BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island students marching this morning from the school on Route 114.
“Adults love us when we have high test scores but hate us when we have strong opinions.”
That was among the signs carried by Shelter Island students Wednesday morning who walked out of school at 10 a.m. as a sign of solidarity, remembering those who were murdered in Parkland, Florida a month ago.
They also held signs bearing the names of those killed at Sandy Hook and Columbine. The short march was orderly and silent in the cold, bright day. The students joined thousands who walked out of school today across the country on Wednesday morning. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Teacher Devon Treharne, with Kelly Colligan, the class of 2016 salutatorain, at graduation ceremonies.
Like parents across the country, Devon Treharne sat with her children to have a discussion in the wake of the Florida school murders.
Gathering James, 11, Regan, 10, and Brady, 7, around her, she asked them what they had heard and if they had any questions. (more…)
Formal high school yearbooks, popular since the 1840s, represent students’ views of their schools and communities, and serve as cherished time capsules. The Shelter Island School’s current student yearbook club is seeking advertisers to help them fund the 78th edition of ‘Pogatticut.’
“Pogatticut,” the Shelter Island School yearbook, has been published without fail since 1940 and with Thanksgiving upon us and folks returning home from distant places, what better time to flip through its pages with family and friends?
“We know in future years, when we review these pages, we will once again relive all joyous times and cherished experiences that were part of our school days,” states the forward of the 1949 edition. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Hot off the presses. The Inlet’s editor Kelly Colligan, left, joins staff reporter Cameron Clark and faculty adviser Devon Treharne checking out the school newspaper’s latest issue Thursday in the Reporter’s newsroom.
What do you do when your newspaper staff gets cut down from 20 to five? Just ask Shelter Island students who published The Inlet this week, the first issue of the new school year. (more…)