The Riverhead School District will be led by new Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez this school year.
Dr. Henriquez, who most recently served as assistant superintendent for elementary education and personnel in the Brentwood School District, begins her new role today, Thursday Aug. 31. READ
A new school year often comes with new hires. For Shoreham-Wading River, this year brings the appointment of a new high school principal. READ
Shoreham-Wading River’s Class of 2017 celebrated its graduation Saturday at its commencement ceremonies. Rain in the morning forced the ceremony to be delayed two hours, but by the time the graduates found their seats, the skies had cleared leaving plenty of sunshine. READ
A $74.8 million budget is up for voter approval Tuesday in Shoreham-Wading River, representing a spending increase of 3 percent —or $2.2 million — over the current budget. READ
Joining educators from around the country, administrators from four local school districts recently sent letters home to parents encouraging them to be aware of a controversial new Netflix series dealing with teen suicide.
In the letters, which were sent by superintendents in the Greenport, Southold, Mattituck-Cutchogue and Shoreham-Wading River school districts, parents were encouraged to watch “13 Reasons Why” with their children and discuss the sensitive subjects the series addresses. READ
There was once a time when it didn’t take much for a Shoreham-Wading River School District budget proposal to fail. READ
A photo of John Anderson rests on the windowsill of his parents’ Riverhead home. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
Two poster boards covered with photos rest on the windowsill in the dining room of Dennis and Carmel Anderson’s Riverhead home. More posters are scattered throughout the house, on tables and the floor. The photos provide a glimpse into the life of their son, John. There are shots of the family in Ireland, John in his No. 63 Blue Waves football uniform and groups of friends dressed up before a school dance. READ
Most local school districts are already out of snow days and are hoping to squeak by without having to use any more for fear of having to open during break.