LOMS School Highlights

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    Mark your calendar!

    May 10, 2018
    7:00 p.m.

    To discuss the Grade 8 trip to Washington and end-of-the year activities

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • UPK Class Placement For Next Year

    Dear UPK Parents/Guardians,

    At this time of year, teachers and I begin to plan for the 2018-19 school year.  I ask that parents be aware that the teachers and I make careful decisions as we develop class assignments.  This process includes an analysis of student academic achievement as well as needs for social skills development.  Final decisions for student placements are based on considerations for developing balanced classes, which promote academic and social development for all children.

    Class placements are not simply based on parent requests.  Therefore, please understand that requests may not be able to be met.  If you have specific and serious concerns about your child/children, you should communicate with me in writing by Friday, May 4, 2018.

    Parents are asked not to approach teachers about assignments for next year, as they cannot be discussing placements with you.  Also, if you plan on moving out of the Island Park School District, please call the Hegarty main office at 516-434-2670 as soon as possible.


    Jacob M. Russum

    Lincoln Orens Middle School


    Grade 7 & 8
    Thursday, May 3, 2018
    7:00 p.m.

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  • Island Park Schools Provide Safety and Support

    Safety is the Island Park Public Schools’ utmost priority and principals and staff members regularly educate students on what to do in various scenarios. Numerous measures have been taken and developments have been implemented in recent years in order to enhance security features throughout the district’s facilities. These matters were reviewed during recent assemblies held at the two schools.  The purpose was to make students aware of the thought teachers and administrators devote to their care each day with the hope of making them feel safe along with knowing what to do in the event of an emergency situation.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School held a safety awareness assembly on March 14, when Principal Jacob Russum presented on various school security topics and reviewed what to do in the event of an emergency. He discussed ways to identify staff members based on the badges they wear and described the roles of security, hall and cafeteria monitors stationed throughout the building and at its entrances. The session also included information about first responders, emergency systems, security features and the importance of drills for evacuations, lockdowns, lockouts, shelter and bus exit.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School’s fifth-graders participated in an assembly on March 9 with Nassau County Police Officer Munoz that reinforced street safety as well as appropriate, responsible use of the internet and social media. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders learned about positive behavior during a visit from John Halligan. The speaker shared the story of his 13-year old son, who took his own life after incessant bullying by peers, and emphasized the need for students to seek help, speak up and create an environment of kindness.

    On March 14, middle schoolers also engaged in a civics education assembly program led by the social studies department. With public discussion on Second Amendment rights and gun laws (pro and con), students learned that regardless of one’s point of view, laws begin as ideas. Ideas are generated by citizens and elected representatives. If an elected representative agrees with the idea, it may be written into a bill. The steps for formal bill proposal, introduction, movement into Committee, etc. were also reviewed. Students were encouraged to write to their representatives with their ideas.



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  • Lincoln Orens inducts 34 new National Junior Honor Society members

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School celebrated the induction of 34 new members to the National Junior Honor Society. On Tuesday, March 20, the seventh- and eighth-graders who are part of this prestigious organization, which is advised by Dr. Dean Bacigalupo, participated in a traditional ceremony.  The new inductees join 25 other National Junior Honor Society members, bringing the current total to 59 members.

    The group was established based on five pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. Members are selected based on their demonstration of these qualities, with specific requirements for academics. The organization’s student officers took the podium and described the meanings of these values, as well as the standards and expectations that membership involves and the symbolism of the torch that was lit to represent guidance.

    Principal Dr. Bruce Hoffman welcomed the honorees along with members of the administration and board of education, faculty and students’ families. He explained that the National Junior Honor Society members were being honored not only for their academic success, but also because they are leaders who are involved in their school and community. Dr. Bacigalupo also addressed the audience.

    “It is a privilege to have an opportunity to acknowledge these Lincoln Orens Middle School students who excel in scholarship and character,” he said.

    Each year, the two Lincoln Orens National Junior Honor Society alumni who have the highest grade point averages of all Island Park seniors at Long Beach High School and West Hempstead High School are invited to the ceremony to inspire their younger peers and share reflections and advice from their own experiences. The Class of 2018 speakers were West Hempstead High School senior Deanna Gonzalez and Long Beach High School senior Samantha Reichert.

    The evening also featured musical interlude performances of Arlan/Cerulli’s “Over the Rainbow” and Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries.” The ceremony concluded with the presentation of certificates by Dr. Hoffman and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Rosmarie Bovino.

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  • Island Park Honors Students at March 19 Board of Ed. Meeting

    At its March 19 Board of Education meeting, the Island Park Public Schools recognized students for their outstanding achievements and exceptional demonstration of academic dedication and good character. Nine students at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School were distinguished with Student of the Month awards, and eight students from Lincoln Orens received special acknowledgment for their robotics success. 

    Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Dr. Bruce Hoffman and Island Park School District Assistant Superintendent Vincent Randazzo introduced the February Students of the Month, who were selected based on their demonstration of cooperation, leadership, good grades and other qualities that the district values. The students’ particular traits and achievements were identified as they were called up to accept medals and certificates.

    Congratulations to Joseph Angelastro and Kerianne Griffin (first grade), Bianca Urbina Jimenez (second grade), Christopher Forgione (third grade), Liam Risolo (fourth grade), Jordan Leach (fifth grade), Kiara Ramirez (sixth grade), Angelica Adames (seventh grade) and Emilyanne Riano (eighth grade).

    The district applauded Lincoln Orens Middle School’s Team Roboticus Maximus for earning sixth place at the FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament at Longwood Senior High School in Middle Island on March 4. The team achieved its high placing out of 192 robotics teams and qualified for the Adelphi Competition at Adelphi University in Garden City in June.

    In keeping with this year’s competition theme of hydrodynamics, team members raised more than $2,218 for two nonprofit organizations: Water for South Sudan, which uses donations to drill water wells so that people in impoverished nations have access to clean drinking water, and Paper for Water, whose donations are used to buy paper to create handcrafted origami sculptures that are sold for additional funds to build water wells. Another $1,500 was raised through a direct donation to Water for South Sudan.

    Team Roboticus Maximus consists of Fabiana Boncina, Erick Cisneros, Emmalee Egan, Emily Feil, Kirsten Lilly, Vittorio Panico, Cassidy Pena and Paige Perrone. Each student received a medal and certificate. They are advised by robotics teacher Christine Chu, Discovery teacher Robert Ferrante and mentor/Nassau BOCES consultant Mr. Chu.

    “We’re really very proud of them; this was really an extraordinary achievement,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino.

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  • Students in Kathleen O’Driscoll’s second-grade class identify activities and animals during the FLES Open House.

    Each year, the Island Park Public Schools offers parents an opportunity to sit in for some of the foreign language learning experiences in which their students participate. The Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools (FLES) program was recently showcased in this manner during the week of March 5, when students demonstrated their comprehension of Spanish vocabulary during FLES Open House sessions.

    FLES is part of the curriculum for students in grades K-6. It introduces young students to the Spanish language and culture through songs, games, lessons and activities that tie into the other subject areas. Upper elementary and middle school instruction focuses primarily on teaching the second language and expanding knowledge of vocabulary through content area subjects such as math, science, and social studies.

    At the Open House gatherings, parents witnessed their children in action. Students were excited to share their understanding of the language as they identified and recited words related to colors, activities, sports, numbers, greetings and more. The higher grade levels communicated in complex sentences.

    Kindergarten classes participate in FLES sessions once every four days, while all other grades receive FLES instruction twice every four days. Universal Pre-K children have occasional exposure through song and classroom labeling of classroom equipment and resources in English and Spanish.

    Monthly updates on what each grade is learning are provided by teachers Beth Rotella and Diana Vazquez in their monthly FLES newsletters, available on the district’s website at www.ips.k12.ny.us.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Spring Art Show

    Island Park School District
    invites you to our…

    Spring Art Show

    Art Work by Children in Kindergarten-Grade 4
    Featuring the Art of America
    Ms. Diane Horn, Art Teacher
    Mr. Jacob Russum, Principal

    Artwork by Children in Pre K and Grades 5-8
    Mrs. Naomi Seifert, Art Teacher
    Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Principal

    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    6-8 p.m. at
    F.X. Hegarty School

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Growing Up Healthy, Growing Up Smart

    Dear Families of our Grade 5 Students:

    We are pleased to announce that we will be conducting a program entitled Growing Up Healthy, Growing Up Smart for boys and girls in the 5th grade. This program will be facilitated by Mrs. Theresa Augello, our health teacher, and focuses on physical growth and development during puberty. This program is scheduled for the week of April 23rd.

    See attached…

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • A circus of talent, technique and teamwork at Lincoln Orens

    Fifth-grade students in Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School presented an All-Star Circus to an audience of family, faculty members and peers, thanks to a program provided by the National Circus Project. The National Circus Project visited the school for a weeklong PTA-sponsored residency, during which professionals worked with students on traditional circus acts that require focus, balance, agility and collaboration.

    Under the direction of professional circus performers and instructors Keith Leaf and Julia AleChina, students throughout the school had the opportunity to learn different circus skills. Fifth-graders selected the acts that appealed to them the most and practiced their routines during their physical education classes with teachers Cathy Gerbino and Matthew Tarasenko.

    The culminating show, held on Feb. 16 in the auditorium, began with welcoming remarks from Principal Bruce Hoffman. Students then demonstrated stilt walking, juggling, balance, spinning plates, hula hooping, devil sticks and diablo, and many brought a humorous component to the event as colorful and creative clowns. A grand finale that featured all of the performers was met with applause and cheers.

    Lincoln Orens has been inviting the National Circus Project to work with students for the past 12 years in an effort to give every child the opportunity to succeed in physical activity and experience physical self-expression.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School

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