Gay Head School Out for Summer and for Good
Edith Blake
High on a windy promontory at the end of the Island stands the Gay Head School. It is a one-room school with all the traditional trimmings, from flag to red paint, that one-room schools are supposed to have. Outside there is a playground and a pond, and inside there are actually two rooms, but one is used as a kitchen-storeroom-catch-all sort of place and the other is a classroom.
 
For the past eleven years, Mrs. James Manning has been the teacher at the school, teaching kindergarten through the fourth grade to a varying number of children.
 
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Vision and Laborious Hours Are Real Materials of Splendid New School, the Island’s Pride
Colbert Smith
An estimated 200 people stood squinting in the brilliant, hot sun Sunday afternoon, and watched Gordon Kelvin White and Robert Eldridge White Jr. raise the United States flag slowly to the top of a tall aluminum flagpole set in front of the new Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Before that Rev. Thomas H. Lehman had offered a short prayer; and after that, Mrs. Wilfrid O. White merely spoke the words that were inscribed in the base of the flagpole she had given the school, and on which her grandsons had run up the flag.
 
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Swedish Fish and Quartet San Francisco; a Strings Supergroup
Landry Harlan
Quartet San Francisco has been visiting Island schools this week to perform and play music with students, in a program sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society.
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Vineyard Students Head Back to School Tuesday
Holly Pretsky
More than 2,350 Island children will head back to school Tuesday as Island public schools reopen for the year.
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Island Students Close the Book on School Year
Holly Pretsky
Friday was the last day of classes for most Vineyard students, a time to celebrate the arrival of summer.
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Field Fund Wins Award, Carries on Work at Elementary Schools
Holly Pretsky
The Field Fund has begun work at every elementary school on the Vineyard to improve and maintain nontoxic grass fields. This week the fund was honored with an award at the state house.
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Vineyard Students Head to Washington for March to End Gun Violence
Holly Pretsky
About 100 students, parents and teachers gathered Wednesday evening to prepare for the trip to Washington DC for the March for Our Lives Rally.
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Vineyard Schools Participate in National Walkout a Day Later
Holly Pretsky
The national walkout took place Wednesday, but due to a snow day Island schools adjusted plans.
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Tisbury School Will Be of Model Type
Vineyard Gazette
Plans for the new Tisbury school have been approved by the building committee and the specifications are now being prepared. It is the hope of the committee that both will ne available to bidders within ten days or two weeks. The plans call for the most modern type of building, in construction, arrangement and style of architectural design, with fireproof boiler and fire rooms, corridors and stairs, and all other parts fire resisting. The outside will be of brick and tile wainscot will figure prominently inside.
 
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Vineyard Montessori Eyes Major Expansion
Holly Pretsky
Vineyard Montessori, long a presence on the Island as a preschool, has expanded in recent years into the lower grades. Now the school is ready to expand again, and next year will offer classes through eighth grade.
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