LOMS School Highlights

News & Announcements

  • A summer of discoveries in Island Park

    Island Park students are enjoying a summer filled with discoveries and excitement, thanks to another educational and action-packed summer recreation program hosted by the Island Park Public Schools and facilitated through the Recreation Department. For five consecutive weeks in July and early August, students are provided with a variety of opportunities that foster learning, physical activity, creativity and friendships.

    This year’s attendance is strong, with 266 students participating as either campers or counselors-in-training. Twenty-four seventh- through 10th-graders are developing important leadership skills as CITs, helping counselors to provide a safe and enriching camp experience to students from pre-K through sixth grade.

    Among the program’s highlights are arts and crafts, theater arts, athletics, computer activities and a Wii room. Younger children engage in story times that promote literacy, and theme days involving silly socks, crazy hats and zany hair that bring an appreciation for individuality, sense of school spirit and plenty of smiles.

    The summer experience also consists of field trips to locations such as the library, Queens Zoo, Country Fair and Shell Creek Park that inspire learning through inquiry and exploration. Other destinations include Hot Skates, Bounce U and Rockville Centre Lanes bowling.

    Swim instruction continues to be a critical aspect of the program, establishing water safety practices among children of this coastal community. Each age group visited Masone Beach once a week, during which swim safety and lessons were offered as well as activities, including kayaking.

    The program will culminate with Spirit Week, for which students have been busy creating banners and practicing cheers to support their teams. A Parent Night, scheduled for Aug. 2, will feature performances of shows including the “Lion King,” “Peter Pan,” “Shrek,” “Annie” and “Hairspray.”

     

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Letter to Parents for School Meal Programs

    Dear Parent/Guardian: 

    Children need healthy meals to learn. Island Park UFSD offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.50; lunch costs $2.50. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $0.25 for breakfast and $0.25 for lunch.

    1. Do I need to fill out an application for each child?  No. Complete the application to apply for free or reduced price meals. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to: Island Park- Food Service Dept. 150 Trafalgar Blvd. Island Park NY  11558   434-2622.

    See Food Services for more information…

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • School Bus Rules & Regulations (Code of Conduct 2017)

    July 2017 

    Dear Island Park Parents and Students: 

    Attached you will find the Code of Conduct that all students must follow when riding our buses back and forth to school and for class trips.  This code is designed to ensure the safety of all of our students.  Please discuss the rules and regulations detailed in this code before your child rides the bus and explain the consequences your child will face if behavior issues arise. 

    The form must be completely filled out and signed by both the student and parent then returned to the transportation office.  It is very important that this be done before August 1th.  Without the properly signed form no bus pass will be created for your child and they will not receive a schedule for transportation.   You can avoid repeated requests and Connect-Ed calls by returning this form immediately either by mail, fax or scan. 

    Our policy will again be NO SIGNED FORM = NO PASS, NO SCHEDULE  & NO RIDE.  Please do not wait until the last minute to mail your forms back to us. 

    Have a safe and wonderful summer! 

    THE TRANSPORTATION DEPT.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • New beginnings for Lincoln Orens Middle School eighth-grade grads

    The evening of June 21 marked the end of one chapter and the beginning of countless others for Lincoln Orens Middle School eighth-graders, as they graduated from the Island Park Public Schools and looked forward to their high school years in Long Beach or West Hempstead. Members of the district’s board of education, administration and staff, along with students’ families, gathered to celebrate this educational milestone.

    Lincoln Orens’ 55th annual commencement ceremony was held in the Steven L. Foster Auditorium, where graduates sat proudly on stage in blue gowns. A slideshow of photo memories played as guests took their seats, and the event kicked off with the Graduation Orchestra’s performance of the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” and a salute to the American Flag.

    Principal Vincent Randazzo welcomed the students and audience members, and introduced eighth-graders Morgan Polete, Vianka Calderon and Robin Xiao, who discussed the Class of 2017’s past, present and future, respectively.

    The ceremony featured an awards presentation during which 25 eighth-graders were recognized by district and community organizations for their academic excellence, musical talent, athletic skill, school involvement, volunteer efforts and overall good character. The event also served as an opportunity for students to express gratitude towards their teachers. Several retiring staff members were acknowledged and applauded for their service to the district.

    Members of the chorus performed a medley that encompassed this significant step into the future the Class of 2017 takes together. They sang a combination of the songs, “The World’s Greatest,” “The Climb” and “Graduation.”

    The highlight of the event was the much-anticipated presentation of diplomas by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino and Board of Education President Jack Vobis. Students were called up one-by-one to accept this token of their accomplishments.

    Immediately following this exciting moment, Lincoln Orens Color Guard conducted the Transfer of Colors, at which time the graduates turned their flags and sashes over to their younger successors. The Color Guard Band provided accompanying music.

    As the event came to a close, Dr. Bovino addressed the Class of 2017. She discussed goals and important values, and shared excerpts from the students’ own autobiographies that they completed in English Language Arts classes. The result was a compilation of positive notions that the eighth-graders can take into their futures as they pursue their dreams and help make a difference to others.

    “I encourage each and every one of you in this terrific graduating class to dream the life you want to live and live the life you dream,” Dr. Bovino said. “To do this, however, you must begin by seeing yourself as the person you want to become. Then, you must do everything you can to develop the skills and knowledge that you will need. Finally, you must remember that you cannot achieve your goals without developing the character that will be required of you.”

    As the graduates exited the middle school stage, they were greeted with cheers from all those who look forward to hearing about the success stories ahead in high school and beyond.

    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.

    Respectfully,

    Vincent Randazzo, Principal

    Jacob Russum, Principal

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Lunch Information!

    ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF

    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

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • 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.”

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • 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 

     

    Lincoln Orens Middle School

Lincoln Orens Middle School’s Fifty-Fifth Annual Commencement

Find us on Facebook!

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.
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