Hillside High School News

2016-2017 Student Schedules

All student schedules will be mailed home on Thursday, August 25, 2016

Notice concerning upgrades to school security facilities and procedures – Walter O. Krumbiegel MS & Hillside HS

The Board of Education has been working on the security at the schools, particularly with the upgrades of exterior doors and the addition of vestibules at main entrances.  


Metal detectors are also now installed and in use at WOK and Hillside High School.


All seniors are invited Saturday February 25th from 11-1PM to the Springfield Branch Library located on 50 Hayes St. in Newark for a Scholarship Expo. This is a great opportunity to pick up numerous and various scholarship applications and to apply for online scholarships.


Contact: Mr Lyndon Brown for further information (862) 368-4261




Ask the Superintendent has been moved to April 29th at WOK.  Topics will include the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and Student Code of Conduct.

Curriculum Night


Curriculum Night

Welcome....School opens September 6, 2016, students are required to be in uniform, khaki pants/skirt, white, black or maroon polo shirt, each and EVERYDAY.  For your information, classes begin 8:00 and school is dismissed at 3:02.

PSAT PSAT testing

Hillside High School will administer the PSATs on

 Wednesday, October 19th to all 10th and 11th graders.

Please click on the link for more information.

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Principal's Message A Message from the Principal

As we approach the final months of school, it is a good idea for parents to take the time to review the expectations they hold for their children in both the academic and behavioral areas with them.  Include a review of our Student Handbook in this discussion.  It is helpful for children to realize that their parents and teachers share the same set of positive expectations for them.




Parents, please be advised that your child MUST be wearing the school uniform, khaki pants/skirt, white, black or burgundy collared shirt each and every day.    Although your child may leave home in the school uniform, often times students change clothes once they reach their lockers. This is a direct violation of the dress code and they will be excluded. All attire must be clean and neat.  The administration of the school reserves the right to exclude any student whose clothing is disruptive to the educational process.



Clinton/Trump Election 2016

Election Watch at Hillside High School Library

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

6:00-9:00 PM

Light refreshments will be served 

Games, Election results & Elected Officials

See Miss Mathura (WOK Students) or Mrs. Bartholomew (HHS Students) for permission slips

Science Club High School Science Club

Mrs. Sayedahmed's High School Science Club visited second graders at Calvin Coolidge. High school students lead the elementary students through various hands on and engaging science demonstrations. 

Unsung heroes/heroines

Unsung hero

The Union County School Boards Association again sponsored the annual Union County Student Recognition Program on March 23rd.  This program recognizes a senior from each high school in Union County. The honorees are our schools' "unsung heroes/heroines"—students who are often overlooked by traditional student recognition guidelines but who make a unique impact on their schools, families or communities. 


Hillside High School nominated Mr. Rashaun Snell for his tireless work ethic and outstanding leadership skills. 


Academically, he excelled in both engineering and computer technology, and was hired for three years by the district to intern within the Technology Department to combat and control technological problems inflicted upon the district.  Additionally, he was selected as the senior intern within the Department. 


Rashaun also found a love for the theater, but in a different way than most, as a member of the stage crew.  Whenever the auditorium required technical support, he was brought in to bring it to life.  Thus, he was selected Stage Crew Manager this year.



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Back to School Night

Back to School Night Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 sharp, in the High School Auditorium

Scheduling of Electives Elective Course Selection

Please click on the link for directions:


Access to Parent Portal/Scheduling - Selection of Electives

Cookies with Santa Cookies with Santa!

Please join us for Cookies with Santa, Friday, December 16th 4:00-8:00

in the Hillside High School cafeteria

click on the link for more information


/userfiles/266/my files/cookies with santa.pdf?id=1956

Polar Express Drama Club Movie Night

Please join us for a viewing of The Polar Express on Wednesday, December 21st at 6:30 in the high school auditorium.  
Santa will be there from 6:00-6:30.

Adults $3.00
Students with ID $2.00
Children w/adult $1.00

Proceeds to benefit the Hillside High School Drama Club

Senior Citizens Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon

On Thursday, December 8th the Class of 2017 hosted a Holiday Program for the Senior Citizens of Hillside.  They enjoyed performances from the dance class, along with music from the chorus and band and concluding with a delicious lunch served by the students of 2017.  

A fun time was had by all!  

Please check the photo gallery for more pictures

Honor Roll Honor Roll

Congratulations to the 186 students who achieved Honor Roll status

for the 1st marking period!  Check the photo gallery for pictures!


/userfiles/266/my files/honor roll mp 1 2016.docx?id=1945


Prom gowns


HHS Mentoring

HHS Mentoring

Mercy College Mercy College Instant Decision Day

Congratulations to the following students for being accepted to Mercy College during our instant decision day which was held on December 6, 2016.

  • Yaa-Sin Abdul-Qawly
  • Makayla Brooks
  • Sabrina Celian
  • Raquel Garmony
  • Caitlyn Laryea
  • Queen-Berlyn Simeon
  • Aneefa Williams
  • Julissa Zayas
Hocus Pocus October Movie Night

Come out and support the Hillside High School Drama Club:

Fall Family Movie Night

October 26th 

6:30 PM

Hillside High School Auditorium

$3.00 Adults/$2.00 Students/$1.00 children 12 and under with an adult

For more information please click on the link

/userfiles/266/my files/hillside high school drama club october movie night.pdf?id=1547

Lifetouch Lifetouch Student Picture Day

Click on the link for information on School Picture Day, Friday October 14th 


/userfiles/266/my files/picture day flyer october 14 2016.pdf?id=1531

HSF 2017 Hillside Scholarship Fund

The Hillside Scholarship Fund

2017 Annual Scholarship Application is now available

March 1, 2017-April 7, 2017

Application is available at hillsidescholarship.com or under the Guidance tab to download

Complete and return application to Hillside High School Guidance Department by April 7, 2017

Hillside Little League

Hillside Little League

HHS Drama Club Presents

Jekyell & Hyde

Breakfast/Lunch Breakfast/Lunch Menus
Student of the Month Students of the Month

Congratulations to the April Students of the Month!


Hajji McQueen

Jaylen Harris

LaNiece Brown Athletic Trainers Society of NJ Scholarship

LaNiece Brown was the only high school student to be awarded the Victor D. Recine Memorial High School Scholarship by the Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey for 2017.  She was selected from high school seniors who live and attend school in New Jersey aspiring to pursue a career in athletic training. Students must have served their school as a student aide and have applied to a college or university that sponsors a CAATE approved program.  

Congratulations LaNiece! NAT


On Saturday, February 25, the New Jersey Devils honored LTC Ronald Richard for his 20 plus years of military service and his 20 plus years of teaching in Hillside. It was a sellout game of 16,800, plus it was shown on national TV during the second intermission. Congratulations!

Teacher of the Year Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to 

Mr. Scott Nelson

Hillside High School's

Teacher of the Year






March 13th -17th 2017

10:00 AM- 1:30 PM

On Monday, March 13th pre- registration will also occur from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m

ESP Educational Support Professional of the Year

Congratulations to

Mrs. Angela Lawler

Union County's Educational Support Professional of the Year


Honor Roll Honor Roll

Congratulations to the 217 students who achieved Honor Roll status for the 2nd marking period!

They, along with with their parents will be celebrated on Thursday, February 16th at 8:20 AM

in the High School Auditorium. See Photo Gallery for pictures.


Honor Roll listing

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!

Chemistry Chemistry AP & Chemistry Syllabus

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please click on the link below to view the course curriculum covered through Edmentu-Plato Online Courses in Chemistry AP and Chemistry.

Thank you,

Mrs. Lynn Randle, Director of Guidance

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