The amount of students who refused to take state-mandated math assessments this week is similar to the English Language Arts opt-out rates in March, according to local school district officials.
Joining educators from around the country, administrators from four local school districts recently sent letters home to parents encouraging them to be aware of a controversial new Netflix series dealing with teen suicide.
In the letters, which were sent by superintendents in the Greenport, Southold, Mattituck-Cutchogue and Shoreham-Wading River school districts, parents were encouraged to watch “13 Reasons Why” with their children and discuss the sensitive subjects the series addresses. READ
Nominees for the 15th Annual Teeny Awards, which showcase the best in local high school theater, were announced Thursday morning. READ
Since 2009, the Riverhead School District has significantly underspent its approved budget at least five times, amassing more than $30 million in surplus funds that have been used to relocate the district’s bus barn and complete repairs at district buildings, while also helping to keep the tax levy below state-mandated maximums. READ
Riverhead High School’s valedictorian, Kyle Gevinski, marched to the top of his class with a weighted grade point average of 109.3556, the school district announced this week.
He was treasurer of the National Honor Society and president of the French National Foreign Language Honor Society. He also received the Rensselaer Medal Award and the title of AP Scholar with Distinction.
The dilapidated track at Prodell Middle School in Shoreham recently deemed by the district’s insurance company as “not safe” is scheduled to be replaced before the 2017-18 school year.
The victories keep rolling in for John DeLuca and Evan Wagner.
The teenagers won first place at the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association National Automotive Technology Competition earlier this month. READ