he Port Jefferson School District has finished more than a dozen construction and improvement projects throughout the schools, much of which was done in-house over the summer.
“A shout out to all of our staff, especially our custodial staff. With everything new that comes out we try to do the projects in house,” Sean Leister, assistant superintendent for business, said at a recent school board meeting.Mt. Sinai School Officials: 'We Will Adapt To, Not Adopt Common Core'
Mt. Sinai District Superintendent Enrico Crocetti assured parents Wednesday evening that the district was tackilng common core standards, but very little would change in the way that they teach.
“We are looking to enhance the structure. We aren’t looking to teach to the core,” said Crocetti. “That’s not what we do here. We exceed the core.”Local Rescue Group Ensures 'No Paws Left Behind'
It’s a promise that every soldier makes in battle; leave no one behind, and for these six National Guard soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, it also meant no dog left behind.
While stationed in Western Afghanistan in 2012, the soldiers grew to care for a stray dog that started following their unit around. The dog, who they named Sheba, which is Hebrew for promise, started following their unit around. She soon began to go on missions with them and protect them from wild dogs in the area. The soldiers vowed to keep Sheba safe.Simone Torres Says She's Got the X-Factor
Port Jeff Station’s Simone Torres said she believes that she’s got the X-Factor and after singing a smoking rendition of Mustang Sally last week, she just may be right.