Entries by Margaret Van Duch


Over 300 hundred people braved the rain to attend Dual Language’s recent annual cultural event known as the Kermés, a Latin-style carnival organized by teachers and parent volunteers. Almost three dozen families brought or prepared delicious food, middle schoolers helped run games other kid-friendly activities, and several staff members willingly took their chances in a […]

Science Olympiad a Success

Townline’s first Science Olympiad evening celebrated and honored its student participants who have worked so hard since early February to train for their events. Students were excited to show off what they learned about geology, biology, anatomy and other sciences.  

BOE Meeting on Architect Assessment

The Hawthorn Board of Education is conducting a Special Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 to hear a report by its architect, DLR Group on the assessment of current school buildings. The meeting will take place in the gymnasium at Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills. Following the architect’s presentation will […]

Thanks to the School Leadership Team

The Hawthorn School District 73 Administrative Team would like to thank the members of each School Leadership Team (SLT) for the 2015-2016 school year. The SLTs provide critical leadership concerning all areas of Hawthorn schools.  The members of these teams dedicate a tremendous amount of time to plan, implement and monitor school improvement efforts.  Oftentimes the […]

Most Improved Award

Twelve students were named the winners of the annual David Yomtoob Hawthorn’s Most Improved Student Award at a recent Board of Education meeting. The award, given to students by former superintendent Dr. Joe Yomtoob, and his wife, Parichehr, recognize students for showing how they’ve set goals to make improvements to their life over the past […]

Band & Orchestra Camp

There’s still time to register for Summer Band and Orchestra Camp, which runs for two-weeks July 18 to July 29. This camp can be combined with the enrichment camp by walking into Hawthorn Middle School North to pay in person. The camp meets at Middle School South from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The camp is open […]

Townline Rocks at Science Olympiad

Townline Elementary School students beat out 12 schools to place in 7 out of 10 categories in its first Science Olympiad competition held in May. Out of 10 events, Townline placed 1stin Rock Hounds with student competitors Brian Li (5) and Jacob Qian (5); 1stplace in Mystery Powders with Jacob Qian (5), Aashi Shah (4) and Snigdha Chatterjee (5); 2ndplace in Trajeggtory with Andrew Palmer (4), […]

Daily Herald Features Townline

Townline is among 13 elementary schools statewide that will participate in the Science Olympiad program targeted at younger grades. A team of students from Townline will compete at the all day event on Saturday, May 7. In addition to the state competition, Townline will hold its own Science Olympiad competition night and awards ceremony from 6 […]

Architect Contract Approved

At its April meeting the Hawthorn Board of Education authorized an architectural contract for DLR Group, of Chicago. DLR Group estimates a 12 to 14 week process to develop an Educational Facility Master Plan for Hawthorn School District 73. That process will include analyzing the facilities, meeting with stakeholders, and developing proposals. As part of […]