Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

First Graders Travel Around the World

Elementary North first-grade students traveled to different countries (figuratively speaking) to learn about unique family traditions and holidays. In Russia, they learned about Grandfather Frost.  In England, they made colorful holiday cards. In Mexico, they constructed pinatas. And in Israel, they learned how to play with dreidels.  Many thanks to Miss Scimeca, Mrs. Stefanis, Ms. […]

Clarification About Today’s Drill

As you know, Hawthorn District 73 schedules drills throughout the year to ensure our schools are prepared for emergencies and other events. This morning a drill took place at Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language. While a parent posted on Facebook that this was an actual lockdown, this was only a drill. While […]

Brief Alert

This morning there was a suspicious black car we believe to be a Lincoln possibly taking photos of students as they entered school. The car was parked off of school property. Please take extra caution and keep a watchful eye. Inform our Resource Officer Jon Paret or the Vernon Hills Police Department if you see […]

Observing Children’s Readiness for School

Elementary North teacher Megan Wolf observes her students’ awareness of sounds. She is using the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) assessment instrument which was designed to help teachers, administrators, families and policymakers better understand the developmental readiness of children entering kindergarten. It is core to the Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) goal that every […]