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Hicksville Middle student, Caitlyn, a student in Ms. Smith’s class was a winner in the Freedom to Read Art/Essay contest sponsored by the Nassau County Library Association. This year’s theme was “What character from a book or movie do you most admire?”
Hicksville Middle School teachers competed in a fun-filled Student Council charity event to support Last Hope Animal Rescue. Four teams alternated in a round robin style. Students had a great time cheering on their teachers for a good cause.
This year’s academic exploration trip travelled to the historic cities of Gettysburg and Baltimore. Students from grades six through eighth applied to have the opportunity to attend the trip.
Award Ceremonies were conducted for Grades 6, 7 and 8 on May 30th and 31st and June 6th. Students were recognized for their commitment to their studies and their school.
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.
After school Regents Review Classes for Algebra I and Living Environment begin on Monday April 3rd through Monday, June 12th. Classes are available Monday through Friday. Click here for the schedule of dates and the list of teachers, room locations and the topics that will be covered.
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.
Students had a great time at the Look Alike Dance in April. The dance was another opportunity for students to dress up in theme and also have a fun time dancing and getting together with their friends
Sixth and seventh grade students had a great time at their last dance of the year. After being treated to a barbeque, students danced under the stars in the courtyard. Many thanks to our PTSA for all their help with the barbeque, bake sale, and raffles.
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.
Middle school students from grades 6 through 8 were recognized for their nominations to the Heart + Motivation= Success board which can be found in the “Hall of Recognition” near the main lobby.
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.
The HMS National Junior Honor Society loves to make a difference!!!!On Saturday, April 22nd, forty members of the NJHS actively participated in the Harbor and Beach Clean Up sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay.
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.
Congratulations to the cast, crew, and directors Mr. DePalo, Ms. Haddock, and Mr. Starr for their amazing production of Beauty and the Beast. The production made history with record-breaking sold out shows on Friday and Saturday.
The library recently hosted the 1st It's R.E.A.L.@ HMSLIBRARY Lego Building Challenge. Students were given the challenge of building a robot in 30 minutes.
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.
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, visited the food pantry at the United Methodist Church in Hicksville to deliver over 20 boxes of donated food.
The Hicksville Middle School PTSA sponsored a music technology assembly for grades 6-8. Artist Brent Daniels provided students with an interactive program that demonstrated how simple sounds can be transformed into music using technology.
The gym was transformed into a glowing arena at the March Glow Dance. Students displayed their creativity to maximize their glow. An amazing time of fun and dancing was had by all.
The Hicksville Middle School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Giacomini, performed in a special concert featuring both the middle and high school jazz ensembles. The concert was held in the Bernard H. Braun Auditorium at the middle school.
Hicksville Middle School students and staff generously contributed to our Souper Bowl Fundraiser to benefit local food pantries. Many thanks to all who donated to those in need. Congratulations to our raffle winners Mikayla, Randy, and Theresa.
Congratulations to the middle school students who submitted winning entries in the Reflections Contest sponsored by the PTSA. This year’s theme was “What is your story?”
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. Thanks to the planning efforts of Mr. Stueber, Ms. Klimuszko, Mr. Essigman, and Ms. Mastrantonio, students engaged in a wide variety of well organized and fun events. Spirit Day was a great way to end the year and celebrate the anticipation of 2017.
Hicksville Middle and High school Mandarin classes extended their classroom experiences to NYC’s Chinatown by immersing themselves in the Chinese language and culture.
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.
After months and countless hours of preparation and practice, the Hicksville Middle School robotics teams, led by Ms. Temps and Ms. Brucato, competed at the First Lego League Regional Qualifiers in January. The theme for the competition was Animal Allies.
This year 6th, 7th and 8th grade students participated in the American Mathematics Competition. There were five students who placed at the building level.
The Hicksville Middle School Home Base Advisories enjoyed the holiday season by creatively decorating their classroom doors and hallways. Each advisory team worked together to create their own designs.
Through the National Junior Honor Society, the Book Fairies paid a visit to HMS this year. The Book Fairies are an organization that collects books of all age groups and distributes them to students in need on Long Island.
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 from Ms. Biedenbach’s and Ms. Ryan’s classes were Fire Prevention Poster Contest winners for the middle school.
Each year students display their knowledge of geography in the National Geographic Geography Bee. Hicksville Middle School students competed in the bee, which was coordinated by social studies teacher, Mr. Kerley.
The finals of the building level Spelling Bee were recently conducted on January 21st. Twenty-five students qualified to compete in the final round.
Snowflake Dance Students welcomed winter at the Snowflake Dance on December 16th.
The Hicksville Middle School Student Council sponsored our annual toy drive to benefit the Michael Magro and Sarah Grace Weippert Foundations.
Each year students from Hicksville Middle School participate in the Patriot Pen Essay Contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The Hicksville Middle School presented our Winter Concerts in December.
The library held the first It’s R.E.A.L. @HMSLibrary book chat on November 16, 2016.
Sixth grade students participated in the annual team trips in October. Each team visited a different venue and participated in a wide range of activities.
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.
Student Council conducted a food drive to help local families in need. Food was collected during October and November and was delivered to several Hicksville Middle School families just in time for Thanksgiving.
Ms. Hoover and Ms. Giovagnoni collaborated on a project in their sixth grade health classes. As students worked within a unit on self-esteem, they engaged in a project called I’MPORTANT.
This fall the Hicksville Middle School Health Department conducted its 5th annual "Walk for a Cause." Event coordinator Anthony Tussie says "This is a tremendous opportunity to unit as a school community to bring awareness and raise money for others."
More than thirty students ran for five elected offices in student government.
Members of the middle school Student Council, along with their advisors Ms. Fitzgerald and Ms. Presti, created a display of four hundred flags that were placed on the perimeter of the walkways of the front lawn of the middle school.
National Junior Honor Society President, Alejandro, participated in a ceremony to recognize the Board of Education on October 19th.
Hicksville Middle School students participated in an evening of fun at our annual Halloween Dance on Friday, October 28th.
The middle school proudly participated in Homecoming on September 24th. The turnout from the middle school was strong.
This year the Hicksville Middle School has created an advisory program called HOME Base (Hicksville’s Outstanding Middle- School Experience).
Middle school students and their family members attended the “Getting to Know You” Dance on Friday, September 16th.
Back-to-School Night was held at the middle school on Tuesday, September 20th.