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Eagle Chorus

Eagle Chorus Takes Off

Students came together for an Eagle Chorus rehearsal on September 18 at Aspen Elementary. It was the first practice of the year, and they sounded great. Led by Mrs. Klein, the students practiced several songs including “Bye Bye Blackbird” and “Da Pacem Domine”. They will perform these pieces on November 7 at Middle School South.

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Aspen Eagle Chorus

We are thrilled to announce the start of the Aspen Chorus.  Thanks to the generous offer of time and support from Mrs. Klein, the Middle School South Chorus Teacher, 4th and 5th grade students at Aspen will have the opportunity to participate in chorus.  This opportunity is being offered at no cost and will allow students to participate in two concerts.  Please read the information included and encourage your 4th and/or 5th grade student to participate.  Parent permission forms are due back to Aspen on Friday, September 14th.

Nuevo coro de Aspen

Estamos encantados de anunciar el comienzo del Coro de Aspen. Gracias a la generosa oferta de tiempo y apoyo de la Sra. Klein, la maestra del Coro Sur de la escuela secundaria, los estudiantes de 4to y 5to grado en Aspen tendrán la oportunidad de participar en el coro. Esta oportunidad se ofrece sin costo y permitirá a los estudiantes participar en dos conciertos. Por favor, lea la información incluida y anime a su 4 ° y / o 5 ° grado a participar. Los formularios de permiso de los padres deben devolverse a Aspen el viernes 14 de septiembr

More Info / forms in English and Spanish
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MAP Testing

Experimenting with Mixed Media

In his class at Aspen Elementary on Wednesday, new art teacher Michael Glassman discussed ways to use mixed media to create art. He assigned a class project in which students created trading cards using pencils, markers, chalk, water colors and other materials.  The students picked materials and started experimenting and having fun with their projects. Mr. Glassman also teaches at Townline Elementary and the School of Dual Language.




Friendly Reminders

  • When dropping off or picking up students in the car line, please remember to stay in your cars.  If you must get out of your car to help a child or to come into the office, we ask that you park in the parking lot.  This helps to make sure we do not get too backed up during these times.
  • When parking and crossing the drop off lane, please cross only at the cross-walk.  We have a staff member who will stop traffic with a stop sign.  This helps us to be sure everyone remains safe.
  • Students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready to learn at 7:55 a.m.  To help make sure that students are ready for the day, we ask you to try your best to drop off by 7:45 a.m.
Thank you for your patience in these first weeks as everyone gets used to the bus schedule and the drop off and pick up routines.

Welcome Back Students

Walk into any classroom at Aspen Elementary and you will see children having fun on their first day of school.

Hawthorn School District 73 Superintendent Accepts Position in Indiana

Superintendent Nick Brown has resigned from Hawthorn School District 73 effective June 30 to accept a new position in Indiana to be closer to family.

“I really enjoyed my time at Hawthorn and appreciate all the work the staff does for all our students,” Brown said.  “We have great parents, students, staff and community.”

The Board of Education is grateful for Mr. Brown’s service to Hawthorn and wishes him well at his new district in Indiana.

The Board of Education will work hard to make this transition as smooth as possible with the help and guidance of the District’s administrative team.  An interim superintendent will be hired to support the District for the next year.  Also, the District will hire a search firm to help find the right superintendent candidate for the district.  The District asks for community patience and support in the coming weeks.  The District will continue to focus on what it does best, ensuring the best learning environment for its students.

El Superintendente del Distrito Escolar Hawthorn #73 acepta una posición en Indiana

Nick Brown, el Superintendente de el Distrito Escolar Hawthorn #73 ha renunciado a su puesto a partir del 30 de junio para aceptar un nuevo puesto en Indiana para estar más cerca de su familia.

“Realmente disfruté mi tiempo en Hawthorn y aprecié todo el trabajo que hace el personal para todos nuestros estudiantes”, dijo el Sr. Brown. “Tenemos unos excelentes padres, estudiantes, personal y comunidad”.

La Junta de Educación está agradecida por el servicio del Sr. Brown a Hawthorn y le desea lo mejor en su nuevo distrito en Indiana.

La Junta de Educación trabajará arduamente para hacer que esta transición sea fluida con la ayuda y orientación del equipo administrativo del Distrito. Se contratará un superintendente interino para apoyar al Distrito el próximo año escolar. Además, el Distrito contratará una empresa de búsqueda para ayudar a encontrar al candidato adecuado para el superintendente para el distrito. El Distrito pide paciencia y apoyo a la comunidad en las próximas semanas. El Distrito continuará enfocándose en lo que hace mejor, asegurando el mejor ambiente de aprendizaje para sus estudiantes.

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Practice Makes Perfect

Students in the Aspen and Elementary South orchestras know that practice makes perfect.  You can see their dedication and concentration as they rehearse.

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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 used by all of the students. Please take a short survey to help select the option most valued by all for each school.


Aspen Fifth-grader is a Sectional Spelling Bee Champion

Fifth-grade Aspen student Aishi A. moved on to new heights after she won Aspen’s fourth and fifth grade spelling bee. She was among four winners of the sectional spelling bee on February 27 at South Park Elementary School in Deerfield. The winners included two eighth graders and one seventh grader in addition to Aishi. Students from 45 schools competed against each other ranging from fourth through eighth grade. Students learned close to 1,600 words from 14 different languages including French, Slavic, German, Asian, Japanese and Spanish. Words that Aishi spelled included nachtmusik and turducken. Her winning word was “skirling”. Next, she will compete in the regional spelling bee at the College of Lake County on March 15.

Royceale Woods, Regional Superintendent of Schools for Lake County, sent a letter to congratulate Aishi on becoming a sectional finalist.  Aspen Elementary is thrilled about Aishi’s accomplishment and is wishing her the best of luck as she competes against other sectional finalists in Lake County for a spot at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.