Courtney Sale Ross, the Ross School founder, with members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation at a celebration in her honor at the Ross School. Ross School/Madison Fender Photos
Courtney Sale Ross greeted guests upon their arrival at a celebration in her honor at the Ross School on June 3. From left, Mrs. Ross, Dr. Ralph Abraham, the Ross School founding mentor, Mrs. Ross’s daughter and first Ross School student, Nicole Ross Eloff ’01, Nicole’s husband, Rob Eloff, and their children, Christopher Ross Eloff and Benjamin Jay Eloff, and the Ross School mentors Dr. Carola Suárez-Orozco and Dr. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco.
Courtney Sale Ross with Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, a former Ross teacher

Bridgehampton to get new gym, music and chorus rooms, and a better cafeteria
On Friday, state officials, members of the Bridgehampton School Board, administrators, and students celebrated the coming expansion of the school with a groundbreaking ceremony. Construction is to begin in about three weeks. Judy D’Mello

At the Children’s Museum of the East End’s music fair on Saturday, kids will have the chance to listen to professionals and try out instruments. Carissa Katz

Craig Macnaughton

Local Education Notes
A hands-on workshop about the life of butterflies will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for families with children over 10 at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Durell Godfrey

Students push eateries to forgo insidious plastic
Sarah Betuel, left, and Maya Guzman, East Hampton Middle School students, are spearheading an environmental initiative launched by the Surfrider Foundation in which they plan to appeal to East Hampton restaurants and bars to go straw-free for the summer. Judy D’Mello

The I-Tri program is training 140 middle school girls to compete in the Hamptons Youth Triathlon in July. Some of them will take part in a swim-a-thon on Saturday. Durell Godfrey