Hawthorne Elementary School News

Individuals with Disabilities Act – Parent Survey

Dear Parent, Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with IEPs. The Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as […]

Cardboard Challenge

Writing Celebration

The Lee County Writing Contest is sponsored by the Lee County Chapter of the Iowa Reading Association. Authors read their winning entries at an awards celebration held at Keokuk Middle School Thursday, April 6. Fourteen Keokuk entries placed at the state competition and students will be recognized in Ames at the Iowa Reading Association conference […]

KCSD STEM grants Spring 2017

STEM opportunities are growing in the Keokuk Community School District from preschool to the high school thanks to the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and the grant-writing efforts of Betty Ralph, Diane Berner, and Barb Edler, despite stiff competition from over 100 applicants. STEM SCALE-UP PROGRAM Through legislative appropriation, the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council […]

MENSA For Kids Excellence in Reading Award

Amelia Marshall, second grader at Hawthorne Elementary, recently completed the K-3 book list and received the MENSA For Kids Excellence in Reading Award. This 64 book reading challenge includes classics such as Charlotte’s Web, Goodnight Moon, and Little House on the Prairie. Books may be read by the student independently or read aloud by an […]

March 9th and 10th, Kindergarten Round Up at Hawthorne Elementary

The Keokuk School District is gathering information on students who will be in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year.     All parents who have children who will be 5 years old on or before September 15th are asked to contact Hawthorne Elementary at 524-3503.   Kindergarten Round-Up will be on Thursday, March 9th and Friday, […]

Young Authors

Kindergarten students wrote and illustrated fiction ​stories​ and were proud to share their finished books with a real audience ​of​ p​eers​ and adults.​ They also wrote nonfiction pieces including a dedication and personal biography. Students entered the annual Lee County Writing Contest​ sponsored by the Lee County Chapter of the Iowa Reading Association.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

We read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and then made our own caterpillars and enjoyed a yummy, healthy snack. This is Mrs. Hinton’s Kindergarten class. Mrs. Bruce’s class also participated, but they are not pictured.

Keokuk CSD Teacher of the Year

Lana Proctor is the Music teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School. Lana is shown here with Mike Marsden, Hawthorne Elementary School Principal. Nominations for this honor are made yearly, and rotate throughout the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Nominations are accepted from members of the community, students and staff. A group comprised of students, […]

Noetic National Math Contest

The Noetic National Math Contest results are in! Grade level team winners are: 3rd- Rachel Olsen 4th- Alex Underwood 5th- Jiya Patel and Caleb Kramer Rachel Olsen scored in the top 10% and made the National Honor Roll! (photo in the blue shirt with two medals). The following students scored in the top 50% Nationally […]