In 1956 the Superior General of the Sisters of Mercy in Brooklyn sent five nuns to Riverhead with the goal of starting a new Catholic high school.
Mercy High School first opened that year in a temporary space on Roanoke Avenue, which is now the Synergy Center. At one point, as enrollment grew, some classes were held there and others were held at a space within the former St. John the Evangelist School. READ
A delegation from Peconic Bay Medical Center arrived at Southold Elementary School Monday afternoon with a sneaky plan.
The ruse was this: Hospital officials told the school they were conducting a site visit to help them decide among several schools that might win new fitness equipment through PBMC’s sponsorship with Project Fit America. READ
Cardboard and tape. That’s all Mattituck High School physics students could use to craft boats used to loop around a buoy several yards out from the beach Wednesday near the Mattituck Yacht Club on the Peconic Bay. READ
Decked in a green cap and gown, Harry Ramos couldn’t hold back tears as he reminisced on his past four years at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School. READ
Southold High School will have a new principal next month.
Terence Rusch, currently an assistant principal at Division Avenue High School in the Levittown School District, will begin his new position July 1. He will replace current principal William Galati, who has been appointed principal at George W. Hewlett High School in Nassau County. READ
Four Southold High School students walked home winners at the 16th Annual East End Arts Teeny Awards Sunday, an event that recognizes the best in local high school theater. READ
Students in construction classes at Greenport High School will have a new outdoor space to hone their skills in plumbing, electrical work and more thanks in part to a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant. READ
Sounds of an antique tractor filled the air at the Southold Elementary School playground Wednesday morning. Cheers and claps grew louder as the tractor (on loan from Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski) began pulling a large blue tarp to unveil a replica of a Mother Goose shoe underneath. READ
The Southold School District brought students out, dressed in red and white to show their Settlers pride, at a ribbon cutting for the high school’s new track and athletic complex Tuesday morning. READ
Charles Sanders, commander of the American Legion Post 803, posed a question to the group of nearly 50 students at the Mattituck High School Library: How long have they ever gone without a shower?
The room went silent. READ