03/25/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik outlined spending on capital expenses at Monday night’s hearing. The next budget hearing is Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik outlined spending on capital expenses at Monday night’s hearing. The next budget hearing is Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m.

It’s back to the drawing board to craft a proposal for Shelter Island School’s capital spending.

Numbers were given to the Board of Education by Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik at Monday night’s school budget hearing, but BOE members raised questions. The result is the superintendent taking more time to ensure all figures are solid enough to submit to voters in May.
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03/19/15 12:00pm

 

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |  Eliza McCarthy chose her favorite bowl at last year's Empty Bowl fundraiser.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Eliza McCarthy chose her favorite bowl at last year’s Empty Bowl fundraiser.

With spring officially here — despite what it looks like outside — the Shelter Island Edible School Garden is getting ready to sprout. This year the garden is in need of a shed, which the school’s shop class is willing to build if materials are supplied.

Empty Bowls, a fundraiser for the Edible Garden and the Shelter Island Food Pantry, will help fill the coffers. On Sunday, March 22 from 12 to 3 p.m., the school cafeteria will be filled with the aroma of dozens of different kinds of soup and families eating soup out of handmade bowls. (more…)

03/09/15 10:00am
Clarissa Williams

Clarissa Williams

Clarissa
Those beyond our family and friends who influence us for the better usually come from stations above us, from parents,  pulpits, legislatures, from the head of a classroom, from history. But it’s the ones who are with us on our level in our daily lives who can make the deepest impressions. (more…)

03/03/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik wants the community to weigh in on his performance. A questionnaire appears on the school’s website.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik wants the community to weigh in on his performance. A questionnaire appears on the school’s website.

It was the trademark question former Mayor Ed Koch would ask walking the sidewalks of New York.

Borrowing the theme, Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik walks the halls of Shelter Island School asking his students and staff to rate his job performance. And now he’s contacting parents, community members, students, faculty and staff asking the same in a survey on the school district’s website. (more…)