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Social & Emotional

Hawthorn District 73 is committed to creating an environment where students, staff and the community feel supported. Teachers strive to weave social emotional learning into the curriculum on a daily basis. There is time allocated weekly for Hawthorn staff to focus on the  SEL standards

Elementary Social Emotional Learning

Hawthorn uses Second Step to explicitly teach social emotional skills in four areas: skills for learning, empathy, emotion management and problem solving. Collaborative lessons build a sense of classroom community; strong relationships among peers and with staff are established and maintained. 

Middle School Social Emotional Learning

Students from relationships with  trusted staff members and peers through participation in the middle school advisory program. Social-emotional skills like social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making, and conflict resolution are taught during monthly lessons. 

Social Work Contact List

Community and Family Resources 

PBIS Explained

Social, Emotional and Behavior Coordinator Megan Goldman explains the use of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports at Hawthorn District 73.

Parent/Guardian Presentations

Creating Consistent and Manageable Routines for the Summer

On May 31, 2023, counselors from Cherry Hill Counseling shared strategies for interested participants on how to set up a summer routine for your child(ren) to prevent misbehavior, stress, anxiety, and boredom.  The slides and resources are linked below!

Successful Summer Strategies Slideshow

Family Fun Bingo Card

Successful Summer Strategies Handout

How to Gain Control During Uncertain Times

  • Recording: This link is active through the middle of February.
  • Resources: Parents can download the Big 4 journal page & Circle of Control page from this link.

Presented by: Audrey Grunst, LCSW