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The International Baccalaureate Program at Locust Valley High School

International Baccalaureate Coordinator:
Angela Manzo, 277-5157

  

Dear Parents and Students,

Locust Valley High School is entering its 16th year as an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the internationally recognized IB Diploma.  Entering my fifth year as LVHS’s IB Coordinator, I also continue to serve as a math teacher at LVHS.  In both of those roles, I look forward to working with the dedicated and talented staff, students, and families of the Locust Valley Central School District!  With 17 years of educational experience and over ten years of International Baccalaureate teaching and leadership experience, all at LVHS, I am committed to helping our exceptional school continue on the path of academic excellence.

In addition to imparting knowledge, another major goal we share as a staff and with you is to prepare our students to become knowledgeable, inquiring, and reflective citizens and caring young adults, committed to a lifetime of personal, local, and global action in our increasingly integrated world.  Through the vehicle of the IB Curriculum, LHVS staff work to provide an ideal adolescent learning environment in a framework of academic rigor that is so necessary for success later in college.  The IB curriculum allows teachers and students to grow, thrive and collaborate as lifelong learners, for whom hope, creativity, innovation, and curiosity are encouraged and celebrated.

While the IB Diploma Program (IBDP) is an excellent college preparatory program, we believe it is much more.  It provides students with a unique educational experience full of student choice, independence, maturity of thought, and self-reliance, all of which are consistently identified by our alumni as personal qualities that they developed via their IB courses.  Students at Locust Valley High School can choose from dozens of IB courses in six academic areas-- there is something for everyone.  Our dedicated teachers attend trainings, curriculum roundtables, and collaborate with each other as well with teachers from other IB Schools to provide an IB Education to our students.

We strongly encourage all students to participate in the IB experience here at LVHS in the greatest capacity possible.  If you have any questions, or would like some more information, please do not hesitate to contact me at amanzo@lvcsd.k12.ny.us or at (516) 277-5159.



Sincerely,
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Angela Manzo

LVHS Writers/Directors' Monologue Workshop

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Members of the Locust Valley High School Writers/Director’s Workshop Club have written original comedic and dramatic monologues based on the theme “Being Human.” Please click on the event program for more information.

We hope you enjoy the performances in the video below.

 

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Continuing Education Registration

 

Continuing Education classes will take place beginning April 6.

To adhere to safety and health protocols, all of our classes (except Elegant Dining and the Tour of Red Cote Preserve) will be offered in a virtual setting.

Registration materials are attached.

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Interact Club Collecting Coupons for Troops

 

The high school's Interact Club is collecting coupons for troops. Coupons can be placed in the donation box outside the high school main office from March 3-19.

See attached for details.

Eight Weeks of College and Career Guidance – One Topic at a Time

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The Locust Valley High School counselors are introducing eight weeks of college and career counseling that will prepare sophomores and juniors for the college and career exploration and application process in an easy-to-follow format.

Assistant Principal Michelle Villa said that thinking about all that needs to be done for college applications can be overwhelming. She and the high school counseling team have broken down the tasks into small chunks, making the information easy to follow.

“We have a lot of information to share, and by spreading it out over eight weeks, it feels more manageable,” she said. She further explained that each week would focus on a theme, from how to register for college admissions tests to applying for financial aid and scholarships.

Videos, presentations, interviews and links will be shared each week for students and parents to view. Often, step-by-step instructions will be shown. For example, during week one, high school counselor Jaimie Dickstein shares a video on how to register for the SAT and ACT. She breaks it down from logging on to what type of photos are acceptable to upload.

“The information we are sharing is important and we want to make it as easy as possible for students to follow,” Ms. Villa said. “We hope that by the end of the eight weeks, students will not only have a knowledge base for what to expect, but that their anxiety about this topic will be lessened.”

Each week’s content will be emailed through February and March. Topics, in order, will include SAT/ACT, finding the college that fits best for you, career exploration, how to stand out in the admissions process, the college application, the college visit, financial aid and scholarships, and advice from current and former students.

Senior Quote Deadline March 5

Senior quotes and how students want their names to appear in the yearbook are due Friday, March 5. 

This information should be submitted using the Google Form that can be found in the Yearbook Class of 2021 Google Classroom. If a senior has not signed up for this Google Classroom they should email Ms. Brandveen for the classroom code.