7:00 PM Scholars Dinner
7:00 PM College Planning Night@ HS
2:00 PM Senior Citizen Luncheon @ HS
On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the Hicksville School District Board of Education appointed Dr. Carl Bonuso Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018. Since September 2014, School Leadership LLC, the consultants who conducted the superintendent search, collaborated with the district’s major stakeholders – including nearly 100 community residents and district members – to develop the key specifications that guided the entire search process. It was determined that the next Superintendent of Schools must possess the following characteristics: an intelligent, currently informed educator with strong classroom teaching and administrative experience, preferably in diverse settings, who utilizes a collaborative approach to decision-making; a successful school district leader who is a visionary and innovative advocate for all students; an experienced administrator with a record of success in maximizing programs and services within increasingly scarce fiscal resources; a superior communicator with interpersonal skills who leads in a visible and approachable manner; and an experienced, proven educational leader who inspires trust and confidence in the school district, staff and programs. Many informally stated that they wanted someone just like Dr. Bonuso! (Click Photo for Continued Statement)
Hicksville Public Schools established a Hall of Fame in 1985 to confer recognition on graduates who have achieved distinction in their chosen profession or community and who will serve as a role model for the graduating class. This year the district is searching for one individual to join the ranks of past honorees.
The Board of Education hosted Elementary and Secondary Student and Staff Recognition Ceremonies to honor standout members of the school communities. Students and staff from across the district were honored for their achievements and accomplishments during the school year. The program included exciting musical performances and the presentation of the awards by Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carl Bonuso, members of the Board of Education, and building principals.
The PTA hosted a celebratory Founders Day dinner and awards ceremony at the Milleridge Cottage in Jericho. An annual district tradition, 44 staff and PTA members were honored for their dedication to benefitting students. The honored guest was William McKee, former head groundskeeper.
As part of their Special Person’s Day celebration, students at Woodland spent quality time with their loved ones while participating in a task or game. The school-wide event featured a variety of activities for the special guests of students in each grade level:
Fifth-graders at Old Country Road invited special guests to their class as part of a Teacher’s College Writing Celebration. The event featured students explaining their class projects about asylums and refugees to their loved ones, and culminated with them reading aloud in small groups.