Hillside High School News

2016-2017 Student Schedules

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


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


Principal's Message A Message from the Principal

This has been a wonderful year for staff and students alike. To all our teachers, thank you for your tireless commitment and dedication to our students.  And also to all of our parents and guardians who have helped make this year a successful one. 


The students and staff all work together to make Hillside High School a great school.  By continuing to work together we will ensure that Hillside High School remains a school where everyone is welcomed and appreciated.  Have a safe and restful summer!  


Christine M. Sidwa




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.

/userfiles/266/my files/psat parent letter-2016.doc?id=1597



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

2017 Graduation Requirements
2017 Graduation 2017 Graduation Information
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. 

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

Scheduling of Electives Elective Course Selection

Please click on the link for directions:


Access to Parent Portal/Scheduling - Selection of Electives

Back to School Night

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

Summer Reading Summer Reading

All grade levels are required to complete summer reading assignments, please click on the link below for your grade level assignment.  If you read above and beyond, please let us know and you may receive additional recognition.                                                                                                           


school supplies Hillside High School Suggested School Supplies

Click on the link below to view:

Suggested school supply list

Special Sessions of Ask the Superintendent

Special Invite

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!


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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

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

Outstanding Scholars

Outstanding Scholars


Congratulations to Rebecca Mulwa and Sara Almeida, Hillside High School's Outstanding Scholars.  Rebecca and Sara were recognized at the Union County Recognition Annual Breakfast on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by the Union County Superintendent's Association.



Hillside Board of Education member vacancy




Hillside Board of Education member vacancy



HHS Drama Club Presents

Jekyell & Hyde

Student of the Month Students of the Month

Congratulations to the June Students of the Month!


Ebunoluwa Ogunnowo

Najee Abdul-Malik & Siraj Abdul-Malik

camera Photo Gallery

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!

Breakfast/Lunch Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Click on the link to view the menus for July & August

summer breakfast & lunch

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

Online Application:

Online Free and Reduced Meal Applicaton





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

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!

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

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

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

/userfiles/266/my files/syllabus_chemistry ap.pdf?id=1406

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