Superintendent Nick Brown has resigned from Hawthorn School District 73 effective June 30 to accept a new position in Indiana to be closer to family. “I really enjoyed my time at Hawthorn and appreciate all the work the staff does for all our students,” Brown said. “We have great parents, students, staff and community.” The Board […]
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Students in the Aspen and Elementary South orchestras know that practice makes perfect. You can see their dedication and concentration as they rehearse.
First graders at Elementary South will have sweet gifts for their mothers on Mothers’ Day. Home Depot came by with flowers and supplies, which they have donated for several years in a row. The children particularly had fun drawing creative designs on their pots. Every gift was an original.
Fifth-grade students engaged in a fun project that encouraged problem solving and creative thinking. Using physics and science, they created devices to keep their eggs from shattering on impact after being dropped 35 feet. There were many successful landings.
It’s not that often that a zoo comes to you. But thanks to Animal Quest, Elementary South first-grade students got to see a wide range of animals today, from a hedgehog to a Savannah monitor. The children were able to pet some of the animals, such as the hedgehog and the chicken, but the tarantula, […]
Through an Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip grant, all Elementary South first-grade students took a field trip to the Heller Nature Center in Highland Park on April 25. Several guides took groups on tours through the woods on a wood chip trail. By using clues to solve riddles, the students learned about the four basic components […]
Congratulations to fifth-grade students Cate Pangilinan and Clayton Spraggs for being honored at the Illinois Principals Association breakfast last week. Below are excerpts from the printed program: Cate Pangilinan When thinking of a well rounded student, Cate immediately comes to mind. Not only does Cate excel in academics, but she also participates in sports outside […]
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 […]
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 […]