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Hear the Music: VOTE TODAY!

HHS band competition

April 14, 2014

The HHS band program has a chance to win a $10,000 musical instrument package! Mr. Dubois has entered the band in a contest that is won by highest number of votes. Go to the following link and vote for the Hawthorne High School Marching Band. You can vote only once per email address. Please spread the... Read more »

Five HHS Students Attending Boys State

Boys State

Ruqaiyah ElSaawy, Staff Writer
April 12, 2014

The American Legion Post 199 will be sponsoring five boys from Hawthorne High School to attend the American Legion Boys State program to be held at Rider College, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, on June 22-27, 2014. Post 199 was so impressed with the all of the candidates that additional funding was secured... Read more »

HHS Annual Blood Drive: Another Success

Blood Drive

Luis Mendoza, Staff Writer
April 11, 2014

The Hawthorne High School Student Council hosted another successful annual Blood Drive on March 25, 2014. This year’s Blood Drive was a huge success due to the large number of students and staff who donated – a grand total of 97. When asked how he felt about the success of the Blood Drive, Chase... Read more »

Honk! at Hawthorne High

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Ricky Dockray, Staff Writer
April 11, 2014

In just a few short weeks Hawthorne High School’s theatre will soon erupt with laughter and applause as the spring musical, Honk!, is performed April 24-27 by the talented students of HHS. Honk! which is an adaptation of the classic tale The Ugly Duckling, follows Ugly, a duckling that is taunted and... Read more »

Peer Leader Fieldtrip

April 11, 2014

HHS Peer Leaders attended the Passaic County Municipal Alliances for Prevention of Substance Abuse Conference at William Paterson University on Tuesday, March 19, 2014. The conference was held in order to educate teen leaders about alcohol and prescription abuse. There were speakers such as Donna Huber,... Read more »

Spanish Club Latin Fiesta

Leah Matari , Staff Writer
April 11, 2014

Hawthorne High School’s Spanish Club is hosting a Latin Fiesta in celebration of the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo. The fiesta will take place on Friday, May 2, in Rooms 217 and 218 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The club will be selling traditional Spanish food including empanadas, quesadillas, churros,... Read more »

Anatomy and Physiology Students Visit Body Worlds


Stephanie Doot, Contributor
April 4, 2014

Hawthorne High School’s Anatomy and Physiology classes were given the opportunity to visit Body Worlds, Pulse exhibit in New York City on March 14, 2014. The trip was funded by Passaic County Community STEM Program. Body Worlds, Pulse is an exhibit of cadavers, emphasizing different types of bones,... Read more »

Occupational Therapist In-Training Visits HHS Anatomy and Physiology Classes

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Stephanie Doot, Contributor
April 4, 2014

Joy Dallessio, an occupational therapist (OT) major at Quinnipiac University, visited the HHS Anatomy and Physiology classes on March 13, 2014. Dallesio is the daughter of HHS science teacher Joanne Dallessio. In a PowerPoint presentation, Joy Dallessio incorporated a link to a cartoon video that explained... Read more »

Italian National Honor Society 9th Annual Induction Ceremony


Robert Dutzar, Staff Writer
April 2, 2014

Hawthorne High School held the 9th annual Italian National Honor Society Induction (Societa’ Onoraria Italica) Ceremony on March 27, 2014. Advisor, Karen McSherry, was proud to welcome 18 new members. Co-presidents Julianna O’Neill and Leonardo Paladino welcomed the family and friends of the inductees... Read more »

Read Across America 2014

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Leah Matari , Staff Writer
April 1, 2014

Read Across America, a program started and run by the National Education Association, is an annual motivation and awareness program that takes place every year in celebration of the famous children’s author Dr. Suess. Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2, Dr. Suess’s birthday.... Read more »