RE: New guidance from Gov. Parsons November 12, 2020 Today, Governor Parson, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced new guidance for schools regarding close contacts and quarantines. - https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-announces-changes-states-k-12-school-quarantine-guidance - We are communicating with the Jefferson County Health Department to get further clarification on the new guidance. The message is clear that masks are considered an essential mitigation strategy. This new guidance could help reduce the number of quarantines as staff and students are required to wear masks in school when social distancing is not possible. Yet, it won’t help with close contacts that occur outside of school that might lead to quarantines. Respectfully, Dr. Jon Isaacson Superintendent
The deadline to elect 100% online instruction for second semester has been extended to November 30, 2020. The district will be unable to make adjustments after the deadline. If you are electing the 100% online education option, please fill out the below link by November 30, 2020. Click here for the 2nd Semester 100% Online Learning Letter and Link -> https://5il.co/mr2v
Letter to parents/guardians and the greater Hillsboro R-III Community (Nov. 12, 2020) - regarding preparation for the future possibility of a short-term move from the hybrid schedule to full virtual learning for students - https://5il.co/n0m8
There will be a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 10th at 6pm in the Auditorium for the purpose of requesting approval to pause our planned return to a 4-day week for grades K-6. The recommendation will be to maintain our current Hybrid schedule through the 1st semester and re-evaluate prior to January 19, 2021. The health data in our schools and community continue to trend in a more negative direction with some of the highest levels we have seen to date. There has been a significant increase in the number of cases locally that is impacting our schools, including both students and staff. To read the 11/06/2020 letter from Dr. Isaacson, please click the link - https://5il.co/mu7h
ARE YOU READY???? Basketball & Wrestling Tryouts begin 11/2/20. Please check the status of your physical and pre-participation student packet with the Activities Office ASAP. Contact Mrs. Huck @ 636-789-0010 ext 1021 or email@example.com to see if you are ready! All paperwork must be current and on file in the Activities Office no later than 10/26/20 to be eligible for tryouts on 11/2/20 https://5il.co/ltu0
Attention College Bound Seniors, FAFSA is open! If you need assistance, please email Mrs. Asinger @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2021 A+ Students! Mrs. Peirce has created a REMIND and a Google Classroom to keep you up to date on the latest A+ news. Please text @k86hb to 81010 to join the Remind group. To join google classroom, please use code: irhartu
Congratulations to our 2020 Senior Awards and Scholarship(s) Recipients - https://5il.co/i0mu #HawkStrong #HHSHawksClassof2020 #HawkShoutOut @HHSAdminteam @CAFREEMAN1
2020 Hawk Volleyball Camp Who: any girl entering 9th-12th grade What: camp teaching the skills/game of volleyball Where: High School Gym When: July 21st-23rd Time: 8 am-12 pm Cost: $25 includes a t-shirt Make checks payable to Hillsboro Volleyball 123 Leon Hall Pkwy. Hillsboro, Mo 63050 Please Note: Forms due by July 9th to ensure you receive a t-shirt *Any questions contact Erin Boss at 816-898-1410 or email@example.com Click the link for the camp registration form - https://5il.co/hza2
Hillsboro R-III School District has a vacancy for your consideration - School Nurse at Hillsboro High School - Please click the link for details - https://www.applitrack.com/hsdr3/OnlineApp/JobPostings/View.asp?AppliTrackJobId=601
Attention All XC Runners! Summer Camp is scheduled for the week of July 20-24 from 8-10 a.m. - Please click the link for more details. (Grades 7-12) @Hillsboro_JH @HHSAdminteam https://5il.co/hpju
P-EBT / Free & Reduced - guidance program criteria, letter to families, and FAQ - https://www.hsdr3.org/o/hillsboro/browse/143886
The enrollment deadline has passed, but it’s not too late to sign up! Please get your last-minute summer school enrollment in today to ensure your child has a fun summer journey! Summer school starts July 13th. Before and after-school care will be offered through the YMCA in case not having provided transportation is an issue. Summer School Website - https://sites.google.com/hsdr3... Pre-K to 4th Grade enrollment link - https://sites.google.com/…/hillsboro-r3-summer-sc…/pre-k-4th 5th to 12th Grade enrollment links - https://sites.google.com/…/hillsboro-r3-summer-sch…/5th-12th
With Summer right around the corner, our School Nurses want to share some tips on taking proper precautions for Sun Safety! ☀️ To view Notes From Your Nurses, please click the link - https://5il.co/g6of
Hillsboro Students, Parents, and Community, Missouri Governor Mike Parson just announced in the Thursday, April 9th press briefing that all Missouri public and charter schools shall remain closed through this school year due to the COVID-19 virus. While we anticipated that this day may come, we held out hope that our students would be able to return to their school buildings again during the 2019-2020 school year, unfortunately, that will not be a reality. The buildings will be closed for the remainder of the year; however, the district will continue to proceed as we planned by staying connected to our students and community. We are committed to continue to provide services such as much-needed meals to the students and additional educational opportunities. The administration, teachers, and staff are committed to continuing our important work with and for our students through the last day of school, May 27, 2020. Your child’s school will be reaching out next week to share our plan for continued learning through the end of May. We know that the Governor’s announcement will create a number of new questions about specific issues such as: grading, graduation, prom, athletics, and summer school. The district will be working to continue to navigate those issues and will provide information and details when they have been finalized. We would like to thank the entire Hillsboro School Community for your patience and hardwork during the last few weeks and for what is to come in the foreseeable future. Together - we will all get through this. We are #hawkstrong. Stay safe and healthy, Dr. Jon Isaacson Superintendent https://5il.co/exs9
Please click to view our latest Notes from Your Nurses Special Edition regarding the COVID-19 crisis - https://5il.co/eusy
Due to slick roads, the Hillsboro R-3 School District will be closed Thursday, February 6.
The Hillsboro R-3 School District WILL NOT be in session Wednesday, February 5th. There will be no practices or activities today or this evening. Please stay safe!
Due to the inclement weather, the Hillsboro R-3 School District will not be in session on Wednesday, January 29.
Nominations for the Hillsboro R-III Board of Education HAWK AWARD for Outstanding Service to School and/or Community are now being accepted. Eligibility - Any employee or volunteer of the Hillsboro R-III School District. Persons nominated should have demonstrated outstanding achievement or service to the Hillsboro R-III school district or their community. Nominations - Employees may be nominated by their peers, parents of students and patrons of the district. Nominating forms will be made available in all district offices and can also be accessed with this link - https://5il.co/cjdy #HawkStrong
Due to the inclement weather, the Hillsboro R-3 School District will not be in session Friday, January 24, 2020. Stay warm and safe out there Hawk Nation! 💙
Hillsboro R-3 School District Notice of Filing Dates for 2020 School Board Election - Notice is hereby given to the general public that the opening filing date for school board elections will be Tuesday, December 17, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Interested parties may file at the Superintendent’s Office during regular business hours. Candidates may file for one of the (3) three year terms. Individuals will file for the term length to serve as a member of the Board of Education. The closing date for filing shall be Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. If the school is closed due to inclement weather the filing office will be closed as well. Adjusted hours during the holiday season will be posted at the Superintendent’s office. To qualify for the position of Board Director, a candidate must be a citizen of the United States and resident taxpayer of the district, who has resided in this state for one year next preceding his/her election or appointment, and who is at least twenty-four (24) years of age; not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes or real property taxes; have not been found guilty of a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States of America or a felony under Missouri law or an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in Missouri; not registered or required to be registered as a sex offender. Publication of this notice fulfills the requirements of RsMO Section 115.127, Subsection 5. Done at the regular monthly meeting during November 21, 2019, by order of the Boards of Education. Hillsboro R-3 School District Superintendent's Office 5 Ridgewood Drive Hillsboro, MO 63050 Board Secretary, Beth Johnston - Please click the link for PDF document - https://5il.co/buia
The 2020-2021 School Year Calendar is now available! The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - Click the link to download your copy! https://5il.co/brrt
In the link below, is this month's "Notes from Your Nurses". It has great information on leading a healthy lifestyle and information on Type I and Type II Diabetes. This month's edition is brought to you by our Intermediate Nurse, Missy Agers! Thank you for your support of your school nurses!! https://5il.co/bf2s
Re: Negative Account Balances Food Service is no longer mailing home negative breakfast/lunch account balances. 🍎 Notices are now sent via email. If you are NOT receiving emails regarding negative balances, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com BY E-MAIL ONLY PLEASE. (one email address per household) Thank you!
Hillsboro Kindergarten - 6th Grade Cheer Clinic Saturday, October 26 @ HHS - 12-3 pm $25 fee Participants will learn a cheer, motions, jumps, and work on basic cheer skills. 💙 Performance: Monday, October 28th during halftime at the Varsity Soccer game. ⚽️ Please click for sign-up form! 📣 https://5il.co/au4e
Orchard Farm Cross Country 5K is still on for this evening 10/10 but will have a revised schedule 3:30 Coaches Meeting 4:00 Varsity Combined / 4:20 JV Combined
Friday, 10/11 - #HawkStrong Blue & White Day! 💙 🎉 Homecoming Parade begins at 2 pm - Parade Route Details: We are holding out hope for clear skies! ☀️ The Parade begins from behind the Hillsboro Civic Center at 2 pm going along the gravel road turning left onto Leon Hall Parkway (west of the Primary); taking a right onto Business 21 between the Intermediate and our Farm; up to Main Street (Hardees) making a left at the light, then another left onto Vreeland Road (at City Hall), going through the gravel road cut-through making a right onto Hi Crest Street; going around the corner by the Hillsboro Data Center and behind the Learning Center/Intermediate ending at the stoplight at Stadium Drive and Business 21. 🎉 Roads included in the parade route will begin closing around 2 pm. 💙 We hope you come out to cheer on our Hawks Marching Band, Hawkettes, Cheerleaders, many Student Organizations, and Hawk Athletes! 🏈 Homecoming Varsity Football Game - 7 pm (Hawks vs. DeSoto Dragons) #HawksHOCO2019 #unfinishedbusiness
Friday, 10/11 - #HawkStrong Blue & White Day! 💙 Wear Blue & White/Hawk Gear to show your #HawkPride 🎉Homecoming Parade begins at 2 pm (more details will be posted in the coming days regarding the parade route) 🏈Homecoming Varsity Football Game - 7 pm (vs. DeSoto Dragons) #HawksHOCO2019 #unfinishedbusiness
Come support HHS Wrestling Team @Saucy's Pizzeria Dine to Donate Event -all day 9/18. 10% of all proceeds go to the Friends of Hillsboro Wrestling Booster Club HHS Wrestlers will be eating @ 6pm so come join them!
Attentions All Juniors & Freshman There will be a Homecoming Float Building / Planning meeting after school this Thursday 9/19 in room 221
The start of tonight’s football game has been postponed until 8:30 due to impending weather.
HHS Meet the Teachers Night! Thursday, Sept. 5th 6-8PM We look forward to meeting with you!
There will be a Senior Meeting on Tuesday, 8/27 in the HS Commons at 11:00 concerning Senior T-shirts, Homecoming, and Class Officer elections. Elections will be the following Tuesday (9/3). Please click the link for Senior Homecoming T-shirt Order form - https://5il.co/9qf1
Boys Soccer tryout times have changed for today 8/12 due to the weather. 8/12 - tryouts times - 7:30-9pm
Softball tryout time have changed for today 8/12 due to the weather. Varsity - 6-8pm JV - 7-9pm
https://5il.co/98kv - Here's What's Happening This Week 😎 Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 - Ten (10) more sleeps till the First Day of School!!! 💙 #HawkStrong
High School Picture Day - Order Online with this link >>> https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/40435EF?utm_source=Inter-State+Studio+Products+%26+Services&utm_campaign=70d7e28a12-19CoordFallPrepay2Weeks1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f5bb359696-70d7e28a12-179647405&goal=0_f5bb359696-70d7e28a12-179647405
EarlyBird Order Form for the 2020 Hillsboro High School Yearbook available at this link (offer expires 9/25/19) >>> https://5il.co/96ii
HHS Picture Day is Friday, August 16 (for Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors) Order Forms and Information >>> http://hillsboromo.apptegy.us/o/hillsboro-high-school/browse/72039
Welcome Back Letter to HS Students/Parents are now on their way to your mailbox. If you can't wait, here is a link - https://5il.co/92q3 :) #HawkStrong @CAFreeman @HHSAdminTeam
Welcome back letter to parents, students and the HHS community will go out this week! Please be on the lookout!
Picture Day for 9, 10, and 11th grade students @ the High School and Learning Center is Friday, August 16th.
Free Back to School Physicals - DeSoto Family Clinic/Physical Therapy Services - Friday, July 26 from noon to 2 pm located at 702 Main Street in DeSoto and Carolyn's Closet Back-to-School Fair - Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. located at Wesley Methodist Church 3551 Hwy 61 (@ Hwy AA) in Festus. Physicals are free. Kids will need a parent present at time of physical. For more information call 636.543.2420 - for flyer, please click the link > https://5il.co/8mfq
Mark Your Calendars: August 2 - 4 > Sales Tax Holiday Weekend for certain Back to School purchases. (By state law, the sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday. Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only). The Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 2, and runs through Sunday, August 4. For more information, please visit - https://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/
Back to School Information at your fingertips - School Supply Lists, Open House dates and times, 2019/2020 School Calendar - http://www.hsdr3.org/o/hillsboro/browse/26138
Freshman Camp Hawk Information - Camp Hawk for incoming Freshman is Thursday, August 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; the Parent and Student Informational Meeting is Thursday, August 8 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - for info letter and registration please click the link - http://www.hsdr3.org/o/hillsboro-high-school/browse/62301
Best Wishes to our State Competitors! Competing this Saturday at the MSHSAA State Track and Field Championships Class 4 at Washington High School in Washington, MO - For all the latest, follow Coach Medley on Twitter - @HillsboroTrack
The Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be Facebook Live TONIGHT (5/21) beginning at 6:45 p.m. - our District Facebook can be accessed at the bottom right-hand side of this webpage by clicking the Facebook logo or searching "Hillsboro R-3 School District" on Facebook.
Seniors Back to Kindergarten Breakfast Scoop Monday, May 20 - 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - If you attended Hillsboro R3 Kindergarten-12, even early grads, this event is for you! NOTE: Seniors - please arrive @ High School about 7:20 a.m., a bus will shuttle you to the Primary. - Parents, Please attempt to carpool to ease the parking congestion at the Primary. Thank you!
Click the link to register for Project Prom! - Saturday, May 4 @ the Jefferson County YMCA - https://5il.co/7e0o
Parents and students will receive the following email: On May 9, Hillsboro High School is recognizing student achievement with a Renaissance Assembly. The morning before the assembly, students will have various activities to choose to participate in. This year, NHS is planning a Color Course as one of the options. Students will need to sign up, return a signed waiver, and pay $5 to participate. Click the link to visit the Color Course website, which includes some helpful information. Go Hawks! - link - https://sites.google.com/hsdr3.org/color-course/home
Good morning, We want to update you on a situation that occurred this morning at the Elementary School. An alert teacher heard a suspicious sound behind the Elementary from the direction of the Junior High. It was verified by law enforcement and district personnel that a construction vehicle laying asphalt at the Junior High had backfired loudly. All students are safe and resuming with their daily routine.
Mercy Hospital Jefferson is hosting a Super Sitter Seminar 2019 - Saturday, June 1 - 8:30 a.m. to noon for students ages 9-16 - to register, please see the linked form >> https://5il.co/76cg
April Breakfast and Lunch Menus are now available - http://hillsboromo.apptegy.us/o/hillsboro/browse/15433
Tell a friend - Mark your calendar - Set a reminder... "Remember to Vote on Tuesday, April 2" #EveryVoteCounts Hawks Rollback Waiver info link - https://sites.google.com/hsdr3.org/hawks-rollback-waiver/home
http://www.hsdr3.org/o/Hillsboro/page/summer-school-2019 - Summer School 2019 🌞 Thursday, May 30 - Tuesday, June 25 - Enrollment Forms link available on the Summer School webpage, (link above). *Note: for 5th through 12th grades, there is an additional information sheet within the enrollment forms with GOOGLE FORM LINKS that must be completed along with the enrollment paperwork. #HillsboroR3SummerSchool2019
Tomorrow evening, March 21 at 6:00 p.m., the District is hosting an open informational meeting to present the facts for the upcoming Hawks Rollback Waiver ballot measure that will be on the April 2 Municipal Election ballot. We hope you can come out - ask questions - and get the answers you may be seeking. The meeting will be at the Hillsboro Learning Center. Attached you will find the information that was presented at our March 7 informational meeting. - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IUa1ndOo2g8toOt6A5SaCfsL75mHjmmm/view
Friendly Reminder: No School - Friday, March 15 - Teacher Professional Development Day
The 2019/2020 School Year Calendar is here! - https://5il.co/6vad - << Please click the link to download and print a copy for your fridge!
The 2019/2020 School Year Calendar is here! - Please click the link to download a copy! - First day of school is Thursday, August 15 - https://5il.co/6vad
Boys Basketball vs Farmington has been cancelled for this evening 2/19, due to impending weather. This game will not be rescheduled.
During the week of February 10-16, communities across the state will honor the dedicated service of local boards of education during School Board Recognition Week. The goal is to build awareness and understanding of the vital role these public officials play in the education of Missouri’s children. Our Board members were recognized at the January 24th Board of Education Meeting. A special “thanks for all you do” goes out to our Hillsboro R-3 Board of Education members - Lisa Welker, Beth Petry, Renee Sucharski, Angie Oshia, Rob Kruse, Jane Heine, and Jon Schuessler. #HawkShoutOut
Happy 100th Day of School!
Happy 100th Day of School! #HawkStrong
Spread the word! HIllsboro R3 Job Fair - This Saturday! February 9th - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Hillsboro Intermediate School - 10478 Business 21 Hillsboro, MO 63050 - To apply please click the link > www.applitrack.com/hsdr3/onlineapp/
Update: Due to our recent Snow Days... the deadline has been extended to Tuesday, February 5 - so there is still time to nominate your favorite teacher!! 😃 “Each year the Hillsboro R-III School District selects one teacher as the District Teacher of the Year. Nominations can be made by peers, parents of students, and patrons of the District. All nomination forms must be returned to the building Principal by February 5, 2019. A finalist will be selected from each attendance center and the Teacher of the Year will be selected by a District Committee. If you would like to nominate a District Teacher please read the listed eligibility requirements and complete the form below. Any full-time classroom teacher, librarian, guidance counselor, instructional coach and other similar positions in the Hillsboro R-III School District may be a candidate. School personnel whose duties are primarily administrative or supervisory (Principals, Assistant Principals) are ineligible. Candidates should be skilled, dedicated teachers who plan to continue teaching. Click here for nomination form” - https://5il.co/68d9
Each year, employees and/or volunteers of the Hillsboro R-3 School District are nominated by peers, parents, and patrons of the District for their outstanding services to the school and/or community. Please click the link to find the form to nominate an Outstanding Hawk - https://5il.co/6b6n
Each year the Hillsboro R-3 School District selects a Support Staff Person of the Year. These candidates are nominated by their peers, staff members, parents of students and patrons of the District. Nominations can be made through this link, https://goo.gl/forms/b6rm4dV3gxTXIaiS2 and must be submitted by February 6, 2019. Any full-time or part-time support staff member including secretaries, paraprofessionals, nurses, custodians, food service workers, bus drivers, mechanics, maintenance techs, technology department staff members are eligible. Candidates should be skilled, dedicated, and hard-working. The nominations for each finalist will be given to the District selection committee. The selection will be made by the end of February and the District winner will be announced at the Annual Staff Recognition Dinner held in March. Please help us recognize our dedicated Hawks support staff members and fill out the form online with your nomination!
Each year the Hillsboro R-III School District selects one teacher as the District Teacher of the Year. Nominations can be made by peers, parents of students, and patrons of the District. All nomination forms must be returned to the building Principal by January 30, 2019. A finalist will be selected from each attendance center and the Teacher of the Year will be selected by a District Committee. If you would like to nominate a District Teacher please read the listed eligibility requirements and complete the form below. Any full-time classroom teacher, librarian, guidance counselor, instructional coach and other similar positions in the Hillsboro R-III School District may be a candidate. School personnel whose duties are primarily administrative or supervisory (Principals, Assistant Principals) are ineligible. Candidates should be skilled, dedicated teachers who plan to continue teaching. Click here for nomination form - https://5il.co/68d9
After a check of District road conditions, we are excited to announce... School WILL be back in session tomorrow! (January 15th) 😀
Have a WONDERFUL Christmas Break!
Friendly Reminder: Thursday, December 20 - The HSDR3 Board of Education invites you to formally join us in welcoming our new 2019/2020 Superintendent, Dr. Jon Isaacson from 2:30 - 6 p.m. at the Hillsboro Learning Center. Parents/Guardians, Faculty/Staff, Patrons/Businesses are all invited. Hope to see you there!
2017/2018 Hillsboro High School Yearbooks are in and ready for pick-up on Wednesday and Thursday (12/19 and 20). Please click this link for all the details! https://sites.google.com/hsdr3.org/stephaniegillespie/home
This Sunday (12/16) @ 2 p.m. - The Hillsboro High School Band is hosting their Annual Holiday Concert in the HHS Auditorium. - The students have been working very hard to prepare for this concert - featuring several different facets of the Band Program at HHS including The Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Combined Concert Band, and their newest Brass Choir will be featured during the performance. The program will consist of several Holiday favorites, as well as more traditional band literature. - We hope you can make it out, this Sunday, for what will surely be a great way to end the semester/going into the holiday break - showcasing our students' talents and hard work! ☃️
The Hillsboro HS Ecology Club is working with Jefferson County Recycling and invites you to 'Recycle the Holiday'. Thursday, December 27 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon @ the Hillsboro Civic Club located at 10349 Business 21 in Hillsboro. The Ecology Club will be helping unload cars and sorting items... This event is open to the community! Spread the word!
The Hillsboro R-3 School District Board of Education invites you to join us to formally welcome our new 2019/2020 Superintendent, Dr. Jon Isaacson. Thursday, December 20th - 2:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Hillsboro Learning Center - 10486 Business 21 - Hillsboro, MO 63050 - Parents/Guardians, Faculty/Staff, Patrons/Businesses Invited
During the course of the last few weeks, we have received several calls or emails from parents that are concerned about the safety of their students. We share those same concerns and want to do what we can to assist anyone dealing with these issues. In the interest of sharing information to educate parents, we are hosting a JH & HS PARENT MEETING on Tuesday, 12/4/2018, in the Junior High Cafeteria from 6-7 p.m. Link to more information >> https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/266336/JH_and_HS_PARENT_MEETING_Dec_4_2018_1.pdf
11/29/2018 - The following message will be sent to Hillsboro High School parents and guardians this morning: “As you are already aware a message was found in a High School boy’s bathroom yesterday, November 28th. In an effort to keep you informed all student lockers were searched last night and backpacks were searched this morning. In addition, metal detecting wands were used to determine if any students were in possession of a weapon. Both Jefferson County and Hillsboro Police were present throughout the building. There was NO evidence of a weapon found and students were able to return to their daily routine. There will be limited access to the restrooms during instructional time and the bathrooms will be closely monitored during passing periods. Please continue to visit with your child regarding the seriousness of these actions. Students who make any type of threat will receive serious consequences. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.”
11/28/2018: An all-call message was sent to parents and guardians of HS students: "At around 2 pm, the High School Administration and Law Enforcement were notified of writing on the wall in the boy’s restroom that stated “Let’s shoot up the school”. An investigation was immediately begun and additional security measures were put into place. In light of the recent events at the junior high and high school in the restrooms, beginning tomorrow, there will be limited access to the restrooms during instructional time and the bathrooms will be closely monitored by staff during passing periods. Parents/ Guardians, we ask that you visit with your child regarding the seriousness of these actions. Students who make any type of threats will receive serious consequences."
Student Flu Shot Clinic - The Hillsboro R-3 School District and the Jefferson County Health Department are working together to offer a Flu Vaccination Clinic for students. The clinic will take place on December 7, 2018. The Health Department will visit each building and administer the flu vaccine to students whose parents/guardians have completed the necessary paperwork. All forms must be received by your student’s building no later than November 30, 2018. This is to ensure that the Health Department brings the appropriate number of doses needed. This deadline will be strictly enforced, therefore, forms must be returned promptly. In order for your child to receive the vaccine, you must complete and return the forms at this link - https://5il.co/5lyw
The Hillsboro HS Ecology Club, in coordination with Jefferson County Recycling, is sponsoring a Community Recycling Trailer at the High School on Thursday, November 15th for public use - for the Hillsboro R3 Community! ♻️ Accepted items are: Paper – Cardboard – Plastics - Aluminum -- ♻️ Gather your recyclables and do your part for the environment! ♻️ *no electronics will be accepted on this date.
The Annual Hillsboro Primary Christmas Bazaar will be on Saturday, December 1 - from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We are looking for vendors! The vendor application window is from 10/24 - 11/14/18. Please click link for access to the application form and instructions on applying! http://5il.co/5cbe
We are excited to announce Infinite Campus has two new apps available in the app store – Campus Parent and Campus Student (a new version of Campus Portal). Both apps include enhanced features to make it more useful for students and parents, with additional tools being added in the coming months. Once you download the app, you will be prompted to enter the District Name (Hillsboro) and State. Next, you will need to click Search District and select Hillsboro R-III from the list. Your username and password will be the same as the Campus Portal. Please Note: Campus Portal is still available, but will be phased out at the end of this school year. Students will be available to access the new Student Portal from their current Campus Portal. In the upper right corner, next to their name will be a green icon "Try the new Campus Student". If a student clicks on this link, they will see what the new portal looks like. Later this year after all new tools have been added, we will change the default to the new Student Portal.
Hidden in Plain View [An Initiative to Help Parents Spot Signs of Risky Behavior] Hillsboro HS - Tuesday, October 23 - Exhibit open 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Presentation at 6:30 p.m. - Explore an interactive display of a teenager's bedroom containing over 70 items that could signal that a young person is involved in risky activities. Learn how to spot warning signs and get tips for talking with kids about the dangers of alcohol and drug use. Remember: Talking with your kids early and often about the dangers of drug use is the most effective tool to prevent youth substance abuse. For tips on starting these conversations go to www.addictionisreal.org
Hillsboro R3 Celebrates National School Lunch Week - October 15 - 19 - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/240244/National_School_Lunch_Week_Lots2Love.pdf
Don't forget!! 📎- No School this Friday, 9/28 - Teacher Professional Development
Dr. Shari Sevier, Director of Advocacy, with the Missouri School Counselor Association was at the Hillsboro BOE mtg. to present an award to Sarah Dix, HHS Counselor, in appreciation for her service as President Elect, President and Past President of MSCA. Sarah has elected to use the funds awarded for professional development for her counseling department.
First Responders Day! Student representatives from each building hopped on a bus and delivered donuts, cards, and banners created by our wonderful HAWKS under the direction of our Art Departments. We visited Hillsboro Fire, Hillsboro PD, Jefferson County Sheriff Department, Valle Ambulance, and Mapaville Fire Protection. The State Patrol moved to the Festus location so we will mail their cards and banners. 🚒🚑🚓🚔 We appreciate you sharing your students and their wonderful art work to honor the first responders in our community.
Hillsboro Homecoming Game 🏈 Friday, September 21 - 7 p.m. - Hawks vs. Windsor Owls https://hillsborohawks.info/teams/events/22087797
Your thoughts matter! Survey Ends Tomorrow - September 19, 2018. Parent, Patrons, and Staff Survey - Superintendent Search for 2019-2020 School Year https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Hilsboro
Homecoming Parade Participant Entry Form - to participate in the parade Sept. 21, please submit this form asap - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdR6X-sq8CicATwYEq_i9Btx9TVFR93f7lTRxnT-TwCngzRzw/viewform?c=0&w=1
Homecoming Parade Details - Friday, September 21 - Parade begins at 2 p.m. - Parade Route: Coming from behind the Civic Club through to the Primary, turning left onto Leon Hall Parkway, then right onto Business Hwy 21, left on Main Street (by Hardees), left onto Vreeland Road, continuing through the gravel pass-thru behind Casey’s, turning right onto Hi Crest Street rounding onto Hawk Drive behind the Intermediate, and ending at the Old Field House.
An all-call message was sent out today at approximately 2:15 pm to parents and guardians of our High School students. The message was as follows... “Good Afternoon - We want to inform you of a situation that occurred today at the High School. A threatening message was found on a whiteboard in a classroom. The Administration and Jefferson County Sheriff's Department were immediately notified. Upon investigation, the student responsible for the message was located. Students were not in any danger at any time. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department conducted a thorough investigation, and deemed the threat not credible.”
HHS Hawk Hack #1: Make your ID your wallpaper on your phone for quick retrieval in the morning!
HHS is happy to announce that we will be partnering with CHADS Coalition for Mentsl Health, and will have a CHADS counselor with us once a week during the 2018-19 school year!
The Board of Education is seeking patron and staff input in selecting the next superintendent for the Hillsboro R-III School District. An online survey which lists leadership qualities of a superintendent is provided. Community and staff persons can indicate the most desired leadership qualities they perceive the new superintendent should have for our district. The results of this survey will be used by the BOE and consultants in seeking and screening applicants as well as for the development of the interview content. Survey ends September 19, 2018. - Click link to access the survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Hilsboro
Hillsboro Faculty and Staff Retirees!! You are cordially invited to the Hillsboro R3 Retired Staff Homecoming Brunch - September 22 - Please click link for more info and to download the RSVP form - http://5il.co/47nf
For your fridge - 2018-2019 School Calendar - http://5il.co/43ac 😊 First Day of School is Thursday, August 16th!
Freshman parents: Have you turned in your student's Camp Hawk form yet? It is a GREAT way for our 9th graders to get oriented to high school life!
HHS Parents! Meet the Teacher Night has been scheduled for Thursday, September 6, from 6:00-8:00 PM! (This is our version of Open House) :-)
Happy Summer, Hawks! Student schedule pick up dates are: Seniors 8/2, Juniors 8/3, and Sophomores 8/6. Camp Hawk for Freshmen is on 8/7! Hours: 8:00AM-11:00 AM, and 12:00PM-3:00PM
Have you moved? To assure we have your most current residential and email addresses, phone number(s), etc., please complete and submit the Household Information Update Form linked here - http://5il.co/zom - You can check your information through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
Public Informational Meeting - July 11 @ 6:00 p.m. at the Learning Center - This meeting will include presentations from two search firms discussing their processes in conducting the search for superintendent candidates for the 2019/2020 school year for the Hillsboro R3 School District.
Congrats to the Class of 2018! You are now officially alumni!
The Hillsboro Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony will be going LIVE tonight! You can watch and share this momentous event with your family and friends. Click and Like the Hillsboro R3 Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/HillsboroR3/ Live feed begins at 6:30 p.m., with the ceremony beginning at 7 p.m.
The graduation ceremony for Hillsboro High School has been moved to the Jefferson College Field House. Each senior received seven tickets for admission to tonight’s ceremony at graduation practice this morning. Graduating seniors will need to report to the Jefferson College Field House by 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. The reason for the last minute change of venue: in order to protect our turf field, we must use a specially made chair. Unfortunately, the chair company that carried the type of chair needed, no longer carries those chairs. We did not know this until this morning when they delivered chairs that had the potential to damage our field. No matter where our seniors receive their diplomas, this will be an incredibly special evening for everyone involved.
Congrats to seniors Justin Fitzpatrick and Jessica Madding and junior (yes, JUNIOR) Brendan Young on graduating from Jefferson College with their Associate of Arts Degrees on Saturday, May 19th!
Seniors! Graduation practice has been moved to 10:00AM tomorrow!
Class of 2018: FINALS 5/16 & 5/17 Senior Breakfast/Parade/BBQ 5/18 Graduation Practice 5/22 @ 9AM, Ceremony 7PM
Pastries with the Principals tomorrow at HHS! Join us in the LMC @ 8:00 AM! 🍩
HHS is proud to share that senior Allie Cowie used CPR last weekend to save a life! Allie and her health teacher, Coach Lee Freeman, will be featured this evening @ 6PM on KSDK with Grant Bissell!
Hillsboro HS and JH Archery Teams Hit Target at State Tournament! - http://hillsboromo.apptegy.us/article/44291?org=hillsboro
Thank you to all who joined us for the CHADS Coalition for Mental Health informational meeting. We had a great turnout for such an important topic. It truly takes a village!
Tonight! CHADS Coalition for Mental Health Informational Meeting - Monday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m. – Hillsboro High School Theater - CHADS Coalition for Mental Health will be here to present on the signs and symptoms of Depression and other mental illnesses, as well as an in depth discussion on the Signs of Suicide. Q & A to follow the presentation. COMMUNITY INVITED – firstname.lastname@example.org 314-952-2046
Letter to Parents/Guardians of Hillsboro R-III Students Regarding School Safety - http://5il.co/2xc1
CHADS Coalition for Mental Health Informational Meeting - Monday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m. – Hillsboro High School Theater - CHADS Coalition for Mental Health will be here to present on the signs and symptoms of Depression and other mental illnesses, as well as an in depth discussion on the Signs of Suicide. Q & A to follow the presentation. COMMUNITY INVITED – email@example.com 314-952-2046 see pic
Deadline 2/14/18: Get your all-color copy of the Hawk Yearbook 2017/2018 edition at a special price of $60 (saving $5 off the regular price) if you order by Wed., February 14th. - Class of 2018 Parental Display of Affection Order Forms are due February 14th, as well. Click link below. http://hillsboromo.apptegy.us/o/hillsboro-high-school/browse/19327
All games have been cancelled for this evening, 2/6/18, due to the impending weather and will not be rescheduled. All practices and activities must end by 5 p.m.
The Jefferson County Health Department’s “Smiles to Go Van” will be visiting our school district during the month of March. - In order for your child to participate/receive dental care you must complete and return to school the following forms BEFORE February 28th - It is the mission of the Smiles to Go staff to provide dental care to your child in a safe and pleasant atmosphere, promoting healthy dental hygiene for life. – Dental Cover Letter - http://5il.co/2qy8 - Dental Permission Slip - http://5il.co/2qy7 - Please contact the Smiles to Go program at 636-282-1010 or see the bottom of the linked cover letter for your school nurse’s contact info for further information, they will be glad to assist with your questions.
Please take part in nominating our 2017-2018 HILLSBORO R-III TEACHER OF THE YEAR - http://5il.co/2pl1 - Eligibility - Any full-time classroom teacher, librarian, guidance counselor, instructional coach and other similar position in the Hillsboro R-III School District may be a candidate. School personnel whose duties are primarily administrative or supervisory (Principals, Assistant Principals) are ineligible. Candidates should be skilled, dedicated teachers who plan to continue teaching. Once selected as a finalist the teacher is not eligible again for two (2) years. Nomination -Teachers may be nominated by their peers, parents of students, and patrons of the District. Nomination Forms will be made available in all building offices as well as the central office starting in December of each school year. Forms will also be published in the Superintendent’s notes and on the District Web Page. All nomination forms must be returned to the building Principal by January 30, 2018. Teachers may be nominated by their peers, other building staff members, parents of students and patrons of the District. Forms will be available via email, District Facebook page, and on the District website. Outside of District employees, please email your completed nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org District Employees, please return your completed nomination to your Principal.
Please take part in nominating our 2017-2018 HILLSBORO R-III SUPPORT STAFF PERSON OF THE YEAR - http://5il.co/2ola - ELIGIBILITY Any full-time or part-time support staff member including secretaries, paraprofessionals, nurses, custodians, food service workers, bus drivers, mechanics, maintenance techs, technology department staff members, are eligible. Candidates should be skilled, dedicated, hard-working staff members. Note: Once selected as a district-wide finalist, the staff member is not eligible again for two (2) years. See attached form for a list of nominees of the past two years. (Individuals who are substitutes are not eligible). NOMINATION Support staff may be nominated by their peers, other building staff members, parents of students and patrons of the District. Forms will be available via email, District Facebook page, and on the District website. Outside of District employees, please email your completed nomination form to email@example.com District Employees, please return your completed nomination to your Principal or Department Director. Nomination forms must be returned by February 2, 2018
Sophomores went home with class ring information today! Orders and a $50 deposit are due Thursday 2/1. Be sure to visit Jostens.com to help your student design his/her ring!
Save the date! 8th grade high school enrollment will be the evening of 2/12! More information to come!
It's School Board Appreciation Week! Thank you to those who have dedicated their time and efforts to serve our students, staff, parents and community!
Hillsboro R-3 Teacher of the Year nominations are due January 30th! Please see the district webpage or visit a school office for nominations forms!
The HHS Civil Engineering & Architecture PLTW class will unveil their designs for a Habitat for Humanity Residential Build Project Monday, January 29th!
Students who plan to take dual enrollment courses in 2018-19 need to register for the ACT ASAP!
Parents! - 2017/2018 Yearbook Ordering and Parental Display of Affection Order Forms - Deadline 2/14/18 - http://www.hsdr3.org/o/hillsboro-high-school/browse/19327
Influenza A has arrived to Hillsboro R3 - Linked is an informational letter sent home, this fall, by our School Nurses - http://5il.co/23ku
JUNIORS! Hillsboro R-3 wants pay for you to take the April 2018 ACT! Simply sign up and take the ACT in April, then submit a reimbursement form in the counseling office. NO MINIMUM SCORE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS JUNIOR CLASS ACT REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM. Check with your counselor for sign up due dates.
Cookies, Cocoa and Crammin' will be Wednesday after school. Stay after and study, get extra help, and prepare for those finals! Sponsored by HHS Stuco with help from the HHS faculty.
The HHS Band Holiday Concert is Sunday, 12/17 at 2:00 PM in the theater!
Attendance calls have increased to three a day for HHS students in an effort to better communicate student absences and encourage students to be in school all day, everyday!
No school Friday, BUT there is a little ol' football game you might want to check out!
Thursday is the HHS Veteran's Day Assembly and opening night of Into the Woods!
Huge week for HHS seniors! Follow @HHS_Athletics for all the latest on college signings!
Parent/Teacher conferences at 10/24 & 10/26. Detailed info coming out soon!
Jostens will be on campus to meet with senior class on 10/18, at 7:35 AM.
Letter from Dr. Cornman, Superintendent of Schools, regarding weapons in school - http://5il.co/21bj
Did you know for the Month of September the High School Served 2,049 Breakfasts, and 9,094 Lunches. Way to go Food Service Staff!
FASFA NIGHT at HHS: 10/5, at 6PM in the LMC Join us and get that checked off your list!
2017 Spirit Days Friday - 9/22/17 is Class Color Day Freshmen - yellow Sophomores - red Juniors - green Seniors - black Faculty - wear your Renaissance shirts!
HHS is a sea of blue! Pictures to follow soon!
There will be no BLOCK next week! (9/25-9/29)
Renaissance cards went out this week! Congrats to all of our students who earned Gold, Silver or Blue cards. They are loaded with perks!
Shout out to our Cafeteria Staff on their recent Health Inspections. All Cafeterias received a 100%. So Proud of you all. GREAT JOB!!!
On Thursdays, HHS students have a Hawk Time block. They attend tutoring, catch up on missing work, and record and share their overall progress in the areas of academics, attendance and citizenship.
Have you purchased your 2017-18 parking pass yet? If not, please see Mrs. Schacht asap!
Meet the Teachers Night is this Thursday! Please bring a canned food item to donate to the Hillsboro Food Pantry!
Reminder: Meet the Teacher Night for HHS is Thursday, September 14, from 6-8 PM. We look forward to meeting you!
We have had a TERRIFIC start to the school year! Our High School Hawks are working to "Annihilate average!"
Letter regarding the "Great American Solar Eclipse" viewing glasses being sent home with students: http://5il.co/1oey
Our Intermediate Principal, Scott Readnour, made a great video highlighting some tips in navigating around our new website. Please take a few minutes to watch the video below. https://share.viewedit.com/FLWt48CWQVPH1AnK3VSGHS Thank you for supporting the Hillsboro R3 School District!
Updated Revised 2017/2018 School Year Calendar: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/70647/REVISED_2_2017-2018_School_Year_Calendar.pdf Letter Regarding School Calendar Revision: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/70510/Letter_RE_School_Calendar_Revision_July_2017.pdf