Hicksville Public Schools Welcomes Staff!

Hicksville Public Schools Welcomes Staff!
Posted on 09/03/2019

On Tuesday, September 3rd, the entire staff of Hicksville Public Schools met at the high school for a full day of pre-opening workshops and training in preparation for the new school year. 


Superintendent of Schools Marianne Litzman kicked off Superintendent’s Conference Day in the gymnasium with a bright smile and warm welcome to the district’s teachers, teaching assistants, monitors and greeters, clerical and school support staff, and administrators.  


Sharing the district’s mission, vision, and goals from its 5-year strategic plan was Board President Mr. Phil Heckler. New staff for the 2019-2020 school year were introduced by Assistant Superintendent Ms. Rosemarie Coletti. 


Mr. Steve Chassman, Executive Director of LICADD, presented the Keynote Address to the 700+ in attendance. He stressed the important role educators and school support staff play in the mental health of students in today’s 24/7/365 digital world, citing the unprecedented rise of anxiety and depressive disorders in teenagers. He concluded with a focus on coping strategies including mindfulness, self-expression, staying active, and open communication.


Superintendent Litzman closed the orientation with a photo overview of the Bond construction taking place across the district, asking everyone for patience as a new and better HPS takes shape around them.


Mrs. Litzman officially opened the new year by ringing an original one-room schoolhouse brass bell her mother rang as a young student.


Everyone at Hicksville Public Schools wishes our students much success as they embark on the 2019-2020 school year!

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Hicksville School District’s Board President Mr. Phil Heckler welcomed the staff at Superintendent’s Conference Day in the high school’s refurbished gymnasium.

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Assistant Superintendent Ms. Rosemarie Coletti introduced the new staff members at the September 3rd Staff Orientation.

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The Keynote Speaker at HPS’s Staff Orientation was Mr. Steve Chassman from LICADD (Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence).

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Superintendent of Schools Mrs. Marianne Litzman rang an original one-room schoolhouse bell, the same bell her mother rang as a young student, to kick off the new school year!