Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Students Receive Biliteracy Award

Elementary North Principal Ms. Waggoner and Hawthorn District 73 Superintendent Dr. Hannigan presented the Seal of Biliteracy Award to fifth-grade students in Ms. Willingmyre’s class. The awards were presented in recognition of their hard work over the years in building their biliteracy skills. Ms. Almora, the students’ former kindergarten teacher, stopped by to congratulate them […]

Students Become Everyday Heroes

Student teacher Ms. Soler gave her fifth graders at Elementary North an opportunity to be everyday heroes. She provided each student with $5.00 (play money) to spend at a “store.” They bought gum, games, chapstick, soap and other basic items that will be shipped to deployed soldiers. The students used their math skills and learned […]

Alum Comes Back to Hawthorn

It’s always great to see Hawthorn alums doing awesome things in their lives and careers. One alumna, Ms. Amanda Nathanson, has come full circle. She is back at Hawthorn as a graduate student intern for speech-language pathology. Working with Speech Therapist Ms. Lasare at Elementary North, she provided a Zoom lesson that focused on listening […]

A Special Guest Makes a Virtual Visit

The fifth grade band at Elementary North zoomed with SSgt. Nathan Clark, a trumpet player with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, which performs at the White House. After watching a video, students asked him numerous questions about being a member of the premier band of the United States Marine Corps. SSgt. Clark began […]

Positive Self Talk

 Ms. Saran, a social worker at Elementary North, spoke with third grade students about positive self talk. She encouraged them to write down three things they loved about themselves and to regularly repeat these things in their minds to reinforce a positive outlook on life.