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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Hawthorne Elementary School is a community school that is focused on doing what is in the best interest of students.  Through the use of research-based, effective teaching strategies coupled with clear and consistent behavioral expectations, students will maximize their learning potential and increase their achievement.

Hawthorne is a family of learners striving to make a positive impact on students and our community. We understand the importance of meeting the needs of our community and employ several strategies to help meet those needs.  Hawthorne’s two largest community supports are:

The Hawthorne Community Wellness Center, which is located within the school, is staffed by employees from Community Hospital.  A nurse practitioner, counselor, and receptionist are available to meet a variety of medical and social needs of the students, parents, and community members.

The Hawthorne PTA is another key to the success of the school.  Parents and staff have several opportunities to engage in activities, projects, and events which build relationships and reinforces the vital role parents play in the success of their children. Our motto is, "Together We Can Make a Difference."

Your principal,
Mr. Butler


"I believe everyone will learn; what and how much is learned greatly depends on instruction and experiences.  When students are given great instruction and experiences in a positive learning environment, their ability to be successful is greatly improved.  
~Mr. Butler

More Information

Mr. Butler attended Hawthorne as a student, went through Warren schools and graduated from Warren Central High School.  He returned from Purdue University to teach at Hawthorne for ten years.  He then served two years as Dean of Students at Brookview Elementary.  The 2016 - 2017 school year marked his initial year as the principal of Hawthorne Elementary School.  

Indiana Wesleyan University - Administrative Certification  
Indiana Wesleyan University - Masters of Education
Purdue University - Bachelor of Science in Education

Warren Central’s Top Ten Academic Recognition Program (Award Recipient)
Office Max Teacher of the Year
Hawthorne Teacher of the Year

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