03/25/14 2:00pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO Dreaming big, Shelter Island science teacher Dan Williams wants his students to participate in a submarine program sponsored by Brookhaven National Laboratory.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Dreaming big, Shelter Island science teacher Dan Williams wants his students to participate in a submarine program sponsored by Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Increasingly innovative teaching calls for hands-on experience and imagination, something Shelter Island science teacher Dan Williams has long embraced. So instead of showing his students pictures or video of the Peconic Bay bottoms, Mr. Williams wants to take them there. (more…)

03/21/14 10:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |  Connor Corbett-Rice at the Shelter Island Yacht Club this week. Three years ago he wrote a message and placed it in a wine bottle before it was launched on a remarkable sea voyage.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Connor Corbett-Rice at the Shelter Island Yacht Club this week. Three years ago he wrote a message and placed it in a wine bottle before it was launched on a remarkable sea voyage.

Walking a private, seldom travelled stretch of sand in Cave Cay in the Bahamas in early February, a couple from Bermuda spied a corked wine bottle washed up on the beach. Going closer, Carol and Andrew Gracie saw a message tucked inside. (more…)

03/20/14 10:00am

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO Academic administrator Jennifer Rylott outlined a proposed budget for special education Monday night that is expected to drop a bit for 2014-15 as compared with the current year. But she pointed out that special education can change dramatically year to year depending on the number of students needing services and the nature of the services those students require.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Academic administrator Jennifer Rylott outlined a proposed budget for special education Monday night that is expected to drop a bit for 2014-15 as compared with the current year.

Shelter Island is looking at a $10.45 million projected school budget or an increase in spending of $400,000 unless Board of Education members take an axe to some of Superintendent Michael Hynes’ proposals. Budget to budget, the current proposal calls for a 4 percent spending increase. (more…)

03/18/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Popular music teacher Jessica Bosak was granted tenure at Monday night’s Shelter Island Board of Education meeting by a unanimous vote with colleagues praising her dedication to the job.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Popular music teacher Jessica Bosak was granted tenure at Monday night’s Shelter Island Board of Education meeting by a unanimous vote with colleagues praising her dedication to the job.

 

Parents whose children attend private schools will see an improved bus schedule thanks to a deal struck between Shelter Island and Greenport that will eliminate what had become a nearly two-hour ride home this year. (more…)