A Chapter Closes at Hawthorne Elementary School

May 29 marked a bittersweet moment in the history of BHUSD, as Hawthorne Elementary School celebrated its last promotion ceremony. The 110-year-old school is closing, though the Hawthorne spirit will live on as instruction transitions to the newly-reimagined El Rodeo Elementary School. 

On May 24th, the district fittingly marked the end of an era at the school by inviting alumni and dignitaries to a reunion and breakfast ceremony. More than 400 attended the event, which featured a multitude of warm tributes to Hawthorne’s historic legacy. 


Attendees recalled fond memories in the hallways of Hawthorne.


The generations mingled at the Hawthorne reunion and breakfast on May 24.
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