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Peacemakers Earn National Award

Peacemakers Earn National Award photo
Students in the Riverhead Central School District’s Peacemakers Club were recognized with a United for Kindness award from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center at a ceremony on May 22. 

The honor acknowledges the work that the Peacemakers of Phillips Avenue and Roanoke Avenue elementary schools do in “helping to create a world without bullying” by teaching their peers about bullying prevention as well as inspiring and empowering them to take positive action.  

The Peacemakers Club is a student-led antibullying movement comprised of fourth graders who meet weekly during their recess with adviser Shannon Kutner, an elementary school social worker at the district and board member of the Riverhead Community Awareness Program. Throughout the year, they find ways to reduce bullying in their respective schools. Every fall, they read “The Juice Box Bully” to each class in their schools and ask their peers to sign a pledge not to bully. The group also organizes a kindness challenge every January to encourage positive speech and acts of goodwill. 

The district congratulates each member of the Peacemakers Club on receiving this award. 
 

VFW’s Patriot’s Pen Winners

VFW’s Patriot’s Pen Winners photo
Six Riverhead Middle School students were recognized at a ceremony on May 18 at the VFW Post 2476 for the award-winning essays they penned for the VFW’s annual Patriot’s Pen contest. Their entries were among 598 essays submitted to the contest. The Riverhead Central School District congratulates the first through third place winners in grade seven, respectively: Daniella Flores, Madison Amanda Wojcik and Abby Maureen Sullivan; and in grade eight: Michaela Ligon, Quinn Steven Brickman and Emma Kylie Funfgeld. In addition to placing first locally, Ligon also earned second place in Suffolk County. 
 

Board Statement re: High School Principal

The following statement was read during the June 11 Board of Education meeting. Click below to read the message.
 

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Chalk It Up!

Chalk It Up

The sidewalks in Riverhead High School’s courtyard were brilliantly decorated with chalk following an art fundraiser sponsored by the school’s art club. As part of the fifth-annual event, students donated money to draw designs using chalk during their lunch or study hall periods. In total, $100 was raised and will be used for art supplies, art-related field trips and community service projects. “We were happy to have such nice weather and receive the support and participation of many students and teachers,” said adviser Jennifer Howlett.

 

Going the distance

Going the distance
Four members of the Riverhead High School girls track relay team have qualified to compete in the 800-meter medley relay at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor track and field meet on June 14 at Aggie Stadium in Greensboro, North Carolina. The four athletes – Ashli Bell, Miasha Pittman, Enaria Suazo and Emani Womack – earned the spot after competing in the Under the Lights Invitational in Massapequa on May 10 with a time of 1:52:51. The Riverhead Central School District extends its congratulations to these team members on their accomplishment.  
 

Talent Showcased at Art-in-Action

Talent Showcased at Art-in-Action

The artistic talents of Riverhead Central School District students were showcased at the district’s annual Art-in-Action art exhibit on May 11.

The districtwide event featured colorful and creative artwork from students in grades K-8 in the high school gymnasium, with small “make-and-take” craft tables for young guests. The artwork of high school students was also on display, along with screenings of films made by students. 

“The diverse collection of work by our young artists celebrates multiple perspectives and interpretations of the world around us,” said Lauren Lewonka, the district’s director of fine arts.  

 

Read-A-Thon Winners

Read-A-Thon Winners photo
Riverhead’s Aquebogue Elementary School students went above and beyond in their reading this school year. As part of a yearlong Read-A-Thon, 165 students were granted “Mega Star” reading status for completing three cycles of the literary challenge. The students read for a combined total of 143,455 minutes.   
 

New June Message from the Superintendent Now Available

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Students Inducted Into National Technical Honor Society

Students Inducted Into National Technical Honor Society photo
Four Riverhead High School students – Sabrina McDonald, Kateryn Mendez, Alexander Perez and Jaylynn Gamble – were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at the H.B. Ward Technical Center on May 21. To be eligible for induction, each student was required to display leadership, academic prowess and character. Along with the inductions, Riverhead High School guidance counselor Christy Salerno was recognized for her outstanding service to her BOCES students and inducted into the NTHS as an honorary member. She is pictured with her high school inductees.   
 

Riverhead teams earn sportsmanship award

Riverhead teams earn sportsmanship award photo
Riverhead High School’s athletic teams were recently recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association with an Exemplary Display of Sportsmanship, Ethics & Integrity Award. “We are very proud of our athletic teams,” said Brian Sacks, director of health, physical education and athletics. To earn the recognition, the teams were proactive in displaying sportsmanship, citizenship and moral character.   
 

6/14/19 Update from the Superintendent of Schools re: High School Principal

June 4, 2019

Dear Riverhead Central School District Families,

This message is to provide you with an update regarding the ongoing investigation of Charles Regan. We sympathize with our community and we know you have questions. Unfortunately, we are legally prohibited from discussing many details surrounding this situation. Please understand, we are doing our due diligence to ensure the integrity of this investigation. 

While the investigation is ongoing, Mr. Regan continues to collect his salary. Questions have been raised as to why a suspended employee is continuing to be paid. According to New York State Education Law, any certified employee that has tenure in New York State is entitled to due process protections. While there are limited exceptions to this rule, those do not apply in this situation. 

As has been previously reported during our public Board of Education meetings, our school district attorneys are leading the investigation and providing documentation to authorities, as necessary. It is anticipated that the Board will move forward with action at our June meeting. 

Additionally, questions have been raised with respect to an independent investigation. Our district insurance carrier, New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal, has appointed, and is paying for, an outside law firm to represent the district’s interests in connection with a Notice of Claim that has been filed against Riverhead Central School District pertaining to allegations against Mr. Regan. The law firm is currently reviewing the circumstances that have transpired this year pertaining to Mr. Regan, as well as reviewing the hiring process that took place when Mr. Regan was first employed by the district in 2006.  

We thank you for your understanding and patience as we move through this difficult and trying time in our school district. 

Regards,
Dr. Aurelia L. Henriquez
Superintendent of Schools
Riverhead Central School District
 

Author Visits Aquebogue

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Students at Aquebogue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District met author/illustrator Ralph Masiello on May 20. During the visit, Masiello spoke to the students about his career and held illustrator workshops throughout the day. He also presented each class with a signed illustration, and a lucky group of 17 students were selected to have lunch with him as part of a writing contest. 
 

New Aquebogue Principal

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Dear Riverhead Families,
 
The Riverhead Central School District Board of Education voted unanimously on May 28, 2019 to appoint Bryan Miltenberg as the new Principal of Aquebogue Elementary School, effective August 5, 2019. He will replace retiring Principal Phil Kent and clearly has “big shoes to fill!” 

After several interview levels, which included members of the Board of Education, parents, teachers, and staff from Aquebogue Elementary School, Mr. Miltenberg emerged as a top pick each time. We are thrilled that Mr. Miltenberg is joining the Riverhead Central School District. He brings with him a wealth of experience.

Since 2017, Miltenberg, a resident of West Sayville, has been employed as the Assistant Principal of Islip Middle School, where he has worked to boost parent engagement and enhance instruction. Prior to Islip, he was the director of academic intervention at M.S. 323 The Scholars’ Academy in Rockaway Park, Queens. He began his career as a teacher at Wantagh High School, then served as creator/facilitator of online courses for teachers for the New York City Department of Education Division of Innovative Professional Development. He is also published, having penned over 100 articles on school leadership, literacy and discipline, as well as on teacher teams, co-teaching, time management and using digital texts. 

Miltenberg holds a Bachelor of Arts in American studies from Columbia University, a Master of Science in English education from Queens College and a New York State School Building Leader certificate from the College of Saint Rose’s Center for Integrated Teacher Education. He is currently working on his doctorate in educational leadership from Drexel University, with an anticipated completion date of 2022.  

“It is a tremendous honor to be able to serve the Riverhead community,” Miltenberg said. “I look forward to joining the Aquebogue TEAM [Together Everyone Achieves More] and working with staff and families to create amazing experiences for all of our Aquebogue students.”

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Miltenberg and with true Blue Wave pride. Let us support him so that together, we are all successful!
 
Best, 
Dr. Aurelia L. Henriquez

A poem of a Time

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Second grade students at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District put on an outstanding poetic performance for family and friends on May 17. The Poetry Jam, performed by Stacy Tuohy’s students, showcased poems the students had written and memorized after studying the craft. As part of the study unit, they discovered how to turn ordinary words into extraordinary words and learned about the importance of pauses, alliteration, similes and rhyming. 
 

Young Reporters in Action

Young Reporters in Action photo
Fourth graders in Tami Koller’s class at Aquebogue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District will soon be published journalists. During the past month, the students have been working with Patrick Mullooly from Newsday’s Kidsday to draft articles that will be published in September. The students wrote on a variety of topics, including apple picking on the East End and their favorite restaurants. In addition, several groups of students were selected to write articles after touring the Bronx Zoo’s new dinosaur exhibit, taking in a Cirque du Soleil show and interviewing author Chris Grabenstein. 
 

Riverhead NJROTC Members Explore Naval History

Riverhead NJROTC Members Explore Naval History photo
Members of the Riverhead High School NJROTC recently visited Newport, Rhode Island for the annual spring trip, during which they toured the USS Constitution and the Naval War College Museum and took a cruise aboard a Navy patrol boat. 
 

Blue Waves Pay Tribute to Police Detective Brian Simonsen

Blue Waves Pay Tribute to Police Detective Brian Simonsen photo

The Riverhead Blue Waves baseball team honored the memory of New York Police Department Detective Brian Simonsen on May 14 by playing a memorial game in his honor. Mr. Simonsen played baseball and football for the Waves during his tenure at Riverhead High School. He graduated in 1995.

As part of a pregame ceremony, Mr. Simonsen’s family, school officials and the Blue Waves gathered to retire his jersey, No. 21, and unveil a granite memorial bearing his number. His mother, Linda, and widow, Leanne Simonsen, threw out ceremonial first pitches. 

 

HCARE Participants Recognized

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Riverhead Middle School students who participated in Stony Brook University’s HCARE (Health Careers Academic Readiness and Excellence) program were presented with certificates of recognition at the district’s board meeting on May 14. Presenting the students with certificates was Erik Flynn, clinical lecturer at Stony Brook University.  

The HCARE program offers students the opportunity to learn more about health fields. The middle schoolers heard from researchers, scientists and professionals in the health care industry and learned about the college application process, time and stress management, team building, study habits and community service.  
 

A Patriotic Performance

A Patriotic Performance
Student musicians in the Riverhead Middle School Wind Ensemble entertained the audience at the annual Peconic Bay Medical Center Memorial Day event on May 21. The ensemble, directed by Annette Brewer, performed a medley of patriotic songs that they have been practicing for several months.  
 

Delving Into Digital Citizenship

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Fifth graders at Pulaski Street Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District have been learning about digital citizenship through a breakout box activity called “Think Before You Post.” As part of the venture, they worked together to solve challenging puzzles and questions related to being safe online, differentiating between private and personal information, making ethical and moral decisions, and handling social media. After completing each activity, they received clues to assist them in opening their breakout boxes. 
 

BOE Honors Bus Driver Who Saved Student from Choking

BOE Honors Bus Driver Who Saved Student from Choking photo
Martin Doelger, a bus driver with the Riverhead Central School District, saved the life of a Pulaski Street School sixth grader on May 10 by administering the Heimlich maneuver. He was honored for his quick thinking by the district’s board of education at a meeting on May 14.

A humble Doelger said he just did what he had to do. 

The incident occurred as the sixth graders filed onto Doelger’s bus after school. Almost all students had boarded when one student approached him with a horrified look on her face. Doelger said he quickly realized that she was choking on a muchkin. He used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the food and called out to a teacher to get help.     

This was the first time Doelger said he has ever used the Heimlich maneuver, which he learned while taking CPR classes through his previous employer. 

“I’m just glad it worked out and she is okay,” he said. 

“We are so grateful for the quick action that Martin took,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Aurelia Henriquez. “He truly deserves to be recognized.”
 

Budget Vote Results/Resultados del Presupuestro

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Budget Approved
Aprobado
Yes (Si) 1468
No (No) 806
 
Board Election (Elección Delfiducario De La Junta De Educación)
Jerome J. Bost - 1033
Matthew Wallace – 1148 *
Elizabeth C. Silva - 845
Laurie A. Downs  1155 *
 
*Elected (Fideicomisarios electos)



Proposition 2: Five-Year Bus Plan - Approved 
Propuesta 2: Plan de Autobus Cinco Años - Aprobado
Yes (Si) 1455
No (No) 797
 
Proposition 3: Cafeteria Capital Reserve Spending - Approved
Propisición 3:  Gastos de Capital de Reserve de la Cafeteria  - Aprobado
Yes (Si) 1706
No (No) 558




Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Katie Skinner

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The Riverhead Central School District is proud of its alumni, many of whom have gone on to illustrious careers and successful endeavors after graduation. One such stellar example is Dr. Katie Skinner, a 2010 graduate and valedictorian who has gone on to become an assistant professor of robotics at the University of Michigan.
 
Following high school, Dr. Skinner attended Princeton University, from which she graduated with honors in 2014 with a dual major in mechanical and aerospace engineering and a certificate in computer programming. From there, she attended the University of Michigan, where she was part of the first cohort of eight students to be accepted into the school’s new robotics program. It is also where she completed her doctorate in robotics. Aside from serving as an assistant professor, she is now working on a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Georgia Tech. 

To learn more about Dr. Skinner and her research, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyzx5EvgGLU&feature=youtu.be.
 

Athletes Sign with Colleges

Athletes Sign with Colleges

Sporting college apparel, nine Riverhead High School athletes signed letters of intent during an informal ceremony in the district’s athletic office on May 10. 

The Riverhead Central School District extends its congratulations to the following seniors: Shane Coleman, lacrosse, Pace University; Christy Falisi, field hockey, Mercy College; Aiden Fitzpatrick, lacrosse, NYIT; Angelina Graziano, lacrosse, Southern New Hampshire University; Travis Hayon, lacrosse, LIU Post; Connor Kalmus, lacrosse, St. John’s University; Kayla Kielbasa, lacrosse, Penn State University; Danny Mastropaolo, lacrosse, SUNY Albany; and Morgan McLean, crew, Manhattan College.

 

Young scientists recognized by Brookhaven National Lab

Young scientists recognized by Brookhaven National Lab
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Six Riverhead students were awarded honorable mention for their respective projects at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Elementary Science Fair Competition on May 4. The Riverhead Central School District congratulates Aquebogue Elementary School kindergartner Ryan Shields, first grader Madelyn Rosso and second grader Christopher Brincat and Riley Avenue students Lucas Levesque, kindergarten; Cara D’Alsace, third grade; and Amelia Stoddard, fourth grade. 

Interact Club builds a house

Interact Club builds a house

With hammers in hand, members of the Riverhead High School Interact Club recently worked alongside Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk to construct a home in Bellport for a family in need. Prior to the build, the students – Caleigh Cantalupo, Jordan Falisi, Madison Geldert, Aleeyah George, Lilly Kneidl, Layla Langhorne, Angela Llamas, Katie Moore, Shannon Raynor, Mia Roces, Jill Shackel and Hailey Stravocos – raised $1,200 toward the cause by selling paper bricks at their school. “Working with Habitat for Humanity gave me a hands-on experience of helping others and taught me to work hard toward a goal,” said Kneidl.

 

Phillips Avenue Kicks Off ALS Ride

Phillips Avenue Kicks Off ALS Ride

Bearing brightly colored signs, students at Phillips Avenue Elementary School in Riverhead helped kick off Chris Pendergast’s 2019 ALS Ride for Life on May 6. After cheering on the Ride for Life team as they rolled through the bus loop, the students participated in a march around the school’s parking lot. The school has raised $1,000 toward ALS research so far this school year.

 

Regent Tilles Visits Riverhead

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New York State Board of Regents representative Roger Tilles visited the Riverhead Central School District for a meet and greet with students, district officials, local lawmakers and educators from nearby school districts on May 3. 

During the visit, Riverhead High School seniors Dominic Bossey and Michael Cunningham spoke to Tilles about their respective experiences in the Riverhead Central School District. Both spoke highly of the variety of opportunities available to students, including academics and clubs. The session also touched on dilemmas faced by educators on Long Island, including ensuring that high school ENL students are provided with opportunities to graduate high school.

“This session was a great opportunity for educators, students and local officials to have an open conversation about education and the needs of the Riverhead Central School District,” said Dr. Aurelia Henriquez. “We thank Roger Tilles for taking the time to visit with us.”
 

Teacher Earns Fellows Scholarship

Teacher Earns Fellows Scholarship photo
Riverhead Central School District music teacher Annette Brewer has been named a recipient of a 2019 AP Summer Institute Fellows Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship will provide Brewer with an opportunity to attend the AP Summer Institute, which aims to equip teachers with tools to reach students who have traditionally been underrepresented in AP courses. The institute will also provide information on College Board changes to the AP Music Theory curriculum, resources, and progress-checking tools to support students’ understanding of college-level content and skills. 

“I am honored to have been selected to attend,” said Brewer. 

Brewer has been teaching AP Music Theory at Riverhead High School for the past ten years and been employed by the district since 1990. She also instructs the eighth grade band at the middle school and conducts the middle school wind ensemble. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity,” said Director of Fine Arts Lauren Lewonka. “It will help Mrs. Brewer re-energize the high school music theory program and enhance her knowledge so she can guide our students toward success in the AP Music Theory classroom.”
 

 

A Performance Aboard the Intrepid

A Performance Aboard the Intrepid photo
Riverhead Middle School student-musicians performed aboard the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier in New York City on April 17. The 100 young musicians were assembled from the school’s wind ensemble, directed by Annette Brewer; the chamber orchestra, directed by Regan Burns; the show choir, directed by Nadine Greenberg; and the jazz band, directed by Chrystal Crespo. After delighting onlookers with their performance, the students explored the Intrepid, toured the USS Growler submarine and learned about life as an astronaut aboard the space shuttle Enterprise.  
 

Science Fair Winners Named

Science Fair Winners Named photo

Aquebogue Elementary School hosted its annual science fair on April 16. The event, coordinated by teachers James MacLeod and Holly Payton, featured 85 projects from students in grades K-4.

Students in each grade level were awarded ribbons for first, second and third place. First-place winners were also granted the opportunity to compete in Brookhaven National Laboratory’s annual Elementary Science Fair Competition on May 4. 

The Riverhead Central School District extends its congratulations to the following winners: 

Kindergarten
1st place – Ryan Shields, “Earth Day Is Every Day”
2nd place – Connor MacLeod, “Lefty or Righty Retrievers”
3rd place – Abigail Hale, “Eggsperiment”

1st Grade
1st place – Madelyn Rosso, “Parachutes Speed”
2nd place – Julian Micheels, “Rusty Nails”
3rd place – Daniel Good, “How Do Seeds Grow Best?”

2nd Grade
1st place – Christopher Brincatt, “Magnet Strength”
2nd place – Jillian Noheil, “5 Second Rule”
3rd place – Adelaide Connelly, “Pennies vs. Liquids”

3rd Grade
1st place – Galen Kurek, “How to Keep Veggies Fresh”
2nd place – Madeline Schmidt, “The Beat of My Heart”
3rd place – Lincoln Witt, “Walking Water”

4th Grade
1st place – Summer Realander, “Aviary Appetites”
2nd place – Casey Hubbard, “Cup vs. Cup”
3rd place – Ava Seebeck, “Water pH”

 

STEM Poster Winner

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Riverhead Middle School eighth grader Meghan Rodriquez took first place in the Long Island STEM Diversity Summit held recently at Farmingdale State College. To earn the honor, Rodriquez created a research exhibit related to germs and cleaners. The Riverhead Central School District congratulates her on a job well-done.
 

Riley Avenue Raises $8,000 with Jump Rope for Heart

Riley Avenue Raises $8,000 with Jump Rope for Heart photo
Students in all grade levels at Riverhead School District’s Riley Avenue Elementary School improved their heart health as part of a student council fundraiser for the American Heart Association. 

The students raised $8,000 in sponsorships to participate in a variety of jumping activities during their gym periods on April 18. All of the activities were run by members of the school’s student council. 

Leading up to the event, the students learned about heart health and ways they can make a difference in the lives of those with heart conditions. 
 

For Hire

For Hire photo

In partnership with the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce, Riverhead High School held its third annual job fair for students on April 17. During the after-school event, students met with a number of employers, filled out applications and submitted their resumes for spring and summer employment. More than 30 local businesses were represented.

 

Riley Celebrates STEM Day

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To fully engage students in science, technology, engineering and math, Riley Avenue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District held its first STEM Day on April 16.

Students participated in a wide variety of STEM activities throughout the day, which carried a different theme for each grade level. They visited STEM stations where they had to work in teams to construct seaworthy vessels out of masking tape, code Ozobots, build skyscrapers out of spaghetti and lift objects using string. They also made tile mosaics, tested buoyancy and planted seeds. 

The day was coupled with career exploration, as students came to school dressed in attire that represented the career field they plan to enter or further explore. 

 

Don’t Miss It: Art-in-Action

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The Riverhead Central School District invites the community to attend its annual Art-in-Action art exhibit on Friday, May 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead.   

The districtwide event will feature artwork from students in grades K-8 in the high school gymnasium with small “make-and-take” craft tables for young guests. The artwork of high school students will be on display in the cafeteria and throughout the high school’s hallways. The evening will also include screenings of films made by students. 
 

Riverhead BOE Recognizes Student-Musicians

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The Riverhead Central School District Board of Education celebrated four musical performing groups and their instructors during its meeting on April 16. All members were presented with certificates of recognition, following a first-rate performance by the high school jazz ensemble.

The musicians and teachers were specifically recognized for their respective performances at the WorldStrides OnStage New York Heritage Festival in New York City in March. 

Held at the Riverside Church, the 83 student-musicians earned accolades for their talents during the performance events. The chamber orchestra procured a Gold Award and an Adjudicators Award; the jazz ensemble received a first-place Silver Award; the wind ensemble scored a first-place Concert Band Gold Award, an Adjudicators Award and an Outstanding Band group award; and the chamber choir merited a Silver Award. 

Individual students were also honored for their performances. Chamber orchestra member Sarah Anne Fried and singer Sarah Jordan garnered Maestro Awards, while choral member Lily Kutner was presented with an Ovation Award. 

 

 

Second Wave of Staff Trained in Mental Health First Aid

Second Wave of Staff Trained in Mental Health First Aid photo
Funded by a three-year grant, the Riverhead Central School District held a second wave of training on April 16 as part of its goal to train all staff in mental health first aid. 

During the training, more than 30 staff members from Riley Avenue Elementary School learned to identify, understand and respond to critical signs of mental health distress and connect someone in distress with mental health information services. 

The project was brought to the district by Eileen Manitta, director of pupil personnel services and special education, and is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in collaboration with the Association for Mental Health and Wellness. The grant provides for a total of 36 eight-hour trainings to ensure the entire school community is certified in mental health first aid. 

The courses are taught by Alexis Rodgers, a mental health first aid certified trainer, and Sandra Hopkins-Ouedraogo, project director of the Mental Health Awareness Training Project. 
 

First-Place Scientists

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Riley Avenue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District has named the first-place winners of its annual schoolwide science fair contest, who will next compete in Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Elementary Science Fair Competition on May 4. The winners in kindergarten through fourth grade are, respectively: Lucas Levesque, Taryn Burns, Juliana Paruolo, Cora D’Alsace and Amelia Stoddard. Their projects examined a variety of subjects, from eggs, pasta and slime to germs and fly traps. The school also debuted a science fair scavenger hunt this year, in which all students explored their peers’ projects to find listed items, as a way to further engage them in the fair.   
 

Computing Students Visit Brookhaven National Lab

Computing Students Visit Brookhaven National Lab photo

Middle school, high school and Pulaski Street Elementary School students in the Riverhead Central School District’s Scientific Computing program toured Brookhaven National Laboratory on March 27 to see how computing skills are applied in the real world. During the tour, led by educational programs administrator Scott Bronson, the students learned about internship opportunities at the lab and visited the Northeast Solar Energy Resource Center and National Synchrotron Light Source II. As part of the district program, the students work with BNL technology architect David Biersach on a weekly basis to improve their scientific computing skills.

 

Riverhead Students Disseminate Anti-Drug Information

Riverhead Students Disseminate Anti-Drug Information photo

Riverhead High School and Middle School students helped to circulate information about the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth program during an annual meet and greet at the Riverhead Fire House on April 11.

During the community event, the students disseminated information about the program at various booths and held an informative presentation on substance abuse and the latest trends in vaping. 

The students, who have pledged to lead a substance-free lifestyle, meet every other week to help find ways to curb drug use in the community.