09/06/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik

“I can’t wait for everybody to be back.”

With that, Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik summed up his excitement about the year ahead at Shelter Island School.
Mr. Skuggevik expects to greet 221 students tomorrow, Wednesday, September 7, with the possibility that numbers could change right up to the last moment. If it stays the same, that number will be equal to the students who started school last September. (more…)

09/05/16 3:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Vicki Weslek with her children, from left, Elizabeth, Evan and Harrison.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Vicki Weslek with her children, from left, Elizabeth, Evan and Harrison.

Elizabeth Weslek is ready. But she has moments when she’s not completely sold on the whole idea.

Scheduled to start kindergarten on tomorrow, September 7 at “the big school,” Elizabeth, 5, has told her mother, Vicki, a couple of times,

“I want to go back to my old school,” referring to the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center. (more…)

08/12/16 8:00am
PHOTO CREDIT The Battlers — Madeleine McNally, Henry Lowell-Liszanckie, Jasper Yang and Emmett Cummings — convene outside the library gearing up for the competition.

CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO
The Battlers — Madeleine McNally, Henry Lowell-Liszanckie, Jasper Yang and Emmett Cummings — convene outside the library gearing up for the competition.

Picture this: Six pre-teens and teens huddle around a table, enthusiastically debate the particulars of a book, and finally arrive at consensus.

A parent’s fantasy? (more…)