Dear Students, Parents, and Community,
Our students and teachers are busy having just wrapped up 3rd quarter and taking the new state tests. Those tests began for some students back in February and will continue with certain grade levels and subjects into May. From a logistical perspective, students for the first time are taking these tests online. Our students have proven quite adept at dealing with this technology. They haven’t had problems with the new Chromebook computers, the testing software and our WiFi system in both buildings was able to handle the mass testing.
Switching subjects, spring always features numerous year end events such as spring sports (baseball, softball and track), the spring musical, and band and choir concerts. We will play over 100 games at Shaffer Park with our varsity and reserve baseball and softball teams. Our choirs and bands will compete at regional competitions. The middle school has their annual Washington trip. The high school has the Prom. Finally, we have graduation. This year it is on May 24 at 3:00 at the high school.
Finally, the Board of Education is hard at work on several capital projects. One is a new digital sign at the end of the entry drive at the high school/middle school on Rt. 62. The board is also working with the design firm of SHP to eventually construct a restroom/concessions building at the new soccer/track stadium as well as locker rooms, a weight lifting area, wrestling room and multi-purpose space to be constructed in the area where outdoor basketball courts are located behind the main building. The courts will be relocated. These projects are scheduled for construction in 2016. Artist renditions of the new buildings will be on display at this year’s GALA on the evening of May 9th.
I look forward to seeing you at the many spring events. Thank you for your support of Hillsboro City Schools!