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group photo of students at Bowman Farm sitting on a park picnic table

The Hawthorne Middle School Garden club went on a trip to Bowman Farms to see how the process that organic produce is grown, harvested and cared for. Students had an amazing time learning what goes into the process of making food for the local populace. This is what the students had to say about their experience.

“We went to Bowman farms, a farm that grows food for our community. They had a wide variety of plants, and we got to taste them. We learned a lot about the process of growing plants and why they are important. The farm owners, Matthew and Charelle say that they enjoy farming because they like to know where their food that they eat comes from.” -Emilee Carr

“I learned that it takes time to get work done, and you can’t just accomplish everything in one day.” - Soliscity Daves

“We learned how to tell between a male and a female plant on a squash vine.” - Jackson Lyon

“It was fun. We learned a lot about farm life.”-Kylie Knudsen

“Raw onions from the ground are not very tasty. I tried one myself, and it was not very pleasant.” Dezara Stoddart

HMS garden club students attending a lesson at Bowman Farms
Group photo of students at Bowman Farms


student hands holding 3 maize samples showing different colors of yellow,purple, and red
Green box with "Infinite Campus" in white. Orange arrow box pointing left wrapped underneath with Parent Portal in white

PCSD 25 Families: With recent bus route closures and the upcoming snow season, now is a great time to make sure that you are signed up for Infinite Campus notifications. In addition to emergency notifications, Infinite Campus is the best way to monitor your child’s progress throughout the school year.

PCSD 25 parents/guardians can log into the Campus Parent Portal and stay engaged with information at your fingertips throughout the school year. Other family favorites include:

Access to student grades

Review attendance and absences

Monitor assignments due or upcoming exams

Notifications for school/district announcements/emergency closures

Lunchroom information

To download the Campus Parent Portal app on your mobile phone, visit the App or Play Store on your mobile device and search for “campus parent portal.” If you need login information, please contact the Help Desk: (208) 235-3219.

If you already have an Infinite Campus account and are not receiving notifications, please contact your school(s) to verify your contact information and notification settings. Notification options include Infinite Campus Inbox, text, voicemail, and email.

Hawthorne cross-country students lined up before start

Hawthorne students brought home several wins this week in their sporting events. Our Cross-Country teams had their first meet on Wednesday, September 7th, and the 6th-Grade girls took first as a team in their division. Several individual students took home placement wins ranking in the top 8! Our Girls Volleyball teams had great success last night, Thursday, September 8th. The 7th-Grade team won 3 – 0 and the 8th-Grade team won 3 – 2. We are so proud of our athletes and our students. Go Hawks!

Night time skyline of New York City, NY during last year's American Heritage Tour

Have you ever wanted to travel to see some of our nation’s important landmarks? Maybe go see New York City? What about Philadelphia where some of the most important events in our nation’s beginnings happened? How does New York City or Gettysburg sound? Well, now you can! All 8th – Grade Learners can have that chance by going on the American Heritage Tour! 

When is it? Where would we go?

The tour kicks off on March 17th and goes until March 25th. During this tour, you’ll go to places such as the National Zoo, Arlington Cemetery, the Smithsonian Museum, Mount Vernon, the White House, Gettysburg battlefield, Valley Forge, and more! 

What does it include?

The tour includes a Deluxe Motorcoach to and from the SLC airport, roundtrip airfare, 7-nights of accommodations, breakfast, and dinners, tickets to a Broadway production, guided tours, travel accessories, and luggage tags! 

If I want to go, what do I need to do?

To get signed up for the trip, you will need to turn in the "application" (found on the brochure) and your first payment of $500 to Mrs. Martin in room 205.  The payment has to be a check or money order.  It is on a first-come-first-served basis, so you will want to get your payment and "application" turned in as soon as possible. The total tour price is $2,669.00 per person for attendance. The payment can be broken down into the following deposit schedule:

Payment Order


Deposit Due Date

1st Payment


October 4th, 2022

2nd Payment


November 4th, 2022

3rd Payment


December 3rd, 2022

4th Payment


January 3rd, 2023

The final payment balance needs to be paid no later than February 3rd, 2023. If you are paying by check, please make the checks payable to Educational Tours. Travel insurance is available to interested families. 

For information on travel policy, insurance, detailed itinerary, and terms and conditions of the tour, please see the information provided on your brochure.

If you have questions or would like more information about the tour, please contact Jean Martin in room 205,  or the tour Director, Natalie Call by email or by phone at 208-244-1098.

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