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The Board of Education will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the MS/HS Mini-Theater

The Board of Education will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the MS/HS Mini-Theater 

The Board of Education will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bayville Primary School Multi-Purpose Room

The Board of Education will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bayville Primary School Multi-Purpose Room

The Board of Education will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the MS/HS Mini-Theater

LVHS Junior Selected for State Committee

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When school begins on Sept. 4, high school junior Jenna Halpin will begin a new role as a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Jenna was chosen as one of only two representatives from Section VIII and will join a team of 22 high school students from the state’s 11 athletic sections. Jenna stood out from more than 70 applicants across the state and will be an outstanding representative of Locust Valley High School.

“Jenna is a leader with excellent ideas. She is a team player on and off the field and will be an asset to the advisory committee,” said Locust Valley Central School District Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Dr. Danielle Turner. 

“We are excited to welcome the new members and the returning members of the SAAC this school year,” said NYSPHSAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas. “Having student voices in our organization is key to providing feedback to further enhance and improve our programs with our member schools. We congratulate the members of the SAAC on their selection to this committee and look forward to their
ideas and contributions during the upcoming school year.”

The committee meets via teleconference four times during the school year and will gather for the third annual SAAC Summit Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the Syracuse Carrier Dome during the NYSPHSAA football championship game. During the 2018-19 school year, the committee created NYSPHSAA Mental Health Awareness Week and provided input on various proposals, including the transfer rule and a rule regarding exceeding the maximum number of contests. Jenna will work with the committee on similar tasks. 

Congratulations to Jenna! 

Elementary Assistant Principal Appointed

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The Locust Valley Central School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam K. Javidi to the position of Assistant Principal at Locust Valley Elementary School. He will oversee the daily operations of Locust Valley Intermediate School. Mr. Javidi replaces Amy Watson, who was recently appointed the District’s Coordinator for ENL and World Languages, K-12.

For the past five years, Mr. Javidi has held the position of Assistant Principal at P.S. 452 in Manhattan, where he collaborated with staff and engaged families, resulting in the intellectual, physical, social and emotional success of the students.

Mr. Javidi has extensive knowledge of inclusive teaching practices and effective models of co-teaching and differentiated instruction. He has also invested time in forming relationships with students, staff and families, as when he established a parent book club that allowed him to facilitate conversations about child development, parenting and education. He spearheaded an initiative to bring to his school a social-emotional program that empowered student, staff and families to embrace and regulate their emotions. Mr. Javidi attended Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and also completed the program’s coaching institute, and will bring his knowledge and experience from those programs to Locust Valley. 

Prior to his administrative position, Mr. Javidi taught first and second grades at P.S. 452 and fifth grade at P.S. 196 in Brooklyn. He implemented project-based units of study rooted in ELA, science and social studies standards. He also instituted a “classroom economy” in which students learned through self-regulation.

Mr. Javidi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Franklin & Marshall College, an Associate in Applied Science, Graphic Design degree from Parsons School of Design, a Master of Science in education, childhood education from Hunter College and a certificate of completion from the New York City Department of Education Leaders in Education Apprenticeship Program. He holds certifications as a New York State school building leader and childhood educator.

The District welcomes Mr. Javidi and wishes him success in his new position.