Locust Valley High School

Fall Counselor Newsletter

Students in The Spotlight

Your Counselors on the Move!

What Are We Learning?

Interested in learning more about graduation requirements for English Language Learners? See Ms. Reno, who attended a conference on September 23rd.

Interested in learning more about Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)? See Ms. Celli who attended a meeting with RIT admissions on September 27th.

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Press Pause - Overload

Mental Health & Wellness

Feeling Anxious? Overwhelmed? Stressed? Angry?

Learn Ways to Press Pause:

  • Breathe
  • Move
  • Get Grateful
  • Make a List
  • Meditate
  • Phone a Friend

10th & 11th Graders!

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) will be administered at Locust Valley High School on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The PSAT is primarily used as a tool to practice how to take a timed, standardized exam with a format that mirrors the SAT.

Registration for the PSAT Exam will run through Friday, October 11th. Students must register in the Counseling Office by bringing in a check for $20.00 made payable to: Locust Valley Central School District.


Saturday, Oct. 19th, 7:45am

99 Horse Hollow Road

Locust Valley, NY

Senior College/Financial Aid Night

​Our senior night was a success! Thank you to all of the parents, guardians, and students who came out! Thank you also to Mary Lawyer, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Siena College, for presenting important financial aid topics.

Senior College Night Presentation:

Seniors! Financial Aid!

Both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile open on October 1st! Submit your financial aid forms as quickly as possible!


CSS Profile -

Return On Investment (ROI)

As you search for the "best fit" colleges, be mindful of your ROI. To do this, you should look at:

1.) Retention Rate (% of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year)

2.) 4-Year Graduation Rate

3.) Default Rate (% of graduates who, after 3 years of graduating, defaulted on their student loans)

4.) Job Placement

5.) Salaries

Helpful links to find this information:




Earn Money for College in 9th Grade? Check out RaiseMe!

Learn How RaiseMe Works
Activities Fair Thursday 10/3 Periods 3-8

Find something that interests you!

Seniors! Purple Sheet Day 10/4

Did you know that Friday 10/4 is the 1st "Purple Sheet Day?" Purple Sheets are our internal Transcript Release Forms.

This day is solely dedicated to seniors! Any senior with an application deadline of 11/15 or before is welcome to come to the Counseling Office to meet with their Counselor without an appointment.

On this day, seniors will be able to turn in their purple sheets for deadlines of 11/15 or before! We look forward to dedicating this day just to you, our seniors! Seniors who have already handed in their purple sheets for an early deadline need not come in on this day. The next "Purple Sheet Day" will be on Monday, November 4th.

College Mini-Fair

Monday, Oct. 7th, 9am

LVHS Gymnasium

Clarkson University

Drew University

Drexel University

Eastern Conn. State University

Indiana University

Iona College

King's College

Lasell University

Lycoming College

Manhattanville College

Marist College

Mount St. Mary College

Nassau Community College

New England Inst. of Technology

Niagara University

Nichols College

Rider University

Roger Williams University

Rutger's University

Sacred Heart University

Southern Methodist University

St. Lawrence University

Stonehill College

SUNY Cortland

SUNY New Paltz

SUNY Postsdam

The University of Scranton

University of Alabama

University of Rochester

Vaughn College

Western Connecticut State University

York College

SUNY Cortland

University of Hartford

Upcoming Individual College Visits

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Freshman Night

Freshman parents/guardians came out on September 18th to hear about the supports we have in place as our freshman transition from middle school to high school.

Presentation Materials:

NYC NACAC Stem College & Career Fair

Sunday, Oct. 13th, 1-4pm

429 11th Avenue

New York, NY

Big Apple College Fair

Sunday, Oct. 20th, 1-4pm

429 11th Avenue

New York, NY

Our Team!

Director of Counseling: Michelle Villa

Counselors: Jaimie Dickstein, Jillian Celli, Faith Keenan, Kelly Reno