We had a wonderful time at our Spring concert today! All our students who performed, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade orchestra, 4th & 5th grade band, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade chorus, all did an amazing job! Thanks to our music teachers, Mr. Mike Caruso, Mr. Frank Barbera and Mr. Richard Enderle for guiding our students all year long!
The kindergarten students at Lee Avenue were lucky to have had the opportunity to meet nurses and nurse students who taught them about safety and how to prevent injuries from occurring. The children were able to experience a hands on presentation on how they can take safety into their own hands. They were doctors and nurses for the day and had to treat their injured stuffed animals. The students wore hats, masks and gloves to bandage the "cuts and scrapes" that their animals endured.
Dr. Science brought his Wacky Science program to Lee Avenue to show the students how science is not only part of their every day lives, but how much fun science can be! The children learned about the different kinds of science and how science can seem like magic making it fun and interesting! Parents and teachers can learn more about this program by visiting www.wackyscienceshow.com
Congratulations to Elisia C. in Ms. McMorrow’s class. She won first place for Lee Avenue in Senator Kemp Hannon’s annual “There Ought to Be a Law” Contest. Students from the sixth senate district compete to be named Senator Hannon’s Grand Prize Winner by submitting their best proposal for a New York State law.
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.
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!
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.