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On Wednesday, June 13, the Hicksville School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Marianne Litzman as Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2018. Mrs. Litzman will be replacing retiring superintendent Dr. Carl Bonuso. “After conducting an extensive and thorough search and interviewing several highly qualified candidates, it was evident that Marianne Litzman possesses the vision and leadership skills we are looking for to lead our school district to the next level of success,” said Board of Education President Phil Heckler. “Her familiarity with our students, staff and community will ensure a smooth transition at a critical juncture in our district, specifically the concurrent appointment of three new elementary school principals and the implementation of the Next Generation Learning Standards recently adopted by the NYS Education Department.” (click title for more)
Students and their parents had a fun filled day as the Hicksville Schools kicked off our summer activities in the Parent Center. Parents joined their children for an Arts and Crafts activity for Independence Day. Visit the Parent Center website for a schedule of upcoming activities like Music, Arts and Crafts, Movie Night, Read Aloud, and Yoga!
"Screenagers - Growing Up In The Digital Age" May 17, 2018, 7:00 PM. Hicksville High School - Free Admission. We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time. Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance. SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.
The Hicksville robotics team competed at the world championship in Detroit, Michigan this past week. At the competition, they competed against 68 teams in their division. The excellent driving skills by Senior Felix Diaz and Operator senior Mohit Patel’s ability to pick up and release cubes to the Human Player Junior Alyssa Furman showed teams from around the world that they were a valuable alliance partner. The Number one seeded team picked them because they mastered the Vault. They were the highest vault point robot in their division. In fact, out of 405 teams we were the second highest vault scoring robot in the world championship! With the pit managed by Grant Fields,
The Hicksville School District is very pleased and proud to announce that Social Studies Supervisor Dr. Rose Borda has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Long Island Council for the Social Studies Harry C. Charles Outstanding Social Studies Supervisor Award. This award is given to the supervisor/chairperson who has shown knowledge and awareness of social studies content, curriculum and issues, and who has demonstrated inspirational leadership in the field. Dr. Borda will be honored at the LICSS annual awards ceremony and reception to be held on May 31, 2018.
At its April 17th meeting, the Board of Education approved unanimously and enthusiastically the Superintendent’s recommendation to award tenure to Ms. Rosemarie Coletti, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel. Said Dr. Bonuso, “Ms. Coletti’s collaborative and conscientious leadership style has enhanced the culture of caring and pride that permeates our district. She does not grandstand or seek the limelight – rather she works tirelessly and selflessly in the shadows from dawn to dusk, day in and day out on behalf of the students, families, and staff of the Hicksville School community. We are lucky to have this gracious, decent, diligent professional as a member of our school family.”
District Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Marianne Litzman has been selected as a recipient of the Nassau BOCES 2018 Education Partner Award for her outstanding contributions to public education in Nassau County.
Lee Avenue fourth-grade teacher Phillip Moshoyannis has been selected to participate in Teachers for Global Classrooms, a branch of the federally funded Fulbright Program designed to provide yearlong training in international instruction.
Are you eligible for STAR?
If you own your home, it’s your primary residence, and if your income is $500,000 or less, you’re eligible
for the Basic STAR credit.
If you’re 65 or older with an income of $86,000 or less, you may be eligible for the Enhanced STAR credit.
Snow Contingency Day
As a result of missing five days of instruction due to inclement weather and in order to meet our New York State mandated 180 days of school, the Hicksville Public Schools will be open for regular classes on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Please note that this “Snow Contingency Day” is indicated on the school calendar.
Therefore, the Spring Recess will begin on Friday, March 30 and end on Friday, April 6 with students returning to school on Monday April 9.
Additionally, in order to meet this 180 day requirement, the District will be holding a Superintendents Conference Day, for faculty and staff only, later in June.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to meet the challenges of this winter season.
The Hicksville Board of Education held a public hearing on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:30pm to allow the community to ask questions and/or provide input into the district-wide school safety plan. The final, approved plan is available below.
Planning for the Bond: Next Steps
Now that the bond referendum has been approved, you may find yourself asking, what’s next? The Board of Education and administration are committed to keeping the Hicksville community connected at all stages of this process. With this in mind, we have outlined the steps to a standard bond process and factors that can affect the timeline.
The Board of Education - Superintendent Search
The Board Of Education would like to include the community input in the Superintendent Search Interview Process. If you like to submit a question that may be used during candidate interviews, please email the District Clerk, John O'Brien at jobrien@hicksvillepublicsch
Emergency Planning - A Guide for Parents
The Hicksville Public Schools have always been serious about being prepared for emergencies. Each year, the District’s entire Emergency Plan is reviewed and updated to meet New York State regulations. The plan addresses an enormous range of issues, from dealing with the onset of a crisis situation, to addressing the psychological and emotional needs of students and adults in its aftermath.
2 seats on the Hicksville School District Board of Education will be expiring on June 30th. Any Hicksville resident interested in running for the 3 year term may pick up a petition from the District Clerk on weekdays from 8:30-4:30 at the school district office. The deadline for returning petitions is April 16. The New York State School Board Association has provided a document for prospective school board members outlining the Board members' responsibilities and the election process. For more information, call the District Clerk at 516-733-2104.