An Update on Fall Sports

posted Jul 9, 2017, 5:12 PM by Sarah Mates

Cross-Country, Fall Girl's Volleyball, and Field Hockey try outs will not start before August 28th.
Fall Volleyball and Field Hockey games will begin on September 11.
Cross-Country meets may begin on September 7.

A Huge Hillside Thanks

posted Jun 24, 2017, 8:13 AM by Sarah Mates

Thank you to the many Hillside parents who helped support many of our activities and causes this past year. Your time and effort, as well as your very generous donations of snacks, drinks, desserts and borrowing equipment and other items, was especially helpful to the success of events such as the 8th grade field day and 8th grade dance.

Thank you to the many Hillside staff, who through their time and effort, as well as donations and borrowing of various equipment/items and incredible art work and decorations, helped make the 8th grade field day and 8th grade dance possible.

Thank you to the many Hillside alumni who came back to help out with the 8th grade dance. Thanks too, to DJ Greg Sowa and his crew, as well as Holly and Cara at Kona Ice, for their outstanding service at the 8th grade dance.

Thanks to all the Hillside students who helped with the various fundraisers and activities this year, including the 8th grade field day and 8th grade dance.

The following is a list of the many local establishments who helped support our 8th grade field day and 8th grade dance with extremely generous donations:

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Mr. Mac
Bagel Cafe
Jerome's Deli
Kay's Bakery
Angela's Pasta Shop
Michelle's Bakery
Auburn Pitts
Portland Pie
Fire Fly
Alley Cat
Cactus Jacks
Master Wok
Tap House
Kona Ice
Dunkin Donuts (Mall of N.H.)
Pappy's Pizza
Domino's Pizza (Amory Street)
Pizza 911 (Mast Road)
Fresh Market

Central Freshmen Orientation

posted Jun 14, 2017, 7:37 AM by Sarah Mates

 Central will be holding their freshmen orientation  August 29th starting at 9am.

Cross Country Summer Training Schedule

posted Jun 8, 2017, 5:44 AM by Sarah Mates

Please see the attached schedule for your Cross Country summer training.

Donors Choose Links

posted Apr 11, 2017, 5:07 PM by Sarah Mates

Donors Choose Projects!  Please take a look at all the live projects we currently have on Donors Choose.  Any support is greatly appreciated. There are many great projects that we would love to have funded.

Attention Parents of Fifth Graders

posted Apr 10, 2017, 6:37 AM by Sarah Mates

To the parents/guardians of fifth grade students who will attend Hillside Middle School next year:

On behalf of the staff, I would like to welcome you to Hillside Middle School. We have an experienced and caring sixth grade staff that will assist you in making your child’s transition to middle school as smooth as possible. We are committed to the improvement of each child’s achievement. We will be asking for your support in these important efforts.

As an important part of the transition to sixth grade, Hillside will host an informational session for parents and guardians on Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. This will take place in the gymnasium. The program will include an overview of the school, a chance to ask questions and a tour of the building.

We at Hillside look forward to meeting the students and families of our incoming sixth graders. These students will also have the opportunity to visit Hillside for orientation sessions on the following days:

  1. Monday, May 8 @ 9:00 a.m.: Smyth Road. Students will walk.

  2. Tuesday, May 9 @ 9:00 a.m.: Beech, Wilson, Hallsville, Weston. Bus will pick up students in this order beginning at 8:30 a.m.

  3. Wednesday, May 10 @ 9:00 a.m.: McDonough. Students will walk.

  4. Thursday, May 11 @ 9:00 a.m.: Webster. Bus will pick up students at 8:45 a.m.

Upcoming Dates For End Of the Year

posted Apr 10, 2017, 4:46 AM by Sarah Mates   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 4:00 PM ]

  1. 4/7—4th quarter begins
  2. 4/10—SBAC Testing Grade 7
  3. 4/10— Soccer Tryouts Begin
  4. 4/11—Q3 Report Cards home
  5. 4/17—Hillside Week
  6. 4/17— Flag Football Tryouts Start
  7. 4/24—School Vacation Week
  8. 5/1—SBAC Testing Grade 8
  9. 5/8—Elementary Step Up Concert 7:00 p.m.
  10. 5/11—CU4 Reality Career Fair, 8th Graders, Manchester Community College
  11. 5/11—Open House parents of incoming 6th graders 6:30 p.m.
  12. 5/12—Q4 Progress Reports home
  13. 5/16—Band Concert 7:00 p.m.
  14. 5/17—Chorus Concert 7:00 p.m.
  15. 5/18—Orchestra Concert 7:00 p.m.
  16. 5/26—Walk Against Hunger & Memorial Day Assembly
  17. 5/29—Memorial Day Parade (Band) 2:00 p.m.
  18. 6/1—8th Grade Field Day
  19. 6/9—8th Grade Dance
  20. 6/13—8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 6:30 p.m. (awards ceremony 9:00 a.m.)
  21. 6/14—Last day of school for students

The Beak Speaks

posted Apr 6, 2017, 7:57 AM by Sarah Mates

The hard copy of The Beak Speaks will be going home on April 11th with report cards.

Talent Show Update

posted Apr 4, 2017, 4:58 AM by Sarah Mates

Who’s Got The Talent?

By: James Garcia, Jacob Wong & Ethan Seya

Hillside is having a talent show. The auditions run through the beginning of April with the finals being Friday, April 21st during the Hillside week assembly. Acts could  include: singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, magic, comedy, martial arts, or gymnastics. Students can  either be with a partner, in a group or perform as a solo act. Some previous performances have included raps, skits, singing, and dancing.

The person that won last year was Tikiyah Santiago and she sang a self composed song with electronic background music. It was awesome! Teachers volunteer to be judges for all rounds of the talent show. What kinds of talent make good acts? Any talent as long as the performer is confident.  There are usually about 10 acts in the talent show.  The assembly is a great time to celebrate the hard work and talent of our classmates.  Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with the winner of this year’s talent competition in the next Beak Speaks.

Mr. Buteau & The Salmon Project

posted Apr 3, 2017, 4:59 AM by Sarah Mates

                          Saving The Endangered

                                       By: Da’Zya Horne, Faith Benson, Brooke Robert, and Nael Khenchil

Salmon are an endangered species, but how are they still in New Hampshire? Mr. Buteau conducts his own project to keep them alive. Some of you may know him as the teacher who wears funky ties every day. He is not recognized as much as he should be for all of the hard work he puts into this project. According to Brooke, “He’s a very nice and genuine man.”

                 Some interesting things to know about Mr. Buteau are that his favorite books are The Theory Of Chaos and One Flew The Cuckoo’s Nest.  Aside from saving fish he also likes to eat it. His favorite fish is in fact salmon, but only the west coast variety! He also enjoys other seafood such as trout, haddock, clams, and scallops. His favorite tie is one that has children on it from many different cultures and backgrounds.  His birthday is March 19th, and he just turned seventy-seven! When asked what his favorite thing to do at Hillside is he replied with, “Being in the classroom. I think that’s the best thing to do.”

Mr. Buteau is the teacher in charge of Hillside’s very own Salmon Project. This is something he is dedicated to doing annually. He has been raising salmon for over 18 years. The project is about raising and releasing salmon back into the river. It teaches students about endangered species and caring for something other than themselves.

It all begins when Mr. Buteau obtains the salmon eggs from the Nashua National Fish Hatchery. He raises the fish in a tank that has to be constantly monitored. He has to monitor the filter and the temperature to make sure the salmon stay healthy. When a fish dies, Mr. Buteau has to get rid of it right away. If he does not, fungus will grow inside of the fish and eventually break out, spreading the fungus throughout the whole tank. If the fungus were ever to get to the tank all of the fish would become sick and die. Water chemistry and invertebrate studies are also included as a part of the Salmon Project.

At the end of the year the students who raised the salmon go to a nearby river in Goffstown to release them back into the wild. While salmon have become endangered in New Hampshire, Mr. Buteau and his students are helping to revive the species. He is teaching his students to be more involved and caring for the environment as well as increasing the population of an endangered species.

Mr. Buteau has worked at Hillside for 15 years and has been teaching for over 54 years.  He enjoys teaching and working with a diverse group of students. Oh yeah, I love working at Hillside! The attraction here would have to be the diversity of students.” We thank Mr. Buteau for his dedication to the salmon and to all of the students of Hillside.

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