Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

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Taking Accurate Measurements

The advanced algebra class at Middle School South has begun their trigonometry unit. As part of understanding angle of elevation and the use of the trigonometric ratios, the students built hypsometers (an instrument for measuring height or elevation). They used a straw attached to a protractor for sighting, and a string and a paper clip […]

Eighth-grade Student Wins Essay Contest Prize

Congratulations to Hawthorn Middle School South eighth-grade student Tommy Diesen. Tommy wrote an argumentative essay about whether or not schools should have the right to monitor student social media accounts for the Bill of Rights Institute’s annual “We the Students” Essay Contest. Tommy’s entry earned an honorable mention, which was accompanied by a $500 prize! […]

District 73 Schedules Community Engagement Meetings

The Hawthorn School District 73 Board of Education is inviting the public to a series of community engagement meetings to discuss how to resolve the District’s space challenges. Currently, District 73 is at capacity and it is growing. The six meetings will include presentations by the Board of Education and opportunities for community members to […]

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Middle South Wins Battle of the Books

Congratulations to Middle School South for winning Battle of the Books. South members Ema J., Madelyn G., Emily J., Sophia K., Ashleigh L., Vedant R. and Spandan G. won a down to the wire competition against Middle School North: 47-42. The competition focuses on the students reading novels from the 2018 Rebecca Caudill List and answering […]

Message Regarding National School Walkouts

Dear Parents and Guardians: Today I reach out to you as a follow-up to my February 27th letter concerning the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. We continue to hold the victims and their families in our hearts and prayers. There is a national social media movement underway for students to protest […]

School Safety Update

All our thoughts recently have been about school safety and mourning the tragic deaths of the students in Florida. This has created important and difficult conversations surrounding violence in our society, and then the one that has always kept me up at night — keeping our students safe at school. This has always been true […]

We Want Your Advice about District 73’s Future

Please join us on Wednesday, February 21, for an Evening with the Board to discuss Hawthorn’s space needs for today and tomorrow. At the meeting, we look forward to your advice and guidance as we work together to set the course for our school district’s future. The meeting will take place at Middle School South, […]

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Hawthorn Hosts an Evening with the Board

Hawthorn School District 73 is inviting the community to attend an Evening with the Board on Wednesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills, IL. The event will focus on how to solve the District’s present and future space needs.  The event will include a […]

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A Great Debate

Ms. Corush’s sixth-grade Language Arts class was the scene of a great debate. Teams debated whether an individual female committed a murder or a crime of passion. Mr. Stubenvoll, Ms. Mats and Mr. Reid served as the judges. Rebuttals will take place on Thursday.