Hawthorne Elementary Earns National Award for School, Family, and Community Partnerships

Seattle, WA – Hawthorne Elementary earned a 2017 Partnership School Award from the
National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University. Hawthorne
was recognized for making excellent progress in strengthening and sustaining a
comprehensive program of school, family, and community partnerships.

Hawthorne, a member of NNPS, provided detailed descriptions of specific strategies that
help to engage more and different families in ways that support school improvement goals
for student success. NNPS looks for evidence of good program development including
teamwork, leadership, goal-linked plans for action, implementation, evaluation, and network
connections.

“Hawthorne is applying research-based approaches to strengthen its welcoming climate and
to engage parents and community partners in ways that improve student attendance,
behavior, achievement, health, high school graduation rates, and other student outcomes,”
said Dr. Joyce L. Epstein, Director of NNPS.

Hawthorne will continue to strengthen its program of school, family, and community
partnerships in the new school year to help all students succeed at high levels. Read about
NNPS at www.partnershipschools.org.