Recent Stories: Education

Christine Sampson
August 27, 2015
Monday night’s meeting of the Springs School Board was a full one with the appointment of a new assistant principal and the announcement of the resignation of a senior district official.

Monday night’s meeting of the Springs School Board was a full one with the appointment of a new assistant principal and the announcement of the resignation of a senior district official, who will be replaced by an interim business administrator. The meeting also heard a report on enrollment, which keeps rising.

Christine Sampson
August 27, 2015
Affordable housing projects are necessary, but their locations and therefore their impact should be spread out among the school districts.

The East Hampton School Board has taken a three-pronged stance on affordable housing within East Hampton Town: Those projects are necessary, but their locations and therefore their impact should be spread out among the school districts, and the payments given to the district in lieu of taxes — known as PILOTs — should reflect the actual cost of educating the children who live in tha

Star Staff
August 27, 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. 

Geological Wonders

Janis Hewitt
August 27, 2015
If every student enrolled attends the first day of classes at the Montauk School next Thursday, there will be 353 of them plowing through the front doors.

If every student enrolled attends the first day of classes at the Montauk School next Thursday, there will be 353 of them plowing through the front doors. With their new shoes, fresh haircuts, and backpacks strapped on, they won’t find that much has changed.

Christine Sampson
August 27, 2015

The entire executive board of the Sag Harbor Parent Teacher Student Association resigned this week in the wake of apparent community-wide disagreement about whether this year’s Pierson Middle and High School homecoming festivities should include a bonfire.­ ­Aura Winarick, the P.T.S.A.

Christine Sampson
August 27, 2015
The Springs School is saying hello to brand-new students in grades one through eight by scheduling an orientation day for Monday.

The Springs School is saying hello to brand-new students in grades one through eight by scheduling an orientation day for Monday. Those interested in coming can meet in the lobby at 10 a.m. The school is at 48 School Street.

Christine Sampson
August 20, 2015
Andy Piver is selling his comic book “SeeK and the Lost Temple of Yucan Findzit” to raise money for the Springs School’s Visiting Artists program.

The world of Andy Piver, an artist from Springs, is a colorful one that spans mixed media: ink drawings, cartooning and story illustration, sculpting and three-dimensional toy design, graphic design, and more.

Christine Sampson
August 20, 2015
Pierson High School’s International Baccalaureate program, launched three years ago, is still relatively new and officials, hoping to ramp up participation this year, have invited students and their families to a meeting.

Pierson High School’s International Baccalaureate program, launched three years ago, is still relatively new and officials, hoping to ramp up participation this year, have invited students and their families to a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Pierson High School library, at which the program and its goals will be presented.

Christine Sampson
August 20, 2015

A new dismissal system at the John M. Marshall Elementary School, unveiled two weeks ago at a meeting of the East Hampton School Board, will not take effect after all, officials announced at Tuesday night’s meeting. The plan is on hold for now, school officials said, pending further review.

Christine Sampson
August 20, 2015
The East Hampton School District is embarking on a study of its transportation system following discussions at two school board meetings that yielded a general agreement that the district is on the right path in running its own bus system as opposed to hiring the services of a contractor.

The East Hampton School District is embarking on a study of its transportation system following discussions at two school board meetings that yielded a general agreement that the district is on the right path in running its own bus system as opposed to hiring the services of a contractor.

Christine Sampson
August 20, 2015
Problems with East Hampton's school information system have led to the system being taken temporarily off-line.

Parents and students, sit tight: Problems with East Hampton's Parent Portal school information system have led to the system being taken off-line temporarily.

Star Staff
August 20, 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. 

KidFest Finale

At Guild Hall’s final KidFest offering of the summer on Wednesday Bubble Trouble will entertain families outside before Jason Bishop, a magician and illusionist, wows them inside to the John Drew Theater. Shows will be at 2 and 5 p.m., with an outdoor cookie decorating workshop for ages 5 and up at 4 p.m.

Star Staff
August 20, 2015
Citing a need for more time to confer with its attorney, the Sag Harbor School Board voted Monday to postpone reviewing a policy that governs the videotaping of meetings.

Citing a need for more time to confer with its attorney, the Sag Harbor School Board voted Monday to postpone reviewing a policy that governs the videotaping of meetings.

Christine Sampson
August 20, 2015
Less than a month after it received a real estate appraisal of the former Stella Maris Regional School property, the Sag Harbor School District has announced it will be formally exploring the idea of purchasing the property.

Less than a month after it received a real estate appraisal of the former Stella Maris Regional School property, the Sag Harbor School District has announced it will be formally exploring the idea of purchasing the property.

Katy Graves, the district superintendent, dubbed the process “an investigation” during Monday night’s school board meeting.

Christine Sampson
August 18, 2015

The last five weeks have been busy and colorful ones for the more than 60 children in Sag Harbor who have taken advantage of a free summer art program.

Christine Sampson
August 18, 2015
The results of the New York State tests in English and math for students in third through eighth grade are in, and the scores show students in some local school districts making progress toward higher proficiency levels on tests that educators say are much tougher than in past years.

The results of the New York State tests in English and math for students in third through eighth grade are in, and the scores show students in some local school districts making progress toward higher proficiency levels on tests that educators say are much tougher than in past years.

Christine Sampson
August 13, 2015
Maria Dorr has been named acting principal of the Amagansett School after previously serving as its director of pupil services.

Heading into the 2015-16 school year, the Amagansett School will have a new principal for the third year in a row. In a letter to parents on July 28, Eleanor Tritt, the district superintendent, announced that Brigit DiPrimo is leaving Amagansett following an appointment in a district in western Suffolk.

Christine Sampson
Britta Lokting
August 13, 2015

Sag Harbor’s new athletic director is a familiar face with past experiences in the district that he hopes will allow him to “hit the ground running.”

Christine Sampson
August 13, 2015
The “C” in SCORE stands for cooperation, not consolidation. So said ­Patricia Hope and Chuck Hitchcock, the leaders of a new citizens group with an acronym that stands for School Cooperation Regional Effort.

The “C” in SCORE stands for cooperation, not consolidation. So said ­Patricia Hope and Chuck Hitchcock, the leaders of a new citizens group with an acronym that stands for School Cooperation Regional Effort.

Christine Sampson
August 13, 2015
At its meeting Tuesday night, the East Hampton School Board will hear comments from the public concerning potential changes to the district’s student code of conduct.

At its meeting Tuesday night, the East Hampton School Board will hear comments from the public concerning potential changes to the district’s student code of conduct. The changes could affect the coming school year.

Star Staff
August 13, 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. 

Katy’s Kids

Britta Lokting
August 13, 2015
Sag Harbor students will get an extra 10 minutes of sleep this school year. The school board approved new start times for the district at its meeting on Monday, amid research that shows it is unhealthy to start school before 8 a.m.

Sag Harbor students will get an extra 10 minutes of sleep this school year. The school board approved new start times for the district at its meeting on Monday, amid research that shows it is unhealthy to start school before 8 a.m.

“This is a small step in what is going to be a journey,” Chris Tice, a board member, said.

Christine Sampson
August 13, 2015
All athletes and students in grades 7 and 10 are required to have physical examinations before the start of school and the beginning of their sports seasons.

All athletes and students in grades 7 and 10 are required to have physical examinations before the start of school and the beginning of their sports seasons. To satisfy these requirements, the Sag Harbor School District has announced two dates for free physical exams: tomorrow and Friday, Aug. 21, between 3 and 5 p.m. in the Pierson nurse’s office.

Christine Sampson
August 13, 2015
The East Hampton School District is hoping its latest homework assignment will take the concept of summer reading to the next level.

The East Hampton School District is hoping its latest homework assignment will take the concept of summer reading to the next level.