Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

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

School of Dual Language Kicks Off Second Step Program

Brittany Ebarle, a fourth grade teacher at the School of Dual Language, rewrote the lyrics to the hit song “Despacito” into a song about empathy and respect. She sang the song with students at an October 5 assembly to kick off the Social Emotional Learning Second Step program at the School of Dual Language. The goal… Continue Reading School of Dual Language Kicks Off Second Step Program

STEAM Project Involves Aliens and Airplanes

Aliens and airplanes played major roles in a STEAM project implemented in Ms. Howell’s sixth grade IMS class at Middle School South. Students worked together in teams to build paper airplanes that could fly 20 feet while carrying two (paper) aliens. They needed to stay within a specific budget (10 credits) to purchase materials to… Continue Reading STEAM Project Involves Aliens and Airplanes