Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Get Ready for Kindergarten Welcome Night – August 16

Elementary North has been preparing to welcome parents and students at its Kindergarten Welcome Night. Staff members created a photo booth and teachers decorated and organized their classrooms. This is a popular night in which parents and children meet teachers, tour the school, drop off supplies, and see their classrooms. Parents watch an informational presentation […]

It’s a Jungle in There

There’s a jungle at Elementary North thanks to speech therapist Kim Lasare. She is one of 30 teachers participating in a professional development program that utilizes a book club format. The teachers are now on their second book entitled “Wild Card: Seven Steps to an Educator’s Creative Breakthrough.” Inspired by the book, she transformed a […]

VHHS Students Volunteer at Elementary North

Students from Vernon Hills High School came to Elementary North as part of the VHHS Day of Service. They read to students and assisted with writing and research projects. They also helped with recess and lunch. Some of the students were on familiar ground since they were former Hawthorn students. Now, they are role models. […]

District 73 Schedules Community Engagement Meetings

The Hawthorn School District 73 Board of Education is inviting the public to a series of community engagement meetings to discuss how to resolve the District’s space challenges. Currently, District 73 is at capacity and it is growing. The six meetings will include presentations by the Board of Education and opportunities for community members to […]