Riverhead school officials are touting the district’s meal repayment program after recouping nearly $17,000 during its first year of implementation.
The school board updated the policy last summer, which requires all seniors to pay off any lunch debt or be banned from participating in their class’s graduation ceremony. Outstanding bills could also be sent to a debt collection agency under the new plan.
Elementary school students enjoying lunch. (Credit: Times/Review stock art)
Ten students board a school bus at Hulse Avenue and 17th Street Monday morning. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)
After two Wading River parents publicly complained about overcrowded buses last week, Superintendent Nancy Carney now plans to update the school board on the district’s transportation system this Tuesday.
The parents told the school board at its Sept. 9 meeting that children are sitting in the aisle on bus number 120 because there aren’t enough seats. (more…)
Kate Chapman as Jo-Jo performing to the song “It’s Possible” in Act I of Seussical Jr. in rehearsal at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Riverhead Faculty Community Theatre presents the youth production of ‘Seussical Jr.’ Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21 at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (more…)
Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices in Riverhead. (Credit: Liz Person)
Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices in Riverhead and the Riverhead Central Faculty Association are teaming up Sunday to raise money for the arts programs at Riverhead elementary schools. (more…)
The Harlem Wizards pose with Riverhead faculty members at last year’s game. (Credit: Riverhead School District)
The Harlem Wizards basketball team will return to Riverhead High School Nov. 19 and the Riverhead Central Faculty Association is currently seeking sponsorships for the event that attracted more than 1,000 people last year. (more…)
Photo courtesy of Riverhead Central School District.
Students in the Riverhead School District‘s elementary schools aren’t getting through their physical education classes these days with just a few lazy jumping jacks or an easy stroll around a track. (more…)
Sister Margaret Smyth of the North Fork Spanish Apostolate (center) with Estabon, 16, and Pedro, 14, and their mother Marta in July. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)
As young immigrants known as “border children” continue to reunite with families in Riverhead, the school district is reporting an influx of non-English-speaking students — and is unable to find the necessary personnel to accommodate their growing numbers.
Through July of this year, 4,244 “border children” have ended up in New York State, many fleeing their violence-plagued homelands in Central America, according to data released by the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ office of refugee resettlement. (more…)
Keith Graham, the new food services director for Riverhead School District, in the high school kitchen. Mr. Graham says the district will be able to offer fresher foods to all students once kitchen renovations in each school are completed. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Within the next couple years, all of Riverhead School District’s students will receive a wider variety of fresher, healthier and tastier meals. (more…)