06/16/14 6:00am
06/16/2014 6:00 AM
Riverhead High School's students with perfect attendance. Principal Charles Regan (left) and assistant principal Eileen Manitta (right). (Credit: Sandra Kolbo)

Riverhead High School’s students with perfect attendance. Principal Charles Regan (left) and assistant principal Eileen Manitta (right). (Credit: Sandra Kolbo)

Riverhead High School recognized 66 students last week for achieving perfect attendance.

The high school administration held its annual breakfast last Wednesday, June 11, to celebrate the students’ accomplishment.

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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…)

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 8:00am
06/10/2014 8:00 AM
The Riverhead school board meeting is Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the high school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Riverhead school board meeting is Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the high school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Riverhead school board is expected to vote Tuesday night on a $651,000 land deal to sell district-owned property in Aquebogue to Northeast Farm, according to the meeting’s agenda.

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06/06/14 8:00am
06/06/2014 8:00 AM
Riley Avenue Elementary School teacher Jutta Mariotti believes her handling of a second-grade student who brought a knife into the Calverton school in November only proves her capabilities as a teacher. Still, she’s being terminated after this school year. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Riley Avenue Elementary School teacher Jutta Mariotti believes her handling of a second-grade student who brought a knife into the Calverton school in November only proves her capabilities as a teacher. Still, she’s being terminated after this school year. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

As Baiting Hollow parent Terri Nirrengarten stood at the podium during the May 13 Riverhead school board meeting, she became frustrated by the responses to her questions.

She wanted to know why parents hadn’t been notified when a second-grader brought a knife to school in November. She also asked that the board hold off on firing the student’s teacher, Jutta Mariotti, who claims she had been told in July, before the incident, that she would not receive tenure at the end of the current school year.

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06/02/14 6:00pm
06/02/2014 6:00 PM
(Credit: Sandy Kolbo Courtesy Photo)

RHS Principal Dr. Charles Regan at the podium with the High School’s top 15 students at Academic Awards night Thursday. (Credit: Sandy Kolbo Courtesy Photo)

Riverhead High School hosted it’s annual academic awards night Thursday, honoring the top academic students for the past school year.

Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento earned honors as valedictorian; he may well be the first Hispanic valedictorian in the district’s history, according to district officials. Lydia Keiffert earned the Salutatorian Award.

She also was honored with the New York State Comptroller’s Achievement Award along with Carolyn Carrera, Nylejah Green, Kayla Myers and Robyn Schneider. Sarah Halpin won the Suffolk County Executive Public Service Award.

See the full list of award winners below: 

Academic Awards

06/01/14 5:00am
06/01/2014 5:00 AM
Riverhead AP students visited the

Riverhead AP students visited the local aquarium this week and learned about anatomy by dissecting sand sharks. (Credit: Courtesy) 

Students in Susan Monahan’s AP biology class at Riverhead High School went on a unique field trip to the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead on Tuesday.

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