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Clubs and Activities

Middle school students are given an opportunity to participate in a wide range of clubs and activities. These activities were created to appeal to a wide range of interests. These clubs generally meet one day a week after school from 2:55- 3:30 p.m.

 

 

CLUBS:

ART CLUB
CHESS CLUB
CODING & DIGITAL CREATIONS CLUB
CULINARY CLUB
FISHING CLUB
FLL ROBOTICS
GARDEN CLUB
INTERACT CLUB 8th Graders only)
MATHLETES
MOOT/MOCK TRIAL
ODYSSEY OF THE MIND
SADD
SCIENCE OLYMPIADS
STUDENT GOVERNMENT
INTRAMURAL SWIMMING CLUB
TECHNOLOGY CLUB
T.V. STUDIO CLUB
VOICE (M.S. NEWSPAPER)
YEARBOOK

Summer Recreation Registration

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The Summer Recreation registration information is now available.

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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!
 

Middle School Students Earn Physical Education Award

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Eighth graders Christian Corey and Jolie Pye were named Outstanding Physical Education Student of the Year by the Nassau Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 

Nominated unanimously by the Locust Valley Middle School physical education teachers, Christian and Jolie met all of the criteria for this award. According to the New York State APHERD, students worthy of this recognition must exemplify and demonstrate an understanding of the NYS Learning Standards for Health and Physical Education by exhibiting a physically active lifestyle, both during and outside of school; demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior, including good sportsmanship, character, civility and citizenship; demonstrate leadership and positively influencing his/her peers; contribute to their school physical education and health education programs; and demonstrate and value a healthy lifestyle, wellness and lifelong learning. 

Additionally, award winners should exhibit exceptional achievement in health education and/or physical education classes and achieve a high level of physical fitness on an approved fitness test.

Dr. Danielle Turner, Locust Valley’s Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, said that Christian and Jolie meet and exceed all of the criteria. “These two students are most deserving of this award,” she said. 

Congratulations to Christian and Jolie on this outstanding achievement!

Community Partnership Unites LV Athletes of All Ages

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In a community partnership that benefited youth athletes, Falcon Pride Athletic Booster Club and Locust Valley High School joined together to hold Future Falcon Day on April 27 and 28 at the high school.
 
Varsity athletes and their coaches volunteered their time to host clinics for approximately 60 youth athletes in the district’s feeder programs for lacrosse, baseball and track. The aspiring Falcons received individualized coaching from the high school players who taught them skills, held drills and offered words of encouragement.
 
Following the events of each day, the athletes from all age groups joined together to share pizza and snacks and discuss the fun they had.  
 
“Future Falcon Day fostered a sense of pride and school spirit within our athletic community,” said Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Dr. Danielle Turner. “The partnership we have with Falcon Pride and the youth athletic organizations provides incredible opportunities for our student-athletes of all ages.” Dr. Turner expressed sincere gratitude to Falcon Pride for sponsoring Future Falcon Day and for the continued support the booster club offers to the district.

Real-World Experience Enhances Classroom Lessons

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The benefits of participating in the middle school Model UN class are almost endless. Students polish their public-speaking skills, develop confidence and leadership abilities, enhance research and writing skills, and learn to negotiate and work as part of a team.

At Locust Valley Middle School, 32 eighth graders are reaping these benefits and more, as Model UN is offered as an enrichment elective. After preparing for months, the students participated in the Global Classrooms International Model United Nations from March 29-30 at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan. They were among 1,700 students from around the world taking part in the event.

Avery Sessler and Daniel Peterson won best position paper for the Historic Security Council, and Aidan Domin and Aidan Moran won honorable mention in ECOFIN. 

All of the students prepared position papers from the perspective of either China or Burkina Faso on topics such as Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change, Illegal Antiquities Trading and Rights of Migrant Workers. They debated the topics in committees such as IAEA, Security Council, UNESCO and WHO, and then wrote and voted on resolutions in blocs. 

The students attended the closing ceremonies on Saturday in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations Headquarters. They made friends and exchanged gifts with children from several continents!

Model UN coach Michele Gaglione said the experience was invaluable. “The preparation alone taught the students a tremendous amount,” she said. “Presenting their findings and speaking with their peers from other countries offered insight that they cannot gain from textbooks.”