The Hicksville Chamber of Commerce selected Superintendent Dr. Carl Bonuso as Education Provider of the Year at its 89th annual Installation and Awards Gala at the Westbury Manor on Sept. 15. Dr. Bonuso was honored as an award-winning veteran administrator and educator who has been a guiding force in educational excellence and collaborative leadership. With district staff members and the Board of Education in attendance, Dr. Bonuso was presented with an award for his exceptional guidance and service at the helm of the district.
Prior to its September Board of Education meeting, the district welcomed its newest educators at a reception held at the high school. The ceremony, which featured orchestral performances led by teacher Amy Noll and was attended by administrators, principals and members of the Board of Education, was designed to welcome the new educators with their customary school district pins.
As part of its celebration of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, Dutch Lane participated in Pledge Across America, a patriotic ceremony designed to teach students about the significance of the Pledge of Allegiance and American flag. During the assembly, students and faculty members sang the national anthem with the American flag raised to half-mast, and fifth-graders then analyzed each line of the Pledge of Allegiance with their younger counterparts.
Students at Lee Avenue are being taught the values of good behavior as a result of several character development programs. The Bucket Fillers, Lee-O’s Laws and Safety Patrol programs are all encouraging students to be compassionate, respectful and well-mannered members of the school community. As part of Bucket Fillers, which was implemented last year, students are asked to inform their teachers whenever their peers and classmates exhibit an act of kindness; descriptions of each good deed are written down on a slip and added to buckets, which are in every classroom.
The district welcomes Lauren DuBeau as its new Assistant Principal of Hicksville High School, starting in the 2015-16 school year. Ms. DuBeau comes to Hicksville from the Spackenkill School District, where she was an Assistant Principal for the past two years. She served on and chaired numerous teams and committees at Spackenkill, most notably the districtwide School Attendance Committee, for which she developed attendance protocol and early interventions for at-risk students.
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.
Finance - 8:30PM
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