Hicksville Middle School students and staff celebrated their spirit by participating in special activities throughout the day. Based on their Home Base Advisories, students were assigned to the Blue, Red, and Green teams. Spirit Day was a great way to end the year and celebrate the anticipation of 2017.
Ms. Hoover's and Ms. Giovagnoni's Home Base advisory groups created duct tape flower pens and Valentine's Day cards for veterans. Two baskets of hand-made pens and cards were delivered to a VA home on Valentine's Day and were very well received by the veterans.
This year Mr. Tussie conducted his annual "Walk for a Cause" event to support ACDS - the Association for Children with Down Syndrome. The event also served to unite the school community and to bring awareness to Down Syndrome. Hicksville Middle School staff and students participated in the walk and raised $1000.00 for ACDS.
Students attended the “Have Fun for a Cause Recreation Night and Dance” on Friday, January 13th. Students had a fun time playing games like ping pong, nok hockey, arcade and nerf basketball, beach ball volleyball, bowling, bean bag toss, checkers, chess, and Connect Four.
Students celebrated Spirit Week at the middle school from November 14th through November 18th. The week ended with Spirit Night on November 18th. Students had a great time at the dance playing games that included ping pong, nok hockey, nerf and arcade basketball, nerf and beach ball volleyball, bean bag toss, bowling, checkers, chess, backgammon, and connect four.
In a project led by Mr. Tussie and fellow health teachers, Ms. Giovagnoni, Ms. Hoover, and Mr. Canty, the students and staff at Hicksville Middle School celebrated World Kindness Day by pledging to be kind by affixing their personalized paper hands to a mural created by art teacher, Ms. Powell.