03/12/14 2:00pm
03/12/2014 2:00 PM
Residents are asking the Riverhead School District to allow Calverton Hills students to attend nearby Riley Avenue Elementary School.  Parents say the community was required to send its children to Phillips Avenue Elementary School in Riverside after the neighborhood was redistricted in the late 1990s. (Credit: Google Map screenshot by Jennifer Gustavson)

The Calverton Hills community was redistricted several years ago that moved the community’s children from Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton to Phillips Avenue Elementary School in Riverside. (Credit: Google Map screenshot by Jennifer Gustavson)

Years after the Riverhead School District moved elementary students living in the Calverton Hills community from Riley Avenue School to Phillips Avenue School, residents are still wondering why their kids have to travel to Riverside, which is farther away, when there’s a school closer to them in Calverton.  (more…)

03/12/14 1:00pm
The Riverhead school board is set to discuss (Jennifer Gustavson file photo)

The Riverhead school board is set to discuss the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption later this month. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson ,file)

The Riverhead school board is scheduled to discuss a new property tax exemption program for veterans at its next meeting March 25.

Since the district is split between three different townships, Superintendent Nancy Carney said assessors from Riverhead, Brookhaven and Southampton have been invited to discuss how the new Alternative Veterans’ Exemption works. (more…)

03/11/14 12:17pm
03/11/2014 12:17 PM

Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney is expected to give a budget presentation Tuesday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney is expected to give a budget presentation at Tuesday night’s regular school board meeting to discuss special education, guidance and pupil personnel service expenses projected for the 2014-15 school year. (more…)

03/05/14 5:00am
03/05/2014 5:00 AM
 Paige Raynor Giancarlos Velasquez, Genevieve Matwey and Frank Capone work with visiting artiste Clare Bennett on a mosaic for the library.

Students Paige Raynor, Giancarlos Velasquez, Genevieve Matwey and Frank Capone work with visiting artist Clare Bennett on a mosaic for the library. (Courtesy photo)

Learning the value of creativity at an early age, students at Riley Avenue Elementary School are designing and crafting a nature-inspired mosaic for the school’s new library.
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03/04/14 10:10am
03/04/2014 10:10 AM
From left, Riverhead High School seniors Stephanie Falisi and Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento with assistant principal Sean O’Hara at the Feb. 12 Riverhead Rotary Club luncheon. (Credit: Riverhead Rotary)

From left, Riverhead High School seniors Stephanie Falisi and Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento with assistant principal Sean O’Hara at the Feb. 12 Riverhead Rotary Club luncheon. Both students were listed on the school’s top 15 students list.
(Credit: Riverhead Rotary)

The Riverhead School District announced Monday the class of 2014’s top 15 students.

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03/01/14 10:00am
03/01/2014 10:00 AM
Riley Avenue Elementary School. Barbaraellen Koch photo

Riley Avenue Elementary School. Barbaraellen Koch photo

Two Riley Avenue Elementary School students who brought a knife to school and were accused of plotting an attack on a fellow second-grader in November are now back in class following a three-month suspension — despite a code of conduct that calls for a minimum one-year suspension for incidents involving a weapon.

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02/27/14 11:40am
02/27/2014 11:40 AM

The bus barn site on Edwards Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Riverhead School District has appointed 31 people to serve on its newly formed bus transportation committee tasked with finding a way to deal with the district’s crumbling bus barn, the News-Review has learned.

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