Entries by Leslie Piotrowski

Aspen Fifth-Graders Fly Away to Middle School

Aspen Elementary said good-bye to its fifth grade class yesterday during its annual Fly Away and Awards Ceremony. Awards were given out for outstanding attendance, presidential awards for outstanding academic achievement, and outstanding academic excellence. ACE participants and student council members were also recognized. Regal the Eagle helped hand out the awards.

Frog Lady Brings Frogs and Other Animals to Aspen

The Frog Lady brought a wide array of amphibians and reptiles to kindergarten students at Aspen Elementary. She introduced them to an African bullfrog named Java the Hutt, a skink named Baxter, a bearded dragon named Laverne and other frogs, turtles, snakes and lizards. She allowed the children to pet some of the animals as […]

Key to 73 Education Foundation Wants Your Input

Please assist the Key to 73 Education Foundation choose an inaugural gift for each Hawthorn school.  The Key to 73 Education Foundation was established to raise private sector funds to support the goals of the District’s Strategic Plan. In its first year, the foundation would like to present each school with a gift to be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aspen Students Have a Bad Hair Day

Last Friday, Aspen Elementary students had a bad hair day. Students were encouraged to come to school with creative hairstyles. As a result, bad hair was everywhere. Students looked like they were caught in a wind tunnel, joined a circus or had just stepped out of a Star Wars movie. They had lots of fun.

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 […]