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Village Drama Club performs "Superheroes Unite!"
Village Elementary School
Superheroes on stage
Over 50 students in the Village Elementary School Drama Club recently participated in the play, "Superheroes Unite!" for five performances - two during the Art Show Opening and three during the school day. Drama Club Advisors Linda St. George, Michele Farrell and Roxanne Root worked with two different casts and a set crew so that more students could participate. In... more info

HCSD staff supports Ride for Missing Children
News of Districtwide Interest
Four riders pose for a photo before the ride.
Congratulations to the Hilton School District staff who participated in the Ride for Missing Children on May 19.  The purpose of the Ride For Missing Children (The Ride) is: To honor the memory of all missing children; To raise public awareness of the plight of all missing and exploited children and the need for child safety education; To raise funds to support the missing... more info

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Public Hearing - May 30
News of Districtwide Interest
ESSA Hearing, 6-8:30 p.m., Rush-Henrietta High School, 1799 Lehigh Station Rd.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides federal funds to improve elementary and secondary education in the nation’s schools. New York State receives approximately $1.6 billion annually in funding through ESSA. ESSA requires states and school districts to take a variety of actions to ensure all children, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, disability status,... more info

Student saxophonists participate in master class
Hilton High School, Village Elementary School
Zachary Stern playing saxophone for students
More than 35 saxophone-playing students at Hilton High School and Village Elementary School had the opportunity to learn technique from Zachery Stern, a native of Houston, Texas who is now a doctoral candidate in saxophone performance at the Eastman School of Music.  "Stern performed for the students as well as shared saxophone techniques that will help them grow and develop... more info

Northwood sixth graders learn guitar, perform "coffeehouse" style
News of Districtwide Interest
Students playing guitar
The coffee was brewing in the "A" cafeteria at Northwood Elementary School when family members gathered to hear sixth grade students play guitar and sing. Music teacher Kim Rudd arranged the "coffeehouse" style performance so that students in Jenny Ames', Laura Mayer's and Jen Roberts' classes could show off their new skills. "I wanted to give the kids a... more info

Teachers pitch in around community during Day of Caring
News of Districtwide Interest
Teachers shoveling mulch
Teachers recently rolled up their sleeves on a Saturday morning to do community service around Hilton and Parma as part of their annual Day of Caring. After gathering at Hilton High School, the group headed out to various locations, including Parma Town Park to weed and spread mulch, Hilton East to pot flowers with senior citizens, Tops to stuff a bus with food for the Hilton Emergency... more info

Hilton CSD School Budget Vote and Board Election results
News of Districtwide Interest
Thank you
The Hilton Central School District 2017-18 School Budget was approved by district residents with 760 in favor and 190 opposed. The $80,875,790 plan for the 2017-18 school year is a 1.12 percent increase over last year’s budget. The Board of Education sets the tax rate in August. In addition to the budget proposition, district residents approved a $1,151,162 bus purchase proposition with a... more info

Northwood Advanced Band places first at Darien Lake Music Festival
Northwood Elementary School
Students display first place award
The Northwood Elementary School Advanced Band placed first in the Darien Lake Music Festival at the Darien Lake Theme Park on May 13.  Outscoring all middle school bands in the "Band A" class, Northwood Elementary earned the first place award with a score of 96.65. Northwood was among 27 bands and choirs competing in the event, and was the... more info

Merton Williams Middle School students welcome "Grandfriends"
Merton Williams Middle School
Student poses with her grandparents
Each spring Merton Williams Middle School in Hilton hosts a Grandfriends Breakfast in the school's cafeteria for interested senior citizens in the district. Food is provided by Hilton CSD Food Service and is served by Student Ambassadors, Student Council members and National Junior Honor Society members. Grandfriends also enjoy displays of student work and music by the school's performing... more info

DWI crash simulation drives home important message for students
Hilton High School
Students observing DWI crash simulation
Before Hilton High School students headed to prom, graduation parties and other summer festivities, the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club held a powerful event to drive home the message that drinking and driving don't mix. On Friday, May 12, the day before the Senior Ball, juniors and seniors gathered on bleachers in front of the High School where a mini van and car... more info

Village Elementary kindergartners treat their moms to a spa day
Village Elementary School
Mom and son pose for picture with fake mustaches and boas
The kindergarten classes at Village Elementary School really know how to make their moms feel special. The Friday before Mother's Day, all of the moms were invited to school to spend the morning enjoying spa treatments, such as massages, manicures, makeup and hair styling, plus activities like making jewelry. The moms and their little ones could even dress up in costumes for photos, and... more info

Hilton High School welcomes varsity cheerleading coach
Hilton High School
Michelle “Shelly” Caamano will be joining the Hilton Cadets as varsity cheerleading coach beginning in the 2017-18 season. She replaces Laurie Miller, who is retiring. Caamano served as the varsity cheerleading coach at East Rochester High School from 2012-2015. She was named 2014 and 2015 Section V Coach of the Year, received the 2012 NYS Cheerleading Spectacular Outstanding Coach... more info

Hilton Education Foundation Fourth Annual Golf Tournament - July 17
News of Districtwide Interest
Golf ball on course
Mark your calendars for the Hilton Education Foundation Fourth Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, July 17 at Deerfield Country Club, 100 Craig Hill Dr., Brockport. Golfers and sponsors are being sought for this important fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the students of Hilton Central School District. The registration form and sponsorship letter can be downloaded below. Breakfast &... more info

Hilton Board of Education recognizes Friends of Education
News of Districtwide Interest
The 2017 HCSD Friends of Education
Every school year the Hilton Board of Education honors individuals and organizations in the Hilton school community who have contributed to the education of Hilton students through volunteering or other efforts. This year’s Friends of Education were recognized at the May 9 board meeting. Hilton High School Principal Brian Bartalo recognized Laurie Polatas for her many years of... more info

Hilton students participate in Best Buddies Walk
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Best Buddies participants
On May 6, Hilton High School’s Best Buddies Club braved the rain to attend the First Annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Genesee Valley Park. The Best Buddies organization fosters one-to-one friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Hilton Best Buddies Chapter was started at Hilton High school in January 2017 and is now 19... more info

Hilton seniors celebrate decisions about their future
Hilton High School
Two female students pose with their college pennants
For the fifth year, seniors at Hilton High School have had the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments and decisions about their future during Senior Decision Day. Students wore T-shirts emblazoned with their college choice, decorated pennants and posted them on a wall in the foyer, and enjoyed cookies. “It’s a chance for recognition and for the seniors to get together one... more info

Kendets Unified Basketball team win home opener 36-20
Hilton High School
Unified Basketball player shooting basket
The Kendets won their home opener at Hilton High School on May 3 with a score of 36-20 vs. Churchville Chili. The teams high-fived each other and the crowd cheered them on as they competed in a fast-paced, energetic game. Unified Basketball is: An Interscholastic athletic team sanctioned by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and Special Olympics A competitive... more info

Important information about Netflix Series "13 Reasons Why" and teen suicide
News of Districtwide Interest
The Netflix Series titled 13 Reasons Why debuted on March 31 and is trending nationally as well as in school communities. It is a 13-hour series, based on a young adult novel of the same name, which depicts strong and graphic themes of suicide, bullying, sexual assault, drug use, and other social issues. The series, which many teenagers are binge watching without adult guidance and support, is... more info

Hilton CSD 2017 Retirees & Service Awards Luncheon & Celebration
News of Districtwide Interest
Retirees and Service Awards Invititation
Attention Hilton CSD retirees - mark your calendars for the 2017 Retirees and Service Awards Luncheon and Celebration on Thursday, June 22 at 12:30 p.m. at Hilton High School. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. in the gymnasium with the service awards and retirement ceremony beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium. R.S.V.P. no later than Friday, June 2 to Donna Longhini at... more info

FIRST Robotics coming to Hilton High School
News of Districtwide Interest
FIRST Robotics logo
FIRST Robotics is coming to Hilton High School next school year! FIRST Robotics combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a... more info

News of Districtwide Interest
Summer Food Program Poster
Breakfast & Lunch served Mon. - Fri.   Gates Chili High School - Enter at Door #50   Breakfast: 7-10 a.m.   Lunch: 10:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Summer is coming soon. You may be thinking about what your children will do for meals while school is out. The good news is that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has partnered with Gates Chili School District to serve FREE... more info

Immunization requirement for 2017-18 school year
Hilton High School, Merton Williams Middle School
Girl getting vaccinated
Girl getting vaccinated
All students entering 7th, 8th and 12th grades must have the meningococcal vaccine. Without it, they can’t start school.   About the Vaccine: • It’s not a new vaccine. It’s been recommended for a decade. • Most parents already choose to vaccinate their children. • The meningococcal vaccine has been required for school entry since Sept.... more info

Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking
News of Districtwide Interest
Parents Who Host Lose the Most logo
Parents Who Host Lose the Most logo
Parents play a major role in their children’s choices about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. In a National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University survey to parents and teens, one-third of teen party-goers have been to parties where teens were drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana, or using cocaine, ecstasy or prescription drugs while a parent was present. By age... more info