01/19/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Sophia Strauss was honored at the Tuesday Board of Education meeting for her work helping the Haitian  victims of Hurricane Matthew.

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Sophia Strauss was honored at the Tuesday Board of Education meeting for her work helping the Haitian victims of Hurricane Matthew.

Earlier this month the Board of Education rolled out preliminary plans for developing its 2017-18 budget with a promise that it wouldn’t pierce the tax cap. On Tuesday night the school board had a look at the initial spending plans for administration. (more…)

11/20/14 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Eleven heaven. The 2014 Suffolk County Class D Volleyball champs with Assistant Coach Jim Theinert and Coach Cindy Belt, celebrating the school’s 11th consecutive title after defeating rival Stony Brook Monday. Kneeling from left: Alexis Perlaki, Kelly Colligan, Melissa Frasco, Colibri Lopez and Kenna McCarthy. Back row: Taylor Rando, Amira Lawrence, Margaret Michalak, Emily Hyatt, Serina Kaasik and Liz Larsen.

COURTESY PHOTO
 The 2014 Suffolk County Class D Volleyball champs with Assistant Coach Jim Theinert and Coach Cindy Belt celebrating
the school’s 11th consecutive title.

Champions
Something remarkable happened here recently, when a group of young people, skillfully taught and brilliantly led, achieved a measure of greatness. (more…)

11/18/14 10:12am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Ted Campbell, left, and Christopher Angotta, from the Melvilee-based Nawrocki Smith accounting firm, addressing the Board of Education Monday night. The auditors gave the district the highest classification on all reports.

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Ted Campbell, left, and Christopher Angotta, from the Melvilee-based Nawrocki Smith accounting firm, addressing the Board of Education Monday night. The auditors gave the district the highest classification on all reports.

The Shelter Island Board of Education got a good report from their auditors Monday night and was briefed on special education trends and teaching English as a new language.

The board also heard from two parents who questioned the new policy of blending pre-school children into a kindergarten class. (more…)

01/27/14 7:56am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Auditors Ted Campbell (left) and David Tellier from  the Melville Accounitng firm Nawrocki Smith have given the Shelter Island School District a clean bill of health.

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Auditors Ted Campbell (left) and David Tellier from the Melville accounting firm Nawrocki Smith have given the Shelter Island School District a clean bill of health.

Superintendent of Schools Michael Hynes doesn’t anticipate going above the state-mandated 2 percent cap for the school budget for 2014-15. (more…)