Entries by Margaret Van Duch

Aspen Art Fair

Check out the annual District 73 Art Show at the Aspen Drive Library. Close to 400 student artists displayed unique forms of art during the art show. Click here to see the many artists and their artwork. Artwork is on display through Friday, April 7. The art show represents all the schools strongest pieces including drawings, paintings, collages, paper sculptures, Papier-mâché […]

It’s All in the Mindset

At Elementary South the kindergarten and first grade classes enjoyed hearing a local author read his book about many important life lessons impacting students today.   Author Brian Gryn read from the Magic Zoo, which teaches children the benefits of having a positive attitude.   “At the younger grades we focus on students showing perseverance, […]

Junior Achievement

For nearly two decades, Hawthorn South has partnered with companies like CDW to offer Junior Achievement (JA) programs to its students. The lessons provide them with knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship and are presented by volunteers who deliver relevant, hands-on experiences in the classroom.A CDW employee recently worked with teacher Stacie […]

Holiday Cheer

Students from Elementary South and other area schools were invited to lunch and to shop with Vernon Hills and Lincolnshire police as part of the Cops and Kids program, which treats children to gifts during the holiday season. The Elementary South choir joined in the festivities with singing and staff like Principal Jill Martin escorted […]

Calculating Volume

Elementary South fifth graders are working on calculating volume using centimeter cubes to construct their own rectangular prisms and determine the length, width, height, and volume.  The purpose of this lesson is for students to see that volume can come in different shapes and sizes while still having the same cubic unit.