Friday, January 30, 2015

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Scheduling Information

Prior to requesting a schedule change, please read through the following:

Counselors do their best to honor students’ forecasting requests when building schedules, but this is not always possible.

Schedule change requests will only be considered if:

o   One or more “No Forecast/See Counselor” appears in the schedule OR a period is missing

o   Extenuating circumstances exist

Schedules cannot be changed for the following reasons, regardless if it’s before the 2 week class change cut off:

o   Requesting a specific teacher. Due to class sizes, students must be evenly distributed throughout sections

o   Lunch periods will not be changed

o   Changing an unwanted elective or an additional core classes.  It is possible that a student may have received electives for which he/she did not forecast for.  This is due to limited space in classes or a schedule conflict making it impossible to fill a schedule hole with a requested class.

Counselors will be available in the Counseling Center to assist with second semester schedule conflicts/changes during the following times:

·         lunches

·         before/after school, or



Congratulations Robotics Team

On Saturday, January 24th, 19 Hillsboro High School students attended the First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics tournament at Tigard High School. The three robotics teams competed against other local high schools for a spot in the upcoming Super Qualifier being held at South Meadows on February 21st-22nd. Teams were judged by leaders in the industry not only be the design and engineering of their robot, but by their dedication and outreach for the sport. Team 3727 received the Motivate award. This Judged Award celebrates the Team that exemplifies the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through Team building, Team spirit and exhibited enthusiasm. This Team celebrates their Team, their individuality and their spirit through Team attire, and exhibits their outstanding Team spirit. This Teams enthusiasm and spirit motivates others to embrace the culture of the competition and FIRST. The Team has also made a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community. Team 7333 won the Control Award, which is given to the Team that demonstrates innovative thinking in the control system to solve Game challenges such as Autonomous Operation, enhancing mechanical systems with intelligent control, or using sensors to achieve better results on the Field. Team 7333 also earned the Finalist Alliance award, which celebrates the Alliance that makes it to the final match of the competition. Congratulations Hilhi Robotics teams for advancing to the next round. Please come support our teams at the Super Qualifier on Saturday, February 21-22 at South Meadows Middle School. 


Test Information

The road to college is paved with many choices.  Among the first of those is whether to take the ACT or the SAT.  In lieu of a crystal ball, the Princeton Review created the Princeton Review Assessment (PRA).  The assessment is designed to help students and their families determine which test they would score higher on in addition to helping students practice each test.

Hillsboro High School in partnership with The Princeton Review will be offering the PRA on:

Date: Saturday February 21st, 2015

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: 3285 Southeast Rood Bridge Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123

There will be a $5 fee please see "Ms. Hart, the Bookkeeper to pay. See your

counselor, Ms. Pinkstaff or Ms. Lohman to see if you qualify for a fee waiver.


Additionally, parents and students are invited to review the results on:

Date: Thursday March 19th, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: 3285 Southeast Rood Bridge Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123


To register, please contact Cindy Wright provide your name/address/phone/email/school/grad year at or - SAT free event/enter zip code.


Hilhi Raising The Bar For Bilingual Education

Bilingual seals for high school diplomas. California's bilingual seal on the left.

Credit:Courtesy of Shelly Spiegal-Colemen

Let's take a trip back to September 1995, when Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole was talking about education on the campaign trail. “If we want to ensure that all of our children had the same opportunities — yours, mine, everyone’s — in America, alternative language education should stop,” he said.

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Grad Night Tickets Now on Sale!

You can now purchase Grad Night Tickets everyday during lunch. 

See Trish, in the Athletic Department. 

Cost is $50 per ticket. 

Ticket prices will go up on January 30, 2015 to $60. 

Purchase your ticket now and save!


Volunteer Opportunity

Any students in need of volunteer hours? If so this is a great cause to volunteer. Community partners are teaming up with volunteers to plant 1 million trees and shrubs in the Tualatin River Watershed in a single year (! If you are interested please see attachment below for dates.