Recent Stories: Education

Star Staff
July 2, 2015
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. 

Madoodlers

Budding artists 5 to 9 — and what kid that age isn’t a budding artist? — will learn about the South Fork’s late great art superstars and practice working in their styles during a series of Monday workshops with Karyn Mannix at the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack.

Christine Sampson
July 2, 2015
School board seeks proposals from architects.

The Springs School District, which is facing the possibility that its facilities committee may soon recommend a bond referendum for a capital improvement project of considerable size, has issued a request for proposals from architectural or engineering firms.

Christine Sampson
July 1, 2015
Community members will have an opportunity to see the world through students' eyes -- and camera lenses -- when the annual Pierson High School student photography exhibit opens at the John Jermain Memorial Library on Thursday.

Community members will have an opportunity to see the world through students' eyes -- and camera lenses -- when the annual Pierson High School student photography exhibit opens at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Thursday.

Christine Sampson
June 26, 2015
What started as a study of the artistic use of space culminated last week with an award for Bridgehampton's sixth-grade art class at the annual student art show at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton.

What started as a study of the artistic use of space culminated last week with an award for Bridgehampton's sixth-grade art class at the annual student art show at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton.

Christine Sampson
June 25, 2015

An annual inspection of the East Hampton School District’s transportation system has yielded a grade of 96.3 percent, the district’s superintendent, Richard Burns, announced during last Tuesday’s school board meeting.

New York State’s Department of Transportation inspects schools’ buses each year, with the target score at 90 percent or better.

June 25, 2015
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. 

Rockin’ in Southampton

Brady Rymer, a two-time Grammy Award nominee, will bring his family-friendly rock ’n’ roll to the Southampton Arts Center for a free concert this afternoon at 4:30. Mr. Rymer has six albums with upbeat titles like “Love Me for Who I Am,” “Look at My Belly,” and “Just Say Hi!”

 

Christine Sampson
June 25, 2015

The ideas of sending seventh and eighth graders to East Hampton as a way of alleviating overcrowding at the Springs School or of setting up modular classrooms were discussed at the second meeting of the school’s facilities committee last week, as was whether the school’s septic system needed improvement.

Christine Sampson
June 24, 2015
Officials told the Springs Citizens Advisory Committee that the town has begun looking for ways to curtail the possible use of private houses as dormitories for boarding students.

Two East Hampton town officials on Monday told the Springs Citizens Advisory Committee that the town has begun looking for ways to curtail the possible use of two eight-bedroom houses under construction in Springs as dormitories for Ross School boarding students.

Star Staff
June 20, 2015
The East Hampton Star 2015 high school junior All-Star awards were handed out to 13 deserving students during an event Thursday at East Hampton Point.

David E. Rattray, the editor of The East Hampton Star, presented the 2015 All-Star award to 13 juniors from the Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Pierson, and Ross high schools during a dinner in their honor at East Hampton Point restaurant in East Hampton on Thursday.

Star Staff
June 18, 2015
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.

CMEE Music Fair

Christine Sampson
June 18, 2015
An idea originating with the East Hampton School District’s athletics committee made its way into open discussion during Tuesday’s school board meeting: a pilot program that would allow student-athletes to opt out of gym class and instead take a study hall, giving them more time for schoolwork.

An idea originating with the East Hampton School District’s athletics committee made its way into open discussion during Tuesday’s school board meeting: a pilot program that would allow student-athletes to opt out of gym class and instead take a study hall, giving them more time for schoolwork.

Christine Sampson
June 18, 2015
Ana Nunez is leaving the East Hampton School District to pursue a new career, one that has been inspired by the East Hampton school community itself.

She isn’t a teacher by training, but for many Latino families in the East Hampton School District who primarily speak Spanish at home, Ana Nunez has offered a different kind of education.

Christine Sampson
June 18, 2015
The Springs School superintendent has a full-time contract and contracts for the superintendent and two assistant superintendents have been extended by the East Hampton School Board.

The Springs School superintendent has a full-time contract and contracts for the superintendent and two assistant superintendents have been extended by the East Hampton School Board.

Carissa Katz
June 18, 2015
Kids looking to fill their summer calendars with swimming, sailing, basketball, and more might want to check out the many classes and clinics offered through the East Hampton Town Department of Parks and Recreation starting on June 29.

Kids looking to fill their summer calendars with swimming, sailing, basketball, and more might want to check out the many classes and clinics offered through the East Hampton Town Department of Parks and Recreation starting on June 29.

Star Staff
June 18, 2015
The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and that means local schools will hold their graduation ceremonies in the coming week.

The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and that means local schools will hold their graduation ceremonies in the coming week.

Star Staff
June 18, 2015
East Hampton High School has invited community organizations needing student volunteers this summer to let the school know what kind of work is available.

East Hampton High School has invited community organizations needing student volunteers this summer to let the school know what kind of work is available. The school will post the information on its website for students and their parents to see.

Christine Sampson
June 15, 2015
Administrative contracts, employment policies, and building improvements will be discussed this week during public meetings at local schools.

Administrative contracts, employment policies, and building improvements will be discussed this week during public meetings at local schools.

Janis Hewitt
June 11, 2015
Visitors to the Montauk School grounds may soon be able to buy peanuts, Crackerjacks, and more at Montauk Mustang baseball games, but it might be wise to stay off the playground, the Montauk School Board learned on Tuesday.

Visitors to the Montauk School grounds may soon be able to buy peanuts, Crackerjacks, and more at Montauk Mustang baseball games, but it might be wise to stay off the playground, the Montauk School Board learned on Tuesday.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 11, 2015
As East Hampton Town begins to undertake various water quality improvement projects that have been recommended as part of a comprehensive wastewater management plan, the impact of waste from the Springs School, just a stone’s throw from both Pussy’s Pond and Accabonac Harbor, is being examined.

As East Hampton Town begins to undertake various water quality improvement projects that have been recommended as part of a comprehensive wastewater management plan, the impact of waste from the Springs School, just a stone’s throw from both Pussy’s Pond and Accabonac Harbor, is being examined.

Star Staff
June 11, 2015
Local school notes

“A Night at the Movies”

The young dancers of Dancehampton in East Hampton will treat audiences to “A Night at the Movies” tomorrow and Saturday at East Hampton High School. The studio’s spring show is the culmination of months of hard work by more than 100 dancers, who will perform over 30 numbers across a range of genres.

Christine Sampson
June 11, 2015
A pair of identical eight-bedroom houses being built by the same builder in two different Springs neighborhoods have alarmed residents, who say they have been told that the structures will house boarding students attending the Ross School.

A pair of identical eight-bedroom houses being built by the same builder in two different Springs neighborhoods have alarmed residents, who say they have been told that the structures will house boarding students attending the Ross School.

Christine Sampson
June 11, 2015
In the East Hampton School District, the 2015-16 school year will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8, with a two-hour delay for students.

In the East Hampton School District, the 2015-16 school year will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8, with a two-hour delay for students. That has had parents asking school officials for an explanation, and during the June 2 school board meeting, the district’s superintendent, Richard Burns, addressed their questions.

Christine Sampson
June 10, 2015
Denis Hartnett won best lead male in a musical for his portrayal of Gomez Addams in "The Addams Family" at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor.

East End Arts honored the region's most talented young theatrical actors and actresses on Sunday at the 13th annual Teeny Awards at Center Moriches High School, where several South Fork students were among the winners.

Christine Sampson
June 9, 2015
A new contract for the Springs School's superintendent makes his position full time and extends his tenure with the district through July 2018.

A new contract for the Springs School's superintendent makes his position full time and extends his tenure with the district through July of 2018.

The Springs School Board on Monday unanimously approved that new contract for John J. Finello. He first joined the district as a part-time superintendent in September of 2013.