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  • As of Monday, the Hampton Jitney will introduce a new route: a round-trip service from local schools to Noyac’s Long Beach.
  • Another school year is almost over. Friday marks the official last day for most schools in the area, leaving high school seniors with the pomp and circumstance of graduation celebrations to look forward to.
  • Approximately 175 ribbons were awarded on Tuesday to students from across Long Island who had submitted artwork for an exhibition at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton.
  • Deborah A. Haab, the outgoing superintendent of the Highland Central School District in Ulster County, N.Y., has been appointed the new part-time superintendent of the Wainscott Common School District.
  • An essay on integrity and peer pressure by a John M. Marshall Elementary School fifth grader has earned her a place in the top 20 finalists in her age category at the nationwide Breaking Barriers in Sports, in Life essay contest.
  • On Saturday, 10 intrepid East Hampton High School sophomores braved the elements by spending the night in cardboard boxes on the lawn of the school, all for a good cause.
  • An agenda item on Tuesday’s East Hampton School Board meeting caused alarm among several audience members until they were reassured that it did not mean the board had decided to build a bus depot on the high school campus.
  • Over $300,000 worth of scholarships was awarded last week to 58 graduating seniors at East Hampton High School, out of a class of 171.
  • If you wander through New York’s Museum of Modern Art, you’ll eventually come across “Painting Number 2” by Franz Kline, a set of thick, unruly black lines on a white canvas. Elsewhere, you will find one of Mark Rothko’s many untitled works, consisting of various colored rectangles. And in front of both paintings, you will inevitably find visitors wearing an expression that is best interpreted as “I could have done that.”
  • New standards may be in place by September.

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  • 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.
  • The East Hampton Middle School's Surfrider Club, an after-school program, has received an Outstanding Club Award from the Surfrider Foundation, a national organization dedicated to protecting the world's oceans and beaches through a network of activists.

  • Four students in the East Hampton Music Department were selected out of 5,000 applicants nationwide to participate in the 2017 Honor Choir selected by the National American Choral Directors Association.
  • Tuesday will mark the 100th day of the current academic year at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton.