Hawthorne Happenings

Week of 4/18-4/21

Hello all,


I hope everyone was able to enjoy their long Easter weekend. My wife and I are feeling accomplished after a weekend of cleaning and packing. We return to school this week with only 27 days of school remaining. In those final six weeks, we have many upcoming events including Spring MAP and FAST assessments, community events, PBIS incentives, a 3rd trimester awards assembly, field trips, and more. We still have a lot to accomplish, but summer will be here before we know it. Take advantage of every opportunity to further our student's learning before the long summer break. Here are some highlights from last week:

  • Iowa Assessments - Iowa Assessments are complete. All of our make-ups are also complete. Thank you to everyone for helping to make sure the assessments were proctored appropriately and anyone who took time out of their day to make sure our students made up any tests they missed.
  • PRESS training - On Wednesday, we had our first of three PRESS training sessions with Amy Thacher. Amy will be back to continue the training on May 3rd and again on May 17th. Thank you to everyone who has embraced this new program and met it with an open mind. For those that have been piloting the PRESS materials, we have been seeing some encouraging results with jumps in accuracy and fluency. I believe these materials will provide us with a framework to better guide our decision making and help our students progress toward proficiency. I look forward to being able to implement PRESS throughout the building next year.

Week of 4/18-4/21

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SPED team meeting - 4/19

On Wednesday, special education teachers will be meeting in the conference room to discuss plans for next year during PLC time. Special education teachers please make sure to bring any information you have about your current roster with you.

Open Enrollment Table - 4/21

On Friday, from 10:00-1:00, Jamie Miller will be sharing info on ALL benefits and answering any and all questions with Tony Wolfe's help.


Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Health coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Flex Spending enrollment
  • Wellness Program (YMCA)
  • HubCo Credit Union Membership
  • 403(b) Annuity
  • FMLA

Looking Ahead...

  • 4/24 - ILT meeting at Hawkeye
  • 4/24 - Spring MAP window opens
  • 4/24 - Spring FAST window opens
  • 4/25 - Administrative Professionals Week
  • 4/26 - Crown Jewel Luncheon
  • 4/27 - April Birthday Lunch & Bookstore

"It's always a great day to be at Hawthorne!"