Local Stories

/Local Stories
Local Stories 2017-10-25T16:23:51+00:00

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|

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, we [...]

May 13th, 2017|

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 reasons.  [...]

May 13th, 2017|

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 and [...]

May 13th, 2017|

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 magnet. [...]

May 13th, 2017|

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 delish [...]

May 13th, 2017|

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 had [...]

May 13th, 2017|

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 community [...]

December 13th, 2016|

HHHTA Goes to the Movies

After all the turkey and scrumptious sides were eaten and the shopping season was started, HHH Teachers Association held its 4th annual movie day at the Elwood Cinema.  Families gathered to see Trolls on Saturday morning.  Popcorn and drinks in hand, the kids sat wide eyed and excited as they watched Poppy and Branch save the [...]

December 13th, 2016|

Sunquam’s Got a Heart of Gold

This year Sunquam participated in the “Heart of Gold” Project for Pediatric Cancer. A former student from Sunquam Jordan Belous started this Heart of Gold program in the hopes of bringing awareness and having September GO GOLD similar to the support during October’s Pink for Breast Cancer. Jordan was in my second grade class in 2006 [...]

December 13th, 2016|