Students at Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School will get a little extra taste of technology this year following an $11,000 donation from the Rocky Point Parent-Teacher Association that will go toward buying 30 tablets.
Raised by the ad-hoc committee and donated to the district on Aug. 15, the funds will purchase 30 Acer Ionia tablets which will be available to individual classrooms one-at-a-time. The school will have a cart for the tablet that will go around the school and let third-through fifth-grade students get a hands-on experience.
Rocky Point Honors WWII Vet with Street Naming
Residents from Rocky Point community gathered Saturday to honor a man of distinguished courage and witness the unveiling of an honorary street naming at the intersection of Begonia Road and King Road.
Private First Class Frank W. Celentano was a World War II Veteran, recipient of the Navy Cross, and a community hero in Rocky Point. Brookhaven officials paid a fitting tribute to his memory by authorizing the section of King Road between Begonia Road and Harding Street to be honorarily named PFC Frank Celentano. The honorary street naming was unanimously approved at the July 16 Brookhaven Town Board meeting.After Community Showing, Assistant Principal is Back to Work
About a month after a couple hundred of residents poured into a Rocky Point School Board meeting, many of whom called for the reinstatement of an assistant principal they said was unfairly forced into a medical leave of absence, Joseph Tapler is back to work.
School Board President Michael Nofi confirmed that Tapler was back in his role at Monday night's board of education meeting when it was brought up during the meeting's public portion, and a spokeswoman for the district said the same on Tuesday.
2 Mount Sinai Schools Earn NYS Reward Status
Two Mount Sinai schools were named as New York State Reward Schools by New York State Commissioner John B. King, Jr. for the 2013-14 school year.
Mount Sinai Middle School and high school have received the designation as a Reward School. Mount Sinai Middle School was also named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School in the performance category of “Exemplary High Performing", last year.