8th Grade Information

Senior Events 2022

Dear 8th Grade Families,

As I am sure you are aware, there are many happenings in the near future for our 8th grade students. To make sure no deadlines are missed, please monitor our school website, www.is72.org for updates.  You can find 8th grade information under the “Students” tab.  Additionally, please check your Operoo account daily. 

We are currently accepting Senior Dues payment via OPEROO.  Collection began on February 2, 2022 and will continue through May 2, 2022.

Beginning April 8th, distribution of Senior Trip invitations will begin.  They will be delivered on a rolling basis, via Operoo.  Payments will only be accepted through Operoo.  Please note that participation in all senior events is contingent upon behavior and overall academic standing. Factors that influence a child’s ability to attend senior events include: attendance, lateness, class performance, behavior, effort, attitude, ability to follow directions and overall grades.  Additionally, Senior Dues must be paid in full in order to receive a trip invitation. There are only 350 tickets available. The Senior Dues payment list will be checked weekly and invitations will be sent out accordingly.  

Important Dates To Remember

April 25- Arista and/or Laurie’s Leaders application(s) due 

May 2- Last day to pay Senior Dues 

May 25- Spring Performing Arts showcase  6:00 p.m.

May 31- Distribution of Senior T-shirts 

June 1- U.S. History & Government Regents Exam (8th grade honors classes) 

June 3- 2022 Senior Trip to Six Flags Great Adventure

June 6- 8th grade  NYS Science Exam - ALL 8th GRADE STUDENTS 

June 9- Senior Award Night (invitation only).  In person ceremony. Invitations will be sent at the end of May via Operoo. (Award memo was sent out to parents on Friday March 26, 2022.  It is posted on the school website.)

June 10- Legally Blonde Jr. Musical Performance 7p.m.. 

June 13- Senior Dance hosted by the P.T.A.

June 14- Earth Science Practical Exam (8th grade honors classes)

June 15- Graduation Day -IS 72 schoolyard/2 ceremonies 

The even class ceremony will take place on June 15, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. The odd class ceremony will take place on June 15, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.  (Accommodations will be made so siblings may attend the same ceremony if in different groups)

June 16- Algebra Regents Exam- honors classes only

June 17- Earth Science Regents Exam- honors classes only

June 21- Spanish Proficiency Exam- select students only

June 22- Bye Bye Bulldog (yearbook signing)- students will receive yearbooks during this in- school event during the regular school day; students will begin settling accounts, collecting portfolios, and handing in laptops 

June 27- Last Day of School - return devices, receive final report cards and diplomas

As always, if there are any questions, you may email DMovsesian@schools.nyc.gov.


Danielle Movsesian

Assistant Principal


Senior Awards Criteria 2022

Dear 8th Grade Families,

The Police Officer Rocco Laurie Intermediate School 72’s 8th grade awards ceremony was

established to recognize students who have exemplified outstanding qualities throughout their

tenure at I.S. 72. Receiving an award is very competitive, and a prestigious honor. Awards are

bestowed upon students based on how they conduct themselves. Performance, participation,

work product, work quality, perseverance, drive, determination, respect, strength, improvement,

character and encompassing a “BulldogSTRONG” mindset will be factors in determining which

students qualify for an award. Recipients of awards must demonstrate the core values of I.S. 72:

Respect, Loyalty and Service. There are several categories of awards:

● Valedictorian - Highest overall average- all subject areas
● Salutatorian- Second highest overall average
● Academic Subject awards- highest overall cumulative average awarded in each subject
area for the current 2021/2022 school year
● English Language Learner Proficiency
● Perseverance of the Exceptional Student
● Commendable Attitude
● Community Service
● Exemplary Public Speaking
● Outstanding Character and Citizenship
● Commitment to Education and Learning
● Leadership
● General Excellence
● #BulldogSTRONG core values
● Most Improved (over the course of 3 years)

The awards ceremony will be in person, and will take place at the school on June 9, 2022. If your

child is selected to receive an award you will receive an invitation in late May. We look forward

to finishing a great academic and #BulldogSTRONG year, and will continue to work with the

ever changing guidelines to provide the most memorable experiences for the graduating class of


Senior Bulletin #1


Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2022,

It’s hard to believe it was three years ago that your child began the intermediate school experience at The Police Officer Rocco Laurie Intermediate School. This June, we will have approximately 550 students graduate and go on to high school. We continue to navigate this very unique school year by following CDC guidelines regarding Covid-19 health and safety protocols. As such, our graduation ceremonies are planned as follows.

Two outdoor graduation ceremonies will take place in the lower schoolyard on June 15, 2022. It is necessary to conduct two ceremonies in order to maintain health and safety protocols.  The ceremonies will be divided between even classes and odd classes. The even class ceremony will take place on June 15, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. The odd class ceremony will take place on June 15, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.  (Accommodations will be made so siblings may attend the same ceremony if in different groups.)

There are certain expenses that are incurred by the graduating class that cannot be covered by the school.  It is customary that these expenses are the responsibility of the graduates and their families. We are therefore informing you that senior dues this year will be $105.00 per graduate.  Listed below you will find the items that are covered by senior dues:

  • Rental of stage, sound, and chairs for graduation ceremony
  • Diploma and diploma case
  • Graduation cap and gown  (to be kept by graduate)
  • Class of 2022 yearbook (hardcover edition with color pages)
  • Senior class shirt
  • Senior digital video download
  • 2 admission tickets per graduate (the graduate does not need a ticket) 

All payments for senior dues are to be made via OPEROO. If you have any issues with OPEROO, please contact GRocco@schools.nyc.gov for assistance. NO CASH PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Payments will be accepted February 2, 2022 through May 2, 2022. 


None of our activities can be successful without your cooperation. PAYMENT OF DUES IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF GRADUATION.  ONLY GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING (MEETING THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS), POSITIVE BEHAVIOR, AND BEING A PRODUCTIVE MEMBER OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY CAN ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S PLACE AT GRADUATION. Please be aware that any 8th grade student who does not abide by the Department Of Education Discipline Code may be excluded from the graduation ceremony and/or other senior activities so long as the parents/guardians have been notified in advance. This notice serves that purpose. 

Throughout our years together, your cooperation, support and understanding have been appreciated.  We feel confident that our final year together will be with the same spirit of unity. If you have any questions regarding the information in this bulletin, please contact the 8th grade Assistant Principal (Ms. Movsesian), at DMovsesian@schools.nyc.gov.



Jessica Jackson 



Danielle Movsesian

8th Grade Assistant Principal

Senior T- Shirt Design 2022

Attention All Seniors!!!

It has become a tradition at I.S. 72 for 8th grade students to design the senior t-shirt.  We are looking for talented artists, graphic designers and budding fashion designers. We need your help in designing a senior t-shirt that is a testament to who we are as the Graduating Class of 2022.  Please see the attached letter to submit your designs by Friday April 1, 2022 to DMovsesian@schools.nyc.gov  and jtregli@schools.nyc.gov.


High School Updates

Dear 8th Grade Families, 

Happy New Year! As we begin the new year, please continue to check your email, OPEROO, and our school website (www.is72.org) for updates. We are awaiting further guidance regarding possible changes to the High School Application. 

If you have not received your Myschool creation code, please make sure to email Ms.Iburg at Miburg@schools.nyc.gov. As of today (January 6, 2022) the High School Application is not open. We will be in contact via the methods indicated above when the application opens.

 High School Enrollment has released tentative updates : 

  • The high school application for students entering high school in fall 2022 will open in late January (during the week of January 24, 2022). Families and school staff will be notified when the application opens.

  • The deadline for families to submit their high school application will be March 11, 2022.



Ms.Iburg, Guidance Counselor

Ms.Movsesian, Assistant Principal

Class of 2022 Senior Spirit-wear Store is Open

IS72 Class of 2022 #BulldogSTRONG
Calling all Seniors!! Order your senior apparel now.
 You can now purchase your items online in 3 easy steps: 
2. Choose your items and add them to your cart 
3. Securely checkout with your credit card Online Store Deadline: Friday October 29th, 2021 (11:59pm EDT)