Hilhi Newsletter

March 20th, 2023

Hili Athletics

Monday, March 20

5:00 Varsity & JV2 Softball @ Glencoe - Dismiss 2:45/Depart 3:00

12:00 Boys Golf @ Willamette Valley Country Club - Dismiss 9:45/Depart 10:00

Tuesday, March 21

4:00 Girls Tennis vs St. Helens - Dismiss 3:15

4:00 Boys Tennis @ North Marion - Dismiss 2:15/Depart 2:30

5:00 Varsity Softball vs Century @ Hillsboro Stadium Field #8 - Dismiss 2:45/Depart 3:00

7:00 Varsity Baseball vs McDaniel @ Ron Tonkin Field

7:00 Girls Lacrosse vs Newberg

Wednesday, March 22

4:00/4:30 - Track vs Canby & Wilsonville @ Wilsonville - Dismiss 1:45/Depart 2:00 - 2 Buses

5:00 JV Baseball vs Aloha - Dismiss 3:00

7:00 Boys Lacrosse vs Aloha/Southridge

Thursday, March 23

4:00 JV Baseball vs Roosevelt @ Columbia Park - Dismiss 2:00

4:00 Boys Tennis @ Roosevelt - Dismiss 2:15/Depart 2:30

4:00 Girls Tennis vs Roosevelt - Dismiss 3:15

5:00 Varsity Baseball @ Roosevelt - Dismiss 2:45

7:00 Girls Lacrosse vs Forest Grove

Friday, March 24

7:15 Boys Lacrosse @ Roseburg - Dismiss 1:30/Depart 1:45

After school tutoring

After school tutoring will begin at Hilhi on 1/17/23. The schedule will be from 3:45-4:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Transportation will begin on 2/21/23. Students will be able to sign up for the activities bus for this transportation. If you are interested in helping out and have not signed up yet, please fill out this interest form. Extended contract will be paid for staff who will be working in the program.

College and Career News

Seniors - Portland Community College Next Steps

Are you going to Portland Community College? Is Portland Community College an option you are considering?

Meet with PCC representatives on April 10 in the Hilhi College and Career Center to confirm your application (or apply if you still need to), find out about placement testing, when to register for fall classes, etc.

Use this link to fill out the Google Form to make sure you are invited to a session on April 10.

Juniors - Career Related Learning Experience Opportunities (Open to all Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)

Juniors - remember you need to complete a CRLE this year for part of your career development credit.

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce has just released its most recent events - use this link or come to the College and Career Center to register

PGE Electric Safety Specialist - March 23 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Location: Zoom (online)

Synopsis Semiconductor Chips - Thu, April 6, 1:15pm – 2:15pm, Location: Zoom (Online)

Commercial Photography - Thu, April 13, 1:15pm – 2:15pm Location: Zoom (Online)

Theater Careers - April 20 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Location: Zoom (online)

Career Related Learning Events with school bus transportation: These events will have multiple speakers that the students will get to choose 3 to hear in the career area.

Use this link and type the first word of the title of the experience in the search line to register for the event:

Business and Marketing Career Exploration April 11 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Location Century High School

Public Services Career Exploration April 18, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Liberty High School

Manufacturing, Engineering, Automotive Career Exploration April 27, 9:30 AM -11:30 AM Location: Hillsboro High School (No bus)

Coalition for College: Free College Planning Workshops (Online Virtual)

March 28, 2023 - Decoding Your Financial Aid Offer

April 4, 2023 - Ask Us Anything About Admissions

April 12, 2023 - Scoir + Coalition Presents: Decoding the Admissions Process

Virtual ECMC College Nights April 5 & 6 at 6:00 pm (Online Virtual)

Each night, we’ll go through the ECMC College Night presentation, which emphasizes why education after high school is important, how to choose an educational path, how to obtain financial aid to pay for education, and how to plan for education after high school.

This presentation is geared towards high school juniors (class of 2024), but younger students/families may benefit from it.

Pre-registration for students, parents, guardians, and families is required.

Register for Wednesday, April 5 (in English) at: http://bit.ly/3YyYq9Z

Register for Thursday, April 6 (in Spanish) at: bit.ly/3JLAKuZ


Portland PNACAC College Fair: Sunday, April 30, 2023 from 12-3 pm at the University of Portland

Connect with colleges from across the US and beyond. Free and open to the public, PNACAC fairs connect you with colleges and universities in one convenient location.

Community/Family Events

  • SAVE THE DATE: PAX Tools Bilingual Workshop for Parents and Caregivers will be offered on Saturday morning, April 22 at SMMS. Please have families register using the QR code on the flier. English Flyer, Spanish Flier

  • April 10th, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Black Village Family Advisory Committee - Via zoom: Contact your outreach liaison or David Steinhauer for the link. Flier

  • The next SEL Family Engagement Night is on Tuesday, April 4, 5:30-7:00 pm at South Meadows Middle School. The focus will be on our next SEL competency which is Social Awareness. Please have families register using the QR code on the flier

  • March 22, 4p-5:30p.m. - Black Village Cultural book reading event at Poynter Middle School Library. Flier.

  • Community Conversation: The Washington County Sheriff's Office Latino Advisory Commission invites you to join a community conversation about public safety. Wednesday, April 5, 2023 @ 6-7:30pm. Location: Centro Cultural English Flyer | Spanish Flier

  • Washingtoncountykids.org will be hosting a FREE online parent speaker series from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from March 1 though April 5. Topics range from understanding anxiety and depression, to developing social skills and relationships, to managing bullying, and more. See flier for topics and links to join each session

    • Taiko workshop opportunity Flyer

Black Village Family Advisory Committee

The Black Village Family Advisory Committee (BVFAC) welcomes all families with students who identify in whole or in part as Black/African-American/African to learn, grow, and unite to build a better community for our children. Learn more about the organization and watch for upcoming meetings on our website and on the BVFAC Facebook page.

Smarter Balanced State Assessments

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Here is some important news about this year’s statewide assessments for English language arts and mathematics. Oregon adopted national standards called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to elevate academic expectations for our students in grades K-12. With the CCSS, Oregon students are now gaining important critical-thinking, problem solving, and effective communication skills, and we, as educators, now have a template that clearly identifies what students should know by the end of each grade and what to do if they are not quite where they should be.

To accurately measure our students’ learning as well as help our educators pinpoint areas in need of improvement, we use the Smarter Balanced State Assessments (also known as SBAC or SBA) in English/Language Arts and mathematics, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. These tests provide an academic check-up and are designed to help teachers and parents know whether students are on track to be career- and college-ready by the time they graduate. Student performance on these assessments helps teachers and school leaders do a better job of making sure your child receives the best education possible.

Smarter Balanced assessments offer significant improvements over other types of assessments including writing at every grade, a variety of question types, and Performance Tasks that ask students to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world problems. SBA includes question formats that allow students to demonstrate a broad set of skills, like critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical writing rather than just regurgitating facts.

At Hillsboro School District, students in 11th grade will take the Smarter Balanced tests sometime between March and the end of the school year. Tentative dates are ELA week of April 17th, Math Week of April 24th, Science Week of May 1st. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have about state testing this year. If you would like to quickly access more information about SBA, visit the Hillsboro School District website: https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/Page/2291


Mr. Montes

Class of 2023 Information

Caps, Gowns, Tassel information:

We will have Caps, Gowns, and Tassels to lend to students who are unable to purchase their own. More information will be shared at our next senior class meeting in January.

Class of 2023 Information:

Class of 2023 Important Dates: Please review the list of important dates for the class of 2023 LINK. Note all dates are tentative, please check our school website and calendar for the most updated information.

Este es un momento emocionante y ocupado para nuestros estudiantes y sus familias. Queremos brindarle información importante sobre eventos para personas mayores y fechas límite para el año. Hemos tentativamente todos los eventos que normalmente tendríamos. ¡Estos son eventos planeados para ayudar a las familias mayores a navegar el último año y también dar tiempo para honrar y celebrar el trabajo de la Clase de 2023! LINK

Cap and Gown Ordering information

Spanish Flyer

English Flyer

Grad-plan meetings:

Parents/Guardians of seniors who are not currently on track to graduate in June will be contacted during the month of October to schedule a Graduation Planning meeting. This meeting will be in person with Parents/Guardians, seniors, and the 12th-grade Support Team (Morgan Quimby- Assistant Principal, Carl Almquist- 12th-grade Counselor, and Rosa Rodriguez 12th-grade Graduation Coach)

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Stay Connected Using ParentVUE and StudentVUE

ParentVUE is a web portal that allows parents to access real-time information related to their student's education progress. Parents/Guardians can view their student's attendance, grades, assignments, and more. ParentVUE offers a single sign-on to view school information for all enrolled students, regardless of their grade level or school of attendance. ParentVUE is also used at the start of each school year to verify student and parent/guardian contact information.

Don’t yet have a ParentVUE account?

If you have not yet set up a ParentVUE account, the first step is to obtain a ParentVUE Activation Key from your student’s school. Once school is back in session, contact your student’s school via phone or email and request an activation key. Once you have obtained an activation key, go to this linked website and follow the instructions for creating a ParentVUE account: https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/Page/2051

Already have a ParentVUE account but forgot your password?

If you already have a ParentVUE account, but have forgotten your password, go to the ParentVUE login page here:

https://myvue.cascadetech.org/hillsboro/PXP2_Login.aspx and click the “Reset Password” link on the ParentVUE login page. Sometimes accounts become disabled due to incorrect login attempts or other security reasons. To reactivate your account, call your student’s school.

Is ParentVUE in multiple languages?

Yes! ParentVUE can be viewed in English or Español. Click on the English or Español link in the lower right corner of the login screen to change language.

What is StudentVUE and how does my student access it?

StudentVUE allows students to access their class schedule, assignments, grades, and more. Students access StudentVUE using their school username and password. If your student is new to the district, they will be issued their username and password once school has started.

What is Online Registration/Verification and why is it important?

Throughout the year, your student’s school and the district will be reaching out to families via emails, phone, and Remind messages/texts when there is important information to share, so ensuring that we have your current contact information is extremely important. Beginning on August 16, you should login to your ParentVUE account, open Online Registration, then select the 2022-23 Verification option to review and update your family information. You can access Online Registration/Verification in both the web and mobile app versions of ParentVUE. Instructions: https://bit.ly/3iPuvWh

Esté Conectado Usando las Cuentas de ParentVue y StudentVue

ParentVUE es un portal en internet que permite a los padres tener acceso a información actualizada relacionada con el progreso educativo de sus hijos. En este portal los padres/tutores pueden ver la asistencia, calificaciones, tareas y mucho más sobre su estudiante. ParentVUE ofrece un inicio de sesión único en el cual ven la información escolar de todos sus estudiantes inscritos, independientemente de su nivel de grado o la escuela a la que asisten. ParentVUE también se usa al comienzo de cada año escolar para verificar la información de contacto del estudiante y de sus padres/tutores.

¿Aún no tiene una cuenta de ParentVUE?

Si aún no ha hecho una cuenta de ParentVUE, el primer paso es obtener la clave de activación de ParentVUE en la escuela de su estudiante. Cuando la escuela vuelva a estar en sesión después de las vacaciones, comuníquese con ellos por teléfono o correo electrónico y solicite su clave de activación. Una vez que haya obtenido esta clave de activación, vaya al siguiente sitio en la internet y siga las instrucciones para crear su cuenta de ParentVUE:

¿Tiene una cuenta de ParentVUE pero olvidó su contraseña?

Si ya tiene una cuenta de ParentVUE, pero ha olvidado su contraseña, vaya a la página de inicio de sesión de ParentVUE aquí: https://myvue.cascadetech.org/hillsboro/PXP2_Login.aspx y haga clic en el enlace "Restablecer contraseña". A veces, también las cuentas se desactivan/deshabilitan debido a varios intentos de inicio de sesión incorrectos u otras razones de seguridad. Para reactivar/rehabilitar su cuenta, necesitará comunicarse con la escuela de su estudiante.

¿Está disponible ParentVUE en varios idiomas?

¡Sí! ParentVUE se puede ver en inglés o español. Haga clic en el enlace English o Español que está ubicado en la esquina inferior derecha de la pantalla de inicio de sesión para cambiar el idioma.

¿Qué es StudentVUE y cómo lo accede mi estudiante?

StudentVUE permite a los estudiantes acceder y ver su horario de clases, tareas, calificaciones y más. Los estudiantes entran a su cuenta de StudentVUE usando su nombre de usuario y contraseña de la escuela. Si su estudiante es nuevo en el distrito, se le proporcionará su nombre de usuario y contraseña una vez que haya comenzado la escuela.

¿Qué es el registro/verificación en línea y por qué es importante?

A lo largo del año, la escuela de su estudiante y el distrito escolar se comunican con las familias a través de correos electrónicos, por teléfono y por mensajes de recordatorio/textos cuando hay información importante para compartir, por lo cual es extremadamente importante asegurarse de que tengamos su información de contacto actualizada. A partir del 16 de agosto,ya podrá iniciar sesión en su cuenta de ParentVUE, abrir el Registro en línea y luego seleccionar la opción de Verificación 2022-23 para revisar y actualizar la información de su familia. Puede ingresar al registro/verificación en línea tanto en la versión web como en la aplicación móvil de ParentVUE. Instrucciones: https://bit.ly/3iPuvWh

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