11/19/19 12:00pm

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The school shouldn’t wait for an emergency to repair the septic system, were the sentiments expressed by superintendent Brian Doelger, Ph.D. and Facilities Manager Mike Dunning at Monday night’s meeting of the Board of Education. (more…)

11/05/19 2:00pm

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Shelter Island School’s National Honor Society members and friends braved chilly overnight temperatures from 6 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. The annual event, where students spend a night in cardboard boxes on school grounds to demonstrate the plight of the homeless, requires each participant to raise at least $100 for the nonprofit. Thanks to their abilities in past years, their contributions have exceeded minimums and students have spent one to two days on a Habitat for Humanity site helping eventual homeowners build a house that a family will occupy.

10/23/19 4:30pm

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School Superintendent Brian Doelger

A mandate from the State Education Department for a social/emotional curriculum is being greeted with enthusiasm, Superintendent Brian Doelger said at last week’s Board of Education meeting. (more…)

10/23/19 12:00pm

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It took three years of lobbying for Shelter Island School Athletic Director Todd Gulluscio. But persistence paid off this year as Mr. Gulluscio gained state approval for a pilot program that will allow districts with 499 or fewer 9th through 12th grade students to play two sports.

The aim is to expand the ability of small school districts to continue to offer multiple sports programs. (more…)

10/22/19 2:00pm

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A two-way street of love between father and son — scientist David James and Benjamin.

When scientist David James showed up at Shelter Island School a couple of weeks ago to surprise his children with lessons about the universe, son Benjamin, 10, a 5th grader, got to see his father.

But his class was called out to a special assembly, so students never got to hear from Mr. James, who works with a team of scientists on the “Black Hole Initiative” at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. (more…)