Welcome back to the 2015-2016 School Year!
It is my pleasure to welcome our students and parents back for another school year. Whether this is your first experience with Hillsboro City Schools or your last, it is an honor and pleasure to serve each of you. School begins for most students on Monday, August 10. Times for our elementary and high school/middle schools remain the same as last year. However, there is one key and important change: instead of doing a one hour delay each Wednesday morning, we will instead do a one hour early dismissal each Wednesday afternoon. This will enable our staff to focus on professional development and planning so we can serve you better.
There have been a number of physical changes to the district since May. You will notice new paving at both campuses as well as new paved areas at our football stadium. A new sound system is also being installed at the stadium as well. Finally, a new digital sign will soon be installed at the entrance to the H.S. /M.S. entrance. Expect to see all kinds of information on school events, key dates, weather announcement, etc. As to the future, plans are underway to construct a new weight room/locker room building behind the high school/middle school building. Additionally, we plan to construct restrooms, concessions, and a large indoor multi-purpose facility at the soccer/track stadium. Both of these new buildings are scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2016.
I look forward to working with you as I begin my second year as your superintendent. We have an outstanding district with much to be proud of. Let me know your thoughts, concerns, and questions. My email address is JRSmith@hcs-k12.org. Thank you for your support of Hillsboro City Schools!