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.

Songfest

Children Sing and Dance at Thanksgiving Songfest

Kindergarten and first-grade students had great fun performing for their parents and families at Townline Elementary’s Thanksgiving Songfest on November 20.

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

Save the Dates for the 2018 Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

The Hawthorn Enrichment Institute summer program is open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students. It will take place from July 9 – August 10, 2018.  Registration begins February 1, 2018.

Formal Choral Student Visits School

Ellen Stenstrom gave a presentation to Ms. Grubb’s chorus students. Ellen was in the first Townline chorus in 2006 and is now a member of the Miami University Collegiate Choral vocal ensemble.  She played videos of some of her performances and encouraged the students to keep music in their lives.

Special Guest Guitarist Performs at Townline

Music teacher Alice Grubb arranged for a special guest guitarist, John Mohrbacher, to play for fifth graders at Townline on May 31.

Girls on the Run Donate Blankets for a Good Cause

Girls on the Run at Townline and Hawthorn School of Dual Language raised money to help make blankets for Children’s Community Services Foster Care through Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.  With the donations of the school community, our girls were able to make 18 tie blankets and donate an additional $100 for pajamas and stuffed animals that will be included with the blankets!  Our girls chose to make blankets and donate them to people in need as part of their community project, which is done each year.

Pasta for Pennies at Townline

Pasta for Pennies is a fun fundraiser that helps kids with Leukemia.  We have raised a lot of money in the past and our goal is to get close to $2,000 this year!!!!  The amount has increased over the years and last year we raised a little over $1,500!!  The class that raises the MOST money will receive a FREE Olive Garden pasta party!!!!  Every kid and teacher wants that, but of course helping out these kids in need with Leukemia is MOST important!! 🙂

The fundraiser will take place March 9th – 22nd!  The winning class will be announced at the SOAR assembly the Friday before spring break.

In addition we will have themed days next week to help promote this fundraiser.

Monday March 13th– Pajama Penny Day
Tuesday March 14th– Neon Nickels Day
Wednesday March 15th– Dazzling Dimes Day
Thursday March 16th– Crazy Quarters Day
Friday March 17th– Festive Friday Let’s get a Pot of GOLD Day

Here is a reminder for your refrigerator:

Pasta for Pennies Daily Fun

Dig under those seat cushions, coat pockets and anywhere you might find a few stray coins.  Every penny counts!  Thanks and let’s raise money to help kids with Leukemia!!! 🙂

Bring this letter to any Olive Garden for a free kid’s meal!

Olive Garden Supports Pasta for Pennies