09/06/14 2:00pm
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Helen Anne Livingston recently moved to Riverhead to join St. Isidore's as the first lay principal in the school's 52-year history. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Helen Anne Livingston recently moved to Riverhead to join St. Isidore’s as the first lay principal in the school’s 52-year history. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Along with a new computer lab and resource room, students at St. Isidore Elementary School will be also be greeted by a new face this fall — Helen Anne Livingston.

Ms. Livingston, St. Isidore’s new principal, brings with her more than 15 years’ experience and has worked as both an elementary school teacher and principal and, most recently, as superintendent of schools at Roosevelt Children’s Academy Charter School in Roosevelt.  (more…)

01/06/14 7:47pm
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FILE PHOTO | Check back here for school closing updates.

FILE PHOTO | Check back for school updates.

Updates on school closings, delays, early dismissals and event cancellations:

As of 8:30 p.m. Monday

• Two-hour delayed opening on Tuesday at the Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River school districts.

• Two-hour delayed opening on Tuesday at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School.

• St. Isidore School will have a delayed start at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

• Peconic Community School will have a delayed start at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

• Be sure to click the following links for any cancellations made between updates: Shoreham-Wading River, Riverhead School District, Riverhead Charter School, Bishop McGann-Mercy, St. Isidore School, Peconic Community School.

Check back for more information.

09/17/12 4:00pm
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(L-R) Sister Linda Joseph, Senator Ken LaValle, Legislator Ed Romaine and Town Councilman John Dunleavy honor the school’s 50th birthday.

St. Isidore School celebrated its 50th anniversary with a reception for former students, parents, teachers and parishioners Sunday afternoon.

The celebration featured old class photos, a vintage school uniform and refreshments after Sunday mass at St. Isidore Roman Catholic Church. Dozens crowded into the school’s basement as Senator Ken LaValle and Legislator Ed Romaine honored the school with proclamations.

The school was built on Marcy Avenue in 1962, and teaches pre-kindergarten students through eighth grade.

“When you graduate from Catholic school there’s more of a sense of a child that’s going to promote social justice,” said Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter, whose wife works at the school. “I think that’s definitely a very good part of what St. Isidore’s brings back to Riverhead.”

Sister Linda Joseph, principal at St. Isidore for the past 20 years, said each year brings challenges but it’s the children that make it worthwhile.

“The children are my be all and end all,” she said.

Current students also attended the reception, many of them dressed in school uniform. One parent, whose daughter is in kindergarten, said the school instills the right values in its students.

“You see for yourself, it’s like family,” said Tom Mielnicki. “This is something different. It’s a feeling in your heart.”

psquire@timesreview.com