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Local Kids Enjoy A Summer Of Learning

The Hicksville School District hosted 125 elementary school students in the Summer Academic Program held at Dutch Lane Elementary School.

In its first year, the program focused on math, reading and narrative-writing skills for students who need extra support in foundational skills.

Program principal Anthony Lubrano explained that student enrollment was based on the scores of local assessments. The five-week program, which was held five days a week each morning, was designed to help students become better prepared for September.

“It also helped these students prevent the summer slide and to make them more confident with the approach of a new school year,” Lubrano said.

Learning activities included use of instructional technology with iPads and Smart Boards. Students learned narrative writing through the Columbia University Teachers College Writing Project, and special assemblies helped to reinforce foundational skills taught in the classroom.

During an assembly with the Singing Bus Driver, Joe Guida, the students took a proverbial trip on a school bus and learned about basic bus safety. Guida also engaged the students’ imaginations while they accompanied him in the singing of such original songs as “The Dinosaur Walk,” the “Macaroni and Cheese” song and the “Circle Dance.”  

— From the Hicksville School District

News

 book shops in Hicksville and around the country will hand out free comics on Oct. 25, to celebrate the second biggest free comic book event of the year—Halloween ComicFest. On Saturday, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose from 19 free comics and participate in fun activities comic shops host for their customers to enjoy, while discovering new types of comics and the treasures found in store.

In Hicksville, both Game Master Games (954 S. Broadway) and Amok Time (108C New South Road) will be taking part in the Halloween ComicFest festivities. Game Master Games just recently started carrying comic books and this will be the store’s first comic book-related event. Coincidently, the event runs in the middle of an in-store gaming convention, and store owner Dave VanderWerf is looking forward to the increased exposure for the store.

Looking for a place to work on your bedside manner and start a promising new career in the process? Look no farther than your hometown.

The Vocational Education and Extension Board (VEEB), a division of the county that oversees educational facilities such as the Fire Service Academy and EMS Academy, recently transplanted one of its facilities — The School of Practical Nursing — into a new location right in the heart of Hicksville, where they recently held an open house to celebrate their new home.


Sports

The Hicksville girls volleyball team improved to 7-1 by knocking off Oceanside in three consecutive sets by scores of 25-13, 25-19 and 25-14.

Emily Markakis played terrificly, using a powerful serve to record three aces, seven kills and added nine digs. Nikki Chase added six kills and eight digs. Additionally, Raeann Dong was versatile—recording three aces, seven kills and nine digs.

The Girls Varsity soccer team, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wore pink uniforms and pink socks in their game on Oct. 8 against MacArthur whom they defeated 1-0. The girls and boys soccer programs at Hicksville High School are selling pink ribbon car magnets with a soccer ball and HHS on it with the words “Kick Cancer” on the ribbon. All the money raised will go to the Sarah Grace Foundation, which is a local foundation trying to beat pediatric cancer. The players plan to raise $1,000 for this organization

— From Hicksville High School


Calendar

Board of Education Meeting

October 22

Oktoberfest

October 25-26

Pancake Breakfast

October 26



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