Recent Stories: Education

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.

Star Staff
August 25, 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. 

Library Programs Galore

The end of summer vacation may be near, but the fun for kids hardly seems to be winding down next week at the East Hampton Library. In addition to the regular story times and other activities, there will be yoga, face painting, a circus act, sculpture and collage-art workshops, and family movies.

David E. Rattray
August 19, 2016
The organizers of a Sept. 24 reunion of the East Hampton High School class of 1966 are seeking a number of classmates for whom contact information has been lost.

The organizers of a Sept. 24 reunion of the East Hampton High School class of 1966 are seeking a number of classmates for whom contact information has been lost.

Christine Sampson
August 18, 2016
The Montauk Observatory and the Ross School have come together to build a permanent astronomy observation space on the Upper School campus in East Hampton, the two entities have announced.

The Montauk Observatory and the Ross School have come together to build a permanent astronomy observation space on the Upper School campus in East Hampton, the two entities have announced.

Star Staff
August 18, 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. 

Master Classes for Teens

Christine Sampson
August 18, 2016
East End Arts, a nonprofit organization in Riverhead founded in 1972 to promote music, theater, and other forms of art on the East End, has announced that it is launching a satellite location of its East End Arts School this fall at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center.

East End Arts, a nonprofit organization in Riverhead founded in 1972 to promote music, theater, and other forms of art on the East End, has announced that it is launching a satellite location of its East End Arts School this fall at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center.

Christine Sampson
August 18, 2016
More than 60 Sag Harbor parents turned out on Monday night for a school board meeting that gave many a forum to show their support for the Sag Harbor School District’s superintendent, Katy Graves, whose employment contract has been the subject of recent community discussion.

More than 60 Sag Harbor parents turned out on Monday night for a school board meeting that gave many a forum to show their support for the Sag Harbor School District’s superintendent, Katy Graves, whose employment contract has been the subject of recent community discussion.

Christine Sampson
August 18, 2016
To an outsider, what looked like a pile of trash filling the commons room at the Springs School on Monday was, on closer inspection, a collection of materials intended to be taken apart and reassembled to create new contraptions by the kids at Camp Invention.

To an outsider, what looked like a pile of trash filling the commons room at the Springs School on Monday was, on closer inspection, a collection of materials intended to be taken apart and reassembled to create new contraptions by the kids at Camp Invention.

Christine Sampson
August 18, 2016
The reflective rooftop surface at East Hampton High School already helps control the building’s interior temperature by deflecting sunlight, and the school district has plans to install solar panels up there and it may soon be home to a high-tech weather detection station.

East Hampton High School’s cool roof may get cooler, man.

Christine Sampson
August 11, 2016

The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will be able to upgrade its heating and air-conditioning system, replace its roof and outdoor siding, finish renovations to its kitchen, and complete other capital projects thanks to a $250,000 grant from New York State.

Star Staff
August 11, 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. 

Children’s Book Fair

On Sunday, the day after the East Hampton Library’s big Authors Night event, the library will have nearly a dozen children’s book writers on hand at its annual Children’s Fair. In addition to the authors, there will be carnival rides and games, a raffle, crafts, performers, and tasty treats.

Christine Sampson
August 11, 2016
Students in four South Fork school districts came out ahead of statewide averages in the last standardized English and math tests for grades three through eight.

Students in four South Fork school districts, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Amagansett, and Montauk, came out ahead of statewide averages in the last standardized English and math tests for grades three through eight, while the Bridgehampton School District straddled the line and the Springs School District fell short.  

Christine Sampson
August 5, 2016
Students entering the 7th and 12th grades in September will be prevented from attending classes unless they can prove they have had the vaccine for meningococcal meningitis, a rare but serious bacterial infection.

Students entering the 7th and 12th grades in September will be prevented from attending classes unless they can prove they have had the vaccine for meningococcal meningitis, a rare but serious bacterial infection.

The requirement, adopted by the state a year ago, has at least one school district scrambling to get parents to hand in the necessary paperwork for their children.

Christine Sampson
August 4, 2016
The East Hampton School District’s bus parking lot and maintenance depot, which is at 41 Route 114, has been put up for sale, leaving the district, which leases the property, in a quandary.

The East Hampton School District’s bus parking lot and maintenance depot, which is at 41 Route 114, has been put up for sale, leaving the district, which leases the property, in a quandary. Although the school board met on Tuesday, an anticipated discussion of the options did not take place.

Christine Sampson
August 4, 2016
The Bridgehampton School District has directed its architect to draw up a proposal for an expansion to the school building.

The Bridgehampton School District has directed its architect to draw up a proposal for an expansion to the school building.

Star Staff
August 4, 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. 

Dinner at Bhumi

The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton has invited families to enjoy dinner, games, a craft, and farm tours at Bhumi Farms in East Hampton on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Christine Sampson
August 4, 2016
At a lunch for parents on Friday, Aug. 12, two speakers will address ways that parents can empower themselves “to be what we call ‘champions of wellness,’ ” said Michele Sacconaghi, president and C.E.O. of the Wellness Foundation.

This summer, the Wellness Foundation is reaching beyond the realm of nutrition for kids and families and into overall safety of the school environment for children. At a lunch for parents on Friday, Aug. 12, two speakers will address ways that parents can empower themselves “to be what we call ‘champions of wellness,’ ” said Michele Sacconaghi, president and C.E.O.

Christine Sampson
July 30, 2016
The owners of 41 Route 114 in East Hampton, home to the East Hampton School District's transportation depot, have put the property up for sale, and on Tuesday the East Hampton School Board will discuss what to do in light of the news.

The owners of 41 Route 114 in East Hampton, home to the East Hampton School District's transportation depot, have put the property up for sale, and on Tuesday the East Hampton School Board will discuss what to do in light of the news.

Christine Sampson
July 29, 2016
New York State Comptroller Thomas F. DiNapoli on Wednesday released an audit criticizing the Montauk School District for financial practices that allegedly included overestimating its budget, keeping surpluses that exceed state limits, overfilling some reserve funds, and failing to create long-term financial and capital plans.

New York State Comptroller Thomas F. DiNapoli on Wednesday released an audit criticizing the Montauk School District for financial practices that allegedly included overestimating its budget, keeping surpluses that exceed state limits, overfilling some reserve funds, and failing to create long-term financial and capital plans.

Christine Sampson
July 28, 2016

A game of musical chairs following the retirement in June of Marilyn Van Scoyoc, East Hampton High School’s longtime band director, will bring Christopher Mandato to East Hampton High from the Montauk School, where he was band director, and Shawn Ward, a 2008 East Hampton High School graduate and a former student of Dr. Van Scoyoc’s, to Montauk as Mr. Mandato’s successor.

Star Staff
July 28, 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. 

Selfie Much?

Christine Sampson
July 28, 2016
From the mouths of babes: “America is a place where there is family, friends, and love.” “America is where you can speak and dream without being persecuted.” “America is the land of hope. Immigrants come here because then they can start over.”

From the mouths of babes: “America is a place where there is family, friends, and love.” “America is where you can speak and dream without being persecuted.” “America is the land of hope. Immigrants come here because then they can start over.”

Star Staff
July 28, 2016
Between yoga and dance and gardening, fishing and painting and cooking, surfing and skating and horseback riding, not to overlook opening three locations since the spring of 2015 and refurbishing a bus, it’s been a busy two years for Camp SoulGrow.

Between yoga and dance and gardening, fishing and painting and cooking, surfing and skating and horseback riding, not to overlook opening three locations since the spring of 2015 and refurbishing a bus, it’s been a busy two years for Camp SoulGrow.

Christine Sampson
July 25, 2016
The East Hampton Library will host a free program on Monday for parents interested in learning more about homeschooling their children.

Editor's note: The homeschooling forum has been canceled and will be rescheduled for sometime in August. 

The East Hampton Library will host a free program on Monday for parents interested in learning more about homeschooling their children.