Our Mission Statement

Our Mission is to maximize individual student potential through the use of technology, differentiation, critical thinking, and high expectations within a nurturing and diverse community of learners.


Our character trait for the month of April is CONFIDENCE.






Hiawatha Community School is a MESPA School of Excellence located within a culturally diverse, urban community.  Kindergarten-2nd grade are housed at the Hiawatha Campus and 3rd-5th grade are housed at the Howe Campus.  The two campuses are about four blocks apart. 

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FAST Testing Schedule
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:55 AM

FAST testing will begin at Hiawatha on May 2nd.

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Spring Fiesta!
Friday, April 12, 2019 8:00 AM

Spring Fiesta is Thursday, May 16th and the PTO needs your help!

Howe Mileage Club
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:30 PM

The mileage club begins Tuesday, April 9th.

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MCA Test Schedule
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:20 PM

MCA testing is March 25th - May 3rd. Click to see when your child's classroom is testing.

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Junior Iron Chef
Friday, March 8, 2019 1:15 PM

MPS Culinary & Wellness Services hosts an annual Junior Iron Chef Competition to raise awareness for our district's shifts towards more healthy, fresh, scratch-cooked meals. 

2019-2020 MPS Budget Information Sessions
Thursday, February 7, 2019 3:45 PM

Two meetings scheduled for MPS Budget Information.

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Boxtops for Education
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:55 AM

Please send Boxtops to school with your child or drop them off in the office at Howe or Hiawatha.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 1:10 PM

Choose "Hiawatha PTO Inc." as your preferred non-profit.

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Sheridan Project
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:45 PM

This service provides a child/family with a consistent supply of nutritious food for the weekend.