11/14/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Celebrating her tenure appointment as an elementary school teacher at Shelter Island School Monday evening is Elizabeth Eklund with husband, Dominick Restani, and daughter, Evelyn. It was a family affair Monday night with Elizabeth’s mother, Linda Eklund, a member of the Board of Education, her father, James Eklund, younger brother, Andrew, and aunt, Jenifer Maxson, all in attendance.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Celebrating her tenure appointment as an elementary school teacher at Shelter Island School Monday evening is Elizabeth Eklund with husband, Dominick Restani, and daughter, Evelyn. It was a family affair Monday night with Elizabeth’s mother, Linda Eklund, a member of the Board of Education, her father, James Eklund, younger brother, Andrew, and aunt, Jenifer Maxson, all in attendance.

Security is on the minds of the Board of Education and staff at Shelter Island School as they consider a proposal from A+ Technology & Security of Bay Shore to step up safety measures on campus. (more…)

10/18/17 8:00am
JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO  A student choir serenaded the school board with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the annual school board “appreciation night” Monday at the meeting of the Board of Education.

JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO
A student choir serenaded the school board with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the annual school board “appreciation night” Monday at the meeting of the Board of Education.

Figuring out which behavioral or academic strategies work best for a particular student is an essential aspect of teaching, but even in a small school it can be difficult for educators across grades and disciplines to effectively share with each other what they’ve learned. (more…)

09/20/17 8:00am
JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO The school district’s new business leader, Idowu K. Ogundipe, was officially hired at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. Mr. Ogundipe, who begins work here on October 4, is an account for the Uniondale Public Schools.

JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO The school district’s new business leader, Idowu K. Ogundipe, was officially hired at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. Mr. Ogundipe, who begins work here on October 4, is an account for the Uniondale Public Schools.

Christine Finn had just been sworn in as the Island’s new superintendent at the Board of Education meeting Monday night when she accepted an award from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association naming Shelter Island as a “School of Distinction,” prompting her to joke “this is the only ahtletic award I will ever have.” (more…)