Recent Stories: Education

Star staff
July 23, 2014
Sailing, swimming, tennis, ballet, even painting with your feet

Sailing, Swimming, Tennis
A new session of East Hampton Town's summer sailing, for beginner to advanced sailors from age 12 up to adulthood, will begin on Monday at Fresh Pond in Amagansett. The classes run from Monday through Friday through Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon or from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $200 per person, and advance registration is required with the Town Recreation Department on Pantigo Road. A final session will be held from Aug. 11 through 21 at the same times.

Christopher Walsh
July 23, 2014

A “modern-day suggestion box” would benefit parents of Amagansett School students, one parent told the school board Tuesday morning.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 16, 2014

Daniel Hartnett, a member of the Sag Harbor School Board, announced his resignation Monday night, leaving a vacancy on the board at the start of the 2014-15 school year.

Mr. Hartnett said by phone Tuesday that the board was not surprised, as he had told them he was selling his house in Bay Point. With the housing inventory as low as it is in the school district during the summer rental season, he had to sign a lease in Springs, he said.

Star staff
July 16, 2014

The Circus Is Coming

The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars will set up its tents at the Shinnecock Powwow Grounds in Southampton on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for shows at 5 and 8 p.m. The circus will include aerial performers such as the Corps de Ballet and Petya, as well as the Fassio Family and their trained dogs, Lana and Company, a mother-and-son hand-balancing duo, clowns, the ThunderDrome, and a human cannonball, not to mention the tiger and elephant acts.

Star staff
July 9, 2014

Jazz for Young People

Amanda M. Fairbanks
July 9, 2014

Shock waves went through the East Hampton School Board meeting Tuesday night when it was learned that Patricia Hope, one of the board's most outspoken members, had resigned.

Star staff
July 2, 2014

Students of the Strings
Student string musicians age 8 to 18 have been invited to join the virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman and the East End Arts Student Orchestra in an open rehearsal conducted by Mr. Perlman on July 31 at Southold High School.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
June 26, 2014

Graduation season is well under way, with the official start of summer but a few commencement ceremonies away.

Star staff
June 26, 2014

Kids at the Mill

On Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 7, the Water Mill Museum will give children 5 and up a glimpse of the colonial era as they help with a task that was important to daily life then — milling corn into grits, flour, and more. The hands-on milling sessions will be a lesson in engineering and water power, according to the museum. They are free, but advance registration is required by calling 726-4625. Donations will be accepted for the historic mill, which is at 41 Old Mill Road.

 

Star staff
June 26, 2014
Project Most, a nonprofit after-school program for elementary students in East Hampton and Springs, has established a new scholarship committee.

Project Most, a nonprofit after-school program for elementary students in East Hampton and Springs, has established a new scholarship committee that aims to “ ‘scale up’ the mission of Project Most so more and more kids can participate,” Lisa Rana, the president of the organization’s board, said in a release.

Janis Hewitt
June 19, 2014

Will Collins, a Montauk School physical education teacher, took part in the Ride to Montauk on May 31 and exceeded his $500 goal, raising $1,400 for Katy’s Courage.

Mr. Collins said he was working at the Lobster Roll restaurant on Napeague the night after he was hired by the school on May 31 of last year and learned about the Ride to Montauk from a group of bicyclists he was waiting on.

“I quickly tried to decide how I could tie the event to the kids at the Montauk School,” he said by email.

Star staff
June 19, 2014

Fiesta of the Arts

Guild Hall will host a Fiesta of the Arts Saturday to celebrate Latin American culture on the East End. There will be food, music, arts and crafts, and a pinata for kids. The free event runs from 2 to 4 p.m.

 

The Goat Reopens

The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor reopens this week with Tot Art for kids 2 to 4 on Mondays, puppet play groups on Mondays and Fridays, creative movement on Wednesdays, and the first puppet show of the summer.

Carissa Katz
June 19, 2014

With the last days of school approaching, the East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for a summer full of activities for young people, from sailing and swimming lessons to games and crafts programs and tennis, soccer, volleyball, and basketball clinics. Most begin the week of June 30, and advance sign-up is required, as space is limited.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
June 12, 2014

A draft was made public last week of a report, the first of its kind, detailing living conditions facing East End youth. It found high rates of poverty and chronic underemployment, among other challenges.

Though the beauty and rural character of the area make it a popular destination for tourists, second-home owners, and retirees, it can be a difficult place for young people — priced out of housing and unable to find year-round jobs — to gain an economic toehold.

Christopher Walsh
June 12, 2014

The Amagansett School Board has appointed Thomas Lamorgese, formerly a principal of the East Hampton Middle School, to serve as interim principal following the sudden resignation of Robert Brisbane on May 30. The board voted to appoint Mr. Lamorgese, on the recommendation of Eleanor Tritt, the district’s superintendent, at its meeting on Tuesday. The appointment was retroactive to Monday.

Mr. Lamorgese holds permanent certifications in school district administration and mathematics, chemistry, physics, Russian, and biology and general science for grades 7 to 12.

Star staff
June 12, 2014

Dance, Dance, and More Dance

“Dancin’ Happy,” the spring recital for students at Dancehampton in East Hampton, will be staged tomorrow at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. at East Hampton High School. More than 100 students from prekindergarten through high school age will perform a variety of dance styles in the production — from ballet to tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, musical theater, and Irish step. Tickets cost $15 and are available through dancehampton.com or at the door.

 

Teen Oblivion Onstage

Amanda M. Fairbanks
June 12, 2014

Roger Smith, the principal architect for BBS Architecture, a Patchogue firm, spent the bulk of Monday’s Springs School Board meeting unveiling a new master plan. Though nothing has been formally decided upon, during May’s budget vote Springs voters approved a $2 million capital reserve fund to help with construction costs.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
June 12, 2014

The East Hampton School Board meeting on June 3 took on a celebratory note, with the district riding high on its recent budget vote victory. East Hampton was the only school district on Long Island to override the state-imposed tax cap after securing the support of 73 percent of its voters.

Star staff
June 5, 2014

An Afternoon With the Aztecs

Students in the Southampton Intermediate School’s seventh and eighth-grade dual-language program will offer a window into ancient Incan, Aztec, and Mayan civilizations at the Watermill Center on Saturday. The project is part of a partnership between the program and the center, and will include performances, food, crafts, and games from each of these indigenous Mexican, Central American, and South American cultures.

Star staff
May 28, 2014

Teen Scribes to Read
    Writers who have been honing their skills in Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner’s teen writing workshops at the John Jermain Memorial Library will read from their work at the library on Sunday. The young writers will share poetry, stories, and creative nonfiction from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library’s temporary location on West Water Street in Sag Harbor.

Collage, Krasner-Style

Janis Hewitt
May 28, 2014

A newly renovated greenhouse at the Montauk School was dedicated to Carol Morrison on May 21. A large group of teachers, members of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk, and representatives of the Edible School Gardens group crammed into the well-lighted, aluminum-framed structure, which for the ceremony was filled with sprouting plants, vegetables, herbs, and goldfish for its pond.

Star staff
May 21, 2014

Super Soccer Stars
    Super Soccer Stars, a soccer program that sets up shop on the South Fork come summer, will kick off with the Children’s Museum of the East End on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon in Sag Harbor’s Mashashimuet Park.

    Kids can kick around a ball and learn and practice skills with the program’s coaches, or decorate and fly their own kites with the help of museum staff. And it’s all free.

Insect Connections

Taylor K. Vecsey
Amanda M. Fairbanks
May 20, 2014
While the East Hampton School District easily obtained 60 percent of the vote needed to pass its budget, the Bridgehampton School District came up short in Tuesday's vote.

Voters in East Hampton approved piercing the 2-percent tax cap, while their counterparts in Bridgehampton voted down the same request for the coming school year.

The two districts were the only two on the South Fork, and were among four on Long Island, looking for approval to go over the state mandated cap on tax levy increases.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 15, 2014