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Hewlett Happenings

Thank you PTA, school staff for student activities


As the school year comes to a close, ensuring that all Hewlett High School seniors feel loved and appreciated has been the main focus of the Parent Teachers Association and staff.

The first event of the second semester was a Senior Bowling Night at Woodmere Lanes on April 16. The PTA served water and Oreo cookies to the students who came, all of the goodies individually bagged. Students paid $25 to take part.

On April 23, the PTA organized a Senior Sunrise that was different than past years. Traditionally, all seniors would gather on the football field, laying down blankets on the green and bleachers, and enjoy bagels together. This year, the PTA put together breakfast bags containing orange juice, a cookie and a bagel for students to pick up from 7 to 9 a.m.

The most exciting news for seniors came shortly after in an email from Hewlett High Principal Dr. William Galati on April 30. After weeks of uncertainty concerning prom and graduation, our questions were answered.

The senior prom will take place Monday, June 14. Held at Gatsby on the Ocean, our prom will have stringent rules to guarantee our staff and students remain safe and healthy. Upon arrival, students must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or a completed vaccination series by May 31.

Seniors cannot bring an outside guest or any student that is not in the class of 2021. Prom will start at 7 p.m. and conclude at 11 p.m. Class of 2021 Prom Director Monique Ciccarelli has worked tirelessly to secure seniors with a lovely venue and give students a night to remember, and us seniors are nothing but grateful.

Graduation is set for June 23 and 24 on the Hewlett High School football field. Seniors will be limited to two guest tickets, however, families could enjoy the ceremony from the comfort of their home as each ceremony will be live streamed. The ceremonies will be organized by guidance counselor.

Although disappointed that our events cannot be the same as past years, students are endlessly thankful to the adults who have made their year memorable. To show our love for our teachers, students used sidewalk chalk to decorate the school entrances with appreciative messages on May 4 for Teacher Appreciation Week.

In such unprecedented times, it is vital we all work as one to make this year unforgettable, and thanks to the PTA and Hewlett-Woodmere staff, this year has been just that.