09/27/19 2:00pm

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In a small community, where family and friends often go back generations, people are reluctant to comment about a controversy that is dividing the Island — the new state law banning children from public, private and parochial schools who have not been vaccinated. (more…)

11/20/18 10:00am

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Native American drumming instructor Walter Crow will return to the KidsNeedMoRE Campsgiving event this weekend at the Ram’s Head Inn.

While Thanksgiving is a day for families and friends to unite and count their blessings, for some it’s the start of a holiday period in which they long for a respite from a life of anxiety, worry and heartbreak. (more…)

12/12/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

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Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

“Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.”

That’s how new Superintendent Christine Finn captured the essence of her plans to move the district forward in meeting educational goals at the Board of Education’s Monday night meeting. (more…)

11/14/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Celebrating her tenure appointment as an elementary school teacher at Shelter Island School Monday evening is Elizabeth Eklund with husband, Dominick Restani, and daughter, Evelyn. It was a family affair Monday night with Elizabeth’s mother, Linda Eklund, a member of the Board of Education, her father, James Eklund, younger brother, Andrew, and aunt, Jenifer Maxson, all in attendance.

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Celebrating her tenure appointment as an elementary school teacher at Shelter Island School Monday evening is Elizabeth Eklund with husband, Dominick Restani, and daughter, Evelyn. It was a family affair Monday night with Elizabeth’s mother, Linda Eklund, a member of the Board of Education, her father, James Eklund, younger brother, Andrew, and aunt, Jenifer Maxson, all in attendance.

Security is on the minds of the Board of Education and staff at Shelter Island School as they consider a proposal from A+ Technology & Security of Bay Shore to step up safety measures on campus. (more…)

10/18/17 8:00am
JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO  A student choir serenaded the school board with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the annual school board “appreciation night” Monday at the meeting of the Board of Education.

JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO
A student choir serenaded the school board with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the annual school board “appreciation night” Monday at the meeting of the Board of Education.

Figuring out which behavioral or academic strategies work best for a particular student is an essential aspect of teaching, but even in a small school it can be difficult for educators across grades and disciplines to effectively share with each other what they’ve learned. (more…)