Capstone students gathered Monday night at Hawthorn Elementary to share their end of major unit projects that have been worked on throughout the year.

Capstone students gathered Monday night at Hawthorn Elementary to share their end of major unit projects that have been worked on throughout the year. The 6th grade students also held a community service project called the "chair"ity auction, where community members bid on student-designed chairs. Proceeds were bundled and sent to a local charity determined by the students.

Parents were able to walk around the Hawthorn gym and examine the various chair on display. The bidding was completed on an online service through provided Chromebooks or through their own smartphones or computers. At the end of the event, the highest bid currently on each chair was secured and the proceeds were directed to charities. 

Other projects on display in the gym included miniature golf courses designed by 5th graders made out of paper, cardboard, and wood parts. These were functional and able to be used by parents and children alike attending the event. 

Throughout the remainder of Hawthorn, classrooms were used to showcase other student projects and to hold a “Breakout” game for the 6th grade class. This event saw students working to solve questions that would provide numbers to unlock a safe for a prize. This year’s breakout was based on the theme of the stock market, which multiple 6th grade students have been studying during the year.