Creative Writing Contest Winners

Eighteen Hawthorn School District 73 students in grades 4 through 8 will have their writing selections published in the Cook Memorial Public Library after their pieces were chosen from among 111 entries in the 2015 Creative Writing Contest. Winners were chosen based on creative, interesting entries. All of the winning entries will be published in a special library journal. Winners from Hawthorn included:

Fourth Grade
Evalyn L. of Hawthorn Aspen Elementary School
Preeti R. of Hawthorn Elementary School South
Ariel S. of Hawthorn Aspen Elementary School
Benjamin E. of Hawthorn Elementary School South
Gabrielle R. of Hawthorn School of Dual Language

Fifth Grade Winners
Spencer B. of Hawthorn School of Dual Language
Connor P. of Hawthorn Aspen Elementary School
Kiley B. of Hawthorn Elementary School South
Praneetha P. of Hawthorn Aspen School
Brandon N. of Hawthorn School of Dual Language

Sixth Grade Winners
Ben F. of Hawthorn Middle North
Anjali P. of Hawthorn Middle North
Urvi A. of Hawthorn Middle School South
Bradley A. of Hawthorn Middle School North

Seventh Grade

Carly S. of Hawthorn Middle School North

Eighth Grade

Jenny D. of Hawthorn Middle School South
Nicole B. of Hawthorn Middle School South
Katherine M. of Hawthorn Middle School North

Students and Parents: Library Reminder

April 24 was the last day for TL and DL students to check out books from our wonderful school library.  All checked out books  are due back to Miss Gross by May 8th.

Please check for any stray library books that need to come back to school.  We would love to put them back onto our shelves in a timely manner.

Hawthorn Dist. 73 Virtual Ensemble

What do 2500 students, all making music together sound like?  Enjoy the Hawthorn Dist. 73 Virtual Ensemble here.

This video is also available in the TL Photo and Media Gallery in the Parent Links above.

 

Congratulations David and Joel!

Wow!  Two of our students, David W. and Joel K., received perfect scores on their Continental Math League Contests. They are National student winners!  Way to go David and Joel!!!

CML

Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.)

In honor of beloved author Beverly Cleary’s birthday, our entire building took part in
Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) Day on  Monday, April 13th.  Wherever the students were at that time, they stopped everything else and read a book, a magazine, a t-shirt or anything else that they could find words on.
Enjoy some photos from that fun day here, and many more in the TL Photo Gallery.

Inquiry Day at TL

On Friday, students participated in an Inquiry Day which is a part of our Bernstein Artful Learning.  In keeping with our theme of CONNECTIONS, students connected with other countries around the world.  We have assigned each grade level a country and a school.  During Inquiry Day, students conducted research, asked questions and learned about their assigned country.  They also had a chance to write letters to students overseas.

Here is a breakdown of the assigned countries:

Kindergarten- Creative Primary School, Shanghai, China

First Grade- Colegio Torrevilano School, Madrid, Spain

Second Grade- Narmer American College, Cairo, Egypt

Third Grade- École du Val-de-Grâce, Québec, Canada

Fourth Grade- Edron Academy, Mexico City, Mexico

Fifth Grade- 4th Elementary School of Argos, Greece

You can view some of the activities here and several more in the TL Photo Gallery.

Girls On The Run

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program that inspires 3rd through 8th grade girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  The girls have been having a great time getting to know each other, developing self-esteem, and running together.

Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.)

In honor of beloved author Beverly Cleary’s birthday, our entire building will be taking part in
Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) Day.  This will take place on Monday, April 13 at 2:30-2:50.
So wherever the students are at that time, we will either read to the students (a book related to curriculum or just a fun read aloud)  OR have the students bring something to read independently.
Students,  please wear something with words on it that you can read Monday.  It could be a shirt with a phrase on it, a team name, etc.

New 3 Year Contract Approved

Hawthorn District 73 is pleased to announce that the Board of Education and the Hawthorn Education Association representing our teachers and educational support personnel have come to an agreement on a new three-year contract. The contract is good from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018.

The success of Hawthorn is based on a partnership between the Board of Education, our teachers and educational support personnel, the Administration and the parents in our community.  The Board appreciates all parties coming together to create a competitive compensation package for our employees while at the same time maintaining the fiscal health of Hawthorn District 73.