Hawthorne Elementary School News

ISEA – Excellence in Education Award nominations are now open

Help us say thank you! If there’s a professional educator who’s changed your life or the life of your child, consider nominating him or her for the Excellence in Education award. It’s ISEA’s recognition program which honors our everyday heroes–the ones who demonstrate excellence every day for their students or schools. Excellence in Education Award nominations are […]

2018-2019 Kindergarten Round-up

We are in the process of obtaining a count of the 2018-19 Pre-Kindergarten (4-year-olds) and Kindergarten (5-year-olds) students with in the Keokuk Community School District. In doing so, we are asking for your assistance in compiling this list by providing us with any upcoming Pre-kindergarten or Kindergarten students that are in your family, or in […]

2018-2019 Preschool Round-up

This is a wonderful time for parents to see the school; gain information about the half day program; ask any questions they may have; meet the staff; start the registration process; and for children to meet some new friends as they play in one of the classrooms. We are excited to meet the preschool class […]

Noetic National Math Contest

Noetic Learning Math Contest is a national mathematics 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. More than 23,000 students representing 526 schools across the country took part in this […]

2017 Hour of Code

For 2017’s Computer Science Education Week, December 4th – 10th,  Keokuk’s Third – Fifth grade students will be participating in the international Hour of Code program.  Upcoming sessions will be hosted by Elementary TAG teacher, Diane Berner, as well as many of the George Washington Elementary teachers. The Hour of Code is a global movement […]

2017-2018 Keokuk Community Schools Teacher of the Year

Jesse Greenslaugh, Keokuk Middle School special education teacher, was honored as the 2017-2018 Keokuk Community Schools Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made on November 21 during a student acknowledgement assembly by Keokuk School District superintendent, Christine Barnes. Nominations for this honor are made yearly, and rotate throughout the elementary, middle school, and high […]

Explore Reading Night

The Lee County Reading Association held its annual Explore Reading Night at the Keokuk Middle School Media Center October 26. This event was expanded to include preschool through grade five KCSD students who enjoyed read alouds, crafts, snacks, and two free books of their own choice. Mrs. Edler’s sixth graders created a haunted house for […]

Mrs. Kirsten Wrieden

Dear KCSD families, Please join us in honoring the life of Mrs. Kirsten Wrieden, a 1st grade teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School. The visitation will be at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center at 917 Blondeau Street from 5-8 p.m. on Friday evening (10/6/2017). The Funeral service will be at the Wright Field House at Keokuk […]

Teacher of the Year

Lana Proctor and Mayor Tom Marion, signing a proclamation that May 2, 2017 will be Lana Proctor Day. Reception will be held on 5/2 at Hawthorne Elementary at 3:30.  

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 […]