choose a topic that interests them, learn and practice research skills, and create an informational text book for their classmates. Additionally, they created a visual, such as a poster, to present to the class. The topics selected were very creative, […]

School Safety Update

All our thoughts recently have been about school safety and mourning the tragic deaths of the students in Florida. This has created important and difficult conversations surrounding violence in our society, and then the one that has always kept me up at night — keeping our students safe at school. This has always been true […]

Hawthorn Hosts an Evening with the Board

Hawthorn School District 73 is inviting the community to attend an Evening with the Board on Wednesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills, IL. The event will focus on how to solve the District’s present and future space needs.  The event will include a […]

Townline Spelling Bee Results

Townline Elementary’s best spellers (in fourth and fifth grade) took part in a spelling bee on January 19. The fourth and fifth grade homeroom classes held individual spelling bees to select two winners from each class. These winners became the 14 students who took part in the annual spelling bee: Emily H., Sri K., Diya […]

Author Ann Martin Talks with Students

Fourth and fifth graders at Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language received a special treat on January 11. World-renowned children’s book author Ann M. Martin spoke with them about the many books she has written.  Librarian Cathy Gross asked her a series of questions about her writing and what inspired her to become […]

Hour of Code

D.J. Hartman, a Hawthorn parent, brought a BEAM Robot to class, and provided fourth-grade students at Townline Elementary with the basics on coding. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of […]