It’s been more than two years since the Shelter Island School’s heating system broke down, requiring round the clock attention for months from the maintenance team and two years since voters approved a $1.6 million bond to replace the aged system and make other building repairs. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island School District Clerk Jacki Dunning.
Advice passed down from one mother to another: “The biggest secret in parenting is to laugh a lot, smile a lot.”
That’s one lesson Jacki Dunning learned from her mother. “There’s plenty of laughter in our house,” Ms. Dunning said in her office at the Shelter Island School where she is the school district’s clerk.
She and husband, Kevin, are about to see their nest emptying as their youngest child, Elizabeth, 18, heads to college in September. Their son Matthew, who will be 20 in August, is completing his second year at St. John’s University. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | American Legion Hall.
The end of season men’s and women’s bowling league dinner will be held Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. The American Legion will be closed throughout the month of May and will reopen on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. and the chef on that date will be Gunnar. (more…)
CHARTIY ROBEY PHOTO An enthusiastic and skilled photographer, Thai-born Chanin Inturam has been taking pictures for the school yearbook and the Shelter Island Reporter website during his time here.
It’s been four years since the Shelter Island School has welcomed an international exchange student. So long, that before Chanin Inturam, from Bangkok, Thailand, and Brazil native, Rodrigo Barros arrived for the 2015/16 school year, few Shelter Island High School students could remember the fascinating experience of going to school with someone from halfway around the world, who speaks a different language, observes different holidays, and eats foods never seen in the IGA. (more…)
LOIS B. MORRIS PHOTO | Pianist Thomas Pandolfi at Shelter Island School where he talked to students about classical composers and offered a preview of his April 12 Shelter Island Friends of Music concert by performing ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ by George Gershwin.
When Thomas Pandolfi gives a concert, as he did for the Shelter Island Friends of Music on April 23, he dazzles his audiences on a nine-foot grand piano. But in the Shelter Island school auditorium the day before his concert, the students were treated to what might be called a world premiere: a virtuoso classical performance by Mr. Pandolfi on a small electronic keyboard, not what he expected. (more…)