Fall has arrived and with it cooler temperatures and lots of school events. Be sure to check the website for the very latest in event information.
Our two new buildings under construction since late winter will be finished by the end of October. You will be impressed by the new weight training facility located behind the high/middle school. This building will house our new weight training room as well as a large multi-purpose/wrestling space as well as two locker rooms. It’s spacious, well-lit with big open spaces especially in the wrestling and weight rooms. The restroom/concessions building features a large porch as well as a trainer’s room. Both buildings will add to our already beautiful campuses and soon be a favorite of the students and public.
The last project for the year is currently out to bid. That is football and soccer practice fields in the grassy area between the tennis courts and the stadium. Those fields will be built this fall and should be ready for use by next school year. There will be two football practice fields and two side by side soccer fields.
Recently, the latest district and school reports were released by the state. Our scores were down (like almost all districts and schools). For example, 86 % of all districts made an F in Gap Closing. Areas where we did excel were in student test score growth in the Intermediate and middle schools, as well as 5th grade science (which was way above state average). Overall our elementary school had test scores above the state average. Stay tuned, as our students and teachers get used to the new assessments, scores will improve.
Have a wonderful fall and thanks for your support of Hillsboro City Schools!