09/02/15 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Some kids are eager, some worried, and most a little of both for school to start. Keeping the last of summer alive last week, from left, Riley Renault, Elijah Davidson, Nathan Cronin, Hayden Davidson, Cooper Renault and Pacey Cronin on the slide. Seated in back, from left, Abby Kotula, Susan Cronin and Kate Davidson.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Some kids are eager, some worried, and most a little of both for school to start. Keeping the last of summer alive last week, from left, Riley Renault, Elijah Davidson, Nathan Cronin, Hayden Davidson, Cooper Renault and Pacey Cronin on the slide. Seated in back, from left, Abby Kotula, Susan Cronin and Kate Davidson.

Katie Springer was asked if she was busy this time of year getting her children ready to go back to school. “I’d like to talk,” she said. “But I’m too busy getting the kids ready to go back to school.”

It’s a given that this is a busy time for parents and children. Busy, and at times stressful, on the emotions and on a family’s pocketbook. (more…)

09/01/15 10:59am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, is preparing his faculty and staff for the academic year 2015-16.

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Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, is preparing his faculty and staff for the academic year 2015-16.

Didn’t the class of 2015 just graduate a couple of weeks ago?

It certainly seems that way. But even with a late start this month since Labor Day comes in the second week of September, students, school staff and parents no doubt feel like another summer has flown. (more…)

08/19/15 10:00am

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO Classroom furniture and equipment moved out to the corridors so that floors can be scrubbed and rooms made ready to receive students who return to classes September 9.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Classroom furniture and equipment moved out to the corridors so that floors can be scrubbed and rooms made ready to receive students who return to classes September 9.

Time spent preparing, testing, scoring and finally the results are tabulated. Next step — what do they show?

Nothing, Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik told the Board of Education Monday night about last spring’s state-mandated tests of elementary school students. (more…)

07/31/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO The Shelter Island High School girls’ volleyball team, recipients of the AVCA Team Academic Award, celebrating its County Championship in November 2014.

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The Shelter Island High School girls’ volleyball team, recipients of the AVCA Team Academic Award, celebrating its County Championship in November 2014.

The Autumn 2014 Shelter Island girls’ varsity volleyball team has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Award. (more…)