McCormack field was a celebratory setting for the high school’s 101st annual Commencement Ceremony, held on June 28. Guests filled the bleachers in support of the graduates, who formed a sea of gowns and custom-decorated caps as they took their seats to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance.”
The district’s Elementary Summer Academic Program, featuring a variety of educational events for K-5 students throughout July and August, is currently underway. Students participated in Character Rocks, an interactive program designed to reinforce core values of character education.
The district’s first annual Talent for the Troops program raised more than $10,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization offering programs, service and events for wounded military veterans. Faculty members throughout the district hosted a talent show, showcasing various performances for their colleagues and students who filled the Hicksville High School auditorium to capacity. The program, which opened with the national anthem sung by Nassau County Legislator Laura M. Schaefer, was comprised of teachers displaying talents including singing, dancing and acting.
The high school’s standout seniors were celebrated at the 31st annual Senior Scholarships and Awards Ceremony. One hundred and nine students received scholarships, ranging from county-level awards to those funded by various benefactors. The school’s Chairperson for Guidance Services, Efthymia Rafaelides, presented the awards, which were followed by class of 2013 alum Lauren Kruzynski’s speech reflecting on the graciousness of benefactors.
The National Junior Honor Society at HMS received an award from the organization Autism Speaks for its fundraising efforts to raise awareness of the disorder. Edward Russo, the senior coordinator of field development for the Long Island Chapter of Autism Speaks, presented students of the National Junior Honor Society, advisor Sara Smith and teacher Anthony Tussie with a framed Silver Award plaque for their fundraising efforts throughout the year, raising $3,500 for the cause.
This year our fifth grade Recognizing Individual Student Excellence (RISE) students participated in “The Human Rights Public Service Announcement Contest,” sponsored by NYSUT and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center). The contest builds upon the RFK Center's Speak Truth to Power human rights program inspired by Kerry Kennedy's book, Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing the World. The purpose of this contest is to increase our understanding of basic human rights and encourage action among elementary students.
Hicksville Public Schools
Regular Meeting Of The Board Of Education
Audit Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Audit Committee Meeting– 7:00 PM
Executive Session – Immediately following Audit Committee
Action Meeting - Approximately 8:30 PM
Board Room, Administration Building
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