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Message from the Principal



Dear students and Families:

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!


Hawthorne Middle School is recognized by the State of California as a Gold Ribbon School and a Title One Academic Achievement School.


Our commitment at Hawthorne Middle School is to provide a safe learning environment where students develop their critical thinking skills and develop additional skills like perseverance, resourcefulness, respect, responsibility, and empathy.  We ultimately desire for students to develop into quality individuals who create meaningful lives for themselves and make a difference in a changing global society.


Our Instructional Leadership Teams have worked tirelessly refining lessons and classroom activities that align to the common core standards. I am proud of what our teachers have accomplished and continue to be astonished at how much our students can achieve when given the opportunity to demonstrate creativity, innovation and thoughtful problem-solving.


Our business academy is designed to teach the fundamental elements of Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship. We see our students as the business leaders of tomorrow.   We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Junior Achievement and The Council for Economic Education.


Our school continues to provide the opportunity for sixth grade students to become fluent and literate in Spanish and English.  Our distinguished Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program (TWBI) provides an immersion model for English-speaking students and a bilingual model for Spanish-speaking students.


In tandem with our academic programs, our enrichment programs offer extracurricular and after school opportunities, such as student leadership, drama club, peer mediation, piano, guitar, drumline, rock band, after-school math and language arts tutoring, Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (M.E.S.A), competitive sports league participation (Football, Basketball, Soccer, and Volleyball), Chess Club, Cheer, and Ecology Club.


Students are active participants in creating a positive school community. Rewards programs are meant to encourage students to strive to Be Respectful, Be Responsible, do their personal best and Be Safe. They include Honor Roll, and Principal’s List, Student of the Month, Positive Behavior Cards (PBC’s), Trimester Rewards, Graduation Awards, and Attendance Awards.


It is my privilege to collaborate with staff, parents, and students in order to provide a safe learning environment that supports academic and social excellence. 


Welcome to Hawthorne Middle School!


Home of the HAWKS!


Rudy Salas