Support and Special Areas Team:
The Hillside Chorus and Fourth Grade Orchestra brought down the house with the Winter Concert. Students sang a variety of works, including Sixty Million Snowflakes, a Hillside tradition. On December 14, the Fourth Grade members of Chorus performed at Barnes & Noble in Wayne, as a fundraiser for the Hillside PTO.
After a simple introduction last year, Hillside has fully rolled out Mindfulness to all students through class lessons, Pride Day and every day Mindful Minutes. Throughout December, teachers were encouraged to employ methods such as mindful breathing and sense awareness to shift their focus toward positive and “heartful” thoughts, allowing stressors and worries to take less space in their thinking. Students and teachers at Hillside expressed the benefits of using mindfulness as a tool for emotional regulation and calming.