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    Final Board Meeting of 2019 Honors Students, Brings Updates

    The Island Park Public Schools’ Dec. 16 Board of Education Meeting closed out 2019 with student recognitions and important information that affects both the district and community.

    The evening featured the announcement of Students of the Month who represented each grade at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School. Melina Pothos (kindergarten), Zachary Castell (grade 1), Sophia Santiago (grade 2), David Ospina (grade 3), Ella Mele (grade 4), Carolina Hernandez-Paratore (grade 5), Madison Brandt (grade 6), Nicholas Ruzicka (grade 7) and Jessi Morales (grade 8) received medals and certificates of excellence. Principals Cynthia Cameron and Dr. Bruce Hoffman read remarks from the students’ respective teachers that described their excellent character and positive leadership qualities.

    The meeting also included an update on the district’s lawsuit against LIPA. At this time, no decision has been rendered by Justice Emerson with regard to Island Park, although there is the strong likelihood it will issue a summary judgment in LIPA’s favor. The district is negotiating to keep the Barrett Plant on the tax Nassau County property tax rolls. The district will also work with State legislators to change the Combined Wealth Ratio that determines State Aid so that this source of revenue can be increased.

    If the PILOT is implemented, the district will consider filing a lawsuit against the County to obtain a “stay of proceedings” at least until a decision is rendered. The district will consider filing an appeal if an unfavorable judicial decision is rendered at the NYS Supreme Court of Suffolk County. The District will additionally consider how it can use unrestricted reserve funds to help mitigate the impact of PILOTs or new Property Tax Assessments, i.e., Adjusted Base Proportions on homeowners. To view the full presentation, please visit www.ips.k12.ny.us.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Sports Physicals 2020 (Winter Sports)


    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

    Winter sports begin on January 21, 2020.   In order for your child to participate in a winter sport, they must have a valid physical.

    Physicals are effective for 12 months.  Any physical dated prior to January, 2019, is not valid.

    We encourage families to obtain a physical for their child from their own health care provider.

    If you have any questions, please call.


    Rachel Brosokas, R.N.
    School Nurse
    (516) 434-2635

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Island Park Alum Earns QuestBridge Scholarships

    Anna Xiao, a graduate of the Island Park Public Schools and current senior at Long Beach High School, is among a select group of outstanding students across the nation who have earned prestigious QuestBridge National College Match scholarships. She was selected for the honor, which grants her a full four-year scholarship to Northwestern University, based on her academic success and completion of a rigorous application process.

    QuestBridge received 14,926 applications this year, from which 5,842 finalists were identified. A record number of 1,127 exceptional students went on to secure scholarship awards.

    Anna is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program candidate, National Honor Society and World Language Honor Society member and active volunteer in the community. She participates in Long Beach High School’s Talented Writers Program and Fragments Literary Magazine, for which she serves as a senior editor. Last year, she won two Scholastic Art and Writing Program awards – a gold key and an honorable mention – for her poetry.

    In addition to being an accomplished writer, Anna is strongly skilled in the subject of mathematics. She is a member of the high school’s Math Club and plans to pursue collegiate studies in statistics or data science with long-term aspirations to become an actuary.

    Anna is a member of the Key Club, which focuses on community service initiatives. Outside of school, she participates in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization and volunteers at a church.

    The district is proud to congratulate Anna on this extraordinary achievement.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Island Park Students Grant Holiday Wishes

    ‘Tis the season to share with others, as students in Island Park do throughout the school year. Student Council members from Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School took on an extra level of generosity in anticipation of the holidays by organizing toy drives that will bring gifts to those less fortunate.  

    Students, staff members, parents and local businesses donated brand new toys and winter necessities. The Student Council members and their advisors sorted and wrapped the gifts just in time to bring families in need some of the items on their wish lists.   

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Holiday Harmonies from Island Park Musicians

    The Island Park Public Schools’ Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School each held winter concerts in the month of December, featuring holiday songs and décor. Musicians at both schools provided festive ambiances for their audience members as they celebrated the season.

    At Hegarty, third- and fourth-grade chorus participants performed a number of holiday melodies under the direction of Music Department Coordinator Marie Bluebello-Sambolin, who accompanied them on the piano. The show, held on Dec. 12, also included dance choreography and special instrumentals. Among the tunes included in the program were “Happy Happy Holiday,” “Celebrating Hanukkah,” “On a Silent Night Long, Long Ago,” and “Be a Santa Claus.”

    Lincoln Orens Middle School’s fifth-and sixth-grade chorus, senior string orchestra, seventh- and eighth-grade chorus and concert band represented an assortment of holidays on Dec. 5. The groups performed tunes such as “Hanukkah Night,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Tue, Tue Ghanaian Folk Song,” “Last Christmas,” “It’s a Marshmallow World” and “All You Need is Love.” They continued their tradition of uniting for one culminating finale performance of, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Special recognitions go to Ms. Sambolin for coordinating the event, as well as Orchestra Director Ryan Walter, Choral Director Kristen Papillo and Band Director Mario Blanco.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Senior Citizens and Students Kick Off the Holiday Season

    The Island Park Public Schools is proud to have an ongoing community partnership that involves many annual events. Among them are senior citizen brunch gatherings that are sponsored by the Island Park Recreation Department and take place twice per school year. On Dec. 6, the district welcomed senior citizens into the Lincoln Orens Middle School cafeteria for a warm and festive morning.

    Members of the administration and staff attended the event and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino greeted the guests. Food Service manager Dena DeBari and Recreation Department supervisor Keith Manginelli served an array of delicious food, and eighth grade chorus and orchestra musicians performed holiday songs. Tranportation Department bus driver, Maryann Russo, delivered guests from Senior Housing to the District and back. It was a cheerful setting that celebrated the sense of family in Island Park.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    100 Radcliffe Road
    Island Park, N.Y. 


    February 11, 2020:
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M. 

    February 12, 2020:
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M.  

    February 13, 2020:
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M.                             

              In order to register for September 2020 classes: 

    1. Child must be 4 years of age by December 1, 2020 
    1. Please bring the following: 
    • original birth certificate
    • three (3) proofs of residency
    • immunization records and current physical 

      Call 434-2670 for an appointment between 9:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Industrialization Era Takes a Modern Twist at LOMS

    Eighth graders at Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School put an interactive and exciting spin on an industrialization unit in their social studies classes. Under the direction of teacher Matthew Bobko, who was joined by a panel of faculty members on Nov. 27, students presented their research on entrepreneurs of the early 1900s in a Shark Tank-style format.

    Small groups of students took turns in the spotlight at the front of the classroom. Each described their featured subject’s business ventures, background and contributions to society, as well as strengths and challenges, and supported their presentations with slideshows. John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie were among the individuals that the groups selected for the project. 

    In addition to Mr. Bobko, the panel of “sharks” included Guidance Counselor Andrea Porzelt and teachers Dean Bacigalupo, Alexis LaVacca and Diana Vazquez. Following each presentation, they posed questions that prompted the students to explain how the entrepreneurs achieved success, which products had lasting impacts and why investors at the time would have been interested in their inventions.

    Prior to this culminating and collaborative event, students studied the industrial revolution and researched the time period’s forerunners. They also wrote essays that helped them bring history to life in the final assignment. This project has been done in previous years, with assistance from faculty member Ashleigh Fechtig.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Island Park Students Stand Against Bullying

    Anti-Bullying Week brought many celebrations of kindness, acceptance, respect and other positive qualities to the Island Park Public Schools. Lincoln Orens Middle School and Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School both participated in four consecutive days dedicated to the notion that “Change Starts with Us.”

    Hegarty students kicked off the week on Nov. 11 with “odd socks” as they proudly expressed themselves and celebrated each other’s unique styles. The following day, they said “peace out” to bullying in the form of tie-dye attire. They wore sports gear to “Team Up Against Bullying,” and on the final day, donned yellow or gold to signify friendship and the Golden Rule of treating others as one would like to be treated. They received friendship bracelets that coincided with this focus and also signed anti-bullying pledges and created posters in accordance with the theme.

    At Lincoln Orens, students and faculty members entered the week wearing blue as a symbol of peace and safety. Student Council members provided anti-bullying stickers and read a poem about bullying prevention. They also hosted a poster contest, and the entire school signed a pledge.

    The program also included morning announcements that focused on the topics of anti-bullying and respect. The Island Park Public Schools are proud of students’ continuous demonstration of good character, which continue well beyond the weeklong observation and can be observed year-round. 

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Spots Available Universal Pre-Kindergarten

    September 21, 2018

    Dear Parents and Community Members,

    One place is now available for parents interested in enrolling their eligible child in the District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year.

    The program is a full-day, five days per week program for children turning four-years old by December 1, 2018. Children must also reside within the Island Park School District and meet all health and immunization requirements. Enrollment is limited so get your application in today and attend UPK registration!  

    UPK registration will be on October 4, by appointment only. Please call Francis X. Hegarty School 434-2670/71 between 8am-4pm for your registration packet and to schedule an appointment.

    The day of your appointment, please bring:

    • Child’s Birth Certificate confirming your child will be four years of age on or before December 1, 2018.
    • 3 Proofs of Residency confirming you are a full-time resident of Island Park (e.g., driver’s license, telephone bill, deed to home, bank statement, etc.).
    • Updated physical and immunization documents from your child’s pediatrician.

    If more applications are received than slots available, a special board meeting will be held at a later date. Please call (516) 434-2670 for additional information.

    Should other openings occur during the school year, those children not selected at the lottery will be notified in the order in which their name was selected.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Island Park Schools.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School

LOMS School Calendar

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Schools Closed

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • No Name Calling Week

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Day 3

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  • Day 4

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Gr 5 Little Dr.’s Program

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Day 1

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  • Gr 5 Circus Trip

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Gr 6 PE Demo

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Day 2

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • 3:45 pm SBMT Mg

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Day 3

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Bd of Ed Mg

    Dec Students of Month

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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See PDF:     MySchoolBucks 

Island Park Schools
New Point of Sale System – WebSMARTT 

  • Island Park UFSD has purchased a point-of-sale system for use in the cafeterias at FX Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School.
  • The POS system, called WebSMARTT, will eliminate the pencil to paper meal tracking, which will allow for processing of meal transactions to be completed quickly and efficiently.

See PDF:     WebSMARTT 

Vincent Randazzo, Assistant Superintendent
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