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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.

School Board Clip Art

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 presentation and an opportunity for community members to provide their feedback and advice to the Board of Education.

The school district is growing. Over the next 10 years, it is projected to welcome approximately 700 more students. By 2026, its enrollment will reach more than 5,000 students, representing a more than 30 percent increase since 2008.  Hawthorn’s facilities have either been at capacity or above capacity for the past six years. Administrators have made numerous adaptations to manage space, including adding a portable containing two classrooms at Elementary South, and conducting gym in the cafeteria and hallways of the middle schools.

Childcare will be provided.  Spanish translators will be present. If you need childcare, please register by February 19. Send an email to: petersonw@hawthorn73.org.

 

Spelling Bee

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 R., Timothy D., Sree S., Wesley E., Joanna C., Jessica X., Kayla J., Shaila W., Luke W., Vaishnavi P., Sofia K., and Luke A.

The students did a great job. The winner was Luke W. (fifth grade) and the runner up was Jessica X. (fourth grade).  Congratulations to the students.

Ann Martin

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 an author. The students also asked questions. Ms. Martin is known for “The Baby-Sitters Club” series and other books for children and young adults.

Student Eagle Chorus is Starting!

TL/DL Eagle Chorus will start on Tuesday, January 23rd.  Rehearsal will be Tuesday and Thursday from 7:40-8:20 a.m.
Chorus information will be sent home this week.  Any questions can be directed to  Mrs. Grubb.

Project Change Sponsors TL/DL Food Drive

This year’s Food Drive was another success!!!  THANK YOU for all your support and donations!!!  Students had a lot of fun Wednesday morning loading the food drive donations onto the truck!!  Super proud and we definitely had even MORE donations from last year!  That’s all because of YOU and your SUPPORT!!!

 

Hour of Code

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 computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with one-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

 

 

Songfest

Children Sing and Dance at Thanksgiving Songfest

Kindergarten and first-grade students had great fun performing for their parents and families at Townline Elementary’s Thanksgiving Songfest on November 20.