American Education Week

Elementary South Observes American Education Week

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 seek ways to generate public support for education after the recognition that so many WWI draftees were illiterate. They adopted resolutions for a national effort to raise public awareness of the importance of education. The first observance of American Education Week was in 1921.

Reorganization Committee Details School Options

Within a month the Hawthorn School District 73 Board of Education is expected to make a decision on a school option for it’s district. Parents are encouraged to attend a 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 meeting at Middle School North to hear details about three options the school board will consider. Childcare is provided.

For details on these options, please visit the Hawthorn District 73 website, which provides an overview of the options as well as their benefits and challenges– Neighborhood Schools, 5 Choice Schools, Relocating Schools – and why grade level schools are no longer being considered an option for the district. The website offers parents an opportunity to provide their input into each of the options.

  At Tuesday’s public forum parents will also have the opportunity to offer input into the options before the school board makes its decision.

District Reorganization Committee Meeting Location Changed

The district reorganization committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 14 @5:30pm has been moved to the District offices.
The Board of Education has directed a Reorganization Committee, consisting of parents, staff and community members, to review several points from its recently adopted Strategic Plan. These actions include studying facilities and resources across the district, ensuring equitable access to high quality programs for all students, and looking at the feasibility of expanding early intervention opportunities such as full day kindergarten.




Public Forum on Reorganization

Hawthorn School District 73 invites the public to attend a public forum on reorganization matters beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at Middle School North. The Reorganization Committee, at the direction of the Board of Education, has been conducting a facilities space study of all of its schools. It is looking at options to address several issues impacting the district. Please watch the web pages for more information.

Hawthorn Reorganization Committee

The Superintendent is looking for volunteers to serve on the Hawthorn School Reorganization Committee. If you are interested in being considered, please complete the online application by June 10. More information is available in the AYP/School Choice Update web article.