News & Announcements
Dates to Remember:
Feb 5th - PTA Family Art Night 6:30PM
Feb 8th - 12th School-wide book fair in the library
Feb 10th and 11th - SEP conferences - half days
Feb 15th - No school - Presidents Day
Feb 22nd-25th ELP production of "Good Masters Sweet Ladies" Room # 12
Feb 23rd - 25th ELP Open house 8:30 to 11:30
Feb 29th - LEAP YEAR!
Dance at Hawthorne
Students from Mrs. Torres' class receive dance instruction from Ms. Penka our BTS dance teacher.
Search Process for the Superintendent:
There will be four opportunities to meet with the search consultants to learn about the search process and time frame, get answers to questions, and provide comments that will be compiled and provided to the board. Meetings will take place as follows:
Date and Time
Tuesday, February 16
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
West High School Library
241 North 300 West
Wednesday, February 17
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Highland High School Library
2166 South 1700 East
Thursday, February 18
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
East High School Library
840 South 1300 East
Thursday, February 18
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Glendale Middle School Library
1430 West Andrew Ave.
In addition, the public is invited to submit feedback through a web-based survey of qualities that the new Superintendent may possess. The survey can be found at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2559399/Salt-Lake-City-School-District-Superintendent-Survey. The survey will also be available in other languages. Links will be posted at http://www.slcschools.org/departments/communications/newsroom/2015-16/community-input.php as soon as the translations are complete.
The survey will be available until February 26, 2016. For more information, contact Jim Hager, Search Consultant, 702-280-1006 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners of the BEEs:
Congratulations to Adelaide Parker the winner of the Geography Bee and Elizabeth Zhang the Spelling Bee winner. These students will go on to their respective regional competitions. Well done!
Congratulations to Mr. Nickerson's MathCounts teams who recently won the district sponsored MathCounts competition. There were 16 teams from Hawthorne, SLCSE, Clayton, Hillside and Glendale who participated in a day long event.
Championship Team of Malavika Singh, Sanjula Pingali, Yvonne Kim and Elizabeth Zhang
1st Runner up Team of E.P. Simmons, Doruk Toydemir, Elias Sigman and Jack Pronovost
3rd Runner up Team of Adelaide Parker, Arundhati Oommen, Vivian Marcoux and Mirna El-Gendy
For the individual awards 9 of the top 10 students included current Hawthorne students and former Hawthorne students. Great work all!
"I have a dream":
Students in Mrs. Soria's class read Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech and wrote about what it means to them in colorful self portraits. In addition they wrote about their own dreams some of there are:
"I have a dream to speak like a lion and not like a mouse."
"I have a dream to be confident and have integrity."
"My dream is to be the best person I can and have a kitten."
"My dream is to learn, speak good things and try not to burp when I talk."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mrs. Clark's 2nd grade ELP class created a mosaic portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. and learned his historic speech "I Have a Dream." The school will be closed on January 18th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
All about riding the bus
Student projects explain safety when entering, exiting and riding the bus.
Salt Lake Center for Science and Engineering
SLCSE Open House
Science Fair 2016
Science Fair information, time lines and resources: Science Fair
Student Supervision Before and After School
Thank you to our many parents who are the extra eyes on the playgrounds before and after school. Your presence adds to our community safety. Staff supervise students 15 minutes before school starts and 15 minutes after school ends. Students who stay beyond this time and play should be supervised by parents or guardians.
All students who have missed rides or are unsure about after school pick-ups are encouraged to come to the office for help. We will make sure they are safe while we call contact numbers. Students who are in aftercare are supervised by Hawthorne’s excellent aftercare staff.
If your children are eating breakfast the exterior cafeteria door opens at 7:30 AM.
Hoping for Snow
Hour of Code
Over 400 students participated in the district sponsored "Hour of Code" learning coding skills using an engaging "Star Wars" program.
Student Art Work
Magnet ELP Information for 2016-2017
Open Houses at Magnet Sites
Testing and Applications
Feast of Gratitude
Students in Ms. Schmock's and Ms. Jachim's classes continue a tradition of sharing a feast of gratitude.
World Kindness Day
Students celebrate World Kindness Day with kind words and thoughts posted on helping hands.
Guinness World Record Stacking Day
Classes participate in a world-wide stacking event to set a new Guinness World Record.
Imaginations soar with this year's Reflections theme. Students earning awards are posted on the PTA bulletin board at school.
Students from room #29 listen to a lesson by science coach Mr. Quaderer on the geology of Big Cottonwood Canyon.
The Golden Tray Award
Fifth grade students with exceptional manners in the cafeteria win a new award at school: "The Golden Tray Award." (Cookies, too)
Middle School ELP testing
Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides specialized educational services for identified gifted and high ability 7th and 8th grade middle school students. ELP services are available at all district middle schools with more extensive services provided through ELP Magnet Programs at Clayton and Hillside Middle Schools and West High School.
As part of the eligibility process for the 2016-2017 school year, gifted and high ability 6th and 7th grade students may participate in the middle school testing which occurs at each elementary and middle school during November and December. The registration deadline for testing is November 2, 2015.
For more information, log on to the district website at http://www.slcschools.org/departments/curriculum/extended-learning-program/#.VbacTKPnapo, or contact the ELP Department staff at 801-578-8573.
Students in room #12 enjoy Halloween games and a party.
Safe Technology and Digital Citizenship
A new responsibility for School Community Councils is to engage in an on-going discussion with school personnel about creating safe technology enforcement for students in public schools. Hawthorne has posted on the school website under “Community” a Salt Lake City School District and school report that addresses questions about devices used at school, programs and sites accessible to students, supervision practices and school rules regarding electronic devices to name a few.
Hawthorne's focus on safe technology and digital citizenship includes a yearly internet safety assembly for students and specific Board policies outlining acceptable student use of computers and electronic devices at school. The internet safety assembly will be November 6th. There are two assemblies: one for k-3rd grade students at 8:45 AM and another for 4th-6th grade students at 9:30 AM.
Parent/guardian education on safe technology and digital citizenship is one of the goals for SCC and the school.
See"Community" for links and Board policies.
State Report Card
Congratulations to Hawthorne students and staff for achieving an "A" on the Utah State school report card for 2014-2015. Students' proficiency and growth increased on the English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science SAGE tests. Well done all!
Students learn about the Constitution
PTA Fund raiser
Hawk Walk September 11th 6:00PM Don't forget!
Welcome Back Hawthorne Hawks
School Community Council
William and Megan Buhler have been nominated for the position of Co-chairs of Hawthorne's School Community Council. Jennifer Hamelin has been nominated by the ELP Steering Committee to fill the position of ELP representative to the School Community Council.
SCC thanks past Chairman Mariana Ahlers and members Heidi LaPlante, Matthew LaPlante and Jennifer Batchler for their service to the school and committee.
Current members of SCC will review and vote upon these nominations at the first meeting on August 31st at 6:00PM in the library.
Hawthorne parents who may wish to be considered for SCC membership are invited to contact the school principal.
2015 SAGE Test Results:
Parent guide to student report
Hawthorne has a wonderful book exchange across from the library. Students are encouraged to take books or leave books for others to enjoy. Donations are always appreciated. In addition older library books that are free to our school community are on a table outside of the library. Come and browse.
10 Ways to Foster Your Child's Success
- Talk with your child. Talking early and
often with your children helps them trust
you as a source of information and guidance.
- Set high but realistic expectations.
Paying attention to your children's strengths,
while acknowledging where they need assistance,
can help children develop realistic self-expectations.
- Build your child's self-esteem and confidence.
Encourage your children to make choices
even if it means making mistakes. This is
how children learn and grow.
- Keep your child healthy. Promote your
children's physical emotional, and social
- Support learning at home. Show that
education is important to you and that you
- Communicate with your child's school.
Communicate on a regular basis with the
school to stay informed and involved.
- Encourage exploration and discovery.
By encouraging your children to develop
their interests and seek opportunities to
try new things you help them make the most
of the world around them.
- Help your child develop good relationships.
All children want to fit in and belong.
Helping your children develop friendships
that affirm them will go a long way to helping
them build solid relationships a adults.
- Keep your child safe. Teach your children
safety procedures and how to avoid dangerous
- Participate in community service. Children's
positive energy and talents can be acknowledged
beyond the classroom when used to serve
or help others.
From "How to Help Your Child Succeed"
-- National PTA's Building Successful