Hillview Middle School

View documentary Screenagers at Hillview School on October 5

There will be a  screening of Screenagers followed by a panel discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 pm in the Hillview School Performing Arts Center. Screenagers: Growing Up in The Digital Age  is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work. Through poignant and unexpectedly […]

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Spotted: 7th grade science project focused on hearts at Hillview School open house

Hillview Middle School held it open house on Thursday evening, May 19th. It kicked off with the announcement that Principal Wally Haug’s wife had given birth to a baby girl earlier in the day, along with some updates about the school’s new mission statement and testing procedures. After that families went around to look at projects […]

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Hillview Mini-Courses another hit with students, teachers and volunteers

“School, only different” returned to Menlo Park this past week, the third iteration of Hillview Middle School’s Mini-Course Program which concluded yesterday. This year featured popular courses like The Amazing Race and Fun with Physics, plus exciting additions including Equine Extravaganza and Animation Exploration and Food Styling taught by InMenlo contributing photographer Laura Hamilton (pictured with kids). […]

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10 teams gather at first Quiz Bowl tournament held at Hillview Middle School

On Saturday, March 26, Hillview Middle School held its first Quiz Bowl tournament. Quiz Bowl is a game similar to the TV show Jeopardy, but with easier questions. Students compete at the middle school, high school and college level. Ten middle school teams came to Hillview from all over the Bay Area to spend the […]

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Bully documentary and Q&A with Lee Hirsch set for Dec. 2

The City of Menlo Park is screening the documentary film Bully (2012) on December 2, 2015, at 7:00 pm at Hillview Middle School Performing Arts Center. The film, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, offers an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families. This program will conclude […]

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Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park is recipient of Gold Ribbon Schools Award Program

Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park was among eight San Mateo County middle and high schools awarded this year’s Gold Ribbon Award Program by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to temporarily replace the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while the state transitions […]

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Learn by doing 2.0: Hillview Middle School produces mini-course week 2015

“School. Only different” is back in Menlo Park. Following a successful debut last year, Hillview Middle School is again producing its Mini-Course Program this week, featuring the return of popular courses like The Hero’s Journey and Crime Scene Investigation, plus creative additions including Fun with Physics and The Art of War. During the week, students are forgoing […]

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Elise Kratzer receives Certificate of Excellence from Prudential for starting Service Club at Hillview School

Hillview Middle School eighth grader, Elise Kratzer of Menlo Park (pictured, left), was honored recently for her exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President’s Volunteer Service Awarded granted by the program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Presented annually by Prudential Financial in […]

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Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom screens her new documentary “The Mask You Live In” at Hillview Middle School on March 2

Hillview Middle School Speaker Series is hosting the award-winning documentarian and Second Lady of California, Jennifer Siebel Newsom for a screening of her new documentary, The Mask You Live In. The film will be shown  on March 2 at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Commended for her groundbreaking documentary exploring the impact of […]

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Hillview Speaker Series features author Lisa Kay Solomon on Feb. 9

Author Lisa Kay Solomon will be speaking about “Creating Moments of Impact: Promoting Discovery & Innovation with our Kids” as part of the Hillview Middle School Speaker Series on Monday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 pm. What do Mythbusters and Monsters Inc. have to do with helping kids become better leaders? A lot, it turns out! […]

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Spotted: Hillview Jazz Band getting ready to play at Menlo Park Farmers’ Market

Menlo Park resident Aldora Lee stopped by the Menlo Park Farmers’ Market early enough this morning to see the Hillview Middle School Jazz Band setting up, capturing this photo and commenting, “The sound of the band was splendid.”

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