After a Shoreham-Wading River student had to be revived at a Little League game in Rocky Point last week, one concerned resident at Tuesday’s board meeting said it’s time to take action on the district’s defibrillator situation. (more…)
Thomas Cutinella, the Shoreham-Wading River student and varsity athlete who died after a football-related injury last fall, has left his mark on the Shoreham-Wading River school district.
Now his name is part of the high school itself.
In a unanimous vote by the SWR school board at its meeting Tuesday night, the high school athletics field was renamed the “Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field.” (more…)
The Shoreham Wading River school board approved a $68.6 million budget plan for the 2015-16 school year at its meeting Tuesday night, school administrators confirmed. (more…)
Warrantees for new computer equipment, new uniforms and equipment for the district’s sports teams and more community programs.
That’s what Shoreham-Wading River Superintendent Steven Cohen has proposed for the 2015-16 school year, according to a budget presentation made at Tuesday’s school board meeting. (more…)
It’s one thing to say that the memory of a life lost too soon won’t soon be forgotten.
It’s quite another thing to raise over $100,000 in donations to keep that memory alive.
Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the Shoreham-Wading River community, and so many others, the memory of Tom Cutinella will live on for years to come, his mother, Kelli, said. (more…)
January — Bishop McGann-Mercy High School hires Paul Mastronardi as its new athletic director. He replaces John Lonardo, who resigned to pursue a business opportunity in the private sector. Mr. Mastronardi, a longtime coach and physical education teacher, previously coached the Eastport-South Manor varsity football team. (more…)
The Shoreham-Wading River school board harshly criticized a recent state proposal to mandate additional standardized testing called “field tests” for grades 3 through 8.
In a resolution read aloud at its meeting Tuesday night, the board denounced the planned change as benefiting the companies that provide the tests more than the students. The change would result “in the reduction of students’ learning opportunities” and was proposed to create more ways to evaluate teachers based on testing scores, according to the resolution.
In the resolution, the board called the proposal a way to “subsidize private enterprise without public discussion.”
Previously, any participation in the tests was on a voluntary basis. The Board of Regents is currently considering the State Education Department’s proposal.
The district has previously taken stances against standardized testing. The school board called on state and federal educators to end the “over-reliance” on state testing for students.
This March, as the “opt-out” movement over standardized testing grew, Superintendent Steven Cohen issued a letter detailing how district parents could refuse to have their children take the tests.
Mr. Cohen has previously expressed concerns over standardized testing and its effect on students’ educations.
Sets of tables and chairs were arranged in the Miller Avenue Elementary School gym Tuesday night, right next to a row of display boards showing overhead construction plans with alterations highlighted in yellow and green.
At the tables sat Shoreham-Wading River School District administrators and school board members, ready to answer questions about the district’s proposed $48.5 million plan to refit and repair district schools. (more…)