Woodland's Latest News & Activities

  • "Happy Administrative Assistant Day" from Mrs. Reilly's 1st Graders

    Mrs. Reilly's class surprised our Woodland secretaries with a giant card entitled "Happy Administrative Assistant Day!" Each child contributed to the chart by stating adjectives in sentences for Ms. Kathy and Ms. Pat.

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  • Woodland Welcomes the Harlem Wizards!

    Woodland School was thrilled to welcome the Harlem Wizards for a warm-up performance to the big game on April 27, 2018. Students and staff enjoyed some fun and entertainment as we took on the Wizard's skillful talents. Our community is encouraged to come out and support the district at our upcoming game where our very own teachers and staff will take on this talented team while having lots of laughs and fun! (click for more info)

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  • Co-teaching comes to Woodland!

    Woodland teachers are embarking on an exciting new co-teaching initiative. Together, with principal Diana Ketcham, and co-teaching consultant, Laura Kern, teachers across the grades collaborate on how to successfully implement co-teaching models in their classrooms.(click for more info)

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  • Kindergarten Registration and Screening at Woodland, April 9th-12th

    We are looking forward to welcoming our new students and families to Woodland! Please know that all children residing in Hicksville who will be attending kindergarten, either public/private/parochial, must register with the Hicksville Public Schools. Registration will take place in each student's home school. If Woodland is your home school, please note our registration dates are scheduled for April 9th through April 12th. Please be sure to schedule a registration appointment by calling the registration office at 516-733- 2168. Appointments will be made from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please bring your incoming kindergartner with you when you attend. This will give you and your child an opportunity to visit Woodland School and meet some of our staff. We will also be administering our kindergarten screening at this time. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to Woodland! (Click for more info)

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  • Congratulations Woodland Founders Day Recipients!

    Woodland School is proud to recognize our 2018 Founders Day honorees! Thank you for all you do for our school and students. (click for more info)

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  • PTA Reflections Winners

    Woodland is proud to congratulate the following four students on being selected as Reflections winners : Alyana S. - Visual Arts 3rd Grade, Ryan M. - Visual Arts 4th Grade , Ryan C - Visual Arts 1st Grade and Stephanie C - Literature 3rd Grade. Way to go, Woodland (Click for More Info)

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  • Winter Concert

    Woodland students put on a fabulous winter performance, showcasing their growing talents and entertaining their classmates. Later that evening, they performed for their families and the community. Many thanks to our Music teachers and families for all of their support! (click for more info.)

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  • Gingerbread Building

    On Thursday, December 21st, the second grade students and their families, planned, built and decorated their very own gingerbread houses with lots of treats and goodies. This heartwarming activity promotes the holiday spirit, as well as provides the students an opportunity to work with his/her family to create a holiday treasure to share at home.(click for more info)

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  • Student Council Election

    Woodland Schools 4th and 5th graders reviewed the electoral process the morning of Thursday, 12/7/17, as they gathered in the All Purpose Room to hear speeches prepared by fellow students. Six students campaigned for the positions of Student Council President and Student Council Vice President. (click for more info)

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  • 1st Grade Pilgrims in Mrs. Reilly's Class Prepare Feast and Learn How to Make Cranberry Sauce!

    On Wednesday, Nov. 22nd, the Pilgrims in Mrs. Reilly's class were very busy preparing for their Thanksgiving feast. The children learned how to follow a recipe in order to make their own cranberry sauce. (click for more info)

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Important Announcements

  • Attention Parents! New Physical Requirements.

    For school year 2018-2019, students in grade Pre-K,or K,  1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, are required to submit a physical examination.

    Click Here for New Physical Form

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  • 2018-2019 Budget Information

    The 2018-2019 Budget was presented at the April 17, 2018 Board of Education Meeting

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  • 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.

    Click Here for More Information


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  • 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.

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  • District-wide School Safety Plan

    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.

     2017-2018 District-wide Safety Plan

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  • 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.

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    Planning for the Bond



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  • 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@hicksvillepublicschools.org .  Submissions will be accepted until 4pm on Friday, March 23. 


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  • 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.

     Click Here to Read More

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  • Petitions for School Board Seats Available

    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.

    Click Here for Running For the School Board PDF

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  • 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.

    Click here to learn more about the 2018 Scholarships.

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