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Sag Harbor Parents Hope Others Will “Wait Until 8th”

Childhood is too short to waste on a smartphone — and that is the message that was delivered to parents at Sag Harbor Elementary School last Thursday, during a PTA-sponsored discussion on the “Wait Until 8th”pledge, a national movement aimed at encouraging parents not to allow their children to have smartphones or access to social media until they are in the eighth grade.

Calling All Students: Southampton Town Hosts Climate Change Arts Contest

Climate Change affects the world and our way of life in one way or another. The Southampton Youth Bureau’s getting the conversation started about Climate Change through this year’s Creative Arts Contest. The contest is open to students in grades 5 through 12 who reside or attend school in the Town of Southampton.

A Final Goodbye to The Beehive in Bridgehampton

“The Hive,” as it became known, or “The Matchbox” because of its extremely tight quarters, measures 37 feet sideline to sideline, and 55 feet baseline to baseline, which is 13 and 19 feet smaller, respectively, than a regulation-sized high school basketball court.

Graves Named New Executive Director of Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton

Katy Graves has been named the executive director of the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton.

Sag Harbor School Board Chooses Not to Weigh in on HPV Legislation

The Sag Harbor School Board of Education took a stance Monday night against writing a letter to New York State, in opposition or in favor of, a legislation that would require children receive the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and influenza vaccine to attend school or daycare in New York State. 

Arsenic Found in Sag Harbor Learning Center Soil

Arsenic — a chemical that can be toxic — was detected in soils found on the Division Street property that is home to the Sag Harbor Learning Center this past spring by contractors and architects renovating the former Stella Maris Regional School building into administrative offices and pre-kindergarten facilities for the Sag Harbor School District.

Leggard Scores an Internship of Olympic Proportions

There are summer jobs and then there are summer adventures. Allura Leggard, a 2017 Pierson School graduate and a junior at Ithaca College, where she is majoring in journalism, will embark on the latter this summer when she heads to Japan to help cover the Summer Olympics as an intern with NBC.

Hampton Theatre Company Invites High School Students To A Free Preview Performance Of ‘Admissions’

The many pitfalls, scandals and complications of getting into a top college have dominated headlines across the country in recent years. And it’s a timely topic that will be tackled by the Hampton Theatre Company (HTC) in “Admissions,” a play opening January 16. High school juniors and seniors are invited to the dress rehearsal free of charge on February 15 at 7 p.m.

Springs Student Finds Voice In Art

For Viggo, a 13-year-old student in the special education department at Springs School, art is his tool for connection, communication and expression. And, above all, it is the place where he belongs.

A Plan With a Dream: To Walk to School … Safely

It may have been borne out of a personal desire to be able to walk to school by himself or with his friends, but a traffic safety plan developed by Calogero Sferrazza, a student at Sag Harbor Elementary School, has caught the attention of both Sag Harbor Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy and Police Chief Austin J. McGuire.

Sag Harbor Learning Center Delayed Once More By Faulty Retaining Wall

While residents in the Sag Harbor School District were told earlier this fall the Sag Harbor Learning Center would open this week, the board of education was informed an unforeseen issue with a retaining wall at the rear perimeter of the property will push back that opening for students into the 2020-21 school year.

Sag Harbor School Board Agrees to Honor Former Principal, Robert Schneider

A large, brass plaque hangs in the entryway of Pierson Middle-High School, recognizing the successful completion in 2003 of the largest expansion and renovation project in the district’s history. But the plaque, which lists the names of architects, construction managers, Superintendents Dr. John Barnes and Kathryn Holden, board of education members and faculty involved with the planning, design and construction, has one important name missing: former Pierson High School principal, the late Robert Schneider.

Southampton Board Of Education Considers Banning Home-Schooled Students From Participating In After School Activities

This week, the Southampton School District Board of Education is slated to continue discussion of a policy that, if adopted, would prohibit home-schooled students from participating in school-hosted extracurricular activities.

CMEE Announces “Sensory-Friendly” Mornings

The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton announced this week that it will begin hosting a “sensory-friendly morning” the first Saturday of every month from 8 to 10 a.m.

Sag Harbor School District Names New Interim Superintendent

Eleanor Tritt will serve as interim superintendent of the Sag Harbor School District while current Superintendent Katy Graves takes a medical leave

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