The water fountain in the Amagansett School’s gymnasium tested above New York State’s action level for lead last month, as did the faucets of six sinks, according to a letter from the district addressed to parents, guardians, community members, and staff.
East Hampton High School students aced some new Regents exams and made gains on others taken at the end of the 2015-16 school year, according to data released this month by the school district. Students did fall behind or stay level in a few Regents subjects, however, while separate Advanced Placement test results were lower than national averages.
The Sag Harbor School Board is still eyeing a Dec. 14 date for a vote on using money from the district’s capital reserve fund to supplement what officials say is needed for an artificial turf field at Pierson Middle and High School, but it postponed actually setting the date during Tuesday’s meeting after new possibilities emerged.
Fifth graders at the John M. Marshall Elementary School will soon become some of the South Fork’s youngest filmmakers when the school launches its first film club, inspired by the Hamptons International Film Festival’s screening there earlier this year.
In a recent competitive art show, titled “The Gallerist, the Artist, the Critic, and the Kid,” Celina Jones was, of course, “the Kid,” having been chosen by lottery out of a group of artistically talented students from East End public schools.
The flood of students in the hallways at the Springs School may seem like a stampede, but it is commonplace at the school, where officials say growing enrollment has put pressure on the aging building.
While the physical building at the Springs School is being tested by a burgeoning student population, it became clear at a Sept. 19 round-table discussion by a group of teachers representing various grades and subject matter that negative comments had also become an issue.
The Bridgehampton School, constructed in 1939, is the only local school to have never undergone a major building expansion. It has instead used a handful of portable buildings, which were added more than 40 years ago.