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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!  Visit this LINK to read about Upcoming Levy Information!

     

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Hillsdale Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences will be on Thursday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 17 from 3:30-7 p.m.   All parents are encouraged to attend.

    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"! 

    Academic Boosters

    For many years, a small contingent has provided special awards for our students in grades K-12 as they progress and improve in their academic performance.  Many students have been inspired by the B.U.G. (bring up grade) awards, the candy, the notes of encouragement, and the special recognition received from this booster group each year.  Please consider helping to fund the efforts of the Academic Boosters, and more importantly, we'd like you to take part in this valuable way to recognize and encourage students in their academic progress.  If you'd like to know more about the Academic Boosters or find out how you can be a part - please contact Violet Gilmore at hill_gilmore@tccsa.net.  

    Labels for Education

    It is easy to help our school by participating in the Campbell's Labels for Education Program.  You can help by saving UPC codes from hundreds of varieties of Campbell's products you use every day.  Products like Campbell's soups, beans, tomato juices; Franco-American SpaghettiO's, pastas and gravies.  Also Pepperidge Farm Breads, cookies, crackers, and soups; Prego pasta sauces; Swanson broths; V8 vegetable juices and V8 Splash juices.  Check out the web site at http://www.labelsforeducation.com.  We need the UPC code, not just the label on all of these products.

    Box Tops for Education

    We are collecting "box tops" to be redeemed for money.  Many cereals, cake mixes, side dishes and boxed snacks have the "box tops for Education" coupons.  Clip them from the box and send it to school!  Thanks for your efforts.

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