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  • The East Hampton School Board looked at preliminary 2017-18 budgets for the district’s middle and elementary schools at a brief workshop on Tuesday at the high school.
  • Kevin Chabla, a 13-year-old eighth grader at the Springs School, was a runner-up at a Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee at Hofstra University on Sunday.
  • Sag Harbor School District voters officially ended the village's long-running “turf wars” Wednesday night by approving a revised proposal for an all-natural grass field at Pierson Middle-High School. The final tally was 458 to 73.
  • In Sag Harbor, grass roots grow from turf battle.
  • The new executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce pitched two big ideas at meetings this week: a street fair on Newtown Lane in May and a Sunday farmers market on the lawn of the East Hampton Middle School this summer.
  • Joseph Vasile-Cozzo, the athletic director at East Hampton High School, announced at Tuesday’s school board meeting that because of increased enrollment the athletic teams would move from League VI to League V.
  • Sag Harbor School District vote on all-natural grass fields, instead of the synthetic turf fields voted down in December, will be held on Feb 15.
  • Kevin Walsh of B.B.S Architects and Engineering presented revised plans for a proposed Springs School expansion project at a meeting on Monday with the school’s capital planning committee, which includes school board members and administrators. A few members of the public were also present.
  • A Springs School bus driver raised the issue of overcrowded school buses and potential safety hazards posed by unruly children on her bus.

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  • In anticipation of a March 6 Springs School District vote on a $16.9-million bond to finance a long-planned expansion project, the school board and administrators will present an overview of the project on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Ashawagh Hall.
  • East Hampton High School’s class of 2020 will host the Harlem Rockets, a group of basketball entertainers, on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.
  • Set in the 1960s, "Novitiate" examines a radical time in Catholic history through the story of a girl who becomes a nun.
  • In the wake of Broadway's mega successes like “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen,” young people’s interest in musicals — and theater in general — has never been so piqued.

    For aspiring actors on the East End, uninterested in lazing on the beach during their summer break, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor offers a variety of summer-long workshops and camps for tots, tweens, and teens — that is, anyone between the ages of 4 and 18 — all taught by seasoned teachers and theater professionals. While the workshops began in July, there are still plenty of classes for the remainder of August.

  • Parents of children attending East Hampton schools are being asked to participate in a survey about their involvement in education politics, including where they stand on opting out of standardized tests. The survey is sponsored by a research team at Michigan State University. The East Hampton School District is one of several across the state to be included in the survey.

    All responses will remain anonymous. According to the research team, the goal is to learn more about parent views on various education issues. The first portion of the survey asks about opt-out activities and the second section deals with political participation habits. As a token of appreciation, four $25 Amazon gift cards will be awarded to randomly selected participants.

  • At a red carpet gala, East End Arts celebrated the best in school theater with its 15th annual Teeny Awards ceremony on Sunday at Southampton High School.
  • East Hampton Middle School is holding a parents-only discussion this evening at 6:30 with Nicholas Kardaras, author of "Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids," published in 2016.
  • A panel discussion with five women scientists will follow an I-Tri screening of the Oscar-nominated "Hidden Figures" on Saturday.
  • Three female bank executives will discuss strategies for attaining financial independence at a lunch sponsored by the Retreat, the East Hampton shelter and support center for victims of domestic violence, at lunch on Friday at noon at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor.
  • One hundred and two Springs students, from sixth to eighth grade, participated in the first round of this year's MathCON, a national online math competition, last month.