BOTH JH AND JV FOOTBALL GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 21
End of third quarter. HCV 13 - Kindred 3. Go Burros!
Halftime from Kindred, HCV 13 - Kindred 3. Go Burros!
Update from Kindred, we are at the end of the first quarter and the score is 0-0. Oscar scores first play of 2nd quarter. Go Burros!
Hillsboro School is looking for a school bus driver to drive the morning and afternoon route starting in January. CDL License required with a School & Passenger Bus Endorsement. $20/hour. Applications can be picked up at the school or online at: bit.ly/HPSbus Call the school at (701)636-4360 for more information.
Mr. Dryburgh will be reading on Facebook Live in a couple minutes, that way you can watch it on your way to Casselton or on the way home. Go Burros!
Due to field conditions, tomorrow’s varsity football game has been moved to Casselton. Game time is scheduled for 7 PM.
Some principals sing about storm days, and Mr. Dryburgh could, but instead he is going to read a story on Facebook Live at about 11:00 this morning.
At HIllsboro School we give thanks to these people: https://www.boredteachers.com/inspiring/unsung-superheroes-of-education-thank-you-for-all-you-do
Hillsboro School will be using the ACT test as the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) HS Assessment. Sophomores will no longer have to take the ND State Assessment. We will use the ACT Aspire practice test in 10th grade, and the required ACT test in 11th grade. Any questions or concerns please call Principal Baesler at (701)636-4360.
What? Students will be able to retake parts of the ACT? YES!!! ACT Change Will Allow Students to Retake Individual Sections - The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/us/act-test-superscore.html
Mr. Dryburgh will be reading a pirate book in a minute!
Homecoming 2019 was kicked off with a bonfire at the park tonight. Thanks to all the students that came out, to Mr. Schill for putting the bonfire together, and the fire department for helping put the bonfire out. Your kids should all be home now. 😇Hope to see you all out tomorrow night for the volleyball game in CV.
Mr. Dryburgh will not be reading tonight. My voice is taking a vacation tonight, and I’m at a football game. 0-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Mr. Dryburgh will be reading in about 3 minutes.
School pictures for grades 7-11 were handed out at school today.
The JrHi 7th & 8th grade football 🏈 game is still on today in Grafton, but will START at 4:15. They will try and play 1 or 2 extra quarters to get more playing time for the boys.
Kiwanians & former business professionals in Hillsboro Dan Christianson & Jack Hansen talk to HHS 7th graders Life Lessons class on being a servant citizen, handshakes, looking people in the eye, & what employers are looking for when hiring. They also shared their involvement in volunteering in the community, which is important in small towns.
3rd Quarter: Hillsboro-Central Valley leads 12-7 over Bismarck St Mary’s
Live coverage of the HCV Burros volleyball team taking on the Thompson Tommies tonight. Coverage will start during the JV game at around 6:30pm. https://yourliveevent.com/
JH FOOTBALL IS ON FOR TONIGHT! 7th grade will play in Crookston at 4:30 and 8th will play Thompson in CV at 4:30. The CV complex is extremely wet (a lot of standing water) so all fans should dress appropriately! Proper footwear would be a good idea!
The 8th grade football game in Thompson today is POSTPONED until tomorrow, Sept. 10th at 4:30pm and the game is going to be played in Central Valley. PLEASE NOTE: location & time change of this game. The JV football game today has been CANCELED.
Reminder: Everyone will need an activity pass to get into tonight’s HCV football game. Please make sure you and your child(ren) have them at the gate. No pets inside the sports complex. Thank you.
Elementary Parents: KVLY was here today and recorded how things go at recess. There will be a report on the 6:00 PM news. Also, if any of you have any sandbox toys you would like to donate, I think there are some students that would play with them. Thanks.
Watch the volleyball game live at: www.rarealive.com Great view and commentary. Thank you game sponsors, HTC, & KRJB for making this possible. #BurroPride
Mr. Dryburgh will be reading another story tonight on Facebook Live at 7:30. It’s a great story with fun characters and great voices!
Watch the HCV Burros volleyball team take on Oak Grove live at 7:15pm at this link: https://rarealive.com
Parents, please check backpacks tonight for school picture information. School pictures are on Monday. Great First Day today!
Exciting news for those who can’t be at the live events and need to watch the HCV Burros online: R & J Broadcasting, Inc and Halstad Telephone Company have announced they're teaming up to provide live video streaming of Hillsboro Public Schools sports and activities starting this fall. STORY and INTERVIEW: http://w.rjbroadcasting.com/index.cfm?page=local-news&story=8595
Girls finished 6th overall as a team and boys finished 4th overall as a team!! Congratulations to both teams and the coaches on a terrific track season.
HHS Senior parents/family/friends: The senior card boxes are in the elementary makerspace classroom for you to drop cards into. The classroom will be open during school hours today & Friday, & before graduation on Sunday. Please don’t put large items like towels in the boxes or they will get too full. Happy graduation week HHS class of 2019. Go live your best life and lead this world.
Join us at Baccalaureate for our Hillsboro High School Class of 2019, Wednesday night at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at 7 PM.
The Kiwanis Club of Hillsboro will again be sponsoring its Beal, Breen and Rosted Memorial Senior Scholastic Book Awards Day tomorrow, May 15, 2019, at 8:45a.m at the Hillsboro High School. This will be the 61st year for this event. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Congratulations to Morgan Chandler and Luke Dryburgh for receiving 1 ratings on their vocal solos at state music.
Congratulations to the boys ensemble, clarinet ensemble, and Jora Leeseberg’s clarinet solo for receiving a 1 rating.
Congratulations to Peter Dryburgh for receiving a star rating on his tuba solo at State Music.
Congratulations to Jalie Hass for receiving a star rating on her Bari Sax solo at state music!
Please check the elementary lost and found after finishing your ice cream. Thank you.
Science Olympiad has been cancelled in Fargo tomorrow, Saturday, April 13th.
Did you know that you can make payments online for your child's school lunch account? Just click on http://bit.ly/HillsboroLunch and set up an E-Funds account. You can also set up monthly payments in E-Funds. If you need help, please call the school office at 636-4360.
93% of elementary students made their AR Goal for the last 6 weeks. That is the highest school % I have seen! Awesome!
An email blast was sent to families about lunch balances at $25 in the positive. The picture attached is to assist your family in predicting how far your account balance will go. All delinquent lunch accounts need to be paid up by the end of the school year. Please call or stop by the office if you have any questions, or need assistance in paying online in eFunds.
Great kids alert: Our FBLA group is in Bismarck attending the state conf. When our kids are away we worry about their behavior and how they represent the district. Well...parents of these HIllsboro kids should be proud. You are doing some great parenting. Read the picture attached sent to our FBLA advisor. #BurroPride👏👏
Thank you Hillsboro Elementary parents for making Parent-Teacher Conferences a success. We hit 97% attendance! Thank you
Conferences go from 3:30-9:45, if you have gotten an email from the elementary sign up, it may not have the correct time
A reminder that both the high school and elementary school have Parent Teacher conferences tonight. Thanks you.
Due to Interstate 29 still being closed and county roads not yet plowed, HIllsboro School will be 2 hours late today, Friday, March 15th. NO RURAL buses at all today. In-town routes will run. The School board meeting is still at 7:30am this morning.
Some elementary classes received report cards today. A few didn’t, but most did. Confusing? Yes, ask your child.
Watch the HCV Burros Boys' Basketball team take on the Thompson Tommies tonight at 7:30pm on the ND Sports Channel: https://www.ndsportschannel.com/nd-sports-channel.html
Congrats to the Region 2 Wrestling 🤼♂️ Finishers: 🏆 Luke Leshuk - Region Champ Matt Anderson - 2nd Kyle Alfson - 3rd Barrett Willison - 3rd Gavin Wright - 3rd Mark Hastings - Region Champ Jacob Pruneda - 3rd Seth Owens - Region Champ Congrats to Mark Hastings who was named Region 2 Senior Athlete of the Year!
All JrHi practices for HCV are cancelled for tonight. HS GBB 🏀 will practice at the high school gym. HS BBB 🏀 will practice at the HEC.
There you have it folks...Hillsboro School will be cancelled today, Monday, February 4th. Happy Snow Day!
Catch the Hillsboro-CV Boys' Basketball C squad, JV & Varsity games TODAY at 4:30, 6:00 & 7:30PM. Thanks to @NDSportsCH1 you can watch it live here: www.youtube.com/c/ndsportschannel
Hillsboro School will run at the regular time with buses running. Students who walk can jump on the in town bus routes. Parents please send your kids to school dressed warm. We will continue to monitor the weather and temperature. Parents, if you choose to keep your child home, please let the school know.
Parents, please make sure your children have a hat, gloves, boots, snow pants, face mask or scarf, and coat. Thank you.
Catch the HCV Burros boys basketball team online tonight at this link: https://www.meridix.com/event/146272
Hillsboro School and buses will be running 2 hours late today, Thursday, January 24th. Please drive safe.
Cancellations for today because of weather: NO JrHi girls’ or boys’ basketball practices NO HERD wrestling practice NO CCD at St. Rose Catholic Church NO activities at Our Saviors Lutheran Church Be safe! 🌨❄️❄️💨
On Thursday our HHS gr 9-12 students got to experience a STEAM (Science Tech Engineering Art & Mary) Project where they helped create a new vision for the HS building. On Friday their groups presented their projects to local judges. Our students did a fantastic job and had great ideas for the school to ponder on for the future. Thank you @ICON_Architects for working with us on this project!
BBB: After three quarters, No. 6 Cavalier leads No. 3 Hillsboro-Central Valley, 48-45
Class B Boys Basketball end of third qtr: Four Winds 49 HCV 43
YouTube keeps freezing up on us...but we will try it again. New link to watch the HCV Burros vs. Four Winds: https://youtu.be/yiIIN0GG3Ak
Halftime Class B Boys’ Basketball 🏀: Four Winds 36 HCV 23
Watch the HCV Burros Boys Basketball team LIVE vs. Four Winds Minnewaukan on YouTube tonight at 7:15pm at this link: https://youtu.be/SWRub_oRnkQ
Holiday Hoops Basketball Tournament Update: Thursday Holiday Hoops games are cancelled due to impending weather! Fridays Holiday Hoops games at Hillsboro and Central Valley are on as scheduled. HCV fans the GBB/BBB games scheduled for Thursday with Richland are now moved to Saturday. Games will be played in Central Valley. Game times are 2:00 for the girls and 3:30 for the boys.
I want to thank parents for coming to PT Conferences this fall. The elementary school had 95% participation. Awesome!
Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences at both schools tomorrow, Thursday, November 15th starting at 3:45PM and finishing at 9:45PM.
Another awesome hype video from Brynne Wischer for the HCV Burros football team off to the state championship game at 9am tomorrow in the Fargodome! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FGdRtsvtNTY
Last day to pick up State Football Dakota Bowl tickets in the HS office is TOMORROW before 9AM. Adults are $14.50 & students are $6.50. Tickets can be purchased at the Fargodome.
Due to the Football State Championship game on Friday at 9:10AM at the Fargo Dome we will have NO SCHOOL on Friday, Nov. 9th. We will make up that school day on Friday, March 1st. State Football tickets will be for sale at the HS office at 9AM. Adults $14.50 and students $6.50. You can also buy tickets at the game.
FINAL: No. 2-seed Hillsboro-Central Valley 44, Dickinson Trinity 8 HCV Burros headed to the Dakota Bowl! #HCVPride #BurroPride
End of 3rd: No. 2-seed Hillsboro-Central Valley 44, Dickinson Trinity 0 #BurroPride
Hillsboro Elementary School has an opening for a GST special education para professional for 7 hrs/day. Benefits and wages depend on experience. Would start immediately. Please contact the school for an application, or fill out the application located here https://goo.gl/d6eVcE.
Reagan Baesler wins her 3rd State Individual Girls Cross Country Championship! Close the whole race with Laura Krack from Thompson. Team scores to come. #AmazingRace #BurroPride
HCV Football will host Milnor/North Sargent at 3 PM on Saturday in Hillsboro for NDHSAA State Footbal Quarterfinal action. Reminder Activity Passes can't be used. Admission is $8/adult and $5/student.
Good luck to our Cross Country teams as they head to the Jamestown Parkhurst Recreation Area to compete in the NDHSAA State Cross Country Meet on Saturday! The girls run at 11:00 AM with the boys to follow. Admission is $8/adult and $5/student.
All parents should talk to their grade 7-12 children about Juuling. https://offspring.lifehacker.com/what-parents-need-to-know-about-juuling-1823376027
On Monday, Oct. 22nd the ND Supreme Court will be holding a court session and hearing arguments for a court case at the HEC. Hillsboro students in grades 9-12 will be attending, along with other students from area schools. The public is welcome to attend. Please be there at 1:00pm as the court will begin at 1:30pm. Please see this document bit.ly/NDcourt to see the rules of sitting in this court session. They are very important.
End of 3rd: #1 Hillsboro-Central Valley 47, Oak Grove 0
There will be no after school activities today due to the weather. Everyone drive home safely.
**Important**Due to weather that Rugby has been having all week the HCV Burros Cross Country team will be going to Grand Forks tomorrow instead to race at Lincoln Drive Park. Races will be as follows: 11:45am - Elementary mile 12:00am - Girls 3k 12:20am - Boys 3k 1:40pm - Varsity Girls 5k 2:10pm - Varsity Boys 5k
HIllsboro School Parents: Make sure to have your new school year FREE AND REDUCED forms turned into the office ASAP. If you don’t have a form, please stop in the school office to fill one out. Thank you.
11 Man A Football Final: HCV 43, Enderlin/Maple Valley 8 #NDPreps
End of 3rd Qtr: HCV Burros 43 Maple Valley/Enderlin 8 #BurroPride
HHS students that want a bus 🚌 ride to the homecoming dance tonight in Central Valley please load the white bus in front of the HS at 8:30pm tonight. Bus will load at 12:15am to come back to Hillsboro. It costs $5 to go to the dance.
HCV is hosting our only XC meet today at the Hillsboro golf course. The elementary events are free. $5 admission fee for adults. HCV sports passes are accepted. Event times are: 10:00 Elem Girls mile 10:20 Elem Boys mile 10:40 Girls 3k 11:00 Boys 3k 11:20 Varsity Girls 5k 11:50 Varsity Boys 5k Come support your Burros runners!🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽
The Hillsboro-Central Valley Burros will be awarded the BSN Cup for Class B schools for the 2017-18 athletic season. This is a competition among all ND schools athletic programs with the most success in the past season. There will be short awards presentation with BSN reps, HCV students, staff and head coaches at the HHS gym on Wed., Aug. 29th at 2:15PM. This is open to the public.
Are you good in the kitchen and like kids? The Hillsboro High School is looking for an assistant lunch cook. Hours are 9:30am-2:30pm. Pay is $10.25/hr. Fill out application https://goo.gl/tPzwf1 and return to the HS office.
Join our 4th grade teaching team! Hillsboro School is looking for qualified applicants to apply. See application: https://goo.gl/vfuwXb
HCV Burros volleyball team is looking for a C squad coach. Call the HS at (701)636-4360 to inquire, or fill out the application. https://goo.gl/AWd5pS
Join the Hillsboro School Teaching Team! Hillsboro School is looking for a 3rd grade teacher starting the 2018-2019 school year. Application: https://goo.gl/4PjUHH Call (701)636-4360 to inquire.
Starting Mon., July 16th at 1:00pm the Hillsboro Schools will change key FOBs for entering the fitness center & schools. The FOB’s will look similar, but your old one will NO longer work. Please come to the HS office Monday, July 16th from 1:00pm-4:30pm, or the rest of next week from 9am-4pm in order to get your replacement FOB. If the times above do not work,Kim Salander, Fitness Center Mgr, will be available with key FOB’s on Monday, July 16th-Thursday, July 20th, from 5:00-7:30pm at the Fitness Ctr. YOU MUST BRING YOUR OLD FOB to swap out and your fitness membership must be current. If you have any questions, please call the HS Office at 636-4360.
Congratulations Boys 4x200 team for breaking their own record and winnig first place with a time of 1:29.39!
Congratulations to the boys 4x200 team, they just set a new Class B Sate Record with a time of 1:29.41. #Burropride
Twenty-Two Duets 1 Happy Trumpeters 1 Legends, Bombastoso, Tambourin, Gentle Annie, and A-Rovin 🌟🌟 #Burropride
Congratulations to Hillsboro musicians, Mr. Calrow, and Mrs Zerface. 5 out of 7 Stars at State Music! Awesome Day!
What a day! Hosting a track meet and a softball crossover today took a lot of prep work put in by the coaches & AD. Then today we had great people in the pressboxes...amazing job! You volunteers that helped run the events & games were AWESOME! We couldn’t have done it without you!🤜🤛Thanks so much! #BurroPride #LetsDoItAgainNextWeek 😉
Strong showing today at the Mayville Regional Music Contest. 21 Hillsboro students will be going to State Music! ⭐️
Congratulations-STAR ratings: A-Rovin, Happy Trumpeters, Twenty-two Duets, Legend, Gentle Annie, Bombasto, & Tambourin.
It looks like HCV Football is going back to Class AA in 2019-2020. See the attached NDHSAA football plan: https://goo.gl/bKvZT7
Please share your ideas of our Hillsboro School mission and vision at: https://goo.gl/forms/TjckvZzZYxFGXYUC2 or at the link on our school web page under documents.
Right now school and buses in Hillsboro are on time tomorrow...pending not much new snow. Bus routes will try on country roads where possible. North/south roads aren’t too bad. Drivers may call you if you need to meet the bus. If you have bad roads and can bring your child(ren) into school that will also help. Let’s hope this is our last round of snow! ❄️❄️
After discussions with ND Highway Patrol, Hillsboro and Central Valley FBLA WILL NOT be making the trip to Bismarck for State Leadership. This is in the best interest of everyone’s safety. Think Spring!
99% of parents attended Parent-Teacher Conferences at Hillsboro Elementary School last night. Awesome! #BurroPride
Hillsboro School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be tomorrow, Thursday, March 22nd from 3:45-9:45pm at both schools.
The 2018 State Champ Boys Basketball Team will have a police and fire truck procession into Hillsboro around 1:30 lining up at the Alton elevator. The welcome home pep rally will be at the HEC at 2 pm.
School Safety By Superintendent Paula Suda After the February 14 tragedy in Parkland, Florida, some students, teachers, administrators, and parents in our community are struggling. We are struggling with fears and anxieties about the possibility of such a thing happening in our town, in our school, to our children. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that it won’t ever happen in any school in the country. Therefore, we must empower ourselves in all of the ways available to us to prevent and/or protect against such events occurring here. Parents, please continue to talk to your kids about how to stay safe and keep others safe. Make sure they know they should to talk to you, or to an administrator, teacher, or counselor if they see or hear anything from other students or on social media that is concerning or threatening. In nearly all cases of school violence, someone knew something about the perpetrator’s intentions before it actually happened. The National Association of School Psychologists website gives parents and teachers tips for these types of conversations with students. Teachers and administrators, will continue to be vigilant as well. Encourage students to report any mean behavior or threats. Know that when we have lockdown drills, many students are anxious and fearful. They never hear about a fire in school, so fire drills are routine. They now hear almost weekly about a school shooting somewhere, so every drill has the potential to create anxiety. Teachers and administrators are also anxious. They are the ones responsible for keeping the children safe. They must know and practice the appropriate protocol for a given situation that helps keep students as safe as possible under the circumstances. We have taken school safety very seriously in our school district. We practice lockdowns, and when appropriate, initiate lockdowns in response to circumstances in the school or the community. We collaborate with our local law enforcement and school districts to make sure we all use the same protocol and that our practices in emergencies are based on the best and most recent research. We do not share specific strategies publicly, because to do so could inform someone with ill intent how we will respond during a crisis. Students can talk to parents or school staff about what they can do to make schools safer. If a parent or child has a specific question about our practices, we may be able to answer that question privately. Together, we can help diminish the risk of a tragedy occurring in our community, and we will continue to be diligent to ensure that we are prepared to respond appropriately if it ever does.
Pepfest! Reminder there will be a Pepfest for the Boys Basketball team Wednesday at 2 PM at the HEC! Come for some fun and wish them luck!
Hillsboro High School is hiring a high school secretary for the 2018-2019 school year (10-month position). The position requires great communication & computer skills, organization, likes kids, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Starting wage is $13.50 or DOE. Applications are at the Hillsboro High School, or online at: http://bit.ly/2HnsQEB
State B Boys Basketball ticket information for Hillsboro-Central Valley Burros fans: 1. We did not receive ANY general admission tickets for the tournament. Student and adult general admission tickets will either have to be bought online or at the ticket window. 2. Tickets for the general public will be very limited, if any are available at all. Once the schools have been taken care of, any tickets left over would go into a lottery drawing for people to be able to pick up 2 tickets. Let us know if you have any interest by contacting Nathan Walsh at Nathan.email@example.com or by calling the Hillsboro High School office between the hours of 8:30 and 11:00 on Monday morning. We plan to have all tickets taken care of by noon.
End of 1st: #1 Hillsboro-Central Valley 13, #5 PR/F-L 13 #NDpreps
Due to the weather, the Region II Boys Basketball Tournament has been postponed for today. The Region II Tournament will now start on Tuesday, March 6th at The Betty Englestad Arena. The schedule will be: Quarterfinals - Tuesday, March 6th - 3:00 p.m. Semifinals - Thursday, March 8th - 6:00 p.m. 3rd place, Championship, Saturday, March 10th - 1:00 p.m.
Just a reminder that elementary report cards were sent home today. No school tomorrow. I hope you enjoy your weekend!
Reminder to all students and parents: NO SCHOOL tomorrow, March 2nd. Enjoy your break!
FINAL (BBB): #2 Hillsboro-Central Valley 101, F-S/H-P 28 #NDpreps
This is the Hillsboro School. We will be running buses as normal after school today.
Hillsboro School will be on time on Monday, February 19th but due to the large amount of snow no rural buses will run. In town buses will run on time.
Hillsboro School will be on time on Monday, February 19th, but due to the large amount of snow NO rural buses will run. In town buses will run on time.
From the HCV Booster Club: 3 on 3 CANCELLED! It was a tough decision folks but we are cancelling today's tournament with the intention of rescheduling. We wanted to make the call early so teams didn't start heading out. We will email team contacts and post here as soon as that information is worked out. Stay warm and safe today!!!
🤼♂️HCV Wrestlers 🤼♂️ Mark, Jake C. and Luke all wrestling for a state title tomorrow at State B in Fargo. #GoHCVBurros
Watch the HCV Boys Basketball game vs. Thompson Tommies tonight on The Cube: http://thecube.com/e/780997
🏀End of 4th Quarter Region 2 BBB: #3 HCV 57 vs #6 Grafton Spoilers 57 Going to overtime! #NDpreps
End of 3rd Quarter: BBB HCV 43 vs Grafton Spoilers 40
🏀🏀Half-time🏀🏀: BBB HCV 37 vs Grafton Spoilers 26
Watch the HCV Boys Basketball tonight vs. Grafton on: thecube.com/e/779958
End of 3rd (BBB)🏀: #3 Hillsboro-Central Valley 50, Hatton-Northwood 30
Half-time BBB: #3 Hillsboro-Central Valley 35, Hatton-Northwood 23
Final (GBB) HCV Burros 53, FSHP 48. #NDpreps
End of 3rd quarter GBB HCV vs. FSHP. Score. HCV 43 FSHP 32.
Game on! thecube.com/e/778434
Watch HCV Burros Boys Bball team: https://thecube.com/e/778434?utm_source=amazon&utm_medium=email&utm_content=event_share_link&utm_campaign=new_event_broadcast
Hillsboro School Superintendent (in another state) gets candy bribes to call off school for a snow day. 😂🤣#cleverkids #wonthappenhere https://www.google.com/amp/fox2now.com/2018/01/12/hillsboro
Boys Basketball game is at this link on The Cube : thecube.com/e/776130
Watch HCV Burros Boys Basketball on The Cube tonight vs Midway/Minto in Cental Valley at 7:30pm at this link: http://thecube.com/e/775968
KRJB's Mark Askelson interviews HHS Principal Baesler about HHS sophomores getting CPR trained http://w.rjbroadcasting.com/index.cfm?page=local-news&story=7253
Microsoft Announce Expanded Partnership For High School Tech Education Microsoft TEALS Program to Launch and Expand in ND BISMARCK, N.D., Jan. 22, 2018 – State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler on Monday announced a new partnership with Microsoft Corp., and said she is gauging interest from local superintendents and high schools in utilizing a unique program for computer science instruction. Microsoft will be expanding its Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program to North Dakota by hiring a full-time, North Dakota-based coordinator, volunteering some of its own employees and expert instructors as classroom teachers, and exploring further investments to expand this innovative program for North Dakota high school students, Baesler said during an event at the Bismarck Career Academy and Technical Center. “I want to thank Microsoft for starting this program and investing additional staff resources to support it,” Baesler said. “In North Dakota, we are used to planting crops and doing what is needed to bring in a bountiful harvest. Microsoft is offering some top-quality engineering and computer science education seeds for our schools, and I look forward to continue working with them to support these types of programs.” In the TEALS program, a volunteer computer science professional from Microsoft or another industry partner teams up with a classroom instructor to team-teach computer science courses. The classroom teacher gradually takes over instruction as she or he gains knowledge of the subject. Baesler said teachers of various educational backgrounds can use Microsoft TEALS both to learn computer science concepts and how to teach them. “This program is about problem solving and being creative,” Baesler said. “It teaches our students to think rigorously and systematically. It helps to teach the North Dakota values of persistence, tenacity and self-reliance.” The superintendent said Microsoft TEALS is much more than helping students become familiar with technology. “Computer science is about creating technology, rather than just using it,” she said. “To use one analogy, it is not about driving a car. It is about designing and building a car.” Taya Spelhaug, Microsoft’s TechSpark manager for North Dakota, emphasized how essential it is for high schools to teach computer science, given that technology affects almost every element of our daily lives. “Learning to code, through Microsoft’s TEALS program, will help our students unlock exciting career opportunities and thrive in an increasingly digital economy,” Spelhaug said. “Governor Doug Burgum and state school Superintendent Kirsten Baesler’s leadership made possible this opportunity for North Dakota students to learn computer science.” The Department of Public Instruction has successfully advocated a number of initiatives to encourage computer science programs and instruction in North Dakota’s schools. At Baesler’s urging, the 2017 Legislature approved a new law that allows a high school student to substitute a rigorous computer science course for a mathematics class to meet North Dakota’s requirement that he or she have three units of math to graduate. The law took effect last August. The NDDPI has obtained legislative support for students to take Advanced Placement courses in science, computer science, math and English. Each student may take at least one exam in those AP subjects for free during their high school careers. The tests normally cost almost $100 each. Last month, Baesler encouraged North Dakota schools to take part in the “Hour of Code” national event during Computer Science Education Week. According to Code.org, a nonprofit organization that is supported by the technology industry, North Dakota has more than 600 open computing jobs, which have an average annual salary of more than $70,000. Ninety-three percent of parents want their child’s school to teach computer science, but only 40 percent of schools teach it, according to Code.org. Students who learn computer science in high school are six times more likely to major in computer science in college. Baesler said Hillsboro High School in the Red River Valley is the only North Dakota high school with a Microsoft TEALS program. She hopes it will catch on with many others. “I’ve met some of their students at Hillsboro. I’ve met their teacher and their principal,” Baesler said. “It’s a program that these students are excited about learning. It’s a class that the students who are involved in it are really excited about going to. They see how this relates to the future occupations that they want, and the doors this class is opening up for them.”
Watch HCV Burros Girls' & Boys' BBall teams TONIGHT on the Cube at 6:00 & 7:30pm. Click here to watch http://thecube.com/e/773544
The Girls Basketball game with Climax-Fisher for tonight has been canceled. No make-up date has been set yet.
We will postpone going to MaSU for PD until 12:15pm. We will work in our classrooms.
Hillsboro School & Buses will run 2 hours late Thursday, January 11th.
There will be no after school activities for our Hillsboro students because of the weather. Stay safe.
Farmers please nominate Hillsboro Schools at https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-rural-education/ for the Monsanto Grant!
Watch the HCV Girls & Boys basketball teams at around 6pm & 7:30 in the Holiday Hoops Tourney: https://thecube.com/e/769622?utm_source=amazon&utm_medium=email&utm_content=event_share_link&utm_campaign=new_event_broadcast
Watch the HCV Burros GBB & BBB teams tonight around 6pm take on MPCG. https://thecube.com/e/769190?utm_source=amazon&utm_medium=email&utm_content=event_share_link&utm_campaign=new_event_broadcast
On the school website you may notice on the STAFF contact page there are no links to the teacher’s websites. Our goal is to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We are working to make our whole website accessible to ensure that communication is as effective for those with disabilities as it is for those without. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking for any information from your teacher or administrator, please email or call the school.
The "C" Squad Girls BBall game scheduled for 12 noon vs. Northern Cass on Saturday is CANCELLED.
Half-time HCV Burros Boys BBall up 44-18 vs Kindred Vikings
Thank you to Stevie and Jenny for making an awesome meal for the staff last night, and to Steve, Heather, and Jimmy for setting up!
Thank you to all the parents that showed up last night for Parent Teacher Conferences at Hillsboro Elementary! 95% of parents attended!
Dont Forget: Parent-Teacher Conferences at the Elementary School today from 3:45-9:45PM!
Want to order a 2017 State Football or Basketball Championship DVDs? Order at this link: https://wday-smart-shopper.myshopify.com/collections/championship-game-dvds
ROAD TO THE DOME! Pep Fest for the Football team at 1pm on Thursday, November 9th at the HEC! See you there!
HS seniors and college students that are members of our Corn Growers Association are eligible to apply for our $1,000 scholarship. Applications are due January 5, 2018. Find more details and download the application here --> http://www.ndcorn.org/corngrowers/news-resources/scholarship-form/