Each year, a student is selected from each of the nine Hicksville school to represent their building at a ceremony expressing gratitude for all the School Board members do for us and our community. Aiden, a Dutch Lane School student in Mrs. Ytuarte's class, presented a token of our appreciation to Board of Education Trustee Kevin Carroll. Pictured with Aiden and Mr. Carroll are Dr. Bonuso, Superintendent of Schools, Mrs. Ytuarte, classroom teacher and Mrs. Strauss, Dutch Lane School principal.
Our students were treated to a performance by author David Rottenberg and the Eglevsky Ballet. Mr. Rottenberg narrated his book, "Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig", while the Eglevsky Ballet performed it on stage. The message of the book, "believe in yourself and always try your best" was well received, and our students laughed at the talented dancers, who showed them how to get right back up after falling down. Please see our Photo Gallery for photos of this special performance.
The Dutch Lane School began their month long celebration of Anti-Bullying month with the “Power of One” Anti-Bullying Assembly. With the students and staff wearing blue to raise awareness for bullying prevention, the students got to watch and learn about the different types of bullying and ways they can prevent and help stop bullying. Dutch Lane’s anti-bullying month celebration will continue throughout October with weekly challenges for our students such as making friends with a new student, standing up for others, and not allowing any child to play or sit alone. Please click on the link for more information and see our Photo Gallery for more photos.
The Hicksville Fire Department visited Dutch Lane School with one of their trucks and their Smoke House. Children learned all about fire safety and what to do if there was an actual fire in their homes. Firefighters emphasized the importance of getting down low to the ground, finding an escape route, designating a meeting place outside of the home for all family members, and how to call and get help. Children were taught how to safely climb out of the Smoke House. Next, one of our firefighter friends talked more about fire safety while children were able to climb into the giant fire truck. Please see our Photo Gallery for more photos.
We are excited to announce that our A.M. Academy will launch on Monday, September 25, 2017. Our “Before School” activities are available for all of our students to participate in. Each morning, five days a week, there will be opportunities for your child to attend extra help with their classroom teacher, or attend classes such as RTI, “Just Read”, library, yoga, music or a physical fitness experience. Please click on the link for more information and for the A.M. Academy schedule.
The home to school connection is essential to academic success. We are committed to maintaining open lines of communication between parents and their child’s teachers. In order to foster greater communication, parents are now able to email their child’s teachers. Please click on the link for more information.
As the Board moves forward with the process of selecting the next Superintendent of Schools, it is their intention to solicit input from the staff and community residents regarding the most important professional and personal qualifications we will seek in our next superintendent. Click here to fill out the online survey.
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 pavailable below.
2017-2018 School Calendar
The 2017-2018 printed calendar is now available for download. Paper copies will be mailed home shortly.
Bulletin Board Newsletter - Summer 2017
The Summer 2017 Board of Education Newletter, "Bulletin Board" is now available. Join us as we celebrate our graduates!
Click the cover below to read the Summer 2017 Board of Education Newsletter.
Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) - Education Law §3012-d
In accordance with Education Law §3012-d and Subpart 30-3 of the Commissioner’s Regulations, please click the link below for the approved APPR plan for the Hicksville Public Schools.
Capital Reserve Projects
Updated information about the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 capital reserve are available below.