The Riverhead Board of Education on voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $106,664 from its repair reserve on two projects in the district.
The first is to replace the stage floor in the high school auditorium, which Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez said has cracks, divots and gouge. That project will cost just over $63,000. READ
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