The high school hosted an orientation for the 2015-2016 freshman class during the week prior to the school’s September 1 opening. The program featured various activities for the students to prepare for their first year of high school. Accompanied by volunteer upperclassmen of the school, the freshmen reviewed the Code of Conduct, had their school identification card photos taken, received a tour of the school and also had the opportunity to sign up for clubs and organizations to complement their academic studies.
Many students in grades 1-8 throughout the Hicksville Public Schools participated in the district’s annual Summer Recreation Program, offering several activities and courses designed to continue student learning through the summer. The Summer Recreation Program provides the opportunities for students to keep their minds and bodies active through various supervised courses such as arts and crafts, cooking, and Math Club, and physical activities such as basketball, soccer and tennis.
The Hicksville School District welcomes Rosemarie Coletti to its administrative team as the new Assistant Superintendent for Personnel. Ms. Coletti comes to the district with extensive experience, most recently serving as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in the Northport-East Northport and Baldwin school districts. Her prior positions include Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and administration for the Mamaroneck School District and Southern Westchester BOCES, and Personnel Administrator for the Uniondale School District.
McCormack field was a celebratory setting for the high school’s 101st annual Commencement Ceremony, held on June 28. Guests filled the bleachers in support of the graduates, who formed a sea of gowns and custom-decorated caps as they took their seats to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance.”
The district’s Elementary Summer Academic Program, featuring a variety of educational events for K-5 students throughout July and August, is currently underway. Students participated in Character Rocks, an interactive program designed to reinforce core values of character education.
The district’s first annual Talent for the Troops program raised more than $10,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization offering programs, service and events for wounded military veterans. Faculty members throughout the district hosted a talent show, showcasing various performances for their colleagues and students who filled the Hicksville High School auditorium to capacity. The program, which opened with the national anthem sung by Nassau County Legislator Laura M. Schaefer, was comprised of teachers displaying talents including singing, dancing and acting.
Hicksville Public Schools
Special Meeting Of The Board Of Education
Topic: Personnel & Policy
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Action Meeting - Approximately 7:00 PM
Board Room, Administration Building