The Hills East National Art Honor Society contributed to the Helping Hands Rescue Mission food drive for local families by having teams led by their board members fill Thanksgiving food boxes with all of the essentials needed for a Thanksgiving dinner.
Student leaders from Hills West and East recently attended a leadership conference called Compassion Without Borders that was sponsored by the Suffolk County Principals Association. The goal of the event was to give student leaders of Suffolk Country an opportunity to gain leadership experience while networking with their peers.
Congratulations to Hills West's Arissa Zheng and Hills East's Samir Batheja on achieving semifinalist status in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program!
The Hills West Counseling Center recently brought seniors interested in a career in medicine to an introductory symposium by the Suffolk Academy of Medicine called the 'Doctors of Tomorrow' Scholarship Program.
Candlewood's One World Youth Club and Foreign Language Club demonstrated their thanks with a Thanksgiving Food Drive to support Island Harvest. The club collected over 500lbs of food for families on Long Island!
As students made their way into West Hollow recently, they were surprised to find positive affirmations posted to their lockers. This annual event at the building helps remind students to support others and about the power of a positive attitude.
In honor of the Half Hollow Hills PTA Bus Driver Appreciation Day, our PTA units generously provided our bus drivers with bagged breakfasts to show gratitude for all they do to keep our students safe!
Elementary students across the district continued to connect through the theme of Belonging during the Elementary Connects program in November.
Student leaders from the Hills East One World Club and Jewish Heritage Club attended the Never is Now ADL summit on Antisemitism and Hate.
Otsego's 2022 Pick A Reading Partner program, with the theme of Books Bring Us Together, was a great success!
The 4th graders at Vanderbilt wrote letters to our Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to honor them on Veteran’s Day and to thank them for their service.
Congratulations to all of our students at Hills East and West that participated in our Fall Athletic Signing Day!
Congratulations to Hills East's Jacob Leshnower (percussion) and Mark Shapiro (violin 1) on performing with the NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble Orchestra in National Harbor, Maryland!
The West Hollow PTA lunchtime programs have begun! Students recently received a visit from the Cornell Extension's Llama Program, which provides a unique glimpse into South American Culture and allows students to learn about these gentle, intelligent and extremely useful animals.
The Varsity Club, Athletes Helping Athletes and Science National Honor Society from Hills West teamed up to host a “Steps for Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge” as a way to encourage students and faculty to become active while raising money for a great cause.
Members of the Candlewood Student Government went to Wild Play Ropes Course at Jones Beach recently to work on some team-building activities on the ropes course!
Hills West recently hosted the 10th Annual HHH Robotics Invitational Tournament where 21 teams from across Long Island participated in a regional robotics competition.
Candlewood students in Mrs. Kaplans’ Home and Careers class were hard at work at Commerce Plaza in Levittown where they participated in a business simulation providing them with the opportunity to apply for jobs and see what work life is all about.
Congratulations to this year’s West Hollow Banner Contest winners as voted by their classmates, who created artwork that will be made into 3 ft. by 5 ft. banners and hung in the cafeteria for all to enjoy: 6th - Lucy Moss, 7th - Ava Cannatella, and 8th - Cassandra Beltran!
The 8th Grade Rising Stars from West Hollow and Candlewood recently went on a field trip to West Hills County Park where they learned about orienteering from Glen, the President of the Long Island Orienteering Club.
Mrs. Boltz’s 1st graders at Sunquam recently learned about the lifecycle of a pumpkin and explored the properties of pumpkins.
Third graders in Ms. Baptiste's class at Otsego deepened their understanding of culture by "visiting" Oaxaca, Mexico, through videos created by the RED Trunk Project.
4th grade music students from Otsego, Signal Hill and Sunquam had a great time participating in the 14th Annual P.E.A.K. (Parents, Educators, and Kids) festival with their families.
At the Halloween Haunt, students from Candlewood played games like Kan Jam and Corn Hole, made slime in the Makerspace, and took part in judging the 5th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest.
West Hollow students had a "spooktacular" afternoon with friends at the annual Halloween Social.
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