John DeLuca and Evan Wagner raced through the atrium of the Center for Automotive Education and Training in Whitestone, Queens, last month performing different automotive tasks — air conditioning work, vehicle inspections and engine measurements — and troubleshooting diagnostic problems. READ
When she died at age 59 in 2010, Carol Pufahl left a legacy that included a love not only of reading and writing, but of teaching essential skills.
On last Friday, that legacy was put into action at Riverhead Free Library, where El Dia de los Niños (The Day of the Children), which takes place annually at libraries nationwide, received an added boost thanks in large part to the Carol Pufahl Literacy Foundation. READ
When Cecilia Stevens was 14 years old, she did what many young teenage girls do. She followed her older sister’s example, which meant joining the Summer Exploration cosmetology program at Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Riverhead. READ
My favorite Christmas present as a child was the Barbie Styling Head — a mannequin with shoulder-length blonde hair.
Cosmetology students practiced salon services and, instead of paying for those haircuts and manicures, customers donated to charity.
Administrators with the Riverhead Central School District and Eastern Suffolk BOCES should be commended for putting together a creative, pragmatic approach to a unique problem precipitated by last summer’s influx of young people fleeing violence-torn regions of Central America.
And they did it on relatively short notice. (more…)
Culinary instructor Eric Rickmers talks to the new students in the Riverhead school’s commercial kitchen Monday afternoon. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Monday marked the first day in a new Riverhead school for a small group of teens living in a country still very new to them.
At the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Alternative High School English Language Learner Program, teenagers referred to as SIFE students — or students with interrupted formal education — will learn English and math and acquire job skills such as culinary arts and maintenance work, BOCES officials said. (more…)
Andrew Hubner of Shoreham-Wading River High School, physics teacher Andrew Kolchin, Asia McElroy from Riverhead High School and former Riverhead High School student Phil Becker of Bay Shore do some experiments with Newton’s Cradle Friday at BOCES’ new Regional STEM high school in Bellport. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
How often do high school graduates wonder how they will ever use the things they learned in high school once they get into the “real world?”
For Andrew Hubner of Shoreham, at least, that’s not a question right now. (more…)