Nine college-bound high-school seniors at Riverhead and McGann-Mercy high schools have been awarded $38,500 in scholarships by the Rotary Club of Riverhead. The students were recognized at the Rotary Club’s meeting last Wednesday at the Hyatt Place. READ
Retiring teachers and staff got a fond farewell from members of the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District. READ
The Riverhead Board of Education honored 22 retirees at its meeting Tuesday night.
Board president Greg Meyer shared information about each retiree’s time in the district and presented them with a plaque during the meeting. The retirees were also treated to cake. READ
Times Review Media Group honored six student journalists representing each high school in the coverage area with scholarships at a ceremony Thursday night. READ
In 1956 the Superior General of the Sisters of Mercy in Brooklyn sent five nuns to Riverhead with the goal of starting a new Catholic high school.
Mercy High School first opened that year in a temporary space on Roanoke Avenue, which is now the Synergy Center. At one point, as enrollment grew, some classes were held there and others were held at a space within the former St. John the Evangelist School. READ
Riverhead High School’s graduating class is going out in style. They’ll get the chance to walk the red carpet at a pre-prom reception featuring refreshments, photo ops and music by Beach Radio 101.7. READ
The Riverhead School District has been deemed a focus district for the 2018-19 school year, making it the third year in a row the district garnered the designation.
In addition, Riley, Roanoke and Phillips Avenue elementary schools, the middle school and the high school have each individually been deemed focus schools. Aquebogue Elementary School is once again the only school in the district that didn’t receive the focus designation. READ
Decked in a green cap and gown, Harry Ramos couldn’t hold back tears as he reminisced on his past four years at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School. READ