Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Welcome Back Teachers!

If you walk through the halls of Hawthorn schools today, you will find many teachers setting up their classrooms. Their friends and family members are helping to make each classroom a very special place for students.

Hawthorn Welcomes New Teachers

Approximately 30 new teachers attended the New Teacher Orientation at Middle School South this morning led by Dr. Karen Maturo, Coordinator of Staff Development.  One of the things she discussed was the Hawthorn District 73 culture. She stressed that teachers should “love first, teach second.” She explained that teachers should genuinely care about their students… Continue Reading Hawthorn Welcomes New Teachers

Creative Challenges Make Learning Fun

Creative challenges are making learning fun in classes throughout the Hawthorn Enrichment Institute.  Students are up and out of their seats involved in activities that promote thought, creativity and discovery. In Science, they are determining what is living and non-living.  In CSI, they are identifying fingerprints and hair samples. In STEM they are building all… Continue Reading Creative Challenges Make Learning Fun