“I’m very happy to say that I’m here,” said Brian Mooney, who served as Sgt. 1st Class in the Army for 25 years, as he spoke to a classroom of third-grade students. “I have to express myself in that manner, because I want you to know that a friend of mine didn’t make it. He didn’t come home.” (more…)
An unloaded airsoft gun was found in a backpack at Riverhead Middle School Thursday morning, according to a message posted on the district website from Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez. READ
A Bloxel set. KEVA planks. A Sphero robot. A Breakout set.
These four new, immersive technology systems intended for children’s learning will be implemented in the Pulaski Street Elementary School library this fall. READ
In the tight-knit community of Shoreham-Wading River, tragedy has become a part of life.
Michelle DeFranco. Nicholas Mistretta. Kevin Callejas. Nick Donnelly. Thomas Cutinella.
After each sudden loss of young life, the community is left reeling. Yet they rally together.
Such is true after the loss of Andrew McMorris. READ
The Shoreham-Wading River School District approved the first draft of its Smart Schools Investment Plan at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday.
The draft was approved directly after Peter Esposito, director of technical services, and Alan Meinster, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment, presented a preliminary version of the plan. READ
Members of the Riverhead High School Gay-Straight Alliance were honored prior to the Riverhead Town Board meeting Tuesday night. READ
Families of students in the Riverhead Central School District traveled to Phillips Avenue Elementary School last Thursday with arepas, empanadas, chilaquiles and other dishes reflecting their Latino heritage for the school’s first-ever Hispanic Heritage celebration.
The festive event followed a school day during which students learned about and created projects honoring Spanish-speaking countries, said bilingual teacher Ines Robinson. READ
Electronic signs are now positioned on Route 25 to remind drivers passing by the Riverhead Charter School in Calverton just how fast they’re going.
Meanwhile, the Riverhead Town Police Department will place an officer outside the school to direct traffic, according to Chief David Hegermiller. READ