Recent Stories: Education

Christine Sampson
May 21, 2015
School budgets in Amagansett, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Montauk, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, and Wainscott met with strong support on Tuesday.

School budgets in Amagansett, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Montauk, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, and Wainscott met with strong support on Tuesday, and all but one of the separate propositions before voters — parking and traffic control changes at the Springs School — passed with ease.

Star staff
May 21, 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.

In the Garden

Two garden art workshops at the Children’s Museum of the East End on Saturday at 10 a.m. will get kids immersed in the season.

Star staff
May 21, 2015
The Regional High School Action Committee, a group promoting school consolidation, will hold a forum Thursday, May 21, at the Tuckahoe School.

The Regional High School Action Committee, a group promoting school consolidation, will hold a forum Thursday, May 21, at the Tuckahoe School.

Some officials from the surrounding education community are expected to attend the meeting, which will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the school library.

Christine Sampson
May 21, 2015
East Hampton’s littlest athletes will soon have a new place to play sports like tennis, soccer, and basketball.

East Hampton’s littlest athletes will soon have a new place to play sports like tennis, soccer, and basketball.

Christine Sampson
May 20, 2015
There's still time to sign up to be a vendor at the Bridgehampton School Foundation's country fair.

The Bridgehampton School Foundation will for the first time hold a country fair on Sunday with proceeds benefiting the students at the Bridgehampton School.

Christine Sampson
May 19, 2015
While the budgets and propositions on the ballots for the 2015-16 school year easily passed in the school districts where polls closed at 8 p.m., there were some upsets in school board races.

While the budgets and propositions on the ballots for the 2015-16 school year easily passed in the school districts where polls closed at 8 p.m., there were some upsets in school board races. 

Christine Sampson
May 19, 2015
In Springs, the budget was approved, but a major proposition was rejected. Meanwhile, Sag Harbor votes handily approved the budget.

While voters in Springs approved the budget, they were not as receptive to a proposed capital improvement project that would have spent all or most of a $2 million reserve fund on a parking lot and other physical changes to the campus. About 56 percent of the voters rejected that proposition.

Christine Sampson
May 18, 2015
Residents will head to the polls Tuesday to vote yes or no on budgets for the 2015-16 school year.

Residents will head to the polls Tuesday to vote yes or no on budgets for the 2015-16 school year, with the impact of those budgets expected to vary by district. Voting hours vary by district. Absentee ballots are due no later than 5 p.m. the day of the vote.

AMAGANSETT

Christine Sampson
May 14, 2015

David Diskin visited China with a friend in 1982, a trip that helped him better understand the world outside the United States. China had just begun a series of economic reforms, and in December of that year, the country’s current constitution was adopted.

Christine Sampson
May 14, 2015
Community members continue to rally around the Springs School District, with the school board voting on Monday to accept donations of money and equipment totaling more than $13,700.

Community members continue to rally around the Springs School District, with the school board voting on Monday to accept donations of money and equipment totaling more than $13,700.

According to figures provided by the district, Springs has received nearly $30,000 in grants and donations to date during this school year.

Star staff
May 14, 2015

All About Stop-Motion

Families will explore and create stop-motion animation tomorrow night at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill as artists from the Good School guide them in building sets and using professional animation software from 5:30 to 7:30. The evening’s fun is free with museum admission. Reservations are not required.

 

Christine Sampson
May 14, 2015
A fifth-grade social studies class from John M. Marshall Elementary School were invited to take a trip to Plum Island after their message in a bottle happened to wash up there in March.

Stories that start with finding a message in a bottle can get pretty interesting.

In the case of Lee Mohlere’s fifth-grade social studies class at John M. Marshall Elementary School, what began with a lesson on climate and geography ended with a trip last week to Plum Island, the federal government-owned facility where the students’ message happened to wash up in March.

Christine Sampson
May 14, 2015
Last year, Springs voters approved setting aside $2 million in a reserve fund for capital improvements. Now they are being asked to spend it.

A little more than a week before Springs School District residents are to vote on its annual budget, a separate proposition drew attention at a budget hearing on Monday.

Last year, Springs voters approved setting aside $2 million in a reserve fund for capital improvements. Now they are being asked to spend it.

Janis Hewitt
May 14, 2015

The first time turned out to be a charm for Kendall Stedman and Samantha Prince, two middle school students from the Montauk School. They were the first middle school students ever to be entered by Joe Malave, the school’s science teacher, in the Long Island Science Congress regional science fair, which this year was held on April 21 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.

Christine Sampson
May 12, 2015
After working without a contract for nearly two school years, teachers in Bridgehampton have a new contract following a 5-0 vote by the school board on May 6.

After working without a contract for nearly two school years, teachers in Bridgehampton have a new contract following a 5-0 vote by the school board on May 6.

Christine Sampson
May 12, 2015
Two East Hampton High School students took home the top two awards in the Artistic Discovery Contest.

As part of a nationwide high school arts competition called the Artistic Discovery Contest, sponsored by the United States House of Representatives, two East Hampton High School students took home the top two awards in Representative Lee Zeldin's First Congressional District.

Christine Sampson
May 8, 2015
Sal Lifrieri, a retired New York City police officer, will lead a presentation for parents on the dangers of social networking at East Hampton High School on Wednesday.

With the popularity of social networking comes the risk of sharing the wrong thing, particularly when it comes to teens and children. An upcoming presentation at East Hampton High School titled “The Dangers of Social Networking/Cyberbullying” will address safety when it comes to social media, including the steps parents can take to guide their children in using it. 

Christine Sampson
May 7, 2015
Sag Harbor’s school board race has five candidates vying for three seats. Two incumbents, Chris Tice and Tommy John Schiavoni, are being challenged by James Ding, James Sanford, and Stephanie Bitis.

Sag Harbor’s school board race has five candidates vying for three seats. Two incumbents, Chris Tice and Tommy John Schiavoni, are being challenged by James Ding, James Sanford, and Stephanie Bitis.

Christine Sampson
May 7, 2015
Christina DeSanti, Liz Pucci, and Deme Minskoff are incumbent East Hampton School Board members who are running together to retain their seats, while John Ryan Sr., a former teacher and board member, is hoping to return to the board.

Christina DeSanti, Liz Pucci, and Deme Minskoff are incumbent East Hampton School Board members who are running together to retain their seats, while John Ryan Sr., a former teacher and board member, is hoping to return to the board.

Star staff
May 7, 2015

Family Day in the Gardens

On the heels of National Public Gardens Day and in advance of Mother’s Day two local gardens have invited families to enjoy their splendors on Saturday.

Christine Sampson
May 7, 2015
An April 22 meeting for parents of Latino students about New York State math tests has aroused controversy, with some saying they were misled by the East Hampton School District administration.

An April 22 meeting for parents of Latino students about New York State math tests has aroused controversy, with some saying they were misled by the East Hampton School District administration--and the East Hampton Teachers Association calling the meeting “racial profiling.” The district denies allegations that it called Latino parents to the meeting to persuade them to have their c

Christine Sampson
May 7, 2015
Mary Lownes seeks to hold on to her school board post. Her challenger is Steve Graboski.

In the Amagansett School District, Mary Lownes, an incumbent candidate, has served on the school board for the last 13 years. She is the mother of three children, including one attending high school in East Hampton, and is a former volunteer with the PTA and the high school’s site-based management committee.

Christine Sampson
May 7, 2015
Soozy Miller was determined to find natural alternatives to the medications that doctors wanted her son, then 6 years old, to take for A.D.H.D. What she found changed her son’s life, and her own, too.

Six years ago, doctors told Soozy Miller there was no cure for her son’s attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but that answer did not sit right with her.

Christine Sampson
May 7, 2015

Those who have not yet registered to cast ballots in the May 19 school budget votes and board elections can do so next week in East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Amagansett, and Springs.