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The sixth and the seventh grades as well as the ninth grade and all Studio Art students are working on a special collaboration with the Parrish Art Museum in a program that began last week. Students will work with museum staff from the Parrish Art Museum and the South Fork Natural History Museum as well as the Parrish’s exhibiting artist, Alexis Rockman in a Art, Botany, Science and ELA collaboration that will take place over the course of the next two weeks, ending in an art making workshop with Mr. Rockman at the Parrish Art Museum on December 18. The program is being offered to students in conjunction with Mr. Rockman’s “East End Field Drawings” exhibition currently on view at the Parrish Museum.

Over the past six weeks, Ms. Maryanne Birmingham, Nutritional Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension, has been leading nutrition classes at The Bridgehampton School. Nutrition Wednesdays took place in Mr. Byrnes fifth grade class during and in Mr. Miller’s physical education classes, Mr. Meyer’s health class, and Ms. Fayyez’s culinary and nutrition class. Ms. Birmingham covered topics such as reading labels, calculating nutrients, the dangers of Energy Drinks, and how to prepare a healthy meal. Ms. Birmingham shared her own recipes and even brought healthy treats in for the students

The YAWP Program is run by Stony Brook University’s MFA program in creative writing. Theatre professionals – writers, directors and actors – come into the classroom and guide the students in creating an original one-act play. A festival of the plays is produced at the end of the program and open to the public on Saturday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at the Avram Theater at the Stony Brook-Southampton campus. The 12th grade English class participated in YAWP including Aries Cooks, Lizzie Hochstedler, Michael Smith, Tylik Furman, Josh Lamison, Jhon Matute, Jamari Gant, and Dylan Breault. Dylan Breault’s “Hoping for Change” will be staged this year. It dramatizes a conflict between two brothers dealing with a serious family emergency.

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