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I would first like to thank the community for their continued support of our schools. Although this will be our 6th year in our facility it still looks and feels new.  This is due to the hard work of our maintenance/custodian staff and the financial support of the community to kee...

-Jason Snively
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Hillsboro High School

550 US 62 S., Hillsboro, OH 45133 * Phone (937) 393-3485 * Fax: (937) 393-5842

"Home of the Indians"

Jason Snively
JSnively@hcs-k12.org

HHS Principal

Kyle Haines
KHaines@hcs-k12.org

HHS Asst. Principal

 

 

The HHS mission is to create a collaborative learning environment where success is the only option. We realize that this is only possible through the active participation of all stakeholders in the educational process.

HHS, home to over 800 students and 75 certified and classified staff members, is the largest school in Highland County; we offer a wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities that challenge our students in multiple ways.

Our broad and comprehensive curriculum makes it possible for HHS students to prepare for the workplace or post-secondary study in many ways. We offer eight Advanced Placement courses (Calculus, Government, U.S. History, World History, Biology, Economics, Literature and Language. We offer four on-site dual credit courses including: College Algebra, College Trigonometry, Chemistry, and Physics.  We also have a comprehensive Agricultural Education program that provides a solid foundation for a career in the agriculture industry. The Industrial Technology department offers programs in metal and wood fabrication.   Our newest program is Project Lead the Way. PLTW is a pre-engineering program that encompasses a highly concentrated math and science curriculum designed to prepare students for the rigors and demands of higher education. Students can also benefit from Agricultural Education and PLTW by earning credit towards courses at SSCC if they decide to further their education after high school. Computer Programing and Technology is also a highlight, as our programs prepare students for all levels of computer literacy. Many of our students participate in summer camps and have placed at the top in competitions. When it comes to Fine Arts we have one of the best band and choral programs in the state. The choir has received recognition and performed several times at the OMEA Conference. The visual arts program is also very successful with many students often receiving recognition for their talent.

The High School offers several activities/organizations for students to be involved in including, NHS, Student Council, FFA and 16 varsity athletics. Athletics include tennis, soccer, cross country, track/field, football, baseball, volleyball, wrestling, golf, softball, basketball, swimming and bowling. The athletic complex includes one of the best 8 lane track and field facilities at the high school level in the state.  The complex is also utilized for boys and girls soccer competition.

As you navigate our website, you will learn about the Hillsboro Indian community. Whether you are a parent, a student, a community member, or a visitor, we hope that you find our website helpful and useful. I encourage you to contact me or any of our staff members with your questions or suggestions.

Go Indians!

 

 

HHS Announcements

ALL - general information /updates

SPIRIT WEEK!!!!!!

FEBRUARY 1st through FEBRUARY 5th

Wednesday 3rd - Wear your workout clothes (school appropriate)

Thursday 4th - Blackout Day! Wear BLACK to mourn the Tigers’ loss

Friday 5th - Red and White Day

Most Spirited will be recognized at the PEP Rally!!!!

 

Congratulations to our January Students of the Month!

9th  Olivia Wilson

10th Madison Sumpter

11th Hailey Montalto

12th Xavier Roberts

 

You may order your yearbook online at www.yearbookforever.com or during both high school lunches. The yearbook staff will be on the stage in the cafeteria to accept your orders.


Follow the Hillsboro City Schools Facebook page and Twitter @HCSDistrictNews

 

  • WORK PERMIT applications are available in the high school office. Fees can be paid in the high school office. Please make your check or money orders payable to Hillsboro High School.
  • PARKING PASSES - Students are reminded to purchase a parking pass if you are driving to school. Parking passes are $5.00 for 1 year and $8.00 for 2 years.

       

FYI: Alumni must pick their yearbook  up in person or send a note with the they will be available for pick up through October 31st in the high school

office from Mrs. Juillerat. After October 31st contact Ms. Pitzer at person who they have asked to pick the year book up for them.

YEARBOOK

LEAP YEAR SPECIAL!!!! Yearbooks will be $45.00 from February 1st through February 29th
Athletics

Follow us!
@HHS_OH_Sports                   

HHS Athletics on Twitter… Stay updated on schedules, scores, and more!  

INDIAN BASEBALL

PRESEASON PLAYER MEETING:

There will be a meeting on Wednesday, February 17th during the first homeroom for ALL males in grades 9-12 that are interested in trying out for baseball. It is MANDATORY for all interested to attend as we will be going over the schedule and expectations for Pitchers and Catchers and Selection weeks.

BASEBALL TRYOUTS:

The first day of baseball starts on Monday, February 22nd. Pitchers/Catchers and conditioning will start right after school until 5:00. All players trying out should be in attendance. The only exception are winter sport athletes still in season.

 

TRACK  

Track conditioning starts today for high school boys. Be there after school!

#leaguechampionship

 


FFA

There will be a committee meeting for those interested in helping with the teacher lunch on Monday Feb. 8th during first lunch.

 

SENIORS: There will be a senior meeting during 2nd lunch on Tuesday February 2nd in Mrs.McNeal’s room.

 

Counseling:  

Feb. 15th - The Pre-Health Advising Office and representatives from professional schools around Ohio are excited to provide you with information and tips to get you on the right path to becoming a doctor or other health professional!  

Go to www.wright/edu/pthp for more information or to register.

Questions? Call us at 937-775-3180 or e-mail us at cosm-prehealth@wright.edu  

 

Wright State University is offering several Pre-College Programs this summer:  Exploring STEMM. This program is at NO COST to students. Students who are selected will participate in a variety of STEMM disciplines over a two day period.  Students will spend one night on campus under the supervision of Residential Assistants.    For more information go to www.wright.edu/precollege  Early registration is encouraged - enrollment is limited.  The info sheet can also be found on the school counselor’s web page under opportunities.  

 

Counseling Web Site- There are several links to information that may be useful to you on the school counselor web page.  Go to Hillsboro High School home page.  From there click on “Counselor’s Page”  located on the left.  You will find access to information like Testing, Resources, Scholarships, Opportunities for Students, etc.  

 

Current CCP students MUST, return their letter of intent (a form found in the guidance area or online) before April 1st if they want to continue to participate in 16/17 school year.  

(Grade 10 - 12) Student interested in taking the ASVAB should sign up in the guidance office by Feb. 5.  The test will be administered Saturday, Feb.  27th at 8:00 am in the high school.


 

ACT and SAT practice websites for you to practice:

ACT: https://www.varsitytutors.com/free-act-resources

SAT: https://www.varsitytutors.com/free-sat-resources

Want to win cash money?  Try out for a public speaking competition!  The Rotary Four Way Speech Contest will be on Thursday, February 18th.  Please see Mrs. Layne for additional details.  

 

Summer Linguistic Institute for Youth Scholars (SLIYS) program, a weeklong summer event taking place at The Ohio State University in Columbus. The SLIYS program is designed for high school students interested in linguistics and the study of language. Our aim is to provide high school students with greater linguistic awareness and understanding, with the ability to think critically about language, and with a deeper appreciation for all aspects of language and language study. By discovering more about the way that language works, we believe that participants will become better scholars of language. OSU will be offering two sessions of SLIYS I this summer: July 10-15 and July 17-22. New this year, we will be offering an advanced session of SLIYS II: July 24-29. Students who have participated in SLIYS I are welcome to join us for this more advanced linguistics program. For all sessions, students choose a residential option where they will stay in OSU dorms throughout the week ($725.00) or a non-residential "day-camp" option ($425.00). Scholarships are available based on need. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2016. All applications and teacher recommendations can now be filled out online.For more information, please visit our website: http://linguistics.osu.edu/SLIYS.

Dr. Julia McGory (SLIYS Coordinator); mcgory.1@osu.edu; (614)-688-3109

Tara Stout (SLIYS Staff); stout.195@osu.edu; (614)-292-4052


 

Freshman-

Scheduling – return your sheets to your English teacher after they are signed by your parent/ guardian. DUE Feb 10th

 

Sophomores-    

Scheduling   - during English classes Feb. 5

Apply NOW to Laurel Oaks - apply online!!!!!!! First round applications are due Feb. 5th!!

 

Juniors-    

*School counselors met with juniors during period A on Mon & Tues.  If you missed this session about scheduling, see a school counselor ASAP.

 

*Junior scheduling sheets are due Feb. 12th!  Sheets should be signed by a parent and returned to the homeroom teacher.  

 

Financial Aid Meeting  - Feb. 11 during PT conferences- 5:15 PM in library

 

Juniors planning on going to college after graduation next year should register for the Spring ACT or SAT.  If students are on free and reduced lunch they could qualify for a fee waiver for the test.  Stop and see your school counselor for a fee waiver if you qualify.  Limited amount available. One per student.  

 

OGT Boot Camp is going on NOW during period A/B.  Students must report to their appropriate OGT test session or they will be marked truant:

  • Monday- Reading
  • Tuesday- Math
  • Wednesday - Writing
  • Thursday - Science
  • Friday- SS

 

Any Junior who wants to help fundraise for 2016 Prom, see Ms. Pitzer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during lunch time.

Juniors...for Prom you will meet during 2nd lunch on Wednesdays in room 1527

 

Fruit snacks and Rice Krispie Treats are in! If you want to help sell them, Ms. Pitzer will be here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays if you would like to turn in money or pick up another box.

 

Junior Boys - If you are interested in the 2016 American Legion Buckeye Boys State please see Mr. Weiss. This program is for students interested in government, public policy and leadership.

 

On Saturday, March 12th  OUC  is offering a non-credit ACT prep class on campus.The information for the course is listed on the Continuing Education page:  http://www.ohio.edu/chillicothe/community/index.cfm.  

 

Seniors -

Financial Aid Meeting  - Feb. 11 during PT conferences 5:15 PM in library

 

OGT Boot Camp is going on NOW during period A/B.  Students must report to their appropriate OGT test session or they will be marked truant:

  • Monday- Reading
  • Tuesday- Math
  • Wednesday - Writing
  • Thursday - Science
  • Friday- SS

 

  • Those students who completed the Everfi program when enrolled in Financial Literacy may pick up an NCB scholarship application from Mrs. Kiser or Mrs. Miles if interested.

 

  • To order cap/gown for graduation  go online to www.jostens.com or call 1-800-JOSTENS to place your order.  Cap and gowns cannot be ordered at the last minute and you must have a cap and gown to walk in the ceremony. MUST BE DONE ASAP!  

Need Scholarships?  Try looking on the school Counselor’s web page or the Scholarship Binder in the guidance area.  Students may also want to search websites for scholarships and financial aid information.   Perhaps you will want to try the below: www.fastweb.com

Commencement (graduation) has been approved to take place on Sunday May 22

 

Seniors going to college in the Fall should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Be sure to meet your college deadlines for submission.  www.fafsa.ed.gov for more information

 

Do you need help with your FAFSA?  Please register for College Goal Sunday.  This event is designed to help students and parents submit the FAFSA online.  It is a working lab where aFAFSA expert will help you get it done! Save the date!  Feb. 14th.  Register at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or call 1-800-233-6734

  • bring your 2015 1040 tax return and W2s (2014 is ok if 2015 is not available.
  • Your parents IRS 1040 tax return and W2s (2014 is ok if 2015 is not available
  • any other benefit, income and bank account information.  

 

Financial Aid meeting :  Feb. 11th at 5:15 PM scheduled during Parent Teacher Conference- held at the high school.  

Cassner Foundation Scholarship Application is now available!  Due March 18th to the guidance office.  

Burch Delaplane Huggins and Nina Glenn Huggins Scholarship Application- due April 15th, application available on our Website or in guidance office. Award will be given in the amount of $500.00 (minimum)

 

The senior class is needing a baby picture and a senior picture along with a brief summary of plans after graduation for the yearbook and senior class video. Please turn in a hard copy of these pictures with your name and graduation plans to Keely Bennington during 1st lunch on the stage. We will photocopy them and return them ASAP. The deadline for these are March 1st. Thanks!

       

 

NHS

  • Officers Meeting in Room 1503 every Wednesday
  • All members meeting in Room 1503 every Friday

Spanish Club

 

  • Our Club Members meet on the LAST Tuesday of the Month

FUTURE DATES:  

  • Feb 23
  • Mar 22* Anticipated date.  Exact date to be determined.  We are planning a field trip this month.  
  • April 26
  • May 10   End of the Year Celebration.  

 

Student Council

*Student council meetings will be during first lunch in room 1527 on Mondays for Student Council Officers and all class officers.

 

*Wednesdays during first lunch is for full student council in room 1527  

 

*Freshman and sophomores homeroom reps will meet on Fridays during 1st lunch in room 1527

 

SPAIN TRIP :  

Passport Collection - Monday and Tuesday!!!!  

Bring in passports to Mrs. Hendrix’s classroom during the day or in the office from 2:40-3:30  - She will be there to collect them

Passports will be color copied and then returned to students on Friday.

 

ART STUDENTS FROM 1ST SEMESTER:

If you went to Funke Fired Arts last semester and haven’t glazed your pots, they are being glazed for you.  Stay tuned for a pick up date!

 

Prestigious Writing Contest

The Atlantic & College Board Writing Prize returns for its second year! This time, we’re looking for exceptional high school student essays that insightfully analyze and interpret a meaningful work of art.  Essays should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words and can be submitted from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2016. You’ll need to ask a teacher-sponsor to approve and submit your essay. One student winner will earn a $5,000 prize and have his or her essay published in the September 2016 issue of The Atlantic.  For more information, see Mrs. Lawson in room 2926.  

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY! :)
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Updated State Testing Information For Class Of 2018

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First and Second Team SCOL Selections

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2016 Commencement Date Set

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INDIAN CARDS ARE ON SALE NOW!!
The 8th Grade class is currently selling Indian Cards to help pay for their Washington D.C. trip in the spring.  The cost of the card is $10.00. You may purchase Indian Cards through a student who is currently in 8th grade or at the Middle School Office.

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Hillsboro High School
550 US 62 South
Hillsboro, OH 45133  

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