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Principal: Todd Shockley
Assistant Principal: Angie Rogers
Main Office: 573.317.3450
Guidance Office: 573.317.3453
Nurse: 573.317.3454


Welcome to Hawthorn Elementary

Where everyone is actively engaged in learning every day!


Hawthorn Vision

·        Model School.  Hawthorn will be recognized throughout the state for our exemplary instructional practice and student performance.  Others will want to implement our strategies because of our sustained results.

·        Happy School.  Hawthorn will be a school characterized by a positive collaborative culture, excellent professional relationships and a safe, orderly learning environment.  It will be a joy and privilege to work and serve at Hawthorn.

·        Progressive School.  Hawthorn will be driven by a passion for excellence and continuous improvement.  Creativity, risk-taking and solution-based thinking provide the catalyst for meeting the diverse needs of our students.

Hawthorn Recognitions

·        Recognized as one of six national model schools by the University of Kansas SWIFT project (http://www.swiftschools.org).

·        Selected as one of forty-four “Project Lead The Way” elementary schools nationally (http://www.pltw.org/elementary).   Project Lead The Way is a national effort to enhance students’ experience in science, technology, engineering and math through after-school programs.

·        Recognized by DESE as a silver-level SW-PBS school (http://pbismissouri.org/archives/1659).


We Believe

·        Every child is important and of immeasurable worth.

·        Every child can learn.

·        Our purpose is to ensure student learning, performance and growth.


Because of our beliefs, we

·        Function as a professional learning community and a Positive Behavior Support school.

·        Teach responsibility, respect, honesty, and safety to create the best possible learning environment.

·        Utilize differentiated instructional strategies to meet the unique learning needs of our students.

·        Provide additional time and support for students who need it.

·        Provide enrichment and extended learning for students who need it.

·        Challenge students to go beyond their current level of performance.

·        Celebrate the accomplishments and successes in behavior and academics.

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