11/18/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Ninth grader Francesca Frasco working on a Science Fair project in teacher Daniel Williams’ laboratory after school hours as she prepares for the 50th annual event to be held at the school December 5. At rear is ninth grader Emily Strauss working on her Science Fair project.

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Ninth grader Francesca Frasco working on a Science Fair project in teacher Daniel Williams’ laboratory after school hours as she prepares for the 50th annual event to be held at the school December 5. At rear is ninth grader Emily Strauss working on her Science Fair project.

Francesca Frasco, 14, is exploring estrogen mimics — artificial hormones that can affect our bodies.

Like any good scientist, the Shelter Island School freshman chose the topic because she wanted to break new ground. No one in the 50 year history of the school’s Science Fair has explored her subject.

“I thought it would be cool,” she said about the project she’s calling “Flies and Guys.”
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11/18/14 10:12am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Ted Campbell, left, and Christopher Angotta, from the Melvilee-based Nawrocki Smith accounting firm, addressing the Board of Education Monday night. The auditors gave the district the highest classification on all reports.

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Ted Campbell, left, and Christopher Angotta, from the Melvilee-based Nawrocki Smith accounting firm, addressing the Board of Education Monday night. The auditors gave the district the highest classification on all reports.

The Shelter Island Board of Education got a good report from their auditors Monday night and was briefed on special education trends and teaching English as a new language.

The board also heard from two parents who questioned the new policy of blending pre-school children into a kindergarten class. (more…)

10/23/14 4:30pm

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Hot off the presses. The Inlet’s editor Kelly Colligan, left, joins staff reporter Cameron Clark and faculty adviser Devon Treharne checking out the  school newspaper’s latest issue Thursday in the Reporter’s newsroom.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Hot off the presses. The Inlet’s editor Kelly Colligan, left, joins staff reporter Cameron Clark and faculty adviser Devon Treharne checking out the school newspaper’s latest issue Thursday in the Reporter’s newsroom.

What do you do when your newspaper staff gets cut down from 20 to five? Just ask Shelter Island students who published The Inlet this week, the first issue of the new school year. (more…)

10/16/14 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik answered parents’ questions Tuesday night about in-school suspensions.

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Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik answered parents’ questions Tuesday night about in-school suspensions.

Little more than a month into the new school year and three students have been given in-school suspensions, and the discipline brought questions from parents Tuesday night about what, exactly, merited such action by new Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik. (more…)