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Congratulations 2017 Crystal Apple Award Nominees and Recipients

For the past 12 years, the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has honored educators in our community with the annual Crystal Apple Excellence in Education Awards. Nominees are sought in the categories of licensed, support, and administrative staff. Up to three recipients are selected in each category and were announced at the Crystal Apple Awards Dinner held on Thursday, February 23rd. And the nominees and recipients are:

Licensed Staff  
Last Name First Name Position School
Bliss Kim  IB/Social Studies/TAG Hillsboro High School
Clayton Heidi 2nd Grade Teacher McKinney Elementary
Gainey Dave  Math Century High School
Johnson Steven Physical Education Specialist Orenco Elementary
Kasper Julie  Activities Director/Lang Arts/Leadership Century High School
Kellar Margaret Elementary HOA
Kim Michelle Counselor Liberty High School
Kirsch Theresa  Math Century High School
Magdaleno Angel  1st Grade Jackson Elementary
McClain Stephanie 6th grade teacher Patterson Elementary School
Moore Dee  Social Studies Poynter
Nickens Terri Independent Transition Services Teacher Miller East
Olivar Mariaeugenia Bilingual Coach WL Henry
Paulsen Matthew 6th grade teacher Eastwood Elementary
Petrick Kellie Elementary Math TOSA HSD Adminstration Center
Retzlaff Sara 2nd Grade Teacher McKinney Elementary
Romero Juan Carlos Teacher Eastwood Elementary
Rooke Kelly  3rd Grade Free Orchards
Saxton Wendy   SLP Eastwood
Sell Leslie 3rd / 4th grade Classroom Teacher Quatama Elementary School
Steinbach Haley 2nd Grade Dual Language Spanish Teacher Eastwood Elementary School
Weidkamp Susan A. Science Instructor Glencoe High School
Zielke Patricia  Kinder Jackson Elementary
Support Staff  
Last Name First Name Position School
Castrejon Alejandra Bilingual Secretary Witch Hazel Elementary School
Childs Jennii Youth Transition Specialist Miller Education Center, East
Cotten Sara Custodian Rosedale Elementary
Guzman Jorge Custodian Quatama Elementary School
McFalls Debra Driver Trainer Transportation
Oster Kris Office Manager Liberty High School
Pierce Lorrie Educational Assistant/Playground monitor Imlay
Radilla-Martinez Rolando Day Head Custodian Ladd Acres
Ray Kristy Bookkeeper Century High School
Rossman Sarah  REA 2/Crossing Guard Jackson Elementary
Salvatierra Evelyn BA1 Witch Hazel Elementary School
Wright Kelly Head Kitchen Manager Reedville
Zytniowski Marleen Communications Specialist Administration Center
Last Name First Name Position School
Bourget Bruce Principal Indian Hills Elementary
Fornshell Mike Supervisor of Transportation III Transportation
Neville Audrea Principal Patterson Elementary 
Timmons Greg Principal Liberty High School
Welch Justin Principal McKinney Elementary 

2016 Flu Shot Clinics

Hillsboro School District will host a series of flu shot clinics for employees and their covered dependents throughout October. Dependent children must be at least 9 years of age. Staff members who have Kaiser insurance will be able to participate; you will simply fill out your claim form at the clinic. Staff members with other insurance can either print and fill out the insurance claim form available here, or can fill out a paper copy at the clinic. If you have questions, please contact Safety and Emergency Preparedness Manager Michelle Brady (503-844-1342, or internal extension 6691)

  • Tuesday, October 4, 3:30-5 p.m., GHS Commons
  • Wednesday, October 5, 3:30-5 p.m., CHS Commons
  • Monday, October 10, 3:30-5 p.m., LHS Staff Lounge
  • Tuesday, October 11, 3:30-5 p.m., HHS Library
  • Thursday, October 20, 9-10:30 a.m., Transportation
  • Friday, October 21, 9-10:30 a.m., Facilities
  • Friday, October 28, 3:30-5 p.m., Administration Center

Vaccine Information Sheet

2016 Flu Shot Clinic Flyer

Dawson Creek Wellness Fair, August 2nd, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

8:30 am 5k Run/Walk
10:30 am Boot Camp
10:45 am Yoga 11:00 am – 1 pm Fun 1 Mi Walk
1 pm Hula Hoop Contest *new*

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9:00 am to 1 pm Vendor Fair
Chiropractors and Massage Therapists
Health Care Providers and Run Organizers
Retail Stores and Gyms
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Congratulations HSD Retirees 2016!

Last First From
Ayabe Jan Lincoln Street Elementary School
Baker Barbara Lincoln Street Elementary School
Bertsch Patricia Business Office
Bleckinger Mary Student Services
Brewer Vicki  Glencoe High School
Criss   Joanne Witch Hazel Elementary School
Collins  Sharon Evergreen Middle School
Conner  Carol Ladd Acres Elementary School
Furukawa   Calvin Transportation
Hanzel  Susan Butternut Creek Elementary School
Hatton   Beverly Lincoln Street Elementary School
Hessler William Transportation
Hoffman  Roberta Technology 
Hohmann Janet Transportation
Johnson   Letha Liberty High School 
Lee Barbara Imlay Elementary School
Merrifield Paula Liberty High School
Minter  Karen Tobias Elementary School 
Ostlund  Barbara Evergreen Middle School
Ostrem  Mary North Plains Elementary School
Sartor  Vivian Business Office
Serniotti  Diane Liberty High School 
Sheeley Connie Hillsboro High School
Sork George Transportation
Century High School
Wardin  Nancy West Union Elementary School
Wright Roy South Meadows Middle School
Bastian Ann Tobias Elementary School
Beeler David Brown Middle School
Blasen Mary Ann Groner K-8           
Butcher  Jill Farmington View Elementary School
Carlisle  Timothy Office for School Performance
Childs  Lee Ann Indian Hills Elementary School
Diane Free Orchards
Duvall  Tim Glencoe High School
Fullwiler-Skaug Wanda Brookwood Elementary School
Funk Debra Ladd Acres Elementary School
Gorman  Cynthia Free Orchards Elementary School
Hedberg-Duff Judith West Union Elementary School
Hendricks  Barbara Tobias Elementary School
Kilgore   Celia Indian Hills Elementary School
Landauer Claude Century High School
Loescher  Laurie Lenox Elementary School
Ludwig Kristin Office for School Performance
Maxwell Marie Tobias Elementary School
Mayfield Leslie Tobias Elementary School
Myers Brugato Michelle West Union Elementary School
Mooijman  Johannes Ladd Acres Elementary School
Perry  Edith "Edie"  Brookwood Elementary School
Remmel Georgia  Ladd Acres Elementary School 
Rosenthal Dale Lenox Elementary School
Sprecher Karen Orenco Elementary School
Summers Jean Rosedale Elementary School
Weber  Joanne West Union Elementary School
Wyndham  John Glencoe High School
Young  Richard "Rick" Lenox Elementary School
Super Tech-Admin     
Ashley Debbie Human Resources
Longway  Cindy Nutrition
Peterson Mary Glencoe High School
Siebert  Molly Orenco/Witch Hazel Elementary Schools

2016 Crystal Apple Award Nominees and Recipients

For the past 11 years, the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has honored educators in our community with the annual Crystal Apple Excellence in Education Awards. Nominees are sought in the categories of licensed, support, and administrative staff. Up to three winners are selected in each category and announced at the Crystal Apple Awards Dinner, this year was held on Thursday, February 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Tuality Health Education Center. And the nominees and recipients are:

Licensed Staff
First  Name Last Name Position School
Julie McClain 3rd Grade Teacher Jackson Elementary
Sharon Angal 5 Classroom Teacher Quatama
Holly Haskell Special Education Teacher Free Orchards Elementary
Azusa Rice Elementary School Teacher Jackson Elementary
Rachel Herrick SCC Program Teacher Liberty High School
Sabrina Waining Special Education Teacher W. Verne McKinney
Lynette Thompson Special Education Teacher Hillsboro High School
Kathy Wilson-Fey Bilingual Care Coordinator South Meadows
Support Staff
First  Name Last Name Position School
Jose Padilla Night Lead Custodian Administration Center
Dan Shelley Head Custodian W. Verne McKinney
Jody Jones Special Education Assistant Glencoe High School
Tina Lofdahl Classified Assistant L.C. Tobias Elementary 
Nancy Upton Librarian Free Orchards Elementary
Christine Bruce Special Education Assistant Butternut Creek Elementary
Detective Denise Leach School Resource Officer Eastwood Elementary
Shawn Husted Lead Custodian Hillsboro High School
First  Name Last Name Position School
Elaine Fox Executive Director of Student Services Administration Center
Carol Hatfield Director of Transportation Administration Center
Jane Siguenza Multimedia Specialist Administration Center

Teachers - Important Update from TSPC

​The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission will not be able to accept new applications or payment from Jan. 1 to Jan. 18 due to transition to a new online licensing system. Beginning Jan. 19, you will need to apply and pay fees online.


Fees: Fees will increase effective Jan. 1, 2016. You can apply six months prior to license expiration – pay the current fee before Dec. 31. To apply by mail, email, fax, or in person and pay by check, cash or money order, TSPC must receive your application by Dec. 31, 5 p.m.


More information is available at: http://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx

Bilingual Teacher Pathway Program

Classified staff are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., to learn more about the BTP teacher preparation program that leads to a teaching license and ESOL endorsement. Click here for the flyer or view more information about the program and application process at pdx.edu/ci/btp. Applications are due by April 13, 2016.

Did You Know?

Funds can be requested for PLCs to have time to work collaboratively on school improvement goals. Check the form for activities that could qualify, then talk with your principal about your ideas.

PLC collaboration request for Title I schools


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