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Awards and Recognition

Congratulations to our award-winning staff and students! Here is the latest:


HSD's science and robotics students continue their excellence at regional competitions. At the 33rd Annual Intel Northwest Science Expo, Liberty's Sarah Maazouz and Glencoe's Ashwin Datta, Shad Mont, and Donovan Mendoza received awards for their scientific research. Glencoe's Team Shockwave ranked tenth out of 160 teams at the Pacific Northwest District Championship, earning a spot in the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, from April 27 to May 1.


Click here to view the full list of awards and recognition for the current school year.

OEA Foundation


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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