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Parent Conferences December 3rd - December 14th
Please call the office to schedule Parent Conference at (310) 676-0167
Please Note: After School Tutoring Classes are Cancelled during Parent Conferences

HMS Athletics

Pursuant to Education Code section 221.9, and beginning in the 2015-2016 school year and every year thereafter, Hawthorne School District is required to publicly report information regarding its competitive athletics to include total enrollment at Hawthorne School District, classified by gender; the number of pupils enrolled at Hawthorne School District who participate in competitive athletics, classified by gender; and the number of boys' and girls' teams, classified by sport. Please note that the data below reflects the total number of players on a team roster on the official first day of competition. 


Currently, there are
457 Females and 463 Males

HMS Athletic Team Information

1) The total enrollment of the school by gender.

Males:  464|
Females: 458

2) The number of pupils enrolled at the school who participate in competitive athletics by gender.
(This is an unduplicated number. Any student participating in multiple sports is only counted once.)

Males: 46
Females: 44

3) The number of boys’ and girls’ teams, classified by sport and competition level.
(This is not the number of players on a team, but the number of teams by gender listing the sports or activities included.)


Boys' Athletics
Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, 


Girls' Athletics
Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball


Welcome to the 2018-19
Sports Season

Hawthorne Middle School is a member of the Centinela Valley Middle School League. The Centinela Valley Middle School League website contains information about the sports that will be offered this year. The webpage of each sport will have the season schedule, league standings, scores, and rules. The schedules for the fall sports are posted. Scores and standings will be updated regularly when play begins. 


Good luck to all of the league schools and have a great sports year.


For more information visit: 
Centinela Valley Middle School Sports League

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Hawthorne Middle School
A.L.L. Program Accepting Students

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The A.L.L. afterschool program has available spots if you are interested in enrolling your student.

Please call the HMS site coordinator Josh Baker
at 626) 347-6313 for more information.

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Message from the Principal





Akila Jones has been with the Hawthorne School District for nearly 19 years. She began in 1999 as a substitute teacher working throughout the district in various elementary schools. Her first teaching position was in 2000 teaching first grade at Eucalyptus Elementary. She later moved to Hawthorne Middle School where she has held three positions: Special Projects Teacher (2006), Assistant Principal (2014) and currently as Principal.  This will be her first year as the principal of Hawthorne Middle School.

Ms. Jones is excited about this school year! She is confident that students will continue to thrive as they are being challenged through rigorous academic programs while gaining exposure to enriching sports, music and theatrical activities. She is ready to continue working with students, parents, teachers and the community in a manner which supports academic success for all students.


For fun, Ms. Jones enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, camping and visiting national parks.  Ms. Jones has two children ages 23 and 20 who are both in college. She also enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Maui, 3 and Ace, 1. Ms. Jones also has a large frog collection consisting of figurines, bears, stickers and other unique items; stop by her office to see!


EZ Meal Application
Online Payments will be available beginning
 August 22th, 2017
Click on the icon below to pay online.

Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Hawthorne Middle School at the Museum of Holocaust

The students were able to have documents that took them on a tour of the museum and explained the different parts of World War II. They were able to experience a replica of one of the train cars by sitting inside of it known as cattle cars. Students also saw a replica of a camp Sobibor which was replicated by a survivor of the cam. They also saw the clothing that was worn in the camps. They experienced the wall of holes which represented the 1.5 million children under the age of 14 who died in the Holocaust and were able to receive a picture slip to write a note on the back and put it in the hole of the wall. The last thing is that they experienced a survivor talk by Gregory McKay who survived by being a baby that was transported from Amsterdam to Switzerland in a bag to safety. 

Hawthorne Middle School G.A.T.E.

Last week our HMS GATE students attended a field trip to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.  In their 3rd GATE Seminar this Wednesday, the students were able to put their own artistic talents to use.  An art student from Loyola Marymount came and gave our students an abstract art lesson and taught them spot brush stroking techniques.  Here are a few samples of their work.  Enjoy

Spotlight - Education Edition:
HMS Business Class

Hawthorne Middle School has completed the challenge of helping The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society find cures for blood cancer!

The tallies are in and the following TAS Classrooms have earned their pennants!
Mr. Miller
Ms. Min
Ms. Dedes
Mr. Mundsack
Mr. Cervantes
Mr. Branch
Mr. Ponce
Mr. Willey
Ms. Valdiviezo
HMS Cheerleaders take 1st Place

The HMS cheerleaders perform at flag football and basketball games. On March 3rd they took 1st place at the Sharp International cheer competition at Torrance High School. They will also be performing at the Lawndale parade on April 28th and at the school's talent show.

17-18 HMS Math Night


Hawthorne Middle School sponsored Family Math Night on February 15.  Over 250 people attended to share in the fun!  Families participated in twelve different activities designed to increase children's mathematical thinking.  Families tried their hand at solving tangram puzzles and rubric cubes, estimating and graphing the number of different colored skittles in a bag, measuring to see if they were a perfect square,  battling one another in multiplication war, playing "quizmo" with multiplication and addition facts, exploring computer math games, and much more.  This evening of learning and fun has become an annual event and we hope to see even more families attend next year!



AVID Night 2018 was a success!


As a kickoff to our AVID recruitment process, the student-led stations were interactive and engaging. Parents and students were able to witness the WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading) strategies right before their eyes.


We started with a team builder of People Bingo. In the first station, AVID students modeled how to organize a school binder for success and included the popular "Fix Your Binder" game! The second station was a Socratic Seminar where students invited families to participate in a discussion about the AVID weekly article "How Young is too Young for Cellphones in School" - the discourse allowed for students to share their critical thinking, question peer claims, and reference the author’s claims in the article.


In the third station, parents and students were able to debate the article utilizing the Philosophical Chairs protocols. The fourth station highlighted our math tutorials. Students modeled the process of collaboration and utilizing the group’s collective knowledge to solve a mathematical problem.

HMS Spelling Bee Winners


Both winners are off to the HSD Spelling Bee which will be held at HMS on February 28, 2018.


A. Salinas
1st  Place
M. Dhalech
2nd  Place
HMS Hawks on TV Show "Shark Tank"

Here at NFTE, we are always delighted when students can work with top entrepreneurs. Last week, our students Mauro Palomo and Timothy Coleman from Hawthorne Middle School had the awesome opportunity to speak in front of the business moguls at Shark Tank. They shared their idea of Start Up, a platform to connect startups with investors. In addition, our students Angela Garcia and Crystal Reynaga from Nightingale Middle School shared their neat business of Find You, which makes sure that family members can know each other’s location. All of this was possible through the partnership Shark Tank made with Math @Works, a group that shows how math is used in everyday life. Congrats, guys!

HMS Literacy Night

HMS had their annual Literacy Night on Thursday, November 9th in the school's cafeteria. Close to 200 people were in attendance to take part in some Literacy Fun! Families were encouraged to visit as many stations as possible so that they can fill up their stamp cards which then became their raffle ticket.


We had 4 lucky winners at the end of the night that were able to take home a family-themed basket which included a board game, puzzle, snacks, and HMS apparel. All other HMS students walked away with a free chapter book that was donated by the local Hawthorne Public Library.


Literacy Night was a huge success. Thank you to all who helped in making this event a great one.

Hawthorne School District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on gender, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, or age, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the principal at (310) 676-0167 or District Office at (310) 676-2276.

Los programas y actividades del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Hawthorne serán libres de discriminación basado en género, sexo real o percibido, orientación sexual, raza, color, religión, ascendencia, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado civil o paternal, incapacidad física o mental, edad, o en base a la asociación de una persona con alguna otra persona o grupo que tenga una o varias de estas características reales o percibidas.  Si usted cree que ha sido discriminado, comuníquese inmediatamente con el director al (310) 676-0167 o al Distrito, (310) 676-2276.

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2018-2019 School Year Calendar

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Traffic and Drop-Offs

Please remember that it is a violation of the vehicle code to drop off students in front of the barricade on 129th street if you are not parked in a designated area. Also, stopping to park and drop off students in the alley off of 129th is prohibited. The gated parking lots are for employee parking only. We open this gate for parent nights and for the ALL program pick up only. Thanks for your support!

Visit our Parent Center


Attention all parents! Have you visited our parent center yet? HMS has a fabulous parent center located in Room 5. The parent center has two computers with internet use so parents can check grades or research information. We also have textbooks, parenting tips, school, community, and nutrition information. We welcome parents to come in and check it out.


TDAP and Immunization Records
Incoming 7th Graders, please click on the link below for more information. Immunization 7th-12th Requirement
HMS Uniform Policy

All students must adhere to the mandatory uniform policy implemented at Hawthorne Middle School.  All students will be required to wear the established uniform on a daily basis.


Families seeking assistance with securing a uniform for their child(ren) should contact the office.


Click on the link to read the notice from the Superintendent

English  - Uniform Notice 151130

Spanish - Uniform Notice 151130

School Recognition

California Distinguished School Award
Honors some of California's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools selected for the Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap.



California Gold Ribbon School Award
A new program for 2015-2016 which honors some of California's outstanding public schools. Schools that are selected demonstrate exemplary achievements in implementing state standards in priority areas.


Title I Academic Achievement Award
Honors Title I schools that have demonstrated success in significantly closing the achievement gap between high and low-performing students.


Red Ribbon Week

Every year, the California State Assembly celebrates and recognizes Red Ribbon Week by providing students with tools and materials that encourage them to say "no" to drugs. My office will have certificates and bookmarks available for this effort.