The District takes great pride in celebrating the accomplishments of its faculty, staff, and students. One way this is accomplished is through public recognition of their respective talents, abilities, and character.
Student of the Month Awards
These are announced by teachers and principals on a monthly basis to recognize students in kindergarten through grade 8 for exhibiting outstanding performance in several areas including cooperation, leadership, community involvement, academic performance, attendance, good behavior, and displaying a positive attitude. These awards are announced at the monthly Board of Education Meetings (beginning October and ending in June) annually. They are also published in the LI Herald and on the district website.
LOMS Award Night in June
The Island Park Board of Education believes that students must excel in many areas to become truly accomplished. A variety of awards are given to students for outstanding achievement, performance, and deeds. To celebrate students’ accomplishments, the Board of Education recognizes students in grades seven and eight in an annual Board of Education Awards Program held in the evening in the month of June for students and their families.
8th Grade Graduation Night in June
The Island Park Board of Education believes that eighth grade graduation is a time to celebrate both the academic and civic accomplishments of the class that is being promoted to high school. To this end, it recognizes three students with the highest GPA to serve as speakers to the class.1 The first speaker (with third highest GPA) addresses the theme of “Past” by reflecting on the events, people, and influences over the first nine years of family and school life that have contributed to the group’s growth and development. The second speaker (with second highest GPA) addresses the theme of “Present” by discussing the events, people, and influences that keep them rising to everyday challenges in their lives. The third speaker (with highest GPA) addresses the theme of “Future” by looking forward to the high school years ahead and anticipating the positive changes that will take place as they move toward meeting new goals and objectives. The student with the highest GPA receives the Office of the State Comptroller Academic Excellence: Scholar with Highest GPA award, which is presented by the Superintendent of Schools. The Scholar with the second highest GPA is awarded the Academic Excellence: Scholar with Second Highest GPA award, which is presented by the President of the Board of Education. The Scholar with the third highest GPA is awarded the Academic Excellence: Scholar with Third Highest GPA award, which is presented by the Vice President of the Board of Education. In addition, the District publishes the Awards and Names of all students who received academic awards at the Evening Awards Program in the Graduation Program.