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Hillsboro School District to Provide Free Meals to All Students - 02/28/24

All students will be eligible to receive free meals as of Friday, March 1, 2024

February 28, 2024, Hillsboro, OR - Thanks to a change in certification requirements for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program, all Hillsboro School District (HSD) students will now be able to receive school breakfast and lunch at no cost as of Friday, Mar. 1. 

Previously, under the CEP program, approximately one-third of HSD schools were eligible for free meals. However, the certification reached just prior to winter break will allow a mid-year certification of all schools that will remain in place through the 2026-27 school year. 

The District is excited about this change and the opportunity it provides to ensure all HSD students have access to nutritious food during the school day. 

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, please see HSD’s Nutrition Services webpage

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Intel Celebrates Engineers Week in Local Schools - 02/22/24

Over 350 Intel volunteers team up with more than 2,200 students for a hands-on STEAM activity

February 22, 2024, Hillsboro, OR - Intel and the Portland Metro STEM Partnership are once again celebrating National Engineers Week by connecting with fourth-grade students in the Hillsboro and Beaverton School Districts to spark their imagination and interest in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) fields with an engaging, hands-on activity. 

On Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23, over 350 Intel volunteers will visit 90 fourth-grade classrooms in the two districts to conduct the Pop Fly activity, which uses the same design thinking and methodology as the world’s top innovators. 

In this activity, students work in small groups with their adult mentors to create a lever that will launch a Ping-Pong ball into the air using paint stirrers, a wooden block, a small paper cup, and duct tape. Students will learn about fulcrums, levers, force, and more in an age-appropriate and accessible manner where everyone can find success. 

Fourth grade is a pivotal time for STEAM learning because research shows that one-third of students lose interest in science by the fourth grade and that a child’s interest in STEAM is largely formed by the time they reach upper elementary and middle school. The same research also finds that early exposure to STEAM, especially for girls, makes students more likely to succeed in science and pursue STEAM fields in college. 

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Engineers Week Fact Sheet and FAQs

Pictures from HSD events: Ladd Acres ES 1, Ladd Acres ES 2, Minter Bridge ES 1, Minter Bridge ES 2

Video content can be accessed by contacting BSD Public Communications Officer Shellie Bailey-Shah, who will send the file via WeTransfer

Liberty High School to Host 2024 Regional Oregon Battle of the Books Competition - 02/20/24

Seven high school teams to compete for a chance to advance to the statewide competition

February 20, 2024, Hillsboro, OR - On Saturday, March 9, Liberty High School will host the 2024 Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) regional competition. Liberty has sent a team to OBOB for the past several years and is excited to serve as this year’s host.

OBOB is a statewide, voluntary reading program and competition for students in grades 3-12. that is sponsored by the Oregon Association of Libraries with the support of a Library Services and Technology Act grant. The mission of OBOB is: “to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, to promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.” 

The regional competition at Liberty will include seven high school teams from the area. These teams will engage in a trivia battle about a set list of twelve books. The winner will advance to the OBOB statewide competition on Saturday, April 13 at Chemeketa Community College in Salem.

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