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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05/28/14 9:53am
05/28/2014 9:53 AM
School board members (L-R) Tom Carson, Amelia Lantz, Sue Koukounas, and Kim Ligon. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

School board members (L-R) Tom Carson, Amelia Lantz, Sue Koukounas, and Kim Ligon. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Riverhead school board unanimously approved a study Tuesday night to determine if the district should reconfigure its elementary school boundaries in the wake of concerns raised by local residents about the demographic makeup of the schools. (more…)