24-Hour Attendance Line
Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival Instructional Schedule
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM
The last day of school was approved at the April 26 Board of Education meeting. Due to a mild winter, and no other weather-related incidents, the five emergency days, which are built into the school calendar, have not been used. Below are the student dismissal times. Also, you will find attached a day by day, end of the school year calendar.
The Elmhurst Art Museum hosts an annual K-8 exhibit of student work from District 205. Each elementary and middle school submits 12 works in a variety of media, selected by the art teachers. Coinciding with Art in the Park, this year’s exhibit will be on display April 29 to May 2, with an opening reception on Friday, April 29, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Avenue.
Testing for the Spring session of MAPs begins the week of May 2. Click the link below for the full schedule.
Here are some ways Hawthorne reduces, reuses, and recycles.
Also, Eco Explorers measured several trees around Hawthorne and used a Tree Benefits Calculator to determine their value to our community such as controlling storm water runoff and improving air quality. We put tags on selected trees detailing the benefits.
Hawthorne will continue to strive to reduce, reuse, and recycle in many ways to make the Earth a cleaner place!
The testing window for the spring 2016 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 4 and continue through Friday, May 6. These state-required achievement tests are being given to all eligible students. Students in grades 3 – 8 will be tested in reading and mathematics. At the high school level, the assessment is course based. York students enrolled in English 9 or English 9H will take the English assessment. Students enrolled in Algebra AB will take the math assessment. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students are testing within this window.
The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students in order to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year round!
The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!
Please see the attached summer instrumental music program description for more detailed course information, rehearsal times, and registration options. If you have questions, please contact me or your child’s band or orchestra director.
Registration for the Dist. 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program opened on March 7, 2016. You may register for the summer instrumental music program by using the Webstore (District) link on the District 205 website: www.elmhurst205.org. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 6, 2016.
Outdoor Classroom News
The cooler temperatures have told the 3rd graders that it is time to harvest the vegetables and herbs that they planted last spring when they were 2nd graders. Their eyes popped out when they saw the size of the carrots that had grown from a very tiny seed! The vegetables will now become a hearty vegetable soup for them to enjoy. Special thanks to the 2nd and 3rd grade teachers that work so hard to make this special literature adventure possible!
October 13th was a cool and cloudy day, but excitement was in the air as it was the day for dedicating our Sharing Library in the Outdoor Classroom. Student Council President Jack Burns shared words of thanks on behalf of all the children at Hawthorne. Vice-President Evan Montella was the Master of Ceremonies. He introduced the 3rd and 5th grade student reps as they shared poetry about libraries and books. The Hawthorne Girl Scouts shared a Flag Ceremony with everyone. Secretary Emma Coyte and Treasurer Will Fischer presented the builder of the library, Amanda Strezo, will a small thank you gift. Dr. Moyer and many of Amanda's teachers from Hawthorne were at the ceremony to congratulate her on this wonderful accomplishment and gift to Hawthorne. We all look forward to enjoying the library for years to come.
Just last week, Mrs. Engbers had the kindergartners and their 4th grade buddies from Mr. Rufus' room out in the classroom observing the changes that are happening because it is FALL! How fun to be able to outside and view a variety of changing leaves, seed pods and maybe even some Outdoor Classroom insect residents.
Outdoor Classroom Pictures
Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Newspaper
Hawthorne Hawk Squawk newspaper is written by 5th graders here at Hawthorne.
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is based on creating a positive school environment through the use of proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting ...more
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The mission of Hawthorne School is to provide an education that will enable students to achieve academic, interpersonal, and civic success.