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The varsity home football game tonight has been changed to a 7:30 PM start time

Pee Wee Cheerleaders do not need to report until 6:45 PM.

HCS Provides Update Regarding Solar Eclipse on Monday

As you know, mother nature is delivering a solar eclipse Monday, August 21, 2017. This is an event that does not happen often, so many people are currently experiencing mixed emotions, which we are aware of and fully understand. This communication is to inform you that we will be on a regular school schedule for Monday, August 21, 2017. Our staff will use their time to educate the children about the eclipse, and the effects that it could have on damaging their eyes. We will not be taking students outside other than to load and unload buses, as your child's safety is always at the forefront of our minds. We believe that our staff can use this opportunity to engage your children in unique and fun lessons surrounding this event!

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The Varsity Boys Soccer Scrimmage vs. Fairfield has been Cancelled for Today, 8/17

Due to impending inclement weather, the varsity boys soccer scrimmage vs. Fairfield has been cancelled for this evening, August 17.

Four to compete at Division II State Track & Field Meet

Four Hillsboro HS boys track & field team members will be competing at the Division II State meet this weekend in Columbus. Austin Goolsby qualified in Pole Vault and the 4x100m relay. Jeremy Hayton qualitfied ih High Jump and the 4x100m relay. Luke Gallimore & Austin Kimball also qualified in the 4x100m relay. Good luck Indians!

The varsity baseball game today has been moved to Washington CH with a 5 PM start
Varsity & JV Baseball Games Scheduled at Milford for Today are Canceled
Athletic Updates for April 12

Varsity baseball and JV softball will be playing at McClain today.
Varsity softball and JV baseball games are postponed to a later date TBA.

Athletic Updates for Tuesday, April 11

The tennis match has been canceled. All JV & Varsity baseball & softball games are postponed until April 25.

The Varsity Track & Field Meet @ Southeastern is Postponed for Today
JV Baseball & Softball Games Postponed for Today

Varsity baseball and softball and tennis are still scheduled to play at Clinton Massie today.

JV & Varsity Baseball & Softball Games for March 31 are Postponed to April 11

Today's Varsity and JV baseball & softball games are all postponed and have been rescheduled to April 11th -- Same locations and times.

Varsity Baseball & Softball and JV Baseball & Softball - Canceled for Today, 3/28

Varsity baseball and softball are rescheduled for April 4 at 5 PM in Blanchester. JV baseball is rescheduled for April 4 at 5 PM in Hillsboro.

3/27 Updates: JV Baseball Canceled / Varsity Baseball & Softball AT Unioto at 5 PM
JV Baseball Scrimmage at Eastern Brown is canceled for today, 3/16
Support the Hillsboro HS After Prom by Visiting KFC on Thursday, March 16

Don't forget to visit KFC in Hillsboro tonight. Ten percent of your pre-tax sale will be donated to the Hillsboro High School After Prom.

Hillsboro Elementary on a 1 hour delay for Wednesday, 3/1 - Early Release Still in Effect

All Hillsboro City Schools will be operating on their normal schedule with a one hour early release this afternoon.

HMS Announces 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following students on achieving Honor Roll for the 2nd Quarter. Click here to view.

Hillsboro MS Wrestling Meet in Wilmington on 2-Hour Delay for Saturday, 1/14
Laurel Oaks Parent Pizza Rally to be held Thursday, Jan. 12

A Laurel Oaks Parent/Pizza Rally will be held this Thursday, 1/12 at the Pizza Hut in Washington CH from 5-7 PM. If you have questions you'd like answered about Laurel Oaks and the programs available, you are encouraged to attend. For more information, click here

All Hillsboro City Schools are on a 2-hour delay

The hour early release is canceled for today. Students will be dismissed at the normal time.

The freshman, jv, and varsity boys basketball games in Wilmington are still on for this evening, January 6
Hillsboro City Schools is CLOSED for Friday, Jan. 6
HCS not affected by AEP's scheduled power outage Friday, 1/6

HIllsboro City Schools has confirmed with AEP that we will not be affected by the planned outage for Friday January 6th between the hours of 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Therefore HCS WILL be in session unless there are further weather related concerns.

All evening activities (home & away) are postponed for this evening, January 5

All evening activities (home & away) are postponed for this evening, January 5 including MS boys/girls basketball games, HS quick recall, and MS/HS wrestling. Additionally, there will be no practices for any activities. Make-up dates for competitions are TBA.

All Hillsboro City Schools are closed today, January 5
Happy New Year from Hillsboro City Schools

Have a safe and happy new year! School for students will resume on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

There will be no freshman boys basketball game tonight, 12/20

The JV game will begin at 6:00 PM at Paint Valley High School.

HMS/HHS Students Participate in "Pause Before You Post"

Middle and high school students participated in the school counseling December theme "Social Media Etiquette and Posting Responsibly." Students viewed videos daily regarding the dangers of posting information on social media and participating in inappropriate online activity. We encourage parents to take an active roll in monitoring their child's social media accounts.


Santa & Rudolph Visit HMS / HHS

The Hillsboro middle and high schools were visited by Santa Claus and Rudolph and were given candy canes during lunch on Tuesday, 12/20. 



HES Staff Participates in Ugly Sweater Day

The Hillsboro Elementary staff participated in an ugly sweater day to celebrate the holiday season.


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HES Students Deliver Gifts to Heartland of Hillsboro Nursing Home

Members of the Hillsboro Elementary 5th grade student council delivered gifts to the Heartland of Hillsboro Nursing Home. Students at Hillsboro Elementary were encouraged to bring in gifts during the holiday season to share with those in the nursing home.


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HS Bowling Schedule Change

The bowling matches scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 14 in Washington CH have been rescheduled to Saturday, Jan. 21.

Reminder: HHS Winter Sports Awards Night Tonight at 7 PM
Parent/Student Meeting for Incoming 6th Graders for the 2017-18 School Year

If you are going to be in 6th Grade during the 2017-2018 school year, a special Parent/Student Information Night will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd from 6-7 p.m. in the High/Middle School Cafeteria. Topics include: 6th Grade Language Arts/Math Curriculum and 6th Grade Activity Groups (EPIC, Student Council). If you are interested in signing up for Band, an informational session will take place immediately following at 7 p.m.

Third Quarter Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, March 17
Hillsboro Elementary Art Show to be Held April 1 from 10 AM to 1 PM
All JV/Varsity Baseball & Softball Games are Canceled for Today, 4/4
JV Baseball & Softball Games in Hillsboro Canceled for Today
Parent Teacher Conferences This Week

HHS/HMS: Wednesday, April 19 from 4-7 PM. Call 393-3485 to schedule an appt. for the high school and 393-9877 to schedule an appt. for the middle school
Hillsboro Elementary: Thursday, April 20 from 4:30-7 PM. Call 393-3132 to schedule an appt.

Varsity girls softball game in Washington CH start time has changed to 5:30 today
MS Band & Choral Concerts this week

There will be a middle school band concert on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 PM and a middle school choral concert on Thursday, April 27 at 7 PM in the HMS/HHS audeteria.

Camp Joy Information for 5th Grade Students

Fifth grade students attending Camp Joy received a packing list last week. Please be sure to review the list and the weather forecast for the days your student will be attending so that you can pack appropriately. Classes attending May 1-3: Mrs. Thoroman, Mrs. Tomko, Mrs. Benner, Mrs. Albert, Mr. Wagner, Mr. Hatfield. Classes attending May 3-5: Mrs. Boysel, Mrs. Chaney, Mr. Koller. If you have further questions, please contact Mr. Koller at 393-3132 or mkoller@hillsboro-indians.org.

Hillsboro Drama I & II Classes Present A Night of One Acts

The HHS Drama I & II classes present A Night of One Acts on Tuesday, May 9 at 4:30 PM. Drama I students will present "Good Interupted" written and directed by Emily Kessinger. Drama II students will present "The Quota" written and directed by Michael Ferguson. Admission is free.

JV & Varsity Baseball Games Scheduled for Today Have Been Canceled
Post Season Updates for HHS Athletics

Post Season Updates for HHS Athletics:

Sat, 5/20 - Boys Track District Meet (Finals) @ Washington CH - 10 AM
Wed, 5/24 - Girls Track Regional Meet (Prelims) @ Pickerington - 5 PM

Sam Barnhouse Memorial Blood Drive to be held July 20

The Sam Barnhouse Memorial Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, July 20 at the Barnhouse Center at Hillsboro High School from 12 - 6 PM. For more information, please click here.

Boys & Girls Golf Matches for Today, August 17 Have Been Postponed

Due to impending inclement weather, the boys and girls golf matches scheduled for this evening have been postponed.

Ohio Classic Cross Country Meet @ Liberty Park on Saturday, 9/2

On Saturday, September 2 Hillsboro High School and Middle School will be hosting the Ohio Classic Cross Country Invitational at Liberty Park. There will be a 5K race, open to all ages starting at 8:00AM with an entry fee of $5.00.  There will be an Elementary Fun Run for children in grades K-5, starting at 9:00AM with an entry fee of $2.00  Prizes and awards will be given to top finishers in both races. Additionally,  middle school and high school races will follow. If you have any questions or need more information please call the Hillsboro Athletic Department at 937-393-9325.  

Water Bottle Challenge Between Hillsboro and McClain

In a combined effort with McClain High School, the students of Hillsboro High School will be participating in a “Water Bottle Contest”. This friendly competition between the two schools will help collect and donate water, to be sent to Texas, and help with the relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey. Students from both schools will have until September 15th to collect and donate bottles/cases of water. You will be able to drop off donated water to Hillsboro High School between 7 AM - 3 PM any day between September 11 and September 15. Please get out and donate to help support a great cause.

Hillsboro International Thespian Society Car Wash

The Hillsboro International Thespian Society is holding a car wash at The Hillsboro Eagles Club (126 Governor Trimble Place) on Sunday, September 24th from 12:00-4:00 PM. This national honor society for drama is raising money to renew our troupe and to send students to state and area conferences. Students that attend conferences learn from professionals and are provided the opportunity to see plays performed from other schools in Ohio. Students in ITS also have the opportunity to attend a professional or college play during the school year.    

8th Grade Washington DC Trip Parent Meeting

There will be an informational parent meeting for the 8th grade Washington DC Trip on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the middle/high school cafeteria. For questions, please contact Randy Phipps at rphipps@hillsboro-indians.org. 

School Pictures at HMS/HHS are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28

Students have been provided with picture packets or you can order online at http://www.downtownphotos.com/

Hillsboro Homecoming Friday, October 6

The Hillsboro Homecoming festivities and football game will take place on Friday, October 6. The Homecoming festivites including the introduction of the court will take place at approximately 6:30 PM with the varsity football game to follow at 7 PM.  Admission into the game is $5 for kindergarten-age and up.

2nd Grade Musical @ HES on Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 PM
Good luck to the Lady Indians Soccer Team Competing in Sectionals Tonight!

Game starts at 5 PM in Hillsboro. Admission is $5 for kindergarten-age and up. No passes accepted!

Reminder: No school for Students on Friday, October 27
Good Luck to the Lady Indians Volleyball Team Competing in Sectionals Tonight!

Game is at Logan Elm High School and starts 6 PM. Admission is $5 -- No passes accepted!

HHS Choral Concert this evening at 7 PM
Bonfire canceled for Wednesday, 10/25, evening
Hillsboro High School Presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"


Tomahawk University being held Nov. 1 at Hillsboro Elementary

Are you interested in finding out how to eat healthier and how to prepare healthy meals? Check out Tomahawk University being held on November 1 from 5-8 PM at Hillsboro Elementary. For more information, click here.

1st Quarter Report Cards are being sent home today (October 26) with students
Good luck to the boys soccer team competing in district competition at Logan tonight
Reminder: HMS Fall Sports Awards are Tonight, October 30 at 7 PM
HHS Fall Sports Awards Night This Evening @ 7 PM
5th Grade Veterans Day Program Thursday, Nov. 9th at 6:30 PM at HES
Hillsboro Robotics to host competition on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Hillsboro MS/HS

The Hillsboro Robotics program will host a robotics competition this Saturday, November 18 starting at 9 AM. Doors will open at 8 AM. Over 30 teams will be here competing and several organizations/businesses including Weastec, McCarty Associates, GE, Corvac Composites, SSCC, Ohio University, and Mid-Atlantic will be part of the judging process. The competition is free to spectators!

Happy Thanksgiving from Hillsboro City Schools!

Hillsboro City Schools would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! There will be no school Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 24. School resumes on Monday, November 27.

HMS Choir Concert at 7 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 28
Parent Teacher Conferences at HMS/HHS today from 4-7 PM
Hillsboro Transitions Store Selling Winter Indians Spirit Wear

Winter Hillsboro Indians spirit wear in stock and available for Christmas.  Scarf - $12.00; Beanie - $10.00; Headband - $10.00.  Contact Pam Harp at pharp@hillsboro-indians.org or call 937-393-9877 ext 1124 to place your order.

HHS Graduate Kaylynn Bell Receives Award

Congratulations to 2015 HHS graduate, Kaylynn Bell, who was selected by the University of Rio Grande Alumni Association Council to receive the 2017 Clarence 'Bevo' Francis Character Award.
Picture & information courtesy of the University of Rio Grande

The high school bowling match scheduled for Nov. 22 has been canceled
Hillsboro Varsity Boys Basketball Team Playing in Ohio Valley Hoops Classic

The Hillsboro varsity boys basketball team will be participating in the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic on Saturday, December 2 at Southern State Community College. They will be playing Greenfield McClain with a tip-off time of 9 PM. Presale tickets are available for the third session at $10 per ticket which includes 2 other games including Mason vs. Springboro at 6 PM and Moeller vs. Eastmoor Academy at 7:30 PM. You can purchase presale tickets in the Hillsboro Athletic Department Monday, Nov. 27-29 from 7:30 AM-4:00 PM and on November 30 from 7:30 AM-9:00 PM. There are limited tickets being sold so purchasing a ticket prior to the event will guarantee your admission that evening. For additional questions, please call 937-393-9325.

5th Grade Camp Joy Parent Meeting Tonight from 6-7 PM @ HES
Winter Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting - Monday, Nov. 13 at 7 PM

If you and your student athlete in grades 7-12 did not attend the fall sports parent/athlete meeting in August and they are participating in a winter sport, they must attend the meeting on Monday, Nov. 13 at 7 PM in the MS/HS cafeteria.

Good Luck to the boys soccer team competing in sectionals this evening at 4 PM

The boys soccer team will be competing against Washington CH. Admission is $5 -- No passes accepted!

HMS Halloween Dance on Friday, October 27

There will be a Hillsboro Middle School Halloween Dance for students in grades 6-8 enrolled in Hillsboro. The dance will take place in the HMS/HHS cafeteria on Friday, October 27 from 6-8 PM. Tickets are $5 and will be available for purchase during lunches starting on October 16. For further questions, please contact Matt Schneider at 393-9877.

SAVE THE DATE: Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club Meeting - Thur. Nov. 9 at 7 PM

The next Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 PM in the high school cafeteria. Parents of Hillsboro students of all ages and community members are encouraged to attend!

Hillsboro FFA 5k Scheduled for Saturday, October 21

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter is sponsoring a 5k Spook Run on Saturday, October 21 at Rocky Fork Lake. The race begins at 9 AM. You can pre-register by October 12 and receive a free shirt. For more information, click here.

Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club Meeting Scheduled for August 30

There will be a Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club information meeting on Wednesday, August 30 at 7 PM in the high school cafeteria. We would like to invite parents, community members, etc. to participate.

Open House Scheduled for Thursday, August 10

Open house for the upcoming school year is scheduled for Thursday, August 10.
6th grade: 3-5 PM
7th-12th grades: 4-6 PM
K-5th grades: 5-7 PM

Attention Seniors

If you would like to have pictures taken in your cap & gown the day of graduation, please see Bev Hottle of Photos by Beverly. She will be available at 3 PM on Sunday, May 21. 

Hillsboro HS International Thespian Society #5928 Induction Ceremony

The Hillsboro HS International Thespian Society #5928 will hold an induction ceremony on Friday, May 5 at 5:00 PM on the HHS stage. Students that excel in theatre will be inducted into this international honor society. There will be a showcase and awards given.   

Immunization Clinic to be Held at HHS on April 19

The Highland County Health Department is sponsoring an immunization clinic at Hillsboro High School on Wednesday, April 19 at 8:30 AM for students in grades 6 and 11. For more information, visit http://www.hcs-k12.org/administrativeDepartment.aspx?aid=12

Reminder: 4th Grade Musical Program, Thur., March 23 at 6:30 PM @ Hillsboro Elem.
Spring Sports Pictures for Student Athletes in Grades 7-12 are Tuesday, March 28
Hillsboro Presents ‘Les Miserables’ This Weekend

Sign language interpreters will be available during the musical on Saturday, April 1, at 7 PM. To reserve a seat in this section, please contact Penny Carter at 9373-393-3485 ext. 2803 by Friday, March 31 at noon.

All baseball/softball games postponed for today, 4/7
Hillsboro High School Presents Les Miserables

Hillsboro High School will be presenting Les Miserables on March 31 at 7 PM, April 1 at 7 PM and April 2 at 3 PM. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Come out support those students who have been working very hard to make this musical production a success!

HHS/HMS Counseling Dept. to Host College & Career Palooza Night

The Hillsboro High/Middle School Counseling Department is hosting a College and Career Palooza on March 29th from 6-8 p.m. at Hillsboro High School. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. This event will feature a variety of sessions to inform students and parents about topics related to college and career readiness.  HHS and HMS have partnered with local professionals who will present the information in break out sessions.  Participants will have the opportunity to choose which sessions they will attend. At the conclusion of the evening, participants will gather in the cafeteria for prize drawings.  Prizes have been donated by local partners including Speed of Light Laser Tag, Star Cinema, S & K Dairy Cup, Highland County Family YMCA, and Hillsboro City Schools.  



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HMS Spring Sports Awards Night is Monday, May 8 at 7 PM
Football Scrimmage & Meet the Team Night Announced for Fall Sports Teams

The first home football scrimmage will be held on Friday, August 11 at 6 PM. We will also introduce our fall sport student athletes for grades 7-12 prior to the scrimmage at 5:30 PM. Admission is free.

Hillsboro Youth Volleyball Camp

The Hillsboro Lady Indians will be hosting a youth volleyball camp July 17-19. For more information, click here.

Visit the Hillsboro FFA Food Booth During the Highland County Fair: 9/2 - 9/9


While some people think fair break is a time to relax, the Hillsboro FFA members will be working hard at the Highland County Fair. Along with all of the livestock, crops & garden projects that members will have at the fair, they will also manage the Hillsboro FFA food booth. The food booth is a longstanding tradition for the Hillsboro FFA; members have served food at the fair for many generations. The Hillsboro FFA food booth is located behind the show arena, it’s open Saturday September 2nd through September 9th, beginning at 8 am each day.

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Boys Golf Match Postponed for Today, August 22

The boys golf match for today, 8/22, has been postponed. It has been rescheduled for 9/13.

Hillsboro Elementary Walk-A-Thon Scheduled for Friday, October 20

The countdown to the annual Hillsboro Walk-A-Thon has begun. Hillsboro students will be walking to raise money for their school by collecting pledges for this year’s Walk-A-Thon taking place on October 20. The Walk-A-Thon is a long standing tradition here at Hillsboro Elementary. Families are invited and encouraged to come out and share in the fun! For more information, click here.

Good Luck to the Lady Indians Golf Team Competing in District Competition Thursday, Oct. 12

The girls golf team will be competing at EagleSticks Golf Club in Zanesville, Ohio on Thursday, October 12.

Class of 2018 to Sponsor "Trunk or Treat"

The Class of 2018 is sponsoring a trunk or treat on Thursday, October 26 from 6-8 PM in the parking lot near the Scott House.

HHS Choirs Present A Feast of Carols on Thursday, Dec. 14

The Hillsboro High School choirs will perform "A Feast of Carols" this Thursday at 7 PM
at the Hillsboro Church of Christ.

Hillsboro MS Wrestling Places 8th at Batavia Tournament

Congratulations to the HMS wrestling team on finishing 8th out of 17 teams in the Batavia tournament this past Saturday. Kendre H. placed 1st and Charlie S. placed 4th in their respective weight classes.
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Hillsboro "Team Shop" Offered

Select styles of Hillsboro team shop gear are being offered online through Sunday, Dec. 10. If you are interested in ordering, please click here to view the flyer. Additional team shop gear will be offered again in late January that will provide more options to personalize items per sport.

Grandparents Days & Book Fair at Hillsboro Elementary

Grandparents days at Hillsboro Elementary are listed below. Grandparents may report to Cafe B at 2:30 PM and the activities will conclude at approximately 3:15 PM. Students are permitted to leave with their grandparent if they have a note from the legal guardian and must be signed out in the classroom.
October 2 - Kindergarten
October 3 - 1st grade
October 4 - 2nd grade
October 5 - 3rd grade
October 6 - 4th/5th grade

Additionally, the annual bookfair will be open after school until 4 PM October 2-6. It will be located in the elementary gym.

Immunization Announcement

All 7th graders are due for their Meningococcal and Tdap immunizations and all 12th graders should have two Meningococcal immunizations or one immunization if it was administered after the student's16th birthday.  If stiudents have already received these immunizations, they will need to provide a copy to the school nurse as soon as possible. If students have not received their immunizations, they need to get them ASAP.  By Ohio law, students without current immunizations on file must be excluded from school on the 14th day of attendance.  If we do not have the records by Sept. 11, 2017 your child will not be permitted to attend school until records are presented. If you have further questions, please contact the school nurse at 393-3485 ext. 1323.

Volley for the Cure Scheduled for October 3

Throughout the fall of 2017, several Ohio high school volleyball teams will participate in “Volley for the Cure” to benefit the Ohio affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the cure. This is organized by the Business Co-Op class of Hillsboro High School as well as the girl’s middle school and high school volleyball teams. Help us and join the fight against breast cancer. The stands will be packed with pink as the fans cheer on our teams when they play for the cure against Chillicothe on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. The jv and 7th grade teams will play at 5 pm and the varsity and 8th grades teams will play at approximately 6:15 pm. The Susan G. Komen for the cure foundation is working to save lives by empowering people, giving quality care and continuing research to find a cure. Come to the game to support Volley for the Cure in our community. There will be several different activities going on for all ages during the games. Our goal this year is to raise $3,000. If our goal is reached Mrs. Bohrer & Mr. Turner will receive a pie in the face!

The Business Co-Op Class will be selling Volley for the Cure T-shirts for $10 and longsleeve T-Shirts for $15 or you can purchase both for just $20. For any questions or donations please call (937) 393-3485 ext. 2909 or email Mrs. Bohrer at rbohrer@hillsboro-indians.org

Written by Daisy Knauff

Hillsboro Elementary Collecting Donations for American Red Cross on Friday, Sept. 22

On Friday, September 22, Hillsboro Elementary will be collecting donations for the American Red Cross for relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Students in Pre-K through 5th grade who bring at least $1 can wear a hat all day at school. Please help us with this worthy cause!

Fall Athletics Practice / Tryout Information for 8/1-8/4

View the following link for practice/tryout information for fall sports for grades 7-12: http://www.hcs-k12.org/Athletics/Content/212


Sports Physical Paperwork

Click here for the 2017-18 sports physical paperwork. If you plan to go to the free physical clinic being offered by Highland District Hospital on Saturday, May 13 from 8AM-12PM, you will need to take the form with you.

Hillsboro Boys Youth Basketball Camp

Hillsboro Indians Boys Basketball Youth Camp will be held June 19-22 and is for boys entering grades 3-8. Click here for more information.


Kindergarten Registration Scheduled for March 30

Children living in the Hillsboro City School District who will be five years of age on or before  August 1 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten. Registration will be Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Hillsboro Elementary School. Registration will be open from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM to register those children whose last names begin with the letters A-L, and from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM to register children whose last names begin with the letters M-Z. The child as well as the parent needs to attend registration. Please read further to see what items you must bring to registration.

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HHS Sophomore, Lane Cluff, to Compete at State Wrestling Tournament

Congratulations to Lane Cluff who qualified to compete at the state wrestling tournament to be held March 10 & 11 in Columbus.

HHS Athletes Compete at the OHSAA Division II State Track & Field Meet

Hillsboro junior, Austin Goolsby, placed 1st in the pole vault with a vault of 15'2" on Friday, June 2. Hillsboro senior, Jeremy Hayton, placed 3rd in the high jump with a jump of 6'5" on Saturday, June 3. 


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HHS Pee Wee Cheer Camp Announced

The Hillsboro HS Cheerleaders will be hosting a Pee Wee Cheer Camp September 12-14 at Hillsboro Elementary from 3:30-5:30 PM. Campers will perform on Friday, September 15 at the varsity football game. For more information, click here.

Meeting for Students Traveling to Italy - Final Enrollment Meeting

There will be a final enrollment meeting for students wanting to travel to Italy. The meeting will be held on August 29 at 7 PM in the high school cafeteria. For more information, click here.

The JV Boys Soccer Game in Chillicothe on Wed., 10/4 has changed to 7 PM
Mobile Dentist to Visit Hillsboro Elementary

Mobile dentist forms were sent home this week to Hillsboro Elementary students.  If you would like for your child to be seen by the dentist, you must complete the form and have it returned to school by Dec. 14th.  You can also go to www.MySchoolDentist.com to sign up online.  Please call the clinic if you have any further questions at (937) 393-3132.

HHS Drama Classes Present a Night of One Acts

Drama I & III Classes Present:
Night of One Acts
Monday, December 18th at 5:00 p.m. 
Free Admission!  

HHS Sponsors "Hillsboro to Houston" Holiday Gift Drive

HHS is sponsoring a holiday gift drive for students at Worthing High School in Houston, Texas. Since the students in that district are victims of Hurricane Harvey, several Hillsboro students decided to hold a gift drive to provide some holiday cheer to those students. If you are interested in donating a gift, you can drop them off to the high school during school hours or contact Mindy Lawson at 393-3485 for additional questions.

5th Grade Camp Joy Parent Meeting Nov. 7th from 6-7 PM @ HES
HHS Band Boosters Selling T-Shirts

The Hillsboro Band Boosters are again offering tee shirts (long and short-sleeved) and hoodies for sale for parents, grandparents, family, and friends.

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A Letter from the Superintendent
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Athletic Department Information for Summer

MS/HS Football Information - click here
HS Volleyball Information - click here                      HS Girls golf information - click here  
HS Boys golf information - click here                      HS Girls soccer information - click here
MS/HS Cross Country information - click here         HS Girls/Boys tennis information - click here
HS Boys soccer information - click here                  HS Boys basketball information - click here
MS Boys basketball information - click here             HS Girls basketball information - click here
MS Girls basketball information - click here             MS volleyball information - click here
**Will update site regularly with summer schedule information

HHS Students Graduate from Great Oaks Vocational School

Students from Hillsboro City Schools graduated from Great Oaks Vocational School on Monday, May 15. Congrats 2017 Graduates!

Helen Lemon Scholarship Deadline Extended

Scholarship link


Spring School Pictures are being taken at Hillsboro Elementary on March 7

Your child can turn in their picture packet on Tuesday or you can order online at www.downtownphotos.com.

Hillsboro After Prom Bowling Event

The Hillsboro After Prom Committee is sponsoring a bowling event at Highland Lanes on Saturday, April 8 from 12-4 PM. You can bowl two hours for $10.

Spring Break will be April 14 - April 17 with students returning on April 18
12th Annual Athletic Booster Gala

The Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club will be hosting their annual gala on May 13 at Hillsboro High School. The evening will consist of an appetizer hour with the opportunity to tour the Barnhouse Center, a catered dinner, interactive games, a large split-the-pot, a silent auction, and of course, the chance to win the grand prize of $10,000! Tickets are still available and are $100 each. Each ticket holder wins a prize. There are only 300 tickets sold for the drawing. This fundraiser is important for Hillsboro City Schools as the proceeds go toward improving athletic facilities and complexes for Hillsboro student athletes. If you have questions and/or would like to purchase a ticket, please contact the athletic department at 393-9325.

Congratulations HHS Boys Bowling Team

The HHS boys bowling team won a sectional championship on Friday, February 17 at Shawnee Lanes. Good luck to the team as they compete in the district tournament on February 24.

Reminder of Time Change: The JV/Varsity Girls Basketball Games at McClain on 2/11 will start at Noon

Reminder: The JV/Varsity girls basketball games at McClain have been moved to an earlier start on Saturday, Feb. 11. The first game will start at 12:00 PM.

HHS Musical Theatre Presents HHS On Broadway

The Hillsboro High School Musical Theatre Department presents "HHS on Broadway" on Saturday, February 18 at 7 PM in the high school audeteria. Tickets are $5 at the door. Proceeds will go towards this year's production of Les Miserables. 

Hillsboro Lady Indians Host Youth Basketball Camp

The Hillsboro Lady Indians recently hosted a youth basketball camp for girls entering grades 3-8. 

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Hillsboro Boys Basketball Program Holds Youth Camp

The Hillsboro boys basketball program held a youth camp for boys entering grades 3-8.

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HCS Staff Ready for a New School Year

The Hillsboro City Schools staff members met in a district day meeting on Tuesday, August 8. The HHS marching band and cheerleaders led the staff in the fight song and victory cheer. Following, Tim Davis addressed the staff and celebrated this past year's successes and challenged the staff to make this school year even more successful.

HHS Senior Austin Goolsby Signs Letter of Intent

Congratulations to Hillsboro senior, Austin Goolsby, on signing his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Cincinnati next year. Austin will be majoring in exercise science. He is the defending Division II State Champion in pole vault and holds the HHS record in pole vault (16'2") and long jump (22'6"). Austin was joined by the University of Cincinnati track & field jumps coach, Sam Kranz, his parents, Greg & Laura Goolsby, as well as, several of his Hillsboro coaches and friends & family.

Three HHS Student Athletes Receive All-Ohio Recognition

Three HHS football players were named to the Division III All-Ohio Honorable Mention list on Tuesday, November 28. Congratulations to Jared Conn, Josh Keets, and Britton Haines!

HHS Class of 2018 Sponsoring Talent Show for Grades 9-12

There will be a Talent Show on Thursday, December 21st during the school day for 9th-12th graders sponsored by the Class of 2018. Tryouts for students in grades 9-12 will be on Tuesday, December 12th from 2:45 to 5:00 PM.  You must sign up with Mrs. Layne in the guidance office if you'd like to tryout.

Hillsboro Students Participate at Maine Anjou and Chianina Jr. Nationals

Recently Hillsboro FFA members attended the Maine Anjou and Chianina Jr. Nationals in Hutchinson, Kansas. Twenty-one states attended the show, and thirty-seven members from Ohio attended. Members met other showmen in the cattle industry and exhibited their cattle. Members participated in a Fitting Contest, Public Speaking, Salesmanship, Showmanship, Livestock Judging and Quiz Bowl. Pictured are Lawton P., Larkyn P., and Gavin P.

HHS Lady Indians Basketball Team Travels to Ashland University

The Hillsboro Lady Indians Basketball team traveled to Ashland University for team camp earlier this week. The team also played at Williard High School where Hillsboro alumni, Joe Crawford, is the athletic director.

HHS Student William Albert Attains Eagle Scout

Congratulations to William Albert who has attained the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 171 of Hillsboro. William will graduate in May 2018. He currently is a student in the dental assisting program at Laurel Oaks. His Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony will be Saturday, September 30 at the Highland House Museum at 1:30 PM.

National Bus Safety Week Oct. 16-Oct. 20

It's National Bus Safety Week! Thank you to the transportation department for all that you do for the Hillsboro students and staff!

HS Boys & Girls Basketball Pre-Sale Tickets Are Available in AD Office

The varsity girls basketball team will play their first sectional game on Monday, February 13 at 7 PM at Adena High School. The varsity boys basketball game will play their first sectional game on Tuesday, February 21 at 8 PM at Southeastern High School. 

Tickets are $5. Tickets can be purchased during school hours. For questions, please contact the athletic department at 393-9325.

Congratulations to the swim team members that qualified for the district meet

The boys swim team finished 4th out of 17 teams and the girls swim team finished 14th out of 18 teams this past Saturday at the Ohio University Aquatic Center where sectionals were held. The boys 200 relay team qualified to compete in the district meet this Friday in Columbus. Relay members include: Jonah Humphries, Micah Pinney, Sevrin Florek, and Brian Shanahan. 

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Pee Wee Basketball Cheer Camp Announced

The HHS Cheerleaders are holding a pee wee basketball cheer camp for grades K-5 on Wed., 1/18, Thur., 1/19 and Mon., 1/23 with a live performance scheduled during the high school boys basketball games on Tue., 1/24.  For more information, click here.

2nd Quarter Report Cards

HMS/HHS report cards were distributed on Monday, January 9. Hillsboro Elementary report cards were distributed on Tuesday, January 10.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Strawberry Sale

Order your fresh, juicy, sweet, no fat or cholesterol strawberries from Florida. The strawberries are packed eight pints to a flat that weighs around 7-8 pounds. Each flat costs $18. All orders are due Friday, February 24, 2017 and can be picked up the week of March 13th. You will be notified about the specific delivery date. All orders must be picked up, or delivered the same day of arrival! Please make checks payable to Hillsboro FFA. Each sale helps all chapter activities that occur throughout the year. 

MS boys & girls basketball games originally scheduled for Jan. 5 have been rescheduled to Jan. 31
HS Winter Sports Post Season Updates

Girls Bowling: District tournament at Sawmill Lanes in Columbus at 10:00 AM on Fri., March 3. Admission is $7 for ages 6 and up. Qualifiers include: Maddy Miller, Alexis Bailey, Aleigha Tarbutton, Brook Kier, Mary Herman, Olivia Wilson, Breanna Little & Haley Hughes

Boys Bowling: State tournament at Wayne's Webb in Columbus at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 4. Admission is $8 for all. Qualifiers include: Tyler King, Sajoun Jones, Hunter Lowe, Hayden Miller, Christian McConehea, Andrew Louderback, Brendon Ormes, Ty Alexander.

Wrestling: District tournament at Wilmington H.S. on Friday, 3/3 and Saturday, 3/4. Qualifiers include: Deegan Boris, Dawson Carter, Lane Cluff, Jared Conn, Austin Miller, & Wyatt Wilkin. 

Stay tuned as this will be updated regularly as information is available.


HMS/HHS Winter Sports Announcements

For important winter sports information, please be sure to click on the Athletics link on the main page or by clicking here: http://www.hcs-k12.org/Athletics

Hillsboro Elementary Teacher, Fawn Girard, Will Compete for USA Archery Team

Hillsboro Elementary third grade intervention specialist, Fawn Girard, will be traveling to France to compete for the USA Archery Team. Hillsboro City Schools would like to wish her good luck!

Hillsboro Students Part of Championship Soccer Team

Hillsboro students Wes B., Tate D., and Carson S. competed with fellow team mates as part of the Highland County Soccer Club U12 Boys Lightning this past weekend at the Alliance Cinncinati Dog Days of Summer Soccer Tournament held at Miami Meadows in Milford, Ohio and won their division.
Submitted by Mel Bailey

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Hillsboro Elementary Students Earn Typing Certificate of Excellence


Pictured are students who earned a Certificate of Excellence by being the fastest typist in their grade level at Hillsboro Elementary School.

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HHS Wiffle Ball Tournament Announced

The 2nd Annual HHS Wiffle Ball Tournament will be hosted on Saturday, August 26 at Shaffer Park in Hillsboro. Teams consist of 4-6 people and there are different age divisons. The cost for ages 7-13 is $50 per team and the cost for ages 14 and up is $100 per team. For more information visit: http://hhswiffleball.weebly.com or search Hillsboro Wiffle Ball Tournament on Facebook or @hhswiffleball on Twitter.

HHS FFA Officers Retreat

The 2017-18 Hillsboro FFA Officers took a summer retreat to Grove City. Members participated in team building exercises and also began planning for the upcoming year's activities.


HHS Cheer Hosting Pee Wee Basketball Cheer Camp

The Hillsboro High School cheerleaders are hosting a pee wee basketball cheer camp Dec. 6, 7 and 11 with a performance on Dec. 12. For more information, click here.

HHS Girls Varsity Soccer Coach Retires

The Hillsboro Athletic Department is announcing that Jeremy Ratcliff, the Hillsboro girls varsity soccer coach has decided to retire from his position. Mr. Ratcliff was a junior varsity soccer coach for four years and a varsity soccer coach for four years at Hillsboro High School. We would like to thank Jeremy for his dedicated years of service to the Hillsboro student athletes and we wish him luck in his future endeavors. The athletic department will begin the process of searching for a new girls soccer coach very soon.

8th Grade Parent Night for Laurel Oaks

You are invited to a FREE Regional Career Exploration Workshop at Laurel Oaks Career Campus on November 16 from 6:00-7:30 PM. At this workshop, parents of 8th grade students will learn tips and resources to help teens explore their career interests and set career goals. Students will take career interest surveys and learn to interpret the results to help set goals for high school, college, and success. For more information, click here.

HMS Announces Principal's Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the 1st Quarter

Congratulations to those students who were named to the first quarter Principal's Honor Roll and Honor Roll. Click here to view.

HES Staff Members Dress-Up for the Season

Several HES staff members and students participated in a dress-up day as part of the fall season.

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HHS FFA Chapter Holds Annual Greenhand Night

Recently, the Hillsboro FFA Chapter held their annual Greenhand Night. During the banquet, first year members were presented with their Greenhand FFA Degree pin. Twenty-three members were recipients of this degree. The guest speaker for the evening was the Ohio State FFA President, Ryan Mathews. Additionally, six greenhand members were presented the FFA Creed which outlines the basic beliefs of FFA members. These students were Jonathan H., Rhen W., Nick L., Kelcie T., Garrett F., and Zinny A. Attendees also enjoyed a meal prepared and provide by the Hillsboro FFA and the Grover family.
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Hillsboro FFA Chapter Livestock Judging Team Competes in State Competition

The Hillsboro FFA livestock judging team placed 9th in this year's state competition.

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School for the 2017-18 school year begins August 15 for students

Please click the appropriate link for supply lists for each grade: 
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds July Meeting


On July 20, the Hillsboro FFA chapter held a meeting at Taylor Chaney’s House. The total attendance for the the meeting was thirty-five members including the ten officers. During the meeting the officers talked about the results of the Festival of the Bells cornhole tournament, important upcoming events, and preparations for the Hillsboro FFA booth at the Highland County Fair.

Hillsboro Food Truck Coming Soon
Coming soon HCS Tomahawk sponsored by HCS and the Children's hunger Alliance
visit us on FB@HCS Tomahawk. Continue reading for a list of locations & complete schedule.

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HMS Students Selling Indian Cards as a Washington DC Trip Fundraiser

Several members of the Hillsboro Middle School eighth grade class will be traveling to Washington DC May 1-May 4 this year. As a fundrasier, students attending the trip are selling Indian Discount Cards. They are being sold until September 16, 2017. Cards cost $10.00 each and are valid for one year. They may be purchased from an 8th Grade Student or from the Hillsboro Middle School Office during school hours. All proceeds from the fundraiser are used to support the 8th Grade Trip to Washington DC. To view a sample of the discount card, click here.

HHS Student Selected to Attend SpaceTrek Camp

Hillsboro sophomore, Madeleine L., who is striving for a career as an astrophysicist, participated in the week-long SpaceTrek camp at Morehead State University's Space Science Center in Morehead, KY in July. Madeleine was one of only 26 girls selected to participate in the camp and was the only representative from Ohio. paceTrek was created in 2012 as a pilot program thanks to a partnership between AAUW Kentucky and Morehead State University. The one week educational experience was designed to expose incoming sophomore, junior and senior high school girls to space science and engineering concepts in fun and exciting ways. Morehead's Space Science Center, directed by Dr. Ben Malphrus, is one of a few programs of its type in the country and works directly with NASA.

Girls golf district competition postponed until Thursday, Oct. 12
It's National School Lunch Week!

It's National School Lunch Week! A daily prize of $25.00 will be credited to one student's lunch account who ordered a school lunch that day (one per building.) Additionally, all students who participate this week are entered into the grand prize drawing of a $50.00 credit which will be awarded on Friday. Also, on Thursday, we will be participating in the Great American Apple Crunch with apples from Karnes Apple Orchard. All students will receive a free apple on Thursday! For more information follow us on Facebook HCS Tomahawk Food Truck.

Hillsboro FFA Fruit Sale Underway

The Hillsboro FFA has kicked off the 2017 fruit sale! Check out the order form, as well as all of the pictures of the products. Contact an FFA member or the Ag Department for more information or to place an order (emcneal@hillsboro-indians.org / bcummings@hillsboro-indians.org). Click here for a general order form. Click here to view the gourmet nut selection. Click here to view the fruit options. Click here to view the meat & cheese options.

Hillsboro Students Part of Finalist Youth Soccer Team

Hillsboro students, Wes B., Tate D., and Carson S., competed with fellow team mates as part of the Highland County Soccer Club U12 Boys Lightning this past weekend at the Midfest Soccer Classic Tournament held at Smith Park in Middletown, Ohio. The boys will go on to represent their club and communities in league and tournament play through October. Congratulations and good luck!



Prom Picture Update

All prom pictures taken by Photos by Beverly will be viewable by Friday, May 5 at www.photoreflect.com. You can view the numbers if you want to order and then let Beverly know. You do not have to order off the website.

2017 Hillsboro Graduate, Hope Tira, Earns SEDAB Scholarship

The SEDAB is pleased to announce Hope Tira of Hillsboro High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500 Scholarship in the amount of five hundred ($500).  Hope plans to enroll at University of Cincinnati in the fall and study Communication Sciences and Disorders-Speech Pathology.

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Hillsboro Athletic Department Recognizes Triple Threat Club Members

The Hillsboro Athletic Department would like to recognize those student athletes that participate in a fall, winter and spring sport. Pictured are the members of the 2016-17 Triple Threat Club. Congratulations to these student athletes for balancing academics and athletics for the entire school year.

Two Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Earn State Degree

During the state FFA convention this month, Lizzy Mahan and Ellie Elmore, members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter, received their state degrees.  


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Hillsboro MS/HS Robotics Summer Practice Schedule Announced

The following practices are scheduled from 8 AM - 12 PM for the MS/HS Robotics team members:
Tuesday, May 23
Monday, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31 & August 7

Hillsboro Athletic Boosters Host 12th Annual Red Carpet Gala on May 13


The Hillsboro Athletic Boosters are hosting the 12th Annual Athletic Boosters Gala at Hillsboro High School on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The theme for the evening will be "A Night at the Espy's" and will include appetizers, a meal, interactive games, split the pot and a chance to win $10,000. Appetizers will be available at 5:30 PM with the meal starting at 6:00 PM. The drawing will follow the dinner.

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Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Compete in Job Interview Competitions

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter recently participated in the Sub-District and District Job Interviews Contests. The Sub-District contest was held November 6th and was hosted by the McClain FFA Chapter. The Hillsboro FFA Chapter was well represented by five members, and three of the members advanced on to district competition. On November 9th, the Hillsboro FFA Chapter hosted the District's Job Interview Contest. Madison S., Jonathon H. and Jaiden H. represented the chapter. Jaiden H. received 3rd overall for Division II.

HES 5th Grade Students Present Veterans Day Program

On November 9, Hillsboro Elementary fifth grade students presented a Veterans Day program.

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HHS Announces October Students of the Month

Congratulations to the HHS October Students of the Month!

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HHS Physics Students Compete in Pumpkin Fling Contest


Students and teachers competed in the 3rd Annual Hillsboro High School Pumpkin Fling on Tuesday, November 21. Students enrolled in physics were challenged to design and build catapults that would fling a ball 50 feet. A school record was broken this year, with the furthest ball traveling well over 120 feet. Participating students were Deegan B., Izzy B., Evan C., Riley M., Nathan S., and Natalie S. HHS math teacher, Mr. Jacky, won Honorable Mention for flinging the heaviest pumpkin with his catapult.

Hillsboro Youth Wrestling Sign-ups & Parent Meeting

Hillsboro Youth Wrestling will be holding sign-ups on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM at the Casner Building located by the football field. For more information, please click here.

HHS Athletics Post Season Updates

Girls Bowling: District tournament at Sawmill Lanes in Columbus at 10:00 AM on Fri., March 3. Admission is $7 for ages 6 and up. Qualifiers include: Maddy Miller, Alexis Bailey, Aleigha Tarbutton, Brook Kier, Mary Herman, Olivia Wilson, Breanna Little & Haley Hughes

Boys Bowling: State tournament at Wayne's Webb in Columbus at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 4. Admission is $8 for all. Qualifiers include: Tyler King, Sajoun Jones, Hunter Lowe, Hayden Miller, Christian McConehea, Andrew Louderback, Brendon Ormes, Ty Alexander.

Wrestling: District tournament at Wilmington H.S. on Friday, 3/3 at 3:15 PM and Saturday, 3/4 at 10:30 AM. Qualifiers include: Deegan Boris, Dawson Carter, Lane Cluff, Jared Conn, Austin Miller, & Wyatt Wilkin. 

Stay tuned as this will be updated regularly as information is available.

National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week is March 6 through March 10. Please encourage your students to eat breakfast at school this week.


Hillsboro FFA Sponsors Cornhole Tournament


On July 8th the Hillsboro FFA members hosted the annual corn hole tournament held at the Festival of the Bells. The members helped set up cornhole boards, and keeping track of scores for the participants. All the members did a great job helping out during the day. Lexey Hetzel said "it went smoothly and was a great experience for the new officers and members".


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Grover in Final Four at State Convention

Lauren Grover, a 2016 HHS graduate, of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter placed in the top 4 in the state for the 2017 Diversified Livestock Production.

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Hillsboro Elementary Awards Students at Open House

Hillsboro Elementary has had a wonderful start to the new school year.  An incredible amount of students and families came to the open house and we are very thankful for the support.  There was a raffle for new bikes if students completed some work over the summer.  The lucky winners were: Hannah H., Owen D., Zach B. & Emilee Y.

Summer School and Summer Testing

Summer School and Summer Testing sign ups taking place now.  Register by May 15th if transportation is needed for summer school.  For more information, click here.

Girls Golf Team Finishes 4th in the Div. I District; Jamieson Qualifies for State

Congratulations to the Lady Indians golf team for finishing 4th at the Southeast District Div. I competition. Kristin Jamieson finished 2nd overall and qualified for the state competition to be held Oct. 20-21 at The Ohio State University golf course.

Two HHS Cross Country Runners Earn FAC All-League

Congratulations to Bailey Lucarello and Molly McCreary for earning FAC First Team All-League for the Hillsboro HS Cross Country teams.

Congrats to Kristin Jamieson on Tying for 26th Place at the Div. I State Golf Tournanment!


Water Bottle Challenge Update

Congratulations to McClain High School for winning the "Water Bottle Challenge" with 18,019 water bottles collected. Also, great job by Hillsboro City Schools for collecting 13,845 bottles of water to donate to hurricane relief. Way to pull together for a worthy cause Highland County!

HMS Student, Eden Edenfield, Qualifies for MS State Track & Field Meet

Hillsboro Middle School student Eden Edenfield qualified for the OHSAA 7th & 8th grade State Track & Field Championships in pole vault. She competed on Saturday, May 13.


Members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter Attend State Convention

On May 4th and May 5th, the Hillsboro FFA Chapter went to Columbus for the 89th Ohio FFA State Convention.

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Fall Sports Schedules

Click on the Read More link below to view the tentative schedules for the 2017 fall sports season. Some schedules are not complete yet due to a finalization of roster numbers. As schedules are completed, updates will be made. Thank you for your patience.

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Hillsboro Elementary Students Participate in Poster Contest

The following Hillsboro Elementary students received 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in a poster contest sponsored by the Hillsboro Post Office.  For several years now, students have created posters centered around the donation of canned food items to the annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the food drive, which took place on Saturday, May 13.  
Students pictured: Brianna K, Sydney D, Caitlyn F, Rylea S, Anna M, Elizabeth T, Gavin I, Ava C, Kate A, Isabella P, Faith G, and not pictured Chanell W.  

HMS Holds Winter Sports Awards Night

Hillsboro Middle School winter sports athletes were recognized on February 14 in the MS/HS cafeteria.


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Attention 5th Grade Parents of Children Attending Camp Joy

All Camp Joy paperwork and payments must be turned in by 3:30 PM on Friday, Feb.10th -- No Exceptions. If your child's paperwork/payment is not turned in by this date and time, they will not be permitted to attend Camp Joy and will attend school as usual.

Recent Hillsboro Grads Speak to Hillsboro Middle School Students

Students in Hillsboro Middle School were visited on Tuesday, December 20 by recent Hillsboro graduates. Pictured is 2015 graduate, R.J. Collard.


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HES Students Visit The Laurels

Hillsboro kindergarten students visited The Laurels in Hillsboro on Thursday, October 26.

Winter Sports Schedules

Click on the link to view winter sports schedules: http://www.hcs-k12.org/Athletics/Content/158

HMS Students Attend Project TRUST

A group of 7th grade students from Hillsboro Middle School attended Project TRUST, a leadership, team-building, and anti-bullying retreat from November 8 through November 10.

Hillsboro HS National Honor Society Inducts New Members

The Hillsboro High School National Honor Society inducted new members on Tuesday, November 21.

HMS Boys Basketball Teams Attend UC Basketball Game

The Hillsboro Middle School boys basketball teams attended a University of Cincinnati basketball game on Saturday, December 17. 


Hillsboro HS Senior Swim Team Members


Pictured are the Hillsboro High School swim team seniors who were honored last night at the final home meet. The girls team will travel to McClain on Tuesday, 1/31 and the boys team will travel to McClain on Thursday, 2/1 for the SCOL Championship Meet.

From L to R: Micah Pinney, Mallory Overberg, Coach Teresa Marion, Jonah Humphries, & Jacob Leonard

Picture submitted by: Tammy Florek

Highland County Commissioners Declare March DD Awareness Month

Highland County Commissioners declared March DD Awareness Month.  Hillsboro City Schools was represented by having 3 students and 2 staff members in attendance. 
Picture submitted by Mendy Hamilton

Hillsboro Kindergarten Students Take a Farm Field Trip

Hillsboro Kindergarten students took a farm field trip to the Hillsboro High School FFA barn on Tuesday, May 9. FFA students demonstrated several activities for the kindergartners, as well as, provided a petting zoo and lunch in the high school cafeteria.
Photos courtesy of Paige Anderson & Crystal Myers

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Hillsboro Food Truck A Success

The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote an article on the Hillsboro Tomahawk Food Truck. Click here to view the story.

CCP Chemistry Class Visits Highland County Resident Terry Vance

The CCP chemistry class visited Highland County resident Terry Vance at her studio to learn about clay and glaze compositions and properties as a follow-up to their semester research project.
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Pictured are Eli Long and Jordan Robinson.

HHS National Honor Society Hosts a Blood Drive

The Hillsboro HS National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive at the high school on Tuesday, September 19. Students and staff, who are at least 17 years old and physically able, are encouraged to donate throughout the school day.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Exhibit at the Ohio State Fair

During the two weeks of the 2017 Ohio State Fair, several members of the Hillsboro FFA chapter exhibited livestock, competed in showmanship and participated in skillathon.

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Congratulations to HHS senior Riley Moberly

Riley received the Elks Student of the Month award and is the DAR Good Citizen District participant. Great job Riley!

HHS Spanish Classes Participate in Dia de los Muertos Projects

Spanish I and Spanish III students in Mr. Santiago's classes created ofrendas to honor the life of someone who is important to them. Students are studying the "Day of the Dead" which is a holiday that is celebrated in Mexico between Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

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Red Ribbon Week at HMS/HHS is October 23-27

Next week (October 23-27) HMS/HHS will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week. The Spirit Days are as follows: 10/23 - Proud to be Drug Free - Wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week, 10/24 - Peace Out to Drugs - wear tie dye and/or peace attire, 10/25 - Team Up Against Drugs - wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey,  10/26 - Dress Up and Be Drug Free - Wear Halloween costume. (Must follow dress code and be school appropriate.)

HES Third Grade Students Visit Serpent Mound

HES 3rd graders went on a field trip to Serpent Mound during the week of October 16-20.

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Spirit Wear Available

For a Hillsboro spirit wear order form, click here. Money and order forms are due by Thursday, October 26. Contact Pam Harp at pharp@hillsboro-indians.org if you have questions.

Brittany Oxley to Receive OCTM Recognition

Brittany Oxley, third grade math teacher at Hillsboro Elementary, will be honored by the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics for her outstanding accomplishments in education. She will be recognized at the OCTM Conference in Columbus on October 19. Congratulations Mrs. Oxley!
picture submitted by B. Oxley

Sam Barnhouse Center Dedication Ceremony

On Monday, May 8, several members of the community joined the Barnhouse family in a dedication ceremony of the Sam Barnhouse Center. The center features a weight and strength training room, a wrestling room, and locker rooms and changing rooms. Students in grades 7-12 are currently using the facility and are encouraged to utilize the amenities.

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HMS Students Meet with Local Professionals

Hillsboro seventh and eighth grade students met with local professionals on May 3 to discuss job descriptions, education requirements, daily routines, and job outlooks for different career fields as part of college and career readiness.

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Sports Physicals Being Offered by Highland District Hospital on May 13

The Center for Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine of Highland District Hospital will be offering a free sports physical clinic on Saturday, May 13 from 8 AM - 12 PM at Highland District Hospital. The physicals will be good for the 2017-18 school year and are for students entering grades 7-12. Sports physicals are required by the OHSAA in order to participate in a middle school and/or high school sport.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Complete SAE


Each year, in addition to classroom learning and participation in FFA activities, FFA members complete a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) project as one of the three components of agriculture education. Through their SAE projects students are able to learn through hands on experiences in the field of agriculture. Members are able to complete a variety of SAE projects including ownership/entrepreneurship of an agricultural business, job placement in an agricultural-based business, research through experimentation, or exploration of a career in agriculture.

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Athletic Department Announces Season Pass Availability

The Hillsboro Athletic Department would like to remind the Hillsboro community that we are now members of the Frontier Athletic Conference. All conference home and away contests will charge $5.00 admission for all individuals school age and older. There will no longer be student or senior citizen pricing. Please keep in mind, when we travel to non-conference contests, prices may be higher.

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First Week of School Schedule for Students Entering Kindergarten

KINDERGARTEN UPDATE: For parents of students entering Kindergarten for the 17-18 school year, there have been a couple of changes regarding the testing schedule for the first week of school: Testing for all kindergarten students will be August 15, 16 & 17. Girls only will go on the 18, boys only will go on the 21. All boys and girls will go on the 22. Should you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Pam Hollon at the Hillsboro Elementary at 937-393-3132.

Hillsboro Girls Basketball Players Attend Games at The Ohio State University

On Saturdary, March 18, several Hillsboro MS/HS student athletes attended the high school girls' state tournament basketball games hosted by The Ohio State University.
Picture submitted by Jenni Gleadle

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Greenhand Banquet

On November 17, the Hillsboro FFA Chapter held its annual Greenhand Banquet.


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HHS Announces 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following students on achieving Honor Roll for the 2nd Quarter. Click here to view.

HES 5th Grade Students Participate in OMEA District 16 Honor Choir

On November 18, nineteen Hillsboro Elementary 5th grade students participated in the OMEA District 16 Elementary Honor Choir at Chillicothe High School. There were a total of 167 students from 13 schools that participated together.

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Hillsboro FFA Students Compete in District & State Soils Competition; Priest finishes 6th at Districts

On September 28, 2017 the Hillsboro FFA soil judging team went to the County Judging Contest held at the Highland County fairgrounds. Hillsboro FFA had two teams that participated including the Urban Team and the Ag Team.  The Urban Team participants were Loraleigh Mayhan, Alora Brown, Ashlie Hillyer,  and Haley Hughes. The Ag team participants were Brennen Priest, Lana Grover, Grant Crum, Kaitlin Fannin, and Bryce Stanley.



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Hillsboro MS/HS Participate in Veterans Day Assembly

Hillsboro Middle and High School students participated in a Veterans Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 10. The Hillsboro High School men's choir and MS/HS band performed and veterans were recognized as well. Additionally, local veteran and Hillsboro High School graduate, Terry Dean, spoke to the student body and veterans in attendance about his service in the armed forces. Hillsboro City Schools would like to thank all of those individuals who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. We are grateful for your sacrifices. Happy Veterans Day!

5th Grade Student Council Presents at School Board Meeting

On Wednesday, November 15, Hillsboro Elementary's 5th grade student council provided a presentation to those in attendance at the school board meeting. 

Hillsboro FFA Poinsettia Sale: 11/21 - 12/18

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter is selling poinsettias from November 21 through December 18. The cost is $10 a piece or $8 a piece for 3 or more. Walk-ins are wecome from 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM Monday - Friday. For more information, call 937-393-3485 ext. 1580.

HMS Holds Spelling Bee

Several HMS students competed in the annual spelling bee on Wednesday, January 11. The winner was Hannah Ater with the winning word, unscrupulous.  Pictured are: Ovid Wilson, 3rd; Hannah Ater, 1st; and KaleyJo Myers, 2nd.


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Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Attend Leadership Conference


On July 11, 2017, three members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter had the opportunity to attend the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. hosted by the National FFA Organization. Members attended the session from all over the United States. The week long leadership conference had twelve workshops to help FFA members become better leaders and to give them ideas for their “living to serve plans” and how they can reach out to their communities and better serve their chapters.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Greenhouse Sale

The Hillsboro High School FFA Chapter will be hosting our annual flower sale April 18 through May 15. Our greenhouse consists of hanging pots, deck planters, bedding plants, and many other seed planted and plugged flowers. Sales will be held Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. located at 550 US-62, Hillsboro, OH 45133. You can contact us at (937) 393-3485 ext.1580 or emcneal@hillsboro-indians.org to call ahead, place an order, or schedule an appointment after school hours. Click here for an order form.

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HHS Student Earns Spot on the 2018 OMEA All State Band

HHS sophomore, Gabe G., was selected to be part of the 2018 Ohio Music Education Association All State Band. Gabe plays the trombone and will participate in a concert on Friday, February 9 at 7 PM at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Ballroom. Congratulations Gabe!

Second grade musical to be held on Thursday, October 12

The second grade musical will be held on Thursday, October 12 in the Hillsboro Elementary Gymnasium at 6:30 PM.

First State Bank Partners with Hillsboro City Schools

Thank you to First State Bank for partnering with Hillsboro City Schools and supporting Hillsboro student athletes!

Local U12 Boys Soccer Team Ends season with Championship

Hillsboro's Wes B, Tate D, and Carson S along with other local boys wrapped up their Fall season with a 5-2 win in the championship match of the Boys U12 Beavercreek Haunted Classic this past weekend.  Other season accolades for the HCSC Lightening were Alliance Cincinnati Dog Days Champions, Midfest Finalists, and Greater Cincinnati Soccer League Division Champions.  Congratulations gentlemen!

HHS Recognizes September Students of the Month

Congratulations to the HHS September Students of the Month. Students are nominated by staff members.
(L to R:) Riley M., Pyper R., Dylan H., Rory F., Dallas S., Brittany W., Abby B., Andrea L.

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Hillsboro HS Athletics - Post Season Updates

Girls golf competing in district competition at EagleSticks in Zanesville on October 12 @ 9 AM
Girls soccer competing in sectional competition at Hillsboro vs. Miami Trace on October 17 @ 5 PM
Volleyball competing in sectional competition at Logan Elm on October 18 @ 6 PM
Boys soccer competing in sectional competition at Hillsboro vs. Washington CH on October 18 @ 4 PM
Boys/girls cross country competing in district competition at the Univ. of Rio Grande on Oct. 21 @ 10 AM

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HHS Quick Recall Competes in Tournament

The HHS Quick Recall team competed admirably against some of Ohio's finest quiz bowl teams in a tournament on April 8 at St. Charles Preparatory.

Hugh O'Bryan Leadership Awards Announced

This year's Hugh O'Bryan Leadership Award winner is Ben S. The alternate is Christopher J. Ben will represent Hillsboro High School at a leadership conference in Marietta, Ohio in June 2018.

Hillsboro 8th Grade Students Experience Real Money, Real World

Hillsboro City Schools teachers Nancy Weiderman and Zachary Cowan partnered with OSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Educator Kathy Bruynis to present Real Money, Real World to 8th grade students.

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Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Leadership Night at Hillsboro Elementary

Friday November 10th the Hillsboro FFA chapter held leadership night at the elementary school. All the FFA chapters in Highland County participated. State FFA officers Kolsen McCoy, Evan Callicoat and Ryan Matthews attended. They taught the members what set their hearts on fire. After the session, members were able to speak with the officers and participate in games and activities with them.
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Yard Signs Available for Purchase in Hillsboro HS Office

Show your support for Hillsboro City Schools and purchase a yard sign for $10. Signs can be purchased in the high school office between 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM Monday-Friday. For questions, call 393-3485.

Hillsboro After Prom Paperwork Deadlines

All paperwork for the Hillsboro After Prom must be completed by parent(s) and turned in by the student on 4/4 or 4/5. Paperwork can be turned in before school near the doors by the student parking lot. You can purchase tickets at school for $5 on April 18-21. You will receive a t-shirt when you purchase your ticket. Only juniors and seniors are permitted to buy tickets. Contact Elaine Gilliland at 393-9877 with questions.

Hillsboro Students Participate in Board of DD Basketball Game

The final score was the Highland County Board of DD Wildcats with 40 and Canal Industries with 19. Mrs. Snively's class cheered on the following Hillsboro students: Malik Rutledge, Timmy Adams, Brandon Evans, Jordan Humphrey, and Amiri Harewood.4

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HHS Volley for the Cure Raises $3,375

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Volley for the Cure at Hillsboro High School. The business co-op class raised $3,375 to be donated to Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Hosts Ag Day for Hillsboro Elementary 4th Graders

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter hosted an Ag Day field trip for Hillsboro Elementary 4th grade students. Chapter members shared their knowledge of farming equipment, livestock and other agricultural topics with the younger students.

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Hillsboro Indians Baseball Program to hold Youth Clinics in October

The Hillsboro Indians Baseball Program will be holding youth baseball clinics for students in grades 5-8 this October. For more information, click here. Early registration (to guarantee a camp shirt) ends September 28.

Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be take place on Thursday, May 18th at 6 p.m. in the High School Gym. Students and their families are invited to attend.

RYLA Students Chosen

Pictured are the students chosen to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award). Students shown are Nathan Spencer, Alexandra Martinez Mendez, Faye Wooden, and Molly Ferguson.
Submitted by Joni Layne

HMS/HHS Students Encouraged to Participate in Social Emotional Month Activities

January is social emotional month and the counseling department has several activities planned for January.  Stations will be available in the lunch room during all lunches on 1/9, 1/23, and 1/30.  

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NJHS Induction Ceremony

The National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony will take place on February 9th at 7:00 PM in the HS/MS Cafeteria.

Final Italy Enrollment Meeting to be Held February 15

Attention Students in grades 9-11: If you are interested in traveling to Italy, the final enrollment meeting will be held on February 15 at 7 PM in the high school cafeteria. If you sign up that evening, you will get a $100 off your trip. See Mrs. Hendrix for questions.
For more info, click here: Italy Info


Attention Parents of Students in grades 6-12

If you need to fax a doctor's note to the attendance office, please use the following fax number so it will go directly to Bev Hottle: 937-393-3040.

Attn: Students in grades 9-12 - Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest to be held February 22

Attention students in grades 9-12: The Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest will be held on February 22. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Layne by February 10 for more details and ask her how you can win up to $500!

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Donates to Highland County Society for Children and Adults

The annual Ernie Blankenship telethon was held on March 30, 2017 at US Bank in Hillsboro. The annual fundraiser is held every year to raise money for the Highland County Society for Children and Adults.

Pictured Left to Right- Morgan Holland and Kaleb Harp, Hillsboro FFA Officers waiting to present the check to Herb Day at US Bank for the Hillsboro Society for Children and Adults.

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HHS Baseball Teams Visit The Ohio State University

Members of the Hillsboro High School baseball teams traveled to Columbus on Sunday to watch The Ohio State University baseball team.

HHS Student Recognized for Artwork

Bishop Taylor, a Hillsboro student attending Laurel Oaks, has earned three gold medals, an honorable mention, and an American Visions award through the Scholastic Young Artist competition. The American Visions award was only awarded to five students in a field of over 4,500 students. 

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Attends National Convention

On October 25, several members of the Hillsboro FFA chapter traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo. The students learned about agriculture and leadership at its finest, with many great experiences that they will remember for a lifetime.

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Red Ribbon Week Essay Contest

Congratulations to Macy L. and Kiara C. for winning the Red Ribbon Week essay contest on why it's important to be drug-free.

HHS Student Athletes Earn FAC All-League and Southeast District Honors

Congratulations to Hillsboro High School student athletes who earned FAC All-League and/or Southeast District honors for their respective fall sports. Click here to view.

Hillsboro Students and Staff Attend Annual Telethon

Hillsboro Elementary fifth grade student council members along with Hillsboro High School FFA members attended the Ernie Blankenship Memorial Telethon on March 29 to make a donation for the Highland County Society for Children and Adults. Also pictured are Superintendent James Smith, and Principals: Tim Davis, Joe Turner and Jason Snively.
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Students Make Seedling Starter Flowerpots

Ms. Pitzer taught students in Mrs. Snively's how to make seedling starter flower/herb pots for the students to grow some Mother's Day gifts for some special ladies in their lives.

HMS Winter Sports Awards Night - February 14 @ 7 PM
Bill Myers elected new president of Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education on Monday, Jan. 9
HHS Senior, Cadence Myers, Signs with Notre Dame College

Hillsboro High School senior, Cadence Myers, signed her letter of intent to attend and play soccer for Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. Notre Dame College is an NCAA Division II school that competes in the Mountain East Conference.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Participate at the Highland County Fair

Several members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter exhibited projects during the Highland County Fair last week. Congratulations on your many successes!

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HHS Students Receive R&L Carriers Hometown Achievement Awards

Three Hillsboro High School seniors were recognized on October 13 at the varsity football game for their acoomplishments and leadership in the community. They were awarded the R&L Carrier Hometown Achievement Award. Additionally, R&L Carrier generously donated $1,000 to Hillsboro City Schools. 
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(L to R:) Marcy M., Emma L., and Sarah W.

Camp Joy Meeting for 5th Grade Parents Scheduled for Nov. 7

There will be a Camp Joy meeting at Hillsboro Elementary in Cafeteria A on November 7th at 6:00 PM. A representative from camp will be there to answer any questions you may have. Camp Joy information will be sent home with 5th grade students in the next couple of weeks with details about camp such as the cost, chaperone opportunities, and the various activities the student will be participating in at Camp Joy.

HHS Students Participate in The Ohio State University Basketball Skill-a-thon

HHS students, Malik R. and Jordan H. who are also members of the Highland County Special Olympics Wildcats basketball team, participated in a basketball skill-a-thon at The Ohio State University on Thursday, September 28. 
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HHS Senior Dawson C. Competes in Australia

HHS Senior Dawson C. was invited to represent Ohio on the East Conference Wrestling team competing in Australia this summer. Dawson received 2nd place in the freestyle beach wrestling and 2nd in the tournament. Congratulations Dawson!
(Dawson C. pictured on the left)

Hillsboro Robotics Sponsorships Available

The Hillsboro Robotics program has sponsorships available for the 2017-18 school year. The robotics program provides students in the middle and high schools the opportunity to design, develop, and evaluate competitive robots around Ohio and the world. Hillsboro City Schools will be hosting a robotics event on November 18, 2017. If you are interested in financially supporting the robotics program, please click here.

International Thespian Society & Drama I Classes Visit Aronoff Center


Hillsboro High School International Thespian Society members and Drama I students went on a field trip to see Matilda the Muscial at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 13.

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Hillsboro City Schools Robotics Team Competes at APEG Southeast Regional

On Saturday, January 7, 2017, the HCS robotics teams competed at the APEG Southeast Regional in Lucasville, Ohio.  Team 99158B, consisting of Owen, Eden, Sara and Abi, took home the middle school Excellence Award, as well as, the Design Award.  


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HMS Winter Dance

The Hillsboro After Prom Committee is sponsoring a middle school dance in the MS/HS cafeteria on Friday, February 24th. Admission is $5 and photos will be available to purchase for $4. The dress code is casual/nice dress that follows the school dress code. Jeans (without holes) will be permitted. Drinks and snacks will be available for an additional fee.

6th graders - 5:30 - 7:00 PM
7th & 8th graders - 7:30 - 9:00 PM


HHS Students Place at SCOL Art Show

The SCOL Art Show was held on Saturday, April 1 at Clinton Massie High School. Congratulations to the following individuals from Hillsboro High School who placed:

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Several HHS Students Attend Transition Expo

Several Hillsboro High School junior and senior students attended the Transition Expo at Good News Gathering Church on March 17. The expo is sponsored by Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and Region 14 Hopewell. The career fair provided students with disabilities the opportunity to speak with and acquire information from 28 employers and institutions.
Information submitted by Mendy Hamilton

HMS Robotics Team 99158f are State Champions

The Hillsboro Middle School Robotics Team 99158f earned a state championship on Friday, March 10 in Marion, Ohio. The team members are: Coltin, Blake, Miriam and Emma.

HHS Students Recognized at SCOL Winter Sports Awards Banquet

The SCOL Winter Sports Awards Banquet was held on Monday, March 13. Student athletes that were first team all-league in their respective sports were recognized. Hillsboro had seven athletes in attendance. For bowling, Alexis Bailey, Mary Herman, Maddy Miller, Sajoun Jones, Tyler King, Aleigha Tarbutton were recognized and for basketball, Ethan Watson was recognized.

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Hannah Ater Competes at WCPO Regional Spelling Bee

HMS student, Hannah Ater, competed at the WCPO Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 18 at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.  Hannah made it through three rounds of the spelling bee.  A 30-minute special will air on April 5 at 7:30pm on Channel 9.  
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All HHS Juniors will be taking the ACT on March 21

All Hillsboro H.S. juniors will be taking the ACT at the high school on March 21 at 8 AM.  Students are able to access practice materials through the PLATO link under Student Resources, which can be found on the Hillsboro City Schools website and the parent curriculum site.  

Highland County FFA Members Attend “Ag Is Everyone’s Business”

On Friday, March 3, 2017, agriculturalists and businessmen and women from around Highland County gathered at the Patriot Center at Southern State Community College for the annual event known as “Ag Is Everyone’s Business.” 

Pictured: FFA Officer Teams of Highland County with Speaker Mike Pearson

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HHS Senior Calendar of Events

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5th Graders Read to Kindergartners

As part of the Right to Read activities taking place at Hillsboro Elementary this week, fifth grade students read to kindergarten students on Wednesday. Pictured are students from Mrs. Myers' and Mrs. Thoroman's classes.


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Hillsboro School Counselors Celebrate National School Counseling Week Feb. 6-10

School Counselors offer and assist in services for students in the academic, college/career, and social/emotional domains. Click here for the MS/HS counseling newsletter.

College Credit Plus Program Meeting @ HHS on February 7

Students in grades 7-12 may be eligible to participate in college courses while in middle and high school. This program may be at no cost if attending a public institution of higher education (IHE) and may be at a reduced cost at a nonpublic IHE. A meeting will be held at Hillsboro High School on February 7 at 6:30 PM. For more information, click here.

Hillsboro BOE Holds Tennis Complex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Thursday, September 28, the Hillsboro Board of Education and several members of the Hillsboro City Schools staff took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new tennis courts. The Hillsboro Lady Indians tennis team played their last home matches against Jackson High School and then against Miami Trace High School which allowed the team to play under the lights.

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Hillsboro City Schools Patriot Challenge Team Places Third

The Hillsboro City Schools team consisting of Hope Tira, 2017 HHS graduate, and Allyce (Morgan) Horne, 2005 HHS graduate, placed third overall in the Patriot Challenge at the Smokin' in the Hills event on September 23.

OGT Dates Released for HHS

The Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) will be offered on the following dates for students who previously did not pass the assessment(s). Please contact the Counseling Department at 937-393-4417.

OGT Reading: 10/23
OGT Math: 10/24
OGT Writing: 10/25
OGT Science: 10/26
OGT Social Studies: 10/27

HHS Senior Hannah Rumpke Signs with Holy Cross College

Hannah Rumpke signed her letter of intent to attend and play golf for Holy Cross College in Indiana on Wednesday, April 19.

Robotic Teams Selling T-Shirts

Prices for the shirts are S-XL $10, and 2x-3x $12, 4x $13, any larger size please ask.  Deadline for orders will be February 10, 2017. Click here to order.
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Yearbook Sales Underway

Yearbooks will be on sale until February 10.

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Fifth Grade Student Council Officers Present to Board of Education

The Hillsboro Elementary fifth grade student council officers presented during the March 15 Hillsboro Board of Education meeting. Pictured are: Sophie S., Carson S., Marah R., Gracie T., & Emma J.
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Hillsboro FFA Hosts a Staff Lunch

On February 24 the Hillsboro FFA Chapter held a teacher appreciation lunch. Each year on the Friday of National FFA week a breakfast or lunch is prepared by students for the Hillsboro High School staff. This year, teachers were served pork, macaroni, green beans, a salad bar, rolls, and cookies. The FFA members held committee meetings for the teacher appreciation lunch and it was a success. Thank you to all who participated and attended the teacher lunch.
Submitted by Mackenzie Oglesby

Two HHS Students Compete in State Indoor Track & Field Championships

Jeremy Hayton, senior, placed first in high jump at the OATCCC Indoor Track & Field Ohio State Championships. Austin Goolsby, junior, placed third in the pole vault and long jump. 
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Hillsboro FFA Students Compete in Ag Industrial Diagnostics Competition

The Ag Industrial Diagnostics competition took place on February 16. Ag Industrial diagnostics is a hands on CDE that any member has the chance to be involved in. The Hillsboro FFA Chapter took a two member team to compete in the competition: Jireh Vance and Tyler Carnes.


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HHS Boys Bowling Team Places 2nd in the State Tournament

The HHS boys bowling team had a very successful season this year and earned state runner-up in the OHSAA Division II tournament over the weekend. Congratulations gentlemen!


Fifth Grade Students Participate in March Mathness

Students in Mrs. Albert's, Mr. Wagner's and Mr. Hatfield's homeroom classes participated in Math March Madness. During the contest students earned points by answering fraction questions correctly on Moby Max.

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Hillsboro HS Hosts Winter Sports Awards Night

The Hillsboro HS winter sports awards evening was hosted on Wednesday, March 15.

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Sajoun Jones Signs with Wright State University

Sajoun Jones, a Hillsboro High School senior, signed his letter of intent with Wright State University to be a member of the bowling team. 


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Kindergartners Celebrate the First Day of Spring

Several kindergarten students celebrated the first day of spring with a teddy bear picnic.

Hillsboro FFA Holds 1st Meeting of the New Year

On January 19th, the Hillsboro FFA held their first meeting of the new year. During the meeting members were reminded of upcoming events such as the 20th Annual Alumni Auction that will be hosted on February 11, 2017 at United Producers.



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HHS Bowling Team Holds Senior Night

Pictured are the Hillsboro boys and girls bowling team seniors and their family members at Monday evening's bowling match. Seniors from L to R include: Hunter Lowe, Tyler King, Sajoun Jones, & Alexis Bailey.


Hillsboro FFA Members Participate in Public Speaking Contests

On February 7, 2017 four members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter went to Leesburg for the sub-district public speaking contest: Grant Crum, Lana Grover, Loraleigh Mahan, & Joe Helterbrand. 


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HHS Band and Cheerleaders Perform on February 15

Hillsboro High School band members and cheerleaders were invited to perform at Rent-to-Own's corporate rally held at Roberts Centre in Wilmington on Wednesday, February 15.


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NJHS Sponsors Food Drive at Hillsboro Middle School

The Hillsboro National Junior Honor Society held a food drive at the middle school to benefit the Hillsboro Homeless Shelter. The winning homerooms from each grade were treated to ice cream. A total of 365 plus items were delivered to the shelter. Winning homerooms were 8th grade-Mrs. Walker, 7th grade Mrs. Grow, Mrs. Davis, and Mrs. Snively, and 6th grade Mrs. Luman.
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Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Officer Elections

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter held officer elections for the 2017-2018 school year on March 23, 2017. The election process consists of an application, popular vote, interview, and a test. During the interview this year, five judges selected the candidates. The new officer team is as follows: Breanne Fender, President; Lana Grover, Vice President; Larkyn Parry, VP of Student Development; Brittany Rhoads, VP of Chapter Development; Grant Crum, VP of Community Development; Kennedi Claycomb,Treasurer; Pyper Ross, Reporter; Kirsten Harp, Secretary; Jordan Williamson, Advisor; and Taylor Chaney, Sentinel.

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Hillsboro HS Athletic Hall of Fame Inducts Three

On Saturday, January 28, three individuals were inducted into the Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Pictured are Drew Balser, Monique Smith and Jenny Blair & Keisha Turner (accepting the award on behalf of T.J. Turner.)


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Hillsboro Athletic Boosters

The Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club contributed $50,000 to the Hillsboro Athletic Department on Tuesday, February 7. The athletic department would like to thank all individuals who have contributed their time and patronage to the athletic boosters over the past few years. Specifically, we'd like to thank all of those individuals and businesses who have contributed to the annual athletic booster gala. The contribution will be used for the continued purchase of strength training equipment which will greatly benefit all of our sports team members, as well as, for improvements to the tennis courts.


HHS Announces February Students of the Month

Pictured are the Hillsboro High School February students of the month. Emily Hawk, sophomore, Marcy Miller, junior, Cody McCreary, senior, and Natalie Spencer, freshman.

HHS Art Classes Visit Queen City Clay

On March 7, the HHS Clay I and Clay II art classes took a field trip to Queen City Clay.

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Hillsboro Elementary Celebrates Dr. Seuss Week

To celebrate Dr. Seuss Week, Hillsboro Elementary students participated in many different activities including dressing like characters from Dr. Seuss' books.


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Hillsboro Board of Education Welcomes Newest Board Member Larry Lyons

Larry Lyons was sworn in as the newest Hillsboro Board of Education member on Wednesday, January 18. 


Hillsboro FFA Chapter Receives Donation from ICAP Marketing

The Hillsboro FFA would like to thank Mrs. Joanie Grimes of ICAP Marketing through their dealership with Monsanto for their donation of $750. Their sponsorship will allow twelve FFA members to receive new FFA jackets. Members will participate in an essay contest to qualify to win a jacket.The FFA blue and corduroy jacket is the most recognized youth organization symbol of the National FFA Organization, and FFA members take great pride in wearing them. Once again, the Hillsboro FFA would like to thank Joanie Grimes for her continuous support.

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HHS Boys & Girls Bowling Teams Win SCOL

Congratulations to the Hillsboro High School Boys & Girls Bowling teams for winning the SCOL tournament on February 9.


Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Annual Chapter Banquet

On April 9, 2017, The Hillsboro FFA Chapter held their annual chapter banquet. At the banquet, chapter members were recognized for their involvement and participation in numerous FFA activities, such as Ag Day, Food for America, and leadership camps, throughout the year. Many awards were given to members who have excelled in the FFA this year.

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HMS Students Inducted into the NJHS

Congratulations to the forty-eight Hillsboro Middle School students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on Thursday evening.


Parent Information on Pertussis

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HHS Students Visit St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus

HHS Students traveled to St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus to hear the renowned St. Olaf College Choir Tuesday, February 7.


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First State Bank Partners with Hillsboro Athletics


YMCA after school program for 8th - 12th graders

YMCA after school program for 8th-12th graders.  HMS/HHS provides transportation to the YMCA and parents/guardians must pick students up at 5:00 pm.  Programs will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Students must fill out an application with Mrs. Layne. Some of the activities offered are open gym, open swim, piano lessons, art class, Bible study, guitar lessons, and access to the fitness center.

HMS/HHS Students Participate in Highland Co. Prosecutor's Office Presentation

On March 1, students attending the middle and high schools participated in a presentation given by the Highland County Prosecutor's Office. The presentation focused on the dangers of sharing and posting inappropriate images via social media and mobile devices. 


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Hillsboro Elementary Students Participate in Read Across America

On March 1, several fifth grade and kindergarten students attending Hillsboro Elementary read books with each other as part of Read Across America / Dr. Seuss Week. Fifth grade classes included students in: Mrs. Benner, Mrs. Tomko, & Mrs. Thoroman. Kindergarten classes included students in: Mrs. Gobin, Mrs. Savage, & Mrs. Myers.


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Hillsboro Athletics Updates

HS Winter Sports Awards Night - March 15 @ 7 PM
Spring Sports grades 7-12: Mandatory parent/athlete meetings on 2/28 at 7 PM or 3/8 at 7 PM in the MS/HS cafeteria. Must attend if you did not play a fall or winter sport and/or have not yet attended a meeting during the 2016-17 school year.

Hillsboro City Schools Announces New Superintendent

Below is a message from Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education president, Bill Myers, regarding the selection of the new superintendent.

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HMS Eighth Graders Visit Washington DC

Ninety-six members of the Eighth Grade Class at Hillsboro Middle School recently traveled to Washington DC and Gettysburg, PA from April 4, 2017 to April 7, 2017. While in Washington DC, students visited the following memorials and monuments: The Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR, MLK, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and Marine.

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Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2017 Rotary 4 Way Speech Winners: 1st Place - Bryanna Buerkle, 2nd Place - Caitlin Ahrmann


7th-8th Grade Cheerleading Tryouts

Due to several scheduling conflicts, the 7th/8th grade cheer tryouts have been rescheduled to May from the original dates in March. Students who will be in the 7th or 8th grade for the 2017-18 school year are invited to tryout for cheerleading. The mandatory clinics will be held from May 22-24 from 4-6 PM in the HS Gym. The tryout date is May 25 at 4 PM.

HMS Announces 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following students on achieving Honor Roll for the 2nd Quarter. Click here to view.

Parent Curriculum Site

Parents, did you know there is a website you can visit that will provide you with information about what your children are learning each year, and let you know how you can help at home?  There are a number of links to to resources and programs available. Visit: Curriculum Site

Students Scheduling for 2017-2018 School Year

Students in grades 8-11 have been busy scheduling classes for the 2017-2018 school year. Scheduling has taken place in The Sam Barnhouse Center.


District Statement Regarding Bed Bugs, Lice & Roaches

The district sprays both buildings on a regular basis for bed bugs, lice and roaches. In addition, when they're discovered, those areas are immediately treated. When we can identify the child who brings them to school, we work with the board of health and the family to get them assistance in treating their home. I can assure you that while our buildings are well cleaned daily, we remain vigilant in looking for these bugs and are aggressive in our handling of the situation. For more information, click here.

HHS Boys Bowling Team Clinches District Championship

The Hillsboro H.S. boys bowling team won the district tournament on Friday, February 24. They will compete in the state tournament on Saturday, March 4 in Columbus.


Hillsboro Spring Sports Schedules Grades 7-12 (updated 3/27/17)
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Hillsboro H.S. Quick Recall Team Wins SCOL Tournament

The Hillsboro H.S. Quick Recall team won the SCOL Tournament on Saturday, February 25.


Hillsboro FFA Chapter Competes in Agricultural Sales Career Development Event

On Wednesday February 15th, four members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter traveled to Fayetteville High School to compete in the Agricultural Sales Career Development Event. The team placed third at districts. Kaleb Harp, placed second individually in the entire district. The Hillsboro FFA chapter would like to congratulate Kaleb and the rest of the team for this accomplishment.



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Hannah Ater Qualifies for Region II Spelling Bee

Hannah Ater, a 7th grader at Hillsboro Middle School, has qualified for participation in the WCPO 9 On Your Side Region II Spelling Bee.  Hannah will represent Hillsboro Middle School in the bee on Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 a.m.at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. The champion of the WCPO 9 On Your Side Region II Spelling Bee and one parent will win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee.  

South Central Employees Donate to Support Power Packs

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HHS Announces January Students of the Month

Congratulations to the four individuals awarded January Students of the Month for Hillsboro High School. Pictured from L to R: Justin Caraway (10th), Megan Kidd (12th), Cheyenne Smith (9th), & Justin Scott (11th).


Wildcats Basketball Game Hosted at HMS/HHS

Congratulations to the Wildcats on their 24-23 win over the Ross County Rebels on February 22. The HMS/HHS student body and staff were present to cheer on the teams.

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Hillsboro Elementary Students Enjoy an Hour of Code

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