06/14/14 2:28pm
06/14/2014 2:28 PM
Riley Avenue second-graders, under the direction of music teacher Keith Maguire, sang patriotic songs Friday in salute to the American flag. (Credit: Sandra Kolbo/Riverhead School District)

Riley Avenue second-graders, under the direction of music teacher Keith Maguire, sang patriotic songs Friday in salute to the American flag. (Credit: Sandra Kolbo/Riverhead School District)

Riley Avenue Elementary School second-graders celebrated Flag Day Friday during the 22nd annual Flag Day parade as enthusiastic parents, grandparents and siblings lined the driveway at the school.

A patriotic concert and salute to the American flag followed the parade.  (more…)

Rebecca Chowske

Rebecca Chowske

While much seems to have been made in recent years about the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — or STEM, as the subjects are known collectively — there’s at least one other thing that ties them all together: words.  (more…)

06/13/14 6:00am
06/13/2014 6:00 AM
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Riverhead Charter School students performing at Thursday’s concert. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos)

The Riverhead Charter School held its spring concert at Pulaski Street School on Thursday.

As teachers played the guitar, drums and other instruments, students in grades kindergarten through seventh grade sang several songs, including: Frank Loesser’s “Inchworm,” Stevie Wonder’s “You are the Sunshine of My Life,” and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”

The select choir sang “In Stiller Nacht” and “Can’t Take My Eyes off You,” and the symphonic orchestra performed “The Maya Kingdom.”

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06/11/14 11:18am
06/11/2014 11:18 AM
Riverhead superintendent Nancy Carney (left), board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse and board member Thomas Carson at Tuesday night's meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Riverhead superintendent Nancy Carney (left), board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse and board member Thomas Carson at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Where a school was once destined to go, rows of vines will one day blossom instead.

On Tuesday night, the Riverhead school board voted unanimously to sell 25 acres it owns in Aquebogue to Paumanok Vineyards, a move that will allow the winery to expand operations.  (more…)

06/10/14 7:33pm
06/10/2014 7:33 PM
Nick Agrusa of Calverton protests Tuesday evening. Mr. Agrusa's step-daughter, Jackie Scoglio, was fired from the charter school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Nick Agrusa of Calverton protests Tuesday evening. Mr. Agrusa’s step-daughter, Jaclyn Scoglio-Walsh, was fired from the charter school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Editor’s note: An initial version of this story published at riverheadnewsreview.com Tuesday night was replaced online Wednesday morning with an updated story, which will also appear in Thursday’s edition of the Riverhead News-Review newspaper.

In an effort to raise awareness of “union busting” concerns at the Riverhead Charter School in Calverton, New York State Union Teachers members from across Suffolk County gathered Tuesday to show support for teachers who have been fired from the school.

The rally came about a month after Kasey Wehrheim, who was the union president at the Riverhead Charter School, was fired after an egg-allergy incident involving a student. (more…)

06/08/14 8:35pm
06/08/2014 8:35 PM
Nominees from Shoreham-Wading River's production of 'Carousel,' included winner Sean Mannix. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Nominees from Shoreham-Wading River’s production of ‘Carousel,’ included winner Sean Mannix. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

On the same day Broadway’s best headed to Radio City Music Hall to celebrate a year’s worth of achievement at the Tony Awards, the top performers in East End high school theater gathered at Longwood High School for a celebration of their own.  (more…)