The fifth grade traveled to Ellis Island to learn how immigrants to America were processed in the late 1800s to early 1900s. They learned in class about the many tests that immigrants were given, and the process to appeal the decision of the inspectors. While at Ellis Island, each student participated in a role playing activity, assuming the role of either an immigrant or an inspector, using the guidelines of that time period to determine if the new arrival would be allowed to stay in the United States. The students had a wonderful experience as they journeyed back in time.
Every month we choose a student who exemplifies the characteristics of a great bucket filler. These characteristics include showing kindness, respect, thoughtfulness and good will towards all, at home, at school and in the community. This month we chose Juliana E. from Ms. McMorrow's class. Congratulations Juliana!
At an assembly today, Mrs. Brinkmann's fourth grade students, Reema D., Brianna G., and Aesha S., were presented with a certificate and an award cup for coming in first place in the Nassau County Cerebral Palsey Trivia Challenge held back in February of this year. We are not only proud of their accomplishment, but we are proud of our students for raising money for this wonderful organization. The students who attended the assembly were also treated to a question and answer period with members of the organization.
National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. In honor of National Library Week, students at Lee were treated to a special guest reader, Legislator Rose Walker.
Congratulations to fourth grade teacher, Mr. Moshoyannis, who won four Ozobots from Hour of Code! These mini-robots, can be programmed easily to follow specific coding instructions. Mr. Moshoyannis has already showed his students how to use the Ozobots and they look forward to learning more about how they can be programmed for use in the classroom!
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.