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.
In addition to the van service (small bus) presently being provided, we have 16 additional large private and parochial bus routes being restored on Monday, November 27. Please check the links and listings below.
As previously reported, resumption of full bus service is expected by the beginning of the week of December 4. We, of course, will keep you posted via Robo calls and website updates. Extended hours of school operation will remain in place until the full restoration of bus service.
Please be reminded that the Hicksville Public Schools will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24th. As always, thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation. Best wishes for a safe and happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from the Hicksville School Family.
At its regular public meeting last night, the Hicksville Board of Education took action to restore bus transportation service to its students. The Board approved assignment of its transportation contract to Educational Bus Transportation (EBT), effective Monday, November 20, 2017. The District anticipates that full bus services will be restored by Monday, December 4, 2017.
Information about restoration of specific routes during this transition period will be communicated through robocalls and posted on the District website. The District will continue to offer extended hours of operation until full bus services are restored.
Thank you for your ongoing understanding, patience and support.
The Hicksville Board of Education
The Hicksville Board of Education will hold a Curriculum Committee Meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
Board Room, Administration Building
The Hicksville Board of Education
The Hicksville Board of Education will hold a Facilities Commitee Meeting on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00PM
Adminstration Building, Board Room
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.