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“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.
The fifth-grade chorus at Townline and the School of Dual Language performed “Rats”. This musical tells the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. But in this version, the rats are quite adorable.
Young adult and children’s fiction writer Katherine Applegate visited Townline and the School of Dual Language today. All fourth and fifth grade students listened to her talk about her books, which include Animorphs, Remnants, Everworld and other book series. She won the 2013 Newbery Medal for her 2012 children’s novel The One and Only Ivan. At one point, she gave the students 10 seconds to use their imagination to invent their own fiction species. Then she asked students to talk about what they imagined. One student said his species was a turtle that had the power to slow everything down around him. She also encouraged students to not be afraid to make mistakes and to follow their passion.
There was something for everyone at last Friday’s La Kermés, a Latin American carnival that the School of Dual Language has hosted for the past 15 years. Family members could sample a wide selection of dishes and desserts from Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The food choices included empanadas, elote (Mexican grilled corn), pozole, tacos de carne, flautas, pollo frito and horchata. While families enjoyed their dinners, a Mariachi band strolled around the gym. Many sang along with the music. After dinner, children took part in a wide variety of games, including a hula hoop contest. While there was no dunk tank this year (due to the weather), everyone had a great time.
The School of Dual Language’s Aprendiendo Jugando (AJ) program welcomed some special guests yesterday, including Maureen Fishback and Rudy Albsmeyer from the Museum of Science and Industry and Justine Grosvenor from Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The guests watched the students as they conducted tests with rocks and minerals, and wrote down their findings in journals. The science portion of the AJ program is provided through a partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry, which supports a number of after school programs to help students achieve their full potential in science.
The vejigante is a fantastic, colorful character introduced into carnival celebrations in Puerto Rico hundreds of years ago. It is still an important part of Puerto Rican culture today. Third-grade students in Ms. Watts class at the School of Dual Language are studying the Puerto Rican carnival. They, as well as other third-grade classes, crafted their own colorful vejigante masks, which will be displayed in hallways next week.
Please assist the Key to 73 Education Foundation choose an inaugural gift for each Hawthorn school. The Key to 73 Education Foundation was established to raise private sector funds to support the goals of the District’s Strategic Plan. In its first year, the foundation would like to present each school with a gift to be used by all of the students. Please take a short survey to help select the option most valued by all for each school.