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…)
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…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island National Honor Society members new and old are (l-r) Sophia Strauss, Isabella Sherman, Julia Labrozzi, Will Garrison, Olivia Yeaman, Sydney Clark, Nicolette Frasco. Elizabeth Larson, Sara Lewis, Luke Gilpin, Madison Hallman, Francesca Frasco, Melissa Frasco, Bianca Evangelista, Lindsey Gallagher and Emily Strauss.
Excitement written on their faces and surrounded by relatives who came to share in their golden moment, eight students were inducted.
Tuesday night into the Shelter Island Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Eight others, already in the honor society, participated in a re-induction ceremony. (more…)
COURTESY IMAGE Drivers Ed instructor Ian Karnarvogel on Monday night showed the School Board the State Farm Driver Feedback app he uses to provide students with objective data after practice sessions about their acceleration, braking and cornering; it also maps each driver’s session indicating where on the route problems occurred.
From the importance of respectful debate to preventing summer academic slippage to an app that rates student driving, the Shelter Island Board of Education heard wide-ranging reports at its meeting Monday. It also bailed out the yearbook, which has come up about $5,000 short of funds for recent issues. (more…)