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  • 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.

  • Since March, a group of very young students and their parents have participated in free workshops, making art and expanding the cultural center’s reach far beyond its annual summer gala.
  • The East Hampton School Board convened a nearly two-hour education forum on Tuesday night, during which it explored the possibility of expanding its technology programs while facing lean financial times.

    Richard Burns, the superintendent, explained that the district has cut $5 million in recent years since the imposition of the statewide 2-percent tax cap, while also adding classes in robotics, computer programming, and coding. But he foresees another challenging year ahead, with “probably a $600,000 increase budget to budget.

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  • Beatty Cohan will speak at the East Hampton Library on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. about domestic violence prevention.
  • 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.