On Thursday, June 22, 2017 Lee Avenue held their 5th grade graduation ceremony. We are so proud of our 5th grade class for their accomplishments and we look forward to hearing about their success as they move on to Hicksville Middle School. You will always be welcome at Lee Avenue!
Today we had the pleasure of hosting Hicksville High School seniors who attended Lee Avenue. It was a thrill to see them in their caps and gowns! We are so proud of these young women and men and we wish the very best for them. They will always be welcome at Lee Avenue!
On Thursday, June 15th, fourth and fifth grade students were eligible to participate in our annual Game 24 Math Competition. We are pleased to announce the following winners for 5th grade are Cristian P. from Mrs. DeRosa's class in first place and Nailah L. from Ms. McMorrow's class in second place. In fourth grade, Alyssa G.from Mrs. Mauro's class came in first place! Congratulations to all our winners and to all those who participated!
Today Mr. Joseph Saladino, Town Supervisor of Oyster Bay visited Mr. Moshoyannis' class to talk to our students about the importance of Flag Day. He also gave the students a background history of our Nation's flag, how it came about and the significance of its meaning. It was a very moving and uplifting experience.
For the last eight months, Mrs. Johnsons’ 5th grade class has been pen pals with an active military man. Dominick Albanese is an IS2 – Intelligence Specialist on the ship, The Maitlin Island. Dominick emailed the class during his deployment on his ship. He told them about his travels and they used maps to locate where he had been and then chart it on the world map in the class. Discussions occurred when he explained some of the customs and foods he experienced on his travels. The students became very interested in learning about different places in the world. Also, Dominick discussed how the navy worked and its specific customs. This fascinated the students. They were engaged in this assignment and it will be a memory that will last them a lifetime. Click on the link to the left to view channel 2 news coverage of his visit.
Lee Avenue's fifth grade was honored for being selected by the National Association of Secondary School Principals for the Teaching of Democracy. Last fall, they conducted a long-term research project about the Presidential candidates, and each wrote a persuasive essay about the candidate of their choice. They then participated in the National Student/Parent Mock Election, which sponsored this award. At a ceremony on May 31, Nassau County Legislator Rose Walker, Nassau County Legislator Arnold Drucker, and New York State Assemblyman Michael Montesano came to Lee Avenue School to honor the staff and students for their efforts. Excerpts from the student's essays were read, and several students sang patriotic songs during the ceremony. We are very proud to have achieved this national recognition out of all the schools at the K-12 level.
Every month we choose a student who exemplifies the characteristics of a great bucket filler. These characteristics include showing kindness, respect, thoughtfulness and good will towards all, at home, at school and in the community. This month we chose Sophia C. from Ms. Morgan's class. Congratulations Sophia !
Congratulations to Natalie M. in Ms. McMorrow’s class. She won first place for Lee Avenue in Senator Kemp Hannon’s annual “There Ought to Be a Law” Contest. Students from the sixth senate district compete to be named Senator Hannon’s Grand Prize Winner by submitting their best proposal for a New York State law. Natalie proposed that every new house built in New York State should be equipped with solar panels.
Mrs. Morgan's First Grade Class is helping kids feel happy by learning about how to end childhood poverty by celebrating Red Nose Day and raising money. The students were lucky to have a parent donate a nose to everyone in the class, so they made posters and donated food to help others. It was a silly day!
Once again our music students performed beautifully at our annual Spring concert! We want to thank our wonderful music teachers, Mr. Michael Caruso who conducts our 4th and 5th grade band; Mr. Frank Barbera who conducts our 3rd grade and 4th and 5th grade choruses and we especially want to thank Mrs. Ruth Davidowitz who has conducted orchestra in our school and in our district for 30 years. We will miss her passion and dedication to her music students as she is retiring this year.
The Hicksville Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Executive Session Only: 7:00PM
Topic: Negotiations & Superintendent Evaluation
Vice President Brenda Judson will be attending the meeting via Video Conferencing from the Business Center of the Marriott Hotel, 1610 McConnor Parkway, Room 204, Schaumburg, Illinois
Administration Building, Boardroom
District-wide Preliminary Safety Plan
As required by education law, the preliminary plan is available for public review for at least 30 days before final approval and adoption by the Board of Education.
Questions about the plan should be directed to Marcy Tannenbaum, Assistant Superintendent for Business at 516-733-2170
2017-2018 Capital Reserve
Updated information about the 2017-2018 proposed capital reserve is available below.
2017-2018 Pre-K Lottery
Hicksville Public Schools will be offering, along with SCOPE, its own limited Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2016-2017 school year. The district option will be lottery-based requiring completion of an application. The District Pre-Kindergarten Program will be housed at Dutch Lane School.
2017-2018 Instructional Calendar
The 2017-2018 Instructional Calendar was approved by the Board of Education at their regular meeting on January 25, 2017.
Smart Schools Investment Plan
At the February 15, 2017 Board of Education Meeting, the Board accepted the preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP). The presentation and a copy of the preliminary plan can be found below.