The Hillsboro Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 31 due to the extreme windchill forecasted for the morning hours. Child Development Days are Thursday, March Please call Velma Hora at with any questions or to schedule an appointment! We hope everyone is able to stay indoors the next couple of days but if you must go out in this extreme cold, please make sure to dress appropriately and stay safe! All evening practices, games, and scheduled events are cancelled both evenings.
Indoor recess is a great way to build a marble maze! Due to winter weather conditions, the Hillsboro Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 28, All after school activities are also canceled. Please stay safe! Congratulations to our spelling bee winners who get to travel to West Salem on February 7th to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee! Congratulations to our middle school National Geography Bee Finalists! Kaden was the winner along with Parker, Skala, and Quinn as the runner ups!
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Madden's English 10 class will be taking the stage on this BookWormWednesday by telling us a little bit about their favorite books! How many of you have read these books already?! The Jr. High Girls Basketball games scheduled for Feb. This festival is the largest mass choir festival, as the choir is made up of over 1, students from Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and other surrounding states!
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After a day of practicing, they were rewarded with a Sunday evening performance by the Luther College Freshman choirs and a local high school choir. On Monday evening January 14th , they performed their concert, and the sounds were breathtaking! As stated by one of the students: "This is one of my favorite high school memories".
It is an experience beyond words, and we are so happy they were given this opportunity! Due to tomorrow nights weather conditions and the likely possibility of cancellations, the girls basketball game Richland Center has been moved to tonight. Other dates were explored in order to avoid a last minute change, but tonight was the only option available for both teams. JV will be played , Varsity Sometimes all it takes is a smile! Say hello to the newest addition at the elementary school, Gus! Third graders are researching the Cheyenne Valley Settlers this month and Mrs. Manser was able to talk with the classes about the round barn her family had on their property.
They are having a blast learning about this important history of the community! The FFA Lock-in scheduled for tonight will be rescheduled for another day. High and High School wrestling at Ithaca is cancelled for tonight. Just a friendly reminder that there's no school or Plus 1 tomorrow. See you next week! There will be no youth wrestling tonight, January Bridging Brighter Smiles will be holding their next dental clinic at Hillsboro Elementary on Tuesday, January 22, Enroll online! Ross' third graders are learning new Bal-A-Vis-X steps.
They are showing great focus and determination to incorporate all of the steps and moves together! There are existing parking signs and parking laws along Hillsborough Avenue and Mitscher Avenue that are being ignored. Please pay careful attention to the diagram posted below. We have been in communication with the Hillsboro Police Department regarding the safety of the area in front of the school in the mornings and afternoons, please be advised that citations can be issued for failure to comply.
In an effort to ease the congestion, we are asking that ALL student drop-offs and pick-ups be in the West back parking area. Please contact us if you have any questions and thank you for your help in keeping our students safe! Madden's English 10 students strike again on this BookWormWednesday! Hillsboro 5th grade Math Knowledge students earned first place today at the competition in Sparta! Deken Johnson went as an alternate. Here's a sneak peek of the yearbook cover! Be sure to order yours at jostens. Students from the elementary school were able to visit the high school and participate in a cooking activity!
They learned how to bake cookies and follow a recipe. Mathematic and literacy skills were definitely utilized as well! Due to potentially icy roads, the School District of Hillsboro will be dismissing at 2pm today. Due to possible icy roads, we are cancelling Plus 1 again today. Stay safe. The Hillsboro Wrestling Team had an amazing tournament last weekend! Congratulations on following the tiger way! Due to possible icy road conditions, the School District of Hillsboro is running on a 2-hr delay. No AM 4k. The awards dinner for the trap team is cancelled tonight.
Junior High Girls Basketball games have been cancelled for tonight.
They will not have practice. Games are rescheduled for Thursday, February 7th in Hillsboro. Junior High Wrestling in Necedah has been cancelled for tonight. Anything is possible! The elementary students and staff love it when they have their all school monthly meetings! Salisbury's pre-calculus class recently completed their unit on trigonometry!
The groups then compared their math with the actual length of the object. The group that got the closest to the actual length was Molly and Gunnar winner of the trophy and the group that was the furthest away from the actual answer was Sierra and Noah winner of the prized bull.
All groups did a tremendous job of demonstrating their knowledge and love for trig! Get ready Tigers because the Class of is doing a second clothing fundraiser! Click the link below for the order form or you can pick up a paper copy in the high school and elementary offices. Remember that the orders are due by January 21st! This week elementary students learned about ancient Egypt in art class! While 5th graders worked on creating sarcophagus drawing they got to watch a National Geographic episode on King Tut. Alumni Pep Band will be taking place on January 25th.
Call time is at 6 PM in the Band Room. See you there! Clark's room participated in a New Year's Stem project! First, they created their countdown clocks. Next, they talked about time to the hour. Happy New Year everyone! Semester exams start next Tuesday, January See below for the full schedule.
High School Students in Mrs. Johnson's Advisory Group are working together to create a large scale mural featuring a tiger in the jungle! Once it is finished, the mural will be hung in a stairwell to help brighten the space. Fisher's class got creative with their snowman blocks! Seize your opportunities! Bailey makes studying a little easier!
Youth Wrestling Practice will start next week Tuesday, January 8th! It will be the first day of registration and practice. Handouts will be handed out to the kids in their classrooms. Barreau guided Mrs. They watched the Bucks play the Pelicans in an exciting matchup with Bucks winning with a final score of Welcome back Tigers! Let's start off the right way! Let's make this year the best one yet!
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If you have any questions, please contact Curt Bisarek or John Rick. Fifth graders made snowmen to give to their parents for Christmas! They love getting creative! Eighth graders celebrated winter break with a delicious waffle party! Always strive for progress! We'll see you in the new year! Some high school students worked together to make some delicious cookies and treats to sell free will offering at tonight's girl's basketball game! All proceeds go to the Nusse family!
This week's staff member is fifth grade teacher, Karla Frederick Thanks for all you do! Yes, you heard right, bubbles! Bubbles have a similar molecular structure to cell membranes and therefore behave the same way. How creative! Agronomy students were LearningByDoing and made corsages while learning about floral design. Just beautiful! Their goal was to raise money in support of Dominic Nusse, a former Hillsboro student who is currently battling cancer. We all hope this brings a bit of holiday cheer to this very deserving family! The 5th grade class wrote thank you cards to Don Slama from Hillsboro Equipment!
He donated money for the night lock lockdown devices that were installed at the elementary school and they keep intruders from being able to enter their classrooms. Needless to say, they are quite grateful! Here's a a little Monday motivation from some elementary art students! First graders from Mrs. Clark's class participated in a STEM project! They used Borax to make ice crystals appear on pipe cleaners to make decorative ornaments!
Last week, the first graders participated in an author study! They studied author and illustrator Norman Bridwell, who entertained students with his beloved character Clifford! The students made their own Clifford in art class with Miss S.! Kindergarteners got creative last week making Christmas trees and decorating Christmas cookies! These biology students were measuring surface area and volume to learn about the benefits of having small cells vs. Christmas tree Math facts practiced in a fun, new way These third graders are getting into the holiday spirit and practicing math facts this week!
Students in the art room love using the tessellation blocks! Third graders from Mrs. Thank you to everyone who made it out for the holiday concert on Monday! We are so proud to have such talented students! Just enjoying some pictionary in Spanish class! After following each clue, Mrs. Clark's class ended right where they began their journey to enjoy some popsicles, left behind as a gift from a very sneaky Elf! The First Grade classes were visited by an Elf who left a map of the Elementary School and a set of clues!
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It is a good thing that these HSDGoTigers learned how to read maps to locate things and places by using map keys! Check out these awesome vector portraits made by the very talented graphics design students! Last month, the computer science class learned about some of the many ways computer science is currently being used in the military.
This robot is a multi-mission tactical mobile robot developed and manufactured by iRobot. It is designed for use by war fighters and first responders to carry out dangerous missions in high-threat battlefield scenarios.
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The robot is controlled by a mechanism very similar to controllers used for gaming. These controllers, combined with cameras mounted on the robot, allow soldiers to drive the robot in remote locations. After the demonstration, students were able to practice driving this robot using the controller and mounted cameras! Based on the quality of their work, several Hillsboro creative writing students were invited to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point High School Writers' Workshop! They were honored with lunch, had the opportunity to attend workshops led by college professors, and participated in an open mic.
The keynote speaker was author Kim Suhr, who also led a workshop and even took time to sign copies of her book for a couple of our students! So much December fun in this classroom! These HSDGoTigers had a blast playing in their gingerbread house, decorating their own trees, and rolling out confetti Playdoh cookies! The first graders helped spread a little holiday cheer with their snowmen made from recycled books on the elementary library Christmas tree!
The Wildlife Ecology students are earning their trapping licenses in class and are learning by doing! Green earlier this week to set some traps where some beavers have been damming a culvert. It's Gingerbread House Time in Grade 2! Constructing the houses on Wednesday and Thursday then decorating on Friday! Way to go Devon! Sosinsky came to visit the third grade classrooms to talk about the Zones of Regulation this week. These fifth graders love hanging out with Bailey!
For their next mini writing project, juniors and seniors in Ms. Madden's Creative Writing class are reading some of the newest and best-selling children's books, so that they can create their own unique tales! Krajco for helping us pick them out! Don't forget to register for this year's Hot Chocolate Chase on December 19th! Click the link below to view registration form. Please return this to Kelli Sullivan by 11am on Monday, December 10th!
The seventh graders got into the holiday spirit while decorating for the upcoming Christmas dinner on December 8th! BookWormWednesday returns and today we will be hearing from Emma! People who like mythology and action will probably enjoy this book! The location of my selfie was in the high school library. I chose this location because it's by all the other Rick Riordan books. We love hearing from all of Ms.
Madden's English 10 readers! National Novel Writing Month NaNoWriMo is a national writing event, where the challenge is to complete an entire rough draft of a novel in just 30 days. Sophomores in Ms. Madden's English 10 classes collectively wrote novels totaling an astounding , words! To put that into perspective, 20, words is roughly 40 pages double spaced! As a final assessment of their technical writing unit, seniors in Ms.
Madden's English 12 class are making original Lego structures and creating step-by-step, technical instruction manuals for them complete with photos! These HSDGoTigers have been learning about the Six Pillars of Character such as: responsibility, trustworthiness, respect, fairness, caring and citizenship! They focused on each pillar separately then they finished out the week by creating door decorations for the residents at Milestone in order to brighten their spirits during the holiday season.
What a great way to demonstrate caring and citizenship! We're transitioning away from Remind to use our App and Alerts system! You can accomplish so much if you work together! This week, we will be shining a light on Becky Farra. Thank you for all you do, Becky! The 7th-grade boys' basketball team skipped practice Wednesday because they heard about a new community member who needed help getting settled after moving Hillsboro. Way to lend a helping hand, Tigers! March on! BookWormWednesday returns and today we will be hearing from Judith!
People who like suspense thrillers and science fiction will probably like this book. We want your input - have you read this book?! We are continually updating our Frequently Asked Questions page on our website and we would love your input! Smiling is contagious! Don't forget to purchase your Hillsboro Wrestling gear by this Thursday, November 29th! Click the link below to check out all the options! Barreau found some great VR trips for the third graders to take!
It's time to recognize the people that make Hillsboro awesome! Thanks for all you do, Chris! How much pie did you eat today?! What are you thankful for on this Thanksgiving? Don't forget to give thanks today and enjoy your long weekend! BookWormWednesday returns and today we will be hearing from Paige! Those who enjoy reading books about high school struggles will probably like this book. The location of my selfie was my black fuzzy chair. I chose this location because this is the spot that I enjoy reading.
The clothing order has been extended! Have you bought your shirts yet?! All online orders need to be completed by this Sunday, November 25th. What a great way to support the Class of ! Click the link below to place your order. Here are some pictures of our hardworking custodians installing new safety devices in classrooms! We are so thankful for our dedicated custodians who go above and beyond for us every day! They enjoyed a variety of scarecrow themed activities to show off their 4K skills to their parents. They made crafts, looked for scarecrows, colored some scarecrows and many other things!
What a fun way to spend the morning! Kraska and Mrs. Katie couldn't make it, so these two scarecrows showed up! Sometimes you just need to change your perspective! Six students in Ms. They had the opportunity to be exposed to the writing of their peers in high schools across the Midwest and a chance to hear their work discussed and evaluated by professional writers in a college setting. They're practicing the basic techniques needed to fabricate bigger and better projects! Thank you to Mary Stanek for her highly effective management of the legal notices and paperwork involved in meeting the referendum requirements!
Middle school art students had a blast creating these stop motion videos! Click the links below to see their hard work! Board's second graders were learning their numbers by bundling 1, straws into groups of ones, tens and hundreds! Bailey was busy learning 3rd Grade vocabulary in Mrs. Sosinsky's family farm! They were able to see the different cows and calves and learned how to take care of them.
They even got to meet author and marine, Craig Grossi, and his dog Fred since they stopped out for a tour that day as well! Help keep our community warm by donating gently used coats, mittens, and boots that you no longer use! See the flyer below for the details!
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Friday, Nov. They enjoyed crafts, stories and fun conversations about dogs. Even Bubba made an appearance! Faas or Mrs. Gibbons for an order form. Keep in mind that these are due this Friday, November 16! This helped make a great connection to their weekly story about protecting ocean animals! Thank you to Karas Dental who donated toothbrushes to all the 4K and Early Childhood students so they could have a toothbrush at school! Kraska, Mrs. Ravenscroft, and Nurse Emily are working together to teach these HSDGoTigers about the importance of taking care of their teeth and brushing regularly.
What book are you reading today?! Don't forget to join us tomorrow for the Veterans Day program at am in the High school gymnasium. The Addams Family musical was a huge hit with their audience last night! It is not too late to get your tickets for their final show tonight and dinner theatre meal served at pm. The show starts at 7 pm - see you there! This week's staff member is Shannon Chute. Here are some more awesome photos from the community read on October 30th! Stockwell's 2nd grade enjoyed making great use of the new stand up desks that her classroom got through a Donors Choose project!
Click the link below to check out all the awesome options! We want to thank Hillsboro Equipment and the Slama Family for their recent donation of "Nightlock Lockdown" devices for our elementary school classrooms! These devices add to our District's security measures and the donation was arranged by Hillsboro Police Chief, Pat Clark. We are looking at adding more devices to equip the middle school and high school classrooms. BookWormWednesday returns and today we will be hearing from Nate!
Friedman "I recommend this book because there are a lot of images and behind the scenes information about Blue Shy animated movies. People who like movies and animation will probably like this book. I chose to take my selfie in my room because this is where my books are and where I read them. The Hillsboro School District would like to thank everyone who came out and voted yesterday!
We are very excited to announce that both referendum questions passed with the following results: Question 1 yes no Question 2 yes no Here's to the FutureOfHillsboroSchool! All community members are welcome to attend to honor all those who have fought and continue to fight for our country. There will be coffee and donuts for our veterans beginning at a. Servant Leadership students practiced patience with a unique cup stacking activity! Tomorrow is the day!
The voting polls will be open from 7 am-8 pm. Your vote is important! Some more Halloween fun from the fifth graders! The greatest gift is friendship! Congratulations to the 8 musicians who were selected. They rehearsed all day and attended masterclasses with UW-Eau Claire music faculty and sectionals led by the college students. Strong work by all! Just a reminder that tomorrow, November 5th, is a teacher grading day and there is no school!
Autumn, Emma, M. From the novel by Dashiell Hammett. This series of nine adventure thrillers is the cream of the B movie output from Fox in the s, both in terms of their impressive production values and for sheer entertainment value, even better heretical I know than the Charlie Chan series see above. From the novel by John P. From the novels by Leslie Charteris. From the novels of Brett Halliday and others. Set in a library and involving Nazi spies and art forger George Sanders, it is a genuinely eccentric thriller.
Dick Powell, making the startling transition from hoofer to tough guy in one confident leap, is brilliantly cast against type and in fact began a whole new career on the back of its success. Cain, this was a re-write of his earlier success The Postman Always Rings Twice , a cleverly plotted mixture of crime and sex that was considered fairly shocking in its day. The scrip was written by Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder, a fraught, combustible collaboration that none the less improved on its source in practically every way, not least because it came up with a much more concise finale, even though this was a replacement for the original gas chamber conclusion that was considered too downbeat, even for this film.
A true classic of its kind. From the novel by James M. LAURA This is the film that effectively launched and forever fixed the image of Hollywood beauty Gene Tierney, pretty much in the same way that Rita Hayworth would remain forever identified with her performance in Gilda see below — the difference though is that Tierney was more or less starting out here while Hayworth already had a dozen or so decent movies to her credit already after a decade working in the movie capital. From the novel by Vera Caspary. Ann savage is wonderful as an entrancing and very evil fatal woman and Tom Neal makes for a perfect patsy, although one that as a narrator may not be quite as innocent as he want to make out.
The way the revelation of the murderer is achieved is a wonderful tease, with the camera moving around the set to deliberately obscure the face until the last possible moment. From the novel by Agatha Christie. Starring two actors who would become closely associated with Noir — Cornel Wilde and Gene Tearney, this story of a murderous woman, while shot in colour and largely set outdoors, has all the psychological menace and darkness one is accustomed to in this type of film and the marvellous cinematography has all the spidery impressionism that one would require.
From the novel by Ben Ames Williams. The plot, despite stories of heavy post production tinkering to try to make it more sensible, is frankly all over the place in this home-erotic love triangle but the lush look and willful artificiality manage to keep it all ticking over. Perhaps more of a pervy romantic melodrama than Noir? Unforgettable, either way. Produced on a big budget, the second classic pairing of husband-and-wife team Bogart and Bacall works like a charm even if the original story and characters have been largely filleted and generally mucked around with.
More of a comedy than a thriller, but great fun just the same. From the novel by Raymond Chandler. Jane Greer, Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas make for a great triumvirate in another dark romantic triangle that ends in death and destruction. And its all filmed with the greatest possible taste with exquisite flair by Jacques Tourner, here simultaneously making the transition to the big time and peaking in a career that already included Cat People and I Walked with a Zombie for the Val Lewton unit.
Subsequently remade as Against All Odds Classic private eye noir movie. A classic of the genre, wonderfully directed and co-written by Sidney Gilliatt, who would later make a decent stab at filming Agatha Christie last major novel, Endless Night. From the novel by Christianna Brand.
The fact that the plot is really hard to follow at some points weirdly makes it even more powerful. Its impact has been inevitably blunted by all the ripoffs though some of them, like the Hammer Taste of Fear — see number 32 below — are actually pretty good ; the Hollywood remake starring Sharon Stone is certainly best avoided altogether. From the novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. From the story by Cornell Woolrich. From the stories by GK Chesterton. In many ways this is an anti- Noir in the sense that it seems to fly in the face of every conceivable convention — even the opening titles scroll in the wrong direction!
A horrible story full of awful people, brilliantly and cynically realised. From the novel by Mickey Spillaine. Sterling Hayden makes for a compelling protagonist, building on the doomed criminal he played in for John Huston in The Asphalt Jungle , while that Noir perennial Elisha Cook Jr probably gets his best ever role as the worm that turns sharing some great moments with that bodacious B-movie siren, Marie Windsor.
From the novel by Lionel White. From the play by Agatha Christie. A fascinating look at literal and metaphorical border crossing, it is a visually stunning, morally troubling and truly Gothic piece of noir. VERTIGO Romantic, misanthropic, operatic the extraordinary score is by Bernard Herrmann and genuinely mysterious, this is classic Hitchcock and is a rich and strange experience to be savoured several times over. My favourite San Francisco Mystery. A true classic. From the novel by Robert Bloch.
I profiled his work here. Great fun. From the novel by Philip MacDonald. As envisioned on-screen by writer-director Richard Brooks, the motivations behind this real-life murder are revealed compellingly and slowly as we move towards the inevitable, pre-ordained execution. From the book by Truman Capote. POINT BLANK A radical re-imagining of the original novel which I reviewed here , superbly turned into an avant-garde masterpiece in which we are not even sure if the protagonist is a live or dead from the very beginning.
From the novel by John Ball. This is a real shame, but not critical as the meat of the film, exploring Holmes as both detective and as an individual, remain in place — Colin Blakeley, a fine actor, plays Watson too broadly perhaps but Robert Stephens makes for a wonderfully sensitive Holmes. KLUTE This tough and adult movie takes a trenchantly realistic approach to its story by Andy and David Lewis of a prostitute being targeted with obscene phone calls.
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Culp and Cosby determinedly go against the light and breezy personas they had so successfully defined in their TV show I Spy in the s, re-tuning it for the dishevelled sensibility of the next decade. The plot is probably a bit too opaque but its the characters that stick with you, especially Culp also the director and Cosby as truly tragic protagonists. A real cult classic which finally made its official debut on DVD, which I reviewed here. SLEUTH The Anthony Shaffer classic play transfers fairly successfully to screen as a two-hander for Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, though the disguise in the second half clearly would work much better on the stage — equally true of the underrated remake by Kenneth Branagh and Harold Pinter which again stars Michael Caine, this time opposite Jude Law.
As played by Elliott Gould and directed by Robert Altman this is a shambling, anti-heroic depiction of a man out-of-place and out of time on s Los Angeles — it is far from being the faithless translation of the original as some have claimed but is a mellow and sad film well in keeping with the text with a little more Nixon-era despair thrown in — and is a classic bit of 70s cinema too, beautifully shot by Vilmos Zsigmond.
With its rich score by Jerry Goldsmith, a wonderfully quotable script by Robert Towne with scalpel-precise direction to match by Roman Polanski, this is a work where the lead actors are able to do some of their best ever work — the scenes between Jack Nicholson, John Huston and especially Faye Dunaway just take your breath away.
San Francisco has never seemed more foggy. A true classic even when the stories went overboard in the comedy department. Fischer do a great job bringing the tone and style of the Ellery Queen stories, and the radio show, to TV. They would later have much more popular success with Murder, She Wrote but personally I much prefer this one. Based on the stories and characters created by Ellery Queen. He was born with a heightened sense of hearing that turns the slightest whisper into a roar. Searching for the quietest spot in the known universe, he finds a mysterious crystal Handsome young art teacher Edward Gamble has an appetite for mysteries which is insatiable at Handsome young art teacher Edward Gamble has an appetite for mysteries which is insatiable at the best of times, but a chance encounter at a New Year's Eve party sets him on a path to track down what remains of Codename: Dancer.
She trades the barre for the ballroom and gets set to cha-cha-cha to stardom with Hollywood When Heather Shepherd is called to the scene of a murder in Delightful Donuts, her When Heather Shepherd is called to the scene of a murder in Delightful Donuts, her rival's donut store, she's concerned.
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