The district’s nine schools opened on Sept. 1 to students, teachers, administrators and parents excited to begin the 2015-2016 year. Smiling students arrived to their respective schools eager to meet their teachers, reconnect with their peers and continue their journeys to success. At each elementary school, staff members warmly welcomed K-5 students off of school buses or with their parents. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carl Bonuso, riding the bus with students on their first day as part of a personal annual tradition, arrived at Dutch Lane to welcome them to their new school. At Woodland, appointed fifth-grade students welcomed kindergartners to their new school by holding their hands and escorting them to their classrooms.
The high school hosted an orientation for the 2015-2016 freshman class during the week prior to the school’s September 1 opening. The program featured various activities for the students to prepare for their first year of high school. Accompanied by volunteer upperclassmen of the school, the freshmen reviewed the Code of Conduct, had their school identification card photos taken, received a tour of the school and also had the opportunity to sign up for clubs and organizations to complement their academic studies.
Many students in grades 1-8 throughout the Hicksville Public Schools participated in the district’s annual Summer Recreation Program, offering several activities and courses designed to continue student learning through the summer. The Summer Recreation Program provides the opportunities for students to keep their minds and bodies active through various supervised courses such as arts and crafts, cooking, and Math Club, and physical activities such as basketball, soccer and tennis.
The Hicksville School District welcomes Rosemarie Coletti to its administrative team as the new Assistant Superintendent for Personnel. Ms. Coletti comes to the district with extensive experience, most recently serving as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in the Northport-East Northport and Baldwin school districts. Her prior positions include Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and administration for the Mamaroneck School District and Southern Westchester BOCES, and Personnel Administrator for the Uniondale School District.
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 Board of Education will hold Committee Meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
Curriculum - 7:00PM
Policy - 8:00PM
Finance/Facilities - 8:30PM
Board Room, Administration Building