01/31/18 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe outlined the direct educational budget projection for the 2018-19 school year at Monday night’s meeting. He has one more area, facilities spending, to present in February before the Board of Education begins its line-by-line review of the draft.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School District Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe outlined the direct educational budget projection for the 2018-19 school year at Monday night’s meeting. He has one more area, facilities spending, to present in February before the Board of Education begins its line-by-line review of the draft.

Plan for the worst, hope for the best is the approach the Shelter Island Board of Education is taking toward budgeting for the 2018-19 school year, according to district Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe.

At the same time, Superintendent Christine Finn said at Monday night’s meeting she expects the district will end up “definitely holding the line” on spending next year. (more…)

10/18/17 8:00am
JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO  A student choir serenaded the school board with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the annual school board “appreciation night” Monday at the meeting of the Board of Education.

JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO
A student choir serenaded the school board with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the annual school board “appreciation night” Monday at the meeting of the Board of Education.

Figuring out which behavioral or academic strategies work best for a particular student is an essential aspect of teaching, but even in a small school it can be difficult for educators across grades and disciplines to effectively share with each other what they’ve learned. (more…)

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06/13/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Memorial to Christian Goody, a 2014 Shelter Island graduate, who died in a car crash in Northampton last October. Students Thomas Lenzer, Evan Thilberg and Elijah Topliff built the bench.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Memorial to Christian Goody, a 2014 Shelter Island graduate, who died in a car crash in Northampton last October. Students Thomas Lenzer, Evan Thilberg and Elijah Topliff built the bench.

Ten of 16 graduating seniors took one or more advanced placement or college level courses during their high school careers. The numbers tallied by guidance counselor Martha Tuthill were presented to the Board of Education Monday night by Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott. (more…)

05/05/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, and Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, and Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.

A pitch for the Island
We applaud the Shelter Island School District for making an effort — and following through — to encourage parents who send their children to school off-Island to seriously consider enrolling them in school here. (more…)