- Curriculum Guide
- Parent/Student Powerschool Portal – The Parent/Student Powerschool Portal is a good resource for parents in K-5 in order to get basic information about their child at Hawthorn and a great way for parents of middle school students to check their child’s progress. Parents can access this site by utilizing the username and password that they set up when they registered their child.
- Alignment to Math Standards. The IXL website provides information on Illinois standards where parents can find practice skills, and track performance.
- Early Childhood Development on Learning and Teaching
- Math, English Language Arts, Science & Social Studies Skill Building
- Teaching Math through use of a Calculator
- Astronomy for Children
- White House History
Legislative & Regulatory Matters
Public education is impacted by countless federal and state mandates. The following resources offer information about current topics impacting education.
- Illinois Association of School Boards – http://www.iasb.com
- Illinois Association of School Business Officials – http://IASBO.org
- ED-RED – http://www.ed-red.org
- Illinois State Board of Education – http://www.isbe.state.il.us
Articles / Information
- Top Summer Learning Tips
- Tips to Keep Tweens and Teens Learning During the Summer from the National Summer Learning Association
- Keep Kids Active and Healthy During the Summer from the National Summer Learning Association
- Stop Sports Injuries: Keeping Kids in the Game for Life website, in support of a campaign initiated by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Learning Theory & Philosophies
Learning at Hawthorn is based on several models, including the Bernstein Artful Learning Model, Understanding by Design, and Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences.
- Leonard Bernstein Artful Learning Model
- Understanding by Design
- Howard Gardner Theory of Multiple Intelligences
- Glasser Choice Theory
- Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), formerly National Middle School Association
Service Provider Information
If your family receives free school lunches, you may qualify for Comcast Internet Essentials, an Internet access package costing $9.95 a month plus tax. More information is available at http://internetessentials.com/ or by calling 1-855-846-8376.
Other companies may have similar programs. We will provide that information as we become aware of it. Please note that Hawthorn does not endorse nor are we in any way affiliated with Comcast or with any other service provider.
- Learn Spanish at Home Through the Library
- Student Resources (including book lists, study websites and report-a-bully form), and
- Middle School Parent Portal online gradebook.
- Tutor List 2020-2021
For more information, please contact Allison Stein, Director of Teaching and Learning, at 847-990-4251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.