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Hoboken Junior Senior High School
800 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 - 201.356.3700

Principal: Robin Piccapietra
Vice Principal: Anna Gullo

Mission Statement
The mission of the Hoboken High School Educational Community is to prepare our students to become stakeholders in a changing and complex society. Our educational programs and activities are designed to ensure that all students can have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential through a diverse curriculum that promotes self-discipline, self-esteem and an understanding of the rights of others. Through the commitment of our staff, the students of our small, urban community will be socially, emotionally and academically equipped to carry out a contributing role in today’s society.

Belief Statements

  • Education is the key element to a successful future.
  • All children can learn to their highest potential.
  • We must have high expectations for ourselves and our students.
  • Students, parents, and staff are all accountable for their part in education.
  • Our objectives must have measurable outcomes.
  • Our role is to provide students with the opportunity to learn and the confidence to use the abilities that they develop.
  • Shared decision-making achieves positive change.
  • It is important to understand, appreciate, and accept diversity.
  • Community involvement and support enhance the success of our school.
  • Every individual has intrinsic worth.

Latest High School News
Winter Coat Drive
The African American Culture Club is currently sponsoring a winter coat drive. We are seeking donations of gently worn winter coats for children and adults. We also appreciate winter hats, scarves, or gloves. All items can be dropped off at the security desk, main office or with Mr. Barfield in room 325. We thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation and generosity.
HJSHS Students of the Month - December 2015
The Student of the Month Committee is pleased to announce the December 2015 Student of the Month winners:
7th Grade: Emily Piniero
8th Grade:​ Steven Schmidt (Overall Junior High School Student of the Month)
Freshman: Payton Normandia
Sophomore: Ivelisse Lorenzo (Overall Senior High School Student of the Month)
Junior: Kobe Dawes
Senior: Patrick Roylance

Steven Schmidt (​December Overall Junior High School Student of the Month) and Ivelisse Lorenzo ​(​December Overall Senior High School Student of the Month) will be honored at the next board meeting on Tuesday, ​01/19/16 at 7:00pm in the Demarest Auditorium.
Hoboken Dinner Program (pdf)
If you are staying after school for a club, sport, activity or tutoring, we are offering you dinner. Click on the title above for the flyer with details.
Hoboken Beats Brearley in Championship game
HJSHS Week of Respect 2015 (pdf)
Please click on the title above to learn all about this week's "Week of Respect" activities.
HJSHS to offer after school meals (pdf)
On Thursday, October 1, 2015, Hoboken Junior Senior High School began participating in an after school meal program through the Child and Adult Care Food Program, NJ Department of Agriculture. This program provides a meal, at no charge, to all Hoboken Junior Senior High School students participating in an after school program. Click the title above for more information.
College fair flyer 2015 (pdf)
On Wednesday, October 28th, HJSHS will host our annual college fair. Right now we have over 40 colleges that have confirmed, and we will have some more additions as we near the target date.
At the college fair, you'll find out about academic programs, campus activities, financial aid, and admissions requirements and have the opportunity to talk briefly with college representatives.

Make a point to talk with the college representatives – they want to engage with you and answer your questions.
Take notes.
Sign up to be on the mailing lists at colleges that interest you. Pick up brochures from colleges that interest you and take them home to review.
Attend information sessions, if available.
Be sure to go to the fair prepared to maximize your time. Bring paper and pen to take notes, and a list of questions. The Guidance Department sent out a list of questions on Naviance recently. Use them as a guide.

HJSHS open house flyer (pdf)
Join us for an open house on October 15th at 6:30 pm. Tour the building, meet our staff and students, and learn about our programs.
Order a uniform shirt with a logo and support the class of 2019!
The class of 2019 is sponsoring a uniform shirt fundraiser. Shirts are $13 each or 2 for $25.
Click here for order form.
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District News and Updates
Weekly Update from Schools 2-11-16
Superintendent Johnson Set to Host Informational Sessions for Incoming Junior and Senior High School Students
Superintendent of Schools Christine Johnson is set to host an informational session for all parents and guardians of current 6th and 7th grade students to provide a glimpse into the exciting new initiatives and plans for the 2016-2017 school year at the Junior High School. This presentation, followed by a Q & A, will take place in the Hoboken Junior Senior High School Cafeteria from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18th. See event flyer.

Following the informational session dedicated to parents and guardians of current 6th and 7th grade students, Superintendent Johnson cordially invites all current 8th grade parents and guardians to learn more about the innovative plans that Hoboken High School has in store for the 2016-2017 school year. This informational session, followed by a Q & A, will take place in the Hoboken Junior Senior High School Cafeteria from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18th. See event flyer.
Drama Club Wins BIG at Theatre Competition
The HJSHS Drama Club attended The NJ Governor's Awards in Arts Education Competition, sponsored by STANJ (Speech and Theatre Association of NJ) on January 30th, 2016. Thirty-five high schools with over 600 students competed in categories such as comedic monologue, dramatic monologue, comedic pairs, dramatic pairs, scenes, and improvisation.
Ms. Miller is proud of her students who worked hard and presented themselves in a professional manner. The following students won awards:

Gina Rotondi won 4th place for Comedic Monologue.

Brittney Colon won 3rd Place for Comedic Monologue.

Brandon Lyons, Jeane Cummins, and Te'Janea Bradley Johnson won 4th place in the scene category (3 or more actors) for the play A Raisin in the Sun.

What is most impressive is that Brandon Lyons won BEST ACTOR out of the entire competition for his portrayal of Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun. He will now get to attend the Governor's Awards Ceremony in Trenton in May to receive an additional award.

Visit Preschool and Kindergarten Classrooms
Hoboken parents who are interested in learning more about early childhood education in our district are invited to Preschool and Kindergarten Visitation Days.
Parent and Guardian Letter Regarding Snow Days and Feb. 3rd Update (pdf)
Teachers and Educational Services Professionals of the Year 2015-2016
HMC Triumph
Senior Alfredo Veloce receives a national award of excellence from the students of Harvard University for "outstanding delegate" during closing ceremonies!!!
PARCC Dates Announced
Now available: the PARCC testing schedule for all schools.
HJSHS and Urban Farming
Congratulations to HJSHS teacher Juliana Addi, whose successful proposal has netted a $25,000 grant to develop the Urban Farm Engineers Club. The grant is from Cognizant, a global leader in business and industry, as part of their Making the Future grant program, which “seeks to inspire young learners and future leaders to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines by creating fun, hands on learning opportunities.”
Understanding Your Child's Test Results
The PARCC test was designed to provide clear information on your child’s progress toward meeting grade level expectations and mastering important skills like critical thinking. The score report gives you a snapshot of how your child is progressing and shows where he or she excels or needs more support. This information, along with grades, teacher feedback and scores on other tests, will help give a more complete picture of how well your child is performing academically.

Each school will host an informational session on how to read your child's performance on the PARCC test. Below are the dates and times at each school.

Please contact your child's school for additional information.

Calabro - Monday, January 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Connors - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM
HJSHS - Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Wallace - Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM

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Important Policies
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District Policy Manual
Anti-Bullying Information
HIB Self-Assessment Grade (pdf)

Upcoming Events
Fri Feb 12
Schools closed for Presidents' Day Weekend
Mon Feb 15
Schools closed for Presidents' Day Weekend
Tue Feb 16
Wallace Language Arts Consultant Visit
Wed Feb 17
Brandt Kindergerten Open House 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
HJSHS PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
Thu Feb 18
Early Childhood Parent Workshop - Emergency First Aid -Rue School, 301 Garden St., 6pm
Glimpse into Middle School, HJSHS Cafeteria, 6pm
Glimpse into High School, HJSHS Cafeteria, 7pm
Fri Feb 19
HJSHS Little Shop of Horrors musical 7:30 pm
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Sat Feb 20
HJSHS Little Shop of Horrors musical 2:00 pm, 7:30 pm
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Sun Feb 21
HJSHS Little Shop of Horrors musical 2:00 pm
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Mon Feb 22
Brandt Book Fair
Tue Feb 23
Brandt Book Fair
SEPAC Meeting 6:00 pm
Wed Feb 24
Brandt Book Fair
Thu Feb 25
Brandt Book Fair
Connors African American History Month Assembly
HJSHS African American Culture Club Unity Luncheon
Fri Feb 26
Brandt Book Fair

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