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HCS on a two hour delay for Wednesday, March 21

Hillsboro City Schools will be operating on a two hour delay for Wednesday, March 21.

HCS is on a two hour delay for Wednesday, March 14

Hillsboro City Schools is operating on a two hour delay for Wednesday, March 14.

HCS is on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, March 8
HHS/HMS End School Day in Code Green Lockdown on Friday, February 23

Hillsboro MS/HS ended the school day on a code green lockdown with a written threat in a restroom which caused students to be released ten minutes late. We take all threats very serious and we apologize for any inconvience. If you have any information regarding today's incident, please contact the middle/high school offices at 393-3485.

HS girls basketball games Saturday, Feb. 10

The start times for the high school girls basketball games vs McClain have changed for
Saturday, February 10:
JV - 6 PM
Varsity - 7 PM

All evening athletic events & practices canceled today, Feb. 7

All athletic events and practices have been canceled for this evening. The 8th grade boys basketball game scheduled in Chillicothe has been postponed to tomorrow. Th high school boys basketball games vs Washington CH have been rescheduled to Monday, February 12. The high school girls basketball games @ Waverly have been rescheduled to tomorrow night.

Hillsboro City Schools will be closed for Wednesday, Feb. 7

Hillsboro City Schools will be closed for Wednesday, February 7.

Updates for activities for this evening, Feb. 5

The high school bowling match vs Jackson is still being played. The middle school boys basketball games vs Miami Trace are still being played. The quick recall match @ Jackson has been postponed until Feb. 6. All youth activities at Hillsboro Elementary are canceled for this evening.

Hillsboro City Schools will be closed for Monday, Feb. 5
HCS will be on a 2 hour delay for Thursday, January 18

No AM preschool.

All afternoon & evening activities have been cancelled for Jan. 16

All youth, middle and high school practices are cancelled. The high school boys basketball games vs Fairfield have been postponed.

HCS will be closed on Tuesday, January 16.
All HMS / HHS activities cancelled for Saturday, January 13

All middle and high school activities are cancelled for today including wrestling, basketball and robotics.

Hillsboro City Schools will dismiss 2 hours early on Friday, January 12

Due to incoming inclement weather, Hillsboro City Schools will be on a 2 hour early dismissal tomorrow, Friday, January 12. All evening activities are cancelled. The high school boys basketball games against Washington CH and the rotary spaghetti dinner have been postponed.

HCS Will be on a two hour delay for Tuesday, January 9th

No AM preschool.

Updates for tonight’s (January 8th) activities

High school girls basketball at Zane Trace: postponed. High school bowling vs. Jackson: postponed. Quick recall vs Miami Trace: postponed.

Hillsboro City Schools are closed for Monday, Jan. 8
Happy New Year!

Hillsboro City Schools would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy new year! We look forward to sharing 2018 with you. As a reminder, students return to school on January 8th.

The varsity home football game tonight has been changed to a 7:30 PM start time

Pee Wee Cheerleaders do not need to report until 6:45 PM.

HCS Provides Update Regarding Solar Eclipse on Monday

As you know, mother nature is delivering a solar eclipse Monday, August 21, 2017. This is an event that does not happen often, so many people are currently experiencing mixed emotions, which we are aware of and fully understand. This communication is to inform you that we will be on a regular school schedule for Monday, August 21, 2017. Our staff will use their time to educate the children about the eclipse, and the effects that it could have on damaging their eyes. We will not be taking students outside other than to load and unload buses, as your child's safety is always at the forefront of our minds. We believe that our staff can use this opportunity to engage your children in unique and fun lessons surrounding this event!

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The Varsity Boys Soccer Scrimmage vs. Fairfield has been Cancelled for Today, 8/17

Due to impending inclement weather, the varsity boys soccer scrimmage vs. Fairfield has been cancelled for this evening, August 17.

Four to compete at Division II State Track & Field Meet

Four Hillsboro HS boys track & field team members will be competing at the Division II State meet this weekend in Columbus. Austin Goolsby qualified in Pole Vault and the 4x100m relay. Jeremy Hayton qualitfied ih High Jump and the 4x100m relay. Luke Gallimore & Austin Kimball also qualified in the 4x100m relay. Good luck Indians!

The varsity baseball game today has been moved to Washington CH with a 5 PM start
Varsity & JV Baseball Games Scheduled at Milford for Today are Canceled
Athletic Updates for April 12

Varsity baseball and JV softball will be playing at McClain today.
Varsity softball and JV baseball games are postponed to a later date TBA.

Athletic Updates for Tuesday, April 11

The tennis match has been canceled. All JV & Varsity baseball & softball games are postponed until April 25.

The Varsity Track & Field Meet @ Southeastern is Postponed for Today
JV Baseball & Softball Games Postponed for Today

Varsity baseball and softball and tennis are still scheduled to play at Clinton Massie today.

JV & Varsity Baseball & Softball Games for March 31 are Postponed to April 11

Today's Varsity and JV baseball & softball games are all postponed and have been rescheduled to April 11th -- Same locations and times.

Varsity Baseball & Softball and JV Baseball & Softball - Canceled for Today, 3/28

Varsity baseball and softball are rescheduled for April 4 at 5 PM in Blanchester. JV baseball is rescheduled for April 4 at 5 PM in Hillsboro.

3/27 Updates: JV Baseball Canceled / Varsity Baseball & Softball AT Unioto at 5 PM
All JV/Varsity Baseball & Softball Games are Canceled for Today, 4/4
JV Baseball & Softball Games in Hillsboro Canceled for Today
Parent Teacher Conferences This Week

HHS/HMS: Wednesday, April 19 from 4-7 PM. Call 393-3485 to schedule an appt. for the high school and 393-9877 to schedule an appt. for the middle school
Hillsboro Elementary: Thursday, April 20 from 4:30-7 PM. Call 393-3132 to schedule an appt.

JV & Varsity Baseball Games Scheduled for Today Have Been Canceled
Post Season Updates for HHS Athletics

Post Season Updates for HHS Athletics:

Sat, 5/20 - Boys Track District Meet (Finals) @ Washington CH - 10 AM
Wed, 5/24 - Girls Track Regional Meet (Prelims) @ Pickerington - 5 PM

Varsity girls softball game in Washington CH start time has changed to 5:30 today
MS Band & Choral Concerts this week

There will be a middle school band concert on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 PM and a middle school choral concert on Thursday, April 27 at 7 PM in the HMS/HHS audeteria.

Camp Joy Information for 5th Grade Students

Fifth grade students attending Camp Joy received a packing list last week. Please be sure to review the list and the weather forecast for the days your student will be attending so that you can pack appropriately. Classes attending May 1-3: Mrs. Thoroman, Mrs. Tomko, Mrs. Benner, Mrs. Albert, Mr. Wagner, Mr. Hatfield. Classes attending May 3-5: Mrs. Boysel, Mrs. Chaney, Mr. Koller. If you have further questions, please contact Mr. Koller at 393-3132 or mkoller@hillsboro-indians.org.

Hillsboro Drama I & II Classes Present A Night of One Acts

The HHS Drama I & II classes present A Night of One Acts on Tuesday, May 9 at 4:30 PM. Drama I students will present "Good Interupted" written and directed by Emily Kessinger. Drama II students will present "The Quota" written and directed by Michael Ferguson. Admission is free.

Sam Barnhouse Memorial Blood Drive to be held July 20

The Sam Barnhouse Memorial Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, July 20 at the Barnhouse Center at Hillsboro High School from 12 - 6 PM. For more information, please click here.

Boys & Girls Golf Matches for Today, August 17 Have Been Postponed

Due to impending inclement weather, the boys and girls golf matches scheduled for this evening have been postponed.

8th Grade Washington DC Trip Parent Meeting

There will be an informational parent meeting for the 8th grade Washington DC Trip on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the middle/high school cafeteria. For questions, please contact Randy Phipps at rphipps@hillsboro-indians.org. 

Water Bottle Challenge Between Hillsboro and McClain

In a combined effort with McClain High School, the students of Hillsboro High School will be participating in a “Water Bottle Contest”. This friendly competition between the two schools will help collect and donate water, to be sent to Texas, and help with the relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey. Students from both schools will have until September 15th to collect and donate bottles/cases of water. You will be able to drop off donated water to Hillsboro High School between 7 AM - 3 PM any day between September 11 and September 15. Please get out and donate to help support a great cause.

Ohio Classic Cross Country Meet @ Liberty Park on Saturday, 9/2

On Saturday, September 2 Hillsboro High School and Middle School will be hosting the Ohio Classic Cross Country Invitational at Liberty Park. There will be a 5K race, open to all ages starting at 8:00AM with an entry fee of $5.00.  There will be an Elementary Fun Run for children in grades K-5, starting at 9:00AM with an entry fee of $2.00  Prizes and awards will be given to top finishers in both races. Additionally,  middle school and high school races will follow. If you have any questions or need more information please call the Hillsboro Athletic Department at 937-393-9325.  

Hillsboro International Thespian Society Car Wash

The Hillsboro International Thespian Society is holding a car wash at The Hillsboro Eagles Club (126 Governor Trimble Place) on Sunday, September 24th from 12:00-4:00 PM. This national honor society for drama is raising money to renew our troupe and to send students to state and area conferences. Students that attend conferences learn from professionals and are provided the opportunity to see plays performed from other schools in Ohio. Students in ITS also have the opportunity to attend a professional or college play during the school year.    

School Pictures at HMS/HHS are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28

Students have been provided with picture packets or you can order online at http://www.downtownphotos.com/

Hillsboro Homecoming Friday, October 6

The Hillsboro Homecoming festivities and football game will take place on Friday, October 6. The Homecoming festivites including the introduction of the court will take place at approximately 6:30 PM with the varsity football game to follow at 7 PM.  Admission into the game is $5 for kindergarten-age and up.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Goes Christmas Caroling & Shopping for Families in Need

On Wednesday December 13, 2017 the Hillsboro FFA chapter visited Heartland and Bell Gardens nursing homes to sing Christmas carols. Then, the members traveled to Walmart to purchase gifts for Highland County's families in need during the Christmas season. The chapter purchased winter clothing and toys and the FFA classes wrapped the gifts that were purchased to deliver to the families. The chapter also donated boxes of apples from the fruit sale.

HHS Drama Classes Present a Night of One Acts

Drama I & III Classes Present:
Night of One Acts
Monday, December 18th at 5:00 p.m. 
Free Admission!  

Parent Teacher Conferences at HMS/HHS today from 4-7 PM
HCS will be closed on Wednesday, January 17

All evening activities have been cancelled and/or postponed.

Senior T-Shirts on Sale 1/22 through 1/26

Senior t-shirts will be on sale next week 1/22 to 1/26.  They will be sold before school and during lunch. For questions, contact Joni Layne at 393-3485. Click here for an order form.

Good Luck to the Boys & Girls Swim Teams Competing in the FAC League Meet

Girls compete at McClain High School at 5 PM on February 1.

Congratulations to the boys swim team for playing 3rd overall at the FAC league meet on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

HHS Winter Sports Senior Recognition Night is This Evening, February 2

Parents/athletes, please be ready to be introduced by 6:45 PM this evening at the high school. You will be announced prior to the start of the varsity boys basketball game. The rotary spaghetti dinner will be held from 5-7 PM in the high school cafteria. Tickets are $5.

HMS/HHS Lockdown Today

The Hillsboro MS/HS buildings were under a lockdown for an extended period of time today due to a threat discovered in the building. The Hillsboro Police Department was on site and helped secure the students and premises. At this point, we can not provide any further information due to the ongoing investigation. All the students will be released on time today.

Basketball Games Scheduled for Tonight (2/12) are Still Being Played

The 8th grade girls basketball game vs Jackson (FAC Championship) and the jv & varsity boys games vs Washington CH are still scheduled for this evening, February 12. The 8th grade game is scheduled to start at 5 PM and the boys will play directly after. Quick recall @ Unioto has been postponed.

2nd Grade Musical @ HES on Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 PM
Good luck to the Lady Indians Soccer Team Competing in Sectionals Tonight!

Game starts at 5 PM in Hillsboro. Admission is $5 for kindergarten-age and up. No passes accepted!

Reminder: No school for Students on Friday, October 27
Good Luck to the Lady Indians Volleyball Team Competing in Sectionals Tonight!

Game is at Logan Elm High School and starts 6 PM. Admission is $5 -- No passes accepted!

HHS Choral Concert this evening at 7 PM
Bonfire canceled for Wednesday, 10/25, evening
Hillsboro High School Presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"


Tomahawk University being held Nov. 1 at Hillsboro Elementary

Are you interested in finding out how to eat healthier and how to prepare healthy meals? Check out Tomahawk University being held on November 1 from 5-8 PM at Hillsboro Elementary. For more information, click here.

1st Quarter Report Cards are being sent home today (October 26) with students
Good luck to the boys soccer team competing in district competition at Logan tonight
Reminder: HMS Fall Sports Awards are Tonight, October 30 at 7 PM
5th Grade Veterans Day Program Thursday, Nov. 9th at 6:30 PM at HES
HHS Fall Sports Awards Night This Evening @ 7 PM
Hillsboro Robotics to host competition on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Hillsboro MS/HS

The Hillsboro Robotics program will host a robotics competition this Saturday, November 18 starting at 9 AM. Doors will open at 8 AM. Over 30 teams will be here competing and several organizations/businesses including Weastec, McCarty Associates, GE, Corvac Composites, SSCC, Ohio University, and Mid-Atlantic will be part of the judging process. The competition is free to spectators!

Happy Thanksgiving from Hillsboro City Schools!

Hillsboro City Schools would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! There will be no school Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 24. School resumes on Monday, November 27.

HMS Choir Concert at 7 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 28
Parent Teacher Conferences at HMS/HHS on March 1 from 4-7 PM

To schedule with a teacher in the high school, call 393-3485. To schedule with a teacher in the middle school, call 393-9877. Also, parents/guardians are encouraged to pay for school fees in the high school office that evening.

HMS Winter Sports Awards Program Tonight at 7 PM
HHS Baseball & Softball Practices for Monday, 2/19

The high school baseball and softball teams will be practicing this Monday, February 19 at the old cafeteria next to our central office building (39 Willettsville Pike.) Baseball from 2-4 PM and softball from 5:30-7:30 PM. Students without a sports physical on file are not permitted to participate.

Hillsboro City Schools Operating on Normal Schedule for Friday, February 23

This morning there was an online threat made that did not end up involving Hillsboro City Schools, however, we took every precaution to make sure that everyone was safe. At this time Hillsboro City Schools will be operating on a regular schedule. We encourage all parents/guardians to review internet safety with their children including how to use social media responsibly.

HCS to hold Open Safety Forum on Wednesday, March 14

Hillsboro City Schools will be holding an open safety forum on Wednesday, March 14th at 7:00 pm in the Hillsboro High School auditeria. For more information, please click here.

Third Quarter report cards for HMS/HHS Students will be going home today, March 21
Immunization Clinic for Students Entering Grades 7 and 12 for the 2018-19 School Year

The Highland County Health Department will be coming to HHS on March 22, 2018 to offer immunizations that are required for students entering the 7th and 12th grades next year.  If your child did not bring home a packet of information about the clinic please pick one up in the clinic or in the HHS office.  The clinic will start at 7:30 am that morning. 

HHS Wrestler Qualifies for State Tournament

Congratulations to Lane C. for being district runner-up and qualifying for the state wrestling tournament. He will be competing March 8th in Columbus. Also, congratulations to Deegan B. for placing 5th at the district tournament which earns him a spot as an alternate. Good luck!

Spring Sports Spirit Wear Team Shops Now Available

Spring sports spirit wear team shops through BSN are now available. You can place your order online through March 4:
Baseball            Softball               Tennis               Track & Field

Hillsboro Varsity Boys Basketball Team Playing in Ohio Valley Hoops Classic

The Hillsboro varsity boys basketball team will be participating in the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic on Saturday, December 2 at Southern State Community College. They will be playing Greenfield McClain with a tip-off time of 9 PM. Presale tickets are available for the third session at $10 per ticket which includes 2 other games including Mason vs. Springboro at 6 PM and Moeller vs. Eastmoor Academy at 7:30 PM. You can purchase presale tickets in the Hillsboro Athletic Department Monday, Nov. 27-29 from 7:30 AM-4:00 PM and on November 30 from 7:30 AM-9:00 PM. There are limited tickets being sold so purchasing a ticket prior to the event will guarantee your admission that evening. For additional questions, please call 937-393-9325.

The high school bowling match scheduled for Nov. 22 has been canceled
5th Grade Camp Joy Parent Meeting Tonight from 6-7 PM @ HES
Winter Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting - Monday, Nov. 13 at 7 PM

If you and your student athlete in grades 7-12 did not attend the fall sports parent/athlete meeting in August and they are participating in a winter sport, they must attend the meeting on Monday, Nov. 13 at 7 PM in the MS/HS cafeteria.

Good Luck to the boys soccer team competing in sectionals this evening at 4 PM

The boys soccer team will be competing against Washington CH. Admission is $5 -- No passes accepted!

HMS Halloween Dance on Friday, October 27

There will be a Hillsboro Middle School Halloween Dance for students in grades 6-8 enrolled in Hillsboro. The dance will take place in the HMS/HHS cafeteria on Friday, October 27 from 6-8 PM. Tickets are $5 and will be available for purchase during lunches starting on October 16. For further questions, please contact Matt Schneider at 393-9877.

SAVE THE DATE: Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club Meeting - Thur. Nov. 9 at 7 PM

The next Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 PM in the high school cafeteria. Parents of Hillsboro students of all ages and community members are encouraged to attend!

HCS will be closed on Monday, February 12

Due to icy road conditions Hillsboro City Schools will be closed for Monday, February 12.

HHS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday, February 3

Please join us as we induct the 2003 boys golf team as the newest members into the Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 3. The ceremony will take place between the jv and varsity boys basketball games and there will be a reception area for friends, family and community members beginning at 4 PM in the middle school gym.

Hillsboro Middle School Dance Scheduled for February 16

A middle school winter dance will be held on Friday, February 16 in the high school cafeteria. There will be pizza, snacks and drinks available for purchase throughout the evening. Pictures can also be purchased for $4 each. Casual/nice dress following school guidelines (jeans without holes and nice dress shirt/sweater permitted - (no sweatpants or sweatshirts!) Only Hillsboro Middle School students are permitted to attend:
6th grade: 5:30 - 7:00
7th/8th grade: 7:30 - 9:00
$5 entry fee at the door

All proceeds will benefit Hillsboro After Prom 2018


Attention 8th Graders & Parents

A Student Parent Information Night (SPIN) will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at 5 PM for 8th graders in the high school cafeteria. This is not a mandatory meeting but students and parents are encouraged to attend to receive information about scheduling, state testing and graduation requirements, and more. For additional questions, please contact Tina Young or Jessica Rhoades at 393-3485.

CCP Meeting on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 PM

There will be a College Credit Plus (CCP) meeting at 6:30 PM on Thursday, January 25 in the high school cafeteria. Students who will be entering grades 7-12 next year that would like to take college credit classes must attend this meeting and it is for both students and parents. If you are currently enrolled in CCP classes, you are not required to attend this meeting. For additional questions, contact Tina Young or Jessica Rhoades at 393-3485.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Competes in Parliamentary Procedure Sub-Districts

On November 21, members of the Hillsboro FFA chapter competed in the 2017 Parliamentary Procedure (Parli Pro) Sub-Districts Contest. During this competition members were challenged to proficiently run a proper meeting of a deliberative assembly. The Sub-Districts contest was held at Lynchburg High School where the members competed against schools around the county. Hillsboro FFA competing members included Lexey Hetzel, Joe Helterbrand, Zinny Adams, Heather Burba, Kirsten Harp, Lana Grover, and Riley Burba. The hard efforts of these members resulted in the team winning the Sub-Districts contest which then allowed them to go and compete at the District level. Congratulations to those members!

Hillsboro FFA 5k Scheduled for Saturday, October 21

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter is sponsoring a 5k Spook Run on Saturday, October 21 at Rocky Fork Lake. The race begins at 9 AM. You can pre-register by October 12 and receive a free shirt. For more information, click here.

Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club Meeting Scheduled for August 30

There will be a Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club information meeting on Wednesday, August 30 at 7 PM in the high school cafeteria. We would like to invite parents, community members, etc. to participate.

Open House Scheduled for Thursday, August 10

Open house for the upcoming school year is scheduled for Thursday, August 10.
6th grade: 3-5 PM
7th-12th grades: 4-6 PM
K-5th grades: 5-7 PM

Hillsboro HS International Thespian Society #5928 Induction Ceremony

The Hillsboro HS International Thespian Society #5928 will hold an induction ceremony on Friday, May 5 at 5:00 PM on the HHS stage. Students that excel in theatre will be inducted into this international honor society. There will be a showcase and awards given.   

Attention Seniors

If you would like to have pictures taken in your cap & gown the day of graduation, please see Bev Hottle of Photos by Beverly. She will be available at 3 PM on Sunday, May 21. 

Immunization Clinic to be Held at HHS on April 19

The Highland County Health Department is sponsoring an immunization clinic at Hillsboro High School on Wednesday, April 19 at 8:30 AM for students in grades 6 and 11. For more information, visit http://www.hcs-k12.org/administrativeDepartment.aspx?aid=12

Hillsboro Presents ‘Les Miserables’ This Weekend

Sign language interpreters will be available during the musical on Saturday, April 1, at 7 PM. To reserve a seat in this section, please contact Penny Carter at 9373-393-3485 ext. 2803 by Friday, March 31 at noon.

Spring Sports Pictures for Student Athletes in Grades 7-12 are Tuesday, March 28
All baseball/softball games postponed for today, 4/7
HMS Spring Sports Awards Night is Monday, May 8 at 7 PM
Hillsboro Youth Volleyball Camp

The Hillsboro Lady Indians will be hosting a youth volleyball camp July 17-19. For more information, click here.

Football Scrimmage & Meet the Team Night Announced for Fall Sports Teams

The first home football scrimmage will be held on Friday, August 11 at 6 PM. We will also introduce our fall sport student athletes for grades 7-12 prior to the scrimmage at 5:30 PM. Admission is free.

Boys Golf Match Postponed for Today, August 22

The boys golf match for today, 8/22, has been postponed. It has been rescheduled for 9/13.

Visit the Hillsboro FFA Food Booth During the Highland County Fair: 9/2 - 9/9


While some people think fair break is a time to relax, the Hillsboro FFA members will be working hard at the Highland County Fair. Along with all of the livestock, crops & garden projects that members will have at the fair, they will also manage the Hillsboro FFA food booth. The food booth is a longstanding tradition for the Hillsboro FFA; members have served food at the fair for many generations. The Hillsboro FFA food booth is located behind the show arena, it’s open Saturday September 2nd through September 9th, beginning at 8 am each day.

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Hillsboro City Schools Wins Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant

Students at Hillsboro were visited by Who Dey and Ben Gals cheerleaders today as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant the district won. Additionally, several students participated in a Q&A session via Skype with Bengals player Brandon LaFell.
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HHS Choirs Present A Feast of Carols on Thursday, Dec. 14

The Hillsboro High School choirs will perform "A Feast of Carols" this Thursday at 7 PM
at the Hillsboro Church of Christ.

Hillsboro Elementary Walk-A-Thon Scheduled for Friday, October 20

The countdown to the annual Hillsboro Walk-A-Thon has begun. Hillsboro students will be walking to raise money for their school by collecting pledges for this year’s Walk-A-Thon taking place on October 20. The Walk-A-Thon is a long standing tradition here at Hillsboro Elementary. Families are invited and encouraged to come out and share in the fun! For more information, click here.

Good Luck to the Lady Indians Golf Team Competing in District Competition Thursday, Oct. 12

The girls golf team will be competing at EagleSticks Golf Club in Zanesville, Ohio on Thursday, October 12.

Class of 2018 to Sponsor "Trunk or Treat"

The Class of 2018 is sponsoring a trunk or treat on Thursday, October 26 from 6-8 PM in the parking lot near the Scott House.

Hillsboro High School Musical Theatre Presents "HHS on Broadway"


Boys Bowling Team Place District Runner-up

Congratulations to the boys bowling team on placing district runner-up this past weekend!

Hillsboro High School Students Attend Transition Expo

On Friday, March 16, fifteen Hillsboro High School students attended the 2nd Annual Transition Expo at Good News Gathering sponsored by Southern Ohio Educational Service Center - Region 14 Hopewell.  Students attended four different sessions and learned about the 7 A’s of interviewing, appropriate interview apparel, the usefulness of the elevator speech, and had the opportunity to meet a park ranger (and his K-9 companion, Jägger) who discussed search and rescue procedures. At the end of the day, the students visited with approximately 25 different local business representatives to learn about local career opportunities.

HHS Participating in a Coin Delay on Friday, March 23

What is a coin delay you ask? A "Coin Delay" is a fun fundraiser that allows students to bring in any coin of monetary value. The teacher has to individually count every coin!  Teachers are not allowed to use coin counters. The time it takes the teacher to count and total all coins brought in is how long they get to delay that class. Once you have counted and totaled the money, the teacher can then begin class. This is a great fundraiser for the Highland County Society of Adult and Children. Let’s represent HHS!!
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Attention Families of ECOT Students

If you have a child who attended ECOT and currently resides in the Hillsboro City Schools district, we can help. Please contact our Registrar Michelle Branscome at 937-393-3132 ext. 5105. Please indicate at registration if your child qualified for special education or 504 services or you suspect your child has a disability. If you have further questions about disability services please contact Mendy Hamilton, Special Education Director at 937-393-3485 ext. 1304.

Highland County Health Department to hold Immunization Clinic

The Highland County Health Department will be coming to Hillsboro High School on March 22, 2018 to offer immunizations that are required for students entering the 7th and 12th grades next school year. If your child did not bring home a packet of information about the clinic please pick one up in the clinic or in the HHS office. The clinic will start at 7:30 am that morning. 

Hillsboro "Team Shop" Offered

Select styles of Hillsboro team shop gear are being offered online through Sunday, Dec. 10. If you are interested in ordering, please click here to view the flyer. Additional team shop gear will be offered again in late January that will provide more options to personalize items per sport.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter's Fruit Sale a Success


The Hillsboro FFA chapter held their annual fruit sale in November. Members of the chapter were asked to sell fruit to help raise money for the chapter in order to cover expenses for the 2017-2018 school year. This year, the chapter raised $10,909.24 to cover expenses. Thank you to those individuals who purchased items from the chapter!

Immunization Announcement

All 7th graders are due for their Meningococcal and Tdap immunizations and all 12th graders should have two Meningococcal immunizations or one immunization if it was administered after the student's16th birthday.  If stiudents have already received these immunizations, they will need to provide a copy to the school nurse as soon as possible. If students have not received their immunizations, they need to get them ASAP.  By Ohio law, students without current immunizations on file must be excluded from school on the 14th day of attendance.  If we do not have the records by Sept. 11, 2017 your child will not be permitted to attend school until records are presented. If you have further questions, please contact the school nurse at 393-3485 ext. 1323.

Hillsboro Elementary Collecting Donations for American Red Cross on Friday, Sept. 22

On Friday, September 22, Hillsboro Elementary will be collecting donations for the American Red Cross for relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Students in Pre-K through 5th grade who bring at least $1 can wear a hat all day at school. Please help us with this worthy cause!

Grandparents Days & Book Fair at Hillsboro Elementary

Grandparents days at Hillsboro Elementary are listed below. Grandparents may report to Cafe B at 2:30 PM and the activities will conclude at approximately 3:15 PM. Students are permitted to leave with their grandparent if they have a note from the legal guardian and must be signed out in the classroom.
October 2 - Kindergarten
October 3 - 1st grade
October 4 - 2nd grade
October 5 - 3rd grade
October 6 - 4th/5th grade

Additionally, the annual bookfair will be open after school until 4 PM October 2-6. It will be located in the elementary gym.

Volley for the Cure Scheduled for October 3

Throughout the fall of 2017, several Ohio high school volleyball teams will participate in “Volley for the Cure” to benefit the Ohio affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the cure. This is organized by the Business Co-Op class of Hillsboro High School as well as the girl’s middle school and high school volleyball teams. Help us and join the fight against breast cancer. The stands will be packed with pink as the fans cheer on our teams when they play for the cure against Chillicothe on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. The jv and 7th grade teams will play at 5 pm and the varsity and 8th grades teams will play at approximately 6:15 pm. The Susan G. Komen for the cure foundation is working to save lives by empowering people, giving quality care and continuing research to find a cure. Come to the game to support Volley for the Cure in our community. There will be several different activities going on for all ages during the games. Our goal this year is to raise $3,000. If our goal is reached Mrs. Bohrer & Mr. Turner will receive a pie in the face!

The Business Co-Op Class will be selling Volley for the Cure T-shirts for $10 and longsleeve T-Shirts for $15 or you can purchase both for just $20. For any questions or donations please call (937) 393-3485 ext. 2909 or email Mrs. Bohrer at rbohrer@hillsboro-indians.org

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Fall Athletics Practice / Tryout Information for 8/1-8/4

View the following link for practice/tryout information for fall sports for grades 7-12: http://www.hcs-k12.org/Athletics/Content/212


Sports Physical Paperwork

Click here for the 2017-18 sports physical paperwork. If you plan to go to the free physical clinic being offered by Highland District Hospital on Saturday, May 13 from 8AM-12PM, you will need to take the form with you.

Hillsboro Boys Youth Basketball Camp

Hillsboro Indians Boys Basketball Youth Camp will be held June 19-22 and is for boys entering grades 3-8. Click here for more information.


Meeting for Students Traveling to Italy - Final Enrollment Meeting

There will be a final enrollment meeting for students wanting to travel to Italy. The meeting will be held on August 29 at 7 PM in the high school cafeteria. For more information, click here.

HHS Athletes Compete at the OHSAA Division II State Track & Field Meet

Hillsboro junior, Austin Goolsby, placed 1st in the pole vault with a vault of 15'2" on Friday, June 2. Hillsboro senior, Jeremy Hayton, placed 3rd in the high jump with a jump of 6'5" on Saturday, June 3. 


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The JV Boys Soccer Game in Chillicothe on Wed., 10/4 has changed to 7 PM
HHS Pee Wee Cheer Camp Announced

The Hillsboro HS Cheerleaders will be hosting a Pee Wee Cheer Camp September 12-14 at Hillsboro Elementary from 3:30-5:30 PM. Campers will perform on Friday, September 15 at the varsity football game. For more information, click here.

Longtime Hillsboro Volunteer Retires

Galen Neal officially retired from his position as a scorebook keeper for the Hillsboro Indians boys basketball program this year. Last year, Galen was recognized for his volunteer position for 50 years of service to Hillsboro athletics. On December 15, Galen and his wife Lynn, were recognized prior to the start of the varsity basketball game against Miami Trace. Hillsboro City Schools would like to thank Galen and Lynn for their dedication and support of Hillsboro students throughout the years!
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Mobile Dentist to Visit Hillsboro Elementary

Mobile dentist forms were sent home this week to Hillsboro Elementary students.  If you would like for your child to be seen by the dentist, you must complete the form and have it returned to school by Dec. 14th.  You can also go to www.MySchoolDentist.com to sign up online.  Please call the clinic if you have any further questions at (937) 393-3132.

HMS 8th grade girls basketball team advances in FAC tournament

The Hillsboro Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team advances to the finals in the FAC tournament and will host Jackson Middle School on Monday, February 12 at 5 PM. Congratulations!

HHS Post Season Updates

Varsity wrestling sectional competition @ Washington CH on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 AM
Varsity girls bowling district competition @ Shawnee Lanes (Chillicothe) on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 11 AM
Varsity boys basketball in sectional competition vs Fairland @ Southeastern on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7 PM -- Presale tickets available in the athletic department for $5.
Varsity boys bowling district competition @ Columbus Square Bowling Palace on Sat. March 3

Juniors will be taking the ACT on Tuesday, February 27

All HHS juniors will be taking the ACT Tuesday, Feb. 27th at 7:30 AM. Here is some info about testing:
1) Do not bring cell phones, bookbags, drinks or snacks -- (Lock them in your locker or car.)
2) If you have a graphing calculator, bring it
3) Bring a pencil
4) Eat a good breakfast, it will be long morning
5) There will be a 15 minute break in the middle of testing
6) Be sure to use the restroom prior to testing

Lady Indians Basketball Players Attend State Basketball Tournament

Members of the Hillsboro Lady Indians basketball program in grades 7-12 attended the OHSAA girls' state basketball tournament games on Saturday, March 17 at The Ohio State University.

HHS Senior Places at State Indoor Track & Field Meet

Congratulations to HHS Senior, Austin G. for placing 2nd in pole vault and 4th in long jump at the state indoor track & field meet in Geneva, Ohio on March 3.

Hillsboro Elementary to Support Highland County Society for Children & Adults Telethon

Hillsboro Elementary will be supporting the Highland County Society for Children & Adults telethon. Students and staff are encouraged to bring in money this week. The pod that donates the most money will get to "slime" their principal in a slime booth. If $2,000 or more is raised by this Friday, March 23, all 3 principals will participate in the slime booth.

HHS Sponsors "Hillsboro to Houston" Holiday Gift Drive

HHS is sponsoring a holiday gift drive for students at Worthing High School in Houston, Texas. Since the students in that district are victims of Hurricane Harvey, several Hillsboro students decided to hold a gift drive to provide some holiday cheer to those students. If you are interested in donating a gift, you can drop them off to the high school during school hours or contact Mindy Lawson at 393-3485 for additional questions.

Hillsboro Transitions Store Selling Winter Indians Spirit Wear

Winter Hillsboro Indians spirit wear in stock and available for Christmas.  Scarf - $12.00; Beanie - $10.00; Headband - $10.00.  Contact Pam Harp at pharp@hillsboro-indians.org or call 937-393-9877 ext 1124 to place your order.

5th Grade Camp Joy Parent Meeting Nov. 7th from 6-7 PM @ HES
HHS Band Boosters Selling T-Shirts

The Hillsboro Band Boosters are again offering tee shirts (long and short-sleeved) and hoodies for sale for parents, grandparents, family, and friends.

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A Letter from the Superintendent
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Athletic Department Information for Summer

MS/HS Football Information - click here
HS Volleyball Information - click here                      HS Girls golf information - click here  
HS Boys golf information - click here                      HS Girls soccer information - click here
MS/HS Cross Country information - click here         HS Girls/Boys tennis information - click here
HS Boys soccer information - click here                  HS Boys basketball information - click here
MS Boys basketball information - click here             HS Girls basketball information - click here
MS Girls basketball information - click here             MS volleyball information - click here
**Will update site regularly with summer schedule information

HHS Students Graduate from Great Oaks Vocational School

Students from Hillsboro City Schools graduated from Great Oaks Vocational School on Monday, May 15. Congrats 2017 Graduates!

Helen Lemon Scholarship Deadline Extended

Scholarship link


Hillsboro After Prom Bowling Event

The Hillsboro After Prom Committee is sponsoring a bowling event at Highland Lanes on Saturday, April 8 from 12-4 PM. You can bowl two hours for $10.

Spring Break will be April 14 - April 17 with students returning on April 18
12th Annual Athletic Booster Gala

The Hillsboro Athletic Booster Club will be hosting their annual gala on May 13 at Hillsboro High School. The evening will consist of an appetizer hour with the opportunity to tour the Barnhouse Center, a catered dinner, interactive games, a large split-the-pot, a silent auction, and of course, the chance to win the grand prize of $10,000! Tickets are still available and are $100 each. Each ticket holder wins a prize. There are only 300 tickets sold for the drawing. This fundraiser is important for Hillsboro City Schools as the proceeds go toward improving athletic facilities and complexes for Hillsboro student athletes. If you have questions and/or would like to purchase a ticket, please contact the athletic department at 393-9325.

Hillsboro Lady Indians Host Youth Basketball Camp

The Hillsboro Lady Indians recently hosted a youth basketball camp for girls entering grades 3-8. 

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HCS Staff Ready for a New School Year

The Hillsboro City Schools staff members met in a district day meeting on Tuesday, August 8. The HHS marching band and cheerleaders led the staff in the fight song and victory cheer. Following, Tim Davis addressed the staff and celebrated this past year's successes and challenged the staff to make this school year even more successful.

Hillsboro Boys Basketball Program Holds Youth Camp

The Hillsboro boys basketball program held a youth camp for boys entering grades 3-8.

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HHS Graduate Kaylynn Bell Receives Award

Congratulations to 2015 HHS graduate, Kaylynn Bell, who was selected by the University of Rio Grande Alumni Association Council to receive the 2017 Clarence 'Bevo' Francis Character Award.
Picture & information courtesy of the University of Rio Grande

HHS Senior Austin Goolsby Signs Letter of Intent

Congratulations to Hillsboro senior, Austin Goolsby, on signing his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Cincinnati next year. Austin will be majoring in exercise science. He is the defending Division II State Champion in pole vault and holds the HHS record in pole vault (16'2") and long jump (22'6"). Austin was joined by the University of Cincinnati track & field jumps coach, Sam Kranz, his parents, Greg & Laura Goolsby, as well as, several of his Hillsboro coaches and friends & family.

Three HHS Student Athletes Receive All-Ohio Recognition

Three HHS football players were named to the Division III All-Ohio Honorable Mention list on Tuesday, November 28. Congratulations to Jared Conn, Josh Keets, and Britton Haines!

Kindergarten Registration Scheduled for March 29

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year is scheduled for March 29 from 9 AM - 3:30 PM at Hillsboro Elementary.

Hillsboro MS Wrestling Places 8th at Batavia Tournament

Congratulations to the HMS wrestling team on finishing 8th out of 17 teams in the Batavia tournament this past Saturday. Kendre H. placed 1st and Charlie S. placed 4th in their respective weight classes.
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2017-18 HHS Yearbooks on Sale

Order your 2017-18 HHS yearbook today. The cost is $45.00. Order during your lunch period or order online at www.yearbookforever.com. The deadline to order is April 30.

National Bus Safety Week Oct. 16-Oct. 20

It's National Bus Safety Week! Thank you to the transportation department for all that you do for the Hillsboro students and staff!

HHS Lady Indians Basketball Team Travels to Ashland University

The Hillsboro Lady Indians Basketball team traveled to Ashland University for team camp earlier this week. The team also played at Williard High School where Hillsboro alumni, Joe Crawford, is the athletic director.

Hillsboro Students Participate at Maine Anjou and Chianina Jr. Nationals

Recently Hillsboro FFA members attended the Maine Anjou and Chianina Jr. Nationals in Hutchinson, Kansas. Twenty-one states attended the show, and thirty-seven members from Ohio attended. Members met other showmen in the cattle industry and exhibited their cattle. Members participated in a Fitting Contest, Public Speaking, Salesmanship, Showmanship, Livestock Judging and Quiz Bowl. Pictured are Lawton P., Larkyn P., and Gavin P.

HHS Student William Albert Attains Eagle Scout

Congratulations to William Albert who has attained the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 171 of Hillsboro. William will graduate in May 2018. He currently is a student in the dental assisting program at Laurel Oaks. His Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony will be Saturday, September 30 at the Highland House Museum at 1:30 PM.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Reminder

Next week is FFA Week and the Hillsboro FFA Chapter members are encouraged to participate in the activities listed:
Tuesday - America day (wear your red, white and blue)
Wednesday - Support your favorite sports team
Thursday - Dress like Mrs. McNeal or Mr. Cummings -- Meeting during home room that day
Friday - Official Dress -- Teacher luncheon

Hillsboro MS/HS Spring Sports Schedules

Below are the spring sports schedules for Hillsboro MS/HS. Please note that schedules are subject to change:
Baseball          Softball          Track        Tennis
Varsity               Varsity            Varsity       Varsity
JV                      JV                  MS

Hillsboro Elementary Teacher, Fawn Girard, Will Compete for USA Archery Team

Hillsboro Elementary third grade intervention specialist, Fawn Girard, will be traveling to France to compete for the USA Archery Team. Hillsboro City Schools would like to wish her good luck!

Hillsboro Elementary Students Earn Typing Certificate of Excellence


Pictured are students who earned a Certificate of Excellence by being the fastest typist in their grade level at Hillsboro Elementary School.

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HHS FFA Officers Retreat

The 2017-18 Hillsboro FFA Officers took a summer retreat to Grove City. Members participated in team building exercises and also began planning for the upcoming year's activities.


Hillsboro Students Part of Championship Soccer Team

Hillsboro students Wes B., Tate D., and Carson S. competed with fellow team mates as part of the Highland County Soccer Club U12 Boys Lightning this past weekend at the Alliance Cinncinati Dog Days of Summer Soccer Tournament held at Miami Meadows in Milford, Ohio and won their division.
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HHS Wiffle Ball Tournament Announced

The 2nd Annual HHS Wiffle Ball Tournament will be hosted on Saturday, August 26 at Shaffer Park in Hillsboro. Teams consist of 4-6 people and there are different age divisons. The cost for ages 7-13 is $50 per team and the cost for ages 14 and up is $100 per team. For more information visit: http://hhswiffleball.weebly.com or search Hillsboro Wiffle Ball Tournament on Facebook or @hhswiffleball on Twitter.

HMS/HHS Winter Sports Announcements

For important winter sports information, please be sure to click on the Athletics link on the main page or by clicking here: http://www.hcs-k12.org/Athletics

8th Grade Parent Night for Laurel Oaks

You are invited to a FREE Regional Career Exploration Workshop at Laurel Oaks Career Campus on November 16 from 6:00-7:30 PM. At this workshop, parents of 8th grade students will learn tips and resources to help teens explore their career interests and set career goals. Students will take career interest surveys and learn to interpret the results to help set goals for high school, college, and success. For more information, click here.

HHS Class of 2018 Sponsoring Talent Show for Grades 9-12

There will be a Talent Show on Thursday, December 21st during the school day for 9th-12th graders sponsored by the Class of 2018. Tryouts for students in grades 9-12 will be on Tuesday, December 12th from 2:45 to 5:00 PM.  You must sign up with Mrs. Layne in the guidance office if you'd like to tryout.

HHS Cheer Hosting Pee Wee Basketball Cheer Camp

The Hillsboro High School cheerleaders are hosting a pee wee basketball cheer camp Dec. 6, 7 and 11 with a performance on Dec. 12. For more information, click here.

HHS Girls Varsity Soccer Coach Retires

The Hillsboro Athletic Department is announcing that Jeremy Ratcliff, the Hillsboro girls varsity soccer coach has decided to retire from his position. Mr. Ratcliff was a junior varsity soccer coach for four years and a varsity soccer coach for four years at Hillsboro High School. We would like to thank Jeremy for his dedicated years of service to the Hillsboro student athletes and we wish him luck in his future endeavors. The athletic department will begin the process of searching for a new girls soccer coach very soon.

HHS FFA Chapter Holds Annual Greenhand Night

Recently, the Hillsboro FFA Chapter held their annual Greenhand Night. During the banquet, first year members were presented with their Greenhand FFA Degree pin. Twenty-three members were recipients of this degree. The guest speaker for the evening was the Ohio State FFA President, Ryan Mathews. Additionally, six greenhand members were presented the FFA Creed which outlines the basic beliefs of FFA members. These students were Jonathan H., Rhen W., Nick L., Kelcie T., Garrett F., and Zinny A. Attendees also enjoyed a meal prepared and provide by the Hillsboro FFA and the Grover family.
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HMS Announces Principal's Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the 1st Quarter

Congratulations to those students who were named to the first quarter Principal's Honor Roll and Honor Roll. Click here to view.

HES Staff Members Dress-Up for the Season

Several HES staff members and students participated in a dress-up day as part of the fall season.

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Girls golf district competition postponed until Thursday, Oct. 12
It's National School Lunch Week!

It's National School Lunch Week! A daily prize of $25.00 will be credited to one student's lunch account who ordered a school lunch that day (one per building.) Additionally, all students who participate this week are entered into the grand prize drawing of a $50.00 credit which will be awarded on Friday. Also, on Thursday, we will be participating in the Great American Apple Crunch with apples from Karnes Apple Orchard. All students will receive a free apple on Thursday! For more information follow us on Facebook HCS Tomahawk Food Truck.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Livestock Judging Team Competes in State Competition

The Hillsboro FFA livestock judging team placed 9th in this year's state competition.

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Hillsboro Food Truck Coming Soon
Coming soon HCS Tomahawk sponsored by HCS and the Children's hunger Alliance
visit us on FB@HCS Tomahawk. Continue reading for a list of locations & complete schedule.

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HMS Students Selling Indian Cards as a Washington DC Trip Fundraiser

Several members of the Hillsboro Middle School eighth grade class will be traveling to Washington DC May 1-May 4 this year. As a fundrasier, students attending the trip are selling Indian Discount Cards. They are being sold until September 16, 2017. Cards cost $10.00 each and are valid for one year. They may be purchased from an 8th Grade Student or from the Hillsboro Middle School Office during school hours. All proceeds from the fundraiser are used to support the 8th Grade Trip to Washington DC. To view a sample of the discount card, click here.

School for the 2017-18 school year begins August 15 for students

Please click the appropriate link for supply lists for each grade: 
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds July Meeting


On July 20, the Hillsboro FFA chapter held a meeting at Taylor Chaney’s House. The total attendance for the the meeting was thirty-five members including the ten officers. During the meeting the officers talked about the results of the Festival of the Bells cornhole tournament, important upcoming events, and preparations for the Hillsboro FFA booth at the Highland County Fair.

HHS Student Selected to Attend SpaceTrek Camp

Hillsboro sophomore, Madeleine L., who is striving for a career as an astrophysicist, participated in the week-long SpaceTrek camp at Morehead State University's Space Science Center in Morehead, KY in July. Madeleine was one of only 26 girls selected to participate in the camp and was the only representative from Ohio. paceTrek was created in 2012 as a pilot program thanks to a partnership between AAUW Kentucky and Morehead State University. The one week educational experience was designed to expose incoming sophomore, junior and senior high school girls to space science and engineering concepts in fun and exciting ways. Morehead's Space Science Center, directed by Dr. Ben Malphrus, is one of a few programs of its type in the country and works directly with NASA.

2018 Rotary Youth Leadership Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2018 Rotary Youth Leadership Award winners. They will be attending RYLA leadership camp in April, sponsored by the Hillsboro Rotary Club. Congratulations to Emily H., Makayla W., Ben S., Katie C., and alternate Emma H.

HHS Rotary Four Way Speech Contest

Congratulations to the HHS Rotary Four Way Speech contest winner Emma H. and second place winner Gideon P. Emma H. will compete in the county contest with a chance to compete in the district contest in April.

HHS Senior Wins South Central Power Foundation Scholarship

Congratulations to Hillsboro High School student, Riley M. on winning the South Central Power Foundation scholarship. Riley will also represent South Central Power in a statewide scholarship contest sponsored by the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

Congrats to the Girls Bowling Team!

Congratulations to the girls bowling team on winning a sectional championship on Friday, Feb. 16. They will compete in district competition on Saturday, Feb. 24 in Chillicothe.

Hillsboro Students Part of Finalist Youth Soccer Team

Hillsboro students, Wes B., Tate D., and Carson S., competed with fellow team mates as part of the Highland County Soccer Club U12 Boys Lightning this past weekend at the Midfest Soccer Classic Tournament held at Smith Park in Middletown, Ohio. The boys will go on to represent their club and communities in league and tournament play through October. Congratulations and good luck!



2017 Hillsboro Graduate, Hope Tira, Earns SEDAB Scholarship

The SEDAB is pleased to announce Hope Tira of Hillsboro High School has been awarded the SEDAB $500 Scholarship in the amount of five hundred ($500).  Hope plans to enroll at University of Cincinnati in the fall and study Communication Sciences and Disorders-Speech Pathology.

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Two Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Earn State Degree

During the state FFA convention this month, Lizzy Mahan and Ellie Elmore, members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter, received their state degrees.  


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Hillsboro MS/HS Robotics Summer Practice Schedule Announced

The following practices are scheduled from 8 AM - 12 PM for the MS/HS Robotics team members:
Tuesday, May 23
Monday, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31 & August 7

Hillsboro Athletic Department Recognizes Triple Threat Club Members

The Hillsboro Athletic Department would like to recognize those student athletes that participate in a fall, winter and spring sport. Pictured are the members of the 2016-17 Triple Threat Club. Congratulations to these student athletes for balancing academics and athletics for the entire school year.

Prom Picture Update

All prom pictures taken by Photos by Beverly will be viewable by Friday, May 5 at www.photoreflect.com. You can view the numbers if you want to order and then let Beverly know. You do not have to order off the website.

Hillsboro FFA Fruit Sale Underway

The Hillsboro FFA has kicked off the 2017 fruit sale! Check out the order form, as well as all of the pictures of the products. Contact an FFA member or the Ag Department for more information or to place an order (emcneal@hillsboro-indians.org / bcummings@hillsboro-indians.org). Click here for a general order form. Click here to view the gourmet nut selection. Click here to view the fruit options. Click here to view the meat & cheese options.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Compete in Job Interview Competitions

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter recently participated in the Sub-District and District Job Interviews Contests. The Sub-District contest was held November 6th and was hosted by the McClain FFA Chapter. The Hillsboro FFA Chapter was well represented by five members, and three of the members advanced on to district competition. On November 9th, the Hillsboro FFA Chapter hosted the District's Job Interview Contest. Madison S., Jonathon H. and Jaiden H. represented the chapter. Jaiden H. received 3rd overall for Division II.

HES 5th Grade Students Present Veterans Day Program

On November 9, Hillsboro Elementary fifth grade students presented a Veterans Day program.

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HHS Announces October Students of the Month

Congratulations to the HHS October Students of the Month!

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HHS Physics Students Compete in Pumpkin Fling Contest


Students and teachers competed in the 3rd Annual Hillsboro High School Pumpkin Fling on Tuesday, November 21. Students enrolled in physics were challenged to design and build catapults that would fling a ball 50 feet. A school record was broken this year, with the furthest ball traveling well over 120 feet. Participating students were Deegan B., Izzy B., Evan C., Riley M., Nathan S., and Natalie S. HHS math teacher, Mr. Jacky, won Honorable Mention for flinging the heaviest pumpkin with his catapult.

Hillsboro Youth Wrestling Sign-ups & Parent Meeting

Hillsboro Youth Wrestling will be holding sign-ups on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM at the Casner Building located by the football field. For more information, please click here.

Girls Golf Team Finishes 4th in the Div. I District; Jamieson Qualifies for State

Congratulations to the Lady Indians golf team for finishing 4th at the Southeast District Div. I competition. Kristin Jamieson finished 2nd overall and qualified for the state competition to be held Oct. 20-21 at The Ohio State University golf course.

Hillsboro Senior is Highland County DAR Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Hillsboro High School senior, Riley M., as she is the Highland County DAR Scholarship winner.

Summer School and Summer Testing

Summer School and Summer Testing sign ups taking place now.  Register by May 15th if transportation is needed for summer school.  For more information, click here.

Grover in Final Four at State Convention

Lauren Grover, a 2016 HHS graduate, of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter placed in the top 4 in the state for the 2017 Diversified Livestock Production.

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Hillsboro Elementary Awards Students at Open House

Hillsboro Elementary has had a wonderful start to the new school year.  An incredible amount of students and families came to the open house and we are very thankful for the support.  There was a raffle for new bikes if students completed some work over the summer.  The lucky winners were: Hannah H., Owen D., Zach B. & Emilee Y.

Hillsboro FFA Sponsors Cornhole Tournament


On July 8th the Hillsboro FFA members hosted the annual corn hole tournament held at the Festival of the Bells. The members helped set up cornhole boards, and keeping track of scores for the participants. All the members did a great job helping out during the day. Lexey Hetzel said "it went smoothly and was a great experience for the new officers and members".


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Hillsboro FFA Chapter Awards Members for Fruit Sales

On February 22, 2018 the Hillsboro FFA rewarded their members for the annual fruit sale. This year’s winners are Kirsten H. with a $15 Wendy’s card, Madi S., Zane A. and Spencer R. each won a $10 Dairy Queen gift card. Kennedi C. won a $15 Taco Bell card, Adah C. won a $15 Subway gift card, Nate S. won a FFA watch, Lana G. won a $25 gift card the Shop FFA, Grant C. won a $50 gift card to shop FFA. Emily P., Taryn M. and Maddy M. each won tumblers, Bryce S. won a wireless speaker, Jordan W. won a $100 gift card to Shop FFA and Brittany R. won a Chromebook laptop. Taryn M. said “ It felt great to be recognized for the hard work we have all done.” The Hillsboro FFA would like to thank all its members and supporters for their hard work and generosity to the chapter.

HHS Student Participates in OMEA All State Band

Congratuations to Hillsboro High School student Gabe G. for representing HHS at the OMEA All-State Band in Columbus.
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Girls Bowling Team Places as District Runner-Up

Congratulations to the girls bowling team for placing district runner-ups on February 24 in Chillicothe.

Fall Sports Schedules

Click on the Read More link below to view the tentative schedules for the 2017 fall sports season. Some schedules are not complete yet due to a finalization of roster numbers. As schedules are completed, updates will be made. Thank you for your patience.

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Water Bottle Challenge Update

Congratulations to McClain High School for winning the "Water Bottle Challenge" with 18,019 water bottles collected. Also, great job by Hillsboro City Schools for collecting 13,845 bottles of water to donate to hurricane relief. Way to pull together for a worthy cause Highland County!

Hillsboro Elementary Students Participate in Poster Contest

The following Hillsboro Elementary students received 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in a poster contest sponsored by the Hillsboro Post Office.  For several years now, students have created posters centered around the donation of canned food items to the annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the food drive, which took place on Saturday, May 13.  
Students pictured: Brianna K, Sydney D, Caitlyn F, Rylea S, Anna M, Elizabeth T, Gavin I, Ava C, Kate A, Isabella P, Faith G, and not pictured Chanell W.  

HMS Student, Eden Edenfield, Qualifies for MS State Track & Field Meet

Hillsboro Middle School student Eden Edenfield qualified for the OHSAA 7th & 8th grade State Track & Field Championships in pole vault. She competed on Saturday, May 13.


Members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter Attend State Convention

On May 4th and May 5th, the Hillsboro FFA Chapter went to Columbus for the 89th Ohio FFA State Convention.

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HMS 6th Grade National School Choice Essay Winner

Congratulations to the Hillsboro Middle School 6th grade National School Choice Essay Winner, Kelsie M. You can read her essay here.

Spring Sports Information

If you are in grades 7-12 and are planning to participate in a spring sport for HMS/HHS, you must have a sports physical on file before you can participate in conditioning and/or practices. Copies are available in the athletic department or online at: http://www.hcs-k12.org/docs/district/17-18_physical.pdf?id=51622

Two HHS Cross Country Runners Earn FAC All-League

Congratulations to Bailey Lucarello and Molly McCreary for earning FAC First Team All-League for the Hillsboro HS Cross Country teams.

Congrats to Kristin Jamieson on Tying for 26th Place at the Div. I State Golf Tournanment!


HES Students Visit The Laurels

Hillsboro kindergarten students visited The Laurels in Hillsboro on Thursday, October 26.

Winter Sports Schedules

Click on the link to view winter sports schedules: http://www.hcs-k12.org/Athletics/Content/158

HMS Students Attend Project TRUST

A group of 7th grade students from Hillsboro Middle School attended Project TRUST, a leadership, team-building, and anti-bullying retreat from November 8 through November 10.

Hillsboro HS National Honor Society Inducts New Members

The Hillsboro High School National Honor Society inducted new members on Tuesday, November 21.

HHS Spanish Classes Participate in Dia de los Muertos Projects

Spanish I and Spanish III students in Mr. Santiago's classes created ofrendas to honor the life of someone who is important to them. Students are studying the "Day of the Dead" which is a holiday that is celebrated in Mexico between Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

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Congratulations to HHS senior Riley Moberly

Riley received the Elks Student of the Month award and is the DAR Good Citizen District participant. Great job Riley!

Red Ribbon Week at HMS/HHS is October 23-27

Next week (October 23-27) HMS/HHS will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week. The Spirit Days are as follows: 10/23 - Proud to be Drug Free - Wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week, 10/24 - Peace Out to Drugs - wear tie dye and/or peace attire, 10/25 - Team Up Against Drugs - wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey,  10/26 - Dress Up and Be Drug Free - Wear Halloween costume. (Must follow dress code and be school appropriate.)

HES 5th Graders Read to Kindergarteners

As part of a monthly activity, Hillsboro Elementary fifth grade students visited kindergarten students last week and read to them.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Attend 212/360 Conference

On January 14 and 15, members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter attended the annual 212/360 Conference in Columbus. Members Joe H., Ryan H., Alora B., Ashlie H., and Johnny H. participated in leadership activities and met many new friends. They learned about setting goals and how to make a plan on how to attain them.

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Hillsboro High School Hosts Highland Co. Wildcats Basketball Game

Hillsboro High School hosted the Highland County Wildcats and Ross County Rebels Special Olympics basketball game on Thursday, January 25. 

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2018 Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions to take place February 3

The 2018 Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 3 between the boys junior varsity and varsity basketball games at approximately 7:30 PM. This year's inductees include members of the 2003 division II state runner-up boys golf team: Drew Balser, Matt Armintrout, Nathan Boatman, Adam King, Jason Waggoner, and Bret Rhodes and coaches Dan Spidel and Terry McConnaughey.

CCP Chemistry Class Visits Highland County Resident Terry Vance

The CCP chemistry class visited Highland County resident Terry Vance at her studio to learn about clay and glaze compositions and properties as a follow-up to their semester research project.
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Pictured are Eli Long and Jordan Robinson.

Hillsboro Kindergarten Students Take a Farm Field Trip

Hillsboro Kindergarten students took a farm field trip to the Hillsboro High School FFA barn on Tuesday, May 9. FFA students demonstrated several activities for the kindergartners, as well as, provided a petting zoo and lunch in the high school cafeteria.
Photos courtesy of Paige Anderson & Crystal Myers

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HHS National Honor Society Hosts a Blood Drive

The Hillsboro HS National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive at the high school on Tuesday, September 19. Students and staff, who are at least 17 years old and physically able, are encouraged to donate throughout the school day.

Hillsboro Food Truck A Success

The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote an article on the Hillsboro Tomahawk Food Truck. Click here to view the story.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Exhibit at the Ohio State Fair

During the two weeks of the 2017 Ohio State Fair, several members of the Hillsboro FFA chapter exhibited livestock, competed in showmanship and participated in skillathon.

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Quick Recall Team Wins FAC Tournament

Congratulations to the HHS quick recall team on winning the FAC league tournament in Washington CH on February 24.

Hillsboro Students Participate in Land of Grant Band Festival

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen by audition and represented Hillsboro High School at the Land of Grant Honor Band Festival at Western Brown HS recently: Patrick H., Cameron M., Alexandra M., Faye W., Christopher J., Simon G., Gideon P., and Duncan P. 
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8th Grade Girls Basketball Team Wins FAC

Congratulations to the 8th grade girls basketball team for defeating Jackson in the championship game to win the FAC!

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Complete SAE


Each year, in addition to classroom learning and participation in FFA activities, FFA members complete a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) project as one of the three components of agriculture education. Through their SAE projects students are able to learn through hands on experiences in the field of agriculture. Members are able to complete a variety of SAE projects including ownership/entrepreneurship of an agricultural business, job placement in an agricultural-based business, research through experimentation, or exploration of a career in agriculture.

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Athletic Department Announces Season Pass Availability

The Hillsboro Athletic Department would like to remind the Hillsboro community that we are now members of the Frontier Athletic Conference. All conference home and away contests will charge $5.00 admission for all individuals school age and older. There will no longer be student or senior citizen pricing. Please keep in mind, when we travel to non-conference contests, prices may be higher.

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First Week of School Schedule for Students Entering Kindergarten

KINDERGARTEN UPDATE: For parents of students entering Kindergarten for the 17-18 school year, there have been a couple of changes regarding the testing schedule for the first week of school: Testing for all kindergarten students will be August 15, 16 & 17. Girls only will go on the 18, boys only will go on the 21. All boys and girls will go on the 22. Should you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Pam Hollon at the Hillsboro Elementary at 937-393-3132.

Brittany Oxley to Receive OCTM Recognition

Brittany Oxley, third grade math teacher at Hillsboro Elementary, will be honored by the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics for her outstanding accomplishments in education. She will be recognized at the OCTM Conference in Columbus on October 19. Congratulations Mrs. Oxley!
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Sam Barnhouse Center Dedication Ceremony

On Monday, May 8, several members of the community joined the Barnhouse family in a dedication ceremony of the Sam Barnhouse Center. The center features a weight and strength training room, a wrestling room, and locker rooms and changing rooms. Students in grades 7-12 are currently using the facility and are encouraged to utilize the amenities.

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HMS Students Meet with Local Professionals

Hillsboro seventh and eighth grade students met with local professionals on May 3 to discuss job descriptions, education requirements, daily routines, and job outlooks for different career fields as part of college and career readiness.

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Sports Physicals Being Offered by Highland District Hospital on May 13

The Center for Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine of Highland District Hospital will be offering a free sports physical clinic on Saturday, May 13 from 8 AM - 12 PM at Highland District Hospital. The physicals will be good for the 2017-18 school year and are for students entering grades 7-12. Sports physicals are required by the OHSAA in order to participate in a middle school and/or high school sport.

HMS Announces High Honor Roll & Honor Roll for 2nd Quarter

Congratulations to the following HMS students for earning high honor roll and honor roll for the 2nd quarter. Click here to view the list.

Yearbook Sales

Yearbook sales for the Elementary and Middle School will run from January 29 through March 2.

HES Third Grade Students Visit Serpent Mound

HES 3rd graders went on a field trip to Serpent Mound during the week of October 16-20.

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Spirit Wear Available

For a Hillsboro spirit wear order form, click here. Money and order forms are due by Thursday, October 26. Contact Pam Harp at pharp@hillsboro-indians.org if you have questions.

HES 5th Grade Students Participate in OMEA District 16 Honor Choir

On November 18, nineteen Hillsboro Elementary 5th grade students participated in the OMEA District 16 Elementary Honor Choir at Chillicothe High School. There were a total of 167 students from 13 schools that participated together.

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Hillsboro FFA Students Compete in District & State Soils Competition; Priest finishes 6th at Districts

On September 28, 2017 the Hillsboro FFA soil judging team went to the County Judging Contest held at the Highland County fairgrounds. Hillsboro FFA had two teams that participated including the Urban Team and the Ag Team.  The Urban Team participants were Loraleigh Mayhan, Alora Brown, Ashlie Hillyer,  and Haley Hughes. The Ag team participants were Brennen Priest, Lana Grover, Grant Crum, Kaitlin Fannin, and Bryce Stanley.



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Hillsboro FFA Poinsettia Sale: 11/21 - 12/18

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter is selling poinsettias from November 21 through December 18. The cost is $10 a piece or $8 a piece for 3 or more. Walk-ins are wecome from 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM Monday - Friday. For more information, call 937-393-3485 ext. 1580.

Hillsboro MS/HS Participate in Veterans Day Assembly

Hillsboro Middle and High School students participated in a Veterans Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 10. The Hillsboro High School men's choir and MS/HS band performed and veterans were recognized as well. Additionally, local veteran and Hillsboro High School graduate, Terry Dean, spoke to the student body and veterans in attendance about his service in the armed forces. Hillsboro City Schools would like to thank all of those individuals who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. We are grateful for your sacrifices. Happy Veterans Day!

5th Grade Student Council Presents at School Board Meeting

On Wednesday, November 15, Hillsboro Elementary's 5th grade student council provided a presentation to those in attendance at the school board meeting. 

Hillsboro Robotics Teams Compete in Milford

Saturday, February 10th, Hillsboro’s middle school and high school robotics teams traveled to Milford Middle School for their 3rd competition of the season where 54 teams from 18 different schools put their engineering skills to the test. Team Surge (Sara N., Eden E. & Abi K.) not only brought home the Middle School Tournament Champions trophy, they also won the Judge’s Award given to the team that showed exemplary accomplishments, perseverance, and efforts throughout the season. Alpha Squad (Emma L., Jack R., Coltin H., & Blake T.) won the High School Design Award.
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Hillsboro Youth Basketball Teams Introduced

Hillsboro youth basketball teams were recognized at the high school boys basketball games on February 12.

Congratulations to boys & girls bowling teams!

Congratulations to the girls bowling team on winning the FAC league title and to the boys bowling team for being co-champions with Miami Trace in the FAC. Also, the following individuals earned all-league honors: Selena M., Maddy M., Brook K., Christian M., Andrew L., and Hayden M.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Greenhouse Sale

The Hillsboro High School FFA Chapter will be hosting our annual flower sale April 18 through May 15. Our greenhouse consists of hanging pots, deck planters, bedding plants, and many other seed planted and plugged flowers. Sales will be held Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. located at 550 US-62, Hillsboro, OH 45133. You can contact us at (937) 393-3485 ext.1580 or emcneal@hillsboro-indians.org to call ahead, place an order, or schedule an appointment after school hours. Click here for an order form.

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HHS Student Earns Spot on the 2018 OMEA All State Band

HHS sophomore, Gabe G., was selected to be part of the 2018 Ohio Music Education Association All State Band. Gabe plays the trombone and will participate in a concert on Friday, February 9 at 7 PM at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Ballroom. Congratulations Gabe!

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Attend Leadership Conference


On July 11, 2017, three members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter had the opportunity to attend the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. hosted by the National FFA Organization. Members attended the session from all over the United States. The week long leadership conference had twelve workshops to help FFA members become better leaders and to give them ideas for their “living to serve plans” and how they can reach out to their communities and better serve their chapters.

Second grade musical to be held on Thursday, October 12

The second grade musical will be held on Thursday, October 12 in the Hillsboro Elementary Gymnasium at 6:30 PM.

HHS Quick Recall Competes in Tournament

The HHS Quick Recall team competed admirably against some of Ohio's finest quiz bowl teams in a tournament on April 8 at St. Charles Preparatory.

First State Bank Partners with Hillsboro City Schools

Thank you to First State Bank for their continued parternship with Hillsboro athletics!

Athletic Event Updates

Due to the inclement weather we've experienced, several middle and high school athletic events have been rescheduled over the past couple of weeks. Please click here to view changes. Please note that schedules are subject to change.

Hugh O'Bryan Leadership Awards Announced

This year's Hugh O'Bryan Leadership Award winner is Ben S. The alternate is Christopher J. Ben will represent Hillsboro High School at a leadership conference in Marietta, Ohio in June 2018.

Hillsboro 8th Grade Students Experience Real Money, Real World

Hillsboro City Schools teachers Nancy Weiderman and Zachary Cowan partnered with OSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Educator Kathy Bruynis to present Real Money, Real World to 8th grade students.

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First State Bank Partners with Hillsboro City Schools

Thank you to First State Bank for partnering with Hillsboro City Schools and supporting Hillsboro student athletes!

Local U12 Boys Soccer Team Ends season with Championship

Hillsboro's Wes B, Tate D, and Carson S along with other local boys wrapped up their Fall season with a 5-2 win in the championship match of the Boys U12 Beavercreek Haunted Classic this past weekend.  Other season accolades for the HCSC Lightening were Alliance Cincinnati Dog Days Champions, Midfest Finalists, and Greater Cincinnati Soccer League Division Champions.  Congratulations gentlemen!

Hillsboro HS Athletics - Post Season Updates

Girls golf competing in district competition at EagleSticks in Zanesville on October 12 @ 9 AM
Girls soccer competing in sectional competition at Hillsboro vs. Miami Trace on October 17 @ 5 PM
Volleyball competing in sectional competition at Logan Elm on October 18 @ 6 PM
Boys soccer competing in sectional competition at Hillsboro vs. Washington CH on October 18 @ 4 PM
Boys/girls cross country competing in district competition at the Univ. of Rio Grande on Oct. 21 @ 10 AM

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HHS Recognizes September Students of the Month

Congratulations to the HHS September Students of the Month. Students are nominated by staff members.
(L to R:) Riley M., Pyper R., Dylan H., Rory F., Dallas S., Brittany W., Abby B., Andrea L.

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HHS Volley for the Cure Raises $3,375

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Volley for the Cure at Hillsboro High School. The business co-op class raised $3,375 to be donated to Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Hosts Ag Day for Hillsboro Elementary 4th Graders

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter hosted an Ag Day field trip for Hillsboro Elementary 4th grade students. Chapter members shared their knowledge of farming equipment, livestock and other agricultural topics with the younger students.

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Yard Signs Available for Purchase in Hillsboro HS Office

Show your support for Hillsboro City Schools and purchase a yard sign for $10. Signs can be purchased in the high school office between 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM Monday-Friday. For questions, call 393-3485.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Leadership Night at Hillsboro Elementary

Friday November 10th the Hillsboro FFA chapter held leadership night at the elementary school. All the FFA chapters in Highland County participated. State FFA officers Kolsen McCoy, Evan Callicoat and Ryan Matthews attended. They taught the members what set their hearts on fire. After the session, members were able to speak with the officers and participate in games and activities with them.
Written by: Kirsten Harp

Upcoming Events at Hillsboro Elementary

Hillsboro Elementary has several activities scheduled for the end of January. The first grade PTO fun day is scheduled for the 24th after school. Additionally, Right to Read Week is scheduled to take place January 29 - February 2. Also, students with good behavior will be recognized during the high school girls basketball games on Wednesday, January 31. 

Hillsboro Middle School Holds Spelling Bee

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, Hillsboro Middle School held its annual spelling bee with Duncan P. being crowned the champion. The runner-up was Riley B. and Sara N. was the third-place winner. NCB awarded a $50 gift card to the first-place winner and a $25 gift card to the runner-up. The third-place winner received two movie passes to Star Cinemas. Duncan P. will participate in a computer-based semifinal round. Seventy of the top scorers in the semifinals will qualify for the WCPO 9 On Your Side Regional Spelling Bee in March. Pictured (l-r) are Duncan P., Riley B. and Sara N.  
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Hillsboro After Prom Paperwork Deadlines

All paperwork for the Hillsboro After Prom must be completed by parent(s) and turned in by the student on 4/4 or 4/5. Paperwork can be turned in before school near the doors by the student parking lot. You can purchase tickets at school for $5 on April 18-21. You will receive a t-shirt when you purchase your ticket. Only juniors and seniors are permitted to buy tickets. Contact Elaine Gilliland at 393-9877 with questions.

HHS Baseball Teams Visit The Ohio State University

Members of the Hillsboro High School baseball teams traveled to Columbus on Sunday to watch The Ohio State University baseball team.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Donates to Highland County Society for Children and Adults

The annual Ernie Blankenship telethon was held on March 30, 2017 at US Bank in Hillsboro. The annual fundraiser is held every year to raise money for the Highland County Society for Children and Adults.

Pictured Left to Right- Morgan Holland and Kaleb Harp, Hillsboro FFA Officers waiting to present the check to Herb Day at US Bank for the Hillsboro Society for Children and Adults.

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Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be take place on Thursday, May 18th at 6 p.m. in the High School Gym. Students and their families are invited to attend.

RYLA Students Chosen

Pictured are the students chosen to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award). Students shown are Nathan Spencer, Alexandra Martinez Mendez, Faye Wooden, and Molly Ferguson.
Submitted by Joni Layne

Hillsboro Indians Baseball Program to hold Youth Clinics in October

The Hillsboro Indians Baseball Program will be holding youth baseball clinics for students in grades 5-8 this October. For more information, click here. Early registration (to guarantee a camp shirt) ends September 28.

Hillsboro High School Announces December Students of the Month

Hillsboro High School would like to recognize the following students for being selected as the December students of the month: Alexis S., Sassy R., Breanna G., Hannah C. (not pictured) and Liahna B. (not pictured.)

Red Ribbon Week Essay Contest

Congratulations to Macy L. and Kiara C. for winning the Red Ribbon Week essay contest on why it's important to be drug-free.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Attends National Convention

On October 25, several members of the Hillsboro FFA chapter traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo. The students learned about agriculture and leadership at its finest, with many great experiences that they will remember for a lifetime.

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HHS Student Athletes Earn FAC All-League and Southeast District Honors

Congratulations to Hillsboro High School student athletes who earned FAC All-League and/or Southeast District honors for their respective fall sports. Click here to view.

HHS Students Receive R&L Carriers Hometown Achievement Awards

Three Hillsboro High School seniors were recognized on October 13 at the varsity football game for their acoomplishments and leadership in the community. They were awarded the R&L Carrier Hometown Achievement Award. Additionally, R&L Carrier generously donated $1,000 to Hillsboro City Schools. 
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(L to R:) Marcy M., Emma L., and Sarah W.

Camp Joy Meeting for 5th Grade Parents Scheduled for Nov. 7

There will be a Camp Joy meeting at Hillsboro Elementary in Cafeteria A on November 7th at 6:00 PM. A representative from camp will be there to answer any questions you may have. Camp Joy information will be sent home with 5th grade students in the next couple of weeks with details about camp such as the cost, chaperone opportunities, and the various activities the student will be participating in at Camp Joy.

HMS/HHS Honors the Memory of Megan Rust


Hillsboro Students Celebrate 100th Day of School

Students in Mrs. Barnett's class at Hillsboro Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school by releasing balloons.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Members Participate at the Highland County Fair

Several members of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter exhibited projects during the Highland County Fair last week. Congratulations on your many successes!

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HHS Senior, Cadence Myers, Signs with Notre Dame College

Hillsboro High School senior, Cadence Myers, signed her letter of intent to attend and play soccer for Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. Notre Dame College is an NCAA Division II school that competes in the Mountain East Conference.

Students Make Seedling Starter Flowerpots

Ms. Pitzer taught students in Mrs. Snively's how to make seedling starter flower/herb pots for the students to grow some Mother's Day gifts for some special ladies in their lives.

Hillsboro Students and Staff Attend Annual Telethon

Hillsboro Elementary fifth grade student council members along with Hillsboro High School FFA members attended the Ernie Blankenship Memorial Telethon on March 29 to make a donation for the Highland County Society for Children and Adults. Also pictured are Superintendent James Smith, and Principals: Tim Davis, Joe Turner and Jason Snively.
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HHS Students Place at SCOL Art Show

The SCOL Art Show was held on Saturday, April 1 at Clinton Massie High School. Congratulations to the following individuals from Hillsboro High School who placed:

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International Thespian Society & Drama I Classes Visit Aronoff Center


Hillsboro High School International Thespian Society members and Drama I students went on a field trip to see Matilda the Muscial at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 13.

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Hillsboro Robotics Sponsorships Available

The Hillsboro Robotics program has sponsorships available for the 2017-18 school year. The robotics program provides students in the middle and high schools the opportunity to design, develop, and evaluate competitive robots around Ohio and the world. Hillsboro City Schools will be hosting a robotics event on November 18, 2017. If you are interested in financially supporting the robotics program, please click here.

HHS Students Participate in The Ohio State University Basketball Skill-a-thon

HHS students, Malik R. and Jordan H. who are also members of the Highland County Special Olympics Wildcats basketball team, participated in a basketball skill-a-thon at The Ohio State University on Thursday, September 28. 
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HHS Senior Dawson C. Competes in Australia

HHS Senior Dawson C. was invited to represent Ohio on the East Conference Wrestling team competing in Australia this summer. Dawson received 2nd place in the freestyle beach wrestling and 2nd in the tournament. Congratulations Dawson!
(Dawson C. pictured on the left)

Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

The Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame inducted the 2003 boys golf team on Saturday, February 3. The team won the SCOL league championship, sectional championship, district championship and placed 2nd overall at the state championship in 2003. Golf team members include Matt Armintrout, Drew Balser, Nathan Boatman, Adam King, Bret Rhodes, and Jason Waggoner. The Indians were coached by Dan Spidel and Terry McConnaughey.

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HMS Students Earn AAA Awards

HMS students that earned AAA Club honors for the 2nd quarter enjoyed a field trip to Highland Lanes this week. The 6th grade went on Wednesday, 1/24, the 7th grade went on Thursday, 1/25 and the 8th grade went on Friday, 1/26. To earn AAA Club recognition, a student must have no lower than a C on their report card, have no more than 1 day's absence, have no more than 3 tardies, and have no discipline referrals during the quarter. Congratulations students!
Pictured are the 6th grade AAA club winners

State runner-up bowling team recognized during boys basketball games

Members of the 2016-17 OHSAA Division II state runner-up HHS boys bowling team were recognized at the 12/29 boys basketball games.

Hillsboro BOE Holds Tennis Complex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Thursday, September 28, the Hillsboro Board of Education and several members of the Hillsboro City Schools staff took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new tennis courts. The Hillsboro Lady Indians tennis team played their last home matches against Jackson High School and then against Miami Trace High School which allowed the team to play under the lights.

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HHS Senior Calendar of Events

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Highland County FFA Members Attend “Ag Is Everyone’s Business”

On Friday, March 3, 2017, agriculturalists and businessmen and women from around Highland County gathered at the Patriot Center at Southern State Community College for the annual event known as “Ag Is Everyone’s Business.” 

Pictured: FFA Officer Teams of Highland County with Speaker Mike Pearson

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Hillsboro FFA Hosts a Staff Lunch

On February 24 the Hillsboro FFA Chapter held a teacher appreciation lunch. Each year on the Friday of National FFA week a breakfast or lunch is prepared by students for the Hillsboro High School staff. This year, teachers were served pork, macaroni, green beans, a salad bar, rolls, and cookies. The FFA members held committee meetings for the teacher appreciation lunch and it was a success. Thank you to all who participated and attended the teacher lunch.
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HHS Senior Hannah Rumpke Signs with Holy Cross College

Hannah Rumpke signed her letter of intent to attend and play golf for Holy Cross College in Indiana on Wednesday, April 19.

Hillsboro City Schools Patriot Challenge Team Places Third

The Hillsboro City Schools team consisting of Hope Tira, 2017 HHS graduate, and Allyce (Morgan) Horne, 2005 HHS graduate, placed third overall in the Patriot Challenge at the Smokin' in the Hills event on September 23.

OGT Dates Released for HHS

The Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) will be offered on the following dates for students who previously did not pass the assessment(s). Please contact the Counseling Department at 937-393-4417.

OGT Reading: 10/23
OGT Math: 10/24
OGT Writing: 10/25
OGT Science: 10/26
OGT Social Studies: 10/27

Hillsboro Robotics Teams Compete in Milford

The Hillsboro Robotics teams traveled to Milford Saturday, January 27th, for their second
competition of the year. Forty-one high school and middle school teams from south western and
south central Ohio schools participated. Five teams from Hillsboro advanced to the elimination rounds after posting impressive qualifying results.

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Fifth Grade Students Participate in March Mathness

Students in Mrs. Albert's, Mr. Wagner's and Mr. Hatfield's homeroom classes participated in Math March Madness. During the contest students earned points by answering fraction questions correctly on Moby Max.

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NJHS Sponsors Food Drive at Hillsboro Middle School

The Hillsboro National Junior Honor Society held a food drive at the middle school to benefit the Hillsboro Homeless Shelter. The winning homerooms from each grade were treated to ice cream. A total of 365 plus items were delivered to the shelter. Winning homerooms were 8th grade-Mrs. Walker, 7th grade Mrs. Grow, Mrs. Davis, and Mrs. Snively, and 6th grade Mrs. Luman.
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Sajoun Jones Signs with Wright State University

Sajoun Jones, a Hillsboro High School senior, signed his letter of intent with Wright State University to be a member of the bowling team. 


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Kindergartners Celebrate the First Day of Spring

Several kindergarten students celebrated the first day of spring with a teddy bear picnic.

Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Officer Elections

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter held officer elections for the 2017-2018 school year on March 23, 2017. The election process consists of an application, popular vote, interview, and a test. During the interview this year, five judges selected the candidates. The new officer team is as follows: Breanne Fender, President; Lana Grover, Vice President; Larkyn Parry, VP of Student Development; Brittany Rhoads, VP of Chapter Development; Grant Crum, VP of Community Development; Kennedi Claycomb,Treasurer; Pyper Ross, Reporter; Kirsten Harp, Secretary; Jordan Williamson, Advisor; and Taylor Chaney, Sentinel.

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Hillsboro FFA Chapter Holds Annual Chapter Banquet

On April 9, 2017, The Hillsboro FFA Chapter held their annual chapter banquet. At the banquet, chapter members were recognized for their involvement and participation in numerous FFA activities, such as Ag Day, Food for America, and leadership camps, throughout the year. Many awards were given to members who have excelled in the FFA this year.

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Hillsboro City Schools Announces New Superintendent

Below is a message from Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education president, Bill Myers, regarding the selection of the new superintendent.

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HMS Eighth Graders Visit Washington DC

Ninety-six members of the Eighth Grade Class at Hillsboro Middle School recently traveled to Washington DC and Gettysburg, PA from April 4, 2017 to April 7, 2017. While in Washington DC, students visited the following memorials and monuments: The Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR, MLK, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and Marine.

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