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!!!


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.

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 watercolor painting, drawing with various pencils, pastels, oil pastels, craypa, chalk, pen and ink, marker, colored pencil, computer graphics, paper weaving and assorted mixed media. Even some of the art teachers showcased their talent for public viewing. The Art Show runs through Saturday, April 4. A few of the select artists represented include Gustav Klimt, Keith Haring, Georgia O’Keefe, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse.

Roller Skating in PE

Dear Townline Elementary and School of Dual Language Parents,
Beginning on April 21th our Physical Education Classes (grades 2-5) will be involved in an in-house

roller skating program. Skating is a “life time sport” that enhances balance, coordination, agility and other motor skills. This wonderful form of exercise can either be aerobic and/or anaerobic.

Parent Roller Skating Letter

Estimados Padres de Escuela de Lenguaje Dual y Escuela Elemental Townline:

Empesando el 21 de abril, nuestras clases de Educación Física (grados 2-5) van a hacer un programa de patinar en la escuela.  Patinar es un “deporte de toda la vida” que ayuda con balance, coordinación, agilidad, y otras destrezas físicas.  Es un tipo excelente de ejercicio y puede ser aeróbico o no aeróbico.

Roller Skating Carta para los Padres