Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Highlights of the October 26 Special Session of the Board of Education

Board of Education President Sonali Patil gave a presentation on the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) survey at the Special Session of the Board of Education on October 26. She started by thanking the approximately 500 people who participated in the survey, which was launched last summer to gauge community perceptions about the District’s facility… Continue Reading Highlights of the October 26 Special Session of the Board of Education

Hawthorn and VHHS Students Make Great Music Together

Three hundred and thirty-three students from Hawthorn Middle School North, Hawthorn Middle School South and Vernon Hills High School spent the day on Wednesday, November 1, rehearsing for the evening Orchestra Festival at Vernon Hills High School. They performed  together in a mass orchestra, playing Themes from Romeo and Juliet, Donegal Fiddles, Allegro Con Brio from Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, and Capriol Suite.… Continue Reading Hawthorn and VHHS Students Make Great Music Together

Highlights of the October 23 Board of Education Meeting

Dr. James Tohme, Principal of the School of Dual Language, and a group of students gave an interactive presentation called “Learning the Dual Way” at the October 23 Board of Education meeting. Students gave an example of a lesson taught in Spanish and received enthusiastic applause. The presentation was followed by a discussion about the… Continue Reading Highlights of the October 23 Board of Education Meeting

Hawthorn Observes Red Ribbon Week

This week, events are taking place in the elementary schools in observance of Red Ribbon Week. This is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October. Each day is a different theme. For instance, Elementary North students wore red on Monday to signify their stance against drugs and alcohol.… Continue Reading Hawthorn Observes Red Ribbon Week

Snowflake Encourages Students to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

This year’s Snowflake event at Middle School South was a great success thanks to the help of 55 adult facilitators, 40 Vernon Hills and Libertyville high school students, 400 parents, and many volunteers. More than 370 seventh and eighth grade students from Middle School South, Middle School North and Oak Grove School attended this annual… Continue Reading Snowflake Encourages Students to Live a Healthy Lifestyle