Entries by Margaret Van Duch


The Hawthorn School of Dual Language has taken on the Kindness Challenge. The nationwide challenge was adopted by this school to create a culture of kindness going into the summer months, said School Social Worker Erika Diaz. Students were challenged with observing acts of kindness in others such as showing respect, good behavior, and including […]

Most Improved Student Award

Twelve students received the David Yomtoob Most Improved Student Award during a Hawthorn District 73 Board of Education meeting. Each year former Hawthorn superintendent Youssef Yomtoob, and his wife, Parichehr, recognize students whose essays were selected for expressing how they improved over a period of time in such areas as academics, social skills, and behavior. […]

STEM Field-Trip

About 160 students and family members from Dual Language’s Aprendiendo Jugando visited the Museum of Science and Industry. The school club partnered with the Museum of Science and Industries Science Minors Clubs. Through this partnership students received a rich curriculum that enhanced the school’s science club materials. Through this program students were engaged in fun, […]

Aspen Art Fair

Check out the annual District 73 Art Show at the Aspen Drive Library. Close to 400 student artists displayed unique forms of art during the art show. Click here to see the many artists and their artwork. Artwork is on display through Friday, April 7. The art show represents all the schools strongest pieces including drawings, paintings, collages, paper sculptures, Papier-mâché […]

JRFH an all around Success

Jump Rope for Heart fundraising programs at Townline and the School of Dual Language raised a combined total of $17,500 for the American Heart Association. Jump Rope For Heart is a national fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). These events engage […]

Thanksgiving Musical

Students in Teacher Amy Schaefges learned about the traditions of Thanksgiving and how Native Americans lived through a musical they peformed. The Dual Language kindergarten and first grade students will perform a variety of songs and a couple of poems in honor of Thanksgiving.  Themes include thankfulness, turkeys, pilgrims, and Native American music – some […]

Special Board Meeting

The Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Monday, December 5 to receive updated information about the proposed Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP).  The Core Team has analyzed data and feedback received from the community and will present two options culminating with a recommendation of one concept to the School Board.  Following […]

Fit Superheroes

  Townline and Dual Language physical education teachers showed students how much fun superheroes can have staying fit and working out, even on Halloween.

Folklórico Nacional

Close to 200 parents and children attended Hawthorn’s Cultural Night with Ballet Folklórico Nacional of Milwaukee. Ballet Folklórico Nacional is an innovative, theatrical body of dancers committed to the preservation of one of the richest artistic manifestations of tradition and culture in Mexico. The dances include traditional Mexican folk dance and traditional Aztec dance.