Families of students in the Riverhead Central School District traveled to Phillips Avenue Elementary School last Thursday with arepas, empanadas, chilaquiles and other dishes reflecting their Latino heritage for the school’s first-ever Hispanic Heritage celebration.
The festive event followed a school day during which students learned about and created projects honoring Spanish-speaking countries, said bilingual teacher Ines Robinson. READ
Electronic signs are now positioned on Route 25 to remind drivers passing by the Riverhead Charter School in Calverton just how fast they’re going.
Meanwhile, the Riverhead Town Police Department will place an officer outside the school to direct traffic, according to Chief David Hegermiller. READ
The Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education unveiled two years worth of renovations at the Miller Avenue Elementary School building Tuesday.
The renovations, which totaled approximately $12 million, got underway in July 2016. READ
Under gray skies Saturday, a somber silence filled the air on Coach Mike McKillop Memorial football field as the Riverhead Blue Waves honored one of their own. Prior to a Division II game against Centereach, the football team retired the jersey of Tech Sgt. Dashan Briggs. READ
The Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education unanimously approved minor reconstruction changes for the Prodell Middle School gymnasium last Tuesday.
The reconstruction at Prodell focuses on the removal and replacement of the brick wall on the west side of the large gymnasium. The referendum said the cost of the project will not exceed $40,527. READ
The Riverhead Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a raise for Superintendent Dr. Aurelia Henriquez.
Board of Education president Dr. Susan Koukounas said the increase was part of a “normal, annual negotiation,” of the superintendent’s three-year contract. READ
Riverhead Charter School Superintendent Ray Ankrum has been in charge of the running the K-8 school on Route 25 in Calverton since 2012.
But this year, he’s got another role: traffic control officer.
Mr. Ankrum spends about 45 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the afternoon directing traffic outside the school, wearing a bright orange vest and hat over his suit. READ
Shoreham-Wading River’s homecoming festivities have been postponed until the week of Oct. 22 following the tragic crash Sunday that left a 12-year-old middle school student dead. READ