Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Middle School South Students Receive Chromebooks

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.

Moving Beyond the Traditional Classroom Design

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

Library Recognizes Two Hawthorn Schools

The Cook Memorial Public Library District recently announced the winners of the 2017 Super Summer Reading Trophies. For the second year in a row, Elementary School South won the south division with 45.5% of its students signing up for the library’s summer reading program. Additionally, the library called out the School of Dual Language for… Continue Reading Library Recognizes Two Hawthorn Schools

Hawthorn Welcomes Students on First Day of School

Hawthorn teachers and staff were completely energized as students returned for their first day of school. School buses rolled in, parents dropped off their children, and mothers and fathers waved good bye to their kindergarteners. Teachers, principals and administrators greeted the children as they entered the buildings. What a great start for the school year.

Parents and Students Connect with the District

A flurry of activity is happening at the District’s schools as parents, children, teachers and staff get ready for the first day of school on August 23. Parents and children are connecting with teachers and staff through information nights, kindergarten bashes, get acquainted times, orientations and other events.