November Astro Message

Dream big. Reach for the stars. Together we achieve success!

Principal's Message

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of Laps for Ladd. As a school community, we raised $29,253.51. The students who raised over $250 "mummified" Mrs. Anderson and me! We really do appreciate everyone's support that allows us to provide learning opportunities for staff and students.

Check out the Dancing Mummies video on the Ladd Acres Facebook page.

As we head into cold and flu season, please make sure to be on time and at school every day that you are healthy enough to attend. Here is a link to information from Washington County regarding, Measles, Flu and Norovirus.

Guidelines for excused absences

An excused absence is:

  • Student illness/injury/quarantine
  • Bereavement
  • Serious illness in the family
  • Religious instruction
  • Inclement weather
  • Family emergencies
  • Legal or court appointments requiring the student attendance.

We want your students here, ready to learn!

Warm regards,

Jennifer Robbins


Conferences are next week. Our goal is to have 100% attendance at conferences. Please make sure you have communicated with your student's teacher about their conference time.

District News

The Hillsboro School District Weekly Hot News is now available as a podcast.

Weekly Podcast

Text Notifications Coming in Mid-November. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, we will send our first and only district-wide text message.* (*Future text messages will be sent only to those who have not opted out.) FCC regulations typically do not allow any texts to be sent without prior authorization, but there is a special exception for schools that interprets the initial provision of phone numbers to be consent for one text. That text will provide the opportunity to text back “Stop” if people do not wish to receive future text messages. They can also text “Start” to 60680 at any time to opt into text messages; however, the number must be one that is currently in our student information or iVisions system (for staff). If you are having difficulty, please have login to your ParentVUE or iVisions account to make sure we have their current phone number and that it is categorized as “mobile.”

Hillsboro Schools Summit. Parents and community members are invited to attend our Fall Hillsboro Schools Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in AC100. This summit will focus on the development and expansion of our Career and College Pathways, specifically how we are preparing middle school students for high school opportunities; how we fund our work through M98, Perkins grants and the bond; what the SSA means for this work, and more. Attendees are welcome to stay for the CCP Steering Committee Meeting, if they would like. That meeting is from 8:45-11:30am. Both events are free and continental breakfast will be served.

Hillsboro Police Shred It Event. Get your confidential documents shredded on-site at a free community event hosted by the Hillsboro Police Department from 8 a.m. to noon (or until trucks are full) on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Hillsboro School District Administration Center, 3083 NE 49th Pl. There is a three-banker box-size limit of paper items ONLY. Any monetary donations collected will benefit HSF.

Turkey Trot. The annual Turkey Trot will take place at Hare Field on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 4pm. Open to children in pre-K through 8th grade, this is a free fun run event for more than 300 area youth. First, second, and third place winners take home a pie or a small prize, and all participants receive a ribbon for their participation

Ladd Acres PTA

Keep up with all the wonderful ways the Ladd Acres PTA supports our school community.

Ladd Acres PTA Facebook

Ladd Acres PTA website

Upcoming Dates

November 1 No School

November 4 Picture Retakes

November 6 Spirit Day - Retro

November 6 Conferences from 3:15- 7:15

November 7-8 No School COnferences

November 11 No School - Veteran's Day

November 12 Spirit Wear orders due

November 14 Fall Festival 6:00 - 8:00 pm

November 21 PTA Meeting 7:00 pm in the library

November 22 Vision Screening

November 28 & 29 No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 18 Spirit Day - Pajama Day

December 19 All School Music Program, 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Century HS gym

December 23 - January 3 Winter Break