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Hawthorne Welcomes the Military, Global
Leadership and Public Safety Academy to our Nest!!
HAWK PRIDE DAYS--TAKE NOTE!!!
JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Uniform Day, Public Safety & Scrub Day
PT (Physical Training) T-Shirt Day & College Day
School Spirit Day
HAWTHORNE ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
CMS is proud to introduce the Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences, a county-wide magnet high school dedicated to the field of medicine. A $15,000,000 campus renovation, central location, and strong industry partnerships with the National Academy Foundation, Project Lead the Way, and Carolinas HealthCare Systems have positioned the Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' premier county-wide health sciences magnet.
The academy team offers programs of study that focus on general medicine, nursing, emergency services, and pharmacy technologies. These rigorous programs prepare high school students for success in college with a relevance that addresses growing workforce shortages in healthcare.
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Congrats to Ms. Barry-Buchanan--Hawthorne Academy's Teacher of the Year!!
Students Attend the Brother's Keeper Forum at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Congrats to Eric Casper--Award Recipient of a Full Academic Scholarship to UNC-Greensboro!!!
Congrats to F. Rodriguez--Artwork Displayed At Festival In The Park!!
Congrats to Hawthorne's First EMT--Ms. Nyja Pearson!!!
HAWK CITIZEN AWARD WINNERS
Workplace Visit at MedAssist
HOSA Eye Screening with Mecklenburg County School Health Nurses
at Bradley High School
Hawthorne Seniors Attend CPCC's College Connection and College Fair
HAHS Seniors 2017-2018 Internship at Smile Savy Dental Office
Hawthorne Students Participate in the NC State Wearable Device Competiton
device prototype, named Infant Informant, measures premature vitals so that families do not have to
spend time in the hospital. Hawthorne
Academy is the first school to compete in this competition from CMS.
Hawthorne In The News
Teaching with Surgical Precision
Local surgeon gives lesson at Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences
Carl Lowe Jr., a local surgeon, taught a human body systems class. The academy offers curricula focusing on general medicine, nursing, emergency services and pharmacy technologies. "I addressed the entire student body about the path to becoming a doctor," said Lowe. "I was very excited to be invited back to do something more personalized."
Our counseling department helps to recruit speakers who work in different aspects of the medical field. Lowe specializes in laparoscopic, bariatric and gallbladder surgeries. He has 15 years of experience and is affiliated with 10 hospitals, serving as chief of surgery at Presbyterian Hospital from 2006-2010. Here at Hawthorne, we look at our students' interests to determine who we should reach out to. While they are here, we want them to get a real understanding of what it takes to be in the medical field.
Students learned how the organs function and how to maintain water balance and use enzymes throughout the digestive process. Lowe reviewed medical terminology, shared facts and showed two brief videos of stomach and gallbladder surgeries. "He was really in-depth with his lesson so when we get to that unit, I'm going to be more than prepared for it," said student Hanan Ali. "I want to be an anesthesiologist so getting to see the surgeries was the best part for me. My job would play an active role in stabilizing and preparing the patient for surgery." Teacher, Brooke Spells, said she likes when speakers with a particular specialty come into the classroom. "We will touch on the topic of the digestive system but because this is Dr. Lowe's specialty, he can discuss it in a way I can't," said Spells. "He is teaching it from the perspective of the operating room." At one point during the lesson, Lowe discussed acid reflux, also known as heartburn, and its possible causes. This resonated with Eric Casper, who wants to be a cardiothoracic surgeon, a field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs inside the chest such as the heart, lungs and esophagus. "I loved the visual representations and the way he broke down the different areas to make it understandable," said Eric. "I was inspired to pursue medicine by watching Grey's Anatomy so it was good to get to meet a real doctor."
Lowe's goal for the lesson was to spread knowledge and encouragement. "My uncle encouraged me to pursue medicine or law at an early age," said Lowe. "I'm a compassionate person and I love to help people so choosing to become a doctor was easy. Students here have a baseline interest in medicine, which is a great beginning. I'll gladly help to channel it in any way that I can."
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