Principal Message



To the Viking community:

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Parsippany Hills High School. I am very excited for another great school year.  This is my sixth year as your Principal and I couldn’t imagine leading a better school. I promise to continue taking great pride in that opportunity, moving our school in a positive direction with a balanced emphasis on all facets of education.

Parsippany Hills High School delivers a broad range of experiences and opportunities meant to encourage intellectual, social, and emotional growth. Students have demonstrated excellence in academic, athletic and community service areas since 1969 when our doors first opened.  We’ve accomplished this by embracing the Parsippany Troy-Hills Township School’s mission statement, which is revised as of September 2017:  “to challenge and nurture all students academically and to develop confident learners who are compassionate, generous, appreciative, and invested in their diverse world… accomplished through innovative opportunities that inspire life-long learning, critical thinking and problem solving, creative exploration, and the democratic collaboration among students and staff.”   

As I reflect on my time as an administrator at Parsippany Hills High School, I am proud of the many accomplishments our school has made.  While moving from a New Jersey Monthly Magazine ranking of #87 in 2008, to #50 in 2010, and keeping within the top 35 ever since, I’m also reminded daily of successes that these impressive numbers don’t reflect.  I’m referring to accomplishments like the splendor created in our music and art programs, the smiles generated from countless community service projects, and the cheers that echo from our athletic fields.  Our students produce more than high test scores and stellar grades.  They produce diverse experiences, tremendous character, and lots of personality.     

As your Principal, I will remain committed to maximizing student opportunities for growth in all areas. We will accomplish this through excellent teaching that is continually supported with the latest innovations in delivering instruction such as a robust co-teaching model and 9th Grade Team. We will continue to refine our curriculum, embrace new technology like our 1-1 model with iPads and Chromebooks, and prepare our students for 21st century skills and job opportunities, some that don’t exist yet.  We will continue to explore new clubs and interests, carry on old and new traditions, and bring our Viking nation to new heights.

I encourage all students, parents, and teachers to strive for excellence and take advantage of the opportunities presented to you this school year.  Parents, appreciate the time watching your children grow.  Teachers, take pride in the short time you have to mold our future.  Students, there will never be a time in your life that is quite like high school.  Make it count in every way.

Committed to you,

Michael F. DiSanto

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