Bucking a statewide trend, the Vineyard public school system continues to grow, with 2,253 students enrolled across the Island on Oct. 1 compared to 2,191 a year earlier.
Whatever feelings the Island's children may have about returning to school next Tuesday, Sept. 6, their principals, teachers, coaches and other campus leaders are eager to welcome them back for a school year with a return of cherished traditions.
Six students from the Vineyard are among the winners of the Steamship Authority's Sail into Imagination art contest.


On Saturday morning, well over a hundred people gathered at the Edgartown School on Robinson Road to pay tribute to former principal Edward Joseph (Ed) Jerome.
With hugs, rainbow walkways and a horse, Vineyard children arrived for their first true first day of school in more than two years Wednesday, returning all together to classrooms across the Island.


The Edgartown School will postpone its plans to expand in-person learning for middle school students, after a positive virus case was identified at the school this week.