Recent Stories: Education

Amanda M. Fairbanks
February 26, 2015

 

With scalpels at the ready, the East Hampton School Board met on Tuesday for the second line-by-line budget workshop for the 2015-16 school year, scrutinizing planned expenses of the high and middle schools. But after two-hours of discussion, cuts seemed difficult to find.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
February 18, 2015
Students at the Springs School will have a new option for lunch come Monday, as the Springs General Store launches a school lunch service, with hot, nutritious meals delivered each morning by 11 a.m.

Students at the Springs School will have a new option for lunch come Monday, as the Springs General Store launches a school lunch service, with hot, nutritious meals delivered each morning by 11 a.m.

Because the school does not have a cafeteria, students are confined to their classrooms during lunchtime. They are expected to bring their lunches except on Friday when several local businesses deliver pizza. 

Amanda M. Fairbanks
February 12, 2015

On Tuesday night, the East Hampton School Board convened the first line-by-line budget workshop for the 2015-16 school year, tackling items related to English as a second language and athletics.

Though the district has yet to release final budget figures, possible cuts were again debated — with administrators and board members attuned, wherever possible, to cost-saving measures.

“It’s time to make your wishes for next year,” said Richard Burns, the superintendent.

Star staff
February 12, 2015

Busy During the Break

Amanda M. Fairbanks
February 9, 2015

At East Hampton High School, for the second year in a row, two girls have been named valedictorian and salutatorian. Georgia Bennett is valedictorian and Cameron DiGate is salutatorian. They are cousins. Georgia will play the lead in next month's production of "Grease" and was also the valedictorian of her eighth-grade class at the East Hampton Middle School. Cameron is a student council representative and a varsity field hockey player. Come September, Georgia is headed to Northwestern University, while Cameron is undecided.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 9, 2015

Students at the Sag Harbor Elementary School celebrated the Super Bowl in their own way with the Soup-er Bowl.

Star staff
February 5, 2015

Instructors interested in leading continuing education classes for the East Hampton School District starting in early March have been asked to contact Debbie Mansir with descriptions and details this week. Past offerings have ranged from classes in cooking or bridge to Pilates, yoga, singing, and website design. They are primarily offered in the evening hours at East Hampton High School or Middle School. The next session is set to begin the week of March 10.

Star staff
February 5, 2015

Happy Hearts

There will be live music by Jim Turner, Valentine’s Day arts and crafts projects, cookie decorating, games, and more at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center’s Happy Hearts Party on Saturday. The event, geared to ages 2 to 6, is free and open to the community, but reservations have been requested by today if possible at 324-5560 or events@ewecc.org. It will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

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Amanda M. Fairbanks
February 2, 2015
With snow, ice, and freezing temperatures in the forecast, school officials are already predicting a hazardous morning commute and will again institute two-hour delays.

With snow, ice, and freezing temperatures in the forecast, school officials are already predicting a hazardous morning commute and will again institute two-hour delays.

On Monday evening, the Sag Harbor, East Hampton, Springs, Amagansett, Wainscott, Montauk, Bridgehampton, Southampton, and Sagaponack school districts all announced two-hour delays. The Ross School and the Hayground School are also on a two-hour delay.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 2, 2015
Just a week after a blizzard hit the South Fork, more snow fell on Monday, creating a dangerous morning commute, and causing East Hampton school officials to delay opening to students Monday morning.

Just a week after a blizzard hit the South Fork, more snow fell on Monday, creating a dangerous morning commute, and causing East Hampton school officials to delay opening to students Monday morning.

Star staff
February 2, 2015

The forecast for the rest of Monday has led to school officials ending the day early.

Afternoon and evening activities were canceled in the Montauk, Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, and Springs School Districts. The Ross School also canceled after-school activities. Upper School students will be dismissed an hour early at 3 p.m., and Lower School students will be dismissed at the regular time, 3 p.m.

Also, the Sag Harbor School Board canceled its budget workshop and meeting for Monday night and rescheduled it on Tuesday.

Star staff
January 29, 2015

With students heading back to school after a hiatus because of the storm, school sports are also getting back on track.

Joseph Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director at East Hampton School District, said the boys and girls basketball games originally scheduled for Thursday have been rescheduled for Monday. The varsity teams will play at the high school, with the girls slated to play at 5 p.m., and the boys playing at 6:15 p.m. The junior varsity teams will play at the middle school at the same start times. 

Star staff
January 29, 2015

Student Art at the Parrish

Amanda M. Fairbanks
January 29, 2015
Following three consecutive snow days, most schools in East Hampton plan to reopen tomorrow morning, albeit with a two-hour delay for some.

Following three consecutive snow days, most schools in East Hampton plan to reopen tomorrow morning, albeit with a two-hour delay.

However, students at East Hampton High School who are taking Regents exams are expected to report promptly at 8 a.m. High school students not taking exams have been asked to stay home.

Exams will be offered in 10 subject areas: integrated algebra, geometry, algebra 2/trigonometry, bilingual integrated algebra, earth science, chemistry, global history, bilingual global history, U.S. history, and bilingual U.S. history.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
January 25, 2015
School officials are on high alert as a blizzard approaches East Hampton Town.

With a blizzard watch underway, and snow forecast in the double-digits, school administrators are on high alert, paying close attention to changing weather patterns and whether Monday’s accumulation will require an early dismissal.

Jack Perna, the Montauk superintendent, said that cancellations had yet to be determined, but that “everyone should be prepared and ready for the next three days."

Star staff
January 22, 2015

Students Onstage

An afternoon of student performances will help mark the opening of Guild Hall’s annual Student Arts Festival on Saturday. This first part of the festival, which will be on view through Feb. 22, features the work of students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Among those set to take the stage on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. will be the Montauk School High Notes chorus, the Montauk dance team, and the Amagansett School Chorus, as well as individual piano, guitar, and voice performers.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
January 22, 2015

Late last week, State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced an agreement with East Hampton and six other school districts in Suffolk and Westchester Counties intended to expand access to educational opportunities for English language learners.

Christopher Walsh
January 16, 2015

Cormac Orr, a third-grade student at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton, was named this year's honorary Mayor for the Day in East Hampton Village. A ceremony at which the other mayor, Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., read a proclamation honoring Cormac was held at the East Hampton Village Board's meeting on Friday.

Cormac, who is 9, is a participant in Project Most, an after-school enrichment program for elementary students at the John M. Marshall and Springs Schools. He won two gold medals in the Special Olympics last year.

Christopher Walsh
January 15, 2015

The Amagansett School Board adopted a resolution to accept the donation of the original Amagansett schoolhouse, built in 1802 by Samuel Schellinger and thought to be the oldest on eastern Long Island, at its meeting on Tuesday.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
January 15, 2015

It was a packed house in Springs on Monday night as parents, teachers, and residents sat through a two-hour meeting, during which time the board appointed John Finello, the district’s current part-time superintendent, to continue working on an interim basis from now until the end of July.

Christopher Walsh
January 8, 2015

Did you ever wonder what life was like here 100 years ago? Springs School fourth graders did, and they let their imaginations and a good deal of research on the history of the hamlet and Gardiner’s Island guide them as they developed “Bound for Gardiner’s Island,” an original opera set in Springs a century ago.

The school’s 18th fourth-grade opera will premiere at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater on Wednesday at 7 p.m., with additional performances for students next Thursday and Friday, Jan. 16.

Star staff
January 8, 2015

Teen Finance

Budgeting, balancing a bank statement, and smart debit and credit card habits are among the topics on the agenda for a Wednesday evening session on personal finance for teenagers at the Amagansett Library. At 6:30 p.m. Lynn Allen of Allen Business Services and Eileen Espana, a senior at East Hampton High School, will discuss practical skills for those just starting to manage their own finances. And don’t worry about spending your hard-earned money on snacks to tide you over till dinnertime; they’ll be provided by the library.

Star staff
December 24, 2014

The Springs School Board convened a special session Thursday morning to unanimously appoint Christopher Sarlo as interim principal.

Eric Casale, the current principal, will undergo spinal surgery on Jan. 6. He is expected to return to his post in February.

Mr. Sarlo was a principal of East Hampton High School and in 2005 served as the interim principal of the Springs School. As interim principal this time around, he will serve from Jan. 5 until Jan. 31.

Star staff
December 24, 2014

“The Snowflake Man”

After a week with no school, families needing some out-of-the-house entertainment might head over to the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor on Saturday, where Puppetkabob will present “The Snowflake Man” at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Inspired by the true story of the man who first photographed a snow crystal, the show uses Czech-style marionettes to share this fascinating American tale. Tickets cost $12, $10 for grandparents and theater members, and $8 for siblings or additional children in the same group.