Hillside High School





Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Rutgers University

Central, Group 2 at 10:00 am:  Hillside (A) vs. Pt. Pleasant Boro (H)

Principal's Message A Message from the Principal

A Time for Giving Thanks


          During this time of year, as your families celebrate new and old traditions, let us remember to show attitudes of gratitude, tolerance, humility and understanding to our children, so they can go out into the world and radiate these characteristics as well.

     Often times, we don’t take the opportunity to sit back and think about the good things we have or the many things we should be thankful for.  This season we should all remember to be thankful for what we have and for what is to come.

     On behalf of the entire faculty and staff at Hillside High School, we hope that you and your families enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday.



Christine M. Sidwa

SchoolWays SchoolWay app

November 21, 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians:


Hillside High School and the Hillside Public Schools is excited to announce that we have partnered with SchoolWay, a free cellphone app, to communicate important district, school, athletic, club, and classroom news and events.

To keep up to date, please visit http://myschoolway.com/hillside for instructions on how to download the free app to your device.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, you will be instructed to enter a Waycode.  The Waycode for Hillside High School is: otgjv2

In the app, you can easily subscribe to staff member courses, athletic teams, and school clubs.  Turn on app notifications to receive instant updates or provide your e-mail or phone number to the app to receive e-mail and text notifications (message and data rates apply).



Christine Sidwa

Cookies with Santa

Cookies with Santa

Chess Club Hillside Knights Chess Club

Julietta a.k.a. Liet Films, (see her YouTube channel) is one of our most creative video producers. She has an excellent eye for detail and her videos promote an excellent blend of creative audio and visual elements. Below is her piece “Chess Game, Stop Motion” produced for the Hillside Knights Chess Club. Enjoy!



Alicia Cardoso Congratulations to Alicia Cardoso!

Congratulations to Alicia Cardoso who represented the state of New Jersey at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts in July.  Alicia received an Award of Excellence from The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, you make Hillside High School proud!


Academic Decathlon Hurricane Relief

Hillside High School Academic Decathlon partnered with PROCEED, Inc. to collect items for Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands Hurricane relief.  Haley Rodrigues organized the event for the club.  (Haley is pictured with PROCEED employees.  Haley presented Hillside High donations.) 

Pumpkin Sling Pumpkin Sling Competition

Check out Hillside High School Engineering and Robotics Club competing in the 2017 Pumpkin Sling Competition at Picatinny Arsenal!








Congrats to Mr. Aranguren and his High School Engineering and Robotics Club for competing in the 2017 Pumpkin Sling Competition at Picatinny Arsenal.  Can't wait to see how far your pumpkin goes next year!

Project Lead the Way Project Lead the Way

CLICK HERE to read about our High School Project Lead the Way class in the news!

SAT Prep Courses SAT Prep Courses

2017-2018 SAT Preparatory Program at NJIT

The scheduled SAT Preparation Program sessions dates are listed below, the registration form, the program cost and registration deadlines remain the same, and we are also including the link for the SAT information flyer.


Program Schedule—The classes will be held on Saturdays from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm.  The following five (5) class sessions will be offered: 

Fall Session—November 4th, November 11th, November 18th, December 2nd, December 9th.

Winter Session—February 3th, February 10th, February 17th, February 24th, March 3rd.

Spring Session I—March 10th, March 17th, March 24th, April 7th, April 14th.

Spring Session II—April 21st, April 28th, May 5th, May 12th, May 19th.

Program CostNon-refundable Application Fee = $30 plus Tuition, $300 per Session. 


College Prep College Prep Classes


College Prep Classes

Wednesdays or Saturdays

September 14, 2017 through May 10, 2018

Wednesdays 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Saturdays 11: 00 am to 1:30 pm

Springfield Branch Library

50 Hayes Street

Newark, NJ 07103

• SAT/ACT Prepping

• College Essay Writing

• Financial Aid/Scholarship Assistance

• College Fairs

• Mentoring • Community Service

For more information, please call the branch at 973-733-7736

or Mr. Brown, Coordinator at 862-368-4261

Springfield Branch Library Invites all high school seniors to attend free weekly SAT/ACT Prep Classes

This program is free and open to the public.

Funding for this program was provided by the Victoria Foundation.



Breakfast/Lunch Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Click on the link to view the menus for November

 Breakfast       Lunch

Please click on the link to read the important information regarding meals

Click here for School Lunch Menu Nutritional information

             Click here for Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 Nutritional Standards          

2017-18 Free and Reduced Meal Application Information Letter
Online Free and Reduced Meal Application

Student of the Month Students of the Month

Congratulations to the November

students of the month:

Kayla Richardson

Christian Young


camera Photo Gallery
e-mail email addresses

Parents please be sure that we have updated e-mail addresses and current phone numbers on file to ensure you are informed of important information regarding your son/daughter.

Thank you!

School Accident Insurance School Accident Insurance

Please complete forms on line


Thank you

New Bell Schedule for 2017-2018





Dear Hillside High School Community,

Our school system is committed to protecting student, teacher, and staff health. To protect our community and be in compliance with the Department of Education regulations, Hillside School District tested our schools’ drinking water for lead.  Click here to read more. . .

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