On Friday, May 11th, the students in Burns Avenue were paid a special visit by Lucy and Toby, two service dogs who were trained in Bide-a-Wee. During their visit, the dogs stopped by each classroom and listened to the students read some of their favorite stories.
On Friday, May 4th, students in Fourth and Fifth Grade had the opportunity of participating in a day-long program about the Native American tribes of the Eastern Woodlands. The program included numerous activities about the Iroquois and Algonquin tribes.
On the evening of Friday, April 27th, many students in Burns Avenue returned to school so that they could participate in the annual Story Time at Burns Avenue. Sponsored by the Burns Avenue PTA, the program was presented so that the children could listen to the reading of award-winning books by the staff of Burns Avenue.
On Tuesday, April 10, the Burns Avenue PTA held a ceremony to recognize this year's winners in the Reflections Contest. The students were given framed certificates for their achievements in the areas of Literature, Visual Arts, and Photography.
On Friday, March 16th, students and guests celebrated the 52nd annual Special Person's Day in Burns Avenue School. It was a very exciting day as parents, grandparents, relatives, and friends came to the school so that they could visit students in their classrooms and participate in some educational activities together.
On Monday, March 12th, the students of Burns Avenue had the pleasure of participating in a program that was presented by representatives from the New York Islanders. The program was about teamwork and its importance in achieving success.
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.