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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.

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.