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…)

10/31/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Sophia Strauss with the first of what she hopes will be several boxes of goods bound for Haiti to help victims of Hurricane Matthew.

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Sophia Strauss with the first of what she hopes will be several boxes of goods bound for Haiti to help victims of Hurricane Matthew.

Sophia Strauss was studying hurricanes in teacher Dan Williams’ marine science class at Shelter Island High School when Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti early last month.

That island nation had not yet recovered from the 2010 earthquake and what crops had been planted since then were ripped apart by Matthew. (more…)

10/25/16 12:01pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island students explored Coecles Harbor Friday in ‘A Day in the Life of the Peconic Estuary’ program. As student Ray Karen takes measurements of the tides from shore, United States Geological Survey staffer Brendan McCarthy (facing the shoreline) leads three other students (backs to camera, l-r) Melissa Frasco, Lucio Martinez and Elizabeth Larsen in taking water measurements.

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Shelter Island students explored Coecles Harbor Friday in ‘A Day in the Life of the Peconic Estuary’ program. As student Ray Karen takes measurements of the tides from shore, United States Geological Survey staffer Brendan McCarthy (facing the shoreline) leads three other students (backs to camera, l-r) Melissa Frasco, Lucio Martinez and Elizabeth Larsen in taking water measurements.

Some young Shelter Island citizen scientists agreed a field trip Friday to Ram’s Island gave them a better understanding of the place they call home. (more…)

10/18/16 4:23pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Students celebrated Board of Education members for their service with banners, letters and framed art work at Monday night’s meeting.

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Students celebrated Board of Education members for their service with banners, letters and framed art work at Monday night’s meeting.

A previously agreed pact with the Shelter Island Faculty Association and the building and grounds unit to switch health insurance carriers will result in a savings of $111,500 in premiums beginning in January. (more…)