John hill school


JHS Maker Space Supply Request



We are excited to announce that one of our elementary learning spaces has been dedicated as a makerspace! A makerspace is intended to be a location for students to learn through doing - thinking of problems and possibilities and using hands-on learning to design solutions and new realities. We believe the opportunities that such a space can afford our students are extraordinary. If you would like to learn more about makerspaces, there is a wealth of information online including the article linked here.

One of the most important aspects of providing this space is furnishing it with proper work tables. These tables are in the process of being assembled. (Thank you Mr. Rodriguez!) The most important part, however, is supplying the space with materials for hands-on learning. That is where we could use your help! Please see the linked Makerspace Supply Request List. If you have any of the unused craft supplies or toys along the lines of what is included in this listing, we are gladly accepting donations. Thank you for your consideration!

We look forward to working together to make the most of the JHS Makerspace both now as we are gathering supplies and in the future as we work to make the most of this resource. What can be accomplished with such a space is central to our goals of enriching student lives and empowering students to be impactful citizens. If you have any questions or ideas regarding the JHS Makerspace, please let us know!

7th grade science explores forces & motion

7th Graders are currently investigating forces and motion in a group project entitled 'Collision Course.' The students are creating a machine based on a 'Rube Goldberg' contraption. The objective is to create four different actions (e.g. a car accelerating down a ramp, dominoes knocking each other, etc.) with the final action resulting in ringing a bell or pushing a buzzer. As a concluding activity, students will identify the simple machines used in their creations and identify the forces at work to achieve their goal.


The Helping Hands Club, expanded to all elementary grades this year, held their first meeting of the year. With over 30 members, the club began focusing collective thoughts and efforts upon ways to help others. A focus for the first gathering was to create fall crafts and cards for the Firemen's Home. As the year progresses, we look forward to witnessing the many ways that our students make a difference within our community and beyond.

jr bomber ATHLETICs report


The Boys Soccer Team played a hard fought match but fell to Kinnelon 0-2 early this week. The boys are ready for a big bounce back game at Lincoln Park Friday afternoon! They are looking forward to entering the County Tournament on a high note!


The Field Hockey Team continued rolling with 6-0 victory over Roxbury this week. They will take on the Lincoln Park Gryphons today and will then have home games next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Let's Go Hockey Bombers!

Girls SOccer

The Girls Soccer Team's game against Dover was rained out on Thursday, but the girls are gearing up for their next game this Friday against Lincoln Park. Come on out and support your Soccer Bombers on their home field after school!

Fall COnferences

Students in Grades 3-5 will be coming home with a form for fall conference requests. If you already set a conference time with your child's teacher at Back to School Night, you do not need to return this form. A final notice with confirmed conference times will be sent in Friday folders on October 26th.

PRogress reports for grades 4-8 are NOW available via the Parent Portal. WE ARE PROUD OF OUR STUDENTS' STRONG START to THE SCHOOL YEAR!