Welcome back to the 2014-2015 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 our pleasure to serve each of you. School begins for most students on Monday, August 11. Times for our elementary and high school/middle schools remain the same as last year. And this year, just like last, we will have a one hour delay each Wednesday morning. This enables our teachers to work on their professional development so we can serve you better.
There have been a number of physical changes to the district since May. At the high and middle school building, our new athletic project is near completion. The complex is beautiful with a high level eight lane track, soccer field, 1,000 seat bleachers with lights and a brand new press box and scoreboard. Boys and girls soccer will play their home games in the next few weeks at this complex. Another big change is the driveway where contractors have removed the retaining wall and will install curbs and drains to alleviate water coming off the parking lots. Once that work is finished, they will move to the retention areas below the drive to remove silt and run off. This project should be finished by the end of August. Finally, for security purposes, the entrances to the high and middle school offices can be accessed through call boxes located near the office entrances. All exterior doors at each of buildings will be locked during the school day.
I look forward to working with you as I begin my first 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!