Recent Stories: Education

Christine Sampson
July 21, 2016
The cure to the woes that ail the Springs School District will not be found in the former home of the Child Development Center of the Hamptons, the district’s lawyers have concluded.

The cure to the woes that ail the Springs School District will not be found in the former home of the Child Development Center of the Hamptons, the district’s lawyers have concluded. 

Christine Sampson
July 21, 2016
In between hostess shifts at Cittanuova, hanging out with friends, and catching up on her reading list this summer, Christin Aucapina has challenged herself to improve her knowledge of Portuguese.

In between hostess shifts at Cittanuova, hanging out with friends, and catching up on her reading list this summer, Christin Aucapina has challenged herself to improve her knowledge of Portuguese.

Star Staff
July 21, 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. 

“Peter and the Wolf” Returns

In what has become a summer tradition, the Hampton Ballet Theatre School and the Hampton Festival Orchestra will present Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet “Peter and the Wolf” this week at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center and the Children’s Museum of the East End. 

Christine Sampson
July 19, 2016
East Hampton Middle Schoolers will be reading poetry this summer.

Like last summer, when all East Hampton Middle Schoolers were asked to read a particular poem to give them a unifying experience and prepare them for classroom discussions when school started up again, students have again been given a specific summertime reading assignment.

Christine Sampson
July 15, 2016
Two South Fork school boards voted in the past two weeks to give their districts’ superintendents raises.

Two South Fork school boards voted in the past two weeks to give their districts’ superintendents raises. Katy Graves, the Sag Harbor superintendent, and Jack Perna, who is Montauk’s, will receive salary increases of about 1.9 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively. The Sag Harbor and Montauk School Boards approved the raises on July 5.

Christopher Walsh
July 14, 2016
The Amagansett School Board now has two Patrick Bistrians serving as president and vice president.

The Amagansett School Board now has two Patrick Bistrians serving as president and vice president.

Star Staff
July 14, 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. 

“Pinkalicious” in Song

Christine Sampson
July 14, 2016
The Springs School District’s search for an architect for the potential expansion of its overcrowded building ended last Tuesday when officials chose B.B.S. Architects and Engineers, the firm they had brought in to analyze the school’s space needs and complete a number of projects in the 2014-15 school year.

The Springs School District’s search for an architect for the potential expansion of its overcrowded building ended last Tuesday where it essentially began. From among eight architectural firms that responded to the district’s November 2015 request for proposals for a large capital project, officials chose B.B.S.

Christine Sampson
July 11, 2016

From about 500 works by Long Island students chosen for the Student Annual show at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, more than 20 from this area earned ribbons awarded by a judge from the world of professional art last month.

Star Staff
July 7, 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. 

Music by the Dunes

Ina Ferrara’s Music Together by the Dunes will start new six-week music and movement sessions for children up to age 5 and their adults in East Hampton and Southampton.

Christine Sampson
July 7, 2016
Ping Edmunds and Aveen Hallissey spent much of their freshman year at East Hampton High School researching something they say many people take for granted: soap.

Ping Edmunds and Aveen Hallissey spent much of their freshman year at East Hampton High School researching something they say many people take for granted: soap.

As part of a project in Joshua Odom’s English class, the two students said they learned that a lack of proper hygiene is the third leading cause of neonatal deaths in the developing world.

Christine Sampson
July 7, 2016
News that the Springs School superintendent will step down at the end of 2016 made for a surprising Springs School Board meeting on Tuesday.

News that John J.

Star Staff
July 7, 2016
ailing, swimming, games and crafts, tennis, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, and roller hockey are all offered by the East Hampton Town Recreation Department this summer.

Sailing, swimming, games and crafts, tennis, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, and roller hockey — the East Hampton Town Recreation Department has put together a hefty list of summer offerings at the Youth Park on Abraham’s Path in East Hampton, the Sportime Arena across the street, and local beaches.

Christine Sampson
July 1, 2016
Jazz at Jennings, a fund-raiser for the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center, raised more than $150,000 on Sunday, about half of what the center needs to maintain its current programs and services.

Jazz for Jennings, a music and brunch fund-raiser held Sunday for the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center that honored the late Peter Jennings, generated more than $150,000, the center announced Thursday.

Christine Sampson
June 30, 2016
School boards on the South Fork will begin holding their annual reorganizational meetings next week to start the new school year’s business.

School boards on the South Fork will begin holding their annual reorganizational meetings next week to start the new school year’s business. Typically, during these meetings, newly elected board members are sworn into office, new board officers are chosen, and certain key positions, such as the district clerk and treasurer, are appointed.

Christine Sampson
June 30, 2016
Girl Scout Troop 596, led by Marit Molin, have given some Bratz dolls a makeover in the style of Mighty Dolls, a 2015 project by Wendy Tsao, an artist.

The Mighty Girls have made their way to Amagansett.

Girl Scout Troop 596, led by Marit Molin, have given some Bratz dolls a makeover in the style of Mighty Dolls, a 2015 project by Wendy Tsao, an artist.

Christine Sampson
June 30, 2016
As a new law requiring schools to test for lead in their water supplies awaits a signature by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a review of water testing procedures in local school districts shows wide variations in the frequency of testing.

As a new law requiring schools to test for lead in their water supplies awaits a signature by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a review of water testing procedures in local school districts shows wide variations in the frequency of testing. In districts that have voluntarily tested their water over the last three months, two found trace amounts of lead.

Star Staff
June 30, 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. 

Healthy Treats, Disguised

Christine Sampson
June 30, 2016
Abby Roden, an East Hampton High School graduate who was her class’s president three years in a row, had high praise for her peers as she addressed them during on Friday during commencement ceremonies.

Abby Roden, an East Hampton High School graduate who was her class’s president three years in a row, had high praise for her peers as she addressed them during on Friday during commencement ceremonies.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 27, 2016
Two hundred and six East Hampton High School seniors received diplomas on Friday; 86 percent have committed to higher education, whether at a two-year, four-year, or vocational school, 14 are headed directly into the work force and 3 are enlisting in the armed services.

East Hampton High School's class of 2016 is a diverse group made up of artists, singers, dancers, comedians, mechanics, scholars, advocates, and more. That's according to Abby Roden, the senior class president, who kicked off the school's graduation ceremony on Friday by saying her class "never gave up" and "never says no."

Christine Sampson
June 25, 2016
In what may become a new tradition at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor and East Hampton High School, members of the senior classes made nostalgic journeys this week through the halls of their former elementary schools.

In what may become a new tradition at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor and East Hampton High School, members of the senior classes made nostalgic journeys this week through the halls of their former elementary schools.

Christine Sampson
June 23, 2016
Some people give to charities that support environmental conservation or the welfare of animals.

Some people give to charities that support environmental conservation or the welfare of animals. Educational causes are the choice of Pat McKibbin, who owns the Mary’s Marvelous stores in East Hampton and Amagansett with his wife, Mary Schoenlein.

“To me, that’s kind of where it all starts,” he said.

Christine Sampson
June 23, 2016
Last week’s Amagansett School Board meeting took a contentious turn when it came time for public comment, after a resident alleged that the school district had improperly denied a Freedom of Information Law request.

Last week’s Amagansett School Board meeting took a contentious turn when it came time for public comment, after a resident alleged that the school district had improperly denied a Freedom of Information Law request.

Christine Sampson
June 23, 2016
State lawmakers have passed a bill that would give the Sag Harbor School District flexibility when it comes to what to do next about a proposed synthetic turf field at Pierson Middle and High School.

State lawmakers have passed a bill that would give the Sag Harbor School District flexibility when it comes to what to do next about a proposed synthetic turf field at Pierson Middle and High School.