Niskayuna Schools > Hillside

Dr. Shireen Fasciglione, Principal
1100 Cornelius Ave., Niskayuna, NY 12309
Phone: (518) 377-1856 Fax: (518) 377-1099
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Hillside's Carol Herrington named a NewsChannel 13 Top Teacher

Congratulations to fourth grade teacher Carol Herrington for her selection as a NewsChannel 13 Top Teacher. Elaine Houston from NewsChannel 13 visited Mrs. Herrington and her students in February and the station featured her on an early March broadcast. [WATCH THE video]


Hillside students demonstrate mastery of the map in National Geography Bee

Congratulations to the 18 Hillside students who demonstrated their knowledge of geography in a Jan. 20 competition at school that is part of the National Geographic Bee. Winner Jackson Beekman advances to the next stage of the competition. READ MORE


parents asked to complete online returning student registration process

The school district's Parent/Student Portal is now open for parents to complete the new, online "Returning Student Registration" process that was announced last spring.
This online process is replacing the Emergency Contact Card that has been sent home at the start of the year in the past.  READ MORE | PARENT PORTAL LOG-IN PAGE


From Lou Gehrig to Grandma Moses, Hillside puts the "Spotlight on New York"

Hillside fourth grade students recently put the "Spotlight on New York," presenting their research on a topic related to the state to parents, friends, staff and students. [Read  more & view photos]


Hillside first-graders explore future career paths

Parents of first-graders at Hillside Elementary School joined students to talk about different career opportunities during the week of April 18-22. Throughout the weeklong event, students had the chance to explore different paths and start thinking about the age-old question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" [read more]


Workshops for teachers seek to inspire hands-on approach to science

Primary teachers of grades K-2 from Niskayuna, Guilderland, East Greenbush, Scotia-Glenville, Lansingburgh and Menands came together to enhance their teaching skills through various workshops geared toward developing more hands-on teaching and learning techniques in the science classroom. [read more]


Traveling Museum makes a stop at Hillside Elementary

First-graders at Hillside Elementary School had the chance to explore different types of simple machines during a presentation by the Scotia-Glenville Traveling Museum on March 23. [read more]


Niskayuna schedules Middle School Transition Night for students with IEPs

Parents of fifth-grade students with IEPs (Individualized Education Program) are invited to attend an informational session about the transition to middle school, 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, April 4, in the Iroquois Middle School Library Media Center. [read more]


Registration for the 2016 Summer Enrichment Program is now open.

Summer enrichment classes blend academic subjects with hands-on exploration and are taught by NCSD faculty. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. read more or Download 2016 Summer Enrichment Program Brochure and Registration Form [PDF]


View Presentation from march 1 parent conversation about grade 3-8 assessments 

On Tuesday, March 1, Niskayuna's instructional leaders held an informal conversation for parents interested in learning more about the state's grade 3-8 assessments. Read more and view the presentation


Hillside student one step closer to $50,000 college scholarship, winning Geography Bee

Amira Slaoui, a 5th grade student at Hillside won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 29 which gives her a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. Amira was one of twelve Hillside 4th and 5th grade students who volunteered to participate, spending two months preparing and studying at home and during recess in the library. read more


Hillside first graders learn healthy habits to keep teeth clean and strong

As part of our first grade health curriculum, first graders have been learning about good dental health habits. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Lisa Kaminski, dental health educator fro​m Capital District Pediatric Dentistry, paid a visit to the first graders at Hillside Elementary School. read more


New elementary mathematics resource page now available to niskayuna families

Two Common Core Math Parent Nights were held in January where Niskayuna teachers and administrators shared information to help parents get a better understanding of the math being taught in elementary classrooms. Presenters also provided parents with strategies to help children at home and debuted a Common Core Mathematics video featuring Niskayuna students, teachers and principals.
SEE RESOURCES and view video


High School Chem Demos Club explores science with 5th grade students

From fake snow and scented balloons to disappearing cups and rainbow colored solutions, Hillside 5th grade students learned about the wonder of chemistry from the Niskayuna High School Chem Demos Club on Thursday, Jan. 28. Read more & view pictures

"Eat the rainbow to keep your body strong and healthy"

Registered dietician Amy Imler visited first-grade students at Hillside Elementary School Jan. 15, to teach them about the importance of healthy eating and show them how to "eat the rainbow" with samples of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Imler, who works at ShopRite, introduced students to the five main food groups and encouraged them to think about their food choices in order to develop healthy habits.


students find success by always trying their best - student video premieres at
hello hillside

Students at Hillside Elementary School welcomed parents to the Hello Hillside gathering with their video "Finding Success." Students from Rachel King's first grade class joined forces with students from Christopher Lasher's fourth grade class to create the video that explains how to find success at Hillside. Watch Video Here


Holiday wish lists fufilled through hillside giving tree collection

This holiday season, Hillside Elementary School collected nearly $3,000 through their Giving Tree initiative to raise money for local families in need. Students, families, teachers and staff all donated to the Giving Tree. With each donation, a heart was placed on the tree. read more


Hillside students take the wheel at Peaceful School Bus assembly

Hillside Elementary students worked together during the Peaceful School Bus assembly Thursday, Dec. 3, to discuss three essential questions.
What kinds of problems occur on the school bus?
Why is it hard for the driver (or any adult) to solve all these problems?
What can students do to prevent or solve problems on the bus? READ MORE


Thanks to Clifton Park Elks, Hillside students can 'look it up'

A tradition continued on Tuesday, Nov. 24, when the Clifton Park Elks Lodge #1644 paid a special visit to Hillside third graders with a very important gift - a dictionary for each student.
The Elks Lodge provides dictionaries to all third graders in the district. read more