Articles By: Aleen Ratzlaff

Hillsboro schools to see change in food service next year

Students will see changes in USD 410 cafeteria food service when school starts in August. “Kids will have choices to meet their needs,” Scott Murphy of Thrive Nutrition Services told members of the Board of Education at their May 22 special meeting. Murphy explained the company’s program and fielded questions prior to the board’s approval of Thrive as the district’s […]

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USD 410 hears from Project SEARCH graduates

Two 2019 Project SEARCH graduates presented their visual resumes to the USD 410 Board of Education at their May 13 regular meeting. Abi Funk and Aron Gunn, who graduated from the program on May 10, highlighted their job training experiences along with the soft and hard skills they’ve achieved this past year as interns at Tabor College. Rob Haude, Project […]

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School board hears about project-based learning

USD 410 elementary and middle-school students reported on their project-based learning activities at the April 8 regular Board of Education meeting. Using gauge and tape, five kindergartners prepared a cast on the forearm of board member Tim Kaufman. That demonstration by Katelyn Bowman, Madelynne Olson, Blaine Nickel, Sahana Steuve and Moses Thomson showcased their learning project about the physical body. […]

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Hillsboro School Board approves purchases at Elementary school

USD 410 Board of Education approved the purchase of new speakers, clocks and horns for Hillsboro Elementary School and Middle/High School at its March 11 regular meeting. The contract involves DCS Services using Greenbush Purchasing Consortium to install the equipment during the summer at a cost of $151,812. The board also approved the following technology purchases with TwoTrees Technologies LLC […]

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Hillsboro School Board sees sixth grade presentation, gets vehicle updates

Hillsboro School Board sees sixth grade presentation, gets vehicle updates

  Three sixth graders brought their handmade artifacts from their Egyptian interactive museum to the USD 410 Board of Education’s regular Feb. 11 meeting and fielded questions about what they learned in doing the project. Owen Dalke, Kenzie Meisinger and Gabbie Arnold, along with teacher Kyle Kroeker, reported that 162 people viewed the 22 exhibits created by the sixth-grade class […]

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Students give presentations to USD 410 board

Students were on hand at the USD 410 Board of Educating Jan. 14 meeting to give their reports about their recent learning activities. Emily Gilkey and Gracelyn Just, along with teacher Maura Wiebe, shared their reflections from the December visit to Kansas STARBASE Camp in Salina by the fifth grade class at Hillsboro Elementary School. Students had participated in a […]

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USD 410 gives approval for new high school trap shooting team

USD 410 Board of Education officially granted naming rights at its Dec. 10 regular meeting to the Hillsboro High School Trap Team. The action followed a proposal presentation by students Jessica Saunders, 16, Logan Oborny, 17, and Samantha Saunders to start a trap team at Hillsboro High School. The sport involves shooting at clay pigeons that are released from a […]

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USD 410 – Hillsboro School Board gets update on Gemini redesign

USD 410 Board of Education received an update from building administrators and a faculty representative about the Gemini Redesign at its regular meeting Nov. 12. “It’s great to see the positive energy,” said Clint Corby, Hillsboro Middle/High School principal about the teachers’ efforts to incorporate project-based learning, which is part of the emphasis with the redesign. The stated outcomes for […]

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USD 410 Board works through short agenda

USD 410 Board of Education worked their way through a short agenda the regular meeting Oct. 8. Superintendent Max Heinrich reported that 51 students from the district are enrolled in TEEN online courses this fall with 12 students taking more than class. “All of the courses listed are pathway classes,” Heinrichs said. Thirteen USD 410 students are enrolled in TEEN […]

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USD 410 Board hears quarterly reports

USD 410 building administrators delivered their quarterly reports to the Board of Education at its regular meeting Sept. 10. Clint Corby, principal for Hillsboro Middle/High School, told the board about a recent trip to Oakes, N.D., where he and a couple of USD 410 teachers observed redesign aspects that the Oakes school district had implemented as part of North Dakota’s […]

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