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Hoboken Public School District

Hoboken Public Schools Earn Numerous 2020 NJ STEAM Tank Regional Recognitions

The Hoboken Public School District has been notified that fourteen teams from Brandt, Connors, and Wallace Elementary Schools and Hoboken Middle School have earned Regional Digital Badge Recognition. In addition, all fourteen teams will advance to the New Jersey STEAM Tank regional competition due to their innovatie, creative and entrepreneurial ideas that could improve a community or global situation and certainly help people live safer, more sustainable and healthier lives.

Congratulations to the following teams that will compete in the next round of the statewide STEAM competition:

Hoboken Middle School - Oil Zoom Up

Paz De La Torre

Genevieve Fink

Brianna Frias

Annelien Schissler

Madison Walia-Peters

Hoboken Middle School - GREG

Luke Batcha

Aleksander Gray

Kayla Koines

Ace Levine

Christopher Mariniello

Connors Elementary School - Multi-Tensil

Liba Newfield

Bria Wong

Wallace Elementary - Pet-Brella

Maggie Kelly

Madeline Saterfiel

Vivian Shen

Joseph F. Brandt Elementary School - Tornado Water Bottle Kit

Regina Hosbach

Oren Karin

Adam Khol

Chloe O'Connor

Joseph F. Brandt Elementary School - Find Tech 2000

Shayna Fried

Raage Hari

Dylan Tessler

Joseph F. Brandt Elementary School - Collar 2020

Fiona Blaylock

Faith Cummins

Emily De La Rosa

Fiona Hasani

Janae Steed

Joseph F. Brandt Elementary School - Picker Upper 3000

John Atanasio

Nigel Garcia

Michael Keegan

James Powers

Joseph F. Brandt Elementary School - Smoke Deleter

Lucy Cohen

Albian Jashari

Samuel Leong

Mario Robles

Julia Yarcoshevesky

Joseph F. Brandt Elementary School - Waterbrella

Sam Baltakov

Kieran Danko

Christopher Melli

Magnus Peterka

Landon Prevost

Joseph F. Brandt Elementary School - The Safe Mouse House

Snow Cercone

Vivienne Kodak

Lucy Osborne

Thalia Susi

Ryann Timpson

Joseph F. Brandt Elementary School - The Infinity Pen

Olivia Dunn

Julia Martinson

Tevel Regev

Lia Rozovsky

Nina Sirota

Joseph F. Brandt Elementary School - Snacker Bottle

Reaghan Lewis

Julian Petti

Lia Russo

Harper Tow

Joseph F. Brandt Elementary School - Flipper Slipper

Max Goski

Haylie Hernandez

Sneak Preview: Project Lead the Way National Award is Set to Be Announced

Each of our schools have earned Project Lead the Way's National Distinguished School Awards for the implementation of STEM curriculum. Guess what? This week we were informed that the Hoboken Public School District has been awarded the prestigious National Distinguished District Award by Project Lead the Way for STEM Education, K-12. Soon, this banner will hang outside all of our schools.

Team Wilderness Partnership for Hoboken Middle & High School Students

Christopher Della Fave, Hoboken Public School District's Director of Innovative Programs is working diligently to arrange for new programs this school year. Most people know Mr. Della Fave from his work with the Passport to Learning After School Program. However, he is now branching off and focusing on unique wellness programs to connect Hoboken Middle and High School Students.

Recently, Mr. Della Fave partnered with the Hoboken Sailing Club to design and implement a program open to all 6th through 12th grade students in the district at no cost. He also partnered with Resilience Paddle Sports to offer stand up paddle boarding and kayaking.

Now, our Middle and High School students have the opportunity to engage with Team Wilderness, a non-profit organization that uses an experiential educational model to teach urban teenagers teamwork, leadership and character.

TEAM Wilderness and Hoboken Public Schools are offering 2 hiking adventures at no cost to the students of the Hoboken Middle and High School. Depending on the forecast, students will have the opportunity to hike through Harriman State Park or another NY/NJ trail system in the area. The exact location will be announced closer to the date.

These 2 dates are a wonderful opportunity to get outside, enjoy the local mountains and the great outdoors. No hiking or outdoor experience is needed to participate. This wonderful opportunity is open to all HMS and HHS students.

Dates - Please make sure you select the correct date for the grade level that your child is in.

Middle School Date - Only

Saturday, November 14th

7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

High School Date - Only

Sunday, November 15th

7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


There is a limit of 12 spaces per day. The number of seats remaining can be seen when completing your child's enrollment. Students and families are responsible for meeting and gathering point. These events are weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, there will be no make-up dates.


Students are responsible for bringing their own food and snacks for the day's adventure. There will be a lot of calories burned so be sure to pack enough food and water to replenish! A more detailed list of what to wear will be emailed closer to the event.


Provided by TEAM Wilderness - 50 passenger school bus


7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Students will self dismiss upon return (2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. depending on traffic)

Meet Up Location

Students and families are responsible for meeting and gathering in Front of Wallace School at 1100 Willow Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030.


Please use this site to enroll your child in this outdoor adventure!

Breathe to Perform for Families

On September 1st Breathe to Perform provided a district wide staff Professional Development on Respiratory Health in a Time of COVID-19. I’m pleased to announce that we have now partnered with Breathe to Perform to offer a once a month Parent/Guardian series with David Bidler and Lex Clark, founders and CEOs of Breathe to Perform. Both David and Lex have participated in state of the art neurological protocols with leading neuroscience expert Dr. Andrew Huberman at Stanford University, as well as Dr. Jose Herrero of Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and North Shore University Hospital where David worked with Dr. Herrero to develop real time breath control protocols to better map the neuro-network of the brain. Our Breathe to Perform Parent Series kicks off on Tuesday, October 20th at 3:50 p.m. via Google Meet. The first three editions of the Breathe To Perform family edition will cover topics related to The Impacts of Masks and will open with a powerful conversation on The hidden opportunities of wearing masks at school. For more information about David, Lex and Breathe to Perform please visit their website at

If you would like to participate, please visit the Google MeetUp Link to join:

Breathe to Perform: The Latest Science of Stress Management and Adaptation in Schools

Date: November 17, 2020

Time: 3:50 - 4:20

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Breathe to Perform: Three Tips on How to Improve Mental Focus at School and Home

Date: December 15, 2020

Time: 3:50 - 4:20

Google MeetUp Link:

How to Strengthen your Mind, Body, and Family Connection

Date: January 12, 2021

Time 3:50 - 4:20

Google MeetUp Link:

Simple Strategies for a Fit Family: The 80/20 Rule

Date: February 9, 2021

Time: 3:50 - 4:20

Google MeetUp Link:

March Madness: Family Fit Challenge

Date: March 2, 2021

Time: 3:50 - 4:20

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Congratulations Hoboken High School...

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Check Out Our College Academic & Merit Scholarship Totals

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Take A Look At Our 4-Year H.S. Graduation Cohort Rate

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Our District's Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

This summer, I presented a resolution to the Board of Education that exemplifies our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Board Members unanimously approved my resolution. The resolution not only guides our work, but reflects our values and promise to all students and staff in the district. To review the resolution, please see the attachment below.

Frank Musumici: Hoboken High School Alumna and Father of Hoboken High School Student (Frank, Jr.) at his Mystery Book Signing of Marked

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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.