Recent Stories: Education

Christine Sampson
June 25, 2016
In what may become a new tradition at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor and East Hampton High School, members of the senior classes made nostalgic journeys this week through the halls of their former elementary schools.

In what may become a new tradition at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor and East Hampton High School, members of the senior classes made nostalgic journeys this week through the halls of their former elementary schools.

Christine Sampson
June 23, 2016
Some people give to charities that support environmental conservation or the welfare of animals.

Some people give to charities that support environmental conservation or the welfare of animals. Educational causes are the choice of Pat McKibbin, who owns the Mary’s Marvelous stores in East Hampton and Amagansett with his wife, Mary Schoenlein.

“To me, that’s kind of where it all starts,” he said.

Christine Sampson
June 23, 2016
Last week’s Amagansett School Board meeting took a contentious turn when it came time for public comment, after a resident alleged that the school district had improperly denied a Freedom of Information Law request.

Last week’s Amagansett School Board meeting took a contentious turn when it came time for public comment, after a resident alleged that the school district had improperly denied a Freedom of Information Law request.

Christine Sampson
June 23, 2016
State lawmakers have passed a bill that would give the Sag Harbor School District flexibility when it comes to what to do next about a proposed synthetic turf field at Pierson Middle and High School.

State lawmakers have passed a bill that would give the Sag Harbor School District flexibility when it comes to what to do next about a proposed synthetic turf field at Pierson Middle and High School.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
June 23, 2016
This ongoing series examines the changing face of East Hampton through a diverse group of students, getting to know their families and their interests — and documenting how they grow and change over time

It’s been about a year since The East Hampton Star last caught up with five students, originally all enrolled in the Kristen Tulp’s kindergarten class at the John M. Marshall Elementary School. 

Christine Sampson
June 23, 2016
South Fork teenagers with a passion for science — and outer space, in particular — will have a chance this summer to take it to a higher level.

South Fork teenagers with a passion for science — and outer space, in particular — will have a chance this summer to take it to a higher level.

Star Staff
June 23, 2016
Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 

Free Swim Instruction

The first of East Hampton Town’s free summer swimming programs for kids 4 and older will start on Monday at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. Classes will be held Monday through Friday, July 1, and July 5 through 8. Sign up is at the beach at 10 a.m. Children should wear water shoes and take goggles.

Christine Sampson
June 23, 2016
What was expected to be a routine eighth-grade science fair at the Montauk School ended with a third-place finish for Samantha Prince in a New York State Science Congress competition earlier this month thanks to a partnership with Concerned Citizens of Montauk.

What was expected to be a routine eighth-grade science fair at the Montauk School ended with a third-place finish for Samantha Prince in a New York State Science Congress competition earlier this month thanks to a partnership with Concerned Citizens of Montauk.

Christine Sampson
June 21, 2016
Local organizations needing student volunteers this summer have been asked to reach out to East Hampton High School, which is compiling a list to be posted online for students who are looking to complete community service hours.

Local organizations needing student volunteers this summer have been asked to reach out to East Hampton High School, which is compiling a list to be posted online for students who are looking to complete community service hours.

Christine Sampson
June 20, 2016
A NASA astronaut and a former International Space Station flight controller are among the instructors on tap for a July program for ages 13 to 17.

South Fork kids with a passion for science — and outer space, in particular — will have the chance this summer to take that love to a higher level.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 16, 2016
The Anna Mirabai Lytton Foundation for Arts and Wellness was started just a week after Anna was struck by a car in East Hampton Village while riding her bicycle to a summer job.

Since the death of their teenage daughter, Anna Mirabai Lytton, three years ago, Kate Rabinowitz and Rameshwar Das, a Springs couple, have been working to bring special arts and wellness programs to other youngsters in her name.

Star Staff
June 16, 2016
Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 

First Steps

Christine Sampson
June 16, 2016
Long gone are the days of school computer labs featuring boxy machines with monochrome green type and simplistic dot-matrix printers.

Long gone are the days of school computer labs featuring boxy machines with monochrome green type and simplistic dot-matrix printers.

Recently, at the Springs School, a group of eighth-grade students raced plastic cars they built using parts they designed on computers and then brought to life using a 3-D printer.

Christine Sampson
June 16, 2016

In memory of two much-loved members of the John M. Marshall Elementary School community, school officials on Friday dedicated the newly revamped outdoor science classroom to Queen Davis Parks and Helen Hayes. Ms. Parks, who died in 2011, was a teacher; Ms. Hayes, who also died in 2011, a custodian.

Christine Sampson
June 16, 2016

A solution to the overcrowding at the Springs School may lie in the building in East Hampton that houses the Child Development Center of the Hamptons, which is to close at the end of the academic year.

Christine Sampson
June 15, 2016
A gunman opened fire Saturday in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., about 1,200 miles from here, but the grief in the aftermath of the mass shooting has resonated around the country, including on the South Fork.

A gunman opened fire Saturday in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., about 1,200 miles from here, but the grief in the aftermath of the mass shooting has resonated around the country, including on the South Fork.

Christine Sampson
June 14, 2016
The East Hampton Star honored 14 standout juniors from four local high schools at its annual All Star Awards dinner on Monday, a tradition that has been celebrated for nearly 20 years.

High school seniors usually get all the attention around this time of the school year, but on Monday night, it was the juniors' turn. The East Hampton Star honored 14 standout juniors from four local high schools at its annual All Star Awards dinner, a tradition that has been celebrated for nearly 20 years.

Christine Sampson
June 13, 2016
A Bridgehampton teacher and library trustee has planned a candlelight vigil for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Bridgehampton School to remember the victims of the mass shooting on Saturday in Orlando, Fla.

A candlelight vigil has been planned for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Bridgehampton School to remember the victims of the mass shooting on Saturday in Orlando, Fla.

Christine Sampson
June 9, 2016
The Bridgehampton School is the official tenant of two tiny plots of land that comprise the farm stand just east of the school after the district signed leases last week.

The Bridgehampton School is the official tenant of two tiny plots of land that comprise the farm stand just east of the school after the district signed leases last week.

Christine Sampson
June 9, 2016
The Springs School District is proposing using $100,000 from a reserve fund to complete some building repair work and will hold the necessary public hearing during Monday’s school board meeting at 7 p.m. in the school library.

The Springs School District is proposing using $100,000 from a reserve fund to complete some building repair work and will hold the necessary public hearing during Monday’s school board meeting at 7 p.m. in the school library.

Star Staff
June 9, 2016
Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 

Kids Stage “Fame”

The Ross Children’s Community Theater will take on “Fame” in performances tomorrow at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Ross School’s Center for Well-Being on Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton.

Christine Sampson
June 9, 2016

When the audiences stood for ovations at band and choir concerts over the last two weeks at East Hampton High School, it was clearly the music directors who were being lauded. That’s because the concerts were the last to be conducted by Marilyn Van Scoyoc, the band director, and David Douglas, the choir director, who are retiring.

Star Staff
June 9, 2016
The Ross School’s annual spring golf tournament fund-raiser is planned for next Thursday at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett.

The Ross School’s annual spring golf tournament fund-raiser is planned for next Thursday at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett. Proceeds from the event will support the school’s “giving campaign,” which provides need-based scholarships to students of all ages.

Christine Sampson
June 8, 2016
Dancehampton is gearing up for its annual dance recital, featuring local children in a show dubbed "Places, Everyone!" on Friday and Saturday.

Dancehampton is gearing up for its annual dance recital, which will feature children in a show dubbed "Places, Everyone!" on Friday and Saturday at East Hampton High School.

The dancers will perform routines in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, Irish step, musical theater, and hip-hop. The studio's award-winning competition routines are included in the mix.