Gathered in a circle in Lorene Custer’s classroom are more than a dozen Riverhead Middle School students, some holding hands and leaning on each other for support. The group often goes from laughing at a joke to somberly discussing how society treats members of the LGBT community. READ
While listening to the news on her way to work last year, Mindy Benze got an idea. The local radio program hosts were discussing a teenager whose story had gone viral on social media. Various outlets were covering the story and taking it to a “new level,” she said.
The Ides of March turned out to be a pretty good day for the Blue Wave Latinists. The Riverhead High School team placed in all levels of competition at the 11th annual Suffolk County Certamen competition Tuesday at Stony Brook University.
Kyle Frost (from left) as Scrooge, Tanner Dispenziere (center) as Scrooge’s nephew Fred and Jacob Raynor as Bob Cratchit rehearse a scene for the production of ‘Scrooge.’ (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The Riverhead Middle School Masques open their production of “Scrooge” tonight in the Pulaski Street School Auditorium. (more…)
Riverhead’s middle school basketball team went 10-0 this season. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
What better way to celebrate an undefeated season than a pizza party?
The 15 players and manager on Riverhead’s middle school basketball team toasted to a 10-0 season Friday afternoon with cheese and pepperoni. The boys closed out their season Thursday, defeating Mount Sinai 87-55. (more…)
Lyle Markowski as Meleager (right) and Sarah Brennan as Atalanta. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The annual Riverhead Middle School Roman Banquet will present ‘How Atalanta Got her Groove Back’ Thursday evening at the school under the direction of Magistra Laurentia Calpurnia Custer, who’s in her 17th year. (more…)
SANDRA KOLBO PHOTO | Students in Riverhead Middle School English teacher’s Mindy Benze’s classes recently initiated a “Water Challenge” to promote clean drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa communities.
Drawing inspiration from “A Long Walk to Water,” a book they read in English class about a Sudanese refugee whose mission is to provide clean water to sub-Saharan African communities, students at Riverhead Middle School recently launched a “Water Challenge” — a venture that has raised more than a thousand dollars. (more…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The Happy Ending featuring (from left) Nathan Detroit, Miss Adelaide, Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown after their double wedding at the Mission.
Riverhead Middle School Middle Masques will present “Guys and Dolls Jr.” on Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 7 and 8, in the middle school cafetorium. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 5 p.m. Saturdays. (more…)