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Senior Moments in the Making!

Senior Moments in the Making!

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The Senior ACT will be offered for free at Hillsboro on Tuesday, October 2. The Senior ACT is optional for any current senior who has already taken the official ACT, and it is required for any senior who has not taken the ACT at least once. Taking the ACT or SAT at least once is a graduation requirement in the state of Tennessee; those who do not take one of these tests at least once will not graduate. You can sign up for the October 2 ACT in your Academy Office.




Remember to check the School Counselors’ Website ( each week to see which colleges and universities will be visiting HHS. Your student can sign up for a time to visit with a college while they are on the HHS campus.  Click College Visits at Hillsboro to register for a time slot!


There have been unsubstantiated rumors going around regarding what graduates will be allowed and not allowed to wear at graduation in regards to stoles and cords. Listed below are the current graduation regalia guidelines regarding stoles and cords from MNPS:

  • Stoles should be worn for IB, Cambridge, and National Honor Society
  • Cords should be worn for honors based on individual school needs as long as identified in the program
  • Each school must have a program with a legend to identify student regalia (cords, stoles, etc.)




FAFSA Night will be October 25th from 5:30-7:30pm in the HHS library. There will be a financial aid/scholarship mini-lesson from 5:30-6PM followed by the FAFSA workshop, where everyone can get help completing their FAFSA. The workshop will run from 6-7:30PM. A TSAC representative will be present. Seniors are encouraged to attend with their parent/guardian. Students are eligible to fill out the FAFSA if they (the student) are a US citizen, legal permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen with I-94 approved paperwork (such as a refugee or asylee).

Materials to bring to FAFSA Night:

  • Social Security number/s for student and parents (parents without a SS# can use 000-00-000)
  • Student’s driver’s license (if applicable)
  • Alien Registration Number if student is a legal permanent resident (parent citizenship information not required)
  • 2017 federal tax information or tax returns, including IRS W-2 information for student and parents
  • Records of any untaxed income, such as child support received, tax-exempt interest income, and worker’s compensation
  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including real estate and business and farm assets


Please be sure you are signed up on Hillsboro’s listserv and that you have clicked “Class of 2019” in your preferences. Other important forms of communication that you will want to check regularly are:

  • Senior Website –
  • School Counselors’ Website –
  • Twitter – @BurroSeniors
  • School Newspaper: / Twitter: hillsboroglobe
  • Senior News Banner in the front lobby at HHS.
  • Senior Parent Reps: Carey Morgan, [email protected] and Merritt Rowe, [email protected] – Feel free to email us with any questions you may have throughout the year.


Important Dates & Events:

October 1 – FAFSA Opens (

October 1-5 – Homecoming Week

October 2 – Senior ACT at HHS

October 11 – IB Registration Fee Due ($206; most families paid this last year—check with the IB office to see if you still owe anything)
October 15 – Yearbook Submission Deadlines for:  Yearbook Pose, Baby Picture, Senior Quote, Superlative Voting



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