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Superintendent Christine Finn signs a pledge to avoid use of plastic straws at a special assembly last week organized by The Group for the East End.
Shelter Island students and staff will no longer be sipping through plastic straws in the cafeteria after representatives of classes in grades six through 12 joined Superintendent Christine Finn in taking a pledge to protect the environment.
The students watched a film last week on the dangers plastic poses as it so often ends up in waterways, threatening the lives of fish, turtles and other species. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Sharon Gibbs at a former Science Fair she coordinated.
The Board of Education bid a sad goodbye Monday night to popular science teacher Sharon Gibbs who took a medical leave of absence a few years ago and has now made her retirement permanent as of September 25. (more…)
Supplies Islanders gave to National Honor Society members to be contributed to Operational International that will transport them to those in need on the Ivory Coast.
This past month National Honor Society (NHS) President Mia Clark and Vice President Michael Payano travelled to a State Summit in Stamford, Connecticut to take part in a day-long training with leaders from the tri-state area. (more…)
“If the world continues to produce and discard plastic straws at its current frenzied pace, it is estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean, pound for pound, by 2050.” (more…)
Students and adults will have an opportunity this week to learn an important aspect of first aid in bleeding control sessions on Friday at the Shelter Island School auditorium. (more…)