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Classes Take Part in Language/Cultural Exchange

Spanish and English speaking students are learning from each other at the School of Dual Language and Townline. Mrs. Bolender’s second-grade class at Townline visited Ms. Naughton’s second-grade class at the School of Dual Language to learn some basic Spanish sounds. The Townline students wanted to learn how to say the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish. It is a tradition that Dual Language classes recite the Pledge of Allegiance in English and Spanish, while Townline recites it in English. Mrs. Bolender’s class will now be able to recite the pledge in English and Spanish. Kudos to Mrs. Bolender and her students for wanting to branch out and learn the pledge in Spanish! And, Ms. Naughton’s students were impressed to learn that Mrs. Bolender’s students speak other languages at home, such as Korean, Russian, and Cambodian.
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Cultural Night is Coming: March 8

The School of Dual Language is hosting a Cultural Night, featuring Andres Salguero, on Friday, March 8. A Grammy award winner, Mr. Salguero is one of the most exciting new voices on the family music scene in the United States and Latin America. The event will take place on March 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hawthorn School of Dual Language/Townline Elementary, 810 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills. For more information, please review the event flyer in English or Spanish.

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Valentine’s Day is a Big Hit

Students, teachers, staff and volunteers had a great time at the School of Dual Language Valentine’s Day parties on Thursday afternoon. There were plenty of fun games and activities in every classroom. Everyone joined in the fun.

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SOAR Assembly Focuses on Kindness Week

The School of Dual Language’s February SOAR assembly focused on Kindness Week.  Ms. Guerrero’s fifth grade class was the winner of the “SOARing Eagle” trophy for the month of February. View the presentation.



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School of Dual Language Brochures

Here are brochures in English and Spanish that provide information on the School of Dual Language.

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Students Prove Their Skills at Spelling Bee

The School of Dual Language held a spelling bee on Jan. 16 for students in third through fifth grade. Students with the highest classroom spelling test scores participated. They all did a great job spelling tough words. After many rounds, Andrea P. won by spelling the word hibiscus. Congratulations to Andrea and to Sean G., who came in second place, and Gabi S. who came in third.


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Take the 5Essentials Survey

Students, parents and teachers across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the seventh annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey between now and Feb. 15.  The survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your student’s school and gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes. Additionally, Hawthorn District 73 has chosen to provide the optional Parent Supplemental survey. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your student’s school and guide improvement. To take the survey, please visit the 5Essentials Survey webpage and select the appropriate survey to begin.

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Students Learn About Pop Art

Mrs. Del Rosario, an art teacher at the School of Dual Language, taught her second grade students about the American artist Wayne Thiebaud. Associated with the pop art movement, he is widely known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects such as pies and pastries. Afterwords, she had her students draw desserts, such as cupcakes, in a way that reflected his style.

SOAR Assembly

January SOAR Assembly

The School of Dual Language held a SOAR Assembly on January 7.  Congratulations to Mrs. Watts’ third grade class for winning the SOARing Eagle trophy for the month of January!


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Hawthorn Enrichment Institute Registration Begins Feb. 1

Hawthorn is excited to bring another year of summer programming designed to expand the education horizon for our students. We are offering many new types of project based learning courses and opportunities in the areas of core academics, the arts and athletics. The program, open to all kindergarten through eighth-grade Hawthorn District 73 students, will take place at Townline Elementary, 810 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills.

  • Session 1 (grades 1 – 8) July 8 – July 19 Fee: $280
  • Session 2 (grades 1 – 8) July 22 – August 2 Fee: $280
  • Kindergarten dates: July 8 – August 2 Fee: $560.00
  • Hours: 7:55 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
  • Hawthorn will be offering before care in the Townline cafeteria from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Cost: $100 per session

For more information and to view the course descriptions in English and Spanish, visit the HEI page of our website. If you have questions, please call: 847-489-5598 or email: