LEAD Student Contest
The LEAD contest challenges all students from grades 3-12 to create an artistic interpretation expressing how he or she has been inspired by a local black leader. Click here for more information.
Farnell Recycles
Farnell Middle School goes green with a shredded paper snowman
Lopez Donations
Students at Lopez Elementary School participated in Operation Patriot. They collected items for veterans at the Baldomero Lopez Memorial State Veterans Nursing home.
Student talent was on display during holiday band, orchestra, chorus, and play performances throughout the district.
Bloomingdale Culinary Ribbon Cutting
The Valrico-Fishhawk Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to formally open our new Culinary Arts program at Bloomingdale High School.
Staff members participated in ugly sweater contests.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 22, 2014 - Jan 2, 2015
Winter Break

Jan 5, 2015
Students Return to School

Jan 5, 2015
Early Release Day - students released 1 hour early
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Jan 6, 2015
Attendance Boundary Parent Information Meeting
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Jan 12, 2015
Early Release Day - students released 1 hour early
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Supt. Elia Finalist for National Supt. of Year

FL Superintendent of the YearHillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia has been named a finalist for National Superintendent of the Year.

The American Association of School Administrators announced the list of four finalists. The prestigious award honors school leaders throughout the country measured in the following areas: Leadership for learning, Communication, Professionalism, and Community Involvement. Earlier this month, Elia was honored as Florida’s Superintendent of the Year.

MaryEllen Elia was appointed Superintendent of HCPS in 2005. A lifelong educator, she began her career as a social studies teacher and has worked for Hillsborough County Public Schools for 28 years. HCPS is the 8th largest district in the nation with more than 205,000 students.

LEAD Student Contest


In celebration of Black History Month, Hillsborough County Public Schools is proud to announce the LEAD (Lead, Empower, Advocate, Dream) Student Contest. Leaders impact us in so many ways. We encounter leaders at home, in our schools, religious institutions, on the playing field, and many other places throughout our community. The LEAD contest challenges all students from grades 3-12 to create an artistic interpretation expressing how he or she has been inspired by a local black leader.

Categories are:
  • Literature
  • Performance
  • Visual Arts

All entries must be submitted by the close of business (5:00pm) on Friday, January 9, 2015.

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Cook It Up

Cook It Up Logo

Cook It Up, our annual student recipe challenge is back! 3rd - 8th graders can submit a healthy recipe for a chance to win over $400 in prizes and get their recipe on the school lunch menu for the entire district. Submit your healthy recipe by Monday, December 29th. Ready, Set, COOK!

December 29 - All entries are due!

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Proposed Elementary Boundary Changes

In August 2015, Hillsborough Public Schools will open the new Jack R. Lamb Elementary School, and the attendance boundaries of Ippolito and Frost Elementary Schools will be impacted to balance enrollment among the three elementary schools. 

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Proposed High School Boundary Changes

Due to high growth in south Hillsborough County, changes to high school attendance boundaries are being proposed that will reassign some students who are currently assigned to East Bay and Riverview High Schools for the 2015-16 school year.  Seniors will be permitted to remain at their current high schools.

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mySPOT... The One Spot for Parents

mySPOT Parent RegistrationmySPOT, the Student Parent Online Toolkit, provides HCPS parents quick access to key district resources and links.  mySPOT connects parents to a single "Hub" of information that supports a child's academic achievement and social growth--enabling parents to easily navigate through what's important when it comes to the progress of their own child.

mySPOT... The One Spot for Parents, automatically places important resources for each child, front and center!  For more information on how to register your mySPOT account, click the "more info" link below.

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Connect 2 Compete


Connect 2 Compete, a partnership between Hillsborough County Public Schools and Bright House Networks, connects students to the world of digital learning.

Qualifying HCPS families can receive high-speed residential internet connectivity at a rate of only $9.95 per month. If your student qualifies for free or reduced lunch and you are not currently a Bright House customer, contact Bright House Networks at 1-855-877-4909 with offer code HCC2C.  

Enrollment for Connect2Compete is open August 15, 2014 – December 31, 2014.  Income restrictions apply. 

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