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August 20, 2018

Dear Members of the Locust Valley High School Community:

Congratulations to all students, staff, and the community on a fine past academic year and a summer hopefully filled with the right balance of enjoyment and relaxation. My name is Patrick DiClemente and I am fortunate to have been recently named the Principal of Locust Valley High School. The Locust Valley School District is an outstanding place to receive an education, grow and learn as a resident, and to be an educator. The community has always maintained a pride in its people, heritage, and accomplishments. I am very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for me as the high school principal and eager to be a part of the outstanding student achievement, activities, and culture among all of our schools.

With over twenty years of secondary school experiences as a teacher of English and school administrator, you will find me well-versed in the elements that coincide with student success at the high school level. I am passionate about the field of education and working with people. As the high school principal, I appreciate the opportunity that I have to support and celebrate our students, to work among a talented and dedicated staff, and to collaborate with families and community members.

Our efforts at Locust Valley High School and my focus is on providing a challenging, inviting, and supportive school experience for the students and all individuals associated with our school. We will continue to build upon the positive-spirit at school, work to recognize success, and expand learning for all of our students and staff. Students, staff, parents, and community members are the spirit of our school. Please know that my door is always open to you.

In the remaining summer vacation days, I wish all of our students and families fulfillment and enjoyment. As we draw closer to a new academic year, you will receive a welcome letter with coordinating information that will support a smooth, confident beginning to the 2018 - 2019 school year. I thank all members of the school community for welcoming me to Locust Valley.

With appreciation, 
Patrick J. DiClemente 


Incoming Grade 9 Orientation


Welcome To...

Locust Valley High School


An Invitation for Incoming 9th Graders and Students New to LVHS!



Save the Date


Tuesday, August 27th

10:00am - 12:00 noon 




* Details to follow in a letter during the second week of August.

High School Summer Assignments


Click here for high school summer assignments.

Tenure Recipients Honored for Excellence

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The Board of Education granted tenure to eight faculty members on June 6. These individuals were recognized at a reception during which administrators described how each of them had proven that they were making a difference in the Locust Valley Central District. 

Each tenure recipient spent years proving that they are worthy of becoming a permanent part of the LVCSD family. Their supervisors observed their professional practices over the years, ensuring that they performed their jobs in a manner that was considered superior. Their skills, relationships with others and willingness to learn were all factors that were considered when reviewing each candidate for their tenure appointment.

Acting Superintendent Dr. Carl Bonuso congratulated the honorees on this important milestone in their careers.

Congratulations to Jamie Cherkis, Locust Valley Middle School/High School Mathematics Teacher; Kimberly Derenthal, Ann MacArthur Primary School Teacher; Jaime DiRossi, Locust Valley Middle School/High School Science Teacher; Kristin Hordy, Locust Valley Elementary Schools Physical Education Teacher; Brian Kollar, Locust Valley Middle School Science Teacher; Toni Meliambro, Locust Valley Central School District Assistant Superintendent for Business Affairs and Human Resources; Alexander Moir, Locust Valley High School Foreign Language Teacher; and Michelle Villa, Locust Valley High School Assistant Principal.

Summer Recreation Registration

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The Summer Recreation registration information is now available.

See attached.