10/06/14 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Budding scientist Melissa Frasco, 15, a sophomore at Shelter Island High School taking water samples for a study of the the Peconic Estuary last week.

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Budding scientist Melissa Frasco, 15, a sophomore at Shelter Island High School, taking water samples last week in Mashomack for a study of the  Peconic Estuary.

Just how healthy is the Peconic Estuary?

That’s what close to 20 Shelter Island students set out to discover last week. Ranging in age from 12 to 18, they don’t yet have answers since their data will be compared with that of students from other districts involved in the “Day in the Life of Peconic Estuary” program. (more…)

09/30/14 4:30pm
Cover of the latest 2Rs4Fun book of student writings created by third and fourth graders.

Cover of the latest 2Rs4Fun book of student writings created by third and fourth graders.

As 2Rs4Fun kicks off its fall season at Shelter Island Public Library, the writing program that matches young students with adult mentors has put out its latest edition of student writing from last spring’s semester. (more…)

09/30/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Kindergartner Sadie Clark, 5, got her vision checked by Dr. Miki D’Angelo of Sound Vision Care on Monday at Shelter Island School.

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Kindergartner Sadie Clark, 5, got her vision checked by Dr. Miki D’Angelo of Sound Vision Care on Monday at Shelter Island School.

Most took the experience in stride.

But a few second and third graders at Shelter Island School balked at taking eye exams Monday morning in the school conference room. (more…)

09/23/14 9:49pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Teamwork is what it has been all about for members of the maintenance staff who posed with Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik after the results were announced. They are (from left) Tyler Clark, Andy Steinmuller, Mike Dunning, Greg Sulahian, Jose Montalvo and Mr. Skuggevik

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Teamwork is what it has been all about for members of the maintenance staff who posed with Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik after the results were announced. They are (from left) Tyler Clark, Andy Steinmuller, Mike Dunning, Greg Sulahian, Jose Montalvo and Mr. Skuggevik

Voters gave the Shelter Island School bond vote a resounding endorsement Tuesday, voting 159 to 21 to allow the district to float a bond of up to $1.63 million to pay for a new heating and ventilation system. (more…)

09/18/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO REPORTER FILE PHOTO Keeping a broken heating system functioning, maintenance worker Greg Sulahian was one of those who worked around the clock with his colleagues last fall and winter to ensure Shelter Island School had heat. Voters will have their say in balloting Tuesday about how to finance replacement of the aged system.

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Keeping a broken heating system functioning, maintenance employee Greg Sulahian was one of those who worked around the clock with his colleagues last fall and winter to ensure Shelter Island School had heat. Voters will have their say in balloting Tuesday about how to finance replacement of the aged system.

McClave Engineering workers have been working on the design for Shelter Island School’s new heating and ventilation system since June, but it will fall to voters Tuesday, September 23 to decide how the project gets financed.

If they approve a bond not to exceed $1.6295 million as the Board of Education recommends, the project will be paid for in installments over several years. (more…)