Thursday, December 1, 2016

Spanish for Spanish Speakers Book Drive

Hillview's 8th grade Spanish for Spanish Speakers class is running a book drive from Monday, December 5th to Friday, December 16th! All books donated will benefit George Mayne Elementary School in Alviso, CA, which doesn't have as many resources as we are fortunate enough to have at Hillview.

How can I donate books? 
Books will be collected every morning before school AND at brunch from December 5th to December 16th. 

What type of books should I donate?
New and lightly used books will be accepted. As George Mayne is an elementary school, please donate books that would be appropriate for students in grades K-5th. Also, both English and Spanish books will be accepted.

How many books should I donate? 
Our school goal is 1000 books; If each student brings in at least two books, we will certainly reach our goal. Since this is an academy competition for the second trimester, the academies in each grade will win spirit points according to how many books each academy donates. So, donate as many books as possible!

How many spirit points?
The winning academy in each grade will win 20 spirit points, the academy in second place will win 10 spirit points, and the academy in third place will win 5 spirit points. This will give the academies who win a nice lead in the spirit competition!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Apply to be a Hillview ASB Academy Rep!
Hillview ASB needs your help!

Want to get involved in helping Hillview ASB? Want to learn about upcoming competitions, events, and activities before the school and then help get the word out to your Academy?

If that sounds good and you can attend one meeting per month on Thursdays after school starting in January (dates will be announced on HawkTalk), then consider applying by clicking the link below!

*Block H Points can be earned!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

November 7-10

Though the week of November 7th was short, with only four days, it proved to be a week filled with ASB events.

First, the We Scare Hunger canned food drive was concluded, with a total of 4,871 cans! This means that Hillview exceeded its goal of 3,500 cans by more than a thousand. To see the academy totals of the can food drive, please see the spirit scoreboard. Thank you so much to everyone who donated!

There was also a debate between the literary candidates on Monday. And finally, the results of the mock election are in! The Grinch, representing the villain party, won the literary presidency. Thanks to everyone who supported their candidate, made campaign posters, and/or voted.

A few members of our We Scare Hunger team
Katniss Everdeen, representing the hero party
The Grinch, representing the villain party

Monday, November 7, 2016

2016 Hillview Middle School Mock Election - The Grinch VS. Katniss

We hope you enjoyed the debate yesterday at lunch hawks! But, now it's time for the exciting stuff. For all of today, every single one of you will be able to vote for who you want to be president.

Choose Wisely...

Click Here to Vote


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

We Scare Hunger Canned Food Drive

Please remember to donate cans to the We Scare Hunger canned food drive! Cans are collected in the PAC lobby every morning before school and are counted towards your academy. All cans donated go to Second Harvest Food Bank ( and support families in the Bay Area who cannot afford to buy food. The academies with the most cans will win spirit points. In fact, this is the largest spirit competition of the trimester. Last year, Hillview donated 3,100 food items and this year our goal is 3,500 cans. That means that if every student donated four cans, we would exceed our goal! We CAN do it! 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October Spirit Week Slideshow

As all Hillview students surely know, last week, October 17th-21st, was Spirit Week. Each day had a theme and outstanding amounts of Hillview students dressed up according to the theme. Students were also counted to win spirit points for their academy on the stage at lunch. In recognition of your amazing efforts, we have put together a Spirit Week slideshow. Thanks to all students and staff members who dressed up.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hillview's Election of 2016 - Primaries

Read info about all of the candidates before you vote on Friday. Do your civic duty AND earn spirit points for your academy!