Welcome back to the 2016-2017 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. The open house events for both buildings takes
place on August 11 th with the elementary running from 5:00 to 7:00. The high
school/middle school open house runs from 4:00 to 6:00. School begins for most students
the following Monday, August 15. Times for our elementary and high school/middle
schools remain the same as last year. Like last year, there will be 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.
Again, like last year, there have been a number of physical changes to the district since
spring. Under construction is a new 13,000 sq. feet weight room/locker room building
behind the high school/middle school building. Within the soccer/track stadium, there is a
new restroom/concession building also under construction. Both buildings are scheduled
for completion at the end of October. Finally, the district is repaving the bus access road
at the elementary school and restriping the drives and parking lots.
I look forward to working with you as I begin my third 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!