12/12/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Shelter Island School Science Fair in full swing December 1.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Shelter Island School Science Fair in full swing December 1.

It was a red letter day for several Shelter Island students who took home awards at the annual science fair on December 1. (more…)

12/12/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island School senior Sarah Lewis, left, and junior Nichole Hand were honored December 4 at the Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association’s gala awards dinner at East Winds in Wading River.

COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island School senior Sarah Lewis, left, and junior Nichole Hand were honored December 4 at the Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association’s gala awards dinner at East Winds in Wading River.

On Monday, December 4, the East Winds catering hall in Wading River was decorated to the hilt.

Shining chandeliers and large holiday trees bedecked with lights greeted over 700 athletes, coaches and parents to the annual Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association’s annual awards dinner. (more…)

11/28/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Long-time writing mentor Roger McKeon with former participant Johanna Kaasik.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Long-time writing mentor Roger McKeon with former participant Johanna Kaasik.

Mary Dwyer believes children are born unfettered by restrictions on what they can achieve.

That’s why Ms. Dwyer wants to bring them into the “2Rs4Fun” program before anyone can impose limits on them.

After 25 years of teaching elementary school, mostly in the East Williston School District, Ms. Dwyer retired to Shelter Island and launched the program designed to inspire young students to read, write and stretch their imaginations. Starting in the fall of 2008, she motivated a group of adult mentors to latch onto her vision and work one-on-one with 3rd and 4th grade students at the Shelter Island Library. (more…)

11/14/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Celebrating her tenure appointment as an elementary school teacher at Shelter Island School Monday evening is Elizabeth Eklund with husband, Dominick Restani, and daughter, Evelyn. It was a family affair Monday night with Elizabeth’s mother, Linda Eklund, a member of the Board of Education, her father, James Eklund, younger brother, Andrew, and aunt, Jenifer Maxson, all in attendance.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Celebrating her tenure appointment as an elementary school teacher at Shelter Island School Monday evening is Elizabeth Eklund with husband, Dominick Restani, and daughter, Evelyn. It was a family affair Monday night with Elizabeth’s mother, Linda Eklund, a member of the Board of Education, her father, James Eklund, younger brother, Andrew, and aunt, Jenifer Maxson, all in attendance.

Security is on the minds of the Board of Education and staff at Shelter Island School as they consider a proposal from A+ Technology & Security of Bay Shore to step up safety measures on campus. (more…)