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 […]
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Fourth-grade students played “French Folk Song” as they prepared for the Aspen/Elementary South Orchestra Concert on January 18.
Fourth and fifth grade students showed their ability to spell long and complicated words at the January 11 Spelling Bee. Congratulations to the winner Anudeepthi S. and the runner up Ganesh P.
First-graders at Elementary South are beginning to get comfortable with their roller skates as they enter the second week of their roller skating unit. P.E. teachers say they have made vast improvements over last week.
As you know, Hawthorn District 73 schedules drills throughout the year to ensure our schools are prepared for emergencies and other events. This morning a drill took place at Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language. While a parent posted on Facebook that this was an actual lockdown, this was only a drill. While […]
When parents arrive for parent-teacher conferences, they will see hallways filled with decorations. To keep the growth mindset alive at Elementary South, the school held a door decoration contest. Students researched growth mindset quotes and created door decorations using the quotation themes. STAR Team members judged the decorations.
The Hawthorn Enrichment Institute summer program is open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students. It will take place from July 9 – August 10, 2018. Registration begins February 1, 2018.
Elementary South invited parents to visit the classrooms of their children in observance of American Education Week, Nov. 13 to 17. The students were excited to work on projects alongside their parents. Do you know the history behind American Education Week? Representatives of the National Education Association and the American Legion met in 1919 to […]
Kindergarten and first-grade students joined the annual Pumpkin Chase. It’s a healthy Halloween activity in which children get exercise by chasing a PE teacher dressed as a pumpkin.