Monday, October 31, 2016

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!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Haunted Pumpkin Patch Party

*Hint hint - This is Hillview's first dance! But it's only open to 7th and 8th graders*

Monday, October 17, 2016

Show Mo' Spirit Days

Hey, Hawks! For this week, we've cooked up a bunch of awesome spirit day themes for you guys! Here's a handy list to guide you through each one of these days!

Monday - Pajama Day - Just wear your P.J's!
Tuesday - College Day - Wear any college apparel you own!
Wednesday - Red, White, and Blue Day - Time to get patriotic!
Thursday - Athletes vs. Mathletes Day - Dress as your favorite athlete or mathematician!

Thursday, October 13, 2016



Hello there, humans. This the Illuminati again. We have hacked into the school's blogger accounts. Haha. Google stands no chance. If you want us to spare you, go to view and share SPICY memes everyday. We are watching. We are watching...


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Friday 10/7/16: Stage Game, 2048 Competition and Character Strong

Last Friday, October 7th, ASB had a stage game on the outdoor stage involving donuts, a Character Strong pledge table, and a 2048 Show Mo' Spirit competition in room G3. Thank you to all who participated and watched the stage game, filled out Character Strong pledge cards, and participated in the 2048 competition. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Literary Presidential Contest Directions

1 block H point for a completed nomination form (only one per customer!)

All correctly completed forms will be posted in the library (anonymously)

10 entries will continue on to the primaries and will be posted school wide

Here's What To Do:
  1. Choose a fictional character from a book.
  2. Turn in a ONE-page that includes (Use GOOGLE FORM BELOW):
    1. An image or photo of your nominee
    2. Party Designation: Villain or Hero
    3. A paragraph justifying your nomination (see below)
      1. Include the book if it’s not widely known
    4. Your name, grade and Academy

Nomination Paragraph must:
  • Use academic language
  • Include a thesis statement (see below) that gives 3 reasons
  • Include details from the book that support your reasons
  • End with a strong conclusion
  • Be in Arial or Times New Roman, 12 pt.

Thesis statement format:

I nominate ______ for President because he / she
(choose one)

exhibits presidential qualities such as __________
has demonstrated presidential potential by ________
has the ______, ______, and ______ to lead our nation.



Draco Malfoy
from Harry Potter series

I nominate Draco Malfoy for President because he exhibits presidential qualities such as intelligence, traditional values, and strength. The President of our great nation should have the intelligence to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world. The late Professor Snape, former Headmaster of Hogwarts and long-time Potions Master, said once that Draco Malfoy was “one of the finest minds I have ever had the honor of teaching.” As a member of one of the finest wizarding families, Malfoy understands the importance of traditional wizarding values. He would protect our way of life as President as much as he did as a student at Hogwarts. Finally, Draco Malfoy will protect America against all threats and will not hesitate to use force to keep us safe. When Professor Dumbledore stood in the way of Lord Voldemort’s return, Draco was prepared to do whatever it took to ensure the dominance of wizards over muggles. He would show similar strength against America’s enemies today. The choice is clear. Draco Malfoy’s intelligence, values and strength make him an ideal candidate for President of the United States of America.

Tracy Piombo
Grade 300
Library Academy

Monday, October 3, 2016

Show Mo' Spirit 2048 Competition

Love 2048? Want to show off your skills AND win spirit points? Then come to G-3 on Thursday or Friday for a heated 2048 competition! But get there fast! There's limited room and we have a first come first serve policy!

PRO TIP: Practice before the competition to win! Also, aim to get the highest score and not the highest tile!

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Clubs Fair

Yesterday, Friday September 30th, Hillview held a clubs fair at lunch in the quad. While it may seem like a small ASB event, this gathering taught Hillview students all about the various meetings that occur during lunch all around Hillview. As Lucia Corona, a 6th grader and member of the Drama Club said, "They're fun and sometimes you get bored at lunch with nothing to do."

These clubs bring a great, inclusive culture to Hillview. Students can participate in the Art Club, Anime Club, French Culture Club, Dance and Cheer Club, Tech club, and Go Green Club, among many others. Rachel Warsaw, a member of the Drama Club and 7th grader explained, "They help people connect with each other and meet new people who have the same interests as they do."

So, why should Hillview students join clubs? It is valuable to become involved at Hillview and clubs are a great way to do that. "It is important for people to give back to the community because we have so much here, and it is the little things we can do to help that matter," said Gabby Silverman, an 8th grader and member of the Service Club. Gabby is right!

However, as Nathan Friedman, a 6th grader who joined both the Service and Gaming clubs during the fair put it, "I thought they'd be fun." Over all, lunch clubs are a fun and exciting way to spend time.

Lucia Corona (left), a 6th grader and member of the Drama Club
Rachel Warsaw (left), a member of the Drama Club and 7th grader
Gabby Silverman (left), an 8th grader and member of the Service Club
  Nathan Friedman (right), a 6th grader who joined both the Service and Gaming Clubs during the fair