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JANUARY 2016 NEWS, NEWSLETTERS, VIDEOS AND MORE

BLUE MASQUES PRESENT “BYE BYE BIRDIE”
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(January 11, 2016) The Blue Masques successfully presented their Friday and Saturday performances of “Bye Bye Birdie”. However, the Sunday matinee was interrupted by an emergency and has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 17, at 1:00PM. THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR THIS PERFORMANCE. >More

THE GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE

GKARCSD is a CERTIFIED KINDNESS CHALLENGE DISTRICT, which means that last year all the district’s schools participated in the Great Kindness Challenge. This year all four elementary schools and the middle school have confirmed participation in the GKC.  The elementary are also participating in Coins for Kenya, a global service project to help build a new school in a Kenyan village. The goal is to build a fully equipped six-room school for approximately 200 students, ages 4-8 years old. >More

BLUE WAVES FITNESS PROGRAM
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(January 2016) Blue Wave Fitness is designed to enhance personal fitness and is a core strength and conditioning program. The program  is modeled after a modified cross fit program. The first two days of PE every week are fitness days. Students alternate between a series of fitness exercises which include exercises such as Dumbbell Push Presses, Running, Burpees, Ski Hops, Swiss Ball Ab Crunches, Moutain Climbers, Box Jumps, Wall Ball Shots, Wall-to-Wall Runs, and Hand Release Push Ups. There are four rounds of exercises at four stations for 45 seconds  to 4 minutes each with a 1 to 2 minute recovery after each round of four stations. >More

SCOPE ACADEMIC GROWTH AND LEADERSHIP AWARD
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(January 8, 2016) Two outstanding RHS seniors, Dillon Fava-Wiggins and Carley Hayon,
were recommended by their guidance counselors for the National School Development Council (NSDC) and SCOPE Education Services award for “Academic Growth and Student Leadership in Learning”. >More


WINTER CONCERTS

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The final winter concert is High School Concert #2 on Wednesday, January 13th, 7PM, RHS. >More

NEWS REVIEW TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
shilllingJanuary 7, 2016) Robert Shilling, a fourth grade teacher at the Aquebogue Elementary School, was named the News Review's choice for 2015 Educator of the Year. Mr. Shilling was recognized as being instrumental in paving the way for Gabriel Dispenziere, who is allergic to food and unable to be in a regular school setting, to attend class virtually — first through the use of FaceTime and later with the assistance of a VGo robot. Upgrading to a robotic VGo has allowed Gabriel more autonomy since he can move and direct the robot from his computer at home. This has also increased his ability to interact with his class and to travel to most of his specials. >More

UPDATE ON TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
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In addition to a VGo, Torre Falkner, Gabriel Dispenziere's fifth grade teacher is using several technological tools, like her SmartBoard for math, and software programs like Google Docs for Writing Workshop to increase Gabriel’s ability to interact from home. Ms. Falkner also sends him photographs of the resources posted around the room and meets with him in person a couple times a week. >More

RHS ALUMNI NEWS
galloAmanda Gallo, who graduated from RHS in 2012 and will graduate in May with an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will be one of the first women in United States history to serve on a submarine--just five years after the Navy began allowing female officers to do so. Only six women nationwide have been chosen from this year’s graduating class of future naval officers to enter the Navy’s highly competitive submarine force – and Amanda, a 21-year-old Riverhead graduate, is one of them. It’s a goal she has been pursuing since she was still in Riverhead High School, when her NJROTC instructor first informed her that the Navy had finally begun allowing female officers on submarines in 2010. >More

SPORTS NEWS
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(January 13, 2016) The winter sports season is underway. The Girls Varsity Basketball Team remains undefeated in League play. >More

DECEMBER 2015 NEWS, NEWSLETTERS, VIDEOS AND MORE

HOLIDAY NEWS
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(December 2015) The K-4 schools have been enjoying assemblies and events to celebrate the holidays. Phillips Avenue celebrated "Three Days of Peace and Goodwill" with the arrival of Santa, Dominick the Donkey, staff performances, the Mad Scientist. On the final day before the break, Sup't. Nancy Carney, Assistant Sup't. of Curriculum and Instruction David Wicks and Lucia Laguarda, the Dir. of Professional Personnel, came to Phillips to help pass out the PTO'S gift of books to the entire student body.

Roanoke music teacher Roy Buccola celebrated Pajama Day at Roanoke by sharing the gift of music and creativity with the students. The video is an excerpt from the fourth grade concert and features Santa's reindeer and Blitzen in particular. ​>More

PEACE ON EARTH AND THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE
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(December 22, 2015) Riley Avenue first graders in Jeanne Stearns' and Jill Kent's classes shared their studies about the planets in a series of workshops just prior to the winter break. >More

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT HOLIDAY DRINKING
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(December, 2016) The Riverhead Youth Coalition recorded a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT, which played on Beach 101.7 concerning underage drinking and the Social Host Law. >More

PULASKI ARTISTS' ART IN CHRYSLER BLDg. HOLIDAY SHOW
art(December, 2016) This was the 11th year Pulaski Street students had the honor of having their creative talents on display at the 2015 Tishmann Spier Children's Holiday Art show held at the landmark Chrysler Building in New York City. >More

 


A LESSON IN GIVING DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON
SPINELLIDecember 15, 2015) Roanoke teacher Debra Spinelli started the Second Grade Toy Drive nine years ago, after her husband, a cancer survivor, was given as she says, “the best, most thorough, care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in NYC”. Eternally thankful for her husband's renewed health, she invited her students to join her and her husband in collecting toys for the children at MSKCC. Last year Mrs. Spinelli decided to take the giving a little closer to home and collected gifts to give to the children at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. >More

RHS VARSITY CHEERLEADERS
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(December 7, 2015) We want to congratulate the Riverhead Varsity Cheerleaders on their 1st place win at the UCA Pocono Regional Tournament held Sunday, December 6. The team placed first out of 25 teams and not only took home the title of Regional Champs, but also received a bid to the Nationals! >More

SEVEN TEAMS EARN SCHOLAR ATHLETE TEAM AWARDS
(December 7, 2015) To win this award, the team must maintain a GPA of 90 or higher.The following Riverhead Fall 2015 Varsity teams were designated as winners of the New York State Scholar Athlete team award -- >More

A SPECIAL GIFT FROM "KAIT'S ANGELS"
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(December 7, 2015) As the holiday season begins in earnest, the dedication of a "Buddy Bench" gifted to the Riley Avenue Elementary School by an organization called "Kait's Angels" seemed to take on a heightened significance in the lives of the youngsters it is meant to inspire. >More

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! GIVE A GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
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(December 3, 2015) "It has been said that the greatest gift one can give is the gift of giving," reads the cards being decorated personally by Phillips Avenue Elementary School students during their lunch hour. For each $25 donation to the Philps Food Pantry, you will receive 5 cards to send to family and friens notifying them of your donation in their names. -->Form

NOVEMBER 2015 NEWS, NEWSLETTERS, VIDEOS AND MORE

PHILLIPS AVENUE COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
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(November 25, 2015) Sixth Annual Community Cafe: It's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the schools are closed. However, the Phillips Avenue Elementary School administration, teachers,  staff, volunteers and district administrators are busy making and serving the annual Community Breakfast. Families come together to enjoy pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee prepared by the Phillips Avenue staff. While a slideshow plays in the background, Phillips families greet one another, kids color turkeys and everyone enjoys a special time together. >More

THANKSGIVING FEAST AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
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(November 24, 2015) RMS students enjoyed a THANKSGIVING FEAST organized and hosted by the Special Ed. Department, Anna Quigley and Nancy Mastrangelo. The RMS special education teachers provided the food and served the students. Students decorated the table with leaves of Thanksgiving. The students  were most thankful for their families, friends and teachers. An invitation was also extended to district administrators and RMS teachers. It looked delicious. >More

RHS CAMPUS CONNECTION
(November 24, 2014) For several years, the RHS Guidance Department has hosted a program entitled “Campus Connection”, wherein RHS Alumni, who are presently college freshman, come back to the high school during their Thanksgiving break to speak to high school seniors about the process of applying to and getting ready for college. The returning alum also share their college experiences thus far. The students discuss topics such as applying for scholarships, filling out applications for college, what it’s like to live in a dorm with a roommate, the challenges of choosing a major, adjusting to living away from home, the expectations of professors, etc. >More

FIRST QUARTER HONOR ROLL
(November 23, 2015) The First Quarter Honor Rolls have been posted. Congratulations to the 454 students who made the HIGH HONOR ROLL & HONOR ROLL at RHS this quarter. / Also RMS Honor Roll

RESPONSE TO PULASKI’S HALLOWEEN TREATS FOR TROOPS
(November 23, 2015) Cindy Haverty, a 6th grade teacher at Pulaski, received a phone call from Command Sergeant Major Dunkelberger, who is currently stationed in Saudi Arabia, to thank our students for all the candy they sent to the service men and women. >More

CELEBRATING LEARNING AT PHILLIPS AVENUE
(November 23, 2015) In the half day of school on Monday, November 23, 2015, all the classes at the Phillips Avenue Elementary spent a few minutes CELEBRATING with another class the learning that has taken place in their classes over the last few weeks. Older students were paired with younger students and each child had to share a writing or reading experience with the other. Some of the classes shared their “realistic fiction” stories with each other. The students also shared with one another the “process” behind what they had written.

FIRST REGIONAL DRILL MEET OF THE YEAR
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(November 21, 2015) The RHS NJROTC Drill Team took over 50 cadets to the first regional drill meet of the year at Bethel, CT. Nineteen schools and over 800 cadets competed—the largest regional drill meet in recent memory. The first year cadets won first place in both the NS-1 Platoon (led by Nicholas Waldron) competition and the NS-1 Academic Team (led by Jacob Gilmartin) competition. The Armed Platoon (led by Nicholas Waldron) won 2nd Place and the Unarmed Platoon (led by Dakota Ventresca) won 3rd place. >More

TO PARIS WITH LOVE
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(November 19, 2015) After a series of terrorist attacks struck Paris, France on November 13th, Riverhead Middle School and High School French students, who tend to love everything French, wanted to reach out to French teenagers with a message of solidarity. Like many of the messages that have gone viral over the internet, the messages the students sent included a graphic design as well as their brief communiqués of concern and solidarity. >More

PHILLIPS AVENUE FOOD PANTRY
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(November 19, 2015) Phillips Avenue Elementary School made area history in the 2014-15 school by creating one of the only on-site school food pantries in a public school. Several area businesses and community groups helped support the pantry that first year (see below). Fast forward to the 2015-16 school year. The school is still committed to helping area residents and Phillips families with their nutrition needs, but its pantry is in need of replenishing. Others are encouraged to get involved. To find out more about how to make a donation or volunteer, please contact the pantry at phillips.pantry@riverhead.net or by calling 631-591-5987. >More

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION CEREMONY
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(November 18, 2015 – Riverhead, NY) The awards season at Riverhead High School begins with the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony which welcomes new inductees into the Honor Society. As Principal Charles Regan noted, the National Honor Society is more than just an honor roll. Using national guidelines, the local chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. "Yes," he continued, "your high grades made it possible for you to qualify, but your induction is based on much more than your grades. It is also a reflection of all that you do outside of the classroom and in the community." >More

RHS BLOOD DRIVE

(November 19, 2015) The RHS Leaders Club hosted its first Blood Drive of the school year. Thank you to all the staff and students who donated blood. There will be another Blood Drive in the Spring.

 

RMS SHORT STORY UNIT PROJECTS
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(November 6, 2015) RMS English Language Arts teachers, Lori Falisi and Mindy Benze, celebrated the conclusion of their Short Story Unit by having their students share and critique projects based on a particular story they read as part of this unit. Projects included Prezi Presentations, Mosaics, Posters with Depictions of New Worlds and Newspaper Articles. >More 

Youth Coalition Participates in Sticker Shock Initiative
youth(November 10, 2015 - Riverhead, NY) Members of the RCSD Youth Coalition particpated in a Sticker Shock Initiative at Riverhead Beverage with support from Riverhead Police Chief Hegermiller and Councilman John Dunleavy. It took place at Riverhead Beverage (998 Osborn Avenue, Riverhead) on Tuesday, November 10. This is the second time that Riverhead Beverage has participated in the event.  >More

Harlem Wizards Basketball Game
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(November 12, 2015) The RCFA hosted the third consecutive HARLEM WIZARDS GAME. The event is a FUN raiser for the Riverhead Central Faculty Association's Senior Scholarship Fund--1,100 TICKETS WERE SOLD AND $15,000 WAS RAISED! Prior to the game, 67 children had the opportunity to  INTERACT WITH THE WIZARDS as "Wiz Kids". The game featured the Harlem Wizards against RCSD staff, teachers and administrators. THE RCFA WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS SPONSORS AND THE PUBLIC  FOR ATTENDING THIS IMPORTANT FUNDRAISER! >More

JOURNEY INTO AMERICAN INDIAN TERRITORY

(November 10, 2015) Fourth grade students at the Riley Avenue Elementary School participated in a program of enrichment entitled "Journeys into American Indian Territory," as part of ttheir studies of Native Americans, which is an integral part of their social studies curriculum at this grade level. >More

CANDY BUY BACK AT RILEY AVENUE
candy (November 10, 2015) Students at the Riley Avenue Elementary School parted with some of their Halloween candy today as part of a fundraiser sponsored by Dr. Bach’s Orthodontist Riverhead practice and as a way of supporting U.S. troops overseas. Dina Reilly, from Dr. Bach’s office, came to Riley pulling a scale. Dr. Bach is going pay $1 per pound (up to $250) for the candy the students bring in. If Riley is the school with the most candy to sell, they will receive an additional $100. The candy bought back will go to the troops overseas and the funds raised will go towards the Fourth Grade Social at the end of the year. >More

SNOW REMOVAL 101 AT THE RILEY AVENUE
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(November 6, 2015) Riverhead Highway Department Superintendent George "Gio" Woodson and three of his crew made a trip to the Riley Avenue Elementary School prior to the first snowstorm of the winter to caution the students about playing by the road after a snowstorm when the highway crew is out cleaning off the roads. 

In addition to this message about safety, these first graders learned all about the vehicles used for snow removal. They learned the names and functions and were given a chance to ask questions about each truck. The students learned about the many uses of the pay loader, how their gigantic snow blower works and the force with which it can blow the snow off the road, and how the basic snowplow removes the snow from the roads. The children loved the whole experience!  >More

PULASKI AND RILEY STUDENTS --TREATS FOR TROOPS
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(November 5, 2015 – Riverhead, NY) Sometimes it's the unexpected, sweet things kids do that bring a whole lot of happiness into a world fraught with conflict and war. With Veterans Day on the horizon, students at the Pulaski Street School organized and brought to a finale their Halloween Candy Drive Competition by weighing and boxing up 1,092 lbs. of candy from their Halloween stash to send to deployed soldiers. The "Candy for the Troops" competition was initiated last year at Pulaski by the Brookhaven National Labs' Veterans Association Adopt-a-Platoon team. >More

DR. MARSHALL JONES FIRST SPEAKER AT 4TH GRADE ASSEMBLY
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Phillips Avenue Principal Debra Rodgers introduced the “Good Enough is NOT Good Enough” theme that is the focus of the assemblies to all the district fourth graders. After this introduction, Robert (Bubby) Brown introduced RCSD Alumni Dr. Marshall Jones, who was the first of the presenters at these fourth grade assemblies. Following his presentation to the fourth graders, Dr. Jones met with students in technology teacher Luke Ferland’s high school design class. >More

REGENT ROGER TILLES VISITS RCSD
On November 2nd, Regent Roger Tilles visited the Riverhead Central School District accompanied by Superintendent of Schools Nancy Carney and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction David Wicks. They visited classes at Riverhead High School and Aquebogue Elementary School and discussed issues at both schools particularly on the topic of  teaching and testing special needs and ENL students.

COMMON CORE LEARNING STANDARDS SURVEY
At the November District Superintendents Meeting held in Albany, Commissioner Elia asked that districts assist with the dissemination of information regarding the online, public Common Core Learning Standards Survey titled AIMHighNY. Commissioner Elia is conducting this survey on the behalf of the Board of Regents. You can find a link to this survey on the home page of the District website. >More

OCTOBER 2015 NEWS, NEWSLETTERS, VIDEOS AND MORE

TRICK OR TROT 5K RUN/WALK
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(October 31, 2015) On Saturday, October 31, the Riverhead Running Club sponsored the First Annual Trick or Trot Run/Walk at Riverhead High School. This event raised $3,000, which will be used in part to fund student athlete scholarships. >More

EDGAR ALLAN POE VISITS RMS
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(October 30, 2015) On Friday, October 30, Sal St. George, the director of the POE FESTIVAL, brought Darren St. George, an Edgar Allan Poe imitator, to the Middle School to talk with the students about some of Poe’s spooky tales, poetry and the mystique surrounding his life. >More

STAR GARDEN AT ROANOKE
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(October 30, 2015) On Friday, October 30, the Roanoke PTO sponsored a pumpkin patch in the STAR Garden at the school. Each child in the school was allowed to go to the garden a pick one pumpkin to take home.

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT HOSTS COLLEGE FAIR FOR SENIORS
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(October 27, 2015) The Annual RHS College Fair was held for seniors on October 27th in the Riverhead High School Gym. Representatives from approximately 125 colleges were available with information and handouts for interested seniors. Last year about 175 students signed up. RHS Guidance Counselors were at the College Fair to help seniors find colleges who have their desired major. High school seniors are able to speak one-on-one with each representative and find out a little bit about what they have to offer. >More

STUDENTS OBSERVE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
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(October 27 and 24, 2015)
Roanoke Elementary School students and staff are dressed in pink on Wednesday, OCTOBER 28, to observe Breast Cancer Awareness. The first day of Spirit Week at RHS was designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Day and the Student Government and Class Officers raised $250 for Breast Cancer Research. The NJROTC cadets wore pink braids on their dress uniforms on Homecoming to show their solidarity in this fight against breast cancer. >More

HOMECOMING 2015
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(October 24, 2015) RHS celebrated HOMECOMING 2015, after a very spirited SPIRIT WEEK, which began with Breast Cancer Awareness Day and a fundraiser that raised $250 for breast cancer research.

This year's PARADE THEME was SUPERHEROES. The Senior Class won BEST FLOAT with their depiction of Batman. The Junior Class' float featuring Spiderman won 2nd place in the float contest and the Junior Class also won the most points overall during SPIRIT WEEK. The Freshman Class float featuring that newcomer, Ant Man, took third place and the Sophomore Class' Captain America came in fourth. The Blue Waves Varsity Football Team took down the Bellport Clippers 28-8. Great Homecoming -- Kudos to Deborah Nigrel and the Student Government and Class Officers who coordinated the event.
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Thanks also to RiverheadLocal and the News Review for their coverage.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE PECONIC
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October 23, 2015) On October 23rd, thousands of students and volunteers from the East End of Long Island collected data on the Peconic Estuary to be compiled into an official “Day in the Life of the Peconic Estuary” database. Claire Yannacone's HS Earth science class and John Barona's Living Environment class traveled to Indian Island to collect data (e.g. water PH and temperature, current direction and speed, salinity, dissolved oxygen level, etc.). The Middle School Environmental Club was invited to be a part of the program as well and collected their data in the bay via the Atlantis Explorer boat.

The Riverhead Central School District would like to thank all of the participating groups who organized this amazing educational experience. Volunteers from the Long Island Science Center, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Atlantis Aquarium Explorer staff members assisted RCSD science teachers and assistants with the collection of the data and provided our students with models for future career choices. >More

PFC GARFIELD LANGHORN ESSAY CONTEST
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(October 23, 2015) The Pulaski Street School held their annual Garfield M. Langhorn Essay Contest. Garfield Langhorn was a RHS graduate who died heroically in the Vietnam War and was posthumously awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor. His heroism and act of valor is the inspiration for the Pulaski Street School’s annual sixth grade essay contests. The theme of the contest is presented in the form of the question, “Inspired by Garfield Langhorn’s actions, ask yourself, ‘What can a person my age do to help others?’” >More

HARLEM WIZARDS – ANTI-BULLYING PRESENTATION
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(October 22, 2015) Students at all of the RCSD’s K-8 buildings got a special treat when Harlem Wizards players made appearances on October 22nd and shared with the students an interactive Anti-Bullying presentation. >More

EAST END TRANSITION FAIR
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(October 21, 2015) On Wednesday, October 21st, the Riverhead Central School District Transition Department hosted the Fourth Annual East End Transition Fair. The fair, coordinated by the District’s Transition Team, Elva Beyer and Lisa Lindsay, is designed to bring together students and families in need of transitional services and give them the opportunity to speak with representatives from agencies and services, who offer programs for their children, in one central setting. 

According to Elva Beyer, “The Fourth Annual East End Transition Fair was a huge success. More students, families and service agencies were present than ever before . . . 40 participating staff from agencies and over 66 students and their families that signed in. Families came from as far away as Southampton and the Three Village School District." >More

HOMECOMING -- SPIRIT WEEK AT RHS
Costco(October 19 - 23, 2015) The Riverhead High School Student Government and Class Officers planned and executed a week-long Spirit Week prior to Homecoming.  >More

UNITY DAY - OCTOBER 21, 2015
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Wednesday, October 21st, NATIONAL UNITY DAY, was celebrated by our elementary students. The students, dressed in orange, participated in group activities that united them against bullying. >More

PHILLIPS AVENUE -- ANNUAL ENL FAMILY NIGHT
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Phillips Avenue hosted its annual ENL Family Night on October 15th to help ENL families understand and participate in their child's educational program. Phillips Avenue hosted its annual ENL Family Night on October 15th to help ENL families understand and participate in their child's educational program. >More

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM EXCELS
Costco(October 10, 2015) The Riverhead High School Varsity Girls Cross Country team made a strong showing in the Manhattan College HS Cross Country Invitational Meet on Saturday, October 10th. The team is coached by Justin Cobis.  >More

AQUEBOGUE'S FIRST ASSEMBLY IN THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YR.
Costco(October 8, 2015) Mr. Kent conducts assemblies about once a month to celebrate student behavior and achievement. This assembly celebrated the Summer Reading and Math Program, which was coordinated by Literacy Coach Vanessa Williams. Mr. Kent noted that over 200 students achieved the requirements of the program. (There are approximately 500 students at Aquebogue). In order to be recognized, students had to complete and log their work over the summer. K-2 students had to log at least 20 minutes of reading (5 days per week); 3rd graders had to log 25 minutes of reading; and 4th graders were expected to read 30 minutes or more five days a week.  >More




2015 RHS COLLEGE NIGHT
Costco(October 6, 2015) The RHS Guidance Department presents its annual College Planning Night (exploring college options and understanding the admission process) in the HS Cafeteria in early October. The evening includes several different presentations facilitated by counselors, teachers, administrators and outside presenters.  >More

2015 RHS HOMECOMING - OCTOBER 24, 2015
Costco(October 1, 2015) RHS Homecoming is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th: Parade at 12:30PM, Football Game at 2PM. >More

2015 RHS OPEN HOUSE NIGHT / RHS CLUBS
Costco(October 1, 2015) RHS Principal Charles Regan greeted parents and guardians during the RHS Open House Night on October 1st. Club members and advisors were present to answer questions and share information about the clubs. Parents and guardians followed their child's schedule to meet their teachers. Many of the parents present noted, "The building looks amazing!" Some of them added, "I wish it had looked this way when I attended." >More

SEPTEMBER 2015 NEWS, NEWSLETTERS, VIDEOS AND MORE

AP SCHOLARS
Costco(September 29, 2015) In the fall of each school year, a list of students receiving recognition for their performance on Advanced Placement exams from the previous year is sent to the schools. We CONGRATULATE THOSE STUDENTS who took the exams and recognize those students who achieved a level of distinction on the exams. In the 2014-15 school year, 299 students took 551 AP exams. Thirty-seven of those students received the distinction of receiving the designation of AP Scholars . . . Eleven students were named AP Scholars with Distinction . . . and two were named NATIONAL AP SCHOLARS! >More

RHS TRANSITION SERVICES / EAST END TRANSITION FAIR
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(September 29, 2015) RHS Transition Services has a new interactive site to help students transitioning from the school system into the adult world. The EAST END TRANSITION FAIR is Oct. 21st at 6:30PM at RHS. >More

PHILLIPS TWITTER NEWS
Costco(September, 2015) Phillips Principal Debra Rodgers shared Twitter images of what has been happening in the classroom at Phillips. Check out the Twitter widgets on our elementary sites. >More


MS. SCULLY INTEGRATES ELA AND NYS SOCIAL STUDIES

Costco(September 2015) Meghan Scully's 4th grade class is studying New York State as part of their social studies curriculum. Earlier in their studies, the students traveled through learning centers that helped them determine the "physical settings (including natural resources), the environment, etc." of the state of New York. In the lesson pictured below, Ms. Scully integrated her social studies lesson with a previous English Language Arts lesson by engaging her students in the process of visualizing NYC via a "first hand account" (a primary source document) from pages 3-4 of the book GOTHAMby Edwin G. Burrows & Mike Wallace. >More

FIRST HOME GAME AT McKILLOP MEMORIAL FIELD
Costco(September 19, 2015) It was the first Varsity Blue Waves football home game of the season. The Blue Waves squared off with the North Babylon Bulldogs. The field looked great after being completely refurbished; there was a good crowd in the new bleachers which also sported a new broadcasters box. The fans lined up in front of the new food trailer for their favorites and half time featured the RHS Marching Band and Kick Team and the Blue Waves Cheerleaders. It was a gorgeous day. >More

STUDENTS CHOSEN TO ATTEND MUSIC FESTIVALS
Costco(September 18, 2015) CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RHS MUSICIANS who have been chosen to attend (or are alternates to) the 11th and 12th grade All Suffolk County Music Festival sponsored by NYSCAME and SCMEA, the All State Music Festival in Rochester, NY and, this year, once again, to the All National Music Festival in Nashville, TN. >More

RMS REMEMBERING 9/11
9/11 (September 11, 2015) RMS English teacher Ryan Greene has been sharing "his story" of history on 9/11 every year for 12 years. It's a poignant story that only he can share, and, this year on 9/11/2015, he shared it, as he noted, for the first time with a class of students who had not yet been born. >More

COSTCO REACHES OUT TO OUR SCHOOLS
Costco(September 8, 2015) COSTCO of Riverhead recently reached out to two of the district’s schools regarding their Backpack.  Costco representatives will be dropping off over over 400 backpacks for students at the Phillips Avenue Elementary School and over 300 backpacks at the Roanoke Avenue Elementary School.  >More

NINTH GRADE ORIENTATION AND FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
HS(September 4, 2015) On Friday, September 4th, 9th grade students came to the high school to get a look at their newly renovated school. The
high school now has a beautiful two-story glass atrium in the front of the building. >More

SEVENTH GRADE ORIENTATION
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(September 4, 2015) On Friday, September 4th, 7th grade students and their parents were invited to tour the Middle School. Principal Andrea Pekar welcomed the new students and eighth grade students led tours of the building. Extensive updates and renovations have been made at the middle school. >More

NEW TEACHER INSTITUTE 2015

teachers(September 2, 2015) Thirty-seven teachers and professional staff (psychologists, social workers, etc.), some of whom are not new to the district but were hired this summer or in the middle of the year last year in a full-time capacity, participated in a two-day NEW TEACHER INSTITUTE at the beginning of September.  >More


 

 

SPORTS NEWS -- A summary of the 2014-2015 Sports News >More

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