Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

Save the Dates for the 2018 Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

The Hawthorn Enrichment Institute summer program is open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students. It will take place from July 9 – August 10, 2018.  Registration begins February 1, 2018.

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute (HEI) Registration is Open

Summer 2016 HEI Registration and information is available here.

Registration is Open!

Inclement Weather Update

Hawthorn takes school closings very seriously. Should schools close due to inclement weather or other unforeseen reasons, the district uses an automated emergency notification system to send a recorded voice message to each student’s home telephone number, as provided during registration. Parents have the option of managing their emergency notifications by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to change telephone numbers, request text messaging, and request email messaging. For more information on how Hawthorn determines school closings, please click here.

student experiments

Time for Fun Science Experiments

Mrs. Korn’s second grade class at the School of Dual Language took part in three science experiments. They explored properties of matter by dropping objects into water and observing whether they floated or sank. They watched a lava lamp erupt into activity as they mixed basic ingredients such as water, oil, and an Alka-Seltzer tablet. And, they created a substance that was part solid and part liquid by combining cornstarch and water. They all had a great time learning by doing.

mariachi band

Helped Needed for La Kermés Carnival

The La Kermés Latin American carnival will take place at the School of Dual Language on May 17. In order for this event to be a success, we need your help! There are many ways to contribute. Please fill out the form in either English or Spanish and turn it into your child’s teacher as soon as possible. 

Students molding clay

Making Funny Monsters

Fourth-grade students molded big mouth monsters out of clay in Ms. Del Rosario’s art class at the School of Dual Language.

Students studying fossils

Students Study Fossils Up Close

Fourth-grade students in Mrs. Brandt’s class at the School of Dual Language had a unique hands-on learning opportunity. They studied fossils that were recently donated to the District.

Assembly

Learning Tips for Taking Tests

This spring, the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) will replace the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test as the federally required assessment administered to all third through eighth grade students. At a School of Dual Language assembly for third through fifth grade students, staff reviewed instructions, tips and techniques to help students take the test, including breathing techniques. At the end of the assembly, students engaged in a fun relay race that was organized in such a way to help them remember the tips they had just learned.

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Growth

The School of Dual Language was chosen by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to participate in the Healthy Smiles Healthy Growth Assessment for 2018-2019. This project provides free dental screenings and height/weight measurement for students. The purpose of the assessment survey is to learn about children’s oral health and growth patterns across the state of Illinois.