Entries by piotrowskil

Coronavirus Updates and Resources

While Hawthorn School District 73 buildings are currently closed, we have implemented a Remote Learning Plan for students. The closure will continue through the end of the school year. Student, staff and stakeholder health, safety and well-being are our highest priorities. We continue to monitor the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) very closely, and are committed to providing regular updates to the community.

Highlights of the May 21, 2020 Board of Education Meeting

On behalf of the Board of Education, Board President Robin Cleek thanked staff for organizing the curbside pick-up events. She also reminded the community about the wide variety of activities and accomplishments that took place this school year prior to the pandemic and the shift to remote learning. Her list of highlights included Dr. Hannigan’s […]

It’s Day Two of Curbside Pick Up

Tuesday marked day two of Hawthorn’s curbside pick up series. As each car pulled up, staff seamlessly received and returned items while practicing social distancing. Although masks covered smiles, staff and parents were clearly happy to see each other again.

Pick-up/Drop-off Events Go Smoothly

The first day of curbside pick-up/drop-off events at Hawthorn schools took place Friday morning. Parents collected items that remained at the schools and returned everything from library books to musical instruments. Since staff had previously organized and labeled all the items for pick up, each transaction only took a few minutes. Next Tuesday, the pick-up/drop-off […]

Hawthorn’s Virtual Field Day is May 29

Friday, May 29, is Hawthorn Plays, our first ever, virtual field day! While the PE and Health staff would love to see you in person, we will have to have fun in a different way this year. On Wednesday, May 27, the detailed agenda of the day will be shared with all of you. You’ll be […]

Board of Education Meetings: May 21, 2020

A Regular Board of Education Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 21, at 7:00 p.m. In addition, a Closed Session will immediately follow this meeting. The meetings will be conducted remotely. Public comments may be emailed to: elftmannb@hawthorn73.org.

Children’s Book Week Inspires Students to Read More Books

During National Children’s Book Week, teachers encouraged elementary students to read books. Many students accepted the challenge. They sent photos of themselves reading their favorite books to their parents, their siblings, their stuffed animals and even their pets. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.