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Principal's Message A Message from the Principal

February is the time to celebrate Love and Black History


As parents, you have unique ways of sending your children messages of love.  Sometimes, a child just doesn’t get the message and thinks his/her parents don’t care.


“There are at least three languages of love,” says child development specialist H. Wallace Goddard.  They are showing, telling and touching:


  • A child who wants to be shown love—wants you to do things with him/her.  So arrange to spend some quality time with them.


  • A tell-me child wants to hear words like, “I love you,” “I’m so glad you’re my child” and “I enjoy being with you.”


  • A touch-me child needs a parent to hug him/her, no matter how old they are.


Notice what your child asks for. 


Watch how your child sends his/her own messages of love. 


Once you’ve figured this out, plan how you will send your child messages of love. 


Source:  H. Wallace Goodard



At Hillside High School we conduct activities throughout the school year that focus students’ attention on the significant contributions members of various race & ethnic groups have made to our society, during the month of February we celebrate the accomplishments of Black Americans.

SAT Prep - Parent Information Session

Would you like to see your child’s SAT scores increase? Hillside High School would like to offer a SAT PREP course.  This is a great opportunity for your child to increase their knowledge across all test areas, develop test-taking strategies and build their confidence.

There will be a parent information session on Wednesday, February 20th in the High School Cafeteria at 6:30 PM.  We really want to begin these sessions in March 2019 providing test-taking strategies for our students leading up to the May 2019 SAT that will be administered right here at Hillside HS.

Please come out, we need your support.

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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.

SAT SAT/ACT Prep Classes

The High School Academic Support Program offers free SAT/ACT prep classes every Wednesday and Saturday.

When: Wednesdays 4:00pm - 7:00pm & Saturdays 11:30am - 1:30pm

Where: Newark Public Library, Springfield Branch, 50 Hayes Street Newark, NJ 07103

We offer SAT/ACT prep classes, college essay writing workshops, scholarship information, and assistance with completing college applications and financial aid forms. Come learn about upcoming trips to local college fairs and tours. 

This Wednesday, February 6, 2019, The Newark Public Library and Newark City of Learning Collaborative is offering a workshop for parents, Supporting Your Child Through College, from 6pm-8pm. This workshop will take place at the Springfield Branch after the SAT/ACT Prep class. 

Please refer to the attached flyer.


Please click HERE for the order form for the 2019 yearbook


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

Student of the Month Students of the Month

Congratulations to the February

students of the month:

Haley Rodrigues

Brandon Porter



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


Breakfast/Lunch Breakfast/Lunch Menus
UTI Guidance Trip to Universal Technical Institute

Mr. Jones along with Ms. Griffith took a group of students to tour Universal Technical institute in Bloomfield, NJ where they met with Hillside High School Alumni, Naseef Primo, class of 2018


The Hiller The Hiller
Voter Registration Information Voter Registration Information
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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Andrea Catsicas

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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