The Mattituck High School Class of 2018 celebrated its graduation Saturday morning with its commencement ceremony at Mattituck High School.
Salutatorian Alexander Bellavia and valedictorian Alexandra Talbot both addressed their classmates with speeches.
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Mattituck High School graduates won’t have to wait for their next milestone anniversary to celebrate with fellow alumni. For the first time ever, former students of all ages will have a chance to get together at an all-class reunion. READ
The current crop of kindergarten students in the district joined the high school seniors in assisting school board president Jerry Diffley as he cut the ribbon Friday. (Credit: Grant Parpan photos)
As she walked from her car to the Mattituck High School athletic fields, Laurie Reilly held back tears.
She was headed to a once familiar track at the school, where her three grown daughters had run. But this time was different.
Ms. Reilly was one of more than 500 local residents who attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday evening at the school’s brand new track — an all-weather, polyflex running surface that has replaced the former cinder track that long stood at the school. (more…)
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Eighth grade marks the first time Mattituck students are allowed any input about their class schedules: It’s when they get to choose whether to take French or Spanish as part of their four-year foreign language requirement.
Beginning this fall, however, students will no longer have a choice. They’ll all be placed in Spanish classes as Mattituck High School begins phasing out its French language program. (more…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Mattituck High School seniors (from left) Christine Bieber, Helen Chen, Clay Davis and Kyra Martin work with a helix model in the school’s library Tuesday.
Mattituck High School had the strongest Advanced Placement scores in the district’s history during the 2012-13 school year, according to a new report. (more…)
JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | The color options that the community is choosing between for Mattituck’s track.
The Mattituck-Cutchogue School District wants the community to pick the new track color and, so far, the blue track with gold stripes option currently has a commanding lead over the five other choices. (more…)
JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Mattituck-Cutchogue School District assistant superintendent and elementary school principal Anne Smith at a previous school board meeting.
There was no mention on the agenda for last week’s Mattituck-Cutchogue school board meeting that the district would consider entering into contract negotiations with assistant superintendent Anne Smith. That means the public didn’t know about the move ahead of time and residents weren’t aware they should attend the meeting if they wanted to speak for or against the possibility that Ms. Smith might take over for James McKenna when he retires this summer. The taxpayers who could end up paying Ms. Smith were completely shut out. (more…)
ROHAN MURPHY COURTESY PHOTO | Rohan Murphy does pushups in the weight room at Penn State, where he wrestled from 2004 to 2006.
American Paralympian Rohan Murphy will be a special guest speaker for students in grades seven through 12 at Mattituck Junior-Senior High School on Friday, Sept. 20.
Mr. Murphy was born with a disease that required both his legs to be amputated when he was four years old. His parents were told he would need 24-hour care for life.
Instead, he took up varsity wrestling while a student at East Islip High School and went to Penn State on a wrestling scholarship. He competed on the Penn State teams from 2004 to 2006 before becoming an accomplished powerlifter, winning a bronze medal in the 2006 Paralympics in Korea.
He has been featured on ABC News and in Sports Illustrated, and he recorded a commercial for the Nike “No Excuses” campaign.
He is now a motivational speaker making appearances at schools and civic groups across the country.
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KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | Some of the bowls created by Mattituck students in previous years.
With a winter storm bringing the potential for heavy snow, Mattituck High School’s annual Empty Bowls Project dinner scheduled for Friday night has been put off to March 15.
Students, parents and teachers have been creating ceramic bowls for the charity event sponsored by the Mattituck High School Art Partners to benefit Maureen’s Haven.
Participants will receive soup and bread and can keep any bowl they choose.
The supper is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. A $10 minimum donation is suggested.
For more information about the international program, visit emptybowls.net.