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I am pleased to announce that Education Minnesota Hawley and ISD #150 have arranged for Dr. David Walsh, Ph.D. to speak to our community on the evening of Thursday, May 25.  Dr. Walsh will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium and we have arranged for free daycare that evening.  Daycare will be provided at the Elementary by BASE Staff and members of the National Honor Society.
The title of Dr. Walsh’s presentation is: 

Grit: What It Is, Why Kids Need It and How to Get It

“Grit,” technically called “executive function,” is critical for school and life success. It determines how we learn as opposed to what we learn and includes the ability to concentrate, manage impulses and behavior, passion, perseverance, resilience, focus, and motivation. Dr. Dave Walsh will explain why it so important and will describe the six threats that undermine it.

  • Toxic stress
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Lack of sleep
  • A culture of “more, fast, easy and fun”
  • Misuse and overuse of technology
  • Disappearance of free play

More importantly, he will provide practical strategies for assuring that 21st century youth develop the grit traits that will ensure their success and happiness.

David Walsh, Ph.D. is an award winning psychologist, best selling author, and international speaker. In 1995, he founded the internationally renowned National Institute on Media and the Family, which he led until 2010. In 2011 he founded Mind Positive Parenting to translate cutting edge brain science to everyday practice for parents, teachers and other professionals.

Dr. Walsh has written ten books including the national best sellers Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen and No: Why Kids – of All Ages – Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It. His books have been translated into eight languages. He has also authored scores of papers for professional and general publications. His newest book is Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids.

He has been a frequent guest on national radio and television programs including NBC’s Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Dateline NBC, ABC’s 20/20, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, He has testified numerous times before Congress, presented workshops throughout the world, and served as a consultant to the World Health Organization and the Ministries of Education in Japan, South Korea, Portugal and Singapore.

We are very fortunate the Dr. Walsh has agreed to come to Hawley and I hope that we can fill the Auditorium on the evening of May 25!
 --Supt. Phil Jensen



Hawley Public Schools is like many other school districts in the Midwest in that we are in dire need of bus drivers.  Many people believe that being a bus driver is a thankless and difficult job. At times it certainly can be difficult but it also has many rewards.

We are currently looking for drivers and are willing to help you become licensed for this position.  If your concern is not wanting to deal with students we may have an option that will address those concerns. 

To find out more about becoming a bus driver please contact ISD #150 Transportation Supervisor Chris Ellingson at 218-483-3316. 


2017 Summer Recreation Information

14-15 Babe Ruth Coach & Legion Baseball Coach openings - open until filled - contact Bill Gottenborg if interested.



Hawley Community Education and Facilities Use

Please note changes to walking track times during the spring season.

With the start of the spring sports seasons there will be the following changes to Adult Walking times at the field house. These changes are due to safety concerns during softball and baseball practices.
Starting on March 13 the walking track hours will be changed to 6:00 am to 8:00 am and 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Monday-Friday. This is the start of softball practice.
Starting on March 20 the walking track hours will be changed to 6:00 am to 8:00 am and 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Monday-Friday. This is the start of baseball practice and there will be early and late practices for baseball and softball.
A friendly reminder that Adult Walking, Yoga, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball and Xabeat classes are for ADULTS ONLY.

The school facilities including the field house and gyms are not for open use during these or any other times.

Students are not allowed in the school during these times without proper supervision and scheduled times through the ADs office. THANK YOU!