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District News

Boys golf match postponed for today

The boys golf match vs. Wilmington scheduled today at Snow Hill has been postponed to September 4th.

Tennis Open Courts Have Been Canceled for Friday, June 8
Summer Schedules for Athletics

Summer strength & conditioning has started to several sports. Please click on the following link to view each sport's schedule.

Hillsboro Middle School Choir Concert at 8 PM on Monday, May 7
6th & 7th Grade Band Concert at HHS Tonight at 7 PM
HHS Symphonic Choir Presents "Magnificat"


Spring Break for HCS is March 30-April 2

Have a safe and happy break! We will see you back on Tuesday, April 3.

Senior Showcase at Hillsboro High School

The "Senior Showcase" event is being held on Friday, March 23 from 8:30-10:30 AM in the high school gymnasium. This event is for all seniors. There will be businesses here who would like to hire students for the summer before they leave for college, as well as, businesses looking to hire full time employees. 

HCS on a two hour delay for Wednesday, March 21

Hillsboro City Schools will be operating on a two hour delay for Wednesday, March 21.

HCS is on a two hour delay for Wednesday, March 14

Hillsboro City Schools is operating on a two hour delay for Wednesday, March 14.

HCS is on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, March 8
HHS/HMS End School Day in Code Green Lockdown on Friday, February 23

Hillsboro MS/HS ended the school day on a code green lockdown with a written threat in a restroom which caused students to be released ten minutes late. We take all threats very serious and we apologize for any inconvience. If you have any information regarding today's incident, please contact the middle/high school offices at 393-3485.

HS girls basketball games Saturday, Feb. 10

The start times for the high school girls basketball games vs McClain have changed for
Saturday, February 10:
JV - 6 PM
Varsity - 7 PM

All evening athletic events & practices canceled today, Feb. 7

All athletic events and practices have been canceled for this evening. The 8th grade boys basketball game scheduled in Chillicothe has been postponed to tomorrow. Th high school boys basketball games vs Washington CH have been rescheduled to Monday, February 12. The high school girls basketball games @ Waverly have been rescheduled to tomorrow night.

Hillsboro City Schools will be closed for Wednesday, Feb. 7

Hillsboro City Schools will be closed for Wednesday, February 7.

Updates for activities for this evening, Feb. 5

The high school bowling match vs Jackson is still being played. The middle school boys basketball games vs Miami Trace are still being played. The quick recall match @ Jackson has been postponed until Feb. 6. All youth activities at Hillsboro Elementary are canceled for this evening.

Hillsboro City Schools will be closed for Monday, Feb. 5
HCS will be on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, January 18

No AM preschool.

All afternoon & evening activities have been cancelled for Jan. 16

All youth, middle and high school practices are cancelled. The high school boys basketball games vs Fairfield have been postponed.

HCS will be closed on Tuesday, January 16.
All HMS / HHS activities cancelled for Saturday, January 13

All middle and high school activities are cancelled for today including wrestling, basketball and robotics.

Hillsboro City Schools will dismiss 2 hours early on Friday, January 12

Due to incoming inclement weather, Hillsboro City Schools will be on a 2 hour early dismissal tomorrow, Friday, January 12. All evening activities are cancelled. The high school boys basketball games against Washington CH and the rotary spaghetti dinner have been postponed.

HCS Will be on a two hour delay for Tuesday, January 9th

No AM preschool.

Updates for tonight’s (January 8th) activities

High school girls basketball at Zane Trace: postponed. High school bowling vs. Jackson: postponed. Quick recall vs Miami Trace: postponed.

Hillsboro City Schools are closed for Monday, Jan. 8
Happy New Year!

Hillsboro City Schools would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy new year! We look forward to sharing 2018 with you. As a reminder, students return to school on January 8th.

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!

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.

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.

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. 

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.    

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
Good luck to the boys soccer team competing in district competition at Logan tonight
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
Reminder: HMS Fall Sports Awards are Tonight, October 30 at 7 PM
5th Grade Veterans Day Program Thursday, Nov. 9th at 6:30 PM at HES
HHS Fall Sports Awards Night This Evening @ 7 PM
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
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!  

Parent Teacher Conferences at HMS/HHS today from 4-7 PM
Hillsboro FFA Chapter Goes Christmas Caroling & Shopping for Families in Need

On Wednesday December 13, 2017 the Hillsboro FFA chapter visited Heartland and Bell Gardens nursing homes to sing Christmas carols. Then, the members traveled to Walmart to purchase gifts for Highland County's families in need during the Christmas season. The chapter purchased winter clothing and toys and the FFA classes wrapped the gifts that were purchased to deliver to the families. The chapter also donated boxes of apples from the fruit sale.

HCS will be closed on Wednesday, January 17

All evening activities have been cancelled and/or postponed.

Senior T-Shirts on Sale 1/22 through 1/26

Senior t-shirts will be on sale next week 1/22 to 1/26.  They will be sold before school and during lunch. For questions, contact Joni Layne at 393-3485. Click here for an order form.

Good Luck to the Boys & Girls Swim Teams Competing in the FAC League Meet

Girls compete at McClain High School at 5 PM on February 1.

Congratulations to the boys swim team for playing 3rd overall at the FAC league meet on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

HHS Winter Sports Senior Recognition Night is This Evening, February 2

Parents/athletes, please be ready to be introduced by 6:45 PM this evening at the high school. You will be announced prior to the start of the varsity boys basketball game. The rotary spaghetti dinner will be held from 5-7 PM in the high school cafteria. Tickets are $5.

HMS/HHS Lockdown Today

The Hillsboro MS/HS buildings were under a lockdown for an extended period of time today due to a threat discovered in the building. The Hillsboro Police Department was on site and helped secure the students and premises. At this point, we can not provide any further information due to the ongoing investigation. All the students will be released on time today.

Basketball Games Scheduled for Tonight (2/12) are Still Being Played

The 8th grade girls basketball game vs Jackson (FAC Championship) and the jv & varsity boys games vs Washington CH are still scheduled for this evening, February 12. The 8th grade game is scheduled to start at 5 PM and the boys will play directly after. Quick recall @ Unioto has been postponed.

HHS Baseball & Softball Practices for Monday, 2/19

The high school baseball and softball teams will be practicing this Monday, February 19 at the old cafeteria next to our central office building (39 Willettsville Pike.) Baseball from 2-4 PM and softball from 5:30-7:30 PM. Students without a sports physical on file are not permitted to participate.

Hillsboro City Schools Operating on Normal Schedule for Friday, February 23

This morning there was an online threat made that did not end up involving Hillsboro City Schools, however, we took every precaution to make sure that everyone was safe. At this time Hillsboro City Schools will be operating on a regular schedule. We encourage all parents/guardians to review internet safety with their children including how to use social media responsibly.

Parent Teacher Conferences at HMS/HHS on March 1 from 4-7 PM

To schedule with a teacher in the high school, call 393-3485. To schedule with a teacher in the middle school, call 393-9877. Also, parents/guardians are encouraged to pay for school fees in the high school office that evening.

HMS Winter Sports Awards Program Tonight at 7 PM
HCS to hold Open Safety Forum on Wednesday, March 14

Hillsboro City Schools will be holding an open safety forum on Wednesday, March 14th at 7:00 pm in the Hillsboro High School auditeria. For more information, please click here.

Third Quarter report cards for HMS/HHS Students will be going home today, March 21
Third Quarter report cards for HES will go home with students today, March 23
HMS/HHS Spring Sports Team Pictures

Spring sports pictures will be March 27 and March 28, depending on your sport. If you would like to pre-order your athlete's pictures, please visit www.downtownphotos.com.

HHS Presents "Into the Woods" April 13-15

HHS Musical Theatre Presents "Into the Woods" this Friday & Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. Adult tickets are $10 each. Limited presale seating will be available beginning Tuesday for $10 a ticket.

Hillsboro After Prom Information is due April 11th

All juniors and seniors planning to attend "After Prom" must pick up a packet from homeroom teachers or in the high school office and complete all required paperwork prior to purchasing a ticket. If you are attending as a guest of a junior or senior, you will also need a packet and required paperwork. Seniors only: If you would like to participate in the hypnotist show, you will need to fill out a separate permission slip to do so. You can get this from your homeroom teacher. All paperwork is due by Wednesday, April 11th. "After Prom" tickets are $10 each.

Band Concert Scheduled for April 18

Students in the 8th-12th grades involved in band will be hosting a band concert at Hillsboro High School at 7 PM on Wednesday, April 18.

HHS Senior Week is April 30 - May 4

Senior week is April 30 - May 4. We will also be selling Kings Island tickets this week only. Tickets will be on sale before school by the student parking lot doors and during lunch in the cafeteria. Tickets are $15 which include admission and a meal ticket.
Themes for senior week:
Monday - Dress like your occupation (what you do know or what you're going to school for)
Tuesday - Vine Day
Wednesday - Dress like your favorite teacher
Thursday - Senior Video Day - get interviewed for the video
Friday - College Day - What college/university are you attending?  Wear your college gear and be ready to take pictures

HHS Drama Classes Present a "Night of One Acts"

On Friday, May 11, the HHS drama classes will present a Night of One Acts at 6 PM. Drama I will present "Life Moves Along" written & directed by Emma H. and Drama II will present "Dear Journal" which is a collection of short scenes & monologues. Admission is free, donations will be accepted.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Scheduled for May 17

The 8th grade promotion ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 17 at 6 PM in the high school gymnasium.

Good Luck to Student Athletes Competing Tonight!

Good luck to our high school student athletes competing tonight in Washington CH! The boys and girls track & field teams will be competing in the FAC league championship starting at 4:30 PM. The baseball team will be competing in a sectional final tournament game starting at 5 PM. Admission to both events is $5 for kindergarten age and up.

HHS Student Council to Host Wiffle Ball Tournament

The HHS student council is hosting its annual wiffle ball tournament on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Southern State Community College. For more information, please complete this form.

Good Luck to Track & Field Regional Qualifiers

Good luck to the track & field regional qualifiers competing on Thursday & Saturday at Muskingum University: Austin G., Ty A., Kole M., Draven S., Quinn C., Tyler W., Mark G., Britton H., Molly M., Sami B., Sydney L., and Jaeleigh H. Go Indians!

School Starts August 15 for Students

The first day of school for the 2018-19 school year for students is August 15. The middle and high schools start at 7:30 AM and the elementary starts at 8:55 AM.

Phones Down Temporarily at all HCS Locations Today

Due to service upgrades, the phones and internet service may be down temporarily at all Hillsboro City Schools locations today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

The high school bowling match scheduled for Nov. 22 has been canceled
Hillsboro FFA Chapter Competes in Parliamentary Procedure Sub-Districts

On November 21, members of the Hillsboro FFA chapter competed in the 2017 Parliamentary Procedure (Parli Pro) Sub-Districts Contest. During this competition members were challenged to proficiently run a proper meeting of a deliberative assembly. The Sub-Districts contest was held at Lynchburg High School where the members competed against schools around the county. Hillsboro FFA competing members included Lexey Hetzel, Joe Helterbrand, Zinny Adams, Heather Burba, Kirsten Harp, Lana Grover, and Riley Burba. The hard efforts of these members resulted in the team winning the Sub-Districts contest which then allowed them to go and compete at the District level. Congratulations to those members!

CCP Meeting on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 PM

There will be a College Credit Plus (CCP) meeting at 6:30 PM on Thursday, January 25 in the high school cafeteria. Students who will be entering grades 7-12 next year that would like to take college credit classes must attend this meeting and it is for both students and parents. If you are currently enrolled in CCP classes, you are not required to attend this meeting. For additional questions, contact Tina Young or Jessica Rhoades at 393-3485.

Attention 8th Graders & Parents

A Student Parent Information Night (SPIN) will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at 5 PM for 8th graders in the high school cafeteria. This is not a mandatory meeting but students and parents are encouraged to attend to receive information about scheduling, state testing and graduation requirements, and more. For additional questions, please contact Tina Young or Jessica Rhoades at 393-3485.

Kindergarten Registration Scheduled for March 29

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year is scheduled for March 29 from 9 AM - 3:30 PM at Hillsboro Elementary.

Hillsboro Middle School Dance Scheduled for February 16

A middle school winter dance will be held on Friday, February 16 in the high school cafeteria. There will be pizza, snacks and drinks available for purchase throughout the evening. Pictures can also be purchased for $4 each. Casual/nice dress following school guidelines (jeans without holes and nice dress shirt/sweater permitted - (no sweatpants or sweatshirts!) Only Hillsboro Middle School students are permitted to attend:
6th grade: 5:30 - 7:00
7th/8th grade: 7:30 - 9:00
$5 entry fee at the door

All proceeds will benefit Hillsboro After Prom 2018


HHS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday, February 3

Please join us as we induct the 2003 boys golf team as the newest members into the Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 3. The ceremony will take place between the jv and varsity boys basketball games and there will be a reception area for friends, family and community members beginning at 4 PM in the middle school gym.

HCS will be closed on Monday, February 12

Due to icy road conditions Hillsboro City Schools will be closed for Monday, February 12.

Spring Sports Spirit Wear Team Shops Now Available

Spring sports spirit wear team shops through BSN are now available. You can place your order online through March 4:
Baseball            Softball               Tennis               Track & Field

HHS Wrestler Qualifies for State Tournament

Congratulations to Lane C. for being district runner-up and qualifying for the state wrestling tournament. He will be competing March 8th in Columbus. Also, congratulations to Deegan B. for placing 5th at the district tournament which earns him a spot as an alternate. Good luck!

Immunization Clinic for Students Entering Grades 7 and 12 for the 2018-19 School Year

The Highland County Health Department will be coming to HHS on March 22, 2018 to offer immunizations that are required for students entering the 7th and 12th grades next year.  If your child did not bring home a packet of information about the clinic please pick one up in the clinic or in the HHS office.  The clinic will start at 7:30 am that morning. 

Hillsboro After Prom Fundraising Event at Subway

The Hillsboro After Prom committee is hosting a fundraising event at Subway (inside of the Hillsboro Walmart) on Thursday, April 26 from 4-8 PM. 15% of all sales will be donated to the Hillsboro After Prom event.

Girls Youth Basketball Camp to be held May 29 - June 1

There will be a youth girls basketball camp held at Hillsboro High School on May 29-June 1 for students entering grades 3-8 For more information, click here.

District Baseball Game Scheduled for Today, May 17

The Hillsboro vs. Circleville district baseball game at Ohio University is scheduled for this evening May 17 at 5 PM.

Fall Sports Tryout/Practice Information

Fall sports information:
7th-8th grade volleyball tryouts tonight from 5-6:30 PM at HMS

9th-12th grade volleyball tryouts tonight and Thursday from 7:00-8:30 PM at HHS

9th-12th grade girls soccer tryouts tonight, Thursday and Friday from 4-7:30 PM at HHS

9th-12th grade boys soccer tryouts tonight, Thursday and Friday from 5:30-7:30 PM at HHS

7th-8th grade football practices start Monday, August 6 at 3:00 PM at the MS/HS

9th-12th grade girls tennis tryouts tonight, Thursday and Friday from 6-7:30 PM at HHS

7th-12th grade cross country practices have started and are from 8-10 am at Liberty Park (at Harmony Lake)

9th-12th grade football practices have started and are at 3-9 PM (with a break in between)


Physical forms are available in the middle/high school offices or online at: http://www.hcs-k12.org/docs/district/18-19.pdf?id=52701

Hillsboro Athletic Department Passes

Passes to middle and high school regular season athletic home events are available now in the athletic department between 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM. For more information about the passes and pricing, click here. For questions, please call 937-393-9325.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 City Schools Wins Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant

Students at Hillsboro were visited by Who Dey and Ben Gals cheerleaders today as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant the district won. Additionally, several students participated in a Q&A session via Skype with Bengals player Brandon LaFell.
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Hillsboro High School Musical Theatre Presents "HHS on Broadway"


Boys Bowling Team Place District Runner-up

Congratulations to the boys bowling team on placing district runner-up this past weekend!

Attention 5th Grade Parents of Students Going to Camp Joy

If your child is going on the 5th grade Camp Joy trip and will need to take prescription or over the counter medications, you will need to bring them into the nurse's clinic by April 5th.  All prescription medications must be in the bottle from the pharmacy and only bring the amount of medications that your child will need for the trip.  All over the counter medications must be in a new, unopened bottle.  If you have any questions please call Nurse Greer at 393-3132 ext 5114.

Hillsboro High School Junior/Senior Prom

The HHS Jr./Sr. Prom is scheduled for Saturday, April 28. The prom court will be introduced at 6:45 PM and the grand march will follow at 7 PM. The dance is scheduled from 8-11 PM. 

HHS Graduation Scheduled for Sunday, May 20 at 4:30 PM
Youth Volleyball Camp to be held July 16-18

There will be a youth volleyball camp this summer for students entering grades 4-8. For more information, click here.

Boys Basketball Youth Camp to be held June 18-21

The Hillsboro Boys Basketball Program is hosting a youth camp for students entering grades 3-8. For more information, click here.

HHS Finals Schedule for May 15-17

Attention parents and students: Hillsboro High School will be operating on a modified schedule May 15-17. Please click here to view the schedule.

Hillsboro Elks Sponsoring Youth Golf League

The Hillsboro Elks golf course is hosting a summer golf league for students in grades 5-8. The clinic will be held every Friday from June 1 - July 6 from 9 AM - 12:30 PM. The entry fee is $5 and you can register by May 25 in the Hillsboro Elks pro shop. For more information, call 393-2940.

Hillsboro Athletic Department Offering Football Spirit Wear

The Hillsboro Athletic Department is offering a spirit wear team shop through BSN Sports for Hillsboro football players, parents and fans. For more information, click here. All orders must be completed online by August 20. Order online at www.bsnteamsports.com and use fbhill as the access code.

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.

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!

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.

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 "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.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter's Fruit Sale a Success


The Hillsboro FFA chapter held their annual fruit sale in November. Members of the chapter were asked to sell fruit to help raise money for the chapter in order to cover expenses for the 2017-2018 school year. This year, the chapter raised $10,909.24 to cover expenses. Thank you to those individuals who purchased items from the chapter!

Attention Families of ECOT Students

If you have a child who attended ECOT and currently resides in the Hillsboro City Schools district, we can help. Please contact our Registrar Michelle Branscome at 937-393-3132 ext. 5105. Please indicate at registration if your child qualified for special education or 504 services or you suspect your child has a disability. If you have further questions about disability services please contact Mendy Hamilton, Special Education Director at 937-393-3485 ext. 1304.

Highland County Health Department to hold Immunization Clinic

The Highland County Health Department will be coming to Hillsboro High School on March 22, 2018 to offer immunizations that are required for students entering the 7th and 12th grades next school year. If your child did not bring home a packet of information about the clinic please pick one up in the clinic or in the HHS office. The clinic will start at 7:30 am that morning. 

HHS Participating in a Coin Delay on Friday, March 23

What is a coin delay you ask? A "Coin Delay" is a fun fundraiser that allows students to bring in any coin of monetary value. The teacher has to individually count every coin!  Teachers are not allowed to use coin counters. The time it takes the teacher to count and total all coins brought in is how long they get to delay that class. Once you have counted and totaled the money, the teacher can then begin class. This is a great fundraiser for the Highland County Society of Adult and Children. Let’s represent HHS!!
submitted by Jen Howland

Hillsboro Elementary Art Show - Saturday, April 7

Hillsboro Elementary will be hosting their annual art show on Saturday, April 7 from 10 AM - 1 PM. Admission is free!

Hillsboro After Prom Fundraising Event at KFC

The Hillsboro After Prom committee is sponsoring a fundraising event at KFC on Thursday, April 12 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Ten percent of pretax sales will be donated to the Hillsboro High School after prom event.

Hillsboro Robotics Camp June 18-22

The Hillsboro Robotics Program is hosting a robotics camp June 18-22 for students who will be in grades 4-6 for the 2018-19 school year. For more information you can view the flyer. For the registration form, please click here.

Hillsboro High School Athletics Spirit Wear Team Shop

The Hillsboro Athletic Department is offering a spirit wear team shop through BSN Sports. For more information, click here. All orders must be completed online by August 13. Order online at www.bsnteamsports.com and use fanhill as the access code.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Annual Summer Meeting

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter held their annual summer meeting on June 27th at Bruce and Marinona Peters' home. The meeting began with officers and members introducing themselves along with other fun personality questions. Afterwards the officers performed a skit to break the ice and start the meeting off in a constructive manner. During the meeting the cornhole tournament, FFA camp, and the FFA fair food booth were among some of the topics discussed.

Submitted by Haley H.

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.

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.

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.

Longtime Hillsboro Volunteer Retires

Galen Neal officially retired from his position as a scorebook keeper for the Hillsboro Indians boys basketball program this year. Last year, Galen was recognized for his volunteer position for 50 years of service to Hillsboro athletics. On December 15, Galen and his wife Lynn, were recognized prior to the start of the varsity basketball game against Miami Trace. Hillsboro City Schools would like to thank Galen and Lynn for their dedication and support of Hillsboro students throughout the years!
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HMS 8th grade girls basketball team advances in FAC tournament

The Hillsboro Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team advances to the finals in the FAC tournament and will host Jackson Middle School on Monday, February 12 at 5 PM. Congratulations!

HHS Post Season Updates

Varsity wrestling sectional competition @ Washington CH on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 AM
Varsity girls bowling district competition @ Shawnee Lanes (Chillicothe) on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 11 AM
Varsity boys basketball in sectional competition vs Fairland @ Southeastern on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7 PM -- Presale tickets available in the athletic department for $5.
Varsity boys bowling district competition @ Columbus Square Bowling Palace on Sat. March 3

Juniors will be taking the ACT on Tuesday, February 27

All HHS juniors will be taking the ACT Tuesday, Feb. 27th at 7:30 AM. Here is some info about testing:
1) Do not bring cell phones, bookbags, drinks or snacks -- (Lock them in your locker or car.)
2) If you have a graphing calculator, bring it
3) Bring a pencil
4) Eat a good breakfast, it will be long morning
5) There will be a 15 minute break in the middle of testing
6) Be sure to use the restroom prior to testing

HHS Senior Places at State Indoor Track & Field Meet

Congratulations to HHS Senior, Austin G. for placing 2nd in pole vault and 4th in long jump at the state indoor track & field meet in Geneva, Ohio on March 3.

2017-18 HHS Yearbook Orders

Did you forget to order your 2017/18 yearbook?  Ms. Pitzer will be at graduation on Sunday, May 20 to take your order. The cost is $30.00.

Sports Physicals for 2018-19

The 2018-19 sports physical form is now available. You can access the form by clicking here, or you can pick up a blank form in the middle school or high school office. These are necessary for students participating in a school sponsored sport for grades 7-12.

Mandatory Fall Sports Meetings for Players & Parents

Below is a list of dates and times parents and athletes must attend for fall sports. Meetings will take place in the HHS cafeteria. Please attend on the date assigned for your child(ren)'s sport. If you have multiple children, the parent may attend one of the meetings but athletes must be present during their assigned time. For questions, contact Dave Dietrick at 393-9325.
August 9 @ 6:15 PM - HS football & HS cheerleaders
August 14 @ 6 PM - MS football & MS cheerleaders
August 14 @ 7 PM - MS/HS volleyball & HS tennis
August 15 @ 7 PM - MS/HS cross country, HS soccer & HS golf
August 20 @ 6 PM - Make-up meeting (last chance to attend)

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.

5th Grade Camp Joy Parent Meeting Nov. 7th from 6-7 PM @ HES
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.

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.

Hillsboro Elementary to Support Highland County Society for Children & Adults Telethon

Hillsboro Elementary will be supporting the Highland County Society for Children & Adults telethon. Students and staff are encouraged to bring in money this week. The pod that donates the most money will get to "slime" their principal in a slime booth. If $2,000 or more is raised by this Friday, March 23, all 3 principals will participate in the slime booth.

Attention Seniors: Graduation Pictures

Beverly Hottle will be set up in the attendance office for posed portraits at approximately 3:30 PM on Sunday, May 20 prior to graduation. If you would like to purchase a picture, please be sure to let her know. Proceeds from the pictures will go to help the junior class for next year's prom.

School Supply Lists for Pre-K through 8th Grade

School supply lists for the 18-19 school year are included below. A special 6th grade open house will be held on Wednesday, August 8 from 4-6 PM. Open house for 7th-12th grade will be held on Thursday, August 9 from 4-6 PM and for the elementary from 5-7 PM. The first day of school is August 15.
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
*High school supply lists will be specific to course schedules.*

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 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.

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

Attention 8th Grade Parents of Students Going to Washington DC

If your child is going on the 8th grade Washington D.C. trip and will need to take prescription or over the counter medications, you will need to bring them into the nurse's clinic by April 13th.  All over the counter medications must be in a new, unopened bottle.  For prescription medications only bring the amount needed for the trip in the bottle from the pharmacy. If you have any questions call Nurse Greer at 393-3132 ext 5114.

HHS End of Course Assessment Information

Attention Parents / Students: The following letter about end of course assessments is being sent home with high school students on Wednesday, April 4. Please read the letter as it has important information about testing schedules. Click here to view.

Fall Sports Schedules

Please click here to view the 2018-19 fall sports schedules.


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!

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 FFA Chapter Reminder

Next week is FFA Week and the Hillsboro FFA Chapter members are encouraged to participate in the activities listed:
Tuesday - America day (wear your red, white and blue)
Wednesday - Support your favorite sports team
Thursday - Dress like Mrs. McNeal or Mr. Cummings -- Meeting during home room that day
Friday - Official Dress -- Teacher luncheon

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Officer Team Updates

The 2018-19 Hillsboro FFA Officer team kicked off their year together on May 30th and 31st. The officers started their first day by playing leadership games. They all had to communicate with each other and trust one another. After that the team got straight to work. They thought about what all they had to accomplish in the few days they were together. Their list started growing more and more, but every member put forth 100% of their dedication and all of their tasks were completed. A few things they started working on were sending out newsletters and planning their summer meeting. At the end of the day they spent even more time together and had their officer pictures taken. The officers spent a lot of their day laughing at each other and enjoying spending time together.


Written by Kirsten H.

Information for Preschool & Kindergarten Screenings

For students attending preschool or kindergarten at Hillsboro Elementary for the 2018-19 school year, please see the schedule for screenings below:

Preschool:  Screenings on August 15, 16, and 17; half the students attend on August 20 and half the students attend on August 21.  All preschool students will attend August 22.

Kindergarten:  Screenings on August 15, 16, and 17; girls attend on August 20 and boys attend on August 21.  All Kindergarten students will attend August 22.

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

Austin Goolsby Finishes State Runner Up in Pole Vault

Congratulations to Austin Goolsby for placing runner up in pole vault at the OHSAA Division II state track & field meet on Friday, June 1! Draven S. placed 13th in the shot put and 13th in the discus.
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Pictures courtesy of Stephen Forsha, Highland County Press

HHS Students Visit the University of Cincinnati & Appear in Publication

Students in Ms. Neumann's Infectious Diseases class took a field trip to the University of Cincinnati's College of Medicine on May 9. Their visit made the UC HealthNews publication. To view the article, click here.

HSMS Counseling Communication Sign-Up Form

The Hillsboro High School and Middle School Couselors have created a form for parents and guardians to sign up for additional email communications. Once signed up, a parent/guardian will begin receiving additional information regarding scholarships, events, activities, and announcements from the School Counseling Department.



HHS Boys Basketball Program Holds Youth Camp

Thank you to these future Indians basketball players for a great week of camp!

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Hillsboro FFA Members Attend National Conference

Lana G., Loraleigh M., and Joe H. from the Hillsboro FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Conference in Washington, DC June 5 through June 9. Loraleigh said, “WLC was a good experience for making great friends, while learning how to help our community and respect diversity in our nation's capital.”  FFA members can attend the conference during one of seven weeks through July 28. They spend the week under the guidance of professionals, counselors, and FFA staff. In workshops, seminars and small groups, members focus on identifying and developing their personal strengths and goals while undergoing comprehensive leadership training that help them guide their local FFA chapters. The capstone of the event is a civic engagement activity where participants apply what they have learned to a hands-on activity.
Submitted by Joe H.

Fall School Photos Pre-order is Here

School pictures will be taken on September 11 for the elementary and September 27 for the high school and middle school. You may pre-order here


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.

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.

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.

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.
submitted by: Breanne F.

Lady Indians Basketball Players Attend State Basketball Tournament

Members of the Hillsboro Lady Indians basketball program in grades 7-12 attended the OHSAA girls' state basketball tournament games on Saturday, March 17 at The Ohio State University.

Senior Replacement Pictures for the Yearbook

Senior replacement pictures for the yearbook are due to Ms. Pitzer by April 13. You can send the picture via email to mpitzer@hillsboro-indians.org or place it an envelope and deliver to her mailbox in the high school office.

Hillsboro FFA Livestock Judging

The Hillsboro FFA general livestock judging team is working hard to get back to the state competition again this year. On March 3, five members attended a competition in Marysville. They placed sixth as a team, and Kirsten H. placed third individually. On March 7, the team attended the Wilmington Aggies competition in Springfield. Nineteen members attended the competition, and Joe H. placed in the top sixty out of six hundred other competitors. On March 10, nine members attended the Miami Trace judging contest; the team placed 8th overall and Emma P. placed in the top twenty. 
Submitted by Larkyn P.

HHS Color Guard Clinics & Tryouts

Hillsboro High School Marching Band Color Guard Clinics:
*Students entering grades 9-12 for the 2018-19 school year
*April 24, 25, 26 after school until 4 PM -- Tryouts April 30

HCS Tomahawk Food Truck Information

Join us on Thursday, May 24 at the Hillsboro City Schools central office location from 11 AM - 2 PM to kick-off the HCS Tomahawk food truck. There will be many fun activities such as bouncy houses, arts & crafts, face painting, hula hoops, frisbees, and a bubble machine. For more information about the summer food truck including dates of service and locations it will be available, click here.

HHS Student Hannah K. Wins Art Competition

Congratulations to HHS student Hannah K. for receiving the honor of the 1st place selection in the Ohio Congressional District 2 High Art Competition! One piece of high school art is selected for each Congressional District in the country to be displayed in the Capitol Building for 1 year! Hannah will be flown with a parent to Washington D.C. to attend a reception and dinner with 1st place winners from each congressional district in the country and members of Congress! Congratulations to Hannah for achieving this honor on her acrylic painting titled "Self Portrait."
Submitted by Tanya Hendrix

Hillsboro Lady Indians Host Youth Basketball Camp

The Hillsboro Lady Indians basketball program hosted a youth camp May 29 through June 1 at Hillsboro High School. 
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HMS Promotion Ceremony & HHS Graduation Ceremony Pictures

Pictures of the HMS promotion ceremony and HHS graduation ceremony are posted on www.photoreflect.com (Photos by Beverly). To order, look at the numbers at the bottom of the picture and text Bev at 937-763-5442. Orders will be placed on June 25, 2018. All proceeds will be donated to the Jr. Class Prom. Your payment must be received at the time of your order.

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.

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!



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.

HES 5th Grade Students Present Veterans Day Program

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

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.

Congrats to the Girls Bowling Team!

Congratulations to the girls bowling team on winning a sectional championship on Friday, Feb. 16. They will compete in district competition on Saturday, Feb. 24 in Chillicothe.

HHS Senior Wins South Central Power Foundation Scholarship

Congratulations to Hillsboro High School student, Riley M. on winning the South Central Power Foundation scholarship. Riley will also represent South Central Power in a statewide scholarship contest sponsored by the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

HHS Seniors Participate in Senior Showcase

Hillsboro seniors attended the Senior Showcase event on Friday, March 23 at Hillsboro High School sponsored by the Hillsboro High/Middle School Counseling Department. Several local businesses were present and were available for students to network & discuss part-time and full-time employment opportunities.


Hillsboro Participates in Developmental Disabilities Month

During the month of March the county commissioners heard from Nathan Boatman, Community First coordinator for the Highland County Board of DD, as well as several individuals who participate in Board of DD activities along with Mendy Hamilton, Hillsboro City Schools Special Education Director. The commisoner's were updated on the board’s initiatives and events, including Special Olympics, Board of DD basketball games and a recent visit to the Ohio Statehouse.Boatman said the Board of DD exists to advocate for those with developmental disabilities and ensure they can exercise the same rights as other people.  Mrs. Hamilton informed the commissoners that there would be an awards ceremony for the DD Basketball Team, "The WildCats" at 1:30 PM March 28 at the high school to recognize the athletes. She also mentioned that we now have a "Junior Wildcats" Team that has competed in one event.

submitted by Mendy Hamilton

Athletics Schedules for Summer Conditioning & Workouts

Summer conditioning and workout schedules are now available. Please click here to view.

Summer Aquatic Therapy Program

The Highland County YMCA is offering a summer aquatic therapy program for children with special needs. For more information, click here.

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.

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.

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 Announces October Students of the Month

Congratulations to the HHS October Students of the Month!

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 Senior is Highland County DAR Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Hillsboro High School senior, Riley M., as she is the Highland County DAR Scholarship winner.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Awards Members for Fruit Sales

On February 22, 2018 the Hillsboro FFA rewarded their members for the annual fruit sale. This year’s winners are Kirsten H. with a $15 Wendy’s card, Madi S., Zane A. and Spencer R. each won a $10 Dairy Queen gift card. Kennedi C. won a $15 Taco Bell card, Adah C. won a $15 Subway gift card, Nate S. won a FFA watch, Lana G. won a $25 gift card the Shop FFA, Grant C. won a $50 gift card to shop FFA. Emily P., Taryn M. and Maddy M. each won tumblers, Bryce S. won a wireless speaker, Jordan W. won a $100 gift card to Shop FFA and Brittany R. won a Chromebook laptop. Taryn M. said “ It felt great to be recognized for the hard work we have all done.” The Hillsboro FFA would like to thank all its members and supporters for their hard work and generosity to the chapter.

Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club Annual Gala to be Held May 5

The Hillsboro Athletic Boosters are hosting the 13th Annual Athletic Boosters Gala at Hillsboro High School on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The theme for the evening will be "Cinco de Mayo" 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. Tickets are $100 to be entered into the drawing or you can purchase a companion ticket for $25 which will allow you to attend the event and includes the meal. **YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN THE $10,000.** If you are interested in purchasing a ticket (and did not attend last year) please contact me to reserve a ticket and/or to be placed on the waiting list.

Highland County Wildcats Recognized

Highland County athletes who participated on the Highland County Board of DD athletics team either as a fan, basketball player or cheerleader were recognized on 3/28/18 at a banquet held at Hillsboro High School. Nathan Boatman, Family First Coordinator and coach along with Jordan Freeze, cheerleading coach recognized the participants for their accomplishments.  

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!

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!


HES Students Visit The Laurels

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

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.

Winter Sports Schedules

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

Yearbook Sales

Yearbook sales for the Elementary and Middle School will run from January 29 through March 2.

HMS 6th Grade National School Choice Essay Winner

Congratulations to the Hillsboro Middle School 6th grade National School Choice Essay Winner, Kelsie M. You can read her essay here.

Spring Sports Information

If you are in grades 7-12 and are planning to participate in a spring sport for HMS/HHS, you must have a sports physical on file before you can participate in conditioning and/or practices. Copies are available in the athletic department or online at: http://www.hcs-k12.org/docs/district/17-18_physical.pdf?id=51622

HHS Student Participates in OMEA All State Band

Congratuations to Hillsboro High School student Gabe G. for representing HHS at the OMEA All-State Band in Columbus.
submitted by Kevin Grow

Girls Bowling Team Places as District Runner-Up

Congratulations to the girls bowling team for placing district runner-ups on February 24 in Chillicothe.

2018 Rotary Youth Leadership Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2018 Rotary Youth Leadership Award winners. They will be attending RYLA leadership camp in April, sponsored by the Hillsboro Rotary Club. Congratulations to Emily H., Makayla W., Ben S., Katie C., and alternate Emma H.

Hillsboro Indians Baseball Donates to Little Hearts Big Smiles

On April 8, the Hillsboro Indians Baseball team along with the Wilmington Hurricane baseball team presented checks totaling $1,000 to the Little Hearts, Big Smiles Foundation as a result of a joint fundraising effort. The two schools were scheduled to play a foundation game, but it was cancelled due to weather. However, their efforts were successful in supporting a foundation that works exclusively with families in Clinton and Highland County. Both schools would like to thank all of those involved and who bought a t-shirt, wristband, or donation.
Submitted by Matt Garman

HHS Seniors Visit Hillsboro Elementary

Hillsboro Junior is Part of Championship AAU Team

Hillsboro junior, Mason S. is a member of the All Ohio Wolves AAU Basketball team that won the championship game at the 15th Annual Pre-national  Spring Jam Tournament at the Courts for Sports Athletic Complex in Cincinnati, Ohio this past weekend. The team had a runner-up finish at the Indiana Fast Break Fest in Indianapolis, Indiana this season as well. The team will be participating in the upcoming National AAU Tournament in either Orlando, Florida or Lexington, Kentucky. 

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.

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.)

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.

Hillsboro HS National Honor Society Inducts New Members

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

2018 Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions to take place February 3

The 2018 Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 3 between the boys junior varsity and varsity basketball games at approximately 7:30 PM. This year's inductees include members of the 2003 division II state runner-up boys golf team: Drew Balser, Matt Armintrout, Nathan Boatman, Adam King, Jason Waggoner, and Bret Rhodes and coaches Dan Spidel and Terry McConnaughey.

Hillsboro High School Hosts Highland Co. Wildcats Basketball Game

Hillsboro High School hosted the Highland County Wildcats and Ross County Rebels Special Olympics basketball game on Thursday, January 25. 

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Attend 212/360 Conference

On January 14 and 15, members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter attended the annual 212/360 Conference in Columbus. Members Joe H., Ryan H., Alora B., Ashlie H., and Johnny H. participated in leadership activities and met many new friends. They learned about setting goals and how to make a plan on how to attain them.

HES 5th Graders Read to Kindergarteners

As part of a monthly activity, Hillsboro Elementary fifth grade students visited kindergarten students last week and read to them.

Hillsboro Students Participate in Land of Grant Band Festival

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen by audition and represented Hillsboro High School at the Land of Grant Honor Band Festival at Western Brown HS recently: Patrick H., Cameron M., Alexandra M., Faye W., Christopher J., Simon G., Gideon P., and Duncan P. 
submitted by Kevin Grow

Quick Recall Team Wins FAC Tournament

Congratulations to the HHS quick recall team on winning the FAC league tournament in Washington CH on February 24.

HHS Rotary Four Way Speech Contest

Congratulations to the HHS Rotary Four Way Speech contest winner Emma H. and second place winner Gideon P. Emma H. will compete in the county contest with a chance to compete in the district contest in April.

Hillsboro Elementary Students Celebrate Classmate

Hillsboro Elementary students celebrated their classmate, Anna F. and the completion of her treatment on Friday, March 23. Way to go Anna!

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

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.

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.

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.



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.

HMS Announces High Honor Roll & Honor Roll for 2nd Quarter

Congratulations to the following HMS students for earning high honor roll and honor roll for the 2nd quarter. Click here to view the list.

8th Grade Girls Basketball Team Wins FAC

Congratulations to the 8th grade girls basketball team for defeating Jackson in the championship game to win the FAC!

Hillsboro High School Students Attend Transition Expo

On Friday, March 16, fifteen Hillsboro High School students attended the 2nd Annual Transition Expo at Good News Gathering sponsored by Southern Ohio Educational Service Center - Region 14 Hopewell.  Students attended four different sessions and learned about the 7 A’s of interviewing, appropriate interview apparel, the usefulness of the elevator speech, and had the opportunity to meet a park ranger (and his K-9 companion, Jägger) who discussed search and rescue procedures. At the end of the day, the students visited with approximately 25 different local business representatives to learn about local career opportunities.

Students Represent Hillsboro City Schools at Annual Telethon

Several Hillsboro City Schools students from various organizations including student council and FFA and were present at the annual Highland County Society for Children & Adults telethon on March 28 to donate to the organization.
Photo courtesy of Caitlin Forsha, Highland County Press

Peculiar Pet Visits HMS

Jaden S. brought in her pet sugar glider for a visit to Mr. Sedivy's Reading and Math Labs. The reading students used this opportunity to read and write about how the sugar glider is a "peculiar" animal, since "peculiar" is one of the vocabulary words in their current unit. Math students solved word problems based on sugar glider characteristics and qualities.
Submitted by David Sedivy

HHS Class of 2018 Attends Kings Island

The senior class of 2018 went on a field trip to Kings Island on Monday, May 14th to celebrate this milestone of their education at Hillsboro City Schools.  Everyone had a great time. Congratulations class of 2018!   

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!

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!

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.

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. 

2017-18 HHS Yearbooks on Sale

Order your 2017-18 HHS yearbook today. The cost is $45.00. Order during your lunch period or order online at www.yearbookforever.com. The deadline to order is April 30.

Congratulations to boys & girls bowling teams!

Congratulations to the girls bowling team on winning the FAC league title and to the boys bowling team for being co-champions with Miami Trace in the FAC. Also, the following individuals earned all-league honors: Selena M., Maddy M., Brook K., Christian M., Andrew L., and Hayden M.

Hillsboro Youth Basketball Teams Introduced

Hillsboro youth basketball teams were recognized at the high school boys basketball games on February 12.

Hillsboro Robotics Teams Compete in Milford

Saturday, February 10th, Hillsboro’s middle school and high school robotics teams traveled to Milford Middle School for their 3rd competition of the season where 54 teams from 18 different schools put their engineering skills to the test. Team Surge (Sara N., Eden E. & Abi K.) not only brought home the Middle School Tournament Champions trophy, they also won the Judge’s Award given to the team that showed exemplary accomplishments, perseverance, and efforts throughout the season. Alpha Squad (Emma L., Jack R., Coltin H., & Blake T.) won the High School Design Award.
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Hillsboro MS/HS Spring Sports Schedules

Below are the spring sports schedules for Hillsboro MS/HS. Please note that schedules are subject to change:
Baseball          Softball          Track        Tennis
Varsity               Varsity            Varsity       Varsity
JV                      JV                  MS

HHS Senior Owen Y. Wins 2018 Honda STEM Award

The winner of the 2018 Honda STEM Award is Owen Y.  The award recognizes the top math student in the senior class.  Owen has worked very hard over the past four years to further his understanding of mathematics.  Congratulations Owen!​

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

Athletic Event Updates

Due to the inclement weather we've experienced, several middle and high school athletic events have been rescheduled over the past couple of weeks. Please click here to view changes. Please note that schedules are subject to change.

First State Bank Partners with Hillsboro City Schools

Thank you to First State Bank for their continued parternship with Hillsboro athletics!

HES Kindergartners & Fifth Graders Celebrate "Read with a Buddy"

On May 9, students in Mrs. Myers' and Mrs. Tomko's classes celebrated the close of their once a month "Read with Buddy" with popsicles and sidewalk art.

Submitted by Crystal Myers


HES Students Participate in Poster Contest

Elementary students in grades 2-5 participated in the annual Hillsboro Post Office Food Drive Poster Contest in conjunction with the Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive occurring on Saturday, May 12. 2nd Grade: 1st-Ella J., 2nd-Shaila K., 3rd-Mason E.; 3rd Grade:1st-Olivia B., 2nd-Sydney D., 3rd-Dartanyen S.; 4th Grade: 1st-Hannah C., 2nd-Jackson C., 3rd-Jayna F.; 5th Grade: 1st-Chloe N., 2nd-Ava C., 3rd-Elizabeth W.

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.

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 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.
Written by: Kirsten Harp

Hillsboro Middle School Holds Spelling Bee

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, Hillsboro Middle School held its annual spelling bee with Duncan P. being crowned the champion. The runner-up was Riley B. and Sara N. was the third-place winner. NCB awarded a $50 gift card to the first-place winner and a $25 gift card to the runner-up. The third-place winner received two movie passes to Star Cinemas. Duncan P. will participate in a computer-based semifinal round. Seventy of the top scorers in the semifinals will qualify for the WCPO 9 On Your Side Regional Spelling Bee in March. Pictured (l-r) are Duncan P., Riley B. and Sara N.  
submitted by Ben Reed

Upcoming Events at Hillsboro Elementary

Hillsboro Elementary has several activities scheduled for the end of January. The first grade PTO fun day is scheduled for the 24th after school. Additionally, Right to Read Week is scheduled to take place January 29 - February 2. Also, students with good behavior will be recognized during the high school girls basketball games on Wednesday, January 31. 

Hillsboro Girls Basketball Youth Camp

The Hillsboro Lady Indians basketball youth camp for girls entering grades 3-8 for the 2018-19 school year is scheduled for May 29-June 1. Fore more information, click here.

Helen L. Lemon Scholarship Fund

Scholarship opportunity available for graduating seniors who are interested in becoming a teacher or for Hillsboro graduates currently enrolled in an undergraduate teacher education program. Please click here for more information.

Medications Need to be Picked up from the Clinic by May 17


This is a reminder for parents who have signed in medications to the clinic for their child. All medications that have been brought to school must be picked up by May 17th.  We cannot use medication that was brought in this year for next school year and we cannot send it home with the student.  If an adult does not pick up the medication by the last day of school it will be disposed of by the clinic staff.  If you have any questions you can call the school nurse at 393-3132 ext 5114. 


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.

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.

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.

Hillsboro High School Announces December Students of the Month

Hillsboro High School would like to recognize the following students for being selected as the December students of the month: Alexis S., Sassy R., Breanna G., Hannah C. (not pictured) and Liahna B. (not pictured.)

Hillsboro Elementary Preschool

Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is a five-star quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. SUTQ recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations.  The program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children. If you have questions about Hillsboro’s preschool, feel free to contact Mendy Hamilton, SPED Director at 9373933485 ext 3104.


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!

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 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.

HMS/HHS Honors the Memory of Megan Rust


Hillsboro Students Celebrate 100th Day of School

Students in Mrs. Barnett's class at Hillsboro Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school by releasing balloons.

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.

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)

State runner-up bowling team recognized during boys basketball games

Members of the 2016-17 OHSAA Division II state runner-up HHS boys bowling team were recognized at the 12/29 boys basketball games.

HMS Students Earn AAA Awards

HMS students that earned AAA Club honors for the 2nd quarter enjoyed a field trip to Highland Lanes this week. The 6th grade went on Wednesday, 1/24, the 7th grade went on Thursday, 1/25 and the 8th grade went on Friday, 1/26. To earn AAA Club recognition, a student must have no lower than a C on their report card, have no more than 1 day's absence, have no more than 3 tardies, and have no discipline referrals during the quarter. Congratulations students!
Pictured are the 6th grade AAA club winners

Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

The Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame inducted the 2003 boys golf team on Saturday, February 3. The team won the SCOL league championship, sectional championship, district championship and placed 2nd overall at the state championship in 2003. Golf team members include Matt Armintrout, Drew Balser, Nathan Boatman, Adam King, Bret Rhodes, and Jason Waggoner. The Indians were coached by Dan Spidel and Terry McConnaughey.

Hillsboro FFA Flower Sale

The Hillsboro FFA is holding their annual flower sale from April 16 to May 14. The greenhouse will be open from 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM Monday through Friday. If you have further questions, please contact Mrs. McNeal at 393-3485 ext. 1580.

Hillsboro Students Competing on Softball Team Win Championship

Congratulations to the Hillsboro 7th grade softball team for defeating Greenfield 14-3 to win the championship. 

HMS 8th Graders Travel to Washington DC

Ninety-four members of the eighth-grade class from Hillsboro Middle School travelled to
Washington DC from May 1, 2018 to May 4, 2018. Students toured the US Capitol, The
Smithsonian of Air and Space Museum, The American History Museum, The Washington
National Cathedral, and Arlington National Cemetery. In addition students visited the following
memorials: The WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, Washington and the MLK.
Students stopped at the White House for pictures. On the return trip, students stopped in
Gettysburg, PA and were given a guided tour of the battlefields before departing for home.

Submitted by Randy Phipps

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.

Spring Sports Postponements / Cancellations Information

For information about spring sports postponements and cancelations, please be sure to check the athletics announcements page at: http://www.hcs-k12.org/Athletics/Content/212

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

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.

Hillsboro Robotics Teams Compete in Milford

The Hillsboro Robotics teams traveled to Milford Saturday, January 27th, for their second
competition of the year. Forty-one high school and middle school teams from south western and
south central Ohio schools participated. Five teams from Hillsboro advanced to the elimination rounds after posting impressive qualifying results.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Annual Banquet


On April 8, 2018 the Hillsboro FFA Chapter held its annual chapter banquet at Hillsboro High School. 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. The Hillsboro FFA would like to thank all who attended and congratulate all of the members and award recipients on their accomplishments throughout the year.  
Submitted by: Breanne F.


Hillsboro Students Compete in Special Olympics Track & Field Meet

On Friday, April 27, three Hillsboro HS students competed in the Special Olympics track and field meet at the University of Rio Grande. Congratulations to: Matt A. who earned a gold medal in the 100 meter dash and the long jump, Jordan H. who earned a silver medal in the softball throw and the 50 meter dash, and Cody S. who earned a bronze medal in the softball throw and placed 4th in the 50 meter dash. These students will compete at the state level in June.
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Hillsboro Elementary Art Show a Success

On Saturday, April 7, Hillsboro Elementary hosted the annual art show to showcase students' artwork.

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