Making a world of difference
To the Editor:
I am writing to share the following: April 16 to 22 is National Student Leadership Week (NSLW). I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the efforts of our local leaders in the Shelter Island High School National Honor Society.
Since September, this group has spread positive attitudes with a “locker sticky note” campaign; stuffed 500 bags for the 5K breast cancer run; raised over $1,500 for Habitat for Humanity by sleeping in boxes outside overnight; collected 446 items for our food pantry; made $466 in Shamrock sales for the Muscular Dystrophy Association; and most recently, collected $1,528 for the American Cancer Society from the sale of a T-shirt in support of Mrs. Sharon Gibbs, with additional donations of over $800 thanks to the extremely generous theater patrons for “Curtains.” (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik said the school district has received a federal grant of $54,000.
Board of Education members and attendees at Monday night’s meeting got a look at the new technology department program under the direction of Christopher Conrady.
Through a series of slides, he showed students building what will be a recording studio within the school; rebuilding small engines; working at the Coecles Harbor Marina & Boatyard; learning about large machinery at Marcello Masonry; and helping to repair fences, build benches and keep town parks maintained with the Highway Department. (more…)
Not surprisingly, great teachers have generally had great teachers of their own — those who inspired them to pursue a career in education. That’s the case for the Reporter’s Person of the Year, Janine Mahoney. (more…)