Staff News & Updates- Dec. 1, 2023
Hawthorn is a US News & World Report Top School in Missouri
US News & World Report published the 2024 Best Elementary Schools and Hawthorn was named among the top in the state of Missouri making us a "U.S. News Best Elementary School". The criteria includes academic proficiency, number of highly qualified teachers, our school counseling program, and our student-teacher ratio.
Leadership Team Meeting Minutes
The Hawthorn Leadership Team met Wednesday after school. Your team representative will share, in more detail, the highlights of our conversation. Here are the minutes, if you are interested.
Focusing On YOU!! I noticed...
...Heather and CERT members! Did you know we had a CARDIAC EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM at Hawthorn? We had our first meeting on Tuesday morning to establish roles and hold our first drills. Thanks to Heather for leading this group and to the team members: Angie, Veronica, Lisa R., Justina, Sheila, Victoria, Lindsey P., Morgan, Brooke. Special thanks to Diane for helping "behind the scenes" during our first meeting.
...Maria created another awesome musical experience for students and families! Thanks to the entire specials team for helping out with rehearsals, etc., and to the 5th grade teachers for supporting their students!
Congratulations to Kylie and Noman!!
Baby Shahid is arriving in June of 2024!!
Enjoy Extra Time and Comfy Clothes in December!
The Challenge Wheel!
Beginning on Monday we will have 'The 12 Days of Holiday Challenges'! Each morning on the announcements we will spin the wheel to reveal the current challenge. IF you choose to complete the challenge your name will be entered in a drawing to win fabulous prizes!! IF you DO NOT want to complete a challenge, but still love the idea of being entered in a drawing-- just use one of the "FREE PASSES" placed in your box.
Early Release Day Information
After dismissal--Certified staff PD:
See the message from Dr. Means below with details about our professional development that afternoon:
Our December 6th early release will be dedicated to grade level and department meeting time. I have included the plans for both grade level teachers and departments below. Please reach out to me, your instructional coach, or your department leader if you have questions. Thank you and have a fabulous afternoon.
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Here are your November Curriculum Connections!