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PARCC Testing Dates

Students will be taking the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments this year.  The two week time window for testing in all three buildings will be Monday Feburary 23rd through Friday March 6th.  Please have students in attendance for these two weeks as tests are given on different days and schedules, but the two week window is the timeframe established by the State for administering all the exams.  Tests differ in length, but many are 60-90 minutes.  Students will be given specific directions at each building regarding specific tests and dates, but please mark these two weeks on your calendars now - start the day with a good breakfast and a good night's sleep, to be prepared to do your best!

Here are a couple of places to look for PRACTICE tests for the PARCC assessments! 

Science/Social Studies http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/resources/ 

English Language Arts (ELA)/Math http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/

If you would like some practice on the "skills" required for the PARCC, here are several good sites to use - this year we are doing paper/pencil, but the test will become "online", so use the ones that apply for paper/pencil skills this year, but get a good start on becoming "tech proficient" by trying some of the other sites as well!

Levy Committee Meetings!

The Levy Committee will be meeting on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the Hillsdale High School Media Center.
All are welcome to attend.  Please come and help support our students by serving in this valuable way!

Spring Break!

Spring Break is scheduled for March 30 - April 6.  School will resume on Tuesday, April 7.

Performance Audit January 2015

Please read the Performance Audit (click the link) for Hillsdale Local Schools, performed by the State Auditor's office.  Pay special attention to the School Board response, noted on pages 29-31. The Hillsdale Local Board of Education is making every effort to inform voters of the dire need to support our renewal levy in May 2015.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Steve Dickerson, Superintendent at 419-368-8231 or any of the Board Members (names and numbers posted online at the Board of Education page for this website). 

Voters - we need your support to keep Hillsdale Local Schools the type of quality educational environment that promotes "Building Character and Expecting Excellence"! 

Bus Information for Parents

The Transportation Department and Bus Drivers would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation when we have had to combine some bus routes. Please read the linked document for further explanation.  Again, thank you for your patience!

NEW Employment Opportunities POSTED!

Check out Hillsdale's link under the BOARD OF EDUCATION tab.....It's titled EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES and will list for you jobs that are available within the Hillsdale Local School District.  Postings are updated regularly, so keep checking back to see what's new!

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