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Hawthorne School District

Hawthorne School District

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    Our Mission:  To maximize each student’s potential to achieve educational excellence and social and emotional well-being.

    Superintendent's Message

    First, let me wish you all a Happy New Year! As we begin 2022, I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that we continue to take all of the steps necessary to keep our schools safe. It is important that we all do our part to follow the protocols we have implemented since our return to in-person instruction. These include:

    • Continue to self screen prior to coming to school
    • Wash hands often and thoroughly
    • Wear a face mask that fully covers the nose and mouth
    • Maintain a safe distance from others

    As reported, the State is attempting to provide an at-home test kit for every student in California. We are working closely with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) to secure these kits. Once we have them, your school principal will communicate the steps necessary to receive a test kit for your child. Student testing is optional and NOT a requirement to return to campus.

    We all know the importance of keeping our children in school. I look forward to working collaboratively with our entire school community to ensure we are able to support our students, in-person, and continue to provide a safe environment for our staff, students, and families. I know the last two years have been challenging. I am happy to say that, by working together, we have met the challenges we have faced. I am confident that we will continue to do what is necessary to keep our Hawthorne School District community safe and thriving.

    I wish you all the best as we kick off 2022!

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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
      June 15th , 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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      Fast Facts



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      District Area

      6 Sq Miles




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