Bye Bye Beaches, Hello Books, It's Back to School Time
Heather Hamacek
Around the Island, an expected 2,155 students are dusting off backpacks, sharpening pencils and choosing first-day outfits. The first day of school is Tuesday.
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Head Tax Proposal Sees Lukewarm Reception
Alex Elvin

An unusual proposal to cover $131 million in school expenses through a tax on Steamship Authority tickets from Woods Hole to the Vineyard has been making the rounds before Island selectmen.

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School Bus Drivers Reach Tentative Agreement for Contract
Alex Elvin

In a first, school bus drivers on the Vineyard have reached a tentative agreement on a contract that includes seniority benefits, a new payment system based on the number of runs and hours worked, and other provisions.

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High School Leaders Air Discipline Policies
Heather Hamacek

Recent issues at the regional high school continue to weigh on the community. Nearly 100 people gathered Tuesday night to hear about disciplinary policies.

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High School Mural Incident Sparks Backlash
Heather Hamacek
A history teacher took responsibility for painting over three murals in the halls of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School late last week.
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Regional High School Class of 2017 Steps Into the Future
Chloe Reichel

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School class of 2017 earned praise for resilience at commencement ceremonies in the Tabernacle Sunday afternoon.

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Class of 2017 Leads the Way, Oh the Places You'll Go
Vivian Ewing
On Sunday, June 11, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s class of 2017 will see their hard work pay off at their graduation ceremony, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle.
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For Valedictorian, Process Over Outcome Is Key Perspective
Chloe Reichel

Whitney Schroeder is curious, with an unassuming nature. She is also the valedictorian of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School class of 2017.

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Vineyard Was Never Just a One Shark Town
Heather Hamacek

Dan Sharkovitz got his job as an English teacher at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School because of a cucumber. At least that’s how he tells it.

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High School History Teacher's Retirement Touches Off Debate
Heather Hamacek

Elaine Cawley Weintraub announced her sudden retirement this week along with critical comments about school administration, causing ripples in the Island community.

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