TAYLOR KELLY PHOTO Walkers completing a lap on the Shelter Island School’s track. Participants covered enough miles in the five-day event last week to have walked from Shelter Island to Disney World.
What started as an exercise for Shelter Island Scho0l’s pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students became a community event last week as students in all grades, teachers, family members and friends showed up to take a walk on the school’s track. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik
There’s good and bad fiscal news out of a recent legislative breakfast held in the Longwood School District attended by state legislators and school officials, according to School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
Junior high athletics are all about learning the basics of the sport, improving skills and having fun. Games are played giving equal playing time to all athletes.
As girls and boys begin to physically mature and are exposed to playing a sport daily, their skills increase, sometimes dramatically, even over a fairly short 10-week season. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School
Shelter Island is losing four of its faculty members to retirement this month — a significant loss for any small school district to absorb.
Math teacher Virginia Gibbs, Athletic Director Richard Osmer, special education and reading specialist Roberta Garris and industrial arts teacher Jack Reardon all retire at the end of this month. (more…)
Kids, by nature, are scorekeepers. Meaning they’re constantly comparing what they have — or more specifically, what they don’t have — with other kids, and keeping track.
I know this because I was a kid and I knew plenty of other kids, too. We all kept score, whether it was a blockbuster movie another classmate got to see first, a neighbor’s vacation to Disney World or trip to Action Park, or everyone having Reebok Pumps except for you. (more…)