Sister Margaret Smyth of the North Fork Spanish Apostolate (center) with Estabon, 16, and Pedro, 14, and their mother Marta in July. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)
As young immigrants known as “border children” continue to reunite with families in Riverhead, the school district is reporting an influx of non-English-speaking students — and is unable to find the necessary personnel to accommodate their growing numbers.
Through July of this year, 4,244 “border children” have ended up in New York State, many fleeing their violence-plagued homelands in Central America, according to data released by the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ office of refugee resettlement. (more…)
Keith Graham, the new food services director for Riverhead School District, in the high school kitchen. Mr. Graham says the district will be able to offer fresher foods to all students once kitchen renovations in each school are completed. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Within the next couple years, all of Riverhead School District’s students will receive a wider variety of fresher, healthier and tastier meals. (more…)
Larry Salvesen of BBS Architects speaks before the Riverhead school board Tuesday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
The Riverhead School District is saving unused funds from completed elementary school renovation projects for potential cost overruns when construction begins later this year at Pulaski Street School and Roanoke Avenue Elementary School, the district’s oldest buildings. (more…)
Joe Johnson (top) leaving court in 2012. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)
A tenured elementary school teacher sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to drunken driving charges is demanding the Riverhead School District reinstate him and claims he was fired last month over a weapons charge that had been dropped, according to a petition filed last Wednesday in Suffolk County Supreme Court.
David Wicks, Riverhead’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, speaks at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Riverhead School District officials say they’re focused on improving graduation rates and will implement a new program to help students from falling behind on their studies.
David Wicks, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction gave a presentation along with high school principal Charles Regan at Tuesday’s school board meeting to discuss a new plan to help students complete school. (more…)
A new weight room was constructed this summer at the high school, part of a $78 million construction project taking place districtwide. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)
Don’t be fooled while driving down Harrison Avenue: Riverhead School District officials say they’re pleased with the progress made this summer over at the high school and expect construction to be completed on time in the fall of 2015. (more…)
Riverhead’s Ryan DiResta competes in the hurdles of the pentathlon. Students may be allowed to count their after-school sports toward physical education credits. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
Riverhead School District is exploring the feasibility of exempting students from physical education classes if they participate in after-school sports. (more…)
Michael Hubbard is cheered as he makes his way onto the stage at Riverhead High School’s graduation ceremony Saturday morning. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
Hundreds of friends and family members packed the sidelines of Riverhead High School’s football field Saturday morning to watch members of the Class of 2014 receive their diplomas.
The outgoing seniors shared hugs and tears, reminiscing on the past triumphs and tragedies that shaped their education. (more…)