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    Island Park School District UPK Registration

    A vacancy is available for our UPK program beginning September 4, 2018.

    Parents interested in enrolling their eligible child are invited to register on July 6, 2018 at the Conference Center (99 Radcliffe Road, Island Park) by appointment only. Please call Francis X. Hegarty School 434-2670/71 between 9am-3pm for your registration packet and to schedule an appointment.

    A lottery will be held at the Board of Education Meeting on July 11, 2018 at 7pm should the number of new applicants exceed place available.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Island Park celebrates a double serving of positive character

    During the Island Park Public Schools’ June 11 Board of Education meeting, students representing each grade level were recognized for exhibiting good citizenship and upholding positive character qualities. Students of the Month for both May and June received praise, certificates and small tokens of acknowledgment.

     Francis X. Hegarty Principal Jacob Russum and Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Dr. Bruce Hoffman read teachers’ remarks about how the honorees have demonstrated outstanding attitudes, good behavior, kindness, cooperation, leadership, communication and many other principles throughout the school year.

    The May Students of the Month are kindergartner Joseph Robertson, first-grader Sophia Lajato, second-grader Chloe Robertson, third-grader Lesly Alonzo, fourth-grader Kayla Scott, fifth-grader Alice Haggerty, sixth-grader Elizabeth Khankan, seventh-grader Gia Rebele and eighth-grader Gianna Buro.

    Those distinguished for June include kindergartner Tessa Antonetti, first-grader Mason Ruscica-Duffy, second-grader Briana Calderon, third-grader Marlene Flores Alarcon, fourth-grader Abigail Ramsaran, fifth-grader Kathryn Albanese, sixth-grader Alexandra Hernandez, seventh-grader Cole Fabris and eighth-grader Daniel Rosenberg.

    “These children are wonderful peers and they exercise a tremendous amount of leadership,” said Superintendent Dr. Rosmarie Bovino. “We are very excited to recognize them for their contributions to our schools.”


    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • March Students of the Month

    Please join us in congratulating the outstanding students that were recognized at our April 17 Board of Education Meeting as Students of the Month for March.

    Kaiden Callahan (kindergarten), Elise Lo Castro (first grade), Lia Caracciolo (second grade), Sophia Quezada (third grade), Dominick Galan (fourth grade), Ellie DiGregorio (fifth grade), Erick Cisneros (sixth grade), Jake Steel (seventh grade) and Marie Murphy (eighth grade) were presented medals, certificates of excellence and small gifts of acknowledgment for their excellent character and leadership.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Playground and Athletic Field Use


    Lincoln Orens Middle School Playground and Athletic Field Use
    From June 11th – July 1st, the perimeter gates (Trafalgar Blvd., Baseball Field, Softball Field, Pre-K Playground) will be open daily at 4:00 PM for Community use of the athletic fields. Monday - Thursday, these gates will be locked at 10:00 PM.
    Each Friday at 4:00 PM, the same perimeter gates (Trafalgar Blvd., Baseball Field, Softball Field, Pre-K Playground) will be open at 4:00 PM for Community use of the athletic fields. These gates will be locked each Monday morning at 7:00 AM for the security of students when programs are in session.
    From July 2nd –August 10th, when the Summer Recreation program is in session the perimeter gates (Trafalgar Blvd., Baseball Field, Softball Field) will be open daily at 2:00 PM for Community use of the athletics fields. Monday - Thursday, these gates will be locked at 10:00 PM.
    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School Playground and Athletic Field Use
    From June 11th – September 3rd, there will be complete access to the facilities.
    *At the Advice of NCPD Homeland Security the serpentine openings at Hegarty School will be changed to gates sometime during the summer. However, after their installation the community will continue to have complete access to the facilities.
    Once school begins on September 4th, a schedule for facility use will be posted as gates must be locked during school hours.

    Permits Required

    All community organizations must complete District Use Forms and provide a certificate of insurance. Forms are available through the Recreation Department. Please contact Keith Manginelli, Recreation Supervisor, at (516) 434-2605 for more information.

    See: Application & Permit

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Island Park Takes Top Awards at LI Robotics Competition

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School students were paramount forces at the Sixth Annual Statewide Robotic Competition, held at Adelphi University on June 2. They achieved the greatest prize possible as well as several others, with three of their teams placing within the top 10.

    This year’s main challenge involved autonomous programming of a robot achieving tasks on a 4-by-8-foot playing field. Each robot competed in four different two-minute competition rounds. Teams were also required to formally present their design before a panel of judges.

    Out of more than 30 teams from Long Island, a group of Lincoln Orens Computer Club students, dubbed the IP Pineapples, won the event’s top prize. Together, students Fabiana Boncina, Hailey Cardiello, Emmalee Egan and Paige Perrone achieved first place and were named Challenge champions. A Discovery team, the Loco Llamas, came in right behind them as second-place Challenge winners. This group, comprised of Allyson Baetong, Jocelyn Bravo, Erick Cisneros, Alexandra Hernandez, Nico Thertus and Olivia Trafford, was awarded first-place overall for its combined robotics and presentation score. Both teams held their first- and second-place standings throughout the competition.

    Another Computer Club team, Watermelon, came in 10th and another Discovery team, the Aggressive Pandas, placed 16th. Congratulations to Watermelon members Diego Arce, Stephanie Banegas, Samantha Singer, Coby Spitieri and Josh Vobis and Aggressive Pandas participants Alexander Cochiorva, Emily Crowder, Ian Dennis, Emily Feil and Kirsten Lily. 

    In addition to attaining the competition championship trophy, the IP Pineapples secured the highest presentation score. No team is allowed to win more than one award, so while they were unable to take home a combined award prize as well, they still left with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. The team also took judges by surprise by achieving three “bullseyes” on the last task – a feat that the head judge said was almost impossible and even one success was unanticipated.

    “The IP Pineapples exemplified the spirit of the competition with their tactful win,” said Sabita Nayak, Executive Director of Educational Grant Programs at Adelphi University. “Witnessing their remarkable teamwork, leadership and skills at work was beyond inspiring. These young ladies are poised for success and I hope this encourages other young women to explore STEM disciplines.”

    The Island Park teams practiced and prepared under the guidance of Education Technology Specialist Christine Chu, Discovery teacher Robert Ferrante and Nassau BOCES Consultant Justin Chu. Technology education teacher Chris Jahn and computer teacher Michael Giardino assisted at the competition as well. Earlier this year, robotics students excelled at the FIRST Lego League robotics competition, where a group won the Strategy and Innovation Award and ranked sixth out of 40 teams. Those 40 teams came from 192 teams that competed on Long Island to get there.

     “We have a great program and our students have shown tremendous dedication and talent,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School


    Students earn LOMS BUCKS from teachers and staff when they are caught being:


    If you receive LOMS BUCKS, you need to bring them to the main office and have them recorded in on a spreadsheet.  The spreadsheet is updated daily.

    Then, when the school store is open, you can REDEEM your LOMS BUCKS during your lunch period for a prize.

    The type of prize you pick is determined by the total number of LOMS BUCKS that you have earned. BUCKS can also be carried over to the next year.

    PTA forms and flyers are also available on the IP schools website and PTA Facebook Page


    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Lincoln Orens Students Bring Spring Cheer Through Music

    Talented musicians at Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School presented outstanding concerts that featured band, orchestra and chorus members. The seventh- and eighth-grade ensembles performed on April 26, and fifth- and sixth-grade musicians had took 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. Elliott Clifton and the bands were led by Mr. Mario Blanco.

    The Senior String Orchestra presented “Sweet Child O’Mine,” “Ashoken Farewell,” “Hornpipe,” “River Flows in You” and “Assemble the Minions.” The Seventh and Eighth Grade Chorus sang “Lift Every Voice I Sing,” “Cantar!” “Breakaway” and “We All Bleed the Same.” The Seventh and Eighth Grade Concert Band played “Venom,” “Attitude Dance,” Spain,” “Centuries” and “We are Number One.” The three ensembles collaborated for a grand finale performance of “God Bless America.”

    The Junior String Orchestra performed “Sword Dance,” “Canyon Sunset” and Ninja. The Fifth and Sixth Grade Chorus sang “The Dream Keeper,” “Landslide” and “Get Back Up Again,” with accompaniment by Ms. Marie Sambolin. The Fifth and Sixth Grade Concert Band presented “Conga,” “Wipe Out,” and “Sing, Sing Sing.”

    Lincoln Orens music students have had a successful year. Fourteen were featured in the Nassau Music Educators Association’s All-County concerts in January and three performed in the Long Island String Festival Association’s Nassau Intermediate Festival in March. Numerous students participate in NYSSMA each year.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Students and Staff Shine at May Board Meeting

    The Island Park Public Schools’ May 21 Board of Education meeting featured significant milestones and well-deserved recognitions. Students and staff members were honored for their extraordinary efforts and success in making positive impacts in the schools and community.

    Ten students from kindergarten through eighth grade were presented with Student of the Month awards, which signify excellent behavior, hard work, leadership qualities and many other admirable attributes.

    Kindergartner Leah Mendez, first-grader Leslie Cajavilca, second-grader Zoe Storelli, third-grader Nicole Ortega, fourth-grader Gabriel Bono, fifth-grader Jake Cadiz, sixth-grader Kaelyn Polete, seventh-grader Anna Marie Aebly and eighth-grader Geremiah Evangelista were presented with certificates and medals. Frances X. Hegarty Elementary School Principal Jacob Russum and Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Bruce Hoffman read words of praise shared by each honoree’s teacher.

    One administrator, a teacher and two staff members were recognized next. Having been part of the district for four years, School Business Official Marie Donnelly and teacher Meghan Gallagher earned tenure as a reflection of their dedication and valuable contributions. Account Clerk for Payroll Barbara Niemira and Recreation Supervisor Keith Manginelli received Civil Service Permanent Status for their commitment and service to the district. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino described the requirements for these accomplishments and shared remarks about each of the four employees.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Middle School Students Get a Head Start on College Exploration

    Seventh- and eighth-graders at Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School began thinking about their futures during a mini-college fair held on May 18. Throughout the week, announcements focused on college-readiness and students also viewed a video on the topic.

    Representatives from Adelphi University, Johnson and Wales University, Molloy College, Nassau Community College, Oswego State University, St. John’s University and Stony Brook University managed booths assembled in the cafeteria, where classes visited throughout the morning. Students had the opportunity to tour the stations, speak to the presenters and take brochures and other materials.

    College- and career-readiness is incorporated throughout the school year. Home and Careers and Health classes cover career exploration as part of their curriculum, and 21st-century skills are emphasized to prepare students for the next levels of their education.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Grade 8 Dinner Dance

    The Grade 8 Dinner Dance is scheduled for Monday, June 18, 2018. We are allowing students to leave at 1:00pm (not before) to prepare for the evening’s festivities. In order for your child to be dismissed at 1:00p.m., the permission slip below must be completed and returned to the Main Office by Friday, June 8th.

    Read more & see Permission Slip attached...

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Grade 8 Student/Parent Meeting

    Students:   If you are planning on participating in a Fall Sport at Long Beach High School

    Please attend a meeting on

    Monday, June 11, 2018
    5:30 p.m.
    in the

    Lincoln Orens Middle School Steven L. Foster Auditorium

    Arnold Epstein, Athletic Director, Long Beach High School

    Fall Sports at Long Beach High School include:

    Boys’ Soccer
    Girls’ Soccer
    Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country
    Girls’ Swimming
    Boys’ Volleyball
    Girls’ Volleyball
    Girls’ Tennis
    Boys’ Badminton

    Lincoln Orens Middle School

Prepackaged School Supplies

Sponsored by Island Park PTA
Beginning May 1st
See:  LOMS School Supplies 2018.pdf 

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Island Park UFSD
Universal Pre-K

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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.