Tammi Michaelson, literacy coach at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School, starts the day by chiming a bell over the loudspeaker and leading a “take five” exercise, which encourages students to focus on the present moment and clear their minds. One mindful message recently was “a little progress each day adds up to big results.” READ
How many acts of kindness can you perform in one week?
Students at two Riverhead elementary schools are inviting members of the public to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge starting Monday. Anyone who participates should post a photo on social media using the hashtag #RiverheadKindness. READ
Riverhead School District officials have confirmed 43 students will transfer to Aquebogue Elementary School this school year. The option was offered to Phillips and Roanoke elementary school parents a few weeks ago since the state has declared both schools as “underperforming.”
Parents of students at Phillips and Roanoke elementary schools now have the option of sending their children to Aquebogue Elementary School next month, because the state has declared both Riverhead schools “underperforming” based on low student test scores from last year.
In the first holiday season since it opened an on-site food pantry in the Phillips Avenue Elementary School, the Riverhead Central School District ran a food-drive competition for its district office, according to a press release. READ
Donna Elmore, a fifth grade teacher in the Riverhead School District, advised students and teachers entering her classroom Thursday morning to be safe when viewing the animals that were sitting in a circle on desks in the center of the classroom.
“Don’t touch the animals,” she said. “They’re wild, they might bite.”