This year, we began, what we hope will become an annual tradition of celebrating “Red Nose Day”. Our hope is to join with many across our country to help end child poverty. “Red Nose Day” is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief, Inc., a registered public charity. Donations were collected for the Red Noses that students wore home on Red Nose Day. 100% of the money raised will be donated to the Comic Relief, Inc. non-profit organization. On behalf of our Dutch Lane School staff, we thank you for supporting this wonderful cause and for your generosity! Part of our Dutch Lane School mission statement asks us to be “responsible members of our community – Now and Always” and this service learning experience certainly will help us do so! Please click on the link for more information and photos.
The Dutch Lane School community welcomed our first, and hopefully annual, Dutch Lane School Autism Awareness Walk. The members of our Autism Ambassadors Club, a group of students who meets weekly during our A.M. Academy, have the desire to learn about what life is like for people living with autism, allowing us to be better friends and neighbors. They developed a t-shirt sale and the walk to share what they have learned about autism with our school community. All of the walkers were asked to stop at each sign post, displayed along the walkway, and read about autism. At the end of the walk, students returned to their classrooms and documented what they learned on puzzle pieces now displayed on our main lobby bulletin board. Please click on the link for more information and photos.
Our Dutch Lane PTA presented its 12th annual "Books Alive 2017"! Dutch Lane families and staff brought favorite storybook characters to life on stage. After Books Alive, we had our fifth grade talent show. Each student dressed up to show us what they wanted to be when they grow up. We all enjoyed this wonderful show! Please click on the link for Books Alive photos.
The Dutch Lane fifth graders took the mannequin challenge to a whole new level. After completing the reading of the novel Wonder, in which the theme is "when given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind," the students created a kindness mannequin challenge. They were given the challenge by their teachers. The students came up with their own groups, their own poses, and they decided that instead of using the mannequin challenge song, they would like to use Natalie Merchant's song " Wonder." It was an amazing experience for everyone involved. We are so proud of our fifth-graders! Please click the link to the left to view the video. We hope you enjoy watching the video.
Our Dutch Lane School community has much to be grateful for! We had a successful food collection drive that ensured a food-filled Thanksgiving holiday for several members of our community and coordinated this service learning project to our annual “Scare Away Hunger” program. Our dedicated PTA invited students to help create eighteen scarecrows during their recess period. Please click on the link for more information and photos.
The Hicksville School District honored our Board of Education members for their efforts to benefit all children in our district. Pictured is one of our Pre-Kindergarten students thanking our Superintendent and President of the Board of Education for launching our Pre-Kindergarten program.
As part of our celebration of Constitution Day on Sept. 16, Dutch Lane students participated in “Pledge Across America.” The patriotic schoolwide ceremony, designed to teach our students the significance of the words of the Pledge of Allegiance, featured pre-kindergartners planting American flags outside the school and fifth-graders presenting analyses about each of the Pledge’s components. Students recited the Pledge together, and learned about the importance of honoring and celebrating America. Please click on the link for more photos.
The home to school connection is essential to academic success. We are committed to maintaining open lines of communication between parents and their child’s teachers. In order to foster greater communication, parents are now able to email their child’s teachers. Please click on the link for more information.
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.