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
In continued support of District 205 teachers, the Mobile Learning Implementation (MLI), improving student achievement and the overall learning experience, the Board of Education approved the addition of up to 12 Instructional Coaches for 2016-17 at its June 14 meeting. As Board member John McDonough stated, there will always be problems to solved, but this is an opportunity to be grasped - one that impacts every school every teacher and ultimately, every student.
*In February of 2014, as part of a Board discussion about the Mobile Learning Initiative, Dr. Terri Bresnahan, Director of Technology for District 64, Park Ridge-Niles (and a District 205 parent) was invited to present on Instructional Technology Coaching. According to Dr. Bresnahan (who is now a superintendent), high-quality professional development must be: job-embedded, sustained over time, individualized, include follow-up at the time of implementation and opportunity for feedback (both provided by the coach and given by the participant). Peer coaching provides a 95% return rate in the areas of knowledge, skill and transference.
On May 24, 2016, the Board of Education voted to approve a Memorandum of Agreement with the Elmhurst Teachers' Council. The basis of this proposed agreement will clarify contract language regarding the Student Late Arrival days at all grade levels. The purpose of the change is to enhance the collaborative and educational instructional practice of our teachers in order to have a deeper impact on student learning and growth.
Due to the fact that District 205 uses the same bus company to transport students at all three levels – elementary, middle school and high school, there is some extra time built in to the Student Late Arrival days to allow for busing needs. Regular start times will remain the same as they were in 2015-16.
Below is a link to the updated 2016-17 (printable) calendar.
District 205 Food Services will continue to accept payments with MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also view recent purchases, check balances and set up low balance alerts for free.
Enrollment is easy!
1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.
2. Add your students, using their school name and student ID.
3. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check. A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.
If you have any questions, please contact MySchoolBucks directly:
Is there a new family in your neighborhood? Please let them know that families should enroll new students beginning Tuesday, July 12 at the District 205 Center. Information about documentation needed for enrolling students can be found on the New Student Enrollment page.
July 12, 8 a.m. - noon
July 14, noon - 4 p.m.
July 18, 8 a.m. - noon
July 20, noon - 4 p.m.
July 22, 8 a.m. - noon
July 26, noon - 4 p.m.
July 27, 8 a.m. - noon
July 28, noon - 4 p.m.
Elmhurst District 205 offers the opportunity for all students in fourth grade and above to learn to play a string, woodwind, brass or percussion instrument through the Instrumental Music Program. Instruction on string instruments is offered through the orchestra program. Instruction on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments is offered through the band program. For a description of the elementary instrumental music program, please click here.
To learn more about the process, please click on the link below.
These students' poems were selected to be published by Creative Publications' Regional Spring poetry contest: 4th graders Meredith Baker, Sophia Brown, Kayln Gunn, Sam Kapotas, Jack Kevin, Jane Marlott, Anna McGrail, Ava Passarelli, Jonathon Szala and 5th graders Anais Boutin, Jack Burns, Aidan Costanzo, Annie Do, Liam Jordan, Adam Marti, Ruth Mathew, Megan Manganaro, Nicholas Musgrave, Michael Rimington, and Laney Toffler. Having 20 poems selected is quite unusual and we are proud to showcase them.
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.
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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.