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Take the 5Essentials Parent 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.

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Take the 5Essentials Parent 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 draw their traditions

Gallery Walk Explores Diverse Traditions

In Mrs. Hughes’ second grade social studies class, students drew pictures related to their cultures and traditions. Next, the students went on a “gallery walk” to view everyone’s drawings. Students discussed what they had seen. Many noted the similarities and differences between the cultural backgrounds of everyone in the class.

 

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 singing

Sing Along is Delightful

Kindergarten through second graders gave a delightful performance at the Townline Elementary/School of Dual Language Sing Along on Dec. 20. Thank you to Mrs. Schaefges and Mrs. Grubb for this wonderful event.

Students performing

Nutcracker Musical is Delightful

The Nutcracker, the Sugar Plum Fairies, the Mouse King and other beloved characters came to life in Thursday’s performance of the Nutcracker Musical performed by many talented Townline and School of Dual Language students.

 

students collect items

Drive Collects Food Items for Local Families in Need

Approximately 1,000 food items were collected by the School of Dual Language and Townline School for needy families within our community. Thank you Dual Language and Townline Project Change for leading this effort for our schools!

Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving Celebration is a Hit

Kindergarten and first grade students gave wonderful performances at the Thanksgiving celebration on Nov. 19.  They  sang a wide range of songs and danced.  The teachers joined in when they all came together to sing “Turkey Trot Hokey Pokey.” The audience members enjoyed watching their children perform.

 

Author and Illustrator present to students.

Writer and Illustrator Visit Townline and School of Dual Language

Second-grade students at Townline and the School of Dual Language got a special treat on Nov. 5. Writer Elliot Kalan and illustrator Tim Miller gave a presentation on writing and illustrating books. Mr. Kalan spoke about what stories inspired him as a child, and how those stories inspired him to write his own stories.  Mr. Miller also spoke about his love for comic books as a child, and how that love inspired him to draw. The two of them collaborated on the book, “Horse Meets Dog,” which they read to the group.  They also worked with the second-graders to create a short story, which was illustrated by Mr. Miller.

Students Create Art

Working with Shapes and Patterns

Students in Mrs. Smith’s art class combined patterns to create colorful pieces of art. Their pieces were inspired by the work of Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt.