09/16/19 8:00am

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Preschooler Evelyn Restrani gives some tender loving care to a plant in her classroom at the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center.

“It’s a very beautiful rhythm this year,” said Hannah Gray, Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center teacher who, with her new assistant, Kaitlin McElroy, welcomed students to the privately operated school headquartered at the Presbyterian Church. (more…)

09/04/19 12:00pm

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School Superintendent Brian Doelger doesn’t believe the new state law mandating students be vaccinated in order to attend public, private or parochial schools in New York has any effect on Shelter Island’s enrollment. (more…)

09/03/19 10:00am

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A new mural painted by former teacher Erica Mailand now adorns the math, science and technology wing at Shelter Island School.

The Reporter caught up with Shelter Island School’s district clerk, Jacki Dunning, to talk about life on campus.

Who painted the new mural and what was the inspiration/theme behind it? 

The new mural in the MST Wing (Math Science Technology) was painted by Erica Mailand, who was an elementary teacher and teacher assistant in our school last year. The mural design of three female scientists was suggested by three of our very own female scientists — Lauren Gurney, Emma Gallagher and Abigail Kotula.

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08/30/19 8:00am

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The clan on the first day of school, 2018. From left, Nathan, Nichole, Michael, Pacey, and in front, Makayla and Bella.

Listed among the most stressful situations people face are the death of a loved one, divorce, moving, loss of a job and imprisonment. But somewhere in the list there has to be getting a kid — not to mention a flock of them — ready for school in September. (more…)

08/26/19 4:30pm

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New superintendent — but an old face to Islanders — Brian Doelger has returned to lead the school district.

It was a sparse group that came to Shelter Island School last Thursday night to hear from new Superintendent Brian Doelger, but that’s likely a reflection that he’s already well known here, having spent several years as a social studies teacher in the district. (more…)