News & Announcements

  • Recognitions and updates at the May 9 Island Park BOE meeting

    At the May 9 Island Park Board of Education meeting, several students were recognized as April Students of the Month for exemplifying risk taker qualities. Students who were honored include: Jason Hernandez-Mackorthy (kindergarten), Ryan Keenan (grade 1), Danielle Carrera-Mejia (grade 2), Sebastian Freiser (grade 3), Anaya Lee (grade 4), Delilah Gonzalez (grade 5), Vincenzo Leo (grade 6), Benjamin Torres (grade 7) and Joseph Lordi (grade 8). Francis X. Hegarty School Principal Cynthia Cameron and Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Dr. Bruce Hoffman read teachers’ remarks about each student honoree. 

    Following student recognitions, Superintendent of Schools Vincent Randazzo expressed gratitude and appreciation as he announced two Island Park teachers for tenure, Allison Amico and Jennifer Hannon. Respectively, the two have completed their probationary period and are dedicated, accomplished teachers who have proved themselves to be outstanding elementary teachers worthy of this significant milestone.

    Mr. Randazzo then recommended two new elementary teacher appointments, Alyssa Petry and Brittany Gallipani. The Superintendent expressed his good wishes and welcomed the two to the Island Park team!

    The last portion of the Superintendent’s report included an update on the LIPA Power Plant issue by District Counsel Robert Cohen.  He shared it has been less than two weeks since the last meeting and not much has transpired except for the exchange of document drafts between LIPA counsel and special counsel in the district’s office. He indicated a final draft agreement had been sent and it is in the process of being reviewed with the board in an executive session. Cohen feels the terms are getting to the point of being well defined. He anticipates next time they meet will most likely be after the May 17 budget vote. It will then be finalized and ready to be discussed with the public. Cohen felt once it is shared with the public, everyone will have a better understanding of the provisions of the agreement as well as have an opportunity to ask questions.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Grade 8 Dinner Dance

    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

    The annual 8th Grade Dinner Celebration will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Lambrous Catering Hall, 4073 Austin Blvd, Island Park. The time of the celebration is 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Parents/guardians are welcome to arrive at 5:30 pm to take photos. All parents/guardians must depart by 6:00 pm.

    We hope every parent will assist us in making our annual dinner celebration a huge success. Your help is needed to implement some reasonable rules:

    • Neat and proper attire is expected. Tuxedos and expensive dresses are inappropriate for the celebration.
    • Mature behavior is expected and if any students are engaging in inappropriate activities parents will be notified and students will be sent home.
    • Only current 8th grade students at Lincoln Orens Middle School will be permitted to attend the celebration.

    The cost of the dinner celebration is $50. This covers the cost of a dinner, soft drinks, dessert, decorations, and unlimited party memorabilia. The cost of the DJ is being covered by the PTA.

    Students who violate the Code of Conduct during the school days prior to the dinner celebration may lose the privilege of participation in this activity. Parents will be notified.

    If your child is planning on attending this wonderful event, payment is due by June 2, 2022. Please send a check, made out to Lincoln Orens Middle School, or cash to the Main Office.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Andrea Porzelt
    8th Grade Activities Advisor

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • SPRING ART SHOW

    ISLAND PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT

    INVITES YOU TO OUR 

    SPRING ART SHOW

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    at

    F.X. Hegarty Elementary School
    Deal Road Entrance
    All students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

    Artwork by Students in Grades K-4
    Ms. Cynthia Cameron - Principal
    Mrs. Naomi Seifert – Art Teacher

    Artwork by Students in Grades 5-8
    Dr. Bruce Hoffman – Principal
    Mr. Edward Powers – Technology Teacher
    Mrs. Jillian Bock – Art Teacher

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Island Park school district recreation hosts annual senior breakfast

    The recreation department of Island Park Public Schools held its annual Spring Senior Citizen Breakfast on May 6. Guests were invited to attend this year’s event held in the all-purpose room of Lincoln Orens Middle School and were treated to a breakfast buffet prepared by the dietary staff.

    Participants enjoyed a morning of friendship and conversation and were each given a handmade card by kindergarteners with a free Panera cookie coupon inside. After breakfast, members of the LOMS National Junior Honor Society escorted the seniors to the auditorium for a special performance by the middle school band, orchestra and chorus with an encore song performed by our Pre-K students.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Island Park students perform spring concert

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School seventh and eighth students performed a Spring Concert for family and friends on May 5.

    The middle school’s senior string orchestra was directed by Ryan Walter, the chorus was directed by Aidan McGlone, and the band was led by Mario Blanco. The Senior String Orchestra presented “Eleanor Rigby,” “Celebration,” “Furusato,” and “Conquistador.” The Seventh and Eighth Grade Chorus sang “Tutakwenda,” “Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones,” “Stand Up,” and “Think.” The Seventh and Eighth Grade Concert Band played “Blazing Clarinets,” “Cantina Band,” “Take Five” and “Take on Me.” The three ensembles collaborated for a grand finale performance of “God Bless America.”

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Grade 8 Dinner Dance

    LINCOLN ORENS MIDDLE SCHOOL 
    Island Park, New York 11558  

    Save the Date ! 
    Grade 8 Dinner Dance 

    Thursday,  

    June 16, 2022 
    6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
    (5:30 p.m. – Pictures)  

    Lambrous Catering Hall 

    4073 Austin Blvd.
    Island Park 
    More information to follow 

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Recognitions and updates at the April 26 Island Park BOE meeting

    At the April 26 Island Park Board of Education meeting, several students were recognized as March Students of the Month for exemplifying caring qualities. Students who were honored include: Jasmine Bonilla-Flores (kindergarten), Aubrey Eisenhut (grade 1), Zoey Szachacz (grade 2), Cassidy Havey (grade 3), Arianna DeBellis (grade 4), Denaly Juarez (grade 5), Gigi Leach (grade 6), Katelyn Howell (grade 7) and Brahyan Mencia-Gutierrez (grade 8). Francis X. Hegarty School Principal Cynthia Cameron and Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Dr. Bruce Hoffman read teachers’ remarks about each student honoree. 

    Following student recognitions, Superintendent of Schools Vincent Randazzo also acknowledged several individuals for their contributions to the school community.  He started by recognizing the 2022 Scope Award Winners for their commitment and contributions to the district and school community.  This year’s three recipients are Diana Caracciolo for Board Service, Gabriel D’Auria for Teacher Service and Maritza Salcedo for Support Staff Service.  The three will again be honored at SCOPE’s 21st Annual School District Awards Dinner on May 23.

    Mr. Randazzo then expressed gratitude and appreciation to this year’s Smart Start Grant participants which included the following teachers: Margaret Costello, Jennifer Fastag, Robert Ferrante, Michael Giardino, Darlene Morales and administrator Dr. Bruce Hoffman.  Lincoln Orens Middle School is one of 20 schools participating in the grant through a partnership with BOCES. The purpose of the Smart Start Grant is to develop, implement and share innovative programs that provide professional development and support to increase expertise in computer science, engineering and/or educational technology among teachers in K-8. 

    The final group of acknowledgments in the Superintendent’s report was for the Sacred Heart CYO 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team who were the Diocesan Champions this year. Coaches Bryan Straub and Mark Cantwell, along with the team of nine Island Park students including Cillian Cantwell, Benjamin Cipolla, William Doyle, Dyllan Hohmann, Cody Pichichero, Cameron Straub, Xavier Straub, Benjamin Torres and Liam Young were invited to take photos in celebration of their winning season.

    After the above acknowledgements, Island Park Mayor Michael McGinty and individuals representing Cameron Engineering and A.L.A.C. Contracting Corp. presented the Incorporated Village of Island Park Flood Mitigation Project Overview for members of the board and the community.  Highlights of that presentation included a detailed overview of the Storm Drainage Project, Planned Project Sequencing and anticipated construction sequencing impacting school operations.  There will be nine phases of the planned schedule which began in April with the goal of being completed in October of this year.

    A.L.A.C. will have a full-time supervisor on the project to oversee traffic detours, road closures and traffic patterns.  These detours and patterns will be coordinated with the construction work. This supervisor will coordinate with Nassau County Police and Fire departments as well as with emergency service during the construction period. Members of the project team provided email contacts: rfazio@cameronengineering.comrlaino@cameronengineering.commattboffoli@gmail.com, or mmcginty@villageofislandpark.com to direct community questions or concerns regarding the mitigation project.

    The last portion of the superintendent’s report shared key points of what was known about the Nassau County/LIPA Settlement.  

    • On April 25, 2022, the Nassau County Legislature voted to approve a settlement agreement between the county and LIPA with respect to two power generating facilities in Nassau County (EF Barrett-Island Park & Glenwood Landing-North Shore).
    • The county/LIPA Settlement declares the properties tax exempt and removed from the assessment rolls.
    • The Assessor will now replace the current taxed property with a payment on the School Tax Bills for each tax parcel at issue.  Such payment will not be a real property tax payment, but instead a “direct assessment.”
    • Reductions in EF Barrett assessments will have a long-term impact on tax rates within the community.
    • The District has requested that the county provide information related to the potential impacts to the community, including how the settlement will impact tax rates for the other taxpayers within the Community.
    • The District has no ability to estimate how the proposed school levy will impact community tax payments without information from the county.

    The District’s continued efforts include ongoing negotiations with LIPA with respect to the District’s third-party beneficiary lawsuit to mitigate tax increases and maintain all educational programs for the short-term (3-4 years).  The District will continue to apply pressure on Governor Hochul and the state lawmakers to help the District find a long-term solution resulting from the loss of real property tax revenue from the EF Barrett facility, as well as ongoing advocacy efforts for special legislation.

    The District is hopeful that the settlement discussions with LIPA will result in a positive outcome for the school district and community, to ensure we can continue to provide an educational experience that the community has come to expect for students.

    For a review of the complete presentation and how the District has continued to fight for our schools and community, please visit the district website at www.ips.k12.ny.us. See “Quick Links” and select “Barrett Power Plant.”

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • LOMS sixth graders learn team building skills on field trip

    LOMS sixth graders recently spent the day at Nassau BOCES Outdoor Environmental Education Center. Students had an incredible day exploring and participating in teambuilding activities that reinforced communication, cooperation, teamwork and respect!

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Graduation Gown!

    Attention Grade 8 Students: 
    It’s Time to Order Your 
    “Keeper”  
    Graduation Gown! 
    Orders must be submitted by June 1, 2022. 

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Summer School

    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): 

    This letter is being sent to all families in Lincoln Orens Middle School to inform you that your child’s academic success is very important to us.  We are now in Quarter Four and have begun making plans for summer school. 

    Automatic promotion is not guaranteed.  Promotional criteria is evaluated by attendance, class work, homework, NWEA Local Assessments, and the 25 Book Standard.  Students who fail two or more subjects may be retained (not promoted).  Students in grades 5-7 who fail one or more subjects will be required to attend summer school.  Students in grade 8 who fail one or more subjects will not receive a Graduation Certificate at Graduation and will be required to attend summer school at Long Beach High School.  Upon successful completion of summer school, their Graduation Certificate can be collected from the Principal. 

    Making good decisions is essential to academic and social success in Middle School.  Please remind your child of the following: 

    • Extra help classes are available daily.   
    • All teachers have their homework assignments posted in their google classrooms. 
    • Please check homework for completion not necessarily correctness. 
    • Please remind your child that you will be monitoring their progress. 
    • NYS Gr. 8 Science Written Assessment will be given on June 6, 2022. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (516) 434-2630, or Mrs. Porzelt at (516) 434-2638. 

    Sincerely, 

    Dr. Bruce Hoffman 
    Principal 

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Graduation Lawn Signs

    Celebrate your 2022 graduate
    with a lawn sign for only $20!
    Signs can be personalized with student’s name
    or with “Graduate of…”.

    Signs are available to purchase on our Memberhub site:
    islandpark11558.memberhub.store

    ORDER DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 20th
    NOTE: please allow two weeks after deadline for orders to be ready; pick-up date will be announced.
    QUESTIONS? Email us at islandparkpta11558@gmail.com

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • PTA MEETING

    Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 7:00pm at FXH Cafeteria

    School reports will be given by:
    Mr. Randazzo, Superintendent of Island Park School District
    Dr. Offerman-Celentano, Assistant Superintendent of Island Park School District
    Ms. Cameron, Principal of Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School
    Dr. Hoffman, Principal of Lincoln Orens Middle School
    PTA Executive Board will provide updates on current and future events/programs

    TOGETHER WE ARE BETTER!

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Dress Code

    April 25, 2022 

    Dear Parents, 

    As the warmer weather is upon us, I would just like to remind you that there is a dress code at Lincoln Orens Middle School and we are asking you to ensure that your children are dressed appropriately for school when they leave home in the morning.  Straying from the dress code can create distraction, unwanted attention, and peer problems.  Please be sure to review the Dress Code for students with your children, along with the consequences for non-compliance of the Dress Code, located in the front of your child’s Agenda.   Please note that extremely brief garments such as tube tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines (front and/or back) and see-through garments are not appropriate.   Shorts and skirts must extend to the length of one’s fingertips when standing straight up.   Mini-skirts or short-shorts may not be worn.   Flip-flops, Crocs, slippers and slides are unsafe and not acceptable footwear. 

    Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item and, if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item.  Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to disciplinary action. 

    We thank you for your cooperation and attention to this matter. 

    Sincerely,  

    Bruce Hoffman, Ed.D. 
    Principal 

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Cell Phone Use

    April 13, 2022

    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

    Recently, students at the middle school have had to be reminded about the use of cellphones while in school. As a reminder, the use of cell phones by students during the school day is strictly prohibited. If a student is observed having or using a cell phone in school, the phone will be confiscated. Once the phone has been confiscated, parents will be notified and asked to meet with the principal to address any additional disciplinary infractions and to retrieve the phone.

    Based upon the Code of Conduct, any student using their phone to record/videotape while in school will be disciplined in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

    During the school day, students must keep cell phones stored in his/her locker. The phone must not be used during the school day, on school grounds, or on school buses.

    In addition, we would also like to strongly suggest monitoring your child(ren)’s cellphone and social media use, paying close attention in particular to what your child might be posting on-line.

    Earlier today I spent time reviewing the District’s Code of Conduct, the cellphone policy and responsible social media use with some of our students. It is equally important for our families to have open and honest dialogue with your child(ren) regarding responsible social media use. Please encourage your child to utilize social media as a tool for good, and not to engage in inappropriate behavior. Remind your child(ren) that they can always come to you or another trusted adult if they ever need help navigating the issues that can arise on social media. It is critically important that your child create a positive image on social media for the future. It is also important to point out that inappropriate social media posts can also be deemed a violation of the District’s Code of Conduct, even if the posts occur after-school hours, weekends, or school recess periods. Be sure to remind your child to think about the possible impact that inappropriate social media use can have on them now and into the future. Many employers will search a potential candidate on the Internet as part of their background check, and social media posts have been reason why some may not be hired, even if those posts were created many years ago.

    Thank you for your continued partnership.

    Sincerely,
    Bruce Hoffman, Ed.D. Principal

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • At-Home COVID-19 Test Distribution

    The District has received a new allotment of at-home COVID-19 test kits from the Governor’s office. Test kits will now be made available for pick-up Monday – Friday, without an appointment, when school is in session. As a reminder, test kits must be picked up by a parent/guardian at each child's school building or the District’s Conference Center and signed for by the adult picking up the test. The District will not send test kits home in backpacks. Please find the schedule and location(s) for picking up a test(s) below:

     

    School Building/Program

    Location

    Date/Time

    Pre-Kindergarten Program

    Lincoln Orens MS

    Trafalgar Blvd. Main Entrance

    Security Vestibule

    Monday - Friday

    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Francis X. Hegarty 

    Elementary School

    (Grades K - 4 Only)

    Francis X. Hegarty ES

    Deal Rd. Entrance

    Security Vestibule

    Monday - Friday

    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lincoln Orens Middle School

    (Grades 5-8 Only)

    Lincoln Orens MS

    Trafalgar Blvd. Main Entrance

    Security Vestibule

    Monday - Friday

    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    District Conference Center

    99 Radcliffe Rd.

    Main Entrance

    Monday - Friday

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

     

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Lincoln Orens Middle School Gate Access / Acceso a la puerta de la escuela secundaria Lincoln Orens

    The gate located on the west side of the Audubon Circle at Lincoln Orens Middle School will remain open from 2 pm until 10 am the next morning each weekday and all weekend long for pedestrian use until work is completed on Austin Boulevard.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    La puerta ubicada en el lado oeste de Audubon Circle en Lincoln Orens Middle School permanecerá abierta desde las 2 pm hasta las 10 am de la mañana siguiente todos los días de la semana y durante todo el fin de semana para uso peatonal hasta que se complete el trabajo en Austin Boulevard.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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