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Counseling Center

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

 

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW Weekly VIDEO MESSAGES FROM EACH COUNSELOR

 

 

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.

Two Falcons Named National Merit Semifinalists

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Two Locust Valley High School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists. Emily Barosin and Jenna Halpin earned this elite recognition for their exceptional scores on the PSAT as juniors. They are among 16,000 students recognized in a pool of 1.6 million high school juniors that took the exam.

Emily is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate with varied interests and skills in math and science as well as reading and politics. When she 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 approximately seven high school organizations ranging from Stage Crew and Cheerleading to the Ethics Bowl, Quiz Bowl and History Bowl. She is also on the track and field team. Emily loves to sing and uses that passion as a member of the high school’s concert chorale.

Emily’s community service activities include teaching Hebrew language skills and values to second graders at her synagogue, where she has also served as Co-President of the youth group and assistant to the youth coordinator. She 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. 

Jenna takes International Baccalaureate classes and is active in many school organizations with impressive leadership experience. She is Back the Blue Club Vice President, Athletic Council Concession Manager, Varsity Field Hockey Captain and founder of the Student Leadership Activities Club. Jenna is also a member of the Tri-M Honor Society and the high school band. She is on the varsity lacrosse and indoor track teams. 

Jenna was selected as a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She was chosen as one of only two representatives from Section VIII and joined a team of 22 high school students from the state’s 11 athletic sections.

Jenna serves as a volunteer coach for a youth field hockey team and as a volunteer with e-Buddies, a program in which she and others serve as pen pals for developmentally disabled students. Her future goals currently include playing field hockey at the collegiate level and studying biomedical engineering.

Emily and Jenna are both members of the National Honor Society and the Foreign Language Honor Society. It is easy to see how the drive and determination that Emily and Jenna have would lead them to being elite National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists. To compete for spots as finalists, Emily and Jenna must meet several requirements including submitting essays, submitting proof of high academic achievement, being endorsed by a high school official and earning a score on the SAT that is consistent with their performance on the PSAT.

Congratulations to Emily and Jenna on this extraordinary achievement! The district wishes them luck in the next steps of the competition. 
 

Coffee with the Administrators

 

Coffee with the Administrators is an opportunity to meet the district's newest administrators, including Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth E. Graham, Director of Pupil Personnel Services Mr. Michael Saidens and Locust Valley Elementary School Principal Mr. Kurt Simon.

Wednesday, September 23, 9:15 a.m., Ann MacArthur Primary School, Outdoors

 

 

Attachments:

Locust Valley Will Never Forget

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Fall Athletics Update

The decision by Section VIII Athletics to postpone fall sports until January has been controversial to say the least. Based on feedback that Section VIII is receiving, they are meeting to reopen the discussion on this topic and determine if in fact low-risk sports can begin Sept. 21. The state has authorized these low-risk sports to begin.

In addition, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA) announced on Sept. 9 that football, volleyball and competition cheer, which are not in the low-risk category, would be delayed until March 1.

We will keep you updated on any announcements we receive from Section VIII regarding their decision on low-risk sports.

Two National Merit Semifinalists

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Locust Valley High School is proud to announce that seniors Emily Barosin and Jenna Halpin have been named National Merit Semifinalists. More information about Emily and Jenna will be shared soon.