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Children make blankets

Students Make Blankets to Comfort Others

Blankets can be a source of comfort and security for children in crisis. First-grade students at Elementary South made colorful blankets to comfort critically ill or traumatized children as part of the Project Linus-Kids Helping Kids Program. A representative from Project Linus visited the school on Tuesday, showed sample blankets, and provided tips on creating the squares for the blankets. Then the students went back to their classrooms and drew hearts, happy faces and other comforting pictures on squares that will be made into blankets. The blankets will be donated to local organizations such as Alexian Brothers, A Safe Place, and Zacharias Center.


October soaring eagle winners

October Soaring Eagles!

Congratulations to our October SOARING EAGLES!  They SOAR above the line and make us proud.

First_Name Last_Name Homeroom
Lukas H. Miss Reilly
Shresta A. Miss Reilly
Leslie D. Mrs. Worden
Jazmin A. Mrs. Worden
Rohan F. Mrs. Wilton
Maleah H. Mrs. Wilton
Sofia B. Mrs. Faith
Sathvik R. Mrs. Faith
Devna N. Mrs. Rude
Jake D. Mrs. Oliva
Amiya D. Mrs. Oliva
Anika V. Mrs. Rude
Carolynn B. Mrs. Preston
Debarghya D. Mrs. Preston
Aaradhya R. Mrs. Shannon
Nick M. Mrs. Shannon
Kevin F. Mrs. Wagner
Aria S. Mrs. Wagner
Lucas C. Mrs. Schorsch
Noah D. Mrs. Schorsch
Samantha S. Miss Brzezinski
Riya F. Miss Brzezinski
Leland H. Miss Brzezinski
Luis A. Ms. Trela
Tessa D. Ms. Trela
Kayleem Y. Ms. Preuss
Matthew S. Ms. Preuss
Thanmayi G. Ms. Dingman
Aditya N. Ms. Dingman
Keira K. Ms. Apgar
Anthony S. Ms. Apgar
Charlie M. Miss Alland
Emily M. Miss Alland
Brian A. Mrs. Dahm
Ryan M. Mrs. Dahm
Keira B. Mrs. Lawless
Parker O. Mrs. Lawless
Danny D. Mrs. Brettner
Caily V. Mrs. Brettner
Andres S. Mrs. Studer
Ira S. Mrs. Studer
Saathvik S. Ms. Bleck
Paul K. Ms. Bleck
Olivia C. Mrs. Silver
Kate A. Mrs. Silver
Finley B. Mrs. Dimond
Frankie H. Mrs. Dimond
Mika D. Mrs. Henders
Zoey N. Mrs. Henders
Jayden J. Ms. Kroot
Mia S. Ms. Kroot
Ahaan J. Mrs. Rayl
Brielle D. Mrs. Arenson
Ben F. Mrs. Arenson
Nolan B. Mrs. Wietzema
Eva Z. Mrs. Wietzema

Building Bridges

Can you build a bridge or create a maze? These third graders at Elementary South can!

Group Picture with Principal MArtin

Principals Read

What an awesome night at the Aspen Library.   279 people joined Dr. Martin for Principals Read.  We all loved the Peter Reynolds books, the snacks, and spending time with our Elementary South friends.

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Elementary South Offers Digital Game Design Club

In partnership with the Vernon Hills High School Computer Science Club, we are excited to offer a Digital Game Design Club for fifth grade students.

Who: Any fifth grade student (No experience necessary)

What: Create, design and program your own video games

When: Friday Mornings from October 19 – November 16 ~ 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Where: Hawthorn Elementary South Library

Cost: FREE!  (Bring your own headphones)

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Birthday Bash

Elementary South held a birthday bash on September 28 for students celebrating their August and September birthdays. Lots of smiles and lots of fun.

Hawthorn Hustle Poster

Hawthorn Hustle is Around the Corner

Join your friends and family for the third annual Hawthorn Hustle 5K and Fun Run Saturday, October 20th! Register by
Friday, October 5th to ensure your T-shirt on race day.  New Bib Chip Timing. Over 40 local vendors have contributed to great raffle prizes and lots of fun! For more information and to register, visit: (click on Hawthorn Hustle 5K).

Bus Safety Presentation

Students Learn About Bus Safety

During a recent assembly, Mrs. Hunter introduced each bus group to their BUS LIASON, the adult that helps with that bus.
Everyone is expected to SOAR above the line on the bus to keep our students safe. SOAR stands Safe, On Task, Act Responsible, Respect.

Back to School Bash is a Blast

Elementary South had a blast at the BACK TO SCHOOL BASH on Tuesday celebrating our new theme – We may all be different, but together we are a school.  Everyone loved our fishtanks, bouncing on the moonwalks, eating Culver’s ice cream, and getting acquainted with our new home away from home, Elementary South.