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Hawthorne, Los Padillas and Whittier elementary schools, the three APS schools identified by the state as in need of More Rigorous Intervention, will start school on Monday, July 30, a couple of weeks earlier than most other APS schools. 


In addition, these three schools will extend their school day, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. The extra hour, nicknamed the Genius Hour, is designed to help students apply core knowledge to real-world, enriching activities.

The first day of school for the most other APS schools, including all of its middle and high schools, is Monday, Aug. 13.  

Extending the school day and year at Hawthorne, Los Padillas and Whittier is part of a plan to improve the grade assigned to them by the state Public Education Department, which identified the three as MRI schools (schools in need of More Rigorous Intervention).

The plan for each school was developed with input from students, teachers, staff, families and the community. While molded to fit the unique needs of each school, all of the plans focus on a more rigorous, well-rounded education implemented by a well prepared and supported staff.

The last day of school for all APS schools is May 22. In addition, all schools have the same fall break on Oct. 11-12, winter break from Dec. 21-Jan. 4 and spring break from March 11-15. 

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Published: 7/11/18




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The 2018/19 Hawthorne Elementary School year will begin on Monday, July 30, 2018. School hours for all of our students will be from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

El año escolar 2018/19 Hawthorne Elementary comenzará el lunes 30 de julio de 2018. El horario escolar para todos nuestros alumnos será de 8:30 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.


 
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Posted by: Elizabeth Layton
Published: 5/22/18




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Dear Hawthorne Community,

As you probably know, Albuquerque Public Schools has been working long and hard on a plan to improve the academic outcomes at Hawthorne Elementary School, ensuring that your child and all of the school’s students get the world-class education they need and deserve.

As we prepared this plan, we held nearly a dozen meeting with teachers, staff, families and the community to get input on ways to improve the school’s grade. If you were among those who attended one or more of those meetings, we thank you for your time and suggestions.  

We came away from those meetings with a clear consensus on what we all want for the students at Hawthorne:  

  • A more rigorous education that centers on the needs of students, both academically and emotionally.
  • A well-rounded education that focuses not just on math and language arts, but also on social studies, physical education and the arts.
  • Extra daily learning time, which we are calling The Genius Hour, to help students apply core knowledge to real-world, enriching activities.
  • A strong principal who shares school leadership with parents and teachers and who is well prepared and supported.
  • Additional support and training for educators with an expectation that more will become National Board Certified Teachers.

Finally, we heard you loud and clear when you asked that Hawthorne become a community school with an integrated focus on academics, youth development, family support, and health and social services.

This is a good plan, a plan that reflects the passion, dedication and commitment we have for this school. Unfortunately, the state Public Education Department doesn’t feel the plan goes far enough. So, in the coming weeks, we will expand on this plan, addressing some of the concerns raised by the state.

Rest assured, we are doing everything in our power to keep the doors open at Hawthorne, a neighborhood school rich in history and tradition that so many of you love and depend on.

In the words of renowned educator John Dewey: “What the best and wisest parent wants for his child, that must we want for all the children of the community. Anything less is unlovely, and left unchecked, destroys our democracy.”

Sincerely,

APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy

APS Associate Superintendent Gabriella Blakey

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Published: 4/2/18




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Posted by: Brian Beeler
Published: 3/27/18




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February 22, 2018

 

Dear Parents/Guardians and Hawthorne Community Members,

 

My name is Judy Martin-Tafoya and I am the new principal at your wonderful school, Hawthorne.  It is such a pleasure to have been chosen to lead your school and I will endeavor to meet the high expectations of the Hawthorne community.

 

I have many years of experience in Albuquerque Public Schools as a teacher, assistant principal and principal.  My administrative work has been at Rio Grande High School, La Luz Elementary and Truman Middle School.  I have also been an interim principal at many schools around the District.  I have taught in the elementary, middle and high school grades and I have loved every minute of it.  My passion is education. 

 

As you may have heard, Hawthorne has received a grade of F six years in a row.  The Public Education Department has named Hawthorne a failing school and has given the school three years to improve academic achievement or risk the closing of the school.  This cannot happen to our community; therefore, the faculty, staff and parents/guardians of the school must band together and make educating our students the number 1 priority.  Please help us by ensuring that your student is in school each and every day ready to learn.  Ask your student about their day and what they learned.  Help them with their homework or encourage them to join the after school programs at Hawthorne.  Together, we can make it happen.

 

There will be many changes at Hawthorne in the next few months.  The District and I will keep the community informed of these changes.  The written proposal to keep Hawthorne open is complete and has been submitted to the Public Education Department for approval with approval expected in late March.  Many members of the Hawthorne faculty and staff worked diligently on the proposal so feel free to ask for more details.  Please remember, though, that a lot of the details won’t be known until late March.

Your children are fabulous.  I love walking around the building and hearing, “Hi Principal” and then receiving a hug.  It has been a long time since I have been around such sweet children.  So, thank you for sending them to Hawthorne.

 

Please feel free to come by anytime.  I am looking forward to meeting the parents/guardians of these terrific Hawthorne Dragons as well as the community members.

 

Proud Hawthorne Principal,
Judy

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22 de febrero, 2018

 

Estimados Padres de familia/tutores y miembros de la comunidad:

 

Me llamo Judy Martin-Tafoya y soy la nueva directora de su escuela maravillosa Hawthorne. Es un placer haber sido escogida para dirigir su escuela. Voy a hacer todo lo posible para alcanzar las altas expectativas de la comunidad de la Escuela Hawthorne.

 

Tengo muchos años de experiencia en las Escuelas Públicas de Albuquerque: como maestra, subdirectora y directora. Mis experiencias administrativas han tomado lugar en la Escuela Secundaria Rio Grande, la Escuela Primaria La Luz, y la Escuela Secundaria Truman. También he sido directora interina en varias escuelas alrededor del distrito. He enseñado en primaria y secundaria  y he gozado cada momento. La educación es mi pasión.

 

Como ya sabrán  la Escuela Hawthorne ha recibido una nota de “F” por seis años consecutivos. El Departamento de Educación Pública ha designado la Escuela Hawthorne una escuela fallida y la escuela tiene tres años para mejorar los logros académicos o estará a riesgo de cerrar. No podemos dejar que esto pase a nuestra comunidad; por esa razón, la facultad,  el personal y padres/ tutores de la escuela tienen que unirse y hacer que la educación de nuestros estudiantes sea la prioridad más alta. Por favor ayúdanos que su hijo/a esté presente cada día, listo para aprender. Pregúntales acerca de su día y averigüe que aprendieron. Ayúdales con su tarea,  anímalos a unirse a un programa después de la escuela en Hawthorne. Juntos podemos hacer que esto se haga realidad.

 

Habrán muchos cambios en la escuela Hawthorne durante los próximos meses. El Distrito Escolar y yo vamos a mantener la comunidad informada de estos cambios. La propuesta escrita para mantener la escuela abierta está lista y se ha entregado al Departamento de Educación Pública para su aprobación. Esperamos los resultados en los fines de marzo.

 

Sus hijos son fabulosos. Me encanta pasear por la escuela y oír, “Hola Directora” y luego recibir un abrazo. Hace mucho tiempo que no había estado rodeada de niños tan dulces. Gracias por mandarlos a la Escuela Hawthorne.

 

Siéntase libre de pasar por mi oficina cuando quieran. Tengo muchas ganas de  conocer los padres de familia/ los tutores de estos “dragones” estupendos de la Escuela Hawthorne y también a los miembros de la comunidad.

 

Su orgullosa directora,

Judy

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Posted by: Brian Beeler
Published: 3/27/18




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Dear Hawthorne Community,

 

As you probably know, Albuquerque Public Schools has been working long and hard on a plan to improve the academic outcomes at Hawthorne Elementary School, ensuring that your child and all of the school’s students get the world-class education they need and deserve.

 

As we prepared this plan, we held nearly a dozen meeting with teachers, staff, families and the community to get input on ways to improve the school’s grade. If you were among those who attended one or more of those meetings, we thank you for your time and suggestions.   

 

We came away from those meetings with a clear consensus on what we all want for the students at Hawthorne:  

 

  • A more rigorous education that centers on the needs of students, both academically and emotionally.
  • A well-rounded education that focuses not just on math and language arts, but also on social studies, physical education and the arts.
  • Extra daily learning time, which we are calling The Genius Hour, to help students apply core knowledge to real-world, enriching activities.
  • A strong principal who shares school leadership with parents and teachers and who is well prepared and supported.
  • Additional support and training for educators with an expectation that more will become National Board Certified Teachers.

 

Finally, we heard you loud and clear when you asked that Hawthorne become a community school with an integrated focus on academics, youth development, family support, and health and social services.

 

This is a good plan, a plan that reflects the passion, dedication and commitment we have for this school. Unfortunately, the state Public Education Department doesn’t feel the plan goes far enough. So, in the coming weeks, we will expand on this plan, addressing some of the concerns raised by the state.
 

Rest assured, we are doing everything in our power to keep the doors open at Hawthorne, a neighborhood school rich in history and tradition that so many of you love and depend on.

 

In the words of renowned educator John Dewey: “What the best and wisest parent wants for his child, that must we want for all the children of the community. Anything less is unlovely, and left unchecked, destroys our democracy.”

 

Sincerely,

 

Superintendent Raquel Reedy

Associate Superintendent Gabriella Blakey

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Published: 1/8/18




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December 18, 2017

Dear Families,

As you probably know by now, the New Mexico Public Education Department has determined that your child’s school is in need More Rigorous Intervention. Three APS elementary schools have been identified as what are being called MRI schools – Hawthorne, Los Padillas and Whittier.

What does this mean for your child? For now, nothing. School will continue as it always has. Students and staff will take a two-week winter break, and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Jan. 3.

When we return, we will continue to develop a plan of action for implementing change at your child’s school as required by the state Public Education Department. The state has outlined four possibilities for change:  

  • Significantly changing the way the school runs
  • Converting into a charter school
  • Turning into a magnet school or
  • Closing.

Please know that no recommendation will be made without community input, and whichever option is chosen will have the best interest of your child at heart.

Once the plan is approved by the Public Education Department, we will share details with you. We promise that this will be a transparent process involving all stakeholders, so that when school starts next fall, you’ll know what to expect. No surprises.  We are committed to keeping our families and staff informed.

In the meantime, teaching and learning will continue at your child’s school, and the programs and practices that have been put into place to help your child will remain.

Change can be scary, and I understand why many of our students and families are feeling anxious. I encourage you to stay in touch with your child’s teacher and principal and to be a part of this process.

But for now, enjoy a little time off from school. Your child has been working hard, as have the teachers and staff at your child’s school, and all deserve a little time to rest and regroup.

I wish you all the best this holiday season. See you in 2018!

Sincerely,

Raquel Reedy, Superintendent
Albuquerque Public Schools

 


 

18 de diciembre de 2017

Estimadas familias:

Como seguramente sabrán, el Departamento de Educación Pública de Nuevo México determinó que en la escuela a la que asiste su hijo(a) debe ser objeto de una intervención de un tipo más riguroso (conocida como MRI, por sus siglas en inglés). Las tres escuelas primarias en las que se hará la intervención MRI son: Hawthorne, Los Padillas y Whittier.

¿Qué significa esto para su hijo(a)? Por el momento no significa nada. La escuela continuará funcionando como hasta ahora. Los estudiantes y el personal estarán de vacaciones de invierno durante dos semanas y miramos con ansias verlos a todos de regreso en la escuela el próximo 3 de enero.

A nuestro regreso continuaremos preparando un plan de acción para implementar un cambio en la escuela de su hijo(a), tal como lo ha exigido el Departamento de Educación Pública del estado. Estas son los cuatro posibilidades que el estado ha planteado: 

  • Cambiar significativamente el manejo de la escuela.
  • Convertirla en escuela autónoma (Charter School en inglés).
  • Convertirla en escuela especializada (Magnet School en inglés).
  • Cerrarla definitivamente.

Les aseguramos que no se realizará ninguna recomendación sin la opinión de la comunidad y que la opción que se elija tendrá como fin el mejor interés de su hijo(a).

Una vez el Departamento de Educación Pública apruebe la opción elegida, compartiremos los detalles del plan con ustedes. Les prometemos que será un proceso transparente que contará con la participación de todas las partes interesadas, de manera que sepan qué esperar cuando comience el próximo curso escolar en el otoño.  No habrá sorpresas.  Nuestro compromiso es mantener a las familias y al personal informados.

Mientras esto sucede, la enseñanza y el aprendizaje continuarán en la escuela de su hijo(a), y los programas y las prácticas que se han puesto en práctica para ayudar a su hijo(a) permanecerán vigentes.  

Los cambios pueden hacer sentir miedo, y entiendo el por qué muchos de nuestros estudiantes y sus familias se sientan ansiosos. Los animo a mantenerse en contacto con el maestro de su hijo(a) y con el director de la escuela, y a participar en este proceso.

Por ahora, disfruten de estas cortas vacaciones. Su hijo(a), los maestros y el personal han estado trabajando duro; todos merecen un poco de tiempo para descansar, y entonces reencontrarse.

Les envío mis mejores deseos para esta  temporada festiva. ¡Nos vemos en 2018!

Atentamente,

Raquel Reedy, Superintendente
Escuelas Públicas de Albuquerque

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RGEC will begin program on Monday, August 21st at 6:45-7:45 am for before school care and after school care from 2:25-6:00 pm. Please come register your child on Monday during these times.

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