08/29/2014 12:00 PM
Mothers Vanessa Shoreham-Wading River

Mothers Vanessa Logan (left) and Patricia Shea (second from left) spoke before the Shoreham-Wading River school board Tuesday night to vent their concerns over a school bus stop change.

Nearly a decade ago, a group of parents went before the Shoreham-Wading River school board to protest a change in their children’s bus stop.

On Tuesday night, those same mothers were back again, saying that the district’s new consolidation plan effectively made it unsafe for their children to walk to the bus. (more…)

08/27/2014 1:00 PM

It’s been a busy summer for workers in the Shoreham-Wading River school district, superintendent Steven Cohen said at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.

With the district implementing a new plan to reorganize the area’s schools by grade, several changes — and even some upgrades — have been made to district buildings.  (more…)

06/30/14 2:00pm
06/30/2014 2:00 PM
Students and parents outside Briarcliff Elementary School in Shoreham at the school's last Field Day. Briarcliff kids will attend Miller Avenue Elementary School next year as part of a district restructuring. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Students and parents outside Briarcliff Elementary School in Shoreham at the school’s last Field Day. Briarcliff kids will attend Miller Avenue Elementary School next year as part of a district restructuring. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Last week, dozens of cars lined the narrow streets surrounding Briarcliff Elementary School in Shoreham, where faculty, students and parents were celebrating Field Day, an annual event that rewards children for nine months of hard work in the classroom with an assortment of warm-weather activities.   (more…)

06/14/2014 10:00 AM
Rebecca Chowske

Rebecca Chowske

While much seems to have been made in recent years about the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — or STEM, as the subjects are known collectively — there’s at least one other thing that ties them all together: words.  (more…)

05/07/2014 10:00 AM
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Shoreham-Wading River school board members Richard Pluschau, left, and school board members Jack Costas and Mike Fucito at Tuesday’s meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Shoreham-Wading River School District officials are considering a recent recommendation to lay off 15 teacher assistants in the special education department next school year.

Charles Althoff, the district’s special education director, said he took a hard look at his staffing levels in preparation for next year’s budget and found it was unnecessary to continue assigning two teacher assistants in some classes. (more…)