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The 8th grade Advanced Math class will attempt to develop the knowledge, attitude and skills, essential for success in High School. I plan to weave the 8th grade Math curriculum together with the Algebra I High School curriculum. It is my hope that the majority of the students will be prepared to take the Algebra Regents in June.


This year we will be working on polynomials, functions, linear and quadratic equations, as well as some trigonometry, geometry, radicals, probability and statistics. Each student will learn how to work with the graphing calculator. It is my goal for the students to reason abstractly as well as quantitatively.


The 7th grade Math class will be focusing on 5 critical areas this year. We will be exploring operations with rational numbers; working with expressions and equations; developing proportional relationships; working with 3 dimensional shapes and scale drawings; as well as Probability and Statistics.


My goal this year is to have the students achieve fluency in all math skills. The students will learn to reason through multi-step real life problems and persevere in solving them.


I hope to provide our students with the foundation in mathematics, necessary for them to reach their potential.



Recent Posts

Wed 5/29: ELA
Thurs 5/30: Social Studies
Friday 5/31: Science
Mon 6/3: Math
Tues 6/4: Religion and Spanish
  • NYS Math Testing: May 1 and 2
  • May 7th: May Crowning
  • May 7th: Hill Herald and Book Club End of Year Party: 2:30 - 3:10
  • May 9th: BOGO $5 Dress Down
  • May 10th: Plant Sale, Art Show, Scholastic Mini Book Fair
  • May 16th: Social Studies Expo
  • May 17th: 7th Grade Trip Medieval Times
  • May 18th: Aladdin Jr. 1 PM and 7 PM
  • May 22nd: 7th Grade Trip to SI Zoo
  • May 23rd: Dress Down
  • May 24th: Sports Day
  • May 24th: 11:15 Dismissal NO AFTERCARE
  • May 27th: No School Memorial Day
  • May 30th: Ascension Thursday Mass: FULL DRESS UNIFORM

Again this year we are going to offer a 4 week basketball clinic during the month of March. So, if your child loves basketball, wants to continue to improve his/her skills and/or wants to join a team next year, or just to have some fun, this is a great opportunity!

The clinic this year will be run by the professional organization called Shootin' School.
It is the same staff of people who were the clinicians at the school’s summer camp last August and also were a big part of our very enthusiastic pep rally prior to the start of playoffs for the Hill teams.

Again the “teaching” clinic is open to boys and girls. It is also open to children who do not attend Hill so if your son/daughter has a friend from another school, they are welcome too. If you know any non-Hill children who wish to attend please share the link below with them.

Dates: March 9, 16, 23,30
Grades 1 through 4 will be from 9:00 to 10:30 NOTE: March 16 time 8:00 to 9:30

Grades 5 through 8 will be from 10:30 to 12:00
Cost: $75.00
Where: 1st floor gym

Everyone wanting to participate must be registered by March 8th. Please be certain to either fill in or update the “medical information box” when you register.

Children should wear sneakers, shorts and a T-shirt of their choosing. CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BRING ANY BASKETBALLS!

Water will be available for purchase.

Jerry Lee

Basketball Director

Louis Taccetta

Assistant Director Hoops

March 2019

Tuesday, March 5th: Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebration. Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.

Wednesday, March 6th: Ash Wednesday

Thursday, March 7th: Special $5 Dress Down to help FOSI (Friends of Staten Island)

Sunday, March 10th: Open House

Friday, March 15th: School Closed. Elementary and High School Religious Conference Day.

Monday, March 18th: Free Green Dress Down for St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday, March 19th: Touring Tuesday, St. Joseph's Day Prayer Service. Mass and light Dinner at Retreat Center 5PM 

Friday, March 22nd: 11:15 Dismissal.

Monday February 11th (7:30 pm) is our 1st ever SJHA Elementary School Pep Rally. Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, this years event could only be held on a weeknight evening. Though it is late, we hope that you will still be able to join us for a fantastic night of fun to show our school spirit.

There will be popular music supplied by a DJ, exciting raffles and giveaways, a 50/50 (proceeds donated to Kids 4 Kids St. Jude) and snacks for purchase.

Come see performances by our amazing SJHA Cheerleaders and a motivational speech by a special guest speaker from "Shootin School"!

Most importantly, come out to celebrate Hill and support our basketball teams with lots of cheers before playoffs begin! Please feel free to bring banners or homemade signs to celebrate your favorite Hill players or Hill team(s)! This night is all about community and supporting each other! Cheer, sing along to music, and have fun!

A limited amount of Pep Rally t-shirts and sweatshirts will be available for purchase.
The most convenient way to order a shirt is to call Victory Sports at Phone: (718) 442-8981 and place an order for pick up to ensure it will be ready in time for Monday. Please call the store for more details and hours.
Anyone who purchases an item will be allowed to wear them on all gym days through the end of the year.
On Tuesday students, will have their 2nd Spirit day of the year. Pep Rally shirts, Hill Wear, Hill Sports Uniforms and Gym Uniforms are all acceptable!

Bake Sale: Valentine's Day

Book Club Valentine's Day Bake Sale
Feb. 14
Grades 1-8
Donations of Nut Free Baked Goods are Greatly Appreciated.

February 2019

  • Report Cards 2/6/19
  • Book Fair 2/7/19
  • Free Red or Pink Dress Down 2/14/19
  • Half Day 11:15 Dismissal 2/15
  • No School: 2/18 and 2/19
  • No Pioneer Bus Service 2/20