12/11/14 4:30pm

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| The crowd at the 50th annual Science Fair

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| The crowd at the 50th annual Science Fair

Top honors at the Shelter Island School’s 50th annual Science Fair on Friday, December 5 went to ninth grader Lindsey Gallagher in the senior division and seventh grader Liam Adipietro in the junior division. They walked off with Best of Fair awards. (more…)

12/11/14 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik shared thoughts about preparing students for college and the workforce. Behind him are a list of his own goals to ensure students leave Shelter Island primed to pursue their ambitions.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik shared thoughts about preparing students for college and the workforce. Behind him are a list of his own goals to ensure students leave Shelter Island primed to pursue their ambitions.

When Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik saw statistics reporting Shelter Island School graduates had poor results completing two- and four-year college programs, he questioned the accuracy of the numbers. (more…)

11/23/14 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Hunkering down, from left,  Caity Mulcahy, Olivia Garrison, Tommy Card, Chris Corbett and Serina Kaasik. Missing from the photo are Kenna McCarthy and Kelly Colligan.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
Hunkering down, from left, Caity Mulcahy, Olivia Garrison, Tommy Card, Chris Corbett and Serina Kaasik. Missing from the photo are Kenna McCarthy and Kelly Colligan.

Seven students participated in the National Honor Society’s overnight Cardboard Campout that raised $1,500 for Habitat for Humanity on November 10. (more…)

11/18/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Ninth grader Francesca Frasco working on a Science Fair project in teacher Daniel Williams’ laboratory after school hours as she prepares for the 50th annual event to be held at the school December 5. At rear is ninth grader Emily Strauss working on her Science Fair project.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Ninth grader Francesca Frasco working on a Science Fair project in teacher Daniel Williams’ laboratory after school hours as she prepares for the 50th annual event to be held at the school December 5. At rear is ninth grader Emily Strauss working on her Science Fair project.

Francesca Frasco, 14, is exploring estrogen mimics — artificial hormones that can affect our bodies.

Like any good scientist, the Shelter Island School freshman chose the topic because she wanted to break new ground. No one in the 50 year history of the school’s Science Fair has explored her subject.

“I thought it would be cool,” she said about the project she’s calling “Flies and Guys.”
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11/18/14 10:12am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Ted Campbell, left, and Christopher Angotta, from the Melvilee-based Nawrocki Smith accounting firm, addressing the Board of Education Monday night. The auditors gave the district the highest classification on all reports.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
Ted Campbell, left, and Christopher Angotta, from the Melvilee-based Nawrocki Smith accounting firm, addressing the Board of Education Monday night. The auditors gave the district the highest classification on all reports.

The Shelter Island Board of Education got a good report from their auditors Monday night and was briefed on special education trends and teaching English as a new language.

The board also heard from two parents who questioned the new policy of blending pre-school children into a kindergarten class. (more…)