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High School Bound

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Proudly dressed in their green graduation gowns, eighth graders from Locust Valley Middle School prepared to close the chapter on their middle school careers and open a new one at the high school. The moving up ceremony was held on Locust Valley Middle School/High School’s new turf field on June 21.

Central and building administrators, board members, staff and loved ones were present for the milestone occasion which consisted of eighth grade graduates reflecting on their time in middle school and hopes for the future, along with words of advice and encouragement from Principal H. Thomas Hogan, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Graham and Board President Brian Nolan.

“We are thrilled to be part of your journey, and to continue watching you grow and explore new things – new friendships, new topics of interest, new places, and so much more,” Mr. Nolan said. “Know that we are here to support and celebrate you for many years to come.”

Dr. Graham expressed how proud he was of the students and assured them that they have much to look forward to on this new chapter.

“Locust Valley High School is full of opportunities,” he said. “As high schoolers, you will have access to extracurricular activities and a world class curriculum that includes courses to prepare you for college or a career beyond Locust Valley High School.”

Each student was announced at the podium where they received a handshake and certificate from Mr. Hogan. Family and friends cheered in the stands for their graduate.

Following the presentation of certificates, the Locust Valley Middle School Select Chorus, led by Brianna Brickman, performed “The Defining Moment.”
With the help of the Locust Valley Middle School band, directed by Vincent Guerra and accompanied by Lisa Conti, the Class of 2022 exited the ceremony ready to celebrate the next step in their academic journeys.

Congratulations to our eighth grade graduates!

Date Added: 6/24/2022

LVMS Students Recognized for Excellence in Mathematics

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Congratulations to the following Locust Valley Middle School students on their recent math achievements!
American Mathematics Competition 8
Gold – Grant Creedon
Silver – Maxwell Bamba, Gianna Craft
Bronze – Jubilee Dannewitz, Emery deLauzon, Liam Baker, Emilio Reyes
National Math Club (Includes 5 competitions and an original video competition)
Gold – LVMS Mathletes Team: Maxwell Bamba, Lauren Baxter, Angelina Iodice, Scarlett Modlin, Brandon Monaco, Dominic Spina
Noetic Learning Math Competition
Gold – Scarlett Modlin (7th grade division)
Gold – Lauren Baxter (6th grade division)

Outstanding Students Honored by Locust Valley Board of Education

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During the Locust Valley Central School District’s Board of Education meeting on June 14, many students were recognized for their recent academic and athletic achievements.

Eleven Locust Valley High School students were honored for passing the EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) course this year. Locust Valley High School partners with the Fire Service Academy of Nassau County (Vocational Education and Extension Board) to provide a quality training program for students which can lead to certification and immediate access to employment opportunities. The following students were recognized: Alexandra Babel, Marilu Famiglietti, Isabella Gambino, James Lorenzo, Eleni Papdopoulos, Carley Poczatek, Kieona Potter, Jolie Pye, Michael Ricigliano, Richard Watson and Colby Zino.

Dr. Danielle Turner, director of physical education, health and athletics, commended three student-athletes for their recent achievements. Payton Tini was named All-County for girls lacrosse and Reily Roberts was named All-County for shot put, track. In addition, Thomas Finn was recently crowned the 2022 New York State Public High School Athletic Association State Champion for golf and is an All-County and a two-time Nassau County Champion.

Following the student-athlete honors, 30 Locust Valley High School seniors were recognized for earning the New York State Seal of Biliteracy. This was established to honor high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English. Seniors Virag Argyelan and Nicole Dostalek were recognized for being the district’s first tri-literacy recipients or proficiency in three languages.

Congratulations to the following 30 students:

Gianna Agostino, Virag Argyelan, Cassia Bennett, Trinity Benstock, Nicole Berritto, Caitlin Bianco, Alexander Botticelli, Brett Dalis, Josephine DeBono, Tess Delaney, Julia DiMeo, Stefany Donnelly, Nicole Dostalek, Elisabeth Dunne, Jessica Dunne, Marilu Famiglietti, Jack Ginsberg, Daniel Glavan, Elizabeth Gresalfi, Ashlee Joly, Hope Kim, Michael McGlone, Natalia McMeekin, Antonio Palazzo, Jennys Sierra, Noelle Valdinoto, Michael Veteri, Sophia Veteri, Giavanna Villella and Madison Weiss.

Thirty-eight Locust Valley High School students were honored during the board meeting for receiving the Seal of Civic Readiness this year. Locust Valley High School was one of nine Long Island high schools chosen to pilot the Seal of Civic Readiness program this year. Those that earned the honor received credit by accumulating at least six points through their work in classes, extracurricular activities and service opportunities.

Congratulations to the following 38 students:

Gianna Agostino, Katherine Banker, Emma Barnaby, Trinity Benstock, Nicole Berritto, Caitlin Bianco, Alexis Cassano, Genoa Cecchini, Karen Cheung, Josephine DeBono, Julie DiMeo, Nicole Dostalek, Elisabeth Dunne, Jessica Donne, Marilu Famiglietti, Michael Forte, Cathrine French, Daniel Glavan, Elizabeth Gresalfi, Ashlee Joly, Brady Kahner, Nikolina Kiessling, Hope Kim, Adil Khwaja, Amber Linden, Alexandros Mantikas, Christian Maselli, Michael McGlone, Riley O'Brien, Julia Perrin, Elizabeth Phillips, Jennys Sierra, Noelle Valdinoto, Michael Veteri, Sophia Veteri, Giavanna Villella, Ethan Vitale and Alyssa Willett.

The board also recognized Locust Valley Middle School student Safiullah (known as Safi) Sajid for participating in the National Scripps Spelling Bee, which was recently held in Washington, D.C. He was praised for his incredible spelling skills and for making it all the way to the national level.

Before concluding the student recognitions, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Graham shared this year’s successful Locust Valley High School Film Festival. Locust Valley students took home 16 awards of a possible 32 and won five first-place awards. A highlight reel showcasing the winning films was played for the board and the community.

Each student who was honored during the board of education meeting received a certificate. The Locust Valley Central School District congratulates all those who were recognized for their recent achievements.

Date Added: 6/16/2022

Students Explore the Benefits of Gardening

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Sixth graders from Locust Valley Middle School in Laura Vera’s and Heather DeGregorio’s health class recently participated in a farm to table lesson in the Locust Valley High School and Locust Valley Middle School gardens. Tina Hamet, life skills teacher and garden club adviser from Locust Valley High School, co-taught the lesson with her high school life skills students and members of the garden club.

The sixth grade students learned about eating locally and seasonally. They toured the garden, explored composting and tasted herbs, fruits and vegetables that are grown in the garden. In addition, the students planted a vegetable seed that they were able to take home with them. The lesson was a great way to expand student knowledge about the benefits of healthy eating and gardening.

Date Added: 6/10/2022

Middle School Scientists Showcase Research

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Locust Valley Middle School hosted its annual science fair on May 18 in the Locust Valley High School and Middle School Mini Theater. Five science projects from 10 budding scientists in grades 6-8 were on display. The students were prepared to impress the judges with their posterboards and research, in the hopes of being named a winner.

The event was co-sponsored and organized by the Locust Valley Middle School Parents’ Council in collaboration with the Locust Valley High School Science Research Department. Seniors in the science research program served as judges for the evening, along with science research coordinator Louis DeRose. They visited each booth and ranked the projects following a specific criterion. Aside from the project and its data, the judges also rated each student’s presentation skills. The middle school students explained their process to the judges and answered any questions that they had.

During the event, members of the Locust Valley high school and middle school robotics team, Team Kuiper, showcased the robotics club and encouraged students to join. They enjoyed displaying their robots and showing others how they worked.

Following the judging, families were invited to view the science projects and awards were presented to the top three winners. Congratulations to the following award recipients:

First Place
Eighth graders Justin Kwok, Marcus Martinez and Rowan Shenoy: “Effect of Shroud Lengths on Impact Velocity of a Parachute”

Second Place
Sixth grader Kristy Martinez Montoya: “CareOne vs. Purell”

Third Place
Sixth grader Logan Moran: “PH Boosters – Will it grow?”

Date Added: 5/23/2022