In honor of Red Nose Day, our students and teachers wore red shirts and red noses to bring awareness to and to help end childhood poverty. Students were asked to bring in non-perishable goods for collection which will be donated to Island Harvest. Students also sold red noses and red twizzlers to raise money to donate to RedNoseDay.org. Pictured is Mrs. Todd's second grade class.
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 fifth grade traveled to Ellis Island to learn how immigrants to America were processed in the late 1800s to early 1900s. They learned in class about the many tests that immigrants were given, and the process to appeal the decision of the inspectors. While at Ellis Island, each student participated in a role playing activity, assuming the role of either an immigrant or an inspector, using the guidelines of that time period to determine if the new arrival would be allowed to stay in the United States. The students had a wonderful experience as they journeyed back in time.
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 Juliana E. from Ms. McMorrow's class. Congratulations Juliana!
At an assembly today, Mrs. Brinkmann's fourth grade students, Reema D., Brianna G., and Aesha S., were presented with a certificate and an award cup for coming in first place in the Nassau County Cerebral Palsey Trivia Challenge held back in February of this year. We are not only proud of their accomplishment, but we are proud of our students for raising money for this wonderful organization. The students who attended the assembly were also treated to a question and answer period with members of the organization.
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.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mother & Son Sport Event