Tag: Hillsboro Public Schools

Dryburgh Enters New Era as Superintendent of Hillsboro Public Schools

The Hillsboro Public School Board met in regular session Thursday morning. Former Hillsboro Elementary Principal, Jon Dryburgh, completed his first meeting as the district’s new Superintendent. Dryburgh says there’s certainly a learning curve, but he has plenty of lifelines to help him navigate the new position. Dryburgh says he has received plenty of encouragement from…
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July 12, 2024 0

Standardized Test Scores Show Improvement for Hillsboro Public Schools

At the most recent Hillsboro School Board meeting, Principals Terry Baesler and Jon Dryburgh presented their respective classes’ standardized testing results from this past school year. While mixed, both principals are encouraged by the results. Hillsboro Elementary improved their overall reading proficiency by eight percent from 39% to 47%. Dryburgh says it’s been an encouraging…
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June 24, 2024 0

Suda Presides Over Final Regular School Board Meeting

The Hillsboro Public School Board met in regular session Thursday morning. Athletic Director, Dave Nelson, informed the board that officiating expenses would likely increase for the next school year by 20-25%. Nelson and the board also discussed how the district pays officials. Following that discussion, the board approved seeking out a contract with ArbiterPay to…
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June 14, 2024 0

Hillsboro Elementary Spring Concert Kicks Off Busy Week of Music for Hillsboro Public Schools

It’s spring concert season for our area schools, including Hillsboro Elementary. Their annual spring concert is tomorrow. Elementary Music Teacher, Julie Zerface, talks about the theme of this year’s concert. Zerface mentions some of the selections of this year’s program. The Hillsboro Elementary Music Concert tomorrow night begins at 7pm at the Hillsboro Events Center.…
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May 1, 2024 0

Hillsboro Public Schools Review Cybersecurity and Technology

The Hillsboro Public School Board met in regular session Thursday morning. Current Hillsboro Elementary Principal, and incoming superintendent, Jon Dryburgh presented the first draft of the district’s new Computer Science and Cybersecurity Integration Plan. The plan does not include any additional courses, but rather focuses on integrating corresponding standards to already existing curriculum. The board…
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April 12, 2024 0

Dryburgh Shares Vision for Future of Hillsboro Public Schools

At a special Hillsboro Public School Board meeting Tuesday, current Hillsboro Elementary Principal, Jon Dryburgh, was officially confirmed as the district’s next superintendent. Dryburgh, who has served as the elementary principal the last eleven years, wasn’t initially interested in being a superintendent. Dryburgh shares some of his initial vision for the district. Dryburgh will assume…
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February 14, 2024 0

Hillsboro Public Schools Select Dryburgh As Next Superintendent

The Hillsboro Public School Board has announced their selection for the district’s next superintendent. After lively discussion following the final interview, the board selected current Hillsboro Elementary Principal, Jon Dryburgh. The board came to the decision Wednesday night after the conclusion of the interview with Lake Park Audubon High School Assistant Principal, Ben Hannasch. Following…
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February 8, 2024 0

Hillsboro Public Schools Begin Superintendent Finalist Interviews Today

Interviews for the next superintendent of Hillsboro Public Schools begin today. The three finalists are: Hillsboro Elementary Principal, Jon Dryburgh; Lake Park Audubon High School Assistant Principal, Ben Hannasch; and Park River Area High School Principal, Frank Justin.  Today’s interview is with Frank Justin. The interview is open to the public, beginning at 3pm in…
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February 5, 2024 0

Hillsboro Public Schools Announce Superintendent Finalists

The Hillsboro Public School Board has announced three finalists in the search for the district’s next superintendent.  The three finalists are: Hillsboro Elementary Principal, Jon Dryburgh; Lake Park Audubon High School Assistant Principal, Ben Hannasch; and Park River Area High School Principal, Frank Justin. School Board President, Tim Kozojed, says it was a difficult decision…
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February 1, 2024 0

Get to Know Hillsboro Public Schools New Transportation Director: Kevin Pirkl

After just a few weeks on the job, the new Transportation Director at Hillsboro Public Schools is settling in. Kevin Pirkl made the trek from Iowa late last year to start his time in the role. Here’s a little background about the newest Transportation Director.  Pirkl says what he likes most about being a part…
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January 15, 2024 0