Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Snowflake Encourages Students to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

This year’s Snowflake event at Middle School South was a great success thanks to the help of 55 adult facilitators, 40 Vernon Hills and Libertyville high school students, 400 parents, and many volunteers. More than 370 seventh and eighth grade students from Middle School South, Middle School North and Oak Grove School attended this annual… Continue Reading Snowflake Encourages Students to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Plenty of Team Spirt at “Hustle” Despite Cancellation

Despite the last minute cancellation of the PTO’s 2017 Hawthorn Hustle due to bad weather, there was still plenty of team spirt and goodwill in Century Park on Saturday morning. All those who came enjoyed music, refreshments and a raffle. Among the crowd was Elementary South’s SOAR team. Many thanks to the Hawthorn PTO volunteers for… Continue Reading Plenty of Team Spirt at “Hustle” Despite Cancellation

Principals Week Proclamation

Bruce Rauner, Governor of the State of Illinois, has proclaimed the week of October 15 -21, 2017 as Principals Week and Friday, October 20, 2017 as Principals Day in Illinois. These dates recognize principals, assistant principals and the Illinois Principals Association for all they do to help our children learn and succeed.  

Highlights of the October 9 Board of Education Meeting

The October 9 Board of Education meeting featured a presentation on the design concept for the kindergarten school at the Sullivan Center. Elementary South Principal Dr. Jill Martin and kindergarten teachers talked about the history of Hawthorn’s growth and reviewed the input teachers provided for the design of the new school. DLR Group Principal Jason… Continue Reading Highlights of the October 9 Board of Education Meeting

Hawthorn Students Earn Prestigious Academic Honor at Northwestern University

Anirudh Adiraju (an eighth-grade student at Middle School South), Jingjing Wang (an eighth-grade student at Middle School South), Charles Collier (a sixth-grade student at Middle School South), Phyllis Wang (a graduate of Middle School South) and Samuel Shlau (a sixth-grade student at Middle School North) were honored by Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD)… Continue Reading Hawthorn Students Earn Prestigious Academic Honor at Northwestern University