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Hawthorne School District

Hawthorne School District

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

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    Superintendent's Message

    Bullying Behavior Training

    First of all, I would like to welcome you back to the new school year! I look forward to another great year!

    Prior to the start of school, every employee in the Hawthorne School District was given the opportunity to attend a research-based training on bully prevention. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program was brought to us through a grant. This program addresses all aspects of bullying and provides our staff with tools and strategies to use with our students to address this behavior.

    All participants in the training worked to identify the types of behaviors that constitute bullying and to identify the roles of various individuals in the act(s). We plan to implement this program at our schools to address this very serious issue and to work toward elimination of these behaviors on our campuses. Implementation will be introduced in stages with full utilization expected by December 2018.

    If you would like more information on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, please contact your site dean, counselor, or administrator. I am certain they would be happy to share the information with you.

    As we begin the year, please follow me on twitter at Dr.M@HSD_hmorgan I post events and accomplishments from all of our schools and would love to share these with you.

    I am honored to serve the Hawthorne community and privileged to have the opportunity to educate your children. I look forward to seeing you at a school site or event!

    Gear Up
    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
      December 12th, 6:00 pm - Boardroom


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      Superintendent  Helen Morgan

      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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