8th Grade Information

High School Updates 3/9/23

Dear 8th Grade Families, 

The Office of  High School Enrollment will be sending an email when your child’s high school offer is available to view in the parent portal. Please monitor your email to ensure all updates are received. 

Please note that students are automatically put on the waitlist for each program applied to that is listed higher on their application than their High School offer/acceptance. 

For example: A student who receives an offer to their 3rd choice program is automatically placed on the waitlists for their 1st and 2nd choice programs.

A student who receives an offer to their 1st choice program is not automatically on any waitlists.

Families can add students to any waitlist when HS Enrollment opens the option to add, by using their MySchools High School account.

  • High Schools are in control of their own waitlists. Please contact the specific High School you are planning to place on your waitlists with any further details regarding availability to the program 
  • Offers from waitlists can be made when HS Enrollment opens the option. If a High School is offering a waitlist seat, the high school will contact you directly with the offer.

Eligibility requirements as listed in the high school directory are still relevant for waitlists. 


Resources available NOW! 


As always, if there are any additional questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Iburg at MIburg@schools.nyc.gov or Ms. Conanan at AConanan2@schools.nyc.gov

We hope to be able to support your family in the transition to high school.  All the best for a bright future ahead.


 #Bulldog STRONG,


 Ms.Iburg - Coordinator of Student Activities

 Ms.Movsesian- Assistant Principal


Senior Dues and Updates 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2023:

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 who graduate and go on to high school. Our graduation ceremony this year is scheduled for Monday, June 26, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. Graduation will be held at Wagner College, 1 Campus Rd, Staten Island, NY 10301, in the gymnasium. 

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 the senior dues:

  • Rental of Wagner College facilities on Monday, June 26, 2023
  • Diploma and diploma case
  • Graduation cap and gown (to be kept by graduate)
  • The Class of 2023 yearbook (hardcover edition with color pages)
  • Senior Class t-shirt
  • Senior digital video download
  • 2 guest tickets per student to attend the graduation ceremony (the graduate does not need a ticket) 

We ask that all payments for Senior dues are made via OPEROO. If you have any issues with OPEROO, please contact GRocco@schools.nyc.gov for assistance.  NO CASH PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Payment will be accepted January 30, 2023 through May 8, 2023.  If you have any questions regarding the dues, or may be experiencing a hardship with payment, please feel free to email DMovsesian@schools.nyc.gov for assistance and guidance on this matter.

Please Note:


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. Please understand senior events are a privilege and not a right. The Senior Dance and Senior Trip will be by invitation only.  These events are to celebrate those students who have worked hard and maintain our core values of being #BulldogSTRONG in our IS 72 community on a daily basis. 

Kindly review the following important dates:

Spring Musical : “Matilda”- April 4,2023

NYC ELA exam - day 1 April 19, 2023

NYC ELA exam - day 2 April 20, 2023

NYC Math exam - day 1 May 2, 2023

NYC Math exam - day 2 May 3, 2023

NYSESLAT (specific students) May 15,16 and 17

Arista Ceremony- May 17, 2023

Laurie’s Leaders Ceremony- May 17,2023

8th Grade Science practical lab exam(every class will receive a testing date) May 23- 26, 2023

Spring Performing Arts Showcase- May 31, 2023 

*Honors classes only US History and Government Regents- 9:15am June 1, 2023 

8th Grade Science written exam-  June 5, 2023

8th Grade Awards Night *Invitation Only*- June 8,2023

*INVITATION ONLY* 8th Grade Dance 6-10pm at Hilton Garden Inn- June 13, 2023

*Honors classes only Algebra Regents- 11:00am June 15, 2023

*Honors classes only Earth Science Regents- 9:15am June 16, 2023

Spanish Proficiency Exam- 9:15am June 20, 2023

*INVITATION ONLY* Senior Trip- June 21, 2023

Bye Bye Bulldog Yearbook signing- June 23, 2023

Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony 9am Wagner College- June 26, 2023

Last Day of School- Diploma and report card distribution-  June 27, 2023

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 .


Danielle Movsesian 

8th Grade Assistant Principal 



Dear Families and Graduates of the Class of 2023:

One of the opportunities to celebrate your child’s graduation from I.S. 72 is via a booster in your child’s yearbook! If you are interested in placing a booster in the yearbook, please see the information below.

Yearbook Boosters 

We are now collecting BOOSTERS for our 8th grade yearbook.  Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, guardians, siblings, friends, teachers, and administrators use boosters to send short, positive messages which are published in the yearbook. Students always enjoy finding a message written especially for them. Boosters can be no longer than 150 characters (including punctuation, symbols, and spaces).  Note: There is no need to include the graduate's name since the name will appear above the booster message(s).  Each family can purchase an unlimited amount of boosters for their child.  Each booster message will cost  $20.00 per Booster, payable via Operoo.  If your family would like to submit more than 1 booster, please ensure you make the appropriate payment.  Boosters are due by January 13, 2022.

What does a Booster look like ? 

Please see several samples below of what a booster message may look like :

Jane Doe

Congratulations Jane! Keep your cool imagination and creativity.  Have fun in High School

Love Mike, Ali, Grandma and Grandpa


John Smith

From the time you were born, we knew you would be special.  Everyday you are proving us right.   Always believe in yourself and reach for the stars.  We love you, Mom & Dad

How do I pay for and submit my booster message? 

1- Please ensure you make your $20.00 payment fee per booster message on OPEROO.  You can find this payment form in your FORMS LIBRARY (If there are any issues with Operoo, please contact Mr. Rocco at GRocco@schools.nyc.gov)

2- Once payment is made, please click on the link below and fill out the information in the google form for each booster you are submitting. 

BOOSTER FORM  https://forms.gle/uHkPLccqyiGiPZ6i8

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Ms. Movsesian @ DMovsesian@schools.nyc.gov or  Ms. Treglia, Senior Coordinator @ jtregli@schools.nyc.gov 


Thank you, 


Ms. Movsesian, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Ms. Treglia, 8th Grade Senior Coordinator