Recent Stories: Education

Christine Sampson
Morgan McGivern
September 23, 2016
Students and teachers at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton marked International Peace Day on Friday with a Pinwheels for Peace celebration.

Students and teachers at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton marked International Peace Day on Friday with a Pinwheels for Peace celebration, which included songs about peace, handmade pinwheels, and children lining up to form a giant peace sign on the field outside the school.

Star Staff
September 22, 2016
The Wellness Foundation’s fall seminar, planned for next Thursday, will feature Robyn O’Brien, an expert who has been dubbed “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times.

The Wellness Foundation’s fall seminar, planned for next Thursday, will feature Robyn O’Brien, an expert who has been dubbed “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times.

Star Staff
September 22, 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. 

Election Day at Wharf Shop

Finding it hard to translate all the presidential election banter into a kinder language your young children might understand? The Wharf Shop in Sag Harbor is holding its own election on Saturday to give kids an idea of what the word means and how a winner is selected.

Christine Sampson
September 22, 2016

Opposition to the East Hampton School District’s preliminary plan to build a bus maintenance depot and refueling facility on the Cedar Street side of its high school campus has begun to emerge.

Several residents spoke up during Tuesday’s school board meeting to object to the chosen location. There is no specific blueprint as yet.

Christine Sampson
September 22, 2016
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.

Claudia Patterson often could be found last year sitting at a desk in the second-floor corridor of the Bridgehampton School, where an employee would normally be supervising the hallway. But Claudia is not a hall monitor. She was a sophomore, taking an online class that required independent study, and she had no other place to go.

Christine Sampson
September 22, 2016

The fall adult education program at East Hampton High School is set to start on Oct. 3, and the school district has put out a call for community members who are interested in leading classes. They can contact Debbie Mansir, the school’s programs coordinator, at 631-329-6462 or dmansir@ehufsd.org.

Christine Sampson
September 22, 2016
The Springs School District on Monday beefed up its capital reserve fund with nearly a million dollars, money left over from last year’s budgeted expenses.

The Springs School District on Monday beefed up its capital reserve fund with nearly a million dollars, money left over from last year’s budgeted expenses.

Jane Bimson
September 22, 2016
When Andy White painted a bold image of an anchor with the words “Montauk the End” in first grade, he probably hoped his parents might display it somewhere at home. Little did he know that it would eventually be emblazoned on dozens of T-shirts to be worn by friends, family, and people who had never met the Montauk student, now 9.

When Andy White painted a bold image of an anchor with the words “Montauk the End” in first grade, he probably hoped his parents might display it somewhere at home. Little did he know that it would eventually be emblazoned on dozens of T-shirts to be worn by friends, family, and people who had never met the Montauk student, now 9.

Christine Sampson
September 22, 2016
Teachers at the Montauk School will receive a new contract from the district after working without one since June 2015. Negotiations have been ongoing for more than a year.

Teachers at the Montauk School will receive a new contract from the district after working without one since June 2015. Negotiations have been ongoing for more than a year.

The new agreement awards them raises but phases out longevity pay, increases their share of health insurance costs, and adjusts the payouts they get for unused sick days when they retire.

Christine Sampson
September 15, 2016
State auditors reviewing the Sag Harbor School District’s before-school and after-school elementary care program have reported weaknesses in record-keeping, financial oversight, and the segregation of duties among administrators.

State auditors reviewing the Sag Harbor School District’s before-school and after-school elementary care program have reported weaknesses in record-keeping, financial oversight, and the segregation of duties among administrators.

Star Staff
September 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. 

Youth Soccer, Tennis, Basketball

Soccer, tennis, and basketball youth clinics sponsored by the East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department start this week and next.

Star Staff
September 8, 2016
A longtime East Hampton Middle School crossing guard has crossed over into a new role with East Hampton Village, meaning students will see a different face in front of the school this year.

A longtime East Hampton Middle School crossing guard has crossed over into a new role with East Hampton Village, meaning students will see a different face in front of the school this year.

Christine Sampson
September 8, 2016

The Child Development Center of the Hamptons may have closed its doors in June, but much of its furniture, books, and learning materials will continue to serve students. The Springs School Board announced during its Aug. 29 meeting that many of the defunct school’s resources had been donated to Springs, where 24 former students of the charter school are now enrolled.

Christine Sampson
September 8, 2016
The East Hampton School District is officially moving ahead with plans to build a bus maintenance barn and refueling facility on the high school campus, with the school board saying Tuesday it has selected the Cedar Street side of the property as the site.

The East Hampton School District is officially moving ahead with plans to build a bus maintenance barn and refueling facility on the high school campus, with the school board saying Tuesday it has selected the Cedar Street side of the property as the site.

Star Staff
September 8, 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. 

Dance Classes Galore

Fall registration is under way at various dance studios catering to the younger set, among them the Hampton Ballet Theatre School in Bridgehampton and Montauk, Dancehampton in East Hampton, and the Creative Edge Studio in Montauk.

Christine Sampson
September 6, 2016

About 200 volunteers of all ages came together last week through the UJA-Federation of New York's Supplies for Success program to fill backpacks with donated school supplies destined for local children in need of a hand to start the school year on a positive note.

Christine Sampson
September 1, 2016
Bridgehampton School officials have unveiled preliminary drawings for a 35,440-square-foot addition and renovation of the building, with an estimated cost of $25 million to $30 million, that they say would allow the district to meet the demands of increasing enrollment and current and future standards in education.

Bridgehampton School officials have unveiled preliminary drawings for a 35,440-square-foot addition and renovation of the building, with an estimated cost of $25 million to $30 million, that they say would allow the district to meet the demands of increasing enrollment and current and future standards in education.

Star Staff
September 1, 2016
Four South Fork high school seniors have won scholarships for voice training from the Choral Society of the Hamptons.

Four South Fork high school seniors have won scholarships for voice training from the Choral Society of the Hamptons.

Established more than 20 years ago, the scholarships honor and encourage professional careers and amateur participation in singing.

Christine Sampson
September 1, 2016
A new face has joined the professional staff at Project Most this year, one that parents will soon be familiar with. Carolina Agudelo, a native of East Hampton, has been appointed to the newly created position of family liaison.

A new face has joined the professional staff at Project Most this year, one that parents will soon be familiar with. Carolina Agudelo, a native of East Hampton, has been appointed to the newly created position of family liaison.

Christine Sampson
September 1, 2016
In the weeks after the public got word that the Sag Harbor School District had not yet voted to extend its superintendent’s contract past its June 2017 expiration date, parents and residents made it clear to the school board during the public comment sessions of its meetings that they wanted the superintendent to stay.

In the weeks after the public got word that the Sag Harbor School District had not yet voted to extend its superintendent’s contract past its June 2017 expiration date, parents and residents made it clear to the school board during the public comment sessions of its meetings that they wanted the superintendent to stay.

Christine Sampson
September 1, 2016
Sydney, 15, a part-time resident of Bridgehampton, has collected about 5,200 signatures on a petition via the website Change.org that asks the Boy Scouts of America to adjust its charter and join the ranks of international youth scouting organizations that are coed.

Sydney Ireland has planted trees for service projects and spends time at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in Wainscott walking dogs and playing with cats. Given the chance to design a project to become an Eagle Scout, the highest honor that a Boy Scout can attain, Sydney would probably choose something to do with the environment or with animals.

Star Staff
August 31, 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. 

Dancehampton Open House

Christine Sampson
August 25, 2016
East Hampton School District officials have turned their attention back to the idea of building a maintenance depot and bus parking lot on the high school campus after learning that the property where the district leases a bus barn is in contract to be sold.

East Hampton School District officials have turned their attention back to the idea of building a maintenance depot and bus parking lot on the high school campus after learning that the property where the district leases a bus barn is in contract to be sold.

Christine Sampson
August 25, 2016
Two school bus companies, which lost potential business when the Wainscott and Sag Harbor School Districts signed a transportation agreement in April, have brought suit against the districts.

Two school bus companies, which lost potential business when the Wainscott and Sag Harbor School Districts signed a transportation agreement in April, have brought suit against the districts.