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Calling All Future Hawthorn Students

Do you have a current or future Hawthorn student, newborn to age 4? You’re invited to a special presentation from Cook Memorial Library. The event will take place Thursday, October 12, at 6 p.m. at Hawthorn Elementary North.

Flyer in English

Flyer in Spanish


Co-teaching Brings More Inclusion to the Classroom

The benefits of co-teaching can clearly be seen in the sixth grade language arts class taught by Ms. Corush and Ms. Byrne at Middle School South. While one is presenting, the other is moving about the room answering questions and checking in with students. As the students went through a lesson using their new Chromebooks, the teachers made sure that each student understood the directions and no one was left behind. At other times, the two were jointly teaching together, interacting with each other and the students within the curriculum while modeling and providing background knowledge.

“Co-teaching is a powerful tool and strategy,” said Ms. Corush. “With two of us teaching, one can focus on the curriculum while the other focuses on each individual student.”

Co-teaching is an all inclusive approach to teaching in which students, including those with special needs, are taught in the same classroom. There are more opportunities for specialized instruction, small group and one-to-one learning, and increased opportunities to differentiate to meet student needs.

“One of the benefits is that students are exposed to the teaching styles of both teachers. This approach increases the opportunity to differentiate for all students’ needs,” said Ms. Byrne. “The teachers bring their different styles and expertise together to meet all students’ needs.”


Lincoln School

Opening Day at Lincoln School

Approximately 150 Hawthorn students started school Wednesday at Lincoln Early Learning Center in Mundelein. Hawthorn Superintendent Nick Brown and numerous administrators were there to welcome the children.

The center, which serves children between the ages of 3 and 5, was formed several years ago through an intergovernmental agreement between Hawthorn School District 73, Fremont School District 79 and Mundelein School District 75. The collaborative effort allows the three districts to share resources and professional development opportunities to enhance learning for students.