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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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    Upcoming Events

    • May 19th - Earth Science Field Test
    • May 24th - Practice Intermediate Science Performance Test
    • May 25th - School in Session for All Staff and Students "W" Day
    • May 26th - No School
    • May 29th - No School
    • May 30th - Boat Trip for 6th grade students
    • May 30th - Science Performance Test 8th grade students
    • May 31st - Make-up for Science Performance Test
    • June 1st & 2nd - World Language Speaking - Grade 8
    • June 2nd - World Language Speaking & Science Performance - Grade 8
    • June 5th - Science Written - Grade 8
    • June 6th - Make-up Intermediate Science Test
    • June 6th - Earth Science Performance Test
    • June 7th - World Language Speaking - Grade 8
    • June 13th - 6th Grade Field Day
    • June 13th - Algebra Regents - 12:15pm
    • June 14th - 8th Grade rehearsal Tilles Center - 12 noon - 3:00pm
    • June 15th - Earth Science Regents 12:15pm
    • June 19th - Superintendent's Conference Day - No School for Students
    • June 19th - 8th Grade Moving-Up @ 5:15pm Tilles Center
    • June 20th 8th Grade Social - NY Harbor Cruise
    • June 21st - Last Full Day of School
    • June 22nd - Superintendent's Conference Day - No school for Students
    • June 23rd - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony @ 8:00am (By Invitation Only)

     

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    Congratulations HBT Class of 2017 Eighth Graders

    Congratulations HBT Class of 2017 Eighth Graders Photo

    Key Issues Covered with Superintendent’s Student Cabinet

    Student Cabinet Photo
    Syosset Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tom Rogers and members of the central administration held their second meeting of the year with the 2016-17 Superintendent’s Student Cabinet to follow up on earlier discussions and to hear additional feedback from students representing every Syosset school in order to identify ways to further improve the education program for them. 

    The Superintendent’s Student Cabinet is comprised of student ambassadors from Syosset High School; Harry B. Thompson and South  Woods Middle Schools; and all seven district elementary schools.

    Some of the key issues addressed included high school cabinet members being asked whether they felt there were benefits to changing school start times to allow for additional sleep (opinions were mixed); middle school students providing their thoughts on sharing assignments using Google Drive (mostly positive); and elementary students’ thoughts about Chromebook use in the classroom (with the real time help provided by teachers proving to be a great benefit). 

    “We constantly take what we learn each year and refine it for future years,” said Dr. Rogers. “These students are the pioneers of new technology offerings and their feedback will help guide us on the best use of devices and applications as well as many other significant issues to improve the quality of education and quality of life in all of our schools.”

    HBT is No Place for Hate

    HBT is No Place for Hate Photo
    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.

    Special Insight from the Author

    Special Insight from the Author Photo
    HBT students who recently finished reading the 2015 Principal’s Award for Children’s Book of the Year “Devin Rhodes is Dead” were treated to a special visit by the author and HBT mom Jennifer Wolf Kam.

    Mrs. Kam spoke to the students about the writing process, the GRIT it takes to be a writer, and her personal journey as a published award-winning author. Students were thrilled to meet her and enjoyed an informative audience-engaged presentation. In addition to being treated to personally signed bookmarks, Mrs. Kam too some time after the assembly to take pictures with students. Students and teachers alike were thrill to learn about the writing process and how stories come to life!
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017