Education

Jerry Ross is a retired NASA astronaut who will be a presenter at the Higher Orbits "Go for Launch!" program in July at LTV Studios. Photo courtesy Higher Orbits

Giving a tech-savvy generation the building blocks for tomorrow’s jobs
Kembly Berrocal, right, a teaching assistant at the Wainscott School, helped a young student with a coding activity during a technology lesson. Christine Sampson photos
Amahya Yannacone Vargas, an East Hampton High School student, worked on an engineering project using metal components in a class taught by Trevor Gregory.
Paige Francis and Lila Osborn, two Wainscott School students, showed off Lego robotics creations they made.

Foundation’s good works are ‘a way of carrying her along’
Students from East Hampton High School returned to the Springs School to paint a mural, under the auspices of the Anna Mirabai Lytton Foundation. Rameshwar Das photos
Springs School kindergarten through eighth grade students participated in yoga sessions sponsored by the Anna M. Lytton Foundation
Field trips for writing sessions at places like the Long House Reserve in East Hampton and the Warhol Preserve in Montauk were among the programs the foundation offered to Springs students

Family members and friends of Helen Hayes and Queen Davis Parks, two late employees of the John M. Marshall Elementary School, gathered in the school’s new outdoor science classroom, which was dedicated in honor of Ms. Hayes and Ms. Parks. From left are Bonnie Hayes, Azaria Parks, Amanda Hayes, Dudley Hayes with his granddaughter Jayla Hayes, Jamalia Hayes, Blake Parks, Anthony Hayes, Olivia Brooks, and Leon Parks. Christine Sampson

The Springs School Board is considering the possibility of using the building that houses the Child Development Center of the Hamptons. Morgan McGivern


Vigils, rally in wake of mass shooting
Tom House, right, is an English teacher at the Bridgehampton School who got a group of students involved in planning the vigil held Tuesday to remember the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando. The students are pictured here holding the banner they made earlier in the day on Tuesday. Morgan McGivern photos
People came to Bridgehampton from all over the South Fork on Tuesday to call for less hate and more love in society. The crowd numbered nearly 100 people as it paused in front of the Hampton Library with a banner that read, "Standing on the side of love."
Clergy members from various houses of worship, including the Rev. Karen Ann Campbell of Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor, left, and the Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork in Bridgehampton, right, came to the vigil and led the participants in a moment of silence.

The East Hampton Star's annual All Star Awards were held last night at East Hampton Point, honoring students from across the South Fork. East Hampton High School's five All Stars are, from left, Alexandra Perez, Grace Amaden, Jacqueline Espinoza, Dylan Schleider, and Lily McGintee, pictured with one of the assistant principals, Timothy Fromm. Chelsea Audibert Photos
Ben Bonaventura, front left, the assistant head of the Ross Upper School, and Kyle Helke, the junior class adviser, celebrated with four Ross School juniors who were named East Hampton Star All Stars.
Alexandra Perez, left, a junior at East Hampton High School, with her parents at the annual East Hampton Star All Star Awards dinner
Honorees with their parents
Margaret Motto, center, a guidance counselor at Pierson High School, introduced Lily Kot, left, by reading a long list of Lily's accomplishments.
Margaret Mott, left, a guidance counselor at Pierson High School, with Pierson's All Star honorees, Lily Kot, Alex Kamper, and Ana Sherwood, along with Michael Guinan, the high school assistant principal
The four honorees from the Ross School are, from left, Mark Liu, Sherry Gao, Lucia Robinson, and Sam Grossman, who are pictured with Kyle Helke, the junior class adviser.
Lois Favre, the Bridgehampton School superintendent, with the school's two East Hampton Star All Star award recipients, Max Cheng and Nia Dawson, along with Danielle Doscher, the school's guidance counselor


David Douglas, left, and Marilyn Van Scoyoc
David Douglas, left, the East Hampton High School choral director, and Marilyn Van Scoyoc, the band director, are retiring from East Hampton High School after careers spanning 20 years and 26 years, respectively. Christine Sampson