DL Spelling Bee Winners!

DL Spelling bee took place in the 4th and 5th grades.  In November we held classroom spelling bees and we had two winners from each class.  Those 12 students competed in the school-wide spelling bee on January 29th.  The runner up was Chloe R. from Ms. Romani’s class and the winner was Charlie F. from Ms. Glickson’s class.  Charlie will compete in the Lake County Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 26th.  You can see all the participants in the photos.



Wear Red on Friday, 2/6 for Heart Health!

Wear RED on Friday to support HEART HEALTH!

Wonderful Artists at DL!

In second grade we learned about symmetry while discussing Monarch Butterflies in the classroom.  These are some of our results!
En segundo grado aprendemos simetría de arte al mismo tiempo que aprendemos sobre las mariposas monarcas. Estos son ejemplos de nuestro trabajo!

Holiday Musical Choral Concert

Enjoy some great pictures from the December Choral Concert.



New Website is In the Works

Welcome to the new Hawthorn School of Dual Language website.  We are still under construction so please be patient as our information is updated and corrected over the next few days.  Come back often to see what we are doing and hear the latest and greatest from your dedicated staff.

We are glad you are here!

School Calendar Approved for 2015-16

The Hawthorn Board of Education approved the 2015-16 school calendar pending state approval. The calendar outlines the first day of school, days off for major holidays, school breaks, as well as sets the last day of school. View the calendar here.

Child Care

The Hawthorn Board of Education approved a proposal to partner with the Vernon Hills Park District for before and after school child care beginning in the fall of 2015. Look for more information on this as it becomes available.

Musical program by nationally renowned artist José-Luis Orozco

In a rare appearance the School of Dual Language enjoyed a musical program by nationally renowned artist José-Luis Orozco.

Bilingual singer Orozco prides himself in providing rich Latin American culture through his music shared with schoolchildren. On a recent day he entertained the Vernon Hills Dual Language children in grades kindergarten through five.

Mr. Orozco is a bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist who has dedicated his life to creating quality bilingual music, books, and videos for children. He encourages learning of the Spanish language and promotes Latin American culture through his art.

(Learning And Playing) Program Holiday Party

Some 80 students in the School of Dual Language’s Aprendiendo y Jugando (Learning and Playing) program enjoyed a holiday party and gifts thanks to generous local merchants. The after school program provides additional instructional support and recreational opportunities to students.

“The vast majority of the students who participate in the program live in a low-income household. The holiday celebration supplements the Christmas season for some of the students and their families who may be struggling financially,” said Dual Language Principal James Tohme.

Watch the children’s excitement in this 15-second video below.