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    SCHOOL CLOSURE - All schools in the Hawthorne School District will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, but continuous instruction will be delivered to all students through our online learning model. Free "grab and go" breakfasts and lunches continue to be offered at select sites. Click to learn more.

    In alignment with recommendations from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, all schools in the Hawthorne School District will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year as part of the larger effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  While our school campuses will be closed, student learning will not be coming to an end.  Continuous learning and various student support services will be provided through online platforms.  Through access to these platforms, distribution of devices to those who need them, and the combined efforts of staff and families, we can ensure that our students receive the support that they need during these extraordinary times.  Numerous supports for families to assist their children in accessing and utilizing the online learning platforms can be found on our website.

     

    GRAB AND GO BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

    The Hawthorne School District Nutrition Services Department is pleased to continue to provide free breakfast and lunch during Spring Break. Families may pick up Grab-and-Go meals on Monday and Wednesday of each week. The meal bags will contain 4 to 6 meals for each child in a household, ages 0-18.  Children no longer need to be present for families to access the meals. The following HSD schools will be open for Grab-and-Go food distribution from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm:

    • Eucalytpus School
    • Kornblum School
    • Prairie Vista Middle School
    • Hawthorne Middle School

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    Meet our principal

    EsauBerumenPrincipal Esau Berumen has been a member of the Hawthorne School  District family since 1997.  He began his career as a long term substitute teacher at York Elementary School. After one month as a substitute teacher, he became the 7th Grade Life Science teacher at Hawthorne Intermediate School, which is now known as Hawthorne Middle School.

    In 2003, Mr. Berumen applied for and became the first Biology teacher at the soon to be open Hawthorne Math & Science Academy, HMSA. He is one of the six HMSA founding teachers. As the school grew, he became the Science Department Chair and the school’s College Prep Advisor.  During his last year of teaching Biology at HMSA, he received the school’s Teacher of the Year award.  In 2007, Mr. Berumen became the assistant principal of HMSA, and in 2010 he became HMSA’s third principal. In 2016, Mr. Berumen was awarded the Hawthorne School District's Roger G. Bly Leadership Award. During his tenure, HMSA has been awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award twice, 2010 and 2016.

    Mr. Berumen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Occidental College.  He earned both his teaching credential and his first Master’s degree in Cross Cultural Education from National University.  In 2004, he went back to school to earn both his administrative credential and second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from California State University Northridge. In 2012, Occidental College’s Alumni Association awarded him the Young Alumni Seal Award. Recently, Occidental College’s Alumni Association awarded Mr. Berumen the 2017 Alumni Seal Award for Professional Achievement.

    Mr. Berumen has been married for 15 years and is father to three children. Two of his children will be attending schools in the Hawthorne School District this coming year. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, reading books, and watching an occasional game of rugby.

     

     

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Multicultural event postponed indefinitely. 

    9th Grade Placement Test is cancelled for March 14, 2020, it will be rescheduled.

    All in-season CIF Sports will be suspended. This includes all games and after school practices, until after Spring Break.

    Field trips that were scheduled for March will also be postponed until after Spring Break.

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    Mission Statement

    "HMSA is committed to preparing all students--regardless of gender, ethnicity, primary language or special needs status--for future success. Our challenging program prepares all students for university and career success through a rigorous, standards-based curriculum within a safe and cooperative learning community. All students will develop advanced math, science, and communication skills and have the opportunity to enroll in Advanced Placement courses to gain an academic advantage in their university and career paths. Results of formative and summative assessments provide opportunities for accountability, reflection, recognition, and growth. All students will be held to the same high expectations and provided resources and support to ensure success based on their academic and social needs. In order to progress, the input and participation of all school community members is encouraged and valued through a collaborative process."

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