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Wearing Orange in Solidarity

HCT members wore orange Friday, December 8th in support of Human Rights Day and to condemn violence against women and girls around the world. Many people have rallied behind the hashtag #MeToo, exposing the prevalence of sexual harassment and other forms of violence that women suffer every day. Breaking the ...

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UNIONDALE, NY - December 3: During the game between the Toronto Raptors 905 and Long Island Nets on December 3, 2017 at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jen Voce)

Slam Dunk Outing with the HCT

On Sunday, December 3, 2017, members of the HCT enjoyed another delightful outing at Nassau Coliseum, watching the Long Island Nets take on the defending G-League Champions, the Raptors 905 of Canada. The score remained close for most of the game, but the home team never trailed and won by ...

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SRPs -- Essential to Education

The HCT celebrated School-Related Professionals Recognition Day on Wednesday, November 21st to recognize the importance of NYSUT members who play an integral part our students' educational experience. SRPs are cafeteria workers, custodians, building and grounds workers, clerical staff, bus drivers, monitors and attendants, mechanics, teacher aides and teaching assistants, health ...

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A Champion for Children with Cancer

It was almost 9 P.M. before Meg McElroy checked the donation totals for her annual Give to the Max Day last Tuesday, November 16th. McElroy, an 8th grade English teacher at Hicksville Middle School, has been raising money to benefit Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) for nine years. On this ...

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On Saturday, November 4th, several HCT members, with friends and family, attended a Long Island Nets game at the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum. Tip-off was at 7 P.M. and the game served to kick off the season for the Long Island Nets, which are the local affiliate of the Brooklyn ...

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ENL Teachers in Action

Nancy Velasquez and Johanna Mauro (Old Country Road, bilingual grades K and 1) shared their workshop, "Translanguaging Poetry for Bilingual Students." The teachers provided an overview of how to create a bilingual poetry project using visuals, videos and role play. Kyrstin Stehle and Justina Ketyer (East St., ENL) presented a ...

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HCT Making Strides

Members across the district were feeling "in the pink" on  Friday, October 20, 2017 in support of the American Cancer Society's Making Strides for Breast Cancer program. Teachers donated generously to help fight this deadly disease.  

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Homecoming 2017

Clouds and a few showers couldn’t dampen the Hicksville spirit this Saturday at Homecoming! Students who visited the HCT booth played beanbag toss and left with books, candy and HCT-branded cups and bags. All funds raised at Homecoming go towards HCT scholarships for Hicksville High School seniors. Tom Glenn volunteered ...

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HCT ME Committee Gathering

A great time was had by all at the HCT Happy Hour/Member Engagement Committee gathering on Thursday, September 28th. Held at the Main Event in Plainview, members enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres while discussing the first few weeks of school. ME Committee members are our "on call" leaders who want ...

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Superintendent's Conference Day - 2017

Superintendent's Conference Day marked the beginning of the new school year for teachers and staff in Hicksville. HCT members took the pledge to vote "No" this Election Day to open the NYS Constitution and received information to help spread the word to other voters. They also received buttons and car ...

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Welcome to the Newest HCT Members

On Thursday, August 24th, Hicksville Congress of Teachers welcomed 23 new teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. HCT president Tom Glenn discussed the benefits of unions, the value of an involved membership and the challenges facing teachers and unions today. He explained Vote-Cope contributions and the significance of political action ...

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Board of Directors Get a Jump on the School Year

Representatives from each of the nine school buildings met on Wednesday, August 23rd at the NYSUT office in Woodbury to discuss important issues facing our teachers this year. The Board of Directors discussed elements of the tentative contract agreement, new representative training, and expectations for the year ahead. This year, the ...

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