After years of sterling fiscal health reviews, both Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River school districts have been designated as “susceptible to financial stress” by the state comptroller’s office, which said the two districts are in danger of increased financial instability if trends continue.
But superintendents for both districts said the comptroller’s office’s findings are inaccurate and don’t represent the districts’ overall fiscal health. READ
Motivated by growing research, Shoreham-Wading River is considering a new strategy to make the most of its secondary school experience: Since adolescents are biologically wired to stay up into the night no matter what, why not start the school day later to ensure they get more sleep? READ
The Shoreham-Wading River school has decided to install eight new classrooms in its elementary schools as initially planned even though the state Department of Education is recommending the district only build six classrooms.
On a warm Saturday afternoon in April, members of the Shoreham-Wading River boys lacrosse team lined up near midfield wearing pink jerseys before the start of the annual Lax Out Cancer fundraiser game against Miller Place. Joe Kavanagh, one of the event’s organizers, took the microphone and introduced the four honorees. READ
The Shoreham-Wading River community is decorated with orange bows — on mailboxes, front doors and in girls’ hair — to support sixth-grader Liam McGuire, who is once again fighting a battle against cancer.
The turf field at Shoreham-Wading River High School won’t be finished until February.
At last week’s school board meeting in Shoreham, a mother whose child has a disability approached the board’s newest member for advice about the district’s special education program. READ
Starting next school year, Shoreham-Wading River High School students will have a new opportunity to set themselves apart.