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    Island Park Takes First Place in Robotics Competition

    Three teams from Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School participated in the Adelphi STEP Statewide Middle School Competition on June 1, and one group took first place overall. Eggo My Leggo, comprised of four seventh graders and an eighth grader, received a trophy and acknowledgment from judges for their top achievement.

    Additionally, a fifth grade team titled Microchip Monkeys came in 11th out of 30 teams, and the sixth grade group, Oreo Cookies, placed 19th. All students received medals.

    For the first portion of the competition, teams took on the goal of programming an autonomous robot to perform tasks while the second half involved the use of a remote control. All teams were also required to create a presentation for the judges explaining their program, design and strategy for the competition, as well as challenges encountered and lessons learned.  

    The judges were so impressed with the team’s presentation that they came down to witness the robots in action and express their praise. Sabita Nayak, who is in charge of the competition for Adelphi along with Edward Tse, remembered that the members of this year's team were also the Challenge Champions last year and welcomed them with encouragement and excitement. 

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    Island Park Alumni Earn IB Stoles

    Congratulations to the six students from Island Park who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Long Beach High School. Aleisha Degillo, Kayla Derner, Erick Parga, Kaithlyn Sanchez, Brooke Shapiro, Jaylyn Umana were among 58 Class of 2019 graduates that were recognized at the eighth annual IB Diploma recognition ceremony on June 6.

    Island Park Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino and members of Board of Education joined those from the Long Beach Public Schools’ Administration and Board in the high school’s auditorium. Stoles were presented to students who have completed two higher-level and three standard-level International Baccalaureate courses, internal assessments, external exams, a Theory of Knowledge course, an extended essay and 150 hours of community service.

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    A Day of Leadership

    Student Council members at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School took on the roles of their teachers and administrators on May 31, during the annual Student/Teacher Exchange Day. This event promotes responsibility, leadership, communication and collaboration while motivating students to do their best to work for the jobs they hope to attain as adults.

    Under the guidance of Student Council Advisors Denise Benedetto and Patricia Pozin, students were matched with teachers, clerical staff members and even Principal Jacob Russum. They took on the exciting challenge of assisting with lessons and classroom activities and even spent time preparing in the days that led up to the event.

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    Pep Rally Prelude to Lincoln Orens Sports Night

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School held its annual afternoon pep rally on May 23 as a way to promote school spirit and build excitement for the evening’s Sports Night event. The gymnasium was packed with energy as seventh and eighth graders put teamwork on display for an audience of younger peers.

    Participants and audience members supported their respective teams, which represented the school colors of blue and gold through “the Incrediblues” and “the Goldest Showman” themes. Students presented dance choreography, music, athletic challenges and more while cheers rang out from the stands. They demonstrated their athletic and sportsmanship skills later on at Sports Night.

    The pep rally and Sports Night both emphasized the importance of teamwork, with eighth-graders serving as captains and role models. This pair of events is one of the many ways in which the district promotes teamwork, respect, positive leadership and sportsmanship throughout the school year.

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    Lincoln Orens Welcomes Incoming Students

    Fourth graders from Island Park’s Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School were introduced to their future learning environment on June 5, during a new transition program. Lincoln Orens Middle School students helped welcome their younger peers, with eighth graders leading building tours and fifth graders answering questions in classroom visits. The fifth grade teachers also addressed their soon-to-be students and helped them get excited for their middle school years.

    This event was coordinated by Guidance Counselor Andrea Porzelt as part of the district’s ongoing initiatives to prepare students for future success. 

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    Future Kindergartners Get Warm Welcomes

    Island Park’s soon-to-be kindergarten students had the opportunity to visit Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and become acclimated to the building they will regularly attend starting September. On May 28, Pre-K classes took a field trip that introduced them to the school, staff members and other aspects of the upcoming year.

    Principal Jacob Russum welcomed the students as they exited the large school buses that transported them over to Hegarty from Lincoln Orens, where the Universal Pre-K program is housed. The classes then separated into different kindergarten classrooms where teachers led group conversations, discussed various topics about kindergarten and read books. The Pre-K children will “step up” in June, and are already off to an exciting start.

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    Island Park’s Dr. Scimeca Receives Administrator of the Year Award

    Island Park Public Schools’ Director of Pupil Personnel Services Dr. Laurie Scimeca has been named the School Administrators Association of New York State Region 2 Administrator of the Year. This award recognizes her for providing exceptional service on behalf of education.

    Dr. Scimeca has been a valued member of the district’s administration for the past 20 years and an educator for more than four decades. She joined Island Park after working in New York City schools as a speech pathologist, educational evaluator and teacher. Since then, she has been involved in the implementation and planning of many programs that best support students. She has contributed to the success of special education students, the Universal PreK program and much more, communicating with school psychologists, administrators, teachers, parents and others in order to fulfil each child’s needs.  

    Currently president of the SAANYS Island Park Administrators Association, Dr. Scimeca is past Co-Chairperson of the Nassau County Department of Health’s Preschool Education Issues Committee and former president of the Long Island Association of Special Education Administrators. In the district, she has served as Special Education Supervisor, CSE/CPSE Chairperson, Assistant Director of the Universal PreK Program, Section 504 Compliance Officer and teacher trainer, among other roles. She has received the Superintendent’s Outstanding Achievement and Recognition Award, which annually honors educators who go above and beyond their responsibilities to make a lasting impact in the district.

    “Dr. Scimeca is a caring practitioner and professional,” said Francis X. Hegarty School Principal Jacob Russum. “She effectively communicates with parents to put them at ease and help them understand the choices and opportunities available to their children. Ultimately, she leads from the heart, and has proven successes from her lifelong commitment to children and their families through public service.” 

    Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Rosmarie Bovino added, “Dr. Scimeca’s mentoring and training of faculty, staff and parents over so many years has inspired all to understand students’ individual needs, while recognizing their strengths, and relishing the joy of their every accomplishment.  We are most grateful for her exceptional educational leadership.”

    Dr. Scimeca will retire at the end of June, and those in the Island Park schools extend their gratitude as they wish her a happy future.

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    Senior Citizen Brunch Shows Community Connection

    The Island Park Public Schools welcomed senior citizens from throughout the community for brunch at the Conference Center on May 10. The district hosts Senior Citizen Brunch events each school year, sponsored by the Island Park Recreation Department.

    Members of the Board of Education, administration and staff attended the event where Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino welcomed guests and provided district updates. Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School’s chorus of third- and fourth-graders, under the direction of music teacher Marie Sambolin, provided the entertainment. Students performed songs such as “Turn the World Around” and “The Power in Me.”

    In December, the district hosted a similar Senior Brunch at Lincoln Orens Middle School, which featured middle school musicians. These events provide a way to keep senior citizens in the community connected to the schools and apprised of the latest district news.  

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    Budget Approved / Presupuesto Aprobado

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    Pre K Registration

    Dear Parents and Community Members,

    A limited number of spots are still available for parents interested in enrolling their eligible child in the District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year.

    The program is a full-day, five-day per week program for children turning four-years old by December 1, 2019. 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!      

    UPK registration will be at Francis X. Hegarty School on Friday, June 7, 2019 by appointment only. Please call the 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, 2019.
    • 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 for the purpose of a random selection. Please call (516) 434-2670 for additional information.  There will be a mandatory UPK Parent Meeting at a later day for parents of students who are newly accepted and subsequently enrolled in the program.

    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.

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    Island Park School District’s Tax Levy

    For the past six years, the Island Park School District’s tax levy has been 1.5% or less. Through the litigation it has pursued and its  active work with local and state representatives, the district seeks the most beneficial outcome (settlement) regarding the Barrett Power Plant for the community. The District is not presently engaged in direct negotiations with LIPA.  In preparing its budget, the District takes a conservative approach to budgeting and sets its tax levy as low as possible to keep taxes low in the event that an agreement (settlement) is reached with LIPA.

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    Summer Camp Application

    City of Long Beach
    Department of Parks & Recreation
    Summer Camp Application

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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.

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District Calendar

  • WHHS Graduation

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    Reorganizational Meeting and Regular Business Meeting

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For more information see Food Services: (LOMS) (FXH)

MySchoolBucks

MySchoolBucks is an online payment system that makes school meal payments easy for busy parents on-the-go! Quickly and securely add money to your student's school meal account using your credit or debit card. 
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 

Weather IPS

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Registration & Enrollment Packet

Island Park School District’s Tax Levy

   

For the past six years, the Island Park School District’s tax levy has been 1.5% or less. Through the litigation it has pursued and its  active work with local and state representatives, the district seeks the most beneficial outcome (settlement) regarding the Barrett Power Plant for the community. The District is not presently engaged in direct negotiations with LIPA.  In preparing its budget, the District takes a conservative approach to budgeting and sets its tax levy as low as possible to keep taxes low in the event that an agreement (settlement) is reached with LIPA.

 Community Letter WHHS

The following letters have been mailed to all members of the community and should be received by Saturday (7/14) or Monday (7/16).

See letters: 
(Community Letter WHHS.pdf ) ( Community Letter WHHS Spainish.pdf )
High School Plans WHHS.pdf ) (High School Plans WHHS Spainsh.pdf )

 

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.
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