Locust Valley Middle/High School Announcements
Monday, October 21, 2019
Today is a “B” Day
Pledge of Allegiance
High School Students
There will be a Foreign Language Honor Society meeting tomorrow after school. Italian will meet in Room 227. Spanish will meet in Room 225. French will meet in Room223. See you right after school to elect the officers.
BOCES and Long Island High School of Arts PM students--Please see Ms. DiMarino in Guidance if you want to attend the Pep Rally on Friday, October 25th.
The PSAT/SAT Review Session for all students preparing to sit for the Fall PSAT/SATs have begun and will run through October 31st.
The review sessions will meet Mondays through Thursdays as follows:
Morning sessions are from 6:45-7:30 am in Room 241.
Afternoon sessions are from 3-4 pm in Room 167.
Attention Seniors--The following colleges are coming to LVHS to meet individually with our seniors. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with an admissions representative who may
be reading your application in just a few weeks. If you are interested in attending, please see Ms. DiMarino in the Counseling Office:
Today 11:00 AM University of Richmond
10/23 10:00 AM Washington University in St. Louis
10/24 10:00 AM Brandeis University
10/29 9:15 AM University of New Haven
10/30 10:00 AM Sacred Heart University
10/30 11:30 AM Bentley University
Attention Juniors and Seniors--Driver Education Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2020 semester. You can download the application form at the district website High School Driver Education webpage. You must have either a Learner’s Permit or a DMV Identification Card to apply. Your application will NOT be accepted without one of these 2 documents. If you have any questions, email HLevitt@lvcsd.k12.ny.us
There will be a Poncho and Umbrella Drive. Help those students in need to keep dry walking to and from school. Receive a free Falcon Spirit wristband with each donation of an umbrella or poncho. Drop off is in the Athletic Office. Bring a ray of sunshine on a rainy day to students in a nearby school district.
Attention Seniors & Juniors--Vote today for Homecoming Court. The last day to cast your vote is October 23rd.
Attention all high school students--A Homecoming Dance will be held on Friday, October 25th from 6-9 pm. Permission slips can be found on the Junior Class Board or outside Room 179. Tickets can be purchased starting October 21st during periods 6-9 in Room 179.
Juniors and Seniors--Homecoming voting is now open. Please go to your Google Classroom and vote for your 2019 Homecoming Court.
Senior National Honor Society Members--Please consider donating to our food drive. A box is outside the Main Office. See Mrs. Scavelli or Ms. McShane for more details.
Interact is sponsoring a coat drive for Long Island Coalition for the Homeless. Please bring in new or gently used coats, hats and gloves to the boxes in front of the Main Office today through October 30th.
Attention all high school students--There will be a meeting this afternoon for anyone interested in joining the Locust Valley Investors Club. The meeting will be at 2:45 in Room 132. Any questions, please see Ms. Craven.
The Fashion Club will meet today after school in Room 140.
The Back The Blue Club will meet today right after school in the Academic Lab. All old and new members are welcome.
Attention all students--The Odyssey of the Mind Club will be meeting on Wednesday at 2:45 in Room 181. New Members are welcome! Any questions, please see Mr. Stella.
Ethics Bowl will meet on Thursday at 2:45 in Room 221. Come discuss timely topics in a safe, civil space. Past and new members welcome.
Middle School Students
The Middle School TV Studio Club will meet after school in Room 125.
Attention Middle School Limelight Players--Auditions for this year’s middle school production of Aladdin will take place on October 28th, 29th, and 30th from 2:45 to 5:15 in the Mini-Theatre. Come join the talent and fun! Please see Mrs. Bolitho in Room 213 for audition forms.
Attention all MS students--Battle of the Grades will be Monday, November 4th from 3-5 pm in the gym. T-shirts are on sale outside lunch periods. $15 for t-shirt, admission, pizza and water. Any questions please see Mrs. Ring or Mrs. Reilly in Room 203, Room 210 or Room 212.
Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 26
Cheer the Falcons on to victory at Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Parade begins at 11 a.m. at Centre Island. Community members can cheer as the parade heads down Bayville Avenue, Bayville Rd., Buckram Rd., Weir Ln. and Horse Hollow Rd. to the high school. Following the parade, join us for the kickoff as the Falcons take on the West Hempstead Rams at 2 p.m.
Boys Varsity Golf Team Undefeated; Earns Conference VI Champions Title
The Locust Valley High School Boys varsity golf team recently put the finishing touches on an outstanding undefeated season, 12-0, by winning the Conference VI championship.
This is the program’s third conference championship in four years. The Falcons entered the season with high expectations and did nothing to disappoint as they earned key early-season victories over the likes of Herricks High School and preseason favorite Cold Spring Harbor High School.
Leading the way for the Falcons were junior Colin McCullagh and sophomore Thomas Finn, who consistently posted scores of even par or better. McCullagh, in his fifth year as a varsity golfer, played his way to a team low average of 36 strokes per nine holes. Finn finished the season with an impressive 36.3 average.
Freshman Ethan and sophomore Kyle Kalenderian, who are brothers, also remained consistent throughout the season, finishing with an average round of 38.9 and 39.3, respectively. This impressive duo played strong off the tee, and they were smooth on the greens as they found ways to earn victories in late season matches to claim the conference championship.
Junior long drive champion Joey Halpin played outstandingly, picking up key match-play wins to close out the season. He earned a tie in a late-season matchup with Cold Spring Harbor, helping to clinch the win and ultimately the conference championship.
Seniors Ben Levin and Kyle Shriberg led the team with their leadership and focus throughout the season. On Senior Day, Levin and Shriberg both contributed individual match wins to claim victory over Glen Cove High School and ensure the Falcons an undefeated season.
The Falcons finished with a team overall average of 41.6 per nine holes and an overall score average of 198 strokes, ranking them in the top five in Nassau County. During match play, the boys played themselves into an astonishing 97.5-10.5 advantage on the season.
The Falcons will now prepare for the team and individual county tournaments, which take place in May. Earning the Conference VI championship automatically clinched a spot in the overall team tournament. Individual players for the county tournament are yet to be determined.
Congratulations to the players and to coach Feltman and coach Montanaro on this outstanding season. Go Falcons!
Interact Club Coat Drive
The high school's Interact Club is holding a coat drive from Oct. 15-30. See attached flyer for details.
Two National Merit Commended Students
Locust Valley High School seniors Nils Coffey and Beatrix Postley have been named National Merit Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. They are recognized for achieving exceptional scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) as juniors. From among the 1.6 million students across the nation taking the exam, approximately 34,000 were named commended students.
Nils, an IB Diploma candidate, has been inducted into the Foreign Language Honor Society, National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. He is on the varsity soccer team and captain of Science Bowl. He also participates in the Ethics Bowl, History Bowl, Model United Nations, Quiz Bowl, Robotics and Science Olympiads. As a double bassist, Nils performs with the high school chamber orchestra, has been named an All-State Musician and was chosen for the Long Island String Festival Association performance. Outside of school, he plays with the Long Island Youth Orchestra and enjoys playing guitar. Nils participated in a research program at Hofstra University, completed an internship in politics and was chosen to learn leadership skills through the American Legion’s Boys State program. He has also taken the time to help deliver food to those in need through his church and tutored elementary school students in math.
Beatrix is also an IB Diploma candidate and a member of the National Honor Society. She serves as vice president of the Foreign Language Honor Society and is Mock Trial president and captain of Quiz Bowl. She participates in the Writers and Directors’ Workshop where she writes her own monologues and performs them in front of a live audience. She performs with the Jesters, sings in the school’s chamber chorus and in the choir at her church and attended a summer classical voice program in North Carolina. As an intern at a Broadway production company, she had the opportunity to review scripts, and at the high school, she organized Spotlight Night, a talent night where high school students perform music, poetry and more. Beatrix helps middle school students by tutoring them in history and French and also works after school at a local bakery.
Congratulations to Nils and Beatrix on this exceptional recognition!
Senior Sings His way to State Recognition
Timothy Peguillan’s singing abilities impressed New York State School Music Association judges last spring, earning him the honor of being named an All-State musician and invited to perform with the All-State Mixed Chorus at the NYSSMA 84th Annual Winter Conference in Rochester from Dec. 5-8.
Timothy performed at NYSSMA Level 6 in voice, flute and piano. A tenor, he sings in the high school chorus and chamber chorus, and plays in the band and jazz band. He is a member of the Locust Valley High School Jesters and performs in the school’s dramas and musicals.
Music subject matter coordinator Marc Yavoski said that this student-musician has worked hard for this honor. “Timothy is a true triple-threat performer who excels on the stage as a singer, dancer and actor,” he said. “He will represent Locust Valley well in this prestigious conference.”
Congratulations, Timothy, and best of luck at the NYSSMA conference!