A big thank you to Ms. Lastig and Mr. Luu for a fun, super hero themed field day! Even though the sun did not shine, not a drop of rain was shed and the children had a blast! Congratulations to the gold team for the win and thanks to all the students for their team work and doing their best!
Congratulations to Lavleen K. in Ms. McMorrow's class for winning Senator Kemp Hannons New York State Senate earth day poster contest. It is an annual statewide competition that encourages awareness of environmental issues.
Darren Sardelli, award winning poet and author, talked to our students today about the joy of poetry and how easy it is to create a fun poem. He read some of the fun poems he has written and he gave the children motivation to create their own poetry by writing down their ideas every day. The children really enjoyed the assembly. Parents and teachers can find out more about this program at www.laughalotpoetry.com
Congratulations to our Lee Avenue Noetic Learning math contest winners. The first place winner was Aaron F. Aarav W. was our 2nd place winner, and our third place winner was Payton C. The Noetic Learning Math Contest is a semiannual problem solving contest for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math. During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to enrich their problem solving experiences.
Every month we choose a student who exemplifies the characteristics of a great bucket filler. These characteristics include showing kindness, respect, thoughtfulness and good will towards all, at home, at school and in the community. This month we chose Fouzia K. from Ms. McAllister's class. Congratulations Fouzia!
In honor of Autism Awareness month the Staff and students at Lee Avenue will wear blue every Friday in April. Autism Awareness Month is a time to educate our community about autism and Light It Up Blue! Spreading autism awareness in schools is a great way to celebrate April and promote inclusion and acceptance in the classroom and beyond.
We are proud to announce that we raised over $400 for The INN (Interfaith Nutritional Network) which addresses issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island. We want to thank our students, teachers and staff who donated. Each student who donated was entered into a raffle to win a luncheon with Mrs. Stam, our principal. The winner was Adriana W. of Mrs. Kelle's class! Adriana was allowed to pick a few friends to join her. Kiera N.S. of Ms. D'Antonio's class, Zara R. of Ms. Franz's class and Keyli D., Lillian S., Emma B., Amber X. and Emily M. of Mrs. Kelle's class were all invited to share pizza, juice, yummy snacks, music, singing and dancing! Click on the link to the left to see a video of the lunchtime fun!
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.
2018 Directory of Local Scholarships
Through the generosity of the PTA, school organizations in the Hicksville community, local organizations and individuals, a substantial number of scholarships are available to graduating seniors of Hicksville Senior High School.