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Hawthorne High School in Pendleton is changing locations

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PENDLETON, OR – Pendleton School District’s alternative school, Hawthorne High School, will move its location from downtown Pendleton into the building located just north of the on-campus football field at Pendleton High.

The district is also very excited to refurbish the building t fit the needs of existing high school programs that are in need of more space.

The two career tech programs set to make the move are robotics classes and the food program the district runs, which needs more space to provide some more opportunities for its culinary students.

“We can have community events come in and run catering through that,” says Pendleton High School Principal Dan Greenough. “It's just expanding opportunities for our kids to be able to do some catering pieces as well.”

The third through fifth grade students formerly occupying the building were transitioned into Sherwood Elementary and McKay Elementary at the start of the school year.

Those schools are now suited to hold kindergarteners through fifth graders.

The plan is for the alternative school students to move into the building right after the new year, and the culinary and tech classes will move in at the start of the new semester in February.