The benefits of co-teaching can clearly be seen in the sixth grade language arts class taught by Ms. Corush and Ms. Byrne at Middle School South. While one is presenting, the other is moving about the room answering questions and checking in with students. As the students went through a lesson using their new Chromebooks,… Continue Reading Co-teaching Brings More Inclusion to the Classroom
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Fourth grade students got a chance to play instruments from drums to saxophones at Hawthorn’s instrument fair. Many took their first steps toward becoming dedicated members of the District’s band or orchestra.
One of the project choices that eighth grade STEM lab students have is to participate in a Breakout Edu game. Breakout Edu brings “Escape Room” strategy to the classroom. In these games, students use teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, and troubleshooting to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open a locked box. This is an… Continue Reading STEM Lab Students Engage in Breakout Edu Games
Cub Scout Pack 273 in Vernon Hills is looking for boys in kindergarten through fifth grade who are interested in scouting. Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of boys and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an… Continue Reading Cub Scout First Pack Meeting is Sept. 13
Approximately 150 Hawthorn students started school Wednesday at Lincoln Early Learning Center in Mundelein. Hawthorn Superintendent Nick Brown and numerous administrators were there to welcome the children. The center, which serves children between the ages of 3 and 5, was formed several years ago through an intergovernmental agreement between Hawthorn School District 73, Fremont School District 79 and Mundelein… Continue Reading Opening Day at Lincoln School
If you ask Elementary North kindergarten teacher Megan Wolf what she did last summer, you may be surprised. While many of us were relaxing and enjoying time with our families, she traveled to a remote corner of Uganda to volunteer at an orphanage. What motivated her to travel thousands of miles to a remote area?… Continue Reading A Teacher Learns Plenty on Volunteer Trip to Uganda
Superintendent Nick Brown reported that things went smoothly on the first day of school on August 23. Principals, teachers and staff were excited to welcome their students. A few buses were delayed due to construction work on Route 60. He said that the district considers the first weeks of class as an important time for… Continue Reading Highlights of the August 28 Board of Education Meeting
The technology department, the maintenance crew, and several staff worked together to provide each Middle School South student with a Google Chromebook on August 30. Each grade moved through the process in less than 10 minutes. The students are extremely excited to have their devices and begin using them for Personalized Learning.
Middle School North students were excited to receive their Google Chromebooks this morning. Middle School South students will also receive them this week. Students are able to take them home every night and use them as tools to extend learning and collaboration.
Several Hawthorn teachers have moved beyond the traditional classroom design. They have opted for new concepts such as flexible seating. This approach encourages students to choose their type of seating based on their learning preferences. They can choose from yoga balls, floor cushions, high chairs, traditional seating, movable chairs, etc. Students are not locked-in to… Continue Reading Moving Beyond the Traditional Classroom Design
- Variety Show is a BlastMarch 19, 2019 - 11:19 am
- Board Meeting CancelationMarch 19, 2019 - 8:30 am
- Huge Crowd Attends District Art Show OpeningMarch 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm
- Lincoln Leprechaun Is Hard to CatchMarch 15, 2019 - 4:25 pm
- Highlights of the March 11 Board of Education MeetingMarch 14, 2019 - 1:20 pm