05/16/17 10:20pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO A nervous Tracy McCarthy awaits the vote with board member Mark Kanarvogel that saw Ms. McCarthy gain a seat on the Board of Education.

JULIE LANE PHOTO  Tracy McCarthy awaits the vote with Board of Education member Mark Kanarvogel in the polling place at the school gymnasium.  Ms. McCarthy won a seat to the board.

Residents gave a resounding vote of confidence to the Shelter Island School District’s $11.3 million budget Tuesday, approving it with a vote of 345 in favor to 176 opposed. The proposition that would have increased mileage for off-Island students to attend Our Lady of the Hamptons School lost with 367 voting against the change and 156 voting in favor.

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05/16/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

Shelter Island voters are going  to the polls today at the school gymnasium to weigh in on a proposed $11.3 million school district budget; a proposition on extending the distance for district-paid busing from 15 to 16.5 miles to reach Our Lady of the Hamptons School; and selection of three Board of Education members. (more…)

05/15/17 2:00pm
TAYLOR KELLY PHOTO Walkers completing a lap on the track covered enough miles in the five-day event last week to have walked rom Shelter Island to Disney World.

TAYLOR KELLY PHOTO Walkers completing a lap on the Shelter Island School’s track. Participants covered enough miles in the five-day event last week to have walked from Shelter Island to Disney World.

What started as an exercise for Shelter Island Scho0l’s pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students became a community event last week as students in all grades, teachers, family members and friends showed up to take a walk on the school’s track. (more…)

05/08/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Junior and senior boys at Shelter Island School took self defense training seriously after watching Sensei Michelle Del Giorno of Sag Harbor’s Epic Martial Arts (left) reverse the situation when her student, Emily Nill, seemingly had the upper hand.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Junior and senior boys at Shelter Island School took self defense training seriously after watching Sensei Michelle Del Giorno of Sag Harbor’s Epic Martial Arts (left) reverse the situation when her student, Emily Nill, seemingly had the upper hand.

“We’re not training them to fight. We’re training them to not be victims.”

That’s how Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch explained to her colleagues the purpose of martial arts training that has been offered to juniors and seniors at Shelter Island School this spring. (more…)