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H. Thomas Hogan, Principal
Phone: 277-5200
Fax: 277-5208

                           

                                                             

Monday, June 17, 2019

"B" Day

 

 

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Three Seniors Earn Award for Dedication

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Three Locust Valley High School seniors earned the Students Building Bridges Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island at a ceremony held in May. Isabella Bernato, Sophie Matthaei and Adriana Trama were recognized for volunteering in the Locust Valley Middle School Life Skills classroom. 

Special education teacher Jessica Garrison, who runs the Life Skills program, said the girls have gone above and beyond to help the students in her program. “They selflessly give up their free periods and have shown great initiative,” she said. “They are wonderful role models for the students and leaders for the rest of the volunteers. It has been an absolute pleasure working with these wonderful individuals and seeing the joy that they bring to the class each and every day.”

The award was presented to the Locust Valley seniors during a program that served as a tribute to a Holocaust survivor. Individuals were recognized for their contributions to creating a better society.

MS Student Qualified for State Geography Bee

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Locust Valley Middle School sixth grader John Hartnett was the first Locust Valley student in the school’s history to advance to the National Geographic GeoBee New York State Competition. John first won the middle school competition, which earned him the opportunity to take an online qualifying test. John’s score on that test sent him to the state level of competition. He was among only 100 students competing from across the state, with only 23 of those students coming from Long Island.

John traveled to Albany earlier this year for the state competition, which required him to answer questions about geographical locations in the United States and across the world. Although John did not advance past the state level of competition, this sixth grader held his own against his competitors who were mostly eighth graders.

Congratulations, John and thank you for representing Locust Valley so well!

Musicians Hitting All the Right Notes

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The middle school/high school music department has played their way into the hearts of the judges at several competitions.
 
Three of the high school’s musical groups earned First Place, Superior ratings at the Six Flags Music in the Parks Festival on May 18. The Locust Valley Concert Band, the Locust Valley String Orchestra and the Locust Valley Concert Chorale each took home the first-place honor. Additionally, the band and concert chorale each earned an overall award, and sophomore Lydia Paulus received a choral soloist recognition.
 
Seven musical groups participated in the NYSSMA Majors Music Festival at Hofstra University, with two of them earning the highest award possible. The Sixth Grade Orchestra and the Middle School Select Chorus were each awarded the Gold with Distinction award.
 
The Middle School Band, Middle School Chamber Orchestra and Middle School Orchestra earned gold awards, and the High School Orchestra and High School Chamber Singers each earned the silver award.
 
Each ensemble performed three pieces and were adjudicated by two judges who rated their performances.
 
The district congratulates the student musicians and the music staff on these outstanding achievements!
 
Thank you to the following musical directors for preparing students so diligently for the competitions:
 
High School Chamber Singers under the direction of Allison Hungate Wood.
High School Concert Band, under the direction of Vincent Guerra and Lisa Conti.
High School Concert Chorale, under the direction of Allison Hungate Wood and Joanna Milanese.
High School Orchestra under the direction of Marc Yavoski and AnnMarie Buonaspina.
High School String Orchestra, under the direction of Marc Yavoski and AnnMarie Buonaspina.
Middle School Band under the direction of Vinny Guerra and Lisa Conti.
Middle School Chamber Orchestra under the direction of AnnMarie Buonaspina.
Middle School Orchestra under the direction of Marc Yavoski and AnnMarie Buonaspina.
Middle School Select Chorus under the direction of Allison Hungate Wood.
Sixth Grade Orchestra under the direction of AnnMarie Buonaspina.

Summer Recreation Registration

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Student Musicians Selected for Prestigious Performances

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Three Locust Valley student-musicians participated in prestigious performances for which they went through rigorous auditions. 

High school students Matthew Guerra and Hans Kiessling were chosen to perform in the 15th annual LIU Post Band Festival at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in April. Matthew, a tenor saxophonist, and Hans, a percussionist, are members of the high school symphonic band. With 220 high school musicians auditioning for the honor to perform, they were among only 115 chosen. Their talent earned them the privilege to perform with the Tilles Festival Band. They worked with the university’s director of bands, James McRoy, and world-renowned Composer-in-Residence Dr. Jack Stamp to prepare for the performance, which was a musical treat.

Locust Valley Middle School band student William Wysolovski participated in the NMEA All-County Percussion Ensemble at Seaford High School in April. William was one of only seven middle school percussionists selected for this honor from all of Nassau County. For the audition, William performed a NYSSMA Level 6 snare drum solo. 

Congratulations to Matthew, Hans and Will on their outstanding achievements!