Please assist the Key to 73 Education Foundation choose an inaugural gift for each Hawthorn school. The Key to 73 Education Foundation was established to raise private sector funds to support the goals of the District’s Strategic Plan. In its first year, the foundation would like to present each school with a gift to be […]
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Over spring break, fourth-grade teacher Ms. Schorsch transformed her classroom at Elementary South from a room of regular desks and chairs to a room with stadium seats, rugs, hokki stools, stability discs and even a bean chair. Flexible seating encourages students to find their best spot to stay calm, focused and productive. Ms. Schorsch had […]
Elementary South fourth-graders in the classes of Mrs. Dahm, Mrs. Studer and Mrs. Oliva put themselves in the shoes of engineers today, as they explored different technologies that help buildings withstand earthquakes. Groups of students designed four-story buildings using cross bracing, mass damping and building shape. Each design was subjected to a test in which […]
All students at Elementary South participated in a creative project that promotes Growth Mindset themes. Each classroom created a flag reflecting kindness. The flags are displayed outside the doors of each classroom. Members of Students Taking Additional Responsibilities (STAR) judged the flags based on their visual impact, originality, kindness theme, class involvement and growth mindset […]
The Hawthorn School District 73 Board of Education is inviting the public to a series of community engagement meetings to discuss how to resolve the District’s space challenges. Currently, District 73 is at capacity and it is growing. The six meetings will include presentations by the Board of Education and opportunities for community members to […]
Dear Parents and Guardians: Today I reach out to you as a follow-up to my February 27th letter concerning the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. We continue to hold the victims and their families in our hearts and prayers. There is a national social media movement underway for students to protest […]
All our thoughts recently have been about school safety and mourning the tragic deaths of the students in Florida. This has created important and difficult conversations surrounding violence in our society, and then the one that has always kept me up at night — keeping our students safe at school. This has always been true […]
The 2018 Chinese New Year began on February 16. Elementary South celebrated with a colorful parade. The parade included two lively lions!
Please join us on Wednesday, February 21, for an Evening with the Board to discuss Hawthorn’s space needs for today and tomorrow. At the meeting, we look forward to your advice and guidance as we work together to set the course for our school district’s future. The meeting will take place at Middle School South, […]
In light of recent events in Florida with another tragic school shooting, our sympathy and thoughts go out to the parents, staff, students and community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. (Continued)