Recent Stories: Education

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.

David E. Rattray
January 12, 2017
Board could ask voters to approve a geothermal heating and cooling system

Workers on a $24.7 million expansion of the Bridgehampton School could break ground a year from March, John A. Grillo, the project’s architect, told the school board at a meeting on Tuesday.

Christopher Walsh
January 12, 2017
Elementary school students should continue to develop strong mathematics skills despite computers’ superior ability to calculate, the Amagansett School District’s superintendent told the school board on Tuesday.

Elementary school students should continue to develop strong mathematics skills despite computers’ superior ability to calculate, the Amagansett School District’s superintendent told the school board on Tuesday.

Carissa Katz
January 10, 2017
The Bridgehampton School Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 with the architect who will oversee its upcoming expansion project.

The Bridgehampton School Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 with the architect who will oversee its upcoming expansion project.

Carissa Katz
January 6, 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.

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 6, 2017
Friday's snowfall caused a two-hour delay at most South Fork schools as crews worked to clear the roads.

Friday's snowfall of about four inches caused a two-hour delay at most South Fork schools as crews worked to clear the roads.

The Montauk School was initially on a two-hour delay, but then, around 8:15 a.m., announced a three-hour delay.

David E. Rattray
January 5, 2017
Lax procedures in the East Hampton School District left sensitive personal data at risk of exposure for a period of at least a year and a half, according to a report announced yesterday by the New York State Comptroller’s Office.

Lax procedures in the East Hampton School District left sensitive personal data at risk of exposure for a period of at least a year and a half, according to a report announced yesterday by the New York State Comptroller’s Office.

Star Staff
January 5, 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. 

Live From Montauk!

Animals from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will pay a visit to the Montauk Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. Children 4 and older will have a chance to meet such creatures as a chinchilla, a snake, and a bird of prey. Space is limited, and advance registration is required for this free program.

 

Christine Sampson
December 29, 2016
East Hampton High School is about to become 1 of 17 schools on Long Island to offer an intensive college preparatory course called the Advanced Placement Capstone diploma.

East Hampton High School is about to become 1 of 17 schools on Long Island to offer an intensive college preparatory course called the Advanced Placement Capstone diploma, a new pilot program developed by the College Board.

Christine Sampson
December 29, 2016
The Sag Harbor School District formally took ownership of the former Stella Maris Regional School last Thursday, about seven months after voters approved the district’s purchase of the property.

The Sag Harbor School District formally took ownership of the former Stella Maris Regional School last Thursday, about seven months after voters approved the district’s purchase of the property.

Star Staff
December 29, 2016
Ideas for the kids over the school break.

Best of the Fest

Christine Sampson
December 29, 2016
That children are entering school with increased separation anxiety, more problems with social and emotional learning, difficulties making friends, and other challenges are documented trends.

That children are entering school with increased separation anxiety, more problems with social and emotional learning, difficulties making friends, and other challenges are documented trends that Arlene Pizzo-Notel has noticed over the last few years among her charges at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center.

Christine Sampson
December 27, 2016
Two members of the East Hampton High School class of 2016 are planning a fund-raiser Thursday at the Stephen Talkhouse to raise $4,000 each to help build a school in a rural village in Haiti.

Two members of the East Hampton High School class of 2016 have taken on the challenge of raising $4,000 each to help build a school in a rural village in Haiti in 2017, and have planned a fund-raiser Thursday at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett to help them reach their goal.

Christine Sampson
December 22, 2016

It was close to standing room only at Tuesday’s meeting of the East Hampton School Board.

Christine Sampson
December 22, 2016

East Hampton High School will soon play a part in collecting and disseminating local and statewide weather data. The East Hampton School District and the State University of New York at Albany have signed an agreement for the installation of an enhanced Early Warning Weather Detection System on the high school roof.

Star Staff
December 22, 2016

A Camp for the Break

Christine Sampson
December 22, 2016

With Sag Harbor voters having delivered a definitive “no” on Dec. 14 on whether to use artificial turf for the athletic field at Pierson Middle and High School — the vote was 1,016 to 135 — the school district is developing a proposal for a natural grass field and set Feb. 15 for a new vote.

Christine Sampson
December 22, 2016
Their inventions ranged widely, but they shared a common theme: They were the original creations of Hayground School students working together to crack a challenging problem.

Their inventions ranged widely, but they shared a common theme: They were the original creations of Hayground School students working together to crack a challenging problem.

Christine Sampson
December 19, 2016
The Montauk School's High Notes, an extracurricular choir group, came in second place in Cablevision’s News 12 Long Island Sounds of the Season singing competition last week, in which groups from across Long Island competed for votes on their online videos.

The Montauk School's High Notes, an extracurricular choir group, came in second place in Cablevision’s News 12 Long Island Sounds of the Season singing competition last week, in which groups from across Long Island competed for votes on their online videos.

Christine Sampson
December 15, 2016
East Hampton School District officials, following weeks of community criticism over a proposed school bus depot in a residential district off Cedar Street, are now exploring a different location

East Hampton School District officials, following weeks of community criticism over a proposed school bus depot in a residential district off Cedar Street, are now exploring a different location, the town-owned former scavenger waste facility, and is considering using a town and village-owned refueling facility on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton.

Star Staff
December 15, 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. 

Mixed-Up Cheer

Christine Sampson
December 14, 2016
Sag Harbor residents sent a clear message to the Sag Harbor School District: An artificial turf athletic field is not wanted in the community.

Sag Harbor residents sent a clear message to the Sag Harbor School District: An artificial turf athletic field is not wanted in the community.