Celina Jones is an eighth grader at the East Hampton Middle School who served as a juror in a professional art show for East End Arts this summer. Christine Sampson

Taylor K. Vecsey

The East Hampton Cub Scouts Pack 426 Wolves and Bears in grades two and three built birdhouses and bat houses to hang on the Stony Hill preserve off Red Dirt Road in Amagansett last spring. John Dunning

In Springs, hallway traffic jams, improvised work spaces are a daily reality
The Springs School’s fourth grade has 75 students and average class sizes of 25. Above, Beth Scammell, with her fourth-grade class. Christine Sampson
When the bell rings to signal the end of periods at the Springs School, more than 300 children are often in the hallways changing classes at once. Christine Sampson

Montauk Youth's Field Day is scheduled for Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The rain date is Oct. 16. Carissa Katz

Aubrey Peterson, an East Hampton Middle School eighth grader, outside the Union League Club in Manhattan on Monday morning Susan Peterson

After making their own pinwheels during classes this week using paper and green drinking straws, students held them high on Friday to celebrate International Peace Day at the school's ninth "Pinwheels for Peace" event. Morgan McGivern photos
Holding their handmade pinwheels, hundreds of students at the John M. Marshall Elementary School formed a giant peace sign on the field outside the school.
In her remarks, Beth Doyle, the school principal, related world peace to the concept of the "Golden Rule," the idea that people should treat others the way they themselves would like to be treated.
Students sang songs about peace they learned during class as part of their celebration of International Peace Day on Friday morning.
Gregory Butler, the John M. Marshall music teacher, led students in song on Friday.