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Students Working Together to Help Feed the Hungry

Every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas the four high schools in the Hillsboro School District wage a friendly competition to see who can bring in the most canned food to help make the holidays happier for local families.  Glencoe Leadership students put together a fun video to help inspire our students to bring in as much as they can.  

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Smarter Balanced Assessments: What You Need to Know

See attached for both English and Spanish (page 2).

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Seniors and Parents! - Senior Photos were due Dec. 4 and no late photos will be accepted

Important information about your senior activities, senior photos and ads, as well as the Parent Club sponsored Senior Grad Party is available on the Activities/Students tab.  Also check the Daily Announcements on the About GHS tab for updated info.

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Tutoring Help Available

Help is available during the school day for Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Chemistry, Biology and writing. Peer Tutors are now available in the library by appointment. A student may make an appointment for during the school day including during Study Hall, early or late release, or previous permission of a teacher. 

Appointments can be made online at http://ghs.simplybook.me

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Saturday Academy Starts Soon!

Saturday Academy provides adventures for the curious! They offer hands-on classes & camps for students in grades 2 – 12 in a variety of topics. From Chemistry Experiments to Lego Physics. Saturday Academy has something for every student. Their ASE program provides internships for students in grades 9 – 11, offering a rigorous application process akin to the college application process. This highly competitive program places students at local businesses such as HP, BPA, Nike and more.

From the Summer Academy website @ www.saturdayacademy.org

Saturday Academy’s Mission: Saturday Academy strives to engage all motivated young people, including those from under-represented communities, in hands-on, in-depth learning by connecting them to community experts as educators and mentors.

Saturday Academy’s Vision: Our vision is that all interested, pre-college students in our region will have the opportunity to interact with community experts and experience professional environments in ways that assist them in developing intellectually and preparing for rewarding careers.

Saturday Academy’s innovative programs are open to all students in grades 2 through 12. We value all learning, and offer experiences in many disciplines. We emphasize, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), because these fields are critical for children’s careers and their fast pace of change is difficult to address in traditional school settings.

Saturday Academy was founded in 1983, and became an independent 501c3 nonprofit in 2006. Saturday Academy has provided instruction to more than 165,000 students throughout Oregon and SW Washington.

For more information, please visit www.saturdayacademy.org

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Importance of Regular Attendance                     

Research shows that attendance is the single most important factor in school success.  Here’s how you can improve your student’s school attendance:

  • Talk to your son/daughter about why it’s important to attend school regularly (and on time).
  • Avoid scheduling family trips and doctor appointments during school hours.
  • Make sure your son/daughter stays healthy by eating nutritious food and getting enough sleep and exercise.
  • Don’t accept excuses for why your student “must” miss or be late for school.
  • Support school rules and consequences for skipping class and being tardy.

Please contact the Attendance Office staff or school counselor if you have questions or concerns about your son/daughter’s school attendance.

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Updated 2014-15 District Calendar.  Please read this press release.

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State of Oregon Report Card Information