The officers of the National Junior Honor Society, along with their advisor, Ms. Smith, donated the proceeds of several fundraising initiatives to Autism Speaks. Mr. Russo, the Senior Coordinator of Field Development for the Long Island Chapter of Autism Speaks, accepted the donation for $2750 during a recent visit to the middle school.
Congratulations to middle school students, Julia, Kelly, Suha, Waris, Archana, Kaitlyn, Tyler, Masidatha, and Sean, and their teachers, Ms. Gottlieb, Ms. Ryan, Ms. Powell, and Ms. Biedenbach. The students had their work displayed at the All-County Art Exhibition that was hosted at Farmingdale State College.
The sixth grade Hicksville Middle School Math Olympiad Team competed at the Nassau County Association of Math Supervisors Nassau County Math Tournament hosted by SUNY Old Westbury. While the team put forth an admirable effort, Eric shined brightly when he individually earned 5th place out of 255 competitors while his teammates, Sara, Michael, Daniel, and Amy cheered him on in the competition. Congratulations to the team Eric, Sara, Michael, Daniel, and Amy, and their advisor and coach, Ms. Massa.
The Hicksville Middle School Concerts were performed on May 8, 11, and 17th in the Hicksville High School Auditorium. Students had the opportunity to demonstrate their amazing growth from their Winter Concerts in December. Many of the selections contained creative components, accompaniments, and solos that added additional depth to the performances.
Sincerest appreciation to the Hicksville Middle School PTSA for their week long staff appreciation activities and surprises. Each day of the week they had a new treat for the HMS staff to enjoy. The week ended with a buffet of deserts and beverages that ranged from fresh fruit to an amazing assortment of pies, cakes, and cookies.
Hicksville Middle School students competed at the Long Island Math Fair held at Hofstra University. Congratulations to Silver medalist Sean and Sam, and Bronze medalists Navpreet, Jaskaran, Aniket, and Aryan. Great appreciation is extended to Ms. Berrios and Ms. Holland for participating as judges and for mentoring our students.
Members of Student Council along with their advisors, Ms. Fitzgerald and Ms. Presti, decorated the front lawn of the middle school as a way to recognize those who have died while serving our country. It was another way to recognize the sacrifices that were made by our men in arms to preserve the freedoms that we enjoy each and every day.
The middle school proudly presented the annual Piano Recital in Ap. Students in grades six through eight performed classical to contemporary pieces. Congratulations to Mr. Nadler, Ms. Calleo and their students for a job well done. The students of Ms. Ryan, Ms. Gottlieb, and Ms. Powell, and Ms. Biedenbach also had the opportunity to display their artwork at the recital.
Eighth grade Studio in Art students enjoyed visiting the Parrish Museum of Art in Water Mill on May 12th. Students learned about the prominent collection of works from influential Long Island artists, as well as artwork spanning the US and abroad, focusing on the use of many different approaches and materials to making art.
One hundred and twenty students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at a candle lit ceremony that was held at the Bernard H. Braun Auditorium at the middle school on Monday, April 24th. Dr. Bonuso addressed the inductees, who were administered the pledge of the Verisage Chapter by Ms. Jorisch.
Congratulations to the Hicksville Middle School Mock Trial Team under the supervision of Ms. Dowling-Lewis and Mr. Branigan, who competed at the Western Suffolk BOCES Mock Trial Tournament at Suffolk Community College in Selden NY on Friday, April 21, 2017. Twenty-seven districts from Long island competed in this prestigious tournament.
April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate Mrs. Lasurdo, the middle school librarian, facilitated the 2nd Annual Book Spine Poetry Contest. Twenty-two students participated in the event. Students and teachers worked together to create poems, using the titles on the spine for the lines of their poems.
Seven Hicksville Middle School students were chosen to receive Kiwanis Club Youth Awards. Katie, Andrew, Guillermo, Ariana, Saamir, Gina, and Mateo were nominated by their teachers and their guidance counselor for their achievements in academics and physical education.
Hicksville Middle School Student Council officers, Alejandro, President, Roman, Vice President, Arya, Secretary, Julia, Treasurer, and Jasmine, Sixth Grade Liaison, along with their advisors Mrs. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Presti presented a check for $500.00 to a representative from Island Harvest.
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.