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…)

05/01/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott has been reaching out to parents whose children study off-Island.

JULIE LANE PHOTO  Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott has been reaching out to parents whose children study off-Island.

Shelter Island School administrators and teachers are working to close the gap between the number of Island children eligible for classes here and those whose parents opt to send them off-Island to school. (more…)