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Counseling Center

Telephone: (516) 277-5130
Fax : (516) 277-5108






Letter to Seniors - April 13

Letter to Juniors - April 16



Each week the counselors are sending grade-specific information to their students and parents/guardians via Naviance. If you or your child do not have an email address in Naviance, please contact your child’s counselor. Please also check the counselor’s eBoards for important information.


Ms. Celli’s eBoard 

Ms. Dickstein’s eBoard

Ms. Keenan’s eBoard

Ms. Reno’s eBoard




Fall Counseling Newsletter Part I

Fall Counseling Newsletter Part II

Winter Counselor Newsletter Part I

Winter Counselor Newsletter part II

The guidance department is a resourceful and essential component of student academic success, and counselors recognize that a well-balanced education is necessary for students to develop into responsible and well-rounded individuals. Guidance counselors provide various services including academic and college advisement, financial aid and scholarship informational workshops, and individual and group counseling.

Students are assigned to counselors in an alphabetical and vertical distribution, and students, parents, and the school community can meet with counselors as often as needed.  More over, as changes in graduation requirements occur, including credits, Regents examinations, and types of diplomas, counselors continue to assist students in meeting New York State standards, ensuring a timely graduation.  As a result, students are adequately prepared to continue their education into post secondary schools, thereby enabling students to attain their academic and career goals.

Top of the LVHS Class of 2021

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Locust Valley High School is proud to announce that Emily Barosin has been named the Class of 2021 valedictorian and Zophie Lemaitre has been named salutatorian. 

Emily, an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate, has earned a weighted average of 109.66 and has been named a National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist. Her varied interests and skills include math and science as well as reading and politics. When Emily thinks about her future, she envisions earning an engineering degree that would allow her to focus on policy from a scientific perspective. She is president of the Model United Nations Club and a member of Cheerleading, Ethics Bowl, History Bowl, Quiz Bowl, Science Bowl and Stage Crew. She is also on the track and field team and loves to act and sing, using that passion as a member of the high school’s concert chorale and as a performer in school dramas and musicals with the Jesters.

Emily volunteers with her grandfather at a soup kitchen and works part time as a math and Hebrew tutor for regular education and special-needs students. She has participated in pre-college summer courses focused on game theory and foreign policy. She also spearheaded a school initiative in which the members of the high school Model United Nations Club mentored the Middle School Model United Nations students.

Emily is a triplet and her pride in her siblings and her family plays a role in her identity and her success.

Zophie is also an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate and has earned the title of salutatorian by achieving a weighted grade point average of 109.09. She has been named a National Merit Scholarship Program commended student and earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT, an achievement earned by fewer than half of 1% of the 1.67 million students that take the exam. A true leader in the school community, Zophie is co-president of the Ethics Bowl, founder and president of the BIOlympiads and was elected Student Body president. She is a member of the Global Students Society, the IB Leadership Club and Odyssey of the Mind, and as a member of the National Honor Society she serves as the society’s tutoring coordinator. She is also a member of the National French Honor Society, plays flute in the high school band and is a member of the varsity tennis and track teams. She gives back to the community in a variety of ways, including as a coach for youth sports.

Zophie has an interest in science, aspiring to be a pediatric oncologist. She has performed research on the effects of Alzheimer’s drugs on C. elegans as models for misdiagnosed patients. She participated in precollege programs at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University to study medical issues. 

While their individual efforts and achievements have earned them these top spots in their class, the girls have a shared commitment to community service. Together, they serve as co-presidents of their synagogue youth group, and both teach Hebrew language and values to younger students in that synagogue’s Hebrew school.  

Congratulations to Emily and Zophie on this elite accomplishment!

Four National Merit Commended Students

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Locust Valley High School is proud to announce that seniors Zophie Lemaitre, Ryan Maselli, Isabella McGlone and Zachary Watson 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.

Zophie is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate and a member of many clubs, holding several leadership positions. She is Ethics Bowl Co-President and a member of Odyssey of the Mind and the IB Leadership Club among others. She has been inducted into the National Honor Society and French Honor Society and also serves as Student Body President. Zophie plays flute in the high school band, and is a member of the varsity tennis and track teams. She gives back to the community in a variety of ways including as a coach for youth sports.

Ryan, an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate, is an avid runner and a member of the cross country team. He loves to read and learn about cars. Ryan excels in Spanish and was inducted into the Foreign Language Honor Society. He is also a member of National Honor Society. As a member of the Boy Scouts, Ryan gives back to the community. Ryan, a member of the high school orchestra and jazz band, plays the double bass and enjoys being on stage during many school concerts.

Isabella is an IB Diploma candidate and holds leadership roles in several clubs including Global Students Society Cofounder and President, Ethics Bowl Co-President, and Robotics Captain. ON the athletic fields, Isabella is co-captain of the golf team and a member of varsity cheerleading and kickline. She has volunteered for the COVID relief fundraiser for Venezuela and serves as a mentor for the younger robotics teams. 

Zachary, an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate is a member of the Locust Valley Jesters stage crew and works to make the high school plays the best they can be. He is a member of Quiz Bowl, History Bowl, Ethics Bowl, Robotics, Model United Nations and the Gay Straight Alliance. 

Congratulations to Zophie, Ryan, Isabella and Zachary on this outstanding accomplishment.

Senior and Underclass Photos

Underclass photos will not take place this Friday, October 16th.  They have been rescheduled for December 2 (Wednesday - Green Cohort Day) and December 3 (Thursday - White Cohort Day).

This year’s Senior Portraits are scheduled for November 17, 18, and 19, 2020. The school photography company, Lifetouch (Prestige), will be sending home information regarding Senior Portraits. This year, Seniors will be invited to sign up for an available time slot to take their Senior portrait.  Seniors will be asked to sign up for your photo time slot online.  Seniors who are remote only are welcome to come to the High School to take their senior portrait. With any questions or concerns, please email Ms. Brandveen at or Ms. Czerniecki at  Postcards with appointment instructions and costs for the session will be mailed by Prestige (Lifetouch) around October 19, 2020. 

National Honor Society Tutors


The LVHS National Honor Society offers a tutoring program for all LVHS students. Click the attached flyer for details.



Spirit Week!

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Go Falcons! Show your school spirit by dressing up for theme days during Spirit Weeks.

See attached flyers for details.