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  • Students of the Month Celebrated at Board of Education Meeting

    At the March 18 Island Park Board of Education meeting, several students were recognized as February Students of the Month. 

    The learner profile attribute for February was “Open-Minded,” which describes students who critically appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others.  They seek and evaluate a range of points of view and are willing to grow from the experience.

    Students honored for this learner profile attribute were Atarah Singson (kindergarten), Estella Rowan (grade 1), Kayla Andrews-Borbon (grade 2), Jack Moreau (grade 3), Abbey Monzietti (grade 4), Alexandra Rodgers (grade 5), Anaya Lee (grade 6), Nicholas Colon (grade 7) and Aryan Mohamed (grade 8).

     Following student recognitions, Superintendent of Schools Vincent Randazzo reported important district updates to the Board and the general public.  Highlights of Mr. Randazzo’s presentation included a School Report Card, Instructional Updates and a 2024-2025 Proposed Revenues and Expenditures. The presentation slides can be found on the Superintendent’s Corner page of the Island Park Union Free School District website following this URL: http://www.ips.k12.ny.us/superintendents_corner.

    To watch the full meeting, visit:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEtif3leQZg

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • FXH Third Graders Explore Career Possibilities

    Third graders from Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School in Island Park recently learned about different career paths during Career Day.  The special day was coordinated to get students thinking of their own interests and what career path they might want to follow in the future.  

    Parent and grandparent volunteers visited each third-grade classroom to discuss their field of work, what a typical day looks like in their career and how they got their start. They also answered student questions. Classes heard from an array of different professionals such as a NYC fireman, nurse, lawyer, banking representative and an esthetician. It was a great learning experience for all the third-grade students! 

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • FXH Students Get Moving to Celebrate Dr. Seuss

    Island Park students and staff at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss’ recent birthday in several fun ways to honor the famous author, including various grade-level activities led by their classroom teacher.  Earlier in March, the elementary students were in for a special treat when they attended physical education (PE) class.

    Island Park PE teachers Annie Neglia and Dom Barone transformed the gym into a maze of fifteen “Seuss” stations themed around Dr. Seuss’ most beloved books including Hop On Pop, Cat in the Hat, Go Dog Go and The Foot Book.

    The fun and whimsical activities kept the students challenged, moving, balancing, and laughing throughout their time in gym class.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Students of the Month celebrated at Board of Education meeting

    At the February 12 Island Park Board of Education meeting, several students were recognized as January Students of the Month.

    The learner profile attribute for January was “principled,” which describes students who act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. They take responsibility for their actions and consequences.

    Students honored for this learner profile attribute were Pearl Polacco (kindergarten), Layla Rowan (grade 1), Lilliana Nunez (grade 2), Grayson Delmas (grade 3), Anthony Alonzo Contreras (grade 4), Logan Klinger (grade 5), Tessa Antonetti (grade 6), Ashley Sanchez (grade 7) and Steven Vela Alcca (grade 8).

    Following student recognitions, Superintendent of Schools Vincent Randazzo reported important district updates to the Board and the general public. Highlights of Mr. Randazzo’s presentation included a Mid-Year Instructional Initiatives Update and a Tax Levy CAP Calculation presentation. The presentation slides can be found on the Superintendent’s Corner page of the Island Park Union Free School District website following this URL: http://www.ips.k12.ny.us/superintendents_corner.

    To watch the full meeting, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl6zpWHm49A

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Island Park elementary students recognized for good traits

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School students recently gathered for a special assembly to celebrate fellow peers being recognized for having good character traits. Throughout the school year, Monthly Character Traits Awards will be presented to two students from each class for respect, perseverance, compassion, tolerance, honest, self-esteem, responsibility, loyalty, and good character.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Students of the Month celebrated at Board of Education meeting

    At the November 13 Island Park Board of Education meeting, several students were recognized as October Students of the Month.

    The learner profile attribute for October was “knowledgeable,” which describes students who develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. These students engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

    Students honored for this learner profile attribute were Jack Barnes (kindergarten), Parker Szachacz (grade 1), Everett Castell (grade 2), Catherine Rodahan (grade 3), Michal Skrine (grade 4), Sean Trahan (grade 5), Adan Rodriguez (grade 6), Andrew Ruiz (grade 7) and Ella Melle (grade 8).

    Following student recognitions, Superintendent of Schools Vincent Randazzo reported important district updates to the Board and the general public. A highlight of Mr. Randazzo’s presenation was student goal setting also known as “Wildly Important Goals” (WIG). The presentation slides can be found on the Superintendent’s Corner page of the Island Park Union Free School District website following this URL: http://www.ips.k12.ny.us/superintendents_corner.

    To watch the full meeting, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3fqEP7GxFA

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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