Roanoke Avenue Elementary School third-graders found themselves in the spotlight last Tuesday after a nonprofit asked for their feedback on a nationwide movement.
The nonprofit Let Grow filmed an unscripted promotional video in the Roanoke Avenue cafeteria as six students were interviewed by fellow third-grader Maya Sadeli-Weidner. The organization trains kids to be “flexible, creative problem-solvers” through alternative learning programs, according to its website. READ
Riverhead families in need will have weekly access to free produce, meats and more as a mobile food pantry will stop at all five Riverhead elementary schools next year, district officials announced Tuesday. READ
Fourth graders at Roanoke and Phillips Avenue elementary schools received national recognition for their efforts against bullying last week. READ
Instead of exchanging Valentine’s Day cards and candy to one another, students at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School decided to spread some cheer to veterans this year. READ
Fourth-grader Jenifer Ponce sat with classmates at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School in October, listening as members of the Riverhead Fire Department taught them how to handle an emergency call.
Bill Sanok, the department’s public information officer, shared the story of a young girl whose 911 call helped save a life two years ago, when a fire broke out in a first-floor apartment on Middle Road in Riverhead.
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Students at two Riverhead elementary schools are inviting members of the public to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge starting Monday. Anyone who participates should post a photo on social media using the hashtag #RiverheadKindness. READ
Riverhead School District officials have confirmed 43 students will transfer to Aquebogue Elementary School this school year. The option was offered to Phillips and Roanoke elementary school parents a few weeks ago since the state has declared both schools as “underperforming.”
Parents of students at Phillips and Roanoke elementary schools now have the option of sending their children to Aquebogue Elementary School next month, because the state has declared both Riverhead schools “underperforming” based on low student test scores from last year.