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Professional Council Inspires First Districtwide Read

Humphrey was scampering about Half Hollow Hills this past month and the kids went crazy!!! Every child in K - 5 read The World According to Humphrey, and were eager to share their thoughts and feelings about the book. Schools had scavenger hunts, trivia quizzes, and  Humphrey even visited some of them during this exciting [...]

Professional Council Inspires First Districtwide Read2018-01-14T08:07:34+00:00

Third Annual Superbowl Social

Super Bowl Season provides many opportunities for get togethers with friends, parties, and beer fests.  The HHHTA held its third annual Super Bowl Social on Friday, February 3rd, at the Big Kahuna in Huntington.  Over 70 people signed up for good food, fun trivia, awesome prizes, and great company.  Everyone showed up in their football [...]

Third Annual Superbowl Social2017-10-21T21:41:12+00:00

This picture was published in the Dix Hills edition of The Long Islander. It recognizes the contributions of Hank Leids to the Dix Hills Fire Department on his 95th birthday. Hank’s community service was not only to the fire department, but also to the Half Hollow Hills School District as a long-time science teacher and [...]


Speak Up.. Stand Up.. Step Up!!

This March, NYSUT held its first “Speak Up, Stand Up, Step Up” Conference in Latham, New York.  I had the privilege to attend this event which focused on education, organization, and mobilization around women’s priorities.  Educators from all over New York State spent two days discussing issues that affect women and how, as union members, [...]

Speak Up.. Stand Up.. Step Up!!2017-10-21T17:44:49+00:00

Politics in Action | 2017 Budget Phone Banks

Every year, as May approaches, school districts across the Island gear up for election day.  Districts are looking to have their respective communities approve the budget for the following year and also to elect members to serve on the board of education.  As we all know, passing the budget is extremely important for so many [...]

Politics in Action | 2017 Budget Phone Banks2017-10-21T17:46:01+00:00

Delegates Attend the 45th Representative Assembly

Delegates from throughout the state gathered in New York City the weekend of April 7-8th for the annual Representative Assembly.  The RA gives delegates the opportunity to reflect upon the events of the past year, recognize the positive union work that is going on throughout the state and debate and vote on proposed amendments, bylaws [...]

Delegates Attend the 45th Representative Assembly2017-10-21T17:45:10+00:00

The HHHTA Welcomes HHH’s Incoming Kindergartners

On May 10, 2017, fourteen elementary teacher volunteers worked together to assemble Welcome to Kindergarten packages for 2017-2018’s kindergarten students. This is the fourth annual meeting of elementary teachers since this initiative started in the spring of 2014. The welcome bags contained a Welcome to Kindergarten book, a school-specific bookmark and an HHHTA school success [...]

The HHHTA Welcomes HHH’s Incoming Kindergartners2018-01-14T08:07:53+00:00

Fourth Annual East End Experience

Another fabulous event put together by the HHHTA! This year our PR team brought us to a couple new vineyards for our sipping pleasure! We started the day at Pelligrini Winery & Vineyard (a regular stop for us) where we enjoyed five wine tastings starting with a Chardonnay and ending with a Merlot accompanied by [...]

Fourth Annual East End Experience2017-11-15T06:35:48+00:00

HHH Employees Learn How to Protect their Retirements at General Membership Presentation

The HHHTA Executive Board hosted a meeting on April 4, 2017, at the Candlewood Auditorium. Richard Haase, The TA President spoke to nearly 400 people from all different bargaining units across the district, including retirees.  This was the largest turnout for a general membership meeting in nearly two decades. Every person who entered the auditorium [...]

HHH Employees Learn How to Protect their Retirements at General Membership Presentation2017-10-21T17:46:32+00:00

Jump Rope for Heart

Every year the Sunquam physical education team of Matt Gribbin and Brian Pierce run their annual Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser to help support the American Heart Association.  Throughout the year, the importance of cardiovascular and overall fitness is taught and encouraged.  During this event, we continue this theme but also highlight the importance of [...]

Jump Rope for Heart2017-11-15T06:31:33+00:00