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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
AFTER SCHOOL @ STUDENT CENTER:
JOB SEARCH MONDAYS ~ Get help completing job applications, work on your Naviance resume, practice interviewing skills (Starts 12/1/14)

INDEPENDENT STUDY THURSDAYS bring your homework and your friends do work and get a snack we have supplies to help get those posters done

Mid-WEEK LAUNDRY WEDNESDAYS~ Get your uniform shirts and pants cleaned. Use our washer, dryer, detergent, and fabric softener. Sign up and get more info at the Student Center

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS GAMES, GAMES, GAMES tournaments, new video games, pool, ping pong.

Click on the title above to download the order form for the senior sweatshirt.
Student places first in Banned Books Essay Contest
Congratulations to Reem Guirgis, grade 9, for winning the school's first annual Banned Books Week essay contest. The school's library joined libraries of all types nationwide last week in celebrating our freedom to read by educating students and staff about banned books. The art department worked with the library to create a display of banned books to complement the library's own display.
The essay contest required students to recall a banned book that they read, and discuss why the book held meaning for them. Reem chose The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini for her essay. For her efforts, she was awarded with a variety of book themed treasures and a Barnes and Noble gift card for $25.00. Great job, Reem! Keep reading.
Helping hands
Members of the Hoboken Redwing Basketball Program painted the courtyard at Wallace Elementary School for the youth of Hoboken. This program was implemented by NJ Cares. This is just another example of how Coach Kolmer is incorporating community service into his program. Congratulations guys and Coach Kolmer. Community service is one of the fundamental cornerstones of any solid education.
Stevens shares love of engineering with HJSHS
HJSHS would like to thank our friends and partners at Stevens Institute's Pre-College Summer Program for their kind donation of 18 Lego Mindstorm kits as well as a box of spare lego parts. Our growing robotics program will put them to excellent use.
Food service notice for 2014-2015
Dear Parents,
Please be advised that the following price schedule will be in effect for the food services program during the 2014-2015 school year.

Students in grades 7-12:
Breakfast (regular): $1.75
Breakfast (reduced):$ .30
Lunch (regular): $3.75
Lunch (reduced): $ .40

As you will notice, meal prices are only slightly increased from 2013-2014. The most significant change is that the district will no longer participate in the Universal Free Breakfast program. Breakfast will now be available to all students at the rates listed above.

Recent News
Hoboken School District is in the process of selecting a new superintendent of schools. In order for the district to decide on the best possible candidate, we are asking you to help us establish a profile. The new superintendent will need many skills and attributes that will make that person successful in the position. We are asking our stakeholders to identify for us the most important ones that, in their opinion, will be critical for that person to possess in order to be successful here in Hoboken Schools. Please click the title above to participate in the survey.
Please join us on December 8 at Demarest Auditorium for a PARCC information session. This will be a chance for you to get your questions answered about the new state assessment which will be taken by all students in grades 3-11 in the spring of 2015. Click title above for details.
Red Ribbon Week pictures
Red Ribbon week was a great success. Please take a minute to look at a few pictures from the event. Click here for pictures.
Do you have gently used costumes taking up space in your closets? We have a solution! We are getting ready for the district musical (Shrek) and we can use all sorts of kids' costumes to help us. Click on the title above to download the flyer with all the roles we need to fill. Thank you!
CDC shares information for parents regarding the enterovirus D68
Almost all of the CDC-confirmed cases this year of EV-D68 infection have been among children. Many of the children had asthma or a history of wheezing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed information and resources for parents about EV-D68. Please visit the links below for the CDC publications.

Parents: Learn the Facts about Enterovirus D68

General questions and answers about EV-D68

Infographic: Keep Your Child from Getting and Spreading Enterovirus D68

Connors School to be featured in television program
Classroom Closeup NJ, which airs on NJTV, will feature Thomas G. Connors Elementary School in its program Safer after Sandy, which will air on October 19, October 25, November 23 and November 29. Click here for a list of television stations carrying the program.
The remainder of regularly scheduled Board of Education meetings for 2014 will be held in the auditorium at A. J. Demarest School, 158 4th Street, at 7:00 pm.
The next two meetings are November 11 and December 9. Click title above for full notice.
NJ State Teacher of the Year is Wallace's Mark Mautone
On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Mark Mautone was named NJ Teacher of the Year. We are tremendously proud to call him one of our own. Click to read the New Jersey Department of Education's full press release on this event and the NJEA story on Mark's award.
The Universal Team of the Positive Behavior Supports in Schools Initiative hosted the kick off celebration for our continued implementation on Friday, September 5, 2014 in the school gymnasium. The celebration consisted of a Wii Dance Party, Minute to Win It Activities, and discussing as a school the attributes of Connors C.A.R.E.S: C-Commit to Learning, A-Act Responsibly, R-Respect Everyone, E-Effort Matters, and S-Soar to Success. A special thank you to the Connors Universal Team for making this event a noteworthy experience for staff and students. Click title above to see pictures.
Dear Residents,
On July 16, 2014, the Hoboken Board of Education appointed me to serve the district as the interim superintendent of schools while the search for Dr. Toback’s permanent replacement takes place. I am honored to have been selected and excited to be here!
Click title to read more.
Click here to reivew past news articles.

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

Upcoming Events
Wed Dec 3
Preschool Open House, 8:45 am English flyer Spanish Flyer
Sat Dec 6
HJSHS SAT exam
Tue Dec 9
HBOE Meeting 6pm, Demarest Auditorium, 158 Fourth Street, Hoboken
Fri Dec 12
1:00 dismissal for entire district
Sat Dec 13
ACT Exam More info

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