The Herald

Hoboken Public School District

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that you are looking forward to the weekend. There are so many events, meetings, concerts and performances in the upcoming weeks. Please read about them below and mark your calendars.


On Sunday, December 12th from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the High School Football Stadium (1000 Jefferson Street), the Hoboken Public School District will be hosting a Title I Family Arts and Literacy Event. The Title I Federal Grant is meant to enhance the academic success of all Kindergarten through 12th Grade students. Sponsored by the Hoboken Public Education Foundation, this event will showcase artwork and writing pieces created by all of our students in Grades K-12. Remember to please dress warm. Ugly sweaters are definitely welcome!


We will have live entertainment, a jumbotron featuring family and district photos, an inflatable winter wonderland obstacle course, hands-on arts and crafts tables, theatrical performances, story and sing-along sessions, a range of ELA activities for students of all ages, and an informational curriculum table. For some additional fun, we will also be hosting a gingerbread man cookie contest and an ugly sweater contest. And, there will be inflatables for family photo stations. We will also be serving free hot chocolate, hot cider, smores, hot pretzels and some cozy comfort food for all Hoboken Public School District families in attendance!


While this event highlights the work of our K-12 students, preschool families from Mile Square and HOPES are certainly invited. As a surprise for our little ones, there will be a trackless train taking our youngest learners on rides around the track. We will open the gates to the stadium at 3:30 PM for a special time dedicated to our preschool families to enjoy the train and walk through the art and writing tents without the large crowds. However, all are welcome from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.


Our Title I Family Nights are meant to celebrate our students, families, and the greater Hoboken Public School Community! If you plan to join us, please complete this Google Form. If you would like a favorite winter photo of your child or your family featured on our jumbotron screen, be sure to link it with your RSVP. Mark your calendars and RSVP as soon as you can. This will help us plan accordingly. We can't wait to see your family for a night of winter wonderland fun, food, the arts and literacy!


I am sure that you have heard that the Hoboken Public School District has developed a long range facilities plan that includes the building of a new high school on the footprint of JFK Stadium. Below, please see the video and informational guide associated with this project. In addition, there are a number of public meetings scheduled. There are also PTO meetings for each school, as well as meetings for preschool parents. You may ask your questions or provide comments at any of those meetings, or you can email proposednewhhs@hoboken.k12.nj.us.


The month of December is a great opportunity to see our students perform. There is a Grades K-5 concert scheduled for Wednesday, December 15th at 7 PM and a Grades 6-12 concert scheduled for Wednesday, December 22 - 7PM. Seating is limited, as we will be following socially distancing guidelines. These two performances will feature our school bands, chorus groups and strings ensembles. If you are not able to make the concerts you will have the opportunity to watch them on our YouTube Channel HPS Video Highlights.


Sincerely,

Christine A. Johnson

Superintendent of Schools

Proposed New High School In Long Range Facilities Plan

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New Hoboken High School Animation

Referendum: Tuesday, January 25th

Meetings To Present The Newly Proposed Hoboken High School

Board of Education Meeting in Demarest Auditorium

(Tuesday, December 14th at 7 PM)


Public Meetings at 7 PM in High School Auditorium

(Tuesday, December 21st , Thursday, January 6th, & Monday, January 17th)


Virtual Public Meeting on January 13th at 7 PM

Login TBD


Connors School Virtual PTO Meeting

(Tuesday, December 14th at 12 PM)


Wallace School PTO Meeting in Gymnasium

(Thursday, December 16th at 9 AM)


MS & HS Joint PTO Meeting in High School Auditorium

(Thursday, December 16th at 6 PM)


Brandt School Virtual PTO Meeting

(Thursday, December 16th at 7:30 PM)


Preschool Parent Meeting in Calabro School Multipurpose Room

(Monday, December 20th at 6:00 PM)


Preschool Parent Meeting in Calabro School Multipurpose Room

(Tuesday, December 21st at 9:00 AM)

Congratulations to Hoboken Public School District's Governor's Educators & Education Services Professionals of the Year

Brandt Elementary School Educator of the Year - Jessica James

Brandt Elementary School Education Services Professional of the Year - Jennifer Street


Connors Elementary School Educator of the Year - Madeline Vayda

Connors Elementary School Education Services Professional of the Year - Carol Mussara


Wallace Elementary School Educator of the Year - Carolyn Martinez

Wallace Elementary School Education Services Professional of the Year - Filomena Konopka


Hoboken Middle School Educator of the Year - Melissa Bruce

Hoboken Middle School Education Services Professional of the Year - Elizabeth Garcia


Hoboken High School Educator of the Year - Jean Lebegue

Hoboken High School Education Services Professional of the Year - Stacie Gleason

Hoboken Public Schools - A District Dedicated to Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships

Our Vision

The Hoboken Public School District will be recognized as a premier educational choice and widely known as a best-practice model for academic growth, high quality instruction, innovative and equitable programs, engagement, facilities and personalized pathways that are essential for college, career and life-preparedness in our ever-changing, interconnected global society.


Our Mission

The Hoboken Public School District will prepare confident and resilient graduates who value academic achievement, embrace challenge, honor diversity, appreciate collaboration, and respectfully contribute to their local and wider communities.


Our District Goals

The Hoboken Public School District will implement a rigorous, relevant and responsive curriculum that meets the needs of all students, fosters personalized pathways for learning, and ensures continuous academic growth.


The Hoboken Public School District will support its diverse staff in professional growth, encourage them to serve as role models, and empower them to provide the highest quality of instruction for our students.


The Hoboken Public School District will develop and implement unique and innovative programs that promote global learning, ensure equitable access, and foster the social, emotional and academic growth of each student.


The Hoboken Public School District will engage and communicate with families and the wider community to bridge understanding and advance partnerships.


The Hoboken Public School District will operate well-maintained and safe facilities that respond to our growing student enrollment, support our academic and co-curricular programs, and promote pride across the city.