Hawthorne: A Running and Walking School

  • students walking to school

Hawthorne has a long-term commitment to physical activity for all students.  During the year, students keep track of the miles they walk to school and during recess.  They fill out mileage cards and compete for mileage challenges from the P.E. teacher.  The classroom teachers walk students on field trips whenever the destination is nearby, such Tracy Aviary. 

The annual Hawthorne PTA fund raiser is the Hawk Walk, named for the school mascot and the school focus on walking.  For the Hawk Walk, students and their families walk from the school to Liberty Park, around the park, and then back to school again, earning pledges for the miles they walk.  The money students earn helps to fund field trips and the triennial Reading is Fun book distributions.

Author: Marilyn Taft, Hawthorne Elementary

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