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HILLSIDE VALUES†
TO BE BRAVE IN EVERYTHING WE DO~
COURAGE
TO BE TRUE TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS IN LIFE, AND IN†ACADEMICS~
HONESTY
TO GIVE SOMEONE THE LEADERSHIP THEY HAVE EARNED~
RESPECT
TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOURSELF~
RESPONSIBILITY
From the Nurse
Parents, Students, and Staff: †Hillside Jr. High is a peanut/tree nut allergy awareness zone this year. †Please do not bring Peanuts/Tree Nut products into the building this school year. †We have students with severe allergies to them. †If you do consume peanuts/tree nuts prior to the school day, please wash your hands. † Thank You

Parent Survey

Parent Survey

Parents:
Please help us better serve your children by completing a brief online survey.
Please follow this link†http://goo.gl/forms/N5LiGOYGK9†and take the survey any time between October 27th†and November 14th.

For your convenience, you may take the survey during parent-teacher conferences by visiting the computer lab in the Hillside Library. Those who take the survey at that time will be entered into a raffle drawing for some goodies, including a grand prize winner.

Thank you so much for your help and support!


Science Bowl
National Science Bowl practice and enrichment
If you like science and/or math?† Come help us build our Hillside Jr. High National Science Bowl competitive team.† It is like a game show with challenging science and math questions.† We also explore and discuss the latest and greatest happenings in science. † †
Thursdays after school and Fridays during lunch Room 108. †
All students welcome. †


October Newsletter
From the Principal's Desk
  • †At Hillside we are always looking for ways to increase our communication with our Hillside families.† We used to send out a quarterly newsletter but that got cumbersome and expensive. We will be sending out this newsletter monthly in an email.† We hope it helps. We have been trying to get the information out to parents through our school website but thought this might be more effective.† Thanks to the parent Booster group who suggested this idea.
  • On October 7 during our PLC (Professional Learning Community) time †the Hillside teachers will be receiving Digital Citizenship training.† We will be trained so we can let our students know what the expectations are when they access computers at Hillside.† With the purchase of classroom sets of Chromebooks and HP lap tops, it is important the students know there are certain guidelines and responsibilities that go hand in hand with their use. †
  • Colder weather will be coming soon.† Please make sure your children are wearing a warm coat to school everyday.† We go outside at lunch just about everyday and students need to be dressed for the weather.†
  • It is dark when the students arrive at school every morning and it is dark when some head home if they are involved in school activities. Please have a talk with your child about using the sidewalks and cross walks and make sure they are abiding by all traffic laws.† We do not want anyone to get hurt coming to school or when they are headed back home.
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From the Counseling Corner
  • This year is off to a good start! We started the year doing classroom lessons on bullying and harassment. Students were also taken into the computer lab to do an interest inventory on the Career Information Systems webpage that is provided by the Idaho Department of Labor. The students had fun answering the questions and seeing what the website recommended to them as possible areas for occupations after high school. The website is accessible from anywhere. Have your student show you their account. All they need is their nine (9) digit student identification number and the unique password they built.
  • The first quarter report cards will be available during parent conferences on October 29th†and 30th.† In the seventh and eighth grades, students need to pass 11 of their 14 classes (they get seven classes a semester). If they do not pass 11 of the 14 classes, then summer school becomes a very real possibility in order to be promoted to the next grade. Ninth graders must have 10 credits by the end of the year in order to go onto high school and their sophomore year. Please talk to your students about their grades.
  • If you havenít registered already on Infinite Campus, do so as soon as possible. You can track your studentís grades on Infinite Campus.
  • Our teacherís assignments are on our Hillside home page. You can see your studentís assignments and copy them out at home if you need to.
  • Please contact your studentís counselor if there is anything we can do to support your student!
Thank you!
Mrs. Wargo (A-L and AVID), Mrs. Watkins (M-Z), Mr. Lim (Bridge program)
Looking ahead -
Oct. 8†- Rock the Walk--Hillside students and staff will be walking or riding bicycles from Catalpa park at†7:15 am.†† Buses will let students off at the park to walk as well.†† We anticipate a great turnout for this event.
Oct. 8†- Parent Booster meeting at Natalie Alcade-Faraca's home at†6:00 pm†(4615 N Arrow Villa Way)† Come contribute and support the Parent Booster organization!!
Oct. 10†- School Dance from†6:30 - 8:00.†† Tickets will be on sale†Friday†at break and lunch.†† They will be $5 with an ID card or†$3 with an ASB endorsement.†† Students who have prepaid for the dance card will be admitted with their ID cards only.††ALL††students will need to show their ID cards at the door.† The theme will be Halloween so costumes may be worn--just no face paint or masks, please.†† Be sure to pick up your student at8:00!!
Oct. 15†- Cookie dough pick-up after school†††If your student has more orders than†he/she can carry home please make arrangements to come pick up the cookie dough.
Oct 16†-† KIDO will be doing a live broadcast from Hillside's cafeteria--check it out!!
Oct. 17- Picture Retake day--new students to Hillside and those who were absent on the original picture day will have pictures taken.†† For students who want retakes, they must return their original picture packet to the photographer.† For students who want to purchase a picture packet, they must bring a completed picture order form with them to school onOct. 17th.† Order forms are available in the office.
Oct. 21†- There will be a concert at†7:30†in the gym featuring Hillside's Orchestra and Choir groups.†† Come and enjoy their musical accomplishments.
Oct. 24†- End of the first quarter.†
Oct. 29 & 30†- Report card pickup from†4:00 - 7:00 pm† Parents will have an opportunity to pick up students' first quarter report cards and visit briefly with their teachers.


HILLSIDE WEBSTORE
Pay student fees
Purchase uniforms & yearbooks

TUESDAY TEACHER MEETINGS
Hillside teachers are required by district mandate to attend PLC (Professional Learning Community) meetings every Tuesday from 2:30 ~ 3:30 and will not be available to meet with students or parents during this time.  
SBAC INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
New assessments in Language Arts and Math.
hillside.school.boiseschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml
FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
Help Hillside Junior High earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards card!
link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Hillside Junior High School at
www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards 
or enter our non-profit number 88886.
SIGN UP TODAY FOR EMERGENCY TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE

The BoiseSchool District is launching a new service that will allow us to
deliver important safety and security information to you via text messaging. 

To sign-up simply text SUBSCRIBE to the number 68453. 

Repeat this opt-in process for any wireless numbers you wish to include.  
Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges related to sending/receiving text messages.

The District will only use the service to provide information that is
timely and relevant regarding your child's safety.

Please make sure  we have your wireless number(s) in our student information database.  
If you haven't already provided that information, please contact our school as soon as possible.

The District will be officially launching the new service in approximately a month,
so until then you won't receive any further text messages.  
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