LOMS School Highlights

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  • School receives grant to expand learning opportunities

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School has recently been selected to receive a 2017 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant from The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. The $5,000 grant will allow the school to enhance the makerspace in their library.

    The foundation offers the grant each year to K-12 public schools across the nation to provide community support for basic educational needs.

    The school’s current makerspace includes a 3-D printer, free online limited software and small inexpensive programmable robots. The grant will be used to add an additional 3-D printer, more sophisticated coding software and hardware supplies and tools that the school does not have.

    “This grant will now provide additional resources that will engage students in relevant, connected and authentic learning experiences,” said Principal Vincent Randazzo. “Our expanded makerspace will give more students the opportunity to experience the importance and value of the arts as well as be a part of partnerships among schools, home and community.”

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Students shine at district art show

    Students throughout Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School in Island Park displayed their creative artwork on May 8 during the district’s annual Spring Art Show.

    Family and friends were invited to Hegarty to view the talent and hard work of all the students in the district. Several Board of Education members and administrators, including Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino, toured the exhibits of projects that filled the walls, school cafeteria and gymnasium. Students searched for their work and proudly showed their creations to their loved ones throughout the evening.

    Projects encompassed a variety of different textures, tools and ideas with many Hegarty students showcasing projects based on their unit on African culture. These included pieces such as African Kente Cloth Weaving, Ceramic African Animal Sculptures, Akuaba Dolls and African Adire Elko Cloth Designs.

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  • District honors Students of the Month

    During the Island Park Public Schools’ Board of Education meeting on April 20, the Board recognized nine students from kindergarten through eighth-grade as Students of Month.

    The students were chosen by faculty members at Frances X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School for showcasing good citizenship. Kindergartner Kieran Callanan, first-grader Gavin Salcedo, second-grader Lyla Sanchez, third-grader Leonardo Sblendorio, fourth-grader Vittorio Panico, sixth-graders Sophia Flores and Gabriella Hohmann, seventh-grader Joseph Pimentel and eighth-grader Shane Lerner were presented with certificates and medals from Frances X. Hegarty Elementary School Principal Jacob Russum and Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Vincent Randazzo.

    Each student was praised for their excellent behavior, hard work and dedication. “These students work together with their classmates and teachers with a cooperative attitude,” said Russum. “They complete their work diligently and exhibit good behavior. Many of them display great leadership qualities, serving as role models for their peers.”

    Photo Caption: Nine students from Frances X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School were named Students of the Month at the district’s Board of Education meeting on April 20. (Not pictured: Gavin Salcedo)



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  • LOMS Early Dismissal Date Change and Regents Testing Dates

    Dear Families:

    Please note that there has been a change on the school calendar. Due to new mandates from the New York State Education Department in regards to instructional time, June 14th is no longer an early dismissal. Early dismissal will, however, take place at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 15th and Friday, June 16th.

    In addition, please note the following changes (from the school calendar) for our Grade 8 students taking the Algebra I and/or the Living Environment Regents:

    New Date

    Algebra I June 13th (not June 15th) 12:15 pm

    Living Environment June 14th (not June 16th) 12:15 pm

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 434-2630.


    Vincent Randazzo

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Lincoln Orens Middle School kicks off Sports Night with pep rally

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School held its first-ever pep rally on the afternoon of April 27 in the gymnasium.

    Seventh- and eighth-graders led a number of entertaining performances and activities that engaged an audience of fifth- and sixth-graders as well as staff members. All supported their respective teams, which represented the school colors of blue and gold through “Despicable Me” and “Golden Space Jammers” themes.

    The pep rally was held as a way to build excitement for the seventh- and eighth-grade Sports Night that was held later that evening. It emphasized the importance of teamwork as the 2017 eighth-grade Sports Night captains were introduced, and featured dance choreography, music, athletics challenges and more.

    “You have to be a good student, do your homework, be responsible and make an effort to do everything well in order to be considered for a captain position,” said Athletic Coordinator Cathy Gerbino.

    She praised the students for serving as positive role models and leaders, and the captains each shared their favorite things about the annual Sports Night. They expressed that it is motivating, filled with energy and lots of fun and provides lasting memories with friends.

    Sports Night provided an opportunity for students to demonstrate their athletic and sportsmanship skills while emphasizing the importance of teamwork. Lincoln Orens hosted a Physical Education demo in January, during which sixth-grade students and their parents were invited to an evening of sports action in the gymnasium. Francis X. Hegarty School held its annual Physical Education Open House in February as a way for parents/guardians to witness some of the activities that their children take part in during a typical day.

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  • Lincoln Orens students make weather investigations

    As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers…and students at Lincoln Orens Middle School took an in-depth look at data from several rainy spring days in order to make their own weather predictions.

    On April 27, members of the Science Research Club utilized the district’s Weatherbug resources to expand their knowledge about weather-related topics. Under the guidance of teacher and club advisor Kristiana Sefchek, the group watched meteorology reports from local news stations, reviewed terminology associated with the subject and learned how to analyze information to draw conclusions and gain insight about the future forecast.

    The Weatherbug program was a new addition at the start of the 2016-17 school year and provides a live weather station, with a camera based on the roof of Lincoln Orens. Anyone can log on to an online weather center via the district website, www.ips.k12.ny.us, to see real time photos, observe time lapse footage, see current and past temperature, wind, precipitation, humidity and pressure numbers and even look at charts and graphs.

    Each morning, a student dubbed “Robert Storm” the weatherman reads the forecast by gathering data from the Weatherbug station. Science teachers have created lessons from Weatherbug to use with their regular classes, and science research students have tracked the paths of some storms.

    During their recent gathering, the Science Research Club participants discussed the dew point, relative humidity, air pressure and many other components of weather reports. Through their own explorations of the Weatherbug features, students learned how various conditions impact the chance of precipitation. They accurately projected that it would rain that evening and now have a stronger understanding of science and meteorology.

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  • Island Park Enjoys Another Egg-citing Event

    More than 100 Island Park children gathered at Lincoln Orens Middle School on Saturday, April 1 for the annual Egg Hunt. Sponsored by the Island Park Public Schools and organized by the Recreation Department, this event celebrated the onset of the spring season and brought members of the district and community together to enjoy an assortment of games and activities.

    PreK students through fourth-graders took part in friendly challenges such as egg races, potato sack races and of course, the featured search for eggs that offered an exchange for prizes. A special appearance from Mrs. Bunny added to the excitement, with opportunities for photos and lasting memories. 

    Lincoln Orens Middle School


    Grade 7 & 8
    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    7:00 p.m.

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  • Island Park BOE meeting recognizes students, reviews district news

    The Island Park Public Schools’ Board of Education held a public meeting on March 20 to recognize students, review district information and discuss the proposed 2017-18 budget.

    Nine Students of the Month were honored for their demonstration of qualities that the district values, such as dedication to school work and activities, cooperation with peers and kindness toward others. positive character, hard work and dedication. Kindergartner Isabella Antonetti, first-grader Lilly Jeffers, second-grader Rylee Albanese, third-grader Hannah Schade, fourth-grader Ariana Jara, fifth-grader Ryan Ocampo, sixth-grader Lauren Young, seventh-grader Kaitlyn Khalawan and eighth-grader Silvana Llerena were presented with certificates and medals from their principals and received small gifts courtesy of the PTA. Fourth-grader Maria Guzman Amaya, who was unable to attend the February board of education meeting where she was named a Student of the Month, also proudly accepted her award.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School Principal Jacob Russum and Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Vincent Randazzo shared positive remarks that each student’s teacher expressed. Their comments described the determination, extraordinary effort, respectfulness and compassion that exemplify Students of the Month in Island Park.

    Also at this meeting, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino shared the School District Report Card. This presentation provided data with regard to demographics, enrollment and assessment participation and results in the schools.

    School Business Official Marie Donnelly reviewed anticipated revenues and expenses for the proposed 2017-18 school budget, which is still being developed. The district is looking at a tax cap-compliant budget that maintains all programs, with an increase of 1.36 percent over the current year’s budget. The tax levy increase will be limited to 1.48%, though the district is permitted to make this as high as 2.95% under the tax cap law.  The next board of education meeting will take place on April 20, when budget conversations will continue. A budget hearing is scheduled for May 1 and the vote and trustee election will take place on May 16. All presentations and budget materials are available on the district’s website, www.ips.k12.ny.us.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Lincoln Orens inducts 28 National Junior Honor Society members

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School celebrated the induction of 28 new members to the National Junior Honor Society. On Tuesday, March 21, the seventh- and eighth-graders who are part of this prestigious organization, which is advised by Dr. Dean Bacigalupo with assistance from former advisor Cheryl Pal, participated in a traditional ceremony.

    The new inductees join 19 other National Junior Honor Society members, for a total of 47 inductees to date. The group was established based on five core values: scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. Members are selected based on their demonstration of these qualities, with specific requirements for academics.

    During the event, students described the five pillars’ meanings, as well as the standards and expectations that membership involves and the symbolism of the torch that was lit to represent guidance. Principal Vincent Randazzo 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.

    Each year, Lincoln Orens welcomes back two alumni who have the highest grade point averages of all Island Park seniors at Long Beach High School and West Hempstead High School. The Class of 2017 speakers were West Hempstead High School senior Carly Sills and Long Beach High School senior Joseph Aebly. Both addressed their younger peers and offered words of advice and inspiration. The evening also featured a musical interlude performance of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. The ceremony concluded with certificates awarded by Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Rosmarie Bovino and Principal, Vincent Randazzo.

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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.