05/02/18 2:00pm
JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | The crew, from left, back row: Janine Mahoney (NHS adviser), Audrey Wood, Amelia Clark, Lucas Quigley-Dunning, Owen Gibbs, Dan Martin, Lindsey Gallagher, Luke Gilpin, Emily Strauss, Isabelle Topliff, Jess Nardi (teacher volunteer) Front row: Francesca Frasco, Emma Gallagher, Abby Kotula, Sarah Lewis, Isabella Sherman, Colleen Finn, Christine Finn (volunteer superintendent).

JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | The crew, from left, back row: Janine Mahoney (NHS adviser), Audrey Wood, Amelia Clark, Lucas Quigley-Dunning, Owen Gibbs, Dan Martin, Lindsey Gallagher, Luke Gilpin, Emily Strauss, Isabelle Topliff, Jess Nardi (teacher volunteer) Front row: Francesca Frasco, Emma Gallagher, Abby Kotula, Sarah Lewis, Isabella Sherman, Colleen Finn, Christine Finn (volunteer superintendent).

Last fall, more than a dozen Shelter Island High School students slept outside in cardboard boxes to raise money and awareness for the housing crisis of the working poor. Recently a crew of 15, including National Honor Society members and friends, traveled to Bay Shore in a neighborhood where Habitat for Humanity is building four new homes on land donated by the town, revitalizing the neighborhood. (more…)

11/16/17 4:30pm
JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

Thinking about young people, it’s hard not to conclude that they’re materialistic, in love with luxury, have atrocious manners, no respect for others and are obsessed with chatter via texting. (more…)

11/10/17 8:00am
JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

The annual Cardboard Campout at Shelter Island School was held on Monday night. Members of the Shelter Island National Honor Society and other eligible students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. (more…)

11/16/16 4:30pm
COURTESY ART COURTESY IMAGES Drivers Ed instructor Ian Karnarvogel on Monday night showed the School Board the State Farm Driver Feedback app he uses to provide students with objective data after practice sessions about their acceleration, braking and cornering; it also maps each driver’s session indicating where on the route problems occurred.

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Drivers Ed instructor Ian Karnarvogel on Monday night showed the School Board the State Farm Driver Feedback app he uses to provide students with objective data after practice sessions about their acceleration, braking and cornering; it also maps each driver’s session indicating where on the route problems occurred.

From the importance of respectful debate to preventing summer academic slippage to an app that rates student driving, the Shelter Island Board of Education heard wide-ranging reports at its meeting Monday. It also bailed out the yearbook, which has come up about $5,000 short of funds for recent issues. (more…)