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98 Ann DriveHB Thompson Middle School
Syosset, NY 11791

Phone: (516) 364-5760

James Kassebaum, Principal
Kevin Bonanno, Assistant Principal
Alan Chipetine, Assistant Principal
Christian Harrigan, Administrative Assistant

 

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Teacher Reacher

 


Welcome to HBT's Multicultural Week Activities





8th-9th Grade Transition

 

Here is the PowerPoint presented by Middle School Principals and District Coordinators to 8th grade parents on January 11, 2018. It contains information regarding the 8-9 transition to high school. Additionally, we've attached the PowerPoint that our counselors presented to students in class this week.




HBT is No Place for Hate

 

 

Congratulations to the students and staff at Harry B. Thompson Middle School as it has been named a “No Place for Hate” school by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).                             

ADL’s No Place for Hate initiative identifies schools and communities who demonstrate a long-term commitment to combating bias, bullying and hatred while  leading initiatives for creating and maintaining a positive climate. Spearheaded by HBT’s PAL (Peers as Leaders) and Buddy Club, the school’s efforts included a Multicultural Week and Expo held in January to promote various cultures, “Cardio for Character Walk” and ”Steps Against Bullying” events to promote good health and acceptance and a cyber-bullying program titled “Don’t Press Send.”            

Members of the club recently attended a special ceremony held at New York University to honor the 127 No Place for Hate schools in New York State, where they received a banner to display in the school as a source of pride and reminder of the importance of the initiative.                                        
“It was a very special ceremony,” said PAL and Buddy Club co-adviser Randi Bloom. “We are very proud to be a part of this.”                            
This is the first year HBT has participated in ADL’s campaign.     

Pictured are Bloom (far right), co-adviser Denise Giacopino and members of the Pal and Buddy Club displaying HBT’s No Place for Hate banner.

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Upcoming Events

  • February 7th-9th - DNA lab, select 6th gr. classes
  • February 8th - Mentor/Mentee activity, movie afternoon, 3:00 p.m.
  • February 8th - Teacher Reacher window will open 8:30 p.m.
  • February 10th - Science Olympiad, Division Avenue High School, Levittown
  • February 12th - PTA Reflections Award Ceremony at SW, 7:00 p.m.
  • February 12th - Board of Education meeting at SW, 8:00 p.m.
  • February 13th - Board of Education Capital Project Vote at HBT, 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • February 16th - Lunar New Year - no school
  • February 19th-23rd - President's Week - no school
  • February 27th - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • March 5th - Staff Recognition Dinner, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • March 5th - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

 

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A Multicultural Affair at HBT

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Harry B. Thompson Middle School recently held its annual Multicultural Week, featuring staff and student presentations to educate the entire school community on a wide range of cultures represented at HBT. Some of the highlights included Greek and Israeli dancing, crepe and rice-making demonstrations, origami and other hands-on activities. The week culminated with the Multicultural Exposition held in the school gymnasium. More than 100 students took part in the expo, along with more than two dozen parents who volunteered to help organize and run various cultural stations. Students sampled delicious foods from around the world while taking a virtual trip to 30 different nations.

To take a tour of your own around the HBT Multicultural Exposition, click here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY5c19cK9iY&sns=em

Successful Souper Bowl

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H.B. Thompson Middle School helped to feed the hungry during the annual “Souper Bowl” food drive. More than 2,000 cans and goods were collected and donated to Island Harvest through the Student Activities Club.

Phase II Facilities Planning Information - NEW

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Community Information Meeting

The Syosset Central School District will be hosting an additional informational community meeting regarding the upcoming Facilities Improvement Vote at the Syosset Public Library on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

The Syosset Public Library is located at 225 S. Oyster Bay Road, Syosset.


Syosset board of education adopts resolutions and sets bond vote for Tuesday, February 13, 2018 

During its Dec. 11 business meeting, the Syosset Central School District Board of Education approved a resolution to submit to community residents two propositions to modernize the District’s aging facilities. A bond referendum (known as Proposition No. 1) would make capital and safety improvements to every building. A second proposition (known as Proposition No. 2) would make safety and energy efficiency improvements to every building.  A public vote on both propositions will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Prior to the meeting on Dec. 11,  District Administration hosted several community facilities planning meetings, where residents had the opportunity to learn about the proposed scope of work and to provide feedback. The Board of Education took this feedback into consideration before finalizing the scope of work included in Proposition 1.

All of the District’s schools were constructed in the 1950’s, meaning that some buildings will be nearly 70 years old by the time this work begins. The propositions are part of the long-term District strategy to address facilities needs that began with a successful referendum for Phase I in May of 2017. The two propositions on the February ballot, represent Phase 2 of the work needed to remedy the District’s five-year building condition survey of needed repairs and renovations. Phase 2 will also address traffic and safety condition improvements, renovations to instructional spaces and athletic fields, and HVAC systems and electrical upgrades. 

The total cost of Proposition No. 1 is $45,810,000. To offset the cost, the district will expend $11,464,500 in Capital Reserve Fund monies, which will reduce the maximum cost of Proposition No. 1 to $34,345,500. If approved by voters, a homeowner currently paying $10,000/year in school taxes would see an annual increase of approximately $20.65.  

Proposition No. 2, if approved, will authorize the District to enter into an energy performance contract to make energy efficiency improvements to District buildings and facilities including: furnace replacements and heating and ventilation system upgrades, solar power, energy management systems, electrical co-generation, lighting upgrades and replacements, ceiling replacements and other energy conservation measures. 

Voting will take place on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Robbins Lane Elementary School, H.B. Thompson Middle School and Syosset High School. Prior to the vote, the District is planning to host community information meetings and provide more information regarding both propositions to enable community residents to make an informed decision on February 13, 2018. 


Attachments:

Phase II Facilities Planning Information

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Click here for more information about the Phase II Facilities Planning
Wednesday, February 21, 2018