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Teacher's Message in Bottle Found 47 Years Later

Long after William Kiraizis of Springs retired from the William Floyd High School, his marine science lesson comes full circle.

Aug 2, 2019
Montauk Supe Gets a Raise

When Jack Perna began working in the Montauk School District, the price of gas was around 39 cents per gallon and a slice of pizza cost about 35 cents. The year was 1973.

Mr. Perna was a fourth-grade teacher at the time, and has since risen to the role of district superintendent and principal. He received a pay raise and one-year contract extension, through June of 2020, from the Montauk School Board during its annual organization meeting on July 9. The 2019-20 school year marks his 24th at the helm of the district.

Aug 1, 2019
Kids Culture 08.01.19

Camp Shakespeare

The Hamptons Shakespeare Festival’s Camp Shakespeare, a theater arts program for ages 8 to 15, will celebrate its 20th season when it gets under way on Monday in Amagansett.

Aug 1, 2019
Religious Vaccine Exemption Is Nixed

Parents who previously opted their children out of routine vaccinations for religious reasons will no longer be able to claim that exemption for school enrollment purposes come September.

Jul 25, 2019
Inking a Revamped Bus Deal

The Sag Harbor and Sagaponack School Districts have renewed a contract to share busing services again come September, but the agreement looks a bit different from the one signed about a year ago.

Jul 25, 2019
From Musicals to the Bard

Bay Street Theater’s summer programs for kids in the coming weeks include a puppet camp for little ones, musical theater, Shakespeare workshops, and master classes and musical immersion for teens.

Jul 25, 2019
Summer Learning: ‘Thinking About Thinking’ All Year Long

About a year ago this month, researchers published a study on “summer learning loss,” the phenomenon in which children, over summer vacations, lose some of the skills and knowledge they worked so hard to build during the school year.

Jul 25, 2019
Bridgehampton Loam, Good as Gold

The mound of earth behind the Bridgehampton School is one of the biggest John Daniels has seen in his lifetime on the East End.

Some 10 feet tall and four or five times as long, it’s not just any old pile of dirt. It is Bridgehampton loam, and it might as well be a pile of gold.

“It’s the best soil in the whole country,” Mr. Daniels, the school’s maintenance mechanic, said this week. “You can’t find soil like this anywhere else.”

Jul 18, 2019
Montauk School Will Cover Supplies for Students

From notebooks and pencils to binders and scientific calculators, the Montauk School’s got all school supplies covered this coming school year.

Jul 18, 2019
Kids Culture 07.18.19

At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, an award-winning dance ensemble from the Edge School of the Arts in Queens will perform classical ballet, jazz, African, tap, and hip-hop selections in a family program on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

Jul 18, 2019
The High School Road Less Traveled

Kwame Yirenkyi, left, completed the BOCES audio recording program, then celebrated his graduation from Bridgehampton High School with his father, Kwadwo Yirenkyi, last month.

Jul 11, 2019
East Hampton Teachers Get an ‘Amicable’ Raise

Teachers in the East Hampton schools will get a 1.75-percent pay raise next year — their largest in five years — according to a new contract that school officials say was “amicably” negotiated.

Jul 11, 2019