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Tuberculosis Screening Updated Requirements
Effective July 1, 2012, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) is rescinding the universal TB testing requirement for children entering kindergarten or a California school for the first time. Instead, universal TB screening and risk-based testing will be incorporated into the existing CA State physical examination requirement for children entering first grade.
7th-12th Grade Immunization Requirements
Message from the Superintendent
Jumping into a New School Year!
Zela Davis teacher, Amy Teal, introduces incoming kindergarten students to language arts in our Jump Start Kindergarten program.
It hardly seems possible. Another summer is almost over and it is time to begin another school year. It is always an exciting time. This year we will continue to build our staff and programs to best meet the needs of our students and community.
With the positive funding model in place we have been able to return some of the programs we had to eliminate in the budget crisis and add some wonderful supports at all of our schools. In addition to all of the initiatives we implemented last year we will build on those by adding a dean of students at each elementary school, increasing the number of content coaches, increasing the family outreach staff, expanding our extended learning opportunities, increased intervention staff, the return of Jump Start Kindergarten, smaller class sizes K – 3rd grade, increased technology at school sites, expanded professional development, uniform implementation district-wide, and in the summer of 2016 we plan to offer a summer school program at multiple sites.
In addition to these positive improvements, I am happy to congratulate Mrs. Cristina Chiappe and Mr. Alexandre Monteiro on retaining their Board seats. They are unopposed in the upcoming election and therefore will remain on the Hawthorne School District Board of Trustees for another four years! The Hawthorne School District is fortunate to have five dedicated Board Members who keep the focus on students.
I look forward to another exceptional school year!
Ramona students are excited to enter kindergarten!
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Chevron continues their generosity to the Hawthorne School District. Board Member, Alex Montiero and Superintendent Dr. Helen Morgan receive the most recent donation from Chevron for $90,000 to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education in the District. This is one of many donations to the District that has allowed us to provide computer labs, professional development, robotics, Project Lead the Way curriculum, and an array of other STEM related activities to our students. Once again, we are very grateful to Chevron for their commitment to education and children in the South Bay!
Zela Davis STEM Super Saturday
STEM Super Saturday took place at Zela Davis Elementary on Saturday, March 14. It was a remarkable day for Zela Davis students, parents, and staff! Nearly 300 K-5 families attended and explored careers and projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Families participated in teacher-led lessons focused around design challenges to build bridges, hovercrafts, roller coasters, spaghetti towers, and make snow. Bud Carson and HMSA led student-based project demos to show how Zela Davis "bridges" to higher levels of STEM education. Finally, families explored six different classrooms that were transformed into Career Exploration Rooms where students met with professionals in various STEM related fields. This event could not have transpired without the support and presence of Iridescent, Boeing, West Basin Municipal Water District, One World Dolls, HMSA, and Bud Carson Middle School.
Spelling Bee 2015
On February 18th, the Hawthorne School District held its 9th Annual Spelling Bee for students in grades 4-6 at Hawthorne Middle School. Twenty contestants representing seven elementary schools and three middle schools competed on stage in front of an audience comprised of friends, family, and HSD staff. The students who competed in the district spelling bee were all winners of their classroom spelling bees and also winners or runner-ups in their school spelling bees.
After eight rounds, Lydia Neguse, a 6th grader at Bud Carson Middle School, won the competition. Lydia went on to compete in the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee on March 25th and she took 6th place in highly competitive event. We are so proud of her.
Dr. Helen E. Morgan
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To maximize each student’s potential to achieve educational excellence.
A diverse community of lifelong learners who excel and positively contribute to an advancing global society.
- Students are the focus of all decisions.
- All students, parents, staff and community members
are empowered, supported and held accountable for
their role in the educational process.
- A personal commitment to excellence is expected of all students, parents, staff and community members.
- A safe, innovative and supportive learning environment is maintained where resources are allocated to support student learning, technology and collaboration.
- Local businesses, private
and public agencies and the entire
community are integral partners
in the educational process.
- All individuals are valued
and treated with dignity,
courtesy and respect.
The 3nd Annual Family and Pet Extravaganza
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Join us for the
4th Annual Pet Extravaganza
Saturday, September 26, 2015
at Kornblum School
District Spelling Bee
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5K and MGI Health Fair
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Middle School Gymnasium Grand Openings
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