While much seems to have been made in recent years about the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — or STEM, as the subjects are known collectively — there’s at least one other thing that ties them all together: words. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River superintendent Steven Cohen (left) and school board members Bill McGrath and John Zukowski at last night’s school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
Less than a year after she was named principal at Miller Avenue Elementary School, Patricia Nugent was fired Tuesday night after the Shoreham-Wading River school board approved Superintendent Steven Cohen’s recommendation to deny her tenure. (more…)
The Briarcliff Elementary School in Shoreham. (Credit: Samantha Brix, file)
The Shoreham-Wading River school board is expected to formally shut down Briarcliff Elementary School at Tuesday’s meeting by voting on a resolution to officially close the building June 30.
Shoreham-Wading River High School. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
Shoreham-Wading River School District taxpayers will vote Tuesday on a proposed $67 million budget.
Overall spending is estimated to increase by about $1.15 million over the current school year. (more…)
Emily Espenkotter, 20, and her grandmother, Kathleen Kearney, 66, at Sunday’s Suffolk County Community College commencement in Brentwood. (Credit: Espenkotter courtesy)
Standing tall and proud Sunday in a black cap and gown, 66-year-old Kathleen Kearney moved her tassel from the right side to the left, signifying the completion of her associate degree at Suffolk County Community College — and more than a decade’s worth of hard work and determination.
Before accepting her own diploma during ceremonies at the Brentwood campus fieldhouse, Ms. Kearney kept an eye on the aisle as her 20-year-old granddaughter Emily Espenkotter, a Shoreham-Wading River High School graduate, did the same, earning a degree in early childhood development.
It’s the first time in the college’s history that a grandmother and granddaughter have graduated at the same time. (more…)
A view of two of Shoreham’s tennis courts, which have become unplayable after years of neglect. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
Shoreham-Wading River board member Rich Pluschau said he wants to make the process to repair the high school’s unsafe tennis courts “quicker and simpler.” (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River teacher assistants were relieved to find out their positions would not be eliminated. (Credit: Paul Squire)
After spending several months wondering whether they’d have a job next year, several Shoreham-Wading River teachers assistants got their answer Tuesday night: No one is getting fired.
The district’s school board rejected a recommendation to eliminate five teachers’ assistant positions for the 2014-15 school year at its regular meeting, saying that while they technically aren’t necessary to run the special ed program, canning employees would mean less support for teachers — diminishing a quality of programming the district holds itself to. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River school board members Richard Pluschau, left, and school board members Jack Costas and Mike Fucito at Tuesday’s meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
Shoreham-Wading River School District officials are considering a recent recommendation to lay off 15 teacher assistants in the special education department next school year.
Charles Althoff, the district’s special education director, said he took a hard look at his staffing levels in preparation for next year’s budget and found it was unnecessary to continue assigning two teacher assistants in some classes. (more…)