For COVID-19 informational links and the latest Hillsboro R3 updates, please click the link - https://www.hsdr3.org/o/hillsboro/page/covid-19-preparedness-and-response--4
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! 💙
Due to inclement weather, the Hillsboro R-III Board of Education Meeting, scheduled for 1/23, has been postponed to Tuesday, January 28 at 7 p.m.
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
Update on the K-6 buses running late: The buses just released at the Primary (4:10 p.m.) and will be running approximately 15 minutes in getting your students home. Buses 12, 16, 23, 25, and 60 will be running a little later than that as they are heading into the traffic back-up on Hwy 21 south. We appreciate your patience as we get your Hawks home safely. Have a great evening!
Due to Highway 21 South road construction, our K-6 buses will be running late, we are still waiting on six buses to return to the buildings to load students. We will keep you posted via messenger, website, and social media when the buses are rolling. At this time (3:40 pm), it is estimated buses will run 20-25 minutes late.
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
Mark Your Calendar! 🎁 The Annual Hillsboro Primary Christmas Bazaar is Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. located at 101 Leon Hall Parkway. Come enjoy and see the 🎁 Primary Art Show 🎁 Over 60 Vendors 🎁 Pictures with Santa 🎁 Basket Raffle 🎁 Poinsettia Fundraiser Pick up 🎁 Hillsboro Hawks Music Performances 🎁 Come make this a holiday tradition!
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
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
Please have patience on the first few days of school and into next week, especially with the K-6 student bus runs. The teachers walk each Primary student to their bus and this takes additional time on our afternoon run. ➕We will be sending out an All-Call when the buses leave the Primary and will keep you posted via our website (hsdr3.org) and our social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter). 🛑 Please note: for the safety of our K-2 Hawks, students must be met by a parent/guardian or older sibling at the afternoon bus stop. #HawkSafetyFirst #HawkStrong #HawksBacktoSchoolAug2019
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
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
SALE OF HIGHWAY A PROPERTY CLARIFICATION TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS Prospective Buyers ARE PERMITTED to include proposed contingencies in their bid submissions. Proposed contingencies may include, but are not limited to, inspections, examinations, surveys, appraisals, zoning decisions, availability of government services, and site suitability. The District may accept or reject proposed contingencies in whole or in part, as provided in the original Bid Specifications. REMINDERS FROM THE ORIGINAL BID SPECIFICATIONS All bids are subject to rejection, verification, modification, and negotiation, if so determined by the District. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive irregularities, and to award the bid in the best interests of the District. -https://5il.co/839r
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.
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!
Please join us for a public meeting for Hillsboro R3 Residents to learn more about the 'Hawks Rollback Waiver' ballot measure that will be on the April 2 ballot. This meeting will be held at the Learning Center located at 10486 Business Hwy 21 - this evening - Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m. - We hope to see you there! 🙂 For our informational website on Hawks Rollback Waiver, please click the link > https://sites.google.com/hsdr3.org/hawks-rollback-waiver/home
FYI: Buses that head south on Old Hwy 21 are stopped in traffic due to a wide load truck that is traveling 1 to 4 mph. Please allow extra time for your students to arrive home safely. These buses include 9, 12, 19, 23, and 60. Thank you for your patience!
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
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
Parents of students on Bus #9, the bus overheated near Karsch's. A relief bus was dispatched and is there loading now and continuing the route home. The bus should be 10 to 15 minutes behind schedule. Thank you for your patience. #safetyfirst
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!
This message is for parents of students that ride Bus #6... The bus was experiencing mechanical difficulties and students were transferred to another bus to make it home safely. The bus is running approximately 20 to 25 minutes late. All students are safe and making their way home now. (4:20 pm)
HHS FCCLA Presents the 2nd Annual Kindergarten – Sixth Grade Mother/Son Dance - Saturday, February 2 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. @ the Hillsboro High School Commons – Attire is semi-formal - Cost is $15 per mom (sons are free) - Cookies and punch will be provided along with a photo to remember this fun event. Please fill out the bottom portion of the linked form and return to your son’s teacher by Tuesday, January 22 - https://5il.co/68ei
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) 😀
Overloaded with cardboard boxes, bows, wrapping paper, holiday cards, etc...? We have a solution! Our HHS Ecology Club and Jefferson County Recycling invite you to 'Recycle the Holiday' this 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! (Please see photo for acceptable - recyclable items)
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!
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."
JH UPDATE: November 26, 2018 - This morning on 11/26, a graffiti message was found written in the girl’s restroom of the Junior High School. The message was a threat to "shoot up the school, beware on 11/26". As always, the safety of students and staff is our top priority. Law enforcement was immediately notified. The Junior High students, faculty, and staff were put on a modified lock-down. In order to verify that no threat existed, student lockers and bags were searched. Metal detecting wands were again used to determine if any students were in possession of a weapon. After a thorough sweep of the building, NO evidence of any type of weapon was found. The student responsible for the writing was identified. Once the all clear was given by law enforcement, students, faculty, and staff were able to return to their normal schedule. Parents/Guardians, we ask that you visit with your child regarding the seriousness of these actions and the impact on our school community. Students who make these types of threats will receive consequences up to and including expulsion from the Hillsboro R-III School District. We appreciate your willingness to continually trust us with your children. Thank you for your patience and understanding as student safety is our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s school or our office at 636-789-0060. Letter Link > https://5il.co/5p3e
An all-call message was just sent out to JH parents and guardians: "This morning a graffiti message was found written in the girl's restroom of the Junior High School. The message threatened to “shoot the school up”. As always, the safety of students and staff is our top priority. Law enforcement was immediately notified. The Junior High students, faculty, and staff were put on a modified lock-down. In order to verify that no threat exists, student lockers and bags are being searched. Once more details are available, we will send a follow up communication."
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
JH Update: This morning a graffiti message was found written in the girl’s restroom of the Junior High School. The message threatened to “shoot the school up”. As always, the safety of students and staff is our top priority. Law enforcement was immediately notified. The Junior High students, faculty, and staff were put on a modified lock-down. In order to verify that no threat existed, student lockers and bags were searched. Metal detecting wands were used to determine if any students were in possession of a weapon. After a thorough sweep of the building, NO evidence of any type of weapon was found. Once the all clear was given by law enforcement, students, faculty, and staff were able to return to their normal schedule. We appreciate your willingness to continually trust us with your children. Thank you for your patience and understanding as student safety is our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s school or our office at 636-789-0060. Link to copy of letter - https://5il.co/5lp7
11/13/18 (10:15 a.m.) The Junior High is on modified lockdown due to a threatening message found in the girl’s restroom. All students will remain in 3rd hour and student lockers and backpacks will be searched as a result of the message. Law enforcement is at the Junior High. We will update you as soon more details become available.
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.
Hillsboro Junior High School would like to invite all veterans from the area to attend the Annual Veteran’s Tribute Assembly. The Tribute Assembly will be held in the gymnasium of the Junior High on Friday, November 9, 2018. There will be breakfast for all veterans from 8:00-8:45 AM with the assembly starting at 9:00 AM. We look forward to honoring the people who have served our country and would like the opportunity to say thank you.
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
Hillsboro Intermediate 3rd Annual Character Breakfast - To reserve your spot, click the link! - Sponsored by #LikeAGirl - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctRlpX7SnlI0W3x1rN0zjbn-2hwvBhsveD4sqY-EdycNLl0A/viewform
Don't forget!! 📎- No School this Friday, 9/28 - Teacher Professional Development
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.
#LikeAGirl is sponsoring their 3rd Annual Character Breakfast at the Intermediate. Come join in the fun on Oct. 6th. Reservations are required. Please see attached flyer - http://5il.co/4x7m
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 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.”
Seventh and eighth grade students will be returning to the Junior High shortly. After searching the building with bomb sniffing dogs, there was no indication of any explosives found. Our students will be following normal dismissal procedures and times. Thank you for your patience, as student safety is our number one priority.
This morning (8/28) a Hillsboro R3 school bus was involved in a vehicle accident off of Goldman Road. There were NO students on board the bus at the time of the accident. Thank you for your support of the Hillsboro R3 School District!
fyi ✏️ K - 6 buses are rolling approximately ten minutes behind, they are on their way home!
Please be advised that the buses for Grades K through 6 are running approximately 20 minutes late. Thank you for your patience.
All students have been dropped off! Have a safe and wonderful weekend!
The afternoon K-6 buses are rolling! Please allow an extra 15 minutes for your Hawk(s) to arrive home. - Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Again, for this afternoon's (K-6) bus run, we will post updates when the buses are loaded and on their way home - via Facebook (@HillsboroR3), Twitter (@Hillsboro_R3), the District website Live Feed (hsdr3.org), and the School Messenger All-Call System. Please like and share these posts to disperse the info to other Hawk family and friends! Thank you for your continued patience!
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
All Hillsboro buses are in! Have a wonderful night and see you tomorrow!
For this afternoon's (K-6) bus run, we will post updates when the buses are loaded and on their way home - via Facebook (@HillsboroR3), Twitter (@Hillsboro_R3), the District website Live Feed (hsdr3.org), and the School Messenger All-Call System. Please like and share these posts to disperse the info to other Hawk family and friends! 😊 Thank you for your patience!
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!
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.
Hillsboro Intermediate School Staff in a TED Talk @ Jefferson College - Developing Upstanding Students https://youtu.be/nME1P8a5zLQ
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.
Congratulations to three of Hillsboro’s finest! Seniors Justin Fitzpatrick and Jessica Madding and Junior Brendan M. Young graduated from Jefferson College May 19th with an Associate of Arts degree with a STEM focus. They were the first graduates of Hillsboro High School to complete an associate degree program while concurrently attending high school. Justin and Jessica will walk in their high school graduation ceremony tomorrow evening. Brendan will return to HHS in the fall to complete his senior year of high school.
We apologize for any confusion from an email sent out, earlier this week, to Summer School parents/guardians regarding Summer School bus routes being available online. We are putting the finishing touches on the routes and will have them published on the District website along with a link posted to our Facebook page this Friday, May 18th. Thank you for your patience and stay tuned! 😊 Summer School will be in session from May 29 - June 22
Hillsboro R3 buses will be running between 25-30 minutes late this afternoon due to vehicle accidents on highway 21 in town and south going towards DeSoto. These accidents are NOT District related. Thank you for your patience as we get your students home safely.
Special thank you to the Jefferson Foundation Board of Directors! They have approved a grant in the amount of $10,000 to Hillsboro R3 School District for the Hillsboro Junior High Weight Room Enhancement project. It’s an exciting time to be a Hawk! http://5il.co/3g65
UPDATE: Please see the link to view/download the 2018/2019 School Year Calendar. The calendar was approved by the Board of Education at last night's meeting. The first day back to school is Thursday, August 16th. http://5il.co/3fwl
Attached is a revised version of the Proposed 2018/2019 School Year Calendar. It will be discussed and up for approval at the upcoming Special Board of Education meeting Thursday, May 3. The proposed Back to School date is Thursday, August 16. http://5il.co/3fik
Last Friday, O.E. Brokerage, a family owned company out of Fenton, Mo came to Hillsboro Intermediate School to have a taste test with all the students in search of a new brand of Pizza for the school lunch program. O.E. represented Nardone Bros. Baking out of Pennsylvania. Nardone is also a family owned company that believes in making the best quality pizza. Rather than adding artificial ingredients such as imitation cheese to cut costs, Nardone believes in serving something students like to eat. The taste test went excitingly well and the students seemed to enjoy the pizza very much.
So it begins. The first Owner-Architect-Contractor meeting...Projected start date for the Proposition Hawks Building Projects - April 28.
April 5th - The Hillsboro Board of Education will seek to approve and award the winning bid for the Propositions Hawks building improvements projects at a special called meeting this evening. Once a contractor has been selected, District officials will spend the next few days engaged in discussions with the contractor to determine the best feasible start date of school. Stay tuned for more information and thank you for your patience.
4/5/18 Board mtg-discuss bldg project&contractor. Will begin 2018-19 School Calendar discussion w/ contractor to finalize start date in Aug.
The Hillsboro R-III School District’s Food Services Department was recently acknowledged by NextStep for Life Employment Services for workplace inclusion in providing employment opportunities and a supportive environment for individuals with disabilities to thrive. Pictured are Sandy Orchard, Food Services Assistant and Kim Jackson, Director of Food Services. Way to go ladies! #HawkPride
Summer School Enrollment Forms Are Now Available - Please fill out the form for your student's current grade level -http://hillsboromo.apptegy.us/o/hillsboro/browse/22681
Yep.... 🌟 Star Wars was awesome....2018 JeffCo Honor Band. Great Job!
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
Early Childhood ECSE route backed into retaining wall.Four students on the bus were evaluated by EMS. No injuries- Students are headed home.
The Hillsboro R-3 School District is seeking bids from qualified contractors for the Primary, Elementary, and Jr. High Schools classroom additions and renovations. Sealed bids will be received at the Administration Building #5 Ridgewood Dr. Hillsboro, MO. 63050 until 3:30pm CST on March 28, 2018. Bids received after said time will be returned un-opened. Accepted sealed bids received will be open/read and recorded at 4:00pm CST at the Learning Center located at 10486 Business 21 Hillsboro, MO. 63050. All bidding contractors are encouraged to attend the pre-bid meeting on March 9, 2018 10:00am CST at the Learning Center. Copies of the Bid documents and specifications may be obtained, beginning March 1, 2018 at 4:00pm, from either requesting from Archimages’ FTP site (free electronic download) OR obtaining prints from (a) Indox Services 8508 Valcour Ave. St. Louis, MO. 63123 314-633-4800 or (b) Inspired Print Media 522 Bailey Road Festus, MO. 63028 636-937-8500. The cost of the printed sets shall be the responsibility of the bidder. Questions should be directed in writing only, to Roy Mangan at email@example.com or fax to 314-965-7477. Documents will be available for inspection at Archimages 143 West Clinton Place Kirkwood, MO. 63122. The Hillsboro R-3 School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any irregularities therein. - http://5il.co/2wk0
Another great video from our Intermediate's Character Council sending a powerful message regarding the affects of bullying and challenging everyone to embrace the differences each of us have and realize that everyone is unique and beautiful. So let your true colors shine through and remember there is strength in numbers. 💙 https://youtu.be/hav7OgCg6EU
Hillsboro Intermediate students created this video for "No-Name Calling" Week. A very powerful video that has gone viral and made the local news! https://www.facebook.com/HillsboroR3/videos/1933222866992594/
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
Due to the current forecast, timing of predicted icy conditions, and the uncertainty of impact of the weather on untreated surfaces, Hillsboro Schools will NOT be in session today February 21, 2018...Be safe.
Very special thanks to Hoofprints On My Heart and Paws for Reading therapy animal groups for being here for HR-3 students today...
Second round buses running 15 minutes late due to a patron backing into parked bus @ the Elementary Bldg. Bus was NOT loaded with students.
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.
Parents and Guardians may schedule Kindergarten enrollment/assessment appointments on/after February 2, 2018 by calling (636) 789-0050. Future Hawks are given screening assessments while parents/guardians complete the registration process. Assessment & registration takes between 45 minutes and 2 hours. Appointments may be scheduled for the following enrollment dates from 8:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Learning Center located at 10486 Highway 21. - Wednesday, March 21; Thursday, March 22, Friday; March 23; Monday, April 9; Tuesday, April 10; Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - Children enrolling in Kindergarten must be age 5 by July 31, 2018. Parents must present an original birth certificate, current immunization records, and proof of residency in the Hillsboro R-III School District. Enrollment forms can be completed ahead of time and brought to the enrollment/screening appointment. Photo ID of Parent/Guardian must also be presented. - Enrollment forms may be obtained after February 2rd: On our District website www.hsdr3.org The Registrar’s Office at #20 Hawk Drive | The Primary School Office at 101 Leon Hall Parkway - If you have any questions you may call the Primary School Office at 636-789-0050 or the District Registrar at 636-789-0007.
2018/2019 New Student Enrollment Packet - Now available for incoming Kindergarten students and other Future Hawks - http://5il.co/2qoc
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 email@example.com District Employees, please return your completed nomination to your Principal.
January 2018 Prop Hawks Bond Issue Renovation Project Update Presentation "What's Been Going On" http://5il.co/2p6e
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 firstname.lastname@example.org District Employees, please return your completed nomination to your Principal or Department Director. Nomination forms must be returned by February 2, 2018
Due to snow/ice on a few secondary roads/subdivisions, refreeze concerns, coupled forecasted temperature, R-3 WILL NOT be in session 1-16-18
Hillsboro WILL BE in session today. It's another great day for the Hillsboro Hawks to soar to new educational heights. It's cold outside, roads are clear, but the buses and buildings will be warm - see ya there.
All games are cancelled for this evening due to an expected decline in weather and road conditions. *Practices are still on after school until 5:00 p.m. Follow Dr. Cornman's Twitter for real-time school closing information. @DocCSupt School closing information will also be on the local news channels, here on the District Facebook page, and the District website. www.hsdr3.org
Influenza A has arrived to Hillsboro R3 - Linked is an informational letter sent home, this fall, by our School Nurses - http://5il.co/23ku
2017 Girls Varsity Basketball Intro Video -Home Opener is tonight, December 18 @ 7 p.m. -https://youtu.be/C_NHgV9_56w
Hillsboro R3 School Board Candidate Filing - December 12, 2017 - January 16, 2018 (Regular Business Hours: Monday thru Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) - Office Closed 12/25 - 1/2 and 1/15/18 - Filing Closes January 16 at 5:00 p.m. - For more information please call 636-789-0061
FYI – Some 7th – 12th grade buses will be running late this afternoon, this will also affect the K – 6th bus run. Thank you for your patience.
Absenteeism is on the rise! Parents, please expect friendly phone call reminders if students are absent requesting parental verification.
FYI - False alarm at the Intermediate Building... Firefighters are in route, but no fire. Rest assured everyone is safe.
November 1st... There is a chill in the air and it won't be long until DocC will be running roads on snow patrol. Winter is upon us!
Letter from Dr. Cornman, Superintendent of Schools, regarding weapons in school - http://5il.co/21bj
Educational Facilities Authority Notice of Meeting and Agenda - October 16, 2017 - http://hillsboromo.apptegy.us/o/hillsboro/browse/15977
2017 Homecoming Friday Video Montage Link: http://hillsborohawks.info/2017/10/03/2017-homecoming-video-montage/
Softball: Today's varsity softball game at Windsor will begin at 4pm please spread the word
Intermediate #Like-A-Girl will be hosting their Second Annual Character Breakfast on Saturday, October 7. Call 636-789-0030 for more information.
XC at Festus Invitational photo gallery http://hillsborohawks.info/photo-gallery/xc-at-festus-invitational/
Football and Cheer Senior Night Photo Gallery: http://hillsborohawks.info/photo-gallery/senior-night-football-cheer/
Varsity softball vs Herculaneum and Parkway South photo galleries http://hillsborohawks.info/photo-gallery/varsity-softball-vs-herculaneum-parkway-south/#prettyPhoto
Letter regarding the "Great American Solar Eclipse" viewing glasses being sent home with students: http://5il.co/1oey
Junior High 17/18 Athletics Schedules - http://hillsboromo.apptegy.us/o/hillsboro-junior-high/browse/12286
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
2017-2018 Board of Education Meeting Schedule http://hillsboromo.apptegy.us/o/hillsboro/page/2017-2018-meeting-schedule
Primary - 2017/2018 Back to School Lists http://hillsboromo.apptegy.us/o/hillsboro-primary/browse/9578