Are you looking for a new job? You're in luck! The second annual Coulee Region Job Fair is coming up on September 20, 2018 at the Omni Center in Onalaska and it's FREE admission! Bus shuttles will be available from three La Crosse locations as well! See the 2018 Coulee Region Job Fair Facebook page for details! https://www.facebook.com/events/2018-coulee-region-job-fair/134135997354834/
The music department added a new aspect this year to encourage positive behaviors by splitting the students into houses based on the Harry Potter novels! The students were given a personality test to split them into four houses, with each house sharing similar characteristics and strengths. The 6th graders have kept the original Harry Potter house names, and the JH students (7-8) house names are based on band and choral composers. They will be using class dojo to keep track of individual and house points. Check out these awesome pictures from their hat sorting ceremony!
Congratulations to Anna Madden for receiving a $360 Meemic Foundation grant for the Creative Writing Program! This is her third Meemic grant in the past two years! If you are interested in applying for a Meemic Foundation grant, click the link below for more information! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ymL-ZSqCXtbD7PY9zfLweK0xUloruYY5
As an introduction to the problem-solving process that will be used throughout the computer science course, the students worked in groups to design aluminum foil boats that will support as many pennies as possible. At the end of the lesson, #HSDGoTigers reflected on their experiences and made connections to the problem-solving process. They were very creative and came up with several different types of boats including a design that held 206 pennies!
COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP | Wednesday, September 26 The recent flooding has ravaged our community and surrounding communities over the last few weeks. The Hillsboro MS/HS will be having a community clean-up day during Homecoming week to help those whose houses or properties were damaged by the recent flooding. Students will not be able to use chemicals for cleaning but can pick up and move items, pick up garbage, paint, etc. If you were fortunate enough to not have any flood damage but are still in need of assistance, we can help you as well. If you or someone you know would like some assistance, please contact Mr. Koopman at 489-1504 or at firstname.lastname@example.org #HSDGoTigers #CommunityCleanUp
The following referendum question will appear on the November 6th ballot and is a result of a year-long facility study and community engagement process, including a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and community-wide survey. BALLOT QUESTION #2 | $3,700,000 over 20 years The District would utilize these funds for district-wide facility improvements at the elementary and middle/high school buildings. Please read below for more detailed information. #FutureOfHillsboroSchools #HSDGoTigers
Mrs. Ross' 3rd Grade class loved working on the fun program Bal-A-Vis-X last week! Bal-A-Vis-X aids in Balance, Auditory, and Vision exercises. It consists of more than 300 exercises that are designed to cross one or more of the three midlines and require full-body coordination. The program utilizes sand filled bean bags, racquetballs, balance boards, and eye fitness exercises! #HSDGoTigers
The Hillsboro schools will open today after the 2hr delay. #HSDGoTigers
Over the last week, we have had several individuals and groups reach out to the school and offer their time to anyone in the District who needs help with flood clean up. If you need ANY assistance, please post your name on our district's Facebook post and someone from the District will be in touch with you. Let's show everyone how strong a community can be when we work together! #HSDGoTigers #TeamworkIsDreamwork
Hillsboro FB picks up a 50-28 win over Cashton. #HSDGoTigers
STAFF FEATURE FRIDAY | Who is ready to highlight another amazing staff member?! This week, we will be shining our light on Linda Bisarek! Linda is the MS/HS Instructional Coach and Interventionist as well as the Servant Leadership Instructor. She taught high school English, Title I and was also the Afterschool Coordinator at Plus One. Her husband, Curt, is the superintendent here in Hillsboro. Their son, Drew, just graduated and is on his way to Fox Valley Tech in the fall to be a Networks System Administrator. Their daughter, Kyra, will be starting 8th grade this year and can often be found on the basketball court. As a family, they love going to the beach! Linda's dream is to one day spend an entire winter somewhere that has no snow! When asked why she loves working at Hillsboro, this is what she said: "I love working at Hillsboro because the people and systems here work so hard to help kids succeed in so many ways. People genuinely care about kids. It's inspiring to me." Thank you for all you do Linda, in many ways, you inspire us all! #HSDGoTigers #TigerProud
District Open Houses will be held Thursday night from 4:00 - 6:30 pm at the Elementary and Middle/High Schools. Parents of MS/HS students can come in by the cafeteria to pick up their student packets first then go up to the library to pick up their Chromebooks (parents must be present). No Chromebook checkout available after 6:30 pm. Sixth Grade Orientation is at 6:00 pm and Freshmen Orientation is at 7:00 pm, both in the HS gym. The Gridiron Get Together that was scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled. Please stay safe everyone! #HSDGoTigers
We are cancelling any scheduled meetings for staff today. We will use today as a work day...only for those who can safely make it to school. If you cannot, please "flex" the day to a safer time. Weather permitting, we will have our "welcome back" session after lunch on Wednesday.
STAFF FEATURE FRIDAY | This Friday we want to shine the light on the High School Life and Environmental Science teacher, Maggie Schultz! Maggie has been with the Hillsboro School District for the past two years! She used to work for the Sea Life Aquarium in Kansas City and her hobbies include scuba diving, running, and hanging out with her cat, Luna. When asked why she loves working for the District, this is what she had to say: "I love being a part of a community that cares so much and getting to be a part of so many awesome things!" Thank you for all you do Maggie! #HSDGoTigers #TigerProud
District paraprofessionals attended a 2-day summit at CESA this week! Numerous sessions were offered that focused on academic and behavior support, mental wellness, data collection, Title 1 and special education services. We value the highly qualified paraprofessionals we have here in Hillsboro! #HSDGoTigers
On Wednesday, August 29, the MS/HS will be handing out student packets, schedules, and Chromebooks during the Open House from 4:00 - 6:30 pm. Student packets can be picked up in the cafeteria. Parents must have the packets before they can pick up Chromebooks.
Last week the School District of Hillsboro’s Board of Education unanimously approved two referendum resolutions. In the upcoming weeks, we will be sharing more information about this November 6 Referendum. Superintendent Curt Bisarek and Board President Jason Oetzman will be hosting informational coffee socials at Holvy’s Cafe. The first social is scheduled for tomorrow, August 21, at 7:15 am. We encourage anyone to stop by and learn more! Can't make this one? There will be two more coffee socials on September 7 and October 2. We hope you see you there! #HSDGoTigers
With school right around the corner, here is a reminder of passing rules regarding a stopped school bus in Wisconsin. ALL lanes of traffic must stop for a stopped school bus! This applies both to vehicles approaching from the rear and from the opposing lanes unless the opposing lanes of a highway are divided with a center median. Let's keep our #HSDGoTigers safe!
Help us welcome Nancy Schaller to our #HSDGoTigers team as an administrative assistant! Nancy is originally from Mauston, WI and her hobbies include watching sports, especially the Packers, Badgers and Brewers, she loves going for long walks and spending time with her family. When asked why she is looking forward to working in Hillsboro, this is what she said: "I like the small, close-knit atmosphere of this school. There is also a real sense of teamwork. Everyone is working towards the same goal - wanting the best for the students, their families and the community!" Welcome Nancy, we are so excited to have you!
The Hillsboro School Board recognized this year's retirees, Tom Schraufnagel and Karen Theis, with benches made by one of Mr. Schraufnagel's former students, Ethan Hagi (Hagi Woodworks). What a wonderful way to thank these amazing educators for their hard work and dedication to our District and students! #HSDGoTigers
Correction made on the Events page. There is a 9th grade orientation on the 29th during the open house, not a 7th grade orientation. Sorry for the confusion.
Hillsboro Staff attended the Endless Possibilities Conference at UW-Whitewater last week. These #HSDGoTigers were very impressed with keynote speaker Hasan Davies and excited to get photos with him! (Attendees included: Mr. Borchardt, Ms. Cherf, Mrs. Clark, Mr. Egen, Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Folland, Mrs. Gates, Miss Greenwood, Mrs. Herek, Miss Levy, Miss Polk, Mrs. Sosinsky, Mrs. Stockwell, and Mrs. Wood.)
So that families can plan ahead, school pictures will be taken Friday, September 14. Re-takes will be provided Friday, October 12.
Reminder: There is a parent meeting for all HS athletes tonight at 7 pm in the HS cafeteria. Parents are highly encouraged to attend.
Reminder for middle school athletes - you must have your physical or alternate year cards turned in to the office before you are allowed to practice.
MS/HS students - You may pick up your class schedule from Mrs. Sullivan Monday and Tuesday, August 13-14th from 8:00 until noon.
Reminder that summer band lessons are starting back up today. Please let Mr. Bartsch know if you can't make it.
Wisconsin's first-ever TAX-FREE WEEKEND is coming! This is the perfect time to get all those school supplies/clothes! The sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, and continue through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Who's excited?! #HSDGoTigers #TaxFreeWeekend Here are the links again for the Elementary and Middle School supply lists! Elementary: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cH72yq0yIYDTf1dLLQCIcl99BxCComfo/view Middle School: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XNShKGwvE3dIGDqbFnlRzDYd7KgZxT5Z/view
STAFF FEATURE FRIDAY | This Friday we want to shine the light on Spanish teacher Shannon Chute! In addition to teaching at Hillsboro for 12 years, she also serves as the Yearbook Advisor and the H-Club Co-advisor. When she isn't busy at school, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, running, reading, playing volleyball and traveling. She has taken high school students to Costa Rica on several occasions and will be returning in 2020! When asked what she loves most about working for Hillsboro, this is what she had to say: "What I love most about working for the Hillsboro School District is the closeness of the staff and students! " You are such an inspiration and we want to thank you for all the hard work you put in every single day! #HSDGoTigers
AUDITIONS | All Hillsboro High Schoolers entering grades 9-12 are welcome to audition for the upcoming musical, The Addams Family! Auditions will be held this coming Monday, July 16 from 4-6 pm and Tuesday, July 17 from 1-2:30pm at the Hillsboro High School Choir Room. Being enrolled in choir is not a requirement, however, it is highly recommended. Come prepared to sing a solo song of your choice in a cappella. All roles, including ensemble, must do this. You will also be asked to read if you're auditioning for a part with lines. Don’t be afraid to try something out of your comfort zone, especially if you participated in past productions! If you will be on vacation, cannot make it because of prior obligations, or have any questions - please contact director Paula Parker at email@example.com
STAFF FEATURE FRIDAY | We want to be able to shine a light on every single staff member in our District. They are the backbone of everything we do and we believe they should all be recognized! Starting today, we will start featuring individual staff members and this Friday, we are shining the light on Todd Salisbury! Todd is the High School Math teacher and has been teaching in Hillsboro since 1999. This was his first job out of college (UW - Eau-Claire) and he knew from day one, that this is where he wanted to raise his family. Him and his wife, Wendy, fell in love with Hillsboro's small-town atmosphere. They have four wonderful children, Amy (attending UWEC), Nicci (High Schooler), Megan (High Schooler) and Brett (Elementary School). He loves spending as much time outdoors as possible. He also enjoys weight lifting after getting hooked on it in high school. He is a HUGE sports fan and loves all Wisconsin sporting teams - especially the Green Bay Packers (this may be the reason why his son's name is Brett!). He used to coach football and powerlifting and is currently coaching junior high track. A fun fact about Todd: He is not a very emotional guy and has a strong dislike of the Chicago Bears, but every time he watches the "30 for 30" ESPN special on the 1985 Chicago Bears, he can't help but get emotional! When asked why he enjoys teaching at Hillsboro, this is what he said: "I enjoy teaching at Hillsboro because you get to know every student on a personal level due to our smaller size. We also have a rich tradition of excellent academics and success in athletics along with other extracurriculars. All of this makes me proud to be teaching at Hillsboro my entire career." Thank you for being apart of our Tiger Team Todd! #HSDGoTigers
NEW STAFF PROFILE | Help us in welcoming another new staff member, Ed Levy! Ed is a Hillsboro native that attended UW-Richland, UW-Platteville and the Milwaukee School of Engineering! His hobbies include spending time with his wife, Jan, and his children, Samantha, Shelby, and Ean. He also enjoys working on classic cars and machinery, football and new technology. When asked why he was looking forward to teaching at Hillsboro School District, this is what he said: "I am looking forward to getting back to my roots as well as sharing my varied experiences from my 24 years of teaching Technology and Engineering to students in my hometown. I am really excited to grow a program that has been so well established by the man (Mr. Schraufnagel) who was my shop teacher in high school. My daughter, Samantha, will also be starting her career at Hillsboro Elementary this coming year. It's so good to be home!" Welcome to the #HSDGoTigers team, we're lucky to have you!
#HSDGoTigers are hanging out and enjoying their summer lunches! Keep in mind that all children 18 and under are eligible to partake in these FREE meals this summer! Breakfast runs from 8:00-8:45am and lunch hours are 11:45am-12:30pm (please call the kitchen office by 9:30am if attending lunch - 608.489.1518). Here is a list of the remaining dates meals will be served: June 11-14, June 18-21, June 25-28, August 14-16, and August 21-23. This is such an amazing program and we are excited to see so many participating!
ATTENTION | The School District of Hillsboro is now accepting applications for a 1.0 FTE Administrative Assistant to support the Middle/High School and District Office. The hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (12 month position). You will be responsible for providing support and clerical assistance to the Middle/High School and District Office. If you are interested in this please visit: http://www.hillsboroschools.org/o/hillsboro-school-district/page/middle-high-school-administrative-assistant #HSDGoTigers
NEW STAFF PROFILE | Help us in welcoming yet another new staff member, Zachary Bartsch! Zach, our new Instrumental Music Teacher, graduated with a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. His hobbies include playing music, watching cartoons and random TV shows he finds on Netflix, playing video games, traveling whenever possible, hiking, biking, reading and writing his own music, stories, and poetry. Zach writes a lot of his own music and much of his inspiration comes from his nature walks and adventures. He is very passionate about mindfulness and mental wellness which are great qualities to have! Zach grew up in Cameron, WI and when asked why he is excited to teach in Hillsboro, this is what he said: "I can't wait to be a Hillsboro Tiger! I am very excited to work with the great students, staff, and community at Hillsboro and I can't wait to play music with them every day!" Welcome, Zach! We are very lucky to have you join our team! #HSDGoTigers
The first of summer professional development started for this group of Hillsboro staff! This four day training program will help further their knowledge of positive behavioral intervention and supports(PBIS). Our students are always taught to behave the "Tiger Way" by being respectful, responsible and safe. #HSDGoTigers
NEW STAFF PROFILE | Help us in welcoming one of our new staff members, Samantha Levy! Samantha is a Hillsboro native who graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville. She loves reading and spending time with her family. She likes to stay active and also lifeguards at Dutch Hollow during the summer months. When asked what she is most looking forward to as a Hillsboro teacher, this was her response: "I look forward to being part of such a wonderful staff who are committed to making a positive learning environment for all students. Also, because I am from Hillsboro and this community has done so much for me, I am so excited to be able to give back to the community in this way." Welcome back Samantha, we're excited to have you! #HSDGoTigers #NewStaffMember
Royal Bank spent time visiting the elementary school last week to talk to these #HSDGoTigers as part of the Teach Kids to Save program! Every student, grades 1-5, had the opportunity to enter a coloring contest to win a piggy bank filled with some goodies. Here are the winners! Pictured left to right: Josie Wells (5th grade), Joseph Lueck (4th grade), Luke Manke (Royal Bank), Lila Baldwin (3rd grade) and Tarynn Barreau (2nd grade) (not pictured Vida Chute - 1st grade)
HHS will have a community cleanup this Friday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any chores you'd like help with.
Bridging Brighter Smiles will be holding their next dental clinic at Hillsboro Elementary on Monday, June 04, 2018. Enroll online! Simply go to http://enrollment.bbsmiles.org/ Dental services provided right at school include oral screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnish, and dental sealants. Not sure if your child is enrolled, or due for care? Call Bridging Brighter Smiles at 262-896-9891.
Reminder for 8-12th grade band students of the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28. Call time - 10:00am at Public Library. Band room will be open 9-9:45 to grab equipment. Please drink plenty of water the night before and day of for safety. Dress code: Band polo and khaki shorts. #HSDGoTigers
Then seniors will be walking through the elementary this morning at 8:30. Parents of graduates are welcome to attend!
Congratulations to the Tiger softball team. With their 12-7 win over Kickapoo they advance to the next level of the WIAA playoffs. They will play at Seneca today at 3:30pm. #HSDGoTigers
Tonights JV Baseball game has been canceled due to field conditions.
Please click the following link to sign students up for Summer Band Lessons. These begin June 11 with Mr. Rittenberry. Returning students may sign up for one slot per instrument they play. You may sign up for lessons with a friend as a returner as well. Please contact Mr. Rittenberry with questions. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12T4EG9DMdFr-oP5xwFEZ5gEFvSqkfyp9108J5-RBHqo/edit?usp=sharing
Reminder - the Middle School Fine Arts Night starts at 7:00 in the high school gym. Come see and hear from this incredibly talented group!
Reminder that Summer Rec sign up forms are due back tomorrow. Ages 5-15 are eligible to participate in activities.
The Hillsboro School Board recognized two individuals for their contributions to the District at Monday's meeting. Tim Evans of the Sentry-Enterprise for the excellent coverage of the schools he is providing and Jim Moe for his years of service as a teacher, principal and athletic director. #HSDGoTigers
Child Sales Tax Rebate. The State of Wisconsin is offering a Child Sales Tax Rebate. It is a $100 rebate for sales and use tax paid on purchases made for raising a dependent child in 2017. Visit: https://childtaxrebate.wi.gov/_/ to sign up.
The third grade class was able to handle a variety of creatures today. The classes were very excited to have Dan Nedrelo come in to share his knowledge and experiences. They prepared for this by completing snake research projects, presenting those to parents, and then learning more about reptiles and amphibians.
The Middle School Academic Awards will be Friday, June 1 @8:15 am in the HS gym. Parents and community members are welcome to attend!
Today’s baseball games at Viroqua have been canceled.
The track meet originally scheduled for Friday, May 11 has been moved to Thursday, May 10.
Last week, English 11 students held classroom debates. As the culmination of a unit on argumentation, teams of students researched both sides of a topic, planned opening statements, and debated the opposing team. Students had to thoroughly research both sides of the issue, as the side they argue is determined by a coin flip on the day of the debate. The students' debates combined both prepared argument speeches with impromptu question and answer "crossfires" of the opposing teams. The students who were not participating in that debate scored each debate to determine a winner.
The Education Fair tonight incorrectly posted as going until 7:30. Tonight's MS/HS Education Fair will be from 4:00 - 6:30 at the high school. Come see all the great things our students are doing!
Tonights baseball and softball games will both be played at Wonewoc-Center. Game time is moved up to 4:15 due to weather forecast.
Check out the Spring 2018 Tiger Nation News at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/150600/April_2018.pdf
Reminder of the parent meeting regarding social media/sexting tonight in the HS gym at 6:45.
Congrats to the Junior High and High School Jazz Bands for a fantastic day at the prestigious Eau Claire Jazz Festival, the largest student-run jazz festival in the country with 130 performing groups. They partook in performances, clinics with judges, masterclasses, and observing other competing colleges, high schools and middle schools. Bravo!!
Tomorrow's track meet at Cashton is canceled.
Due to the incoming weather, Hillsboro Schools will be closing at 1:00 pm today.
Reminder - the parent meeting on teen sexting/social media has been rescheduled for April 25th at 6:45 pm in the HS gym. No meeting tonight.
Due to expected inclement weather, the parent meeting scheduled for tomorrow will be rescheduled for next Wednesday, April 25 @6:45 in the HS gym.
Reminder: The Elementary School Education Fair is tonight from 4:30 to 6:30. Hope to see you there.
Tonight's baseball and softball games at Cashton have been cancelled. Make up date to be determined. Track at Kickapoo has been cancelled.
Refunds for the UW Band concert will be handled on Thursday, April 19 from 12-3pm at the Sentry-Enterprise office in Hillsboro. Please have your ticket(s) with you.
The CEC Career Day for Juniors has been rescheduled for May 4.
The Hillsboro Schools are running on a 2-hr delay today (4/16). No AM 4k.
From the Hillsboro Lions Club: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=777644675771011&id=241210916081059
The UW Varsity Band concert (4/15) has been cancelled due to weather. They are unfortunately unable to reschedule for this year.
Sgt. Clark talked with all students 6-12 today about sexting and the repercussions for doing so. There will be an informational meeting for parents Wed. April 18 @6:45 pm in the HS Gym. #HSDGoTigers
The Hillsboro team hosts #DenimDays to help raise funds for local organizations. The team recently chose to support the Hillsboro Excellence in Education Fund! This fund has given over $36,000 in grants for teachers and scholarships for students since 2012 with more to be given this Spring! #HSDGoTigers #TeamRoyalBank
The Hillsboro Schools are running on a 2-hr delay today (4/4). No AM 4k. #HSDGoTigers
Due to the forecast, the Hillsboro Schools will be closed today (4/3). #HSDGoTigers
Today's Baseball and Softball games at Royall have been postponed due to the weather. #HSDGoTigers
The baseball scrimmage at Adams-Friendship will be held on Saturday, March 24.
Spring has sprung at Hillsboro and we are ramping up for the end of the year! Parents, don't forget to check your calendars for our end of year examination dates. It is important your student(s) are present for those!