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    Spring 2018

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Happy first day of spring!

    Despite the uncooperative weather, spring is an exciting time at Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools. All of our buildings are buzzing with activities and special events!

    Most recently, we celebrated our All District Chorus and Jazz nights, which were fantastic opportunities to hear our vocal and instrumental musicians from HES, OES, WMS, and HHS. Our youngest students at FECC hosted the fabulous One World event, where the food, traditions, and cultures of 29 different countries were shared with 740 visitors! HHS thespians recently took the stage for “In the Spotlight,” a theater event that was enjoyed by children of all ages. FECC kicked off Read Across America with many mystery readers from the community. Last evening, talented students from HES performed in the talent show and tonight, the OES Fifth Grade Talent Show will take the stage!

    Next up from Woodmere Middle School is the production of “High School Musical, Jr.” on March 23 and 24. Tickets are still available by calling (516) 792-4378. Also, please mark your calendars for the HHS spring play production of “The Laramie Project” on April 26, 27, and 28.

    Once again, Hewlett-Woodmere has been selected to sing the National Anthem at an upcoming Mets game. The Woodmere Middle School 8th Grade Chorus will take the field at the June 1 game against the Chicago Cubs. Tickets are on sale until May 1 by calling the District Music Office. Come join us to hear our talented singers and watch a great game!

    Woodmere Middle School and Hewlett High School students have been the recipients of numerous awards and achievements thus far this year. One WMS student has advanced to the New York State Geography Bee in April.  Two HHS students were named Regeneron STS Semifinalists. An HHS cheerleader received the Positive Coaching Alliance Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship. All three Robotics teams advanced to the Long Island First Tech Challenge. Five WMS students and three HHS students have advanced to the New York History Day Contest in Cooperstown on April 23. Hewlett girls secured their third consecutive conference championship in Track and Field and capped off the season by winning the Nassau County Class “B” Championships.

    Spring sports are in full swing at Hewlett High School, with WMS teams gearing up to begin after recess. Please join us to cheer on the Bulldogs this season! The athletic schedule can be viewed by clicking HERE.

    District administration and the Board of Education have been hard at work on the development of the budget for the 2018-2019 school year. Community members will have the opportunity to vote on the budget on May 15, 2018 at the Woodmere Education Center from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM. If you have not been able to join us for our budget planning sessions, please visit the Budget Section on our District Website by clicking here. Mark your calendars: the Public Budget Forum will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM at WEC.

    I encourage you to check the District calendar often for all of our upcoming events and activities. Spring is bursting with joyous events, academic recognitions, and fantastic celebrations! We look forward to seeing you!

    Wishing you and your families a wonderful spring recess!

    Warm regards,

    Ralph Marino, Jr., Ed.D.