Our high school seniors joined Woodland one more time! Graduating seniors enjoyed the cheers and congratulations of the students of Woodland,and then shared a special memory of their elementary years. We are so proud of our graduates! Best of luck as you graduate and move on to your next phase of life! (Click for more info)
We're so proud of our Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest Winners! Our 5th grade RISE students studied the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and created a PSA to highlight Article 17, which states we all have the right to our own things. They entered their PSA into a contest and were one of only nine entries from New York State to be declared winners! Congratulations! (click title to view video)
Students at Woodland celebrated Flag Day on June 14, 2018. Our local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts did a wonderful job leading the procession with the Presentation of Colors. The whole student body joined in song while Ms. Garner played the piano. We also had some very talented student poets from each grade level share a poem they had written with the theme, "America the Beautiful." It was a lovely event filled with patriotism. (click for more info)
Woodland's Student Council arranged for a special visit with Ranger Eric. The boys and girls got to meet some special new "friends" and learn about their habitats and life cycles. This live and interactive show made for quite an enjoyable and educational day for all! (click for more info)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.