Entries by Margaret Van Duch

Most Improved Student Award

Twelve students received the David Yomtoob Most Improved Student Award during a Hawthorn District 73 Board of Education meeting. Each year former Hawthorn superintendent Youssef Yomtoob, and his wife, Parichehr, recognize students whose essays were selected for expressing how they improved over a period of time in such areas as academics, social skills, and behavior. […]

Amazing Science Olympiads

Townline’s Science Olympiad team did an amazing job competing in the recent Elementary Science Olympiad Competition in Arlington Heights. Students competed in seven events and medaled in five of the competitions. The team placed first in the aerodynamics competition, first in rock hounds, first in junk cars, second in science password, and third place in […]

Science Olympiad Test Run

In preparation for the official Science Olympiad on Saturday, 74 students in Grades 4 and 5 at Townline showed off their science prowess at a school Olympiad test run event. Students are judged on their knowledge of rocks, aerodynamics, weather matters, and naming scientific powders.

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 […]