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State Senator Talks with Students

State Representative Visits

Fourth graders in the classes of Ms. Velazquez, Ms. Mejia and Ms. Brandt received quite a treat on Friday. Illinois State Representative Carol Sente stopped by to talk with students. She answered many questions about what her job was like and what motivated/inspired her to become a representative.  She also asked the students a number of questions and complimented them on how knowledgable they were.  For instance, students knew the answers to the questions:  what is the state bird (cardinal), what is the state flower (violet), and what is the state animal (white-tailed deer). She stumped them, however, when she asked what was the state reptile. Who would have known it is a turtle.

Students Loading Items

Drive Collects Food Items for Local Families in Need

Approximately 1,000 food items were collected by the School of Dual Language and Townline School for needy families within our community. Thank you Dual Language and Townline Project Change for leading this effort for our schools!
Eagle Chorus at Wolves Game

Eagle Chorus Performs at Wolves Game

The Townline/School of Dual Language Eagle Chorus did a great job performing at the Chicago Wolves game on Veterans’ Day (Nov. 11).

Soar Assembly

Students Are Soaring at School of Dual Language

This month, the School of Dual Language SOAR assembly focused on SAFETY!  The winning class for the “SOARing Eagle” trophy for the month of December is Mrs. Mejia’s fourth grade class.

 

 

Choir Performing

Spreading the Holiday Spirit

The Vernon Hills High School Choir performed at the School of Dual Language and other Hawthorn schools last week. Everywhere they went, they spread good cheer.

 

Dancing at Cultural Night

Dance Troupe Brings Taste of Mexico to Hawthorn

“El Grupo Folklorico Mexico” gave a fabulous performance on Nov. 30 at the School of Dual Language. Colorful costumes and graceful dances brought a taste of Mexico to the numerous families that attended.

 

 

Children dance and sing

Children Dance and Sing at Thanksgiving Performance

Kindergarten and first-grade students did a fabulous job singing songs and dancing in unison at the School of Dual Language’s Thanksgiving performance on Monday. The pieces they performed included “Five Little Turkeys” and “Turkey Trot Hokey Pokey.” Audience members were delighted to see their children perform.

Writer and illustrator give presentation.

Writer and Illustrator Visit Townline and the School of Dual Language

Second-grade students at Townline and the School of Dual Language got a special treat on Nov. 5. Writer Elliot Kalan and illustrator Tim Miller gave a presentation on writing and illustrating books. Mr. Kalan spoke about what stories inspired him as a child, and how those stories inspired him to write his own stories.  Mr. Miller also spoke about his love for comic books as a child, and how that love inspired him to draw. The two of them collaborated on the book, “Horse Meets Dog,” which they read to the group.  They also worked with the second-graders to create a short story, which was illustrated by Mr. Miller.

Classroom

Former Student Gives Back

When Sammy Escobar was in fifth grade, he had a teacher who deeply inspired him. That teacher was Mrs. Guadalupe Roznowski, who is now a first grade teacher at the School of Dual Language. Years later, Mr. Escobar learned that Mrs. Roznowski needed tablets for her classroom, and he was quick to respond. His company, Escobar Moving Services, donated 10 tablets that will enable students to better work together on projects. Mr. Escobar delivered the tablets on Tuesday. The students were very excited to receive new mobile devices.

Get Acquainted Event

Time to Get Acquainted

Teachers were so excited to see their incoming students at the Get Acquainted event on August 21 for first through fifth graders. Parents and students met teachers, visited classrooms for the first time, and dropped off supplies. While it was rainy outside, the classrooms were bright and cheerful.