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    Island Park Music Program Well-Represented at Prominent Festivals

    The Island Park Public Schools commend a total of 17 Lincoln Orens Middle School students that were accepted to prestigious musical ensembles. They were selected based on their outstanding performances at last year’s New York State School Music Association Solo Evaluation Festival, and represent some of the most talented and skilled music students on Long Island.

    Fifteen students earned moments in the spotlight at the Nassau Music Educators Association’s All-County concerts, which were held in January at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Gabriel Tajeda and Kirsten Lilly participated in the Division III orchestra and band, respectively, while Erin KhanKhan and Fabianna Boncina performed in the Division III chorus. Division II featured Joseph Zheng in the band; Marysol Alvarado, Nikki Kane and Ava Mosey in the chorus and Juliana Michaelson in the orchestra. For Division I, Lincoln Orens was represented by Angelina Deik, Rachel Guzman, Olivia Torres and Lara Vardar in the chorus; Benedict Baetiong in the band and Summer Millares in the orchestra.

    Three orchestra students were granted spots in the Long Island String Festival Association’s Nassau Intermediate Festival, and will perform in concerts for their respective grade levels at Uniondale High School in March. Congratulations to violinists Lara Vardar and Allyson Baetiong and bassist Steven Misrok.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Island Park Honors Science Stars

    Students at Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School were commended for their excellent research work during the annual Science Fair Awards Breakfast, held on Feb. 1. The honorees were selected as winners in the building’s Science Fair in January, and were formally recognized by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino, Assistant Superintendent Vincent Randazzo, Principal Dr. Bruce Hoffman and science teachers Karen Davis, Kristiana Sefchek, and Philip DeSantis . 

    A total of 36 students that worked in groups, pairs or as individuals were awarded based on their excellent presentation of scientific research and experiments on various topics.

    The top 10 eighth-grade projects are: “Water Filtration,” “Smelly Science – A Sniff Test,” Which moisturizer works best to keep skin moist,” “Gold vs. Bacteria,” “Do eco-friendly cleaning products or chemical based cleaning products work better,” “Erosion be gone,” “Is our environment going down the drain,” “Survival of the meat,” “How does fabric softener affect the flammability of different fabrics” and “Hair Care 101 – color treated shampoos exposed.”

    The winning seventh-grade projects are titled, “Sunlight or Artificial Light,” “Graffiti Removal,” “Comparing Sugar and Sugar Substitutes,” “How Do Different Scents Affect Your Memories,” “Hyderoponics vs. Soil,” “Electrolyte Challenge, “Solar Panels – The Wave of the Future,” “What is the Effect of Using Different Solutions to Grow Crystals,” “Does Age Affect How People Perceive Optical Illusions” and “Power of the Teenage Mind.”

    “Congratulations – I commend you for the hard work you have done and the wonderful projects you have created,” Dr. Hoffman said. “I expect to see all of our students continue to compete in future science research fairs.”

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Island Park Students Promote Kindness

    Island Park students showed their good character when they participated in No Name-Calling Week between Jan. 22-25. This annual program strives to promote a culture of kindness and safe, caring learning environments.

     Lincoln Orens Middle School guidance counselor Andrea Porzelt and Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School social worker Felicita Carranza coordinated a series of activities and lessons that emphasized positive behaviors and actions.  

    Lincoln Orens teachers presented “Caught You Being Nice” certificates to students who they observed to be helping make the school and community a safer and more caring place. The middle school students also listened to a No Name-Calling Week poem written by Student Council members.

    Hegarty students heard morning announcements about kindness and attended “Chat and Chew” conversations led by Ms. Carranza during lunch periods. The discussions focused on topics such as standing up for others and being nice. Additionally, students created snowflakes that featured uplifting words. 

    Students and staff members dressed to show their passion for the week’s mission. Those at Hegarty donned jerseys in an effort to “Team Up Against Teasing” and wore athletic gear representing that “It’s no sweat to be a friend to someone.” Mismatched clothing was popular on “Mix it up Day” and the halls were filled with school colors on “School Pride Day.” Lincoln Orens students sported different colors based on the qualities encompassed within the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

    Students at both schools vowed to carry these initiatives into the future and signed No Name-Calling Week Pledges.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Honoring Island Park’s December Students of the Month

    The Island Park Public Schools’ Jan. 28 Board of Education Meeting featured Student of the Month recognitions and district updates.  

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School principals Jacob Russum and Dr. Bruce Hoffman announced the December Students of the Month from both schools. Gianna Caggiano (kindergarten), Tyler Adman (grade 1), Evan Price (grade 2), Isabella Dervisevic (grade 3), Benjamin Cipolla (grade 4), Joseph Olshwitz (grade 5), Kaylie McCabe (grade 6), Michael Ducorsky (grade 7) and Brianna Cadiz (grade 8) received medals and certificates of excellence, and the principals read remarks from teachers that described the ways these students demonstrate positive characteristics and serve as role models.

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino shared the announcement that the district has partnered with the Long Beach Public Schools to enable Lincoln Orens students to participate on the Long Beach Middle School wrestling team. Plans for football participation are in the works for the fall.

    Dr. Bovino also provided an update on bond construction and noted that, due to the planned summer projects, the summer recreation program may not run in 2019. Final arrangements regarding the projects are underway and alternate arrangements will be explored.  Definite information will be provided to parents within the next two weeks. The projects include installation of new PA, fire and alarm systems at both schools, upgrade to the LOMS generator, installation of a new FXH generator, asbestos abatement at both schools, new heating and air conditioning systems at LOMS, and first stage of air conditioning work at FXH.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Summer Recreation Programs

    An important message from the Superintendent of Schools

    Re:  Summer Recreation Programs 

    Alternate Summer Recreation Programs may be planned as the District moves forward with planning the summer construction projects.    It is likely that the summer recreation program will not run during the summer of 2019.  Alternate arrangements are being planned and definite information will be provided to parents within the next two weeks.  If you have any questions, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 434-2610.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    IP Alumni Share College Experiences

    Two alumni of the Island Park Public Schools, Samantha Reichert and Stella Smith, were among eight members of a panel that addressed juniors and seniors at Long Beach High School on Jan. 4. Samantha and Stella both went on to attend and graduate from Long Beach High School following their years at Lincoln Orens Middle School, and now attend St. John’s University and SUNY Geneseo, respectively.

    The current college freshmen took the spotlight and shared their first semester experiences with high school students. They discussed highlights and challenges in a range of topics such as dorm environments, classes and majors, schedules, time management, campus activities, roommates, budgeting and more.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    2019 Baseball & Softball Registration

    Island Park Little League
    2019 Baseball & Softball Registration

    Register in-person:
    LOMS: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    FXH: Thursday, January 31, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    T-Ball for Boys & Girls Age 4-5
    Minors & Majors for Boys & Girls Ages 6 thru 12
    Junior & Senior League for Boys & Girls Ages 13 thru 16

    ***Registration closes at Midnight on February 25, 2019****

    See attached for details...

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Island Park Alum Earns Prestigious Scholarship

    Island Park graduate Jaylyn Umana, currently a senior at Long Beach High School, is among an elite pool of students across the country who have earned prestigious QuestBridge National College Match scholarships. He was selected for this honor based on a rigorous application that included components comparable to the Common Application, and will receive full four-year scholarships to an Ivy League school.

    QuestBridge received a record number of 16,248 applications, from which 6,507 finalists were identified. A total of 1,044 exceptional students went on to secure scholarship awards. Jaylyn will go on to Columbia University to study physics.

    A 2015 graduate of Lincoln Orens Middle School, Jaylyn is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program candidate and award-winning science research student at Long Beach High School. He is a senior editor of the Tide school newspaper; a member of the African American Club, Mathletes and the National Honor Society; works with the Latino Civic Association in Long Beach and headed a student effort to increase diversity through awareness, advocacy and opportunities.

    Last year, Jaylyn attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair after placing second in Physics and Astronomy category and winning the Yale Science & Engineering Association’s Most Outstanding Exhibit in Comp Science, Physics, Engineering or Chemistry distinction at the New York State Science and Engineering Fair. He has done research work at Farmingdale State College for two years and is part of the Science and Technology Entry Program, which introduced him to the QuestBridge opportunity. He is also a member of the American Physical Society, for which he will present at a meeting in March.

    “We are so proud of Jaylyn,” said Island Park Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino. “His dedication and efforts have brought him a long way, and we look forward to hearing more of his success story as it continues.”

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Island Park students give toys from the heart

    The Island Park Public Schools are committed to paying it forward and helping others year-round, and Student Council members from Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School take extra care to promote kindness around the holidays. Both organizations spearheaded toy drives aimed to benefit those less fortunate.

    The generous donations of brand new toys from students, staff members, parents and local businesses will provide many families with the gifts that are on their wish lists. They also include winter necessities for the cold months ahead.

    The Student Council members and their advisors sorted out and wrapped the gifts just in time to bring an extra level of joy into the season.   

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Students take on Anti-Bullying Week with enthusiasm

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School and Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School observed Anti-Bullying Week from Nov. 13-16, when students and staff members took extra care to emphasize positive behaviors and kindness. This year’s event followed the theme, “Choose Respect,” and featured a variety of activities.

    Lincoln Orens students and faculty members kicked off the week by wearing blue to symbolize peace and safety. Thanks to efforts by the Student Council, all received anti-bully erasers and cards. The next day, the entire school signed an anti-bullying pledge and the week’s initiatives continued when Student Council members read a poem about anti-bullying. On the final day, winners of a Student Council anti-bully poster contest were named.

    As the week began at Hegarty, all students and faculty were encouraged to wear red, white and blue to show respect for service men and women and our country. An “Odd Socks Day” was designed as an opportunity for children to express themselves, appreciate individuality and uniqueness and promote self-respect. Another day involved wearing blue as a sign of peace and safety. As a culminating exercise, students reviewed and signed anti-bullying pledges that they took home to share with their family.

    The week 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. 

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Snack Permission Form

    Dear Parent /Guardian;

    The Island Park School District Food Service Department is looking forward to serving your children in the 2018-2019 school year. We want to ensure that we provide the best service in order to meet the needs of all our students. To better serve our students we are requesting parents’ consent to limit the purchase of snacks. 

    There are several snack items students may purchase that are not part of the breakfast/lunch meal at additional cost. If you would like to limit your child’s ability to purchase these items using funds from their account, please complete the form below and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher. We will do our best to assist with this. 

    We wish everyone a successful school year.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Universal Pre K registration

    100 Radcliffe Road
    Island Park, N.Y.


    February 12, 2019:                            
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M. 

    February 13, 2019:
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M. 

    February 14, 2019:
    9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
    1:00 P.M. -    3:00 P.M.                             

              In order to register for September 2019 classes: 

    1. Child must be 4 years of age by December 1, 2019 
    1. Please bring the following: 
    • (a) original birth certificate
    • (b) three (3) proofs of residency
    • (c) immunization records and current physical 

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

    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
  • Lincoln Orens Middle School eighth-graders graduate with big goals

    On the evening of June 20, Island Park’s eighth-graders showed that they were ready to take on their dreams and embark upon the challenges and opportunities of high school. Members of the district’s Board of Education, administration and staff, along with students’ families, gathered in the Steven L. Foster Auditorium for the 56th annual commencement ceremony, as the graduates took the spotlight on their middle school stage one last time.

    A slideshow of photo memories played as guests took their seats, and the event kicked off with the Graduation Orchestra’s performance of the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” and a salute to the American flag. Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Bruce Hoffman welcomed the students and audience members and introduced Outstanding Achievement Award recipients Elsy Guzman-Amaya, Robert Adler and Victoria Lugo, who discussed the Class of 2018’s past, present and future, respectively.

    The ceremony featured an awards presentation during which 25 eighth-graders were recognized by district and community organizations for their academic excellence, musical talent, athletic skill, school involvement, volunteer efforts and overall good character.

    Members of the chorus performed a “Count on Me” song medley, which signified this milestone as they head into different futures as individuals, with the support of one another.

    The highlight of the event was the much-anticipated presentation of diplomas by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino and Board of Education President Jack Vobis. Students were called up one-by-one to accept this token of their accomplishments.

    Immediately following this exciting moment, the Lincoln Orens Color Guard conducted the Transfer of Colors, at which time the graduates turned their flags and sashes over to their younger seventh-grade successors. The Color Guard Band provided accompanying music.

    As the event concluded, Dr. Bovino addressed the students and expanded upon the motivation that they already have within themselves. She discussed themes that Class of 2018 members unveiled in autobiographies that they completed in Gabriel D’Auria’s English language arts class, such as their families, friends, goals and strategies for achievement. She noted that they shared aspirations to become doctors, professional athletes, teachers, lawyers, architects, CEOs, mechanics, biochemists, singers, designers, personal trainers, bloggers and many other professions.

    “These are great long-term goals,” Dr. Bovino said. “I was impressed that you all said you were committed to doing your jobs well. The best result to look forward to is knowing that, someday, others will respect you for the work that you do.”

    Lincoln Orens Middle School

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See PDF:     MySchoolBucks 

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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 

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.