Athletic Department

The Columbia Public Schools Athletics department is proud to offer a strong athletics program, the purpose of which is to develop in young people an understanding of the positive impact an active lifestyle will have on their lives. The program also provides a unique learning environment where affective, psychomotor, and cognitive skills can be developed. Also fostered are good health practices, good sportsmanship, self-control, self-expression, and the opportunity for positive social interaction with peers. Research clearly shows that active healthy students are more likely to be academically motivated and establish habits of behavior that will promote lives that are models of wellness.

Welcome to Hickman High School!

My name is Tony Gragnani and I have the honor to serve as Hickman’s principal. While this is my first year as Hickman’s principal it is my 8th year as a member of the Hickman Faculty and my 12th year in education. One thing that I have learned in my time here is that Hickman is a special place filled with exceptional people. A place where students feel loved and accepted, a place where numerous friendships are formed and memories are created. We are a place where students transition from childhood to adulthood, where they become Kewpies.

Tony Gragnani