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 )


District Highlights

News & Announcements

  • 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.”

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  • Island Park Community Day Celebrates Student Achievement

    Island Park residents of all ages came together on June 9, when the late spring weather brought warmth and sunshine for the annual Community Day celebration. Held at Lincoln Orens Middle School, this event was hosted by the Island Park Faculty Association and the Island Park Public Schools as an opportunity to award scholarships to local high school seniors.

    A total of $11,000 in scholarships was presented to soon-to-be high school graduates from Island Park, thanks to the IPFA’s year-long fundraising efforts. Other highlights included carnival games, food, raffles and a dunk tank. Members of the Board of Education, Administration and district staff were in attendance along with community organizations and families.

    Alumni and faculty members of the district demonstrated sportsmanship and athleticism in a basketball game competition, which drew cheers from spectators. Mike Giardano, Dominic Barone, Charles Appel, Marissa Mendes, Joe Volpe, John Granholm, Anthony Bitetto, Michael Bitetto, Nick Bitetto, Matt Higgins, Cassie Baldino, Robert Baldino, Gian Valdes, Antonio Rivera, T.J. Reichel and Keith Manginelli participated in this exciting aspect of the event.

    Twenty-two students received scholarship awards for 2018. Richard Lilly, Samantha Reichert, John Granholm, Deanna Gonzalez, Kevin McDonald, Xiomara Janina Lopez-Leon, Lydia Almeida, Stella Smith, John Hornung, Antonio DiLorenzo, Kathryn Cleary and Matteo Camarda earned the President’s Award for maintaining an overall average of 90 or higher and demonstrating commitment to community service. James Baratta and Christopher Saggio earned the IPFA Artist Award, which goes to students who plan to pursue a career in the arts or arts education. John Byrne, Connor Dalton, Anthony Galan and Jonathan Coviello received the Achievement Award for continuing education, and Jenna Miley and Vincent Saciolo were presented with the Dorothy Ryan Memorial Scholarship as they pursue careers in education. Nina Alleva and Andrew Bacigalupo were awarded the John Gould Memorial Scholarship as athletes who have demonstrated leadership, unselfishness, dedication, respect and perseverance.

    “It was a beautiful day,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino. “The event is the district’s way of saying to students and parents, ‘Though you may attend a high school that is not located in Island Park, you are still our students and we are proud of all that you are accomplishing.’”  

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  • 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.”


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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 14 Island Park Students Earn IB Diplomas at LBHS

    Fourteen students from Island Park who are current seniors at Long Beach High School have completed the challenging and enriching International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. 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 for a recognition ceremony held on May 31 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, Theory of Knowledge course, extended essay and 150 hours of community service this year, a monumental task on top of an already challenging high school academic program.

    The event featured risktaking as the theme, as this is one of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile traits. International Baccalaureate classes, known for their academic rigor, encourage students to be well-balanced, caring, reflective, knowledgeable, principled, open-minded and communicative inquirers, thinkers and risktakers. 

    Seniors from Island Park collectively comprise approximately 20 percent of Long Beach High School’s entire 71-member IB Diploma Candidate Class of 2018. Congratulations to Tyler Aitchison, Matteo Camarda, Kathryn Cleary, Danielle DiCristi, Dylan Harrington, Richard Lilly, Xiomara Lopez-Leon, Daroma Persaud Samantha Reichert, Emmaluisa Riano, Darcy Roman, Vincent Saciolo, Stella Smith and Taneka Tucker.

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  • Island Park Honors School Business Official

    Island Park Public Schools’ Business Official Marie Donnelly has been awarded tenure as a reflection of her dedication, exemplary work ethic and invaluable service to the district. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino congratulated her, along with other tenure honorees, at the Board of Education meeting held on May 21.

    Ms. Donnelly joined the district in 2014 after working in Levittown Public Schools as a purchasing agent, in Plainedge Public Schools as an administrative assistant and in East Meadow Public Schools as treasurer.  

    In Island Park, she has been an integral part of various initiatives that benefit students, including the bond proposition that was passed in January 2017. She has been instrumental in helping the district secure FEMA funds as it recovered from the damages endured during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Now, she looks forward to overseeing both storm mitigation and bond projects as they are carried out.

    Over the past few years Ms. Donnelly has managed the introduction of new security systems, spearheaded a shift to “green” cleaning products, and has taken on additional budgeting responsibilities associated with new opportunities and programs such as universal pre-k. Additionally, her effort and ability to always find the best prices for the district has resulted in significant cost savings on numerous occasions.

    “Marie drives the success of our students through the careful financial planning of programs that contribute to their academic, athletic, artistic and social progress,” Dr. Bovino said. She noted that Ms. Donnelly is also a leader in human resources and has recruited candidates for various staff positions.

    Ms. Donnelly was recently named secretary of the Nassau County Association for School Business Officials and has been nominated for the local chapter of ASBO. She received a grant award from New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal for participation in the New York State Business Officials Academy and engages in continuous professional development.   

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  • 2018-19 School District Budget Passed

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  • 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.

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  • Lincoln Orens Glows with Sportsmanship

    Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School was filled with energy and enthusiasm on May 3, when an afternoon pep rally in the gymnasium segued into seventh- and eighth-grade Sports Night. Anticipation for the evening grew during the daytime event, which featured entertainment from the seventh- and eighth-graders while an audience of fifth- and sixth-graders and staff members cheered with excitement.

    All participants supported their respective teams, which represented the school colors of blue and gold through “Bippity Boppity Blue” and “Golden Demigods” themes. The pep rally and Sports Night both emphasized the importance of teamwork, with eighth-graders serving as captains and role models. Students presented dance choreography, music, athletic challenges and more at the pep rally, and demonstrated their athletic and sportsmanship skills later on at Sports Night.

    The district promotes teamwork, respect, positive leadership and sportsmanship throughout the school year. Lincoln Orens hosted a Physical Education demo in January, during which sixth-graders and their parents were invited to an evening of sports action in the gymnasium. Francis X. Hegarty School held its annual Physical Education Open House in February as a way for parents/guardians to witness some of the activities that their children take part in during a typical day.

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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.pdf 

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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.pdf 

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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.