Congratulations to Hills West's Devan McCarthy on being recognized in the 11th Annual Hunting-Tony Awards as the Best Male Actor & Best Male Vocalist!
The staff at Otsego recycled the broken crayons collected after the 2020 shutdown to create a mosaic for the students which represented the perseverance shown by all during the 2020-2021 school year.
Congratulations to our four high school seniors who have received 2021 Newsday First Team All-Long Island status! West's Jordan Colby (basketball) and Francesco Posillico (soccer), and East's Remi Sisselman (basketball) and Leisaan Hibbert (football).
Congratulations to the members of the Hills West girls golf team who performed amazingly in the heat at the Suffolk County Championships held at Smithtown Landing CC! Two members of the team made it onto the New York State Team with their scores at counties.
Congratulations to the Half Hollow Hills girls badminton team on winning the Girls Suffolk County Badminton Team Championships with a victory over Ward Melville!
The 5th graders at Vanderbilt had a great time at their Moving Up Ceremonies, and are prepared for middle school next year!
Congratulations to Sunquam's 5th grade class of 2021 on finishing their elementary education and officially moving up to middle school!
Hills East celebrated being named by the ADL as a 2020-2021 No Place For Hate School with an idea proposed by senior Kaitlyn Jedreicich to paint a mural to help spread the program's important message of promoting diversity, inclusion and allyship.
Happy 50th Birthday Vanderbilt Elementary School! The Vanderbilt community recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with special t-shirts, cupcakes, 'then and now' videos, a school-wide singing of Happy Birthday, and the burial of a new time capsule.
Congratulations to our middle school students who graduated from the Rising Stars program, a group of middle school students from diverse backgrounds who have exhibited exceptional academic achievement!
Congratulations to our elementary students who graduated from the Academically High Aptitude Program (AHAP), a program with diverse learning opportunities tailored to the needs of gifted elementary students!
Congratulations to our students who won or placed in the Huntington Youth Writes Competition! This year, Half Hollow Hills students won 6 of the 18 awards in the town.
James Regan from Lodestar Children's Services recently visited The Hills Academy to speak with the students about managing their mental health. Lodestar is a local non-profit organization that works to empower children and families by providing necessary tools to develop and improve their own system for supporting their own needs. At the end of the presentation, The Hills Academy students presented a check to Lodestar Children's Services for $1,133, which was raised during Mental Health Awareness month through the selling of t-shirts!
Congratulations to the Hills West boys track and field team on running away with the League 5 championship and completing an undefeated regular season!
Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the Students Rebuild Changemaker Challenge, on receiving an award from Students Rebuild for being the "Biggest Team with the Most Art!"
Congratulations to our student athletes who won or placed at the Suffolk County Badminton individual championships!
Congratulations to Benjamin Goldfried, Hills East valedictorian, and Ojas Mehta, Hills West valedictorian, on being honored for their academic achievements at the virtual Suffolk County School Superintendents Association's 27th Annual Valedictorians Lunch!
Ms. Ievolo’s photo classes utilized the new Outdoor Classroom at Hills West to create Lumen Prints by exposing flowers and leaves onto expired photo paper in the sunlight. The result is a chemical reaction that creates unique shapes and colors!
Congratulations to the Hills West girls golf team on their 2nd consecutive League I Championship! The girls went 9-0 this season and are 19-1 in their last 20 matches.
The students and staff at Signal Hill had a blast participating in the many fun activities during their Field Day!
For the past two years, our Department of Transportation inspection rating at Half Hollow Hills has been 100%! That means not one vehicle in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years failed inspection.
The West Hollow Library incubated and hatched Northern Bobwhite Quail eggs as part of a project in partnership with the Center for Environmental Education and Discovery (CEED).
Congratulations to Hills East's Dylan D’Agate and Michael Han on being selected by Newsday as two of the Top 35 Long Island boys tennis players to watch for in 2021!
The students in Ms. Gucciardo’s 1st grade class at Sunquam recently learned about seeds and plants, and they grew grass and created a grass-haired head for Fun Friday.
Candlewood's One World Youth Club recently facilitated a used book drive for Book Fairies, a non-profit that collects and distributes books to people in need in New York. Over 20 boxes of books were collected!
Varsity Athletic Teams
Curbside grab-n-go breakfasts and lunches handed out during the
COVID-19 pandemic school closure from mid-March through the end of June 2020
2019-2020 All-State Musicians
New York State Master Teachers