Entries by Margaret Van Duch

A Scientific Challenge

About 74 Townline Elementary School students in Grades 4 and 5 are testing powders, studying rocks and minerals, and conducting a variety of other scientific tests in preparation for the upcoming Science Olympiad competition. Students challenge themselves to design the sleekest paper airplane model that will land closest to a targeted zone. Students will design […]

Principal Scooters for a Cause

Townline’s Pasta for Pennies fundraiser brought in about $2,000 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Project Change members did an amazing job organizing the fundraiser and raising money. Part of the fundraiser included Principal Victoria Kieffer riding a scooter in Bears fan gear. Dr. Kieffer is a Packers fan.

Aspen Art Fair

Check out the annual District 73 Art Show at the Aspen Drive Library. Close to 400 student artists displayed unique forms of art during the art show. Click here to see the many artists and their artwork. Artwork is on display through Friday, April 7. The art show represents all the schools strongest pieces including […]

Principal for a Day

“Hi Mr. Principal” one students says while passing Charlie Blackmer in the Townline Elementary School hallway. “Congratulations Charlie, I mean Mr. Blackmer,” another students says in the cafeteria. “Can I be of assistance?” a teacher asks Charlie as he enters her classroom. And so it goes all day for the fifth grader who was chosen […]

JRFH an all around Success

Jump Rope for Heart fundraising programs at Townline and the School of Dual Language raised a combined total of $17,500 for the American Heart Association. The top fundraiser was second grader Aiden Kim who raised $1,050. Jump Rope For Heart is a national fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance […]

Revised Facility Plans Revealed

The Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Monday, December 5 to receive updated information about the proposed Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP).  The Core Team has analyzed data and feedback received from the community and will present two options culminating with a recommendation of one concept to the School Board.  Following […]

PE Superheroes

Townline and Dual Language physical education teachers showed students how much fun superheroes can have staying fit and working out, even on Halloween.

Dr. Kieffer Reads at Library

As part of the Cook Memorial Library’s Principals Read series Townline Dr. Victoria Kieffer shared a couple of her favorite books with children like “That Cat Can’t Stay”. Children munched on snacks and listened attentively. Dr. Kieffer was the last in the series of principals.