Dear Parents/Guardians, Welcome to the new school year! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Mr.Daniel Hawthorne and I will be the eighth grade homeroom teacher. I will be teaching grades seven and eight English Language Arts and Religion. I am excited, proud, and feel very privileged to teach here at Saint Veronica Independence Mission School. I have twenty two years of teaching experience in the Philadelphia Catholic School System. I hope to make this a fantastic year filled with many exciting activities and academic challenges. I also encourage students to develop a spiritual life through prayer, attending mass, and practicing good manners. I look forward to work with you to accomplish these goals. If you need to contact me, please do not hesitate. I will respond as soon as possible. Finally, I would like to thank the parents/guardians of Saint Veronica Independence Mission School Graduation Class of 2019 for entrusting your child's education to me. Congratulations to the parents/guardians and students of Saint Veronica Independence Mission School Class of 2019!