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updated: 10/28/2011 11:46 AM

Hawthorn elementary students look forward to college graduation

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  • To reinforce the "I believe" message, each Hawthorn Elementary North student received a T-shirt showing the year they will graduate from college.

      To reinforce the "I believe" message, each Hawthorn Elementary North student received a T-shirt showing the year they will graduate from college.
    Courtesy of Hawthorn School District 73

  • Hawthorn Elementary North students spell out the initials of their school in Vernon Hills.

      Hawthorn Elementary North students spell out the initials of their school in Vernon Hills.
    Courtesy of Hawthorn School District 73

 
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Hawthorn Elementary North students are reaching for the stars, through a yearlong program emphasizing each child looking to the day when they have successfully completed college.

The entire school has been involved in a Bernstein Artful Learning unit summarized by the phrase, "I believe," which reminds students they an achieve beyond their dreams.

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Throughout the year, students and teachers will tie learning and activities back to the overarching theme, which was introduced with an all-school celebration Oct. 12 that featured the encouraging words and songs of motivational speaker Victor Pacini.

During the assembly, students were reminded of the importance of respect for self and community, setting goals, working hard and believing in oneself. To help reinforce the message, each child received a T-shirt featuring the date they will graduate from college.

To further mark the exciting day, Elementary North students organized themselves into a giant "EN" to represent their school.

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