In May, Hawthorne Elementary held the first annual Fun Run! The Fun Run is part of an effort to raise funds for updated classroom libraries and other supplies for the students. Principal Stern and Phys Ed teacher Bob Bendlin worked alongside the Elementary PTA to raise more than $28,000!! They partnered with Boosterthon to bring the two-week program to Hawthorne. Students gathered pledges from family and friends and experienced character education during their gym classes. At the end of the two-weeks, students came to school ready to run. The Hawthorne field was transformed into a race speedway complete with announcers and a DJ playing high energy music. The determined students ran, skipped, jumped and danced for 35 laps to reach their goals. It was a great day for all!