One hundred and twenty students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at a candle lit ceremony that was held at the Bernard H. Braun Auditorium at the middle school on Monday, April 24th. Dr. Bonuso addressed the inductees, who were administered the pledge of the Verisage Chapter by Ms. Jorisch.
After school Regents Review Classes for Algebra I and Living Environment begin on Monday April 3rd through Monday, June 12th. Classes are available Monday through Friday. Click here for the schedule of dates and the list of teachers, room locations and the topics that will be covered.
Congratulations to the Hicksville Middle School Mock Trial Team under the supervision of Ms. Dowling-Lewis and Mr. Branigan, who competed at the Western Suffolk BOCES Mock Trial Tournament at Suffolk Community College in Selden NY on Friday, April 21, 2017. Twenty-seven districts from Long island competed in this prestigious tournament.
April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate Mrs. Lasurdo, the middle school librarian, facilitated the 2nd Annual Book Spine Poetry Contest. Twenty-two students participated in the event. Students and teachers worked together to create poems, using the titles on the spine for the lines of their poems.
Seven Hicksville Middle School students were chosen to receive Kiwanis Club Youth Awards. Katie, Andrew, Guillermo, Ariana, Saamir, Gina, and Mateo were nominated by their teachers and their guidance counselor for their achievements in academics and physical education.
Hicksville Middle School Student Council officers, Alejandro, President, Roman, Vice President, Arya, Secretary, Julia, Treasurer, and Jasmine, Sixth Grade Liaison, along with their advisors Mrs. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Presti presented a check for $500.00 to a representative from Island Harvest.
Hicksville Middle School Student Council officers, Alejandro, President, Roman, Vice President, Arya, Secretary, Julia, Treasurer, and Jasmine, Sixth Grade Liaison, along with their advisors Mrs. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Presti, visited the food pantry at the United Methodist Church in Hicksville to deliver over 20 boxes of donated food.
Hicksville Middle School students and staff celebrated their spirit by participating in special activities throughout the day. Based on their Home Base Advisories, students were assigned to the Blue, Red, and Green teams. Thanks to the planning efforts of Mr. Stueber, Ms. Klimuszko, Mr. Essigman, and Ms. Mastrantonio, students engaged in a wide variety of well organized and fun events. Spirit Day was a great way to end the year and celebrate the anticipation of 2017.
Ms. Hoover's and Ms. Giovagnoni's Home Base advisory groups created duct tape flower pens and Valentine's Day cards for veterans. Two baskets of hand-made pens and cards were delivered to a VA home on Valentine's Day and were very well received by the veterans.
2017-2018 Capital Reserve
Updated information about the 2017-2018 proposed capital reserve is available below.
2017-2018 Pre-K Lottery
Hicksville Public Schools will be offering, along with SCOPE, its own limited Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2016-2017 school year. The district option will be lottery-based requiring completion of an application. The District Pre-Kindergarten Program will be housed at Dutch Lane School.
2017-2018 Instructional Calendar
The 2017-2018 Instructional Calendar was approved by the Board of Education at their regular meeting on January 25, 2017.
Smart Schools Investment Plan
At the February 15, 2017 Board of Education Meeting, the Board accepted the preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP). The presentation and a copy of the preliminary plan can be found below.