7:30 PM Middle School PTSA Meeting
7:30 PM MS/HS Jazz Concert (at MS)
7:00 PM BOE Committee Meetings
7:30 PM HS Booster Club Meeting
7:30 PM High School PTSA Meeting
The district and Athletic Booster Club hosted former basketball star Chris Herren as he presented his harrowing life story to students and parents across the community. The program, which was open to parents of students in all grade levels and middle- and high-school students, was held in the filled-to-capacity high school auditorium. Herren shared the story about his rise to success — an All-American athlete recruited by top colleges and drafted into the National Basketball Association in 1999 — and spoke candidly about how he lost it all due to his descent into substance abuse and addiction.
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, 2016, who will be eligible for admission to kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year, please contact Ms. Laura Alfonso, District Registrar at 516-733-2168
The New York State Department of Education has informed school districts that additional Integrated Algebra Regents(2005 Learning Standards) exams have been scheduled for February 25 and June 1, 2016. Please note that this exam is NOT open to students who began learning algebra under the Common Core curriculum. All Regents Exams dates and time have been updated on the district calendar including the Common Core Algebra 2 Regents exam. Students should check in with their math teacher for more information.
The district hosted a well-attended Parent-Student University (PSU), a series of informative workshops for parents and siblings of students learning English as a new language held at Hicksville High School. The PSU was comprised of four to six workshops, the focus of which were to have parents and guardians understand the structure of American middle- and high-school, including report cards, working with guidance counselors and interacting with staff members.
Second-grade students at Woodland built gingerbread houses as part of a grade-wide activity with their loved ones. Students and their parents used graham crackers, frosting and a variety of other decorative ingredients to construct the treats. The activity served as a fun way for students to use their creativity prior to the holiday break.
As part of a classroom activity, students at the high school created knock hockey tables to donate to various charities and hospitals this holiday season. The students, who built 22 tables in Catherine Temps’ World of Technology classes, completed the project as a supplement to their lessons on mass production. The tables were donated to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, the Sarah Grace Foundation for Children with Cancer, Inc., the Bethany House “Adopt-A-Family” program and the Hicksville United Methodist Church.
IMPORTANT WEATHER UPDATE
Due to the weather conditions, the Hicksville Public Schools will be closed, Friday, February 5, 2016.
In addition to school being closed, please note that there will be no after school or evening activities.