Dear Hawthorne Families,
On behalf of the Hawthorne faculty and staff, it is my honor to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school-year. I hope you have had a restful and enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you in August.
Hawthorne is a special place. Being honored as a 2014 California Distinguished School and recognized in 2015 as one of seven California Schools to Watch, Hawthorne has consistently proven to be one of the best public schools in America. This year, we will work diligently to continue a legacy of providing a nurturing and safe environment for students, fostering life-long learners, focusing on academic and social growth, and building strong relationships among students, staff, families, and community.
Our teachers are dedicated, highly skilled, and work collaboratively to ensure that we meet the needs of every student. All of our support staff care deeply for the emotional, social, and physical health of our students. Together, we make a notable team of individuals who work everyday for the betterment of your children. In addition to our amazing staff, much of Hawthorne’s success is attributed to our active and generous parents. Our PTA continues to provide and support key academic programs and enhance technology to continue providing a positive educational experience for our students.
As principal, my door is always open, and I welcome your thoughts. I look forward to a successful year ahead filled with growth and learning for all.
Michelle H. Dar