05/08/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Junior and senior boys at Shelter Island School took self defense training seriously after watching Sensei Michelle Del Giorno of Sag Harbor’s Epic Martial Arts (left) reverse the situation when her student, Emily Nill, seemingly had the upper hand.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Junior and senior boys at Shelter Island School took self defense training seriously after watching Sensei Michelle Del Giorno of Sag Harbor’s Epic Martial Arts (left) reverse the situation when her student, Emily Nill, seemingly had the upper hand.

“We’re not training them to fight. We’re training them to not be victims.”

That’s how Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch explained to her colleagues the purpose of martial arts training that has been offered to juniors and seniors at Shelter Island School this spring. (more…)

06/07/16 8:00am
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO Julia Labrozzi and award winner Rodrigo Barros on the red carpet at the Teeny Awards on June 5.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO Julia Labrozzi and award winner Rodrigo Barros on the red carpet at the Teeny Awards on June 5.

When Shelter Island exchange student Rodrigo Barros heads home to Brazil at the end of this school year, he’ll not only take with him lots of great memories, but one pretty impressive award as well. (more…)

05/20/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Colibri Lopez (left) and Zoey Bolton practice self-defense techniques taught by Michelle Del Giorno (center) as classmates observe.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Colibri Lopez (left) and Zoey Bolton practice self-defense techniques taught by Michelle Del Giorno (center) as classmates observe.

“You’re the only one who can protect yourself.”

The speaker was Michelle Del Giorno of Epic Martial Arts in Sag Harbor, who came to Shelter Island School Monday to prepare young women who will soon leave this small community, headed for college campuses or jobs in a much wider world. (more…)