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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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Makayla Cronin’s art and theme won the Shelter Island PTSA’s Pick a Reading Partner Theme/Bookmark Contest.
Congratulations to Makayla Cronin for winning the Shelter Island PTSA’s Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) theme and bookmark contest. PARP was held the week of March 25 to 29 and thanks to Makayla, this year’s theme will be “Chill Out with a Good Book!”
Makayla’s book mark.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7
Needlepointing Christmas ornaments, a workshop for senior citizens sponsored by the Senior Smarts Program. 9:30 a.m. to noon, Senior Center. $5. Space is limited, register a (631) 268-5723.
Pearl Harbor Day Dinner, by Freddy Ogar. 6 p.m., American Legion Hall. $20 ticket reservation preferred. Call (631) 749-1180. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Thurgood Marshall, then solicitor general, was the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
China tested its first hydrogen bomb.
Following the Six Day War, Egypt blockaded the Suez Canal and it remained closed until June 1975, trapping 14 cargo ships for eight years.
In Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court declared bans on interracial marriage throughout the United States were unconstitutional.
Mariner 5 was launched from Cape Canaveral to Venus and it sent back information that the planet was very hot and the atmosphere much more dense than had been expected.
And on Shelter Island . . .
JO ANN KIRLAND PHOTO |The Shelter Island Board of Education elections are Tuesday on the proposed $11 million budget and two open seats on the board.
Why bother? It’s a question many Islanders might be asking about going to the polls next Tuesday to vote on the Shelter Island School District budget and seats on the Board of Education. (more…)