Entries by Margaret Van Duch

New Staff Welcomed

Hawthorn District 73 welcomed more than 60 new staff members to its educational teams. Meet the Towline staff here: Rich Chiuppi, technology teacher; Jonelle Geib, fourth grade teacher; Carolyn Fraguela, occupational therapist; Allysen Johnson, kindergarten teacher; Diana Mejia, teacher’s aide; Allison Strakusek, kindergarten teacher; Brandon White, physical education and health teacher; Henry Yuen, custodian; and Julie Zuder, art teacher.

Upcoming Events

Schools have scheduled a host of events for parents and students in the upcoming weeks. Click here for details on everything from about parent information night to kindergarten play dates. Townline Elementary School News 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 18 – Kindergarten/New Parent Information Night (Parents Only Please) 6 p.m. Thursday, August 20 – Kindergarten Play […]

Art Show

Girls in party dresses and boys sporting ties greeted hundreds of guests recently during the opening night of the Hawthorn School District 73 Art Show held at the Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills. About 375 students in grades kindergarten through eighth were selected to showcase their media ranging from acrylic, tempera and […]

Townline Makes Connections 

Townline Elementary School is developing leaders through volunteering. More than 45 students across all grade levels in the kindergarten through grade 5 building selflessly give of their time in a variety of ways. Students become lunch buddies with children who may have difficulty interacting with others on the playground. Teachers use volunteers to read to […]

Principal For A Day

Lexi Hellmich sat behind the principal’s desk and wrote the Townline Elementary School announcements. Once the 11-year-old was satisfied with her script she began to recite what she would read. The Vernon Hills fifth grader was recently chosen to serve as Principal for a Day under the guidance of Townline Principal Victoria Kieffer. As part […]

Fourth Grade Receives Perfect Math Score

Townline fourth grader Joel Kim received a perfect math score over a course of five months after answer six challenging questions from the Continental Math League. The 915 students in Hawthorn District 73’s fourth and fifth grade classes participated in the math league each month as a way to help them develop critical thinking and […]