Culinary instructor Eric Rickmers talks to the new students in the Riverhead school’s commercial kitchen Monday afternoon. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Monday marked the first day in a new Riverhead school for a small group of teens living in a country still very new to them.
At the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Alternative High School English Language Learner Program, teenagers referred to as SIFE students — or students with interrupted formal education — will learn English and math and acquire job skills such as culinary arts and maintenance work, BOCES officials said. (more…)
Students and families speaking a native language other than English may now have an easier time enrolling in school and communicating with their school district. (more…)
Sister Margaret Smyth of the North Fork Spanish Apostolate (center) with Estabon, 16, and Pedro, 14, and their mother Marta Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
A misty Independence Day morning rekindled hope for a Riverhead family that was reunited for the first time in 11 years.
“I’m so happy,” said Marta, a Guatemalan immigrant who did not give her last name, in describing that morning. “Everything is different now.” (more…)