7:00 PM - 8:00 PM SEPTA Mtg. @ HS
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM MS PTSA Meeting -
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM BOE Regular Meeting
If you are a parent or know of someone who has a child/children residing in the Hicksville School District reaching the age of 5 years on or before Dec. 1, 2017, who will be eligible for admission to kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year, please contact the Registrar at 516-733-2168 to set-up an appointment to submit your application. Registration will begin the week of February 27th and the requirements and applications are available online on our district website, www.hicksvillepublicschools.org under the Registration Quicklinks to your left, or can be picked up at the Hicksville Administration building located at 200 Division Avenue.
In honor of Veterans Day, schools throughout the district participated in a variey of activities designed to teach students the importance of expressing their appreciation for the nation’s heroes and recognizing the sacrifices they have made. At Woodland, students wrote personalized “thank you” letters to veterans, and signed a banner on behalf of their classes. The letters were delivered to Northport VA Medical Center, which provides healthcare services to veterans.
In honor of World Kindness Day, students at the middle school signed pledges to continue displaying compassion, empathy and politeness to their peers and elders. The students in Anthony Tussie’s health classes traced their hands on pieces of paper, cut them out, signed their names and then posted them to a bulletin board. The activity also reinforced the concept of anti-bullying among students, and served as a creative and colorful reminder to practice good behavior.
The community’s senior citizens were honored with an afternoon filled with food, fun and entertainment on Nov. 3 at the district’s 25th annual Fall Senior Citizen Luncheon. High school student volunteers served hors d’oeuvres and meals to the special guests, who were also treated to special performances by the school’s marching band, string ensemble, chamber singers and theatre department. The event served as a beautiful and harmonious way for students to create bonds with the elder members of the community.
As part of its ongoing character education, East Street hosted assembly program Jedlie’s Magic Circus to teach students about the importance of becoming antibullies and exhibiting compassion. In an interactive and engaging presentation, Jedlie spoke to students about empathy and how being thankful for non-material elements in life can positively change one’s overall perspective. The program served as a fun and informative way to help students continue developing into model citizens both in and out of the classroom.
Students, staff and the PTA at Dutch Lane worked together to collect nonperishable food items as part of the third annual Scare Away Hunger campaign. The school community worked together to create scarecrows with pumpkin faces that were planted along the front lawn. The program served to teach students about the importance of charitable endeavors, especially throughout the holiday season.
Students at Burns Avenue received a visit from author Dan Yaccarino, who spoke about some of his work and discussed the importance of reading among other life lessons in a series of workshops. With some of his books displayed, Yaccarino offered perspectives on his experiences as an author, illustrator and television producer, and students had the opportunity to ask questions in an interactive forum.
On behalf of the Hicksville Public School District, Superintendent Dr. Carl Bonuso expresses his gratitude to the Rotary Club of Hicksville South and its President Dave Sharma for their generous donation of 55 winter coats through the club’s Winter Coat Drive. The Event Chair of the project, Mukesh Modi and the Grand Sponsor, Dr. Urmilesh Arya recently visited Dr. Bonuso to drop off the winter coats, which will benefit community children in need.
As part of an annual tradition at the district, student representatives from each school expressed their gratitude for the members of the Board of Education and all of their hard work and dedication throughout the year. The special ceremony was held in honor of Board Appreciation Month at its October meeting. With their principals also in attendance, students from each elementary school personally presented each board member with a gift, and a student from the middle and high schools delivered heartfelt speeches expressing their own appreciation.
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.