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A barrier-breaking musical comedy comes to Riverhead: Blue Masques present ‘The Prom’

“The Prom” is about a lesbian teen, Emma, who becomes an outcast after her small-town high school cancels its prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend. Her story makes national news and a group of washed-up Broadway actors arrive to help set things straight.

Riverhead school district budget proposal projects 8.4% increase in ‘regular day school‘ budget line for 2023-2024 year

The Riverhead school district’s '23-'24 budget proposal includes an increase of more than $4.2 million for general classroom teaching, instruction and support, Assistant Superintendent for Business Rodney Asse said at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

Riverhead High School revives its long-dormant mock trial team, and students get a taste of what it’s like inside a courtroom

The program gives students an opportunity to build public-speaking skills, while learning about courts and the law.

Riverhead school board begins consideration of budget for upcoming school year

The school board last week had a presentation of the administrations proposals for the general support and debt service aspects of the 2023-2024 budget.

Pulaski Street School hosts ‘stuff-a-bus’ donation drive for Ukraine this month

Pulaski Street School is hosting a “stuff-a-bus” donation drive to collect necessities for the people affected by the war in Ukraine.

Audit: Riverhead school district had surplus of more than $9.9 million in 2021-2022, thanks to increased state aid and coronavirus relief...

The Riverhead Central School District had a good year financially in its 2021-2022 fiscal year, with actual revenues coming in higher than budgeted and spending less than budgeted, according to the district’s annual external audit. 

Dispute between Riverhead and LIPA over invoicing PILOT payments nears an end

An agreement has been reached between the town, LIPA, Suffolk County and the town’s school and fire districts to collect what is likely more than $10 million of payments-in-lieu-of-taxes, also known as PILOTs, for LIPA-owned properties in Riverhead.

From classroom to bookshelf: Riverhead teacher authors book about his pioneering course on the Black experience in America

The Riverhead High School teacher who started a new class last school year to discuss the experiences of Black people in America has written a book about the class and his experience teaching it.

Riverhead students medal in three events during regional Science Olympiad competition

Students from Riverhead High School won three medals last month competing in this year’s regional Science Olympiad tournament. 

Makerspaces launched in all Riverhead schools, as educators aim to enhance early STEM learning

There's a makerspace in each of Riverhead's seven school buildings now — workshop-like environments where students tinker, create, invent and build things, developing skills in STEM fields.