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

Administrators
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
And the winners are....
Every year Hoboken Senior High School competes in the NJ Thespians competition, New Jersey's largest annual theatre event. We are proud to announce that we won the following awards:
1st place for best play, which allows us to participate in the national competition in Lincoln, NE in June 2016. Ms. Miller's class performed a 40-minute section of Almost, Maine by John Cariani.

Brittney Colon won Best Actress
Brandon Lyons won won Best Actor

Students won the following "Superior" awards:
Gina Rotondi - Comedic Monologue
Brandon Lyons - Dramatic Monologue
Brittney Colon - Dramatic Monologue
Hannah Mack - Dramatic Monologue
Aishah Tapia - Dramatic Monologue
Brandon Lyons & Te Janea Bradley-Johnson - Dramatic Pairs Scene

For Almost, Maine the cast /crew consisted of Brittney Colon, Brandon Lyons, Te' Janea Bradley-Johnson, Aliyah Ramos, Hannah Mack, Ivelisse Lorenzo, Andrew Moya, Aishah Tapia, Gina Rotondi, David Rivera, with Isiah Watson, Angel Molina, and Arturo Liranzo running sound cues and lighting. The play had to be completely student run.

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.

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)
Seniors,
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
Theater Camp Showcase (pdf)
Join us at Hoboken High School Auditorium at 1:00 pm on July 26th for our annual Theater Camp Showcase. See what our K-8 campers have been working on all summer. Songs performed will be from well-known and beloved musicals.
Early Childhood Education Community and Parent Involvement Specialist Transition (pdf)
Longtime Community and Parent Involvement Specialist, Ms. Nelys Moyeno, has retired and Ms. Nory Rojas will be stepping into that role going forward.
Weekly Update from Schools 6-23-16
Early Childhood Education FAQ 16-17 (pdf)
The attached document will assist and inform families who have questions regarding placement in our Early Childhood Education Program for the 2016-2017 school year.
Junior Class at HJSHS Publishes Memoirs
Every year, beginning with 2009, the junior class at Hoboken High School has embarked on an authentic writing experience, culminating in the publication of a volume of memoirs. This year's edition, Scratching the Surface, is now available for sale on Amazon.Com. The official launch of the book will take place on Friday, May 27th, with a reading by some of our newly published authors. We are confident that you will be as impressed by their work as we are.
Theater Arts II takes top honors at Teen Arts
Ms. Miller’s Theatre Arts II class participated in the Hudson County Teen Arts competition over the weekend of May 14th. Students Gina Rotondi, Brittney Colon, Aishah Tapia, David Rivera, Ivelisse Lorenzo, Hannah Mack, Brandon Lyons, Te'Janea Bradley-Johnson, Aliyah Ramos, and Andrew Moya, placed 1st, (Top Honors) in the “Large Drama” category for a 15-minute scene selection from the play The Laramie Project. This emotionally charged play was created from two hundred interviews of people who lived in Laramie Wyoming in 1998, following the brutal robbery and beating of gay college student Matthew Shepard, who was tortured and left to die, targeted because of his sexuality. The event brought a national focus to the subject of hate crime. Ms. Miller is very proud of the piece as our students showcased a high level of maturity, integrity, and sensitivity in telling this complex story. As an educator, Ms. Miller feels the award highlights the type of complex work and higher level thinking that is being created and taught in classrooms within our public school district. The group now moves on to the state competition on June 3rd at Ocean County Community College.
Hispanic Culture Club Hispanic Heritage Celebration and Hall of Fame
We are proud to announce this year's class being inducted into the Hoboken High School Hispanic Culture Club Hall of Fame:
Class of 2016
Charles Biancosino (Educator)
Julio Fernandez (Entertainer)
Teofilo "Tom" Olivieri (Community Activist)

Save the Date: The 2nd Annual Hoboken High School Hispanic Heritage Celebration and Hispanic Culture Club Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7pm.

Like the event on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/270521066630367/"

Wallace Student Newspaper Spring Edition 2016 (pdf)
Connors Students are Art Stars!
Every year Mrs. Musella enters her students’ artwork in the contest CelebratingArt.com. We are very pleased to announce we had 30 winners this year. Thomas G. Connors is considered to be one of the top ranking schools in New Jersey, which means they have one of the highest total number of students being accepted for publication in a full color hardbound art book. Being published represents a lot of talent, hard work and dedication, we are very proud of our students here at Thomas G. Connors.
2016-2017 Hoboken Public Schools Calendar (pdf)
Parent and Guardian Letter Regarding Lead (pdf)
STEM Showcase
Congratulations to Hudson Matullo and Brandon Lyons for winning awards at the Jersey City Medical Center/Barnabas Health STEM Showcase! Over 300 students from grades 5-12 competed in the STEM Showcase that began on February 29, 2016. Last night’s award ceremony celebrated the winners from around Hudson County.
Hudson Matullo, a 5th grader from Wallace Elementary School, won a Gold Medal and the Merideth Lippman Memorial Award for her “Window Busters” science fair investigation. Hudson researched various types of window protection that would enable glass windows to hold up during superstorms.

Brandon Lyons, a 10th grader from HJSHS, won a bronze medal for his research on the “Effect of Social Interactions on Caloric Intake in Mice.” He found that, on average, mice living alone consumed more calories than mice coupled together.

And the winners are....
Every year Hoboken Senior High School competes in the NJ Thespians competition, New Jersey's largest annual theatre event. We are proud to announce that we won the following awards:
1st place for best play, which allows us to participate in the national competition in Lincoln, NE in June 2016. Ms. Miller's class performed a 40-minute section of Almost, Maine by John Cariani.

Brittney Colon won Best Actress
Brandon Lyons won won Best Actor

Students won the following "Superior" awards:
Gina Rotondi - Comedic Monologue
Brandon Lyons - Dramatic Monologue
Brittney Colon - Dramatic Monologue
Hannah Mack - Dramatic Monologue
Aishah Tapia - Dramatic Monologue
Brandon Lyons & Te Janea Bradley-Johnson - Dramatic Pairs Scene

For Almost, Maine the cast /crew consisted of Brittney Colon, Brandon Lyons, Te' Janea Bradley-Johnson, Aliyah Ramos, Hannah Mack, Ivelisse Lorenzo, Andrew Moya, Aishah Tapia, Gina Rotondi, David Rivera, with Isiah Watson, Angel Molina, and Arturo Liranzo running sound cues and lighting. The play had to be completely student run.

Family Science Nights (pdf)
Join us for some amazing science fun at our new series of science nights, sponsored by the Hoboken Education Foundation. The programs are geared for students in grades K-6, as specified by grade range on the attached flyer. We hope to see you there!
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.

Teachers and Educational Services Professionals of the Year 2015-2016
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.”
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