Ms. Bartel teaching

Students Rehearse for Open House

Fifth grade music students are getting ready for Elementary North’s Open House. Under the direction of Ms. Bartel, they played a fast-paced piece.

Students running

Soar Running Club is Soaring

Approximately 85 third, fourth and fifth graders at Elementary North have joined the Soar Running Club. Every Tuesday and Thursday they participate in a team building activity and then run laps around the school. They are preparing for a race at the end of May. Eighteen teachers have joined in the fun.

Plate of 3 tacos

La Kermés, a Latin-American Carnival

The Hawthorn Cultural Committee presents La Kermés, a Latin-American Carnival.  All are invited to attend on Friday, May 17th, from 5:30-7:30pm at the Townline Elementary school.  You can find all information as well as the registration form here.

students drawing flowers

Spring Is in the Air

Spring was in the air in Mrs. Zuder’s art class at Elementary North. Second-grade students enjoyed drawing and coloring beautiful flowers.

Students learning a song.

A Poem in my Pocket

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Library Information Specialist Karen Karolczak gave each student in Ms. Lasko’s kindergarten class at Elementary North a short poem to keep in their pockets. She also taught them a fun song about keeping a poem in your pocket in which students came up with their own rhyming words. National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

students playing at the carnival

It’s Carnival Time

Ms. Stern held a fun language arts carnival for her third grade class at Elementary North. Students had fun trying out the bozo buckets, bowling, dice rolling, Twister and a scavenger hunt. Each activity provided a learning element to help students prepare for the Illinois Assessment of Readiness test. The students and volunteers had great fun.

Students with rocks

Kindness Rocks

Kindergarten students at Elementary North painted kindness rocks in Mrs. Zuder’s art class. All students throughout the school are painting kindness rocks. The collection is growing larger each day.

2019 Summer Band Camp Registration Open

Dear Band and Orchestra Families,
Registration for the 2019 Summer Music Camp is open! Many of you have registered and we thank you for your dedication to instrumental music. This camp provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to continue their instrumental instruction in the Summer months and prepare for the beginning of a new school year! Please visit for more information and to find the link for registration.
Happy Spring!Hawthorn’s Instrumental Music Staff

students wearing mismatched socks

“Rock Your Socks” for World Down Syndrome Day

Students at Elementary North wore mismatched, colorful socks on Thursday to draw attention to World Down Syndrome Day. A Mystery Reader (Mr. Steele) read a book about Down syndrome in Mrs. Petersen’s second-grade class.