August Regents Review and Exam Schedule

 

Regents review sessions are open to all Locust Valley students. Any student interested in retaking a Regents exam and attending the review sessions should contact the HS Guidance office at 277-5130 in order to register for the August exams.

Click here for the review schedule

Click here for the exam schedule

 

 

Information on Federal Summer Food Service Program

 

 

Click here for information on Federal Summer Food Service Program

Middle School Summer Assignments

 

 


 

Board Members Appointed

At its annual reorganization meeting on July 8, the Board of Education officially reappointed trustee Maria Segura who was reelected to the Board in May and appointed newly elected trustees Philip Bellisari and Douglas S. Johnson. District Clerk Susan Hammerschmidt administered the oath of service to each of the trustees.

The Board unanimously elected Suzanne Sgueglia to serve as President of the Board for the 2014-2015 school year and elected Philip Bellisari and Erika Bruno to serve as Co-Vice Presidents. 

Community members are encouraged to attend Board of Education meetings held each month. 

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Middle School/High School Parking Options

The Board of Education at its July 8 meeting was presented with options for resolving concerns that have been raised regarding the parking at the Middle School/High School.  

High School Principal Dr. Kieran McGuire explained that in order to accommodate all of those who expect to park at the school, an additional 90 spots would be needed. There are currently 310 parking spots and 400 drivers, including staff, students and visitors.  Additionally, Dr. McGuire explained that during the morning drop-off period, there could be up to 500 cars in the parking lot as parents drop their children off for school. Therefore, a better flow of traffic would lead to improved safety for drivers and for students walking from their cars into the building.

Renee Marcus, an architect with H2M Architects and Engineers presented a possible plan for reconstructing the parking lot to add the needed spaces and improve safety. The plan includes three phases and could be implemented over several summers. Additionally, the plan takes into consideration that Nassau County intends to dig up part of the parking lot next summer to replace an aging water pipe.

Dr. McGuire presented several short-term options for addressing the parking concerns until a permanent solution is adopted. Those options can be found in his presentation, which can be accessed by clicking this link: Parking Options

The option presented by Ms. Marcus can be found by clicking this link: Parking Lot Proposal

Residents in attendance were given the opportunity to ask questions. Board of Education President Suzanne Sgueglia said that all of the community comments would be considered before acting on any plans. 

The Board of Education will hold a meeting on August 6 at 8 p.m. in the Administration Building.

The Board of Education will hold a meeting on August 6 at 8 p.m. in the Administration Building.

LVHS Seniors Receive $9 Million in Scholarships

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Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Locust Valley High School graduates celebrated their successes and looked to their bright futures during the school’s 54th commencement ceremonies on June 28 on the football field.

Locust Valley High School Principal Dr. Kieran McGuire welcomed friends, family and graduates to the ceremony, which included congratulatory speeches from Congressman Steve Israel and Sen. Charles Schumer, both of whom encouraged the graduates to take advantage of their future opportunities. Congressman Israel and Sen. Schumer said they were honored to be at Locust Valley High School, one of the nation’s best high schools.

Board of Education President Suzanne Sgueglia told the graduates to hold on to their memories, and to embrace the opportunities that await them. “Take your memories with you as you move on; don’t leave them behind,” she said. “Saying goodbye to Locust Valley means saying hello to new beginnings. Today you graduate and it’s not the end of your school career, but it is the beginning a life to be filled with adventure.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund acknowledged the Class of 2014 for being an outstanding group of young adults. “Congratulations for developing into such outstanding leaders, artists, scientists, scholars, essayists, poets, philanthropists, musicians, singers, athletes and most important, for developing into caring and compassionate individuals that any high school, employer or university would be proud to have.”

Addressing their classmates and guests, valedictorian Joseph Palumbo, salutatorian Anne Hollmuller and Senior Class President Emily Schlicht recalled the memories that the Class of 2014 shared. Palumbo mentioned many of his peers who have made an impression on him for being outstanding in a variety of ways.

The Class of 2014 as a whole earned more than $9 million in scholarships, was accepted into many elite universities and has several graduates who will play sports at the collegiate level. Numerous students have received awards for art, music, academics and athletics. More information can be found on the LVCSD website at www.lvcsd.k12.ny.us.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

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Middle School Supply Lists

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Fifth Graders Advance to Middle School

Fifth graders at each of the LVCSD elementary schools were promoted to middle school during ceremonies that included memories and advice for the future.

Board of Education President Suzanne Sgueglia and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund spoke at each of the fifth-grade moving up ceremonies. At Bayville Intermediate School, Ms. Sgueglia reflected on her own graduation from the same school. “I too sat on this stage,” she told the graduates. “I too was curious about the middle school.” She shared with them what wonderful experiences she had in Locust Valley Middle School and encouraged them to take advantage of every opportunity.

Dr. Hunderfund spoke to graduates at each school about their successes and the wonderful impressions they have made on their teachers over the years.  

At Bayville Intermediate School, Principal Scott McElhiney reminisced about the first day that the fifth graders entered Kindergarten, which was also his first day in the school. “We started here together,” he said, adding that he hoped the graduates would come back to visit often.

At Locust Valley Intermediate School, Principal Sophia Gary recalled the many wonderful activities that enriched the fifth graders education over the years, including field trips and special projects. She also encouraged them to smile throughout middle school and beyond.

Locust Valley Parent Council President Hayley Byron and Bayville PTA President Bethann Wolfe also addressed the students and their families. They each offered congratulations and good wishes for the future. 

At both schools, ceremonies were followed by celebrations supplied by the Parent Council and PTA.

Congratulations to all the graduates and welcome to Locust Valley Middle School!

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Hats off to Science

Students in fourth grade at Locust Valley Intermediate School and Bayville Intermediate School put their thinking caps on to produce creative science related hats.

“Hats Off to Science” is a project that requires students to create a hat depicting a scientific term. Fourth grade teachers, along with the school librarians and art teachers created the project as a way to keep learning as creative as possible while preparing students for state tests. Students were each assigned a scientific term and given a plain paper hat. Each hat was decorated to depict the particular term, and helped to reinforce scientific concepts included on the State science exam. 

From volcano and groundwater, to growth and gravity, the hats contained colorful, three-dimensional and sometimes moving parts. In order to depict their terms properly, students had to perform extensive research to understand the terms. “The project, while creative and fun, really reinforced research skills while teaching the terms,” said Bayville Intermediate School Librarian Paige Coppola. She explained that since each student had a different word and they presented their projects to each other, the entire grade learned more about science than they would from reading a definition in a book.

Students at Bayville Intermediate School presented their hats to third graders and answered their questions regarding the project.  Fourth graders at Locust Valley Intermediate School marched in a parade through the school, wearing their hats while third and fourth graders looked on.

Students at LVI shared their work with classmates and enjoyed some games. They crafted Haiku and concrete poetry with a science focus and participated in a game of Jeopardy, which kept the young scientists on their toes.

“Mastering complicated science vocabulary can be overwhelming for many students,” said LVI Science Lab Instructor Caroline McBride. “Creating a three-dimensional representation of their science definition is a tactile and creative way to learn. It also fosters a greater understanding of and confidence in themselves as students.”

 

 

 

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Field Day Fun

Elementary school students from Locust Valley and Bayville enjoyed their annual field days under the most beautiful skies. Each of the four field days saw sunny skies, low humidity and mild breezes – a perfect combination for physical education activities and lots of fun.

The physical education teachers planned events appropriate for each school and combined all of the skills learned throughout the year, from balance and coordination to throwing and kicking. 

Mark J. Dantuono, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics for LVCSD said that the field days at each of our schools are very special. “ Our teachers put an extraordinary amount of effort into making the day fun while incorporating physical skills that will help promote an active lifestyle for our young students.”

View the slideshows from each school below:

AMP Field Day:

 

BP Field Day:

 

BI Field Day:

 

LVI Field Day:

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Elementary School Supply Lists 2014-2015

 Below are the school supply lists for elementary school for the 2014-2015 school year.

AMP Kindergarten

AMP Grade 1

AMP Grade 2

LVI Grade 3

LVI Grade 4

LVI Grade 5

BP Kindergarten

BP Grade 1

BP Grade 2

BI Grade 3

BI Grade 4

BI Grade 5

 

LVHS Summer Assignments

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LVMS Congratulates Eighth-Grade Class

During a ceremony filled with reflection, 201 students celebrated their completion of Middle School and officially became the freshman class of Locust Valley High School. The auditorium was standing room only as one of the largest classes in the school’s history moved on to high school.

Marching to the traditional graduation tune of Pomp and Circumstance played by the sixth-and seventh-grade band members, students donned the green graduation robes and big smiles. Sitting on stage, looking out at their family and friends, the eighth-grade graduates listened as speakers wished them well and sang songs of praise.

Student Government officers addressed classmates and introduced speakers, and the eighth-grade select chorus sang for the audience. 

Board of Education Trustee Maria Segura praised the graduates. “On behalf of the Board of Education, I congratulate you on the hard work that brought you here today,” she said.

Isabella Byrne told her classmates that the memories they share are very special. “The memories we made here at Locust Valley Middle School will never be forgotten,” she said. “Now is our time to shine.”

Principal H. Thomas Hogan and Assistant Principal Michael LoGerfo handed students their diplomas during the Certificate Ceremony. Mr. Hogan told the students that he was proud of their accomplishments. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund addressed the honorees and their visitors, calling the eighth graders superstars. “You are leaders, scholars, musicians, athletes and most importantly, caring individuals who have made us very proud.”

Congratulation to the eighth graders and welcome to Locust Valley High School!

 

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LVI Students Welcome Incoming Third Graders

For the second year in a row, the Locust Valley Intermediate School’s Principal’s Leadership Council held an event to welcome the incoming third graders to their new school.

The members of the Principal’s Leadership Council carefully planned a carnival and provided tours to current second graders and their parents. As the third, fourth and fifth graders showed them the cafeteria, library, music rooms and more, they also answered questions about what it is like to go to school at Locust Valley Intermediate School. Although these students are only moving across the street, it can be intimidating and this student-centered orientation makes it easier.

“Getting a tour from the students made them feel special,” said LVE Assistant Principal Amy Watson. “They look up to children older than they are and they had the opportunity to hear about LVI from their peers.” Mrs. Watson added that the students are often the best ones to answer questions, as they understand what the incoming children really want to know. 

Following the tours, members of the Leadership Council brought their guests into the gymnasium for the carnival.  The older students ran the carnival, showing the younger children that LVI can be a fun place. They even had a fortune telling booth, where questions could be asked about their futures at LVI. 

Mrs. Watson said the event was beneficial for all involved. “The older students gained leadership experience and the younger students now feel more comfortable about coming to a new school in the fall.” Mrs. Watson advises the Leadership Council, now in its second year. 

 

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Creativity and Talent on Display

Student artists in grades 6-12 displayed their artwork in the annual District Art Show, held in the MS/HS Mini-theater and surrounding hallways. From paintings and drawings to sculptures, woodwork and photography, the display resembled that of a museum.

“There is an incredible amount of artistic talent in our schools,” said H. Thomas Hogan, District Director of Art. “Our teachers do an incredible job of helping students take that talent to the next level.”

Art teachers Thomas Camilleri, Donna Chaplin, Linda DeFeo and Melanie Mooney inspire creativity in their students, Mr. Hogan said. The four Middle School/High School art teachers organized the art show. The Culinary Club provided refreshments.

For those who could not get to the show, please take a look at the sampling of artwork in the slideshow below.

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Athletic Award Recipients

Congratulations to the High School athletes honored during the Athletic Awards Night.

Click here for a list of award recipients.

High School Senior Award Recipients

Congratulations to the LVHS senior award recipients! During a beautiful ceremony, seniors were surprised with awards in all academic areas. 

Please click here to view the entire list of award recipients.

Middle School Student Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Middle School award recipients. Students were honored for their achievements in all academic areas.

Click here to view a list of Middle School award recipients.

Summer Recreation Program Registration

 

 

Registration is now taking place for the LVCSD Summer Recreation Program.

 Click here for the flyer and registration forms.

LVHS Named NY State School of Distinction

Locust Valley High School has been named a New York State Scholar-Athlete Team School of Distinction. This prestigious honor means that every single one of the high school’s varsity athletic teams earned scholar athlete status, achieving a grade point average of 90 or higher during the 2013-2014 school year. 

“Achieving this honor means that our student athletes are remarkable young men and women who give their best on the athletic field, and give their best in the classroom as well,” said Locust Valley Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, Mark J. Dantuono. “This is an honor achieved by only a small percentage of schools and our students should be commended for their dedication to remaining all-around student-athletes. Our coaching staff should also be proud as they truly dedicate themselves to creating well-balanced student-athletes.”  

Most years, only about 20 high schools in New York State achieve this prestigious honor. 

Congratulations to all the athletes, along with the coaches and teachers who supported them!

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Class of 2014 College Acceptances

Congratulations to the Class of 2014 on acceptances to the following colleges and universities:

Adelphi University                
Albright College                
American University                
Arcadia University                
Bard College                
Barnard College                
Bentley University                
Binghamton University                
Boston College                
Boston University                
Bryant University                
Bucknell University                
University of California at Berkeley                
University of California at Davis                
California College of the Arts (San Francisco)                
Carnegie Mellon University                
Castleton State College                
College of Charleston                
University of Chicago                
Clark University                
Clarkson University                
Coastal Carolina University                
Columbia College Chicago                
University of Connecticut                 
Cornell University                
CUNY-Macaulay Honors College                
Daniel Webster College                
University of Delaware                
University of Denver                
DePaul University                
Dominican College of Blauvelt                
Drexel University                
Elizabethtown College                
Elmira College                
Emerson College                
Emory University                
European University Barcelona                
Fairfield University                
Florida Atlantic University                
Florida Institute of Technology                
University of Florida                
Fordham University                
George Mason University                
The George Washington University                
Georgia Institute of Technology                
Gettysburg College                
University of Hartford                
Hobart and William Smith Colleges                
Hofstra University                
Hunter College of the CUNY                
Indiana University at Bloomington                
Iona College                
James Madison University                
Johns Hopkins University                
Johnson & Wales University (Providence)                
La Salle University                
Landmark College                
Lebanon Valley College                
Lehigh University                
LIU Brooklyn                
LIU Post                
Lyndon State College                
Lynn University                
Manhattan College                
Maryland Institute College of Art                
University of Maryland, College Park                
Massachusetts Institute of Technology                
University of Massachusetts, Amherst                
McGill University                
Mercy College                
Miami University, Oxford                
University of Miami                
University of Michigan                
Mitchell College                
Molloy College                
Mount Saint Mary College                
Mount Saint Mary's University                
Nassau Community College                
The College of New Jersey                
New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury                
New York University                
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill                
Northeastern University                
Oberlin College                
Pace University, New York City                
University of Pittsburgh                
Providence College                
Purchase College State University of New York                
Queens College of the CUNY                
Quinnipiac University                
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute                
Rhode Island College                
University of Rhode Island                
University of Richmond                
Rochester Institute of Technology                
Roger Williams University                
Rollins College                
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick                
Sacred Heart University                
Salve Regina University                
Sarah Lawrence College                
School of the Art Institute of Chicago                
Siena College                
Skidmore College                
University of South Carolina                
Southeastern University                
University of Southern California                
Southern Vermont College                
St. John's University - Queens Campus                
St. Thomas Aquinas College                
State University of New York at Albany                
State University of New York at New Paltz                
Stevenson University                
Stony Brook University                
SUNY College at Brockport                
SUNY College at Cortland                
SUNY College at Geneseo                
SUNY College at Oneonta                
SUNY Delhi                
SUNY at Farmingdale                
SUNY Fredonia                
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome                
SUNY Maritime College                
SUNY Oswego                
Syracuse University                
The University of Tampa                
The University of Texas, Austin                
The University of Texas, San Antonio                
The Ohio State University                
Towson University                
Trinity College                
Tulane University                
United States Merchant Marine Academy                
University at Buffalo The State University of New York                
University of Vermont                
Villanova University                
Virginia Military Institute                
University of Virginia                
Webb Institute                
Widener University                
University of Wisconsin, Madison                
York College of Pennsylvania