Recent Stories: Education

Christopher Walsh
February 16, 2017
An initial analysis of the Amagansett School District’s 2017-18 budget shows a projected increase of $461,000, and voters may be asked to approve another spending plan that is over the state-imposed tax cap, Eleanor Tritt, the district superintendent, told the board of education on Tuesday.

An initial analysis of the Amagansett School District’s 2017-18 budget shows a projected increase of $461,000, and voters may be asked to approve another spending plan that is over the state-imposed tax cap, Eleanor Tritt, the district superintendent, told the board of education on Tuesday.

Judy D’Mello
February 16, 2017
Kevin Chabla, a 13-year-old eighth grader at the Springs School, was a runner-up at a Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee at Hofstra University on Sunday.

Kevin Chabla, a 13-year-old eighth grader at the Springs School, was a runner-up at a Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee at Hofstra University on Sunday. It was the first time he competed in the tournament.

Judy D’Mello
February 16, 2017
Kids will follow research voyage among belugas, seals.

At 8:45 on Monday morning, Springs School students from kindergarten through fifth grade gathered in the gym in front of a large screen, which was connected to Skype. On the screen was Lisa Seff, their science teacher, reporting from Fairbanks, Alaska, where it was 4:45 a.m. and a bone-chilling minus 18 degrees.

Judy D’Mello
February 16, 2017
The East Hampton School Board looked at preliminary 2017-18 budgets for the district’s middle and elementary schools at a brief workshop on Tuesday at the high school.

The East Hampton School Board looked at preliminary 2017-18 budgets for the district’s middle and elementary schools at a brief workshop on Tuesday at the high school. The high school budget will be presented in March.

Judy D’Mello
February 15, 2017
Sag Harbor School District voters officially ended the village's long-running “turf wars” Wednesday night by approving a revised proposal for an all-natural grass field at Pierson Middle-High School. The final tally was 458 to 73.

Sag Harbor School District voters officially ended the village's long-running “turf wars” Wednesday night by approving a revised proposal for an all-natural grass field at Pierson Middle-High School. The final tally was 458 to 73.

Star Staff
February 9, 2017
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. 

Skating for Katy’s Courage

An afternoon of ice-skating and figure-skating events, hockey, games, and other fun at the Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton on Saturday at 3 will benefit Katy’s Courage. The not-for-profit raises money for pediatric cancer research, children’s bereavement support, scholarships, and education.

Judy D’Mello
February 9, 2017
Joseph Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director at East Hampton High School, announced at Tuesday’s school board meeting that because of increased enrollment the athletic teams would move from League VI to League V.

Joseph Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director at East Hampton High School, announced at Tuesday’s school board meeting that because of increased enrollment the athletic teams would move from League VI to League V.

Judy D’Mello
February 9, 2017
In Sag Harbor, grass roots grow from turf battle.

If the early days of 2017 are defined by social activism, then Sag Harbor is positively visionary. Back in September 2016, a group of residents and parents created a groundswell movement that, in December, resulted in the overwhelming defeat of a proposed synthetic turf field at the Pierson Middle and High School.

February 9, 2017
Icy roads on Friday cause school officials to keep students home for a second consecutive snow day.

East Hampton schools will be closed for the second consecutive day on Friday after about a foot of snow fell in the area on Thursday. 

Carissa Katz
February 9, 2017
On the first day of a new quarter at East Hampton High School last week, the students in Andy Rigby’s woodworking and manufacturing classes wasted no time getting to work on the project at hand.

On the first day of a new quarter at East Hampton High School last week, the students in Andy Rigby’s woodworking and manufacturing classes wasted no time getting to work on the project at hand, each bending industriously over a portion of what would become the second hull of a 26-foot catamaran they are building under the guidance of David Ryan of the Montauk Catamaran Company.

Judy D’Mello
February 7, 2017
Sag Harbor School District vote on all-natural grass fields, instead of the synthetic turf fields voted down in December, will be held on Feb 15.

The spirited group of Sag Harbor parents and residents, victorious in December’s shutout of plans for a synthetic turf field at Pierson Middle-High School, will return to vote Wednesday, Feb. 15, on a proposal for an all-natural grass field instead.

Star Staff
February 2, 2017
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. 

Art and Cookies

Families planning to check out the Student Arts Festival at Guild Hall this weekend might also take advantage of the other offerings at the museum: art workshops on Saturday and a Valentine’s Day cookie decorating workshop on Sunday.

Judy D’Mello
February 2, 2017
Kevin Walsh of B.B.S Architects and Engineering presented revised plans for a proposed Springs School expansion project at a meeting on Monday with the school’s capital planning committee, which includes school board members and administrators. A few members of the public were also present.

Kevin Walsh of B.B.S Architects and Engineering presented revised plans for a proposed Springs School expansion project at a meeting on Monday with the school’s capital planning committee, which includes school board members and administrators. A few members of the public were also present.

Carissa Katz
February 1, 2017

For Dakota Quackenbush, an East Hampton fifth grader who is beginning a six-month national tour with "The Sound of Music," the past few weeks have been a whirlwind.

January 26, 2017
The Bridgehampton School District is strengthening safety measures within the school and is consulting with the man who wrote the book on school safety.

The Bridgehampton School District is strengthening safety measures within the school and is consulting with the man who wrote the book on school safety. John P.

Star Staff
January 26, 2017
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. 

Watermill Center Family Day

Judy D’Mello
January 26, 2017
A Springs School bus driver raised the issue of overcrowded school buses and potential safety hazards posed by unruly children on her bus.

Monday’s northeaster was not the only hazard facing Fran Figueroa, a Springs School bus driver. At a school board meeting that evening, Ms. Figueroa took to the podium to raise the issue of overcrowded school buses and potential safety hazards posed by unruly children on her bus. Due to weather-related cancellations of after-school programs that day, Ms.

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 23, 2017
The East Hampton Library will host an after-hours evening at the library for teenagers to "come together against bullying" on Thursday at 6:30.

The East Hampton Library will host an after-hours evening at the library for teenagers to "come together against bullying" on Thursday at 6:30. Discussion will be led by Mary Bromley, a therapist and licensed clinical social worker whose office is in East Hampton. 

Star Staff
January 19, 2017
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. 

Winter Clinics at Sportime

A number of winter clinics for kids begin this week at the Sportime Arena on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett and will continue through March 11.

Carissa Katz
January 19, 2017
Early in the fall, when fourth graders at the Springs School were brainstorming ideas for their annual opera, which they would conceive, write, and ultimately perform next week, they had to look no farther than the end of School Street.

Early in the fall, when fourth graders at the Springs School were brainstorming ideas for their annual opera, which they would conceive, write, and ultimately perform next week, they had to look no farther than the end of School Street.

Star Staff
January 12, 2017
The Harlem MagicMasters will face a team of East Hampton High School teachers and alumni, a.k.a. the East Hampton Dream Team, in a family-friendly game to benefit the freshman class on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.

The Harlem MagicMasters will face a team of East Hampton High School teachers and alumni, a.k.a. the East Hampton Dream Team, in a family-friendly game to benefit the freshman class on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.

Carissa Katz
January 12, 2017
As the Springs School District searches for a new superintendent, consultants conducting the search have asked residents of all ages to help create a profile for the administrator who will take over from John J. Finello.

As the Springs School District searches for a new superintendent, consultants conducting the search have asked residents of all ages to help create a profile for the administrator who will take over from John J. Finello.

Star Staff
January 12, 2017

Student Arts Festival

Artwork by kids from across the South Fork will be showcased in Guild Hall’s two-part Student Arts Festival, which will take over the gallery walls this weekend through March. Part one, featuring work by students in kindergarten through eighth grade, opens on Saturday with a reception including student performances from 2 to 4 p.m.

Carissa Katz
January 12, 2017
Looking to tap into the energy and insights of local teenagers while also giving them a chance to become more deeply involved in the arts, Guild Hall is establishing a Teen Arts Council whose young members will be paid to develop fresh programming for their peers this spring.

Looking to tap into the energy and insights of local teenagers while also giving them a chance to become more deeply involved in the arts, Guild Hall is establishing a Teen Arts Council whose young members will be paid to develop fresh programming for their peers this spring.