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Hawthorne School District

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    Our Mission:  To maximize each student’s potential to achieve educational excellence

    Superintendent's Message
    Looking forward to the new school year, having all students attend all day, everyday!

    The Close of a Memorable School Year   

    The 2020-2021 school year will always be remembered as the year we had to close our schools due to a worldwide pandemic. It will be a year remembered for students, parents, and staff learning a new way of engaging in school. It was difficult on all involved, but we all persevered. We met the many challenges dealt to us head-on and found ways to move forward.

    Despite the difficulties, there were some positive aspects to the situation. We all became more comfortable with technology and how to use it in our day-to-day routines. It will now be a more integral part of what we do in classrooms, offices, and homes throughout our community. We all know that technology is an important part of our lives and being able to utilize these tools for instruction, meetings, and routine communication will serve to enhance our school and work well into the future. We also saw the resilience of students, teachers, and parents in working through a “new normal”. I was so proud of the Hawthorne School District staff and their commitment to continuing our important work. It wasn’t always easy or comfortable, but we met the challenges.

    While the pandemic is not over, we are on the path to recovery and normalcy. I have every intention of starting the new school year on a full-day, full-week schedule. We have numerous protocols in place to ensure a safe school and work environment. We will follow all of the requirements from the Department of Public Health in our classrooms and offices. Students will enjoy the ability to see their classmates, engage in activities with others in the same room, and continue to grow and thrive.

    I want to thank all of our Hawthorne School District community for your dedication to our students, your commitment to doing what is required to help our students succeed, and your support throughout the last year. I am looking forward to August 2021 and seeing all of our students back on campus enjoying a true school experience!

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    Making College Accessible

    In the Hawthorne School District, we are committed to ensuring that our students are equipped with the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary for success in both college and career.  To this end, we joined with California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) last year to submit a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) partnership grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Education. We were recently delighted to learn that our GEAR UP partnership was one of only twenty-four in the country to be funded this year. The approval of this partnership means that our current sixth grade students will be provided with access to seven years of targeted academic support, college-focused counseling, college campus visitations, and family workshops focused on topics such as the college admissions process and financial aid options.  This type of long-term commitment is rarely seen with federal grants, and its impact on our students will be significant.  Projects associated with the GEAR UP grant are already underway, with the creation of College and Career Centers at each of our middle school campuses, the recruitment of CSUDH students to serve as tutors in a number of our classrooms, and the coordination of a trip for almost 800 sixth graders to the CSUDH campus this June.  We are so pleased to be able to offer these and many more services to our students as we work to support them on their path to postsecondary education. 
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      Board Meeting
      August 11th , 6:00 pm - Boardroom

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      Superintendent  Helen MorganSuperintendent's Message

      Dr. Helen E. Morgan

      Mission Statement

      To maximize each student’s potential to achieve educational excellence.

      Vision Statement

      A diverse community of lifelong learners who excel and positively contribute to an advancing global society.

      Core Values

      We believe:

      • 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 social-emotional well-being, 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.
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      District Area

      6 Sq Miles




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