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!
Project Lead the Way NJIT Visit


Twenty-three high school students from Mr. Aranguren's Project Lead the Way Engineering class visited NJIT Newark College of Engineering on Friday October 14, 2016 for the college's annual Engineering Career Day.  Students went on a guided tour of the college and attended various sessions presented by professors and students in the many engineering disciplines such as biomedical, chemical, civil, mechanical, electrical, and environmental.  Mr. Aranguren, physics/PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design, Mr. Jones, High School guidance counselor, and Mr. Dionisio, went with the students and attended two workshops on Meeting the Needs of Today's Students: Technology Habits and Trends in Undergraduate Engineering Education.

Marking Period, Report Card, and Conference Information

Did you notice our new "Photo Galleries" section?

Check out our Project Based Learning Workshop photos!  

Click Here to see our Photo Gallery section.  You can also access the Photo Galleries from the "Quick Links" that appear on the left side of the page as you naviagte through our site. More photos to come all year!

The Book Bandy Project at George Washington Elementary School

Katie Zimmermann from Senior Girl Scout Troop 40851 with Dr. Festante and George Washington students participating in the Book Bandy.


The Book Bandy project was designed to encourage students to read and foster a love of books. George Washington School received a donation of over 700 books from the Book Bandy Project. Students will meet monthly to share their reading experience.

We Are One Hillside

The Hillside Public Schools would like to thank the Hillside Police Department for attending the first monthly meeting of our new Community Relations Committee.  We look forward to this new partnership, and the opportunities it will bring to our students and families. 

Have You Submitted Your Application Yet?

Please support our goal of 100% participation for our lunch applications.  Even if you know you will not qualify, just submitting an application will help support our schools. 

Now you can apply online for Free & Reduced Meals here

Also, you can make payments on your child's account here.

Help a Friend or Neighbor Stay Warm This Winter

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:

Oct 15th at Hurden Looker

Nov 12th at APM

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

District Bell Schedule

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Hillside Public Schools Go Digital for the 21st Century:  Engaging Students Using Technology

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