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HHS awarded with Purple Star Designation from the Ohio Department of Education

The Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation's military.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Teams Compete in Sub-Districts

On November 13, the Hillsboro FFA Chapter had two teams (Novice and Advanced) compete in the sub-districts contest. Each team had to convey their knowledge on how to properly run a meeting of business according to Robert’s Rule of Order. The Novice team placed 1st and the Advanced team placed 2nd at the sub-districts competition. By placing as one of the top two teams, both the Novice and Advanced teams advanced to the district competition. Congratulations to both teams!

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Helps with Operation Christmas Child

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter had members help load shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The members packed boxes into trucks that are going to be shipped to North Carolina; from there the boxes will be shipped overseas to over 100 countries. Later this month the Hillsboro FFA Chapter will be visiting a few nursing homes in Highland County to pass out candy canes and holiday cards. They will also be shopping for presents for families in need in Highland County with money raised during the Hillsboro FFA 5k.

HHS Student Council Decorates Tree Uptown

Student council has been busy in the community this holiday season! The HHS Student Council donates and decorates a tree uptown each holiday season and serves hot chocolate to the community while accepting monetary donations as proceeds go toward the “Adopt-A-Family” initiative each year. A lot of work goes into this, both during the events and behind the scenes, and many of those putting in effort are not pictured. HHS Student Council is proud to serve and be a part of the community of Hillsboro.


submitted by Cody Mathews

Business Co-op Students Hard at Work

Business Co-op student, Julia H., is hard at work during her co-op evaluation. Julia is permitted to leave school early every day to go to work at a local business, Holtfield Coffee Station. She receives high school credit while working. Additionally, through her coursework at the high school, Julia is learning the process of how to start, maintain, and operate a business. 

Submitted by Rachel Bohrer

Elks National Hoop Shoot Contest

The Elks National Hoop Shoot is a free throw program for youth ages 8-13. The contest is December 15 at 9 AM at Hillsboro High School. ELIGIBILITY: Boys and girls must be at least 8 and no older than 13 as of April 1, 2019.DIVISION BREAKDOWN: BOYS AGES 8-9, GIRLS AGES 8-9, BOYS AGES 10-11, GIRLS AGES 10-11, BOYS AGES 12-13, GIRLS AGES 12-13.Contest details: contestants will shoot a total of 25 free throws. The winner from each division will advance to the district round at Wilmington College on January 19 at 8:30 AM. For more information, please contact Bruce Miles at 393-9877 ext. 1130.

NJHS Hosting 8th Grade Snowball Dance

The National Junior Honor Society is hosting a Snowball Dance in the Hillsboro MS/HS cafeteria on December 14 from 7-9 PM. Only Hillsboro Middle School 8th grade students are permitted to attend. Tickets are $5 each and will be sold December 10th-14th during lunch. Concessions will be available and photos can purchased for $4 a piece in color or $5 a piece for black and white. The school dress code applies and black and white attire is encouraged! There will be games and karaoke during the dance. Come have a ball at the Snowball dance!
Submitted by Breanna C.

Jostens Will be at HHS on December 19

Jostens will be at HHS on Wednesday, Dec. 19 during both HS lunch periods to deliver class rings. Students need to bring their balance due with them on that day. A postcard will be sent home prior to December 19 to give notification of their balance. No checks will be accepted. Please pay with cash, debit/credit cards only. For additional questions, please call 937-393-3485.

Drama I Presents a Night of One Acts

Drama I Presents: Night of One Acts --"13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview" A Short Comedy by Ian McWethy Published by Playscripts, Inc.

December 19th @ 6:00 p.m. at Hillsboro High School -- Admission is FREE!

NHS Collecting Donations for Homeless Shelter

The HHS National Honor Society is collecting donations for the Highland County Homeless Shelter.  All non-food items (paper products, hygiene products, clothes, coats, etc.) can be brought to HHS.  Collection boxes will be located in the lobby beginning Tuesday, 12/4. Also, NHS is selling Thirty-One as a fundraiser now through 12/11.  Contact a NHS member for details.

Ohio Valley Hoops Classic Schedule

The Ohio Valley Hoops Classic is being held at Hillsboro High School on November 30 and December 1. Click here for a game schedule.

Two hour delay for Tuesday, November 27

No AM preschool 

NHS Inducts New Members

The Hillsboro High School National Honor Society chapter inducted its newest members on Monday, November 19. Congratulations!


Photo courtesy of Shawn Conlon

The HHS Choir Concert this evening has changed to a 7:30 PM start time
Good Luck to Kristin J. in Girls Golf

Good luck to Kristin J. as she competes in sectionals for girls golf today at Pickaway Country Club!

Military Appreciation Night on Friday, September 28

Join us for Military Appreciation Night at tonight's varsity football game vs the Chillicothe Cavaliers. Also, the K-5th grade pee wee cheerleaders will be performing during the game. The game starts at 7 PM.

Athletics cancellations for today

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

Boys soccer scrimmage at Fairfield cancelled with no reschedule.

Girls tennis match at Chillicothe cancelled (no postponement date scheduled yet.)

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.

Four to compete at Division II State Track & Field Meet

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

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

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

Athletic Updates for Tuesday, April 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HMS Announces 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

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

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

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

All Hillsboro City Schools are on a 2-hour delay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Santa & Rudolph Visit HMS / HHS

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



HES Staff Participates in Ugly Sweater Day

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


HES Students Deliver Gifts to Heartland of Hillsboro Nursing Home

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


Submitted by Jennifer Chaney

HHS Choral Department Performs a Feast of Carols

The Hillsboro High School Choral Department presented a Feast of Carols on Thursday, Dec. 15.


Pictures submitted by Jason Snively

MS/HS Functional Classrooms Enjoy a Field Trip

The Hillsboro MS/HS functional classrooms enjoyed a field trip to Alley 21 where they got to meet Santa and enjoy an afternoon of bowling.


Pictures submitted by Marci Snively

HHS Announces November Students of the Month

Congratulations to the November students of the month at Hillsboro High School: Hayley Strunk, Ashley Lykins, Riley Moberly, & Serena Hammond.


HHS Drama I Class Presents: Out of Time

The HHS Drama I class presented A Night of One Acts: "Out of Time" on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The play was written by senior Serena Hammond.


Hillsboro High School Fine Arts Department Presents a Feast of Carols

The Hillsboro High School Choral Department will present their annual FEAST OF CAROLS this Thursday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro Church of Christ.

Third Graders Deliver Encore Performance at Paxton Theatre

On Friday, December 9, over forty Hillsboro Elementary third grade students performed at the Paxton Theatre in Bainbridge. This was part of the "Home for the Holidays" event.


Pictures submitted by Debbie Howard

Third graders perform "How the Penguins Saved Christmas"

The Hillsboro Elementary third graders performed their music program "How the Penguins Saved Christmas" on Thursday, December 8.


5th Grade Honor Choir

Pictured are members of the 5th grade Honor Choir at Hillsboro Elementary. Students participated in an event on November 19 in Chillicothe.


Drama I Presents: The Night of One Acts

Drama I Presents: The Night of One Acts
Out of Time
Written & Directed by Serena Hammond 
December 13 at 6:00 p.m. 

How will students living in 2016 react to their classroom being thrown back in time?  

Come out and support the HHS Theatre Department 
Admission is FREE -- donations accepted. 

Hillsboro FFA Job Interview

On November 3rd Job Interview subdistricts were held at McClain High School. This Career Development Event prepares FFA students for real-life experiences such as preparing a cover letter, resumė, and participating in an interview. The Hillsboro FFA Students that moved on the districts were Bryanna  Buerkle, Morgan Kelly, and Jaiden Hughes. Districts were later held at Hillsboro where Hillsboro FFA members had advanced.


Hillsboro FFA Members Compete at Sub-District Parliamentary Procedure

On November 22nd, 2016, several members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter traveled to Peebles High School to compete in the sub-district parliamentary procedure contest.


Hillsboro FFA Members Compete in Food Science CDE

On November 16, 2016 twelve members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter traveled to Felicity Franklin High School to compete in the Food Science Career Development Event.


Superintendent Update
Third grade music program on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 in the Hillsboro Elementary gym
Charles Dillon to compete in Masonry Skills USA Competition

Charles Dillon, a sophomore attending Laurel Oaks, has been selected to compete in a Masonry Skills USA Competition in Batavia on December 8, 2016. Typically this event is reserved for juniors and seniors, however, he was selected to represent Laurel Oaks at the next level.  Congratulations and good luck Charles!


Submitted by: Mendy Hamilton

8th Grade Students Experience Real Money Real World

Hillsboro City School 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.


Travel to Italy

Interested in learning about the world?  Would you like to add global experience to your education?  Travel with us to Venice, Rome and Florence in June of 2018!!  Travel is open to all current 9th -11th grade students, school wide. Enrollment is still open but hurry!  The cost goes up the longer you wait!  For more info, contact Mrs. Tanya Hendrix, travel group leader, at thendrix@hillsboro-indians.com ASAP or set up a meeting by calling 937-393-3485italy

Parents & Hillsboro community members invited to attend Wellness Committee meeting

Parents, help create a healthier school environment! Join an upcoming wellness committee meeting regarding the Hillsboro City Schools wellness policy on December 7 at 2:30 PM in the MS/HS cafeteria. All staff, parents, community members, coaches, students, etc. are encouraged to attend.   

Red Ribbon Week Essay Contest Winners


Pictured are the winners of the Red Ribbon Week Essay contest.  Nathaniel Trent, grade 12, was the high school winner and Sara Newsome, grade 7, was the middle school winner.  They each received a $100 check from the ADAMH board. Also, Sarah was the county wide winner and will receive a $500 scholarship. 

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Held

Congratulations to the nine individuals inducted into the National Honor Society on Tuesday, November 22. The leadership, community service and academic achievements displayed by these students are exceptional. A special thank you to Alex Butler for his inspiring words to the members and inductees. Inductees include Ashleigh Baucom, Abby Myers, Izzy Bourne, Sarah Workman, Breanne Fender, Emily Young, Britton Haines, Owen Young, and Riley Moberly.

Hillsboro students treated to a Thanksgiving meal

Students were treated to a traditional Thanksgiving meal courtesy of our food service staff. There will be no school for Thanksgiving break which is November 23 through November 25.  Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving from Hillsboro City Schools!


Hillsboro High School Physics Students Build Catapults

The high school physics class hosted their annual catapult competition. Students designed and built the contraptions to focus on projectile motion and force. The winning team, whose catapult launched a croquet ball the farthest, included Hope Tira, Taylor Remsing, and Taylor Johnson. Hillsboro alumni Ryan Hagan and Meredith Ogelsby, who were part of the winning team last year, brought their catapult back to demonstrate for the students as well.

Winter Sports Schedules

**Schedules are subject to change.

HHS Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador Announced

Congratulations to Kristin Jamieson as she was named as the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador. The alternate for this year is Alexandra Martinez Mendez.


Hillsboro FFA Job Interview

On November 3, FFA Job Interview subdistricts were held at McClain High School. This career development event prepares FFA students for real-life experiences such as preparing a cover letter, resumė, and participating in an interview.

Hillsboro FFA Poinsettia Sale

The Hillsboro High School FFA Greenhouse Management class is having their annual poinsettia sale.


Hillsboro City Schools would like to say Happy Veteran's Day!

Hillsboro City Schools would like to thank all of the service men and women who have served and who are currently serving our country. Today's Veteran's Day assembly at Hillsboro High School was extra special as the Board of Education presented a posthumous diploma to the family of the late Neil Scott, a prisoner of war. Again, thank you to all of our Veterans!

Fall SCOL All-League Sports Banquet

The fall SCOL All League Banquet was held on Monday, November 7 in Washington CH. Several Hillsboro student athletes represented Hillsboro High School by earning all-league honors in their respective fall sport. Congratulations to these individuals!

HHS Theatre Department Presents "A Christmas Carol"

HHS Theatre Department Presents A Christmas Carol on November 18th & 19th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, & $3 for children. 

Find the meaning of hope in this holiday classic!  

Wrestling conditioning update for grades 7-12

Wrestling conditioning for grades 7-12 will be next week (11/7-11/11) after school until 4:30 PM at the weight room facility near the central office building.

Italy Trip Information and Enrollment Meeting

Students in grades 9-11 interested in traveling to Italy in the summer of 2018 should attend an information and enrollment meeting at Hillsboro High School November 10 at 6:30 PM.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Monthly Meeting

HHS Graduates earn American FFA Degree

The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and and made significant accomplishments in their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAEs.)

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Hosts 5k

On Saturday, October 29th, members of the community met at Rocky Fork Lake State Park to participate in the second annual Adopt-A-Family 5K hosted by the Hillsboro FFA Chapter.

7th & 8th grade boys basketball canceled today

7th & 8th grade boys basketball open gym is canceled for today, 11/2/2016.

Hillsboro Elementary Announces Student Council Officers

Congratulations to our 2016-17 Fifth Grade Student Council Officers. The officers this year are as follows: President: Sophie S., Vice President: Carson S., Treasurer: Gracie T., Secretary: Emma J., Reporter: Marah R.

The student council will be doing several fundraisers to help with Camp Joy costs. They will also be collecting items for Heartland of Hillsboro Nursing Center.

Submitted by: Marah R.

Grades 9-12 Boys Basketball Tryout Update

Boys basketball tryouts for grades 9-12 will be Friday, November 4 from 2:45-4:45 PM and again from 7:00-9:00 PM. 

Hillsboro Athletic Boosters Meeting

There will be a Hillsboro Athletic Boosters meeting on Wed., Nov. 2 at 8:00 PM.

FFA Fruit Sale

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter is now selling fruit! This fundraiser helps the Hillsboro FFA students with many events throughout the year, such as National Convention fees, State Convention fees, meetings, banquets, farm science review, Ag day, food for America, adopt a family, and more. All Hillsboro FFA members 9-12 that are involved in a agriculture class is required to sell fruit this year.

Written by: Taylor Chaney

Hillsboro FFA Attends 2016 National Convention

During the week of October 19th through October 22nd the Hillsboro FFA chapter attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

MS/HS Parent Teacher Conferences & Hidden in Plain Sight through Highland County Health Department

Parent Teacher Conferences for the middle school and high school on November 17 from 4-7 PM. Also, the Highland County Health Department will be here that evening to present "Hidden in Plain Sight" to educate families on warning signs of drug abuse among teens.

Hillsboro Girls Soccer Advances to District Semi-Final Game

The Hillsboro varsity girls soccer team will be playing in the Southeast District Division II district semi-final game on Thursday, Oct. 27 against Jackson at Logan High School (14470 State Route 328, Logan, OH 43138) at 7:00 PM. The winner of this game will play in the district final game on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 12:00 PM.

All tickets are $6 (no student or senior citizen prices.)

Hillsboro FFA Ag Day

The HIllsboro FFA Chapter held their Annual Ag Day on October 14th at the high school.

Pictured from L to R Ellie Elmore and fourth graders


Laurel Oaks Students and Parents Using Bus to Laurel Oaks

On Friday October 28, 2016, Hillsboro City Schools are not in session, however, Laurel Oaks is in session. For students using the Hillsboro City Schools bus shuttle to Laurel Oaks campus, the bus will depart Hillsboro Elementary School at 7:30 am and will drop the students off in the afternoon at 3:30 pm. There will be no transportation to/from home on this date.

If you have any questions concerning this, please contact Transportation Supervisor Ron Ward at 937-393-4471.

Picture Retake Days

The picture retake days are as follows:

Hillsboro MS / HS - Thursday, October 27 (forms available in the HS office)

Hillsboro Elementary - Tuesday, November 1 (forms available in the front office)

State FFA Vice President and Reporter visit Hillsboro High School

State FFA Vice President, Meredith Oglesby and State FFA Reporter, Lauren Grover visit Hillsboro High School FFA classes.

Hillsboro Youth Wrestling

Sign-ups for youth wrestling for grades K-6 will be on Monday, November 14 at 6:30 PM at the Casner Building (by the football field.)

Athletic Department Updates

The girls golf state competition was suspended today due to inclement weather and course conditions. Play is expected to resume tomorrow.

Varsity girls soccer will be playing at Chillicothe High School tomorrow at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $5.00 (no student or senior citizen rates.)

Staff Waiver Day on Friday, October 28 -- No school for students
1st Quarter Report Cards will be distributed to all students Friday, October 21
HHS Junior Class Selling Christmas Wreaths

This holiday season, help support the HHS Junior Class by purchasing a Christmas wreath. This fundraiser is to benefit the 2017 Junior/Senior Prom.

Hillsboro City Schools VEX Robotics team unveils 2016-2017 VRC Starstruck robotic teams

The Hillsboro City Schools VEX Robotics teams cordially invite you to witness the unveiling of the 2016-2017 VRC Starstruck student robotic teams. The high school and middle school teams have been working diligently to prepare for this epic moment in robot competition and they are ready to show their stuff.

Parent Teacher Conferences for Hillsboro Elementary

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at Hillsboro Elementary on October 25 and November 1 from 4:30-7:30 PM.

The Hillsboro Elementary Annual Walk-A-Thon will be held on Friday, October 21st
First quarter report cards being sent home Friday, October 21

First quarter report cards will be going home with students in the elementary, middle school and high school on Friday, October 21.

National Junior Honor Society to sponsor 2nd Annual Fall Ball for HMS 8th graders

The NJHS will sponsor the 2nd Annual Fall Ball dance for Hillsboro Middle School 8th grade students on November 11 from 6:30-9:00 PM.

HHS students have opportunity to travel to Italy

The tour will be open to all Hillsboro High School students and parents of traveling students grades 9-11. Informational meeting for those interested: Tuesday evening October 18 at 6:30 PM  in the high school cafeteria. The Tour of Italy is an 8 day adventure scheduled for June of 2018.  We will visit the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice!  Hope to see you there!

Hillsboro FFA Annual Fruit Sale Fundraiser Fruit Sale

Order your fruit, meat & cheese, peanuts, and BBQ from now through November 7, 2016. 

Hillsboro FFA Hosts Ag Day for Hillsboro Elementary 4th Graders

Hillsboro FFA students hosted Ag Day for 4th grade students of Hillsboro Elementary. Students learn about farm equipment, agriculture, and animals and get to enjoy different stations with ice cream, a petting zoo, and an obstacle course.

Hillsboro MS/HS Fall Sports Awards Ceremonies

The Hillsboro fall sports awards ceremonies for the middle school and high school are as follows:

Middle School - November 2 at 7:00 PM

High School - November 9 at 7:00 PM

School Board Names New Building

The Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education has acted to name the new weight training center at the HS/MS the "Sam Barnhouse Center" to honor the recently deceased long time Hillsboro educator.

JV Boys Soccer at North Adams on Thursday, 10/13 has been canceled
Subway is back

Subway is back! On Thursday, 10/13, Hillsboro High School/Middle School students will have the opportunity to be a "sandwich artist" using a whole grain bun with a special topping made just for school lunch! And of course we will have the ultimate veggie sandwich station available. Subway sandwiches can be purchased as a lunch meal or as a la carte item for $2.75.

Fall Sports Tournament Information

Fall Sports Tournament Information:

Varsity Boys Soccer @ Greenfield McClain 5:00 PM- 10/17/16

Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Fairfield Union 6:00 PM - 10/17/16

Varsity Girls Soccer - Home against Miami Trace 5:00 PM - 10/18/16

REMINDER: All tournament games are $5 a ticket, regardless of age. No passes are accepted.

HMS/HHS students participate in the "Have a Heart, Don't be a Bully" activity

October is anti-bullying month.  HMS/HHS students participated in the "Have a Heart, Don't be a Bully" activity last week.  Students watched a video on bullying and wrote why they choose not to bully on hearts displayed in the building. 

Students, visit www.collegefairsonline.com to see colleges in your area 10/24-10/29

Students please join us at www.collegefairsonline.com to check out many of the colleges in your area October 24th to the 29th! Go to the student link on the website to register for the virtual college fair today! During the fair you can log on and search through all the colleges represented. Each booth will include information about the school and offer a chat time to talk with school representatives. Hope to have you join!

Doug Ernst, newest member of Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education

JV Soccer Schedule Updates

10/12 - JV Boys Soccer home at 6:30 PM

10/12 - JV Girls Soccer at Miami Trace at 5:00 PM

Time Changes for Saturday's cross country meet in Xenia

MS Girls 10:15 AM
MS Boys 10:45 AM
HS Girls 11:30 AM
HS Boys 12:15 PM

Please note: There will be a $5 per car parking fee

HMS Halloween Dance


HMS Halloween dance for Hillsboro students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Friday, Oct. 21 from 6-8 PM in the Cafeteria. Tickets are $5. 

Homecoming 2016 Festivities
Free ACT/SAT test prep website

Attention High School Students and parents: Free ACT/SAT test prep website sponsored by the United States Army.  March 2 Success is free and has no obligation.  Register at www.march2success.com.  Registration is valid for 45 days & and can be extended if needed.

Attention Parents & Guardians

We were made aware of a potential threat in the middle school boys restroom this morning. Fortunately with diligent and timely communication from a staff member the culprits were immediately identified, secured and served with the appropriate consequences. One of the individuals was actually escorted to the courts for an emergency hearing. Parents we wish to assure you that students are safe and secure.

Curriculum Night at Hillsboro Elementary is scheduled for Thursday, September 29

Curriculum Night at Hillsboro Elementary is scheduled for Thursday, September 29: Teachers will be providing an overview of what is expected from your students and what you can expect from them for homework, testing, etc. Teachers will begin their discussions at 7:00, 7:15, 7:30 and 7:45. If your child has 2 teachers, expect to be here for 30 minutes if you want to hear from both teachers. Just start out in your child's homeroom classroom.

The home varsity boys and girls soccer games against Clinton Massie have been rescheduled to Monday, October 3
Youth Volleyball Clinic

A youth volleyball clinic will be offered for 5th and 6th grade girls October 1st, 8th, 15th from 9 AM - 11 AM.

FAFSA Financial Aid Information for Seniors

Seniors and Parents of Seniors: You can now submit the FAFSA as early as October 1st rather than January 1st. It’s best to get the form in early because some financial aid awards are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. See your school guidance counselor if you have questions.

Tonight's home varsity boys and girls soccer games have been postponed
Boys and Girls Golf Sectional Tournament Information Announced
Hillsboro Elementary announces Grandparent's Day dates
The home JV Boys soccer game scheduled for this evening has been canceled
Subway is coming to Hillsboro High School and Middle School lunches on 9/22
2016 Hillsboro FFA 5K

Registration @ 8:00 AM and Race Time @ 9:00 AM on October 29 at Rocky Fork Lake State Park

JV boys soccer at North Adams canceled this evening
Pee Wee Football Cheerleader Camp

Camp will be held 9/26-9/29 for grades K-5 after school until 5:00 PM. The cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt and 1 ticket to the Hillsboro vs. Chillicothe game on Sept. 30.

Today's home JV football game against Washington CH is cancelled
Congratulations HHS Senior Spencer Brown

Spencer has been recognized as a semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Fall Sports Schedule Updates

Click on the link to get more information about girls and boys golf and middle school and high school cross country SCOL league matches/meets.

2015-2016 yearbooks have arrived

The 2015-2016 yearbooks have arrived. You may pick up your yearbook in the high school office during both high school lunches. If you are picking it up for someone else, you must have the receipt (if they still have it), or you MUST have a signed note stating you have permission to pick up the yearbook.

Free Vision Clinic on Oct. 4 at 9:00 AM at the Highland County Health Department

For more information, click here

Take Back Our County Hope for Highland 5k Glow for Change

Take Back Our County: Hope for Highland will be held on Saturday, October 1 and is a family friendly event with music, games, food and fellowship with community members to raise awareness about drug misuse and abuse in Highland County.

Tonight's home MS Football games start time moved to 5:30 PM for 7th Grade; 8th Grade to follow
JV Football game at Clermont Northeastern today at 5:00 PM
Sam Barnhouse, long time Hillsboro educator and current board member passed away

Sam Barnhouse, long time Hillsboro educator and current board member, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 11 after a long illness. The entire Hillsboro school community joins together to express our condolences to his wife Lisa and the Barnhouse family. Sam has been an integral part of the schools in the Hillsboro community for many years. He certainly has left his mark and will be missed. A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 15 from 4:30-8:00 PM at the Hillsboro High School gymnasium. The funeral is scheduled for Friday morning at 10:30 AM at Thompson's Funeral Home.

Tonight's football game is moving to an 8 PM start
No school September 5-9

There will be no school September 5 through September 9 due to the Labor Day holiday and the Highland County Fair.

Updates on the varsity football game at Goshen on Friday, 9/2

For those of you planning to attend the varsity football game in Goshen on Friday, 9/2, here are some important points: 1) The game begins at 7:00 PM,  2) Admission is $6 for all ages (students, adults & senior citizens), 3) The stadium is located behind Goshen Middle School at 6692 Goshen Rd., Goshen, OH 45122 (Route 131 is currently closed if you were planning to take route 50 to route 131; you may want to take 73 to New Vienna and take 28 from there.)

Parent Teacher Conferences Scheduled for 9/13 at HMS & HHS

Parent teacher conferences are scheduled at Hillsboro Middle School and Hillsboro High School for September 13 from 4-7 PM. If you would like to make an appointment, please call 393-9877 for the middle school and 393-3485 for the high school.

Ohio Classic Cross Country Meet - Saturday, September 3

The annual Ohio Classic Cross Country meet will take place on Saturday, September 3 at Liberty Park. The day's events are as follows:

Open Run 5K (staff and community $5 per runner) 8:00am

Elementary Fun Run ($2 per child) 9:00am

Varsity Girls 9:30am

Varsity Boys 10:00am

MS Girls 10:30am

MS Boys 11:00am

Sophomores & Juniors may take the PSAT exam on Oct. 19 at HHS

Sophomores and juniors may take the PSAT exam on Wednesday, October 19 at HHS. This exam will help prepare the students for the SAT/ACT. The cost is $15.00 per student. Students may sign up in the high school office this week. This will give the students a chance at becoming a National Merit Scholar as well as being awarded scholarship money. Please see a high school counselor for more information.

HHS varsity football will resume Sat., 8/27 @ 10 AM

The HHS football contest at Western Brown Friday, 8/26 had to be postponed due to weather. The game will resume Saturday, 8/27 at 10 AM at Western Brown, playing the 3rd and 4th quarters. The home JV football game scheduled for Sat., 8/27 has been rescheduled to Monday, 8/29 at 5:00 PM in Hillsboro.

Schedule Updates: JV Girls Soccer & MS Football

The JV Girls Soccer game scheduled for 8/29 will begin @ 4:00 PM at Clinton Massie High School.

The MS Football games previously scheduled for 9/10 have been moved to 8/31 in Greenfield @ 5:00 PM.


Schedule Update for 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball for Tonight, 8/25

The 7th & 8th grade volleyball games in Wilmington are postponed for this evening, 8/25. JV & Varsity Volleyball will play tonight in Wilmington as scheduled.

HMS Selling Indian Cards
HHS Art Classes off to a great start!

The art classes at Hillsboro High School have kicked the school year off by setting goals based on the statement "We will be greater than we were yesterday!"

Today's JV Boys & Girls Soccer games have been postponed
The 2016-2017 Yearbooks go on sale beginning Sept. 1st
Hillsboro Athletic Apparel Sale

The Hillsboro Athletic Department is having an athletic apparel sale.

Hillsboro Athletic Event Passes for Sale

Passes are now available for individuals and families interested in purchasing a pass for HMS & HHS home athletic events for the 2016-2017 school year.

Hillsboro Board of Education Meeting

The Hillsboro City School Board of Education will meet in Regular session Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at the Hillsboro Board of Education Office, 39 Willettsville Pike, at 7:00 p.m. for a Regular Board Meeting.

Hillsboro Athletic Apparel Sale

The Hillsboro Athletic Department is offering athletic apparel for sale.

Fall Sports Schedules

**Schedules are subject to change

Notice of Special Board Meeting

The Hillsboro City School Board of Education will meet in Special session Monday, August 8, 2016, at the Hillsboro Board of Education Office, 39 Willettsville Pike, at 8:00 a.m. for a Special Board Meeting.

Sixth Grade Orientation
Monday, August 8, 2016. Between the hours of  1 p.m. and 3 p.m. ALL Sixth Grade students and their parents are invited to 6th Grade Orientation. Attending orientation will help students become better oriented with the school and the location of classrooms and lockers. 
Mandatory Parent / Student Athlete Meeting

All fall student athletes and their parents must attend a mandatory meeting on August 11 at 6:30 PM in the high school cafeteria. We would encourage any parents who have student athletes in winter and spring sports to attend as well.

Fall open house scheduled for August 11th

Middle school and high school: 4-6 PM

Elementary: 5-7 PM

Fall Sports Beginning Practices
Girls Golf Tryouts are August 1, 2, and 3 at 9 AM
Elementary and Middle School Supply Lists
Coed Volleyball Tournament
Business Co-op Outstanding Students

2016 HHS Graduates Earn Top Awards

HHS Athlete State Runner Up

Austin Goolsby is the state runner up in the pole vault. Austin  vaulted to a height of 15' 8".

Hillsboro HIgh School Student Survey Responses

As a result of 2015/16 HHS Parent, Staff and Student Surveys the administration will continue to
look at ways to improve the culture and support of students and staff at HHS. Unfortunately
only 3 parent surveys were completed, therefore there is not significant data to address any
consistent concerns.

No Cost Sports Physicals

For more information, click here

Physical form

Hillsboro Middle School Track and Field Recognition Night
Hillsboro MS Track and Field Recognition Night
Monday May 9th - 6:00 pm
Hillsboro High School Cafeteria
Dine at KFC to support After Prom

KFC supporting Hillsboro After Prom on April, 7th. 

HHS Musical Theatre Department presents "Godspell"

The HHS Musical Theatre Department will present "Godspell" on April 8 and 9. 

HES Art Show Saturday, April 2

Hillsboro Elementary School will be hosting the annual student Art Show on Satruday, April 2. 

Lovlie to Compete in State Skills Competition

HHS and Laurel Oaks student will compete in State Skills USA Competition in April. 

Family Bowling Night to Benefit After Prom

The Hillsboro After Prom Committee will be sponsoring a "Family Bowling Night" at Highland Lanes this Thursday, March 24th. 

Bullying Prevention Week Drawing Contest Winners

Hillsboro High and Middle School announces the winners of the 2016 Bullying Prevention Week Drawing/Logo Contest. 

Board of Education Meeting Announced

Next Board of Education meeting schedule for March 16th. 

HHS March Madness Challege

Hillsboro High School is having a "March Madness Challege starting March 14th. 

Subway Dine & Donate March 10th

Support the Hillsboro High School Educational Trip to Spain on March 10th at the Subway in Walmart. 

Kindergarten Registration April 7

Hillsboro City Schools announce Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year. 

6th Grade Supports Team Abi

The fellow classmates of Abi Lykins show their support.

National School Breakfast Week

Hillsboro City School will celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 7-11.

Bullying Prevention Week Dress Up Days

Bullying Prevention Week 2016 is March 7-11. 

HHS Class of 1981 35th Reunion Information

The Hillsboro High School Class of 1981 recently announced events surrounding their 35th Class Reunion. 

Hillsboro FFA Holds a Staff Appreciation Lunch

The students of the Hillsboro FFA recently held a staff appreciation lunch as part of National FFA Week. 

Board of Education Meeting March 3rd

Board of Education announces meeting on March 3rd. 

Bullying Prevention Week 2016

Bullying Prevention Week will take place in Highland County March 7-11, 

Times Gazette Grad Tab Deadline Approaching

Deadline March 16 - no late submissions. Click here for more information.

Skating Party to Benefit After Prom

The Hillsboro After Prom Committee is hosting a skating party Saturday, Feb. 27th. 

Board of Education Meeting

The Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education will meet in a regular session on Wednesday, Feb. 17th. 

Hillsboro FFA Officers Attend Chamber Event “Ag is Everyone’s Business”

On Friday, January 22, the Hillsboro FFA Officer Team attended the Highland County Chamber of Commerce’s event, “Ag is Everyone’s Business.”

HHS Student Places 3rd Place in the Skills USA Competition

Congratulations to HHS student Julian Lowe!

Special Olympics Bowling Fundraiser

Highland County Special Olympics will be holding their bowling fundraiser on March 5th. 

Foodplay Productions Coming to HES Friday!

The students of HES will be treated to fun and entertaining shows from FoodPlay Producations this Friday. 

Results from HHS Student Participation Survey

Recently, students were asked to take a survey about extra and co-curricular activities at HHS. 

HHS Spain Trip has Openings!

The HHS Trip to Spain is looking for 2 students and 1 adult chaperon for the trip in June of 2016. 

HHS 2nd Quarter High Honor and Honor Roll Students

Hillsboro High School has released an updated list of students who earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll students for the 2nd quarter. 

Quick Recall Academic Team Honors Seniors

The talented HHS Quick Recall Team honors the graduating seniors for 2016. 

HHS Thespians Travel to Area Conference

HHS Thespian Troupe #5928 travled this past weekend to Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton for the 2016 Southwest Area Conference. 

Hillsboro Middle School Robotics Team Wins Excellence Award

Excellent award-winning performance by the HMS Robotics team. 

After-Prom Bowling Event

The HHS After-Prom Committee is hosting a bowling event on Feb. 6th. 

HCS Board of Education Meeting

The Hillsboro Board of Education will meet for a regular meeting on January 20, 2016. 

Middle School Spelling Bee a Success

The students of Hillsboro Middle School recently competed in a building-wide spelling bee. 

Pee Wee Basketball Camp Rescheduled

HHS Cheerleading PeeWee Camp have been rescheduled. Please read more for further information. 

College Credit Plus Meetings Scheduled

For more information, click here.

Laurel Oaks Parent Rally
Hillsboro PeeWee Cheer Camp

The Hillsboro High School cheerleaders will be hosting the annual PeeWee Cheer Camp January 12th-15th. 

A Message from the Superintendent
Hillsboro FFA Participates in Food Science CDE

The Hillsboro FFA chapter took 15 members to Felicity Franklin to participate in the district nine Food Science CDE.

HMS Robotics Team Competes in STEM Tournament

Hillsboro Middle School Robotics Competes at River Valley Middle School

A Visit to Entertainment Junction

1st grade students visit Entertainment Junction. 

Superintendent's Update
Hillsboro FFA Members Receive Greenhand Degree

On Tuesday, November 17, the Hillsboro FFA held the annual Greenhand Night. This night is to recognize all the first year members of the FFA chapter and award them their Greenhand degree. 

Write-In-Red Essay Contest Winners

Hillsboro Middle and High School students recently particpated in the Red Ribbon Essay contest. 

Hillsboro FFA attends Leadership Night

On Wednesday November 11, 2015 members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter attended the first Ohio FFA Leadership Conference of the year.

Real World, Real Money at HMS

Hillsboro Middle School with the assistance of NCB of Hillbsoro and the OSU Extension Office recently presented "Real World, Real Money" to 8th grade students. 

HHS 1st Team All-SCOL Cross Country

Congrautlations to our HHS students who have been honored as members of the 2015 1st Team All-SCOL.

Physics Students Study Force

Hands-on learning taking place in our HHS Physics Department. 

Next Board of Education Meeting Announced

The next Board of Education meeting will be on November 18th, at 7pm in the Central Office. 

Get Smart About Credit

Rodney Donley speaks with HHS Financial Literacy Students

VOLLEY FOR A CURE RAISES $2,500 Caitlin Adkins

Caitlin Adkins (2010 HHS Graduate) was the guest speaker and shared her personal testimony of fighting the fight against breast cancer.

COINS FOR CANS - $605.22

Sponsored by The Thespian Society, Business Co-op Students and Buckeye Country

Hillsboro FFA Poinsettia Sale

The Hillsboro FFA will once again be selling Poinsettias for the holiday season. 

Middle School 8th Grade Dance

8th Grade Middle School Dance to be held on November 20th. 

OGT is October 26 - Nov. 2
Elementary School Red Ribbon Week

Elementary students will celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 26th - 30th. 

Red Ribbon Week @ HS/MS

Hillsboro High School Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week from October 26-30. 

HHS Girls Soccer Tournament Advancement
Girls Soccer Advances in Sectional Tournament: Hillsboro 8, W. Courthouse 0
Hillsboro High School Tournament Schedule

Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Boys Soccer

Hillsboro FFA Fruit Sale

Contact the Hillsboro FFA now to place your order for citrus, apples, gift packages, peanuts, BBQ, or meat & cheese.

FFA Adopt-a-Family Fun Run 5k

When: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Where: Highland County Fairgrounds
***Check in & registration begins at 8 am***
Fun Race/Walk begins at 9 am

Operation Warm: FREE Coats for Kids

Highland County Community Action teaming up with Hillsboro City Schools to provide coats for kids. 

Grandparents Week at HES

Hillsboro Elementary School celebrates the role grandparents play in the lives of our students.

Coins for Cans

Sponsored by Hillsboro High School Thespian Society, HHS Business Co-op, and working in conjunction with Buckeye Country Food Drive.

Purchase your 2015-2016 Yearbook

Yearbooks for the 2015-2016 are now on sale. 

Volley for a Cure Oct. 8th

Theme - Overcome through Courage & Strength 

T-shirts and Sweatshirts on sale now.

Hillsboro Students Compete in Special Olympics

On Saturday, September 19th students from Hillsboro schools particpated in the Special Olympics at Lynchburg-Clay High School. 

2014-2015 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

The 2014-2015 HHS Yearbooks have arrived! Click the headline for more information. 

Meeting for Families of Individuals with Disabilities

Upcoming meeting to help inform families of students with disabilities will be held October 23rd. 

Youth Volley Ball Camp
Hillsboro Homecoming Week!

Homecoming Week 2015 starts on Monday, September 14th. 

Watch Out! HMS Serves up Pie!

Perfect Attendance

Mrs. Hoop is honoring Shaylin Neal. Shaylin had perfect attendance for the 2014-15 school year. Her name has been added to the plaque which is hanging in the Middle school. Congratulations Shaylin!


PSAT at HHS on Oct. 14

Hillsboro high school will be giving the PSAT on October 14th.  10th and 11th grade students can register for the PSAT now - August 28th. Students should bring $15 at the time of sign up. Some fee waivers are available. See Mrs. Juillerate in the high school office to register.

HHS Counselors to Host College Visits
The guidance department will be hosting college visits. The dates are:
September 25 - Central State University
October 23 - Shawnee State University
April 1 - University of Rio Grande
Visits are open to all juniors/seniors with a 2.2 GPA and are currently in good academic standing.  Sign-ups will be in the guidance department.
Soles for Students

New non-profit group aims to put shoes on student's feet. 

New Date Time for Home HS Football Scrimmage

Our HS Football scrimmage with Adena has been rescheduled to Friday , Aug. 14th 5:00pm


Hillsboro FFA Receives a Grant to Donate Book Bags and School Supplies to Entire 4th Grade

Back packs and school supplies were provided during Open House.

Cross Country Update

The official start to the cross country season and mandatory practices begin. Monday August 3rd. All 7th through 12th grade students interested in running can join us at the school track from 3:30PM-5:00PM 

Notice of Special Board Meeting

The Hillsboro City School Board of Education will meet in

     Special session Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at the

     Hillsboro Board of Education Office, 39 Willettsville Pike,

     at 7:00 a.m. for a Special Board Meeting.



Purpose:  Executive Session

                Memorandum of Understanding with HEA and OAPSE


ACT Prep Class Approaching

On Saturday, August 29th OUC is offering a non-credit ACT prep class on campus. This is a perfect opportunity for your students to prepare for the test this coming fall/spring. The information for the course is listed on the Continuing Education page on OU's website at http://www.ohio.edu/chillicothe/community/index.cfm.  

A Welcome from the Superintendent
Hillsboro City Schools Open House

Hillsboro City Schools Open House

Thursday August 6

 Elementary 5:00PM - 7:00PM
HS/MS 4:00PM-7:00PM
2015 Business Cooperative Top Achievers

HHS Graduates Recognized

Mark Leininger of Leininger Entreprises and Jacob

Hillsboro Middle School Volleyball Open Gym
Middle School Volleyball
Open Gym Schedule
7th and 8th Grade
Monday  July 6, 20, and 27.
8:30AM to 10:00AM
Middle School Volleyball Camp
Volleyball Camp for Grades 6-7-8
July 20-22
HS Gym
HMS Supply Lists 2015

The middle schools supply lists are available. Click read more.

Change to Wednesday Schedule

The HCS Board of Education has approved a change to Wednesday schedule. Schools will now be on a one-hour early release schedule every Wednesday for Teacher-Based-Team meetings. 

Hillsboro HS Volleyball Summer Open Gyms

Hillsboro HS Volleyball Summer open gyms

Monday and Wednesday in HS/MS gyms.

10:00 am-12:00 noon

Hillsboro HS/MS Cross Country Summer Running Schedules


Beginning June 22nd.

We will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays.

8:00-9:00 am.

Meet at the Pavilion area behind the YMCA at Liberty Park.


Hillsboro FFA Members Attend Week-Long Conference in Washington, DC.

High school students from throughout the country spend a week of their summer vacations undergoing training that will help them identify their strengths, establish personal goals and strengthen leadership skills. 

Lady Indians Basketball Camp
Congratulations to HHS Track & Field Regional Qualifiers

De-Andre S., Mackenzie C., Gabe T., Luke G., Anthony A. all qualified for regional competition to be held at Pickerington North High School.

Hillsboro Indians Boys Basketball Youth Camp

Youth basketball camp June 22-25 for boys entering grades 3-5 and 6-8

Students enjoy end of the school year activities

Free Summer Lunches
Right to Read Week at HES

HES Students Win Post Office Poster Contest

Hillsboro Students to Enjoy a Dominos Pizza Lunch

Students at Hillsboro High school will be offered Domino's Smart Slice Pizza on Wednesday the 13th and the Elementary students will have their pizza on Friday the 15th.
HMS Students Experience "Real World" Financial Exercise

As adults, each of us works hard to make our monthly income cover the necessities and will have some left over at the end of the month for retirement savings and long-term goals. Wouldn’t it be great if we could have had a “trial run” at adult spending decisions while we were still young and able to choose our future career?

Hillsboro City Schools Honors Retirees

HHS Financial Literacy Students Complete Everfi program

Students enrolled in Financial Literacy complete the Everfi Money Matters program.

NCB Awards Everfi Scholarship

2015 Everfi Scholarship Recipient

Junior Class Selling Prom Photos

2014 Graduate participates in National Championships


Sectional Tournament Schedules

Sectional Tournament Schedule

Revised Senior Calendar
New District Nit & Lice Policy

District unveils new policy towards nits and lice. Letter to parents from Superintendent Jim Smith. 

Hillsboro FFA Spring Flower & Vegetable Sale

Hillsboro FFA Greenhouse is now open from 8 am to 3 pm weekdays.

SCOL Art Exhibit Approaching


The Visual Arts Department at Hillsboro High School is hosting this year’s SCOL Art Exhibit: A Stroke of Genius on April 18 from noon to 4:00. The show will be judged from 10am to noon and open to the public noon to 4pm. The location of the Art Show will be in the high school cafetorium. The show is in it’s 12th year and the second time it has been hosted at Hillsboro High School. The last time it was hosted by HHS was in 2008. Everyone is invited to come see the wonderful art work that these students have created! Prepare to be impressed!

Hillsboro Middle School Eighth Grade Visits Washington D.C.
Eighth Grade Students from Hillsboro Middle School toured Washington DC and Gettysburg PA from April 8-10, 2015. Highlights from the trip included a tour of the US Capitol, a performance at Ford's Theater, a wreath ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, and a tour at Gettysburg. Also, students visited The Korean Memorial, The Vietnam Memorial, The FDR Memorial, The WWII Memorial, The Lincoln Memorial, The Martin Luther King Memorial, The Smithsonian of Air and Space, and other sites and attractions.
National Library Week
National Library Week is the week of April 13 through April 17.  We will be having several different contest going on for the students and staff.  The different contests will go on all week except for the "Forgiven Fine Day".
Prom Ticket Sales Start April 15th

Junior and Seniors:  Prom Tickets go on sale beginning Wednesday, April 15th.  The price for each ticket is $25.00 and may be purchased in the mornings from 7-7:30 and during both high school lunchtimes outside the cafeteria.

Save the Date! Highland County Special Olympics

Save the Date! Highland County Special Olympics

HES Counselors Receive Educator Award

Hillsboro Elementary Counselors Candice Wireman and Toni Lewis received the Educator Award at the annual American Red Cross Heroes Awards Breakfast that was held on March 18th.

Dr. Seuss Visits HES

Second Graders Experience COSI At HES

DARE Award Program Held at MS

Drug prevention program completed in middle school

Elementary Art Show on Saturday, March 28

This event is free and will take place from 10 AM - 1 PM.

HHS to present "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten"

The musical play will be performed on Friday, 3/27 and Saturday, 3/28 at 7 P.M.

Kamp Dovetail 2015 Registration

Registration for Kamp Dovetail will take place from April 6th - 9th. Registration starts at 8:30am and will take place at the Region 14/Hopewell office in Hillsboro. 

NCB Rep Speaks to Financial Literacy Classes

NCB Rep, Dave Pennington, presented to HHS Financial Literacy students.

HHS Teachers Receive Literacy Grant

Darci Miles, Sarah Weisner, Ben Miller and Shannon Yochum receive literacy grant from Altrusa International of Highland County.

Senior Class Agenda March 13

To view it, click here.

2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration

April 9th

Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-2016 School Year

Hillsboro FFA Member Ranks at the Top of the State Public Speaking Contest

Oglesby's speech about Food Security lead her to win at the sub-district and district levels, qualifying for the state contest where she placed as one of the top six speakers in the Ohio FFA state advanced prepared public speaking contest. Other Hillsboro FFA members performed well at the sub-district and district contests.

HHS Bowlers Headed to State

Congratulations to the HHS Boys Bowling team for advancing to the OHSAA state finals.

HHS Quick Recall SCOL Champions

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 HHS Quick Recall team for winning the SCOL League Championship with a record of 13-1! Hillsboro High School - Champions in both academics and athletics!

Future Indians Baseball Camp Canceled

Baseball camp scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled. 

Times-Gazette Senior Profile Forms

Seniors need to complete the Times-Gazette senior information sheet if they are to be posted in the annual graduation announcement in the Times-Gazette and County Shopper.  Forms MUST be returned to Mr. Robson by March 25.  Later entries will not be accepted. 

Board Meeting Canceled

Due to the weather, the special meeting scheduled for tomorrow March 4th at 6:30 pm has been canceled.

Special Olympics Bowling Event

Highland County Olympics to Hold Bowling Fundraiser March 21st. 

Teen Drama at HHS to Tackle Tough Issues

Dead Serious...About Life highlights the daily struggles teens face, such as peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, suicide, pregnancy and more.

For more information, click here.

Hillsboro Elementary Annual Art Show

March 28th

Art Show 10am-1pm

Please come out and support our students. One piece of art will be on display for each student in grades K-5.


National Breakfast Week, March 2nd-6th

National Breakfast Week

Breakfast is available each day at no charge for all students.

Students that choose to eat in the cafe' for breakfast this week will receive a prize.

The grade level that has the most students eating this week for breakfast at school will be awarded with age appropriate playground toys to be used during the students recess time.

Travel Abroad to Spain! Parent Informational Meeting - Wednesday, February 25 6:00pm
Interested in traveling abroad? A trip to Madrid and Barcelona, Spain is being planned for Spanish III and Advanced Art students for the summer of 2016! Meetings are being held for students and parents. Anyone interested in the trip should attend. Click below for more detail:
Hillsboro FFA Strawberry Sale

Spring is near! Order your fresh, sweet, juicy strawberries from Florida.

Hillsboro Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences Rescheduled

Due to the weather cancellation on Thursday, February 19th we are moving Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences to Thursday, February 26th. Times will remain the same.

Hillsboro Winter Sports Awards Night

The Hillsboro Winter Sports Awards Night will be held on March 2 at 7 p.m. for the middle school and on March 17 at 7 p.m. for the high school.

National Honor Society Induction Held

Hillsboro Middle School National Junior Honor Society held  induction on Thursday February 12, 2015. Forty-three 7th and 8th graders joined the twenty-nine 8th grade members that were inducted last year. This year Ms. Pam Limes was our featured speaker.



PARCC Practice Test Links Now Available.

Links are available on the HS Counselor's web page.

Review of 2015-16 Student School Calendar
To view the calendar, click here.
If you have any questions or comments about the 2015-16 school calendar call the superintendent's office 937.393.3475
HCS Board Announces Special Meeting

Feb. 4 meeting will interview capital project design firms.

Staff Cookbook Sales Benefit "Spirit Fund"

HHS and HMS are selling "Looney Spoons" cookbooks to support the school "Spirit Fund". 

HMS Spelling Bee Held

Event completed Jan. 13

CCP (College Credit Plus) Meeting
CCP (College Credit Plus) Meeting
This meeting is mandatory for any student in grades 6 through 11 this school year who wishes to participate in taking college courses next school year.  This meeting is for both students and parents although students are not required to attend.  The meeting is February 10th at 6:30 PM at Hillsboro Elementary School
If you cannot attend this meeting the 2nd meeting will be February 26th at 6:30 PM.  Attendance at one of the meetings is MANDATORY for participation in school year 15/16.  The CCP program is replacing the former program know as PSEO. 
For more information, click here.
9th Grade Parent Meeting
9th Grade Parent Meeting
For current 9th grade students and their parents. 
One focus for the meeting will be on the new graduation requirements for current 9th graders. 
This short meeting will be held at Hillsboro Elementary at 5:30 PM on February 10, 2015. 
Financial Aid Night
Financial Aid Night
Meeting will be January 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM at HHS for Senior students and their parents.
SPIN (Student Parent Information Night) for current 8th graders and their parents:
SPIN (Student Parent Information Night) for current 8th graders and their parents: 
Meeting will be January 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM.  Please RSVP for the event by calling 393-4417 or returning the form that went home with students on January 9th.
HHS Junior Class to Sponsor Prom Dress Sale

The HHS Junior Class is sponsoring a prom dress sale on January 24th. 


Are you tired of spending hundreds of dollars on a Prom dress you will wear once?  Is last year’s dress still hanging in your closet?  Do you want to make money from that dress or shop for one at a GREAT price? Then come visit the prom dress sale!

Students Study Medieval Physics

Students Study Medieval Physics

Hillsboro City Schools Seeking Design Proposals

Upcoming construction project, renovations in need of design services

HHS Bowling Team Strikes Again!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!!

We wish you and yours a wonderful break!

We will see you back in class on January 5th!

Santa Visits Hillsboro Elementary

Primary Pod Take A Ride On The Polar Express

Third Grade Students Decorate Gingerbread Cookies

Kindergarten and First Grade Students Enjoy Polar Express


Representative from Edward Jones speaks to the Financial Literacy Students
HHS Athlete Penn Station Athlete of the Month
Trey Moberly was honored by Penn Station as Athlete of the Month for the Month of January. A Fox news crew traveled to HHS to film the presentation.
HHS Financial Literacy Students Complete Everfi program
Mayor Hastings Reads to First Grade Students

Kindergarten Students Make Gingerbread Houses

Miss Fulton poses with some of her students while they decorate their gingerbread houses.

First Grade Students Go To Entertrainment Junction

Entertrainment Junction is located in Cincinnati and houses the World's Largest Model Train.

Basketball Game Rescheduled
There has been a time change for boys basketball this weekend. The new time is:
Saturday 12/6/14
Site: Zane Trace HS
Opponent: Huntington
New Start Time: 4:15
Kindergarten Students Go On A Field Trip

Kindergarten students were allowed to sit inside the Police cruiser.

Kindergarten Students Collect Canned Food

Miss Anderson's class won by bringing in 186 cans of food!

5th grade students help load all of the canned goods!

Hillsboro FFA Selling Poinsettias

The Hillsboro FFA is selling Poinsettia plants for the holiday season. The price is $10 each or $8 when you buy three or more. 

Peyton Kidder of Hillsboro FFA named national finalist in 2014 National FFA Agriscience Fair at 87th National FFA Convention & Expo
Math Students Participate in Stock Market Challenge

Eight grade math intervention students study the stock markets

Larry Lyons Presents to HHS Intro. to Business Classes

Long-time Hillsboro community member and businessperson, Larry Lyons, presented to the HHS Intro. to Business classes on November 14.

NCB Presents "Get Smart About Credit"

In honor of Get Smart About Credit month, NCB representatives presented information to the HHS Financial Literacy classes.

HHS Theatre Presents "12 Angry Jurors"

This classic courtroom drama comes to live on the stage at Hillsboro High School as HHS Thespian Troupe #5928 presents Reginald Rose's "12 Angry Jurors"

Fall Sports Award Night

Middle School Nov. 6, High School Nov. 20

Junior Class Selling Christmas Wreaths

The Hillsboro High School Junior Class is currently selling Christmas wreaths to support the 2015 Prom. 


You can order a wreath in the following sizes and prices: SMALL, MEDIUM OR LARGE; $25, $28 OR $35. And you can have your choice of color of bow - NO BOW, RED BOW OR BURGUNDY BOW. 


If you would like to make an order you can see any one of the Junior Class officers or contact Mrs. Pitzer. Call the main office for more information. 

Hugh O'Bryan Youth Leadership Seminar

Applications for seminar due Nov. 10

Elementary School Parent/Teacher Conferences

The Elementary School will be holding a second series of Parent/Teacher Conferences this Tuesday, October 28th from 4-8pm. Please contact the school office to schedule an appointment. 

Red Ribbon Week 2014

Red Ribbon Week - a week dedicated to drug abuse prevention - is taking place at Hillsboro High and Middle School October 27-31. To raise awareness for Red Ribbon Week we will be having the following "Dress Up Days". 


Monday-- "Wear Red Day"
Tuesday-- "Throwback Tuesday, I'm too bright to do Drugs" (wear 80's clothes/bright colors) 
Wednesday--"Sock it to Drugs" (wear crazy socks)
Thursday--"Don't let drugs make you Crazy" (wear crazy clothes/mismatched clothing)
Friday--"Team up against Drugs" (wear school colors)
Hillsboro FFA Fruit Sale

Contact the Hillsboro FFA now to place your order for citrus, apples, gift packages, peanuts, BBQ, or meat & cheese.

HHS Honors Physical Science Students Visit Wilmington College
HHS Honors Physical Science students recently attended Science Night at Wilmington College. There was a demonstration contest and on the 3rd place team was Hope Lawson, the 2nd place team included Owen Young and the 1st place team included Riley Moberly
Attendees to the event were Hope Lawson, Emily Young, Tessa Ernst, Marissa Daniels, Owen Young, Riley Moberly and Patrick Hawkins.
Soil Judging Success

The Hillsboro FFA Soil Judging Team placed 3rd at the District 9 contest, and qualified to compete at the state contest.

2014 Homecoming Court

Congratulations to the 2014 Hillsboro High School Homecoming Court and Attendents!


Freshmen: Elli Elmore, Cameron Reed

Sophomores: Caitlin Ahrman, Hunter Chain

Juniors: Reaghan Haines, Ryan Hagen
King Candidates: Jacob Lerch, Skylar Murphy, Toby Warrington
Queen Candidates: Alli Boone, Erin Hagen, Jessica Lerch
The King and Queen will be crowned Friday, October 10th during the football game versus East Clinton. 
Homecoming Week at Hillsboro

October 6 - October 11 is Homecoming Week at Hillsboro High School. 


The Homecoming game will be at 7:30pm on Friday, October 10 versus East Clinton. The 2014 Homecoming King and Queen will be announced during the game.


Saturday, October 11 will be the Homecoming Dance from 8pm-11pm. Tickets must be purchased before the dance and students bringing dates from other schools must get a permission form from the HS office. 


Spirit Week starts on Monday. 


Monday - Class Color Day (Seniors: Red, Juniors: White, Sophomores: Black, Freshman: Pink)

Tuesday - Hawaiian Day

Wednesday - Formal Day

Thursday - Animal Day

Friday - Spirit Day

HS/MS Picture Day is Wednesday, October 1st

Hillsboro High School and Middle School will be having Picture Day on Wednesday, October 1st. Packets were sent home with students last Friday.  Please make sure to send any forms/money to school by Wednesday morning.


You can also pre-order online at http://www.downtownphotos.com 


There will be no changes to our Wednesday schedule due to pictures. We will be on our scheduled one-hour delay.

HHS Volley for the Cure

Monday, September 29 HHS will host "Volley for a Cure" to help raise funds and awareness for cancer research. 


The HHS Girls Volleyball team will take on the Wilmington Hurricanes starting at 6pm. Come on out and support the Volleyball team and helping to find a cure for cancer!

Get your HHS Yearbook today!

Now is the the time! Don't miss out on purchasing your HHS Yearbook. You can order your 2014-2015 Yearbook by clicking on the link below. Cost of the yearbook is $45. 


Follow Hillsboro City Schools on Facebook or Twitter

We are expanding the presence of Hillsboro City Schools out into the realm of social media. Follow the district news feed from your mobile devices!


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/HillsboroCitySchools


General News Twitter - https://twitter.com/HCSDistrictNews

HS Academics - https://twitter.com/HHS_Indians
HS Athletics - https://twitter.com/HHS_OH_Sports

Attention: All Laurel Oaks Students and Parents

Transportation Schedule for September 2-5, 2014

During the week of September 2-5, 2014, Hillsboro City Schools is out of session due to the Highland County Fair. Due to the fact the Laurel Oaks is still in session that week, we will be providing a shuttle bus to and from Hillsboro Elementary School for Laurel Oaks students. Click for more details:

NCB Awards $2,000 Technology Grant to HHS

NCB awards $2,000 technology grant to benefit HHS Financial Literacy students.

Ohio Classic Cross Country Meet

Saturday August 30th will be the Ohio Classic Cross Country Meet held at Liberty Park. As in years past there will be an open 5K and Elementary Fun Run prior to the meet. Please spread the word and encourage all to come out and show their support for the Hillsboro Athletics Program. Click for more info:

HHS Track & Field Athletes Moving on to Regionals
Financial Literacy Students Complete Everfi Program
Hillsboro FFA Members were Competitive in State Ag. Science Fair

Students participated in the State Ag. Science Fair at the State FFA Convention in May. 

Kindergartners attend FFA Event - Food for America

Approximately 60 FFA members took time out of their school day to help with the event, which held roughly 200 kindergarteners.

Hillsboro FFA Supporters Recognized at State Convention

The Honorary State FFA Degree is the second-highest Honorary Degree, and it is presented by the Ohio FFA Association at the annual State FFA Convention. Among the recipients were Rick and Connie Williams of Ricks Auction Company.

Bus Service for Laurel Oaks Students

Juniors attending Laurel Oaks, who are in session until June 4, 2014 will be provided a daily shuttle as usual to the Oaks Campus. However, transportation to/from home will not be provided after May 22, 2014. The shuttle bus will be leaving Hillsboro Elementary at 7:30 am each morning and will be returning in the afternoon at 3:30 pm.  Any questions or concerns, please call the bus garage at 393-4471.

HHS Drama Classes to Perform on May 8th

The Hillsboro High School Drama I classes will be performing their one act, Chipped, on Thursday, May 8th at 5:00.

Spring Sports Recognition Awards Night
MS - Monday May 19th 7:00pm HS/MS Cafeteria
HS - Wednesday May 21st 7:00pm HS Cafeteria
Graduation Photos for Seniors
Prom Promise Pledging a Success

Over 300 Students Participate in After Prom Activities

Local Insurance Agent Visits Financial Literacy Classes

Rebecca Oglesby discusses property insurance with students.

Prom Promise Pledging Begins

Students Can Sign up During Lunch

Sixth Grade Tdap In-School Immunization Clinic

Clinic will be held April 29

Hillsboro FFA Spring Flower & Vegetable Sale

Hillsboro FFA Greenhouse Management class uses the Greenhouse as a learning lab to raise spring flowers and vegetables.

Hillsboro Elementary Art Show

Show to be Held May 3

Hillsboro FFA Announces New Officer Team

The 2014 - 2015 Hillsboro FFA Chapter Officer Team was installed at the annual FFA Banquet. 

HHS Presents Rapunzel

Performances on Friday, 4/11 and Saturday, 4/12 at 7:00 PM.

Junior Senior Prom Photos

Photos begin at 5:30

National Library Week Approaching

April 13-19 celebrates all things library

HHS Track Meet at Zane Trace Canceled for Today, 4/3
Hillsboro High School Prom Information Released

Schedule of events, theme announced

HHS Track Meet Scheduled for March 29 Canceled

The track meet scheduled at Chillicothe for March 29 has been canceled.

Summary, Survey Released from Senior Meeting

Survey form available

Intro to Business Class Demonstrates Social Responsibility

Supports Highland County Society for Children and Adults

Seniors Calendar of Events Released

Listings of dates and times approved for graduation and testing releated events

HHS Students Compete at District Science Fair
Cornhole Tournament March 23rd

Proceeds to benefit Highland County Society for Children and Adults

No OGT Testing today, March 13th, due to the 2hr Delay

Today will be a normal 2 hr Delay schedule. There will be no OGT testing. OGT testing will be postphoned unti Monday, March 17th 2014

Hillsboro City Schools is on a 2 hr hour delay .

Hillsboro City Schools is on a two hour delay for Thursday, March 13th 2014

HHS Baseball Hosts 1st Annual Playing Hardball Against ALS event

Join us on April 5th for our doubleheader.

8th Grader Parents/Guardians - Input Sought on this year's promotion ceremony!

We are beginning to plan activities for the end of the school year.  One of the important events for our eighth grade students is the promotion ceremony at the end of the school year.   We would like parent input on the time of day that we should have this important event.  We want as many parents available to attend as possible.  Please click "Read More" below  for a link to the Survey we'd like you to fill out and return with your child by Friday, March 7th.  We will tally the results and have those sent home in a few weeks.


Thank you for your help!

Hillsboro Middle School Staff

HHS OGT Schedule and Info

The 2014 HHS OGT week has arrived. Testing will take place March 10th - 14th, 2014. Click "Read More" below for the testing schedule itself, and the AP course schedule for OGT week.

Congratulations to HHS Wrestlers

Seniors Kordell F. and Ryan K. fair well at the state wrestling meet.

Hillsboro City Schools is on a two hour delay for Tuesday, March 4th 2014

Hillsboro City Schools is on a two hour delay for Tuesday, March 4th 2014

HHS Quick Recall Team Advances to Regionals

Congratulations to the HHS Quick Recall Team for being co-league champs.

Hillsboro City Schools is Closed for Monday, March 3rd 2014

Hillsboro City Schools is Closed for Monday, March 3rd 2014

Hillsboro City Schools - 2hr Delay for March 3rd 2014

Hillsboro City Schools - 2hr Delay for March 3rd 2014

Winter Sports Award Ceremonies Planned

Dates set for High School and Middle School ceremonies

Hillsboro High School releases spring sports schedules
Hillsboro City Schools is on a 2hr Delay for Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 due to icy conditions.

Hillsboro City Schools is on a 2hr Delay for Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 due to icy conditions.

Hillsboro FFA Annual Strawberry Sale

One of the first signs that spring is near is the arrival of fresh, sweet, juicy strawberries from Florida. Orders due by February 28th.

Hillsboro FFA Hosts 17th Annual Alumni Auction

Auction funds provide scholarships for Hillsboro High School students enrolled in Agricultural Education.

2014-2015 District Calendar Public Hearing


Where: Hillsboro City Schools Central Office Bldg.

            39 Willettsville Pike, Hillsboro, OH 45133


When: Wednesday, February 19th @ 6:30PM

(Prior to the scheduled February Board Meeting -- Open to the Public)

Hillsboro City Schools is on a 2hr Delay for Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Hillsboro City Schools is on a 2hr Delay for Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

HHS vs. East Clinton Boys & Girls Basketball Schedule

Read further to view the game schedule for Friday, February 7.

Hillsboro City Schools is on a 2hr Delay for Friday, February 7th, 2014

Hillsboro City Schools is on a 2hr Delay for Friday, February 7th, 2014

Hillsboro City Schools is CLOSED for Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Hillsboro City Schools is CLOSED for Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Hillsboro City Schools is CLOSED for Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Hillsboro City Schools is CLOSED for Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Hillsboro City Schools is CLOSED for Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Hillsboro City Schools is CLOSED for Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Hillsboro City Schools is on a 2hr Delay for Friday, January 24th, 2014

Hillsboro City Schools is on a 2hr Delay for Friday, January 24th, 2014

Congratulations to Hugh O'Brien Award Winner: Emily B.

HHS Sophomore Emily B. wins the Hugh O'Brien award

An Introductory Letter from Incoming Interim Superintendent Jim Smith


!!NOTICE!!: Tonight's Girls Basketball Game has been moved

December 23rd, 2013 -- The Girls Basketball game scheduled for this evening has been moved to HHS due to water damage to the White Oak gym. The JV game will begin at 6:00 with the Varsity to follow

Laurel Oaks to hold Parent Rally

For more information, click here.

HHS Financial Literacy Students "Graduate"

NCB and Everfi representatives present students with graduation certificates.

Christmas Greetings

The Library Staff wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Look inside for a special gift....

Hillsboro City Schools Superintendent Search

The Hillsboro City School District Board of Education, located in Highland County, Ohio, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of superintendent. The vacancy has resulted from the retirement of Superintendent Rick Earley (effective January 2014). Mr. Earley has been employed by Hillsboro City Schools since 1984, and most recently served as superintendent since 2010. The board is being assisted in its search by the Southern Ohio ESC. For more info (Brochure, Job Position info, Application, etc): CLICK HERE.

National Honor Society Induction Rescheduled

Induction has been rescheduled for Thursday at 7PM

Hillsboro FFA Poinsettia Sale

Greenhouse Management class will be selling poinsettias from December 2nd-20th. 

National Honor Society induction postponed

The NHS Induction ceremony has been postponed for November 26 due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled in December.

HHS Theatre Department presents "Rumors"

Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00 PM

HHS Senior Megan O. Signs with University of South Carolina
Hillsboro FFA Congratulates Greenhand Degree Recipients
Farm to School Project

Hillsboro FFA presents its Farm to School Project at OSBA conference.

HHS Girls Soccer Team Finishes Season as Regional Runner-ups
Hillsboro FFA Chapter Attends 86th National FFA Convention
The Hillsboro FFA Chapter Congratulates two American Degree Recipients
The degree ceremony took place at the 86th National FFA Convention.
Lady Indians Soccer Team Wins Regional Semi-Final Game
HHS Girls Soccer Team wins regional semi-final game against West Holmes
DeAndre S. is State Bound
Middle School Fall Dance Oct. 29
Dance will be at the Middle School this evening
Hillsboro FFA Fruit Sale is Underway
Orders will be taken from now until November 8th.
OGT Testing Date Approaching
Juniors and seniors who need to take the OGT will begin October 28 - Nov. 1st.
Hillsboro FFA receives Farm to School Grant
The Greenhouse Management class will be recognized at the Ohio Student Achievement Fair in November. 
Hillsboro City Schools to Observe Red Ribbon Week
Students will participate in anti-drug activities
NCB Presents "Get Smart About Credit" to Financial Literacy Students
FFA Ag-Day
On October 11, 2013 the Hillsboro FFA hosted the annual Ag-Day recently called Pioneer Day. The name had been changed due to the drifting from Pioneer life.
Attention Parents: MS Football Game with Chillicothe Rescheduled
The Middle School football game with Chillicothe will be Thursday, October 17th.




The location will be Herrnstein Field


345 Arch Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601


Congratulations to our Boys & Girls Cross Country Teams
Hillsboro HS Girls Cross Country team wins 1st Place in the SCOL
Pertussis case reported in Highland County
Students Receive ACT Training

During recent homeroom periods approximately 40 students joined Mrs. Lynn Musser, MS/HS librarian, in the library lab to boost their scores through the use of  ACT prep software.

Library Holds Book Tasting

A book tasting was held in the library for all students in Mrs. Haines' 7th grade English classes.

Ohio Cross Country Classic

The Annual Ohio Cross Country Classic will be held Saturday, August 31 at Liberty Park.

Congratulations to Zach B. for his 2nd place honors
2013 HHS Business Co-Op Top Achievers
Sports physicals for Hillsboro Athletes

Physicals will be offered for athletes grades 7-12

Little Indians Youth Boys Basketball Camp

June 24 - June 27

Hillsboro Pee Wee Cheer Camp

Pee Wee Cheer Camp July 10-12

HHS Student Athletes Compete at State Track & Field Meet

Senior Jarrod H. placed 2nd in the 800 Meter Run.

Highland County Chamber Extends Invitation
HHS Students Learn from Farm Credit Services
HMS Students Rock the OAAs
Summer OGT & Summer School Opportunities for HHS Students
NCB to Provide Financial Literacy Resources to HHS
The Hillsboro FFA Chapter hosts Food For America
Hillsboro FFA Chapter attends FFA Convention

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter attends the 85th Ohio FFA Convention

HMS Girls Track & Field Wins SCOL Members Track Meet
Graduation Pictures for Seniors
HMS Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony May 23
HHS Quality Core Exam Schedule

Please review the Quality Core Exam schedules for high school students only.

HMS Teachers Encourage Students to Rock the OAAs
HHS Art Students Participate in SCOL Art Competition
Weastec Donates to Hillsboro City Schools
HMS Students Experience Real Money, Real World
HHS Student Signs with the University of Cincinnati
HMS Students Earn Honors in Anti-Bullying Art Contest
Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Participate in Judging

Hillsboro FFA Chapter members participated in the Ohio State FFA Judging Contest

HHS Theatre Department Presents "Grease"

HHS will present the rock ‘n roll musical “Grease” on April 12, 13, and 14.

April 15-19 is National Library Week

Celebrate literacy and the joy of reading! Click here to read further details.

HHS 2013 Senior Meeting & Information

Senior meeting held on 4/8/13 for all seniors. Click here to read further details.

5th Grade Camp Joy Fundraiser - Kroger Community Rewards


You can enroll your Kroger Plus Cards online to help raise money to offset costs of 5th Grade students attending Camp Joy. www.krogercommunityrewards.com
Labels for Education Program - Hillsboro Intermediate
Hillsboro Intermediate is collecting UPC's from participating Labels for Education® products purchased using your shopper card at participating retailers..
HHS Greenhouse Management Class Selling Flowers

Greenhouse hours are from 8 am to 4 pm, and students will also take orders.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter holds banquet

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter held its Annual Chapter Banquet on March 23.

HMS Power of the Pen finalists

Congratulations to 4 HMS Power of the Pen students who qualified for state competition.

1st grade program scheduled for April 11 @ 6:30 PM
HES Art Show - Saturday, 4/6
2013 Spring Break for Students

No School for students Thursday, March 28th - Wednesday, April 3rd

Hillsboro City Schools Kindergarten Registration April 10

Eligible children should be registered for the 2013-2014 school year at Hillsboro Elementary on April 10.

Hillsboro FFA Treasurer Crowned Pork Queen

Michaela C. was recently crowned Highland County Pork Industry Queen.

HMS Students Compete in Power of the Pen Regional

Six HMS individuals competed in the regional Power of the Pen competition on 3/23.

HHS Advanced Art students visit Funke Fired Arts
HHS Students Participate in Science Day at Wilmington College

Congratulations to Amber C. and Samantha F. on their science fair projects.

HMS Parent/Student Survey Updates

Please click here to view a message from HMS Principal, Shannon Coblentz

HHS Parent survey results are in

Parents like the staff, dislike menu changes.

Kindergarten Registration Scheduled for April 10

Eligible children planning to attend Hillsboro City Schools Kindergarten in 2013-2014 should be registered on Wednesday, April 10 at Hillsboro Elementary.

First State Bank donates $1,000 to the track project
HHS Recognizes Ladder of Success students

HHS recognizes Ladder of Success students for the mid-term of the third quarter.

All Hillsboro City Schools after school activities cancelled for 3/5

All Hillsboro City Schools after school and evening activities are cancelled for Tuesday, 3/5.

OGT Scheduled for March 11-15 @ HHS

The OGT test will be administered March 11-15. Please click on this link to view the schedule.

Family Fun Night @ HES

Family Fun Night to be held at Hillsboro Elementary on March 1 starting @ 5:00 PM.

Winter Sports Awards Recognition Nights

The HMS and HHS Winter Sports Awards Recognition Nights will be held in March.

Quick Recall Team SCOL Tournament Champs

Congratulations to the HHS Quick Recall Team on their recent tournament success.

Hillsboro Elementary Anti-Bullying Quilt on Display

Hillsboro Elementary students participate in Anti-Bullying Week.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter is Selling Strawberries

Now through March 1st, the Hillsboro FFA Chapter is selling strawberries.

SSCC Area High School Art Show Results

Congratulations to those students who were awarded honors at the art show.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Alumni Auction

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter held their 16th Annual FFA Alumni Consignment Auction at United Producer’s Inc.

Hillsboro Rotary Four-Way Speech Contest

Hillsboro Rotary Club announces in 4-Way Speech Contest at HHS for Feb. 26.

Upcoming Athletic Events/Tournament Schedules

Please click the link above to view schedules for basketball, bowling, swimming, & wrestling.

HHS Girls & Boys Basketball Schedule for 2/12 Games -- Senior Night

We will be hosting Goshen H.S. in both boys & girls basketball on Tuesday, February 12.

National Junior Honor Society induction

The 10th Annual NJHS Induction Ceremony was held January 23.

After-Prom begins memorial brick sales

Engraved bricks to be placed at entrances to district facilities

Office for Exceptional Children Regional Meeting Updates

The dates for the Regional Meetings have been rescheduled.

HES Students Honored

Hillsboro Elementary students were honored at the HHS girls basketball game.

Hillsboro City Schools on a 1-Hour Delay for Thursday

A.M. Preschool should report on a 1-Hour Delay.

Meet the HHS Quick Recall Team

HHS will host a quick recall match on Thursday, January 31.

HHS Scheduling for 2013-2014

Students entering grades 9-12 at HHS in 2013-2014 will begin scheduling soon.

State requirements for vaccinations

Vaccine required for all sixth grade students

Ladder of Success Achievers
Several HHS students achieved success through the LOS program for the 1st quarter.
High School yearbooks are on sale

Yearbooks available online or during lunch at the high school

HHS Parent Teacher Conferences
HHS Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Tuesday, January 15.
Tonight's MS Boys Basketball Game
The time for tonight's Middle School boys basketball game has changed to 6:00 P.M.
The NED Show to perform at HES
The NED Show will be performing at the Hillsboro Elementary Wednesday January 9th in the afternoon.
Middle School Spelling Bee Results
Congratulations to the MS Spelling Bee finalists & winner.
Students return to class January 7
Classes begin on Monday.
A Night of One Acts
The HHS Drama classes will be presenting A Night of One Acts on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Handel's Messiah will be performed at Southern State December 16th at 3PM
HHS Boys Basketball Schedule Change
The 12/7 basketball game has been rescheduled.
Library Hosts Art II Sculptures
 The library is again privileged to display sculptures created by Mrs. Hendrix’s Art 2 classes.  The unique sculptures were inspired by artist Alberto Giacometti.
HHS Greenhouse Management Class Selling Poinsettias
The Hillsboro greenhouse management class is now selling poinsettias! If you are interested they are $12 each.  To see details click on the article title.
Kindergarten Canned Food Drive
HES Kindergartners participate in a canned food drive.
"Mixed Nuts" Plays This Weekend Mixed Nuts!
What happens when a shy, aspiring writer from the Midwest comes to the Big Apple in search of fame and fortune? For Michael Caldwell, life becomes a series of hilarious encounters with the unpredictable residents of his dilapidated apartment house. 
HOBY Presentation Will Be Given to Sophomore Class
Mrs. Bihl will be doing presentations in all sophomore English classes (on November 8th and 9th) to inform students about HOBY and the selection process for becoming our school's HOBY Ambassador. 
Annual Hillsboro Rotary Spaghetti Dinner

HHS Girls Soccer Team Advances to Regionals
Congratulations to the HHS Lady Indians Soccer team for advancing to regionals.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences for the middle school and high school will be held on Thursday, November 1.
Hillsboro Will Hold College Fair
 Hillsboro High School’s annual college fair will be held on Thursday, October 11th. 
1992 HHS Football Team Being Recognized
The 1992 HHS football team is being recognized on Friday, October 12.
Grandparents' Days at HES
Hillsboro Elementary School hosting Grandparents' Days.
Congratulations to HHS Golf Teams
Both boys and girls golf teams are advancing to the Southeast District Tournament.
Volley for the Cure
HHS raised $1500 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation
 Itinerary announcement concerning the upcoming HHS Band trip to Miami University
More Freshmen Focus Fun
Freshman Focus Fun!
Freshman students are participating in a new course called Freshman Focus.
News from the Hillsboro FFA Chapter FFA 1
The Hillsboro FFA chapter stayed busy over the summer.
Ohio Classic Cross Country Invitational
The annual Ohio Classic is scheduled for Saturday, September 1.
HMS Football Schedule Change
An additional HMS Football game has been added to the schedule for 8/29.
State Qualifier & Regional Qualifiers
Hillsboro High School is sending its first state qualifier in boys tennis.
Kindergarten Field Trip
On Friday, May 11, the Hillsboro Elementary kindergarten classes took a field trip to a local farm.

Student Artists Compete at National Festival
 Several Hillsboro Middle School and High School students participated in an art competition
HHS Spring Sports Awards Banquet
The HHS Spring Sports Awards Banquet will be held on May 22.
HHS Boys Track & Field
HHS Boys Track & Field Team Win SCOL
Career Exploration at HHS
Students in Info Tech classes are exploring careers using Kuder career website.
MS Girls Track & Field Record
Middle School Track & Field Season Ends & Another Girls Track & Field Record Set

MS Spring Sports Banquet
The Middle School Spring Sports Banquet will be held on May 7.
Hillsboro PTO Spring Carnival
Hillsboro PTO Spring Carnival scheduled for Friday, May 11
Sports Physicals
Sports Physicals Offered Through Hillsboro Health Center
Softball & Baseball Sectional Tournament
Varsity Softball & Baseball Sectional Tournament Information
Art Show
The annual art show will be held at Hillsboro Elementary on Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Yearbook Sales
 Now through April 29th
Graduation Special Needs Seating
Senior Graduation Information
Violin Students Present Recital
 (See Photo Galleries for pictures)
HHS Band Receives Superior Rating
 HHS Concert Band Receives Superior Rating
HHS Choirs Receive Superior Ratings
 OMEA Adjudicated Event held March 10th at Miami Trace High School
Two-Hour Delay For SOME Juniors and Seniors
All Juniors and Seniors who have passed the OGT and have their own transportation will operate on two hour delay March 12-16th.
OAA Schedule For Grades 3 - 5
Testing dates for grades 3 - 5 have been set. Click the title to view details.
Girls Middle School Track Practice Canceled 3/8/12

HHS Wrestlers Advance to State

Congratulations to our HHS Wrestlers! 

Five members of the Hillsboro High School wrestling team will be advancing to state.

Brandon C.
Dillon H.
Kaleb W.
Kordell F.
Connor J.
Alternate: Ryan K.
The first session of state begins Thursday, March 1st at 4:15 P.M.
Important Yearbook Order Information
Yearbook price increases from $55 to $60 after March 1st.
Boys Basketball Tournament Tickets

Boys Basketball
Tournament Tickets 
are now on sale in the AD office

Sectional game
When: Friday, Feb. 24th
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Location: Southeastern HS
Opponent: Fairland HS
$5.00 All tickets adults and students
Tickets will be on sale at the 2/14 and 2/17 Home games.
Invitation to Parents of High School and Middle School Students
There will be an "Administrative Breakfast" (coffee and doughnuts) for parents of middle school and high school students on Thursday, January 26th from 7:30 AM-8:15 AM in the library at the High School and Middle School complex.
Important College Financial Aid Meeting Thursday!
The meeting will be held Thursday, January 5th at 7PM at the Hillsboro High School cafeteria
HHS Students Watch Supreme Court Justices In Action
HCS Treasurer Speaks to HHS Students in Classroom
HHS/HMS Cafeteria Improves Nutrition And Selection
The HS/MS Cafeteria staff has been working very hard to improve the nutrition, quality and selection of food that students have for breakfast and lunch. 
Dream Comes True for 2008 HHS Grad
Welcome to our Site!!
Welcome to our new site!
Welcome to Hillsboro
This is the start.....
Welcome to our site
Happy Thanksgiving!

Hillsboro City Schools would like to wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! There will be no school Wednesday, Thursday or Friday this week.

HHS Presents "Clue"

HHS Presents "Clue on Stage" November 16 and 17 at 7 PM and November 18 at 3 PM. Tickets: $8 for adults and $5 for students.

Early Release this Friday, November 2

This Friday, November 2, our varsity football team will be playing in the state playoffs at Eastmoor Academy in Columbus. Pre-sale tickets will be available on Tuesday afternoon in the athletic department for $8 and will be $9 at the game. We will be dismissing 2 hours early on Friday to ensure that every employee and student in our district will be able to attend the game in plenty of time.
Address of the game:
Eastmoor Academy
417 South Weyant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43213

5th Grade Veteran's Day Program is Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 PM
HMS Fall Sports Awards Night is Monday, Oct. 29 at 7 PM
Community Bonfire on Wednesday, October 24

The HHS Student Council would like to invite the community of Hillsboro to an evening of food, fun, music, and community spirit as we prepare to take on the McClain Tigers this week! Festivities start at 6, with the lighting of the fire shortly after sunset around 7 PM. Please join us in supporting your Hillsboro Indians as they play for an FAC Conference Championship and a spot in the state playoffs! 

Recruitment Meeting for HHS Students Traveling Abroad

Are you interested in traveling to Berlin, Prague & Switzerland? If you are a 9th-11th grader attending HHS, there will be another informational meeting on Monday, October 22 at 6:30 PM in room 1509 in the high school. For more information, contact Mrs. Hendrix at 393-3485 ext 2952.

Good Luck to Kristin J. Competing in the State Golf Tournament Friday & Saturday!


Picture courtesy of Downtown Photography

Good Luck to the HMS/HHS Cross Country Teams Competing in the FAC League Meet Today!
Good Luck to the Boys Soccer Team in Postseason Competition Today!

The Indians host Circleville at 5 PM. Tickets are $5. No passes accepted as this is an OHSAA tournament game.

Good Luck to the Volleyball Team as They Play in Postseason Competition Today!

The team travels to Sheridan for a 6 PM game tonight.

Good Luck to the Girls Soccer Team!

The Lady Indians host the McClain Tigers in a sectional tournament game this evening at 5 PM. Tickets are $5 each. No passes will be accepted this evening as this is an OHSAA tournament game.

Good Luck to Gabe M. as He Competes in District Competition Today in Golf!
Good Luck to the Boys Golf Team

Good luck to the boys golf team as they compete in sectionals today at Crown Hill Golf Club!

Good Luck to the Girls Tennis Team

Good luck to the girls tennis team as they compete in sectionals today at Shawnee State University!

Meeting on 10/3 for HHS Students Interested in Traveling to Germany, Prague, & Switzerland

Are you interested in traveling to Germany, Prague & Switzerland? If you are a 9th-11th grader attending HHS, there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30 PM in the high school cafeteria. For more information, contact Mrs. Hendrix at 393-3485 ext 2952.


Hillsboro HS Homecoming Dance

Homecoming tickets will be on sale this week Monday through Friday, in the morning from 7:15-7:30 by the side entrance doors, and during both lunches on the stage. Tickets are $5 each. We ask that students make an effort to bring exact money. The dance for high school students will be Saturday September 22, from 8 pm to 11 pm.

Ohio Classic Cross Country Meet Scheduled for September 1

The Ohio Classic Cross Country meet is scheduled for Saturday, September 1 at Liberty Park. The schedule of events is as follows:

Open 5k Run (no competitors may run) - $5 - 8:00am 
Elementary Fun Run (ages K-6th grade) - $2 -  9:00am 
Varsity Girls - 9:30am 
Varsity Boys - 10:00am 
MS Girls - 10:30am 
MS Boys -  11:00am  

Hillsboro's Fall Sports Meet the Teams and Fish Fry Night

The Hillsboro fall sport "Meet the Teams" and fish fry are scheduled for Friday, August 17. Teams will be introduced starting at 6 PM and the scrimmage will start at 7 PM. Teams to be introduced are as follows:

MS/HS Cross country
MS cheer
MS football
MS/HS Volleyball
Girls soccer
Boys soccer
HS cheer
Marching band

Admission is free.

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

HMS Winter Sports Awards Program Tonight at 7 PM
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HCS will be closed on Wednesday, January 17

All evening activities have been cancelled and/or postponed.

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.

Parent Teacher Conferences at HMS/HHS today from 4-7 PM
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!  

HMS Choir Concert at 7 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 28
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.

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!

HHS Fall Sports Awards Night This Evening @ 7 PM
5th Grade Veterans Day Program Thursday, Nov. 9th at 6:30 PM at HES
Reminder: HMS Fall Sports Awards are Tonight, October 30 at 7 PM
1st Quarter Report Cards are being sent home today (October 26) with students
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.

Hillsboro High School Presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"


Bonfire canceled for Wednesday, 10/25, evening
Good luck to the boys soccer team competing in district competition at Logan tonight
HHS Choral Concert this evening at 7 PM
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!

Reminder: No school for Students on Friday, October 27
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!

2nd Grade Musical @ HES on Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 PM
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.

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 International Thespian Society Car Wash

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

8th Grade Washington DC Trip Parent Meeting

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

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.

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.  

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.

Sam Barnhouse Memorial Blood Drive to be held July 20

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

Post Season Updates for HHS Athletics

Post Season Updates for HHS Athletics:

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

JV & Varsity Baseball Games Scheduled for Today Have Been Canceled
Hillsboro Drama I & II Classes Present A Night of One Acts

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

Camp Joy Information for 5th Grade Students

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

MS Band & Choral Concerts this week

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

Varsity girls softball game in Washington CH start time has changed to 5:30 today
Parent Teacher Conferences This Week

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

JV Baseball & Softball Games in Hillsboro Canceled for Today
All JV/Varsity Baseball & Softball Games are Canceled for Today, 4/4
Hillsboro Elementary Art Show to be Held April 1 from 10 AM to 1 PM
Third Quarter Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, March 17
Reminder: HHS Winter Sports Awards Night Tonight at 7 PM
Parent/Student Meeting for Incoming 6th Graders for the 2017-18 School Year

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

HS Bowling Schedule Change

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

HHS Student Council Wiffle Ball Tournament

The HHS Student Council is hosting a Wiffle Ball Tournament on Saturday, June 25th. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences:


High School and Middle School will be October 23rd 4pm to 7pm.


Elementary School will be 4pm to 8pm on October 23rd and 28th.


Please contact the school office to make an appointment.

A Message from the Superintendent




Hillsboro Athletics Annual Fish Fry and Meet the Teams Night
UPDATE: Track Project Underway!
Phase 1 of the HS/MS Track Project is underway!

Daily School Start and End Times for the 2012-2013 School Yr.
The daily school day start and end times for the Elementary and HS/MS buildings...
Staff Computers Ready for Return
The staff members listed below have computers that have been re-imaged and are ready for pick-up (list up-date 6/15/12).
OAA Testing Information
OAA Testing slated for May 1st -3rd.
HHS Graduates To Perform in NKU production
 Many of you may remember Melissa Nelson as a student at HHS, class of '06.   Missy is finishing a degree in vocal performance at Northern Kentucky University, where she has studied with Professor Gayle Grout for the past five years.   This weekend, Missy will be playing the female lead role in W.A. Mozart's Cosi fan tutte (Women are Like That). The performance will be held in Greaves Concert Hall at NKU . . .
CBI Students Visit 62 Classic's Diner & Weastec

The Hillsboro High School CBI class visited 62 Classic's Diner and Weastec on Friday, November 16. Students learned about the employment process and what job skills and employee expectations are needed for part-time and full-time employment in both workplace settings.

Playoff shirts available for purchase

If you are interested in purchasing a football FAC Champs/Playoff long-sleeve t-shirt, please complete the attached order form and/or contact the athletic department at 393-9325. For more information, please click here. Shirts will be available Thursday afternoon.

No School for Students on Friday, October 26

Friday is a staff professional development day -- there is no school for students.

Good Luck to the Cross Country Teams as they Compete in Districts on Saturday!
Hillsboro FFA Fruit Sale

The Hillsboro FFA Fruit Sale is underway! FFA members will be selling fruit, peanuts, meat & cheese, and BBQ from now through November 12. Fruit will be delivered the first week of December. Click here to see the order form for more information, or contact the Ag Department at 393-3485 ext. 1580/1582, emcneal@hillsboro-indians.org/ bcummings@hillsboro-indians.org

Hillsboro Elementary Walk-A-Thon to be held Friday, October 12

Hillsboro Elementary will hold its annual walk-a-thon on Friday, October 12 at 1 PM. For more information about how you can help make this event a success, please call 937-393-3132.

Auditions for HHS Fall Play Being Held

Auditions for the HHS Theatre Fall Play "Clue" will be held Monday, September 24 at 7 PM in the HHS choir room. Students in grades 7-12 may audition. You should prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue. Audition packets are available in the high school office.

Hillsboro City Schools Will Not be in Session Sept. 3-7

Hillsboro City Schools will not be in session September 3-7 for the Highland County Fair. We would like to wish good luck to all of our students exhibiting projects this year!

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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!

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

HCS will be closed on Monday, February 12

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

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

5th Grade Camp Joy Parent Meeting Tonight from 6-7 PM @ HES
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!

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!

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.

Hillsboro FFA 5k Scheduled for Saturday, October 21

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

Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club Meeting Scheduled for August 30

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

Open House Scheduled for Thursday, August 10

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

Attention Seniors

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

Hillsboro HS International Thespian Society #5928 Induction Ceremony

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

Immunization Clinic to be Held at HHS on April 19

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

Hillsboro Presents ‘Les Miserables’ This Weekend

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

Spring Sports Pictures for Student Athletes in Grades 7-12 are Tuesday, March 28
Reminder: 4th Grade Musical Program, Thur., March 23 at 6:30 PM @ Hillsboro Elem.
HHS April Students of the Month

Hillsboro High School announces the April 2016 Students of the Month. 

Spain Trip Fundraiser at Subway May 4th

Subway to donate 10% of sales to HHS Spain Trip on Wednesday, May 4th. 

HHS Theatre Department Hosts Fall Festival

The Hillsboro High School Theatre Department/Thespian Troupe #5928 is hosting the "Dramatically Awesome Fall Festival" this Saturday, October 25 from 2pm to 5pm in the HHS Auditeria. 


This family-friendly Fall Festival will include carnival games, activities for kids, a costume contest, food and treats provided by the Hillsboro PTO, and items for sale by the Freshman and Sophomore classes. Kids won't want to miss "Stage Fright" the haunted stage experience!


Admission is $2 per child and all proceeds will go towards providing financial assistance to HHS Theatre students wishing to attend area and state conferences. 

Required Pre-season Parent and Athlete meetings.



SOESC Assists Hillsboro City Board of Education with Treasurer Search
Free Dyslexia Presentation
  A leading dyslexia expert will hold a presentation Monday, October 29, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Hillsboro Church of Christ.
Open House Schedule for Thursday, August 9th 2012
Open House times for Hillsboro Elementary and Hillsboro HS/MS...
OGT Testing will be March 12th - March 16th
HCS Accepting Open Enrollment Applications
Hillsboro City Schools is currently accepting Open Enrollment Applications for the 2011-2012 school year.
Register Your Child for Kindergarten
 Children living in the Hillsboro City School District who will be five years of age on or before August 1 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten.  Please bring your child with you to register at Hillsboro Elementary School on Wednesday, April 6th.  Registration will be open from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon for . . . 
HHS Senior Kristin J. Signs with The Ohio State University

HHS Senior, Kristin J., has signed her letter of intent to play women's golf and continue her education at The Ohio State University.

Hillsboro FFA 5k

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter will be hosting a 5k at Rocky Fork State Park on October 20 at 9 am. Proceeds from the event will be used to help Highland County families in need during the holiday season. For more information click here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HHS Graduation Scheduled for Sunday, May 20 at 4:30 PM
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. 

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.

Boys Bowling Team Place District Runner-up

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

Hillsboro High School Musical Theatre Presents "HHS on Broadway"


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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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Football Scrimmage & Meet the Team Night Announced for Fall Sports Teams

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

Hillsboro Youth Volleyball Camp

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

HMS Spring Sports Awards Night is Monday, May 8 at 7 PM
All baseball/softball games postponed for today, 4/7
Hillsboro High School Presents Les Miserables

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

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

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



"Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Poster Winners

Hillsboro Elementary students were honored as the poster contest winners during the "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive.

Celebrate My Drive

Safe driving program to begin at HHS

High School, Middle School open house

Open house scheduled for the evening of Aug. 7

HHS Student, Mackenzie C. Competes in Junior Olympics
Boys Cross Country Team Advances to Regionals
The boys placed 3rd as a team while the girls ran very well but missed qualifying for the regionals by one place.
2012-2013 Hillsboro City Schools Bus Line Up
Hillsboro Pee Wee Cheer Camp
The Hillsboro Pee Wee Cheer Camp will be held on August 1, 2 and 3.
Kindergarten Registration Scheduled For April
Children living in the Hillsboro City School District who will be five years of age on or before August 1 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten. Registration will be Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Hillsboro Elementary School. 

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Hillsboro Elementary Art Show
   Saturday April 9th, 2011 Hillsboro Elementary School 10am-1pm   Come to see the best work from all of our students K-5! We will have make-and-take art activities for the whole family! You can vote for the best two 5th grade pieces to be framed and displayed in . . .
CCP Meeting to be held December 13 and January 17

Students in grades 7-12 may be eligible to participate in College Credit Plus classes. If you are interested in your child taking CCP classes for the 2019-20 school year, you must attend a mandatory meeting on December 13, 2018 at 6:30 PM or on January 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM at HHS. For additional questions or concerns, please contact the HHS counseling department at 393-3485.

The HMS Book Fair is Nov. 12-16

The Hillsboro Middle School Book Fair will be held November 12-16. It will be open later during parent teacher conferences on Nov. 15 from 4-7 PM.

HMS Halloween Dance on Friday, October 19

There will be a Hillsboro Middle School Halloween dance on Friday, October 19 from 3-5 PM. Students must have permission forms turned in prior to purchasing a ticket. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased during lunch October 15-19. Only HMS students are permitted to attend. 

HHS Cheerleaders Host Pee Wee Football Cheer Camp

The HHS Cheerleaders are hosting a pee wee football cheer camp on September 25-27 from 3:30-5:15 at Hillsboro Elementary for students in grades K-5. Additionally, students will be invited to perform at the home varsity football game on September 28. For more information, 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 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 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 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!

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!!
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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. 

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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


Hillsboro Boys Youth Basketball Camp

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


Sports Physical Paperwork

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

Kindergarten Registration Scheduled for March 30

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

Jaeleigh H. Breaks HMS 100M Dash Record
Congratulations to HMS 8th grader Jaeleigh H. for breaking the HMS 100M Dash record on April 4 with a time of 13.0. The record was previously held by Kristi Barrera.
Board of Education Meeting Announced

The Hillsboro Board of Education has announced it's next meeting date. 

Business Co-Op Students Tour Buckeye Country Radio Station

The Business Co-Op traveled to Buckeye Country September 19th

Summer OGT dates

Click here for more information

2013 Fall Sports Schedules
HHS Cross Country Shines at SCOL
  Congratulations to the Boy's and Girl's Cross Country teams for a stellar performance at the SCOL meet last evening! 
HHS Students Travel to Costa Rica
Students travel to Costa Rica to explore Neotropical Ecology and Spanish Immersion.
Green Eggs and Ham For Breakfast, Anyone?.... Anyone?...
Please join us for a morning full of Seussical FUN!

Join members of our Seussical cast  on Saturday, March 3 at 10:00 am in the Hillsboro High School Auditeria  for a brunch complete with Green Eggs and Ham, visits from your favorite "Seuss" characters, fun, games, and crafts. ...
Congrats to Laurel Oaks Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following Hillsboro students who attend Laurel Oaks. They were nominated as Students of the Month!
Owen T. - Aviation, Savannah B. - Health Tech, and Kaitlyn B. - Health Tech

Good Luck to Kristin J. as She Competes in District Competition Today
School Pictures at HMS/HHS are Thursday, September 27
School Immunizations Required for Kindergarten, 7th & 12th Grade Students

The State of Ohio requires all Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grade students to have certain immunizations. Please turn in your student’s immunization record to the school nurse as soon as possible. By Ohio law, students without current immunizations on file must be excluded from school on the 14th day of attendance. If you have any questions, please call the school nurse at 393-3132 ext. 5114.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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!

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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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.

The JV Boys Soccer Game in Chillicothe on Wed., 10/4 has changed to 7 PM
HHS Pee Wee Cheer Camp Announced

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

Meeting for Students Traveling to Italy - Final Enrollment Meeting

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

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

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


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

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

Board of Education Meeting Announced

Board of Education meeting to be held May 18th. 

Business Co-Op Students Travel to Ponderosa

The Business Co-Op Students of Hillsboro High School traveled to Ponderosa on September 17th.

Free Sports Physicals Offered

Physicals will be given on June 6 in Chilicothe

An opening message from the Superintendent
HHS Cross Country Results
The Hillsboro High School Cross Country girls team for earned the title of Highland County Cross Country Champions for the 6th year in a row!  
HS/MS - Preparing For the 2012/13 School Year
Information preparing HS/MS students and parents for the 2012/2013 School Year...
Update from the Costa Rica Trip
by Mrs. Frazer-Watkins
Watch this page each day for current updates from Mrs. Frazer-Watkins beginning 6/14/12.
HHS Summer Camps & Programs
HHS athletic programs to hold summer camps.
Winter Sports Recognition
Congratulations to the following HHS Winter Sports athletes:

Girls Basketball
District #14 Honorable Mention
Carey J.

Boys Basketball
1st Team All-SCOL
Tyrand C.
Jarrod H.

2nd Team All-SCOL
Devante A.
Chase G.

District #14 2nd Team
Tyrand C.

District #14 Honorable Mention
Chase G.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Selling Poinsettias

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter is selling poinsettias from November 26- December 18. To place an order, you can contact Mrs. McNeal at emcneal@hillsboro-indians.org or 937-393-3485 ext. 1580. Also, you can visit the school between 7:30AM- 2:30PM Monday-Friday. The cost is $10 each or $8 each when you buy 3 or more.


FAFSA Night Working Session

If you need assistance with completing the FAFSA, be sure to attend the FAFSA working session on October 31 at 6:30 PM. Space is limited so sign up in the guidance suite to reserve your spot.

Hugh O'Bryan Youth Leadership Opportunity for Sophomores

Sophomores interested in applying for the Hugh O'Bryan Youth Leadership Seminar should see Mrs. Rhoades or Mrs. Young about applications and essay information. The deadline to submit your essay is October 17.

Volley for the Cure

Volley for the Cure will be October 8th for the high school and middle school Lady Indian Volleyball Teams who will be hosting the Clinton Massie Falcons. The Business Co-op students are organizing/managing the event and selling shirts. Pink T-shirts are $10.00 (sizes youth thru 3XL)
Gray Crewneck Sweatshirts are $15.00 (sizes youth thru 3XL).


Registration Now Open for the PSAT

Registration for the PSAT for sophomores and juniors is taking place now until September 11th. The cost is $16 and you may register in the high school office with Mrs. Juillerat. The test will take place at HHS on October 10 at 7:30 AM. The PSAT/NMSQT is great practice for the SAT. It can qualify you for scholarship programs.

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.

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.*

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.

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.

Hillsboro Transitions Store Selling Winter Indians Spirit Wear

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

HHS Sponsors "Hillsboro to Houston" Holiday Gift Drive

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

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

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

A Letter from the Superintendent
HHS Students Graduate from Great Oaks Vocational School

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

Athletic Department Information for Summer

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

Helen Lemon Scholarship Deadline Extended
Hillsboro After Prom Bowling Event

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

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

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

Drama Classes Perform "Night of One Acts"

Drama classes bring to life student-written productions.

HHS Students Collecting "Coins for Cans"

Students in the HHS Business Co-Op have teamed up with the HHS Thespian Troupe #5928 to collect "Coins for Cans". 


Each 1st period class is collecting change that will be donated to Samaritain Outreach Services to help provide food for their food pantry. Since the start of the campaign students have raised over $100, which is equal to 1000 pounds of food. 


The contest will be running through October 24th. Students are encouraged to bring coins to their 1st period class. The class with the most collected coins will recieve a prize. 

Prom Pictures to be Posted

2014 Prom photos will be available May 12

Hillsboro Championship Sports Team Banners
Students Benefit From Choose to Read Ohio
Hillsboro High School and Middle School students enjoyed several activities in Sept. provided by the Choose To Read Ohio grant awarded to Hillsboro MS/HS, Southern State Community College, and Highland District Library.
The Hillsboro City School District will receive federal funding through student programs for the 2012-2013 school year...
HHS Students Participate in Wright State University Men's Honor Choir
Winter Sports Schedules

Winter sports schedules are now available for basketball. Other sports schedules will be added momentarily. Click here to view.

HHS / HMS Cross Country FAC League Results

Congratulations to Molly M. for earning FAC all-league in cross country. Also, the HHS Lady Indians placed 3rd overall. Congrats to the HMS Lady Indians as they won the league meet and to Brogen P. for placing 2nd overall in the middle school boys' race.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Compete at the Ohio State Fair

During the two weeks of the 2018 Ohio State Fair, many Hillsboro FFA members exhibited livestock, competed in showmanship, and many other fun activities.

Pictured is Emma P. with her Grand Champion feeder calf.

Submitted by Heather B.

Indian Discount Cards Are Now For Sale

Students in the 8th grade are now selling Indian Discount Cards to finance their trip to Washington DC. The cards sell for $10.00 each and all proceeds go towards the 8th Grade Trip to Washington DC. Cards may be purchased from a student in the 8th grade or from the HMS office. For questions, please call 937-393-9877. For information about card discounts, click here.

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.

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 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

HHS Senior Austin Goolsby Signs Letter of Intent

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

Three HHS Student Athletes Receive All-Ohio Recognition

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

HCS Staff Ready for a New School Year

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

Hillsboro Boys Basketball Program Holds Youth Camp

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

Hillsboro Lady Indians Host Youth Basketball Camp

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

12th Annual Athletic Booster Gala

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

Spring Break will be April 14 - April 17 with students returning on April 18
Congratulations HHS Boys Bowling Team

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

HHS Musical Theatre Presents HHS On Broadway

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

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

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

Hillsboro Boys Basketball Youth Camp May 24-27
The Hillsboro Boys Basketball program will be hosting a youth camp May 24-27 for boys entering grades 3-4-5 from 9:00-11:30 and grades 6-7-8 from 12:30-3:00. For more information, click here.
Hillsboro FFA Annual Flower Sale

It's time for the annual Hillsboro FFA Flower Sale! Now through May 11th. 

2014 Fall Sport Schedules
The Ladder of Success
 Hillsboro High School is implementing a new student incentive program this year called the Ladder of Success. The purpose of the program is to provide students with small tangible incentives to improve and maintain their grades, attendance records, and behavior while at school.
2012 Business Cooperative Top Achievers
Two HHS Grads recognized for their dedication to school and employment during their senior year
Mobile Dentist Coming to Hillsboro Elementary

The Mobile Dentist will be coming to Hillsboro Elementary February 4 - February 7. Parents can visit www.MySchoolDentist.com to register their child to visit the dentist.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Attend AGJA

Two members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter recently attended the AGJA (American Gelbvieh Junior Association) Corn Fed Classic in Waterloo, Iowa. Heather B. participated in the skillathon, photo contest, and showmanship placing 4th in the senior division with one of her photos. She also placed 8th in her class with her heifer. Riley B. participated in showmanship & placed 3rd and made it to the final drive. He also placed 2nd in his class with the same heifer.

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)

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.

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 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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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!

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.

Hillsboro Students Participate at Maine Anjou and Chianina Jr. Nationals

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

HHS Lady Indians Basketball Team Travels to Ashland University

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pee Wee Basketball Cheer Camp Announced

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

Lady Indians Senior Night

Senior softball players recognized May 6.


Hillsboro High School Spring Sports Awards Night
Hillsboro High School Spring Sports Awards Night
Monday May 16th - 7:00pm
HHS Cafeteria
After Prom Tickets on Sale Now!

Get your After Prom tickets now until April 21st. 

National Library Week at HHS/HMS is April 11-15

Hillsboro High and Middle Schools will be celebrating "National Library Week" April 11-15. 

National Library Week Staff Lunch and Poetry Contest Winners

Poetry reading, reception held

USPS food drive poster contest winners

Hillsboro Elementary School students make strong showing

Cafeteria News
 Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year.  We are very excited about all of the new changes that will take place this year with our school lunches.  The new menu pattern will go into place as of September 1st.  Please encourage your students to at least try some of the new items.  The new school lunches will meet 1/3 of the calories needed by school age children.  We participate and follow the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.
Choose to Read Ohio Poster Winner
Hillsboro High School Art and Computer graphics students design posters for Choose to Read Ohio...
Hillsboro Musical Theatre Department presents “Seussical, Jr”
Dr. Seuss' favorite characters will come to life on the Hillsboro High school stage March 16th, 17th, and 18th in a musical production called "Suessical, Jr."  Dr. Seuss’s favorite characters join voices to create a tale of adventure, romance, good deeds and lots of fun! ...
HCS Honors Veterans

Hillsboro City Schools would like to thank all those who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces. We are grateful for your sacrifice. A special thank you to those veterans who were in attendance for the veterans day assembly held at Hillsboro Middle & High Schools on Monday, Nov. 12.

Wellness Meeting

Wellness meeting Oct. 9 at 4:00 in Hillsboro Elementary School Library.

Congratulations to Kristin J. on being District Champion!

Kristin J. is the district champion in the Division I Southeast District for girls golf. She will compete in the state tournament Oct. 19-20.

HHS Students Visit NCB

Hillsboro High School students in Mrs. Howland's, Mr. Miller's, and Mrs. Miles' classes visited NCB on September 25 to tour the facility and learn about banking. 
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Athletics Announcements Including Winter Sports Tryout Information

For announcements regarding cancellations, postponements and time changes for athletic events this fall, please click here.

Hillsboro City Schools Receives America's Farmers Grant

Thanks to local farmers, Hillsboro City Schools received an America’s Farmers @GrowRuralEducation grant. We are using it to purchase robot kits for the middle school Robotics classes.

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.

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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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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

8th Grade Parent Night for Laurel Oaks

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

HMS/HHS Winter Sports Announcements

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

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

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

Hillsboro Students Part of Championship Soccer Team

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

HHS FFA Officers Retreat

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


Hillsboro Elementary Students Earn Typing Certificate of Excellence


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

HHS Wiffle Ball Tournament Announced

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

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Strawberry Sale

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

HS Winter Sports Post Season Updates

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

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

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

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


MS boys & girls basketball games originally scheduled for Jan. 5 have been rescheduled to Jan. 31
2nd Quarter Report Cards

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

National Library Week Contest Winners

Congratulations to the National Library Week 2016 contents winners!

Hillsboro Middle School Students Travel to Washington D.C.

Students Learn About National History

Autism team holds transition night

Helps students cope with transition to next grade level

New Teachers at Hillsboro High School
 We have a number of new teachers, one new aide, and a new food service director at Hillsboro High School this year. 
Ohio Reads - Summer Reading Program
In April and May, Hillsboro High School 9th graders read the novel Two Girls of Gettysburg, and students met the Ohio author...
HHS Symphonic Choir
 HHS Symphonic Choir Presents Tour Concert
The Hillsboro High School Symphonic Choir will present a concert Sunday, February 12 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hillsboro, OH. (Read More)
Art Contest Winners Video HHS-art-show.mov
 The art students at Hillsboro High School recently competed in the Southern State Community College Area High School Art Exhibition and Competition. I am proud to say that of the awards listed on the site, our Hillsboro High School Art Students received the most awards!   See the video! 
Grow Highland County Rep Visits HHS Business Class

Tracy Evans from Grow! Highland County spoke with the business class on Friday, November 9th. Tracy brainstormed business ideas with students. Also, she talked with students about writing a business plan and everything Grow! Highland County can help with in terms of starting or growing a business. 

Good Luck to Molly M. Competing in Cross Country Regionals on Saturday
HHS Yearbook Clearance Sale

The HHS Yearbook Committee is having a clearance sale for yearbooks from 2003-2010 which are $10 each. Also, there are some 2012, 2014 and 2017 yearbooks priced at $20 each. Contact Ms. Pitzer at 937-393-3485 or mpitzer@hillsboro-indians.org for more information.

Hillsboro FFA Provides Landscaping Services for United Producers Inc. Stockyards

On June 12th, thirteen members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter volunteered their services to help replant and re-landscape around the United Produces Inc. (UPI) Stockyards office. Members started the day by planting new shrubs and bushes around the UPI office. After planting assorted shrubbery the members then worked together to put in new mulch. The new plants and mulch rejuvenated the image of the UPI office and the stockyard itself.

Submitted by Lana G.

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.

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 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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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

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

HES Staff Members Dress-Up for the Season

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

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.

Girls golf district competition postponed until Thursday, Oct. 12
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.

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.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds July Meeting


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

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

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

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Livestock Judging Team Competes in State Competition

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

Hillsboro Food Truck Coming Soon
Coming soon HCS Tomahawk sponsored by HCS and the Children's hunger Alliance
visit us on FB@HCS Tomahawk. Continue reading for a list of locations & complete schedule.
Exceptional Award Winners 2016

Hillsboro City Schools congratulates our Exceptional Acheivement Award winners for 2016. 

Hillsboro Middle School Completes Spelling Bee
The Hillsboro Middle School Spelling Bee was held on Friday, Jan. 17.  Eighth grader Alex G. was the champion, seventh grader Chauncey C was the runner up, and Julia J, sixth grade was third.  NCB gave a $50 gift card to Alex and a $25 gift card to Chauncey.
HHS Students Paint Barn Mural
Hillsboro High School art and vocational students painted a whimsical mural on Marilyn Heistand's barn...
New Playground at Hillsboro Elementary
 Elementary students take advantage of the wonderful weather by playing on their new piece of playground equipment.  The equipment was purchased by the elementary building by using money saved from past fund raisers as well the help from a grant lowering the cost by 40%
HHS Music Students Participate in OMEA Solo & Ensemble

On Saturday, February 4, 2012, approximately 50 HHS Music Department students participated in the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Event. Students prepared pieces from the official OMEA list and received commentary, scores, and award medals from an adjudicator. All HHS students received Superior (I) and Excellent (II) ratings. 

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Enrollment is Still Open for Berlin, Prague & Swiss Alps Tour

Students in grades 9-11: Enrollment is still open for the Berlin, Prague and Swiss Alps tour! Join us to visit this site in Berlin, Alexanderplatz and the TV tower! During time to explore, you will be able to go to the top of the TV Tower for incredible views of this historical city and see the World Clock located in the square. ENROLL TODAY FOR LOW MONTHLY PAYMENTS! See Mrs. Hendrix in the high school for further questions.


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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.

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.

Athletics Schedules for Summer Conditioning & Workouts

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

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

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.


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.

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.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Compete in Job Interview Competitions

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

HES 5th Grade Students Present Veterans Day Program

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

Hillsboro FFA Fruit Sale Underway

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

Hillsboro Students Part of Finalist Youth Soccer Team

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



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.

2017 Hillsboro Graduate, Hope Tira, Earns SEDAB Scholarship

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

Hillsboro MS/HS Robotics Summer Practice Schedule Announced

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

Two Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Earn State Degree

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


Prom Picture Update

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

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


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

Mark Mrochek of Voya Financial Speaks to Financial Literacy Students

Mark Mrochek, an Investment Advisor Representative with Voya Financial, spoke to the HHS Financial Literacy classes on Wednesday, April 20. The students have been learning about investments and retirement plans and Mr. Mrochek offered some insight into why it's important to plan for your financial future and provided examples of different investment options that young people can consider.

HHS March Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Hillsboro High School Students of the Month for March 2016. 

Frito Lay, Walmart donates to Hillsboro Schools
Donation will help with student recognition and incentives program
Annual College Fair held at Hillsboro High School
Students from five neighboring districts also attended
Elementary students raise over $16,000 for their school

October 2012 walk-a-thon benefits from community support

HHS Art Award Winners
Congratulations to the  HHS Students who particpated  in the 2012 SCOL Art Show on Saturday. 

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Student Art Selected for State Competiton
Recently, several Hillsboro High School art students took part in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition Regional judging at Milford High School. Of the  14 pieces of art that were taken to the competition, 3 of the pieces were chosen to go onto state judging!  Click on the title to read the full article.
Hillsboro City Schools Among Top Work Places in the Miami Valley
This weekend (Jan.29, 2012) the Dayton Daily News published  its first "Top Workplaces" special section.The section "...recognizes 60 successful area companies that offer the opportunities, management, vision, pay and benefits that make living and working in the Miami Valley a joy." Among those top 60 businesses, Hillsboro City Schools, #7 of the top 10 large businesses.
NCB Awards Technology Grant to HHS

National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading financial institution which provides banking products and services to Southern Ohio and the nation's cooperatives, their members and other socially responsible organizations, has awarded Hillsboro High School a $2,000 technology grant for having the highest percentage of students complete the NCB Money Matters education program during the 2017-18 school year.

Hillsboro Students Compete in Track & Field Special Olympics

Several Hillsboro students competed in track & field events for the Special Olympics on Saturday, September 22 in Lynchburg. Congratulations to all competitors!

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.

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.  

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.

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 Senior is Highland County DAR Scholarship Winner

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

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.

HHS Announces October Students of the Month

Congratulations to the HHS October Students of the Month!

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.

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 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.

Hillsboro FFA Sponsors Cornhole Tournament


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


Grover in Final Four at State Convention

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

Summer School and Summer Testing

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

National School Breakfast Week

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


HHS Athletics Post Season Updates

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

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

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

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

Skye M. Ties HMS Record in High Jump


Congratulations to eighth grader, Skye M., on tying the HMS girls record in high jump by clearing 5'0" on Friday, April 15 at the West Union Junior High Invitational. Skye also set a new meet record with her jump.


Boosters donate to support new track

Track under construction at Hillsboro High School

Local business supports track project
$5,000 donated to Hillsboro City Schools
HHS Marching Band Performs at Nippert Stadium

On Saturday, November 3, the HHS Marching Band joined the UC Bearcat Marching Band and 12 other area high school marching bands to honor our veterans during halftime of the UC-NAVY football game at Nippert Stadium.  The combined bands performed the service song for each of the 5 branches of the United States Armed Forces in tribute to all of our brave men and women that have worn the uniforms of our nation's military.  Kudos to the band on a great job and thanks to all that have served in our nation's armed forces.