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Longer Recess Pays Big Dividends

The research spoke so loudly that Beth Doyle and Russell Morgan heard it as a mandate: More recess time is better for students, even if it means sacrificing a bit of classroom time to make it happen.

Oct 10, 2019
Kids Put Forgotten Fruits and Veggies to Good Use

Last year while working for his parents’ pool company, Egan Barzilay noticed that there were vegetables and fruit hanging from branches in the gardens at the houses where he worked, seemingly abandoned or forgotten by homeowners who had left for the season.

Oct 10, 2019
Sag Harbor School District Will Seek Interim Supe

With the retirement of its superintendent about three months away, the Sag Harbor School Board agreed Monday, on the recommendation of the recruitment firm leading the search process, that it would seek an interim superintendent until a permanent successor can be found.

Oct 10, 2019
Kids Culture 10.10.19

On Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the library will host a story time with cookies for all ages. Spooky slime will be the project of the day for kids in sixth grade and up on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and pumpkin decorating is in store during a family activity on Friday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m.

Oct 10, 2019
Some History While You Wait

A cheerful, new seaside-theme mural in the front hallway of the school has added yet another educational element for the children, an Amagansett educator said this week.

Oct 3, 2019
Kids Culture 10.03.19

Apple pie will be on the menu for some families on Saturday evening after a family pie-making workshop at the Montauk Library with the Baking Coach that afternoon from 2 to 4. Participants need only a rolling pin; everything else will be provided. They will take prepared pies home to bake.

Oct 3, 2019
Less Homework Time, More Family Time

The Springs School has begun promoting family togetherness over homework for students.

Eric Casale, the longtime Springs principal, announced on Sept. 16 that teachers have agreed to refrain from assigning homework on the first Friday of each month so that students and their parents or guardians can enjoy a “family fun Friday” free of school obligations.

Sep 26, 2019
Two Schools Plan Anti-Vaping Town Halls

School administrators have announced two town hall-style meetings about the dangers of vaping. The first is on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at East Hampton High School, followed by a Southampton High School session next Thursday, also at 7 p.m.

Sep 26, 2019
New Director for Eleanor Whitmore Center

Robyn Mott knows she has big shoes to fill — kind, caring shoes that were once worn by Maureen Wikane, the late longtime administrative director of the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton.

Sep 26, 2019
On High School Rape

High school rape culture is the subject of “Roll Red Roll,” which will be screened on Tuesday at the East Hampton Library at 5:30 p.m., followed by a discussion. The film has been described as “a cautionary tale about what can happen when teenage social media bullying runs rampant and adults look the other way.”

The screening is free for parents, guardians, and high school students, but registration is required and viewer discretion has been advised. Those who are interested can R.S.V.P. by calling the library at 631-324-0222 or visiting easthamptonlibrary.org.

Sep 26, 2019
School Voting Site to Move

The Suffolk County Board of Elections agreed to a request from the East Hampton School District to move a polling site from the John M. Marshall Elementary School to the district office at the high school.

Sep 26, 2019
Kids Culture 09.26.19

Teen Arts Council

Applications for Guild Hall’s Teen Arts Council are being accepted through Oct. 11. The council is open to teens ages 14 and up who are interested in the arts.

The Teen Arts Council, founded in 2017, is “a collective of young creatives representing and celebrating a wide range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives,” Guild Hall said in its announcement. Members “work within the institution to curate public programming, advance their own creativity, and progress Guild Hall’s outreach and relationship to our local teen community.”

Sep 26, 2019