Graduation Schedule

Hillside High School Graduation Practice Schedule

June 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm in the Gym - National Honor Society and Students with the last name beginning letters  A - K

June 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm in the Gym - Students with the last name beginning letters   L - Z

June 20, 2019 @ 8:15 am - at Woodfield Stadium football field ALL GRADUATES - (alternate location in the gym if raining)


All caps and gowns along with tickets will be distributed on June 20th at practice.


All students must arrive at 5:30 pm on June 21, 2019 for graduation ceremony.Diploma


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




New Information

important information

Grade Replacement

Students will be allowed to retake up to three (3) courses in their high school career for grade replacement if they have earned a grade of 65 - 79. The course can be re-enrolled during the subsequent school year or during the summer months following the initial completion of the course. The course must be taken through an approved online provider or approved traditional summer school; this will be at no cost to the district (students are responsible for all fees associated with the course).


All courses proposed for grade replacement must be approved by student's Counselor and the Director of Guidance. Student's new grade will be replaced on the transcript and no additional credit will be earned. Application for grade replacement is available through the student's Counselor. If the grade replacement is taken for NCAA eligibility, please check the eligibility center website and discuss with your counselor.


Approved online providers:

Apex Learning

Educere Virtual Education

Vitual Learning Academy

Paris & Barcelona 2020

Paris & Barcelona

Summer Reading grades 9-12
2019 Chess Champions

2019 Chess Champions

Mr. Cory Jones, winner of Hillside Kings and Queens 2019 chess tournament.  The champion received a personally engraved chess trophy and a 25 dollar Amazon gift card.

Zayquan Robinson-McDonald Runner-up of Hillside Kings and Queens 2019 Chess tournament received a 25 dollar Amazon gift card. 

Mrs. Bartholomew would like to thank everyone who participated in the tournament.  Let's prepare for the 2020 tournament now!

EY College Mentoring for Access and Persistence program

Congratulations to the 12 students who have been awarded scholarships from the EY College Mentoring for Access and Persistence program!

EY Scholarships 

May Student of the Month Students of the Month

Congratulations to the May

students of the month:

Javonica Latimore

Nana Agyemang



School Counselor Union County School Counselor of the Year!





Ewing, NJ. –On Friday, March 22, 2019 NJSCA honored school counselors from the different counties within the State of New Jersey at the annual “Counselor of the County” Awards Program held at The College of New Jersey. School counselors are nominated by their colleagues and are selected by their own county’s School Counselor Associations for this award.


The award honors the professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates – and often lifesavers – for the nation’s students. Catherine Francis, a school counselor from Hillside High Schools, was selected as the 2018-2019 Counselor of the County for Union County. 


Candidates are selected for the Counselor of the County Award at their county-level school counselor associations. They are selected because of their ability to deliver an effective school counseling program which focuses on academic development, career counseling, and personal/social support.  They further distinguish themselves by proving to be leaders of systemic change, advocates for students, and collaborative professionals who seek the success of the “whole” student in school and in life. For more specific information on this association, visit: www.njsca.org.


UC Step Union County Step

Hillside High School participated in the Union County STEP youth development program in December 2018.  The students were broken up into groups and worked on the UC STEP Civic Engagement challenge.  In February, Omar Chambers, a junior at Hillside High, along with his team members from other Union County schools were victorious.   Their campaign, “Link Up for Life-5k”, a service project for suicide prevention will be implemented throughout Union County.  Hillside High will have the opportunity to implement the program and compete with other schools for a chance to win a $1,000 grant.   

UC Step

Congratulations Omar!

NATM 2019 Vito Recine Memorial Scholarship

KyAsia Mays was awarded the 2019 Vito Recine Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is sponsored by the Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey and only given to one high school student in the state annually.  Hillside High School Athletic Training students have won this award 3 years in a row !!! Congratulations KyAsia Mays & Head Athletic Trainer James Boyle. 


High School Athletic Training Club & Sports Medicine Class

With help from the Hillside High School PTSA, the High School Athletic Training Club and Sports Medicine Class took a trip to see the Dr. OZ show.

Dr. Oz

NHS 2019 NHS

2019 NHS

Summer Jobs Summer Job Opportunity

Summer jobs

Hillside High School's Teacher of the Year

teacher of the year

Congratulations to Mr. Paul Skelton, Hillside High School's Teacher of the Year!!

Robotics Robotics

Please congratulate our Engineering and Robotics club’s VEX Robotics Teams for their invitation to the NJ VEX ROBOTICS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!!! They competed twice this month at South Brunswick and Millburn High School where they were great competitors in their first year competing. 


Comets 88193C - Mr. Roboto earned an invitation to the state championship based on their skills score with a score of 15 points.  They are 44th in the state in the skills competition.  This is an amazing feat for a first year team. They were only able to practice for one week with the competition arena before competing. This is a huge achievement for Engineering and Robotics Club! Follow us on Instagram @ hhs_pltw_stem


VEX Robotics Competition consists of two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each. They compete in matches consisting of a fifteen second autonomous period followed by one minute and forty-five seconds of driver-controlled play. Teams can also compete in individual Programming or Robot Skills trials.  The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by High Scoring or Low Scoring Caps, Toggling Flags, and by Alliance Parking or Center Parking Robots on the Platforms.

See Photo Gallery for more pictures.

New AP Computer Science A course

Hillside High School has been awarded a $44,000 dollar grant from the Department of Education to offer AP Computer Science A for the 2019-2020 school year.

Students please talk to your guidance counselors about registering for this new and exciting course!

AP Computer Science

For more information click HERE

Clubs & Organizations

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of Hillside High School


Attention Parents and Guardians if you wish to speak to your child's

Guidance Counselor

please email or call 908.352.7664 and make an appointment:

Catherine Francis     all students with the last name starting with A-C call ext. 8449

Jennifer Griffith         all students with the last name starting with D-J call ext. 8407

Cory Jones               all students with the last name starting with K-P call ext. 8408

Randal McCoy          all students with the last name starting with Q-Z call ext 8480


Student Handbook

Student Handbook

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New Information



Please follow the Hillside Student Council on Instragram @HillsideStuCo


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SAT Boot Camp SAT Boot Camp at Rutgers

SAT Boot Camp at Rutgers. Based on demand, we have enhanced our camp to provide both an in-person and online experience to deliver even more value to your students.   We are offering $5000 in scholarships for low-income students to attend. We would love your students to get all of these scholarships.

To Register click here: https://www.mindworksprep.com/boot-camps.html

To apply for Scholarships click here  http://www.mindworksprep.com/sat-scholarships.html

We have expanded and are making the news all over the country!  Here are just a few clips…

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Founder and President



College Prep College Prep Classes


College Prep Classes

Wednesdays or Saturdays

September 12, 2018 through May 15, 2019

Wednesdays 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Saturdays 11: 30 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.



Free and Reduced Meals Free and Reduced Meal Applications

The 2018-2019 school year Free and Reduced Meal Applications are now available online.  The applications can be found at www.lunchapplication.com. to make payments to your child's account please visit the http://k12paymentcenter.com

If you do not have computer and/or internet access, please stop by the main office of the school that your youngest child attends.  A computer is available for your use.


There are many benefits to completing an online Free and Reduced Meal Application.  Most importantly, you will receive a quicker decision regarding your child's free or reduced meal status.


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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.

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