Recent Stories: Education

Carissa Katz
April 21, 2017
The East End Young Arts Initiative will present "The Best of Broadway," a musical revue with scenes from "Hamilton," "Waitress," "Matilda," "Cats," "Chicago," "Wicked," and more on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. at East Hampton High School.

The East End Young Arts Initiative will present "The Best of Broadway," a musical revue with scenes from "Hamilton," "Waitress," "Matilda," "Cats," "Chicago," "Wicked," and more on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. at East Hampton High School.

Student performers age 8 to 18 will appear in the show.

Judy D’Mello
April 20, 2017
After 32 years of teaching at the Montauk School, Judith Pfister is looking forward to not having to wear a watch every day.

After 32 years of teaching at the Montauk School, Judith Pfister is looking forward to not having to wear a watch every day.

Judy D’Mello
April 20, 2017
The East Hampton School Board, meeting on Tuesday, officially adopted a budget of $68.3 million for the 2017-2018 school year.

The East Hampton School Board, meeting on Tuesday, officially adopted a budget of $68.3 million for the 2017-2018 school year.

“We went through this line by line, and have finally come up with a budget as fair as possible to the taxpayer,” Richard Burns, the superintendent, said.

Star Staff
April 20, 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. 

“Cinderella” for Spring

Young dancers in the Hampton Ballet Theatre School are gearing up for their spring production, “Cinderella,” which will be on the Guild Hall stage from Friday, April 28, through April 30. The comic ballet is set to a score by Prokofiev and choreographed by Sara Jo Strickland, the school’s director.

Judy D’Mello
April 20, 2017
A global effort to raise money for emergency famine relief in Africa has taken root here, with children from across the South Fork coming together with a sense of urgency in a Fight the Famine campaign.

A global effort to raise money for emergency famine relief in Africa has taken root here, with children from across the South Fork coming together with a sense of urgency in a Fight the Famine campaign. Now, a fund-raiser will be held at the Bridgehampton Community House on Main Street on April 29, a Saturday, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Judy D’Mello
April 20, 2017
Forty-five professional women will serve as mentors Saturday for approximately 100 middle school girls enrolled in I-Tri, an East Hampton program that promotes leadership and life skills through encouragement and athletics.

Forty-five professional women will serve as mentors Saturday for approximately 100 middle school girls enrolled in I-Tri, an East Hampton program that promotes leadership and life skills through encouragement and athletics.

Judy D’Mello
April 13, 2017
The Retreat, which runs an East Hampton shelter and numerous programs for the victims of domestic violence, could have half its annual funding disappear if proposals in the White House’s recently submitted budget are approved by Congress.

The Retreat, which runs an East Hampton shelter and numerous programs for the victims of domestic violence, could have half its annual funding disappear if proposals in the White House’s recently submitted budget are approved by Congress.

In the East Hampton School District, administrators have begun to worry about a potential loss of $900,000 in federal funding.

Star Staff
April 13, 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. 

Hip Hop Hurray

Kids who celebrate Easter will be in a lather awaiting the overnight delivery of their bright baskets filled with chocolate rabbits and marshmallow chickens. They can get a hop, skip, and jump on their candy fix at a cluck-cluck clutch of egg hunts to be held on Saturday.

Judy D’Mello
April 13, 2017
A legal clinic organized by the Organización Latino-Americana will take place at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton today from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A legal clinic organized by the Organización Latino-Americana will take place at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton today from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Judy D’Mello
April 13, 2017
Together with parents and faculty, Dr. Charles Soriano, the principal of the East Hampton Middle School, is planning a “Friends and Family First” initiative at the school, to be held on a Saturday in May, inviting students and parents to unplug and go device-free during waking hours.

Underscoring the belief that it is best to lead by example, Charles Soriano, the principal of the East Hampton Middle School, suggested a face-to-face get-together rather than a phone conversation or via email.

“Let’s have a no-device meeting,” he said.

Judy D’Mello
April 13, 2017
Debra Winter will be the new Springs School District superintendent beginning July 1.

Debra Winter will be the new Springs School District superintendent beginning July 1. During a special meeting at the school Wednesday, the Board of Education officially announced her appointment. She is replacing John J. Finello, who had been serving as interim superintendent following his retirement last July. Mr. Finello had been the superintendent since 2013.

Star Staff
April 6, 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. 

Lonely as a Cloud?

Judy D’Mello
April 6, 2017
In preparation for district-wide school board elections, candidates’ nominating petitions are due at the various district clerks’ offices no later than 5 p.m. on April 17.

In preparation for district-wide school board elections, candidates’ nominating petitions are due at the various district clerks’ offices no later than 5 p.m. on April 17. The elections will be held on May 16, a Tuesday.

Judy D’Mello
April 6, 2017
At Monday’s meeting of the Springs School Board, Barbara Dayton, its president, announced that the four-month-long search for a school superintendent had ended.

At Monday’s meeting of the Springs School Board, Barbara Dayton, its president, announced that the four-month-long search for a school superintendent had ended. The name of the school’s new top administrator will not be released until a contract is signed, probably next week.

Judy D’Mello
April 6, 2017
The Cedar Street bus depot debate was reignited on Tuesday evening during a school board meeting in East Hampton.

The Cedar Street bus depot debate was reignited on Tuesday evening during a school board meeting in East Hampton. Michael J. Guido Jr., an architect hired by the East Hampton School District last October to work on the plan to build a bus maintenance barn and refueling facility on the Cedar Street side of the high school campus, was present at the meeting. He introduced David M.

Judy D’Mello
April 6, 2017
Following a New York State mandate that schools test for lead contamination in the water they use, Richard Burns, the East Hampton School District superintendent, has announced in a letter that “the district is pleased to report that all drinking fountains were found to be within the guidelines” set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Following a New York State mandate that schools test for lead contamination in the water they use, Richard Burns, the East Hampton School District superintendent, has announced in a letter that “the district is pleased to report that all drinking fountains were found to be within the guidelines” set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Judy D’Mello
April 6, 2017
East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and Sag Harbor schools named their valedictorians and salutatorians this week.

East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and Sag Harbor schools named their valedictorians and salutatorians this week.

Judy D’Mello
April 5, 2017
One hundred and two Springs students, from sixth to eighth grade, participated in the first round of this year's MathCON, a national online math competition, last month.

One hundred and two Springs students, from sixth to eighth grade, participated in the first round of this year's MathCON, a national online math competition, last month.

Judy D’Mello
March 31, 2017

The East Hampton Middle School's Surfrider Club, an after-school program, has received an Outstanding Club Award from the Surfrider Foundation, a national organization dedicated to protecting the world's oceans and beaches through a network of activists.

Star Staff
March 30, 2017
Students in Montauk and Bridgehampton planning a famine-relief fund-raiser are seeking donations of fabric to create artwork that will be featured at the all-ages benefit, to be held April 29 at the Bridgehampton Community House.

Students in Montauk and Bridgehampton planning a famine-relief fund-raiser are seeking donations of fabric to create artwork that will be featured at the all-ages benefit, to be held April 29 at the Bridgehampton Community House.

Star Staff
March 30, 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. 

Busy Saturdays at the Y

The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter is offering a variety of free Saturday programs for kids starting this week and running through June 17, with sports, arts, and science, technology, engineering, and math on the agenda.

Judy D’Mello
March 30, 2017
“It’s hard to have a discussion on the same evening about more recess and more homework,” Lois Favre, the Bridgehampton School superintendent, said in an email to The Star. Dr. Favre, who has announced that she will retire in January 2018 after seven years at the helm, was responding to questions posed by Jeffrey Mansfield, a parent and school board member, during a board meeting on March 15.

“It’s hard to have a discussion on the same evening about more recess and more homework,” Lois Favre, the Bridgehampton School superintendent, said in an email to The Star. Dr.

Judy D’Mello
March 30, 2017
Forming a tiny circle between her forefinger and thumb, Elizabeth Reveiz, who is director of ELL/Bilingual Programs, indicated the size of her department’s budget within the East Hampton School District.

Forming a tiny circle between her forefinger and thumb, Elizabeth Reveiz indicated the size of her department’s budget within the East Hampton School District.

Judy D’Mello
March 23, 2017
Jen Wilson was watching “60 Minutes” at home in East Hampton last fall and heard high school students on the show say they were not aware of all the details of the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks, either because they were too young at the time or had not yet been born.

Jen Wilson was watching “60 Minutes” at home in East Hampton last fall and heard high school students on the show say they were not aware of all the details of the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks, either because they were too young at the time or had not yet been born. Ms.