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Superintendent Erik Gundersen clarified on Wednesday that Cowboys cannot be considered for Hills
Citing approved mascot criteria, Gundersen says Cowboys 'not a viable option'
January 20, 2021
"The Cowboys or Cowgirls were raised at the [Jan. 18] Board of Education meeting specifically... based on the criteria set forth based on gender, [Cowboys] is not a viable option," said Superintendent Gundersen.
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Student representatives from the Hills and Valley mascot committees spoke to the Board about their committee
BOE discusses keeping Cowboys as an option for Hills’ mascot
January 18, 2021
After mascot committee members from each school updated the Board on their progress, discussion reignited over the decision to remove the Cowboys mascot in the first place.
To support Jack and organizations recommended by #JackStrong, Student Government is planning a school-wide Hills Kahoot game on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Student Government to host Hills trivia game in support of #JackStrong
January 14, 2021
All proceeds will be donated to organizations recommended by #JackStrong, including The Jillian Fund, MDS Foundation, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Aria Chalileh, pictured here checking out a customer, is a Hills senior who works part-time as a cashier at Wegmans.
Pandemic alters work life for Hills students with part-time jobs
January 10, 2021
Covid-19 has given Hills students who work part-time new responsibilities on the job. The pandemic has also altered their work-school balance.
As the world continues evolving to modern times, language is, too.
Language evolves with gender-neutral pronouns
January 19, 2021
“With open hearts and minds, we can all benefit from letting go of antiquated gender norms and strict binary choices,” said Erica Franceski, co-advisor of the Gay-Straight Alliance at Hills.
Harris was born in Oakland, Calif., in 1964 to a mother of Indian descent and a father of Jamaican descent.
Madam Vice President: Hills students react to history being made
January 15, 2021
“I think her election into office is a catalyst for a new America,” said Pascack Hills junior Michael Blackford of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
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