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Fireman Tony Comes to Elementary North

Fireman Tony with the Countryside Fire District talked about safety with three kindergarten classes at Elementary North this morning. He played games with the students as a way to emphasize what was safe to play with and what was not.

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Finding the Best Match

Fourth-grade students have an opportunity this week to learn what instrument best suits them and to join Hawthorn’s band or orchestra. Each elementary school is hosting an instruments fair in which students get to try out a variety of instruments, such as the snare drum, xylophone, cello, violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet and saxophone under the guidance of professionals. In many cases, this is the first time the students have played these instruments. At Elementary North’s Instrument Fair today, it was great to see how excited the students were to try the instruments.

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Elementary North Wins Summer Reading Award

Congratulations to Elementary North for winning the Cook Memorial Public Library District Super Summer Reader Award (South Division) for the first time ever! 44 percent of Elementary North students participated in the program. What a great way to start the school year!

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Elementary North Welcomes Students

Lots of excitement as students stepped off the bus for their first day of school at Elementary North.

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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 and children get a playdate in the playground.

 

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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.”