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The Last Day of School

Elementary North teachers waved to students as they boarded their buses for the last time for this school year. Have a wonderful summer vacation!

 

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Famous Figures Tell Their Stories at Bio Museum

Where can you find Anne Frank, Wayne Gretzky, Hamilton, Mother Teresa and King Tut all under one roof? At the Elementary North Bio Museum.  Fourth-graders researched and dressed up as famous people in sports, arts, entertainment, and history. They had fun telling visitors all about their characters.  All the grades at Elementary North were invited to spend some time at the Bio Museum.

 

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Hawthorn School District 73 Superintendent Accepts Position in Indiana

Superintendent Nick Brown has resigned from Hawthorn School District 73 effective June 30 to accept a new position in Indiana to be closer to family.

“I really enjoyed my time at Hawthorn and appreciate all the work the staff does for all our students,” Brown said.  “We have great parents, students, staff and community.”

The Board of Education is grateful for Mr. Brown’s service to Hawthorn and wishes him well at his new district in Indiana.

The Board of Education will work hard to make this transition as smooth as possible with the help and guidance of the District’s administrative team.  An interim superintendent will be hired to support the District for the next year.  Also, the District will hire a search firm to help find the right superintendent candidate for the district.  The District asks for community patience and support in the coming weeks.  The District will continue to focus on what it does best, ensuring the best learning environment for its students.

El Superintendente del Distrito Escolar Hawthorn #73 acepta una posición en Indiana

Nick Brown, el Superintendente de el Distrito Escolar Hawthorn #73 ha renunciado a su puesto a partir del 30 de junio para aceptar un nuevo puesto en Indiana para estar más cerca de su familia.

“Realmente disfruté mi tiempo en Hawthorn y aprecié todo el trabajo que hace el personal para todos nuestros estudiantes”, dijo el Sr. Brown. “Tenemos unos excelentes padres, estudiantes, personal y comunidad”.

La Junta de Educación está agradecida por el servicio del Sr. Brown a Hawthorn y le desea lo mejor en su nuevo distrito en Indiana.

La Junta de Educación trabajará arduamente para hacer que esta transición sea fluida con la ayuda y orientación del equipo administrativo del Distrito. Se contratará un superintendente interino para apoyar al Distrito el próximo año escolar. Además, el Distrito contratará una empresa de búsqueda para ayudar a encontrar al candidato adecuado para el superintendente para el distrito. El Distrito pide paciencia y apoyo a la comunidad en las próximas semanas. El Distrito continuará enfocándose en lo que hace mejor, asegurando el mejor ambiente de aprendizaje para sus estudiantes.

Kim Lasare reading to students

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 classroom into a prehistoric rainforest, replete with a river, cave and lava flow. Dressed as an explorer, she guided students through the treacherous terrain until they reached safety, where they used flashlights to read “Dinosaurs Before Dark.”

The Great Kindness Challenge

Hawthorn Elementary North is participating in The Great Kindness Challenge this week!  The 5th grade Leadership Team kicked off the week with a pep assembly!

The Great Kindness Challenge is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness.  The school is proud to participate in this proactive, positive bullying prevention initiative! All students received a checklist of kind deeds to complete this week to help show that kindness matters.

Did you know that children report a better sense of belonging and improved self-esteem by performing small acts of kindness for their peers and community? Additionally, experiencing and performing acts of kindness provide an increased sense of self worth, greater happiness and optimism as well as decreased feelings of helplessness.

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Winner Announced

Arushi P. won Elementary North’s Spelling Bee last week. Ryan D. was the runner up. Arushi will go on to the sectional competition on February 27 in Deerfield. Congratulations to all the students for a job well done.

Holidays around the world

First Graders Travel Around the World

Elementary North first-grade students traveled to different countries (figuratively speaking) to learn about unique family traditions and holidays. In Russia, they learned about Grandfather Frost.  In England, they made colorful holiday cards. In Mexico, they constructed pinatas. And in Israel, they learned how to play with dreidels.  Many thanks to Miss Scimeca, Mrs. Stefanis, Ms. Raupp, Miss Villalobos, Ms. Eisen and Mrs. Schwartz for creating this fun international experience.