Day Of Silence

Student activists take initiative in organizing Day of Silence at Hiawatha College Prep and Hiawatha Collegiate High School April 2017 April 20th and 21st, Hiawatha scholars led our campuses in a Day of Silence, an annual day of action centered on spreading awareness about the effects of bullying and harassment of LGBTQIA students. To raise […]

Close reading. What is it?

This year, one of our network priorities has been close reading. We believe close reading is an essential component of literacy instruction and a crucial skill for our scholars to develop in today’s world. Close reading demands that students not only understand what a text says, but how it says it, and what it means […]

Dear Friends of Hiawatha Academies, Tomorrow, across the country, women will be taking the day off to attend rallies and marches in solidarity and support of “A Day Without A Woman”. We will be open for school tomorrow (our high school for a half day, and the elementary and middle schools for a regular day), but it is […]

RECONOCIMIENTO DE RED DE ESCUELAS SANTUARIO —– Considerando: Que la visión de igualdad de Hiawatha Academies es “Para respetar la humanidad de todas las personas, interrumpimos activamente la desigualdad sistémica en busca de un mundo justo”; Que Hiawatha Academies está comprometida con el éxito de todos los estudiantes independientemente de su estatus migratorio, etnicidad, raza, […]

RECOGNITION OF A SAFE HAVEN NETWORK OF SCHOOLS —– Whereas, Hiawatha Academies equity vision is that “To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world”; Whereas, Hiawatha Academies is committed to the success of all students irrespective of their immigration status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, […]

Are you happy with your child's school?

Many parents want their children to be in a school environment that is both safe and academically rigorous. While this sounds like a relatively simple task, the two most frequent responses I hear from parents when they decide to enroll at Hiawatha Academies during our mid-year enrollment window (January 1st – 29th) are: “My child […]

A Day of Professional Development

While scholars were sent off to enjoy the winter break, teachers and staff stayed on campuses a few extra days to prepare for the new semester and come together for Hiawatha’s third network day of the year. Network days at Hiawatha Academies are a great way for teachers and staff to look at our progress […]

reimagine possible

The future of Hiawatha Academies is bright and exciting. We passed a strategic plan this year that we call Reimagine Possible, which is a collective call to action to go deep on our own commitment to excellence so that we can become among the best network of public schools in the country. We are already […]

Top Ten help you child succeed

We’ve created a short top ten list to help you along in creating a learning environment outside of the classroom to further support your child’s academic success. Future blogs will present more specific “how-to’s” for each recommendation. Enjoy! 1. Create a homework routine and stick to it! Set a time and a place for homework and […]

On November 5th, HCHS hosted a financial planning workshop for scholars and parents. This event was made possible through a partnership between Hiawatha’s Community Engagement team and CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio). CLUES has been working with the U of M Extension to adapt this financial planning curriculum, ensuring that it is culturally-relevant and […]