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Office Hours:
7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Phone: 503-844-1600
FAX: 503-844-1609
Attendance Line: 503-844-1603

School start/end times:

8:00 am to 2:20 pm



Groner K-8 School

23405 SW Scholls Ferry Road

Hillsboro, OR 97123-9317

Principal: Scott Schinderle
email:  schindes@hsd.k12.or.us

Office Manager:  Cindy Kaufman
email: kaufmanc@hsd.k12.or.us


 Safety Alert

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Information Regarding Middle School Mayhem Event on 5/20

Hello HSD Middle School Families,

As you may know, there was an event held at the Hillsboro Stadium on Friday, May 20, called “Middle School Mayhem.” The event was co-planned by Hillsboro Parks and Recreation staff and middle school students who are part of their SPLASH (Students Pursuing Leadership and Serving Hillsboro) program. The event was intended to provide a fun evening of age-appropriate activities for students. And while that is how the event started, there were unfortunately a couple of incidents that escalated, requiring a police response and ending the event early.


Here is a message from Hillsboro Parks and Recreation:

On Friday, May 20, an incident occurred during a middle school event hosted by Hillsboro Parks & Recreation when a fight broke out between two individuals resulting in many in attendance gathering in the vicinity of the altercation. The event was supervised by 50 staff and volunteers as well as School Resource Officers from the Hillsboro Police Department.  As supervisors gained control of the situation, a decision was made to call in additional police officers as well as cancel the rest of the night’s proceedings.


The event was developed by the SPLASH middle school leadership students, in conjunction with staff mentors, with the goal of providing a fun and inclusive evening for Hillsboro youth.  It is disappointing that an event created by youth for youth had such an incident occur. We are currently reviewing the incident and evaluating what steps we will take in the future. 


While this wasn’t a District event, we are following up on incidents that occurred that evening and trying to ensure that there are no lingering issues that may affect school. We want to make sure our schools provide a safe and secure environment that is conducive to learning.


If you have questions about the Middle School Mayhem event, please contact Hillsboro Parks and Recreation at 503-681-6120; if you have questions about protocols in place to keep students safe at school, please contact your child’s principal.




Groner K-8 — Option School

Groner K-8 School
23405 SW Scholls Ferry Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97123


Grades K-8 in a small school setting!

The K-8 model is a successful one in many other areas of the state and across the country, and provides an important option for families who feel their child may not yet be ready for a larger middle school experience. 

Students attending 7th and 8th grade at Groner K-8 will receive the same content area instruction as their peers in the stand-alone middle schools: English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science.  Elective options will vary, focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).  

Transfers are available for any Hillsboro students who wish to attend Groner K-8, whether they are incoming 7th or 8th graders or younger students who are ready to begin their K-8 experience. Transportation will be provided to transfer students through a “hub” model.


Interested families are encouraged to fill out both the standard In-District Transfer Form (Español) and the Options Transfer Request Form (Español) and return them to the Communications Department (to Marleen Zytniowski at 3083 NE 49th Place, Hillsboro, OR 97124; Fax: 503-844-1557; Phone: 503-844-1771; zytniowm@hsd.k12.or.us) as soon as possible so that staffing and transportation can be determined. These forms are available in the Groner K-8 Office or click on the Transfers tab on the upper left part of this page to download the forms. 


Any questions can be directed to Scott Schinderle, Principal of Groner K-8 School, at schindes@hsd.k12.or.us, 503-844-1600.

K-8 Walkthrough and Q&A:

Tuesday, March 15 @ 3:00 - 3:30pm

Tuesday, April 19 @ 3:00 - 3:30pm


Click here for the flier.

 Welcome to Groner K-8

School Mission:

Engage and challenge all learners to ensure academic excellence.


All students will continue their education by laying the foundation of skills to graduate with college and career-readiness skills by reaching achievement benchmarks throughout their Groner experience.


  • Instruction
  • Engagement
  • Equity
  • Facilities
  • Safety