7:00 PM - 8:00 PM MS Musical
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Elementary District Concert Rehearsal IV @ HS
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM District Orchestra Concert @ HS
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM District Band Concert @ HS
Dear Hicksville High School Parents and Guardians, As you may know, on Wednesday, March 14th at 10am, many students around our county and country have discussed a possible school walkout for 17 minutes in response to last month’s horrific tragedy in Parkland, Florida resulting in the loss of 17 lives. The central office, building administration and staff have been meeting with dozens of student representatives to discuss how our Hicksville School Community can respect, reflect and appropriately honor the victims of this tragedy. (click title for more)
As part of its celebration of Read Across America Day on March 2, the Hicksville Congress of Teachers in collaboration with the Hicksville Public Schools hosted a fun and educational slate of activities for students and their families in the new Parent Center. The event was made possible by a grant from the state and national teacher’s union affiliates, NYSUT and NEA/AFT. The event featured read-alongs and the opportunity for families to select books to take home with them and also take photos with Hicksville Congress of Teachers President Tom Glenn, who was dressed as Dr. Seuss’ iconic character The Cat in the Hat. The well-attended program was designed to continue reinforcing the importance of reading to students across all grade levels.
Hicksville Public Schools established a Hall of Fame in 1985 to confer recognition on graduates who have achieved distinction in their chosen profession or community and who will serve as a role model for the graduating class. This year the district is searching for one individual to join the ranks of past honorees. (click title for more)
The Hicksville School District Parent Center, in conjunction with The National Center for Emotional Wellness, is pleased to announce that on Thursday evening, February 8, 2018 at 7:00PM, Dr. Mark Lerner (psychologist) and Bobby Senn (firefighter and 9/11 survivor) will be presenting a program on Emotional Wellness in the Hicksville High School auditorium. The program features elements of theater and presentation to empower audiences with practical strategies to live through and overcome life’s challenging experiences. While wellness is regularly addressed, our emotional well-being is often overlooked, leaving countless people grappling with mental health problems. LERNER & SENN, Emotional Wellness is a dynamic interactive program that fosters emotional wellness through the provision of timely information, guidance, practical strategies and support. Admission is free and all are invited to this program focusing on wellness in ourselves and our children. For further information, you can visit NationalCenterforEmotionalWellness.org.
IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, announced today it will install an art exhibit featuring photographs and original artwork of Hicksville High School students in the Long Island store located at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville, NY. The exhibit will be on display from January 26 through April 2 and will kick off with a grand opening ceremony on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 6pm. (click title for more....)
On December 13, 2017, the Hicksville School District had its Grand Opening of its Parent Center. Legislator Rose Walker was on hand to present a citation of appreciation for this exciting initiative designed to provide material, technical, and human resources to inform, support, and assist the parents, families, and community members of Hicksville. Accepting the citation was Board President, Mr. Heckler; Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bonuso; and Chairperson of the Parent Center District Committee Ms. Hochheiser. Also pictured are key members of the District Leadership Team and PTA Council liaisons to the Center. Beginning in January, the Parent Center will be open from 9am – 3pm every Tuesday and Thursday, and 3pm – 9pm on Wednesdays. For more information refer to the “Parent” link on the District website, scrolling down to “Parent Center.” (Click the Title for More)
We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Pre-K Lottery. This 2.5 hour program is provided to district residents and there is no cost for the program. Sessions are open in both the morning and afternoon from 8:45-11:15 and 12:15-2:45. All applications are due by January 11, 2018. The lottery will take place on January 25, 2018.
The Hicksville Public Schools takes any allegations of bullying very seriously, investigates all reported claims and follows proper protocols under DASA. Our district is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all of its students and staff. In light of recent news, we thought it important for the community to know that we have a multifaceted program that strives to educate all students socially, emotionally and academically. Our staff continuously reinforces positive character development through its numerous districtwide anti-bullying programs and character education initiatives. Students who feel harassed or bullied, or who witness bullying, are urged to seek assistance from any teacher or staff member at any time. As the school community continues to mourn the loss of Angelo Collazo, we again extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Support services will remain available at the school for those in need.
On Thursday, October 17, 2017, Dr. Bonuso facilitated conversation about the upcoming Bond Vote in November. Energy and enthusiasm permeated the room as participants discussed the exciting plans for Hicksville’s schools and community. This popular series of Supe’s On conversations with the Superintendent and a small number of pre-registrants is designed to create opportunities to discuss important issues and ideas in a more personal, intimate, and informal setting.
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 Hicksville Board of Education will hold its Regular Meeting on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
Executive Session: 7:00PM
Action Meeting: 8:30PM
Administration Building, Boardroom
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.
Bulletin Board Newsletter - Winter 2018
The Winter 2018 Bulletin Board Newsletter is now available. Join us as we celebrate our scholars and Connect our Schools to the Community!
Click the cover below to read the Winter 2018 Board of Education Newsletter.
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.