Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services offer a program called Operation Round-Up. This money is received from the FMES customers by rounding up their electric bill to the nearest whole dollar. This year Freeborn-Mower Coop was able to give out $47,000 in donations all because of this program. We had three teachers at Hawthorne that applied and was granted money. Mr. Groth received $360 for two 8 foot balance beams for our obstacle course unit and PE program. Mrs. Harves received $500 for canvases for studetns to create art on. When finished the student art/canvases will be on display at school. Also, Mrs. Jacobsen was awarded $450 for 2nd grade to have inside recess totes, that will include board games, dice, puzzles. This will give kids choices for inside recess, alternatives to technology, and relationship building with friends.