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  • Under watch of the state attorney general, East Hampton and five other Suffolk school districts have agreed to implement new policies and procedures aimed at increasing communication between parents of English language learners and school officials.
  • 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.

  • Since starting kindergarten at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in September, Atilla Secim’s English has improved by leaps and bounds.
  • Christopher Sarlo, a longtime East Hampton High School principal, will serve as the Springs School’s interim principal for the month of January as the district’s principal, Eric Casale, recovers from spinal surgery.
  • An anonymous would-be donor recently approached East Hampton High School’s principal about paying to install permanent field lights. Several community members expressed their dismay at the prospect.
  • Residents of the Springs School District got a first look this week at a possible $12 million to $15 million expansion that would include 16 additional classrooms and a gym.
  • The board announced that it had decided to seek competitive bids from organizations for a full-day program.
  • Last summer, Sophie Chahinian successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign, ultimately raising $25,000 to help fund the Artist Profile Archive. It’s a website that houses short-form videos of contemporary artists discussing their own work.

    Three of Ms. Chahinian’s videos are now on display at Guild Hall as part of its current exhibition of new additions to the permanent collection. A gallery talk and guided tour, led by with Christina Strassfield, Guild Hall’s chief curator, will take place on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

  • Antonia Alvarez proudly boasts of a daughter with big dreams for her future. Madison has her sights set on becoming a doctor — specifically, a pediatrician.
  • Some experts say that you’re finally a grown-up, no more pretending, when you, the child, assume the responsibility of hosting Christmas dinner.

    Next month, my husband, son, and I will travel to California for what is likely to be our last Christmas at my parents’ house on the West Coast.

    Notice how I say likely. Even though my father has contacted moving companies for quotes and set a rough timetable for moving east, I still can’t totally believe it’s happening.

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  • 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.