12/06/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.

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School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.

When Shelter Island Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik heard that billionaire Betsy DeVos was being tapped as Secretary of Education in the Trump Cabinet, he took a wait-and-see stance. (more…)

11/22/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Formal high school yearbooks, popular since the 1840s, represent students’ views of their schools and communities, and serve as cherished time capsules. The Shelter Island School’s current student yearbook club is seeking advertisers to help them fund the 78th edition of ‘Pogatticut.’

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Formal high school yearbooks, popular since the 1840s, represent students’ views of their schools and communities, and serve as cherished time capsules. The Shelter Island School’s current student yearbook club is seeking advertisers to help them fund the 78th edition of ‘Pogatticut.’

“Pogatticut,” the Shelter Island School yearbook, has been published without fail since 1940 and with Thanksgiving upon us and folks returning home from distant places, what better time to flip through its pages with family and friends?

“We know in future years, when we review these pages, we will once again relive all joyous times and cherished experiences that were part of our school days,” states the forward of the 1949 edition. (more…)

11/16/16 4:30pm
COURTESY ART COURTESY IMAGES Drivers Ed instructor Ian Karnarvogel on Monday night showed the School Board the State Farm Driver Feedback app he uses to provide students with objective data after practice sessions about their acceleration, braking and cornering; it also maps each driver’s session indicating where on the route problems occurred.

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Drivers Ed instructor Ian Karnarvogel on Monday night showed the School Board the State Farm Driver Feedback app he uses to provide students with objective data after practice sessions about their acceleration, braking and cornering; it also maps each driver’s session indicating where on the route problems occurred.

From the importance of respectful debate to preventing summer academic slippage to an app that rates student driving, the Shelter Island Board of Education heard wide-ranging reports at its meeting Monday. It also bailed out the yearbook, which has come up about $5,000 short of funds for recent issues. (more…)

11/02/16 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO National Honor Society students participating in a "Cardboard Campout" in 2014.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO National Honor Society students participating in a “Cardboard Campout” on Shelter Island School grounds in November 2014.

The Shelter Island National Honor Society and friends will be raising money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity by hosting a Cardboard Campout on Monday, November 7 on the front lawn of the school from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Eighteen students from grades 10 to 12 must each raise $100 for the privilege of sleeping in a wardrobe box, lent to the group by Jernick Moving and Storage. (more…)