Greenport Union Free School District has unveiled an ambitious $29.8 million proposal to transform the current school building, improve security and upgrade athletic facilities, among other changes. Superintendent David Gamberg presented the plan at a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday. READ
Did you go to elementary school in the 1970s or ’80s? Was it the 1950s or ’60s? If so, you probably took statewide standardized tests along with 100 percent of your classmates — tests that were designed to give our teachers valuable information on how to help us improve as students. READ
Schools in two North Fork districts have been labeled as needing academic improvement under new accountability designations released last week by the State Education Department.
The standards were created to ensure New York’s compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires states to hold public schools accountable for students’ achievement. READ
Beginning this week, Greenport High School students will have access to fresh fruits and vegetables right next to the school’s cafeteria.
On Monday, Greenport unveiled the school district’s student-constructed aquaponics system, a unit of PVC pipes, water flow, and LED lights that operate as a garden inside the school building. READ
Southold held a budget forum and joint board meeting with neighbor district Greenport Wednesday night where board members discussed the intermunicipal agreement that’s expected to expire June 2019 unless renewed by both districts. READ
Greenport Union Free School District has a plethora of new building updates on the horizon.
“It’s really a continued effort; this isn’t anything new,” said David Gamberg, superintendent of both the Greenport and Southold districts. READ
Greenport student Melody Silie, 16, said her heart was racing before she and her classmates entered the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City Dec. 5. One of her dreams, she said, was to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “Hamilton” — and it came true. READ
Students at Greenport High School may get to sleep in a little later on school days.
That is the suggestion of Greenport Superintendent David Gamberg. Mr. Gamberg met with members of the Greenport and Oysterponds school boards Tuesday to discuss pushing the start of classes at the high school back 30 minutes. He also suggested Oysterponds Elementary School students start roughly 30 minutes earlier. At Greenport High School, the first bell rings at 7:45 a.m., and students are released at 2:25 p.m.
When Greenport’s pre-K students hop aboard the school bus this week, they may be escorted by an older student wearing a silver badge and neon-colored sash that reads “Safety Patrol.”
These student escorts are members of Greenport’s School Safety Patrol, a group of 23 fourth- through sixth-graders charged with directing their peers in traffic-heavy areas. Greenport is the first school district on the North Fork to establish a Safety Patrol. READ
Summer ended for Sean McCabe on Tuesday.
The recent Greenport High School graduate recently enlisted in the United States Army as a common engineer and began his boot camp training in Fort Benning, Ga., this week. READ