Portrait of Close Companions, As Drawn at Oak Bluffs School

Portrait of Close Companions, As Drawn at Oak Bluffs School

By C.K. WOLFSON

"If you can imagine it, you can dream it, if you can dream it, you can become it," wrote Kevin Hayes (K.J.) Johnson in his Oak Bluffs School 2001 yearbook.

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Oak Bluffs School Secretary Charged With Embezzlement
Jim Hickey

A secretary at the Oak Bluffs School has been charged with embezzling more than $15,000 from a school account by forging the principal’s name on several checks and then keeping the money.

Susan T. Peters, 59, of Oak Bluffs, was summonsed last week on charges of larceny by a single scheme over $250, forgery of checks, uttering false checks and larceny over $250.

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Oak Bluffs School to Host Talk on Brazilian Students

Oak Bluffs School principal Laury Binney will be showing a short film and speaking about his recent travels to Brazil on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to all.

Mr. Binney, who took an unpaid sabbatical last year, and his wife Marcy, a reading teacher, spent six months visiting elementary schools in Brazil in an effort to gain insights into addressing the needs of Brazilian-born students on the Vineyard. The talk takes place at the Oak Bluffs School.

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Oak Bluffs School Rubs the Lamp

Oak Bluffs School Rubs the Lamp

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Oak Bluffs School Bears Budget Cuts
Sam Bungey

Under financial pressure on all sides, the Oak Bluffs School will cut three faculty positions, slash general supplies and professional development funds and dip into school choice savings to help pay for a town budget shortfall, it was decided this week.

And while the school is doing its share to help the town, the town will not return the favor, and is set to pocket nearly $3,000 in compensation for the use of the school last week as a briefing area by the White House and media center for the press corps during the presidential visit.

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Oak Bluffs School Principal Takes Change in Stride, Pledging to Learn From Others
Megan Dooley

Carlin Hart is already settling into his new job as principal of the Oak Bluffs School. In an interview at his office on Wednesday this week, he took a seat among boxes and books, some of them his, some belonging to outgoing principal Laury Binney.

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Principal Binney Abruptly Announces Resignation From Oak Bluffs School
Megan Dooley

Oak Bluffs School principal Laury Binney announced suddenly over the weekend that he would resign his post, citing both personal and professional reasons.

Mr. Binney, who has been principal for 14 years, gave his resignation to Vineyard schools superintendent Dr. James H. Weiss on Sunday. Mr. Weiss said yesterday that Mr. Binney intends to stay on the job until early fall, but the superintendent admitted that the news had somewhat blindsided him.

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Insider for High School Post; Islander for Oak Bluffs School
Megan Dooley

After a lengthy candidate search for an assistant principal to replace Neal Weaver at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, school officials have opted to hire an interim candidate internally.

Matt Mulowski, an English and English as a second language [ESL] teacher at the high school, as well as the director of the high school’s alternative STAR Program, will act as the temporary assistant principal for the coming year. He began working yesterday.

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Beatlemania at the Oak Bluffs School

Beatlemania at the Oak Bluffs School

It is billed as O.B.eatles, and when you get past the oddity of the name it is actually quite accurate. The kids at the Oak Bluffs school have been eating the Beatles.

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Oak Bluffs School Students Earn Places on Honor Roll

The Oak Bluffs School announces the honor roll for the first trimester, fall 2010.

Eighth grade high honors go to: Mia Arenburg, Bailey Csapo-Moreis, Josie Iadicicco, Emily Kleinhenz, Noah Kleinhenz, Gordon Moore, Madeleine Moore, Kelsey Moreis, Charlotte Potter, Samantha Potter, Ellen Reagan, Katherine Reid, Sabrina Reppert, Russell Shapiro and Jackson Yuen.

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