District Choir, Orchestra and Band Festivals

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The District Music Festivals are coming up at Hillside!  These are very important events that will involve many of our Hillside music students.  District festivals provide an opportunity for the students to perform for other middle schools, as well as for judges who will give each group feedback and scores.  These are not open to the public, and will involve only students from the music department.  See below for details:

Choir Festival:          Tuesday, March 21              9:30 a.m. – 12:00        All Choir students wear concert black and white, boys MUST wear a button up, collared white shirt.

Orchestra Festival:   Wednesday , March 29       9:30 a.m. – 12:00        Orchestra II students wear concert black and white.

Band Festival:          Tuesday, April 4th               9:30 a.m. – 12:00        Band II students, wear concert black and white.

This is a very important event, so please practice and be prepared.  We are so proud of our music department!


Hillside Band to Perform in St. Patrick's Day Parade

Get your green on and go see the Hillside Band play at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 18, 10:00 a.m. at the Gateway!

St. Patrick's Day

Volleyball Tryouts

Hillside volleyball team tryouts will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 14-16, at 3:30 in the gym.  All interested students are welcome to tryout!

VolleyballSee Peter Barrus, the After School Program director, for details.

Hillside Chosen for National Assessment of Educational Progress Participation

A group of our 8th graders will represent thousands of others across the country on March 8!  Known as The Nation’s Report Card, NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students in the United States know and can do.  Learn more at  Last year, Utah 8th graders lead the nation in Science! 

Nation's Report Card

Hillside Presents "The Lion King Jr." Musical Production!

Don't miss out on witnessing more than 160 Hillside students come together to perform this great production!

Lion King Musical                                                  

Lion King tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, February 6th! You can come in and pick out your tickets and purchase them from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. every Monday through Thursday until they are sold out. Tickets are $5.00 a piece and $3.00 a piece for a group of 15 people or more.  Performance dates are February 23, 24, 25, and 27. Please contact Mr. Nate Holcomb with any questions!


Hillside Val-O-Gram Sales Raised Over $1000 for Local Families in Need!

Thanks very much to the many students, Hillside parents and Ms. Dayna Evans for making this wonderful fund raising event a success!


Hillside Science Fair Thursday, January 26

It’s that time of year again when Hillside’s budding scientists will test out their hypotheses!  Judging will be Thursday 3:15 – 5:30.  Public viewing of the projects will be Thursday 12:30 – 3:30 and 5:30 – 6:00 (closed during judging) & Friday 8:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.  The Awards Ceremony is Friday, January 27, 8:05 – 8:25 A.M. Science Fair

Come see scientific inquiry in action!

Hillside is Out of this World Spirit Week January 17-20

alienTuesday:  Mad Science Day  (wear crazy hair)                                           space alien

Wednesday: Rocket & Roll  (wear your favorite musical performer or band t-shirt)

Thursday:  Space Cowboys  (wear your western gear)

Friday:  Alien Day (dress like an alien – no masks allowed)     

Participation Points will be given each day along with fun activities!   Who will have the strongest school spirit – 7th or 8th grade?

Hillside Orchestra Delighted Audiences at their Winter Concert and the District Offices

Ms. Misco and The Hillside Orchestra created a festive mood at their Winter Concert this week!  Earlier this month the orchestra also played holiday tunes at our District Offices!  Thank you to the Band, Choir and Orchestra for making our holidays bright with caroling at classrooms, jamming with breakfast and fabulous performances! 

Sample the sounds of orchestra by clicking on the picture below: 

Orchestra Winter Concert


Winter Music Concerts

winter concertCelebrate the season by attending Hillside’s upcoming evening holiday concerts!


Orchestra Concert:      Tuesday,   December 13    7:00 P.M.

Band Concert:              Thursday, December 15    7:00 P.M.

Choir Concert:              Tuesday,  December 20    7:00 P.M. 


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