Friday was the last day of classes for most Vineyard students, a time to celebrate the arrival of summer.

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.

About 100 students, parents and teachers gathered Wednesday evening to prepare for the trip to Washington DC for the March for Our Lives Rally.

The national walkout took place Wednesday, but due to a snow day Island schools adjusted plans.

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.


Student enrollment is slightly down this year in Martha’s Vineyard public schools, according to the annual Oct. 1 school census.