For the first time, Riverhead High School plans to host an evening graduation ceremony in 2019.
High school principal Dr. Charles Regan announced the change in a letter welcoming parents and students back for the school year. A school district calendar shows the high school commencement scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. on the high school football field, weather permitting. READ
Students sat on the floor or huddled around a desk, racing to build the tallest spaghetti tower that would hold a marshmallow on top of it.
The point of the 20-minute activity was to teach the students, high schoolers in the Riverhead district, team-building skills and to have a shared experience, along with the opportunity to learn prototyping. READ
After mold and mildew were found at Aquebogue Elementary School earlier this week, similar conditions were reported at Riverhead Middle School Thursday. READ
UPDATE (9:45 p.m.): At Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting, Riverhead Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez addressed concerns over the presence of mold discovered at Aquebogue Elementary School over the weekend. (more…)
Faced with declining numbers in the girls soccer program, the Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education adopted a policy change to allow eighth-graders to play on junior varsity teams.
During the first two days of pre-season practice in August, approximately 24 girls showed up for varsity and JV soccer tryouts, not enough to field two teams. READ
Wednesday was the first day back to school at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School. Students filed into the classrooms under the direction of principal Thomas Payton and faculty.
This school year the main focus of Riverhead Central School District faculty and administration will be on how to increase student achievement, superintendent Aurelia Henriquez said.
The staff worked together this summer to devise a comprehensive plan to monitor student achievement in each school building that is also consistent throughout the district. READ
The Riverhead Board of Education approved the hiring of a new security firm last Tuesday — the fourth time in the last five years that the district will start a year with a new head of security.
The board approved a one-year contract with Summit Security Services of Uniondale for an annual fee of $114,400. READ