The Southold/Greenport robotics team returned from Detroit with something to be proud of: a trip to the semifinal round at the world competition.
“It was great,” sophomore Drew Wolf of Greenport said. “I think because we’re very young it was definitely an invaluable experience and we all learned a lot. We have two more years to try to get back to Detroit and Worlds, which is great for us.”
More than 400 teams qualified for worlds, so competitors were grouped into subdivisions. The Southold/Greenport group, Team RICE 870, was a member of the Archimedes Division, which included 68 teams. READ
Ask a Mattituck eighth-grader what a bob-tailed grackle is and they can tell you. Curious about the golden-crowned kinglet? They know all about that bird, too.
Curious about any other animals on the North Fork? The eighth-graders can answer your questions.
That’s because, as a class, they researched over 100 animal species that reside here, compiling all their information into a recently published book. The students also created illustrations of each animal, as well as nine habitats on the North Fork, to accompany the information. READ
Bishop McGann-Mercy High School may have found its Hail Mary pass. READ
The Southold Board of Education adopted a $29,981,000 budget for the 2018-19 school year at its meeting last Wednesday, April 18.
The proposed spending plan is a 1.84 percent, or $541,000, increase over the 2017-18 budget and remains under the district’s tax levy cap, officials said. The board approved the budget with a 4-0 vote. Board member Scott Latham was absent from the meeting. — READ
New Suffolk teacher Martha Kennelly, whose job was cut in 2015 and who was reinstated last August, will resign from the district effective July 1. (more…)
High school students from Greenport and Southold filed into the library at Mattituck High School Friday, joining Mattituck students seated in chairs forming a “U.”
Seated across from the students was State Senator Ken LaValle and State Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, who fielded questions from the students about gun laws, school safety and mental health issues.
“I love the opportunity to come and interact with students because you are the future,” Mr. LaValle said. — READ
The Mattituck-Cutchogue Board of Education adopted a $40,676,947 budget for the 2018-19 school year at its meeting Thursday. READ
About two dozen Mattituck High School students stood around the school’s flagpole Thursday morning, 13 of them holding daffodils. READ
Robots whizzed around the arena at Hofstra University last weekend, strategically picking up large yellow cubes and placing them on a scale. The winner would be the team whose robot tipped the scale to its side. READ
Walking the halls of Oysterponds Elementary School, guests are greeted by hundreds of pieces of glistening blue, white, brown and green stained glass. They were put together by students in grades K through 6, as well as staff and community members, to create four different pictures, said Oysterponds art teacher Laurie Sanders. READ