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Classes begin at the Shelter Island School tomorrow, September 5, with teachers returning today. The number of students this year is close to the 2017-18 school year with an anticipated 217 students going back to the books.
“I’m excited,” Superintendent Christine Finn said about the year ahead. “We are so ready for the kids to be here.” (more…)
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First hat in the ring for an appointment to replace Elizabeth Melichar on the Board of Education is that of Jason Lones, seen here at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.
With the resignation of Elizabeth Melichar from the Shelter Island Board of Education, as reported last week, Jason Lones said Monday night he plans to submit a letter indicating his interest in completing the final two years of her term. (more…)
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Shelter Island School District business official Idowu Ogundipe, who announced his resignation last week after being here only a year, is leaving a legacy of a scholarship to be given for the next four years of $250 to a graduating senior.
The conditions of the scholarship are that the graduate comes from a low-income family who may be living with a guardian or single parent. (more…)
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Idowu Ogundipe, the business leader of the Shelter Island School, will be leaving for a post nearer his home.
It’s one and done for Shelter Island School District business official Idowu Ogundipe.
Although he hasn’t formally resigned the Shelter Island position, Mr. Ogundipe will be going to the Wyandanch School District, Superintendent Christine Finn confirmed, after one year here. The reason is the new post is nearer to his residence, she said. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Alabama Governor George Wallace Jr. was shot in Laurel, Maryland, while campaigning as the candidate for the presidency on the American Independent Party line and was paralyzed from the waist down, living out his life in a wheelchair.
“Get Smart” took home an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and “Mission: Impossible” won for Outstanding Dramatic Series.
The psychedelic film “Wonderwall,” for which Beatle George Harrison wrote the score, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
The European Space Research Organization founded by 10 European nations launches its first satellite.
“The Odd Couple,” starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, was among the most popular films of the day.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)