High School Assistant Principal Appointed

Lisa Czerniecki has been named the new Assistant Principal at Locust Valley High School. She replaces Robert Presland who retired on July 1, 2014. 

Czerniecki comes from the district’s own English department, where she taught grades 9- 12 for the past ten years, including International Baccalaureate courses. She received a Master of Education in Education Leadership and a Master of Arts in Teaching English from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Minor in Secondary Education from SUNY Geneseo.  She also received a New York State School Building Leader Initial Certificate and New York State Teacher Permanent Certification.

Czerniecki has served as a coordinator of the Mentor Teacher Program and the liaison and instructor for the St. John’s College Advantage Program. She has played a tremendous role in writing the International Baccalaureate curriculum. The leadership roles that she has taken during her tenure as a teacher in the high school are numerous. “Ms. Czerniecki has served on a vast array of committees, served as a mentor and has been a true role model to Locust Valley’s students and staff,” said Superintendent Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund. “Beyond being an excellent teacher, she has proven that she will be an asset to the LVCSD administrative team.”

“I could not be more excited for my new role as Assistant Principal,” Czerniecki said. “My focus and passion always has been and will continue to be ensuring the sound education of our students. I am committed to the success of Locust Valley High School’s students, staff and community, and look forward to contributing to the Locust Valley tradition of excellence in this new role.”


The Board of Education will hold a meeting on September 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. in the MS/HS Mini-Theater.

The Board of Education will hold a meeting on September 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. in the MS/HS Mini-Theater.

Tazim Merchant Receives Young Woman Leader Award



As a result of her dedication to helping others, Locust Valley High School senior Tazim Merchant has received the Young Woman Leader Award from the Women’s Fund of Long Island. The award includes a grant of $1,000 to be used for a community service project.

Merchant plans to use the funds to coordinate a global outreach program through Locust Valley High School’s International Baccalaureate leadership group. Her efforts will promote communication between Locust Valley students and their counterparts in Kenya. 

The WFLI describes Merchant as a passionate young woman scientist who turns her ideas into realities. She is the co-author of two abstracts, one of which she presented at an international cardiology conference in New Orleans. 

Merchant will speak in front of nearly 700 influential Long Islanders at the annual WFLI breakfast in October, which honors Long Island women who are making a difference in their local communities and beyond.



Information on Federal Summer Food Service Program



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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. 


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. 

LVHS Seniors Receive $9 Million in Scholarships


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!


Middle School Supply Lists


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!


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!



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.

Summer Recreation Program Registration



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

 Click here for the flyer and registration forms.

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