National Junior Honor Society Book Drive


National Junior Honor Society Service Project

The Hillside chapter of National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is conducting a book drive to provide books for children at a local health center.  They are in need of new or gently used books that are appropriate for children ages 0 to 16.  If you have any books you would be willing to donate, please contact any NJHS member, one of the officers listed below, or Ms. Matthews (NJHS adviser).  Ms Matthews can be reached at  The officers are:

President                                  John

Vice President of Service          Lizzie

Vice President of Membership  Salem

Secretary                                  Izzy

Historian                                  Josh

NJHS is a service organization for 8th graders.  Seventh graders who meet the academic and citizenship standards will be contacted in the next few weeks and invited to apply for membership.  To become members, students need to have a 3.75 cumulative GPA and no U’s in citizenship.  In May 2017, new members will be inducted in a ceremony held at the school.

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.

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