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

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    District English Learner Advisory Committee and District Advisory Committee
    On Wednesday, June 26, 2019 members of the Hawthorne School District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) and District Advisory Committee (DAC) were recognized at our regular board meeting with a certificate of appreciation for their efforts for the 2018-2019 school year. The DAC and DELAC work with our schools and our district giving input on district and school site decision making. These committees address topics such as the LCAP, categorical programs, student achievement, English learners, parent engagement as well as a number of other topics pertaining to the success of students and families of the Hawthorne School District.DAC DELAC

    Superintendent's Message

    Congratulations HMSA!HMSA Students

    Through the years we have celebrated many accomplishments achieved by Hawthorne Math a Science Academy (HMSA). This year is no exception. In addition to being recognized as a California Distinguished School HMSA is celebrates their standings on the US News and World Report National Rankings of the Best High Schools. While HMSA has appeared on these lists many times, we are always proud of the hard work of the staff, students and families in continuing this honor.

    This year HMSA is ranked in the following:

    • California High Schools – Rank #11
    • US High Schools – Rank #89
    • US Charter High Schools – Rank #20
    • Once again, please join me in celebrating another great accomplishment!

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    Open Goal Project, Chevron, LAFC Team Up For Chevron Soccer Academy

    Soccer Academy

    On March 23 and March 24, 300 boys and girls ages 9-18 from Hawthorne School District received firsthand soccer training from professional coaches at Cal State LA. They got an up-close look at what it takes to play soccer at a high level, with MLS, NWSL, and International players making appearances at the clinic. This program also inspired STEM learning through the science of soccer, as part of Chevron’s commitment to equipping youth with the critical skills they will need to succeed in jobs of the future.

    Thank you Chevron and Open Goal Project for this unique and memorable experience for Hawthorne School District students.

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    13th annual District Spelling Bee

    Spelling Bee
    On February 13th, the Hawthorne School District held its 13th Annual Spelling Bee for studentsSpelling Bee Winner in grades 4-6.  Twenty contestants, all either winners or runner-ups in their school site spelling bees, competed on stage in front of a supportive crowd full of family, friends, and HSD staff.    

    After several rounds of intense concentration and competitive spelling, Patrick Abada, a 6th grader from Prairie Vista Middle School, won the competition. Patrick will go on to compete in the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee on March 13th.

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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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      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

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