04/20/14 7:00am
Credit: Clip art/Microsoft Images

Credit: Clip art/Microsoft Images

Riverhead High School has one of the earliest start times on Long Island and we’re trying to change that. Why? Because there is a growing body of evidence showing that moving school start times later than the 7 a.m. hour improves student test scores and health.  (more…)

04/13/14 8:06am
04/13/2014 8:06 AM
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Riverhead’s Pulaski Street School is slated to receive a new cafeteria and kitchen. (file photo)

Construction work on $78 million in capital improvements for the Riverhead School District is expected to meet its original completion deadline of next fall, despite delays at the state level that are holding the projects up.  (more…)

04/08/14 7:00am
04/08/2014 7:00 AM
Riverhead High School

Riverhead School District officials have confirmed 217 refusals out of 2,218 students in grades 3 through 8, or 9.8 percent of students, opted out of last week’s state assessments. (Credit: News-Review, file)

The Riverhead School District saw a bump in students declining to participate in last week’s English Language Arts assessments, which were administered last Wednesday through Friday.

“Many came in the last two days,” said Riverhead Superintendent Nancy Carney.

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04/04/14 7:00am
04/04/2014 7:00 AM
Jesse Goodale (the Lion), Taylor Burgess (Dorothy), Jon Troiano (the Scarecrow) and Alex Bowe (the Tinman) perform in the Blue Masques production of 'The Wiz' at Riverhead High School. (Credit: Riverhead Schools)

Jesse Goodale (the Lion), Taylor Burgess (Dorothy), Jon Troiano (the Scarecrow) and Alex Bowe (the Tinman) perform in the Blue Masques production of ‘The Wiz’ at Riverhead High School. (Credit: Riverhead Schools)

The Riverhead High School Blue Masques will present the musical “The Wiz” this weekend in the Charles Cardona Auditorium. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  (more…)

03/27/14 1:00pm
03/27/2014 1:00 PM

Riverhead superintendent Nancy Carney, left, and Shoreham-Wading River Superintendent Steven Cohen.

Amid increasingly intense scrutiny of standardized testing as a means of improving teacher and student performance, the opt-out movement — which encourages refusal to take the tests used to measure New York’s educators — appears to be gaining some traction locally. This year, in the Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River districts, and at the Riverhead Charter School, more parents than ever before are refusing to let their children sit for the upcoming state assessments.  (more…)

03/27/14 8:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO

The Riverhead school board voted to upgrade various parts of the school’s infrastructure Tuesday night, approving the use of $456,000 from the district’s capital reserve fund. In addition, they decided to offer the voting public a $3.98 million bond proposition that will be on the May ballot for bus purchases.  (more…)