What Makes Lydia Hawk Unique
- We are proud to host our district’s English Language Learner and Developmentally Delayed programs.
- After-school Clubhouse in partnership with TOGETHER!
- Community Partners: Safe and Active Routes to School, Home Depot Grant Recipient & Nisqually Grant Recipient
- Annual Multicultural Night
- Positive behavior “Hawk Eye” ticket rewards
- 2 Mentor 1 Program
- Partners in Education (P.I.E.) with Chinqually Booters Soocer Club & Washington 529 (Washington College Savings Plan)
- Monthly Community Access Nights (CAN)
What are SOAR Expectations?
S= Safety, O= Ownership, A= Aim High, R= ResponsibilityEvery day, students will be reminded of these core values and expectations. Students will also be encouraged to see themselves as leaders. All kids have something to contribute to our school. All students are responsible to themselves and each other. By following the SOAR Expectations, and by practicing the habits of leadership, staff and students work together to make our school a great place to learn, and grow.
Our Current Improvement Goals
Academic Gap Goal:
- The percentage of Hispanic students meeting proficiency on the state assessment in ELA and Math will increase by 5% in June 2020.
Behavior Gap Goal:
- The number of male students receiving suspension will decrease by 30% from 22% in June 2019 to 15% in June 2020. The number of suspensions received by male students will decrease by 30% from 55 in June 2019 to 38 in June 2020.
Lydia Hawk sponsors a variety of school-based and PTA events. All members of the community are encouraged to attend Community Access Nights, as well as special events including Boo Bingo, movie nights, Holiday Shops and the Spring Carnival. Lydia Hawk sponsors Community Cafés in partnership with the Latino Family Group. The Cafés are designed to provide parents with a chance to share information and ideas. Of course, we are always interested in volunteers to help out in classrooms, on field trips or out on the playground. Look for more information on these activities by visiting our website, calling or stopping in to our office. To volunteer, call our office at (360) 412-4610 or filling out an application online.
Our School Motto
Our school motto is “Learning for All, Whatever it Takes.” The teachers at Lydia Hawk take this statement to heart and actively design instruction to meet the needs of our diverse community. We hold our students and ourselves to high expectations. Along with academic skills, we aim to provide all our students with the competence, courage and character to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
Lydia Hawk Building History
Lydia Hawk Elementary was named after Lydia Jane Hawk Mayes, born in 1862, daughter of John Hawk who was the founder of the Hawks Prairie area of Thurston County. Nestled in the Tanglewilde neighborhood, the school was originally constructed in 1959 on 14.7 acres located at 7600 5th Avenue SE. The gymnasium was built in 1989. In 2000, the original building was completely demolished and rebuilt, excluding the gym, and a play shed was built. This modernization was funded by local bond and state assistance funds. The 22-classroom, 41,772 square foot building and gym, includes 22 instructional spaces, plus the additional 12 portable classrooms serves kindergarten through fifth grade.