7:30 PM MS PTSA Mtg.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Middle School Dance
8:00 PM PTA Council Mtg. @ Burns
Hicksville High School 2011 graduate Tim Parker, 21, joins the Vancouver Whitecaps FC after spending four seasons with the St. John's University Red Storm of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Big East Conference. A native of Hicksville, New York native, Parker earned Big East honors in each of his four seasons with the Red Storm, including first-team honors as a senior and junior. He was also the program's first three-time NSCAA All-Region selection since Chris Wingert (2001-2003).
Fourth-graders at Old Country Road Elementary participated in daylong workshops about Native American culture. The students took part in hands-on activities featuring artifacts, and listened to stories about how Native Americans lived and made use of their resources. A hut was set up for students to walk through, and students also studied different animal furs, traditional drums and other items representing the rich culture of Native Americans.
To commemorate National Gingerbread Day on Dec. 12, students at Old Country Road School used mathematics to create gingerbread houses. Fourth-graders in Christine Moir’s class identified the polygons on their gingerbread houses, measured angles and computed the areas and perimeters of the roofs. Students then applied icing to hold together the sides of each house and used Skittles to colorfully decorate them. The activity served as an educational way for students to participate in a fun holiday tradition.
This holiday season is a special time for families to commemorate and to enjoy their traditions. Our schools will be closed this season from Monday, December 22 through Friday, January 2. Schools will reopen on Monday, January 5, 2015. This time of year also brings an excellent opportunity for parents/guardians and educators to instill in children of all ages the rich history of the many holidays as well as an understanding of the varied cultural and social customs pursued by the groups that celebrate them.
In the spirit of the holiday season, students and staff throughout the district are doing their part to give back to the community and to charities. At Dutch Lane, students and staff have been collecting toys to donate to the John Theissen collection site in Wantagh. As a prelude to the holiday season, the school also hosted a Scare Away Hunger food drive.