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Hicksville Middle School Athletes Honored
during Annual Spring Sports Awards Ceremony

Approximately 380 Hicksville High School student-athletes were honored for their athletic talents and abilities during the district's annual Spring Sports Awards Ceremony. It was also an evening of compliments and recognition as parents, coaches, and team managers were honored for their roles in preparing the school's teams for a winning season....




Top Graduates Honored
during 27th Annual Scholarships and Awards Ceremony

As the school year comes to a close, the Hicksville High School administration carried out its long-cherished tradition of recognizing the exemplary service, achievements, and scholarships of the Class of 2011's top seniors during the 27th Annual Scholarships and Awards Ceremony. The 105 award-winning seniors were escorted by the district administration as music teacher Michelle Emeric played "Pomp and Circumstance" on the piano. The event's celebratory mood was also punctuated by artwork provided by members of the National Art Honor Society under the direction of advisor...




Hicksville High School Students Receive Honorable Mention in ExploraVision Science Competition
The Hicksville Public School District would like to congratulate ninth-grade team members Matthew Cheung, Karlie Lamia, Rebecca Rilling and Paige Varney, who have received an Honorable Mention for their proposed future technology project entered into the regional Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Science Competition. The team proposed an MP3 player called the Orca Player, which would absorb the user's excess body heat and utilize this heat as a power source...




Hickville Senior Timothy Parker
Ramps Up Reputation as National Soccer Talent

Hicksville High School varsity soccer player Timothy Parker has been honored as one of the nation's top high school athletes and as New York State's top high school boys soccer player with his recent recognition by The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, as the 2010-2011 Gatorade New York Boys Soccer Player of the Year. This award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. "This recognition is about as high an honor as a high school athlete can receive, "Director of Physical Education, Health, Athletics...




Team Demonstrates Excellence
and Innovation at
FIRST Long Island Regional Competition

The Hicksville High School Robotics team demonstrated overall excellence during the FIRST Long Island Regional Competition at Hofstra University. After finishing the qualifying rounds, the team ranked 24th in a field of 50 teams. Even though they lost in the semifinal round, the team's alliance finished the competition in third place overall, and the team's total points put them in a third-place position....


Hicksville High School Student
Designated as Young Scholar of Mathematics

The Hicksville Public School District is proud to announce that sophomore David Fellows is one of 75 students to be designated as a Young Scholar of Mathematics by the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury. To qualify for this honor, David competed against 850 top-ranking math students nominated from school districts on Long Island. Selection implies that a student is among the top one tenth of one percent in math of all students on Long Island in his or her grade. Acceptances are based on five criteria: a rigorous ...




An Artful Rememberance of Dr. King
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hicksville third-graders at Dutch Lane Elementary School, under the direction of art teacher Diana Germinario, discussed the late Dr. King's principles and created watercolor posters to illustrate his Six Principles and Six Steps of Nonviolence. They combined words such as "peace," "love," and "tolerance" with symbols of the earth and doves. During the art class, the students also learned how to apply the technique of overlapping to the lettering...



Learning About Character Through Basketball
As an enhancement to their character education study, Hicksville students at East Street Elementary School attended an assembly called Basketball's Poetry in Motion with Derek "The Wiz" Murphy. Mr. Murphy, a former Harlem Globetrotter and All-American basketball player at Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina, spoke to the students about bullying, building character, respect, and confidence in achieving lifetime goals. "Respect and be kind to one another," Mr. Murphy stated. "One day you may be in a position to help one another."



Hicksville Student-Athlete Designated
News 12 Long Island/Citibank Scholar Athlete

The Hicksville Public School District is proud to announce that student-athlete and Hicksville High School senior Allison McNamara has been named a News 12 Long Island/Citibank Scholar Athlete. This award recognizes a student-athlete's significant achievements in the classroom, as well as on the playing field. Allison is captain of the girls' varsity softball team and currently ranks first in her class of 390 students. She carries a scholastic unweighted average of 100.36. Allison is a member of the National Honor Society...



Hicksville Senior
Has Been Named a National Merit Finalist

The Hicksville Public School District is proud to announce that high school senior Christian Choi is one of 15,000 students nationwide who has advanced to Finalist standing in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program and will now compete for scholarships which altogether total $36 million. Christian was chosen from a pool of 1.5 million juniors from approximately 22,000 high schools nationwide who entered the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2009 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).




Hicksville High School Senior Named an Outstanding Participant in the National
Achievement Scholarship Program

Hicksville High School senior Aisha Prudent has been designated as an Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Aisha scored in the top three percent of all black Americans who requested consideration in the 2011 National Achievement Scholarship Program. In 1964, the National Achievement Scholarship Program was initiated to recognize outstanding achievement and award university scholarships to African-American high school students.



Hicksville Students Share Talents, Serve Lunch to Senior Citizens
The Hicksville Public School District's nineteen year tradition of hosting a special fall luncheon for local senior citizens continued this year, and was extremely well attended and enjoyed. With the support of administrators and staff, many student groups in the school community at Hicksville High School came together to plan and facilitate the special event. Students in the art department created the eye-catching, fall-themed wall art and centerpieces that adorned each table, and the National Honor Society provided student servers for the honored guests. Other groups, such as the Select Chorus, Marching Band, Orchestra and Thespians, provided the afternoon's entertainment. Senior citizens sang along with the orchestra to such old time favorites as "I've been working on the Railroad," were treated to a special in-house performance...



Lee Avenue Students
Have the Power to Be Smart with Money!

It is never too early to learn about handling money, and students at Lee Avenue Elementary School in the Hicksville School District are one step ahead of their peers in knowing the importance of responsible spending and saving. The students attended Brad Zupp's Funance assembly where they were briefed on such topics as the dangers of credit card debt, financial goal setting, the importance of a budget, needs versus wants, and the advantages of hard-earned cash....




Hicksville High Marching Band Finishes First in State and Fourth in Northeast
The Hicksville High School Marching Band once again completed its competitive season on a high note. Going up against 15 of the top bands in the Northeast at the United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) Northern States Championship in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on October 31, the band received First Place in the Overall Effect category, Second Place in Color Guard, and finished Fourth Place Overall. One week earlier, the band competed at the USSBA...




Hicksville Middle School
SADD Club Organizes Food Drive

Members of the SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club at Hicksville Middle School recently delivered 318 non-perishable food items to the Bethpage Credit Union’s initiative to help Island Harvest. The club officers, under the direction of their advisor, music teacher Justin Starr, collected the food during a food drive that was incorporated into the school’s annual Halloween Dance festivities...



Middle School Welcomes Incoming Sixth-Grade Class
It was a family affair as incoming students and their parents congregated in the Hicksville Middle School gymnasium for the annual sixth-grade orientation prior to the official opening of the 2010-2011 school year. The students were greeted by Principal Mara Jorisch, who assured her newest students that their time in the middle school will be a positive experience She also introduced key administrators, staff and members of the PTA. "The middle school is a wonderful place," Ms. Jorisch stated...



Examining Our Nation's Liberties and Freedoms
In many of Hicksville School District's elementary schools, students and staff wore patriotic colors in recognition of Constitution Day. This national event is celebrated annually on September 17 to commemorate the 1787 formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 of the nation's forefathers. The day also memorializes the Fourteenth Amendment...




Hicksville Students Commemorate the Bravery and Courage

On September 8th, Hicksville High School continued its nine-year tradition and placed a commemorative wreath in front of the 9-11-01 Memorial. The custom-built memorial bears the inspirational words of Edward M. Forster "Unless we remember, we cannot understand." Former art student, Amanda Du, crafted the design on the granite structure during the 2002-2003 school year. Pictured are Melodie Ciorciari and Prateek Kohli...



National Pledge Across America
Facing the American flag and with hands on their hearts, Hicksville students at Dutch Lane Elementary School cited the words to the Pledge of Allegiance and joined millions of school children across the nation in an annual event called "Pledge Across America." On September 17th, in conjunction with Constitution Day, select fifth-grade students presented an analysis of the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the synchronized recitation, which took place precisely at 2:00 p.m....