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SRP Conference by Lori Levine

In October, Deborah Rossi (Otsego), Dawn Montelle (West Hollow) and I attended NYSUT’s 39th Annual School Related Professionals Leadership Conference in Albany, NY.  The conference was attended by SRPs from across New York State, including 85 first-time attendees. School Related Professionals encompasses all non-teacher positions, including clerical, health care, custodial, teaching assistants, paraprofessionals, aides, kitchen staff, [...]

January 14th, 2018|

Mentoring New HHHTA Members by Mike Falen

I attended a mentorship meeting on November 15, 2017 in the boardroom at Central Office.  The meeting was run by Rick Keller and was well attended by nearly 20 new members to the Half Hollow Hills family this year.  Members were from different areas of the profession including classroom teachers, special area teachers, and support staff [...]

January 14th, 2018|

Hills Comes Home by Charese Cunningham

Saturday October 20, 2017 was unlike any other Saturday for the Hills  community.  Unseasonably warm, the air was crisp and alive with anticipation. Music filled the air.  Members of the community lined the area in front of and around our schools. Everyone was eagerly awaiting the annual homecoming parade and football game.  Colorful floats with beautiful [...]

January 14th, 2018|

It Takes a Village – Community Leaders Plan to Give Back by Richard Haase

Since September, I’ve been fortunate to have the chance to work with some wonderful leaders throughout the Huntington township as a member of the Leadership Huntington program. Leadership Huntington has spent more than three decades connecting, developing and inspiring the next generation of leaders throughout the Huntington community. As a member of this year’s class, I’ve [...]

January 14th, 2018|

Book Fairies Deliver BIG by Nicole Baggio

In November, the HHHTA Public Relations Committee held a week-long children’s book drive at all five elementary schools. This was done during the week of elementary parent/teacher conferences. The drive was organized to benefit The Book Fairies, a Long Island-based non-profit organization that collects and donates books to high poverty schools and community outreach programs across [...]

January 14th, 2018|

Friends and Food by Gina Cortina

The HHHTA held its 3rd annual Walking Food Tour on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  The tour covered the Lower East Side of Manhattan and began on East Houston Street.  Our first stop was Yonah Shimmel's Knish Bakery. It opened in 1910 and is still going strong. Not only were the knishes delicious, on offer were also [...]

January 14th, 2018|

Superintendents’ Conference Day 2017 by Sarah Baptiste

The HHHTA joined many others in the HHH community in the welcoming of all members for the 2017-2018 school year!  The Public Relations/Membership team met over the summer to plan ahead for Superintendent's Conference Day, which was our team's first opportunity to make face-to-face contact with our members. We hosted a "Welcome Back" area at HSE [...]

January 14th, 2018|

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 event. [...]

May 13th, 2017|