Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Update on the School for Young Learners

It may seem as if a long time has passed since the community of Hawthorn District 73 approved the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP). In as much as we all want to see immediate changes to the physical sites of the school district, appropriate planning, discussion, and submissions must happen. The initial months immediately following… Continue Reading Update on the School for Young Learners

Opening Day for Hawthorn Staff

Wednesday’s “Opening Day” program brought hundreds of Hawthorn teachers and staff together under one roof. Superintendent Pete Hannigan presented the District’s goals and priorities for the new school year. Board of Education President Robin Cleek, as well as members of the Hawthorn Education Association and the Hawthorn PTO, also addressed the audience. Dr. Dennis King… Continue Reading Opening Day for Hawthorn Staff

Welcome Back Teachers

While students won’t be heading back to school until Thursday (Aug. 22), teachers are already here. Monday was the first of three Teacher Institute Days, in which teachers are working on school related issues, and getting ready to inspire their students for the new school year.

Setting Up Classrooms for Success

This is a busy time for teachers as August 22, the first day of the new school year draws near. Teachers are hard at work making their classrooms creative and inspiring places for their students. This is not a simple task; each teacher has his/her own unique way of setting up a classroom for success.

Welcome New Teachers!

Hawthorn’s 42 new teachers received their orientation on Monday morning. The event included presentations by Hawthorn staff, including Dr. Pete Hannigan, the District’s superintendent. The teachers also took a bus ride to become familiar with the diverse communities in Vernon Hills, Libertyville, Mundelein and other areas that make up Hawthorn School District 73.

Kindergarten Building Construction is Moving Forward

Construction is moving forward at the Hawthorn School for Young Learners, the District’s new kindergarten building. The building, which is adjacent to the Sullivan Community Center on Aspen Drive, is scheduled to open by the fall of 2020. Kindergarten students enrolled for the 2020/2021 school year (except for those attending the School of Dual Language)… Continue Reading Kindergarten Building Construction is Moving Forward