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Welcome Back to School

Anybody who knows me will tell you that my motto in education is to “Get MADMake A Difference in someone’s life.” I got this motto from my father during the summer between my senior year in high school and freshmen year in college. I know it’s hard to believe but I was once a young student as well. During that summer I remember being extremely excited to start a new chapter of my life but also extremely nervous about the path that lay ahead of me. I remember asking my Dad “What is my purpose in life?” This is what my Dad told me and thus the beginning of my motto for years to come. “No matter what you decide to do, pick your corner of the world to work and live in and Make A Difference in the lives of those around you. After that conversation with my father, I felt the anxiety melt away from my body and filled me with the confidence that I needed to give my life purpose. 

So my advice to all my students this year worrying about “finding their purpose” is this, purpose in life isn’t an outside job, it’s an inside job. It doesn’t come from the friends you have or the work you do, but rather from the meaning and purpose you bring to your daily life. I want to encourage all of you not to seek happiness. Instead live your passion and purpose and happiness will find you throughout this school year. Don’t chase success. Instead, decide to “Make A Difference” in the lives of those around you with a greater purpose and the 2023-2024 school year will be your most successful one yet.

Get MAD. Make A Difference.


 

News and Announcements

Black History Month Choice Board 2024

Dive into Black History Month with our interactive choice board! It's packed with activities to learn, reflect, and celebrate the achievements of Black history makers. Which one will you choose first -> https://bit.ly/BHMChoiceBoard.

HJHS Spelling Bee Advances Feb 2024

Sapphira Abreu from Hillsboro Junior High School is the Hill County Spelling Bee Champion for the second year in a row!! She advances to the WFAA Dallas Regional Spelling Bee on March 9.

Congratulations Sapphira! We wish you the best of luck in the upcoming competition!

HJHS One-Act Play 2024

The Hillsboro Junior High School One-Act Play competed at the District UIL competition and placed 3rd. Congratulations to the team!

Please follow this link to view more photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBcCiq.

Eclipseboro T-Shirt Contest

Calling all artists! Hillsboro ISD art teachers are having an Eclipseboro/Choose Love T-Shirt Design Contest for students PK-12.

Designs must be submitted to your art teacher by Friday, March 8!

HJHS 2023 East Zone Region Band Competition

We are extremely proud of the 30 Hillsboro Junior High School band students who recently competed at the East Zone Region Band Competition. 13 of the students were selected!! They are:

  • Danaly Contreras - Clarinet
  • Violeta Castro - Clarinet
  • Evelyn Castaneda - Clarinet (not pictured)
  • Ava Muns - Bass Clarinet
  • Sapphira Abreu - Alt Sax
  • Samantha Epling - Alto Sax
  • Cayden Stroklund - Alto Sax
  • Travis Eveland - Tenor Sax
  • Cole Rogers - Trumpet
  • Jacob Everett - Trumpet
  • Adiel Dominguez - Trumpet
  • Caleb Balderas - Trumpet
  • Sofia Garcia - Euphonium (not pictured)

To learn about ParentSquare, please visit our web page here: 
www.hillsboroisd.org/parentsquare