John Hill School

Weekly update 2/22/19

8th grader awarded morris county superintendent's leadership award

Jaden Visioli was selected by the 8th grade team as the 2019 John Hill School Morris County Superintendent Middle School Leadership Award recipient. Jaden is being recognized for her excellence and leadership in academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Over her time at John Hill School, she has had a positive impact on her classmates and serves as a role model for others. Jaden will be further recognized at the county level at a dinner ceremony with other Morris County recipients in May. Congratulations Jaden!

STUDENTS CONTINUE TO make strides in reading program

Students in grades 3-5 continue to progress through their first full year with the Units of Study in Reading as part of the Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. As explained in the linked article, the program is centered upon a research-based philosophy that prioritizes high volume of reading that is of high interest to students and at their reading level. While substantial time is afforded each day to reading activities, students must also spend a lot of time reading at home to fully progress as readers. If you have any questions about how you can best support your child's reading at home or how we are promoting growth at school, please let us know. We look forward to continuing to work together to help our readers flourish!

Literacy Night on February 26th

The 7th grade class will be holding the first annual Literacy Night on Tuesday, February 26th at 6pm. The focus will be on various events related to reading and writing. If you are interested in attending the event, you must reserve your spot with Mrs. Tserkis by emailing her at .


Multicultural Night will be hosted at John Hill School on the evening of Thursday, March 14th. If you would like to learn more about this event or are interested in hosting a table to celebrate a specific culture, please see the linked information flyer.

Shakespeare theater of NEW JERSEY PERFORMS A Midsummer night's dream

Thanks to the support and funding of the Boonton PTA, students in grades 6-8 enjoyed a performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on Friday morning. Following the show, actors took questions from the audience and offered insight into their work in the theater arts while providing an inspirational example for others who may also be cultivating a passion for the arts.

Students in grades 3-5 had been scheduled to see theatrical performances related to American history on Thursday. Due to the inclement weather, these performances by Kit's Interactive Theater were postponed until June.