Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Homework Club

The first session of homework club is over! The second session starts Tuesday, February 24th. If you want to be in Homework Club, you have to fill out a registration form…even if you were already signed up for first session, you have to sign up again for second session. Forms are available in the main office.




To sign up for Hillsboro Parks & Rec

activities and get other information click here.


 For information on Hil Hi

Activities & Athletics programs

click here for English.

click here for Spanish.

Hilhi's First Annual Auction and Hall of Fame

~April 11, 2015~

WELCOME to South Meadows Middle School!

“The mission of South Meadows is to ensure that all students

are successful in high school and in life

in order to contribute to a global society”


MAIN OFFICE: 503-844-1220

ATTENDANCE LINE: 503-844-1238

OFFICE FAX: 503-844-1221

Office Hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday thru Friday.


Hello parents, visitors and staff!

 Today I am writing to let you all know about a concerted effort that we are making regarding the student pick up area in front of the school. The aim of this is to keep our students and families safe while we move many people through what is admittedly a tight area. If you have ever ended up stuck waiting on Davis to turn into our front parking lot you probably already know it fills up fast. What we are asking from you is this; When you pick up, pull all the way to the front of the line. As space is made available please continue to pull forward allowing those stuck out on Davis to pull into the parking lot. This allows them to stop blocking the traffic behind them. Another issue is cars being left unattended. Please; if you are not parked in a marked parking space we cannot have you leave your vehicle for any amount of time.

 Thank you for your help and cooperation as we try to make SMMS a safer place.

SMMS staff


Dear South Meadows parents and families,

It's hard to believe that half of the school year is almost over and spring is just around the corner.  Where did 2014 go?   It's been an amazing school year so far and I'm looking forward to all the things coming up in the next few months. If you want to be kept in the loop for happenings at South Meadows, please send me an email and I will include you in my parent updates.  Email me at smithbe@hsd.k12.or.us to be added to this list. 

Please keep in mind that we DO want and need volunteers at the middle level.  If you have time and are interested in helping out, please call or email and we can talk about options that best suit your skills and abilities. 

Finally, April 9 will be our third annual college and career day.  If you are willing and able to present to students about your college and career path, please email Geri Claxton at smms.career.day@gmail.com

Take care and have a wonderful day!


Becky Smith



Honor Roll Semester 1


Honor Roll SM1 for 2014-2015.pdf


Current Severe Weather Shelters in Washington County (Updated Weekly): 



Hello school staff and partners, 

We would like to invite you to join us for our “Journey to College” workshops that will take place on Fridays March 6th, 13th, and 20th from 6-8pm at Hillsboro High School cafeteria and we are attaching the postcards that we sent to parents. As you all might know, during these workshops we talk to students and their families about the High School graduation requirements, financial aid, scholarships, saving plans for college, student loans, college admissions/requirements and different careers offered through the different universities.

 This events are targeted specifically for students and families of our Chicas program, but is open to anyone in the community interested in participating. We want to thank each and all of  you for the support you provide to the students and families not only in our program, but in the community in general and especially for the collaboration to our program success.

Please let us know if you have any questions in regards to the workshops and we hope to see you all at the events.

 Thank you!

 Journey to College Bilingual Postcard HSD 2015.pdf


Parent/student presentation on body image

March 17, 6:00PM

 Pacific university will provide information on body image and the effect on teens for both South Meadows and Hilhi families.  Students and parents will be at different sessions, providing information, tips, and look-fors regarding this topic.  We hope you can join us!


Homework Zone has started! Pick up forms and turn in to the main office.  Remember that Homework Zone is free and a snack is provided.


The Zone Track & Field spring session starts March 9 and runs through May 7, Monday through Thursday for 8 weeks.  The fee is $60 but goes up to $65.00 after March 5th.  Pick up registration   forms from the rack in the commons or in the main office and turn them in to the main office soon!



Attention South Meadows!  Did you win a breakdancing competition this year? Are you a star boxer? Did you catch a 20 pound fish last summer  The yearbook crew may want to feature YOU in the yearbook!   We want to hear everything and ANYTHING about you - come share your talent or hobby with Mr. Cook, Ms. McClure, or any Leadership student if you want to be a star in the yearbook!


Great news from the SMMS art department!  Congratulations are in order!!!  This year Mr. Cook submitted 10 pieces of student artwork to the Portland Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and 6 w chosen by a panel of judges to receive awardsThe art award winners are:

Kayla Mitchell, Nozomi Nagi, Isabel Mendoza, Chance Saechao and Katrina Hawkins.

Congratulate these students and keep on drawing South Meadows!


Hillsboro Girls Softball open registration is now through March.   Stop in the main office and check the website for more information


Also, we just got the 8th grade forecasting date secured.  March 31 from 6-7, students and parents of 8th grade are invited to attend a forecasting meeting here at SMMS.  Hilhi counselors will be here to present and answer questions.  In addition, there will be a session to discuss IB for those that are interested right after the regular meeting.



March 1, 2015, Hillsboro, OR - Hillsboro School District has opened 40 spots for students residing in other districts who wish to attend Hillsboro schools. A list of the potential available spots at each school is available on our website under Students/Transfer Requests.

Students are asked to keep in mind the following important points:

* Students entering grades 10-12 who transfer through the open enrollment process will lose one year of eligibility for OSAA-sanctioned athletics and activities.

* Transportation will not be provided.* (*To access Hillsboro School District transportation, a student would have to get themselves to a designated bus stop on the existing route to their requested school and there would have to be space available on the bus as determined by Transportation staff.)

Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, March 31; student placement will be determined by the end of April.

There will be a separate process for in-district (Hillsboro School District resident) transfer requests beginning April 1, 2015, and there will be another opportunity afforded to students residing in other districts who wish to transfer to Hillsboro; however, that process will be guided by HB2747 rules and will not begin until May 1, 2015. Additional information about the HB2747 process will be announced in late April.



South Meadows Garden Page Please Watch Us Grow! 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Check out the volunteer tab to see what new opportunities there are for volunteering. If you are interested and available, please contact Denise Raglione at ragliond@hsd.k12.or.us or 503-844-1220 ext 5960---



Have you checked out ParentVUE yet? 


Log-In information should have come home with your student at the beginning of October.

Tip: Did you also know that there's an app for your SmartPhone too?   


Hillsboro Online Academy is a new learning option for students and is the newest school in the Hillsboro School District! The Academy features a rigorous yet flexible menu of online learning programs, designed to meet the varied needs of students and their families. An individual learning plan is central to the Academy’s mission. Also core is connecting students to careers and community.. All online courses are supported by Hillsboro teachers. For more information see: www.hillonlineacademy.org




In an effort to better communicate with SMMS parents

our principal Becky Smith would like to invite you

to send your name and email address to smithbe@hsd.k12.or.us

to receive regular updates/emails on things going on at school

and our community. 


Our WebStore will be a place for students, parents, guardians and our community to get everything they need to show HAWK PRIDE  this school year!

We currently have our yearbook for sale on our WebStore and parents are able to pay for school fees.

Check it out!   www.smmswebstore.com

The WebStore is a tool for all of us to take advantage of, so if you have any items, course fees, donations or fundraisers that you would like posted, please contact:

Jany Jovel jovelj@hsd.k12.or.us

South Meadows Middle School
BA 1/  Bookkeeper
(503)844-1230 ex 5860