Several young musicians from Locust Valley Intermediate and Bayville Intermediate took part in the Nassau Music Educators Association’s Parents Educators and Kids (PEAK) festival on Nov. 19. LVI students Henry Gianastasio, Fallyn Gorham, Jennah Hassan, Nicholas Karousas, Stavros Pasztor and Tenley Walsh and BI students Michaela Blough, Charlotte Merten and Isabella Skelly participated in workshops throughout the day, culminating in a final performance to prepare them as future All-County musicians.
In anticipation of Thanksgiving, Bayville Primary and Bayville Intermediate put on creative and informative classroom exercises last week. Mrs. Fassari’s class sailed tin foil Mayflower ships with marshmallow pilgrim passengers and animal cracker pets to Plymouth Rock. Meanwhile, the fourth grade at Bayville Intermediate learned about Native American culture, getting hands-on experience with their clothes, tools, art and more.
Scenes from the Thanksgiving celebrations at Ann MacArthur Primary, Bayville Primary and Bayville Intermediate today.
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Here are some behind-the-scenes shots of the dedicated cast and crew of “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” presented by the Locust Valley Jesters. Get tickets to the Saturday and Sunday shows at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/68861.
Locust Valley High School seniors Jack Baker and Payton Tini were named Heisman High School Scholarship School Winners on Nov. 2. The football and lacrosse stars balanced school and sports, surpassing the 3.0 GPA required for consideration.
Throughout October, Locust Valley and Bayville schools had containers placed at their entrances inviting students to donate socks to local organizations that will support families in need. On Nov. 4, school social worker Bidania Criscuolo announced that district students donated 885 pairs of socks to The People’s Pantry in Oyster Bay, The Village Church of Bayville, St. Gertrude’s Church in Bayville and St. Patrick’s Church of Glen Cove.
Four distinguished Locust Valley High School athletes announced their commitments to college on Nov. 10. Seniors Payton Tini, Olivia Del Tatto, Christian Corey and Charles Dickman will continue their student-athlete journeys at Rutgers University, Vassar College, St. Peter’s University and Rome City, respectively. Tini, Del Tatto and Dickman will play lacrosse and Corey will play baseball.
Locust Valley and Bayville schools paid respects to our brave men and women of the United States armed forces today across all six schools in the district. Students performed patriotic songs and got to speak with veterans about their experiences.
Locust Valley Middle and High School students have a new place to refuel after school, as the LV Café opened on Nov. 7. Located at the high school store, the café provides affordable snacks and drinks for students and student-athletes after school hours.
On Nov. 9, local veterans and several members of Bayville’s American Legion Post 1285 came to Locust Valley High School to share their experiences with students. The district will commemorate Veterans Day on Thursday with ceremonies at each school to thank servicepeople for their service.
To close out October, Locust Valley High School’s Pre-Health and Cancer Awareness clubs held the First Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-a-Thon on Oct. 28. Students came over to the track at Fred Smith Field during the school day and purchased pink ribbons and bracelets before walking with their friends. On Nov. 4, the clubs announced that they raised $500 which will go to a cancer charity once the clubs vote on one.
Four Locust Valley High School students will have their art pieces displayed by the 2022 Nassau County High School Student Juried Art Competition and Exhibition from Nov. 6-26 at The Art Guild of Port Washington. William Koch, Sammar Khwaja, Clare Simon and Julianna Nabet combined to have five pieces chosen by their peers that range from paintings to drawings to a sculpture. Koch’s “The Walls of Our Youth” is a black and white, painted self-portrait that blurs towards the bottom of the image possibly alluding to his future artistic endeavors. “I’m definitely looking to expand,” he said. “I’ve never done a portrait of this size. I’m looking to make some more conceptual art in the future.” Khwaja combined her appreciation for her aunt, a painter and florist, and one of her favorite artists in her “Nancy Franke Study.” Khwaja, who is known by her peers as a talented sketch artist, stepped out of her comfort zone to bring this dark floral piece to life. “Trilogy” saw Clare Simon, who had a fall landscape painting selected by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County in early October, venture into a more conceptual direction with the three faces in the piece. Nabet has two pieces chosen with her drawing “Color Me Carelessly” and her first sculpture, “Dormant.” “It was a refreshing experience trying something I’ve never done before,” Nabet said of her sculpture. “My art process is very calculated, and I usually do a lot of research and planning, but with this it was free form, and I did what felt right and natural.”
Locust Valley High School Student Government and teachers Stephanie Scavelli and Ashley Gruter held a volleyball tournament on Nov. 2. The idea for the event came during last year’s Battle of the Grades, where students spent a majority of the time playing volleyball. Entry fees from the eight teams will go towards the Intergenerational Dinner in March as well as other Student Government events.