LOMS School Highlights

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  • Discovery students showcase a successful year

    Island Park students who participate in Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School’s Discovery Program showcased a successful year of learning and exploration on June 7 and 14, when parents were invited in. Guests had the opportunity to experience for themselves the projects that students have collaborated on, and topics they have studied.

    Discovery is the district’s Gifted and Talented Program, and involves third- through sixth-graders. The groups meet with teacher Robert Ferrante on alternating days for 45-minute-long sessions. Each grade is assigned a specific theme or area of focus that their lessons and activities are based on throughout the school year.

    At the recent open-house-style events, students proudly shared with their parents the knowledge they have obtained, skills they have cultivated and discoveries they have made.
    Third-graders produced a book filled with examples of problem-solving projects and performed a mock trial to illustrate their studies on government. Fourth-grade students presented a 30-minute broadcast video that featured a variety of stories, ranging from news within the school and community to that at the national and global levels. They described the many steps that went into the development of this project, from conducting research to editing the video.

    Fifth- and sixth-graders both participated in stop motion lessons, which they explained and demonstrated. Additionally, fifth-grade students showed their parents the MIT-based computer program, Scratch, which they used to create games, quizzes and other projects. Sixth-graders shared a video about the Adelphi Lego Competition and re-enacted their presentations for the audience of guests.

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  • Grade 8 Dinner Dance Information

    Dear Parents of our Grade 8 Students:

    The Grade 8 Dinner Dance is scheduled for Monday, June 19, 2017.   We are allowing students to leave at 1:00 pm (not before) to prepare for the evening’s festivities.   In order for your child to be dismissed at 1:00 p.m., the permission slip below must be completed and returned to the Main Office by Friday, June 9th.  Students will not be permitted to call home to be picked up early on the day of the dinner dance.  Those who do not have a signed and submitted permission slip will not be allowed to leave early.   Students who are absent from school on June 20th, may not attend the evening event.

    Please note that students are required to be picked up by an adult and will not be permitted to walk home.   There are no buses available at 1:00 p.m.

    Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to a wonderful evening on June 19th.


    Vincent Randazzo

    See PDF attached for Permission Slip

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  • Island Park welcomes new Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal

    The Island Park Public Schools are pleased to introduce Dr. Bruce Hoffman as the new Principal of Lincoln Orens Middle School, effective as of July 1. For the past four years, the role has been held by Vincent Randazzo, who will transition to an Assistant Superintendent post.

    Dr. Hoffman joins Island Park from the Lindenhurst Public Schools, where he has served as an Assistant Principal at Lindenhurst Middle School for the past 11 years. He initiated the school’s science research program, which is dedicated to providing students with opportunities to work closely with science teachers to discover deeper meaning within research topics they choose to study. Enrollment grew from 10 students to 60 during his tenure.

    As the district prepares for science lab improvements that are part of the bond that was approved earlier this year, Dr. Hoffman will be involved in the addition of a science research program at Lincoln Orens.

    Dr. Hoffman obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Old Westbury, his Master of Science Degree in Technology, Education and Multimedia from LIU C.W. Post and his Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology from Dowling College. He focused his dissertation on the effect of cooperative learning on bullying in the middle school setting, and his research found correlations between cooperative learning and positive experiences in the school environment.

    “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Dr. Hoffman to Island Park,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino. “We know that his educational technology background and experience with science research programs will prove immensely helpful to us as we plan our new technology education classrooms and science labs. Dr. Hoffman is also keenly aware of youngsters’ developmental interests and needs. We look forward to the contributions he will bring to our district.”

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Anonymous Instagram Account

    June 12, 2017 

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    It has been brought to my attention that an anonymous Instagram account, I know who you are. IP, has requested to follow many of our students. This account is anonymous and has been posting the personal information of students who accept invitations to be friends. Upon accepting the invitation from the anonymous account, the account posts personal information about the user, such as first and last name, current grade, siblings, and friends. Unfortunately, while at home or at friends’ homes many Lincoln Orens Middle School students have accepted invitations from this anonymous account and their personal information has been posted to Instagram. If your child has an Instagram account and has accepted such an invitation, I suggest you have your child unfriend the I know who you are. IP account and report this activity to Instagram by visiting help.instagram.com.

    Be sure to discuss this information with your child. Please know that the Fourth Precinct of the Nassau County Police Department and staff members are available to help students and families with personal safety issues. Kindly call the middle school social worker, Mrs. Janofsky at 434-2640 or the elementary school social worker, Ms. Carranza at 434-2685 should you need assistance. Thank you for your attention and continued support.


    Vincent Randazzo, Principal

    Jacob Russum, Principal

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Lunch Information!


    Lunch Information!

    * Beginning Monday, June 5th 2017, students will not be permitted to charge lunch

    * Students with Meal Tickets may use them and all other students buying lunch must pay Cash

    * All Students who OWE lunch money are asked to pay their debts no later than June 16th, 2017. Report Cards will not be distributed to those students who have not taken care of these expenses

    Thank You for your Cooperation
    Mr. Vincent Randonzo, Principal

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  • Island Park students take on LEGO Robotics challenges

    Three teams of Lincoln Orens Middle School students put their STEAM knowledge, problem-solving skills and creative minds to the test on May 6 when they attended the sixth annual Adelphi University Statewide Middle School LEGO Robotics Competition.          Under the guidance of Education Technology specialist, Christine Chu and Discovery teacher, Robert Ferrante, Island Park’s participants represented their district and community with fervor at this challenging event. The contest presented a single challenge where students were required to compete directly against another team through various rounds.  It also included a 15 minute presentation component.

     One Lincoln Orens group, Team Scorpion, placed 12th and was comprised of Computer Club members William Adler, Fabiana Boncina, Julio Clavijo, Sebastian Diaz, Delia Fallon and Scott Perez.

    Lincoln Orens’ Discovery students participated on the other two teams. Aidan Briody, Samantha Fiallos, Kayla Hayduk, Samantha Kolb, Maxwell Lake and Michelle Winderman competed on the team, Technologic, which came in 15th (William Adler also contributed his expertise to this team during Discovery time, but competed with Computer Club Team Scorpion). Annamarie Aebly, Michael Contreras, Katelyn Doyle, Katie Flaniken, Thomas Murphy and Gabriel Tejeda served as members of Los Patos Poderosos and placed 26th. This statewide competition included 36 teams of students from public and private schools.

    Students used LEGO EV3 kits and designed their own robots with LEGO parts and programming. They spent hours preparing, using a practice board built by Tech teacher, Mr. Christopher Jahn, who accompanied the teams at the competition. Ms. Chu and Mr. Ferrante worked with the Computer Club members, most of whom participated in the First LEGO League competition in January. During the final week, Ms. Chu took the reins with this group, while Mr. Ferrante focused on leading the Discovery teams. Consultant Justin Chu and Tufts Center for Engineering Education Outreach Director, Chris Rogers were also of assistance.

    “I was so proud and impressed with the performance of our students,” said Ms. Chu. “They were focused, determined and diligent in their efforts.  I could not be more proud of them.”

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  • Lincoln Orens musicians brighten the stage at spring concerts

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School presented spectacular spring concerts in May. The seventh- and eighth-grade ensembles took the stage on May 11, and fifth- and sixth-grade musicians had time in the spotlight on May 24. Both days included a daytime performance as well as an evening show. String orchestras were directed by Mr. Ryan Walter, choral groups were conducted by Mr. Elliot Clifton and the bands were led by Mr. Mario Blanco.

    At the May 11 concerts, the Senior String Orchestra presented “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” “Eine Kleine Nacht,” “Legends of Glory” and “See You Again.” The Seventh and Eighth Grade Chorus sang “America the Beautiful,” “Vois Sur Ton Chemin,” “Morokemni Traditional” and “Don’t Give Hate a Chance.” The Seventh and Eighth Grade Concert Band played “Gale Force,” “Ease on Down the Road,” Pick Up the Pieces” and “Pompeii.” The three ensembles collaborated for a grand finale performance of “God Bless America.”

    On May 24, the Junior String Orchestra, Fifth and Sixth Grade Chorus and Fifth and Sixth Grade Concert Band were the stars of the show. The Junior String Orchestra performed “Defender of Time,” “Classic Sinfonia” and “Knick Knock.” The Fifth and Sixth Grade Chorus String Orchestra played “We Share America,” “When You’re Smiling,” “ABC” and “Be With Me.” The Fifth and Sixth Grade Concert Band presented “Apache (Jump on It),” “Ho Hey,” “Heart and Soul/Play That Song” and “Shhhh and Dance with Me.”

    Many students had solos, duets and other special roles throughout the concerts. Thirty-six Lincoln Orens students will participate in the upcoming NYSSMA Festival, fourteen were featured in the Nassau Music Educators Association’s All-County concerts in January and three violinists performed in the Long Island String Festival Association’s Nassau Intermediate Festival in March.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • District honors Students of the Month

    The May 22 meeting of the Island Park Public Schools’ Board of Education was an exciting occasion, as it involved several significant and well-deserved recognitions. Students and staff members alike were honored for demonstrating exemplary levels of dedication, commitment, compassion and effort that make a positive difference to others.

    Ten students from kindergarten through eighth-grade were presented with Student of Month awards, which signify excellent behavior, hard work, leadership qualities and many other admirable attributes.

    Kindergartner Noah Sanchez, first-grader Ariel Gardella, first-grader Marisa Curtis, second-grader Benjamin Torres, third-grader John Weber, fourth-grader Gavin Horvath, fifth-grader Fabiana Boncina, sixth-grader Scott Perez, seventh-grader Robert Adler and eigth-grader Madison Rivera were presented with certificates and medals. Frances X. Hegarty Elementary School Principal Jacob Russum and Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Vincent Randazzo read words of praise shared by each honoree’s teacher.

    Three highly-regarded staff members were recognized next, for earning tenure. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino described the requirements that this accomplishment entails, and noted that the new tenure recipients have all participated in many professional development programs, district events, school activities and more. Strings/Orchestra Director Ryan Walter, Health Education Teacher Theresa Augello and Special Education Teacher Jennifer Wing were congratulated for this momentous event in their careers.

    “This is a significant milestone and a great honor to achieve, because it is not earned easily,” Dr. Bovino said. She reflected on a quote by Henry Adams, “A teacher affects eternity; he [or she] can never tell where their influence stops.”

    The applause continued when Dr. Bovino announced the appointment of Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal as Assistant Superintendent. His new role will become effective as of July 1, and will be integral to the district as transitions take place related to facilities, the curriculum and other areas. Mr. Randazzo received further accolades for the 2017 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant that Lincoln Orens was just recently selected to receive. This $5,000 grant will allow the school to enhance its library makerspace.

    The school district’s attorney reported on the Barrett Power Plant issue and reviewed the history of this issue going back to 2010. He provided an update on the district’s recent meeting with LIPA officials, which was coordinated at the district’s request. The possibility of repowering the power plant was discussed, as was the building of peaking units – small generators that run during peak times. The district’s attorney reviewed LIPA’s proposal to reduce the tax impact over an eight-year period and answered questions from the public regarding concern over the possible loss of tax revenue if the plant, which represents 49% of the tax base, is not repowered.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Island Park Appoints Vincent Randazzo Assistant Superintendent

    The Island Park Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Vincent Randazzo as Assistant Superintendent. Mr. Randazzo currently serves as the Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal – a role he has held for the past four years – and has made many significant contributions to the district’s education program.

    An integral part of the positive growth and change in the culture at Lincoln Orens, Mr. Randazzo helped to introduce the Student of the Month recognition program, the LOMS Core Values system, Lego robotics opportunities, makerspace resources and Spirit Week. These initiatives have enhanced the district’s emphasis on character education, STEAM learning, collaboration and 21st Century instruction. He has also been involved in department team planning and the roll-out of many new curricula and curricular projects.

    Under Mr. Randazzo’s leadership, Lincoln Orens was recently awarded a 2017 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant from The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. The $5,000 grant will be used to enhance the makerspace in the building’s library.

    Mr. Randazzo holds a Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University, a Master of Science Degree in School Building Administration from Touro College, Advanced Certificate in School District Leadership from Queens College, and is currently enrolled in the Hofstra Doctoral Program in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Human Development and Educational Psychology 


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    For Parents of Grade 4 Students
    Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
    In the Steven L. Foster Auditorium


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Lincoln Orens Middle School’s Fifty-Fifth Annual Commencement

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  • Day 4

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  • Field Day

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  • Gr 8 Sr. Celebration Breakfast

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  • Gr 8 Diploma Distribution

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  • Last day of School

    10:00 Dismissal

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In our ongoing effort to keep the community up-to-date with the latest district news and announcements, the Island Park Public Schools has launched an informational Facebook page. This page can be accessed by searching “Island Park Public Schools” on Facebook. By clicking “like,” you will be able to see the latest posts about student achievements, exciting events, interesting programs and important alerts in your newsfeed. Thank you for your support of our students and educational initiatives. We look forward to sharing many success stories as the year progresses.