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Mathletes
Written by fifth-graders Jack, Quin, and Sydney

In May of 2009 five 5th grade students from Locust Valley Intermediate School went to SUNY Old Westbury for a mathletes competition. There were about 50 schools that went, and there were five students from each school.

The five students from LVI were Zachary, Peyton, Sydney, Jack and Quin. Upon arrival they participated in an individual event that had 10 problems to be completed in 30 minutes.  In mathletes they had half an hour to finish only five  questions. They were also competing against 6th graders. 

After the 30 minutes were up, they went into an auditorium. There, they checked the answers with the person who created the problems. He showed them many different ways to solve them.

Then it was time to start the team event. They had another 10 questions to answer in only 20 minutes but this time they worked as a team.

After lunch they held the tiebreaker for the three people that got 10 out of 10 problems right on the individual competition (they were all 6th graders). Then they held the team tiebreaker. The first 5 tiebreaker questions everyone got wrong. Finally they got the 6th question right. The team that won had the same person who won the induvidual tiebreaker. 

Going on this trip was very fun for those students who participated. For people who love doing math it was a great day. Everyone from LVI would love to do it again. If you get a chance to go you should because it is a lot of fun to do math and working on a team with friends for a day is great too.
 
 

Locust Valley and Bayville Students Win Anti-Bullying Poster Contest

Students in Locust Valley and Bayville Elementary Schools know how to stop bullying, and the posters they created to spread the word won them recognition from Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS).

Three students were winners in the CAPS 2009-2010 Bully Prevention Poster/Poem Contest. Additionally, a fourth student received honorable mention. The posters were selected from among 1500 entries that were submitted by students from 57 schools throughout Long Island. The fourth graders entered the contest in conjunction with their bully prevention program.

Congratulations to all the participants!

LVCSD Among Best Communities for Music Education

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Once again, Locust Valley Central School District has been recognized as one of the Best Communities for Music Education by The NAMM Foundation, for its outstanding commitment to music education.  

The 2021 designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students. This award recognizes that Locust Valley is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act. 
  
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants. The foundation advances active participation in music making throughout one’s life by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.

Congratulations to the LVCSD music staff and all of our student-musicians on this outstanding achievement!

LVCSD Musicians Thrive During Unique Opportunity

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A unique musical opportunity allowed 53 Locust Valley student musicians to attend workshops led by professional musicians. The virtual workshops were sponsored by the Nassau Music Educators Association from Feb. 5-7.

Locust Valley music teachers nominated students in grades 5-12 for participation in these performance readiness workshops which were held in lieu of the county-wide ensemble performances typically held this time of year. 

Student musicians joined the interactive sessions that ran for 60-90 minutes each, learning from the professional musicians and playing for the workshop participants.

“This was an opportunity that provided our students with an experience they could not have had during the typical school year,” said AnnMarie Buonaspina, Coordinator of Music, K-12. “Students actively participated in the workshops, demonstrating their own skills and learning from others.”