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Brief Alert

This morning there was a suspicious black car we believe to be a Lincoln possibly taking photos of students as they entered school. The car was parked off of school property. Please take extra caution and keep a watchful eye. Inform our Resource Officer Jon Paret or the Vernon Hills Police Department if you see anything out of the ordinary.

Remind App Keeps Hawthorn Families Informed of Timely Information

Yesterday (9/18/17) bus ES 11 was involved in a minor traffic accident.  Prior to crossing the railroad tracks, the bus was stopped and had already checked the crossing.  The bus started to proceed and at that moment, the cross-arm started to lower, hitting the side mirror of the bus.  The bus was able to back up, leaving the tracks free and clear for the train to come through.  While no children were injured in any way, if anything like this will occur, the bus will pull over and call the police.  This will cause a delay in delivery of the children.

The reason you are all getting this letter is to inform you that IF something like this ever happens, the way you will be notified is through our TEXT APP, called Remind 101.  This is the fastest way for the school to blast information to you in a timely manner.  I was able to send three messages yesterday, one when we were notified, one during the event letting parents know that everyone was safe, and one once the new bus was back en route.  Please note that the remind app is ONE WAY COMMUNICATION, while you have the ability to respond, our office staff does not necessarily see your communication back to us.

Click here to sign up for the Remind App.  The children’s safety is our number one priority and we want to be able to keep you informed at all times.  Thank you for your continued support.

Two elementary age female students playing bingo

Bingo, Bingo, Bingo!

Thank you to everyone who attended Elementary South’s Family Bingo Night on Friday, September 15th.  We had 465 participants, lots of pizza, prizes and fun!  A big shout out to all of  the Family Alliance members for all of their hard work putting the event together.


Vote for Artsonia’s Artist of the Week

Annie Zbylut From Mrs. Arenson’s 3rd grade class has been selected by Artsonia as a finalist for this week’s “Artist of the Week” award for the PreK-3rd age group.  The finalist who receives the most online votes between now and Saturday September 16 will be selected as “Artist of the Week.”

To view the finalists and cast your vote, click here.  Voting is limited to one vote per computer per day for each age group!
Please help by voting for Annie this week so she can be selected as Artsonia’s “Artist of the Week”!

Fall 2017 SOAR Begins

Elementary South students participating in SOAR (Students On A Run) were excited to arrive bright and early at school this morning to stretch and get running!


Teachers Talk About What Elementary South Means to Them

Here is what Gerri Silver, a kindergarten teacher at Elementary South, has to say about her school.

And here is what Jaclyn Weinstein, a second grade teacher at Elementary South, has to say.


Dr. Martin and Mrs. Hunter would like to welcome all students and families to the 2017-2018 school year!