Children had great fun at the August 15 Kindergarten Welcome Night at Elementary South. The event included a play date for incoming kindergarten children and a bus practice. Parents met teachers, learned all about Elementary South and met other kindergarten families.
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Elementary South children had a great time at Field Day last Friday. They played all sorts of relay games and took turns jumping up and down in the bouncy house. It was a perfect day for playing outdoors.
The Village of Vernon Hills Public Works Department came by on May 24 with some big trucks. Elementary South’s first-grade students learned about backhoes, bucket trucks, salt trucks and front end loaders thanks to the friendly Public Works staff.
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 […]
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 […]