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Drumline presents free community performance - April 1
News of Districtwide Interest
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Hilton High School Drumline
The Hilton HS Drumline will present a free community performance at the Hilton High School on Saturday, April 1 beginning at 7 p.m. On Sunday, April 2, Hilton will compete in the NYSPC Championships at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse beginning at 2 p.m. The Hilton HS Drumline advanced to the Percussion Scholastic A Finals of the WGI East Percussion Regional... more info

NYS 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessment dates
Merton Williams Middle School, Northwood Elementary School, Quest Elementary School, Village Elementary School
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testing sheet
On Tuesday, Mar. 28, Wednesday, Mar. 29, and Thursday, Mar. 30, Hilton CSD will administer the NYS ELA Assessment to all students in grades 3-8.  On Tuesday, May 2, Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, the district will administer the NYS Mathematics Assessment to all students in grades 3-8.  It is important to encourage your child to concentrate on... more info

Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program in Hilton – March 30
News of Districtwide Interest
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Disaster Preparedness Kit
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, State Senator Joseph Robach and Assemblyman Peter Lawrence, have agreed to sponsor a Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program on Thursday, March 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. This free training is hosted by the Hilton Central School District in the District Offices/Quest Auditorium, 225 West Avenue, Hilton. The Citizen Preparedness Corps gives residents the tools and... more info

Mock Trial Team competes at Brighton Town Court on Mar. 29
Hilton High School
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Hilton High School Mock Trial Team
Hilton High School's Mock Trial Team will compete at Brighton Town Court on Wed., Mar. 29 at 6 p.m. against Allendale Columbia. In the mock trial, Hilton will defend the County against allegations of malicious prosecution. Michael Speciale, Shannon McPhee and Maverick Clark are attorneys for the County. Marianna Ban is the lead detective accused of maliciously prosecuting the... more info

Mansfield University Woodwind Trio holds master classes for HS music students
News of Districtwide Interest
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Richard MacDowell conducts a master class in clarinet
Hilton High School had the pleasure of hosting the Mansfield University Faculty Woodwind Trio on Mar. 24. Hilton is one of only two schools in Western NY chosen for the visit. Dr. Susan Laib, Richard MacDowell and Dr. Christine Moulton worked with members of the Symphonia and Wind Ensemble in master classes in oboe/bassoon, clarinet and flute respectively. They completed their visit with a concert... more info

Thank you, Breakfast with a Scientist volunteers
Hilton High School
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Scientist shows students optic lenses
The 10th annual Breakfast with a Scientist gave high school students an opportunity to meet scientists in the community, learn how they use science in the workplace, and hear about the education and training requirements for their career choice. After the sessions, everyone enjoyed a continental breakfast and a chance to talk with the scientists one on one. Many thanks to this year's... more info

NYSATA Region 2 Student Art Show opens Mar. 24
News of Districtwide Interest
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Art Show Poster
Student artwork from all five Hilton CSD schools will be featured at the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) Region 2 Student Show at Roberts Wesleyan College Davison Gallery. The show opens Friday, Mar. 24 from 6-8 p.m. and runs through April 2. Congratulations to the following students whose artwork was submitted by their teachers for the show: Northwood: Joshua Anstett, fourth... more info

QUEST sled race - finally enough snow!
Quest Elementary School
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Sled Race starting line
QUEST students finally had an opportunity to race their handmade sleds on Mar. 17 after the race was postponed twice due to lack of snow. That wasn't a problem after a two-day snow storm! This year's champions were: Intermediate - The Ice Flyer built by Alana Conolly, Madison Gay and Evan Hazard from Patrick Kruchten's class. Elementary - Phil Destroyer built by Arianna... more info

Merton Williams MS celebrates Foreign Language Week
Merton Williams Middle School
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Boys making maple candy
Merton Williams Middle School celebrated Foreign Language Week in March with an International Hour where classes enjoyed a variety of cultural activities together. In its first year, the event was sponsored by the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Department and celebrated by all seventh and eighth grade teams. Team teachers paired with other staff members to brainstorm a variety of cultural... more info

Empty Bowls event rescheduled for Wed., April 5
News of Districtwide Interest
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Empty Bowls Poster
The Elementary Art Department's Empty Bowls event at Village Elementary School has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 5 from 5-7 p.m. Last year’s event raised over $2,400 to fight local and global hunger. Students at all three Hilton elementary schools create bowls that are then displayed the night of the event. For $5, each guest receives a handcrafted bowl of their choice... more info

Athletic Director Giruzzi receives NIAAA State Award of Merit
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Michael Giruzzi
Michael Giruzzi, CAA, director of Physical Education and Athletics at Hilton Central School District, received the 2017 NIAAA State Award of Merit during the New York State Athletic Administrators Association conference on March 16.   This annual award is provided by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), for recognition of meritorious dedication to... more info

Children's author Peter Brown visits Quest
Quest Elementary School
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Author/Illustrator Peter Brown
NY Times Best Selling Author/illustrator Peter Brown recently visited Quest Elementary School to share his books and what inspired him to create them. Brown spoke to students in two assemblies where he shared that he was inspired by his artist grandfather, who he said took art much more seriously than his grandson. Brown's first book, about his dog, Buffy, was written at age six. After... more info

Parents - Did you know there is a virtual backpack?
News of Districtwide Interest
The Hilton School District website features a virtual backpack where parents can find information about upcoming programs and events throughout the community that may be of interest to children and families. The link can be found under the "Parents" tab at the top of the homepage or just log onto To submit a flyer for approval to be included on the virtual... more info

Immunization requirement for 2017-18 school year
Hilton High School, Merton Williams Middle School
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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

Cinderella: A Dream Come True - April 7-8
News of Districtwide Interest
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Hilton HS presents Cinderella
Here is the classic re-telling of the rags-to-riches fairytale of a young girl forced to live with her cruel stepmother and her equally foul daughters. Cinderella's kind and gentle nature, despite her surroundings, makes her a favorite with the three feisty mice who have also taken up residence in the house. Cinderella finds comfort in her dog and in a somewhat forgetful Fairy Godmother. ... more info

Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking
News of Districtwide Interest
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