Imagine for a moment that you were an African-American in the 1800s, and after a lifetime of enslavement you learned you had finally been granted freedom.
This reflective exercise was given to the fifth-graders at Pulaski Street School, who were then asked to write first-person narratives detailing how they would feel if they were given that news.
Second graders at Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton celebrated Flag Day with a patriotic concert as a salute to the American flag Tuesday morning. READ
The number of English Language Learners (ELL), or students who are learning how to understand English, is consistently on the rise in the Riverhead School District, nearly doubling over the past three years. READ
Amelia Estevez-Creedon, librarian and media specialist at the Riley Avenue Elementary School, was awarded a $500 grant for the school through the Suffolk School Library Media Association. READ
The Riverhead School District is searching for a new assistant superintendent with current administrator David Wicks expected to step down in June.
Last month, members of Riverhead High School’s chorus, jazz band and chamber orchestra packed their bags and headed to Boston for a national music competition, the WorldStrides Onstage Heritage Festival.
This year’s summer vacation will be cut short for students in the Riverhead School District.
Classes will begin Friday, Sept. 2, so the calendar can accommodate additional snow days if necessary, said Riverhead Superintendent Nancy Carney.
Addressing ballooning student enrollment while enhancing programs under the tax cap and ensuring that administrators adhere to policies are top priorities for this year’s Riverhead school board candidates.