Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Parents Visit During American Education Week

American Education Week is celebrated each year during the month of November to encourage parents to visit their child’s school. This observance spotlights the importance of family engagement in education. Ongoing research shows that family engagement in schools improves student achievement and reduces absenteeism. Students earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behavior.… Continue Reading Parents Visit During American Education Week

Highlights of the November 12 Board of Education Meeting

Board President Sonali Patil thanked a number of groups and individuals for their help in educating the community about the referendum, including the Families and Friends of Hawthorn District 73, the school board, administration, teachers and staff. During the public comment section, Mike Schenk, who led the volunteer effort, also thanked the community. Technology Director… Continue Reading Highlights of the November 12 Board of Education Meeting

Voters Approve Bond Measure; Tax Levy is Defeated

Hawthorn School District 73 serves more than 4200 students. Enrollment has increased by more than 10% (487 additional students) over the past 10 years resulting in overcrowding at the elementary and middle schools. Voters were asked to approve two ballot resolutions on November 6, 2018. The $48.7 million bond question was a request for funding to construct… Continue Reading Voters Approve Bond Measure; Tax Levy is Defeated

Hawthorn District 73 Schools Earn Exemplary and Commendable ESSA Designations from the Illinois State Board of Education

All of our schools earned either an Exemplary or Commendable Designation on the 2018 Illinois School Report Card! These are the top two designation rankings from the Illinois State Board of Education. Our designations reflect the following achievements: Two of our schools (Hawthorn Elementary North and Hawthorn Middle School North) are performing in the top… Continue Reading Hawthorn District 73 Schools Earn Exemplary and Commendable ESSA Designations from the Illinois State Board of Education