The Hour of Code is Here!  Scroll down for more information! Ms. Ashby conducted a Project Based Learning (PBL) workshop October 18th for  some of our middle and high school teachers. Students in Ms. Ashby's language arts class 2015-2016, before our one-to-one technology initiative. Hillside administrators participated in training this summer, presented by Joann Presbrey. Here, they are learning about from its founder, Hadi Partovi. What's a Symbaloo? A great way to save and share websites! Scroll down to the Student/Parent/Staff Resources section for over 700 free sites!
Hillside Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tree Lighting

Santa's Express


FREE Cookies with Santa!

           Cookies with Santa

& Ms.Graham

Cookies with Santa


Princeton Summer Journalism Program

Applications are open for the 2017 Princeton Summer Journalism Program, an all-expenses-paid journalism and college preparation program at Princeton University for high school juniors who meet certain financial requirements. Students learn reporting skills from celebrated journalists, report and write their own newspaper, and are paired with a counselor who oversees their college admissions process. SJP alumni have gone on to jobs and internships at The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, and many other news outlets. The application can be found at and is due at 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 24, 2017. If you have questions, please reach out to

High School Academic Support Program Winter/Spring Events Schedule

High School Academic Support Program

Winter/Spring Events Schedule


January 21, 2017-SAT CRAM & CRUNCH PREP Night, 5-7 pm at the Central Ward Boys & Girls Club, One Avon Avenue, Newark. Students taking the SAT on January 22nd are urged to attend!!

February 3, 2017-College Tour of New Jersey Colleges, 9 am-4 pm

February 14th-Nursing Home Visit-NCC Nursing Home

February 20, 2017-Financial Aid Workshop-Springfield Branch Library, 50 Hayes Street, 1-3 pm

Financial Aid Workshop

The High School Academic Support Program
Financial Aid Workshop
December 17, 2016
1-3 pm
at the
Springfield Branch Library
50 Hayes Street
(973) 733-7736

Students who are applying for Financial Aid should bring parents W-2 and or Income Tax Returns for 2015

Meet Denise Lewis Patrick- American Girl Author!

Denise Lewis Patrick

FREE College Prep Classes!

The Newark Public Library Presents:



District Bell Schedule
Do You Have a Question or Concern?


We are pleased to announce monthly "Ask the Superintendent" sessions for the 2016-2017 school year.   These sessions will be on Saturdays from 10AM-12PM. Here are our upcoming dates:

Dec 17th at Calvin Coolidge

Jan 14 at HHS

Feb 11 at WOK

Mar 11 at GW

Apr 15, May 13 & Jun 10 at HHS

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