Monday, May 13, 2013
School's new sign includes electronic reader board.
School officials will have a new way to let everyone in town know what's going on at Hillsbroough High School, as soon as the school's new sign is activated. The sign includes an electronic reader board, which can be used to highlight school events more easily that the previous board. It can also be quickly programmed in the event of an emergency to let residents know about school district or township emergencies.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Raiders shut out Bridgewater-Raritan to earn 11th county championship berth in 12 years.
Hillsborough High School girls will seek their sixth county championship in 12 years after shutting out Bridgewater-Raritan 8-0 Saturday in the Somerset semifinals. Hillsborough got off to a solid start when pitcher Alexis Schengrund struck out the side in the first inning. Schengrund's teammates did their part and put up 4 runs in the same inning, putting Bridgewater on their heels. But Bridgewater looked like they were up to the task when they loaded the bases with one out in the second inning. But the Panthers were unable to capitalize and failed to score. "We hit the ball well today," said Hillsborough coach Cheryl Iaione. "We played them twice before and beat them up pretty good. But we were a little nervous today because they are a …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Franklin High School Sweeps at major track competition held at Hillsborough High School.
Host Hillsborough High School welcomed an estimated 650 boys and girls track team members from throughout the county for Tuesday's Somerset County Championships. The students participated in 15 events that included running, jumping and throwing, starting after school and continuing until the skies got dark. About 1,500 attended. Coming out on top of the boys and girls rankings were the teams from Franklin with the highest ranking Patch town Hillsborough, which captured a second for the girls and fourth for the boys. Women - Team Rankings - 16 Events Scored 1) Franklin High School 137 2) Hillsborough High School 90 3) Montgomery High School 50 4) Bernards 49 5) Ridge High School 45 6) Bridgewater-Raritan HS 25 7) Mount St. Mary Academy 24 8…
Monday, May 6, 2013
In contrast to earlier ranking, Hillsborough High School in state's top 50 public schools.
Contrasting with the recent U.S. News and World Report "Best High Schools" ratings, Newsweek magazine puts Hillsborough High School among the nation's best. According to a post on the Daily Beast, Newsweek's "America's Best High Schools" rankings score schools on graduation rates, college acceptance and scores on AP and SAT tests. When looked at this way, Hillsborough High School is placed at no. 740 out of 2,000 high schools across the country considered, and 46th among open enrollment public schools in New Jersey. The U.S. News rankings, which did not score test results but participation and the state HSPA tests, did not have Hillsborough placed in the state's top 50 schools this year although it was last year. Newsweek says "The list is…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
New members include a football team, Raider coaches and Jay Butler.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Team takes fundraising challenge for Pink Out Breast Cancer Awareness in game against Hunterdon Central.
Hillsborough High School boys’ varsity lacrosse will play Hunterdon Central's Red Devils Wednesday while wearing white and pink uniforms as a special Pink Out Breast Cancer Awareness effort. The game against Hunterdon Central High School begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hillsborough High School, and the HHS Lacrosse Booster Club is hoping to fill the stands to support not only the team but especially the cause. The Booster Club and the HHS Boys’ Lacrosse teams sold 300 pink and white “Pinnies” to raise money for breast cancer research. A significant portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. The pinnies went on sale at HHS on April 26 and sold out within 24 hours. Students who purchased a pinnie …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
"Every 15 Minutes" presentation gives students a close look at the fallout of drinking and driving.
Life's lessons are best learned through experience. Unfortunately, when the target audience is teens and the topic is drinking and driving, experience is not the teacher of choice. On April 25 and 26, Hillsborough High School, with the cooperation of the Hillsborough Police, Fire, and EMS departments, held an “Every 15 Minutes” Program to reinforce the lessons for students by recreating a response to a fatal accident. This marked the third time Hillsborough High School held this drinking and driving awareness program. The Every 15 Minutes Program is a model of both school and community-based alcohol prevention that incorporates simulated alcohol-related consequences with community elements that include students, parents, educators, school …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
But you might be surprised why.
Last year, Hillsborough High School boasted a ranking in the top 50 schools in New Jersey in the annual scoring by U.S. News magazine. This year, the school didn't make the cut. The magazine's annual ranking survey scores high schools across the country in four categories: teacher-to-student ratio; college readiness; HSPA Language Arts scores; and HSPA math scores. Hillsborough High School does well in most of the categories, with the only weakness in the college readiness score, which is calculated by the number of AP classes taken by seniors and the number passing the AP tests. Last year, when Hillsborough was the state's 45th best school in New Jersey, the college readiness score was 25.3. This year, the school improved to 28.5. Last …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Hillsborough's Team 75 joins competition at Lehigh University with recent awards in hand.
After placing in two area competitions, members of Hillsborough High School's Team 75:RoboRaiders robotics team will be heading to Lehigh University Thursday to square off against 50 teams from three states in the Mid-Atlantic Robotics Region Championship. The team reached the regionals after earning the Chairman's Award at a competition in Mt. Olive and the Engineering Inspiration Award at last week's competition at Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School (see video of the report by the team's Jane Tong and Elina Dave at Monday's board of education meeting). The Chairman's Award is considered "the most prestigious award" by FIRST Robotics, the sponsoring organization for the competitive robotics program, since the award "keep the central…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Students evacuated for about 35 minutes.
Hillsborough High School classes were interrupted for about 35 minutes Monday after liquid from a leaking air conditioning unit came in contact with an electrical motor, producing smoke. Officials said there was no fire, but the school was evacuated at 12:05 p.m. because of the smoke in one of the art wing classrooms. Firefighters responded and permitted students to return to class at 12:40 p.m. "The students were extremely cooperative during this evacuation, and I want to thank them for allowing us to do what was necessary as they patiently waited to return to their classes," Principal Karen Bingert said in an emergency message sent by the district about the incident.