Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Clarification About Today’s Drill

As you know, Hawthorn District 73 schedules drills throughout the year to ensure our schools are prepared for emergencies and other events. This morning a drill took place at Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language. While a parent posted on Facebook that this was an actual lockdown, this was only a drill. While […]

Hawthorn Observes American Education Week

Several Hawthorn schools, including Aspen Elementary, invited parents to visit the classrooms of their children in observance of American Education Week, Nov. 13 to 17. The students were excited to work on projects alongside their parents. Do you know the history behind American Education Week? Representatives of the National Education Association and the American Legion […]

Aspen Launches ACE

Aspen Elementary launched a new team of fifth-grade students who are helping the school in many ways. Members of the Aspen Caring Experts (ACE) team were selected based on their applications and teacher recommendations. Members should be dependable, responsible, caring, trustworthy, courteous and friendly. Their job assignments include greeting students at the front door, providing […]

Empathy Is Recognized by Peers

As part of its commitment to Social Emotional Learning, Aspen Elementary students are recognizing peers who demonstrate empathy.  Each classroom voted for a student in their room who exemplified traits they had been learning about all month, such as being a good listener, being kind and showing empathy. Congratulations to the following students who received […]

Brief Alert

This morning there was a suspicious black car we believe to be a Lincoln possibly taking photos of students as they entered school. The car was parked off of school property. Please take extra caution and keep a watchful eye. Inform our Resource Officer Jon Paret or the Vernon Hills Police Department if you see […]