Hawthorne Elementary School News

Noetic National Math Contest

The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semi-annual problem solving contest for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students’ interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math. During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 […]

Hour of Code

Hawthorne students are participating in the global Hour of Code joining over 100 million students worldwide!

Books for Babies for 2021

The Keokuk Education Association has received an Iowa State Education Association Community Outreach Grant for the fourth year in a row to continue a Books for Babies campaign through 2021. Every baby born in the Ft. Madison Community Hospital during 2021 will receive a free book along with information about local library programs and parent […]

Grab-N-Go Meals

To ensure the students of Keokuk Community Schools continue to receive healthy and nutritious meals during the unanticipated school closure, KCSD will provide drive thru and pick up grab n’ go meals for children 18 years and younger. We are serving meals Tuesday through Friday November 11, 2020 through November 20, 2020. Grab n’ Go […]

11/10 COVID-19 Update

Dear KCSD Families, The Iowa Department of Education has granted Keokuk Community School District permission to move to primary remote learning through Friday, November 20th. This is due to the rapid increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Lee County. During this period, teachers and staff will be working remotely with students to provide instruction and […]

11/9 COVID-19 Update

Keokuk CSD Families, Today, Monday November 9th, the district applied for permission from the State of Iowa to temporarily return to 100% virtual learning.  The requirement for approval is that the 14 day positivity rate for the county hit 15-20% and the student absentee rate due to illness hit 10%.  Once the county rate hits […]

STEM in Action

Check out all of the STEM in Action curriculum and materials that were just delivered! Thanks to a Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Scale Up award, students will be actively engaged in the Next Generation Science Standards and the Science and Engineering Practices. They will use the Engineering Design Process to plan and construct models, carry […]

Exciting pictures of some kindergarten engineers!

Kindergarten teacher Andrea Worster is teaching her students the Engineering Design Process with STEM In Action materials, courtesy of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Scale Up awards. The students are solving a problem by asking questions, making a plan, and building models. Then they will test, collect data, and make improvements.

Looking for Schoology Help?

The KCSD technology support staff have created this website for families having tech issues or questions with Schoology.  Please check out this site bit.ly/35LwszC for FAQs and a way to submit a ticket for technical support.

MENSA Excellence in Reading challenge

Joseph Condren who just entered second grade has completed the K-3 MENSA Excellence in Reading challenge. The list of 63 classic stories including Charlotte’s Web, Little House on the Prairie, and Goodnight Moon can be found at mensaforkids.org. Condren stated, “My favorite book was Shiloh. I wish that Shiloh didn’t get hurt, but it did […]