Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Toy Drive

Hey Hawks,
Come to the PAC lobby at lunch this week to sponsor a toy for a kid in need. You can buy a $5, $10 or more expensive toy to give away or you can just make a donation. If you can not sponsor a toy, you can make a card. This amazing event is only happening this week so hurry up and head to the PAC Lobby.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday Trivia

Don"t forget to play the Holiday Trivia today threw Friday. Remember, this worth spirit point, so try your hardest!

Here is the link:

Holiday Trivia

Saturday, November 18, 2017


6th graders,
Please take this short 2 minute survey to submit your favorite social media app, type of shoe and more!!
Here is the link:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Canned Food Drive Results

Great job Hillview for bringing 2824 cans!! Here is the breakdown for each academy:

6th grade
Vesuvius: 632 cans
Olympus: 578 cans
Everest: 228 cans
Kilimanjaro: 168 cans

7th grade
Mavericks: 207 cans
Pipeline: 173 cans
Cloud 9: 163 cans

8th grade
Trailblazers: 246 cans
Pioneers: 220 cans
Explorers: 206 cans

Monday, October 30, 2017

Canned Food Drive

Hey Hillview! Don’t forget to bring in cans for the canned food drive. This is the LAST week to bring in cans to help us get to our goal of 5000 cans. The academies that bring in the most cans this week gets spirit points. Remember, we CAN do it!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Media Message

Hey Hillview! Our awesome yearbook team has put together a survey for you. They want to know what your favorite social media platform is.

Take the survey here!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Youtube Trivia Game

Don't forget to play the Youtube Trivia game by HV Spirit and Events. Its easy, fun and takes 2 minutes to play.

Here is the link:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hillview Night of Fright Dance

This Friday is the Hillview Night of Fright Dance in the PAC from 6-8. Tickets will be sold at lunch in the student center for $5 for ASB cardholders, $7 without and if you want to buy them at the door, they will be $8. Don’t worry if you don’t have your card yet, because we will have a spreadsheet with your name and if you have a card when you come to the student center. Costumes are optional, but they must be in school dress code and we will not allow any weapons, masks or props. They will be confiscated at the door. Remember this is a 7th and 8th grade dance. 6th graders, you will get your dance in the spring.

Do You Want A Later Start? Part Two

Everyone, we are so sorry about this, but apparently, all the data from the original survey got scrambled. Everything was messed up, and our data wouldn't work for the cause. However, we have created three different surveys, one for Students, one for Staff, and one for Parents. If all those who filled out the original survey, could fill these out accordingly, that would be amazing. Thanks to all those who help us reach our goal!

Late Start Surveys:

Student Survey

Staff Survey

Parent Survey

Friday, October 13, 2017

Spirit Week

Don't forget to dress up for Spirit Week next week! Here is what to dress up in:

iPad Pop Culture Game

Play the iPad Pop Culture Game right here! Do you want your dreams to come true? Do you want to be universally recognized as the ultimate KUWTK fan?

Well we have the game for you…

Monday, October 9, 2017

Marshmallow Toss

Do you like throwing marshmallows? Well we’ve got the game for you...

Sign up for the Marshmallow Toss Here:

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Character Strong Trait

This Month's Character Strong Trait is RESPECT!! Don't forget to show respect towards your teachers, parents, and friends. It can be a tiny act of respect like staying quiet in class when your teacher is talking or a big act of respect like finding someone around Hillview that looks like they are not having enough fun and asking them to play with you.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wear Orange

Don't forget to wear orange tomorrow to support the PTO/MPAEF. Wear your favorite orange t-shirt, hoodie, or sweatpants to show that YOU ARE IN!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Family Picnic Signup

Sign up HERE to volunteer at the Fall Family Picnics at the elementary schools!

There will be a lot of signups, and shifts fill quickly, so fill this out fast!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Disney Trivia

Don't forget to play this amazing Disney Trivia Game! It's easy and only takes 5 minutes! Remember, you can earn spirit points for your academy, but the game is open until Friday at 3:05.

To play:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Face the Cookie Sign Up Lottery

This game will be VERY popular, so we need to hold a lottery to determine who gets to play this Friday at lunch!

This game is run by Hillview Spirit and Events class (6th-7th-8th grade), but MAY count for spirit points once Hillview ASB approves the fairness of the game.

To sign up: click:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Lottery: Musical Chairs on Friday

Want to play in musical chairs this Friday?

Enter the Spirit Lottery for a chance to play! We will randomly draw 2 names per academy from this lottery (you can only enter once!).

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

In Case You Were Wondering...

Hillview Students, in case you wanted to know more about our new Associate Principal, Ms. von der Linden, three of our cabinet members decided to interview her. This is the transcript of their interview, enjoy!

Claire Auslander, Emily Olson, and Devin Leslie are three of your ASB cabinet members.

Hillview Middle School’s New Associate Principal

As classes resume, many Hawks have mixed emotions. Will I like my new teachers? Will this year be better than the last? What’s different about this year?
The 2016-2017 school year marked Hillview’s beloved Associate Principal, Mary Martin, last time as a hawk. This year, we’re excited to welcome the former Vice Principal of Encinal Elementary School, Joan von der Linden, as our new Associate Principal. As students, we decided we wanted our community to get to know Ms. von der Linden better. We conducted an interview to learn more.

What would you say your job description is as Associate Principal?

The Associate Principal position allows me to serve in a variety of buckets.  Examples include supporting teachers and students in the academic realm, helping to facilitate use and management of our technology tools, partnering with Mr. Haug and the teaching staff in determine short and long term goals for student learning, and my most favorite, working closely with students in supporting social emotional wellness through middle school.

What is one thing you want everybody to know about you?

Prior to being an assistant and now associate principal, I taught 5th grade at both Encinal and Oak Knoll.

What are you most excited about at Hillview?

I am thrilled to learn so many new things and meet so many new people!  Although I have been an assistant principal for 9 years, the switch to the middle school has brought so many new opportunities for growth.  I am truly humbled.

What will change at Hillview under your tenure that the Community will want to hear about?

Every day I grow more inspired by the programs, staff and students at Hillview.  I think what will change depends on what this collaborative team of staff, students and families determine to be the best course to move the school in this continued path of excellence.  I look forward to playing on this team!

What will change at Hillview under your tenure that Hillview students will want to hear about?

I think we will have to see...

What piece of your background do you see most helping form your vision for Hillview?

I was both a teacher and a teacher mentor in the Menlo Park City School District.  Both of these roles taught me
  1. The importance of the relationship between a teacher and student
  2. The high level of commitment and passion our teachers have for our students and their learning.
These are necessary foundations for all schools.

What program or idea have you initiated at Encinal that you want to replicate at Hillview?

We started the Advisory Program for 4th and 5th graders 8 years ago in an effort to provide an opportunity of enrichment, and at the same time, promoting "giving back" to the school community.  For example, one advisory group learned yoga and then went on to teach yoga in  the kindergarten classes.  Other examples are publishing a school newspaper,  horticulture, bird house construction, and cooking. I see  how programs like this can connect students to others with similar interest, all in the theme of helping others.  I would love to be involved in either continuing or starting a similar focus at Hillview.

All in all, we are looking forward to Joan von der Linden’s tenure at Hillview! We can’t wait to see what you’ll do this year, Hawks!

Sunday, August 27, 2017


Welcome Back Students!

It's a new year, and that means new students! Old students, please remember to give the new students a warm welcome, help them out, and be kind. We hope your year will be amazing!


Monday, May 29, 2017

MAYhem Spirit Week

Spirit Week is this week! The dress up days are as follows:

Tuesday is Tie Dye Day
Wednessday is Twin Day (match with any number of your friends)
Thursday is Throwback Day
Friday is Hillview Spirit Day

Thursday, May 25, 2017

MayHEM Week Sign Up to Play!

The games below are a lottery! If you don't get chosen to play, please play Penny Wars, Spirit Dress Up Days (announced Friday), and other games available to everyone.

Click here to enter the lottery for select MayHEM games!