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 […]
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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)
Hawthorn School District 73 is inviting the community to attend an Evening with the Board on Wednesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills, IL. The event will focus on how to solve the District’s present and future space needs. The event will include a […]
Miss Weinstein’s second grade class engaged in a thoughtful exercise on Thursday as they decided whether they think it’s OK to be bored sometimes. Students were split into three groups: those who think it’s OK to be bored, those who see good and bad sides of being bored, and those who think that being bored […]
Fourth-grade students played “French Folk Song” as they prepared for the Aspen/Elementary South Orchestra Concert on January 18.